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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL THITESDaT JETVENTtNa. JTXLT 21. 1904. KANSJUTNEWS. liar j B&Ius Fall Orer Most of the State. Some Damage Reported Bat the Corn Is Benefited. DOWNPOUR AT SALINA Basements Filled Quickly and Streets Flooded. Colored Feople Thought the - World Coming to an End. Sallna, Kas.. July 21. A little more than two Inches of rain fell here Wednesday in less, than a half hour. The rain was accompanied by hail but neither did much damage. The rain came almost without warning?. At noon the sky was clear and there vaa not the least sign of a storm. I 45 minutes the storm was raging;. In 10 minutes after the rain began to tall the streets in many places were full and the water was running over the sidewalks. Basements filled be fore the occupants had time to get out of them. The sewers soon filled. Many negroes believed the w6rld was coming to an end and began to pray, It was hours after the rain ceasea De fore the water ran oft the streets. Messages from the surrounding coun try indicate that the center of the storm was here. Five miles south the dust was hardly laid. At Ellsworth good shower fell. A good rain fell In Minneapolis. No fears are enter tained of another flood. The rain was good for the corn crop. Prac tlcally all the wheat in this county has been harvested, very little damage will be done to the wheat crop. AT STERLING. "A heavy rain fell here "Wednesday afternoon, the first In two weeks. It Is beneficial to the corn, as the ground was becoming hard. W heat is most ail cut and threshing is in progress here, but the rain probably will delay It several days. Farmers - have been taking advantage of the high price paid for new wheat and have been rushing it to the market. It tests from 57 to 69 pounds. AT ABILENE. There was a fierce rain storm In this county Wednesday afternoon Lightning struck the house of C. F, Fair in the north part of the county, The barn of W. Burkholder was struck and a horse killed. Harvesting will be delayed. AT CHERRYVALE. A heavy rain fell here Wednesday afternoon, the first in ten days. It will be of great benefit to corn. The ground was becoming dry and hard The wheat harvest is almost ended. AT CONCORDIA. There was a severe wind storm in the south part of this county Wednes day afternoon. Three inches of water fell in 30 minutes. At Milton vale the cellars are flooded and dam age is reported. AT JUNCTION CITY. Nearly two inches of rain fell here. There were showers at intervals all day and in the evening there was a downpour or more than an inch. All harvesting in this county was stopped by the rains and cannot be resumed for several days. Not more than a quarter of the wheat crop in the tounty nas oeen narvested. AT GARNETT. There was a fine rain In this It was welcomed by the farmers and neipea tne prospect for a good corn crop. AT EMPORIA. A light rain fell here, but eight miles west of here, near Plymouth, a iwo-mcn rain ien in a short time. tarter creek, near Plymouth, was higher than ever was known. The rain near Plymouth raised the Cot tonwood river ten feet and farman along the bottoms sleep lightly in fear mat me river would leave its banks or tne sixtn time this season. AT HUTCHINSON. A half inch of rain fell here in an hour Wednesday afternoon. It will fiop mucn narvest work and thresh lug. IS IT CAKRIFS HATCHET. One Brought to Newspaper Office Said to Have History ,.:e K""n"n. a stone mason living on YYest Twelfth street, claims the dis tinction of resurrecting the long lost tminn-i vl v-nrne .-vanon. Mr. Kinman n company with some fellow workmen was. aiggini? a foundation t,r . n the west end when the little implement which made Carrie Nation famous, was iiucu mi urougm to tne Kecord of- T. wnere it is now on exhibition. It is satd that while the famous hatchet wiemer was in correyville last fall she vtslted with a family on West Kleventh street Dy the name of Rldenour. The Na tions ana Kiuenours were old friends .Medicine Ixxlge before Carrie became noted, so it was only natural that she mourn ten otners oi ner exploits and in order to make the pictures more natural and her scenes more dramatic, she pro duced the wonderful hatchet from her fCrtD. Unnoticed Rnil In Hfimo l,,unnr hatchet got into the hands of the Ridel nour children and was lost. Search was maqe nigra and low In every conceivable rook and comer, but no hatchet was to be found. Coffeyville Record. Was Killed by Lightning. St. John, Kan., July 21. Andrew Adammson, a farmer, who lived eight miles northwest of this city, was killed by lightning Tuesday afternoon. He was standing on the top of a thrashing machine separator when the bolt struck mm. Leavenworth Reducing Its Debt. Leavenworth, Kan.. July 21. The citv administration has made a beelnntng in the work of paying oft and rlring .nuo of the bonded indebtedness the city. On last Saturday Treasurer Dodge re ceived two Jl.iiOO bonds, numbers 14 and IS cf the Leavenworth and Olathe railroad 6 per cent issue. These bonds were promptly paid and have been cancelled. DABHEY AN ARROW COLLAR, nrTKCsj cents men w TWO FOfl 2S CENT f CLUETT, PC A BODY A OO. 5 SUUU. o OuaTT AMO MONASCM MrtfTS j. thus reducing the city debt that amount ana cutting tne annual interest cnarge. in proportion. The total amount of the 6 per cent bonds which have been called In by the city is 130,000. composed, of tl5,0UO Leavenworth and Olathe railroad bonds bearing- 8 per cent; $10,000 Riverside- Coal company bands bearing per cent and Jo,0uo gas well bonds bearing 6 per cent. DOST WAXT NEGRO CAVALRY. Leavenworth Civil and Military Au thorities Fear Trouble. Leavenworth. Kan., July 21. The military and civil authorities here are expecting trouble with the squadron of the Ninth cavairy which is to take station here in October. This squadron tried to ride down and saber state militia and regular in fantry soldiers in a sham battle at Tacoma, Wash., Monday. White and negro BOldiers have not got on well together here when in permanent sta tion. The best results obtain when the races are kept in different garrisons. The two troops of the Tenth cavalry once were stationed here ana tnere was constant friction and fighting be tween them and the whites, fetreet ca fights and rioting occurred nearly every pay day. An effort will be made to have the order changed. HE FAILED TO MAKE GOOD. A Card Artist FeU Down Before a Bald Head. "Your honor, I have such great skill in handling cards that the court would do me a great injustice, as well as aomg an injustice to the public to send mo to tall. Mr skill is so great that I can perform tricks that will raise hair on any man s neaa. John Windier, card expert, who can, as he says, do things with cards calculated to mystify and also astonish, stood before the court and sooKe In his own Denair, in extenuation of the charge of vagrancy preferred by Marshal Collins yesterday. Mr. Windier has been here freequently. It is his custom to show what can be done with cards and then invite a contribution from the audience. The promise to raise the hair on any man's head was not with out effect upon the court, however. "That isn't a bad proposition," said Judge Par kinson. "It sounds all right, and I II tell you what I II do. You raise the hair on the head of the marshal there and I II let vou an hence a free man. Officer Col 11ns slowlv removed his hat and disclosed his shining crown, as innocent of hair as a billiard Dan. ir. windier coniessea ae- feat. Ottawa Herald. THE IXTEKCKBAX. Survey Is Fast Nearlng Completion Other Details. By tomorrow nistht the Kansas-Oklaho ma interurban road will be surveyed from Chilocco through the city to Winfield. to the asylum. Then the work of making the Dermanent survey for Winfield will be commenced and will be rushed as rapid ly as possible. The engineers have picked out the route for crossing all the streams and will take care that their road is built high enough to be dry during any flood equal to the record breaker which has just passed. ine company nas aeciaea tnat it win not use tiie street from the Missouri Pa cific denot to the Arkansas river, on ac count of the damage that is apt to be dona bv floods. It will construct its own right of way the entire distance and will cross the Arkansas river upon Its own bridge. This right of way and bridge will be west of summit street ana west oi tne present wagon bridge. After crossing the bridge the road will run out to McKiniey Dark and then on to Chilocco. Arkansas City Traveler. OX THE CHARGE OF Ml'RDER. A Colored Harvest Hand Is Arrested at Pratt. Pratt. July 21. Sheriff McCool ar rested Johnson, a colored harvest hand, Tuesday on the charge of murder com mitted in New Orleans, La., some time ago. The sheriff at New Orleans wired a description that tallies with the prison er, but he was photographed and will linger in the county Jail to await re sults. In the Days of Indians. Nineteen years ago last week on the 6th day of the month was the time of the Indian scare and in speaking of the matter the other day a crowd of King man citizens related some funny experi ences relative to that noted event. Among other ludicrous happenings it is claimed that L. P. Shelley hid In hi.i neighbor's well and remained there all hree days of tne scare ana ne uvea lat. too, as he took a couple of pounds of ginger snaps into the well with him, and his neighbors kept their butter and milk hHnging in the well to keep it cool. Mr. Shelley fared sumptuously. He claims he was not one bit afraid. Kingman Leader-Courier. Death or Dr. E. A. Taylor. Hutchinson. Kan., July 21. Dr. E. A. Taylor, 70 years old, died here after short illness. He was a, surgeon in the Seventh Missouri cavalry in the Civil war. He was serving his fifth term as coroner of Reno county and had been renominated. He had been a member of the government pension examining board eight years. He was a native of New Jersey, but came here twenty years ago. EXPENSIVE MIXING IX EXGLAXD. Cost of Sinking the Deep Shafts That Are Now Necessary. With increased and increasing de mand for coal came the necessity for opening our lower seams, and deeper shafts meant heavier capital expendi ture in colliery enterprise. It is worthy of remark how little the outside public realize of the great difficulties that of ten have to be overcome in sinking such as passing through water bearing strata or running sands or of the enor mous cost entailed by some colliery de velopments. As early as 1820 John Buddie, In giv ing evidence before the house of lords, declared that the cost of sinking, even hen, was frequently 10.000 to 15.000, and J. T. Taylor stated before a select committee on rating of mines in 18o7 that at Haswell colliery, in the county of Durham, 40,000 was expended in contending with a quicksand, and that the shaft had ultimately to be abandon ed. At Murton colliery, a few miles distant from Haswell, 300,000 was ex pended in sinking; the quantity of wa ter pumped during the operation of passing through the overlying magnes ian limestone bed amounted to an av erage of 9.306 gallons per minute, from a depth of 640 feet: and the three shafts ultimately reached the Hulton seam, at a depth of 1.4SS feet from the surface, n April, 1S43. Many deep and costly sinkings sev eral much deeper than In the last in stance have been put down since the Murton winning: but none, I believe, at a greater expenditure of capital, owing doubtless, to the greatly improved methods now employed in carrying on such operations through watery strata, notably the Kind-Chaudron system, whereby the shaft is bored out and the side protected by metal cylinders lower ed from the surface; and the Poetsch or Goberat methods, whereby the wa ter Is frozen in the "running" sand or the other water-bearing stratum, and the shaft sunk through the solid mass. Engineering Magazine. Working- Night and Day. The busiest and mightiest little thfnr that ever was made is Dr. King's New Life Pills, these pills change weakness into ffiinigiii, iiBiiniiiici into enrrw brain-fag into mental power. They're wonderful in building up the health. Only 25c . Sold by Arnold Drug Co., 821 North Kansas ave. SPORTINGJEWS. A Boxing Boom Comes from Far Off South Africa. " English Promotor Urges Amer leans to Come Down. JOHANNESBURG TRIP. Has a Club Better Than the Na tional at London. Offers Good Inducements for FIlz, Sharkej, Et AI. , New York, July 21. A new stamp ing ground for boxers has been started at Johannesburg, South Africa, and if American pugilists In search of en gagements do not wend their way there in a short time it will not be be cause the promoter of the place is at fault. Albert E. Fleming, son of the late John Fleming, who was one of the leading spirits in the National Sport ing club, is at the head of a boxing club at Johannesburg known as Wan derers' hall. Fleming, who Is an old hand at matchmaking, wants good tal ent In a fistic way and in a letter from Johannesburg he writes what sort of men he wants. In order to induce American fighters to come to that part of the country, Fleming has appointed Sam Fitzpatrick his American repre sentative. Fleming ys:. . "I have built a fine, prosperous club. The ring is in sections and up to date in fact, an improvement over the National Sporting club in London. I can seat nearly S.000 persons, At my last show between the English middle weight champion. Jack Palmer, and Mike Williams, for the heavyweight championship of South Africa, hun dreds had to be turned away. " 'Pedlar' Palmer and Dan Hyman of Cape Town fought before my club and a large crowd attended. Palmer won in ten rounds. Williams whipped Jack Palmer in eight rounds and there are many folks here who think he can defeat the great Jim Jeffries. He has beaten six men rjgrht off. He is a strong, game fighter, but still has lots to learn. Eighteen months ago he was a policeman and unheard of. He is about to take a trin to Australia, but will return when I want him. He is popular and can get backing for any amount. Williams is ready to tight anybody, and if any American heavy weights want a match let them see Fitzpatrick and he will write or cable me. I should like to give American boys a chance with him. "If Bob Fitzsimmons, who knows me quite well, will write or see Fitzpat rick he can have -first chance. There is great opportunity for Fitzsimmons, and he could tour the country here and make money. "Sharkey or Ruhlin would do well here. So would Joe Choynski, and if he has nothing on hand I can fix him several matches at once. He should leave at once. There are some good chances open. My referee, D. C. Ma turn, is a member of the Johannes burg stock exchange a, strong mind ed man and respected -'throughout South Africa." - RECORDS FOR VANDERBILT CAR. Honor of Setting New Auto Marks Costs Millionaire $1,000 a Second. New York, July 21. One thousand dollars a second is about what it will cost Alfred G. Vanderbllt for having established a new automobiling record for 20 miles on the Empire City track. His 60 horse power machine, driven by Chauffeur Paul Sartori, ran 20 miles and lowered, the record from 25 minutes 2-5 seconds to 19 minutes 37 1-5 sec onds, but in the act the $15,000 car was nearly ruined. It will need a whole new engine from Germany before it is fit for service again. New records were made by the van derbilt car after it had won the 15 mile free for all on the programme of events postponed from Saturday because of rain. The car won the race by nearly mile and was then ahead of the rec ords for that track and so close to the world's record of 14 minutes 21 seconds for 15 miles, made by Oldfleld at Den ver last year that it was seen to he could easily establish new records for the fifteenth to twentieth mile to re place figures that have been standing to the credit of Henry Fournier since 1901, when he established the following figures at Fort Erie: Sixteen miles, 20:24 4-5; 17 miles, 21:40 4-5; 18 miles, 22:56 4-5; 19 miles, 24:12 2-5; 20 miles, 5:25 2-5. Vanderbllt s car was signaled to con- Backed up by over third of a centurr of remarkable and uni form cures, a record remedv for the A diseases and e weaknesses pe culiar to women ever attained, the proprietors and maker of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription now feel fully warranted in ottering to pay 9500 in legal money of the United States for any case of Leucorrhea, Female Weakness, Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb, which they cannot core. All they ask is a fair and reasonable trial of their means of cure. No other medicine than Dr. Pierce's Fa vorite Prescription could possibly "win out," as the saying goes, on such a proposi tion; but they know whereof they speak. They have the most remarkable record of cures made by this world-famed remedy ever placed to the credit of any prepara tion especially designed for the cure of woman's peculiar ailments. This wonder, ful remedy, therefore, stands absolutely alone as the only one possessed of such unrivaled properties as to fully warrant its makers in publishing the remarkable offer above made in the utmost good faith. "A short time ago X was almost dead with nervous prostration, general deMlitv nd female weakness," writes Mrs. Loretto Webster, of 317 Virginia Ave.. Xxington, Ky., Worthy Treasur er. Independent Order of Good Templars, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription was recommend ed to me as a sure cure, and I found this to be true, for I obtained splendid results, securing fine health. Women ought to be grateful to think there is one safe and sare cure offered to them for their troubles. I advise every sick and suffering woman to stop spending money and wasting time with doctors' prescriptions, when a few bottles of your remedy is sura to cure. I am the happy mother of two children, boy aged sixteen, and girl, eight years." Do not permit the dealer to insult your intelligence by suggesting some other com pound which he recommends as "jmst as good," because he makes it himself. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription has stood the test of time and experience. Thou sands speak well of it because thousands ! been cured by it. .. . 1 1 .l.nUSL' tlnue after going 15 miles, and for the same distance made these ngures: 15:41 2-5; 16:39 4-5; 17:38 4-5. 18:37 1-5. After achieving , this Sartori started the car in the jive mile handicap, but naa to quit in the last mile, and it was then found that the two front cylin ders were broken and the crank case ruined. Practically all that was left of value was the running gear and body and transmission gear. Sartori man aged, however, to take the car home under Its own power, running on two cylinders. The damage is supposed to have been caused by the water for the cooling system giving out when the machine was being driven the extra five miles for records. It was supposed to be the desire of Mr. vanderbllt to have this car estab lish a new world's record for the mile. or at least to break the record for the Empire track of :55 4-o made by Old field. He did not succeed in this, how ever, for when the ' time came for the record trials after the races his car was hors du combat. The nearest he came to it in competition was a mile in 67 seconds. WATERBOT IX FRONT. Beat Broomstick and Rose tint in a Great Contest. New York, July 2LWaterboy, the champion of last year, won the fifth race at Brighton beach defeating Rose tint and Broomstick, the latter the holder of the world's record of 2:02 4-5 for one mile and a quarter. Water boy's victory aroused as much enthus iasm as did Broomstick's nine days ago when he won the Brighton handicap. Broomstick was always a favorite, closing at 4 to 5, while Waterboy, who opened at 7 to 5, was pounded down to 11 to 10, all the big plungers sending big commissions into the ring. . Broomstick showed in front as the horses passed the stand for the first time, but in making the paddock turn Odom sent Waterboy Into the lead. In the run down the' back stretch Water boy was leading by a head from Broomstick. Rounding tne far turn Waterboy drew away and a great shout went up from the stand as the black horse took a commanding lead. In the stretch Odom"was looking back at the field and won easily by a length and a half. Rosetint, who was running easily, closed with a rush in the stretch and beat the fast tiring Broomstick for the place. Lady Amelia, favorite, won the Glen Cove Handicap by four lengths. Edict Against Entries of Women Chicago. July 21. The Chicago Jock ey club has made a ruling that in the future no married woman may enter a horse in her name, but the entry must be made in the name of her husband. This ruling will bring to a close the career of Mrs. R. Bradley, In whose name Robert Waddell won the Ameri can Derby. All of "Pa" Bradley's horses are entered in the name of his wife. Among the women who are credited with running horses at the lo cal tracks are: Mrs. R. Bradley. . .Mrs. Hart Dern ham, Mrs. C. E. Durnell, Mrs. C. E. Miller, Mrs. C. F". Sanders, Mrs. J. J, Zurborg, Mrs. M.- Goldblatt, Mrs. M. Kray and Mrs. W. O. Joulin. The track officials considered it best to put a stop to the practice, as the programmes sometimes have the ap pearance of a list of pink tea debut antes. Cardinals Sign New Pitclier. St.Louis, July 21. The Cardinal man agement is already looking forward to next season, and, Mr, Frank De Hasa Robison yesterday-, -. announced . the signing of a new. pitcher, although the latter is not to report until tne ena ot the Western League seiason in Septem ber. The new man is ' Charles E. Brown, and he isl expected to more than fill the shoes formerly, worn by Mordecal Brown. The latter was one of W. A. Rourke's pupils, and so is the new Mr. Brown. Rourke considers Charles a better man than Mordecai, but he will have to do some humping to live up to this expectation. Both of the Browns come from Omaha. The new man stands' Just over 6 feet in height and weighs 180 pounds. He is 22 years old. Selee After Barry. Chicago, July 21. "We expect to close a deal with Philadelphia in a day or two for an outfielder," was the an nouncement made by Manager Selee. "I am not ready to give the names of the players involved yet, as the terms have not been accepted, but everything looks now as if it was a go." Jack Barry is the outfielder that Selee has had his eye on all spring, and it is likely that Barry is the outfielder that will be wearing a club uniform In a few days. Jeffries in Form Again. San Francisco. July 21. Champion James Jeffries has arrived here from Los Angeles on his way to the train ine camp at Harbin Springs. He chose the opportunity afforded by his indis position to take his bride to Los An geles and introduce her to his parents and other relatives. Jeffries said his knee is entirely well now and that he is eager to begin training for his lortn coming battle with Monroe. Baseball at Kingman. Kineman. Kan.. July- 21. Kingman beat Wellington here today, score 7 to 4. Batteries: Kingman Mcciure ana Cheatum; Wellington McDonald and Grinstead. Kingman also won yester day's game, score 6 to 0. Batteries: Kingman Vaughan and Cheatum Wel lington Amberg and Grinstead. Marion 4, Council Grove 3. Marion. Kart.. July 21. Marlon made it three straights Wednesday, defeating Council Grove, 4 to 3, in a sensational game. Batteries: Lamar ana xaroet; Connelly and Johnson. Ray Johnson's long drive to center field in tne last half of the ninth, with two men out and two strikes called, brought in the win ning runs. : Racing at St. Louis. St. Louis. Julv 21. Loretta M.. by winning the feature of the racing card at the fair grounds stamped herself as one of the best 2-year-olds on a sloppy track in training here. Loretta ai. ana Broomhandle raced like a team In front of their field until well down the run home, where the former drew away and won easily. Three favorites won. : Racing at Chicago. . Chicago, July 21. Clifton Forge and Creolin were the winning favorites at Hawthorne. First money In the other four events went to second choices. Weather clear and cool; track good. To the World's Fair via the Missouri Pacific. If you do not live on the lino of the Missouri Pacific, ask for your ticket via that line from Kansas City. There are seven daily trains between Kansas City and St. Louis, making connection with all trains on all tines running into Kansas City. - Any ticket agent will sell you a ticket at the reduced rate reading over the Missouri Pacific from Kansas City.- Cool and comfortable open air the ater at Vinewood- "The Billionairess" every night this week. NATIONAL LEAGUE. AT PITTSBURG. Pittsburg won In the ninth on Wag ner s three bagger ana Bransneia sinerle. The features were Smith's ef fective throwing to second and Ames' striking out six out of nine battels in three innings. - Score bv lnninas: R.H.E. Pittsbure 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 14 4 2 New York 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 08 9 Batteries Flaherty and SmIth;Ames and Bowerman. AT CHICAGO. It was Chicago's game until the ninth, when the visitors fell on Wicker and pounded out two singles, a double and a, triple, scoring three runs and winning the game. Score bv innines: R.H.S5. Chicago 0 0210001 04 11 Philadelphia 0 0020000 35 S Batteries Lundgren. Wicker and Kling; Frazer and Roth. AT CINCINNATI. The Cincinnatis won out in the ninth on a pass and three singles after the Brooklyns had passed them in the first half of the inning. Score bv inniners: R.H.E. Cincinnati 0 1200000 26 8 Brooklyn ...000001 0124 10 3 Batteries Ewing and Schlei: Garvin, Jones and Bergen. NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING. Club. Won. Lost. Pet New York 56 22 .718 Chicago 48 28 .632 Cincinnati 45 31 .592 Pittsburg ,... 43 32 .573 St. Louis 40 35 .533 Brooklyn 30 52 .365 Boston 28 50 .359 Philadelphia 18 56 .243 AMERICAN LEAGUE. AT BOSTON. Cleveland won two games from Bos ton before an enormous crowd. Bunch ed hits, coincident with Boston's errors, enabled Cleveland to score runs in the first game. Moore was effective and his support was faultless. Cleveland batted Young sharply in the second game, and forced him to retire. Winter did not fare much better. Attendance, te.suu. First game Score by innings: R.H.E. Cleveland 0 0000200 35 5 Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 7 Batteries Moore and Bemis; Gibson ana .rarrell. Second game Score by innings: R.H.E. Cleveland 1 1042010 09 17 Boston 0 0000000 00 6 Batteries Joss and Abbott; Young, winter ana criger. AT WASHINGTON. Chicago batted Patten out of the box in the second inning and defeated Washington 8 to 0. Townsend, who finished the game, did well. The fea ture of the game was Smith's pitching. Score by Innings: R.H E Washington 0 0000000 0 O 4 ' Chicago 2 4000020 08 15 I Batteries Patten, Townsend and Kittredge; Smith and McFarland. AT PHILADELPHIA. An error by Padden in the seventh inning, Seybold's sacrifice and Murphy's single gave the home team the final game of the series. Both Plank and Howell pitched great ball. Score by innings: , R.H.E. St. Louis 0 0000000 00 5 2 Philadelphia 0 0000020 2 5 0 Batteries Howell and Kahoe: Plank ana powers. AT NEW YORK. Detroit wound up the series by de feating New York II to 4. Powell, was batted out of the box in the fifth In ning and gave way to Clarkson. : Score by innlnirs: " ? r.h.tc. Detroit ...1 2 0 0 5 0 0 3 011 15 2 New York 0 0000102 1 4 7 5 Batteries Kitson and Wood: Powell. Clarkson and Kleinow. AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING. Club. Won. Lost. Pet Boston 50 27 .649 New York 4S 30 .605 Chicago 47 33 .588 Philadelphia 42 33 .560 Cleveland 40 33 .548 St. Louis 32 40 .444 Detroit 31 44 .413 Washington 14 60 .189 WESTERN LEAGUE. AT DENVER. Denver won the opening game of the series by a score of 5 to 3. , Score by innings: R.H.E. Denver 0 9221000 5 10 4 St. Joseph 0 0102000 03 9 4 Batteries Cable and Lucia ;Chinn and McConnell. AT DES MOINES. Des Moines bunched hits with three base on balls, the third Inning, and scored five runs, winning the game. Score by innings: Des Moines 0 0500010 0 8 3 Omaha 0 0010000 01 b 6 Batteries Stlllman and Lownes: Brown and Gonding. WESTERN LEAGUE STANDING. Club. ' Won. Lost. Pet. Denver .... 47 30 .610 Colorado Springs 42 27 .609 Omaha 39 36 .530 Des Moines 41 38 .519 St. Joseph 30 42 .417 Sioux City 26 44 .371 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Kansas City Kansas City, 2; Louisville, 5. At Milwaukee Milwaukee, 4; Colum bus, 5. At Minneapolis Minneapolis (first game) 0; Toledo, 9. Second game Minneapolis, 4; Toledo, 3. At St. Paul st. Paul, 4; Indianapolis, 3. ; AMERICAN ASSOCIATION STANDING. Club. Won. Lost. Pet. St. Paul 57 29 .663 50 32 .610 49 39 .557 45 87 .549 42 43 .494 41 45 .477 30 63 .361 25 61 .291 Indianapolis .... Kansas City .... MISSOURI VALLEY LEAGUE. AT PITTSBURG. The viators took the third game from the locals by bunching their hits. On account of rain the game was called late and it was decided between the management to call the game at 5:45 so the vistors could catch a train. Score by innings: R.H.E. Joplin 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 07 13 1 flttsDurg .i i 1 u v v u u tf a a Batteries Morris and Vander;Halla and Seabaugh. AT FORT SCOTT. Umpire Cusack was taken suddenly ill during the game. The visitors took the game 1 to 0. There were no fea tures. The ground was heavy with mud, a hard rain preceding the game. Score by . innings: R.H.T2. Fort Scott 0 0000000 00 8 0 Leavenworth... 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 01 9 5 Batteries Groom and Armstrong: Goodearl and Ulrich. MISSOURI VALLEY LEAGUE STAND ING. Club. . Won. Lost. Pet. Joplin .... lola. ...... Springfield '., .. Sedalia .... Leavenworth ... Pltt8bura ...... i-.; 53 19 22 22 , 51 47 44 2 . 25 19 14 .(m .647 .32 .847 ,2S4 .203 24 42 47 48 65 Topeka Fort Scott ...... "THE KNOWLEBGB OFHSVTNGDONEA GOOD DEED IS AS A RAINBOW CPB.'THE,S01JI. BUT YOUR "WIFE A GAS RANGE. Ranges sold at cost and connected absolutely free. For the convenience of those who are unable to come to the office during the day time, the office is open evenings from 7 to 8:30 for the purpose of showing Gas ranges. EXCELSIOR COKE & GAS CO. Both Phones 79. " 435 Kansas Avenue. Where they play Friday: Leavenworth at Topeka. Iola at Springfield. Pittsburg at Joplin. Sedalia at Fort Scott. Fred Palmer, manager of the Western League at St. Joseph, Mo., in 1897, has notified President Shtveley that he will put a Valley League team in Kansas City, Kan., in 1905 if the franchise is granted him. Palmer Is an old experi enced baseball man and knows the business from A to Z. The Kansas side of the big metropolis by the junction of the Missouri and Kawls reckoned on by baseball men as a good proposition for the "Valley. The American Associa tion is an unpopular institution in Kan sas City. George Teb.eau owns it and the team at Louisville, Ky., also. That kind of baseball ownership never suit ed anybody. While the Blues were playing with the Colonels there on Tuesday, one Kansas City fan remark ed when asked about the result: "Oh, it makes little difference. Tebeau wins either way." That is Just about the amount of spirit which the Kansas Cityans have for their team. The American Association is also getting poor crowds. Palmer's request for .a franchise will state that the park -will be located in Kansas City, Kan. .where there is -no professional team at-the present time. It ought to be a good thing. The wise ones are also saying that St. Joe, Mo., will be in the Valley circuit next year. The financial end of it in the Josie town is getting a bad black eye in the Western league, and the baseball promoters there wish to go into a league where the expenses are less. The Jump to Denver costs money in the Western league and has done more to knock the wadding out of the treasury of the clubs than anything else. Lincoln is about ripe for profes slonal baseball again and has been making overtures to the Western league for admission. But if Kansas City, Kan., and St. Joe are secured, Lincoln ould probably smile a good big smle on a valley proposition, ine entry or St. Joe and Lincoln are of course tine tured with a good deal of conjecture, yet the officers of the league seem to have something up their sleeves on that subject which they will not let go of until the fall meeting. Some of the cities in the present circuit will have to be dropped. They would not be hard to name. In fact this paper did name them once, and they have not yet re covered from having some one ten them hat they look like. But "sufficient unto the day," etc. In the Spalding Baseball Guide for this season, the name or frank .tteiiey. secretary of the Topeka City Railway company, appears as manager or tne Topeka baseball team in the Valley League. On next Sunday every person - who buys a score card to the game at tne new park will receive a picture of the baseball team, printed on a giazea eara board, size ten by eight. A charge of ten cents will be made. The team had its picture taken for that purpose on Wednesday afternoon. Manager Hurlburt has Informed his Springfield team that he would fine the first man $25 whom he catches drinking liquor. The team played dopey last Monday against Iola, and the Midget manager suspected some thing. Lee Gramley, erstwhile of Wash burn, caught at Sedalia while Stoner was on the bench for talking. He Is considered a good man in the cage, Joe Roe, Nestor of the Valley league and one of the fathers of the Sedalia team, states that the fining of Stoner was unjustifiable and that it should have been put upon Manager Dick Rohn. "Stoner," said Roe. "is a hard worker. He tried to get Rohn to ginger up the fellows, and when the latter wouldn't do it, why he got mad himself. And in my mind he had a right to get sore." Jake Bene has revived the old champion Sporting News club and will now manage them. Most of the old faces of last year are back, and Jake is out hot-foot after the flag of honor tor isu4 ror the amateur champions of the world's fair citv. Some of the boys whom he brought out here ror tne ort scott team are again with him. They were alto gether too slow for this league. 'I'm ready to help vote Fred Hornaday and his Fort Scott bunch out of the league any time," said Shorty Hurlburt after he had asked the Giants' manager for the release of a player whom he has on the black list and was refused. "I have helped him in every way, and he won't do a thing for me. I don t want to be In the same league with him another year. He am t doing us any good. The syndicate which Is now run ning the team at Pittsburg is already calling "help." Its members want the citizens of the Pirate town to get Into Mil their jeans and fatten up the ex chequer. They reason that It will take about 13,500 to run the club for the rest of the year. Of that amount $1,000 has been subscribed by ten men. Adding to that the probable gate receipts for the rest of the sum mer a deficit will still be found. Therefore another $1,000 must be raised. There Is one comforting thing about it, however, and that Is that ths syndicate will keep the team In Pitts burg for the rest of the year. Rube Farrell, Just released from Springfield, is pitching for the Spring dale, Ark., club, and won his first game the other day by a score of 15 to 0. In the contract which Topeka and Leavenworth signed up for the game here next Sunday, the Saints' man agement agreed to pay the fines of the Orioles if any arrests are made for playing baseball on Sunday. The Leavenworth management refused to ' come here without the acceptance of this clause in the contract. The sporting editor of the morning paper who snaps and snarls at the State Journal baseball department con tinually steals two-thirds of his news , from its columns. What will he do when he takes that position on the New York Sun and can't get the State Journal? - KANSAS FAIRS IN 1904. Following is a list of fairs to be held m Kansas in 1904, their dates, locations and secretaries, as reported to the stats board of agriculture and complied by Secretary F. D. Coburn: Allen County Agricultural Society J. T. Tredway, secretary. La Harpe; Sept. -9. Barton County Fair Association W. P. Feder, secretary. Great Bend; Sept. 13-1. Hiawatha Fair Association (Brown county) Elliott Irvin, secretary, fTiawa tha; Sept. 6-9. Butler County Fair Association H. M. Balch, secretary, El Dorado; Sept. 19-24. Hewins Park and Fair Association (Chautauqua county) W. M. Jones, sec retary. Cedar Vals: Sept. 20-22. Clay County Fair Association E. E. Hoopes, secretary. Clay Center; Sept. 6-9. Coffey County Agricultural Fair Associ ation 8. D. Weaver, secretary, Burling ton; Sept. 13-16. Cowley County Agricultural and Stock Show Association W. J. Wilson, secre tary, Winfield: Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Eastern Cowley it air Association (Cow ley county) J. M. Henderson, secretary. Burden; Sept. 7-9. Crawford County Agricultural Fair As sociation Frank McKay, secrettry, Pitts burg; Sept. 6-9. Elk County Agricultural Fair Associa tion J. F. Deal, secretary, Grenola; Sept. 14-16. Finney County Agricultural Society A. H. Warner, secretary, Gardsn City: Am. 24-26. Ford County Agricultural Association J. H. Churchill, secretary, Dodga City; Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Franklin County Agricultural Soclatj Carey M. Porter, secretary, Ottawa; Sept. S-10. Greenwood county fair Association n H. Welser, secretary. Eureka: Sept. 13-16. Antnony f air Association Marner county, Aug. 23-26; H. E. Whitney, secre tary. Marvey uounty Agricultural Hociett John C. Nicholson, secretary, Newton; Oct. 3-7. Jefferson county Agricultural and Ma ' Chanlcal Association George A. Patter son, secretary. Oskaloosa; Sept. 6-9. Jewell County Agricultural Association Henry R. Honey, secretary, Mankato; Sept. 6-9. jenerson uoumy rouury ana f et Btok Association Norton ville, Kan.; Dec. 26-29; C. H. Rhodes, Judge; E. w. Kaufman, secretary. Marshall County Fair Association E. Miller, secretary, Marysvllle; Bept. 13-16. Miami County Agricultural and Me chanical Fair Association H. A. Floyd, secretary, Paola; Sept. 27-30. - Mitchell toumi Agricultural Assicls tion P. G. Chubbic, secretary, Belolt. Morris county exposition company M. F. Armine, secretary. Council Grove. Nemana ouniy ritir Association v. H. Fitiwater, secretary, Seneca; Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. JNeosnO Louniy rsir Association tt. Lodge, secretary, l.rle: Bept. 27-30. Chanute r nir ana improvimeni Associ ation (Neosho county) A. Hi. Tlmpane, . secretary, cnanuie; Aug. jtv 10 sept. 2. Ness county Agricultural Association I. B. Pemoer, secretary, is ess City; Sept. 28-30 Morton County Agricultural Association L. V. Graham, secretary, Norton; Aug. xo to eept. z. Osaite County Fair Association E. T. Price, secretary, Burllngame: Sept. 6-13. Central I4.ans.is rair Association Kana county) A. L. Sponsler, secretary, Hutca lnson; Sept. 19-24. Rice County Agricultural Fair and Llvo Stock Association W. T. Brown, secre tary, Sterling. , rtney uoumy flgnvuuri Association- R. T. Worboys, secretary, itlley: Aus. 31 to Sent. 2. . . Kooki county rair Association oimsr Adams, secretary, Stockton; Sept. 21-23. Southern Kansas Fair and Carnival Association (Sedgwick county) H. L. Re sing, secretary, Wichita; Bept, 26 to Oct. ir.nus State Exposition Prtmn.. (Shawnee county) C. H. Sampson, secre tary, Topeka: Sept. 12-17. Smith J?air jouniy Association E. s. Rice, secretary. Smith Center: Aug. 23-26. Stafford tjouniy air Association G. E. Moore, secretary, 8t. John; Sept. 7-9 Fredonia, Agricultural Association (Wil son county) J. T. Cooper, secretary, Fr-"' donia; Aug. 23-29.