I have had the pleasure of seeing Mr. F. B. Franks, the well known back and harness lifter, in action twice here in Sedalia. On meeting him here I recall having witnessed him in action at Clinton, Mo., about 13 years ago. He then was practically a beginner, and is now a finished lifter. If Mr. Travis can lift no more than he says he can lift, he is going to get an artistic trimming at the hands of Mr. Franks, in my estimation. Franks gave a few sundry stunts before the main events, and I will describe them.