Newspaper Page Text
THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 12, 1907.
IreE-IIWEIW sAPRETTY CONTEST Topeka-Springfield - Ball - Game Was Close. In order to reduce stock we have marked our goods so that the prices - will move them. COIVfl E AND SEE Your Credit Is Good V"w v pi Jim i ,w, TyTwy O. C MORTRUDE, Mgr. 509 KANSAS AVE. I RAILROAD HI Santa Fe Will Establish Trans continental System. Hun From Gulf Metropolis to Pacific Coast. Willi SHORTEN TIME. Agreement Made With the - Gould Lines EffectiveSept. 15. Other Items of Interest Hallway People. to New Orleans. July 12. The Pica yune today says: Plans of the Santa Fe system for entering New Orleans and establishing a new transcontinental route from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific ocean were made known today by the visit of officials of the Santa Fe system to New York. - General Superintendent Maxion, Chief Engineer Felt and General .freight Agent Hershiry of the Gulf. Colorado & Santa. Fe made an inspec tion preliminary to effecting a traffic arrangement with the Gould lines which will nut the Santa Fe Texas lines into New Orleans by September j.0. At tne same time . plans for the transcontinental route, were revealed. The Santa Fe proposes to build a con necting line from their San Angelo road in Texas to their main line to the Pacific coast. This connection is pro- jectea Detween eitner coieman Junc tion or Brownwood. Texas, to Mexico which is on the dividing line between Texas and New Mexico, and will make a. route to the Pacific about 300 miles shorter than the Southern Pacific. Meanwhile the Santa Fe will con- 'struct its own line into New Orleans. using the Gould consolidation tempo rarily. The Santa Fe also proposes to build a connecting link between Center, Texas, and Tulsa. I. T., to furnish an outlet through these places for the Kansas City, Missouri, Oklahoma and Indian Territory district. TO TEST BLOCK SIGNALS. ter system of that city. J. B. Adams has for 20 years been one of the edi tors of the Railroad Gazette and is recognized authority on signaling. A meeting of the board has been called for next Friday, when organiza tion will be completed and a plan of work outlined. Not a Man Crosses the Plate Till Ninth. A SQUEEZE PLAY WON. Erwin and Davis Were the Per formers. Sox Make Bat Two Hits Off Porter. In one of the prettiest games seen on the local park this season, the Topeka Champs won from Springfield yesterday afternoon in a ninth inning finish by a score of 1 to 0. It was a pitchers" bat tle all the way through. The Midgets sprung a surprise on the Topeka bat- ters in the person .of Porter, a slab ar tist who is elevated to the height of seven feet and who was drubbed "High Pockets" by the meagre crowd who viewed the contest from seats in the grandstand. The gentleman from Tex as whose hip pockets obstructed the visage of Umpire Jacobs pitched a great game, letting the Champs down with two singles which were scattered like tree limbs after a Medicine Lodge cyclone. The hits all came after two men were out and the next batter in both cases proved easy for the lofty pitcher. His control was excellent and he did not issue a free bit of transpor tation until the ninth inning. Thia, however, proved his undoing. TRIBUTE TO ORIENT. Board of Experts Named by Commerce Commission. Washington, July 12. The interstate commerce commission has appointed a board of experts to conduct experimen tal tests or block signal systems and other safety devices used on railroads in the United States, as provided for by Joint resolution ; of congress. The members of this board are Prof. Morti mer E. Cooley, Captain Azel Ames, Jr. Frank G. Ewaid and J. B. Adams. Prof. Cooley,- who has been named as chairman of the board, was graduated from the United States Naval academy in 1878, but resigned from the service in 1885 to accept the chair -of .mechani cal engineer in tne University of Michi gan. He has performed valuable ser vices for the state of Michigan in mak ing a physical valuation of the steam railroad property in that state for tax ation purposes He did similar work In Newfoundland and in Wisconsin. Captain Ames is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of -Technology ana nas several years experience .with railway work. . - ... Frank G. Ewald has. been the con sulting engineer of the railroad and warehouse commission of Illinois for the last two years, prior to which he was employed by the city of Chicago in charge of the tunnel work for the wa- SHIRTS THI PRECISION SCCN IN THI PATTERN OF A CLUETT NEGLIGE SHIRT SHOWS THC CLOSE ATTENTION TO DETAIL WHICH ATTENDS THE MAK ING OF ALL CLUETT SHIRTS. WHITE AND FANCY PATTERNS. A.K rOH ClUCTT VHIRT.. rOW CLUTTT UIRL. CUUETT. PEABODY CO. . ARROW COtUM. Eastern Periodical Speaks Highly of Stilwell Road. The Mining World and Engineering Record, an English publication, in a re cent article pays quite a tribute to tha Mexico & Orient railway and its presi dent, a. Ji stilwell. The article fol lows : "World's treasure-house," a vast con glomerate of mineralized lodes contain ing incalculable metallio wealth and forming a gigantic magnate for future traffic. Rising to an elevation of 8,140 feet beyond the third and last crossing of the continental divide, the track of the Orient working westward is now completed to a point in the Sierras 199 miles of rail weste of Chihuahua, whilst from the port on the Pacific side pro ceeding eastward the track is in opera tion past Fuerte, and should be in work ing for 100 miles inwards from the coast by the end of the year. Ultimately the two railheads meet, and that consum matlon will realize one of the greatest increments to the world's mineral val ues ever established by man's energy. Up to within the past few years it was not known, nor was it generally believed that such a line would be . located through the Sierras, and it would as tonish many to learn that at no point in the present location does the gradient exceed that of the Great Western be tween London and; Bristol. Territory along the route through the Sierras is held for the most part by its now for tunate possessors in large parcels, one British company, at least, being prom inently represented. They have had hitherto to depend upon mule traffic passing in some cases for hundreds of miles to ana rrom tnelr destinations, notwithstanding the ore material pos sessed by them and available under more reasonable circumstances is to be calculated by many millions sterling. Development has been throttled by iso lation, and communication direct by rail with the great manufacturing centers of the United States on the east and with the port on the west, opens the door to realization of mineral wealth, a diminutive portion of which would be sufficient to defray the cost of the whole road. It was by the master mind of the president of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient that this great project was plan ned, and it is due to the indomitable perseverance of that gentleman, his perspicuity in selection of officers and experts, and his "blank refusal" of the usual financial methods adopted by too many railroad magnates, that the un dertaking occupies the position it does today. The Mining World is interested in railroad expansion wherever it affects the development of mining business, and the economic supply of the necessaries of life comes under that heading as a potent accessory to successful mining. The Orient, after leaving the manufac turing center of Kansas City, traverses districts prolific in agricultural produce, both animal and vegeteable. Coal fields, forests, sugar, tobacco and fruits are to be counted amongst the products on its 1.600-mile route. Towns, but a few months old, are springing up. This road is a Leviathan in value-creating power, and whilst property owners on its route can never complain that Dame Fortune has forsaken them, those in terested in the project may be justly proud of the part they are silently tak ingjn the world's work. CHANGES IN GULF & CHICAGO. L. 5. Berg Succeeds Bird' Robinson as President. New York, July 12. Bird Robinson. president of the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City railroad and the Gulf & Chicago railway, resigned yesterday and L. S. Berg, former president of the New Orleans Terminal company, was elected to fill the vacancy. It is report ed that Mr. Berg and his associates have acquired a controlling interest in the two properties and intend to de velop them. McGann Oat of the Game. New York, July 12. Many weeks will elapse before Dan McGann, field cap tain of the new York National league team, will again don a baseball uni form and the end of the season may come before he is able to hurl a ball across1 the diamond or clutch a bat firmly enough to make a swing. After waiting patiently for three weeks for his arm to round into shape and un dergoing various treatments, the stub born whip was put under the x-ray and the hospital surgeons found that the bone was broken and the member had to be put into a plaster cast. McPherson 6, Sterling 4. Sterling, July 12. McPherson defeated the Morris Reds here yesterday in an in teresting game, 6 to 4. In a three game series this gives McPherson two. Gov ernor Folk of Missouri was a spectator, i walked Seikmier and Nee hit to right fleJd advancing tin ftttle shortstop to third. Mays knocked one to Ragan and Mays was caught at second, re tiring tha side: This was the last opportunity for the Midgets as Topeka got busy in the ninth and frustrated the plans and hopes of the visitors Fine Team Wort In Stopping a High iuro w to xmro. for what seemed destined extra inning affair. lne score: , to be an Plaver Lawler, If. ... Davis, rf Abbott, lb. ... Erwin, c Dalrymple, cf. Runkri. 3b. . . Ragan, ss Olson, 2b Halla. p TOPEKA. AB. R. 4 3 4 ..... 3 S H. 1 0 0 0 o o 0 1 0 o. 0 1 13 8 o 1 1 3 0 Totals Player "High" Porter, Who Puzzled the Sox. In the' meantime while Mr. Porter had the Topekans guessing as to ' the exact course of his delivery, Jack Halla was pitching great ball and held 'the situation pretty well in control, espec ially in the pinches. Three times with matters looking dangerous he held the Midgets with an iron grasp. He also had them guessing somewhat as the seven men he struck out can testily.; The playing of both sides was mark ed by brilliant "fielding. 'The Topeka team played a great game behind Halla and the support of the Midgets was a!-? most faultless. Nee, the little high school lad played a-' great game at short for the visitors and on oTne oc casion robbed Dalrymple -in bold day light and in the JulUvleW of the spec tators of what ordinarily would have been a nice hit. It was the boldest piece of robbery seen on the infield for some time. The only error 'made by xopeica fpll to the lot of Colonel Lewis Runkel, the custodian of station No. 3. This act transpired in the opening of the eighth Inning- Ritter knocked one towards Ragan and Runkel ran in front of Ra gan to neia tne pan ana men rumDieu it. Ragan could have neiaea it easuy but Runkel did not Know Steve s wnere abouts and thought he could get it him .-if Col made an error for Spring flpld in the second inning when he dropped Runkel's fly. The solitary run oi ine gam -wbb Hfored in the last half of the ninth innine. Lawler rolled one down to Reed and died before reaching first, r-invia then perambulated towards the plate with a nquia in nis eyes iuii ui red corpuscles and much darker than ttia in of his countenance. Porter could read the look of determination in the ODtics of the red complexioned one unit rioter-mined not to give him a chance at the ball. Thereby he issued his only transportation of the game. But thi3 was not enough for Red so he tnin second. Abbott struck at a bad one for the third strike and started to hoat it nut to nrst alter Kiuer naa failed to hold it. Reed dropped the baa and Davis was on third waiting lor an nnnnrtunltv to come home. With one out Erwin went to the bat with orders to work the squeeze piay. na pilmu a nico one and rolled it half way between the pitchers' box and the in itial station and the stuff was off. Davis scored and Erwin expired on first, The game was won by this run. J.mS was ine omy mums v "en locals looked dangerous. Springfield, however, gave Topeka several close calls. In the fifth inning with only one man out Tommy Smith doubled to right field. The hit would . have been good for three bases but Davis managed to stop it with his foot while on the run. Cole flew out to right field, advancing Smith to third. However, all Reed could do for his country was to pop one to Ragan. Irt the eighth trouble was started by Runkel's error on Ritter's ground v.aii Trvrter sacrificed Ritter to sec ond and the new Midget receiver went to third on Smith's infield out Then Cole came to bat. The former White Sox player, however, was not equal to and although he man aged to connect, Halla was in front of the ball and tnrew joie out an. m-sw It was in the nlntn inning tnai nana had his hardest duty to perrorm. After two men had been retired Halla .:.w..-.:.2 - 1 2 SPRINGFIELD. Smith. 2b A ft 1 Cole, If 4 0 1 ' Reed, lb 4 "0 0 Murray, cf. ........ 4 0 1 Seikmier. rf. ... 3 . O Nee. ss. ............. 3 0 1 Mays, 3b .- l4 0 1 Ritter. c 3 0 O Porter, p 20 0 27 18 O. 1 1 18 a i o 0 3 0 A. 3 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 2 E. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 E. 0 1 1 0 o 0 0 0 0 The summary: Earned runsJoplln 1. TWO-base hits Wilson 7lnlr TptH srpw Three-base hit Filima Off Vananda 4, off Wescott 3. Struck out tsy vananda 4, by Wescott 10. Dou Dies plays Perch to Rohn. Hit by pitched ball Vanderhill. Stolen bases Wilson, Johnson, Fillman, Rohn, Persch, Fleming. Sacrifice hits Wilson i, L-asey, vananda, Harrington. Um pire Guthrie. Western Association Standing. Cubs - Won. Lost. Wichita 49 16 Oklahoma City 41 24 Topeka 40 28 Joplin 38 29 Hutchinson 86 82 Webb City 29 37 Springfield 18 46 Leavenworth .... - 1 44 . Pet. .754 ,631 ' .5S3 .667 .629 .439 .281 .241 NATIONAL LEAGTTS. Philadelphia 6, Chicago 3. Philadelphia, July 12. Philadelphia defeated Chicago by hitting Reulbach and Taylor hard. fl?ore bi innings: R H.E. Chicago 00000003 03 8 1 Philadelphia .....03 003000 13 0 Batteries Reulbach. Taylor and Kllng; Brown and Dooin. New York 10. Cincinnati 0. New York, July 12. Cincinnati opened a series here, but the visitors were shut out. 10 to 0. New York batted Mason vigorously, the batting feature being home runs by Hannifan and Strang. St-nre innlnes: R WTO Cincinnati 0 000000000 6 0 New x orK v x v v x I io 14 1 Batteriese Mason and Schlei; Wiltse and Bowerman. National League Standing. Clubs Won. Lost. Pet. Chicago 65 19 .743 New York 44 26 .629 Pittsburg 42 28 .600 Philadelphia 41 30 .677 Boston 31' 38 .449 Cincinnati 31 43 .419 Brooklyn 30 43 .411 St. Louis 17 60 .221 715 Kansas jive. Totals ...31 0 5 36 15 2 Two men out when winning run was made. ' i SCORE BY INNINGS. Topeka .....0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 Springfield .....0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Summary: .Two base hit Smith Sacrifice hits Erwin, Porter. Stolen bases Davis, Abbott, Runkel, Mays. Bases on balls Off Halla 2, off Porter 1. Struck out By Halla 7, by Porter 4. Left on bases Topeka 4, Spring field 6. Time i of game 1:15. At tendance 123. Umpire Jacobs. Oklahoma City 6, Leavenworth t. Oklahoma City, Ok., July 12. Timely hitting won for Oklahoma City. McFar land secured four runs on two doubles. The score: OKLAHOMA CITY. Player AB. H. O. Penary. 3b 3 Scoggins, If. ....... ',' 3 Gill. lb. 4 Rapps, cf 4 Mctanana, rr. 4 Schumyer out, attempt to bunt. LEAVENWORTH. Player ' AB. H. O. A. Fisher, c. 5 0-33 Quiesser, lb 4 18 0 Vaughn, 3b :.. 4 2 2 0 Schumyer, 2b 3 0 3 1 Gilbert, rf. , 4 0 2 0 Goveran, If 4 2 1 . 0 Middleton. cf ? 3 0 1 0 f-Turner, ss ... 4 1 2 . 2 Seioy, p. a ' o a Totals IL.34 e 24 13 SCORE BY INNINGS. Oklahoma City 2 0000310 6 Leavenworth 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 01 The summary: Two-base hits Mc Farland 2, Turner, Scoggins. Sacrifice hit Middleton. Left on bases Leaven worth 9, Oklahoma City 3. - Hit by pitch ed ball White. Struck out By Bandy 4, by Selby 3. "Bases on balls Off Bandy 2, off Selby 4. Time of game 1:40. Umpire Eckman. Wichita 2. Webb City 0. Wichita, Kan., July 12. Webb City was powerless to hit Young at any time when a hit might have meant a run and the locals took- the game, 2 to 0. The score: WICHITA. Player AB. H. O. A. E Milan. If 4 2 2 0 Becker, rf 4 2 0 1 Hetling, 3b 3 2 12 Bayless, cf 4 1 0 0 Holland, lb 3 0 9 2 Weaver, c 3 2 10 1 Annis, ss. z Kelly. 2b 2 0 1 .3 Young, p 3 . 0 1 2 BASE BALL "White Sox vs. Wiohita SATURDAY. SUNDNY, MON . DAY AND 1UE DAY July 13,14. 13. 16 Week Day Game 4 p.m. Sundays 3 p. m. General Admission, 25c. Grand Stand, 15c Ladies' Free Tuesday White, ss. Wlsser, 2b.. Goes. c. . . Bandy, p. . Totals fiT - 3 .2 3 . 3 .28 0 0 .13 2 - 1 0 4 - 5 1 26 A. 4 0 0 " 0 0 3 3 4 2 16 E. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. " At Kansas City Kansas City, 1; Co- lumDus. 3. At Minneapolis Minneapolis, 4; Louis ville. 10. At Milwaukee Milwaukee-Indian apolis, no game; rain. At St. Paul St. Paul, 1; Toledo, l.y American Association Standing;.' Clubs Won. Lost. Pot. Toledo 49 Columbus 45 Minneapolis 44 Kansas City 39 Milwaukee 37 Louisville 35 Indianapolis 33 St. Paul 31 29 30 34 39 42 42 49 48 .628 .600 .564 .500 .468 .455 .402 .392 AMERICAN LE"UE. Totals 29 9 27 WEBB CITY. Player AB. H. O. Collins, if. 4 0 0 Cheek, c . 3 0 4 Olson, ss 4 2 4 Wright, lb , S 0 7 Lofton, cf 2 1 3 Painter, 2b :. 3 0 3 Blausser, 3b 3 11 Fleming, rf 3 0 1 Meredith, p. 3 0 0 4 23 14 A. 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 8 E. 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 . 0 2 0-0 Totala ...27 Becker out, hit by batted ball SCORE BY INNINGS. Wichita 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Webb City .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The summary: Two-base hit Milan. First base on balls Off Young 2. Hit by batted ball Lofton 2, Fleming. Struck out By Young 9. by Meredith 3. Double plays Olson (unassisted), Het ling to Holland, Kelly to Annis to Hol land. Sacrifice hits Annis. Hetling. Umpire Mclnnis. Time 1:80. Attend ance 400. Hutchinson 3. Joplin 1. Joplin, Mo.. July 12. An error by Ol son and two hits by Hutchinson gave the visitors two tallies in the twelfth inning, resulting in Joplin's defeat. The score was 8 to 1. The score: HUTCHINSON. Player A.B. H. Fettigrew, CI 4 Wilson, rf 4 Noyes, 3b 6 Zink. lb 6 Lewis, c 4 Casey, 2b 4 Johnson, ss. ........ 5 Zackert, If .. 5 vanda, p 4 O. 3 3 0 15 5 4 3 3 0 A. 0 0 3 0 1 6 ' 4 , 0 2 Totals 42 11 36 Batted for Wescott in twelfth. JOPT.TN. Player AB. H. Fillman, rr 5 Harrington, cf 5 o Olson, ss 4 o Rohn, lb 4 1 Persch, If 5 l Quiesser. 2b 4 1 Vanderhill. c ; 4 o Fleming, 3b, -....a,!. 5 ,t Wescott, p. 4 , o Armstrong i o O. 2 0 1 14 3 . 5 11 0 . 0 16 A. 1 0 3 2 1 3 1 6 4 0 Totals 41 6 36 21 SCORE BY INNINGS. Hutchinson 00000001000 Joplin 0 0001000000 E. 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 23 01 Cleveland 1. Boston 0. Cleveland, July 12 Cleveland shut out Boston, 1 to 0, Clarkson allowing but five scattered singles. Score by innings: R.H.E Cleveland 0 0000001 1 8 . 0 Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 6 1 Batteries Clarkson and Clarke; Glaze and Shaw. Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 5. Philadelphia, July 12 Philadelphia de feated St. Louis In a 12 inning game 6 to 5. Waddell pitched sensational ball after he relieved Dygert in the seventh, nine of the St. Louis batters fanning out. Score by Innings: R.HE. St. Louis .. .....I 0OQ301O00O 05 10 4 Philadelphia- ,..00002030000 l , Batteries Howell, Pelty and Stevens; Dygert, Waddell and Schreck. Chicago 10, Washington 2. - - : Chicago, ' July 12. Five hits and six runs off Fatten in the third retired the Washington left-hander, and Chicago won. " - Score by innings: R.H.E. Chicago 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 3 10 10 1 Washington.. 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 02 8 1 Batteries Smith and McFarland; Patten, Hickman and Heyden. American Leasrae Standing. Clubs Won. Lost. Pet. Chicago 46 25 " .648 Cleveland 46 29 .613 Philadelohla. 42 81 .575 Detroit 39 28 . .573 New York 1 33 35 .485 St. Louis 30 44 -.405 Boston 27 45 r .376 Washington....... 23 47 .328 WESTERN LEAGUE, Denver 10, Sioux City 6. Sioux City, July 12. Denver took the last of the Sioux City Beries, 10 to 6, by effective pounding of local pitchers. Score by innings: R.H.E. Sioux City 0 102003006 8 4 Denver ....1 0 3 10 0 13 110 16 3 Batteries Lurchner.Newlin and Shee han; Adams and McDonough. Pueblo 5. Des Moines 4. Des Moines, July 12. Pueblo took- the final game of the series after an up hill fight. Des Moines had a chance to win the last -when its bases were full, but threw the chance away. Score by Innings: - RH.E. Des Moines 0 0040000 04 12 3 Pueblo 10 1 0 02 0 0 1-5 11 2 Batteries Gehring, Yeager and Dex ter; Fitzgerald and Drill. Omaha 5, Lincoln 2. Lincoln. July 12. Errors by Zlnran and Thomas helped Omaha to score, while Door playing on the part of Third Baseman Meier added to Lincoln's bur den of grief. s.,a hv Innfnfira; R.H.E. T.tnnnln 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 02 6 3 Omaha 0 0 13 0 1 0 0 0-6 i. X Batteries -Olcotte and Zlnran; sum- i ven. Hall and Gonding. ! Bresnahan's Latest Invention. ; Nw York. July 12. Roger Bresnahan, ' Inventor of the baseball shin guards, has sprung into the inventive limelight again, because of his experience of be ing hit by one of Coakleys inshoots, Roger's new invention is a headgear j not unlike the headgear worn by foot- ; ball players. It has been ordered from Exceptional Strong Values in Men's Oxfords Saturday Men's Pat. Colt, swing last, Blucher style, oak soles, A )) very stylish r Men's Pat. Colt, stub toe, Button Oxfords, oak sole, tf A )) a dandy.... .....tPfuu Men's Gun Metal or Vici Kid Blucher Oxford, medium tf A fl( or narrow swing... .... .... r,"vl Pat. Colt Oxford or Gun Metal Calf, ? Cl swing last, oak sole3 5..t7 Economy Basement Specials $1.98 Men's Pat. Leather Oxfords broad toe, Blucher style, up to $5 values, on sale $2.98 Men's $3.50 Oxfords Kid and Pat. Bluch er style, on sale $2,48 Buys a splendid Ox ford kid or calf small sizes up to $3.00 values. WESTERN ASSOCIATION GOSSIP. WHERE THEY PLAY TOMORROW: Wichita at Topeka. Springfield at Webb City. Joplin at Leavenworth. - Oklahoma City at Hutchinson. ', Welter, the Springfield shortstop, was out of the game yesterday- on account of a sprained hand which was bother ing him somewhat and Manager Mur ray wanted to give him a rest. Welter is the shortstop who narorwly missed playing with Topeka a couple of years ago when he was signed up but some hitch in the contract prevented him from playing and he went to Springfield Instead. He is a good shortstop but does not trot in the same class with Ragan. Kaufman, the dark complexioned pitcher with Springfield, has been on the sick list for a couple of weeks and is still showing the effects of his sick ness. He played with Hutchinson a while last season but did not show much Western Association form and was re leased. This spring he took his spring training. with the Kansas university team and made a great record on -the college team. He is the eonly Israelite on the Springfield team. He has a slow ball and an underhand delivery that is very puzzling. . . - Companion recntly won his own game at Dubuque by rapping out three hits, each one of which counted. This is the team that Frank Genins is playing on and was the manager of, until a month ago -when Ray,- of Leavenworth, took hold of the team. Dubuque's percent age is .155 while Bloomington in seventh place has but .429. Springfield, at the top, has but .649, making a very close race with the one exception of Dubuque. - Yesterday's game will probably hold the record for the quickest game played in the Western Association this season. The game was played in an hour and a quarter, and had the players realized how quick the game was passing they might have been hurried up so that the game could have been completed with in an hour. Brick Owens, the old Western Asso ciation umpire, who is working in the Eastern league this season, was badly hurt in a recent game in Buffalo. He was working behind the plate when a pitched ball hit him in the groin and it was necessary to remove him to a hospital in a carriage. He will be out of the game for a couple of weeks. Brick has given great satisfaction ev erywhere in the Tastern league and is picked for promotion to the big leagues at the close of this siason. Daily Oklahoman: Although by a chain of hard luck the Leavenworth team is in the cellar championship the Old Soldiers are playing great ball and were . entitled to a majority of the tames in the recent series at Wichita. They played the game here yesterda and presented one of the best exhibi tions of the season, it is pretty certain that one of the largest week-day crowds of the season will witness today's contest. Van Anda, the new pitcher of the Salt Packers who made his debut against Joplin yesterday afternoon comes from the Central League." He has a great reputation as a pitcher and is known as one of the most ec centric men in the baseball business. He is a good pitcher but la a very queer man. At least that is what the j a ball player men who know him as have been heard to say. Wichita open8 here tomorrow and the big series between the two teams will be on. With the Champs crippled as they are now it is not likely that they will be able to make the showing they did a few weeks ago against the West ern Association leaders. A big excur sion bringing several hundred delegates from Wichita will arrive over the Santa Fe and the crowd promises to be a recordbreaker. Springfield is weak in the backstop department, and Manager Murray has made Topeka an offer for the services of Catcher Tonneman. If he i sold Springfield will have one of the best backstops in the Association. The Louisville team with Captain Richard Cooley at the helm will play in Kansas City next week. During the series Captain Cooley will take a run down here and see how things are run ning. It is, rumored that there are sev eral changes in the atmosphere which are but awaiting the action of Sir Rich ard before being announced to the pub lic. Tom Smith, the second baseman of the Springfield team, - is one of thJ strongest men on the team. Smith play ed -with Springfield - three i, years ; ' - ago whett they had a formidable team, of small men who were then appropriately named Midgets. Last season he played with Denver in the Western League. Topeka will have a new pitcher in uniform this afternoon and it is not un likely that owing to. the scarcity of pitching material on the local staff that he will be used in the game. His name is Furey and he formerly worked for the Agricultural college team at Man hattan. He is a big fellow, being six feet in height and weighing 180 pounds. Since leaving school he has been play ing around in the brush where Ed Heck, the scout of the local team, "discovered" him. Joplin Globe: George, late of Webb City, a former Southern Leaguer and a player drafted by Boston last year, sta tioned his anatomy in the center of the ball orchard for Joplin yesterday, and the whizzing of his speedy balls tolled only a funeral dirge to the somewhat delinquent Springfield pursuers of the pallid pellet. While the deliverer of the deceivers for the Miners likened himself unto Barnum's man from Bor neo, to the extent of six "good for one onlys" from the seventh until the ninth inning, not a sphere nestled in a seclud ed nook. As a natural consequence Springfield took another step into tha cellar by a score of 7 to 1. Topeka, Kansas, July 12, 1907. Sporting Editor, Topeka State Jour nal, Topeka, Kansas. Dear Sir: Will you kindly decide the follow ing bet: On July 11th the Topeka baseball team played the Springfield team. B bets C that Topeka would make double the number of runs that Springfield did. Topeka made one run and Springfield failed to score. Who wins the bet? -B wins without a doubt. Sullivan Would Fight Bum. Boston, July 12. Jack Twin Sullivan has posted a forfeit of $1,000 to bind his challenge to fight Tommy Bums. BR1WS OUT RHEUMATISM , The cause of Rheumatism -is a sour, acid condition of the blood, brought about by indigestion, chronic constipation, and the accumulation in the a rubber firm, and it win be finished system of remse matter which the natural elnmnative organs have failed to so that Bresnahan can use it as soon carry out. This refuse or waste matter ferments and sours, generating uric as 5? x &AlUZ,XOTknZri t0rtro! acid which is absorbed into the blood and distributed to all parts of the body, on his head in such manner as to pro- . , tv ; -t i ., JT i i t, ' auu Aucuiuauaui gem possession ui me doiciu. xsuc xuajr tiisi? Lie lkji.u with a predisposition or tendency to Rheumatism, because like all blood dis eases it can be transmitted from parent to child. The aches and pains of the disease are only symptoms which you may scatter or relieve with lini ments, plasters, blisters, etc., or deaden with opiates. As soon, however, as such treatment is left off or there is any exposure to cold or dampness, or after an attack of indigestion or constipation, the wandering pains, sore muscles and joints, and tender places on the flesh return, and the sufferer finds that he has merely checked the symptoms while the real cause of the disease remains in the blood. Rheumatism can never be cured while the blood remains saturated with irritating, pain-producing uric acid poison. S. S. S. cures Rheumatism by driving the cause out of the blood. It thor oughly cleanses the blood and renovates the circulation by neutralizing the acids and expelling all foreign matter from the system. S. S. S. stimulates and invigorates the blood so that instead of a weak, sour stream, constantly depositing acrid and corrosive matter in the muscles, joints, nerves and bones, the body is soothed and nourished by rich, health-sustaining blood, which completely and permanently cures Rheumatism. S. S. S. is composed of roots, herbs and barks which possess both puriiying and tonic properties just what is needed in every case of Rheumatism. Book on Rheumatism and medical advice free, THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA. GA- tct hi ears, temples and a large part of the back of his head. Isbell May Not Retire. Chieaeo. July 12. Isbell . is not so strong in his declaration that he will retire from the White Sox now as " he was. - He Is negotiating for the pur chase of the Wichita club, but he -has not bought it yet He might buy it and let some one run it for him, it is said. The loss of Isbell to Comiskey would be almost as great as tne loss of Jones. For eleven years the "Old Roman" has paid wages to the tall second Backer and never once did he begrudge the amount that he paid, for he was always satisfied that he got the best that "Izzy" could give. Wellsville 10, Gardner 9. Wellsville. Kan., July 12. By a bat- tins rally in the ninth, Wellsville won Thursday's game with Gardner, 10 to 9, Batteries Wellsville, Buchanan and Higby; Gardner, Knox, Moll and Blge- low. - -