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BOY WHO FOUGHT DRAW WITH ONCE DURABLE DANE MAY APPEAR HERE Antone la Grave Taking Look at Local Boxing Field and Will Per haps Be Given Date During Holidays-Montana Dan Sulli van Seeks to Follow in Brother's Footsteps and Is Out with Defi to Box Jim Flynn - Frankie White Is on His Way from Chicago for His Match with Webster Los Angeles fight fans may have a chance soon to see Antone ILa Grave in action. The San Francisco boy who last week marked the passing of Bai Nelson from the rank- of top notch fighters has (written to friends in this city, asking them to look around and see if there isn't something doing before the local club. If boxing is re sumed on ite old basis La Grave will undoubtedly be given a date, for he is considered a fair card now and could draw a good house. La Grave is one of those boys without a wallop. Had he pos sessed the necessary kick he might have put the ten-second bee on iNelson, for Bat is not the iron man he once was, and any hard puncher should find him easy pickings. What may be looked on as Nelsons Patti appearance is sched uled for San Francisco a few weeks hence, when the Dane and Owen IMoran hook up. Moran is there with the sting that La Grave lacks, and if he allows the once formidable Nelson to stay the limit it will be because Charlie Harvey's star has also gone the way of all good growlers—once too often to the family entrance. Manager McCarey Is feeling around for a match between Jim Flynn and Tony Caponi, and If negotiations are finally closed the bout will be staged the first Saturday in December, In the afternoon. However, if Caponi is not brought to terms Flynn need not go (hungry for a match, for he can find tin opponent much nearer home. The ■writer has been commissioned to act for Montana Dan Sullivan regarding n match with (he fireman, and any kind of terms will suit. All Sullivan risks is a winner's and loser's end on TO per cent of the gate, and any bo nuses Flynn can get will be his own business, Flynn has already stacked up ft gainst one member of the Sullivan clan, and to his Borrow. The Pueblo plugger thought he had a mark in the other Sully, but when It came to ring craft Flynn was bested. Now Dan Bulllvan says he is better than his brother, and can do the trick in even Perry Is Leading Batter of 1910, While Lively Is Star on Mound Unofficial averages of the Pacific Coast Baseball league show that Perry, the outfielder of tin- Sacramento club, is entitled to the distinction of being classed the loading batsman of the sluggers. Perry's hitting toward the close of tho season, and especially the last two weeks, has placed him high above all < ompetltors. Shaw, who promised to be a contender for this honor, fell dnwn tho last two weeks of the race and was knocked out of the competition. The same records will show Howard "f Los Angeles us the leading basa-stealer and Wares of Oakland the man who lias the most sacrifice hits to Tils credit, « Jack Lively of Oakland has the credit of winning the most games this year. With Gregg of Portland second, Henley of San Francisco third and Krapp of Portland fourth. The following tables show th," leaders: RATTING AVERAGES. Player and Club. Games. AH. R. H. PB. SH. Pet. Perry, Sacramento 189 HO3 78 196 34 21 .2R3 Fisher Portland 164 oM 67 147 13 10 .27(5 Kruger Portland 63 233 2S 61 8 9 .275 PITCHERS 1 AVERAGES. Player and Club. Games. Won. T.nst. Tied. Pet. Lively, Oakland 46 83 13 1 .706 Oregg, Portland « 2fl 17 0 .630 Henley, San Francisco 49 SI Ifl 1 .62T WRESTLING FAKERS A MENACE TO SPORTDOM invasion of Foreign Mat Artists Begins and Public Is Ready for Hoodwinking KAN9A.B CITY, Mo., Nov. 6.—The regular annual invasion of this country by foreign wrestlers lins be- Hacken:ichmldt, Zbyszko and Mahmout art; among the army of grapplers being Imported. Within the next lew w« ka we can expect to .see The bills announcing wrestling matches In this and oth.er cities. The public ■xvill pay high pria it thesi men co through the campaign as ordered i, y the wrestling trust, and I Frank >;otch In a championship bat? tie. Gotch claims to have bivm the title to Henry Ordkman of Minneapolis ise Ordcman beat Cutler, man Is a good wrestler, but when he loses one or two matches Gotch will come out of retirement again the forelgni r who hai < better of tlv lot through having declared winner or the vi matches, evei ' o is not •'. man in i> If wrestling in this country was really on the level and the best man ' .mill be allowed to win every match it would bi a great game. Faking has killed the racing ,■•■■ In many places ;ind fool racing-, prlae lighting and other sport where there lias been fak ing. It is the same with wrest Ing. It is aimobt impossible to get a wrestler to wrestle on. the- level. There have been fake wrestling matches pulled oft in every city in the country. For ex ample, a certain manager was here last week. A match was arranged. He went to the person who was to wrestle against his contestant and tried to arrange it so that hla contest would lose on a foul purposely and they could arrange a iinteh match iatc-r in Convention hall, where they cnuld make money. Fine for the public, which gets buncoes] In this \,:<y every month by a couple of fake wrestlers. Last year .several wrestlers quit be cause of alleged injuries. Physicians examined them and found thai they were not injured. But they quit just the same. Naturally enough. They hod been ordered to quit, and obeyed orders. Now, why do they ob y siu;h orders? This Is the question the public natur ally asks. Simply because they are tolil that if they do not obey tho or i,-I.; they will bo blacklisted by the wrestling trust ami will be given no more matches where they can make good money. That Is the reason for ho much wrestling bflnw on the level. Tho wrestlers are (or d to lay down or quit on the pretense of Injuries. Of course many will say that they can get matches without being under die orders of the trust. But they will find that thla la impossible, as the wrettlera are controlled by this trust. Wrestlers, as a rule, are not any too HERALD SPORT PAGE J. G. GRIFFIN better style, if Flynn will give him a chance. Now it.« up to the fireman. Frankle White, the Chicago boxer McCarey has paired with Danny Web ster as his Initial offering of the win ter, i? on his way from tho Windy City and is due to arrive here and go Into training before the end of the week. Webster is already at work on hli preliminary stuff nnd expects to be fit In plenty of time for his Thanksgiving engagement. Evidently McCarey Is offering the enrd as a feeler, and the fans -will patronise it as such. Claps is lacking, but the boys should put up a nice mill and satisfy the fight hungry pop ulace whlcTi has been ■without fistic entertainment for months. If tho game goes along as it should McCarey will undoubtedly offer something vastly lie Her, bo real goods can ".ie looked for, with delivery time before next summer. honest at best, and are all willing to Join in tho trust and make the change easy, rather than li^ht for the honor they get in the game. There are wrestlers considered by the public to be top-notchers who COUld ti"t beat tenth-rater* if they would wrestle on the level. Faking has made them admired by the public for their standing In tho game. It has also made them wealthy, and the pub lit continues to patronize their fake game. Not all wrestling is fake, but the amount that Is fake would sur prise many followers of the game if they ' ould learn the inside facts. LACROSSE TEAMS WILL PLAY AT FIESTA PARK What promises to be one of the best and most closely contested games of lacrosse will take place .11 the Fiesta stadium Sunday next. The series between the Los Angeles and the University tee ma being a tie, a hot contest Is promised. The addition of strong defense, men on the. Los AtißCles team will offer thf opponents' fast attach some bard and scientific work to register a point. Hi.- apectacular work of .Mines ami McAtoer anil the Campbell brothers tn: c Lnnguenvan for the University plajen :■ i.tin -. The local club.s evenly matched as one could wish—,l lion "I i 'i !i. in., an Interesting aftern th»- loven of this spurt, .'mlginf from the attendance at the Iwhl workouta the kanif i fast becoming ■ cool aftemoona guarantei nrh fur this atranuoua exercla*. The ball Kill bf faced ;tt 2:46. HOEGEES 11—DOWNEY 3 ; The team of the William H. Hoegee com pany went down to Downey yesterday and de- I'euterl the Downey team by a score of 11 to 3. The (••atur-q of the itame was the hitting, run ninpr and fielding o£ Lehman. The score was as fallows: I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I. 9. R II X Hot-Rep's 0 0 L' 1 0 0 2 6 I—ll 7 2 Downey 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 — 3 2 4 Two-base htu—Chess. Sacrifice hit—Price. Stolen bnsea—Rlley, Burden. lilts made ■ Huskell, 7; oft ownli c, 2. Struck out —Uy Haskell, IE; by Brownlee, 6. Bases on balls- By Haskell, 6; by ltic.wnlee, 2. Time of (inn — 1:45. Umpire—Williams. WISE AND OTHERWISE She brought him cut a wedge of pumpkin pin and a CUP of coffee. "And you only visit this section of country during golden-rod time? ' she Interrogated Innocently, "How po etlcall" "Well, you «cc, niutn, it Isn't exactly poetical," replied Dusty Dan with v smile; "but when de golden rod blooms it Is too latu to cut i!< grass an.l too early to shovel enow." —'. 'hlcago Nows. Hatred doei not erase by hatred at any times; hatred ceases by love; this Is an old Buddha. • "What makes yen] think he had boen to a drinking party?" "Ho tamo home," sobbed the yotjnff wife, "wearing a phonograph liorn for a "—Louisville Courier-Journal. The first wraith la health.—-Kmerson. Young bride—l didn't accept Harry the first time he proposed, Ml an Ryval No, dear; you weren't there. —Boston Transcript. As much of heaven la visible as we have eyes to lee.— William Winter. "I must have Iwen a fool Whl n 1 married her." "Certainly. It couldn't have coma on so badly in two > curs."—New York Kveningr Telegram. Rich In laving common sense—Tennyson. "A girl < ( M Is ever la much oiler than a boy of the mm* ui;<\" 'Sura. I know a girl of 50 v, I' >-■■ family HIM* shown that (he was born In IRSO."- Cleveland Lender. No path of flowers leads to glory. -Lo Fon taine, "You say you once had a home?" "Dats what I had " "Why didn't ) iii do Bouiolhlriic to make your folks comfortable mid hapnvf" "I dl 1. I I. K." Boston Record LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY.MOHNING, NOVEMBER 0, 1010. Nelson's Near-Conqueror, Who Is Looking for a Local Engagement 1 ' ■ m vSS ■■'■•'■ ■'■ ■■■:•;•:■ ■■ -■' -■' viwfco^-.-'. -^fi^^^^^^Bßi^Bß^H'' » M W-v <■' '■ ■•! ■ - v'v v.'''■"*■,■>'' s ■ '■ dSSsBB&v' ■ ■ B V""'"^' ■ '■ ■*■ '"'"'*'r' " ■'"'^ " ■**■ *$^^sL> "^xti ' ■■-"? .^f t SPORTING GOSSIP Los Angeles Is coming into base ball prominence as Frisco la boom log in the fight line. The winter season of the national game in this locality promises a quality of ball far In advance of anything in the ■way of out-of-season play South ern California lias been able to boast in the past, and with major leaguers anil the beat of the minors flocking to the Angel city, plenty of A-l sport may be expected. With all the good things coming this way it seems like coals of lire on the crabbing, random which has held forth hero during the Coast league season. The support of the fan's goes a long way to pennant win ning and the Angeleno variety had better cast the mote before they begin bemoaning the fact that the local team* have not been In the money. Portland, Frisco and Oak land have been giving their teams enthusiastic support, winning or losing; in the east the fan who crabs is rare, the home team can have no flaw, and a little of that kind of spirit would do wonders to ward making Los Angeles a ball city to which the best of the dia mond stars would be glad to come. The home team series will prob ably bo the last of the year on the Chutes nark grounds, as prepara tions will be immediately started for next year's play. The diamond will be made over and covered with turf, while the Old bleachers will be winked and S emu rete steel struc ture similar to the eastern fields erected. Environment is a big item to classy ball playing and the sea son of 191 l promises well. Willie Hen Berry is planning wholesale Improvements liero tho Beavers and Seals have also b«en busy. Mack will erect new steel bleachers, while the Frisco direct ors have purchased a plot of ground to lay out an ideal ball field. Rec reation park has long been inade quate for a ball town like Frisco and the new park fs the eoutcome of several months of planning. Hen Berry declares Pacific Coast league ball Is not so far below the major league variety tin many of the funs are prone to think. The local magnate thinks the reputa tions of the eastern clubs- have come from individuals rather than trams, and without Hans Was ner, Cobb, Collins, Kling, Mathew- BOn and a few more of the* stellar tribe the ball teams of the east would not rank any higher than our own Coast league nines. If tho plans «f Manager Charley Graham of the Sacramento ball team materialise, thf 1911 Senators nill bo undei ili»- guidance ol Bec <mcl Baseman o'liourke, this year's captain <>f the Albany team or 1 the Eastern league. O'Rourke has been turned over to tlm Sacramento club by the Boston Americans and Is .said to )je an aggressive and scrap pj pi tyer.. Graham*! idea la to re tire as active manager <>f. the Sen ators andi he is preparing to get Into a new linn of business, the na tu ■ of which h« floes not care to state :.t present. He may still con trol i. hare of the Sacramento club stock, in any event, O'Rourke will be the Infield captain of the team and it' Graham retires from thti game he will be installed as thi ! laying manager. O'Rourke has LATONIA WINNERS I/ATONIA, Nov. I.—A handicap nt six fur loiiks today furnished one of the moft Melting SnUheg of the I.atc.-nia meeting, when Helmet mi Magaslne, runnltis nose and noM for the last nlxtetnth, llnislied 10 I |OI l that it re quire I the offlrlßl eye of the; judges to deeldo the winner. Ililmet was rhallenged by Mas asinß In thi ilnal drive, but proved tha winner. Thi third race provided a groat finish when Jeanne d'ArCi Kthel-lit and Woodlano flashed home houl.-i apart, Summary: First race, five an 1 a half furlongs—Union Jack won. Outlaw ecoi I, Bob Farley third; lime 1:01 Second- race, six furlongs—Star won, I-oewen aaeondi V v Day third; time 1:14. Third ra* c, six fu-.-longH—Jeanne d'ArQ won, Ethelda second. Wiodiane third; time, 1:11 -■:. Fourth rice, nix furlongs-Hohnot won, Mag azine second, rireen Peal third; time 1:13 4-5. Fifth race, mlln and seventy yards—Console won, Camel second, Had Ni wi third; time 1:43 4-5. sixth race, mile ai.l three-sixteenths—Ques tion Mark >• m, dnirella second, Charles K. Grainger third; time I:H ; i. FERNANDO 6—MONETA 5 Fernando defeated the Moncta Mer chants i to 5 at Fernando yesterday. Candelol and Clarcia acted an the bat tery for Fernando, Saddler and Hub- Hter for the losing squad. Jeuisf 1 se cured v four-sai kei ANTONE I. A URAVE boon playing in organized ball five years and comes highly recom mended. He played with the St. Louis Americans for a tlmr and was then sent back to Albany, which team he captained this year, lie has a playing mate at short this year in Gilbert of the New York Giants. The Oakland club has purchased Thin I Baseman Hotling from the Portland team. Hetling Is the player over whom such a fuss was made lately. The McCredlea want ed to turn him into the Portland Northwest team aixl asked waivers on him. The Oakland club refused to walvftr and paid the regular price of $600 for him. Kitty Brnshonr is some horsemnn —NOT. The corpulent first Backer, with Brackenrtdge, Hap Hogan and Ed Maler, took a run up to the letter's ranch yesterday and cor raled a few old plugs to convey them to the hunting grounds. Some one slipped Kit's skate a speed ball and It decided to run away with the ball player. Brashear tossed a nice new gun up against a rock and smashed it, and then followed by falling off himself. Now he's going to break in with the Journalists and write a book on how to be a jockey, though fat. Aside from Brashear's slip, tho party enjoyed good sport and bagged the limit on quail. Jimmie Toman will havo another chance to show local fans he is competent to handle the indicator in bigr company. The former Angel shortstop will call the turns this week when the Vllagers and re formed Angels get together in their post season series, and players and fans are all glad that Jlmmio has "lit." Now that election is a thing of the past George McKeaby will once more turn his attention to hunting, and by Saturday plans to be in the thick of tho fray. McKeeby, to gethor with Dave Katz and a few other chosen nimrods, will invade the duck territory of San Diego county, and plenty of game is ex pected to he found. The party will be gone three or four days. There is a rumor going the rounds that George Wheeler, Los Angeles utility player, will be sold to Srm Francisco. Wheeler was for merly with the Bay City nine, and the change may afford him the needed atmosphere for an improve ment in bitting and fielding. Kid Mohler and Tommy Tonnant will leave for Los Angeles today. Th« two Seals arc slated for Kitty Brashear's Winter league club. Sid Neighbors, U. S. C. star half bail;, will probably be in the Po mona game November 19. His presence will add a great deal to the chances of the Methodists. Borne of the all-stars ex-Angels now major leaguers have boon put ting in some strenuous practice for the l>iK scries. Wouldn't it be great to nee the Villagers hammer Dolly out of the box? Kitty and Roy are planning some terrible beatings for the old and original Seraphs, and !is are in a quandary when nea to figuring out the dope. JAMESTOWN RACES JAMESTOWN, Nov. 8. —First race, seven furlongs -Horizon won, Hudaa Sister second, Fear Naught third: time 1:27 4-5. Second race, five furloncs—King Pin won, Susan tec I. Trustee third; time 1:02. Third rare, mile and three-quarters—Nick | o'Tlrae won, i:ssrx second, (Juncotton third; time 8:44. Fourth race, handicap, mile— Guy Fixher won, Practical second, Dull Care third; time 1:40 2-5. Fifth race, one mile— Neoskaleta won, French Girl ncond, Aunt Kate third; time 1:42. Sixth rare, one —Anna 1.. Daley won, Harvey F. second, Tho Monk third; time 1:414-5. $1000 PRIZE WINNING IMPORTED COLLIE DIES i.omsvir.i.K. Ky., Nov. S—A collie dog (or which it:, owner retimed IUXJO, the winner of tlio International ribbon at Cincinnati re cently, ami one of Die world* most valuable dogs, died hen last night. The (log was Irn jjorted from England, and although but 3 years old i,.i.i won 153 blue ribbons In this country and England. (iraystcme Mlue ' 'harm wju the nntn« of tlio collie. Ho wail owned by W. M. McDeruiott of .toaiiviu WORLD MARKS ARE MADE AT PHOENIX Lady Maud C. Equals Paced Rec ord and Sets New Time Unpaced PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. B.—High lights at the Territorial fair today wera 1 exhibitions of tho Savage stable. Minor Heir in an effort to beat his own and the world's unpaeed, pacing record of 1 :f>s l-L'. failed but gave a fine exhibition in 1:58 1-4. Lady Maud C, a piuvr, In an effort to bi'ikt her own record of 2:02 1-2, went a mile in 2:001-2, equaling without a pacemaker the world's record of Dar iel for a mare with a pacemaker and setting a new record for an unpaced niiiir. tin- former mark being 2:00 3-4. Qeorge <ians, in an effort to beat his record of i':o:i paced in 2:03 3-4. There were three running races and thin- harness events additional but nothing sensational, the fastest time of any being 2:09 1-4 In the 2:IS pace, niaijr by Buck. A tares attendance watched the time clipping. The automobile mon nre banqueting hero tonight, Governor Sloan riding to the hall in the winning Kissel Kar. LABORER'S BROKEN BACK IS MENDED Surgeon Performs Rare Opera tion on Mutilated Verte brae of Italian PHILADELPHIA, Nov. With back broken and more than half of his body paralyzed, Joseph Wnoto. an Italian, aged 24 years, la lying In the German town hospital with an excellent chance of recovering from his injuries, as the result of a remarkable surgical opera tion performed yesterday morning by Dr. Charles Mitchs.'l of this city. The ' operation, whichc necessitated the re moval of shattered pieces of the ver tebrae and a bloody tumor, which was found resting on the spinal cord, as well as the reduction of a- dislocation of the twelfth vertebra, was witnessed by a number of physicians and nurses, who were present by invitation, and who expressed the opinion that the case was one of the most remarkable ever brought to their attention. AVuoto was injured while making an excavation on grounds of the Nelson Valve company at Kdge Hill. Mont gomery county. He was working at the bottom of a twelve-foot hole when the embankment of dirt and stone gave way and buried him from sight. Fel low workmen labored heroically to ex tricate him, and he was sent, more dead than alive, to the hospital. He regained consciousness, however, short- Jy after reaching tne institution. SPIN 13 18 SHATTERED Having a broken back, it was be lieved at first that his case was hope less and that he would die, but Dis. Swartley, Bowen and Parker deter mined to leave nothing undone to try and preserve his life, and so sum moned Dr. Mitchell, who decided to adopt heroic measures and perform an operation. Following the operation, which was of an extremely delicate na ture, the patient was placed on a heavy water bed, with weights attached to his legs to prevent any possible move ment that might disturb the readjusted and weakened spine. The case has attracted considerable attention throughout the city, and many doctors who had heard of the operation telephoned for Information as to tho progress being made In the pa tient's condition, which at a late hour last evening was reported as being quite favorable to recovery.-Many phy sicians also called at the hospital to ascertain further details of the, raro operation. Wuolo, according to a statement made yesterday by his two brothers, who called to see him at the hospital, arrived in this country ' from Italy about one year ago, taking leave of his wife, whom he promised to bring to Philadelphia shortly. STRANGER VOLVNTEKKS Another surgical case 'that is attract ing considerable attention, because of the interesting facts brought to light concerning blood transfusion, is that of Miss Kva Itoscnsteln of 711 Mor ris street, a patient in the Jefferson hospital, whose life Is believed to have been saved by the Injection into her arteries of blood taken from Simeon Taylor, of Wilmington. Miss Rosen stein, who but last week was thought to be dying, a victim of pernicious anaemia, could only be saved, the phy sicians said, by radical treatment. Her blood, when examined, showed only a 10 per cent haemoglobin count, when 100 per cent is normal. She was under the care of Dr. Francis.T. Stew art, and he said the transfusion of blood was the last resort, and promptly a number of heroic young men offered to save the young woman's life. / Dr. E. J. Klopp, who is Dr. Stewart's first assistant, prepared a blood count of each volunteer, only to find in every case the blood was "incompatible" with that of the patient, until he made a test of Simeon Taylor of Wilmington, whom ho found to have blood of Just the right consistency. Taylor, though a patient In the hospital, and while un acquainted with Miss Rosensteln, was willing to have the operation per formed. Yesterday Miss Rosenstein was in a much improved condition, the haemoglobin count increased from 10 to 41 per cent and her chances for re covery are excellent. Speaking of the matter yesterday, Dr. Klopp said: "The average layman does not realise that any blood will not do; it must be blood of the same type. Why, medical science has made such strides that we now know that the blood of certain consistency is absolute poison to some people, and only when Just the right kind is at hand it is worse than useless to perform trans fusion. This is a record case and is doing wonderfully well." HOW IT WENT The Picture of Misery— Tv«, lldy. there ■was a time w p'en I 'ad money to burn, an 1 where I made the mistake was Wen I dlv burn It. Tlio Old Tarty—And pray,' what did you bum it with? . , " The ricture of Misery—Wlv an old dame •o' mine.—lunch. »? ■ DRUMMER BOY OF SHILOH TO RETIRE Friends of Col. John Clem Predict His Pensioning With Rank of Major-General WENT TO WAR AT AGE OF TEN Quartermaster Department of Texas One of But Seven Vet erans Still On Active List ' [Special to Th» Herald] SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. B—Col. John L. Clem may retire from the army with the rank of major general. If ho docs. his frienda say, It will be noth ing more than Just, a fitting recognition of a remarkable cuso of bravery in a lad who fought through the cjvll war at an ago when most boys are tied to their mothers' apron strings. Colone* Clem Is now chief quartermaster of the Department of Texas and li stationed at Fort Sam Houston. Ho has risen to that position through the various suc cessive grades from the time he was appointed a lieutenant by General Grant. In many ways his service in two wars was distinguished, and the story of his achievements has added several interesting chapters to history, beginning with the romantic exploits of his boyhood days when he earned the title of "The ( Drummer Boy of Shlloh," and up to the time when, as chief quartermaster of tho Philippines, he saved the government $2,500,000 by the way he handled his department, without crippling it in the least. There are probably no survivors of the great conflict between the north and south who do not remember "Little Johnny" Clem. He was born in New ark, Onto, August 13, 1851, and was motherless and alone when the war broke out. In 1861, when 10 years old, he offered his services as a drummer boy, but owing to his small size he was not accepted. BEAT DRUM AT SHILOH Again and again he tried to get to tho front as a drummer boy, but with out avail. He boarded the train with a regiment that was going to the front 11 nd begged them to take htm, but they declined. The boy's persistence finally attracted the soldiers and they permit ted him to ride with them. Reaching the front, he eventually was assigned to a regiment and given a drum. At Shiloh, while in the thickest of the tight, tho little drummer was sounding the rolla when a piece of shell smashed his drum, narrowly missing killing him. When but 12 years old the youngster was given a musket and took part tn many fierce engagements, the only diffloulty being his inability to lift the heavy gun quickly when ordered to fire. Tho drummor boy was once at tacked by a mounted offlcer, but shot the man from his horse and succeeded in escaping. The tiny drummer was captured near Chattanooga white detailed to aid in bringing up the supply train, and held in captivity sixty-three days, during Which time he was kept on the move, until at length he was paroled at Talla hasse, Fla., and sent to Camp Chase for exciiange. Upon reaching the lines nf his army again he found General Thomas in command and was received with the warmest enthusiasm, the general making him an orderly ser geant and attaching him to his staff. UOE3 TO WKST POINT ' In addition to the battles at Rhlloh and Chii-kainuga, lie was at Perryville, Stone River, Reseca. Kenwnw, Peach tree Crock, Atlanta, Nashville and others. Besides the three balls (hut passed through 1113 hat at Chkka mauga he was struck with the fragment of a shell upon his hip and once by a ball. Upon the lattrr oc castOD he was In the act of delivering a ilispatoh from General Thomas tit General Logan at Atlanta, -when a ball struck his pony In the head and wound ed the little rider. He served until the end of the war, when ho was honor ably mustered out, went to school and later was appointed a cadet at large at West Point by President Grant. Under the law Colonel Clem may serve five years before he ia retired, al though he is eligible to retirement now. At present he Is one of seven veterans of the civil war on the active list In the army, and before the end of five years he will be the only one, the limit of service of the others expiring two years hence. The high esteem In which Colonel Clem is held is best shown perhafs by the breaking of an ancient rule among the members of the Grand Army of the Republic when at their last general encampment they laid aside precedent, and adopted a resolution asking that Colonel Clem be made a brigadier general before his retirement, In ordsr that he might re tire as major general. The old sol diers, many of whom personally recall the little drummer boy, could not re sist the impulse to help one of their oomradei In arms, If a mere resolution could do it. IMPERIAL CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS SUEZ CANAL DUES IAIN DON, Nov. B.—lt is understood that (mo of the questions to bo placed before the imperial conference next year Is that of the Suez Canal dues, aguinst which bitter complaint la made by British, German, Dutch and other .shipowners, and by the Australasians, to say nothing of Indian and China traders. As for South Africa, It makes no sign at present, but probably will do so when it has time to think of things other than Union. A prominent shipper today said: "There cim be no doubt that the dues will be discussed by the imperial con ference. The subject is too important to be omitted. 1 do not suppose that the Uritish government would wish to leave it out, but If It did, Australasia would be sure to bring it forward. Our kinsmen in that part of the world hold that the present high rates charged by the Canal company check the trade between them and us. The prime min ister of New Zealand, in particular. has spoken very strongly on the sub ject. '•Jn more than one quarter It is felt that the British government takes a narrow view of its responsibility In eonnrctlon with this matter. Half owner of the canal and protector of Egypt, through which the waterway pusses, it nevertheless seems to think of nothing bu* the dividends which It may pocket, whereas the object should be to so deal with the canal as to de velop trade communications between various parts of the Empire. Morover, British shipping is not too powerful to be above the need of help. Our su premacy li"s been so great that we l>ave lost sight of the progress made by our rivals." POTATO BLACKLEG PUZZLES FARMERS Agricultural Department Experts Caution Growers Against New Disease of Plants VAST INTERESTS IN PERIL Professor Morse Describes De cay of Tissues Following Dis coloration of Stem WASHINGTON, Nov. B.—Every schoolboy is iamiliar with the "eyea" of the homely white potato, which ap pears on the average American's ta ble In some form at almost every meal, but many of the oldest and moat ex perienced farmers will look puealed when they read Uncle Sam's latest bullet in on the "blackleg of the Irish potato." "Blackleg" is a bacterial disease on the stems of the potato, originating in Europe, where in Germany It was called "black stem" or "black shank." Blackleg has been accepted as the English translation of the German name, even though it does not fit in with the anatomy of the vegetable which is sue* a great money maker In many sections of the United States. MSKA**; MOVES BAMDIA Three and a half million acres of land are planted to Irish potatoes in this country, with an average yield of about 106 bushels to tho acre, or a to tal production of nearly 400,000,000 bushels, with tho enormous value of more than $200,00u,000. With auch tre mendous farm interests at stake, the new disease is lLot to be considered lightly, say tho experts. licporta to the office of experiment stations in the agricultural department show that it ia becoming widely distributed throughout much of the potato grow ing area* of the United States. In describing the disease, Prof. W. J. Morse of the office of experiment sta tions says: "Blackleg probably was introduced into Canada from England and from there into tho United States. It oc curs, to some extent, at least, over a considerable area of the potato grow ing sections in the eastern 'United States and Canada. A similar disease is also found in England, Germany, Prance and other parts of Europe. It has been reported from Charleston, S. C, Norfolk and Portsmouth, and sev eral points on tho eastern shore of Virginia; Beltsville, Md.; ix>ng Island, N. V.; Gurley, Colo., and Plainesville, Ohio. POTATO UROWJSKS WARNED "The attacked plants are usually un thrifty, light groen in color, or even yellow and undersized. The branches and loaves have a tendency to grow upward, forming a. rattier compact top. The most characteristic .symptom in the inky black discoloration of t lie stem at or bolow tho surface of the ground. This discoloration often ex tends two or three inches above the surface, and the. invaded tissues show a soft, wet decay during tiitj active progress of the disease. "It seems that the blackleg is. large ly distributed by means of gorms In the wounds, crack* and decayed areas of the seed tubers. The propagation and spread of the disoaso can prob ably be controlled by the selection of seed from fluids free from the disease, tho rejection of all seed tubers which have wounds, cracks or decayed areas, and by treating the remainder with corrosive sublimate or formaldehyde solution or with formaldehyde gas, as is done for potato scab. "Potato growers should be on their guard against its introduction into now areas or its further dissemination In regions already known to be in fected." ONLY TWO KIND 3 IJttle LAwrence's grandfather wu »»ry ill says a woman 1» monthly maßazlne, and a trained nurso had liern employed to care for him. When he became convalescent ft young woman, who had studied In a hos pital for a snort time, was secured In her place. A sympathetic neighbor meeting I,awrenee, the following conversation too* ••How Is your dear grandpa thU morning, Lawrence?" "He Is better." 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