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BY A WELL DIRECTED BLOW
OVER HIS OPPONENT'S HEART,
FITZSIMMOXS KNOCKS CORBETT
OUT?A TERRIFIC BATTLE BE
TWEEN THE SLUDGERS?THE
FIGHTING WAS FAST AND FU?
RIOUS FROM START TO FIN?
Carson. Nov., March 17.?After two
vcars lit' tloutit ami vexatious postpone?
ments, the hoary-welirlit championship
of the world was decided beyond nil
cavil, when Kotiert Fitesinimons sent
James.I. Corhett helpless to his knees
with a left hand Mow under the heart
after one minute and forty live seconds
in the fourteenth round of their battle in
the arena this niter noon.
The great contest was won in the sim?
plest manner and the knock out was the
result of one unwary move on the part of
After the first minute of the fourteenth
round had been spent in a lew harmless
clinches and counters, Fit/.slmmons made
a fake lead ivitll his rieht for the .jaw. It
was a simple ruse, but it caught the Cnl
Iforninn napping. fnstcatl of keeping
his hody Inclined forward and throwing
hack his head just a tri Ii v to allow the
blow, which wasof the very lightest kind,
to slip by, Corhett contemptuously bent
his head and ehest hackward and thus
protruded his abdomen.
li'it'/.simmotis' small eyes Hashed, and
like lightning he saw and availed himself
of his advantage. Drawing hack his left
he brought it up with terrible force, the
fore-arm rigid and at right angles to the
up::er arm. With the full power of bis
wonderful driving muscles hrouuht into
play, the Australian fairly ripped the
hlosv up the pit of Corbett's stomach at a
point just under the heart. Corbett was
lifted clean oil' his feet, and as he pitched
forward Fit/.slmmons shot his right up
and around, catching him on the jaw ami
accelerating his downward fall.
Corhett sank on his left knee and with
his outstretched right, grasped the ropes
for support. His left arm worked con?
vulsively up and down, while his five was
twitching \\ Ith an expression of the great?
Referee Siler threw up his hands on the
call of ten and left the ring. There was
some cries of ''foul" when the referee de?
clared Corbett out, hut they were un?
heeded by anybody, as the battle was won
fairly and squarely.
The defeat nearly drove Corbett wild.
When he was aide to feel his feet, after
his seconds had helped him to his corner,
he broke away from them and rushed at
Kitasimmons, who had mil left the ring.
A scene of dreadful confusion ensued.
The ring was crowded with an excited
mob, but Corhett burst through them
and struck at Fitesinimons. The Aus
tralian kopt his arms by his sides and
with a great deal of generosity made al?
lowance lor Ccrlictt's hall demented run
itition. Hob merely du<*ked the blow and
when Corbett. clinched with him and
struck him a feeble blow on the ear, the
champion only smiled. It. was with great
difficulty that Hilly Hrady and the.^sec?
onds succeeded in quieting Corbet) down
ami getting him hack to the dressing
Tili". FIGHT IN DETAIL.
Timekeeper Muldoon pulled on the
gong string at 12:118 o'clock. The men
faced each other. Corbett with his back
to the sun and Fi/.simmo. s blinking
slightly as the brltibt rajs -.truck him
full in tint face. Corbett darned abound
lightly on his toes. Fit/.simmons covering
his ground more slowly. Hoth were cau?
tious ami smiling. They feinted for an
ROUND ONE?Corbett sparring for
an opening, Fite forcillg*Cnrlictt ?to cor?
ner. Tries left swing which dim ducks
cleverly, Jim smiling and Kit/, very ag?
gressive and lands a light one on Cor
hett's neck and dim feints and lauds a
left hook on stomach. Follows w ith left
hook on Fit/.'s jaws. They clinch, but
no damage done in breakaway. Corbett
lands right, swing on Fit/.'s ribs, clinch,
no damage. Fits? land-; left on Jim's
head, dim lands hard right on Fits's
short ribs. Clinch and Fit/, lands heavy
right on Jim's head. .lim says ??Oh."
and laughs. Jim lands right on Fit/.'s
ribs as gong sounds.
ROUND TWO?Corbett advance-, to
center and faces it for a minute. ^Clinch
and no damage in breakaway. Fit/, short
on ribs, ami swings. More clinching.
)im very cautious and looking for slight?
est opening; lands two stiff left, wings on
Fit/.'s bead. Fit/, wings left and lands
lightly on .litn's head. The light is of a
rapid character and both men are very
lively on their feet. .Hm 'landed ,a 'hard
left, hall" round jab on Pita's stomach and
followed with another in the same place,
lie is jobbing Fit/, hard right and left, on
body when bell rings,
ROUND THREE?Corbel t starts right
in with that hard left hook on the body.
Fitss nets savage and tries left and right
?it Corbett's head, but does very little
damage. Corbett lands another left jab
on body am! follows with a right on short
ribs. Jim clinches. Corbett lands right
bard over heart, Kite mixed it. up and
put the heel of his glove in Corbett's lace.
In clinch 'dim keeps his right working
like a piston-rod on Fit/.'s ribs. They
clinch and Kit/, roughs it in breakaways
As the gong sounds Kite seems tumble
lo continue, but Corbett sticks his right
glove in Fit/.'s face and they go to corner.
ROUND KOUR?Corbett rushing,
lands bis left again on body "and Fit/, is
short with hi- left. Fit/, follows it with
a stiff left on Jim's stomach and they
clinch and rough it again. They are
STOKE, VA., THURfe
fighting at terrlfie rate and it is a beauti?
ful contest. Fits! rushes and Jim meets
h'm w'th a stilt right hand joit oa the
stomach. Kit/, is doing tlte rushing and
hitting and roughing it in breaking away.
Corhett is by long odds making the clev?
erest light. He is playing systematically
with right and left on body. Exchange
of lefts at head ami time is called.
ROUND FIVE?Corbett lands his left
on Kit/.'s jaw. Again tnat left goes on
jaw. WJtss's blows have plenty of steam
bcHnd them, but are uot as frequent as
Jin 's. They clinch and exchange com?
pliments with one arm loose. Jim leads
a very slow left. Fits lands left on Jim's
neck. Jim throws stifT half round on
Eitz's nose, drawing first blood. They
mix and Jim has the better of it. Jim
lands another stilT right on body and left
on chin. This round in favor of Corbe't.
ROUND It?Fitesinimons opened the
round ivith a right and left swing for the
jaw, which were both short. The fast
Australian seemed to grow very vicious
at his failure and ho rushed nt Jim and
hugged him bard, attempting to wrestle
him against the ropes. Iteferee Siler
quickly noticed the roughing and cau?
tioned Kit/.simmons. The caution seemed
to have the desired elfcct, for in the
clinches which followed Hob was much
more cautious. Corbett landed a light
left on the face and Hob canie'back with
his right on the*body lightly, but missed
a terrific left swing "for the jaw. They
clinched and Bob caught Corbett a hard
clip with the right on the side of the head
on the breakaway. Corbett sent, in a
neat and effective right on the wind and
came again with a right on the ear and a
left on the mouth ami nose, which start?
ed the blood afresh. Encotiiaged by his
seconds and the shouts of his friends in
the arena. Corhett followed 'his man all |
over the ring, jnbbing him*hard with the
left. Bob appeared to be very near Queer
Street and hugged Corbett closely. While
he clung on Corbet! uppercut him on the
wind. Put i left mid right on the jaw
and forced Fit/.simmons into Ids corner.
Fit/.simmous came back at him, however,
and the lighting that ensued was fast and
furious, both men being covered with
blood. Jim sent a hard right to the jaw
and swung his left, catching Kit/.simmons
under the ear and bringing him to his
knees. The Australian remained down
until Siler "ailed nine and then got to his
feet. Jim rushed at once and planted
right and left on both sides of the face.
Kit/.siinnious kept away for Vi time and
recovered easily showing his wonderful
recuperutive'ahilitics. He was slow, how?
ever, and kept clinching. Jim uppercut
him repeatedly in the clinches and swung
l ight and left, on the jaw. Kit/.simmons
appeared very groggy, but Jim lacked
strength to get in the deciding blow. I?
a (dimdi Jim took a short arm punch on
the nose from the Australian wdio had re?
covered wonderfully. A**cQuplc of jolts
on the wind before, the bull rang weaken?
ed Jim. As Kit/.simmons went to Ids coi?
ner ho heard his wife say something
about blood on his face. lie turned
quickly and said: "Never mind the blood;
I've got him licked.1'
ROUND 7?Fit/.sinimonscame up look?
ing fresh and stood his ground. Corbett,
however, was the first to lead with a left
on the jaw and a right on the hotly.
Fit/.simmons stopped a hard right!lead
for the body but. was wild "with his right
and left and Corhett jabbed him three
times in the face. l-'it/.simtnons put a
light uppercut on the chin and they came
together. Fit/.simmons was bleeding
freely and "Corbett was plentifully be
smeared with the Australian's gore. Jim
sent a light left on the face. Hob return
ing with a left on the body which was
also liuht. Hob swung his right hard for
the jaw, but missed and they clinched.
II?' tried again with the same result.
Both were cautious for a moment and
then Jim let IIy a light left on 'the nose.
Boh reached the face with a light left,hut
missed with both hands in an attempt to
get it to the jaw. Jim shoved his left
twice in the face, Hob countering the last
blow with a left on the jaw. Corbett 's
right caught Fit/.simmons hard on Un?
wind" nut the Australian countered"hcnv<
IIV on the head. They were slow in break?
ing away. Fit/.simmons* right on the
wind brought a counter from Corhett
with a 'eft on the same spot. Jim landed
a light left on the |jnw ami both* .swung
wildly. Corbett put his left glove
lightly on the face, anil as Fitesinimons
clinched he uppercut Corbett with a right
on the jaw. Both were 'sparring for
wind at the end of the round
HOUND N? Jim opened with a light
left which Bib stopped. The Australian
swung right anil left,but"niissed and Jim
drove hi- left on the wind. Hob faked a
left lead and then caught, him lightly on i
the jaw 'with his right. Kit/.simmons i
forced the lighting with a heavy left on
the wind, hut he was very wild with his
right swings and a couple of clinches
followed. Corbett Cleverly evaded a left
I for the head and then sont jiis own left
j for the body twice. Fitesinimons drove ,
his left hard above the heart, but Corbet t
' drew hack in time to avoid the full force ,
I of the blow. Jim landed a hart! left ,
? punch on the side of the jaw and Kit/, i
simmons commenced to bleed again, i
Fitesinimons inn into another left on the
?aw immediately afterward. They spur
ed at long range for a time and both were I
very cautious. A liuht left on the face j
1 by Corbett was followed by two left jabs j
! which landed on Bob's nose. The la: lei i
j swung right an:', left wildly and caught i
! Jim's left on the nose. Again Fitzsini- |
limns swung but Corbett ducked and shot
his left past Bob's guard full in the face.
Just as the gong sounded "Corbett i ibbcd
a stiff left on the ilamatred nose and Fite
simmons was quickly covered with blood.
However, the Australian seemed to be
netting stronger as the fight progressed
and the enthusiasts who offered ??"> to
on Corhett found a good many taker.-,
among Bob's adherents.
BOUND NINE?Both men spairctl
cautiously and Fitesinimons seemed to
be boxing well within himself. Jim
started the ball rolling with a light left
on the nose, Boh countering lightly with
the right on the body. More * long-range
sparring took place before Jim shot a
stiff left on the wind and then shoved
his glove into Bob's face. Kit/.simmons
rushed in and put a left on '.he chin, hut
was met by two stilT lefts, one on tin- jaw
and the other on the nose. They clinched,
ami J im il rove his right over the heart
before they stepped back. "Fitesimmoni
missed two left swings before he success?
fully landed on the jaw with a left hand
hook, "which .staggered Corhett. Jim
>DAY, MARCH 18,
swung left f ?!? the jaw, but Hob ducked.
Fitzsimmons did a lot. of leadtng but
failed to land. Jim put bis left ou the
fnce und stepped back from two vicious
lends. Fitzsimmons would not be denied,
however, and lie came again with a pile
driving right on the body. As the round
ende?' Corbet! caught a slight left on the
mouth, f'itzsinimons was very strong,
but was breathing hard as he sat in his
chair. Corbett was not showing the
cleverness his ardent admirers expected
KOUXD VKN-Hob lead olT with a
left swing which Corbett avoided, but
the Australian came back at him, and in
the clinch which followed put a hard left
jolt on the jaw. Hoth swung wildly and
then clinched. Corbett blocked Hob's
left, but could not stop a still right Hint
landed over the kidneys and a hard left
that found the jaw. Hob's left found
the body and he pushed his right con?
temptuously iuCorbett'a face. .Jim faked
left lead, but could not draw the wily
Cornishman out. Jim saw this quickly
and adopted differed tactics. lie sent
his right with lightning speed on the
wind and his left on the bqiy and face
ami came back again with a right on the
body and a left on the taee. Fitzslltl
mons did not like this treatment and he
took u hand ih the attack himself. He
put Ihne hard lefts in succession on
Jim's head and swung a right over the
ear that .lim tried to avoid, hut failed.
Hiii's left reached the face, and with his
right sent a vicious uppercut t' the Cor?
nish man's chin, -lint poked bis left in
the face again, hut took a|stl(Tleft-hander
on the jaw in return, and this was fol?
lowed by two strong lefts ou the shoul?
der. Jim put his left on the body and
came to a clinch. As they broke away
Fitzsimmons hooked him with a right
under the ear, but .lint retaliated with
a right and left on the jaw. FitZsitll
iiions appeared very confident and strong
us he went tu his corner. Corbett did
not seem to bu weak, but his face had a
grayish pallor anil his eyes shifted nerv?
ously as he sat in his chair. He had lost
the confident smile with which he had
opened the battle.
HOUND 11?Bob rushed, 'but his left
lead for the jaw was stopped and Jim shot
two little lefts on the jaw. Corbett's
right then found the win 1 and he ducked
a hard left from l''itr.simmons. The Aus?
tralian's left ought Jim hard on tho jaw
twice before they clinched. ".Urn's right
went to the body and then he shot his
left twice under the ear. Fitzsimmons
put a light left on the side of the head,
but Jim's counter on the nose was very
weak. Fitzsimmons forced matters with
a hard right swing on the body and a
righi on the side of the head and got n way
without a return. C?rbett'a left landed
high up on the forehead and they clinch?
ed. Fitzsimmons tried hard for a knock
out on the nreakaway. hut. Corbett clev?
erly avoided danger. Clinches were fie
iptent and Corbett began to appear tired.
11 is blows seemed to lack steam, while
Fitzsimmons, though .not landing quite
so often, had a good deal more force bo
hind his gloves. -V light left ou the jaw
front dim was neatly couuntered by Fitz
simtnons'right which landed on Corbett's
chin. Twice in succession Fitzsimmons
swung his r'iLdit on .Bin's jaw and rushed
him all over the ring. Corbett clinched,
and Fitzsimmons uppercut him hard.
The Cornishmun kept tip the attack and
landed two left jolts on Bin's chin. Fit/.?
simmous1 adherents grew wil l with ex?
citement as their .nan rushed in with a
hard left on the jaw, a right, on the body,
and another left on the jaw. Corbett
clinched desperately and time was called
before Fitzsimons could do any further
damage. The bell was a welcome relief
to the Californium
HOUND IS ?Fitzsimmons came fast
from his chair and swung right and left
but missed. He ducked Corbett's return.
Both were cautious ami sparred at long
range until Fitzsimmons came in vvitn a
hard light on the side of Jim's head,
pushing it back. Fltzaimmous missed
two left, leads and then shoved his glove
in Corbett's face, but a dangerous right
was well backed by the lorearin. .Inn
put a left, on the face and they clincned.
After the breakaway Jim's left found the
body and they came together again. In
the breakaway Jim shot'his left on the
jaw. Fitzsimmons countered with the
right on the neck. Jim's right and h it
landed on the jaw, but. appeared to lack
force. Fitzsimmons was wild with right
and left and dim fought him to his cor
nor, sending in two heavy body blows and
a left on the lace. Fitzsimmons clinched
and they broke clean. Corbett shot four
lefts in ?piick succession without return,
but Fitzsimmons piled into tin- attack
with a heavy right ou the head and upper
cut Jim as he clinched. After a break?
away Fitzsimmons put a heavy left on the
body that came near doubling Jim up.
Corbett put a left, on the face and receiv?
ed a right counter from the jolt ou the
jaw. Jim put hi- left, on the body and
then -hot it in Fltz8iihm?niB' face. Both
missed vicious ??wings. Fitzsimmons was
bleeding freely when the bell sounded.
HOUND 10?Fitzsimrr.ons got to work
with a right on the wind and -hot his
left for the face, catching Corbett Hush
on the mouth and loosening one of his
gold lilled teeth. Vicious in lighting
followed, both n eu exchanged hard lefts
on the body Fitzsimmons punched his
mun stiffly with his tight twice on the
body, but Jim nearly evened up Rith
lefts on the head and body. Fitzsimmons
rushfd hut, missed, and a clinch followed
in w huh-Corbet t uppercut the A iistrallnu
with a right. In the sparring that fol?
lowed, Corbett took occasion to spit out
the loosened tooth. Corbett tried Ids
rignt for the |aw in a clinch,but Fitzslm*
mons kept his shoulder well in the way.
Fitzsimmons led Wildly and Corbett
ducked, sending a -till' punch to Hob's
nose. Jim, in turn, missed and took a
hard right on the short, ribs which drove
him back a foot. Corbett sent his man's
head back with a left jolt on the chin
and followed up with a heavy h it punch
on the body, Fitzsimmons countering
with a right uppercut. .Bin poked his
left on the nose, which bled again freely
but the How seemed to do the Australian
no harm. Corbett was standing the bat?
tle fairly well, but his color was not as
fresh as the Corni-hman'- It wa- easy
to sec that Jim was tired.
HOUND FOUHTF.BN?Hm missed tho
opening lead with hi- rieht, but on his
next attempt put his left on the jaw.
Fitzsimmons countering stiffly with a
I right on the side ot the lo ad. The An
I iralhtn sent in a right and left on the
jaw which jarred Jim, and then piled in
a left Upper-out, and as Jim turned rouud
to skip out of reach, Fitzsimmons pasted
him on the back of the head. Fitzsim
inous seemed to have more power than
ever behlud his blows. Jim hooked his
left on the jaw, but Fitzs'mtuons retal?
iated with a heavy right on the same
spot^aud they ~c\Inched. They broke
clean. Fitzsimmous made a fake lead
with his right. Instead of keeping his
body right and throwing his head back,
as was his usual custom in allowing
j blows of this kind to slip by his face,
I Corbett, under-estimating his opponent's
; cunning, contemptuously threw back his
j head and chest, thus throwing his stom?
ach forward. The Australian's small eyes
twinkled, and with panther-like speed he
drew back his left with the fore arm
rigid and ripped it up into the pit of
Jim's stomach, a little under * the heart.
Corbett was lifted about a foot cIT the
ground, and as ho pitched forward, Fitz
siminons swung his right on the jaw, and
Corbett came heavily down on his knees.
He remained down tor fifteen seconds
and Fltzsimmons retired to his corner,
while Referee Slier slowly announced the
fatal seconds. Reaching the la*t count
he threw Up both his hands ami left the
A scene of indescribable confusion fol?
lowed. Cries Of "foul" were repeateil
throughout the arena and the crowd
clambered through the ropes and stir
rounded both men. Of course there was
no foul,as Corbett wns'kuocked out fairly,
and no notice was taken of the clamor.
When Jim rose to his fest with diftlculby
he seemed aliOUt to fall prone upon his
face auain.'hut he Steadied himself with a
desperate effort, and Charles White and
McVeigh came on either side of hint and
threw ids dressing gown over his shoul?
ders and supported him until he recov?
When he got Ills senses back partially
he worked himself into a state of hysteri?
cal mania, lie broke away from his sec?
onds and rushed at Fitzsimmous, who
was standing at the -hie of the ring op?
posite his own corner. When Fltzsim?
mons saw the half demented pugilist
coining at him, he dropped his hands by
his ?ide and stood upright. Corbett
swum; at him wildly, and Fitzsimmous,
without raising his hands, ducked tin
blow and Corbett clinched him, striking
him with his right hand back of the ear
as he did so. The blow was not hard, as
the unfortunate Calif or niail was very
weak. Fitzsimmous took no notice of it
and Filly Brady and other of Corbett's
seconds dragged him away irom Fitzsim?
mous. He was pacified and taken to
his dressing room shortly afterwads.
Fitzsimmous started a dance of victory
when he saw bis opponent down. He
waived a little Hag above his bead and
stepped lightly down the ladder and into
the arms of his wifo, who sat awaiting
him in a box right behind his chair.
Mrs. Fltzsitivmon's kissed her husband's
j face, taking no notice of the blood which
was trickling freely from his nose and
mouth. Martin Julian headed the pro
! cession to the dressing room, followed by
j Fltzsimmons, with Mrs. Fltzsimmons
I at his side, the crowd cheering the victor
The light was clean and speedy. It
ilcmonstintes two facts?thai Corbett is
the cleverest boxer of his weight in the
world, and that Fitzsimmous is able to
hit him. The California boy smothered
the Cornishman with left jabs In the face
ami right and left body blows.
Fitzsimmous' most, effective attack was
a semi fake left swing followed with a
quick half arm book. The first time he
tried, which was in the third round, Jim
threw back his head from the fake, com?
ing forward for a counter when be
thought Fitzsimmous' glove was comfort?
ably past his jaw. Quick as a Hash Hob
doubled back and barely missed Jim's
jaw with the hook. Corbett's smile died
away for an instant and he took no more
cham-es on countering on that particular
form of lead afterwards
The battle, as predicted, was fought on
purely scientific and almost new princi?
ples. Neither of the men took any ad?
vantage of the pri.vileges allowed them
under the London prize ring rules ami j
there was very little hitting in clinches.
Corbett made no attempt to bring around .
his right in breaking away, probably be?
cause Fltzsimmons held up his elbows too
high. Jim's only effort in the way of a !
parting shot was a full right uppercut, ;
which he brought a round very clumsily
and failed to land by at least a foot every 1
time he tried. He did get in one good
uppercut in the fourth round, splitting
Bob's upper lip ami starting the blood in
a thick stream. Several times the men
clinched and parted with both hands up.
Frequently Hob s-orkudJim Into "a cor
uer and reached for him light ami left
with blows that would win any chain
pioitship battle if they had landed. Kit/,
slmmons himself admits that Corbett
shuffled and side-stepped his way to safe
ty in a manner which simply dazed him.
"I never saw such a clever "man In my
life," said Fitzsimmous this oveniug.
"He got llvvay from me time and again
when I thought i had him dead to rights.
1 knew I could wear him out, so I kept
coming right nlouft until my opportunity
arrived. He was weak in the last round
ami all his cleverness could not keep him
out of that left punch under the heart.
The otilj blow which really worried me
was the one that split my lip. The oth?
ers I never felt. He fought fair and here
! after he may have my respect if he con?
tinues to merit it."
Corbett's version of his own Waterloo
did not vary greatly from Fitzsimmous.
? I ma le a mistake in not" keeplug
away," was the way he put i.. ??Fit/,
simmons I knew to lie a terrific puncher,
I but never calculated on his being able to
! reach me. If the si\th round had lasted
ten seconds longer 1 "would have landed
him lo a certainty His nose was clogged
with blood and his legs were wobbling
The gOllg sounded jltst as I was about to
plug him with mv t ight and cad the bat
tie. He recuperated wonderfully and I
stayed away from him until 1 thought he
was about ripe for another drubbing at
I short range. My neglect in not standing
o'T when he tapped me on the cheek In
the fourteenth round lost me the chain
pionship. That heart punch simply
choked me up. I could not breathe or
move for fifteen seconds and it was seve?
ral minutes before 1 realized 'that 1 bad
committed a breach of etiquette in try?
ing io follow up my opponent after he put
me out. I meant it when I said I would
cot 11nU? <i on fourth enge
PITMAN & EVANS.
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ALI. TUK NEW? OF 1IIE WUbLU.
Case of the Dauntless the Subject
THE PRESIDENT AND HIS AD?
VISERS CONFER IN REGARD TO
UPHOLDING IHK NEUTRALITY
LA1VS AND THEY DECIDE TO
REFUSE CLEARANCE PAPERS TO
Washington, March 17.?A Conference
on the subject of enforcing the neutrality
nnil navigation laws was hebl at the
Whiite House to-day between the Pres?
ident, Secretary Sherman, Secretary
Cage, Secretaty Long aud Attorney Gen?
eral McKeuna. It lasted nearly two
hours, ilnring the time when the rush of
visitors was greatest, and many callers
wi nt away disappointed in the hope of
s'eilig the President, after waiting for
The question that formed the basis for
the conference related to the steamer
Dauntless, now under surveillance at
Jacksonville, Fla. Her owner has made
application to clear from Jacksonville
with a cargo of munitions of war. and
the ccnfersnce to day was held for the
purpose of arriving at a decision as to
the right of the United States to grant
or reject the application.
The conference was in continuation of
the discussion concerning the Dauntless,
and the general subject of enforcicg the
navigation and neutrality laws which
occupied the Cabinet yesterday.
Alter that meeting it was arranged
that the four Cabinet officers named,
whose departments deal directly with
the enforcement of international comity,
should meet the President to day.
It was declared by the President and
his advisers that clearance should be re?
fused in all such cases unless the master
of the vessel made affidavit that he will
not violate the let ter of the spirit of the
lieu I rality laws.
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$5.00 ones at $2.50
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URGES TARIFF REPRISALS.
A French Journal Thinks Wo Can't Get
Along Without Europe.
Paris, March 17.?I.a Lilierte today
oommeutliig upon President McKinley'?
tariff policy says:
??The European governments ought not
to hesitate. They must anticipate these
oad intentions by reprisals. The United
States has greater need of Europe than
Europe has of the United States, for the
hit ter produces no article which is not
obtainable elsewhere. A crisis of over?
production would be fatal to the United
States, where the springs of credit are al?
ready strengthened to the utmost ami
where [everything is at fictitious and
inflated values In a few days the whole
structure would collapse."
GOMEZ REPORTED WOUNDED.
Said to Has.- Heen Severely Hurt in a Re?
Havana, March 17. ?It i- reported here
that General Maximo Gomez, 'he great,
insurgent leader, was seriously wounded
in a llghl which occurred recently at.
Arroyo R In neb, province of Santa Llsri,
between the Spaniards under Gea. Rer
nal ami t ho insurgent forces under i iotuez.
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