The Canadian Valley News. (Jones City, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, May 27, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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The Canadian Valley News,
CHKSTKK A KEYF.S, Publisher.
JONES. . • OKL.J
NOTES OF BOTH TERRITORIES
Guthrie hr Irocn selected as the
place of Ix .ding the noxt meeting of
the Natloual Press association.
While sett'ng a dynamite blast in
it well being dug at Roff, the shot was
Jarred off, and as a result Ham Bar-
ton will probably lose his life. He Is
a married man, 35 years old.
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Greene
of the general staff has been ordered
to Oklahoma City for duty as chief
of staff of the Southwestern divis
The Farmers' and Merchants' Na-
tional bank at Hobart, which suspend*
cd a few weeks ago, has reopened.
Colonel J. A. Mann has resigned the
position of managing editor of the
Kingfisher Daily Star to acctpt a
position with the Dawes commission
! ©ooo®o o®c®o©oa
| Whenever I try to prop.)**
Medorn brjrlnn to mnncuwr •
The wonderful skill th;.t *ho mhows
Might .rightly be called a ch«*f-doeuvrs,
topics on which 1 may <U>t«\
If they upon loveland Hhoiild l-order,
Are panixheu to regions remote,
And that In a vry short order.
I fnncy *he eves me In doubt
If I speak of iom.' phase of the fashion;
That word, when a rhymer's about,
Is very suggestive of "passion."
she ban* every mention of "sweets"
.J ' obdurate air of n grandee,
Although she retracts and retreats
At the offer of chocolute candy.
I'd swear the maid loves me, and yet,
For causes both foolish and flimsy,
can't, to my deepest regret.
Persuade her to conquer her whimsy.
I think, when I see her again.
I'll make no attempt to reprove her
ihi) her and kf«s her! How f
then will Mcdura maneuver
General John L. Gait of Ardmore
has appointed Miss Elizabeth Bard of
Chelsea sponsor for Indian Territory
tc the Confederate reunion at Nash-
ville. Miss Bard has appointed as
maids of honor Miss <'allle McNair of
Tahlequah and Miss Beatrice Danncn*
burg of Chelsea.
Beginning July 1st the name of the
jKiBtofflee at Leger will be changcd
Altus, tho name of the town.
The coal dealers of Oklahoma held
their annual session at Enid last
Harry l.arsh of Parry has been ap-
pointed postofflev rural route Inspec
tor. with headquarters at Chicago.
Ira L. Reeves and associates have
been granted a franchise for the con-
struction of a street railway in Mus-
kogee. The franchise calls for an
electric system, and tho work Is tu
begin at once.
A horse which Miss Kthel Burgett.
teacher of the Komalty school, near
Lawton, wan riding, fell with her. Sbo
was crushed soverely and her recov-
ery Is doubtful The horse became
unmanageable, reared up and fel)
back upon her.
Commencement day exercises at
the Cherokee National Female semin-
ary will be held on Friday, June 3. at
10 o'clock a. m. at the school building
In Tahlequah. The class invitation?
have already been issued.
Tho body of Quinton Duncan,
negro boy, was taken out of the ruins
of tha Perrine livery barn fire at Okla-
homa City It was thought he was
suffocated bofore the l|ire reached
him, as his face was not disfigured
He had been sleeplug iir the barn.
The first commissioners' court«4it
Marietta will be held by Judge Rob-
nett June 6, and the session will con-
tinue for one week or longer. Court
will be opened on each first Monday
In succeeding months and continued
for one Week or longer, as may bo
necessary to clear the docket.
He Tells How the Pearls Grow.
T. R. Alnsworth Davis, an English
'dentist, throws interesting l'ght on
Iho way pearls are produced. The
worm shown In
raust-s an Irrita
tion inside the
oyster's shell. To
allay the trouble
caused by the
worms layer after
layer of pearly sub-
stance Is formed
around them, and
in due course we
have pearls. Long
Infested oysters, of
course, yield the
finest. The eco-
nomic bearing of
these f a c ts
*llke must be
he tap e-worm
linct, aud then no pearls, or at least
jone of the best sort. Some varieties
tre very possibly caused by parasites
>f other kinds. And small, inferior
pearls may be formed round sand-
brains or minute, hard particles due
Jo inflammatory disease.
In ignorance of the facts related, it
<vas proposed not long ago to wage
war against the trigger-fishes because
:hey devour pearl oysters. If the
itep had been taken the supply of
icarls would have been sorely de-
How Pearls Grow.
T J. W.illlams. a hog raiser riear
Mangum, lost $300 worth of boss re-
cently. The hogs had been sickly,
and to cure them the owner hnd made | hammer, for in the old days there
A Plow 250 Years Old.
Theodore Pidcock, a farmer of
(Washington township, N. J., lias just
eome into possession of what he says
in the oldest plow in America. Ac-
tording to tradition tho plow is 260
fears old, having been brought over
by the Dutch to New Amsterdam in
* <154. It remained in one family, that
5f Terriberry's of Sehooley's Moun-
tain, for over 2U0 years, and then was
purchased at an auction sale by Jon-
ithan Pidcock, father of the present
This, they Say, Is the plow which
was used in breaking the ground for
Iho famous liackettstowu-tierman Val-
ley Turnpike, over which the Revolu-
tionary forces drew their cannon after
the battle of Trenton, and when they
were on their way to the defense of
tho famous Jockey Hollow Road. It
Is built on the same principal as plows
of today, except It was a wooden
mold board and a wrought iron share.
All the nuts have tail burrs on them
for tightening and loosening with a
a \.-if mi,, which he put a dipping
compound. The hogs took to the dip
more readily than sheep or cattle,
and Mr. Williams was congratulating
himself when all the hogs suddenly
took sick and died. It developed that
they drank some of the poisonous
STerlft Grace has closed all the
gambling and disorderly houses in
Shawnee and other Pottawatomie
county towns He took this step be
cause other officers were blaming
him for not enforcing the law.
J. W Johnson and Henry Wilson,
farmers, living twenty-five miles east
of South McAlester, surrendered to
ihc United States marshals for kill-
ing John Blkins, a neighbor. They
claim the shooting was done In selV
defense. The dead man's friends
say he was out hunting hog thieves
when he met death.
Applications for lease of Cheroke*
allotments for oil and gas purposes
are being received at the agency in
Muskogee In great numbers. The do
partment has Instructed the agent to
send them in promptly and they will
be speedily passed upon. Deep Inter-
est is taken in the oil situation in the
"Seven" Social the Latest.
They had a "Seven ' social over In
Patten, Me., the other night, says the
Boston Olobe. It opened at seven
minutes past seven, cost seven cents
to get In and seven cents to get out,
xcept every seventh one. All were
at liberty to go home at seven min-
utes past nine, but no one went until
seven minutes past ten. All agreed
m the way home that the seven
kinds of refreshments served at seven
minutes past eight were seven times
better than anything ever before
A postoffice has been established
st Rhodes, Roger Mills county, with
Albert H. Rhodes as postmaster.
Allison L. Aylesworth, formerly sor-
fetary to the Dawes commission, and
later appointed as a special land In-
spector for the government, has re-
signed his office and will engage in
private business. He has returned
to the territory from Washington, and
it is understood will handle townsitev
for a railroad company.
The annual tournament of the
Oklahoma and Indian Territory gun
club was held at Oklahoma City last
Wenry Bates, living near Fort
Cobb, was shot in the breast and fore-
arm by the accidental discharge of
a gun. He and his father were riding
and the little boy began to toy with
the hammer, discharging the gun.
The opening of the Muskogee
Dulon and the Midland Valley rail-
roads has started a string of new
towns rlcng those roads, and, inci-
dentally, a wonderful development of
a practically new country.
The Claremore base ball team has
totod to play ball Smdays.
were no wrenches. There Is but one
handle, which is to be held with tho
left band, the.right hand guiding the
—- : - -
The Ward of King Canute
A Romance of the Danish Conquest.
By 0TTILIE A. LIUENCRANTZ, aulhor oi Th« Thrall of Liel Ihe Luckr-
Cupjrtrhl. IOJ3. b, A. C. Mct'LCKO & CO.
The Training of Fridtjof the Page.
Who that haH youth and a healthy
body is not made a new being by a
night of dreamless slumber? Wak-
ened by the sun's caress, to the morn-
ing song of blowing trees, Randalln
faced her future as became the kins-
woman of warriors.
Tho tent was empty, though scat-
tered furs along the benches showed
where sleepers might have rested.
But from outside, a clatter of hurry-
ing feet and excited voices broke sud-
denly upon her. Did It mean a battle?
She sat up, straining eye and ear.
The Jubilant voices shouted greetings
Hint lust missed being Intelligible.
While she was trying to unravel it
all. one pair of the hurrying feet
halted before the entrance. After a
muttered word with the sentinel, they
came on and brought the son of Lod-
brok into view.
The girl started up with a gasp of
alarm, then made the strange dis-
covery that she was no longer afraid
of him. Though he showed against
the linen wall as brawny and big of
jowl as he had loomed up the night
before, she found herself moved only
to dislike. What had been the matter
last night? Understanding nothing
of the clairvoyant power of sharpened
nerves, she set it down to cowardice,
aud put on an extra swagger now as
her eye met his.
Rothgar surveyed the sprig of defi-
ance with no more than a perfunc-
' It seems that you are the son of
Frode the Dane." he said in his heavy
voice. "Frode was a mighty raven-
feeder; for his sake I am going to
support you until you can go well on
your legs. Have you had anything to
As she shook her head, Randalln's
heart rather softened toward him.
But it hardened again when the
"Do you not feel that you are wound-
Following his eyes down to her
hand, she found blood trickling from
her sleeve. Oh, and pain! Now that
she had wakened to it—pain! prick-
ing, stinging, stabbing. Dropping her
sword, sho caught at her wrist.
"How did it happen? I thought a
pin had pricked me!"
Roaring with laughter, he caught
her under the arms and tossed her In
"A pin!" he shouted. :'A pin! That
is Frode himself! A heard on your
chin, and you also will be a feeder
of wolves! For that you shall have a
share In the battle. I swear it by the
hilt of the Hanger!"
For a moment the girl forgot her
wound and hung limp in the great
hands. "The battle?" she gasped. "I
Roaring afresh, the Jotun gave her
another jubilant toss. "You bluster-
ing field-mouse! Showing your teeth
already? Why knows? If you meet
a blind Englishman without a wea-
pon, you may even kill him. Here,"
he tumbled her roughly to the ground,
"tie up your pin scratch and then come
after me. I must go up yonder to
Canute, under the oak tree." Putting
out one great hand, he patted her soft
curls as though she were some shaggy
dog. then hurried out to his chief.
It was a rejfpite to be alone, and she
accepted It gratefully. But it was only
a respite; she never for a moment
lost sight of that. The battle must
be faced, and faced boldly. One word
of reluctance would be tho surest be-
trayal of her secret. A betrayal meant
Rothgar! She shivered as she fancied
she still felt his greasy touch upon
her hair. To become his property
that he might even kiss! With a gasp
of relief, she turned her thoughts
back to the battle.
None too soon; above the outside
din a horn clarioned, loud and clear.
I good blood? Listen to Edric the Gala-
Canute's furious curse cut him short,
j To the Troll with your craft! Swords
! shall make us, or swords shall mar
j us. Use your blade, or I will sheathe
it in you."
Only the wind that took it from his
Hps heard the Tall One's answer; for
at that moment his horse reared and
sheered away before a spear-prick,
and into the rift a handful of English
rushed with shouts of triumph.
There were no more than half-a-
dozen of them, and all were on foot,
the two whose gold-hilted swords pro-
claimed their nobility of birth sharing
the lot of their lesser comrades, ac-
cording to the old Saxon war-custom;
but It needed not the daring of the at-
tack to mark them as the very flower
of English chivalry. The young no-
ble. who hovered around his chief
much as Rothgflr circled about Canute,
would have been lordly In a serf's tu-
nic; and the leader's royal bearing
distinguished him even more than his
At the sight of him Rothgar uttered
a great cry of "Edihund!" and moved
forward, swinging his uplifted axe.
But the Ironside caught It on his
shield and delivered a sword-thrust In
return that dropped the Dane's arm/
by his side. As It fell, Rothgar's left
hand plucked forth his blade, but the
English king had pressed him toward
Canute's weapon had need to dart
like a northern light. The noble and
one of the soldiers had forced their
way to the side from which Thorkel*
had been riven, and a third threatened
him from the rear. Three blades stab-
bing at him as with one motion.
It was a strange thing that saved
him—Randalln could explain It least
of all. But In a lightning flash It
was burnt Into her mind that, while
her king's sword was a match for
the two in front of him, the one be-
hind was going to deal him his death.
And even as she thought It. she found
that she had thrown herself across her
horse's neck and thrust out her sword
arm—out with the force and frenzy
and down Into the shoulder of the
Englishman. In a kind or dazed won-
der, she saw Ills blade fall from his
grasp aud his eyes roll up at her, as
he staggered backward.
Canute laughed out, "Well done,
Berserker!" and redoubled his play
against those before him.
A turn of his wrist disarmed the
soldier, and his point touched the
young noble's breast; but before he
could lunge, the mighty figure of Ed-
mund rose close at hand, his blade
heaved high above his head.
(To be continued.)
She war. kept turning, twisting, dodging, till her breath began to come In
Through the nush that followed could
be heard the voice of Canute, assign-
ing their positions to the d.lffoTnet
Honesty in New Hampshire.
A woman entered a Franklin Falls,
N. H., shoe store recently and said to
the proprietor, "You have a bill
against my grandfather, haven't yon?"
Yes," was the reply. "How much is
It?" was the next question. The pro-
prietor did not remember, but it was
arranged that he should look It up
and she would call later. He did so
and it was found to be eighteen years
nld. A few days later tho woman
called and settled.
Given Fair Warning.
This church notice appeared recent-
fy in a country paper In Maine: 'Mon-
day night there will be preaching In
the church, on the subject, 'He that
believes and is baptized shall be
saved, but he that disbelieves shall
be damned at 7 o'clock.' *
Many Joneses In Line.
At the funeral of John R. Jones of
Newark. Ohio, all of the pallbearerB.
tlx in number, were named Jones, yet
oone was a relative of the deceased,
tnd no one of the pallbearer was re«
lated to any of the others.
Trouble for Postoffice Clerks.
There is a letter in the Essex Junc-
tion, Vt., postoffice addressed "to An
Old Veteran from the stato of Maine,
residing on the Wllliston road south
of the B. & L. track, Essex Junction."
Freak in Hen's Egg.
Charles H. Waterman of Belfast,
We., reports a freak In hens' eggs, an
*gg 7%x9V6 inches contained inside a
5tH>d-sized, perfectly formed egg, with
he shell, white and yolk complete.
Where Is the Small Boy?
The following sign hangs on a
Iressmsker's door on West Market
treet, Philadelphia: "Please Knock
Jje Bell Out of Order Hard and
thralls had brought the food, and lie
sat down and begun to share it. His
thick Hps, his heavy breathing—bah,
he was revolting! Before she had fin-
ished the meal she had come to the
conclusion that she hated him.
As ne swallowed his last mouthful
of food. Rothgar said abruptly. "Ca-
nute has put your training Into my
hands. It Is his will that I find out
how much skill you have with weap-
ons. Can you handle a sword?"
Randalln hesitated, uncertain how
far her Idle play at fencing with her
brother would bear her out. "1 think
you will find my skill slight. I have—
I have grown so fast that I lack
strength In my arms. And I have not
exercised myself as much as 4 should
"It Is In my mind that you have
been a lazy cub," the warrior pro-
nounced deliberate sentence, as he
set down his goblet. "It Is easily seen
that Frode has been over-gentle with
you. Stand forth and show what your
skin Is worth. This sword will not be
too heavy." Selecting the smallest of
the jeweled blades upon the floor, he
thrtist it into her hands.
It Is good to have in one's veins the
liquid fire of the North, blood to which
the presence of peril Is like the touch
of the Ice King to water. At the first
clash of the blades, strange tingling
fires began to flash through Randalln
—and then a hardness that burnt
while It froze. The first pass, her
hands had parried seemingly by their
own Instinct; now she flung back her
tumbling curls and proceeded to give
those hands the aid of her eyes. Three
times her blade met Rothgar's square-
ly. and deftly turned It aHlde. The
hlg warrior gave a grunt of approval
and tried a more complicated pass.
Her backward leap, the sudden dou-
bling of her body, and the excited
clawing of her free hand, were not
graceful swordsmanship, certainly;
but her steel was In the right place.
The next instant, she even drew a lit-
tle clink from one of the Jotun's sil-
As sh<- was recovering herself, she
felt something like a pin prick her
j wrist: and she wondered vaguely
v hat brooch had become unfastened.
I But she gave It scant attention, for
j the big blade was threatening her
from a new direction. She leaped to
i meet It, aud for the next minute was
j kept turning, twisting, dodging, till
her breath began to come in gasps,
j and her exhausted hand to relax its
i hold. Her weapon was almost falling
from it by the time the son of Lod-
!>rok lowered his point. Imitating
I him, she stood leaning on her sword,
making futile gasps after her lost
A grin slowly wrinkled his face as
he watched her.
j "It appears that one who is no blg-
I per around than a willow twig may be
i capable of a berserk rage," he said. I
i and my kinsman, Ulf Jj.7* stall
be foremost. To the right of my stand-
ard Edric Jarl shall stand, and the
men with whom he joined us. He
shall have another standard. To the
left of my bodyguard shall stand the
men of Eric of Norway. Friends and
kinsmen shall stand together. There
each will defend the other best."
Then Rothgar's harsh voice sounded,
shouting her name—Frldtjof's name.
Giving her scarf a hasty twist about
her arm. she knotted It with her teeth;
and seizing the sword In her little
brown hand clotted with her own
blood, she ran out into the tumult.
Shrill and clear from the opposite
hills came the notes of the English
horns, as down the green slope moved
the ranks of English bowmen. The
hum of Danish voices sank in a
breathless hush. Down the line came
the young King upon his white war-
horse, clad for the battle as for a
feast. The sun at noonday Is not
more fiercely bright than was his
face. His long locks flowed behind
him on the wind like tongues of yel-
low flame; and like northern lights In
a blue northern sky, the leader's fire
flashed In his eyes. As he came, he
was calling out terrible reminders;
words that were to the ears of his
champing host what the smell of blood
Is to the nostrils of wolves.
His answer was the bursting roar
of the Danish battle-cry. Like an ava-
lanche loosed from Its moorings, they
swept down the hillside upon the Eng-
lish bowmen. From that moment.
Randalln rode in a dream. The son
of Ivodbrok was beside her, singing as
he went, and tossing his great battle-
axe In the air, to catch It again by
the handle. In front of them rode
Canute the King; in his hand his
gleaming blade, whose thin edge he
tried now and again on a lock of
his floating hair, while he laughed
with boyish delight.
On. till the bowmen's faces were
plain before them: then suddenly it
began to hail—"the hail of the string."
Arrows! One hissed by the girlss ear.
and one bit her cloak, to hang there
quivering with impotent fury. The
man on her right made a terrible gur-
gling sound and put up his hand to
tear a shaft, from his throat. Would
they be slain before—Canute rose in
his stirrups with r great shout. The
horns echoed it; the trot became a
gallop, and the gallop a run. On. on,
Into the very heart of the hail-cloud.
How the stones rattled on the armor!
And hissed! There! a man was
death-doomed; he was falling.
To the side of the young leader,
Thorkel the Tall was spurring, bend-
ing urgently from his saddle. "Craft,
nay King! Craft! Why spill so much
SACRED CACTUS OF INDIANS.
Plant Once Important Object to ln«
The chief Sabbath attraction in an
uptown church recently was a pyra-
mid cactus. It held the most con-
spicuous place on the altar, and
scores of strangers visited the church
to see it.
"It was given to our home mission-
ary," said one of the members, "by an
Indian convert in New Mexico. The
cactus grows only In caverns, and Is
found In the Gaudalupe mountains.
Vhe beautiful nase-sha^ed maroon
blooms develop to over two inches in
diameter, and there are as many as
120 on a mature plant. In early times
the faithful Indians used the caverns
as churches, and beautiful places of
worship they must have made, with
majestic walls of variegated lime-
stone wreathed In flowering juniper
and mountain laurel. They marched
over the mountain trails In spring
chanting seasonal songs to their gods.
When they reached the mouth of the
cavern the chiefs were decorated with
the pyramid cacti, and a dance was
"Then chanting, dancing, and the
sacrifice of animals took place In the
cave. Often the redskins, worn out
with their exertions, fell asleep and
stayed through the day and night of
devotion within the mysterious walls.
To sleep near the sacred cactus plants
was the same to the aborigines as a
visit to Mecca Is to the Mohammedan.
The touching of its leaves was a puri-
fication In itself. From some mys-
terious part of the plant a liquid was
extracted to serve for medicine, and
the flower petals were placed upon a
babe's forehead at christenings.—New
Trouble at Sea.
Harry Lehr and John Jacob a\stor
visited Philadelphia recently In a mo-
tor car. They stayed overnight In
Philadelphia, and during the evening a
number of young men called on them.
Mr. I.ehr was in good spirits. His
conversation was amusing. The talk
happened to turn on sea voyaging, and
"Once, crossing the Atlantic, a tre-
mendous row arose among tho sailors.
They fought down In the forecastle
like a lot of leasts. Luncheon was
going on at the time, and the first offi-
cer left the table to see if he could
quell the disturbance.
"He -had only been gone a little
while when the hubbub began to die
down. Everything was quiet when he
returned. The captain called across
the saloon to him In an approving
" "Things seem to be smoother
'• 'Yes,' returned the first officer. 'We
have Ironed the sailors, sir.'"
A Change for the Worse.
Jacob H. Schlff. the New York bank-
er. was talking about plain and direct
"To be plain and direct is always
best," he said, "but to be too plain and
direct Is to be uncouth—to be ludi-
"A good example of that was afford-
ed by a clergyman. He was address-
ing a congregation of fishermen, and
he wanted to be sure they would un-
" 'The Bible tells us,' said this cler-
gyman. 'that it is as difficult for a
camel to pass through a needle's eye
as for a rich man to enter the kln^
dom of heaven. That, though, is a
roundabout, confused way of stating
the case. I should state It like this:
" 'It Is as difficult for a rich man to
enter the kingdom of heaven as for a
shad to go up a smooth-bark apple
tree tall foremost.'"
Good for "Uncle Cy"!
At the end of the last baseball sea
son "Uncle Cy" Young, who had
fought his way to the head of the
pitching ranks, Intimated that he was
about to retire. As a fitting climax to
his career he was the main instrument
in winning for the Boston cfub the
But the call to the diamond was too
strong for "Uncle Cy" when the sea-
son opened this year. He came forth
from the farm. May 5, in a game
against the Philadelphia Athletics, ad-
mittedly the strongest club In the
American league just now, aside from
Boston, "Uncle Cy" performed the
most remarkable pitching feat known
in the whole history of baseball. He
not only retired every man who ap-
peared before him during the nine In-
nings without a hit, but no opposing
batter even reached first base. There
was no fielding error against him. No-
body waa "hit by the pitcher." There
was not a "wild pitch."
This Is the perfection of baseball
playing. It 1s the most sensational
performance known in baseball his-
tory. That It has ever been duplicat-
ed is doubtful, since the records of
other "no hit" games do not indicate
the perfect fielding shown by Young.
American League Notes.
Detroit has released Inflelder John
Pitcher Boh Spade of Kent. O., Is
to be given a trial by the White Sox.
pitching staff in the league that lookf
better than his, and that belongs to
American Association News.
This is Hogrlever's tenth season
The Louisville club has released
Outfielder Fred Hoffman and Pitcher
Pitcher William Bruner has been
dropped by Louisville.
Outfielder "Lefty" Davis of New?
York has signed with Columbus.
Pitcher Scott has been released by
Manager Clymer. He will revert back
to Terre Haute.
The Columbus club hts released
Catcher Weaver, formerly />f Pitts-
burg, to the Minneapolis clua.
Toledo has secured Outfielder
O'Hara from Cleveland and 8econd
Baseman John Burns from Detroit.
Milwaukee has released the former
phenom, Pitcher Hedges, and has pur-
chased Pitcher Ed Curtis from the
l.-l.-l. League Items.
The Rock Island club has released
First Basemen Baudy and Livingston.
Peoria parties are making further
efforts to purchase the Bloomington
club's team and franchise.
The national board has awards
Pitcher Neal of Atkinson. 111., claimed
by Davenport and Louisville, to Day*
Springfield released Ralph Cald*
Tom Jones, the St. Louis Browns'
first baseman, is playing errorless
There were 177 players tried in the
American league in 1903, 22 for each
Matty Mclntyre is said to be one of
the most expert bunters in the pro-
Hemphill Is surprising all his
friends by the batting game he is
St. Louis is said to have vainly
made a fat offer for Pitcher Check of
Comiskey says he will not allow
either Isbel or Donahue to go to
The Cleveland club has returned
Outfielder Claude Rossman to the
Pitcher Powell appears to enjoy his
work better under Griffith than he did
Pitcher Barney Pelty looks like one
of the most promising finds In major
The work of Chesbro and Tanne-
hill must be anything but pleasing
to certain Pittsburg scribes.
Pitcher Killlan is certainly there
with the staying power. He has
pitched two twelve-inning games.
Detroit has given Pitcher Oscar
Strelt his unconditional release with-
out a trial in a championship game.
National League News.
Jim Delahanty spells his name as
it is here printed.
McGraw can still play ball as well
as Indulge in bawl play.
The Boston club has given up all
claim to Joe Bean s services.
Brooklyn has released Second Base-
man boudenslager to Baltimore.
The Boston club has turned Inflelder
Aubrey over to the Providence club.
Strang is playing a better game at
second than he did at third for Brook-
Charley De Armond has applied for
a position as umpire in the Central
President Potter of the Philadelphia
has secured and signed First Base-
man Jack Doyle and Outfielder Van
Buren. late of Brooklyn.
Delehanty of the Boston Nationals
has the height and the ability to make
a fast ball player.
Frank Selee considers Hans Wag-
ner the greatest all-round player-
greater even than Lajoie.
Umpire Zimmer is criticised for his
sepulchral voice. Charley was never
a very chipper individual.
Dillon is making a good Impression
in Brooklyn. The bleachers have
dubbed him the "Big Boy."
The Pittsburg and Cincinnati pitch-
ers are cussing the new balk rule in-
terpretation loudly and deeply.
Fred Clarke says there Is only one
well, a pitcher, and Frank Thompson,
an Inflelder, owing to a multiplicity
Dr. Popp, the former Terre Haute
pitcher when that team was a mem-
ber of the Three-Eye, has signed to
manage the Vincennes, Ind., team in
the K. I. T. league.
Springfield has added two more men .
In Harland Conover and Ross Jones,
both promising players, who are said
to be all-around amateurs, and who
come well recommended
President Holland has completed
his umpire staff, which will consist of
George Beardsley of Pullman, I^eo
Mesmer of Mollne, Victor Janney of
Marshall and Daniel Boland of Chi-
Walter Crum, last year with Daven-
port, who had Ills skull fractured by
a pitched ball, has finally recovered
and will play with Dayton, In the Cen-
tral league, this season. He had a
close call from death.
The Davenport club elected the fol-
lowing officers: E. M. Sharon, presi-
dent; Henry Vollmer, vice president;
J. T. Hayes, treasurer and manager.
It was voted to raise $2,100 by sub
script Ion for preliminary expenses.
Iowa League Ideas.
Burlington has one of those rare
birds, a left-handed shortstop, named
The Burlington team Is made up ae
follows: Catcher and captain. Cor-
bett; pitchers, Flynn, Hoover, Scar-
let, Pierce, Eddeson; infielders, Sto-
vall, Trobaugh, Ripley and Fox; out-
fielders, Singleton, Lewis and Mo-
The league clubs by mail vote de
clared In favor of Mr. lender's first
schedule instead of his last. The
first one consists of 112 games, sea-
son to open May 6 and close Sept. 5. "
This gives each club fifty-six games at
home and same abroad.
President Norton has appointed J.
F. Golden of Creaton as the fourth
league umpire. He comes highly rec
ommended. He is also a member of
the city council of Creston, so the um-
pire staff of the Iowa State league
will feel itself highly honored to hav«
a councilman among its members.
Central League Gossip.
Pitcher Amos Scott, released by Co-
lumbus, has rejoined the Terre Haute
Ft. Wayne has kissed George Mul-
lln's younger brother, also a pitcher,
Third Baseman Johnson has desert-
ed the Marion club to play with an In-
dependent club at Urbana, O.
Eugene Curtis, the heavy-bittlna
outfielder, who was tried out by Pitts-
burg last fall, has jumped Wheeling
to accept an offer from an Indepen-
dent team In Wilmington. Del.
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