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The TIMES' cir THE WEATHER 296.703 tmt. culation last weak Talr; no change Jn temperature; northerly winds, becoming variable. was w v THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. VOL. m. NO. 1,0 S 9 WAsniOTOisr, Thursday, march li, isot eight pages ONE CENT BESIEGED MOSLEMS SAVED Troops of the Powers Assist Tliem Out of Kaudamos. CRETANS ALLOWED THEM TO GO -"Wild Excitement "When They Marched Out Losses During the Siege Allied Admirals Express Regret for Allowing Turks to Fire on Cretans. London, March 10. The Dally News to morrow will publish a dispatch from Canon Baying that the Mussulmans who Had been .besiege.! at K-nndamob and who have ar rived at Canea, ere conveyed there oil board the Italian transrt Trinaciia, and that another vcel is expensed to anive Ehortly with more refugees. 1 he force which relieed the bttleauied inhabitants of Kandamob also ashibted 112 soldiers who were besieged in the Epaniako block house. 'J lie dispatch alto says that the arrival of the Xrinlcia, with her load of refugees, has created a deep impression in Cunci. One of the chief bejs says it is impofesi ble to express the gratitude felt by the Moslem toward England. The Daily Xcwu correspondent relates the story of the rescue of the beleagueied residents at ICandamos upon ttie authority or the officers of the Trinicia, the Turkish governor at Knndamos and others. Ills account sajs the utmost credit is due to Sir A. Billoitto, the British consul at Canoa, who managed the entire affair personally. Without him, the correspondent says, the besieged people could never have es caped. In the first inst '. ee he went alone to Kandamob after conferring with thi Cretan leaders, who expressed doubt of their ability to control their followers The place was sunojnded by 7,000 Cretans, who kept up a ctntinuous fusil lade, which was sometimes replied to by a light fire. Consul Eilluitto entered the the town and remained until nightfall, when, having become convinced of the ab solute necessity of cmploing a lorce of Euiopeans to effect the lelease of the be lcagured ones, lie letunied to Selino, from which place he started on l.isieturn down to Kandamos with a jcice of 2C0 Eiitish, 100 Austrians, IcO Hustians, and C5 Ital ians, with four guns. This force was commanded by tiie captain of the Biitibh warship RoJuey. Upon arriving at Kandamos the troops remained upon the outskiits, while the consul entered the town to arrange for the sortie Some delay occuired owing to a lack of beasts of burden. The Cretans bad ceased their firing, and consented that the Moslem soldiers should retain their arms, but when the hitter emerged and a start was made Tor Selino a scene of the wildest confusion and oae of great danger took place The horde of Cretan Insurgents surroundedd the refuges and, wherevei agapocciirrediiitlieescort, would dash in and tear their weapons from the Baslii Uazouks and &iavc!i Unbundles which many of the women and children canied It was with the utmost difficulty th.it the Moslems were prevented from firing on the insurgents, and thus bringing ulxiut a horrible slaughter. During the confusion one girl was kidnaped by the Cretans. The insurgents followed the refugees, pressing in upon their column, as far as Epaniako, where there is a gorge which was blocked by the escort after the refugees had passed. This prevented the Cretans from advancing further. The embarkation on board the Trinacria began at 5 o'clock in the evening and ended at 9 o'clock. After sunset tin Cretans at Selino began to make hostile demonstiations towards the Moslems, and several shots were fired and several houses were burned. "With a view to putting a stop to these manifestations the warships fired several shots in the air.and also fired one or their guns. The governor of Kandamo says that when the people in the town were re lieved by the Europeans there were ouly seven boxes of rifle cartridges left and that the gun ammunition was completely exhausted Tnirteen persons had been killed and twenty-nine wounded since March 6. There was neither bread nor rice in the town, but there was a plenti ful supply of meat. Had there been a sufficient amount of bread and ammuni tion, the governor declares, the inhabi tants of the town and the garrison would have been able to resist the insurgents for a year. Alter the rescued Moslems boarded the Trinicia the arms which they had were removed to the Rodney. The correspondent sayb the refugees are rapidly debarking at Canea, and that the Trinicia will return to Selino for moie. The government is supplying tents for the poorest. A few have houses here, but a majority or them arc utterly ruined, and many have been made Invalids. The captain of the warship Rodney has reported t hat the chiers of the insurgents "Who surrounded Kandamos, attempted to compel their followers to keep the promise given that the Moslem soldiers should lecp their arms, but were not always fthle to do so. ADMIRALS KXPRKSSED REGRET. Sorry They Allowed Turks to Fire on Cretans. London, Mnrch 10. The Daily News to morrow will publish a dispatch from Canea, saying that the British, French and Italian admirals landed this after noon and held a conference with the in surgent leaders at Akrotiri. They ex pressed regret that the v allowed the Turk ish warships and troops to fire upon the Insurgents during the picvlous day's fight ing, believing then that the insurgents were the aggressors. Since then, they eaid, they bad learned that it was the Bash'-Barouks who provoked the conflict. In the course of the interview, the dis patch says, it transpired that the Cretans bnd not received the admirals' warning previous to the bombardment of February 21, and that they were unaware also of the promise of autonomy for Crete or the offer of the surgeons, which communica tions were Intrusted to Commander Rein eck, of the Greek warship Hydra. SIXTY THOUSAND STRONG. The Greek Trends Moused on the Turkish Frontier. London, March 10. The Daily Chronicle will publish tomorrow a dispatch from Athens saying that Greece has 00,000 troops on the frontier, and that the Turk ish and Greek outposts are very close to gether In places. For instauce, at Arta the Turks hold one end of a bridge and the Greeks the other. A Greek general recently while inspect ing-the frontier accidentally entered Turk ish territory and was captured by the Ottoman patrol, but wab eventually rescued by his troops. NEW REGIME IN CRETE. Active Negotiations to Effect One Have Been Opened. Paris, March 10. The Temps publishes the announcement that active negotiations have been opened with a view to the or ganization of a new regime In Crete, and intimates that the French government is especially concerned in the giving of a satisfactory reality to the scheme for an autonomous administration of the affairs of the island. sympathy for crete. Nebraska Senators Applaud King George in Ills Unequal Struggle. Lincoln, Neb., March 10. In the senate today Ransom of Douglas offered the fol lowing resolution, which was unanimously adopted: 'Whereas the kingdom of Greece is engaged In a struggle with nil the great powers of Europe to emancipate the island of Crete from the dominion or the Turkish empire, therefore be it "Resolved, That we express our sym pathy with Crete in its aspirations for freedom, and we applaud the heroic en deavors of King George, of Greece, in his position to the powers to preserve Cretan liberty. SHORT OF PROVISIONS. Col. Vnssos' Army Suld to Be in Need of Supplies. London, March 10. The Standard will toaionow publish a dltpatch fioni Canea saying that it is runoicd there that the Greek army or occupation, under command of Col. Vassos, are bliort of provisions, their supplies of eatables consisting only of blbcuits and oranges. COST OF MOBILIZING THE ARMY. Athens Papers Claim the Govern ment Is Quite Able to Stand It. London, March 10. The correspondent of the Times at Athens criticises in a very unlavorable manner the financial aspects, of the mobilization of the Greek troops and calls attention to the fact that the cost when, in lfeSu-'SG, the government of M. Tricmipis mobilized the troops of Greece was 125,000,000 drachmas. This expenditure, the correspondent says, entailed the reintroduction of a forced currency, which had a disnbtrous effect upon the economic situation ol the king dom. The Athens Froia asserts that the na tional exchequer Is abundantly able to rreet all the extraordinary expenses from ttte ordinary revenue, owing to the "fore thought of the government.'' The Times correspondent criticises this assertion lif remarking: "The budget in which such economies are shown is not specified. It is thought, however," the correspondent adds, "that the sympathy of England ami France will prevent any co ercive measures from being taken against Greece." FLOODS CAUSE A WRECK Louisville ami Nashville Train Goes Down an Embankment. Five Persons Killed and Two In jured Ind'aim Roadbeds Dam aged One Million Dollars. Evansvlllc, Ind., March 10. The Louis ville 'and Nashville limited train, south bound from Chicago, was wrecked this morning at 123:0 o'clock, at a point one mile south of Hazclton, Ind., and thirty seven miles north of Evansville, on the Evansville and Terrr Haute road. Five men v. ere killed and two senously injured, as follows: Killed II ERJ3ERT ALELN, Evansville. head jan itor of the state house; caught in the smok ing car and drowned. JOSEPH BOLEMAX, or Evansville, loco motive fireman. .1 OILS' SEAItS.orTerre Haute, conductor. Two unknown men. Injured Brakeman Haurson, of Evansville. J. B. Henderson, brother or ex-State Auditor Henderson. Both men arc seriously Injured, but they will recover. The accident was the result or the heavy rains in southern Indiana since Saturday. White River, near Hazel ton, overflowed, and the backwater washed out the tracks of the Terre Haute. Trains V'ere running on slow orders as the road lied was known to be In a bad condition. When the "cannon ball" train reached the fill this morning the emHankment sud denly gave way and the engine and bag gage car, and part of the smoker dropped into about bix feet of water. The engine turned over, hut the baggage car remained upright. The smoker hung over the end of the track. The sleeper remained on the track. Engineer John McCutchan escaped death by jumping, but; his fireman, Balemau, was caught in the cab and drowned. Conductor Sears, Brakeman Baldwin, Allen, and two unknown men were in the smoker. Haurseu was near the door. When the baggage ear went down, the jar threw him against a seat, injuring one-of his legs. He crawled out the door and swam a considerable distance to reach land. Henderson was also Injured by being thiown against a seat. Wrecking trains were sent immediately to the scene, but the railroad officials are unable to state when traffic will be. re sumed. The passengers not injured aie expected to arrive here early in the morn ing. Sberitf Covert and wife, Miss AJa Ragon, State Senator Leich and wife, Representatives Kratz and Peckinbaugh, of this city.-vvere in the party. They were in the sleeper of the wiecked train. Su perintendent Corbctt, vho is at Hazelton, telegraphed President Barlow late this afternoon thattlierewas no doubt that but five perbons werein the smoker at the time of the accident. A telephone message from Hazelton says that another crevasse has appeared be tween White River bridge and the one where the train was "wrecked. It is spreading rapidly, and the damage to the roadbed will be very serious. It is re ported that an overcoat marked J. T. Phillips was found floating on the water near the wreck. The damage to the roadbeds of the Evansville and Terre Haute, and the Evans ivlle and Indianapolis, by the recent rains and floods to date iB estimated at SL000-0Q0. SENATOR IK PLUS The National Chairman Said to Have the Presiileuti.il Bee. BUILDING FOR TIIE FUTURE The Preliminary Sklimlsh of 1808 Must Bo "Won to Make More Cer tain a Victory in the Great Battle of tho Initial Year of the Twen tieth Century. The action of the Republican National executive committee on Monday night last in passing a lesolutlon to continue the headquarters here, and keap them in active operation, has more significance than was made to appear upon the bur face, by the mere announcement that it met to accept the resignation of Cornelius N. Bliss as treasurer, and the election of .Mr. Cumlon of New York as hib suc cessor. Senator Mark A. Banna, as ib well known, is practically the committee. In the last campaign, his personality bo domi nated the attains or that organization that all the other membeis were dwarfed Into mere pigmies. It will not be long until William McKinley Osborne, cousin 'of I lie President and secretary or the com mittee, will resign, as he Is to be ap pointed consul general to London. The new secretary will be Col. BIck. of Ohio, who has for the past four months been ''regarded as Mated for Fourth As sistant Postmaster General. When he was practically agreed upon as the "heads man" of the .administration, Mr. Banna had not then made up his mind to con tinuc active headquarters of the nnti-i:;il committee. The salary of secretary of the committee will be larger than that attached to the office or Fourth As sistant Postmaster General; thercToi" Je will -be better provided for than ir he were assigned to the l'obtofficc Depart ment. Seuator Hanna Is a new man at the rolitlcal wheel. Bis rise has been, in a measure, phenomenal. Five jeaib ago he was unknown In a political sense outside of the State of Ohio. Today he is the abfolute master or the political organiza t'on, so fcir nb concerns the management; or the party's affairs of the nation. Sen ator Haunn'b political enemies commend him for his poweis as a i olltical organizer, ana rather envy him, instead of attempt ing to detract from his well-earned laurels. That Senator Hanna fl ambitious Is to bis credit, and tl ose who lave his confi dence say he is not unmindful of the possibilities of a great political future u liich can be more easily grasped b a man suno.inded, as he is, with wealth and rower. In brier. Senator Banna alieady has the Presidential bee humming in his homier While no one ciuestions his loyalty to Pres ident McKluley, he knows the slender thread by which even the political for tunes of a Fiesldent may hang, and upon that mav b laid the foundation for Sen ator Banna's ambition. With i nntlonnl committee whose hca I quarters are under the very coinlce of the Senate chamber, and Senator Hanna in dally contact with its work, it can readily be seen that he can have an influence upon the workers of the party throughout the country which. In the very nature of things, cannot result otherwise than redounding to the credit and fame of the chairman of the committee. It is Senator Banna's intention, if pos sible, to so strengthen the partyin its weak spots as to make it impregnable against the attacks of the enemy in 1S9S and 1000. He proposes to work to that end, which will assure the next Congress to be Republican in its majority. With this preliminary battle won, he believes the one to be fought two years later will be victorious for his party and the cards of the game or politics maybe so shuffled as to make him the candidate. It Is a game bold in its conception, but btranger things than these have hap pened, and men have risen to tin: topmost pinnacle of fame in a single night. It has not been customary Tor the com mittee of either parties to continue In active existence during the interim or elections, and the plan adopted by Senator Hanna means more than can be told in many columns or a newspaper. It means one thing at least, and that Is, the party Is to have the most perrect organization in its history, and that in Senator Hannu's opinion will make victory that much more certain in 1808 and 1900, no matter who may be the candidate or the party ia the first, year or the next, century. TERRIBLE DISASTER AT SEA. Over One Hundred Persons Drowned in Unitang Straits. Vancouver, B. C, March 10. According to advices brought by the Empress of India, which arrived this morning from the Orient, a terrible accident, happened Sat urday, January 23, to a boat crossing the Haitang Straits from Maikao. She had 108 passengers on board, and when not far froiritheBaltang shore sank from being overloaded. One hundred and four persons were drowned, among whom were three children, a son and two daughters, of the chief pastor of the American Methodist Church in Haitang. MR. BRYAN IN NASHVILLE. Ho Is the Recipient of Mnny Social Attentions. Nashville, Tenn., March 10. Hon. W. J. Bryan'b visit to Nashville was the cause of a second ovation to the great Democratic leader. Be is hero today as the guest or the woman's board or the Tennessee Centen nial. A series or elabqrate social func tions occupied his time from noon until night. At fl o'clock he addressed 8,000 people in the Tabernacle. The proceeds were devoted to the Woman's building. Tomorrow lie will be a guest of the Tennessee legislature and will address that body at 10 o'clock In "the morning. Be will also be the recipient of addi tional social honors. More Men for Cuba. Jacksonville, Fla., Marclrt 0. Geu.Einilio Nunez has returned to Jacksonville. Be left with a body of Cubans for Pensacola, Fla., a short time ago, where an expe dition was reported as being on foot. Mantels, Any Size, S1.00 Apiece. LiUjcy & Co., 6th st. and N. Y. ave. HIS t President HOW SGGYBL WAS RELEASED The State Department Gave Him Xo Assistance. Minister De Lome Interceded in His Behalf as an "Act of Mercy, Not of Justice." It was learned thntr;the release of the newspaper man, Sylgst$r Scovel, by the Spanish authorities, wis' secured through private repi dentations, and not by any application by the United States, either through Secretary Sherman or Secretary OIncy. Soon after Scovcl's arrest, Mr. TValter J. Mullins, his brother-in-law, and Mr. John McSweeney or vWoosler, Ohio, his attorney, came here to solicit the Inter vention of the Go eminent in his behalf. Secretary OIncy declined to take any steps in the matter, for the reason that Scovel had once been expelled from Cuba and had returned to the island in iolation or his parole, under a rjilsc name and a raise passport. Mr- S'covel's relaties then sought the good offices of the Span ish minister, who promised to use his er rorts to secure Scovel'b release uixm cer tain conditions, which weVe: First, that It should be regarded as'a personal and not a diplomatic matter, so that it might not be used as a precedent in the future; second, that the newspaper agitation in regard to Scovcl's arrest should bu stopped, and third, that Scovel 's father should make an appeal to the government of Spain for Scovcl's release as an act of mercy and not as an act of justice. Mr. Scovcl's relatives accepted these conditions, and have done their best to carry them out. The Rev. Mr. Scovel, who is president of Wooster University, sent a very eloquent appeal on behalf or his son, which Mr. Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish Minister, indorsed, with a recommenda tion for the young man'sitnmediate release without trial, and forwarded it to tho Spanish authorities. Theie has been con siderable correspondence on the subject between Madrid, Havana, and the Spanish legation in Washington, but the inter vention of the Department of State has nover been exercised or requested since the original interview between Mr. Scovcl's relatives and Secretary OIncy. Want Scovel to Return Home. Wooster, O., March 10. The parents of Sylvester Scovel, with great joy heard of his release from prison. Rev. Mr. Scovel, acting on advices from New York, cabled -its son begging him to leave Cuba at once. Dny Fixed for Wilson's Installation. Lexington, Va., March 10. The commit tee of arrangements of the faculty and trustees or "Washington and Lee University decided on September 11 as the day for the installation of President-elect William L. Wilson. SPECIAL this week Elgin butter, 27c pound: eggs, 12 l-2c; cheese, 17c. Gib bons, Center, Riggs and K Street Markets. VERY BUSY McKinley: "I'll see you later, gentlemen." A RAILROAD WAR SETTLED It Lasted Eleven Years and Cos a Million Dollars. A Prolonged Contest Between the Vnnderbllt and Pennsylvania Railroad Interests Terminated. New York, March 10. A railroad war, lasting eleven years, and costing over a million dollars, was ended today by the completion of the New Jersey Junction Railroad, a short connecting road which will furnish direct communication between the West Shore, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, Erie and New York, Sus quehanna and Western Railroads, on the north of the Pennsylvania system, and the Lehigh Valley, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Baltimore and Ohio, and Phila deljihia and Reading, on the south. The New Jersey Junction Railroad was organized to join a spur of the West Shore with the National Docks Railroad by means of a tunnel under the Pennsyl vania Road at Point of Rocks, back of Jersey City, and provide a cheap and quick method of transferring passenger and freight cais between the btveral lineb that terminate in Jeisey City. The road was backed by the Vanderbllt and Standard Oil interests and opposed "by the Penn sylvania. The Pennsylvania people moved their roundhouses to the Point or Rocks, put up office buildings and lowered the level of Its storage yards in order to block the proposed tunnel. They fought the matter in the courts, and put gangs of men at work dumping rocks in the tunuel. The opposition ended only when Chan cellor McGill threatened contempt pro ceedings. Tho new road will do away with the old sjbtem of transferring freight cars by floats on the river, and facilitate pas senger business. The road will begin oper ations next week. To nelp Build a Railroad. Jackson, Miss., March 10. The State land commissioner today received from the United States land office at Washington a certified list of 27,325 acies of land of which patents are to be issjed to the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad. In June last patents were Issued to 108,000 acres, aud 10,000 acres yet remained to be listed by the Washington authorities. These pat ents are to every alternate section withla si" miles of the Gulf and Ship Island road, and issued to aid in its construction through the vast yellow f,orest of South Missistippi, fifty miles of which are now in operation from the Gulf to Hattiesburg, due north. Deaths of a Day. Mrs. Cora Stuart Wheeler, a well-known literary woman, at Boston, yesterday. Frederick Solomon,-a distinguished Union general In the war of the rebellion, at SaltrLake, Utah, on .Monday, aged seventy one years. Blinds, Any Sifce, SI a Pair. Libbey & Co., 6th st- and N. Y. ave. DAY EX-SENATOR DOLPH DEAD He Passes Away at His Home in Portland. Elected Twice to the Senate and Defeated the Third Time by a Scratch. Portland Ore., March 10. Ex-United States Senator Joseph N. Dolph died at 11 o'clock this morning. Joseph N. Dolph was born in Tompkins (now Schuyler) county, New York, Octo ber 19, 1835. He received a common school education, and for a time attended the Genesee Wcsleyan Seminary at Lima, N. Y. After arriving at the age of eight een years, lie taught school a portion or each year while acquiring an educa tion. Be studied law with Bon. Jere miah McGulrc at Bavana, N. Y., and was admitted to the bar or that State in 1S01. In 1SU2 he enlistfd In Capt. M. Craw lord's company, known as the Oregon Escort, raised under an not or Congress ror the purpose of protecting the emigra tion of that year to the Pacific coast against hostile Indians ciossing the plains, filling the position of orderly sergeant. He settle J in Oregon, in October, 1802. In 1S6-4 he was elected city attorney of the city of Portland, and the same year was appointed by President Lincoln, dis trict attorney for the district of Oregon, and held both positions uutil he resigned them to take his beat in the State senate of Oregon. Be was a member or the State senate in 1S6G, 'OS, '72, and '7-1. Be was elected to the United States Sen ate, and took his scat March 3, 1SS3, and re-elected In 1SS9. Senator Dolph confidently expected to be re-elected at the cIoe of his last term. He received the caucus nomination of las party, and he received more than the number of votes necessary to elect on the ballot taken by the houses of the legislature separately. In tho twenty-four hours intervening be fore the Joint session met, a break wa-s organized, and Senator Dolph could only muster up foity-four votes, or two less than a majority. His followers stood by him for many days, bit finally fell away, and a combination was effected whereby G. W. MoBride was returned m his place. Senator Dolph had a logical mind and a strong character. ' Telegraphic Brevities. Fire slatted in the Grand Union Betel at Atlantic City jesterday morning, and before it was extinguished S3.000 damage resulted. The origin is nnknrwn. William II. Beaton, ex-commissioner r.f King county, Wash., has been arrested on a charge of embezzlement of county funds. It is claimed that his peculations: amount to about $20,000. joist Straight, Bright. Kiln-dried. Libbey & Co., Gth Et. and New York ave. Ivy Institute Business College, Mb and K. None better. S25 a year, day or night- BULE5 FOBJTHE BIG MILL Mixture of Marquis of Queens berry and London Prize Ring. REFEREE SILER IS PRECISE A Conference of the Principals May Be Necessary Before the Matter of Hnles I Finally Settled. Both Fighters Refuse to Dis cuss the Rules. Carson, Nev., March 10. The mest deli cate .subject in connection with the bis fight was broached today when ficferea George Siler submitted to Corbets andFltz simnions his interpretation of the Queens berry rules. Silor'a communication, whieh was in the nature of a formal letter, waa cot received with manifestations of Joy ac either camp. The big fellowi read their letters thoughtrully. and reserved judg ment. If Siler had any doubts as U tha propriety or Ms action in outHaing Ma views at this time, they mest be dissi pated cow. The fighters coHld never Have agreed upon the rules after entering the ring. Each man appear to be playing 'possum just novs; and waitfng- fer the other to commit hiiuseir. It is nt hu wise, however, to predu tthat a ccneieeca between Siler, Stuart aBd the representa tives or the principals will be necessarT before the matter or rules in finally stt tled. Mr. Siler sletter, which wa.s- banded t the pugilists shortly after noon, read ax follows; Carson City, Nev., March 10. To Jamei J Corbctt, Esq., and Robert FitzsiawaonSt Esq., Carson City. Nev.- Gfntlemen: Herewith I band you each the rules of the Marquis of Queensbury, under the provisions of which you are tc contest Tor the heavy-wtigbt cnampionstiip of the world in this city on Maret 17, 1SG7. Accompanying the rules are sohu suggestions and instructions. These ar Lased upon careful study, research, equity and Tairness. You are principals-to wkat will be the greatest contest of modern times. You bave both trained carefuHy aud assiduously The principals and peto Hc are alike engrossed to an extent never berore made manifest in a nke en coun ter. While it is, a deraiture ta give in structions to contestants in a battle lk this a week m advance of the meeting. I think that the importance of the affair warrants this move. I am confident t&aC you both want to win solely aad wholly on your merits. Neither of you can afford to have the slightest suspicion of doubt cloed the title which will belong to the vfctor. To that end I herewith band you the roles and certain interpretations under which, you are to battle: Rule 1 To be a fair, stand-up boxing match, in a twenty four, foot ring or as near that as practicable. Rule 2 No wrestling or huggiag alls wtal. Rule 3 The rounds to be of three mln ute; duration, and one minute time between rounds. Rule 4 If either man fall, through weak ness or otherwise, he nmss get up un assisted, ten seconds to be allowed hlra to do so, the other man meanwhile ta return to his corner; and when the fallen man is on his legs the round is to be re sumed and continued until the three min utes have expired. If one man foils to come to the scratch in the ten seconds allowed it shall be in the power of tho rferce to give his award in favor of tho other man. Rule 5 A man hanging on the ropes in a helpless state with his toes off tho ground shall be considered down- Rule G No seconds or any other perwn to be allowed in the ring during the rounds. Rule 7 Sroald the contest be stopped by any unavo dable Interference, the referea to name time and place, as fton as pos sible, for linishing the cciitest, so that: the match must be won or lost, unless tho backers of both men agree to draw the ftakes. Rule S The gloves to be-fair-sized box ing gloves of the best quality, and new. Rule 9 Should a glove berss or coma off, it must be repaired to the referee's satisfaction. Rule 10 One man on cne knee is con sidered iTown, and ir strucTc the man is entitled to the stakes. Rule 11 No slices or boots with springs allowed. Rule 12 The contest in all thcr respects, to be governed by the revised rules of tho London prize ling. The first three rules need noeonimenr, as they are plain,. simple, and understoad by almost everybody. Rule 4 , 1 owever. require some anal jsfa, a yornc of the points are often infecca strucd. The rule says: If either man falls, through weakness or otherwise, he msG get up, unassisted; ten seconds to be allowed hlra to do so, the other man meanwhile to return to his corner. This, of cours?, was intended to pre vent a man from standing over his fallen opponent. It probably never occurred to the framer of the rules that at times a man either falls or is knocked down In his opponent's corner. If, then, the man on bis feet retires to his corner, as the rules direct, he will be standing over his fallen opponent and doing just what tho. rule mean he shall not do. To avoid all disputes on this score, I wHl simply in struct you in case of a knock-down to retire at least ten feet fioni your fallen opponent, to give him an opportHBity to retire. Rule 12. which says: The conteis n all other respects to he governed by the re vised rules of the London prize ring, is, I consider, one or the mot important ef the twelve rules, and appears to he the 'joae of contention in almost every eimteat. 16 has been thrust on all referws, myself among tnein, to inquire or the principals whether they choose to hit in cHaehea with one arm free, and also on break aways. Invanably,the principals agree noe to hit in clinches, or on Iirck-way, bus they generally forget all alouS their agree ment and frequently violate it. This, Utea, causes not only their second, lmt the spectators to cry "Tour every time a blow is delivered in a clinch on pn a break away, and causes much trouble and argu ment. It also makes the dnties of a referce arduous and disagreeable. Fur thermore, it grjes the referee an oppor tunity to decide a contest on a technical foul, which is generally unsatisfactory to everylmdy concerned. Neither of you, I am sure, desire to win the coming contest on a technical foul, and to av.iid any such contingency thrash hitting in clinches with a free arm and in break-aways, I will rule; Tliat you to permitted to hit in clinches with cue arm Continued on Third Page.