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But His Title Is in Jeopardy
Through 22 Rounds,
After a Fight That Takes All
There's in Him.
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
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
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.
From Roberts Is the Boer
Capital Kroonstadt,
IVIafeking Relief Force
3,000 Passes Vryburg,
(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."
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.
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.
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
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)
"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.' "
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
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.
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."
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.
Rebel Cabinet Member Pro
fesses a Change of Heart.
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
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
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
"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
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.
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--
3ij Hftdiila Imlir (ffogfe
Wichita. Saturday, May 12, 1900
Weather for Wichltn Today:
Jfalrtwarmer; south. Triads
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
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.
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.
That the Monroe Doctrine Is
Sir srr
Constitute theCh1p on Hail
Columbia Shoulder
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
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
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
"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
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
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"
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