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UMlg (jfagte. volume xxxn TyiCHTTA, KA3T&AS: SATURDAY BOEKXN"a MAX 12, 1900, ;n"omb:ei 152 I EFFRIE HAS IT YET But His Title Is in Jeopardy Through 22 Rounds, DECISIVE .BLOW LANDED After a Fight That Takes All There's in Him. CORBET! HAS THE CROWD As Alert as Ever, but, Unfortunately, JLackinfj SotU Beef and Steam ills Prestige Restored. Seaside Club, Coney Island, May lL la the fastest, prettiest and closest heavyweight ring battle ever fought in Kl w York, James J. Jeffries has reaffirm c 1 his right to the championship. In the arena of the Seaside Sporting club to siignt he decisively defeated Jim Corbett, once champion of the world himself, after iwtnty-two rounds of scientific fighting. It was a clean knockout that came so quickly that it dazed the thousands of keen, alert, intent spectators and, left t.icm in doubt as to Just how the winning- blow was delivered. It was avowed :at it was a left-hand jolt to the jaw, but Jeffries himself, and Referee Charley White, who stood at his side, say it ft as a. right-hand swing. There is credit for the vicor ard credit for the vanquished ji this cleverest of ring battles. Jeffries must be av.arded the laurels of victory, Ht his opponent is entitled to all honor for his most wonderful fight. That feat ure of the contest stands out in relief as the most striking one of the battle. Corbett emeiged from a year's retire ment from the ring yesterday. He was Just as tlever as back In the days when people marvelled at his skill. His foot work rcas wonderful and his defense per fect. He outboxed his man at both long and short range and if he had had the strength necessary would have gained an early ietory. A hundred times he ducked under 1 ft swings that would have ended him just as did the punch that knocked hit out. At times he macte the massive Jim look like a beginner in the art of dffe r with the hands. His strategy was to jab and get away, and when Jeffries Etoo 1 over his quivering face showed the 2narks of the punishment that Corbett had inflicted. Cirbttt went down to defeat that was rc-,rettt 1 Uy -tv-vast- majority of the men sh filled the hall. The money was against him, but he had a wealth of sym pathy It was probably his natural herit age a? the short-ender, hut before the tittle begun he won more support by his di-plu of speed and skill. Jeffries won With his strength,-both that strength that lie, in the power of massive muscles and that strength which is the essence of v.'ity He made the pace for most of tr distance, and at the end was still s-)ng and effective. At first glance the I Jtly may seem to detract a trifle from I I renutation, for it showed that a fast i. an . ould reach him and get away with er nt a leturn. If the fighter of tho future 1 x v as to fee strong and rugged in ad t't'm to fast he will take the honors of te man who tonight left the ring exult ant in ictory. It is Improbable that there was ever a more orderly affair under the Horton law. Th re i as order In the assembling and handling of the great crowd, and order in the contest. The small army of police present was taekless and the contestants thentselve neither wrangled nor quarrel ed throughout the evening. The crowd eathjere-i lowly. At C o'clock in the even ing ' scarcely 2,XM persons had gatherod nt the arena. It was late before there was! color or life in the crowd. There was hut little batting on teh outcome of thej battle. In the small sums placed. Jewries was a clear favorite at odds of 2 toil. Tiie-'e odds veered at different times arid different places during tho evening, but 5 t 2 was probably the highest and H to 3 the lowest offered. A favorite bet jWas tint Corbett would last ten rounds and Uie men who had a true line on tho forme" i "lampion's condition were repaid woil for their knowledge. There was de cidedly more Jeffries than Corbett money offered, but there was at no time any activity in tre betting. Tho reception of the men at the ring side was warm, but not demonstrative. The men came almost together and they and their seconds exchanged handshakes. J ff lookoed brown, rugged and strong. 3- pmlled an occasional recognition to a fr'end in tho crowd, but for the most pa t seemed serious. He looked burley In Ms blue sweater. Corbett was clean, white and trif. He said ho weighed more than -on the day memorable in pugilism when he defeated Sullivan, out he did not 2k it. He was in splendid condition. The-crowd showed its first enthusiasm our the announcement that Charley White would referee the fight. There was a rjar of anplause when he entered tho ring. There was a brief wrangle over the bandage on Carbett's hands, but he was ilna'ij- al owed to wear them. The gloves were quickly clipped on and in a moment the pons ounded out loud and clear. As She men sprang forward tho spectators were stilled to silence that was broken only bj the rattle and clatter of the tele graph instruments. In the preliminary sparring Corbett ehowod to wondrous advantage. He was panther-like on his feet and darted in and out wit'i confuting speed. He whipped his left into Jetfr.es' face and was either inside ir away from the punch. Jeffries kept gamg in. however, but ho seemed awkward. The pice made by the cham pion was faK and there was a yell of satisfaction from the admiring spectators n hen the gong ended the round. Jeffries kept on making the pace when they were at it again, tout Corbett slip red away from hira Jettries would try Ms left In a ruh. but Corbett was al most invariabb away from it. It was a surerb exhio'tlon and tnere were mur murs of approval that at times broadened into cheers Corbett was outboxing his man and outpointing him with his lefts to the face. They were both fighting carefully, for while Corbett had the spwd and cleverness ho found Jeffries hard to get to. Jeffries 'fought in his crouching attitude, which proved bo hard to solve to Fitzsimmons. ft Jeffries quickly began to use his strength, and In the clinches threw a lit tle of his strength unto his opponent. Corbett showed a surprising ability against him and it was long before tho strength of the champion began to tell. When Corbett had saved the ten-round money there was a strong change in the sentiment toward him and the men who had their money on Jeffries to win "oe gan to be somewhat dubious. Jeffries was grlf and resolute and kept at his man relentlessly. He knew that at that stage of the game he had been outpointed and that his only c'.iance was to rush in and mix It. Corbett kept his wit and strength and avoided him. To the man who loves strength and the play of giant athlete It made a splendid picture. Hero was youth and strength with a fair meas ure of skill pitted against the master of the sport. There were cries that youth would win, but the partisans of the man who posssessed It had their grave doubts. Teh pace was one that would have told against any man not perfectly pre pared. By the seventeenth round Jeffries, mad dened by the danger of marring his repu tation, began a series of desperate rushes in which he mixed it fiercely with Cor bett, Ho seemed angered by the jabbing at his fae and wanted to end It all with a swing from left or right Corbett had begun to show the pace, but while his punches lacked force, he was still speedy on his feet Ho contented himself with avoiding punishment. It became simply a question of how long that sort of des perate game could be kept up. At thetwent ieth round It looked as if Corbett would stay the limit, and popular judgment awarded him victory. He had up to that time avoided any serious pun ishment His face was unmarked and the scratches on his shoulders and arms were more' the result of clinches than blows. His defense was still perfect and ho was smiling and confident. He either sidestepped from Jeffries' terriblo rushes or ducked into clinches. Jeffries was hammering away, however, and was strong and gamcv The end came with the suddenness of a shock. The men had had two fierce ral lies, followed each time by long-range sparring and were in together again. They were both fighting fast andhard. Suddenly there was a report of aeharp blow and Corbett dropped. It needed no count to tell that Corbett's hopes for the championship again were vain. The ex cited spectators sprang to their feet and j for a moment there were roars and calls. Tho confusion was but momentary, how ever, and in a silence that was most re markable the fallen fighter was carried to his corner. Someone called for cheers for (Jeffries, hut the almost sullen crowd refused to give them. Then, a moment later, when a frlen dof Corbett put the question, a thousand re-echoed a kindly response. It was in tne corner oi tne ae feated man .too, that the crowd gathered, and there were more solicitations offers for aid for him than there were con gratulations for the man who had de feated him. It was but natural, however, for Cotfbett had made a showing that en titled him to that consideration. His skill had made it the bes fight they had ever seen and their hopes had been with him from the moment the battle (shaped itself. Tho fighting by rounds was as follows: Round 1. Jeffries forced Jim, With Cor bett breaking ground and sprinting. He forced Corbett to the ropes, landing right to the body. Corbett sent hard left to ifaco and Jeff landed light left. Corbett still shifting and hreoking ground and hooked left to nose. He kept up his sprinting and sent another left to Jeff's head. Jeff tried left and right but Cor bett .blocked and tantaallzed his opponent (by his clever movements. Corbett hooked left to face. Jeffries then sent to the body and Corbett countered with left on head. This was Corbett's round on points. Round 2. Corbett was tho quicker on his feet and landed left on jaw. Jeff sent Corbett's head back with left on head but Corbett straightened quickly and backed away. Corbett kept sprinting and hooked another left to face, but Jeff got back with hard right on body. Corbett's footwork was a puzzle to the champion but Jeff kept crowding In and landed left on the (body, which made Corbett more cautious. Corbett's footwork -was wonder ful. Jeff led left to head but Corbett j crossed with a right which sent the champion's head back. Corrett made good work of his legs and danced away from his opponent until the end of tho round. Round 3. Corbett again the quicker on the feet Corbett hooked light left to Jeff's head. Jeff cool and deliberate in his movements. He guarded his face cautiously and forced Corbet to mako circles of the ring. Corbett feinted with his left hut did not land and Jeff sent right and left to body. Corbett tried twice with left for "body tout missed and then thoy exchanged light lefts on tho ead. Corbett feinted again hut Jeff blocked and sent hard left to body, driving Cor bett to ropes. Corbett endeavored to feint Jeff out of iosltlon but got a right in the body for his pains. With a quick fovoment Corbett sprung into his own corner, where Jeff causht him, sending a stiff left to the iribs just as the gong sounded. Round 4. They rushed to a clinch, after which Jeff hooked a left to the head. Corbett tried a right to the body but fell phort, but Jeff sent his right over to the head. They sparred for o spell, with Cor bett breaking ground and then Jeff forced Corbett to the ropes, sending his left to tho body. A moment later he repeated this blow and Corbett looked worried. At close quarters Jeff put his right to the head and as they broke we came back quickly with right to body. Then a right and loft from Jeff to the head jarred Cor bett. Jeff followed up with another ter rific left on the neck and Corbett was very tired when tho bell rang. Round 5 Corbett resumed the contest with evident relish, but he was very anx ious meanwhile. Jeffries got at him at close quarters with light left to body and Corbett failed to reply. Corbett feinted with his right but Jeff called the bluff and hooked his left to the body. Corbett sporred cleverly, sending left to body, and after a little shKty work hooked left twice to head. Jeff atetmpted ff left hook for the jaw. but Corbett ducked it and sent another left to the jaw. Jeff then crowd ed in and rushed Jim to ropes, putting left hard to body. Jeff forced the fight ing' and sent left to face and body with telling effect just before the bell sounded. Round 6. Corbett sprung to the center of the ring Swt Jeffries was ready for him. "Don't let him get set" said George ConsSdine. "Watch him, Jim. he can't hit you in a week." A second later Jeff led a straight left to the face. Corbett tcontinued en Second rage. TWENTY-TW ILI From Roberts Is the Boer Capital Kroonstadt, HIS ADVANCE IS STEADY IVIafeking Relief Force 3,000 Passes Vryburg, OT (London, May 11 (10:50 a. m.) ILord Rob erts telegraphed to the war office from 'Rlet Spruit, under date of May 10, even ing, as' follows: "We have had a suc cessful day and have 'driven teh enemy from point to point French, with Port er's and Dickson's brigades of cavalry, and Hutton's mounted infantry, crossed the Zand at Vermenten'3 Kraal and then j worked round in a northeasterly dlrec- tion to Maatsvhapy, -being opposed con tinuously by the enemy. Pole-Carew's division and Gordon's cavalryrb rigade. augmentel by J battery of the Royal Horse artillery and by Henry's and Ross' mounted infantry, crossed the river by a drift near the railway bridge. My quart ers accompanied this force. With the in fantry portion we are eight miles north of the river. The cavalry and mounted infantry are at Ventereburg Road Sta tion and Tucker's division Is at Deelfon telnnorL Ian Hamilton's force and Broadwood's cavalry brigade were mak ing for the cross roads near Ventersburg when I last heard from them. Hamil ton's column wet with stubborn resist ance, and Smlih-Doorein's brigade was engaged for some hours in protecting the Tear and flank of his force. The drifts are extremely difficult and much baggage has still to come up. We shall, however, march, at daybreak and push on as far as possible in a Kroonstad direction. The only casualties reported at present are: Killed, rank-and-file, 4; wounded, 5. Xo returns yet received from the cavalry nor Hamilton's force. (Rlet Spruit, Thursday, May 10 (Morn ing.) The Boers opposed the British ad vance, holding positions north of Zand Drift and back along the wnole line, from General Hamilton on the east and Gen eral Hutton on the west. Chiefly artil lery was engaged. The Sussex reglmeent chargd a kopje at the point of the bay onet ana tne izast .uancasnires captured another . The British loss is insignificant General Hutton had a series of artillery duels, the Boers always retiring. Twenty Bors were taken prisoners. The ad vance continues. The Boers are fighting half-heartedly. The Free Staters are sick of tho war. London, Majf 11. The Daily Express, In Its second edition this morning, publishes a dispatch dated Rlet Spruit May 10, morning, describing the crossing pf the Zand River by the British. It savs: "The rear guard of the Boers, with" their guns, resisted the advance. The mounted in fantry, two batteries and pom-poms cleared the way and the Third cavalry brigade acted as a screen before the main column. General French was on the left and 'General Hamilton on the right. The Boers had destroyed all the bridges during their retreat. It Is im possible to ascertain tho Boor losses, but they are thought to be heavy. Those of the British, considering the important advance made, are considered light." GLondon, May 11. A special dispatch from Rlet Spruit, dated May 10, describ ing more fully yesterday's successful operation, says: "General Hamilton's scout had on two previous days ascer- taineel the Boors' position and strength. On 'Wednesday night the Cheshire regi ment crossed the river, entrenched them selves and prepared to hold the passage for the regiments following them. At daybreak on Thursday tho main body crossed at two or three points. The mounted infantry were then in action i driving off the advance Boers prepara ' tory to a general forward movement The ' Boer right first gave way, but Tucker and Hamilton had a tougher task on the left The Boers had six guns and served them well, working with great determination; but the British worked up closer and closer, their guns meantime firing inces santly. The East Lancashire and Sussex regiment by 11 o'clock had worked well to the front. The order was given and like a flesh the two regiments sprang forward simultaneously and in a few moments had secured two commanding ridges. The advanced lino was now within 1.300 yards of tho Boers' main trench and the latter were already losing heart from the dem onstration on their flank, but they kept up, a rapid, though wild, fire. At this moment the final charge was ordered, and away went the Lancanshirea and the Sus sex regiment again, but the Boers could not stand and they fairly bolted, and the rout of the1 Boers along the whole lino was then completed." 'TO KnOONSTAI.2S MILKS'' , London, May 1L So quickly has Lord Roberts advanced that his cavalry Is only twenty-two miles from Kroonstad. while the main army Is only eleven mites behind them. Hence, in about a day the British will be within striking distance of the Orange Free Stato headquarters. The crlacs differ widely in opinions as to whether any determined stand will toe made by the Boers. The presence of la.COO Boer3 in the neighborhood of Thaba 'Chu is con-tu-med." They are hofcltog a lino twenty miles north to southeast ot lnaoa . vb. j A Boer patrol was sight! Thursday at Thaba Patchoa. A detachment of Bra bant's then took up a position on a. hill, which they are now holding. There were few casualties on the British side. The Boer headquarters, are at Eden. More fighting is expected. FUEE STAtLUs CONCENTKATIXG Maseru. BasutoSand, Thursday, May U- The Free Staters are cjneentraens strongly in good position on the Koraa naberg hills, lying; eastward of the direct line from Thaba. X'Chu to Wiaborg P. ev ident Steyn was with them ywterday. ba: is believed to nave cane aorthscard after inspiriting xhe burghers with precisions of approaching Boer successes, thraesfc the assistance of thousands of foreigners. who. he said, were poeriag into DeJ&oa. bay. General Ruadio's dirtsioit camped last night on th Little Laaw riTW. between Thaba XChu ani Ladybran. Maseru. 2autolaad, Friday, May U. British forces from Thaba. N'Chu, tinder General Rundle and General Bralhant a8 reported to have advanced toward Clo colan and Platberg. A large commanda of Boers has returned from, the Koranna berg hills and is in readiness to meet the British; but the Boers were puzzled to know by which route the British will appear. BRITISH OCCUP5T TAUNGS London, May 12. The Lourenzo Marques correspondent of the Daily Mail, in a dis patch, dated Friday, May 11, says: "The Boer papers report severe fighting on the western border. The facts,are very much confused, probably b design to conceal the truth from the burghers, but there is enough to show that the Boers admit a British occupation of Taungs. "A special dispatch from Christiana (Transvaal), published Wednesday by the Standard and D.ggers News, says: 'Six hundred British cavalry crossed the Vaal Friday at Kalmong, about eighteen miles below Fourteen Streams, and went to Taungs, followed by commandoes. A sec and detachment of the British crossed at the same place Saturday. The Griqualand crs, under General Aswogan, after being reinforced, repulsed the British and forced them back in the direction of Taunss. General Aswogon,was killed. The other Boer casualties were seven wounded. The British loss was heavy. Everything was brought away from the laagers except a few tents, left to attract the enemy's shells. Taungs Is occupied by about 3,00) British.' "A special itelegram from Pretoria, dat ed Monday, in the same paper, records the British seizure of Fourteen Streams Sunday afternoon. It says: 'The British j force at Witrand was overwhelming. Sub jsequently the enemy moved their line to ward our positions, bombarding them with such effect that the burghers were com pelled to retreat, which they did In regu lar order. Today a forced movement of the British was checked by our forces, who drove them back in two places.' "A telegram from Pretoria, dated Tues day, in the Standard and Diggers News, says: 'The British, in their passage along the Stollaland border towards Mafeking, were engaged by Commandant BIsse'l, near the Taungs, with great success Hun. dreds of British -troops met a watery grave while attemptinig to cross the Vaal. A second advance was made upon Taungj Sunday morning by 1,503 British troops and six guns. Communication with Taungs was cut Sunday afternoon. "Owing to representations made by the foreign merchants in Lourenzo Maraues and by Heer Pott, the Transvaal consul general here, the question of classifying 'bully beef,' b'ankets and clothing as con traband has been referred vback to Lis bon.' " ON XIIK ROAD TO 3XAFEKIXG London, May 12. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Cape Town, dated Thurs day, says the Mafeking relief force has passed through Vryburg. London, May 12. A special dispatch from Pretoria, dated May 10, says: "It is announced that a British Mafeking relief force of 3,000 is advancinig a'ong the Be- chuanaland railway by forced marches i night and day. It reached Vryburg yes terday." THCGEKEUAI SIXUATIOX London, May 12j-(4:30 a. m.) A British, column, 3.0C0 strong, Has arrived atVy burg, 100 miles from Mafeking. It reached there Thursday, and, though harrassed by the Boers, is pushing swiftly forward. Fifty miles south of Vryburg, at Taungs, is General Hunter's main body,' moving slowly and contending with considerable forces. The pick of his mounted men aro the 3,000 who are going without wheeled transport and at a. rate that may possibly bring them to Mafekinz on Monday or Tuesday niirht. Lord Roberts' narrative closes with Thursday evening, but he continued his march yesterday toward Kroonstadt, twenty miles distant and by this time he must know whether the Boers Intend to fight there. Mr. Winston Churchill says there were only 2,000 Boers who opposed the British at Zand river. Another estimate is that 6,000 Boers, with six guns, made a rear guard action, whilo many of their thou sands, with convoys, retired without fir ing a shot President Steyn and a council of the leaders of several thousand Free Staters in the Ladybrand and Vlckburg district I individual rights and libcVtles of the Fill presented to the men the question of con- plns, leaving the determination of our tlnuing the war or not, at a great open air meeting. The fighting men decided to fight on. Steyn, who appears to be in active command, began to advance to ward the British and came into contact on Thursday with Campbell's brigade and Brabant's horse, twenty miles northeast of Thaba N'Chu. A smart engagement ensued, with no positive success on either side, except that the Boer advance was stopped. General Rundle has disponed of 10,000 infantry along a twenty-mile front in auch a way as to bar a Boer advance toward Lord Roberts' communications. With the exception of Brabant's colonials schools, in a police force. You have made General Rundle has no horsemen. The ! a S003 marriage law. You have estab oavalry are all with Lord Roberts' ad- U-hed svstems of municipal government vance. According to a Pretoria telegram, I and criminal procedure mor liberal and General Buller is moving from Elands- Uust tisan 1s'ere contemplated by the Fill laagte in the direction of Helpmakear, jPino constitution. These facta attt your and the British vanguard engaged a B-er faJthf d Ur trust In the American patrol of Italians on Thursday. Twelve ' People is as strong as ever." Italians are reported as routing fifty Brit ish. The dlsrwrtch also says that British reconnoitering parties have Invade! the Transvaal near Fourteen Streams, and that the scouta on both sides meet fre quently, with varying results. TATE OF THE UVTCU KKPintMCS Birmingham. England. May lL-Ioseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, presided this evening at the an nual meeting of the grand committee of the Liberal Unionists of Birminrham, the occasion being Ms first appearance bre since the outbreak of the war. Turning to the question of condition, of afiairs In titm South African settlement and the fat of the republics. Mr. Cham bsrtain said: "It Is premature to divsuas details, but I mm quite ready to take the opinions of the country, and, above all, the opinions of those self-governing colo nies which have coma so magnificently to oar assstaace. While the covmment does not wish to be vindictive. thy are determined that never &raia shall the republics b a nursery of conspiracy, and shey will see thai justice is done to thos who are deterraiaed to be loyal. Tto government is not prepared to recognize the independence of th Boer repobtks (cheers) ; and we are determined that the rapoottos aball be finally incorporated tin der the British Sag For as Interval ISey taaet be a crown colony, such sa Iadia is; bt we hope thy wfli evestaolty become a grean seSf-srovenrfas eoteuy Hka Can ada and Australia." MORS 3ICX.SS FOR SOUTH ArKlCA Xew Otieaas, La.. May 11 The earaer "Wwiii cb!.J fwtst fur- Csjo Tlftiam t. rioa. with USO) zat&tn. aad tie ewwr j Corint hla cleared far the sasse port with, f J.4SI ssetes, ajl the aclmats bo'- co- aissed to British, aszsr official. LIPINO HAS PEACE PLAN Rebel Cabinet Member Pro fesses a Change of Heart. AGUINALD0 WOULD SUBMIT if He Were Properly Ap proached, He Thinks, Manila, May 11 (11:20 p. m.)-Senor Buencamino, at one time a member of the so-called Filipino republic cabinet, and who was recently liberated by Gen eral Otis, announces that he has become reconciled to American sovereignty and that he will devote his influence to bring about peace. He has sent a proposed peace platform for the national Filipino party, to the Insurgent leaders in Manila, and to the insurgent generals, including Aguinaldo, in the field. This platform de clares that It is Impossible for tht Fili pinos to exist as a nation without tho protection of the United States, and that, consequently, they must recognize Amer ican sovereignty and strive to attain, un der a constitution, the utmast liberty possible. Continuing, Senor Buencamino argues that the Filipinos are incapablo of self government. He says: "In our independ ent government the most predominant notes were abuses and immoralities, the offspring of ignorance and the inherited vices of Spain, by which the Filipino regime was rendered odious to our own people." Therefore, he contends, American con trol is necessary to prevent civil strife. Ho recommends to the national Filipino party the adoption of -a program embody ing the following features: First, recogni tion of the sovereignty of the United States, cessation of hostilities and co-operation of the Filipinos in the prosecu tion of "bandits who continue depreda tions In tho name of independence;" sec ont, a request for a declaration by the United States government guaranteeing -to the Filipinos personal liberty and rights under a constitution: third, a rep resentative Filipino delegation to present to the American congress and president tho desire of the Filipinos respecting po litical status; fourth, the application of a part of the public funds to the main tenance of hospitals for wounded and sick Filipino soldiers and for the estab lishment of schools; fifth, the transfer of the insurgent funds to the American treasury; sixth, the establishment of it permanent system of Filipino represent atives to tho civil commission; seventh, the exclusion of friars from the admin istration of the parishes. Discussing the political putlook with the correspondent of the Associated Press today, Senor Buencamino said: "There aro three elements In the Philip pines which obstruct the attainment of peace. The first is the body of Filipino agitators in Manila who are constantly shouting for independence and who thus influence the ignorant masses. The sec ond is the friars, who desire a. prolonga tion of hostilities, because, in peace be tween the Filipinos and the United States they seo the end of their prestige and tho ultimate loss of their properties and holdings. "The third element is" (suppressed by the censor.) "If the civil commission brinrs liberal Ideals and will approach Aguinaldo today the idolized leader of tho Filipinos, and the other leaders still fighting in a way that will make it possible for them to sur render and yet to' retain the respect and honor of their countrymen, then peace in the Philippines will be only a question of a few weeks. If the civil commission will guarantee protection -to the personal And future political status to tho United States congress AguinaMo will come In, will order a cessation of hostilities and will direct tho surrender of arms. "Your forceful sovereignty throughout the Islands is unmistakeable. We now ! crave your justice and your humanitar- 1 Ian, lenient policy. General Oti has done much to render feasible and posslbue the application of the peace project upon which I am now working. Today In Ma . nlla we see public funds expended for ' the benefit of the people. In the contruc kion of bridges. In street rrpairs. In KANSAS CITYTREETCAR STRIKE Is Considered a Probability of th 5ear Fntnre. Kansas City. May 12. The union em ployes of the Metropolitan Street Railway cofpany wre in secret session until long after midnight this (Saturday) morning, diseasing the fiat refusal of the co'pany to rcognlze the union or grant the 4e xnaad of the men for better waea condi tions. So far as can be learned no de cision to strike was arrived at .though a lsn5aat statement was made after the meeting by Harry Bryan, the union' a na tional organizer, who declared that the men wraM not wait for the company to setter its position. A strike within a very short time is considered probable. POLICE PROTECTION SUFFICES Car Kan Kesniarly ia 8u Los is With LUtle Ifttnrbanee ,St Loota, Mo. May U. The aspect of affairs to ra great siret railway strike today showed a complete reversal of the conditions prevaiMnc yesterday The y opened faSetly. but as the boers ped by reports began to cotne in of renewed riot ing la rarfoo parts of the city. In one instance the pettce 3red lata a crowd and in others used their clobs on tho who attempted to Interfere with the ruasiac of ears. While rumors or casualties f rasast durlag- the ear. ep l 3:25 'dock taafght nose of a sertoas nature had hes cerroaonued. The Soborbaa yytem rxs sM its cars snder an ert of p-K6&. So ,' close -eras tiae watea ;aatma!sd by (fc j force that practieatty no 4tcrbjx?ea v j ecrred en Its Use- The Traaxl: oaqtgaay smarted ears on & aszsfeer of Its brasehas. f ' and sstwitistaslsjc tba xst poiic js-- BULLETIN OF 3ij Hftdiila Imlir (ffogfe Wichita. Saturday, May 12, 1900 Weather for Wichltn Today: Jfalrtwarmer; south. Triads IMPORTANT NEWS OF T00AY Pages. l 1. Jeffr.'es Seeps the Belt Tweaty-Tvro Miles to Kreeastaa Peace X'lau of a Filipino Senatorial Defiance of Germany 2. Fatal Shooting at JLasjrstoa 3. Wichita Livestock Markets Jteview of tho Graia Markets Wall Street Stock Circular 5. Activity In Heal Estate Cattle Taken Under Attachment G. Prosecuted for an Old Crime Raisin-r Money for Festival S.;Weekly Review of Trade Manna ob th'e Cirapa'su Isshcb ... . . i tection afforded, the cars wero stoned by mobs at many polnta A number of ar rests were mado during tho day. Tho Suburban Unc3 were liberally patronized, but the people could not pluck up courage by the Transit company. to taka ad-anta$e of the facilities offered A general meeting of the trades and labor bodies of St. Louis has been called for Sunday night for the purpose of con sidering what action shall be taken by organized labor In tho city towtactlvely support the demands of the striking street railway men. The coroner today held Dan DeFoven for the murder of Frank Ltebrecht. an Innocent on-looker in a riot on the Su burban tracks Wednesday night. Flora Siegfried, the 10- ear-old girl who was reported killed by a brick thrown at a street car last night. Is alive and tnay recover. WOMAN QUESTION COMES UP In the Methodist ConferenceUnion Jack liuled Out. Chicago, May 1L Anticipation of a spir ited debate on xhe woman delegato ques tion brought out the largest crowd today that has yet attended the Methodist gen eral conference. Over night oil thros of the contondlng factions had burnished up their arguments, and a great tilt in po lemics was confidently expected. The vet erans, who oppose the admission of wo men to the annual conference on Scrip tural grounds, were ready for further a'ggresslvo warfare. Other aged pastors, however, who favor the admission of wo men, were also in line nettle, and the on-the-fence division, who say they want to seo the women admitted, but do not want thorn to join tho conference through any quibble of legal forms, were prepared em phatically to present their views. Tho Rev. J. W. Butler of Mexico pre sided over the devotional services, and Bishop Fowler too kcharce of the busi ness session. In accordance with a resolu tion recently adopted tho conference hall was drape In tho national colors today. After the otllclal Journal had been ap proved a delegate from India called at tention to tho fact that all the members were not American citizens and a.sked to have tho union jack displayed on the plat form with the Stars and Stripes. The sug gestion was greeted with shouts of dis approval, and Bishop Fowler prevented trouble by ruling It out of order. , After quiet was restored consideration of the question of admitting women as delegates to tho general conference wan takpn up as the special order of the day. Considerable feeling developed among the contending speakers during the discussion that followed, but beforo any action oould be taken, a motion, offered by .Dekgate Charles W Smith of Pittsburg, to post pone consideration of tho matter for sev eral days, was carried. Delegate A. B. Leonard, chairman of the joint committee of 21 f teen appointed from the Missions society, Chun h Ex tension society and Freednian's Aald and Sbuthern Education society to consider plans for the consolidation of those three organizations then presented the commit ter report The report considers cooeo'l dation neither advisable nor practicable, but directs that the bishops nominate a commission, to constat of three bishops, six ministers and six laymen, said com mission to submit Its plan of consolida tion to the nexit general, conference. Af'er a brief debate tho report of the commit tee was adopted. Delegate Emmons of California has a resolution adopted endorsing the move ment to secure an atnoadineat to the cos- stltution of California mu to exempt church property froin taxation. Toe con- ference then adjourned. BISHOPS HOLD THEIR PLACES And Fonr Sew Ones to he Klcctcd Stormy Sesaion Over It. Chicago. May 31 The entire board of btshopg of the Methodist church was de clared effective today by the coracaitu of episcopacy aad a recommends Uoa to the general conference was adopted fav oring their retention aad the elect ton f four additional bishops, two of whom are for the missioaary 014. Cmafrasaji Buck- ley win present this report loathe eon- ference tomorrow aad will ak that the election be psstpooed frees Monday to Tuesday, to enable the conuntUe to take ' action on st&er matters aertstsfaa- f th ' bishopric elrcUoa. Most fanaortant of ' these matters is the queatSoa concerning . toe colored Msboes, on which a sharp ' flgat is Aatk-tpeud It reqjtnd four hours In a .storaty aeri session to reach the coaelusloa oa the retention of the -btebops aad at time there was danger of aa many as four losing thetr postdons on the grouad of tosSJciency. Oc-ney st -Old Hickory's'' tfrave Kasbvttte. Taaa, May U-Adaurai De wey and Mrs. Dewey apat the xnomins: at the "HerseiiagV the old boat of An drew Jackson as the goewts of fha Ladle Hermitage association and were -sor-Ute4-d at isacaeoa. The party returned to the ety early la the sftera-Mn. There was a psbDc rc9Ckra to Adnrfral and Mrs. Dewyy. and la&sr a husistc was girts, wbirh was oae of the snk not sexial afiatrx u this city In many 7anrs. Porte fropoe Octroi IJutle C9as4antJiec, Taersday, Mar n. The port has prfeMMted a new nose to the en j baslea. anaoencsKr m Hitanrtwi to itstr-1 dose octroi ia CaJnVmi. Ths eSct f that aM-rettt it ia believed and &ms tfcr tfcjbs SMvecn3C it b'isvei is to eetah- ash x preedt fr the -t-,3ot as- aoeUJon of Vju Sot': 'vrl ' tt is xtei9d s fe. -r5.bi.js r' Ajgsln to a-west. as tie 33tfi.r$ is costirary ta tfc iTTsy. ODGEWARNS DER KAISER That the Monroe Doctrine Is Aiwaysffcoaded. j?r DANISH WESTERN ISLANDS Sir srr Constitute theCh1p on Hail Columbia Shoulder AND IE WlLLitolS WISE' He'll ll.et 33ie ieEQ.Kally. If ZJhcIc Sam Is W(l:u Build i 3i ore fjkMxySr Washington, May 1L No disposition has been made yet of tb naval appropri ation bill by the stnatv but after on all day discussion oa agreement was roochfrd to voto on tho artnor plato section at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. During to day's discussion a not&blo speech was delivered by Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts upon tho necessity of building up tho United States navyN without delay. Tho speech was delivered with the vigor and earnestness characteristic of Mr. Lodge's discussion of public questions and attract ed much attention. Mr. Daniel of Vir ginia presorrtcd an extended argumeat in support of the immediate, construction by tho government of an arnor factory, while Mr. Allison of Iowa, opposed th project of a government armor factor, on the score of economy. Govurnsr Roosovek was on the fleer of the senaio for a short time today. He entered with: Senator Lodgo and was warmly greeted by friends on both aides of the main aisle. At tho conclusion of routine busineVi the senate procoodeJ to the consideration of tho naval appropriation bill, tho pend lng question being the amendment of Mr Tillman (S. C.) providing for a stralgfit price of 5300 per ton for armor and an armor plate factory to be bsllt by thi government at a cost not to exoeed $l.0f,000. Mr Lodge (M.isO, speaking In opposi tion to tho amendment, said that for tho past three years tho senators from Seuth Carolina and New Hampshire (Mr. Till man and Mr. Chandler) had been en deavoring to get armor at' a low prW Tho net result of tllr work hod been to put a stop to tho construction of a navy Tho amendment of Mr. Tillman, h saM would absolutely stoo the builuHNr r ' ships. He had no prejudice afutiiwt a government armor plant Indeed, he w not well assured that it would not hn been better in the bainning of tbe rn struotion of our navy to construct in armor plat factory. "My reasons for desiring more ship."' said ho, "ami desiring them tuiekly Is my belief that the safety of tfee UcltM States eeconda upon the strewtth of our navy. Our Atlantic eenst is studded with cities, from the Gulf to uorthrn Maine. For the defease of this groat coast line and these nUfe we hv no adequate fleet. We ar about to encr upon the eons trwl Ion of as isthmian re nal Wliother it m-JU be better to fortify that canal rer not k yet an open eus Uor. Dut to control that aaeJ. to de fend H. to'fcoJd it 0 for onr em merce aud for the oomtnerrs of the wrd even tbootrh it 1m calat an trmtr'n fleet, we mtwt bo ebe rvirs.1 masters the Caribbean sea. We must have a far more powerful uet than w have to day. The safety of-the oaaal oerxuvW upon our fle. All admit that lb eanal outfit to be buttt. aitd oho tiav hi ar when the work will be betrua If we aro to protect the eaant an wall as our oeoat ws timet bavo a navy preftorUotwueiy strong. "I tope and beHeve." be cMUaul 'Hbat w shall have bo war. but a grst fleet in tn grsat iswnraoee of aeare Hewwrer. we would be foolish. hsfeM If we should dose our ey ?o the pewrtbOl ttes of the situation. We eould nvr aJlow the Danish lfaU to pas lnt 'any eihr hands than ou-. The Euro pean aatlon wMcfe hvjM ttadertotke t.-j j t3ea 9rtea of iMand. rtaht oo tho rood n the eanal, n mah f Um srwtt aarmi stattomt, v"4 by that trv art irvm an eaetay of mr. We omrid raborit ! ao awf thing as that Tim Monroe Xfcwtrtne Is a great ?ra4edos to the VttH.l nut0 Mea of alt parti. Dfcaoerata, Hp14toB aad rsouHt. without dlstin'ftoa. adhere to that. "I mm by no mei mn thai Enrepa nation faerfMy oso -.ifcoeo rtmrr to bow recwtvtaa snoch ntgtf, la ereasa) mar not lt rb Moar D"v irb. We ooay Vo ratted ufon to pro tect that docirfue tu Brail! or sense mtht SrrtU Awerleatt '"mry I sea not oi- Jurfmr up fi bi I btlr the way to prosarw sessse ts to have suwfc a nr as power hi the wnrld wwwtd care 'o enoooster r Lodjp . wk t&er any. body wfc did not bdsar In the eon- srmetlon of a navy as-WK-fat ismweh v. defead our onset , and the Monro Degnrtn. He wra-d thtat no further ctacJe ahecH be ntsoad ht the way . navy j osoesruetina. Ia a eoftmr wMfc Mr L-vSr. Mr. T ' ssait snii It - wwO fcae-wtt ?fct the an-Ty of tJae UnttHl atsnerl V that nf gsiwinnr Mr Loon? ri hupart with Mr. TJSbmmTs mUftmt and cifevd i t xrt tso that a ao-rWag asde is the Crntan nasy T life reactor thtnte. W Mr Lots. tSn4 bcre is no 4tGr s be saprnfeia . X imr b nndBrrr rtn linascaaT of she ater- ne ? nOaNia I gtv-e oiank thecbt eftnu " Mr Djteint fTa.) Utmt a snrtTSMsee arsnar piasu. but declared: ar ht- guar," he ftshL "th" Ji tJfcmszH -bet sraner asnds. Jt t evident, .-la (Minlltlrrn ef sSaArs. that we arnsferad ba Uaswhe enaaat he usshfML tanser jetng f tfee esnn. Zh g s -aw J !d the srewr" I U r-i thet th - .ntese ' - -- - ' j nsnrrfi- -- '"a? -s --? -. nsaisatli'- ----i e ---!-' fvs44 a.9 7"te talx a . ft. a Si &zzz&.