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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 11, 1899
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UPPER DBS MOtNES! ALQOKA IOWA,WEDNESDAY (BASE BAIL GOSSIP. NBWS AND OP THE GAME. NOTES tartf fcong—Stur Players Hats a Short Stu* Itt Minor teftfrne Compnnle§ iiefas of the tottlgtlile Clob Want frtttn a Stceet Cat Cotnpanr- Players who are destined to become (great stars in the National League Inever tarry long in a minor league. When you hear of a minor league wonder who has been a minor leaguer for four or five seasons being "tipped" as a good man for fast company, you can set it down that the tip won't do. If he was a wonder he wouldn't have spent four or five seasons in a minor league. Of course there are exceptions to all rules. A manager will be on the isafe side, however, if he refuses to infest big money in the trial of a minor leaguer of four or five years' experience. A man would take no greater chances training and developing a four or flve-yenr-old maiden for the turf. iRace horses that are of any great value jdon't spend three or four years getting lout of the maiden class. 1 What brought this old theory to my (mind was a little conversation I had with Billy Keeler, of the Baltimores, the other night. 1 know of no player that lias the best of Keeler in any part of the game. Indeed, you can count jthe players on the fingers of one hand, 'and not include the thumb, who are lOie peers of the midget right fielder of fcho Baltimore team. The long and fehort of it Is that Keeler is a wonder- 'ful player. Did he shine as a minor ileague star? Not very long or very (brilliantly. Keeler was just two months getting from the minor league (ranks to the major league. He was a {Brooklyn amateur when he secured a job to go to Binghamton, N. Y., in 1892. (He was with the Binghamtons only (two months when Pat Powers saw him play and recommended the little fellow to the New York Club. He joined {the Giants in 1892. He was only with them a short time, when he slipped and jbroke his leg. Soon after he recovered lie was sold to Brooklyn, and from Brooklyn he went to Baltimore. Keeler Jed the National League in batting last year and this season.—Harry Weldon, 8n Cincinnati Enquirer, Olio of tho I!cat. J. Bentley Seymour, better known as *'Cy" of the New York Club, is generally regarded as one of the best pitchers and'all-around players in the National League. He was born in Albany, N. Y., In 1877. In 1894 he gained met by a curt response to produce. This season the club makes the same threat to sell out unless the Street kailway company puts up some money to retain the club. They argue that the company gets some $10,000 each year for car fare to and from the ball park, and that it is no more than right that this corporation which owns a franchise on the entire street railway system in the Falls City should at least contribute something to the support of the hen that lays the golden eggs, this is customary in other cities and it looks as if the latest big biuff of the directors is to a certain extent, justifiable, but even if the street car company does not agree to put up the club will continue to do business at the same old'stand.—Louisville Dispatch. Boston's Swift Pitcher. Edward M. Lewis, one of the pitch- era of the champion Boston club, is a Welchman by birth. He was born at Machynlleth, North Wales, on Dec. 25, 1872. He first attained prominence as a ball player on the Williams college team, his good pitching and fine batting attracting the attention of tho managers of several professional clubs, who tried to secure his services. He accepted a flattering offer from the Boston club and pitched his first game as a professional against the ED. M. LEWIS. Louisville club on July 6, 1S96. It was no fault of young Lewis that Boston lost, as he held the Colonels down to six hits. Later in the season he was farmed out to the Providence club of the Eastern league, and his excellent pitching was an important factor in that club's winning the pennant that season. Lewis was a regular member of Boston's pitching corps in 1897, 21 of the 31 games in which he officiated being victories. His 1898 record, according to unofficial figures, was 25 victories, one tie game and seven defeats. In two games he was knocked out of the box, He is a theological student, and will soon follow the example of W. A. Sunday and become an evangelist. No player ever stood higher in the estimation of the press, public and his employers than Lewis, i iNOTES OF THE WHEEL MATTERS OF INTEREST TO DEVOTEES OF THE BICYCLE. MlRh ftnd low tirade Wheel*, their In- ventorn, Their Makers, Their Sellers and Their Bayers—Some of the Latest inventions for Use Next Year, Makers and Prices. All sorts of rumors are afloat with respect to the future intentions of makers of high-priced bicycles toward those who slap parts together and distribute the assembled machines in home and foreign markets to the great chagrin of the folks who have opened them up. Since it is impossible to bridge over the gulf which separates the bicyclemakers from the parts and material houses, it is being considered if it is not prudent to take the fullest advantage of the opportunities which the latter class hold out to the former as well as to their competitors. It is acknowledged with grief and bitterness that a largo slice of trade is captured each year by firms which have staked nothing in the way of original enterprise, and that so far from wearing down this order of competition the well established makers are by declining to participate in it actually giving it the protection needful to make it flourish. Of late, however, a violent change of feeling toward low-priced manufacture has cropped out in several parts of the country. And here and there makers of good machines may be found conferring upon the subject of mass production of cheap stock, made up from parts which are for sale to everybody, and meeting the assemblers at their own game. Two well known eastern houses have already engaged in such an undertaking. In the state of Ohio others are contemplating to follow suit. The plan is this: Each firm which is harassed by the competition of low- priced machines is to make a certain number of cheap models, identify them with the firm's reputation for good construction, though not brand them with the nameplate of the house, solicit orders every where,'meet quotations on competing machines, and by concerted action get control of a class of trade which through inattention to its wants has passed into the bands of people who are indifferent to the fate of the whole Industry so long as they themselves are afforded a profit. Factories are to be leased and the experiment launched at once. The fruit of this"blossoming enterprise will ripen a year hence. J. BENTLEY SEYMOUR. Jame as the star pitcher of the Ridge- fleld Athletic Club of Albany. His (Splendid pitching enabled his team to defeat all the prominent amateur and semi-professional aggregations in that section. In the summer of 1895 he was with the Plattsburg, N. Y., team. His work attracted the attention of (Manager Irwin, who, during the following winter, signed him to pitch for the New York Club during 1890. When jjoyce succeeded Irwin as the Giants' daanager, Seymour was farmed out to (the Springfield Club of the Eastern [League, for which club he did such ef- tfective work that Manager Tom Burns Bitched him regularly and sometimes tout of turn. His fine work led to his recall by the New York Club, and Sey- tmour finished the season of 1896 with (the Giants. In 1897 he won 21 of the 84 games in which he pitched, and pome of the best work of last season is credited to young Seymour, who held the strike-out record of the year. At (times he becomes erratic, but no pitcher who wore a National League uni- 'form in 1898 has a more promising future. Goes to tho Champions. Daniel Daub, for several years one o£ the pitchers of the Brooklyn club of the National league and American association, now a member of Kansas City team of the Western league, was j born Jan. 12, 18G9, in Butler county, 0. Daub's first professional engagement was with the Cincinnati club of the National league and American association, with which club he signed early in 1893, but was released in the spring without getting a fair trial, as that club had a surplus of pitchers on its payroll. Daub was then signed by the Chattanooga club of the Southern league, where his fine work in the pitcher's position attracted the attention of Manager Foutz of the Brooklyn club, who succeeded in obtaining his release late that summer. He won six of the twelve games he pitched for Brooklyn that year. His percentage in 1894 was .406; in 1895, .500; in 1896, .560. His work was not satisfactory to Manager Barnie that season, and he IJevcl-Gear Train. The object of the construction is to provide a practical chainless power transmission for bicycles in such a manner that narrow tread may be obtained with gearing closely resembling straight-faced cam wheels. To this end slightly beveled gear on the crankshaft faces outwardly and the slightly beveled gear on the rear wheel hub faces inwardly, making the bevels of the two wheels parallel. Between them Is arranged an annular gear, which Milk In the Coooauut. No, the club will not be sold. So the fans need not lose another night's Bleep over an exaggerated story that common sense contradicts. The Colonels are for sale, of course, as everything is for sale if the price is offered. JBut the figures will always be a trifle Jj}gh for any wpuldrbe purchaser, as there is really no desire to dispose of a, winning team in a town that has always showed a disposition to support one. ' Wb,at prompted the story is not hard •to find. It is the story that was sprung IJastjSeason & this time, which was only* a duplicate of the pne that made 'Jts appearance tfce year before, also at the same ttae. It is sjmply the old Overwhelming desire on the part of the jjirectors of the cjub to see the color Of the money of the Louisville Street company. Every winter the may be made to revolve either upon three rollers as shown in the illustration or on a stud-shaft. In either case some special form of motion or journaling must be provided for it, but on this point the patentee is silent. The claim is for "the combination of a bicycle frame, the driving-wheel, the crank-shaft, the bevel-gear pinion, and the bevel crank-shaft gear, having their greatest diameters at opposite sides of the intermediate gear, and the intermediate gear set at an angle with the planes of the crank-shaft gear and the pinion." In the illustration the angular relations of the three gear wheels is shown in a plan view. country once more In a flourishing condition, the trade for '99 should neartf double that of 1898. Many of the California houses have already received new models and have begun activa preparations for the coming season. Bell Makers Organize. The bicycle bell makers have formed an association for the purpose of preventing the sale of their goods below cost. For some time past bells of the cheaper grades have been sold at very low prices. It was to remedy this state of affairs that the association, which in no manner resembles a trust or seeks to establish monopoly prices, was established. A minimum price at which cheap bells will be sold has fLo?oamohaaxa?onha-s6vb vb vb vb been agreed upon—from 10 to 15 cents a dozen according to the size and style, having been added to the prices now prevailing. Competition is and has been strongest on these goods. The price of the better grades of bells will not be effected. Sclf-Adjnstlnji Saddle. The object of the saddle is to offer accommodation to the change of positions which a rider may desire to assume when endeavoring to ride with the greatest possible speed. The saddle top is of ordinary padded or unpadded, pattern and is mounted on a central lug which is pivoted to the top of the seat post clamp from which an arm extends forwardly to a point under th<> extreme pommel of the saddle. A seg- meutal rod extends downwardly from the pommel and enters a hole in the front end of the extension from the clamp. Between the extension piece and the bottom of the saddle and surrounding the depending rod is a coil spring. When the rider sits well back on the saddle, as when riding easily, the saddle remains firm under him, but when, as in sprinting, he crowds to the front end of the saddle the spring gives underneath him and the pommel lowers enough to afford the desired freedom of action. The Bicycle Saves Nickels. The report of the Manhattan elevated railroad of New York city for the year ending September 30 has just been made public and shows the loss of more than 10,000 passengers a day as compared with the preceding year. From 1880, when the road was opened; the number of passengers carried steadily increased from 80,000,000 to 221,000,000 in 1893. Since then there has been an annual decrease, and last year only 179,000,000 were carried, notwithstanding the acquisition of a branch line, and the receipts have fallen off $2,000,000. To what extent the bicycle is responsible for this does not seem to be known. DANIEL DAUB. was released during the summer. • He was with the Omaha-St. Joe team in 1898, and did good work. directors of the cliib go to the company and ask for sows reason for the " $ut>, b.ytb,e ¥ The Culclier <Juo»t'ou. Manager Fred Clark of the Colonels vetoes Mr. Wagner's proposition to play the catcher close to the home plate. Fred says the constant strain of wearing a mask and pad and the chances of injuries would result in crippling the most valuable backstops in the league. Manager Watkins of Pittsburg says that keeping the catcher up will be too much work for the backstop and lead to many' more injuries. He is in favor of doing something to shorten the time consume^ in playing tne game, but thinks that can be accomplished If the manager will insist on The French Cycle Trade. It is estimated that about 200,000 bicycles are sold annually in France, the greater part being of domestic production. Some of these are imported from Germany, England; and the United States, but the sum total is not large. It is hardly worth while to send over any but the best class of American bicycles, nor is it well to sell machines without first having made arrangements to have them taken care of. The cyclist who buys a bicycle for which he cannot readily buy parts in event of an accident to it will help to injure the trade in American wheels thereafter, no matter how cheaply the machine may have been bought at the beginning. Any tires imported from England are, of course, Dunlops, but the tires most widely in use in Germany •are of the clincher type, such, for instance, as the Continental tire, made by the large rubber company of that name in Hanover. Adjustable Bur. The bar is of the ordinary, plain adjustable type, with the exception that the bars can be inverted from their low position and swung to their high, upward position without the rider having to dismount. Inside the tee at the top of the stem is fixed a short sleeve with saw teeth on one end, which engage the teeth of a corresponding ring secured to the handlebar. A spiral spring back of the toothed sleeve and a lock nut at the opposite end of the tee completes this part of the bar. By loosening the nut the bars may be pulled to one side, against the pressure of the spring a sufficient distance to allow them, after having been freed from the engaging teeth, to be turned into whatever position is desired. On the lower reduced end of the handlebar stem is a nut on top of which rests a spiral spring abutting at the top against a collar brazed to the stem. The collar has two projections at the top that enter corresponding notches in the shoulder formed by.the enlarged upper end Players running to their posi tions an<J trettiftg }« at A lively gajit the e!4e If rf tired \ ' r, ¥ <w >"'' ' Trade Flourishing on the Coast. The past season has bwa the most profitable by far that any of the local dealers have ever experienced, notwithstanding the disastrous drought that has caused the loss of thousands of dollars to the farmers throughout California, From present indications ,the bicycle business «?f 189? promises tp be ail that could possibly be desired, sp far as t&e Pacific ccasl; is concernedi. •\vjtft tbe early rains tjiat are npw abundant crops ar,e assure^ of the stem. The spring holds the notches arid projections normally in engagement, but when the rider wishei to convert his bars from drop into up turned, or vice versa, he loosens the binding nut on the tee, turns the tars up and then by pulling them upwarc against the pressure of the spring in the stem, releases the engaged pro jections and turns the bars around. "MISCELLANEOUS. , KV —Several months ago OU Yllifet'-'*^ *»V • «,i«/»i1mPtl Judge Tarvin sent several counciimen to jail for contempt of court fcdl^ collectively for $10,000 for false imprisonment. Dnwn- Milwaukee, Wis.-Chalotte B. Down >r wife of John A. Downer, has been granted a decree of divorce. Chambersburg, Pa.-Miss Alice Hagle, a school teacher, died from Ihe effects of having a tooth extracted. Dubuque, Iowa-Judge Shit-as has ordered the sale of the Eighth street electric line on the first Monday or March. -. . „ Bridgeton, Ind.-George D. Noise, aged 16, shot and probably fatally injured Ray Miller, a prominent citi- ;en. Anderson, Ind.-All the money necessary to construct an electric railway between Hartford City and Noblesville has been raised. Indianapolis, Ind—A company with $500,000 capital stock has been formed ;o develop the gold-bearing resources of Morgan county, this state. Janesville, Wis- Gustavo Wallin, who joined company E of Beloit, and served in the Spanish war, was found dead in Rock river, near Edgerton. Crawfordsville, Ind—After one week's service as pastor of the First Baptist church of Crawfordsville, the Rev. W. W. Hicks has resigned his charge, stating as his reason that he has received a call to the Baptist church of Flint, Mich., which pays him $500 a year more than erawfords- ville. St. Louis—Physicians agree that the grip is epidemic, and that in the form n which the disease prevails there it is infectious, but not contagious. Probably one-sixth of the St. Loais police, department is afflicted with, the malady. Springfield, 111.—Dr. Frank S Whitman was appointed superintendent of the Elgin insane hospital, vice Dr. John E. Hamilton, deceased. San Francisco, Cal.—W. W.. M. Parsons of Iowa has been elected: a California state secretary of the Young Men's Christian Associations of California and will have general supedntendency of the work in the state. Milwaukee, Wis.—The grip has invaded the city and an extraordinary number of people are now suffering from it. Quincy, 111:—John J. Grant, the oldest reail dealer in stoves and hardware in the' city, has failed:. The liabilities and assets are not known. It is Relieved that he will be able to resume justness. Brighton,. England.—Mrs. Charles Matthews,, the actress, formerly known, as Miss Lizzie Davenport, is dead. Keokuk, Iowa.—The Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines Railroad was. sold by W. I. Bobb, special receiver,, under order of the federal court. It was bought for $150,000 by Jesse A. Baldwin of Chicago, for the bondholders' committee. Havana.—Col. W. H. Mabry o£ the First Texas regiment, who was attacked with cerebro spinal meningitis, is deadu Chief Surgeon Mans says there is no smallpox in the Seventh army corps. At Marianao there are several smallpox cases among the citizens, and th® authorities have sent for more vaccine, as the supply is short. LATEST MARKET REPORTS. CHICAGO. Cattle, all grades $1.60 @6.00 Hogs, common to prime. 1.25 Sheep and lambs 2.00 Wheat, No. 2 red ..69 @ .70 Corn, No. 2 35%,@ .36 Oats, No. 2 white 28y 8 @ .28% Eggs .26 Butter 12 @ .20% Eye, No. 2 54 @ .54% ST. LOUIS. Wheat, No. 2 Dats, No. 2 cash Corn, No. 2 cash Cattle, all grades 2.00 Hogs 3.25 Sheep and lambs 2.G5 TOLEDO. Wheat, No. 2 cash Corn, No. 2 mixed Dats, No. 2 mixed Hye, No. 2 cash . . Cloverseed, prime cash.. \ KANSAS CITY. Cattle, all grades 2.75 Hogs, all grades 3.00 Sheep arid lambs 2.50 MILWAUKEE. Wheat, No. 1 northern. '.69 ^ Oats, No. 2 white 26%© 28% Barley, No. 2 '^y NEW YORK. ' 2 Wheat, No. 2 red 7977 Corn, No. 2 Oats, No. 2 PEORIA.' Oats, No. 2 white 27%® .27y 8 .351/4 @5.15 .73 .28 .35 @5.40 @3.70 @5.50 .36 .28 .56 4.30 ©5.60 ©3.70 @5.30 .33 Corn, No. 2 .>. Pains and Aches Of Rheumatism Make Counties Thousands Suffer. Cat this disease is cared by Mood's Sij.. eaparilla, which neutralizes the acid in thj blood. M you have any Symptoms 0 J rheumatism tate Hood's Sarsap'afin'a « once and do not waste time and money <* unknown preparations. The merit a Hood's Sarsaparillft Is unquestioned and iti record of. cures unequalled. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Medicine tot rheumatism. Hood's PIUS cure all llTftr Ills. 2B cents. THE POOR CITY BOY. Oh the city boy is bundled In his heavy overcoat. With his costly leather leggings, With a silk thing round his throat, And he slides upon the sidewalk Where the ashes have been spread* And imagines he is happy On . Iris bright x new There's a hill that's high and sloping In the country far away, Sl Where a hoy who wasn't bundled Fit to smother used to stray With the swiftness of the lightning Down tho gleiiming hill ho sped. And no ashes ever grated 'Neath hi& homo made. alcd. Oh I pity tho poor city Boy who never gets beyond The narrow, ashy sidewalk Or some hampered little ponct;. Ah, tho hill was high and sloping, And the way was clear ahead Where a country boy went coasting On a home mado sited, —Cleveland Loader. OF GENERAL INTEREST, In 1863, during- the civil war, Wm, B. Smallridge, of Jackson county ,.Va,, was wounded in battle, a bullet 1'odg- iugr in his heart. There it remained for thirty-five years, until his death, two weeks ago, when an autopsy revealed it. It has been practically demonstrated by Dr. Wolling 1 , of Miinich, that corn, potatoes, tomatoes and other plants thrive best when planted in rows- running north and south. The shapings of each other is- thus reduced^ to a minimum. A subterranean 1 Mce of hot water exists near Boise City, Idaho. The temperature is 170' degrees, the water has pressure enough to force it to the top floors of most of the houses, and it is to be used for heating them amd for washing purposes, The British .Museum contains tho complete manuscripts of Pope's, translations of the "Iliad" and "Odjrssey." Much of the copy is written on the; backs of letters nrrd among trtem are epistles from Steele, Addison,. Howe, Young and other celebrities. There Is economy in using Diamond "C" Soap in the* laundry in preference to other kinds.. Don't think the world will ash when you got the monoy to pay your No Friction. "The relations between th» passenger departments of the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and Ohio, railroads," said D. B. Martin, manager- passenger traffic of the B. and O., "are.'iiot strained nor is there a rate war In progress, as has been stated in several recent newspaper paragraphs. While, of course, we do not like the: new feature introduced hy the Pennsylvania railroad, considering the aggressive action of our own line and all other circumstances in connection with the passenger situation at this time, we are not in a position to find much fault." As n mutter of course the spread- eagle speakers are all in favor of an- bexation. __ Cleanliness is next to Godliness- 1 use Diamond "C" Soap in the laundry, Courtship and romance are more in< (cresting than marringeand history. Austrian Manufacture Increasing. In Austria the manufacture of bicycles is making rapid progress. The lowest estimate of the 1897 output is 70,000 machines, which is nearly double the number produced In 1896. Exports increased from 5,735 bicycles in 1896 to 8.69Q in 1897, or 68 per cent, wfcile the production increased 662-3 per cent (28,QQO bicycles more than in and imports 87 2-3 per cent (815 llouor for Governor Roosevelt Gov. Roosevelt of New York is to receive the brevet rank of brigadier general for gallant and meritorious service during the battle of San j uan . Cost of New Warships. Our fifteen new battleships will cost for armament and armor for all th« ships, $14,168,400, and f or construct on and engineering, $36,100,800. . Ex-Senator Brice left no real tate in New York Md hl8 ™ property 1 8 YaU ,e4 a t ?600,QOQ THE EXCEIUENCE OF SYRUP is due not only to tho originality anil simplicity of the combination, but also J to tho care and skill with which it i£ J manufactured by scientific processes! known to the CALIFOKXIA FIG Si'JRUP to. only, and we wish to impress upon all the importance of purchasing 1 tfcei true and original remedy. As the genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured by the CAUFOKNIA FIG SYBUP Co.l only, a knowledge of that fact will] assist one in avoiding the worthless imitations manufactured by other par- J ties. The high standing of the CAU-J FOBNIA FIG Synur Co. with the medkj cal^ profession, and the satisfaction! which the genuine Syrup of Figs has^ given to millions of families, makes 1 the name of the Company a guaranty! of the excellence of its remedy. It M far in advance of all other laxatives! as !t acts on the kidneys, liver an4J bowels without irritating or \veakeR| ing them, and it does not gripe notfj , oes no grp nauseate. J n order to get its beneflp effects, please remember the jjame < the Company — CALIFORNIA PIG SYRUP CO- ' SAW i'UAM CISCO, C»l. Ky. . -t YOllRi ».f*j Ir, CONSUMPTION

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