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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1900.
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WANTS TO EIGHT EITZ
JUFFRIKS ISSUES A SOMEWHAT
O flora to Sleet "Lanky Dob" on Aug.
25, and Sharkey, the Sailor,
Six Days) Later.
BUT DOES NOT CA HE TO POSTPONE
HIS BOUT WITH S1IAKKKY.
Jluhlin Says Ills Defeat Wan as Muri.
Doe to the Heat aa to Fltx'a
Solar Plexus Dions.
NEW TOIlK, Aug. 11. Champion Jeffrie.--to-day
Issued an open letter. In which he
says he is anxious to give FitzsimmonK
and Tom Sharkey each another chance for
the championshp belt before Sept. 1, ami
states that he proposes to do It. Wltn
Ruhlin. who was the local candidate for
a championship battle, out of the way, four
men are left who rrisht want battle with
Jeffries Fltzslmmons. Sharkey, 'Corbet t
and McCoy. All of these are matched, their
money Is posted and not one of them would
allow the other to break ,hls engagment
and fght the champion. Jeffries In hi?
letter says that when he fought Fltzslm
mons the latter's manager forced him to
give Fltzslmmons 63 per cent, of the purse,
win or lose, and In order to obtain the
chance he agreed to this. Since then, he
My ss. he held that he Is entitled to a simi
lar division. If he agrees to meet him
In his letter he says: "If Fltzslmmons
will meet me before Sept. 1 I will agree
that the winner take all, or that the pursue
be divided, 75 per cent, to the winner and 25
per cent, to the loser. If he claims that It
would not be justice to Sharkey to declare
the present match off between him and
the sailor, I will then make a somewhat
novel proportion. I will fight both Fltzslm
mons and ShHrkey before Sept. 1. Fltzslm
mons first, on or about Aug. 25, anl
Sharkey Aug. 31. This proposition Is made
with the view of giving Fltzslmmons the
chance he claims he wants to recover the
championship and not do Sharkey any
wrong by shutting him out o? his chance
t battle for the title. If by Tuesday I
have received no favorable answer from
Fltzslmmons I shall discontinue training
and refuse to meet any one until on or
about June 1, 1501. If Fltzslmmons should
beat me on Aug. 25 I will wave my match
with Sharkey to him, and in this way it
can be very pleasantly shown who Is the
J. C. Kennedy, manager of the Twentieth
Century Athletic Club, paid he thought
Jefrrie3's proposition was spectacular and
Impracticable; that Jf Fltzslmmons and
Sharkey broke their match to meet Mm
there would be a scramble as to who would
come first. He said ho was not anxious to
tecure the matche?. If they were made for
the garden, because they would involve
large outlay of advertising, etc., and if the
rcond fight failed to come off the club
would loss a large amount of money.
lieferte Charley White took Kennedy's
view uf the matter and recalled the time
when Jeffries was to fight Armstrong and
O'Donnell on the same night and broke his
rami on the farmer, which prevented him
Irom mating O'Dornell. He thought such
contlng r.cles could be off.-ot by Jeffries
jns!lri . forfeit of, siy. $.",0,000.
When told of the statement made by Jeff
ries that he would Ike to arrange a tight
with Fltzslmmons and Sharkey, FUz said
to-nlrht: "JetTrltrs is the one man lu the
world f would like t meet and beut. 1
fouzlu him when h was but a fourth-class
man. Luck w.i hi way at the time, and
be whipped m. I .-hoviid like very much
to accommodate Jeffrie with a l'sht. and
fl confident It will be quite possible to do
to before iept. 1. I h-ive ported Ji.x to
met Tom .Sharkey on the night of Aug. r.
Next Tuesday If will bo tl -elded before
which club we met. I ft I confident of
lentlny Sim key, and if I tome out of the
fiht a clean as I did in my üght with
Huhlln I shall Im? pleased to meet Je'.Tries
'before Sen.. 1 In this city, allowing him to
dictate terms, he to take G5 per cer'.t.. win
cr lose. If he Is afraid to meet me on a
basis of the winner to take 11. I know 1
can beat him. I.'c is a good man, but the
Rnlns and thunderstorm, cooler.
June ia the month for
August is the time for en'
gagcmeniGm if your suit
is not looked on with favor,
In and allow us to show you ono
that will bo. Mixed suits stripes,
checks, plaids-all summer styles,
and wo'ro going
sell thorn while this can bo saidm
Ho ins t season's fashions are tot"
orated In stock at
victory over me at Coney Island was the
lesult or luck. I shall again be champion
of the world."
HEAT AFFECTED RUH LIN.
He Attributes His Detent Partly to the
NEW YORK. Aug. 11. Gus Ruhlin. who
was knocked out in the sixth round by
Fltzslmmons last night in the contest at
Madison Square Garden, is at the home of
Billy Madden, in Brooklyn, recovering from
the terrible punishment of the fight. For
several hours after he received the knock
out blow, while in a Turkish bath house,
his condition was considered so serious
that medical aid was summoned. The de
feated man's friends were so much alarmed
that they believe he was knocked out for
good. Ruhlin had violent hemorrhages In
the nose, and was bleeding from the ear.
When the doctor reached the patient the
latter was unconscious, and only regained
his senses under the influence of power
ful stimulants. Ruhlin soon felt asleep,
but the attending physician thought It best
to remain with him for several hours.
About 6 o'clock this morning Ruhlin had
sufficiently recovered to be able to leave
the baths and the doctor accompanied him
to Madden'a home.
After the arrival of the physician at the
bathhouse this morning he administered
strychnine to Ruhlin, and applied ice bags
to his head. Water was dashed Into Ruh
Hn's face and smelling salts were frequent
ly applied between Ruhlln's alternate
stages of collapse and revival. After an
examination the physician decided there
were no Internal injuries. The blow which
Ituhlin received in his head when he struck
the stage at the knock-out, together with
the blow in the solar plexus, and the pun
ishment he had received about the body,
was, the doctor declared, responsible for
his condition. It was the opinion of the
it tending physician that no serious results
would follow. At 4 o'clock the hemorrhage
had ceased and Ruhlin was resting easy.
At 10 o'clock Ruhlin had sufficiently re
covered to talk of his condition. lie said:
"It was the heat as much as Fitzsimmons's
body blows that weakened me. I trained
too hard. I fought too soon after ihe
strain of the Sharkey tight. I was not fit
and the heat and the punching laid me
out. I am as good as ever now."
Fltzslmmons, meanwhile, was resting qui
etly at the Hotel Bartholdi. and while
Huhlln was suffering from his blow, the
victor was ordering seltzer lemonade. Fltz
slmmons said after reading of the condi
tion of Ruhlin: "I am awfully sorry. Ruh
lin Is a good fellow. I knew he was a
mighty sick man when he left the ring.
He could hardly hold up his head and
shake hands. 1 I'll go to see him. I cannot
tell you how good it makes me feel to know
he Is out of danger."
When Fltzslmmons was seen in his
dressing-room after the fight last night he
appeared somewhat disfigured, rather
weary and very warm, but very happy.
Asked what he had to scy about the out
come of his clash with Ruhlin, Fltzslm
mons answered: "Nothing at all. I've got
nothing to say." Jim Jeffries and Tom
Sharkey visited Fltzslmmons and tendered
their congratulations. Jeffries promised
Fltzslmmons a fight and suggested that It
would be an easy matter to arrange the
details. To Sharkey Fltzslmmons said:
"What do you think of the fight, Tom?
It was great, wasn't it?"
"It was a hummer," said Sharkey. "The
best I ever saw."
"Did you see how I let him hit me on the
Jaw half a dozen times?" asked Fitzsim
mons. 'Well, I didn't feel his swings. I
was just looking for openings and I think
I found several."
Fitzsimmons's face showed the effects
of some of Ruhlin's punches in the ear
lier rounds. He complained of a difficulty
in swallowing, caused by the contact of his
throat and Ruhlin's elbow. Fltzslmmons
was tired and warm, but hardly more so
than his attendants.
In a signed statement Ruhlin said: "State
ness that comes from a year's training did
as much to make me lose the fight last
night as any blow that Fltzslmmons struck
me. I don't want to detract from Fitz
simmons's fightim? ability, for I do not
believe the man lives who can hit harder
or more accurately. But I had trained too
UmtX. I knew H at the end of the first
round, and even before I was hit hard I
could feel the result of too much work. A
Rood rest will fix me up, and I will be
champion of the world yet."
Litter In the day, with his face bruised
and discolored, his right eye almost closed
and his nose flattened out, "Gus" Ruhlin
walked about his training quarters at Bay
Kidge. He appeared quite weak. In spite
of his appearance, Ruhlin said he felt all
right and expressed a desire for another
bout with Fltzslmmons. Ruhlin's collapse
In the bathing establishment gave rise to
many sensational rumors. One of these
was that he had died of the injuries sus
tained in the light. Although it Is true that
Kuhlin was very ill for several hours, his
life was never despaired of.
Overstepping the Bounds.
Detroit Free Press.
"The first charge I ever held was In a
small town in the western part of the
State." said the well-known minister, who
was In a reminiscent mood. "The town
was not very large, and my congregation
was very poor and unable to contribute
much toward the support of a minister, so
they made up what they lacked in cash by
holding donation parties now and then dur
ing thi year to eke out the small salary
that they paid. The first infliction of this
kind that I had was called a pound dona
tion party, at which every one was expect
ed to bring a pound of something or other.
Among the congregation was a member
who had more worldly poods than all the
rest put together, but he had the reputation
of bein; 'near,' and I confess that I looked
forward with some Interest to see what he
would bring. Imagine my consternation
when I undid his package and found noth
ing but u few small potatoes. I met him
th? next day and had hard work to re
member that I was a minister of the gos
pel and must treat him pleasantly. He
Mid that he wanted to speak to me private
ly for n moment, and drew me aside.
" 'Parson, he said, earnestly. 'I'm down
right sorry that the rules and regulations
prohibited me from bringing you more'n a
pound of them potatoes, but.' he added,
dropping his voice to a whisper, I gave
jou down weight! "
NOT WELL CONCEIVED
ROBERTS SAYS THE PLOT TO CAP
TURE HIMSELF WAS CLUMSY.
Berlin Editors Inclined to Doubt the
Hrltlh Ileport of tlie Pre
WEEK'S EVENTS IN ENGLAND
A3IERICANS 3IUC1I IX EVIDENCE AT
THE COWES REGATTA.
How Baron Russell's Debts Were Paid
by a Syndicate Lending Top
ics in London.
LONDON, Aug. 11. Lord Roberts wires
to the War Office from Pretoria under yes
terday's date as follows:
"A plot to carry me off has teen discov
ered. It was clumsily conceived. The ring
leaders and all concerned are now under
"Johannesburg reports that a patrol from
the water works was attacked Aug. 7.
"Culler occupied Amerspoort the evening
of Aug. 7. The enemy retired before his
force about six miles before Amerspoort
was reached. The casualties were twenty
men wounded. Bullt r was on the north
bank of Reistspruit Aug. 9, on his way to
"Bundle arrested at Harrismith Comman
dant Marias, three field cornets and thirty
armed burghers and . British subject of
Natal named Marals, a Boer spy, Erasmus,
and a former member of the Free State
"Hunter reports that 130 burghers, with
upwards of a million rounds of ammuni
tion, surrendered Aug. 8, and Aug. 9. Cloet,
a member of the Volksraad, was a prisoner
"Kitchener engaged De Wet's rear guard
yesterday near LIndeque, within heating of
Methuen's guns, six miles northwest."
The way the South African war drags out
wears upon Englishmen, and no news would
be so welcome as that some well-wisher of
the Transvaal had convinced President
Kruger that nothing in Europe or China
will make Great Britain relax her ever
tightening grip on South Africa. Every
body who is In the army or has anything
to do with it in South Africa wants to come
home and is heartily sick of the whole
thing; but, knowing that It must go on to
a finish, the "dogs of war" are having some
titterness. The plot to kill British officers
at Pretoria is taken In England as showing
the savage tempers of the Boers, while the
British are reported to be doing some
things which are provoking adverse com
ment In Great Britain. Thus the Standard
prints a Pretoria dispatch, dated Aug. 9,
saying: "The Boers sniped a train at
Bronkhurst yesterday, on the line between
Pretoria and Mlddleburg. Two of its occu
pants were wounded. In accordance with
Lord Roberts's warnings all the farms were
fired within a radius of ten miles." Even
the English papers say there must be a
mistake somewhere. A couple of Boers fire
at a military train, perfectly within their
rights as warriors, and every farmhouse
within ten miles in every direction Is com
mitted to the flames.
AMERICANS AT COWES.
They Had the Smartest Steam Yacht
and Prettiest Sailing Craft.
Copyright, 1900, by the Associated Press.
LONDON, Aug. 11. "The American Col
ony," as the fleet of white yachts flying
the stars and stripes at Cowes is called,
alone saved the historic yachting week
from being a dismal failure. The Prince
of Wales himself did all possible during
the last two days to enliven the situation,
but a prince in mourning, just home from
the funeral of his brother, is not the llvliest
merry-maker, and Cowes hopes to wait
many years before it sees a duller season.
"By all means the smartest steam yachts
here," said Sir Thomas Lipton to a repre
sentative of the Associated Press at Cowes,
"and many of the handsomest sailing craft
are flying the American colors. Last year
France seemed to lead, but she Is almost
entirely absent thl3 week."
Many members of the Royal Yacht
Squadron are equally enthusiastic in the
praise of the American display. No visitors
to this exclusive place are more warmly
greeted than are the owners of American
boats. Imposing as was the Nahma, as
she floated directly oft the clubhouse, a
Chicago gentleman's yacht was scarcely
less conspicuous. This was the Utowana,
owned by Allison V. Armour, whose crew
of Lascars with red fezzes and red and
blue jerseys, are the most conspicuous pic
ture of the waterside. Then there is the
Josephine, with Mr. Wldener's party, in
cluding the Elkinses, Knights and other
Philadelphians. J. A. Hinckley, of New
York, has had one of the merriest par
ties of the week on board the Calanthe.
Sir Thomas Llpton's name was not pro
posed for membership at the Royal Yacht
Squadron meeting on Monday. The expla
nation furnished among those in a position
to pronounce an opinion on the subject is
that the understanding got abroad that if
not the Prince of Wales himself, other
notable persons were attempting to rush
Sir Thomas through. It only needed a
breath of this kind before balloting to
settle the fate of any presumptive candi
date, for this most exclusive club does not
like even its royal members to appear to
have too much control, even though the
members may not have the slightest per
sonal objection to a candidate. When this
condition of affairs was discovered Sir
Thomas Llpton's name naturally was not
England is overflowing with prominent
Americans who dominated Cowes and are
in evidence at every Important race meeting
and many of whom are members of house
parties at historic English or Scotch
places. Mrs. W. K. Nixon, of Chicago, is
paying a visit to the Duke and Duchess of
New Castle at Clumber. Messrs. W. K.
Vanderbilt and W. C Whitney have both
been in London during the week. Lord
and Lady Mount Stephen go to Bombay in
October to visit the Northcotes. They will
then make an extensive tour of India.
Reginald Ward, the so-called "copper
kins." has returned here from the conti
nent. F. R. liurnham, the American scout,
is visiting Rider Haggard in Norfolk.
The west-bound transatlantic travel Is
rapidly Increasing, though the reports of
the American hot wave have caused a
number of cancellations. The Cunard line
steamer Lucanla and the American line
steamer St. Louis are both filled to their
capacl', however. The former Includes,
among her passengers "Tod" Sloan, who
hopes to ride the Suburban winner.
Archbishop Corrlgan sailed for New York
on board the St. Louis, accompanied by
Bishops Fitzmaurlce. of Erie, and Dorca,
of Mexico. After a round of pleasant
visits in Great Britain, Archbishop Corri
gan was the guest of Cardinal Vaughan for
some time and was present at the acade
mies' day at Stonyhurst College, previous
to his departure for Ireland, where he
divided his last week's stay between the
home of Archbishop Walsh, In Dublin, and
the charming country place of an American
millionaire, Thomas Kelly, at Celbrldge,
TWO PARAMOUNT ISSUES.
SIse of Plienannt Coveys and the Com.
Inff Election Worrying Britons.
Copyright, 1300, by the Associated Press.
LONDON, Aug. 11. London is empty of
the leisure class and with few exceptions
the ministers, diplomats and financiers
have gone to the countryside with the
j several thousand Idlers preparatory to the
beginning of the shooting season next
week. The size of. the coveys and the proba
bilities of the general election taking place
early In October, are the paramount sub
jects for discussion among the directors of
public opinion. The Conservative officers
and the Liberal headquarters are deep in
campaign business. Immense quantities of
literature are being sent out to the con
stltuencles. Within thirty-five days after
the dissolution of Parliament it is an
nounced the newly-elected Parliament will
A display advertisement Is running In the
daily papers signed by Lord Portsmouth,
Kinnaird, Wlmberne and Grithorpe appeal
ing to the public for 20,0w0 to pay the ex
penses of oragnlzing the electorate "so as
to Influence the general election" to pre
vent the Episcopal Church reverting to the
principles and practices of the Church of
Rome. "Mass and auricular confession."
says the advertisement, "are openly advo
cated and forced on Protestant children In
churches under shelter of the Episcopal
veto." Seven parliamentary agents are at
work and canvassing is Roing on in nearly
every constituency in England. Already
10,100 has been subscribed.
RIdlcnIetl by Germans.
BERLIN, Aug. 11. The British news
about the Pretoria conspiracy to seize the
person of Lord Roberts and shoot all the
British officers possible Is discredited here.
The Vossische Zeitung ridicules the alleged
fact that fifteen conspirators should plan
such an elaborate scheme requiring, it
claims, a much larger number for its pre
vious alleged Johannesburg conspiracy,
whose purpose, it adds, like the present
"plot," was merely a British desire to ex
pel all foreigners and others considered
obnoxious. The Vossische Zeitung prints a
private letter from Pretoria, dated July 10,
In which it is related how the British issued
orders expelling forthwith a number of
reaceable German residents of Pretoria and
elsewhere, giving them but a few hours in
which to regulate their private affairs. On
the strenuous objections of the German
consul the expulsion orders were finally re
scslnded. COUNT LAMSDORFF WELL POSTED.
Rnnila'i New Foreign Minister Some
times Amazes Other Diplomats.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
LONDON, Aug. 11. Count Lamsdorff, the
Czar's new foreign minister, is reputed
among diplomatic negotiators as being one
of the easiest yet most difficult men to deal
with, because he so readily apprehends
what the other side wants and why it
wants it. His power of projecting himself
into the aspirations and necessities of other
countries is so unusual that he sometimes
amazes the ambassadors by pointing out
how a change in their designs would be
popular at home. The gift of entering Into
the life of other Countries he has long cul
tivated. For twenty years Count Lams
dorff has been occupying Important posi
tions in Russia's chancellerle, and has been
systematically reading translations of
newspaper cuttings in languages he did not
understand, not merely editorials on for
eign subjects, but whole parliamentary de
bates and the speeches of leaders of all
parties. Unlike most Russian statesmen,
he believes in newspapers, and it is under
stood that It was he who, with the late
Count Muravieff's consent, suggested to
Count Cassini the propriety of giving to
the Associated Press those long and inter
esting interviews from time to time that
have been the subject of considerable com
ment among the diplomats at Washington.
THE SLIDDELL-MASOX INCIDENT.
Sir Edmund J. Monson Replica to
Lieut. Trotters's Statement.
Copyright, 1900, by the Associated Press.
LONDON, Aug. 11. Sir Edmund J. Mon
son, the British ambassador at Paris, takes
exception to Naval Lieutenant J. S. Trot
ter ascribing the happy escape of Great
Britain from war with the United States
in the Slidell-Mason affair as due to Ad
miral Milne's Influence on William H. Sew
ard, then secretary of state under Presi
dent Lincoln. The British ambassador,
who was at that time an attache of the
British legation at Washington, writes to
the Spectator: "The happy result of the
negotiation was principally due to Mr.
Seward, who was almost alone In the Amer
ican Cabinet in seeing. that it was not only
good policy, but consistent with the prin
ciples always held by the United States to
concede the demand,, of Great Britain.
At this distance of time It can do no harm
for me to state that that demand, as
formulated by Lord Russell, was delivered
to Mr. Seward by me, privately. Lord
Lyons having charged me, after his first
interview with Mr. Seward, to go at once
to the State Department and place a copy
of Lord Russell's dispatch In the hand of
the secretary of state for his official
STORY' AIIOUT BARON RUSSELL.
Once Syndicated Himself In Order to
Pay Oft His Debts.
Copyright, 1900. by the Associated Press.
LONDON, Aug. 11. Baron Russell of
Killowen, whose death, as the result of an
operation, occurred yesterday morning, was
one of the most engaging and lovable per
sonalities in -England's public life. His
generosity to his friends, Indeed, to any
body whom he became aware was In diffi
culties, swallowed while he was a practic
ing barrister, 20,000 a year, and Involved
himself In debts that threatened to destroy
his peace of mind and Injure his profes
"What you want to do," said one of his
friends, "is to syndicate yourself and let a
managing director conduct your practice
and finance your money-making possibili
ties." This was actually done. A company of
friends paid off his debts, received all his
income, gave him a large allowance and
brought system into his accounts until he
not only was free from debts, but had sub
stantial investments In the funds.
PUNISHING THE ASIIANTIS.
British Troops Bayoneting Great Num
bers of Africans.
BAKWAI, Aug. 11. A column of 700 men
under Colonel Burroughs, has returned
from Kumassl, having reinforced and re
rationed the fort for two months. The
force attacked and destroyed three old
stockades after a desperate bayonet charge,
in which four officers and thirty-four native
soldiers were wounded and three killed.
On the night of Aug. 7 Colonel Burroughs
attacked an Ashanti war camp near Ku
massl, surprising the camp and bayoneting
the enemy. Great numbers were slain with
out a gun being fired. A lieutenant was
killed and two men wounded. Other flying
columns are going out, and It is believed
that the punishment Inflicted will not soon
be forgotten, though several defeats are
still needed to clear the country south of
Kumassl of the rebels.
The Famine in Indln.
LONDON, Aug. 11. England is still man
ifesting much interest in the famine condi
tions In India and the extensive tour of in
vestigation made by the viceroy, Lord Cur
zon. Whether, as suggested by some pa
pers, the superstitious and courteous In
dians are sure to attribute that the vice
roy's presence caused the recent rainfalls
may or may not be true, it is reported it is
his good fortune- that the rains fell, and
that this coincidence is likely to add to his
assets as an Indian ruler. One of the In
teresting events of the viceroy's trip was
his recent visit to the American Methodist
Orphanage at Nadiad, where 7,000 children
will be fed and restored to their parents
when the famine is over.
Blew Out His Candle Too Soon.
LONDON. Aug. ll.-Sir Chlh Chen Lo, the
Chinese minister to England, was the soli
tary member of the diplomatic corps who
did not hold a lighted candle at the requiem
mass for King Humbert in the Italian
Church on Thursday. . Lord Salisbury
seemed quite at home with his torch. The
Duke of Devonshire looked thoroughly un
comfortable, perhaps having in mind the
seven: views of Lords Portsmouth and
Wimberr.e. His Highness blew blue out
his candle too soon and then looked sorry.
It was noticed that the Chinese minister
shook hands ceremoniously with all the
diplomats except the Japanese minister.
Low Prices for Paintings.
LONDON, Aug. 1L While most persons
are complaining that the prices of every
thing are going up, the Royal Academicians
are dismayed by the low prices their works
are bringing this year. There Is a long ar
ray of canvases In the Burlington House
exhibit, from which artists have parted
company for as low as 10 guineas, and
many other works, deemed of merit suf
ficient for the Royal Academy, went for
i and M guineas. The highest price re
corded was for Frederick Verner's "Bison,"
Queen Margaret's Model.
LONDON, Aug. 11. Henry Labourchere
rays the model of Queen Margaret of Italy,
when she was a young woman, was Mrs.
G. P. Marsh, the wife of the then Ameri
can minister at Turin, and she grew really
to resemble Mrs. Marsh, "and is a perfect
copy of her In beaming graclousness of
manner and patient courtesy." Queen Mar
garet, he adds, studied at the legation with
a niece of Mrs. Marsh, who Invited the then
princess to do so because she was so much
Two Plays Presented to Mrs. Potter.
LONDON. Aug. U. Mrs. Brown Potter
appears to be a lucky woman. Not only
has Lady Meux presented her with a play
by Belasco. but Belasco himself gave her
as a parting gift the Australian rights to
"Madame Butterfly," a very suitable gift,
as Mrs. Potter is considering an offer from
James Williamson to star in Australia in
1W1. The Belasco play was written espe-
daily for her and will be produced In Lon
don. The first part is said to be as long
and as strong as "Zaza," but depicting
quite a different style of woman.
Ellhu Yale's Tomb.
LONDON, Aug. 11. The ancient parish
church at Wrexham, in whose church
yard the remains of Elihu Yale; the founder
of Yale University, are burled, is in the
hands of the restorer. Its tower was the
pattern the architect of the Parliament
houses used in designing the Victoria tower.
Many Americans make pilgrimages to
Yale's tomb and 3,000 of the 8,000 re
quired to restore the church is understood
to have been contributed by Yale gradu
ates. Shah of Persia Leaves Paris.
PARIS, Aug. 11. The official visit of the
Shah of Persia to Paris ended this morn
ing. Accompanied by President Loubet
and M. Delcasse, the minister of foreign
affairs, his Majesty rode to the railway
station surrounded by an escort of cavalry,
and started for Ostend.
The Spanish Cabinet has approved the
extradition convention between Spain and
the United States.
Americans in unusual numbers are taking
out passports at the embassy in Berlin,
owing to the present rigid requirement of
the Berlin police.
The Bavarian government has issued a
decree providing a suitable celebration of
the German Emperor's birthday, by dis
playing the German flag by the side of the
The semi-official German Milltalr Wochen
blatt contains a flattering comment on the
official United States work on the civil war,
saying: "No European nation ever issued
such a work."
M. Lockroy, the former French minister
of marine." has been accorded an unusual
mark of German imperial favor, receiving
permission to visit Germany and investi
gate its navy organization, and especially
the manner in which the navy increase is
The Berlin police have authorized the
carrying out of the Liebknecht funeral
plans for to-day. The procession will con
tain three bands of music, and probably
cbout eighty thousand persons will par
ticipate through the whole city. But It is
specified that there must be no display of
Tht preparations are almost complete for
the pilgrimage of the Roman Catholic no
bility and clergy of England to Rome dur
ing October. The Duke of Norfolk and
Cardinal Vaughan will take part in it.
Church periodicals believe the Pope will
take the opportunity to make an impor
tant announcement in connection with the
TOR RAISING GREENBACKS.
Tvro Young: Men and a Woman Ar
rested In Chicago.
CHICAGO, Aug. 11. Two young men and
a young woman have been arrested in this
city by Captain Porter, of the government
secret service, and city detectives on
charges of raising and passing greenbacks.
The men are charged with raising the bills,
the woman, In some cases, with passing
them. Those arrested are: Thomas Kelly,
alias Jones, 363 Grand avenue, a printer,
eighteen years old; Axel Marx, S65 Grand
avenue, aged nineteen years: Winifred
Marx, aged nineteen years, wife of Axel
Marx. Tne flat at 3tö Grand, avenue was
raided, and the outfits found there were
confiscated. Some of the raised bills were
found on one of the men. The other was
caught in the act of passing a $2 note that
had been raised to $10. Captain Porter as
serts that the gang has worked In nearly
every city of consequence in the United
States. The way the notes had been raised
was exceedingly clever, and only an expert
could tell that they had been tampered
A REFORM IN LETTER "WRITING.
Too Much Time Is Wasted In Begin
ning: and Ending: Letters.
The American people prides Itself on be
ing in all things, intensely practical and
alert. A review of the mechanical inven
tions placed to the credit of this country
shows that in almost every instance the
aim of the inventors has been to save time
and labor and, therefore, money. Our
quickness in business methods is the won
der and despair of the rest of the world.
This, we assume, is granted even by our
Why, then, do we cling with tenacious
conservatism to a system of commercial
correspondence that is wasteful of time,
energy and money, and productive of abso
lutely no good result? We do, however,
and the custom to which reference is made
is none other than the use of "Dear Sir,"
at the beginning of a letter and "Yours
very truly," at its conclusion.
These phrases are admittedly absolutely
meaninglyless. They are "soft words," and
"they butter no parsnips." Little by little
the forms of address have been condensed
until such old-school phrases as "My Dear
and Respected Sir" and "Your humble and
obedient servant are obsolete. Why not
continue the good work and "reform it al
together?" Why not adopt the following
sensible, straightawaj, business-like form:
"JOHN SMITH & CO.:
"We wish to order, etc.
"T. BROWN & CO."
That Is what j-ou mean. Why not say it
If the words criticised as superfluous
meant anything a-, all. if they softened any
asperities or created any more cordial rela
tions between mercantile houses, they
might be excused or even commended. But,
as a matter of practice, they are attached
to "duns." to reproofs, to complaints, to
every form of communication, and they are
as thoroughly worthless as a campaign
button on a cigar-store Indian.
It is pathetically true that the average
"reform" is usually productive of confusion
or extra labor. But It is insistently urged
that the omissions advocated above are not
open to any fair criticism. Now, if one or
two leading houses with voluminous corre
spondence should come out squarelv in
favor of this idea and put it Into immediate
execution it would not be one year before
there would be a general revolt against this
time-squandering, old-fogy formalism, and
all hands would be benefited.
No Word Wasted.
There is a little settlement of New Hamp
shire folks down In Kiowa county. Among
other things, they brought with them the
New Hampshire aversion to using any
more words In conversation than is abso
lutely necessary. Two of them met on the
road recently and indulged in the follow
"What'd you give your horse for hots?"
A few days later the men met again, and
here's the way a hard-luck story was told
in a mighty few words:
"What'd you say you gave your horse for
Washington and Pennsylvania Streets.
This Week's Sped als
At Before Inventory Prices
Men's $25 and $22.50 Suits for ..$15.75
S20 and $18 Suits for $12,75
$15 and $12.50 Suits for $9.75
$10 and $7.50 Suits for $5.50
Men's fancy Flannel Coat and Pants Belts to match $6.75
THE STRAW HAT SALE
39c for Hats worth up to SI. 69c for Hats worth up to $2. 98c for
Hats worth up to $3.50.
The Last Week of the Pants Sale.
Special Prices in Men's Furnishings This Week.
The Second Week
Further reductions have been made on whole lots left from last week's
specials. A few specials picked at random from our Midsummer Sale.
f -U pmw Choice of Tailor Suits worth up to S2S..V). In this lot you will find
V Ji. mm m 3 all colors and good shapes. Many are sillc lined.
ftt -ft P" have some ten or twelve fine, Mlk-llned Tailor Suits, in fine
jr JLC5lVJ Cheviots. Homespuns and .Broadcloths. Your choice for this ex
tremely low price. They were 0 to $45.
Ohh We have some twenty suits left at this price, in different colors and
ipIfcP3 shapes. If your size is here you get a real bargain, for they are worth
fis mm gg For Spring-weight Jackets, the kind you need for traveling and coxl
fiLV-F V-F evenings. Many good colors. Actual values, $7.50 and $H.75.
fflL For a pure mill-shrunk Linen Skirt, They arc of the $3.50 kind.
CHIDT WA !CT What we have left in Colored Shirt Waist we have bunched
tD Iii t 1 VYAl 1 in three lots, and you can take your pick of what we have
left at 23o, 40o and 70o. They are worth one to three dollars.
EVIDENCE IN THE POWERS CASE IS
Prosecution Secures a Couple of "Wit
Dessen Who Contradict the Tes
timony of the Defendant.
WHY ONE MAN WAS ASHAMED
HE HAD SHAKEN HANDS WITH POW
ERS BEFORE REALIZING IT.
Sluch Still fade of Golden' Testimony
Calling of the Military Re
buttal Not Completed.
'GEORGETOWN, Ky.. Aug. 11. The
prosecution did not conclude its testimony
In rebuttal this afternoon, but will do to
Monday, and the Indications are that the
Jury will be taken to Frankfort Tuesday.
A large number of witnesses were heard
to-day, most of them being introduced to
contradict testimony of witnesses for the
defense. The prosecution lays much store
by the testimony of two witnesses who
testified to seeing Caleb Powers with other
leaders of the mountain crowd on the even
ing of Jan. 25. The defendant himself had
testified that he was ill In his room all aft
ernoon. Several other witnesses will be In
troduced Monday to . further contradict
Powers on this point. A number of Frank
fort business men and citizens testified that
the talk of mob violence after the assas
sination of Governor Goebel existed only
In the minds of those In the executive
building, and there was no need of the
military. Among those who so testified
was Sheriff Suter, who said he swore in a
posse of a dozen citizens, and that it would
have been equal to the occasion had It not
been blocked by the actions of Adjutant
General Collier, who made the civil officials
subservient to Ihe military.
W. F. Grayot, assistant state auditor,
was the first witness, and produced the
books of the State auditor in response to
a subpoena duces tecum to show what
amount of the $100,000 reward appropriated
by the Legislature, had been expended In
search for and prosecutions of those ac
cused of the crime. The record showed
that In all $5,000 had been drawn. Mr.
Grayot also produced the record showing
that W. 11. Culton was paid his full salary
as a clerk in the auditor's oltice for De
cember and part of the month of January.
This was done to contradict ex-Auditor
Stone, who charged Culton with stealing
$1.000, and who stated that he dismissed
Culton and caused Auditor Sweeney to re
fuse to give him a clerkship.
D. I. Mayhew, of Knox county, sald he
saw Wharton Golden in the barbershop at
Uarboursvllle just before his confession.
Golden did not display a roll of money and
said nothing about going to get part of the
reward. A. L. Reed, an attorney of Laurel
county, corroborated the statements of the
witnesses who testified yesterday in regard
to the statement of James Sparks, county
attorney oi iaurei cuuniy, inai, on Jan.
28. to the effect that Goebel was to be killed
that day and that Governor Taylor would
pardon the assassin.
Lieutenant Julian Kersey, of the Frank
fort military company, testified in regard
to the movements of the militia. Frank
Kavanaugh. assistant State librarian, saw
Caleb Powers, in conversation with Charles
Finley and Wharton Golden on the after
noon of Jan. 25. the time Powers claims to
have been sick at the residence of Captain
Hon. J. C. Cantrlll further contradicted
the testimony of the liev. John Stamper,
who, on yesterday, had denied several
statements alleged to have been made by
him in regard to the truth of the confession
of his brother-in-law, Wharton Golden.
Mr. Cantrlll said Stamper did say that
Golden had told the truth, and also said in
substance the other things attributed to
Isaac Golden, brother of Wharton GoMen.
denied that Wharton Golden ever said that
there was " a hundred thousand dollars
reward fund afloat," and that l.e had got
a part of it.
Judge Sims, of the defense, attacked the
standing of the witness by asking him how
many times he had been Indicted. Tho
witness thought a moment and said he
guessed he had been Indicted at least a
dozen times. He had been indicted in the
fitat courts lot carrying concealed
Our salesmen are
11 shoemen. and
can urive you a
better fit than
dry roods clerk
in a department
It ia only com
mon tense that a
store that pot all
ita time to one
line can serve 700
better than a de
20 to 50
Reduction on any Tan Men's,
Ladies', Misses and Children's
Shoes or Slippers.
Special leader for Monday In our
Men's Department 1,200 pairs of Men's
Tan Russia. Calf and Vici Kid Shoes,
worth J3.M and $1.00 for
: f . :
TV oll "Onn rHv, RTinoa ni
$2.4S. Department stores get $3.00 for
them. We save you 62 cents.
22 to 28
E. Washington St.
Second Largest Shoe Store In the
Go to a hatter for
a hat. Go to a dry
g-oods store for
dry roods. Re
member, a Jack
of all trade ia
master of none.
. Every clerk or
And it to his ad
vantage to trade
at a store that
carries but one
weapons and for shooting and wounding,
and in the federal court for impersonating;
an ofiicer. "What became of these Indict
ments?" asked the lawyer.
"I beat them all," said the witness.
Joe Gobbin, grocer, and Emmett Holdi, a
saloon keeper, whose places of business ar
opposite the capitol grounds, said they
heard no talk of and saw no indications of
mob violence after the assassination of
Goebtl. J. W. ITougherty (coiorel), testi
fied that John Perkins, the colored Janitor
under Adjutant General Cnier. told him
that they wanted him to swear that ho
(Perkins) carried the orders to the soldiers
at the arsenal after the assassination. Ilm
said Terkins said: "I did not carry th
orders and don't know anything about it
and don't Intend to swear any such thing."
Serjeant-at-arms of the House Percy
Haley said: "I met Powers hnt In Janu
ary. He Introduced himself to me. and be
fore I realized what I was doing I shook
hands with him. 1 was ashamed of thl as
soon as I shook hands with him. for 1
knew ho and Finley were at the head of
that thing of bringing these mountain men
Witness corroborated the testimony of
Kavanaph as to seeing Powers on the
State Capitol grounds the afternoon of Jan.
Win Miller, of Barboursville, said Whar
ton Golden did not say in his barber shop
In March: "There Is a $1'W) reward fund
afloat, and I have been into It." ' Goldea
said nothing of the kind. Witness never
raw him display any bills.
Fred Gordon, member of the Frankfort
tire department, Raid: "I did not take a
gun and go to the Ftatehouse Immediately
after Got-bel was shot, as George Ulmes,
of the defense, testified. I was ten mllca
out In the country at that time, and did
not know of the bhooting till late that eft
ernoon." The attorneys for the- prosecution with
drew for a consultation at 3:15 p. m.. and
fifteen minutes later they reappeared in
the courtroom. Common wealth's Attorney
Franklin nvide a statement in which ha
raid the prosecution had hoied to conclude
Its rebuttal testimony to-day. but that
some new minor features had been Injected
into the case, upon which the State desired
to Inttoduce more proof, and he at-ked an
adjournment till Monday for that purpose.
He said the evidence for the State would
all be In by noon Monday. The court
granted the Indulgence.