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TOFEKA STATE JOTJItNAI WEDIESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1904.
Protect Your Family. Create an Estate for Yourself. 1 1 M WRITE ILLINOIS LIFE. INSURANCE COMPANY For an Explanation of the Liberal Features of its Life and Optional Endowment Policy SOMETHING NEW IN LIFE INSURANCE Real Estate Building 'A Si TOPEKA KAHSASJEWS. Baker University Enjoying Un usual Prosperity. A Large Sum Annually for In stitution's Support. HAS 1,000 ENROLLMENT Tea State Methodists Prepared to Give a Half Million. School Well Endowed With Lab oratories, Libraries, Etc. Baldwin, Kan., Jan. 27. An interest ing story came to the surface here to day. Five years ago Baker university seemed almost hopelessly In debt with no immediate prospect but that it would Increase. But the friends of the institution rallied and the debt was paid in ninety days. From that time remarkable progress has been made. The churches in the supporting terri tory now regularly contribute for the current expenses a sum equal to an en downment of $300,000; over $150,000 has been added in new equipment in labora tories, libraries, museum, the gymnas ium and astronomical laboratory, the new church and the new library build ing to be erected at once; the total an nual enrollment of students has in creased from about 500 to almost 1,000 this year. Recently a vigorous campaign was outlined, looking to the further equip ment and endowment of the university cflling for a half million dollars. As there are 50,000 Methodists in the offi cial territory of Baker it was deemed not too much to expect that, by the right sort of effort, each church could be persuaded to give an average of $10 per member for the endowment of Jiaker, now so firmly intrenched in the affections of the people. Conference with pastors and leading laymen throughout eastern Kansas led the officials to believe the plan feasible; it was endorsed by the board of trus tees and will come up for consideration at the annual conference in March. The campaign is to continue through four years, culminating in 100S, the fiftieth anniversary of this "First Col lege in Kansas." Hut now comes the most interesting part of the story. When the camp ujm tor debt paying was inaugurated t;vc yc.irs ago assurances were given that, if the people at laree would pay the debt, mon ey would come from other sources for further equipment and enlargement. I'.nir generously this promise nas been JiuHiUed is indicated by tiie above recital of Baker's growth. It is now said that, if tho people at large wiil contribute trie half million cellars for endowment as nbove outlined, there are ten Kansas Methodists who propose to duplicate f.ie frifts of the people, thus placing ;l mil lion dollar endowment upon the institu tion. It has been a favorite yi:tg if President Murlin hat he would rvf.er have So.'") people i;ive Bak3r an average of $10 each than to have a few men give a half million, but that he wou d much F refer to have both methods pre vail for Uiker's enrichment. These methods have worked so successfully in the past live years that it lends color to the story that this is the policy outlined for the next four years. The story is further believed in that while President Murlin has little to say about it. there is an air of happy confidence in his manner when the sub ject is mentioned in his presence. Gorney and Rogers Bound Over. Paola, Kan., Jan. 27 The preliminary hearing of Charles Gorney and Thomas Rogrs, accused of breaking into the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway sta tion and blowing open the safe in Touisburg, Kan., January IS, was held before Justice I. L. Kent here. They were bound over to the next term of the district court in the sum of $1,500 each. Death of B. A. Seaver. Highland, Kan., Jan. 27. B. A. Seaver, one of the most prominent members of the bar in this judicial dis trict, is dead at his home, one-half mile north of Highland. His death was the result of heart disease, though he had been in failing health for the past three years. He came to Doniphan county, Kansas, from Mount Sterling, Ky., in IS72, and has practiced law in the coun- a no. H.PRBR I x- h t 4 M Of 'I fcare ben Tis,n OaiurpB for Insomnia, with irnica I h&rn been afT! ietci for over twenty y&ra, nu I can say that Ca-icarets have given w o more relief tnan any other n'muv have ever trifd. I etia.t certainly recommend them to my friend as being ail they are represented." 'Xhos. Gillard, Elgin, I1L, Best For The Bowels w w W CANOV CATHARTIC Plassnt, Palfitahle, Potent. Taste G-iod. Do Oonfl, Kevt;r fetokeu, Weaken or ijr:p?. Inc. 25r, $0c. Nevrr in bulk. Tb emmine tablet stamped C C C. (suaraateed to cure or your niouey back. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. 597 HISUALSALE, TE.1 fOLUOM BOXES TO THE ty ever since. He was a member of the legislature In 18S7-S8, being elected as a Democrat. He also served one term as county attorney. He was twice Dmocratic nominee for the state sen ate. He was a good speaker and in 18S2 he stumped the state in behalf of '.he prohibition amendment to the state constitution. Aside from being- a prominent attorney, he was a man of marked literary attainments. He was for many years a member of the High land school board. He was a friend and promoter of Highland university and always interested in education. He leaves one son, Joseph M. Seaver, who lives north of Highland, and two sis ters, Mrs. Ella E. Herrick and Mrs. Jennie Jennings, both of Kansas City, Mo. RAN AWAY FROM HOME. A Controversy Over a Girl Who Was ! in an Industrial Home. Iola, Kas Jan. 27. Legal steps were taken here to prevent Sheriff Richard son from taking Clara Skinner, a 18-year-old girl, back to the girls' reform school at Beloit. The sheriff had the girl at the train when her lawyer se cured her signature to a petition ask ing a writ of habeas corpus. There was a hurried telephoning for county offi cers and the coroner to sprve the writ, but In the meantime the sheriff left the Missouri Pacific depot for the Santa Fe depot. The girl s lawyer, ttunBng tney had gone east on a street car to meet the train, boarded the train with the coroner and went to La Harpe. six miles east of here, to find that he had been given the slip. The two hurried back on a car and reached the Santa Fe depot just as the passenger train went south with the sheriff and the girl on board. The lawyer for the girl says the sheriff exceeded his authority and threatens to bring contempt proceed ings against him. An interesting feature of the case is that the girl asserts she has finished her term at Beloit. Transportation money was sent for her return to her mother here, but instead she was sent to Ot tawa, where she was employed as a do mestic. The girl disliked the work and January 14 ran away and came here." She also charges that an effort was made to poison her mind against her mother, but that the latter offers her a good home and the privilege of at tending school, which offor her step father seconds. The girl's mother for merly was Mrs. Mary E. Haven, of Lawrence, and seems to be living now with her third husband. The sheriff could not be seen, but it is said he says the girl was sent to the Allen home only on parole and that she broke it by running away and coming here. Columbus Attorneys Exonerated. Columbus, Kan., Jan. 27. The com mittee appointed to investigate the con duct of Attorneys C. A. McNeill and Charles Stephens with reference to their employment by parties charged with violating the prohibitory liquor law, re ported to the entire bar yesterday after noon. Both gentlemen were exonerated. The bar adopted the report of the com mittee exonerating them. Their friends are pleased at the outcome. Forty-one members of the bar were present and the matter was thoroughly gone over, and the result is a complete vindication of Messrs. McNeill and Stephens. Masonic Home Committee Meets. Wichita, Kan., Jan. 27. The board of directors of the State Masonic home is in session here. Only routine work was done the first day, but during the meet ing the board will pass upon plans for the proposed new building and decide whether it shall be built during the coming year. It is to cost $20,000. Plans have been submitted by a Kansas City architect. Among the Masons here are Bestor G. Brown of Topeka, David B. Fuller of Eureka, Thomas G. Fitch, Emma W. Port and H. C. Loomis, Win field, Alexander A. Sharp, Larned, and J. C. Postlethwaite, Jewell. Funeral of Col. Weldy. Galena, Kan., Jan. 27. Colonel L. C. Weldy was buried from Sapp's theater at 2:30 o clock Tuesday afternoon. It was probably the largest funeral ever held in this city, the large auditorium being crowded, while many waited be low the stairs unable to gain an en trance. The uniformed rank Knights of Pythias had charge of the services. Small Fire at Newman. Perry, Kan., Jan. 27. The dry goods and grocery store of E. C. Garling house at Newman, four miles west of Perry, on the Union Pacific railroad, buvned early today. The building and its contents were totally destroyed. The postoffice and railroad and express offi ces also occupied the building. The origin of the fire is unknown, ine loss is about $2,000. Patents Issued Kansans. Wflshinptnn -Tan. 27. Thpsp nntpnts have been Issued: Kansas Elmer V. Allen, Hiawatha, washing machine; Eli M. Clark, Sycamore, brick kiln furnace; Alpheus M. Cox, Haviland, wind wheel; Thomas A. Sechler, Fort Scott, truck ladder; Frederick G. Win nek, Holton, wagon pole. Rural Free Delivery. Washington, Jan. 27. Rural free de livery letter carriers appointed: Kansas Alma, carrier Henry C. Die penbrock, substitute William Walter; Alma, carrier Edward F. Penbrinlt, sub stitute Alexander Johnson: Alma, car rier Frank W. Oehmann, substitute l,awrenee . Ferney; Altamont, carrier William A. Smith, substitute Mrs. Min nie B. Nary; Altamont, carrier James W. Baker, substitute Joe I. Barker; Andover, carrier Willis Boyer, substi tute Thomas Newland; Atlanta, carrier George W. Kinkaid, substitute George Biesius; Atlanta, carrier John W. Cun ningham, substitute J. S. Likens: Coun cil Grove, carrier Francis H. Hannah, substitute Leslie Hannah; Delphos, car- rier Aristotle C. Black, substitute Olive Black; Downs, carrier Edward V. Han by, substitute Frank M. Hanby; Iwight, carrier Frank P. Crowell, substitute Fred P. Crowell; Herington, carrier Asbury C. Lower, substitute Oscar F. Lower; Michigan Valley, carrier Gail V. Louk, substitute Linus P. Louk; Osborne, carrier Elmer Dobbin, substi tute Charles L. Lochard; Wells, carrier Jonathan D. Todd, substitute Harry C. Todd; Wilsey, carrier Ora G. Otis, sub stitute Tom C. Melvin. CHIOOPEE MAN FROZEN. Austrian Miner Wei Found la Middle of the Street. Pittsburg, Kan., Jan. 27. An Aus trian miner named Joe Teotta was frozen to death in the middle of the main street of Chicopee, a Mount Car mel company mining camp, two miles south of this city. He was found this morning about 7 o clock by an Italian miner on his way to work. When last seen alive Teotta -was in a saloon owned by an Italian named Valentine and he was much under the influence of liquor. This was about 10:30 o'clock last night and he left the place with the remark that he was go ing home. It is supposed he fell and was either stunned and froze before he regained consciousness or was too much under the influence of liquor. In his mustache was clotted blood. Teotta was 45 years of age and was a member of the Austrian society and Imperial O. R. M. He is survived by a widow and four children. THE TOWN PAID AGENT'S FINE A Railroad Threatened Not to Stop Trains in Americus. Emporia, Kan., Jan. 17. Americus, eight miles northwest of here, had oc casion this week to learn how import ant a station agent is. Mr. Gunn, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas agent -there was arrested because he rolled his mail cart on the sidewalk. He was fined in police court and refused to pay his fine. He wa.s put in jail. Gunn refused to give up his keys to the depot and Americus merchants had much trouble because they could neither receive nor ship freight. This state of affairs con tinued for a time, when the railroad officials informed Americus that the town must release Gunn or trains would cease stopping there. The busi ness men immediately paid the fine and Gunn was released. Western Postmasters. Washington, Jan. 27. These postmas ters have been appointed: Arkansas Bledsoe, Lee county, Frank O. Love, vice Newton L. Lee, dead. Indian Territory Lenapah, Cherokee nation, John E White, vice William E. Twichell, removed. Kansas Aetna, Barber county, David Gray, vice W. S. Richardson, removed. DEMOCRATS ISSUE CALL. It Makes the Necessary Regulations for Wichita Convention. Following is the official call for the Democratic state convention: There will be a convention of the Democrats of Kansas held in the city of Wichita on April 7, 1904, at the hour of 1.0 o'clock a. m.. for the election of six delegates at large and six alternates at large to the national convention to be held in St. Louis. Mo., on July 6, 1904, and also for the purpose of ratify ing the election of two delegates and two alternate delegates to the said na tional convention chosen from each congressional district, said district del egates to be elected by a caucus of the delegation in attendance from each congressional district. There will also be elected at this convention a national committeema n. The basis of the representation of the aeiegates attencung tne convention wm ; but maAe no reply. I then said, 'I be one delegate for each 200 votes or guess you don't remember me?' 'No, major fraction thereof cast for William , don't,' he answered. 'Well.' I an il. Craddock for governor in the elec- j SWered. 'the next time you go out vou tion of 1902, and one delegate at large ; change vour name ae-ain.' and with from each county, and that no county have less than two delegates. It is also recommended by- the state central committee, that at the county convention held for the purpose of se lecting delegates to this convention, that the county central committees in the several counties, be chosen for the ensuing two years. And that they or ganize their committees at this time and forward to the secretary of the state central committee, Charles Mc- Crum at Garnett, Kan., the names of the chairman, secretary, treasurer and different members of the committee and the townships they represent; to gether with the report of the names of the delegates, elected to represent their counties at the above convention, not later than March the 2Sth. Earlier if possible. The delegates for this convention shall be selected in such manner and at such time and under such rules and regula tions as provided by the Democratic county central committees. The secretary of the several county conventions are urgently requested to send to Charles McCrum. secretary at Garnett, Kansas, a certified copy of credentials of the several delegates and alternate delegates, immediately after their respective conventions elect the same. This request is made so that every thing will be in readiness for the state committee to act intelligently and pre pare a roster for those entitled to par ticipate in the preliminaries of the con vention. By order of committee. HUGH P. FARRELLY, CHAS. M'CRUM, Chairman. Secretary. Dr.Shoop's Rheumatic Curs Costs Nothing If It Fails. Any honest person who suffers from rheumatism is welcome to this offer. For years I searched everywhere to find a specific for rheumatism. For nearly 20 years 1 worked to this end. At last, in Germany, my search was rewarded. I tound a costly cnemicai that dia not ois appoint me as other rheumatic prescrip tions had disappointed physicians every where. I do not mean that Dr. Shoop'S Rheu matic Cure can turn bony joints into fles.h again. That is impossible. But it p ill. drive from the blood the poison that causes pain and swelling, and then that is the end of rheumatism. I know this so well that I will furnish for a full month my Rheumatic Cure on trial. I can not cure all cases within a month. It would be unreasonable to expect that. But most cases will yield within 30 days. This trial treatment will convince you that Dr. Shoop's Rheumatic Cure is a power against rheumatism a" potent force against disease that is irresistible. My offer is made to convince you of my faith. My faith is but the outcome of experience of actual knowledge. I know what it can do. And I know this so well that I will furnisn my lemedy on trial. Simply write me a postal for my book on Rheumatism. I will then arrange with a druggist in your vicinity so that you can secure six bottles of Dr. Shoop's Rheu matic Cure to make the test. You may take t a full month on trial. If it suc ceeds the cost to you is J5.50. If it fails the loss is mine and mine alone. It will be left entirely to you. I mean that ex actly. I don't expect a penny from you. Write me and I will send you the book. Try my remedy a month. If it fails the loss is mine. Address Dr. Shoop, Box 9739, Racine, Wis. Mild cases not chronic are often cured by one or two bottles. At all druggists. SPORTINGJIEWS. Jockey Winnie O'Connor Twice Meets Himself. Little liider Tells Odd Story of His Experiences. IN REFLECTIVE MOOD. Encountered by a Tout Bearing the Self Same Name. Wanted to Work Winnie to Bet on the Races. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 27. Winnie O'Connor, who formerly piloted the horse3 of A. Featherstone on the Metro politan tracks, but who spent last sea son in France as the premier jockey for the stable of Baron Rothschild, is now in the city, the guest of his former em ployer, Julius Baeur, trainer for the Featherstone stable. He fell into a reminiscent mood while seated in the cafe of the Phoenix hotel last night with a party of friends and told of some of his experiences while riding in this country. "I have been approached twice in my life by a fellow who claimed to be Jockey Winnie O'Connor," he said. "The first time was when I happened in a poolroom at Westchester in the sum mer of 1902, during an enforced idleness occasioned by a kick on the shin from one of the horses in the Featherstone barn. Being unable to ride I sauntered into the room to see if I could figure out how to make a stake, and as I glanced up at the board containing the entries a stranger pushed up against me. Look ing over the entries for one of the races I saw an old mount of mine which I knew was a good one, and I offered the casual suggestion to the stranger that he had a good chance to win. " 'Don't you believe it,' said the stranger. 'He's a dog.' " 'You might think so, but I don't,' I replied. " 'I ought to know something about him, for I rode him.' replied the stranger, with all the confidence of a man telling the truth. " 'What is vour name?' I asked, and he replied with that same confidence that he was 'Winnie O'Connor, the jockey." Immediately I understood his game, and that he had ficrured me out as being a sucker ready to bite, and was trying to tout me onto something good which he had ud his sleeve, so 1 decided to see it out, and asked him why he was not at the track that day. He went on to explain that Trainer Bauer was awav and that he had hurt his leg by a horse falling on him. At last I turned and faced him with the remark that he had a lot of nerve, and handing him one of my cards invited him to call and see me. The fellow sneaked out of the poolroom without looking back. "The next , time I met myself was while I was riding at Bennings. I left the track and boarded a car for Wash ington in company with a friend. I had scarcely taken my seat when my friend nudged me and called my atten tion to a little fellow sitting in the cor ner, and giving me the wink said that the boy was Winnie O'Connor, the jockey. 1 saw what was up, and realizing that the boy had been passing himself off as me. so I walked up to him, and holding out my hand said, 'Hello, Win nie, now are you .' He took my hand, that he recognized me and had the con ductor ston the car and let him off." O'Connor will spend a month here, the guest of Trainer Bauer, while the latter is preparing the Featherstone string for their campaign, and about March 1 will return to France to ful fill his contract with Baron Rothschild. NEW ORLEANS TURF TALK. Streett Leads Winning Owners and Phillips the Jockeys, New Orleans, La., Jan. 27. Through the victory of Port Royal in the Cotton selling" stakes on ftatnrrlav T)r Streett , moVed to the head of the class in the list of winning owners. Streett has been something of a wiz ard here. His horses have shown class of which they had not been previously suspected. Port Royal had started only twice at the meeting and had won his first start, but not in company like that he met in this race. It seemed no great stretching of odds to quote such a long price as 25 to 1 against him, partic ularly when Streett made no secret of the fact that he expected little or nothing from his horse in this race. The race brought about the ratifica tion of the peace treaty between Streett and Charles Robbins, the father of the jockey who was engaged to do the stable riding here. When Streett sub stituted Higgins for Robbins on the occasion of Port Royal's first start, Robbins senior declared war. It was only after the most abject apologies and promises never to offend in like manner in the future that the elder Robbins agreed to let his boy take up his regular stable duties again. Next to Streett, Sam Hildreth has been the biggest winner of purses. Close behind him is Charley Ellison. H. Phillips still leads the jockeys in the number of winning mounts. He now has forty-one victories to his credit and in his present form bids fair to make his record better than that of Fuller or Coburn, who were at the toD of the list last year and the previous year. W. Fisher is second on the list, but Fisher has gone back to a great degree from the form that marked his work in the first days of the meeting. He has twenty-eight winning mounts to his credit. Robbins comes next with twenty-five. The new arrangement of employing two regular starters on the eastern tracks probably will create a vacancy for another starter at the Memphis meeting. It is now almost certain that Fitzgerald will be called upon to take up his work on the eastern tracks much earlier than in former years. This win prevent his officiating at Memphis. Heretofore Cassidy, who will alternate with Fitzgerald, has done all the work at Bennings and Aqueduct. William Murray, who has been rec ommended by Fitzgerald, probably will be appointed by the Memphis Jockey club. Murray has had considerable experience, and has already resigned his position as assistant to Fitzgerald, with the idea that he will be appointed on one or more of the western tracks. Cornell and Columbia Date Fixed. Ithafca, N. Y., Jan. 27. The Cornell and Columbia football teams will meet this- year in New York city on Novem ber 12. It is also understood the Princeton team will this year come to Ithaca October 29. Whether Cornell will succeed in arranging a game with Harvard is still a matter of doubt, the management refuses to discuss the matter. The undergraduates, however, are eager to play Harvard in Cam bridge this year and in Ithaca the fol lowing year, thus alternating with Princeton. BARNEY MAY BE BLOWN AWAY Johnson Reiterates in Cleveland His Opinion of Drey fuss. Cleveland, Jan. 7. Ban Johnson of the American league will have no fur ther business dealings with Barney Dreyfuss, president of the Pittsburg club and chairman of the schedule committee of the National league. He made this declaration at a conference with Chartes W. Somers, vice president of the American league and the news paper men at the Hollenden. "I will never have anything to do with Dreyfuss. He is too light for his position, and believes himself in a class by himself. Before he can talk baseball to me agafci he will have to carry some weight or he is likely to be blown away. Before there is anything more done on the schedule question between the American and National league, the latter will have to send others besides Dreyfuss or we will never come to an agreement. "Why should we allow the National league to open the season in New York?. Did we not give in to them last year, allow them the opening dates and the Decoration day holiday? Now it ts only fair that we get the opening dates and Decoration day. . Of course, we will stand by the dates we have scheduled for New York, and if the Na tional league wants to avoid conflicting dates they must allow them to us. 'Of course the National league would like to have the opening dates as be fore, but it is only fair that we get them. Still, I will not talk business until I have seen the other members of the National league schedule com mittee. Dreyfuss tried to boss me, but hereafter he will have to do business with his own men. "He predicted the downfall of the American league beginning in 1905, but Just let me tell you the National league has nothing to say, for we have had them whipped and allowed them to stay in the race. If there is any or ganization that needs protection it is the National, and all this talk about there being war is bosh. There will be no war, for the National league is not in a position to declare one. We have asked for the opening dates in New York. We have earned them as the Nationals had them last year." FOR A CONSOLIDATION. Four American Association Teams Said to Have Signed an Agreement. Alilwaukee, Jan. 27. The Daily News says: Baseball sensations are always expected.but one action carried through at the meeting of American Association magnates in Chicago will fall like a bomb in American association, western league and eastern league cities. Charter members of the American as sociation signed an agreement, it is officially announced, which was un known even to President Grillo until an hour after it was signed. The points of the agreement are as follows: The five charter clubs In the associa tion agree to remain in the organiza tion during the life of the franchises. Four association teams will not con solidate with four eastern leagues clubs. Four association teams will not con solidate with four western league clubs. A new eastern league is out of the question. St. Paul, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Milwaukee will not be dropped from the American association for at least eight years. The signers of the agreement are Milwaukee, St. Paul, Louisville, In dianapolis and Kansas City. Copies of the agreement are in the hands only of Dale Gear of Kansas City and George Lennon of St. Paul. No more important news in Ameri can association or western league base ball circles has been placed before the baseball public in years. This is the third year in the life of the American association and for IS months there has been a fear of disruption, which, how ever, the present action dispels. Defeat for Milwaukee Bowlers. Chicago, Jan. 27. A picked Chicago tea.m defeated the Milwaukee team.wrvcli enrne here to meet the Ail-C'mcago3, by 1.j pins, getting two out ,f three games. Sirong, Brill and Steel did n play v Ith :ic locals ani Rrovn and Carroll, two Newspaper League men, wore substituted. The visitors made a pood i-howing until the third game, when they went to pieces. Sam Kind was in the best form of the Milwaukee team, although he failed to hold the local ancnor. w . v. Thompson, who averaged 201. Scores: Chicago. 1st. 2d. 3d. Lee 1S5 1M 2m Brown r.7 188 149 Carroll 161 165 143 Geroux : 168 160 166 Thompson liX) 190 224 Total Milwaukee. Mountain .... Altmeier Moll Kieckhofer .. Kind ..899 1st. ..170 ..170 ..134 ..14S ..233 893 2d. 214 147 181 182 214 S38 935 3d. 152 198 162 168 131 Sll Total 853 Racing at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 27. Long shots had another inning at Ascot and but one favorite got first money. Au tumn Time took the first race at 10 to 1. There were 14 horses in the race and the start was bad. Dr Bernays, the red.-hot favorite, failed ro be up to the front at any stage. Brown Study won the 2-year-old dash from Azelina, the favorite, covering the three fur longs in :36 and lowering the track record by one-fourth of a second. Racing at New Orleans. New Orleans, Jan. 27. Falkland, which scored cleverly in the second race, was the only winning favorite. Stonewall, in winning the fifth race, clipped nearly four seconds off the track record, covering the mile and three-quarters at 3:01 4-5. The weather was cloudy and cool, but the track was fast. Racing at Oakland. San Francisco, Jan. 27. Favorites met with disaster at Oakland. My Surprise was the only one to land and she closed equal choice with Puss in Boots. The feature-was the mile and a sixteenth race in which some clever To Look Well your blood must be pure to give your complexion that peculiar, freshness which can only be obtained when your system is in good working order. Beecham's Pills will put you in condition. Beechams Pills Ssld Everywhere. In boxes 10c. and 25c y The VK ; & Best ' "" 5c Cigar m ' P that ever k JIIIf Crossed jf Cigar Counter ! performers met. Stuyve was the favor ite but failed to get any of the money. Mendon, a 3-year-old, finished strong and won by a head from Soothsayer, while Jockey Club was third. Atwood, well played by stable connections, took the seven furlongs race. Sad Sam was regarded as a good thing in the last race but Jane Holly, an 8 to 1 chance, beat him in a drive. The weather was clear and the track fast. Comiskey Can't Have Parent. Boston, Jan. 27. Jimmy Collins has arrived in town. He says about half the Boston team have signed for next season and he expects to sign the others before he returns to Buffalo. He knows their figures and anticipates no trouble in reaching an agrement. The Boston pitchers will be the same as last year. Doran and Criger have been signed for catchers. Regarding a reported offer of $15,000 by Comiskey for the release of Parent, Collins said: "Our club is not selling any good players like Par ent." The team will do preliminary work at Macon, Ga., and play four ex hibition games in New Orleans before coming north to open the season in New York. McClelland Issues a Challenge. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 27. Before leav ing for Kansas City to fight "Kid" Herman the latter part of the week Jack McClelland issued a sweeping challenge to the feather weight fight ers of the world, no one barred, not even colored. McClelland says he has ample backing. He is in good condi tion. Sporting Notes. Roller polo has broken out in Mil waukee after a lapse of fifteen years. Refore Jockev Fuller turned to the turf he was a bell boy in a St. Joseph ho tel. The universities of Minnesota and Ne braska will again meet on the. gridiron next fall. Milwaukee will send at least seven 5 men teams to the Cleveland bowling tour nament. Jack Johnson, premier of the dark heavies, Is now in the east looking for bouts around Boston. Johnnv Corbett, who brought out Young Corbett, will help train Britt for his fight with the little champion. Princeton university will hold its eighth annual track and field sports for the school athletics on April 30. Mike Ward of Detroit thinks he is good enough to defeat Joe Gans at 140 pounds. The two may meet soon in De troit. Horace Butterworth, former director of athletics at Northwestern university, Chicago, will accept a similar position at Purdue university. The University of Michigan has a record-breaking number of track and field candidates this year. More than 100 boys have come out for the teams. Young. Corbett and Jimmy Britt have selected the Hayes Valley Athletic club, San Francisco, for their bout on March 11. Eddie Graney will be the referee. William P. Bates, the former Brown fullback, has been offered the position of baseball coach at Northwestern. He was a star back and a good ball player. The University of Wisconsin wiil invite Georgetown, California, Pennsylvania, Cornell and other universities to row at Madison in a regatta at jubilee time. The Western Golf association's annual meeting will be held in Chicago on the evening of March 1. The association now has 59 clubs in Its membership. Each of the last three years Michigan has lost a good man from the football team by sickness or death. It was Shorts in 1901, Jones in 1902, and Cecil Gondlng in 1903. Charley Mitchell, whom John L. Sulli van considered bis greatest antagonist in the prize ring, contemplates coming to America with a bunch of clever English fighters. Jockey Frankie O'Neill has been a very industrious and careful young man. He has put his money away and will soon be come interested in the bank at Patch Grove, Wis. George' Sutton, the Chicago billiardist, and Maurice Vignaux, the French expert, have been matched for a 500-point con test at 18-inch balk line. The match has been set for January 29 at Paris. Columbia has accepted the invitation to run against Pennsylvania in the four mile relay race at the Athletic association games on February 6. Princeton was asked, but had no team for the event. Overwhelming for Roosevelt. Kansas City, Jan. 27. A Republican primary election held here to select delgates to the convention that will choose Jackson county's delegates to the Republican convention at Chicago, resulted in an overwhelming indorse ment for the president and his admin istration. There were two contesting delegations, one instructed for Roose velt and the other uninstructed. and the Roosevelt delegation received at least 80 per cent, of the total vote cast. Oldest New Hampshire Woman Dead New York, Jan. 27. Mrs. Katherlne Kendall Steele, the oldest woman in New Hamoshire and cousin of Presi dent Franklin Pierce, is dead at her home. Lvndesboro. N. H. She was 103 years old. One of the events of her life was her meeting with Lafayette at Concord in 1S24. Destroying American Property. San Domingo, Jan. 27. It Is learned here that the insurgents are destroying American oroperty in Santo Domingo, consequently the U. S. cruiser Colum bia left here for San Pedro Marcoris to protect American interests there, the American consul at San Pedro having: telegraphed Minister Powell advising him of the necessity of the cruiser's BEFORE YOU BUY COAL Telephone 530 . ((ACZYHSKI FOR PRICES 4th and Jackson Pure Water -k -k ft k k Phillips' famous mineral water delivered at your door pure and health tul. . . PROF. J. W. PHILLIPS Proprietor. 612 West Eight Street. t k presence, and saying also that other foreign countries were Imperiled. The government is unable to afford protec tion. Certain American sugar estates at San Pedro are considered to be espe cially threatened, as they are some dis tance from the town and without pro tection. GOOD KOADS TALK. The President Addresses a Commit tee of the Congress. Washington, Jan. 27. Today's fea ture of the meeting here of the national committee of the St. Louis good roads congress was a call on President Roose velt at the White House. In a brief speech the president expressed his deel interest In the subject of good roads. He said: "I am sure I need not say how entire ly I sympathize with the movement that you are championing for better means of communication. The road is the symbol of civilization. Take our great province of Alaska I doubt if there is anything more needed for the development of Alaska on permanent lines than the buildins up of a proper system of roads, and where it is impos sible to make wagon roads, trails in Alaska. Throughout our country our citizens will have to turn their energies to improving the means of intercourse that is, the roads between commun ity and community, because we are a civilized people and we can not afford to have barbaric methods of communi cation." A resolution offered by Jefferson Myers of the Lewis and Clark exposi tion, endorsing the good roads move ment and the exposition was adopted. An invitation was extended for the meeting of the good roads association to be held in Portland, Ore., in 1905. KANSAS BOY MISSING. J. S. McKaughan, of La Harpe, in Cal ifornia After Runaway. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 27. J 8 Mc Kaughan has come from his home in La Harpe, Kan., to look for his runaway son. Jay McKaughan. The boy, who will be IS years old In March, has been missing from his homo since January 17, 1903. His father thinks that he came to Cal ifornia to work in the fruit belt He was Inst heard from in Caliante. That was W year ago. His father is staying at 416 South Main street and is very anxious to see his son. He will remain in Los Angeles for a week and asks anyone who knows of the bov'a whereabouts to notify him. He is willinc to pay a reward for the information Troung McKaughan is about five feet seven inches tall, weighs between 140 and loO pounds, is shm, but has broad shoul ders. He has light, wavy hair, light blue eyes and is lefthanded. His relatives in Kansas are much distressed because of his absence. The elder McKaughan said: "He left home because he wanted adventure If he will only come back he will have a fine home as long as he lives. His people are breaking down under anxiety on ac count of his absence." To Cure a Cold in One Day. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine tablets. All druggists refund money If it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature on each box. 2ac Don't let the little ones suffer from eczema, or other torturing skin dis eases. No need for it. Doan's Oint ment cures. 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