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THE SULTAtJ OF JQLO United States Finds Him an Unas similable Proposition. Peculiarities of Tii BIoliamneAai) Rtler and the Portion of the : .... PUllopine Which He '. . CrOTerM According to a report which has just jwn wnt to the United States senate, ' the sultan of Jolo is no longer a worthy " object oif American's tender solicitude iand generous dealing:, for fire years ol 'American" control in the Philipplnea have demonstrated that he is insincere In his expressions of loyalty and treach erous in all his transactions. Uncle Sam lias been as patient as Job, as wise as Solomon, as tender as a mother, and as persistent as a bill collector in his effort "to work tha new world-famous benevo ! lent assimilation process (special Amer- lean patent) upon his sultanship. but apparently with as little effect as a mid summer breeze would have in an attempt to shake the Rockies, and he is about fready to give up the task. He feels that his dusky and tricky adopted child of the far off eastern island possessions has forefeited all the rights guaranteed him, and congress may be asked to discipline or expell this pesky little disciple of Mabommet. , ' , .;' . The Jolo islands is the central group tf the, four which go to make up the archipelago of Jolo. These islands lie to the south and wet of the island of Min danao. The principal island is Jolo. containing a population estimate d at about 120,000. made, up of Quicbajatcs. or inhabitants of the mountaics; Malay Or Visayan slaves; SamaUs, an inferior race, though not slaves, and the true Mores, who trace their origin, from the Mohammedan invaders, and who domi nate the other inhabitants. It is tp this latter group that the Sultan belongs. Her is rather the spiritual head of the region than the political ruler, for the tribal system prevails, throughout the islands, and the chiefs, or dattos, are the real .rulerdwhflet-they recognize the spiritual supremacy of the sultan, who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca. Maibun, on the south coast; of the island, dirty and Insignificant as it is. is theJ official city of Jolo and the home of the sultan. It was to this place that Gan. Bates and hi party went when-the treaty with the sultan was made, and which treaty has been so severely criticised in many quar fers because it recognized and continued the practice of slavery in the islands. By those who have met the sultan, he is de scribed, as "not a noble character and is neither greatly loved nor greatly re spected by his people." The dattos may or may not accept arrangements which the sultan makes and it is becoming more and more apparent that the United States would probably do better to treat i ' " AMI &m ,t PRINCIPAI HOUSE IN JOIX. with the individual dattos than with the 'sultan, , ' Jolo, the principal city of the island, I -. used. to be the ancient resident of the f ultas, but with . the ccuning of the k Spaniards It ceased to.be euch. It Is a ' - beautiful spot, th cleanest city in the archipelago, made so by th$ Spaniards. , A brick wall surrounds the city, and the Moros are shut out of the town, because of their treacherous dispositions. The - Spaniards established the custom of re quiring them when entering the town " to leave without the gate of the city their If rises and barongs (knife and sword weapons), and this rule has been wisely continued by the Americans. The streets of the city are wide and straight and well shaded. The houses are all painted or whitewashed on the outside. - -" The Moslem fanaticism of the Moroa lias resisted 350 years of effort made by Jesuit, the Dominician, the Augustinian and tho Franciscan. They are not only unresponsive, but ; dangerously hostile to missionary efforts, and insincerity and treachery is marked in all their contact T-j,h Christianity and the people of a ' Christian nation. What policy the Unit- ed States will adopt in dealing with the , sultan in the future is uncertain, but one thing Is sure, he is a tough proposition for even the Americans. ' A STREET IN JOLO. I Ayers ftRGEtlTINA'S CORN The South American Country Mak ing Big Strides as a Producer. Her Soil and Climate Provide Jmt the Conditions Needed for the Suc cessful Growing of Itfalxe. It has long been known that Argen tina was a great wheat producing coun try, and was giving the United States a lively brush in the competitive mar kets of Europe, but the American farm ir has believed himself practically se cure in his supremacy in the raising of Indian corn, or maize. However, he will now have to look to his laurels, for the great grain growing country of South America has entered the field and is rap idly coming to the front with big yields from her vast farms. According to sta tistics prepared by the Argentine de partment of agriculture, the only ones available, 3,473,722 acres were planted in corn in 1901, and the total yield was 84,018,265 bushels, or an average of 24.18 bushels per acre. Of this crop the cus tom house statistics show an exporta tion of 46.843,282 bushels. Owing to the system of preparing these statistics, this amount is probably slightly in ex cess of the amount actually exported, but only slightly- This crop was grown between September, 1901, and March, 1902, and 90 per; cent, of it was mar keted between March and October, 1902. Argentine exportation of corn from 1886 to 1902, inclusive, has been as fol lows, with the valuation in United States, money; ' Calendar years. Quantity. Value MM 9,119,970 $4.490,55i 1887 14,245,035 6,983,695 1888....... 6,889,699 5,268,908 1889 17,030, 168 12, 523,501 1890... . ....27,844,175 s 13,650,542 1891.... 2,594,692 1.335.645 1892 ,...17,665,605 8,261,688 1898...... 8,327,135 1,523,296 1894 2,160,370 1,009,397 1895. ......30,404,604 9,836,671 1896 61,827,888 , 15,484,756 1897. 14,760,664 6,286,903 1898.......'. ...28,230,887 8.99,600 1899 i 43.945,894 . 12.586,479 1900. 28,079,045 11,516,066 1901. 48,788,911 18,226,338 1902 ...........46,959,122 22,189,268 1908 (estimated Nov. 6)..78,75O,e0O 31,500,000 The countries to' which Argentina sends this corn are the United Kingdom, to whose market in 1902 she sent 11, 658,815 bushels; Germany, ' who rook ITALIAN COLONISTS HOME. J 4,73.985 bushels; Belgium almost as much, and France, Italy, Snain. Brazil, smaller, quantities. A , I The production of maize, or Indian corn in the Argentine Republic,1, while ithaa been going on for many years, is only now developing into a great in dustry. It .is just growing out of the primitive methods that have been hold ing it back -and which still prevent farmers from realizing much more than half what they might. The results they achieve are due to the-marvelous fer- tility of the soil and the perfect climatic conditions, which, in spite of bad meth ods, neglect, and general ignorance, give, bountiful harvests to men who would ut terly fail In the corn belt of the United States if they farmed as they do in Ar gentina; arid these men cannot long con tinue in this manner where they are. Every colonist wants at least 100 hec tares, equal to 247 acres, and sometimes he succeeds in getting more. This is, however, the usual limit for a family, unless there are several large boys. The rule on some large corn farms is that 25 squares or about 104 acres, shall be al lotted to every' able-bodied working hand. Farming as they do, a man can work that amount of land in corn until the gathering is upon him, when he must have help or suffer heavy losses. , Most of these "colonists," or renters, are from the north of Italy, and are very industrious and thrifty. , They work and live under conditions that would not be endured by the poorest farm hand in our country. Yet they have here a chance thft they could not have at home, and most of them become well oft in a few years. The Italian renter builds a mud house with a zinc roof, all the Materials being furnished by a "patron," the owner of the land. Several hardwood posts are set in the ground and small boards nailed across the top. The sheets of zinc are then spread over the frame for a roof, with a slight pitch. Wire is tied from post to post and cornstalks are woven in, the wire holding them up. Mud is plastered on both sides of the stalks and soon dries. A hole is left for a door, and perhaps, but not always, a smaller hole for a window, and the house is done. Planting of corn may begin as early as August 15, but generally not until three or four weeks later, and it may be as late as January 15, though generally 'it is not considered quite safe to plant later than December 2K). On an 18,000 acre place at San Jose de la Esquina some planting was done as late as Jan uary 12 last year arid a fair crop secured. The early planted corn was ripe at the end of January, but harvesting was not commenced until the latter part of February. LOUIS LONG. Hair Ylgor Losing your hair? Did not you know how easily you could keep v it? And prevent gray hair, also rv 3. 0. Ayer Co., TjOwell, MS.B9. THE SPORTING!: WRESTLING. SLAP AT JOHN KELLY. JacKson of BrocKton Waxes Sarcastic as Well as El oquentHis Case May be Attended to Later. Should John E. Kelly be successful in his match with Billy Cnaki on Thursday night at City hall, he will be prepared to go after Charley Jacksou, of Brockton, and ease that chap on some of his newspaper articles. Kel ly is in great shape for bis contest Thursday night, as are all the other contestants. Cnaki is coming up with plenty of the long green from Bridge port. O'Connell and his friends are coming from New Haven with a big bunch to back him against Jack Roach. Young Pedlgard, of the South End Athletic club, and Dan Pickett, of the Washington Hills, will have a big crowd of sympathizers ready to make all kinds of bets. The Simons ville Athletic club under whose aus pices the tournament is given, aught to make some money, because it is the best session of wrestling ever given in the city. The Brockton Enterprise is respon sible for the following slap at John E. Kelly: ).-.. . ; , Charles Jackson called at the Enter prise office Saturday evening. He is hard at work training for his match with Charles Iteinecke of Worcester, which takes place at A.- O. H. ball Thursday evening of , this week. Nego tiations are noAv on between. Jackson and Alex Swanson. Jackson is per fectly willing to wrestle .Swans-on at 150". pounds- if the latter can get' to that Aveight, Jackson says that if Swan son does get down to weight the match must be. for not less than $50 a side, arid more preferred. ; . As regards John E. Kolly of Water bury, Jack poij says that. he can tie the Oounee'uHtt m m into Iw knots and .itr.tif him ag a iu and have him on the M ay home to Watetiuvy b?f ore. Kelly pli' r- i hat anything ka happened. TV knows Kelly's slyle, having seen him wrestle many limes, and knows wlMit 1m ( :ui do to' Mm. . Ki t. Ye does:Vt feel like pulling him self down to 145 pounds in order, to a con: mod it? Kelly if be is going' to wrestle Swanson at 150 eoou. This. is fvoeit logic,' too, and Jackson can't! ba blamed. In case"the Swansori match drops through, or just ;as soon as the heavy Heinec-ke arid Swanson have been disposed of it will be Kelly's turn, and Jackson will take, off his su perfluous weight and meet the slippery John E. Jackson says that this match nnwt be for not less, than . $100 a side,, with five times - that amount preferred...: , v, :'- Sport Gives Opinion. Waterbury, Conn. Feb 16, 1004. To tlie Sporting Editor of Evening Democrat:' ; I had the pleasure of AvitneSsingi In Derby February; 4 the Avrestiing match between Ed O'Connell of New Haven and ' Billy Cnaki of Bridge port and it is putting it mildly to say that O'Connell is a game boy,, to stay and go through that desperate jour ney of sixty minutes, but eA'eryihlng seemed to favor O'Connell, which en abled him to pull through. 'The ar ticles Avere not read, but it, wag an nounced from the platform that the strangle hold wag barred,, which meant all holds went ' except the strangle. But the referee barred the face hold after the contest had started,' none knew why, but it saved O'Connell from defeat as it was one of the prin cipal holds for Cnaki ' to use to straighten up O'Connell's head In or der to secure a farther Nelson, which would enable Cnaki to kink up the New Haven boy and pin him. The moment Cnaki put on a face bold O'Connell .u?ed his teeth to break it and "was successful erery time. As to the Kelly and Cnaki match, I havo seen Kelly in several of his most im portant matches. tip is clever, sci entific, useg good judziuent nrd ig a punishing wrestler. whirn av ill stand by him in his co m In ar match on 1he 18. Cnaki 's buky, strong and iuick as . lightning, .-ever. wi'.'tM'? to take a chance. Ho nas o:i Kelly, yo in, reach, doubly hc strength nnd the courage of a Hon, nn-l it wi'l b,. no boy's play to tiu him aft-vr bo has been put down. Tf th W.U-il'iiry boy succeeds in, 1fatifcgi him hn aviJI want to be Jn his old time form and condition. There is a great treat, in store for the sporting fraternity on the above date, so do not m'sg it. a V A.-" SPORT. Tom lenKins Busy, Tom Jenkins will be a busy wrestler for the next few weeks if his manager keeps on making matches at the pres ent rate. Besides his contest with Hjalmar Loindin, which takes place February 17, at Prospect Hill, Pros pect avenue, Brooklyn, be will tackle Hansen, the Danish champion, in a mixed style match at Perth Amboy on the 18th, and on the 23d he will meet Emil Selva In a handicap match at Paterson. . Jenkins is working faithfully for his match with Lundin, as he realizes that the Swede is one of the best Greco Roman wrestlers that he has ever tackled, and as s the bout is a mixed one he will have to meet "Lundin at his oAvn style of one of the falls. "Cuban Wonder" Sure. Clarence Bouldln, the "Cuban Won der," put in a strenuous day's training under the watchful eye of Tom Jen kins yesterday. Jenkins taught Boul din the tricks of the wrestling game, and has been his tutor and trainer in ail of his important matches. "Bouldin has defeated the best men at all weights in the West," says Jen kins, "and Is yet to meet with defeat. Bothner last year wrestled three hours to a draw with Harvey Parker, while the Cuban recently at Worcester thew Parker four times in an hour. THE PUGILISTS. BOXERS ARE STILL BUSY, A New Story on John L. Sullivan Good Battle in New Bedford Bern stein May Meet Hanlon The following looks like a story that has not told before in print. Any way, it is about John L. Sullivan. And that ought to make it go: In a Liverpool hostelry he was ac costed by a half-starved man with five children. Sullivan gave him a sover eign, and asked how much it would cost to clothe the family. The man smiled Incredulously, and shook his head. Sullivan gave sufficient money for the outfits, and requested him to be on view the following morning. Sullivan thought no more of . the man until passing the hostelry next, day he was reminded of his appoint-, ment. He was astonished on entering the public to see the recipient and the "kids" handsomely equipped. They rose to be admired, and Sullivan, bind ing the bargain a little further, pre sented the man, with another sover eign. ; .'. ,.,' : ' ; : And a sovereign or its equivalent, a five dollar note, looks big to John L. at times now, notwithstanding tbe fact that he detains an earning capaci ty on the stage of over $300 a week Avhenever he deigns to work. Up per cut Did It. New Bedford, Mass, Feb 16. An up perc'ut in the eighth round last night in a tierce battle between Willie Schu maker of New York and Albert Del mont of Boston, knocked Schumaker out for the count. ' It was to have been a fifteen-round go, but so fierce was the fighting that eight rounds settled the contest, , Both men were evenly matched. In the first two or three rounds the blows were exchanged evenly. In the fourtn Delmont got in two effective s wines. In the fifth a straight right arm punch, followed by two swings by Delmont, dazed Schumaker, and in "the elgnth the uppercut put him1 out. Bernstein After Hanlon. v When Eddie Hanlon reaches New; York the first man to try" him 'out be-t fore the eastern sports will be Joe Bernstein, the Ghetto featherweight, cnampion.. The recent battle with Young Corbett proved -Hanlon to ' be one of the gamest . boys that ever, donned a glove. He is expected in New York in a few days, when he will be matched with Je Bernstein before a Philadelphia. or Boston club, v ' Bernstein Is the only man who ver fonght Terry McGovern twentA'-flve rounds. McGovern won on wo'nts bv a small margin. -Bernstein is also credited with six-Tounri draw with McGovern in Philadelphia. He has. fought Corbett two seven-round bat tles. but was forced to stop in each bat tle on account of a broken arm. He has met such men as Spike SuTlvan, DaA'e Sullivan. Tommy Sullivan.: Bn ny Y'angT Tim Callahan. Joe Tipman. jimmy . Briggs, Gorge . Dixon. SoPy Smith, Sammy Smith, Billy Barnett, Marty McCue, Oscar Gardner. Kid Goodman. Young Pluto, Dave Wallace. Austin Rice, Tommy White arid many others. Bernstein and Younsr Griffo, who is anxious to meet Mike Tuhs for a side bet, will give a fourround sparring exhibition , at a New York theater dur ing the week of Februarv 15, and,las both boys are good condition, are ex pected to give a treat to lovers of box ing during the week. Stray Bits of Sport. John L. Wenzel has been announced as the winner of the mileage competi tion of 1903 of the Century Wheelmen. Wenzel rode a total of 11,021 miles during the year, which is 682 nii'es more than were ridden ; by Andrew Clausen, the winner of the mileage contest of the Century Bead club of America but not so much by more than 2.000 miles as were ridden by Ti E. Finger, the winner of the Century Road Club association mileage tropuy. Walter J. Travis, who has leftfor Palm Beach, will sail , for England soon after his return from Florida and he will take part in the amateur cham pionship of Great Britain, to be played at Sandwich during'' the, week . of May 30, and probably in the open cham pionship fixed for the same links ou Wednesday and Thursday, June 8v and 9. It will be the first time tha ie holder of the American amateur cham pionship will play In the amateur championship of Great Britain. J. Ferdiand Poggenburg. of the Leid erkranz club, is now ' the amateur champion at fourteen-ineh balk l'ne billiards. Mr Poggenburg secured the title by scoring a decisive victory over Dr L. L. Mial in the ' play-off game. Both men had won five and lost one game in the regular series. Tlpa In Japan. In Japan it is always the rule of po liteness to pay a trifle more than the sum mentioned in your hotel bill. To settle the account net would be consid ered an insult or at least a . mark of great dlitisf action. People who have traveled in Japan say that the Japa nese always tip the waiter on entering a hotel. Japan' War Moner, The Japanese government is said by trustworthy authority to have 300,000, 000 yen available for war purposes. Den McLeod, who Is many : pounds heavier than Bouldin, who had at tempted to throw the Cuban twice In an bour, not only failed to get a fall but was forced to assume the defen sive to save himself from being thrown." OASTOHXA, Bmm tbe "Ih8 K'ntl You Have Always Bought NEW5. BASEBALL WILL DONAHUE QUIT GAME? Word Comes From Him in Philadelphia That He Has Bought a Hotel Other Notes. It Is very evident that Frank Don ahue really meant what he said when he mad the statement that unless he received his former ' salary of $5,000 he would retire from 'the baseball field and go into business. Word comes from Frank at Philadelphia that he has purchased a hotel in the western part of that city and the base ball diamond will see him ? no more. He will become a full fledged bonl f ace and will cater to the needs of the hungry and the thirsty as well. That Is what Frank says now, but when he sees that little $3,500 slip pin away from him he may reconsid er his determination, to quit the dia mond. There are riot very many ho tel keepers pulling in a profit of $700 per month and that is just what Frank would earn, or get in the five montha of baseball. Then, too, the hotel would be a handy thing to fall back upon if baseball should not prove satisfactory or If Frank should lose his grip on the ball. Perhaps he does mean to quit, but those who know him best will 'never believe it until it becomes a fact From a statement, made yesterday by Joseph Gordon, president of the New York Americari league club, there is trouble In store for the Pittsburg National league club in the event of a decision by Chairman Herrmann in favor of Brooklyn's protest against Sunday games at Ridge wood. Mr Gordon's statement, which also .in cludes some Inside, facts about the re cent base ball conference at Chicago, is as follows: J ; Chairman Herrmann will render a decision shortly, and the New ' York Americans are ready to abide by it, for we believe that Mr Herrmann is a man of fairness and '.will -make' a ruling m strict accordance wih the merits of the case. But we wish to say that if the decision, goes against us it will mean that the Brooklyn Club cannot play Sunday games at Ridgewood, and that air the clubs in the two 'M leagues will be restricted to the cities named specifically in the joint peace agreement. This 1 will inr-lude the Pittsburg National league, club, which has' grounds in the city of Allegheny instead of within the limits of Pitts burg. In -toe event of a ruling against us, therefore, We will file a letter of protest with the national : commission against the Pittsbrrg club and, fur thermore, an application will1 be made , for a franchise to operate a major league club in the city . of Pittsburg proper. If the pace agreement is to be enforced in such a manner, we wish to see that no favorites are played. President Ebbets of the Brooklvn club has given out in an interview re'a--tive.to the Chicago conference, whih has prompted us to follow suit. V We would not have talked for publication had v Mr Ebbets, remained silent, but as he has inade several statements which are misleading, we feel that they should be answered. , ; In the first place, the American league men at Chicago did not indulsre in bluff and bluster. Mr Far-eTs statement that he made an agreem-nt with Manager Hnnlon by Avhieh tbe Brobklyns could have a share in the dateB at Ridgewood wras not refused. It was shown that the agreement was made by Messrs Farrell and Hanson at the Bennings race track last fall. It was also shown, arid Mr Ebbets ad mitted it. that after the agreement with Hanlon Ind been made Mr : Eb bets opened negotiations with Ambrose Hussey for a lease of Ridgewood park. Mr Ebbets also admitted reluctantly that be bad asked Hussev for a writ ten proposition on the subject, which was duly considered, although Mr Eb bets tried to. convince the commission that he merely wanted to listen. , It is a fact that Mr Ebbets repudi ated the authority of Manaarer Hanlon. before the commission, to do bus'nos for the Brooklyn club, although- the National league men present said that they had never heard of such a pro ceeding before ; that Ii anion's authori ty' had never before been questioned by them in any way. : - As Mr Herrmann was placed in' an awkward position, the American league men suggested that the lawyers of Messrs Farrell and Elbbets get to gether here irid select any supreme court justice to decide the case, but Mr Ebbets would not consent. He said that the commission, consisting of two National. leagrue and on Amer ican, leaeue man, was good enough for him. This suggestion was not intenu ed to reflect in any way on the judg ment or integrity of Mr Herrmann, but to relieve him from the necessity of deciding such a delicate questi-. Harry Pulliam, the' National league president .returned yesterday from the national commission's Ridgewood Sun day ball hearing, which is noAv up to Chairman HeTrmann of the commis sion for a decision. "There will be no further meeting of th commission on ; the matter," said Pulliam yesterday, ; at Herrmann will send out his de?is- ion in a week or ten days. He wats ; time to think it ovpr. as this is the most Important question that has yet come before the commission. No. I don't think there will be any split be tween the two leagues owing to an ad verse decision. The commission is recognized as the base ball tribunal, and I think eah side is willing to abide by Its ruling. The whole ques tion at the meeting In Chicago bmared on the meaning of the word New Yo"k. It wasn't a question of the five-mile limit but what was meant by New York." W. H. Locke, secretary of the Pitts burg club, arrived in New xork yester day to confer with Barney Dreyf uss on club matters. The Pirates will start for Hot Springs late-not unil March . 21. Their manager, Fred Clarke, has had one offer from Prince ton to coach. The Tigers seem bent on turning out. another championship team, as they have also made offers to Bresnahan and Dahlen of the New York Americana to coach. "If Leev er's arm is all right; and he tells me j- "The truth is always the strongest argtt- memV-i-opbocIes. GUARD YOUR P0CKETB00K in times of war or In times of peace. 7 8 9-9 3 BANK STR EET j 80-82 South Main St! Call and let us demonstrate what we , can do with Frankllrt , Automobiles on' snow and ice. Second-hand Stevens Duryea, new October 19, last, at si ? low price.l:,; ' ' . '.' ATHLETIC GOODS ;AKD BICYCLES THE E. H, TOWLE CO., 33 cehter street that it is, I thiruk "We "will win the Pen nant again," said Mr Locke. "Leever hurt his arm at a shooting match, a short time before the pennant season closed last fall..' He shot so much that the recoil of;txie gun made his shoulder black and blue,, and he didn't get over it, until after; the season was closed." - . ' . The Philadelphia Nationals have not started the work of rebuilding their bleachers-. Judging .fiom last year's crowds, they will not have much use for bleachers. ' i v ' Hang Wagner does not believe in "putting all his eggs in - one basket." He has his savings about $15,000 deposited in a number of Pittsburg savings banks. ,' ' - ' -: ; . . Owner; Strobel of Toledo says he will pay Herman Long the m highest salary ever paid any man by a minor league ,club. "'TIS said that Long will draw $500 per mcaith. , j CMcago NarJonafs are going to give Clancy a chance on first base. ' If he is the same Clancy who grew chicken hearted in Philadelphia thy will need to build their fences higher to keep him in the lot ; The ball player who likes to make trouble on the field should be pleased to learn that Tim Hurst has retired ag an umpire. .Tim sometimes- com manded, the respect' of the- unruly player by giving him a punch on the Jaw. .;:' ,' ''.x :VJ-r Jake Beckley, whot is regarded as ore of the, best; first basemen in the country,' and who has .been -liold'ng down the initial bag for the Cincin nati Reds for many ssoms, will play first bas: for the Philadelphia Na tional league team during the coming season. " ' ' " ' ' '- . With a record tbat anv ball player may be prondof, Chief Z'mmer, who last season managpd the Philadelphia Nationals5 with rather poor succs, will this season Join the ranks of the "good old has-beens." alonjr with Her mnn LongJimmy Byan. Gwrge Van Haltren, Bobby Lowe and the ret In the American league Coroiskey will have a much .better club -at a sal ary total of $9,000 less than in 1903. The Boston champions f will have to put up more money, but can afford the raise. Connie Mack is eoto to swing the axe at, le t $6,000 worth upon his ex-champions. Clvland will save $7,000 or more by reductions. Gerge Fdward Wadell has retired from practice at the bar in Camden, and is now clerktag In a butcher shop at St Marv's. Pa. Armed with a cleaver Bflbe oitght to do crd work. In the laet two years the University of Illinois turned over to the, profes sional ranks seven ball players, and The most that 1. In the Smoke of LARGEST SELLER EN THE WORLD Tht Stand it tht Smoker 's Prottction )Fit Trim j Make in black Suits such as showing thisl wc arc week in our windows' frrm f irUIll i will be hard to finely Every man needs a blackl Suit or Coat and Vest ; Franklin Automobiles, Mode! A, $1,400 Model B, Tonneau, S',650 Touring Car, - S3, 000 ' F. 0. B. FACTORY.1 of the number but one Pitcher Lund gren has been successful. . 'A The Memphis club "has brought sui? against the Westenr' Union Telegrapb( v Co for error in. transmission of a mefn sage from Second Baseman Delehanty. Three hundred and transportation,' V Delehanty wired from New Orleans! last season, but the "three" was drop- ped by the operator, it Is alleged, an 'the telegraph compaaiy Is ; asked td make good the loss, as Delehanty in sisted upon $300 a month. ' Up in Milwaukee it is said thai! Manager Cantillon is hot after Catch er mam mc arrana or me liita Sox. Eddie ' is ' due for his release and chances are that Comiskey will . turn him over to; the Brewers. Tberei, Is a suspic'on, however, that the tails about McFarland is' going on for, tho ' effect that it will have on Bob Wood, It is said that Wood will not be sign ed by Milwaukee in case McFarlandl .Is landed. 1 ' , '.'' . Wee Willie McGill, the youngstet who made his 'steenth debut in a Mil waukee uniform last summer, has clambered onto the water wagon again, after a most laborious task, and as a conpequence will be given a ; trial by; Abner Powell, 'with Atlanta, In the Southern league. , Wee Willie has de liyered the goods for several summers in various company, bu be always) : had some offlculrym securing a safa , , seat on the' aqua' pur a .cart. ' Willi r would be a world-beater In the Sahara Desert league. - . The Mfriden papers are mournfully) commenting upon the fact that UoU -yoke this year looks 'Just as strong ai loaf vanf Nevr mind. Meridetu Just get your thinking cap on and tryi to manufacture some metnoa -or goto- bricking the Paper City .team out of the 1904 pennant at some of ; the leaarue, meetings. There's always a, chance to turn a trick like that Im the Connecticut league although yon, r didn't quite succeed' In landing .tha goods in that manner last season. , Springfield News. . : ; ' , Dummy Hoy was called on for, an address to the cbdldren of a, deaf and dumb school he was visiting the oth- er day. He responded with a story; -about an exciting ball game, and as he spelled it out. letter by letter, tho massive d iamord ring be lways wears on the little 3 finger ' of his left and almost blinded the attentive pu pils. . After the story, one .of the teachers asked th chl'den what it! wag about the ' story that most 1m- , pressed them. Up' went tbe tiny! hand of an 8 ye.nrs old boy,; and when the teacher nodded. "Go , ahead," thrt . dextrous little fingers responded, "HlJ phony ring." Cincinnati Press. , ' . . Equal $10 to $19