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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 Lt aw.” 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 Horton law. 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 ship. 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 vertising purposes. 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 stitution. JEFFRIES NOW WEIGHS 220. He Says He In Not In Proper Fight ing Trim. 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 of $2,500,” 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 fi'rt season. "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 Prejudice. 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 Discnss Cotton. 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 sight. ALL BIT ABOUT $700,000. Exchange of Porto Rican Money Almost Concluded. 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 the average. THREE NEGROES KILLED. They Hail n Flglit Over a Woman in Arkansas. 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 brain. TRADE WITH ECUADOR. Trenty of Advantage to Roth Conn tries Concluded. 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 Far-Away Alaska. 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 balance. 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. MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROADERS. 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 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 eign fanatics. 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. CONGRATULATED CONGER. The President Received Thank* From the Minister in Return. Washington, Aug. 27.—The President, on Aug.'l9, wired Minister Conger as fol lows: “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 ner. “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. ♦'Conger.” 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 notice.” 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. Roxerst Concentrating. 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. \ kron linn Settled Dow n to Its I nnnT PcNccfnlncKN. 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. i KB \ Wi /^UPIDdoea ft L - not like | f y I iR I sick 1 y I ■//** 7TO/ Min Hit ar %vJ ( t JLi ItUm rows pats l k&w •¥ Yvn/1118 the * n b v To ; HBkZ/] \ every woman j in the world IJy we tv, use r /b jh" Yf flHradrteld’s y/ / C JM Female kegu '\/ veal lator. Use it Xjdj" 71 ) J,/! iHI regularly. If qIA. - \H| you are well, ■ iffiß it will keep SUJIr N—TPB you to. If you are tick it will make you I well The Knculator cure* where other ■ medicines faii, and it does it right at home ■ without the (hetKTeenMe raamlnations to ■ abhorent to model- - women. It relieve! every fl wenetru.l dlftorciet ihet woman ever *uf B fared from. It get* tt thergureof herktrhe, ■ hr, periodical suffer.ti*. ft. lie* of the D womb irregularitieeand all of the dreadful ■ thine*' whs h effort women, and put* n stop ■ to them It its liarmle*# vegetable remedy I which would not hurt a baby, ahaotutslr | '~'r;r xxsr /sTEfiJMS’S \ ELECTRIC PASTE 1 I kills RATS. MICE. COCKROACHES I / and all other VERMIN, leaving H I no odor. At pa t f |i Bugs I BfcS SU*rr' Zleptrle Cos., Chicago. Ills HM 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 sition : Painting, Class 7—Grand prizes: Sar gent, Whistler. 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. Woodbury. 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: Grand Prize—Whistler. 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 (Richard). Graffly. 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?), Peddle. Simons. Architecture class 10: Grand Prize—None. 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. Other Matter*. 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 that night. T. D. Murphy, managing editor of the Augusta Herald, has organized a com pany to get out a city directory for Au gusta. 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 ance. 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. Tension Inerenslng. 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 OUI 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 tions: “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 ed thereby?” 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 silver coiji. "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 the government?” "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 there are 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 all quiet. 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. Delicious Dishes made from Grape-Nuts Food Kn roi. I’Lflfilr s, . Uaiada, Fanralits. Hr. P. ami f*<J soor household Satisfaction 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 Spanish Prisoner*. 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 Paraguay. 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 without opposition. 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 ventures 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 the Islanders. 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 stomach. 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 Fackenstark. 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 ihe leg. 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 drowned. 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 Imparts Energy. When vitality and nerve force have become impaired by Illness its value is wonderful. Induces refreshing sleep. Osnuka Uw, ltwwu/ wisgyss. 5