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GIVES UP THE RING
FITZSIMMONS S VVS HE IS THROUGH
W ITH FIGHTING.
HE TRIED TO MEET JEFFRIES.
THE ITIAMI'IOX REPLIED THAT HE
IS NOT NOW IN TRAINING.
Disappointed in His Effort to Ar
range to Take on Jeffries on Auk.
31, Fitzsimmons Hus Determined
to Retire—llrady, for Jeffries,
AVanted to Arrange the IMuteh for
.11 Distant Date, but Fitz W ould Not
Have It So.
New York, Aug:. 27.—Robert Fitzsimmons
to-night announced his retirement from
the pugilistic ring. He made an ineffectual
attempt to-day to get on a match for tha
heavyweight championship with James J.
Jeffries, to take place before the Horton
Law expires at midnight next Friday, and
to-night issued the following statement:
"I am through with fighting. I will re
tire from ihe ring and will not claim the
championship from Jeffries. lam ready
and on edge to meet him next Friday
night, as his manager suggested ten days
ago, but as he claims he is in no condition
to fight on that night I am through with
him and with the ring. Henceforth there
will be one man less in the heavyweight
division, for 1 will go out with the Horton
Fitzsimmons, with his manager, met
William A. Brady, representing Jeffries,
this afternoon. Last Saturday afternoon
Fitzsimmons deposited $2,50C to bind n
match between himself and Jeffries for
next Friday night, and Bradv sent word
that he would meet Fitzsimmons to ar
range for a battle between Jeffries and
the ex heavyweight champion.
Fitzsimmons said he was ready end will
ing to meet Jeffries on Friday night be
fore the Twentieth Century Club under
tiny conditions as to the division of the
purse or gate receipts which would suit
Brady. He said he would be satisfied for
the winner to take all or to split the purse
in half or to give 65 per cent, to the win
ner. or 66 per cent to the loser, or, in fact,
ar.y terms so that he could meet the pres
ent champion before the expiration of the
Brady, in reply, said that Jeffries was
in no condition, as he had quit training
several days ago. He said it would be
unfair for Fitzsimmons to force a match
with a man physically unfit for such a
contest. Fitzsimmons replied that Jeffries
had had plenty of time to get into condi
tion, and said that, although he had gone
through two very severe battles during the
last two weeks, he was on edge now and
ready to fight to regain the champion
Brady said it was impossible for a
fight to take place between Jeffries and
Fitzsimmons on the date mentioned, but
that he would put up a forfeit at once to
bind a match between the two. the fight
to take place within three months from
Sept. 1, and a side bet of SIO,OOO. Fitz
simmons would not listen to this proposi
tion and said it was only made for ad
WERE SORE ON WOLCOTT.
Si'Rro (fnl Wnl (inlnit, but Throw
1 p tlio Flffht —Believed Ho Was
FnkinK About His Arm.
Xpw York, Aug. 27.—The fight between
Tommy West and Joe Walcott, which
tv fs the main attraction at the Twentieth
Century Club, In Madison Square Gar
den, ended in a most peculiar manner to
night. The bout bed gone eleven rounds,
very much in Walcott’s favor, as he had
punished West very badly about the body
and had him in a very weakened condi
tion. When the bell rang for the twelfth
round, to the surprise of everybody, Wal
cott refused to go on, claiming that he
had injured his left arm. Referee Char
ley White, suspecting crookedness, insist
ed on Walcott's continuing, but the ne
gro refused to resume.
This left White no alternative other
than to declare West the winner. There
was quite a large sum of money up, with
West the favorite, and the referee was
outspoken in reference to Walcott’s pecu
liar actions. White said:
"Walcott was not injured; he quit de
liberately, and it was my candid, confirm
ed opinion that he was actuated in quit
ting by some dishonest motive. I believe
that Walcott was encouraged to act as
be did by some person closely connected
with him. That he should act thus is no
surprise to me. as he established a pre
cedent for similar work in SUn Francisco
not so very long ago, and I think it was
a scheme to hurt the management of the
Twentieth Century Club, which has all
along acted in good faith."
Manager Kennedy, on behalf of the club,
announced that Walcott's share of the
money would not be given to him. but
would be donated to some charitable in
JEFFRIES NOW WEIGHS 220.
He Says He In Not In Proper Fight
Norfolk, Va, Aug. 27.—An Associated
Press representative called on James J.
Jeffries to-night at the Montlcello Hotel
and asked him about his proposed fight
with Fitzsimmons. Jeffries replied that
be is ready to fight Fitzsimmons or any
other man who will put up the forfeit
money and agree to the terms.
He says he now weighs about 220 pounds,
and although apparently strong and well,
he Is not in fighting trim. He said he
could not get ready to fighi in the short
time before the expiration of the Horton
law in New York. "Why,” he asked,
"did not Fitzsimmons accept my offer to
fight ten days ago? Fitzsimmons and
Sharkey both refused to put up a forfeit
He said he was ready to fight then, but
since that time he has engaged a travel
ing company and made arrangements that
prevent his going into training. Jeffrtes
adinlis that Ftizsimmons is the hardest
fighter he has ever encountered. When
shown tile Associated Frees announcement
of Fitzsimmons that he would retire ftom
the ring after Friday night, or on the ex
piration of the Horton luw, Jeffries made
no comment, but seemed to treat the state
ment with contempt.
HOI. AND HEED AT BOSTON.
Appelrel for the First Time Miner
Ills Serious Illness.
Roeton, Mass., Aug. 27 —Roland Rrrd
met with on ovation from a large audi
ence to-night at the Boston Muaeum, the
occasion marking his first appearance
upon the stage since his serious film** of
"A Modern Crusoe." a romantic eomlc
plat by Sidney Rosenfeld was the piay,
and Mr, Reed gave a strong and vigorous
p' rf'Tmnnce of the principal role “IJiva
ft Ward ' war also presented for the first
time The piece was Well received and
should be one of Mr. Reed's greatest s<e
*.esses iswdoee Hush attd the strofig sitp-
V><* ting ugnpeny met wtib much favor.
took a queer VIEW.
How a Negro Descanted Upon Race
Indianapolis. Aug. 27.-The National
Atro-American Press Association opened
its convention to-day with over fifty dele
gates present. Shortly after the opening
exercises Judson Lyons, registrar of the
treasury, obtained the floor and urged the
support of President McKinley.
A discussion of the race question soon
lollowed. T. Thomas Fortune of New
Aork said there had been no race ques
tion when our island possessions were
under Spanish rule and that 6,000,000 ne
groes demanded a voice in the settlement
of this question. \V. H. Steward, treas
urer of the association, said there was
no. occasion for any rashness.
The white man cannot be censured for
the stand he is taking against the negro
or the South.” said he. “The negro has
he advantage over the poor whke man
of the South, and, consequently, the lat
ter feels that he is being gradually push
ed out. He is only taking a stand that I
or you would take if we were in a like
position The negro has more educational
advantages in the state of Georgia than
the poor tvhite man has. He has-twelve
colleges that he can attend, while the
white man has only three.”
R. F. Hurley took exception to Stew
ard’s remarks. He said.
“The white man has yet to learn that
crime is no greater because it is* com
mitted by n negro. We want no compro
mise in the solution of this question.”
At the night session a resolution to in
dorse the administration of President Mc-
Kinley was voted down. There was a
large crowd present, but only ten ac
credited delegates emitled to vote,
MEET AT RALEIGH TO-DAY.
Agricultural Commissioner* Will
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 27.—The second an
nual convention of the Cotton States As
sociation of the Commissioners of Agri
culture wi’.l meet here to-morrow at noon.
Many of the delegates arrived during the
day, and more are expected to-night.
The session promises to be most Inter
esting and fruitful. There ore*many ques
tions of vital importance to the farmers
to be discussed: many movements for the
bettering of the cotton producer to be in
augurated, and many ideas to be conveyed
in the message from the state officials to
the tillers of the soil.
Probably first In importance is the per
fecting of a plan, outlined at the New Or
leans convention, for the estimate of the
cotton crop at all periods of the season.
Should the present plan of the association
be executed, it is believed false estimates
will in the future be impossible.
The commissioners have reached the
conclusion that the tax officer of each
county in each state is the proper man to
estimate the crop.
Every indication roints to the fact that
the crop will be short, as compared with
last season. The figures, unofficial, show
that a crop of 9,500,000 hales will be about
what the commissioners will believe is in
ALL BIT ABOUT $700,000.
Exchange of Porto Rican Money
Washington, Aug. 27.—Mr. James A.
Sample, chief of the division of issue of
the Treasury Department, who was one
of the special agents sent to Porto Rico
by the Secretary to make the exchange
of United States money for Porton Rican
silver coin, has returned to the city and
reports that of the original sum of $6,000,-
000 in Porto Rican silver supposed to have
been in circulation on the Island, all but
about 5700,000 has been exchanged, and
arrangements have been perfected by
which facilities for the exchange will con
tinue for an indefinite period.
In an interview to-day Mr. Sample said
that business throughout the island was
fairly pro-perous, with good prospects for
the future. The sugar cane crop Is said
to be very good, and the coffee crop above
THREE NEGROES KILLED.
They Hail n Flglit Over a Woman in
Pine Bluff, Ark., Aug. 27.—Three ne
groes are deed as the result of trouble
that started Sunday at Cooper's Island a
plantation in Jefferson county, thirty-five
miles from this city. Perry Johnson and
Harry Wimberley fought with Winches
ters over a negro woman named Mary
Jones. Matthew Overbey, another negro,
•took a hand in the fight and all three
were badly wounded. Johnson finally kill
ed Overbey and Wimberley. A coroner's
Jury rendered a verdict against Johnson,
but he escaped the officers.
McKinney, the colored foreman of the
coroner’s Jury, was found dead in nls
bed to-day with a bullet through his
TRADE WITH ECUADOR.
Trenty of Advantage to Roth Conn
San Franclscb, Aug. 27.—Gen. Archibald
J. Sampson, United States minister to
Ecuador, has arrived here after three
years' residence at Quito. He says he has
Just concluded a reciprocity commercial
treaty with the Ecuadorian government of
great advantage to both countries.
The export of flour and wine will be
especially fostered under the treaty.
American flour is $25 per 100 pounds. This
excessive price is due to the high import
duties and the fact that all supplies have
to be packed to the city of Quito over
a trail 815 miles up Into the Andes and to
an altitude of 10,000 feet.
WITH TREASURE Alio till).
.Steamships trrlved nt Seattle From
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 27.—The steamship
Ohio has arrived from Nome with 332 pas
sengers and treasure estimated at $2,000,000.
About one-third of the gold came from
Nome. The Klondike contributed the
The steamer South Portland arrived to
night with $40,000 in gold from Nome and
113 steerage passengers.
ONE HUNDRED WITNESSES.
lint None Coo Id Give • Cine to the
Sc born Murder.
New York, Aug. 27.—Arrangements were
perfected to-day for the Inquest oti Friday
next, into the murder of Katherine
Sclinrn. Frederick Scharn, the brother of
the murdered girl, Is still In the Tombs.
The police made no progress during Ihe
day In locating the strangler of Katie
Scharn, examining over n hundred wit
nesses without gaining a clue.
Populists Include a Georiila Con
gressman Antons Thrlr I Inline
Chicago. Aug 27 —The National Commit
tee of Ih" Mlddle-of-lhe-Road Fopullsta
met io-duy and decided to open national
headqugrt'rs a' Louisville, wi h Naiton.il
Chairman Parker In charge. The Middle.
of-ihe-ltoad men claim they will elect two
congressmen In Texee. two In Alabama
end une in Georgia, and Chairmen Parker
claimed hie party would poll 1 ,<ou,UM vote*.
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1900.
PROPOSED A REVOLT.
Continued from First Page.
kow. for arms, gunpowder and other
agents of destruction.
A proclamation, written in English und
addressed to Europeans, was seized. In
it the revolutionists declared themselves
opposed to the .Manchu dynasty, but ready
to uphold the present Emperor. They ex
pressed themselves as desirous of found
ing “constitutional government,” of pro
tecting foreigners and Christians and of
supj>orting the Powers against anti-for
The immediate effect of the movement
has been to increase the i>eril of Euro
peans Proof exists of disorder and pil
lage, due to the same movement at wlde
ly-sejKirnted points. The headquarters of
the. conspiracy is Hankow', from which
point it radiated into other provinces.
Several thousand of the supporters of the
movement have received instructions to
mobilize In the central valley of the Yang
Tse Kiang; but the Viceroy has a suffi
cient force of regular troops to guarantee
the maintainance of order. Twelve of the
conspirators have been beheaded.
OPERATIONS OF THE FRENCH.
Gen. Frey Reported Upon Their
Share in the Taking: of Pekin.
Paris, Aug. 27.—Gen. Frey, the com
mander of the French forces in China, in
his account of the operations of the
French contingent, says that with the
Russian forces, also under him, he seized
the Chuen Che Men gate of Pekin, Aug.
16, defeating large numbers of Manchu
troops, who defended it with cannon.
The General adds that his forces next
captured the Si Hoa Men gate, after a
long resistance, and marched to Pei Tang
and rescued Monsignor Favier and the
Europeans besieged there. He says the
entire city between the marble bridge, the
Imperiald palace and Pei Tang, bristle
with ent. enchments. desperately defended
by heavy Chinese forces, and that most
difficult and exhausting street fighting
was necessary to dislodge the enemy.
Throughout the day M. Pichon, the
French minister, and the legation staff,
marched beside Gen. Frey. Finally his
column occupied Charbon Hill. The
French had four killed and two officers
and three men wounded. The Russians
and Japanese also suffered.
Gen. P’rey pays high tribute to the ebu
rage of the troops, who accounted for over
500 Chinese dead left on the field.
The President Received Thank*
From the Minister in Return.
Washington, Aug. 27.—The President,
on Aug.'l9, wired Minister Conger as fol
“The whole American people rejoice
over your deliverance, over the safety
of your companions of our own and of
the other nations, who have shared your
perils and privations, the fortitude and
courage which you have all maintained
and the heroism of your little band of de
fenders. We all mourn for those who
have fallen and acknowledge the good
ness of God, wdiich has preserved you
and guided the brave army that set you
free. William McKinley.”
This evening the President is in re
ceipt of this message from Minister Con
“To the President, Washington: AJI
Americans here thank you for congratu
lations and successful efforts for our re
lief and bless God for final deliverance.
NO TRUTH IN THE REPORT.
Rejected nt Three Capitals ns Un
worthy of Notice.
London, Aug. 27.—There is absolutely no
truth in the dispatch from Che Foo, of
Aug. 24, saying it was rumored there "on
good authority" that Russia, Germany
and Japan had declared war on China and
had "Invited Great Britain and the
United States to retire” from that coun
try. Inquiries made at St. Petersburg.
Berlin and Tokio show the report is re
jected at those capitals as "unworthy of
CHINESE ARE HOPEFIL.
Force of O.fMM) Reported Advancing
I pon Their Capital.
London, Aug. 27.—A dispatch from To
kio says Gen. Yamaguehi reporta that the
Chinese have not abandoned hope of re
taking Fekin, and that 9,000 men, with fif
teen guns, were advancing toward Pe
kin from Shan Tung, probably intending
to cu 4 the allies' communications.
Berlin, Aug. 27. —A received
here from Tien Tsin says large bodies
of Boxers are concentrating fifteen miles
northeast of Twang-Sun (?).
As Twang-Sun does not appear on any
of the available maps or in the Gazetteer,
it is possible the Berlin dispatch may re
fer to Yang Tsun, on the Pel Ho, about
sixteen miles, as the crow flies, from Tien
Tsin, on the way to Pekin.
Arc In Slicn SI Province.
Paris. Aug. 27—The French consul at
Shanghai wires that Emperor Kwang 8u
and Prince Tuan are now in the province
of Shen Si. With reference to the mis
sionaries and engineers at Chen Ting Fu,
southwest of Pekin, the consul says that
they are as yet uninjured, but that their
position is critical.
Convoy to Protect Them.
Rome, Aug. 27 —A dispatch received here
from Taku, under date of Sunday. Aug. 28,
confirms previous reports that a convoy
was being formed at Pekin to conduct, un
der a strong escort, the allies' wounded,
and the women and children to Tien Tsin.
TROOPS WERE WITHDRAWN.
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Akron. 0.. Aug. 27.—As a result of the
continued peaceful conditions existing *n
this city, all of the state troops, which
had been on duty here since Thursday
last were withdrawn early to-day. With
the dismissal of the soldiers the saloons
were re-opened, and the city has prac
tically resumed its usual appearance.
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ART REWARDS IN PARIS.
Tlio*e Who Received Prize* Offered
by the Expoitlon.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
Paris, Aug. 17.—The following is a cor
rected list of the final awards In the de
partment of fine arts at the Paris Expo
Painting, Class 7—Grand prizes: Sar
Gold Medals—Abbeu, Alexander, Beaux,
Brush. Chase, Homes, Thayer.
Silver Medals—Bartow, Benson, Blsbing,
Rohm, Bridgeman, Clark, Fomuth, Gay,
Gibson, Hassam, Johnston. Keller, Lock
wood, Macewen, Nousse, Reid, Storey,
Tenner, Vinter, Walden.
Bronze medals —Abbott. Blun, 'Beckwith.
Hogert, Bounce. Cox, (Me.), Crane, Davis,
Darlington. Dearth. Deassar, Dickson,
Foster, Frazzen, Baer. Christy, Cowles.
Fuller, (Mine.), Gouley, Guy, Hertor,
Hitchcock. Hayden, Hills, Jones, Kendall,
Knift, (Aston), Koo-pman, McMonn,
(Mine.), Marsh, Needham. Platt. Porter,
Pile. Romanch, Ranger, Redfield Schrey
vogel, Smed'ley, Sterner, Tarbell, Thomas.
Vonnoy, Weir. Vanderwelden, Wiles.
Honorable mentions—Baxter. (Mme).
Blacloek, Breckenrldge, Carl. Church.
Couz, Curran, Decamp. Atkins, Eaton,
Enning. Frost, Garneey. Galllson, Guerin,
Holman. Houston. (Mile ), Hyde. Josephl,
Kost. Lee, Lucas, Menocal, Metcalf,
Maollhoney. Minor. Murphy, Palmer, Par
rish. (Mnxfleld), Rehn. Robinson. (W.),
Wo'.shoven, Saxon. Seal's. Schofield, Snell,
Steel, Theriat, Waters.
Engraving and etching class 8:
Gold Medals—Cole, Pennell
Sliver Medals—Schladitz, Wolf.
Bronze Medals—Davidson, Putnam.
Sculpture, Class 9:
Grand Prizes—MacMonnies. St. Gaudens,
French (D. C.).
Gold Medals—Proctor, Barnard, Brooks
Silver Medals—Bitter, Borglum, Dallln.
Flanagan, Mae Neal (H. A.).
Bronze Medals—Barnhorn, Brenner,
Roudebush, Tilden, Vonnoy (Mme.).
Honorable Mentions— Heveridge (Mile),
Gelart. Kitson, Mae Neal (Carol Brooks?),
Architecture class 10:
Gold Medals—Boring and Tilton, Me*
Kim Mead and White.
Silver Medals—Cope and Steward son,
Frank Miles, Day and Brother. Flagg.
Benson and Brock way, Peabody and
Stearns, George B. Post. Bhepley, Rutan
and Coolidge, Warren Whitney.
Bronze Medals—D. H. Burnham, Bruc*e
Price. Hayden and Sheppard.
RAISED THE. PRICE OF GAS.
Angnsta Contumeri Muit Pay;. More.
Augusta, Aug. 27.—Some months ago the
price of gas was reduced from $2 to $1.25
per thousand in Augusta, with a 10 per
cent, penalty if not paid within ten days
after the rendering of the monthly state
ment of consumption. To-day President
D. B. Dyer issues a circular announcing
that after Sept. 1 the price will be $1.75
per thousand, unless paid within ten
days, when a discount of 25 cents a thou
sand will be made.
There Is a lot of quiet kicking going n
and mutterlngs about anew company.
The matter of anew company was be
ing vigorously agitated lasi year, when
the former cut followed.
Jane Sanders and Liza Davis, the
mother and mother-in-law of Sam San
ders. a negro porter in E. J. Doris’ store,
have both suddenly since the severe
lightning storm of last Thursday night,
during which they were badly frightened.
Prior to that both w'ere well, and no
other cause being known, it is supposed
their deaths resulted from the fright of
T. D. Murphy, managing editor of the
Augusta Herald, has organized a com
pany to get out a city directory for Au
Andrew Palmer was arrested to-day on
a charge of assault with Intent to mur
der. sworn out by Ida Garrett, both ne
groes. Ida’s face and neck were badly
gashed by Palmer’s knife.
SRAM, FIRE AT DARIEN.
Men Churned With Hamilton's Mur
der Get n Henrlnir To-day.
Darien, Ga., Aug. 27.—Fire yesterday
morning destroyed the kitchen of Mr. F.
J. Dean on the Ridge. The fire was dis
covered about 1 o'clock, and the alarm
was given. The bucket brigade responded
promptly, and did heroic work. The main
building, a large two-story house, was
saved. The lose was covered by insur
The five men charged with the killing
of Arthur Hamilton will have a prelimi
nary hearing before Judge C L. Living
ston to-morrow. Both the state and the
defendants are represented by attorneys
who are prepared to fight the cases to
the finish. Much Interest is felt in the
cases by the entire community.
I1IM) KILLED ENRI|I E.
The Gnntemnln Superintendent lind
Given the Operator nn Order.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 27 —A special to
the Picayune from Port Barrios, Guate
mala, says that James H. Hill of Califor
nia. government superintendent of tele
graph in Guatemala, shot and killed Cam
ello Enrique, an operator at Morales, a
station on the Guatemala Railroad. llTil.
while temporarily insane, attacked George
Reeves of Tyler. Tex., conductor of a
train, and the latter stopped at Morales to
send a message concerning the affair.
Hill ordered Enrique not to send the tele
gram and killed him for disobeying He
was captured some distance from Morales
and held for trial.
London. Aug. 27 —The Bucharest corre
spondent of the Daily Mail wires that the
tension between Bulgaria and Roumanla
Is Increasing, and that public meetings
throughout Roumanla ore characterised
by a warlike tone.
Shot and Killed.
Owenton, Kv.. Aug. 27—Town Marsha!
Jacob R ynolds of Jonesv.lle. Ky„ shot
and killed Isaac Graves while the latter
was with a p’irty of four men who were
drunk and were fighting The dead man
Is 19 years of sge. Reyonlds says he acted
in aelf defense.
% tfli nr king f rime.i
Marlon, Jnd, Aug 27 —C. r Perk was
lo cked up here to ef ttpe being Jyuched at
Point Isabel, hta home / Rack Is a m-r
--ehont at Point lil'sl, where he U ac
cused of < rfmtually assaulting his two
granddaughters, one 9, the ether t yttre
G>GE ON GOLD STANDARD.
He Sa>* Hr>an Could Overthrow It
if He \\ ere Elected.
From the New York World.
Washington, Aug. 25.—Lyman J. Gage.
Secretary of the Treasury, has been ask
ed so often by the newspapers since the
nomination of Bryan for President, if
Bryan could, as President, break down
the gold standard, that he prepared an
authorized Interview on the subject, a
copy of which he gave to the World to
day. The interview was given out ai the
White House and was read and approved
by President McKinley.
The interview starts with these ques
“In case of the election of Mr. Bryan,
could he order his Secretary of the Treas
ury to pay interest on coin bonds, or the
maturing bonds themselves, in silver? If
so, would our credit be injuriously affect
In reply. Secretary Gage says:
"There Is no doubt that Mr. Bryan
cou-ld order his Secretary of the Treasury
to make payment in silver of all of the
public debt payable in coin and for all
current disbursements of the government
as we 1, which arm unis to from $1,500,0
to $1,750,000 a day.
“That he would give such an order,
too, Is very certain, if he is in the same
mind that he was in 1896, for he whs
then quoted as saying: *lf there is any
one who believes that the gold standard
is a good thing, or that it must be main
tained, I want him not to cant his vote
for me. because I promise him it will not
be maintained in tla* country longer than
I am able to get rt<l of it.’ “
“Do you think it would be practicable
to control a sufficient volume of silver to
make the payments you referred to?”
Secretary Gage was asked.
“He would have great difficulty in do
ing that at once,” was the reply. "The
treasury of the government at present
is very firmly established on a gold
standard. Including the reserve of $150,-
000,000 held against the legal tender notes.
he government owns and controls over
$209,000,000 in gold coin and bullion, while
it owns and controls only about $16,000,-
000 in silver, the rest of the silver being
out in circulation among the people,
either in the form of silver certificates or
"But the announcement by the Treasury
Department of its purpose to pay stiver
in settlement of all Interest on the public
debt, not specifically payable In gold, and
to make its daily disbursements to Its
creditors In silver, would stop the Inflow
of gold, or, at least, very largely diminish
payments In gold, and correspondingly
increase payments into the treasury of
silver and silver certicates.
"It, therefore, might be anticipated that,
with a good deal of perverse Ingenuity,
the time would come at no distant day
when all the revenues of the government
would be paid to 1t In silver dollars or
silver certificates, and all disbursements
made by It would be made In silver dol
lars or sliver certificates.
"There would thus be established a cir
cuit of silver out of the treasury into
the. hands of the people, from the people
into the banks, from the banks into the
custom house and into ihe hands of the
collectors of internal revenue.”
“The government, then, would be prac
tically on a silver basis, would it not?”
"That would no doubt be accomplished,
and the government, properly speaking,
would be on a silver basis.”
"How would this affect the credit of
"Most disastrously, I have no doubt.
The movement inaugurated a* proposed
would give n sense of insecurity. The
outstanding greenbacks that are by law'
redeemable in gold would be presented at
the treasury for redemption and the tress -
ury not* s of 1890 likewise. Of ihese two
ROSE COG ULAN Ml R DER ED.
Remit j ful Leopard nt the Zoo Killed
R> Her Mote .
From the Philadelphia Record.
Gov. Roosevelt murdered Rose Cogh
lan in the leopard cage at the Zoo ear’.y
yesterday morning, and the finest speci
men of the India leopard ever brought
into this country will be burled in the
Zoo gro inds to-day.
Gov. RtoseveU and Rose Coghlan were
bought in May last, having been the pick
of a score of mated leopards imported at
that time. In size and markings the fe
male wus quite the most beautiful of
all the eat animals in the garden. Head
Keeper Mantey, w r ho has handled leop
ards for twenty years, says that no such
leopard was ever seen in this country be
fore, and zoologists who studied the crea
ture pronounced her perfect.
The murder must have occurred be
tween 5 and 6 o’clock, as the watchman
who patrols the animal houses passed
the leopard cage at 4:50 o’clock and found
It seems that on opossum got Into the
cage in some way and fell a victim to
Rose Coghlan, who was preparing to en
joy a " ’possum” breakfast when Gov.
Roosevelt awoke and pounced down upon
the dead opossum.
Quick as he was, Rose held on to her
loot and a royal tight followed that end
ed in the death of Miss Coghlan. Her
head was literally chew’ed off and strips
of her beautifully marked hide were torn
off by her ferocious mate.
Strangely enough, the Governor resent
ed all efforts to remove the body of the
dead leopard from his cage. It was nec
essary that this should be accomplished
liefore the grounds were opened for visit
ors, and it proved to be, In every way,
the most exciting thing that has hap
pened at the Zoo for many a day. Head
Keeper Manley, with two assistants, un
dertook the Job, and hir, success com him
anew coat and almost his life.
He coaxed Gov. Roosevelt to the end
of the cage farthest awmy from the dead
leopard, and with shreds of meat sought
to keep him there until the two under
keepers could drag the carcass to -thecage
door. They had not touched a hook to
the dead leopard before her mate was
u n them, and, with a slap of his paw,
pushed the carcass clear across the cage.
The battle between the men and the
beast continued for nearly an hour with
out result. Assistant Superintendent
Carson stepped over to watch the fight,
and while talking with Mr. Manley, who
was standing with his ha ,i k to the cage,
yelled "Look out!" But Manley was too
iate. The enraged animal, In one leap,
had cleared the entire length of the big
cage and fastened bis claws directly un
der the collar of Manley’s coat, whisk
ing it off his back with a Jerk that near
ly dislocated the hendkeeper’s spine.
While 4he leopard was disentangling h!s
claws from he wreck of Manley's coat
the body of Rose Coghlan was removed
from the cage.
—ln 19fG A Clubbisl—"Come on, fel’ows,
let’s* ge out of here, quick. Her*- COOKS
old Geezer.” The Rest of ’Em—"What of
It?" "He’ll be sure to tell some of his tire
some old stories about the good old times
when this country won a republic,"—Life.
Kn roi. I’Lflfilr s, .
Uaiada, Fanralits. Hr.
P. ami f*<J soor
is unusual with " Five-Cent cigar
smokers,” but it has been the every
day experience of hundreds of thou
sands of men who have smoked
Old Virginia Cheroots
during the last thirty years, because
they are just as good now—in fact,
better than when they were first made.
Three hundred million Old Virginia Cheroots smoked this
year. Ask your own dealer. Price, 3 (or 5 cents.
THE TRADED A’ AT II ALA BAG
Crime* of Some Famous Deported
From the Chicago Daily News.
Manila.—The Island of Balabuc, away
down at the south* rn end of the Para
guas, was a very bad island. For many
years the Spaniards sent all their des
perate native criminals there, #o that
eventually the population became as
wicked and notorious as ever a penal
colony could produce. In course of time
many of these deportados escaped and
became pirates, wrecking ships on the
coast and plundering small trading ves
sel* that became becalmed along their
shores. And that Is why the Sulu Archi
pelago has borne for so long such an evil
teputatlon among the coastwise traders
between Manila and Borneo.
Now, down at the extreme southern
point, Just across the Straits of Balabac
from Borneo, there stands alone on a
lofty rock the great Balabac light, which
for years had glowed beneficently out in
the night to guide the big East Indin
mcn and swift tea clippers through the
arraits on their long Journeys from Amer
ica and England to Chin and the Indies.
In all the South seas there Is not a finer
or more costly lighthouse, for Spain
spent many, many thousands of dollars
in building the fortress-like tower and
many more in keeping the light burning.
A Filipino kept Ihe light, and for com
pany In his lonely exile he had his pretty
wife and children.
In the town of Balabac, northward n
few miles, there was stationed about a
year ago a small garrison of Spanish sol
diers. One Sunday morning they were
all In the little church at Balabac, and
thronged in behind them were a couple
score of natives. There was no thought
of treachery In the minds of ihe devout
Spaniards, so they knelt all unsuspecting
while the mass was being said. While
their heads were low In prayer there was
a quiet unsheathing of knives behind
them. Bayonets and knives were stealth
ily drawn from the folds of native gar
ments and the throng of natives pressed
silently forward. Then a wild yell burst
out on the religious quiet of the church
and the natives buried their knives deep
in the brains of every one of he Span
ish soldiers. Even the white women and
children were not spared In those awful
five minutes of massacre. When it was
all over the garrison had been wiped
out and the flagstones of the church were
running with blood.
Them the deportados threw' the bodies In
a well, and, free of all restraint, plunged
riotously into a life of debauchery and
crime. Thus they lived for some time,
the Filipino lightkeeper took his family
and fled in a small boat across the straits
to liudat, in British North Borneo, und
the great guiding ligh4 of Balabac ceased
to wink out over the waters at night.
One day the American gunboat Manila
picked her way in over the reefs and
rocks and anchored in the shallow of the
hill. Mallory and Nelson went ashore
and climbed up to where the lighthouse
stood, 600 feet above the beach, and learn
ed from a native boy Ihut rhe lightkeeper
had gone to Kudat. So the two Ameri
can officers scrambled down and return
ed to the ship, and the Manila sailed off
to Kudat and got the lightkeeper. Then
they returned once more and installed the
lightkeeper, hoisted the American flag
and palled away for a cruise uround the
In a week the ship returned again to
see how the light was working. Once
more Mallory and Nelson climbed the
path, pushing their way up through the
tall scrubs and underbrush, but when
they reached the level plateau on which
the fortress-llke tower stands they were
amazed to see a Filipino flag flying, while
scattered about the yard were a number
of natives armed with rifles and knives
and lances. Without revealing their pres
ence the two naval officers crept back In
the bushe* and rushed down the twisting,
tangled path to the beach.
In half an hour hey were climbing up
again, and with them was Lieut. Bisseft
and a boat's crew of sailor men, all well
armed with rifles and revolvers. They
did not know whether or not their move
ments had been observed by the gang of
deportadors, and rhey momentarily ex
[rected a volley to flash In their faces from
hc matted scrub above. But It was evi
dent that their presence was not known
to the natives, for they reached the crest
Fee rink through the fringe of und’r
growth that skirts this level table land,
they got their bearings and rushed out to
the attack. A high Iron fence surrounds
the tower, and at the huge Iron gate
on one side a sleepy sentry sat with his
rifle Joowely resting by hie side. He
sprang up In startled alarm and attempted
to lo"k the gate, but a sailor struck him
down with the stock of a rifle and the
attacking party dushed Into the lncloeure.
On the poreh of the tower there tvas ti e
wildest commotion. Natives ran out of
the tower to see what the excitement
was. One of them raised his epear to
strike down Bissett, who shot him through
the heart. Another sprang on the para
pet and turned to shoot Into the Amer
icans, hut a sailor shot him and his body
went crashing down the side of the cliff.
Others of the dcportados ran Into the
tower and began firing from the windows,
but the officers and sailor men gof out of
range before any were hit. One or two
natives attempted to cut down the Amer
icans with their barongs and were shot
down by the sailors.
Within ten minutes the fight was over.
Bissett called out for Ihose Inside to sur
render or he would kill every one of
them. After a short parley some of them
surrendered their rifles, while the rest
escaped by leaping from the b ick win
dows, Jumping tnuny feet down the cliff.
One or two dead bodies lay on the porch,
n couple more were badly wounded, six or
seven prisoners sat sullenly In the tower
and several captured rifles were taken In
charge by the sailors.
Up In the tower the Americans found
the llghtkecper and his family, half
starved and frightened nearly to death,
The llghtkeeper told the story of his ad
Boon after the Manila had left him In
charge of the light and had stilled away I
the leader of the d* |rlados, n notorious j
old brigand who hod been for many years
a prisoner on lialobac Island, crime to
him and demanded that he give up his
pretty wife. This the llg htkep*r refused
to do and lbs depot lado left, •wagring I
angrily to return and have revenge Whttt
h- did return a few hours later he had
with him a strong force of other deporta
di s, armed with the rttles taken from the
murdered garrison of Spaniards. The
lightkeeper and his family cook refuge in
the top of the tower, heavily barricading
the doors behind them, and In this way
avoided capture. Four or five long wretch
ed days passed. The deportados estab
lished themselves in the lower room, haul
ed down the American flag ard raised tha
Filipino flog, gave themselves up to a
life of lazy debauchery and settled down
to starve out the lightkeeper.
When the Muuila returned and steamed
Into the roadstead the deportados did not
see the vessel, their first intimation of the
presence of the Americans being when
B ssett and Mallory and Nelson, followed
by the sailors, rushed on them.
The old leader, said the lightkeeper, was
the most desperate ns well as most in
fluential of nil the deportados. It was ha
who planned the murder of the Spaniard*
and he who subsequently became the ac
knowledged hend of the deportados, lead
ing them in ail sorts of desperate crimes
and levying boldly on the property and
women folks of the peaceful element of
Balabac Island is quiet now A foro*
of marines is stationed at the lighthouse
to guard it. the desperate gang of crlm-
Innls has been broken up. and in course
of time the bad name of Balabac may ba
cleared of its stein.
Some weeks after the fight at the light
house Potter of the Manila was Idly ex
ploring In the neighborhood of Balabac
town In on old abandoned well he found
the bodies of the Spaniards, stuffed down
and garbage and decaying debris. It was
another Cawnpore. although we may nev
er see a monument raised above the Bal
ttbac well such as the one which stands
above tho w'eil In Cawnpore to tell th*
world of the Infamy of Nana Sahib.
ROY FED THROUGH TIIK NOSE.
Horse Kicked Lnd In Month nnd New
Food Channel AVa* Necessary.
From the New York Journal.
John Fackenstark, 7 years old, of No. 68
SeigH street, Brooklyn, take all his food
through nis nose. If the physicians could
not have forced nutriment into his stom
ach in this way, the boy would have died.
John was kicked In the face by a hors*
Inst Monday, and his injuries were so se
vere that It was thought nt the time h*
could not possibly recover.
He was taken to the Eastern District
Hospital, and at once became one of the
celebrated cases In th? annals of that in
stitution. The surgeon in chief. Dr. Bllag
(\ Blaisde’l, took an especial Interest in
the boy, und called in a number of other
surgeons to consult about the best thing
to be done.
The operation of flawing up an healing
the boy’s lacerated mouth and his shat
tered cheek bones did not present very •?-
rious complications or difficulties; but the
Important question was how the patient
was to live. The healing would require
some rime, nnd during the entire perlcd
it was necessary that the boy’s mouth
should be sewed up as tight as a drum.
And yet food must be forced into the
In desperate cases food is forced into
the tomach by meanß of an Incision In
the throat, or even in the stomach. In
this case, however, the physicians deter
mined to try the experiment of forcing
food through the nostrils. The operation
had been successfully attempted several
times before, and it was thought that It
would be successful in the case of young
The operation was delicate in the ex
treme, however, but it was found that a
catheter could be placed in the boy’s nose
and so passed into the oesophagus. Bv
means of the catheter food In a liquid
form could be forced Into the stomach.
This process was so successfully carried
out that the boy has not only kept alive,
but is recovering rapidly from the effects
of his injuries His mouth was operated
upon and Is healing, while his nose tem
porarily performs Ifs functions and ena
bles nature to work its cure undisturbed.
ROUGH HOUSE ON A BOAT.
Colored Pythian's Excursion It'suit
ed In u Roar.
McKeesport, Pa., Aug. 27.— A flfteen
mlnuies general rough house held sway
on the excursion boat Annie Roberts to
night, while returning from a trip up the
.Moitongahela river, near Elisabeth. At
the end of the fifteen minutes the boat
presented an appearance of having gone
through a riot, bullet holes showing upon
much of the woodwork, and the decks of
the bout being liespattered with blood.
An a result of the fight one man is sup
posed to be drowned, one Is in the Mc-
K"o.-|>ort Hospital suffering from having
his head battered with an ax, and two
more, are In the McKeesport lockup.
The trouble occurred during an excur
sion given by the colored Knights of
Pythias. A dispute between Thomag
Alexander and John W. Wynn arose front
thrlr Jealousy of, a mulatto woman nam
ed Belle Robinson of Pittsburg. Alexan
der drew a revolver and commenced flr
ing, one of the shota striking Wynn In
The friends of the participants gathered
around and took sides. A friend of Wynn
picked up an ax and dealt Alexander g
blow on the head, felling him like an ox
and probably fracturing his skull, While
the crowd was surging around the bog*
to gel a better point of view, an unknown
man was pushed from the bot and
A Serious Pow-wow.—“ Hush, not so
loud! We're having a conference of the
Powers.” "Eh! Who Is conferring?”
"My wife, my mother-in-law, and the
rook!”—Cleveland Plnln Dealer.
Horsford’t Acid Phosphate
When vitality and nerve force have
become impaired by Illness its value
is wonderful. Induces refreshing sleep.
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