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SMOOT CASE MAY BEST
' v FOB REMAINDER
OF THE YEAR.
Politics Likely to Gut an
Important Figure in Its
; No Additional Witnesses Sum
' moned to Washington, and
No Subpoenaes Out,
Political Results in Utah and neigh
boring States May Havo Effect
on Future Movements.
i vmHERE will be no further in-
I 1 vcstigntlon of Senator Smooo
I ; J this yearl"
r ; So declared one of the moat
5 I prominent of tho local prolestants.
II "It Is possible that the Senate com
1 hilttee may meet again before the nd
li Journment of Congress and consider
I ifij tome routine matters, but I believe I
$ ; repeat with assurance, when I say
!thero will, be no new witnesses before
the committee before the holiday recess
next winter, and most certainly not be
fore tho beginning of tho midwinter
session in December."
c It Is contended by observing ones
jt that the question of National politics
K has been drawn into the Smoot in
Vj qulry with such force that there Is
w nothing to do but to postpone the In
1 tnilry until after the next general clcc
l There lis a possibility that a sub
f committee of tho Senate may come to
1 Utah, but It Is not thought to be at all
I . probable.
Every member of the committee Is
' deeply interested in the political ques
..rf tions in his State. Several of the Sen-
atorH, Mr. Beverldge, for Instance,
M iust go before the Legislature to be
K ytboson next fall for a new term. Per
Fra -!Konal interests will not be permitted to
li'J , suffer because of the Senatorial Inquiry
I'm anfl t Is thought that the entire mat
6T ter, iarrlng a few details, will be per
il 1 mitved to go over until after the gen
1 eral election.
E It was reported a week ago that the
P (names of twenty or more additional
ii witnesses had been sent to United
U, States Marshal Hey wood for service.
,. JL( This, it lii now learned, vas given with
it ' T out the least authority. Tho names of
)' the new witnesses had not been agreed
K; 'tj&il on by the protestants and the conumt--rjft
tee as late as Tuesday of this week,
j j'l And no subpoenas have arrived. In
H ' jtu fact, they are not expected.
Si It Is believed by many Salt Lakans
1'Ff" w10 uuvt? kept In closo touch with the
mt wtU investigation that large political lnter
Q ' If' eats have become involved in the ease
B 'It nnd that until these Interests have been
2 a) thoroughly safeguarded, there will be
m KlT" no further lnquliy.
Aft tjl A President and a Congress is to rc
JgAhfiL elect. The church Is strong in four or
jBjjl Jive of the lnlermountaln States. Everj'
JHE'j body knows it is powerful, and Its pow
)wmw er has become Impressed on the coun
'mmY 1 try- '-Tbe friends of the President are
fHI 1 recounting these facts. Tliey arc teil
mW 'i Ing the Senate committee. It is believed,
'mUf 1 that there can be no completion of the
TH 1 1 Inquiry before adjournment for the
H t summer. They are also saying that no
4H i barm will come from delay, but that
jyH' 1 S"cat harm might result if the Inquiry
kHhi B' ,were extended far into the campaign.
HKfljiiK' That the matter will be taken up
HHff j 1' again during the second session of Con
BHI Ji gresB Is not doubted, but tho vigor with
1 i! which It may be prosecuted at that
IH ; j j time, it Is believed, will depend very
HH ' ' j I'rffc'y on tne political events of the
i from sundry bill
i DPrincipal Reductions Slashed From
I Uncle Sam's Expense
1H7 ASIIINGTON. March 23. The prln-
1 mi clPal ltcms oC reduction in the
ffl ww 5Undly c'v11 compared with
lli! T the present law, consist of $7,003.-
II for public buildings, $J2.32G.950
for river and harbor Improvement.. 53,i).-
WA , Mi for military posts ut Manila, 575O.CO0 for
B ' WiSi t"c o'ce building for tho Houso of Rep-
H I fil resentatlvcB and J200.000 for the Denver
Wfti I i'C Tho appropriation for furnishing nnd
Wfk'ii I ihi care of tho "Whlto House was reduced
m&4 tj from iW.OQO to $35,000.
mrf ( &m Tho bill appropriates tho unexpended
mn'A "fl? balance of the JSOO.OOO appropriaud at tho
WMd'l Ml Inst Congress for tho pro.sccutlon of
KWil J truHts. Something over ?2.0.000 has bec-n
tllYJ 'II expended of this appropriation. A lcgla-
Fll)4$ lailvo provision la carried In tho bill rc-
Ij-MjI rll aHlrln5 that a11 Governmont carriages
pPfJJb l'3 rMd. vehicles hereafter bo lettered, except
nHtUl those used by tho President, his secretary
sVxii jV and the members of the Cabinet.
Mi, k J Tho amounts for river and harbor iin-
yUtfUlIf provements Include the following:
iKwITll San Pedro, Cal., harbor. SCCO.W); MIssI.m-
itkrll rlii river, 50.000; Stockton and Mor-
1Jj 2 roon channels. Cal.. 170,000: Columbia rlv-
u Tlio public building appropriations In-
''iJn 9 cludo Evanslon, Wye, J25.00O; Prosno,
8wm m Cal.. J-25.0CO; Sjlii Francisco. J1CO.000; Scat-
tllflM T tn, 5ltfl,000; Spokano. H-'O.OOO: Tacoma, m.-
rrlEmm. t 0: ronalrs and prcsei-vatlon of public
"illDB 1 bullrllngs at Sitka. Alaska, IIW.OOO.
rwM Other approprlnllons arc: Reindeer for
r?lK .laslca, $:'f,000; relief of natives, Alaska,
f flmHl .JlWO: boundary lino between the United
.'tH "Sufles and Canada, JIOO.OM: enforcement
ttttH of Chinese exclusion act. tm,W0: enlargo-
'f'lwPiV mcnt of military posts, $ta),000; survoylng
j- 'raffle Tt public lands. IW.ISO; improvements nnd
WOMEN KEPT FROM
CHURCH BY GAMBLING
Special to The Tribune.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 2S.
"1 Christ came to LouievI11o Ho
0 certainly would not go into so-
lciety," said the Rev. TV. W.
Hamilton last night at the Mc-
Ferran Memorial church.
"Recent reports have shown
that the greatest Incrcaso in
gambling Is among women in
Chicago and in London. People
say it is only In Chicago and
London, but I say it is right here
"The other day a woman who
0 is a member of a church said:
0 'I can't go to church any more,
because I have joined a club that
meets on Saturday nights and
we play bridge whist for money.
We enjoy the game so well that
we play so late I do not feel like
going to church the next day."
"I know of many Instances
where society women meet in the
morning, under tho pretense of
having breakfast, pull down the
blinds and play cards for 0
' With the present evils, I am
certain that' if Christ came to
Louisville He would not mingle
TO BE IMPEACHED
Investigated by Congress, and His
Hemoval From Office He Has De
-nyASHIXGTON March 25. "Re
A$J solved, That Charles Swayne,
Y Judge of the District court of
the United States in and for
the Northern district of Florida, be im
peached of high misdemeanors."
This is the recommendation of the
House committee on the judiciary to
the Kouso in the report of the commit
tee Med today by Representative Pal
mer of Pennsylvania, chairman of the
Hub-commlttco which lnvcatigated the
case against Judge Swayne. After dis
cussing the charges in detail against
Judge Swayne, the report concludes as
"Judse Swayne has so conducted
himself as to cam the reputation of
being susceptible to the malign Influ
ence of a man of notoriously bad char
acter. "He has shown himself to be harsh,
tyrnnnioal and oppressive, unmindful
of the common rule of a Just nnd up
"He has continuously and persistent
ly violated the plain words of a stat
ute of the United States and subjected
himself to punishment for the commis
sion of a high misdemeanor.
"For these reasons the honor of the
judiciary, the orderly and decent ad
ministration of public justice and the
welfare of the people of the United
States demand his Impeachment and
removal from the high place which his
conduct has degraded."
WIFE RETURNS DIVORCE
AFTER SECURING DECREE
Special to Tho Tribune.
CHICAGO, March 23. After
i securing a divorce from Charles
P.- Barnes of Woodstock on the
ground of repeated cruelty, Mrs.
Barnes has decided to forgive
nnd forget. The couple started
on a second honeymoon yesler-
Waukegan and Woodstock res-
Idents were startled when Mrs.
Barnes secured her decree nnd
$1000 alimony a week ago, but
their surpriso was greater yea-
tcrday when Attorney Arthur
Mullen, for Mrs. Barnes, made a
motion before Judge Donnelly In
the Lako county court, to set
aside the decree and dissolve the
bill of divorce and withdraw all
papers in the case.
The motion was accompanied
by a stipulation signed by Mrs-.
Barnes requesting that this bo
done nnd a letter to the Judge
staling that such way her desire
and asking that the order be en-
tered at once. The judge
granted the plea. 0
GOLDEN STORE FROM
OUT THE ARCTIC
f SEATTLE. Wash., March 25.
The steamship Cottage City ar- -f
f rived this morning from Skag- -f
-f way, Alaska, with 5SS.000 in gold -f
Seventeen thousand 'dollars
4- came from Dawson City, con-
f signed to the Canadian Bank of -f-
Commerce in Seattle. Tho bal-
nnce will be forwarded to San
Francisco. Tho vessel also
brought twenty tons of fresh.
-f halibut from Juneau and Wran- -f
The ship hod thirty-three pas- -
sengers. No bad weather was
encountered on the trip, but it
-fc .was unusually; cold, K
CAPERS OF MAO WIND
Kindling Wood Made of
flflany Residences in Su- .
Many Persons Were Seriously
and Some Fatally Injured
In Michigan and Indiana Towns the
Damage Done by Storm Is .
CHICAGO. March 25. Further de
tails of the damage caused
by last night's storm in the
suburbs of Chicago were ob
tained today. At Washington Heights
several persons were injured, and
houses were blown down or unroofed.
In Dauphin Park and vicinity the
water has risen until the first lloors
of many homes are submerged and
families are fleeing in panic by boats.
Business In the town la suspended and
schools are closed, the saving of life
and relief of suffering being of chief
In Morgan park and Fernwood the
storm reached the proportions of a tor
nado. Five houses were unroofed, an
other blown from Its foundations, and
miles of telephone and telegraph poles
were blown down. Twisted telegraph
wires blocked the Rock Island and Pan
Handle railway trackB. Sidewalks were
wrenched from their place, and thou
sands of fences scattered through tho
Among the injured at Washington
Heights was Mrs. S. Scharpicr, who
was badly cut by flying glass. The
families of Peter Molten and Mrs. R.
Ray had narrow escapes. Mrs. Mellen
and her daughters were in bed when
the storm struck. In an Instant the
roof was carried away, and the terror
ized women' were drenched by the rain.
ROOF CARRIED 200 FEET.
The Ray cottage was 200 foot away.
Mrs. Ray and several friends were In
the parlor when the roof of the Mellen
house crashed upon their dwelling,
wrecking tho upper story.
A number of other houses and stores
were badly damaged. ,
Almost every house In Burnsldes was
damaged in the storm. Chimneys were
blown down, roofs torn away, and there
was scarcely an unbroken window left
in the suburb. No one waa Injured so
far as the police were able to learn.
The water covering this portion of the
city rose about six inches in the storm
In South Chicago the storm continued
through the night, sweeping down tele
graph poles and covering part of tho
At Seventy-fifth street and Railroad
avenue tho wind blew the roof from a
building- occupied by Brown & Co., coal
dealers, and hurled It against a car on
the Calumet electric line filled with
passengers. Tho car was knocked from
the track. None of the passengers wcro
At Dauphin park the Illinois Central
station platform and roof were torn off
by the wind and thrown across the
track, stopping trafllc for some time.
At Joliet a score of houses wore un
roofed by the storm and many small
buildings collapsed. At While Heath
the Universalis church, an elevator
and a small hotel were blown down,
the Methodist church was unroofed and
several houses were lifted off their
EAST ST. LOUIS, 11L March 25.
The wind and rainstorm that awept
over this city last night caused a large
amount of property damage, Injured
many persons and seriously crippled
street car trafllc. No fatllltles have
been reported. Thirteen persons were
injured, most of them receiving slight
In Michigan and Indiana,
DP7TROIT, March 25. From all over
Michigan today come reports of floods
after last night's sovere rainytorms,
Uiat have caused losses that will run
into the hundreds of thousands of dol
lars. Streams everywhere are greatly
swollen. Dams and bridges have gone
out along all of the streams. Great
damago has been done at Grand Rap
ids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lan
sing. The railroads arc badly Interrupted
by the lloodo and washouts.
KALAMAZOO, Mich.. March 25. The
section known as the River bottoms is
flooded from one to six feet. Several
factories were compelled to close. Resi
dents are going about in boats, many
of the houses being submerged to their
BRAZIL. Ind., March 25. The break
ing of a dam at the Excelsior Clay
works at noon today flooded tho mine
and Imprisoned thirty miners. Tho
mine is filled with water, and it Is be
lieved the men havo all perished.
FORT SMITH, Ark.. March 25.
Passengers on a belated train on the
Arkansas Central railroad report n de
structive tornado in a strip of country
near Spring Hill, Ark. Several persons
are reported Injured, but so far as can
be learned no one was killed.
A pasHengor cays that as far as the
eye could reach the destruction ap
peared complete. Not a tree wao left
standing and houECB -;ei'c razed,
, . . t
HUSBAND GETS DIVORCE
BECAUSE WIFE DRANK
Special to Tile Tribune.
-4- BRIDGEPORT, Conn., March
25. With the divorce which Dr.
Rollin A. CurtisB obtained from
his wife, Mrs. Julia Watt Morris
Curtiss, in this city, comes the
disclosure of the Curtiss family -t-
Jr Mi's. Curtiss, when her portrait
was painted a few years ago by -H
Chartran, was regarded as a -f
- perfect type of brunette beauty, -f
Dr. Curtiss, on the stand, tcsll- -f
f fled as follows:
4- "I married my wife in 189S and -f
4- from shortly after that time mi- -f-
ir til tho present my wife has been -f
4- Intemperate at least five-sixths --
-V- of the time, I dread having been -f
4- forced to take this stop, but I
have been placed in such a posl-
tlon that I must ask to be ab- -f
solved from this marriage in or-
der to retain my manhood and -t-
"Life has been a hell on earth
-- for me, and within tho last two
-f years conditions have become so
acute thnt frequently I have
-f been obliged to dodgo candcla-
bra, vases' and whatever else my
j wife conld lay her hands on to
hurl at me." -f-
MORTALS HEDGED IN
Chicago Woman Says Average Person
Defers to Omens Now as in
the Dark Ag-es,
Special to Tho Tribune.
C-HCAGO, March 23. Would you start
on a journey on Friday? Would you
look at tho new moon over your left
shoulder? Would vou walk under a
Mrs. John O'Connor told the members of
tho League of Religious Fellowship that
tho average person would not. She-declared
that superstition exists today as It
did In tho dark ages, but "now neither
fancy nor terror marks the forms of su
perstitions as they cxlut in tho civilized
world, but rather a nameless something
which often Influences nnd Homotlmca
controls the everyday nets of men.
SO.ME SUPERSTITIONS OF TODAY.
Mrs. O'Connor named the following "evil
aniens" an thoso which aro still heeded
oven lh practical Cl'lcago: -
Tho nunber thirteen.
Spilling salt and tho antidote, throw
ing salt over tho left shoulder.
fctartlng on a Journey or beginning any
thing on Friday.
Picking up a pin with tho point toward
Walking undor a ladder.
Getting out of bed on tho wrong sldo.
Turning back after you hnvo started on
Seeing the moon ovor tho loft shoulder.
Falling of a family portrait.
Breaking of a looking glass.
Howling of a dog under a sick porson'a
Passing a horseshoe without picking It
Defying fato by saying you aro nover
sick: antidote, touching wood or anything
upder the tablf.
Seeing a pin and letting It lie.
Giving a knife or othor sharp article to
a friend nnd a penny with It to keep It
from cutting the friendship.
SOME DINNER TABLE FANCIES.
Other members of the league contribute
the following, which they say aro believed
Dropping a fork means woman is com
Ine;. Dropping a knlfo means a man is com
ing. Dropping a spoon means a letter is com
ing. Two forks at your plato nicaii3 you will
Two spoons forecast an engagement.
Bubbles on your coffee mean money, so
do loaves in ton.
IT you hang n hairpin on a hook you arc
sure to havo company.
Mrs. O'Connor declared that the number
13 hud come to be so generally regarded as
an omen of evil that many hotols and
steamships had no rooms so numbered.
"Those I have named aro only tho most
comaion ovll omens," she said. "TIito
aro scores of others. Probablv vou all
know some ono who carries a ho'rso chest
nifl In his pocket or wears an Iron ring on
one of his tlngerfi, or a nutmeg around his
neck to prevent rheumatism."
FIVE NEGROES SHOT
TO DEATH BY MOB
Death Hosier in Race "War in Ar
kansas Is Growing Very
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 25. A
special to tho Arkansas Gazette
from DeWltt. Arkansas county,
says five negroes, who had been
arrested as a result of race troubles at
St. Charles, were taken from the guards
by a crowd of men and shot to death.
The victims were Jim Smith. Charley
Smith, Mac Baldwin, Abe Bailey, Gar
This makes nine negroes that have
been killed within a week on account of
race troubles. The killing of Randall
Flood, Will Baldwin and Will Madison
by a constable'8 posao Wednesday
morning, while the posse was seeking
two negro offenders named Griffin, be
gan the slaughter. Tho search for the
Grlirins was continued and yesterday a
sheriff's posse was fired on by a negro)
Aaron Slnton, from ambush. The posse
returned the fire, killing Slnton.
Five other negroes, Jim Smith,
Charles Smith. Mack Baldwin, Abe
Bailey' and Garrett Flood, were ar
rested. Last night a crowd took them
away from the guards and shot them to
It Is reported late this afternoon that
the Griffin boys have been captured. If
so, probably they will be killed, .
SENATOR BURTON TELLS
HIS STORY TO THE
Employment as Attorney for
Rialto Company and Its
Stipulated His Duties Should
Not Interfere With Sena-
Testimony of Accused Statosmon Was
Brief, and the Government Did
ST. LOUIS, March 23. Previous to
the defense resting Its case late
today,' United States Senator Bur
ton of Kansas took the stand in
his own behalf, in connection with the
charge of having Illegally accepted fees
from the Rialto Grain and Securities
company of St. Louis. When he had
concluded he was excused from the
stand without cross-examination by the
Senator Burton testified that he had
accepted the offer of the Rialto com
pany to ac(as its general counsel be
cause he had lost heavily in a finan
cial panic and needed the 5500 a month
for which his contract called.
"I was assured by the company," lie
said, "that my sen-ices would not be
needed in Washington in any capacity.
It was explained that Maj. Dennis, the
president of the Rialto company, had
become Involved in the trouble growing
out of the operations of the Brooks
Brokerage company, and part of my
duties were to defend him in any crimi
nal action that would be brought
"The Rialto company was also to
have use of my name, and my services
were to be used In connection with a
securities department of the Rialto
company, which at thnt time was pro
jected. I expected to familiarize my
self with tho condition of the corpora
tion's offering the securities for sale
and become acquainted with the olll
cers of the trust companies who made
a specialty of handling securities of
Thomas R Harlan, attorney for the
Rialto Grain and Securities company,
was the first witness for the defense.
He told of tho employment of Senator
Burton and testified that In all his pre
liminary talks. Burton laid particular
stress upon tho fact that as a United
States Senator he could not undertake
any duties derogatory to his olllce.
PURPOSES OF THE COMPANY.
The witness explained that one of the
purposes of the Rialto Company was the
securities feature. This contemplated
the placing of railroad bonds before se
lected Investors, lie wanted to employ
some one to represent the Rialto com
pany in the East In this matter, and if
Senator Burton were employed as coun
sel, he would be expected to look after
these interests. In a discussion Sen
ator Burton had asked him: "How are
you going to keep within the Federal
"I said." continued the witness, "by
making no misrepresentations. I satis
fied him thoroughly that as long as this
company followed my plan it would get
into no trouble with the Federal author
ities. Senator Burton had said, 'you
must remember that I am a United
States Senator. I will not go Into any
thing consistent with my duties as a
The witness admitted that his pur
pose in going to Washington was to see
if Senator Burton could do anything re
garding the Indictment of Maj. Dennis,
Col. Dyer, cross-examining the wit
ness for the State, read from a letter
Senator Burton had written to Mr. Har
lan urging the adoption of a given pol
icy by the Rialto company, and adding:
"Then, if asked at tho department, I
am safe in saying that it Is the purpose
of the Rialto company to comply with
every rule and order of the depart
ment." BURTON ON THE STAND.
Senator Burton took the stand at 3:10
Burton admitted that the ac
count of witness regarding his employ
ment by the Rialto Grain & Securities
company was, in the main, correct. He
testified, however, that ho told Harlan,
the attorney for the company, that ne
was United States Senator and he
wanted to know plainly whether any
departmental infiuenco was expected
"No, sir," replied Mr. Harlan. "Our
business is now conducted according to
law and we do not need any Influence
"L ndmit that my salary was to be
5500 a mouth," sold tho witness.
Senator Burton was not cross-examined
by the Government. Immediately
afterward he was excused Judge Krum
for the defense, took the stand to tes
tify In regard to the indictment and
trial of Maj. Hugh G. Dennis,, president
of the Rialto company, which bears in
directly upon the accusations brought
against Senator Burton.
After Judge K rum's testimony the
dcfenHO, rested its case and the Gov
ernment began offering testimony in
Fortune Paid for Ancient Snuff Box.
LONDON. March 25. The sum of $32,
000 haft been paid at an auction here
for a French snuffbox dated 175S. This
Is the greatest sum ever paid ut auc
tion for such an art object. It is ex
pected tho box eventunlly will find Its
way to tho United States through the
firm which effected the purchase.
The box, which Is the work of ITalnc
lln, is oblong, with panels on the sides,
top and base of enamel painted with
bouquets of flowers. The frames to tho
panels, of scroll and shell work, are en
riched .with Brazilian diamonds.
BRITT PROVES HIMSELF I
MASTEROF CORBETT I
Ring (dois of California and
Colorado Go Twenty Fast
and Furious Rounds.
Greatest , Ring Battle In the
Pugilistic History of San
Princely Sum Netted by the Box Of
fice, and Thousands Turned.
I simply gave th decision to
tho man who had the best of -f
tho fight. Statement by Referee
Eddie Graney. j4-
ran ECIIANICS PAVILION. SAN
Wh FRANCISCO. March 25. James
j y JL Brltt of California was given
the decision tonight over Wil
liam Rothwell (better known as "Young
Corbett") of Colorado in a twenty
round test at Woodward's pavilion.
Up to the seventeenth round Corbett's
advantage was apparent, but In that
round Britt rallied and rained right and
left on various portions of Corbett's an
atomy, forcing the champion to clinch
to save himself.
The styles of the two boxers were en
tirely distinctive. Britt fought for the
body most of the time, while Corbett
devoted himself to the face, head and
Britt weighed just 129 pounds, but
Corbett'tf weight was not made public,
though It is understood that he was at
least a pound and a half below the
agreed weight 130 pounds.
Both men fought hard in every round.
Britt, in his crouching attitude was
able to guard his stomach effectively,
though Corbett was able to laud hard
on his head and Jaw.
In tho first few rounds Britt found
the Denver man's stomach repeatedly,
though his blows lacked steam.
Britt a Binp General.
It wus without doubt the greatest
light ever fought in California. Britt's
ability Co assimilate punishment and
his enduranco were simply marvelous.
At no time during the twenty rounds
did Brltt break ground. He nlways
brought the fight to Corbett.
Brltt was heavily punished, yet was
at all times willing to take more, and
finally out gamed the champion.
The pace that both men set was of a
nature to make both men tired. How
ever, their condition brought them af
ter a minute's respite to the center of
the ring with renewed vigor. Brltt
was better nt out-fighting and Corbett
superior in tho in-lighting.
Britt had the best footwork and the
greatest speed. Corbett showed him
self tho cleverer lighter at times and
the heavier hitter.
Corbett in Tears.
Up to the fifteenth round Corbett had
the better of the fight, but from this
round on Brltt out-fought Corbett at
every stage of the game. When Cor
bett reached his dressing-room he burst
into tears. Commenting on the decision,
"I am a stranger in this city, and; I
have been badly treated. I was warned
before I came here that I would be
treated as I have been, but I did not
believo it until tonight. I was, deprived
of the decision unjustly. I was stopped
from fighting according to Marquis of
Queensbury rules. At the end of the
nineteenth round they had to carry
Brltt to his corner, yet he was given
Harry Tuthlll, Corbett's trainer, an
nounced that he would match Corbett
against Britt, the fight to come oK In
threo weeks, winner to take all.
Britt said: "It was a clean-cut victory'-"
Britt was badly marked up. whllo
Corbett was unmarked with the ex
ception of a cut over his eye. Corbett
claims to have Injured his right hand
and forearm during the contest, but he
does not know In what round. It is
thought that a small bone was in
jured. This deprived him of the full
use of IiIb right.
Not since the good old days when
Jack Dempsy and Peter Jackson battled
for fame and fortune in tills city has
such Intense and universal interest
been displayed, nor has the pugilistic
world witnessed such stirring scenes
as those enacted at Woodward's pa
vilion tonight, when tho world's cham
pion featherweight, Young Corbett of
Denver, and Jimmy Britt. tho peer of
all lightweights, faced each other to
settle the Question of llsllc supremacy.
Thousands Turned. Away.
The outcome of this contest had been
the main theme of discussion among
the sporting fraternity for weeks, but
tonight It wus the all-absorbing topic
in all circles, and for the time being
events of national and international im
portance were subordinated to tho gen
eral division of opinion as to which of
the two pugilistic stars possessed i the
greater championship qualities.
The climax 'was reached when tho
doors of the newly remodeled Wood
ward's pavilion, with its limited seat
ing capacity, were thrown open to the
All this morning, afternoon and dur
ing tho evening a vast throng had stood
in tho line awaiting tho sale of general
By nightfall the line had been aug
mented by thousands. Street-car traf
fic in front of the pavilion was serious
ly hampered by this line, whioh extend
ed for fcveral blocks in cither direction.
Mounted policemen were compelled
to use their, clubs to preserve anything"
like order, and at times they were
swept aside like so much chaff before IH
Finally, when the rush had' subsided
somewhat and the police had stopped IH
the' sale of seats, it was estimated'that IH
as many persons had been unable to H
gain admission to the auditorium- as. '
were assembled within the walls. H
S4O.000 Gate Money. jH
When the bell summoned the yrlnci-- H
pals in the main event to the center of IB
the ring there were S000 people in at- H
tendance. The club officials stated that H
the receipts would total about 510,000, M jH
which is the greatest amount ever con- i IB
tested for by fighters of Corbett's and , H
Britt's caliber. Included in the assem- r H
binge were, prominent sporting men . IH
from all over the country. IH
Both pugilists weighed in at Harry H
Corbett's resort tonight, and as hud H
been predicted, failed to budge the bur H
at the 130 notch. Britt's exact weight H
was 129. while that of Corbett was not H
given to the public. So great was the H
crowd that assembled at the weighing- i H
in quarters that tho principals were I H
greatly Inconvenienced, and some delay H
ensued on this account. A similar con- H
dltion existed in the immediate vicinity H
of the various newspaper olllces. where
bulletins of the progress of the fight H
were displayed. On Market street,' the 1 H
main thoroughfare of the city, trafllc H
of all descriptions was brought to a H
complete standstill, so great was the H
congestion of people. . H
In tho Betting: Ring-.
Corbett was a pronounced favorite at
odds which fluctuated from 10 Ho 6 '.to H
10 to 5.
The betting, which had been apathetic
during the day considering the Import- 1
ance of the .contest and the tremendous jH
interest displayed, revived early in .the IH
evening with a suddenness that liter- IH
ally swamped the pool sellers. Corbett H
wagered 52500 against 51500 that he H
would be returned a winner, while Bcltt H
placed 5500 against 5900 on his own H
chances. It was rumored thnt the I IH
champion had 55000 or over to place at , ll
odds of 1 to 3 that he would win inside IH
of twelve rounds. ' jjH
In the mutuals, the majority of spec- H
' ulalors figured Corbett to win in from IH
ten to fifteen rounds, while Brltt is held H
to have the best chance in' eighteen H
rounds or more. jH
In tho Ring.' IH
Young Corbett was the first to enter j IH
the ring. He was clud In a blue and
white sweater, and had both ban Is , 1
bandaged. After being cheered he at IH
once took his seat and proceeded to read IH
numerous telegrams which hnd pre-
ceded him. Ho smiled confidently to his , J IH
friends around the ringside. His con- i IH
ditkm appeared to be perfect.
Britt entcrod the ring fifteen minutes
later. Ho was introduced ns the "idol . IH
of the Olympic club and the pride of ' IH
California." Britt was accorded mi IH
ovation, which kisted several minutes. IH
Jimmy looked a bit worried, but it was Umm
seen that his physical condition wus ;
good in spile of the low weight. 1
Immediately afterwards Corbett was I
introduced as the "pride of Denver and
the feithorweight champion of the
world." His reception did not suffer in
comparison with the ovation accorded i
the local favorite. Both men posed for I
a Hash light photograph. I mm
Referee Eddie Graney entered the '
ring, and after shaking hands with i
both men brought them to the center of ' tM
tho ring and gave them their instmc
tions. He announced that tho fight
would be twenty rounds, Marquis of j
Britt and Corbett then shook hands Mmm
and went to their respective corners.
Fig-ht by Rounds. 'H
nOUNI 1 After maneuvering for an , il
opi-ulni? Corluttt luced out with n left
twice, but Brit, cleverly blocked theai. lmmM
Two similar .attempts alHo went wild, as I -UUUt
:i1.mo did a straight left lead by Brltt for il
the face. Both then missed uppoi'out?, a mmmt
right by Corbett nnd a left by P.rltU Cor- mwM
bott was nu'idn short with a left lend. 1mUm
Quick as a II:ihU Brltt then hooked his left 1
to. tho bodv and auleklv followed, 'It with jH