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THE KANSAS Gi'HY JOUKNAL.MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1897.
r EIGHT SUCCESSIVE DEFEATS. THE BLUES EASILY 1JCATE.V 13 TO 3 AT COLUMUUS. 3nck narnclt Easy 1'lcUinK for the Senator nesldes Being; lilt Four teen Timet He Cave Five Bases on Balls. olumbus, O., June C (Special.) Loots plavlng on both sides characterized the opening Inning of the game to-day, but after that Columbus took ft decided brace in their fielding and as the) kept ham-me-lrg away at the ball they left tne Blues far In the rear before the nine innings had been played, and the first Installment of revenge for the repeated defeats at Kan sas City was obtained by the Senators. Barnett was Inclined to be wild, and when lie did get the ball over the plato the Columbus players cracked it out to all parts of the field. On the other hand. Keener was keeping the hits -well scattered and had splendid control, which, with tho gilt-edged support which was accorded him, enabled him to hold the Blues down to one run after tho first inning, which had such a disastrous look. Gettinger played center field for the Blues, making some hard catches, while, with Bannon, ho was the only man to hit Keener safely more than once. Delchanty was fined and put out of the game in tho sixth for differing with the umpire, Bevls taking his place at second. Kansas City scored in the first, when O'Rourke was hit by a pitched ball, and Delchanty hit safely. McVlcker hit to Keener, who threw wild to second in an attempt to cut Delehanty off, and O'Rourke scored, McVlcker crossing the plate when Gettinger hit safely. Bannon led off with & hit In the fourth, which Crooks stopped back of second base, and threw to first, after Bannon had reached there in safety, allowing the Blue to advance to second, where he easily scored from Lake's clean drive to center field. After that the visitors could not come close to scoring, while the Berators were very busy. A base on balls, two hits and errors by Connaughton and O'Rourke gave Columbus three In the first. Singles by Butler and Frank, a base on balls to Qenlns, Crooks' triple and a wild pitch added four in the third, while two singles and Blanford's overthrow to second contributed another In the fifth. Hulen's home run, two singles, a sacrifice and a base on balls were re sponsible for three In the sixth and one came In the seventh through a base on balls, a stolen base and a single. Oenins scored the last run In the eighth when he hit safely, stole second and completed tho circuit on Tebeau's double. The score: COLUMBUS. . . AB.R.1B.SII.SB.PO.A.E. Hulen, ss 52101030 Butler, If 53301100 Mertes, cf. 41110300 Frank, rf. F. 2300500 Oenins, 3b "14202230 Tebeau, lb r. 0 2 0 0 11 1 0 Crooks, 2b 51201341 Buckley, c 30000210 Keener, p 50000021 Totals 40 13 14 1 5 27 14 2 KANSAS C1TT. AB.R.1B.SH.SB.PO.A.E. O'Rourke, 3b 31101141 Delehanty, 2b. 31100210 McVlcker. rf. 40100211 Connaughton, ES... 40000531 Hettinger, cf 40200300 Bannon. If. 41200111 .ake. lb 40100810 Blaniord, c 40000301 Barnett, p 401002. 10 Bevls, 2b 1000000U Totals S3 3 9 0 1 27 14 E Score by innings: Columbus 3 0 4 0 13 11 01) Kansas City 2 001000003 Summary: Karned runs Columbus, 4. Twobaso hit Tebeau. Threebase hit Crooks. Heme run Hulen. First base on balls Off Barnett. 5. Hit by pitcher Buckley, O'Rourke. First base on errors Columbus, 3; Kan sas City, L Left on bases Columbia, 7: Kansas City. 6. Struck out By Keener, Bevls; by Bar nett. Buckley, Keener. Mertes. Double plav McVlcker to Lake. Wild Ditches Barnett. 2. Time 2.05. f vjr; Umpire Graves. Attendance 5,000. "Western League Standing. "Woi Bt Taul 2S Indianapolis 22 Columbus 22 Milwaukee 23 Detroit IS Minneapolis 17 Grand Rapids 13 Kansas City 12 xsU P.C. 13 .GS3 14 .011 14 .611 16 .5S9 20 .473 24 .415 27 .225 29 .293 Detroit 4, Milwaukee 2. Milwaukee, 'Wis.. June 6. Failure to hit Jlahn cost tho Brewers the game to-day. Score: RHE Milwaukee . ...0 0 0 10 0 0 1 0-2 7 2 Detroit 0 00202000-472. uaitenes MiiwauKee. joncs ana specr; Detroit, Hahn and Trost. Minneapolis D, Grand Rapids 8. Grand Rapids, Mich.. June (.Scott held the lsltora down to two hits until the last Inning, when they landed flo times and made six runs. Score: RHE OrnnLRaprJs...3 13 0 10 0 0 0-8 10 7 Minneapolis ....2 0 10 0 0 0 0 69 7 0 Batteries Grand Rapids, Scott and Twlneham: Minneapolis, Hermann, Flgge ineler and Boj lc. national League Standing-. Won. Lost. P.C. .727 .6t .GI7 .559 .515 .545 .5IX) .500 .444 .3X9 .355 .210 Baltimore . Cincinnati , Boston . .. Pittsburg . New York 24 9 .24 .22 12 12 15 15 15 19 18 20 22 5 CO .19 .18 .18 t'lov eland Philadelphia 19 Brooklyn 18 Louisville 1G Chicago 14 "Washington . 9 (St. LOUlS ............... 9 In the Western Association. Won. Lost. Cednr Rapids 21 9 Ft. Joseph ..........20 10 Des Moines 18 13 Burlington 1 16 Rockford 15 1G Dubuquo 13 1G qulncy 11 18 l'ecrla 6 28 P.C. .TflO .66G .5M .500 .4M .413 .373 .in At St. Joseph RHE St. Joseph 0 10 10 2 2 0 3-9 13 1 Qnlrcy 0 0 0 3 3 0 10 07 15 6 Batlcrles St. Joseph, Meredith and Col lins: Qulncy, McGrcovcy and Lohbcclc At Des Moines RHE Dcs Moines ....0 0 10 2 0 0 1 04 7 3 Burlington . ...0 0 0 0 0 10 3 1-5 9 2 Batteries Dcs Moines. Sonler and Loh nian; Burlington, Kittson and Williams. City Amateur League. Won. Lost. P.C. Sunflowers 7 0 1,000 Fosters d 2 .750 Argentines 5 2 .715 Armours 4 2 .G Foleys 3 5 .3;S Bchmelzers 2 5 ,2S8 May-Sterns 1 6 .143 llosedale 1 7 .125 Big crowds witnessed the three games that were plaed In tho Kansas City Ama teur League yesterday. Tho results of tho games follow: RHE Festers 0 1 E 5 2 0 K 2 21 2 9 Bclimclzcr ...70310033 016 2 10 Umpire. Wlnshlp; scorer, Elllck. Argentines ...25043211 is 5 May-Stems ..06000030 2 n 10 12 Umpire, B. Harvey; scorer, Sutter. Toleys 0 3 2 3 5 0 14 321 15 11 Rrsedales ... 74100102 015 10 5 Umpire, Bulger; scorer, Kelly. Interstate Leasne, Fort Wayne. 5; Toledo, 4. Springfield. 16; Daj ton. 10. Central Lengne. Cairo, 15; Nashville. 2. Terre Haute, 4, Washington, 0. Eastern League. Sjracuse. 6: Providence. 4. Rochester, 7: Springfield, 2. Buffalo, 19; Wllkesbarre. 4. Ball Toilers From the Antipodes. Chicago. June 6. The Kangaroo ball plaers from Australia' gave the Illinois Cycling Club baseball team the scare of Its life in the game this afternoon. The wheel men won out by a score of 13 to 8, only kJMs tic hardest kind of ball playing, ana with the assistance of a couple of bad throws on the part of the visitors. The Australians astonished the natives with the batting, nnd In spots their fielding w is equal to anj thing seen on an amateur Held Thev played In a manner that showed that the rudiments of the game were well grourded. and that they w ero reaching out fo- the tine points. Second Baseman Ingleton. of the Austra lian nine, carried off the honors, accepting nine hard chances without an error. THE FIRST CURVED BALL. Although llNtorj Does ot Record It, a Kansas Man Discovered the Art of "Can-In." Topeka, Kas., June 6. (Special.) It Is not generally known tut It Is an historical fact that W. P. Dlllard, chairman of the Kansas state board of railway commis sioners, was the first ball plaer to dis cover that a curio ball could be thrown, and was tho first to throw curves. An oil pitcher in Boston by the name of'Buf lltglen has been accredited with making the dlcovcry, but Bufflngton stole the thunder from Dlllard. It was In the hpring of '74 that Dlllard made the discovery. Ho was the pitcher of the ball team at the academy at Locust Dale, Va., where he was attending school. He was the crack pitcher of that country. He began to twist the ball in his hands before delivering it, and one day the catcher noticed that the ball did not travel in a straignt line. no called Dillard's attention to It. and the lat ter began to twist the ball more and moro and practice almost constantly. Finally he succeeded in getting on a pretty fair curve, Bufilngton came to Locust Dale to visit relatives and while there saw Dlllard pitching curves. He thereupon began to practice and soon learned that ho could do the same thing himself. Ho then hiked out for his home In Boston and startled the baseball world by announcing that he could throw a curve. The newspapers devoted columns to Bufflngton's discovery nnd he was the hero of the hour. Other pitchers then took it up and now every school boy In the country can pitch a curve. In speaking about the matter to-day Dll lard said: T'Whllo It was I who taught BufEngton the art of curving a ball he got the credit of It. He was quick to get to the" front. He was afraid some other city fellow, who realized the great importance of curves, might come down and catch on and win a great reputation. He was not afraid of mo doing it for I was a little country Jake and had no Idea that It would create so much stir and also revolutionize the great American game. "I was pitching curves three months be fore Bufflngton caught on. How I happened to do it I don't know. My catcher was the one that first noticed it," Ilaiebnll Aotes. Shcrtstop Williams, of St. Joseph, has made twelve home runs this season. The players In the Springfield and Day ton teams, of the Interstate League, were arrested nfter yesterday's gamo at Spring field, O. The law prohibiting Sunday base ball will be tested. "Toothpick" Wayne, who was with the Coffeyvllle, Kas., team last year and pitched a couple of games for Kansas City toward the close of the season. Is pitching for Fort Wayne In tho Interstate League and is puzzling the batters with his de ceptive curves, as well as the way he twists himself up in delivering tho ball. And now they are telling this story: An excited man rushed into the police station and declared that two members of tho Kansas City Blues had tried to hold him up for the purpose of robbery. "How do you know they were members of tho Blues?" he was asked. "Because," was tho reply, "they struck at mo three times and never touched me." Sunday baseball was Inaugurated In Washington, D. C. yesterday tjy a game between the Clevelands, of the National League, and a picked nine. The contest occurred at Riverside park, a resort about two miles below Alexandria, Va. It result ed In a victory for tho league club by a score of 12 to 1. The attendance was very small, only about GOO persons being present, Buckley was not released by Grand Rap Ids, but merely suspended. He has been traded to Columbus for Strauss and O'Meara, but kicks on the trade upon tho ground that he is too young for the An cients. Strauss and O'Meara are both catchers, the latter being turned over to Columbus by Brother Pat, of tho Cleve lands. Here Is Barney Dreyfus forecast of the championship: "I have already bet 109 that Boston will beat out Baltimore. Han Ion made a. sad error of judgment in de pending on his young, untried pitchers, and McGraw Is not playing up to his speed. Hanlon also made a mistake In separating from Brodle." Dreyfus is a director in tho Louisville ciud. The Columbus Journal notes that It seems to make little difference to Indian apolis how badly the team Is crippled, as they go right on winning games with pitchers playing the outfield and catchers as lnflelders. Still, when such a hard hit ter as Bill Phillips is sent Into one of the gardens, ho makes up In stlckwork what ho lacks In fielding, and that makes up for many a missed fly ball. Hugh NlcoL who succeeds Tommy Dowd as manager of the Browns, played right field for that club from 1SS4 till 1SS7, when he was traded to Cincinnati for Jack Boylo and XSOO. In 1SS9 he retired. For several seasons he has been managing the Rock ford club of tho Western Association. Mr. Nlcol has the sympathy as well as the geed wishes of many friends, as he was very popular as a ball player. In the sixth Inning yesterday Miller. Wll mot and Pickett hit successive flies In tho outflela, and sammy Hicnois naa the rare honor, for an outfielder, of retiring the side. He has strengthened the team very materially, capturing everything that has come to his territory In the three games he has played, and his batting is a decided improvement over that of Knoll. A sin gle and a double fell to his lot yesterday. Detroit Journal. Stalllngs evidently believes that to play a man In the same position two days In succession will swell his head. During the three games here Lajole played right once and first base twice; Boylo caught twice nnd played first once; Gelcr played right field twice and the bench once; GUIen and Nash divided the time at short; Hallman played second when Nash wasn't there, and Nash plaved second when he wasn't at short. This may be a great scheme, but results don't show It, Cleveland Lead er. Manning, of Kansas City. labored long and hard last winter to gather together a winner. He and Jack Carney, both good judges of ball players, spared no expense to give Kansas City cranks what they have been waiting for since the Western League wis organized a club that would take the flag but It now looks ns though they would have to wait another year. A week before the season opened, Carney wrote that he now had some heart In his work. He felt confident that he had a winner and the thought that he would not be a tallender this season would put fresh life in his work. Manning Is still trying to strengthen his team, but the task seems hopeless. Sporting News. As soon as a game Is out Mannassau's authority over th dirty mouth of Wllmot Is suspended, but Allen should have a po liceman In front of tho grand stand to es cort the loafer to his 'bus. or a hurry-up wagon. Perhaps Wllmot Is not aware that ladles attend the games In Detroit. Vul garity and profanity may not be considered Improper In front of the grand stand at Minneapolis, but they will not be tolerated In this city. Detroit Journal. Tho same complaint Is made against Wllmot In every town In the league, Minneapolis excepted. He Is no respector of persons and tho pres ence of women does not act as a check to his read-tongued profanity. Wllmot Is a disgrace to the game vulgar, profane and obscene, he sometimes acts as though he were suffering from acute dementia. Raaebnll In the Middle IVeit. From Harper's Weekly. 7 he quality of baseball generally In the middle West Is not so good as last year or the year before, but the amateur status of a majority of the nines Is for the first time above criticism. This is especlally truo of Michigan. It will take a couple of years for these universities to develop fresh baseball material, but meantime they are building on a solid foundation. The matter of winning games Is of no consequence compared with tho satisfac tion of knowing that the men are all ama teurs. This is a most praiseworthy state of affairs, brought about within two years, from a very low order of sporting ethics, and the more credit Is due the middle Western colleges for their Bwlft recogni tion of the desirability of wholesome sport. Within six months rules have been put in force in this Western section and lived up to. so far as I know which raise the West ern standard nearly up to the Eastern. With the single exception of the "summer nine" toleration, and the rule permitting six years of play to the man attaining a degree, there Is little to criticise in the methods which now obtain at these uni versities. Those who remember the situa tion two j ears ago must marvel at the reformation It Is yet another victory for wholesome sport, which must Invariably win In the end. Sportsmen will Join me In sincere congratulations to the faculties of the Universities of Michigan. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Chicago, Illinois and those oth ers that have labored to bring about the present healthful state of athletic affairs. 7.50 To St. Louis nnd Return $7.50 Via Burlington Route WESTERN KANSAS ATBLETE. J. CAL M'CRACKEV, THIS YEAR'S STAR PERFORMER FOR V. OF P. Began Ills Athletic Career at Cooper Memorlnl College, Sterling, Kas. Other Distinguished Kan- ana Athletes, Sterling. Kas . June 6. (Special.) The career of J. Cal McCracken Is a unique one In amateur athletics. A short time ago ho was but a farmer lad In Western Kansas; to-day he is perhaps the most talked of college athlete In America. This prominence is due not so much to his rec ords as to the marvelous development he has made. McCracken is 21 years of age, 6 feet 1 inch In height, and, despite his 200 pounds Is active and speedy, clipping the 100 yards In 0:10 4-5. For several years ho attended Cooper Memorial college. Sterling, Kas., where he easily led In all branches of ath letic sport. In the spring of 1S93, at the collegiate athletic meet, held at Lawrence, he easily captured the heavy cventB from K. U. and Baker. Ho still holds the Kan sas championship In both the hammer and shot, the former with a throw of ninety two feet, the latter with a put of thirty six feet. In tho fall of 1S95 he played halfback on his college eleven and In a game at To peka he was the star player. Kansas university tried very hard to se cure McCracken for football and track athletics, but did not succeed. Finally, the University of Pennsylvania heard of him and Wiley Woodruff, brother of Coach Woodruff, paid him a visit and prevailed upon him to enter U. of P. Previous to his entrance to tho uni versity, McCracken had had no training w hatever, and was Ignorant concerning the scientific points of athletics. His achieve ments were through crude self -Instruction. Notwithstanding this fact, among the thirty-five men In the U. of P. training quarters, nono gave greater promise for football honors than McCracken. It Is a very rare thing for a new man to make the team tho first year, but this he did, being slated for left tackle. A sev ere shoul der sprain at the commencement of the playing season, however, compelled him to relinquish his position. For the season of '97, McCracken will play guard. In the place of Wiley Woodruff. But It Is In track athletics that Mc Cracken has proven the greatest surprise. Pensy. has always been weak in the weights, and a promising competitor in these events would add materially to the Etrength of her team. In the annual spring games of the university McCracken won first In the shot and raised the Pennsyl vania hammer record by a throw of 1254 feet. At the Invitation games with Prince ton May 1, he out-threw representatives from Tale, Princeton and Harvard. At tho dual games with Harvard, a week later, ho won first In the shot nnd second In tho hammer. At this meet about eighty men contested, nnd only one athlete won moro points than McCracken. In the dual games with Cornell, McCracken was an easy victor. On May 29, at Berkley Oval, the best ath letes from tho universities of tho country contested for intercollegiate honors. Here the inexperienced Kansas boy competed with men who have undergone years of caieful training, and who count It nn honor to win oven third place. The result was highly satisfactory. In the hammer he won second place, with a throw of 134 feet 4 Inches within 8 Inches of tho previous intercollegiate' record. In the shot he won third place with a put of 40 feet 8'4 Inches. This was Indeed a remarkable per formance for a first year man Thus, with a few months' training. Mc Cracken has Increased his hammer throw 42 feet and his shot-put about C feet. What may not be expected of him with another 5 ear's training, and the world's record In these two events being but a few feet be j on-J the records McCracken has made' During the summer McCracken will bo with the Now York Athletlo Association, mo largest amateur ainicuc organization In tho country, and which Includes among Its members the holder? of many world's records. There are two other Kansas men In Penn sylvania who have distinguished themselves ns athletes Wllev Woodruff, of Belolt, and I. M. Outland. of Mitchell county. Wood ruff Is an experienced athlete and football plav er. He was Pennsj lvanla's best guard, ana for four years Casper Whitney, of Har per's Weekly, has placed him upon the All-America team. He understands thor oughly every detail of tho game, and Kan sas university could not havo selected a Ik tier man to coach them next season. Kansas university mar be expected to play nfter tho Pennsylvania style ss long as they nro under his -direction. Ab the Inter collegiate. May 29, Woodruff broke Hickok's record In the hammer by a throw of 136 feet G Inches. He Is also strong in tho shot, throwing aDout 4i rect. Outland Is a well known Western football player, having played on tho Kansas uni versity team of '93. He has been in Penn svlvanla one year, but. owing to their strict rules, could not play upon the foot ball team. However, upon the substitute team ho displayed his football qualities, nnd so Is slated for a position behind the lino In '97. Outland has dono some good work In hammer ami shot, nnd, with training, may provo a strength. His best work has been with his wheel, ranking among the best riders in the university. FALLING INTODESUETUDE. Racing- Men Devote Little Attention to the Special Record Trlnls TVowndnys. Racing men nro devoting little attention to special record trials nowadays, as It Is felt that the short-distance marks are now nt about the lowest figures possible under tho existing pacing restrictions of the L. A. W. A well known blcyclo trainer who has had the management of some notable record trials sajs "Until new pacing devices are Invented and licensed by tho L. A. W. or the or ganization that is to have control of cy cling In the future, we cannot look for much of a reduction in the existing rc ords from the qunrtcr-of-a-mlle upward. It seems as If gear attachments and tho science of providing a large enough bicycle to cause a slight vacuum In tho rear of the multicycle for the rider that Is follow ing havo pretty nearly reached their high est development: and certainly human en durance and speed cannot go much further. In my opinion Johnson's quarters of 20 sec onds ana Hamilton's mile In a fractlonunder 12-3 minutes will not suffer much of a de crease under the present arrangements for providing and taking pace. "Followers of pace have about made the turns on the track as fast as they can pos sibly be made, and the first man on the 'quad' has pedaled as fast as his legs will travel. We will have to have a miniature locomotive on the circuit In order to at tain anywhere near tho Idea of a mile in a minute. It Is all a question of vacuum, as I think the rider In the calm air can go almost as fast as anything propelled by steam power. When I speak of the Impos sibility of a much faster mile on a track than the mark recognized at present, I con fine my predictions to the circular track. On a straightaway track with an asphalt surface, and a set of first-class triplet pace makers, I will guarantee that J. S. John son will ride a mile nearer I minute and 15 seconds than 1 minute and 20 seconds." Championship Eventa at Lonlsvllle. While the national championships at Louisville last year were onen to nrofes slonals as well as amateurs, the programme of the races to be held at WUlow Grove on August 6 and 7 next. In connection with the eighteenth annual meet of the League of American Wheelmen, will contain no less than slrchamDlonshlD events, four for tiro- Afcssionals and two for amateurs the first j. c Mccracken. time In the history of the league that the "pros." will be given an opportunity (under L. A. W. sanction) of fighting out among themselves the question of to whom be longs the title of national champion at the various distances. The professional cham pionships will be at a quarter, half, one and five miles and the one mile race will bring to light that long looked for Individual the mile champion of the United States. To win that event will be an honor thnt will carry with It no little distinction, nnd will. In addition, be worth thousands of dollars to the fortunate Individual who first reach es the tape in the last desperate sprint. The winning of any of tho national professional championships. In fact, will mean much to the man or men who capture the prizes, nnd that they will be fought out to the lust Inch by the largest nnd fastest fleet of rating men that ever faced the starter goes without tajlng. FEMALE CYCLE RIDERS. The International Races nt Exposition Baseball Park to Begin nt Si30 O'clock To-night. Tho ladles' International bicycle races at Exposition baseball park will be Inaugurat ed to-night. Tho riders who will contest are: Lizzie Glaw. of Chicago; Dottle Farns worth, of Minneapolis; Jennie Brown, of Rochester; Lillle Harp, of St. Paul; Nellie Bartlett, of Chicago, and Dora Dewltt. of this city. They will arrive in tho city this morning and during the afternoon will give exhibitions to women of the proper man ner to ride a wheel. The Third Regiment band has been engaged to give concerts dur ing tho races and an elaborate musical pro gramme will bo rendered each night, a con cert preceding tho races. Several well known local trick riders have been en gaged to give trick and fancy riding exhi bitions prior to the beginning of the races every night. Tho park has been put in excellent shape for tho races and It Is exDoctcd that bie- crowd3 will be in attendance nightly. Racing- Men's Snlnrle. Walter Sanger Is reported to havo signed for a salary of $5,000 a year. For his tires he Is to receive, so tho report goes, JiOOO extra, and for his saddle, U.W0 more. The veracious chronicler sajs further, that his winnings will probably run $3,000, giving him $12 000 for his season's work. All of this looks very fine on paper, but It Is not within one-half or one-quarter of the amount In fact. It Is just such foolish and uncalled for reports sent out that harm the racing business. The best racing man In this country to-day does not earn any where near such an amount, and the people might Just as well understand the fact. Salaries are very low this year. Big men. as well as the small fry, ride for smaller salaries than they ever received, and the figures have alwavs been small, fur smaller than has been credited. The racing man does not make the money he Is supposed to make In any branch of the sport. It Is not tho gold mine thnt the men themselves would have it seem. Racing men earn all they receive. Two "World's Records Broken. Two world's records were broken and a new American record established at the Charles River park races at Boston. Earl Klser and mate, A. C. Mertlns, lowered the one mllo profesIonal tandem competition record held by the Butler brothers 1:56 to 1:55 2-5. E. M. Blake, n joung flier in the amateur ranks, from Kecnc, N. Y.x broke the world's one-third mile amateur competi tion record twice during the afternoon, first In the trial heat of the one-third mile ama teur, and again In the finals. His first at tempt resulted In lowering tho record for the distance, held by Lacker, of Denver, Col., of 0:43 to 0:42 2-5. and beating thlB record In the finals by three-fifths of n second, making the mark 0:41 4-5. Nat and Frank Butler went against the mile paced tandem record held by English riders, and, although they did not equal it 1:42 3-5 they created a new American record 1:47 or Gossip for Wheelmen. The bicycle has come to stay, and yet it Is mado to go. A veteran rider claims that bearings run smoother and wear better If wiped entirely clean and left unolled. He says he tried It last 5 car and knows he Is light. The majority of riders, however, will keep on vslng oil. Joe Jefferson and PaderewskI are among tho latest converts to tho use of the wnecl. Now Is tho tlmo for somo enterprising vau deville manager to make "Rip" an offer to appear in a blcyclo sketch, with Paderew skI as accompanist. Articles of agreement have been signed calling for a match race betw een "Jimmy" Michael and "Eddie" McDuffee, to take Slaco at Charles River park. Boston, on uno 17. It Is said that tho men will race for a purso of Jl.ooo. The experience of NIeuport, tho French rider who came near dying of heart failure after a race on a Paris track, should be a warning to tho cyclist who considers speed the summum bonum of cycle riding. The professional racer who takes his life In his hands for a purse, must risk the danger, but the hump-backed scorcher Is the victim of his own delusions and tho abomination of the rest of humanity. Long distance riding at a moderate or even comparatively slow pace is claimed to be one of the finest cures for Bhortr.os of ticath. This malady I usually caused by some congestion which prevents the lungs being exercised to their lull capacity. Con stant, steady and easy exercise tones up tli air cells. The number of these avail able Is gradually Increased, nnd little by little the Inconvenience disappears. A evclin rlllh h.l-s rerpntlv heen nrfrnn- lred in Newark on novel lines. Instead of a long list of more or less useful olllcers that often make up the total membership this club has none at all, nor has It any regulations excepting that no wheelman can bo admitted unless his application Is accompanied by that of a woman. This rule is expected to make thoroughly satis factory tho moonlight rides, dances and suppers that arc projected by the club. "It is rot difficult to understand." says an old rider, "why cycling is ousting walk ing as an exercise. An nverage pedestrian covers about thirty inches to each step. The averago wheelman at one revolution of his pedals (which Is equivalent to a step) covers about seventeen feet, nnd as tho movement is so easy and devoid of fa tigue, ha usually raises his foot twice as often In the same time, thus covering thirty-four feet while tho pedestrian goes two and a half feet." The wavs of the trainers of cycle racing men are mysterious. A mixture of arsenic. quinine and campnorateu etner was aa rolnlstarcd to a racing man in England iust boforo the start, and he won. Rumor 1 as It that an overdoo of tho same con coction given to little Jimmy Michael some two years ago was responsible for his sud den collapo and subsequent trouble with the N. C. U. Where Is the sportsmanship In winning events by making one's self up with drugs? Many wrongs have been laid to the bi cycle, and now. It seems, it is accused in Franco of being a literary destroyer. Pub lishers complain of their shelves being in cumbered with piles of yellow-covered nov ils, nnd even more serious works, for which there is absolutely no sale. The market for Zola. Ohnet and Daudet Is falling off, and the percentage to be deducted from their Issues grow larger day by day. So long as It la light every able-bodied human being Is upon wheels, nnd when they come homo leople are too tired to read. Gaston Rlvierre, the aged French rider, has just won the greatest road race held In Europe every year, the Paris to Bordeaux. This race has made many a man famous, and will be remembered becauso of the part It played In causing the death of one of the greatest racing men the world has ever seen, the late Arthur Linton, who died last year after having contracted a cold In this race. Rlvierre is probably the oldest active racing man in the world, and his ability Increases with his age. His age Is generally conceded to be between 40 and 55 sears. It Is sard that If the craze for c cling con tinues to develop among women as .apldly as it has done in th? past there will soon ha more women riders of the bicycle than men This fact does not necessarily mean that men are any the less devoted to this pleasant means of locomotion, but that the majority of women have far moro time nnd opportunity for engaging in this pur suit. In their simple pleasures tho blcyclo car form a conspicuous part. It Is con venient In moro ways than one. While men are confined to their offices or places of business by day. women are not, probably flaying afternoon calls awheel or indulging n short spins in the parks or on the boule vards. Tho papers of the East are deploring the decllno of the club runs, and rightly as serting that great good for cycling has been accomplished by these pleasant trips. The club run has always been a source of enjoyment to the various members of these organizations and. although slightly on tho decline of late jenrs, this season promises to see this Institution In great favor. Every rider shopld Join some club or body of wheelmen If only for the pleasure of par ticipating In the tours and trips, which aro rarely successful unless given by some well organized club with enough members to guarantee a liberal attendance on sucn of these excursions as may be arranged during the riding season. There are always pretty spots, and In the summer weather stretches of good road, which ore accessible to the cyclist even far from the larger cities, and the club run can be accredited with the discovery of theso pleasant haunts. Many persons keep Carter's Little Liv er Pills on hand to prevent bilious attacks. rick headache, dizziness, and find them Just what they need. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETES IT'LL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF LMERSITY PRESIDENTS. No One lint llonn Flilc Students Shall Be Permitted to Participate In Any Gnmen of Athletic Sport Whales er. Lawrence. Kas., June 6. (Special.) The following report has been completed by the committee on athletic games, appointed at the meeting of university presidents, held at Madison, Wis., January 6 and 7. 1537, and of which Chancellor F. H. Snow, of Kansas university. President C. K. Adams, of Wisconsin, and President Draper were members. The report is devoted almost entirely to the subject of football and re strictions thnt should be placed on the game, ami has been awaited with a good deal of Interest. Tho report sajs: At a meeting of the presidents of state universities of the North Central states, held at Madlon, Wis., January G and 7, 1S97, the following persons were present: Pusldcnts Angell, Cantleld. Sv alt). Smart, Dn per, Jesse, Snow, MacLean, Schaelter, Northrop nnd Adams. ... . , Though the meeting was mainly devoted to the consideration of other matters, the subject of intercollegiate athletics was dis cussed, and, for the purpose of securing the results of that discussion, the following preamble and resolution was adopted: Whereas. The representatives of the state universities here assembled ore of tho opin ion that intercollegiate athletics In gen eral, and football In particular, should be subjected to more careful and constant supervision; therefore. Resolved, That & committee consisting of President Adams, President Draper and Chancellor Snow, bo appointed to report enH Tnii nc lhpv mnv deem wise to be recommended for the consideration of tho several institutions with which w'e aro con- Tlf'Oti?! In accordance with this resolution the commltteo begs leave to make the follow ing report: We are of tho opinion that Intercollegiate athletics can only bo mado to subserve tho Interests of higher education In a largo .fense by a sjstematSc reform In three par ticulars: First By a more careful and systematic organization of tho boards, councils, or committees having control of ahtletlcs. Second By greater care and uniformity In tho adoption of rules determining the eligibility of plajers. '1 bird By some modification of tho rules under which certain of the games are played. First We believe that athletic affilrs cannot be succesrfully managed by a board or commltteo mado up exclusively of pro fessors or exclusively of students. Ex perience seems to havo shown that a hearty spirit of whalesome co-operation, so necessary to a faithful observance of rules, can hardly be secured without opportunity for the full end free Interchange of opin ion on the part of the various Interests In volved. While ultimate authority should. In our opinion, rest with the faculty, there should be abundant opportunity for every athletic Interest to bo fully and freely heard and considered. To this end. wo recommend that In each of the universities wo represent, there be constituted. If It has not already been done, a body, to be known as "the athletic board." whose duty It shall be to administer and enforce the rules that may be adopted by the uni versity for the government of athletics. The size of this board should be determined bv the number of Interests it has to ad minister We suggest that the captains of the various teams constitute the student element. AV'herevcr it Is practicable, the alumni may also advantageously be repre sented In the board. While It seems to us best that the number of faculty mem bers should exceed the number of students. It Is perhaps not necessary that the faculty members should outnumber both the students and the alumni. We suggest that in case of alumni representation the board be so constituted that the faculty mem bers will equal the number of both the other elements, and that the president of the university be ex officio chairman of the board, without the privilege of voting, ex cept In case of a tie, when he may give the deciding vote. Second In regard to the rules for the government of the eligibility of players, wo believe that not only great care should be exercised in determining such rules, but that tho same rules should be adopted by all the institutions participating in In tercollegiate games. Nothing Is more ob vious than the fact that no two teams can play on terms of equality If the teams are made up under different sets of rules. The result In such cases must always be un satisfactory. We therefore wish to urge the great desirableness, if not the absolute necessity, of an agreement to precisely the same rules, without modification or reser vation. This subject has been under careful con sideration for the last two years in some of our most prominent universities. Tno years ago several university presidents had tho matter under consideration at a meet ing In Chicago. The rules they recom mended have received since such modifi cations as have been suggested by expe rience. At a meeting of the represent atives of several universities of the Cen tral West, held In the early part of the present winter, nn agreement was reached nnd a set of rules was recommended which have since been adopted by Michigan, Illi nois, Minnesota, "Wisconsin and perhaps others. Although we might individually prefer some modification of these rules, yet in the Interests of uniformity and har mony we heartily recommend their adop tion by ail tne Institutions which we rep resent. Whilo wo believe that the free passnge from one university to another for scholastic purposes should be encour aged, we also aro of the opinion thnt one of the greatest dangers to purity In ath letics comes from the tendency of players to migrate from one Institution to another, chiefly. If not solely, for athletic purposes. Wo believe that the universal adoption of the rules herewith submitted would re duce to a minimum the danger which wo all deslro to guard against. In ense these rules should be very generally adopted by the universities we represent, we are of the opinion that every Institution may well consider whether it ought not to limit Its playing to those Institutions that have adopted the same rules. Third We see no reason for making nny recommendation In regard to the method of playing any of the games except football. We recognize very fully tho fact that tho dangers of the game have been greatly ex aggerated In popular reports. Accurate sta tistics would undoubtedly show that tho perils of boating, skating and blcyclo riding aro vastly greater than the perils of foot ball playing. Nevertheless. It Is a fact that the game is one that calls for great phys ical energy, and that the temptation to un necessary roughness under the excitement of competitive Interests should be made as slight as possible. That the rules of the gamo have recently been greatly Improved Is indicated by the fact that during the past j ear there have been, so far as we havo been able to learn, no accidents Inflicting permanent Injury to any person accustomed to tho game and In proper condition to play. So far as we have been able to as certain, every one of the accidents of a per manent or serious nature has occurred either to a novice, or to one whose physical condition, under careful administrative su pervision, would have excluded hlra from any Intercollegiate games. But the fact that such persons were allowed to play In dicates n lack of proper supervision. We recommend, therefore, that the athletlo board In every university require that every competing player furnish a certificate of physical soundness and fitness to play, either from the director of the gymnasium or from somo reputable physician. Perhaps the most frequent cause of In Jury at the present tlmo is the tendency of the members of a defensive team to throw themelves upon a man with the ball, who has already been tackled and thrown. The motive for such action, under the present rules. Is obvious. There is nt present no pcnnlty for "creeping," nnd. therefore, the temptation to advance as far as possible, even after the player with tho ball Is down. Is Irresistible. To prevent this method of gaining ground, tho men of tho oppolte side are tempted to throw themselves on the man wno is -creeping- lorward, ns the only way of averting him. In our opinion, the Judges of the game should be required to call the ball "dead" at the point where It strikes the ground when a tackled man Is thrown, and, furthermore, that nny at tempt to creep from that time should be vis ited with a penalty of fifteen yards. Heretofore It has been tho custom In tho North Central states to adopt the rules of the Eastern Association, but we believe that tho time has come for the universities we represent to supplement these rules by adopting a rule which will prevent the evil under consideration. We recommend such a rule to the favorable consideration of the proper authorities of the game. Ihe rules referred td In the above are as fellows, and have been formally adopted by the Kansas university authorities and will govern games In the future: No one shall participate In any Inter collegiate games of nthletlc sports unless ho be a bonlflda student, doing full work In a regular or special course as defined In the curriculum of his college; and no person who has participated in any Intercollegiate game as a member of any college team shall be .per mitted to participate In any game as a member of another college team until he has been a matriculant In such college under the above conditions for a period of one year, or has obtained a college degree. aVo person shall be admitted to any In tercollegiate contest who receives any gift, remuneration or pay for his services on the college field. No student shall play upon the teams of any college or colleges for more than four j cars In the aggregate, unless he shall have secured a degree. In which case he ma play two additional jears, provided he be a candidate for a second degree. No student shall participate In any lnter cclleglate contest who has ever used or Is using his knowledge of athletics or his athletic skill for gain. No person who re ceives any compensation from the univer sity for services rendered by way of regu lar Instruction shall be allowed to play on anv team. No student shall play In any gamo under an assumed name. No student shall be permitted to partic ipate In any Intercollegiate contest who Is found by the faculty to be delinquent In his studies. All intercollegiate camps shall be played on grounds either their own or under the lrrrredlate control of one or both of the colleges participating In the contest, and all Intercollegiate games shall be "played under student or col'ege management, nnd not under tho control of any corporation, or association or private Individual. The election of managers nnd captains of teams In each college shall be subject to tho approval of Its committee on athletics. College football teams shall play only with teams representing educational In stitutions. Before ever Intercollegiate contest the respective chairmen of the athletic com mittees of the Institutions concerned, shall submit to each other a certified list of players, eligible under the rules adopted, to participate In said contest. It shall be tho duty of the captains of the respective teams to exclude all players from the con test save those so certified. Athletic committees shall require each candidate for a team to represent tho uni versity in Intercollegiate contests to sub scribe to a statement that-he Is eligible under tho letter and spirit of the rules adopted. No person having been n member of nny college athletic team during any jear nnd having been In attendance less than one college half jear shall be permitted to play In any Intercollegiate contest there after until he shall have been In attend ance Ix consecutive calendar months. It Is expected that these rules will be adopted by Iowa. Nebraska, Missouri nnd other colleges with which Kansas uni versity p'ays football, nnd tho result will be considerable change in the way of run ning things. The adoption of the above report and rules makes It Impossible for many plav ers w ho have been on the teams In past years to be on them again. From the ranks of Kansas university It will bar Hamill, who has plaved four years: Balne, Nat Foster. Mosse. Will Walker and others who have left school since the season was over. To-dny'a Entrlea nt St. Lonla. St. Louis, June fi First race Six fur longs: selling. Red Cap, Falrv Queen III., 120; Eldrldge. Brodhead. Bob Mtllican, Den vcr. I. C. W.. Nashville, Rlvcmido Park, Nicolinl, Verus. Charles P., 122; Travis, 123; Service, San Bias, 125. Second race Four and a half furlongs: 2- ear-olds. School Girl. Mavoureen, High Born Lady. Nancy Till. Cella B. Lantelope. Brightlo B., 9S: Loving Cup. Sammle Louise, Clorlnda. Whistle Wing. 103; sucsue, Mary Galvln, Naoma, Good Friend, 110 Third race One mile and seventy yards; selling. Tin Cup, SS: Tom Murphy, Ivory. 93 Rowland Duett, 97; Robair, Anger, Dan Huger, 101; Helen H. Gardner. 105: Celtic Bard, 107; Jack Bradley, 109; Ransom, 109; Begamla. 110. Fourth race Mile nnd a sixteenth; purse. Remember Me, 87: Linda, 92: Muskalonge, 94: BIng Blnger. 94; Souffle. 99. Fifth race Six and a'half furlongs; sell ing Marquise, 102: Charm. 104: Garland Barr, 104; Johnny McHale, 10G: Tupto. 115. Sixth race Six furlongs; selling. Harrlo Flojd, Lady Cordell, Yankee Heiress, Reel, Kccnlgen. Nina Louise. Lelas Cuckoo, Sil ver Set, Full iianu. ut: hod Clancy. iui; Ensle Barnes. 107; Wnldersee. 110; Scribe, 112, Charlie Christy, 113; Miss Bramble. U5. To-dn'a Entries nt Lnlonln. First race One m!l3. Mcllle, 98; Wlck llrte. Rojal Dance. Bleakmore. 9S: Little Buck. O'curo, Schedule, 101; Lulu M., Lady Keith. 102; Capple. Alnsley, 104. Second race Seven furlongs. Carrie F.. 89; King Morgan. Filibuster, 91; Argus, Harry Thoburn. 94; Moggie S., 95: Munden, 97: Ollean, 98; Con Regan, 103; White Oak, Third race Five furlongs Bethlehem Star. Chancy nk. 94: Freshman. Sklnk, 97: Swing, 102: The Doctor. 104; Aragnol. 107. Pacemaker, Banished, 112. Fourth race Ono mile. Judith C. 95; Fresco. 95; Elusive, 99; Rcmp, "What Next, 10O Fifth race Four nnd one-hnlf furlongs. Davo, Vlnette, Lexisa, Miss Ednn. Loulso Bohon, Acrnse, Josephine K., Lottie Love, Bessie R.. Fnvena. Lamia. 105; TIgrene, Amphltrite. Mary Wllgus. 110. Sixth race Six furlongs. Aftcrnun, EIlna. Fife, 99: Miss Ross, 100: Carrie Lvle. 102; John McElroy, 103; Gldlaw, 104; Nalp, Sim W., 105; Old Center, 111. An International I'ostnge Stamp. From the Chicago Dally Ncn s. Tho question of the adoption of an Inter national postage stamp has taken up a good deal of time at all the preceding pos tal conferences and Is ono of the Important questions at the present one In Washing ton If a person writes to a friend in this country and expects him to reply he can ci ckne a postago stamp, or, better still, a stamped and directed envelope to enable him to do so. But If one wishes to ad dress an Inquiry to a person In London there Is no way In which he can enclose a stamp for response. This Is vexatious, for it compels a man asking a favor to do a boorish thing or to enclose a bit of coin to pay postago that may make the recipient more trouble to get rid of than It would make him It nothing was en closed. An International stamp Is purely a matter of convenience to the people and should be provided for without delay. But curious as It may seem the United States Is the chief opponent to the adoption of such a convenience and the International stamp is opposed by our authorities be causo It would Interfere with the com fortable revenue they now get from the double postage collected on foreign letters Insufficiently prepaid. It does not seem possible that so smalt a matter "would In duce the government to oppose a thing that would be of so much benefit to the people as tho adoption of an International stamp would be. Four Tobacco Crops a Year. From tho New York Times. A great many here nro raising, or aro going to raise, tobacco this year. We can raise four crops a year. I have just visited a beautiful piece which tho owners were cutting. It In estimated to go 1.200 pounds to tho acre from the first cutting and at tho next cutting nearly as much more. It grew In about forty days, and will require about six weeks to pole cure it, and then It will bring In the Tampa market from 0 to GO cents per pound. If It Is finished up ready for the cigar factories It will bring from $1 to 31.50 per pound. It Is tho Cuban variety called tho Vuelto Abajo. I have noticed In your agricultural department that your correspondent wrote In a doubt ing sort of way about the statement that Fort Meade county sold 92,000 pounds of to bacco at 31.50 per pound. Well, although that seems like a, large story. It is all tme. The gentleman (Mr. Nyland) who owns tho pleco that I have visited will have two acres more ready to cut next week. He la really enthuslastlo about tobacco, and thinks that this is going to be one of the richest mates. A Domestic Diplomat. From tho Chicago Times-Herald. All our diplomats aro not in the diplomat ic service, oy a long shot. A North side man who Is fitting out a new residence has experienced considerable trouble In curb ing the expensive tastes of his wife. "My dear," he said tho other night, "how do you stand on tho present war In Greece?" "I am against the' bloodthirsty Turk every time'" she replied, with decision. "You wouldn't do anything, then, to en courage tho Turks In any way, would j ou?" "I should spy not." "That's what I thought." ho said, "so I countermanded our order for Turkish rugs for the nauway anu oruereu some Japanese matting." "Woman's Chances. From the Chicago Post. "After all," said tho new woman, "I don't see what particular causa to complain woman has now. It seems to me. when I look over the field, that sho has a great many chances In life." "I should saj sho had," returned tho old woman with emphasis. "She has a's many chances as there are eligible men of her ac quaintance." Helta. Belts of plaid silk fastened with a metal buckle are popular with English women, nnd belts of every sort aro a particular feature of dress. Leather of various tints forms a background for all sorts ot metal work and fancy Jeweled designs. A green one dotted over with turquoise Is especial ly good style. Dnncera of the Deep. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Jim Smiley has Invented a water bi cycle " "Any good?" "Yep. First time ho rode It he had his tiro punctured by a swordflsh." yAl,vSi)ci,SStVi5e. V--' WWN. For the Men A big line o! all kinds of Men's Furnishings. New style, latest fashions and all novelties for both the quiet and the most extreme dresser. Our goods are always the best for the money. When you get an article here you can rely on its being at the lowest price that it can be sold for anywhere. We can always save you money. If goods are not satisfactory when you get them home or if they are in any way misrepresented bring them back with duplicate check and get your money. To-day we make note of the new Half Hose, the new Sweaters, White Wash Ties and Lawn Ties at prices as follows: Half Hose. A new lot of men's fancy Scotch plaid cotton half hose -In the latest patterns, made to sell for 35c pair; on sale -yac. to-day for -Ov' flen's Sweaters. Men's fancy (sailor collar) two pieced sweaters In black and orange, C- no maroon and white, price s,'y Men's Ties. White lawn string ties; Ifif price, per dozen ,ul 3 dozen for 25c (better quality 15c, 2 tor 25c) Men's white lawn string ties, with silk stitched ends, price, per -JCfT dozen Ow Best quality, 50c dozen. f buccoiora to ' ni'LLEVE. JlOOKF, EMERY r. NORATE WAR DEVELOPMENTS LOW TARES TO ST. LOUIS AND DE TROIT TO-DAY. Reduced Rates to Chicago Expired Last Mght Secretary Rassell, of the Local Association, De clines to Talk. There was a lull in the passenger rata war yesterday. The uptown offices re mained closed, and at tho Union avenue offices tho only reduced rates quoted were these announced Saturday. The 112.50 round trip rate between Kansas City and Chicago applied yesterday, but expired last right. No reduced open rato has been an nounced between these points for to-day. The $7.50 rate for the round trip between Kansas City and St. Louis will continue in effect to-day. Tho combination of this rate with that between St. Louis and Chi cago makes a round trip rate of $22.50 be tween Kansas City and Chicago, which is $2.50 less than tariff. What action, if any, will bo faken to meet this condition will not be known until to day. Ticket brokers claimed yesterday they would make an $3 rate from here to Chicago to-day, and that. If necessary, they could moke a $12-50 rate for the round trip. They refused to say how the rate would be made. Ticket men yesterday In cllred to the view that the brokers were depending upon a manipulation of the $12.50 rate for the round trip, which applied yes terday. It any of the roads has allowed a one-day limit on tickets sold yesterday, they will, of course, be honored to-day, and the brokers will no doubt be stocked with them. Nono of the roads will admit they have allowed this limit, and it Is generally agreed that. If It has been allowed, there will be an open rate of $12.50 via all lines to-day, and that It will continue as long as any road sells tickets not limited to the day of sale. Broker McCrary offered to contract to furnish Chicago tickets to-dav at $S, or to furnish tickets yesterday, good for passage to-day, at that price. He also claimed he would send passengers over nny Chicago line they might select. Passenger men say McCrary cannot keep his promise, and that. It he could, his $S rate would be of no use. as an open rate, which would prevent him frcm doing business, would certainly bo None of the representatives who couhl ba seen yesterday would commit themselves as to the probable developments of to-dav. The St. Louis rate of $7 60 is announced to expire to-night, as Is also tho $19 rate to Detroit and return. , , W. A. Russell, the newly nppolnted secre tary of the lecal passenger association, is at the Midland, but declined last nlgjt to express an opinion In regard to the rate war, other than that he thought Its im portance had been somewhat exagge-ated. He will take charge of tho office of the as sociation this morning. A meeting of the local representatives will be called within a few days. Ratea for the Future. One-faro rates from all points on lis lines will be made by the Alton road to Eric. Pa., and return for tho Knights of St. John meeting to be held thre June 21 27. JTho same rate will be made for the In ternational convention of tho Epworth. League, to be held at Toronto, July 1j-18. The Alton will also make & one-fare rato for the round trip to Ft. Louis to bo added to a $7.50 rate from that point to Nashvll. and return for the United Confcderato Veterans, Juno 22-21. Crow's Nest Paaa Road. Montreal, June 6 Dan Mann, of this city, and William McKenzle. of Toronto, have been awarded by the Canadian Paclfio Railway Company the contract for tho building of tho Crow's Nest Pass railway from Lethbrldge. N. W. T.. to Robson, B. C a distance of 300 miles. It is said that th'o work will tost from $25,000 to $23,000 per mile. Sir Andrew Clark's Presence of Mind. From Harper's Round Tabic. Sir Andrew Clark was once on top of a tall building In London admiring the view of the surrounding country. .While thus employed he was touched on the shoulder by a qulet-looklng man. who slowly re marked, to the great astonishment of Sir Andrew. "Sir, I am going to throw you off." As the quIet-looklriR man was tho larger, nnd there was no help at hard, tho matter for the moment assumed a very se rious aspect. Fortunately for Sir Andrew, he Is possessed of rare presence of mind, nnd In a bantering way he exclaimed: "Pooh! that's nothing; anybody could throw a man off here. Now If you want to do something great, try and throw ma up here from the ground." "Well. I can do that." said the maniac, for such he proved to be. "and If you will kindly descend to tho street I will prove "With pleasure." Sir Andrew replied, and with great decorum the two descended to the street, where the maniac was quickly handed Into the custody of the law. Fnr-SlRhted. "It's nil right," said the elderly gentle man, who has an unwavering confidence In masculine superiority: "let the girls Im prove their minds as much as they possibly con. I have never been otherwise than thankful that I had my daughter taught the dead languages, the English classics, law, rhetoric and athletic accomplish ments." "Have they led to a career? "Not yet But they're going to lead to one. She is now teaching them all to my grandson." Washington Star. Evidently Worthless. "That novel of young Kendal's Is no earthly good." "Why do jou say that?" "I took It out on the porch yesterday and somebody stole It." "I don t see how that proves Its worth lessness." "Don'tyou? Well. th thief brought It back." Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The Beat PHI I ever used" Is the fre- uent remark of purchasers of Carter's .tttle Liver Pills. When you try them you will say the same. The Ilnrlinjrton Route. The best line to St. P&