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THE LARGEST IN THE CITY.
VOL. m. NO. 1,0 S 9
WAsniOTOisr, Thursday, march li, isot eight pages
BESIEGED MOSLEMS SAVED
Troops of the Powers Assist
Tliem Out of Kaudamos.
CRETANS ALLOWED THEM TO GO
-"Wild Excitement "When They
Marched Out Losses During the
Siege Allied Admirals Express
Regret for Allowing Turks to
Fire on Cretans.
London, March 10. The Dally News to
morrow will publish a dispatch from Canon
Baying that the Mussulmans who Had been
.besiege.! at K-nndamob and who have ar
rived at Canea, ere conveyed there oil
board the Italian transrt Trinaciia, and
that another vcel is expensed to anive
Ehortly with more refugees.
1 he force which relieed the bttleauied
inhabitants of Kandamob also ashibted
112 soldiers who were besieged in the
Epaniako block house.
'J lie dispatch alto says that the arrival
of the Xrinlcia, with her load of refugees,
has created a deep impression in Cunci.
One of the chief bejs says it is impofesi
ble to express the gratitude felt by the
Moslem toward England.
The Daily Xcwu correspondent relates
the story of the rescue of the beleagueied
residents at ICandamos upon ttie authority
or the officers of the Trinicia, the Turkish
governor at Knndamos and others. Ills
account sajs the utmost credit is due to
Sir A. Billoitto, the British consul at
Canoa, who managed the entire affair
Without him, the correspondent says,
the besieged people could never have es
caped. In the first inst '. ee he went alone
to Kandamob after conferring with thi
Cretan leaders, who expressed doubt of
their ability to control their followers
The place was sunojnded by 7,000
Cretans, who kept up a ctntinuous fusil
lade, which was sometimes replied to by
a light fire. Consul Eilluitto entered the
the town and remained until nightfall,
when, having become convinced of the ab
solute necessity of cmploing a lorce of
Euiopeans to effect the lelease of the be
lcagured ones, lie letunied to Selino, from
which place he started on l.isieturn down
to Kandamos with a jcice of 2C0 Eiitish,
100 Austrians, IcO Hustians, and C5 Ital
ians, with four guns. This force was
commanded by tiie captain of the Biitibh
Upon arriving at Kandamos the troops
remained upon the outskiits, while the
consul entered the town to arrange for
the sortie Some delay occuired owing to
a lack of beasts of burden. The Cretans
bad ceased their firing, and consented
that the Moslem soldiers should retain
their arms, but when the hitter emerged
and a start was made Tor Selino a scene
of the wildest confusion and oae of great
danger took place The horde of Cretan
Insurgents surroundedd the refuges and,
wherevei agapocciirrediiitlieescort, would
dash in and tear their weapons from the
Baslii Uazouks and &iavc!i Unbundles which
many of the women and children canied
It was with the utmost difficulty th.it the
Moslems were prevented from firing on the
insurgents, and thus bringing ulxiut a
horrible slaughter. During the confusion
one girl was kidnaped by the Cretans.
The insurgents followed the refugees,
pressing in upon their column, as far as
Epaniako, where there is a gorge which
was blocked by the escort after the refugees
had passed. This prevented the Cretans
from advancing further.
The embarkation on board the Trinacria
began at 5 o'clock in the evening and
ended at 9 o'clock. After sunset tin
Cretans at Selino began to make hostile
demonstiations towards the Moslems, and
several shots were fired and several houses
were burned. "With a view to putting a
stop to these manifestations the warships
fired several shots in the air.and also fired
one or their guns.
The governor of Kandamo says that
when the people in the town were re
lieved by the Europeans there were ouly
seven boxes of rifle cartridges left and
that the gun ammunition was completely
exhausted Tnirteen persons had been
killed and twenty-nine wounded since
March 6. There was neither bread nor
rice in the town, but there was a plenti
ful supply of meat. Had there been a
sufficient amount of bread and ammuni
tion, the governor declares, the inhabi
tants of the town and the garrison would
have been able to resist the insurgents for
Alter the rescued Moslems boarded the
Trinicia the arms which they had were
removed to the Rodney.
The correspondent sayb the refugees are
rapidly debarking at Canea, and that the
Trinicia will return to Selino for moie.
The government is supplying tents for the
poorest. A few have houses here, but a
majority or them arc utterly ruined, and
many have been made Invalids.
The captain of the warship Rodney has
reported t hat the chiers of the insurgents
"Who surrounded Kandamos, attempted to
compel their followers to keep the promise
given that the Moslem soldiers should
lecp their arms, but were not always
fthle to do so.
ADMIRALS KXPRKSSED REGRET.
Sorry They Allowed Turks to Fire
London, Mnrch 10. The Daily News to
morrow will publish a dispatch from
Canea, saying that the British, French
and Italian admirals landed this after
noon and held a conference with the in
surgent leaders at Akrotiri. They ex
pressed regret that the v allowed the Turk
ish warships and troops to fire upon the
Insurgents during the picvlous day's fight
ing, believing then that the insurgents
were the aggressors. Since then, they
eaid, they bad learned that it was the
Bash'-Barouks who provoked the conflict.
In the course of the interview, the dis
patch says, it transpired that the Cretans
bnd not received the admirals' warning
previous to the bombardment of February
21, and that they were unaware also of
the promise of autonomy for Crete or the
offer of the surgeons, which communica
tions were Intrusted to Commander Rein
eck, of the Greek warship Hydra.
SIXTY THOUSAND STRONG.
The Greek Trends Moused on the
London, March 10. The Daily Chronicle
will publish tomorrow a dispatch from
Athens saying that Greece has 00,000
troops on the frontier, and that the Turk
ish and Greek outposts are very close to
gether In places. For instauce, at Arta
the Turks hold one end of a bridge and
the Greeks the other.
A Greek general recently while inspect
ing-the frontier accidentally entered Turk
ish territory and was captured by the
Ottoman patrol, but wab eventually rescued
by his troops.
NEW REGIME IN CRETE.
Active Negotiations to Effect One
Have Been Opened.
Paris, March 10. The Temps publishes
the announcement that active negotiations
have been opened with a view to the or
ganization of a new regime In Crete, and
intimates that the French government is
especially concerned in the giving of a
satisfactory reality to the scheme for an
autonomous administration of the affairs
of the island.
sympathy for crete.
Nebraska Senators Applaud King
George in Ills Unequal Struggle.
Lincoln, Neb., March 10. In the senate
today Ransom of Douglas offered the fol
lowing resolution, which was unanimously
'Whereas the kingdom of Greece is
engaged In a struggle with nil the great
powers of Europe to emancipate the island
of Crete from the dominion or the Turkish
empire, therefore be it
"Resolved, That we express our sym
pathy with Crete in its aspirations for
freedom, and we applaud the heroic en
deavors of King George, of Greece, in
his position to the powers to preserve
SHORT OF PROVISIONS.
Col. Vnssos' Army Suld to Be in
Need of Supplies.
London, March 10. The Standard will
toaionow publish a dltpatch fioni Canea
saying that it is runoicd there that the
Greek army or occupation, under command
of Col. Vassos, are bliort of provisions,
their supplies of eatables consisting only
of blbcuits and oranges.
COST OF MOBILIZING THE ARMY.
Athens Papers Claim the Govern
ment Is Quite Able to Stand It.
London, March 10. The correspondent
of the Times at Athens criticises in a very
unlavorable manner the financial aspects,
of the mobilization of the Greek troops and
calls attention to the fact that the cost
when, in lfeSu-'SG, the government of M.
Tricmipis mobilized the troops of Greece
was 125,000,000 drachmas.
This expenditure, the correspondent says,
entailed the reintroduction of a forced
currency, which had a disnbtrous effect
upon the economic situation ol the king
The Athens Froia asserts that the na
tional exchequer Is abundantly able to
rreet all the extraordinary expenses from
ttte ordinary revenue, owing to the "fore
thought of the government.''
The Times correspondent criticises this
assertion lif remarking: "The budget in
which such economies are shown is not
specified. It is thought, however," the
correspondent adds, "that the sympathy of
England ami France will prevent any co
ercive measures from being taken against
FLOODS CAUSE A WRECK
Louisville ami Nashville Train Goes
Down an Embankment.
Five Persons Killed and Two In
jured Ind'aim Roadbeds Dam
aged One Million Dollars.
Evansvlllc, Ind., March 10. The Louis
ville 'and Nashville limited train, south
bound from Chicago, was wrecked this
morning at 123:0 o'clock, at a point one
mile south of Hazclton, Ind., and thirty
seven miles north of Evansville, on the
Evansville and Terrr Haute road. Five
men v. ere killed and two senously injured,
II ERJ3ERT ALELN, Evansville. head jan
itor of the state house; caught in the smok
ing car and drowned.
JOSEPH BOLEMAX, or Evansville, loco
.1 OILS' SEAItS.orTerre Haute, conductor.
Two unknown men.
Brakeman Haurson, of Evansville.
J. B. Henderson, brother or ex-State
Both men arc seriously Injured, but they
The accident was the result or the
heavy rains in southern Indiana since
Saturday. White River, near Hazel
ton, overflowed, and the backwater washed
out the tracks of the Terre Haute. Trains
V'ere running on slow orders as the road
lied was known to be In a bad condition.
When the "cannon ball" train reached
the fill this morning the emHankment sud
denly gave way and the engine and bag
gage car, and part of the smoker dropped
into about bix feet of water. The engine
turned over, hut the baggage car remained
upright. The smoker hung over the end
of the track. The sleeper remained on the
Engineer John McCutchan escaped death
by jumping, but; his fireman, Balemau, was
caught in the cab and drowned. Conductor
Sears, Brakeman Baldwin, Allen, and two
unknown men were in the smoker. Haurseu
was near the door. When the baggage ear
went down, the jar threw him against a
seat, injuring one-of his legs. He crawled
out the door and swam a considerable
distance to reach land. Henderson was
also Injured by being thiown against a
Wrecking trains were sent immediately
to the scene, but the railroad officials are
unable to state when traffic will be. re
sumed. The passengers not injured aie
expected to arrive here early in the morn
ing. Sberitf Covert and wife, Miss AJa
Ragon, State Senator Leich and wife,
Representatives Kratz and Peckinbaugh,
of this city.-vvere in the party. They were
in the sleeper of the wiecked train. Su
perintendent Corbctt, vho is at Hazelton,
telegraphed President Barlow late this
afternoon thattlierewas no doubt that but
five perbons werein the smoker at the time
of the accident.
A telephone message from Hazelton says
that another crevasse has appeared be
tween White River bridge and the one
where the train was "wrecked. It is
spreading rapidly, and the damage to the
roadbed will be very serious. It is re
ported that an overcoat marked J. T.
Phillips was found floating on the water
near the wreck.
The damage to the roadbeds of the
Evansville and Terre Haute, and the Evans
ivlle and Indianapolis, by the recent rains
and floods to date iB estimated at
SENATOR IK PLUS
The National Chairman Said to
Have the Presiileuti.il Bee.
BUILDING FOR TIIE FUTURE
The Preliminary Sklimlsh of 1808
Must Bo "Won to Make More Cer
tain a Victory in the Great Battle
of tho Initial Year of the Twen
The action of the Republican National
executive committee on Monday night
last in passing a lesolutlon to continue
the headquarters here, and keap them in
active operation, has more significance
than was made to appear upon the bur
face, by the mere announcement that it
met to accept the resignation of Cornelius
N. Bliss as treasurer, and the election
of .Mr. Cumlon of New York as hib suc
cessor. Senator Mark A. Banna, as ib well
known, is practically the committee. In
the last campaign, his personality bo domi
nated the attains or that organization that
all the other membeis were dwarfed Into
mere pigmies. It will not be long until
William McKinley Osborne, cousin 'of
I lie President and secretary or the com
mittee, will resign, as he Is to be ap
pointed consul general to London.
The new secretary will be Col. BIck.
of Ohio, who has for the past four months
been ''regarded as Mated for Fourth As
sistant Postmaster General. When he was
practically agreed upon as the "heads
man" of the .administration, Mr. Banna
had not then made up his mind to con
tinuc active headquarters of the nnti-i:;il
committee. The salary of secretary of
the committee will be larger than that
attached to the office or Fourth As
sistant Postmaster General; thercToi" Je
will -be better provided for than ir he
were assigned to the l'obtofficc Depart
ment. Seuator Hanna Is a new man at the
rolitlcal wheel. Bis rise has been, in a
measure, phenomenal. Five jeaib ago he
was unknown In a political sense outside
of the State of Ohio. Today he is the
abfolute master or the political organiza
t'on, so fcir nb concerns the management;
or the party's affairs of the nation. Sen
ator Haunn'b political enemies commend
him for his poweis as a i olltical organizer,
ana rather envy him, instead of attempt
ing to detract from his well-earned laurels.
That Senator Hanna fl ambitious Is to
bis credit, and tl ose who lave his confi
dence say he is not unmindful of the
possibilities of a great political future
u liich can be more easily grasped b a
man suno.inded, as he is, with wealth
In brier. Senator Banna alieady has the
Presidential bee humming in his homier
While no one ciuestions his loyalty to Pres
ident McKluley, he knows the slender
thread by which even the political for
tunes of a Fiesldent may hang, and upon
that mav b laid the foundation for Sen
ator Banna's ambition.
With i nntlonnl committee whose hca I
quarters are under the very coinlce of
the Senate chamber, and Senator Hanna in
dally contact with its work, it can readily
be seen that he can have an influence upon
the workers of the party throughout the
country which. In the very nature of things,
cannot result otherwise than redounding to
the credit and fame of the chairman of
It is Senator Banna's intention, if pos
sible, to so strengthen the partyin its weak
spots as to make it impregnable against
the attacks of the enemy in 1S9S and
1000. He proposes to work to that end,
which will assure the next Congress to
be Republican in its majority. With this
preliminary battle won, he believes the
one to be fought two years later will be
victorious for his party and the cards
of the game or politics maybe so shuffled
as to make him the candidate.
It Is a game bold in its conception, but
btranger things than these have hap
pened, and men have risen to tin: topmost
pinnacle of fame in a single night.
It has not been customary Tor the com
mittee of either parties to continue In
active existence during the interim or
elections, and the plan adopted by Senator
Hanna means more than can be told in
many columns or a newspaper. It means
one thing at least, and that Is, the party
Is to have the most perrect organization in
its history, and that in Senator Hannu's
opinion will make victory that much more
certain in 1808 and 1900, no matter who
may be the candidate or the party ia the
first, year or the next, century.
TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA.
Over One Hundred Persons Drowned
in Unitang Straits.
Vancouver, B. C, March 10. According
to advices brought by the Empress of
India, which arrived this morning from the
Orient, a terrible accident, happened Sat
urday, January 23, to a boat crossing the
Haitang Straits from Maikao. She had
108 passengers on board, and when not
far froiritheBaltang shore sank from being
overloaded. One hundred and four persons
were drowned, among whom were three
children, a son and two daughters, of the
chief pastor of the American Methodist
Church in Haitang.
MR. BRYAN IN NASHVILLE.
Ho Is the Recipient of Mnny Social
Nashville, Tenn., March 10. Hon. W.
J. Bryan'b visit to Nashville was the
cause of a second ovation to the great
Be is hero today as the guest or the
woman's board or the Tennessee Centen
nial. A series or elabqrate social func
tions occupied his time from noon until
At fl o'clock he addressed 8,000 people
in the Tabernacle. The proceeds were
devoted to the Woman's building.
Tomorrow lie will be a guest of the
Tennessee legislature and will address
that body at 10 o'clock In "the morning.
Be will also be the recipient of addi
tional social honors.
More Men for Cuba.
Jacksonville, Fla., Marclrt 0. Geu.Einilio
Nunez has returned to Jacksonville. Be
left with a body of Cubans for Pensacola,
Fla., a short time ago, where an expe
dition was reported as being on foot.
Mantels, Any Size, S1.00 Apiece.
LiUjcy & Co., 6th st. and N. Y. ave.
HOW SGGYBL WAS RELEASED
The State Department Gave Him Xo
Minister De Lome Interceded in
His Behalf as an "Act of Mercy,
Not of Justice."
It was learned thntr;the release of the
newspaper man, Sylgst$r Scovel, by the
Spanish authorities, wis' secured through
private repi dentations, and not by any
application by the United States, either
through Secretary Sherman or Secretary
Soon after Scovcl's arrest, Mr. TValter
J. Mullins, his brother-in-law, and Mr.
John McSweeney or vWoosler, Ohio, his
attorney, came here to solicit the Inter
vention of the Go eminent in his behalf.
Secretary OIncy declined to take any steps
in the matter, for the reason that Scovel
had once been expelled from Cuba and
had returned to the island in iolation
or his parole, under a rjilsc name and a
raise passport. Mr- S'covel's relaties
then sought the good offices of the Span
ish minister, who promised to use his er
rorts to secure Scovel'b release uixm cer
tain conditions, which weVe: First, that
It should be regarded as'a personal and
not a diplomatic matter, so that it might
not be used as a precedent in the future;
second, that the newspaper agitation in
regard to Scovcl's arrest should bu stopped,
and third, that Scovel 's father should
make an appeal to the government
of Spain for Scovcl's release as an act of
mercy and not as an act of justice.
Mr. Scovcl's relatives accepted these
conditions, and have done their best to
carry them out. The Rev. Mr. Scovel, who
is president of Wooster University, sent a
very eloquent appeal on behalf or his son,
which Mr. Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish
Minister, indorsed, with a recommenda
tion for the young man'sitnmediate release
without trial, and forwarded it to tho
Spanish authorities. Theie has been con
siderable correspondence on the subject
between Madrid, Havana, and the Spanish
legation in Washington, but the inter
vention of the Department of State has
nover been exercised or requested since
the original interview between Mr. Scovcl's
relatives and Secretary OIncy.
Want Scovel to Return Home.
Wooster, O., March 10. The parents of
Sylvester Scovel, with great joy heard of
his release from prison. Rev. Mr. Scovel,
acting on advices from New York, cabled
-its son begging him to leave Cuba at
Dny Fixed for Wilson's Installation.
Lexington, Va., March 10. The commit
tee of arrangements of the faculty and
trustees or "Washington and Lee University
decided on September 11 as the day for
the installation of President-elect William
SPECIAL this week Elgin butter, 27c
pound: eggs, 12 l-2c; cheese, 17c. Gib
bons, Center, Riggs and K Street Markets.
McKinley: "I'll see you later, gentlemen."
A RAILROAD WAR SETTLED
It Lasted Eleven Years and Cos
a Million Dollars.
A Prolonged Contest Between the
Vnnderbllt and Pennsylvania
Railroad Interests Terminated.
New York, March 10. A railroad war,
lasting eleven years, and costing over a
million dollars, was ended today by the
completion of the New Jersey Junction
Railroad, a short connecting road which
will furnish direct communication between
the West Shore, Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western, Erie and New York, Sus
quehanna and Western Railroads, on the
north of the Pennsylvania system, and the
Lehigh Valley, Central Railroad of New
Jersey, Baltimore and Ohio, and Phila
deljihia and Reading, on the south.
The New Jersey Junction Railroad was
organized to join a spur of the West
Shore with the National Docks Railroad
by means of a tunnel under the Pennsyl
vania Road at Point of Rocks, back of
Jersey City, and provide a cheap and quick
method of transferring passenger and
freight cais between the btveral lineb that
terminate in Jeisey City. The road was
backed by the Vanderbllt and Standard
Oil interests and opposed "by the Penn
sylvania. The Pennsylvania people moved their
roundhouses to the Point or Rocks, put
up office buildings and lowered the level
of Its storage yards in order to block
the proposed tunnel. They fought the
matter in the courts, and put gangs of
men at work dumping rocks in the tunuel.
The opposition ended only when Chan
cellor McGill threatened contempt pro
ceedings. Tho new road will do away with the
old sjbtem of transferring freight cars
by floats on the river, and facilitate pas
senger business. The road will begin oper
ations next week.
To nelp Build a Railroad.
Jackson, Miss., March 10. The State
land commissioner today received from the
United States land office at Washington
a certified list of 27,325 acies of land of
which patents are to be issjed to the Gulf
and Ship Island Railroad. In June last
patents were Issued to 108,000 acres, aud
10,000 acres yet remained to be listed by
the Washington authorities. These pat
ents are to every alternate section withla
si" miles of the Gulf and Ship Island road,
and issued to aid in its construction through
the vast yellow f,orest of South Missistippi,
fifty miles of which are now in operation
from the Gulf to Hattiesburg, due north.
Deaths of a Day.
Mrs. Cora Stuart Wheeler, a well-known
literary woman, at Boston, yesterday.
Frederick Solomon,-a distinguished Union
general In the war of the rebellion, at
SaltrLake, Utah, on .Monday, aged seventy
Blinds, Any Sifce, SI a Pair.
Libbey & Co., 6th st- and N. Y. ave.
EX-SENATOR DOLPH DEAD
He Passes Away at His Home
Elected Twice to the Senate and
Defeated the Third Time
by a Scratch.
Portland Ore., March 10. Ex-United
States Senator Joseph N. Dolph died at 11
o'clock this morning.
Joseph N. Dolph was born in Tompkins
(now Schuyler) county, New York, Octo
ber 19, 1835. He received a common
school education, and for a time attended
the Genesee Wcsleyan Seminary at Lima,
N. Y. After arriving at the age of eight
een years, lie taught school a portion
or each year while acquiring an educa
tion. Be studied law with Bon. Jere
miah McGulrc at Bavana, N. Y., and was
admitted to the bar or that State in 1S01.
In 1SU2 he enlistfd In Capt. M. Craw
lord's company, known as the Oregon
Escort, raised under an not or Congress
ror the purpose of protecting the emigra
tion of that year to the Pacific coast
against hostile Indians ciossing the plains,
filling the position of orderly sergeant.
He settle J in Oregon, in October, 1802.
In 1S6-4 he was elected city attorney of
the city of Portland, and the same year
was appointed by President Lincoln, dis
trict attorney for the district of Oregon,
and held both positions uutil he resigned
them to take his beat in the State senate
of Oregon. Be was a member or the
State senate in 1S6G, 'OS, '72, and '7-1.
Be was elected to the United States Sen
ate, and took his scat March 3, 1SS3, and
re-elected In 1SS9.
Senator Dolph confidently expected to
be re-elected at the cIoe of his last term.
He received the caucus nomination of las
party, and he received more than the
number of votes necessary to elect on the
ballot taken by the houses of the legislature
In tho twenty-four hours intervening be
fore the Joint session met, a break wa-s
organized, and Senator Dolph could only
muster up foity-four votes, or two less
than a majority. His followers stood by
him for many days, bit finally fell away,
and a combination was effected whereby G.
W. MoBride was returned m his place.
Senator Dolph had a logical mind and a
' Telegraphic Brevities.
Fire slatted in the Grand Union Betel
at Atlantic City jesterday morning, and
before it was extinguished S3.000 damage
resulted. The origin is nnknrwn.
William II. Beaton, ex-commissioner r.f
King county, Wash., has been arrested on
a charge of embezzlement of county funds.
It is claimed that his peculations: amount
to about $20,000.
joist Straight, Bright. Kiln-dried.
Libbey & Co., Gth Et. and New York ave.
Ivy Institute Business College, Mb and K.
None better. S25 a year, day or night-
BULE5 FOBJTHE BIG MILL
Mixture of Marquis of Queens
berry and London Prize Ring.
REFEREE SILER IS PRECISE
A Conference of the Principals May
Be Necessary Before the Matter
of Hnles I Finally Settled.
Both Fighters Refuse to Dis
cuss the Rules.
Carson, Nev., March 10. The mest deli
cate .subject in connection with the bis
fight was broached today when ficferea
George Siler submitted to Corbets andFltz
simnions his interpretation of the Queens
berry rules. Silor'a communication, whieh
was in the nature of a formal letter, waa
cot received with manifestations of Joy
ac either camp. The big fellowi read their
letters thoughtrully. and reserved judg
ment. If Siler had any doubts as U tha
propriety or Ms action in outHaing Ma
views at this time, they mest be dissi
pated cow. The fighters coHld never Have
agreed upon the rules after entering the
ring. Each man appear to be playing
'possum just novs; and waitfng- fer the
other to commit hiiuseir. It is nt hu
wise, however, to predu tthat a ccneieeca
between Siler, Stuart aBd the representa
tives or the principals will be necessarT
before the matter or rules in finally stt
tled. Mr. Siler sletter, which wa.s- banded t
the pugilists shortly after noon, read ax
Carson City, Nev., March 10. To Jamei
J Corbctt, Esq., and Robert FitzsiawaonSt
Esq., Carson City. Nev.-
Gfntlemen: Herewith I band you each
the rules of the Marquis of Queensbury,
under the provisions of which you are tc
contest Tor the heavy-wtigbt cnampionstiip
of the world in this city on Maret 17,
1SG7. Accompanying the rules are sohu
suggestions and instructions. These ar
Lased upon careful study, research, equity
and Tairness. You are principals-to wkat
will be the greatest contest of modern
times. You bave both trained carefuHy
aud assiduously The principals and peto
Hc are alike engrossed to an extent never
berore made manifest in a nke en coun
ter. While it is, a deraiture ta give in
structions to contestants in a battle lk
this a week m advance of the meeting. I
think that the importance of the affair
warrants this move. I am confident t&aC
you both want to win solely aad wholly on
your merits. Neither of you can afford to
have the slightest suspicion of doubt cloed
the title which will belong to the vfctor.
To that end I herewith band you the roles
and certain interpretations under which,
you are to battle:
Rule 1 To be a fair, stand-up boxing
match, in a twenty four, foot ring or as
near that as practicable.
Rule 2 No wrestling or huggiag alls wtal.
Rule 3 The rounds to be of three mln
ute; duration, and one minute time between
Rule 4 If either man fall, through weak
ness or otherwise, he nmss get up un
assisted, ten seconds to be allowed hlra
to do so, the other man meanwhile ta
return to his corner; and when the fallen
man is on his legs the round is to be re
sumed and continued until the three min
utes have expired. If one man foils to
come to the scratch in the ten seconds
allowed it shall be in the power of tho
rferce to give his award in favor of tho
Rule 5 A man hanging on the ropes
in a helpless state with his toes off tho
ground shall be considered down-
Rule G No seconds or any other perwn
to be allowed in the ring during the rounds.
Rule 7 Sroald the contest be stopped by
any unavo dable Interference, the referea
to name time and place, as fton as pos
sible, for linishing the cciitest, so that:
the match must be won or lost, unless tho
backers of both men agree to draw the
Rule S The gloves to be-fair-sized box
ing gloves of the best quality, and new.
Rule 9 Should a glove berss or coma
off, it must be repaired to the referee's
Rule 10 One man on cne knee is con
sidered iTown, and ir strucTc the man is
entitled to the stakes.
Rule 11 No slices or boots with springs
Rule 12 The contest in all thcr respects,
to be governed by the revised rules of tho
London prize ling.
The first three rules need noeonimenr,
as they are plain,. simple, and understoad
by almost everybody.
Rule 4 , 1 owever. require some anal jsfa,
a yornc of the points are often infecca
strucd. The rule says: If either man falls,
through weakness or otherwise, he msG
get up, unassisted; ten seconds to be
allowed hlra to do so, the other man
meanwhile to return to his corner.
This, of cours?, was intended to pre
vent a man from standing over his fallen
opponent. It probably never occurred to
the framer of the rules that at times a
man either falls or is knocked down In
his opponent's corner. If, then, the man
on bis feet retires to his corner, as the
rules direct, he will be standing over his
fallen opponent and doing just what tho.
rule mean he shall not do. To avoid all
disputes on this score, I wHl simply in
struct you in case of a knock-down to
retire at least ten feet fioni your fallen
opponent, to give him an opportHBity to
Rule 12. which says: The conteis n all
other respects to he governed by the re
vised rules of the London prize ring, is, I
consider, one or the mot important ef the
twelve rules, and appears to he the 'joae
of contention in almost every eimteat. 16
has been thrust on all referws, myself
among tnein, to inquire or the principals
whether they choose to hit in cHaehea
with one arm free, and also on break
aways. Invanably,the principals agree noe
to hit in clinches, or on Iirck-way, bus
they generally forget all alouS their agree
ment and frequently violate it. This, Utea,
causes not only their second, lmt the
spectators to cry "Tour every time a
blow is delivered in a clinch on pn a break
away, and causes much trouble and argu
ment. It also makes the dnties of a
referce arduous and disagreeable. Fur
thermore, it grjes the referee an oppor
tunity to decide a contest on a technical
foul, which is generally unsatisfactory to
Neither of you, I am sure, desire to win
the coming contest on a technical foul,
and to av.iid any such contingency thrash
hitting in clinches with a free arm and in
break-aways, I will rule; Tliat you to
permitted to hit in clinches with cue arm
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