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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 1907.
TOPUSHTHEWORK- Kansas State Federation of La bor to Establish Headquarters. Will Put an Active Organizer in the Field at Onee. FEDERATION'S POLICY. 21. 21. Walker Gives Some Ideas of the Organization's Work. To Instruct the Women How to Faror "Unionism." the delinquent list, which formerly ran from 12 -to 15 per cent. This is certainly a record to be proud of and it is hoped that the percentage of delinquents will prove even less than estimated. A PREHISTORIC SKELETON. Norton County Fanner Finds Bones of a Very Peculiar Shape. Norton, Kan., May 29. The Tele gram says: Lemuel King left some specimens of bones and teeth of some prehistoric animal at this office which were excavated from the Mustoe sand bank or pit. east of town last week. The bones undoubtedly are rare sped mens and belonged to some animal en tirely unknown at this time. A few specimens of the teeth of the animal aro peculiarly shaped and very sharp. Mr. King stated that when the bones were first discovered they were very soft, but when exposed to the air a few hours they became very brittle and hard. TAFT TO LEA VEX WORTH. Wichita, Kan., May 29. When Gen eral Organizer Henry M. Walker of the American Federation of Labor, who is organizing the Kansas State Federation of Labor, was shown several inter views from Toneka papers regarding the objects, aims and policy of the State Federation of Labor and its attitude towards other organizations today, he replied as follows: "I am organizing the Kansas State Federation of Labor and I am carrying out the Instructions of the executive council of the American Federation of Labor in the matter. I have been work ing under the instructions of President Bamuel Gompers for 15 years and sup nosed I ought to understand my busi ness by this time as well as the policy of the A. F. of L. and its officers. "There is no individual in Kansas to day. I care not how high an office he may hold, who has any right to ex press through the newspapers what the policy or the Kansas State Federation of Labor is going to bp. that is a ques tion which will be determined by the delegates at the Topeka convention and the offirers whom they elect and no in dividual has a right to take to himself that nrivileee which belongs to tne membership of the trade union move ment of Kansas. "It is not for me to say, but I can suggest, that if the aims and objects of the Kansas State Federation of La bor are in line with our other State Federations of Labor they will be some thins on the following order: '1. To bring the members and unions of organized labor of a state more closely in touch wittr each other by annual conventions and a system of monthly .reports from all sections of the state, which will not interfere with the trade regulations of the national craft organizations. "2. To look after and provide for legislation affecting the interest of all wa-worker of the state. 3. To see that the state officials In office, whose duty it is to enforce the labor laws, do so without equivocation or evasion. "4. To carrv on the work of organiz lng the unorganized in conjunction with the national craft organizations. '5. To organize city central labor todies and bring about the closer af filiation and co-operation of the local unions in that vicinity. "6. To educate the unionists and their families to buy union labelled goods and co-operate with the union farmer. '7. To educate the unionists and their families as to what the condition is and under what terms the union label, store and shop cards are used. '8. To place the workers when organ ized into their respective national craft organizations and thereby prevent dual and Independent movements from springing up. "9. To organize the women folks of the families of the union members into the Woman's International Union Label league so that they may know how to spend their money in the interest of unionism. "10 To gather statistics constantly as to the conditions of the wage workers in a state and furnish such in formation as will adi the general trade formation as will aid the general trade organization so that their craft may be He Will Arrive r.t 5:48 O'clock June 19 Bi Review lu His Honor. Leavenworth, May 29. Secretary of War "77. H. Taft will make an official visit to Fort Leavenworth June 19, word to that effect having been received Fort Leavenworth yesterday. A big review will be held in his honor and the reception at both Fort and city will be elaborate. Secretary Taft came here last Novem ber on an official visit and his greeting by Leavenworth s citizens and especial ly the school children left no lose ends which would cause that official to think that he was anything else but welcome to the city s hospitality. ntnrA thoronerhlv organized. He claims that he is meeting with great encouragement, that already cre dentials are being received from or ganizations that have elected their del egates the past week. And when ask ed his opinion about the labor laws of Kansas he said: "I am sorry to have to complain. But I find that Kansas has more laws and less enforcement than any of our western states." And continuing he said: "It is my opinion that the Kansas State Federa tion of Labor will establish permanent headquarters and likely put an organ izer permanently in the field in Kan pas. And I know that the A. F. of L. is going to place additional organiz ers in the Kansas field within the next SO days." GOOD TAX COLLECTIONS. MEASLES AT LEAVENWORTH. Several New Cases Appear Bnt Board of Health Is Not Alarmed. Leavenworth, May 29. The contagion of measles is increasing in Leavenworth again, but there is no danger of it grow ing into an epidemic at this time of the year. The health department is not agi tated In the slightest degree over tho Increase. Public schools are the principal me diums through which contagious dis eases are spread and the board of health officers, realizing the fact that the city schools will close in less than two weeks are indifferent to the last eruption of measles. THE RECEIVERS AT PITTSBCRG Find Val Blatz Property But Sfajor Portion Stored Away. Pittsburg, Kan., May 29. Brewery Receivers Allen and Whitcomb are here on a second visit. They visited all places under suspicion yesterday and wherever they found any properties they thought belonged to any of the breweries against whom the su preme court had issued injunctions for bidding them from doing business in the stafe they made a memorandum of it and will make their reports later to the attorney general. Most of the brewery property found by the receivers belonged to the Val Blatz people, and the most of tljat was stored away and not in use, apparently. TO TEST OLI SOLDIER LAW. Tlie G. A. R. Will Go After Wicliita's Mayor Through Supreme Court. Wichita, Kan.. May 29. H. H. Carr and W. C. Hershberger, civil war vet erans, are preparing suits to be filed im mediately in the supreme court against Mayor J. H. Graham. They allege vio lation of the provisions of the old sol dier preference law. .The county attor ney, attorney general and the judge ad vocate of the G. A. R. In Kansas will prosecute the case. The veterans say that they have grown weary of present ing their claims for recognition without success. PLENTY OF APPLES. Leavenworth County Treasurer's Re port Shows Prosperity. Leavenworth, Kan.,- May 29. That Leavenworth county has enjoyed a sea eon of great prosperity during the past year is shown by County Treasurer Cory's report of taxes collected on the first half. The amount assessed on the tax roll for 1906 was $496,602.45. Of this there has been collected to date $407,493.69. This Is an almost unprece dented showing and leaves a balance of JS9.106.T6 to be collected by the last day, which is June 21. The treasurer figures that there will probably be not more than 6 per cent on F. K. Jella, of Douglas County. Will Have a Full Bearing Orchard. Lawrence, Kan., May 29. F. K. Jella will raise a fair crop of apples on his farm ten miles north of town and will also raise some peaches. He went out In his orchard yesterday and found the Snow apples would have a fair yield; the Jenet trees were as full as they ought to be; the Little Milan will have a fair crop and the Maiden Blush will have some apples. Alto gether, the fruit outlook on Mr. Jella's farm Is much tetter than was ex pected and as good as it has been on the average for years. IOLA DRAYMAN ARRESTED. Was Moving a Piano at Lallarpe Without a License. Iola, Kan., May 29. J. M. Keith, an Iola drayman, was arrested for draying without a license at LaHarpe and taken before Justice Clevenger, where he plead guilty and was fined $2 and costs, a total of $3.75; which he paid. He went over with his piano moving van and moved Dr. McGill's piano from his former resi dence to his rooms over the Model Cash grocery and had just finished his Job when the city marshal arrested him. WAS JOPLIN Pitcher Boot Let Leavenworth Down With Three Hits. Played a Fast Game Shutting ' Conyicts tint 2 ia O. SALTPACKEiiSYiCTORfc Hutchinson Captured Second Contest From Oklahoma. A Wrangle Arose in Which Play ers Were Benched. Leavenworth, -Kan., May 29. Root let the locals down with three hits and Jcp lin was never in danger of defeat. The score: LEAVENWORTH i 'layer i AB. H. - O. Fisher, rf 3 Woolev, If 3 McDill, 3b 4 Schumyer, 2b 4 Laughlin, ss 4 McGill, cf. 3 Quiesser. c 2 Ling, lb 4 Middleton, p 3 ..A. 1 0 0 5 4 5 O J6 Won. Lost. Pest. .... 27 8 .771 ... 26 8 .765 20 ...13 ..625 ... 18 . 13 ,6S1 ... 14 20 '.412 ... 12 22 .353 10" 26 ' r.27S ... 8 26 .235 ham; gcanlpn, ;MclDtire, Stricklett and Butler.' f- i . ' ,- . National League Standing. tJIuns Chicago ., New York Philadelphia-..,.. Pittsburg .... Boston , Cincinnati St. Louis ...r;.-ii... Brooklyn i '.' -, AMERICAN-LCAGtrE. New York 2. Washington 1 - Washington, - May -29. The New Yorks bunched six of their seven hits in the last two innings of Tuesday's game aud aeieatea vv asmngton a xo a. Sco-e by innlntrs: ' R.H.E. Washington , 00000001 01 -8 0 New York .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 7:0 Batteries Graham and Warner; Doyle ana Jvleinow. Cleveland 6. St. Louis 5. Cleveland, May- 29,--Cleveland defeated St. Louis 6 to 5. Thtelman was hit hard In the first and "sixth inninss. Score by innings: R.H.E. Cleveland ...... ......0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 12, 4 St. Louis 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 05 10 1 Batteries Thlelrhan and Clark; Powell, Morgan, O'Connor and Spencer. Philadelphia 2, Boston 1. Philadelphia, May 29. Philadelphia de feated Boston. Ja -a. well played 11 inning contest". The homevteam won but by bunching three singles In the last inning. Score by Innings: B..H. B. Boston 0 010000000 01 4 0 Philadelphia .. . 0 Q 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 2 Batteries Winter and Criger; Plank and Schreck. -..,. Totals 30 Harrington out on bunted third strike JOPLIN. AB. H. O. A E . S 3 0 0 00 .3 13 0 0 . 4 1 17 0 .4 0 . 0 1 0 .4 14 1 0 .4 11 6 0 . 3 .31020 Payer " Perseh; If. . .... Fillman, rf. .. Harrington, cf. Rohn, lb Olson, ss Vanderhill, c.. Vaughn, 2b. .. Fleming. 3b. .. Root, p Totals 33 6 27 SCORE BY INNINGS. Jonlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 , Leavenworth o V o o o u o vv The summary: Earned runs Joplin 2. Two-base hits ooley. Midclleton.Roof Vaughn. Three-base hit Harrington. Sacrifice hit Fisher. Stolen bases- Fleming 2, Harrington, Fillman, Vaughn. Bases on balls- Off Root 4, off Middleton 3. Struck out By Root 4, by Middleton Passed ball Quiesser. Double play Fisher to Laughlin to Schaumyer. Left on bases Joplin 10, Leavenworth Time of ge.me 1:30. Umpire Kilduff, Hutchinson 9, Oklahoma City 3. Hutchinson, Kan., May 29. The Salt Packers took the second game from Oklahoma City with ease Tuesday, 9 to 3. Horton was in good form, while both Bandy and Gibson were easy. Scroggins and White were benched in the third A slow drizzling rain fell during most of the game. The score: HUTCHINSON riayei Wilson, rf Noyes. cf 3 Johnson, ss. .. Andrews, 3b. .. Zink, lb McLuckie, If. Lewis, c Wood, 2b Horton, p AB. H. O. A. E. .3 0 2 0 0 . 3 0 2 0 0 .41120 .31210 .31800 .31100 . 4 2 8 0 0 . 3 2 2 4 0 .31000 ..27 9- 26 7 0 Goes .out on foul strike. OKLAHOMA CITY. . Player AB. H. Pendry, 3b 3 J Scoggius, If. 2 I Siegle 1 o Bemis. If 1 1 McFarland 1 0 RaDDS. rf 6 1 Gill, lb 4 2 Lofton, cr 4 1 White, ss 2 0 Starkey, ss 2 0 vv laser. ZD a a Goes, c 4 0 Bandy, p 1 0 Gibson, p 3 0 O. 2 . 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 o 1 3 4 0 0 A. 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 4 24 16 0 1 0 2 9 03 FLXL 30,000 TIN CANS. Seneca School 'Children Put In a Day Cleaning Vn the Town. Seneca. Kan., May 29. A novel sight was seen Tuesday on Seneca's main street. Mayor Cohen had announced it as tin Can day, and 30,0Q0 tin cans were collected and plied up by the children of the town. Everybody reads The State Journal. REMQE o BL00B HUMORS Totals 36 Batted for Scoggins In fourth IBatted for Bemis In ninth. SCORE BY INNINGS. Hutchinson 4 1 0 3 0 0 Oklahoma City 0 0 1 0 0 0 The summary: Earned runs Hutch inson 3, Oklahoma City 2. Two-base hits Andrews, McLuckie, Wood, Johnson. Bases on balls Off Bandy 1, off Gibson 3, off Horton 4. Struck out By Gibson 1, by Horton 7. Hits Off Bandy 3 in one inning, off Gibson 6 in seven innlgs. Runs Off Bandy 4, off Gibson 5. Left on bases Hutchinson 3, Oklahoma City 10. Stolen bases Wood, Scroggins. Sacrifice hits Horton 2, McLuckie. Time 1:30. Umpire Eckman. At Springfield The failed to arrive. Topeka team Western Association Standing. Clubs Won. Jost. Pet. Wichita 18 3 .857 Oklahoma City 16 fi .727 Topeka 14 9 .609 Joplin 11 12 .478 Hutchinson 11 12 .478 Webb Citv 8 13 .381 Springfield 7 14 .333 Leavenworth 4 20 .167 When the blood i3 pure and healthy the skin will be soft, smooth and free from eruptions, but when the blood becomes infected with some un healthy humor the effect is shown by rashes, eruptions, boils and pimples, or other disfiguring and annoying- skin disease. The skin is provided -with countless pores and glands which act as a drainage system to rid the body of impurities through the perspiration that is constantly passing through these little tubes. There are other glands that pour out on the skin an oily substance to keep it soft and pliable. When the blood becomes filled with humors and acids these are thrown off through the pores and glands, burning and irritating the skin and drying up the natural oils so that we have not only Acne, Eczema, Salt Rheum, etc., but such dry, scaly skin affections as Tetter, Psoriasis, and kindred troubles. The treatment of skin troubles with salves, washes, lotions, etc. is not along the right line. True, such treatment relieves some of the itching and discomfort and aids in keep ing the skin clear, but it does not reach the real cause of the trouble, -which are humors in the blood, and it can therefore have no real curative effect on these skin affections. S. S. S., a gentle acting and perfect blood purifier, is the best and quickest treatment. . It goes down into the blood and removes the humors, fiery acids and poisons from the circulation, cools the overheat ed blood, and by sending a fresh stream of nourishing blood to the skin permanently cures skin diseases of every character. S. S. S. is made entirely of health producing roots, herbs and barks, and is an absolutely safe remedy for young or old. S. S. S. cures Ectema, Acne, Salt Rheum, Tetter, Pso riasis, and all other disagreeable and unsightly eruptions of the skin. Special book on Skin Diseases and any medical advice desired furnished free to all who write. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Cincinnati 2. Chicago 10. Cincinnati. May 29. Daring base run ning, coupled with the misplays of the locals, allowed Chicago to win an easy viclorv over Cincinnati Tuesday. It was only in the final inning that Cincinnati was able to bunch their hits off Brown. Score by Innings: R.H 3 Cincinnati 0 0000000 2 2 9 6 Chicago 0 0010243 010 9 1 Batteries Essick and Schlei; Brown and KJing. Philadelphia 12, New York 9. New York, May 29. Philadelphia took the first game of the series from New lork 13 to 9. There was a Jot of hitting on both sides and the visitors won out by bunching hits in the ninth inning. Phila delphia used two pitchers Corridon and Pittinger while the locals had to call up on the services of three. Score by innings: R.K.E. Philadelphia 3 3013000 312 13 1 New York .2 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 9 13 1 Batteries Corridon, Pittinger and Jack litsch;Ames, Taylor, McGinnity and Bow erman. St. Louis 1, Pittsburg 10. St. Louis, Mo., May 29. Pittsburg bunched hits in the second and seventh innings and won an easy victory from St, Louis by a score of 10 to 1. Score by Innings: " R.H.E St. Louis . . 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 8 4 Pittsburg 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 110 12 2 Batteries Fromme and Marshall; Lee ver and Gibson. American League Standing. Clubs Won. Lost. Chicago -. 23 10 Cleveland 23 12 Detroit 18 12 New- York a 16 ... J5 . .. Philadelphia. ,.vV.. 15 ... 17 . St. Louis 14 21 Boston' 11 22 Washington 9 20 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Pet. .697 .657 .600 .516 . ..469 .400 .333 .310 At Kansas City Kansas City 5, Milwau kee 3. At St. Paul St. Paul 0, Minneapolis 10. At Ixiuisville Louisville 9, Toledo 1. At Columbus Columbus 3, Indianapolis 12. American Association Standlnc Clubs Won. Lost. Pet Minneapolis ..... Columbus C8tft am St. Paul Toledo Milwaukee .. Ixmisville . . Indianapolis 19 13 .693 19 14 .576 17 13 ' .567 17 19 .472 16 18 ' .471 16 19 . .467 14 : 17 .451 16 21 N .432 WESTERN LEAGUE. Denver 5, Pueblo O. Denver, May' 29. In a pitchers' battle Denver defeated Pueblo in their first meeting of the season in Denver, dcore by innlntrs: R.H.E. Denver ......1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 7 3 Pueblo 0 0000000 0 O 4 2 Batteries Wright and Zalusky; Hatch ana tsmitn. . . . . Ilolton 14, Barnum's Clowns 2. Holton. Kan., May 29. A ball team hailing from Buffalo, N. Y-, and called Barnum's Clowns was taken into camp yesterday afternoon, in a onesided game by the Holton Cyclones, the score being 14 to 3 for the Holton boys. McGrew and Connor were the battery for the home team and the features of the game was the pitching of McGrew and the fielding of Frank, the Holton shortstop. ' . McPherson 7, Walton O. : Mcpherson. Kah., . May 29. The second ' game between McPherson and Walton was played Tuesday afternoon, resulting in a victory' for McPherson by a complete. shot-out, i-the score be ing 7 to 0. Baird pitched for Mc Pherson, played a straight "no hit" game and not ant' error; was-made by McPherson. , Leonard villa 3, Green 2. Leonardville, Kan., May 29. Leon- ardville defeated Green by a score of 3 to 2. The game was close and inter esting al lthrough although Furley had the Green boys at his mercy all the time. - . i Cottier 6, Abilene 1. Abilene, Kan., May 29. Cotner uni verslty, Lincoln, Neb., defeated Abi ene Tuesday afternoon in the first game of its tour by swift field work and hard hitting, out playing the home team. jl1 (jvrf P ORIGINAL i THE TASTE That one thing alone is fast making Toasted Com Flakes the t most popular breakfast food ever made. Because it is better different. Once a "Com 1 Flaker" always a "Cora Flaker" when it is the GENUINE Corn Flakes. 10c all Grocers, onerae for the signature of jJJ Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co. Battle Creek, Mich. Boston 1-10, Brooklyn 7-9. Boston, May 29. Brooklyn won the first of two games played here 7 to 1 hitting Liindarnan freely. The second game was exciting, Boston winning 10 to 9.- The weather was raw and cold. Score by innings: - R.H. EL Brooklyn 1 2100003 07 13 0 Boston 100 0 00 00 0 1 7 2 Batteries Pastorius and Ritter; Linda man and Brown. Second game Score by innings: R.H.E. Boston 0 2102032 10 14 1 Brooklyn 0 40120020 9 13 2 Batteries Pfeffer, Flaherty and Need- Game at Emporia a Tie. Emporia, Kan., May 29. With the score 4 to 4 at the' close of the eleventh inning the game between the College of Emporia and the Normals to decide the town championship was called Tuesday afternoon on account of rain. The game was the third of a series. each team having won a game. Anoth er contest will be played Friday. To Sell a Valunble Colt. Lexington, Ky.. May 29. Paul J. Rainey, the Cleveland turfman, has ta ken an option on Lee Smith two-year- old colt, John Marrs, for $12,000. and William Garth, his trainer, will arrive at Louisville to look over the colt. Rainey has posted $500 as forfeit for his option and if he does not take him the colt will be sold to Ed Alvey, of Louisville, for $12,000. The colt has started three times and is unbeaten. Rainey purchased Yankee Consul for 20,000, Demund for $45,000 and Horace H. for $25,000. Gets $17,500 for Hlgliball. Philadelphia, May 29 Frank B. Wild- man, or Norrtstown, has sold the trot ter Highball, trial 2::09, for $17,500. to Murray Howe, agent for Gus Hart- well, of Chicago. - Ed Geers, who had the horse under contract for the sea son, when asked by Wlldman about selling, said: "The time to sell is when you get a buyer." Wildman paid $600 for the horse. Pitcher Kltson to Go. Detroit, Mich., May 29. Before the rrlub left for home, it was announced that Manager Cantlllon has asked for bids for Pitcher Kltson. It Is expected that the twirler will be sent to some American Association team, . waivers having been secured. Buys a Bunch of Yearlings. Lexington, Ky., May 29. Henry Mc- Danlels has bought here of Col. Milton Young and other breeders eleven head of thoroughbred yearlings, paying $14, 000 for the bunch. They are for L. A. mmmmmmammm ' Arrow CUIFtCO SHRUNK , QUARTER SIZE Collar. IB CENTS EACH'. I FOR B CENTS wtnum ca..Mum scum musts Cella, the St. Louis turfman and race track owner, and are the get of sucn sires as Cesarion, imp. AHoway, Nas- turium and imp: Shmprous.' to NO GAME AT BALDWIN.' Baker Tried to Force a "Home" Um pire on St. Mary's Tuesday. Baldwin. Kan. May 29. Because the Baker university baseball team tried to force a local umpire upon the St. Marys team yesterday afternoon the St. Marys team refused to play and the long ex pected championship contest between the two schools was postponed. Accord ing to the contract for the game between the two schools Baker was to choose an umpire betwen Lieutenant Glassford of Fort Riley or Relihan of K. TJ. and was to have either one or the other umpire on the grounds at the time the' game was schaduled. When the St. Marys team arrived on -the field the Baker men attempted te get Quigley to agree to having Forrest Allen, the Baker uni versity basketball coach, officiate, and St. Marys refused to play. A good deal of feeling has been aroused among the local baseball fans In regard to the action of the two schools but the general verdict seems to approve the action of the St. Marys team In refusing to play. Baker has made herself obnoxious to the fans here be--cause of her repeated arbitrary methods of selecting officials for the games who were known to favor Baker. It is cer tain that the action of St. Marys will meet with approval among the different colleges of the state who have had deal ings with Baker. A good game would have undoubtedly resulted as the field was in fine shape and the teams were both in good shape. Mason was to have pitched for Baker and Bakule for St. Marys. McGRATH JOIXS GOTHAM A. C. The Weight Thrower Will Greatly Strengthen the Team. New Tork, May 29. The New York Athletic club track team will be great ly strengthened by the addition of Matt rVTcCirath. who won the Metropolitan Junior hammer-throwing championship last vear with a tnrow or lod ieei ana ctlll Inter threw 158 feet. vrr-rirnth is 6 feet l men tail ana wotsrha 200 noundsi and is the laeai v.nii for a weieht thrower. He exe cutes the double turn in a style of his own, that is, he begins very slowly, but kp iratherlne speed at eacn succes sive move until the centrifugal force is like lightning towara xne ena. ne ia ,v. imnrnved since last year and . is also good at tne ao-pouna weism auu discus. TO RAISE PEXNANT JULY 4. National League Flag to Be Hoisted on Mornins Reds Are in Chicago. Cincinnati, O., May 29. President Murphy has announced that he had set the morning of July 4 as the date for raising the National league pennant at the West side grounds, Chicago. The Cincinnati club will play the cubs there that day and Garry Herrmann prom ised that he would bring a train load of rooters and a brass band if the raising would be set for that time. WESTERN' ASSOCIATION GOSSIP. WHERE THEY PLAY TOMORROW. Topeka at Springfield. Joplin at Leavenworth. Oklahoma Citv .at Hutchinson. Wichita at Webb City. ' When the White Sox return to To peka they will be playing on the finest baseball diamond tn the Western Asso ciation.. Since the team has been on the road the grounds have been put in excellent shape. Fifteen loads of sandy loam were hauled onto the dia mond from North Topeka. The soil was rolled and graded into shape so that a good drainage is now afforded. The condition of the grounds , has been improved still greater by cover ing the diamond with eight barrels of crude oil. This will put the ground in the finest shape and will prevent -the dust from rising and blowing' through the air. Leavenworth Post: The local man agement is searching the country for players and expects to have a number of first class men here by Wednesday. A rumor is current that Dick Rohn may be secured as field manager of the team, but this, has not been verified. Rohn is a good man and ought to be able to get the Leavenworth team out of the rut: He Is with Joplin at pres ent, but is holding down a bench. It i is also rumored that Cecil Bankhead, formerly second baseman of the Wich ita team, will be secured by the local magnates. - It is not unlikely that a double header will be played with Webb City next Sunday. The Webb City team has two postponed games to play in To peka and there are two Sunday dates between the two teams on the home grounds. The Webb City team will be here August 18th and the other dou ble header will probably be played at that time. Springfield is trying out a young ster by the name of Nee at third. He is another unknown in this league, but he ought . to be as good as Cuthbert. He couldn't do much worse. Dick Cooley is back in the game at Louisville and the Colonels seem to be rejuvenated. The team has now won fcur straight games and are beginning to climb up the ladder again. The Leavenworth papers are- begin ning to knock and howl because the magnates of that city are paying a manager a fat salary to keep the bench fiom getting cold. What comes from throwing pop bottles as is done . in some uncivilized stations of the Western association is shown by the following from the Springfield Leader: A pop bottle was thrown by somebody in the grand stand, presum ably at the umps, but it missed . his head a few Inches and hit Cole, the Midget left fielder. In the back of the head. He was knocked unconscious and did not regain consciousness until several hours after. This morning he was suffering considerably and his fe ver was very high. It is not believed, however, that his injury will prove fa tal. Cole had been benched in the firsi game by would-be umps Guthrie and he was trying to settle the trouble when he wag hit.- His being but of the game will greatly cripple the Midgets. Joplin News-Herald:' Stockholders of the new Webb City baseball club are to meet in the ainc Ore building tomor row morning .at 9 o'clock for the pur pese of electing officers. Lawrence Mil ton Is slated to be named as manager. w ruie it seems niteiy, as neretorore pre dicted in the News-Herald, that H. B. Jenkins, cf this city, will be elected president to fill the position left vacant by T. C. Hayden, who disposed of his stock. Since the Webb City baseball club changed hands the attendance at the games has been larger, and if the present enthusiasm continues, Webb City regardless of size will be one of the best paying towns In the Western Association. Jay Andrews Is having his troubles at Hutchinson. Lewis, the catcher, has a swollen arm which keeps him out of the game. Eddie Noyes has to do, all the catching. Several other men on the team are also out of condition. Jay, however, has some new men on the string and it is not unlikely that some of them will join the team within a few days. The Wichita team atte'nded the game at Webb City Monday and rooted for Webb City. There was no game scheduled for Wichita. Oklahoma City is now playing Bill Rappsi at second. The change improves the fielding of the Mets. Along with the rumors of the trans fer of the Springfield franchise is this story, in the Joplin News-Herald: Tt was reported in Webb City this morning that the Springfield franchise of the Western Baseball Association would be changed probably to Enid, Ok., a hust ling little city not far from Oklahoma City, and a red hot baseball town, on are all the western towns. A change to Enid would mean a. revision of the schedule, but much money would be saved in car fare and the circuit, it Is believed, would be more y satisfactory. Springfield is not the good baseball town that it was several years ago. By removing the franchise to Enid, the circuit would be made much more com pact. Local baseball fans who are au thority on matters pertaining to base ball say that Leavenworth may drop out of the league before the season is over. -? 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