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M li.kSi ~,,!! r 'l a P P ! 2-'" p ,; ce a " d privileges at Eioosltion building. Fifth and Oliva sts., or 'D 1 " lv ■n ' ■'■ ifr.).,, t.,.,, .1. a. filiOW", m ar-^ Bttrns ' FOR MAN Bruises, MUSTANG LINIMENT Rheumatism, AND BEAST. Stiffjoints. The Herald LOS ANGELES, FRIDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 28, 1894- FITZSIMMONS' CHALLENGE Champion Corbett Laughs It to Scorn. He Says Bob Is Entirely Too Ambitions. Fitz Must Do Some More Fighting Before Tackling Jim. Steve O'Donoell Ia Willing to Take Up the Gauntlet -Corbett Mnst Fight Flti or Else Forfeit the Championship. By the Associated Pres.. Lewistos, Me., Sept. 27.—Champion James J. Corbett, who appeared here tonight in Gentleman Jack, was made acquainted with the [act that Fitzsim mons has published a iormal challenge to fight. The chumpion read the letter aloud to Steve O'Donnell, and •»hen hs came to the place where the middle weight pledged bimßelf not to attempt • knock out, he remarked with laugh* ter: "Well, Steve, what do you think of that?" O'Donnell smiled. After he had finished reading, Corbett said: "Of course, I expected Fitzsimmons would do something of tbis sort, but he is too ambitious. I will attend to him when tbe proper time comes. "I don't propose to fight him," con tinued the champion, "until he has de feated someone worth mentioning. "What'e the use of my fighting a mid dleweight when there are plenty of men who can do him easily? He wants to skip oyer all the heavyweights and tackle me." "That's right, Jim," Baid O'Donnell. "You just say for me," O'Donnell added, "that I will make the proposi tion to spar Fitz in New York, that be makes to Jim, and if I don't prove that he ia out of hia class it will do for him to talk about meeting Jim." "Will you accept tbia challenge for a finish fight?" he was usltod. "You bet I will," Baid Steve, "and I can cover his money just aa soon as be wishes. In fact lam ooming out with a challenge for bim, and he oan get all the fight he wants without tackling Cor bett." BOB'S CHALLENGE. Fltzstmmone Makes Two Fair Proposi tions to unmeet 1 . Hani OT —rU- — t - ,JI -* -weight champion, Fi'zsiramons, tbis morning mailed tbo following letter to Corbett: Mr. James J. Corbett, Champion ot the World: Dkak Sib :—Atevery opportunity when my name haa been used in connection with a battle with you for tbe world's ohampionahip, you have eniieavored to belittle my claim for a light on the grounds, a ivou put it, that X am not in your elase or that you have not eeen the color of my money. I am very well aware of the fact that, although I have earned more money than you at fighting eince I have become middleweight cham pion, you can buy and aell me financial ly. No doubt your faculty foraaving ia better than mine. Therefore I hope a $10,000 aide bet will not stand aa a bar rier agaiuat aeeuring a match with you. Tba amount of money I shall pnt up has decided many of the championship con tests in the past, and I hope you will not refuse. When you aign for a $115,000 purse, Buch aa ia offered by the Olympic club at the present time, you will find my name attached without asking for the loeer'a end. In order to show my sincerity to the public at largo I will made you two propositions : First, that we engage the largeet hall in Now York city and give a boxing ex hibition of four rounds, aoientibo points only, for the benefit of the poor oi New York city. I will give you any pledge you may demand that I will not attempt to knock you out. In case competent judges decide I am not in your clasa co far as skill and science are concerned, I will never ask for a match with you again. Second, I ask to be allowed to formally challenge you to give me a chance to meet you to a finieb to decide the world's championship, aocordingto Mar quis of Queensherry rules. Iv order to again ahow my sincerity, I hereby depoait the aum of $10,000 as a side bet, with the privilege of iucreaeing it later on if my financial standing will allow. I moat respectfully call your at tention to the fact that I have alrem'.y Bifjhed articles to meet you before the Olympic «*Vn'h <-r * «25,000 puree, the winner o take all, and I trust yon will see your w.y »r to do likewise. Eeawectfuily yours, KoisEitt Fitzsimmons, Champion Middle-"vetght of America. THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Corbett Must Fight Fitzsimmons or Forfeit the Title. New Orleans, Sept. 27.—Ag Corbett wired that Fitzsimmons must defeat O'Donnell before he would meet the middleweight, President Sehell of the Olympic club haa determined to bring the affair to an issue at once. He will wait three daya for a reply, and if the same doea not materialize he will call a meeting of the board and a manifesto will be issued giving Corbett a reasona ble time to reply, Should he fail to agree to a meeting with Fitzsimmons, the club will announce tbe latter aa the champion of the world aud ready to hold the title against any and oil comers. The club claims the right to do this, aa the title waa won and lost in its arena. Tooth brushes. A complete line, and we sell thetn at 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 40 and 51) cts.. and guarantee every OrUßh. Lit tlehoy's pharmacy, Jill 8. Spring st. In all cases of dyspepsia, indigestion or constipation, tbe infallible cure io Dr. St. John's capsules, 25 cents a box, at Off & Vaughn's, druggists, Fourth and Spring streets. HAMLIN HOME AGAIN. Tha Assistant Secretary's Tonr of the I'acltlo Coast. Wasttikgton, Sspt. 27. — Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Hamlin has returned from the tour of the customs districts of the Pacifin const and a brief visit to the Pribylolf ialands. He stated the northwestern frontier was greatly in need of a more comprehensive police system. With ths very limited number of revenue officials available for this duty, itia comparatively an sasy matter to smuggle opium into the country, and no doubt many Chinese have been able to elude the officers and are now safely within our borders. Additional revenue nutters and a num ber of steam launches, he said, should be provided. Two revenue cutterß, he thinks, should be assigned to tbe duty of patrolling the Alaskan coast, to pre vent smuggling aud to enforce the law relating to salmon fishing. It waa a singular fact that many of the large canneries in Alaska employ Chinese la bor almost exclusively, and some of the natives had complained against this die crimination. A special agent of the department waa now looking into the salmon fiaheriee and would aoon make a report thereoft to the secretary. Secretary Hamlin visited all the Paci fic coast customs districts and stated he had discovered no glaring frauda, but he thought tbe good of tbe service de manded several changes, and in his opinion they would be made as soon aa he could prepare hia report and bring the matter to the attention of the sec retary. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. HOW IT GETS AND DISSEMINATES THE NEWS. Marvelons Growth of the Aaaoolatton and Improvement In Its Bervloe. The United Fraaa No Longer In It. Chicago, Sspt. 27.—At the regular quarterly meeting oi tha board oi direct ors oi the Associated Press, held here today, tbe committee on the state ol the association reported as follows: Tbe oommittee appointed by the board of directors to present to the board the actual present condition of the Associated Press, report that more than 400 newspapers are now receiving directly by telegraph the news report of the Associated Press. These newepa- rtara ara nf th" Auan«utad Proaa and BUDnHert -!•>• news direct ly uy agenta of the Associated Press, a large number of daily papers in addi tion get news through minor associa tions, procuring news from tbe organi zation. Since the reorganization of the Aaeooiated Picas, one year ago, 129 daily papers have given up the news service of the United Prosa and have became members of the Associated Press, and in the aame period of time not a Bingle paper having membership privileges in the Aieociated Press haa relinquished that newa service to accept service from any other newa association not in cloee and friendly relations with the Associ ated PreßS. The committee reports that the pres ent actual cash receipts each week in payment for the various deliveries of its news service are in excess nf the actual weekly expenses of the Associated Press, and in excess of the average weekly ex penses of the organization at the last annual meeting. The Associated Press has for the ex clusive nee of its news service today 1 s, - 581 miles of leased wires, extending from Bt. Johns, N. 8., on the east, to Portland, Ssn Francisco and San Diego ou the west, and from Duluth on the north to New Orleans, Galveston and San Antonio on the south. Tbe number of independent agents (correspondents) in the service of the Associated Press is 1569. The number in tbe eastern divis ion is 528, iv the central division 032, in tbe western division 400. In tbe south ern division the correspondents of the Southern Associated Press cover that territory. The number of telegraph operators in the service is 168. The average number of words transmitted over the day wires ie 16 000; the average number over the night wireß is 45,000. The approximate number of words in the telegraphic news gathered by the service throughout ths country is 28,000 per day. The committee finds that the Associ ated Press has maintained and improved at every point greet superiority in its service over ali competitors, and not only in domestic but also in foreign newß arrangements it stands far ahead of any previous record. It shows exclu sive contracts with the London Timet, prohibiting the legitimate use of news of that paper by any other American as sociation, and Bimilar exclusive con tracts with the chief and most impor tant news agencies of Europe—the Keuter of London, the Havas of France, and Wolie of Berlin, tbe three greatest agencies of Eugland, France and Ger many, which maintain correspondents in every important city in Europe, Al nca, Soutn America, Asia and Australia. The examination of the books of the assoc:ation sbow that its members have signed and pledged themselves to a guarantee fund of $550,000 to maintain the high character uf its news service and to meet any extraordinary contin gencies of expense. Uf this vast sum. not one single dollar has been demanded from any subscriber, nnd the entire sum remains in tbe account unused for any purpose, and available any minute for service. (Signatures): I. S. Carvalhoe, Now York World ; Frederick Driscoil. St. Paul Pioneer Press; 0. W. Knepp, St. Louie Republic; Clayton McMiohael, Philadel phia North American; Albert J. Barr, Pittsburg Post; J. 6, Scripps, Detroit Tribune; E. H. Perdue, Cleveland Leader and Cleveland News and Herald. Wong Couldn't Swim. Santa Rosa, Cal., Sept. 27.—Today the trial of George Ooniff, charged with hav.ng canned the death of a Chinese fisherman uiimed Woug Sing, in Feta luma, March 31st of the present year, began in the superior court. HILL STILL UNDECIDED. Will He Make the Race for Governor ? He Has Not Yet Accepted the Nomination. People All Over the Country Urging Him to Take It. It la Oonesded That He Weald Give Morton a Hot Itaoe Despite Mugwump Opposition. Political Notes. By the Associated Press. Albany, N. V., Sept. 27.—Senator Hill said regarding his nomination to night: "I have arrived at no decision as yet aa to tbia nomination. In fact, I have not been officially notified, and until I am I cannot Bay anything in the premises. I have hardly had time to think over the sensational events of yesterday." Mr. Hill has received hundreds of congratulatory telegrams from people all over the country. Some of them are in the form of petitions asking him not to decline the nomination, WILL HZ ACCEPT? New York, Sspt. 27.—An Albany dis patch cays: "The leading question to day, of course, is : "Will David B. Hill run for governor?" A decisive anawer wae expected from him last night, but his few remarks to the crowd which serenaded him last night did not settle the matter. No one ia sure from what be eaid whether ha will accept or decline the nomination tbat wae thrust upon bim at the laat minute. There Is also a great deal of doubt as to the course that will be taken by Juatice Gaynor, the nominee for judge of the court of ap peala. It is thought he will not make a final decision until be knows what Hill will do. It ia not doubted that congress man Lockwood will obey the wishes of the convention. In case either of the nominees decline to run, another con vention will not be necessary. Senator Murphy's resolution that tbe state com mittee have power to fill any vacancies on the ticket, covers thia point, A STRONG TICKET. HYttif nco. N. \L.anpl 27 XKe 8-. -gCrjßoCrj B o ruoi. contains an interview with Senator Saxton, the nominee for lieu tenant-governor on tbe Republican ticket, who is in Syracuse. Senator Saxton eaid he did not care to discuss the personnel of tbe Democratic ticket, hut added that he recgnized in each canditate elements of strength and ele ments of weakness. It was manifest to him, he declared, that the ticket was put up to fight with and tight for. "The men named are not dummies," he continued, "they are politicians. A wees- ago tbe Republicans named a ticket with which to win the November election, and nothing but a hotcampalgn can result from a meeting of the organ ized forces when tbe battle is really on. "Work will be just aa nsceasary in thia Republican year," Senator Saxton said, "aeever before." WILL NOT SLTrORT HILL. Washington, Sept. 27. —Franklin D. Locke, ens of tbs moat prominent law yers and Democrate in Buffalo, a great friend of Preaident Cleveland, and one of tho foremost meu at tbe Syra cuse convention, said in reference to Hill's nomination: "I will neither work nor vote for Sen ator Hill for governor. My indictment against him has two counts. First-I maintain that from March 4, 1893, he has done everything he could to harrass, annoy and obstruct the Democratic ad ministration. Second--! regard him as primarily responsible for tbe offense in the state of New York for which Judge Maynard waa tried add oonvicted last year." _ NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS. Tho Jtnmp Convention Stnla a March on tho Bryan Faction. Omn<i, Neb., Sept. 27-—The man agers of the "Rump" Democratic con vention, which met in the early hours o! this morning and nominated a full ticket in opposition to the ticket named by the Democratic state convention laat night, chartered a special train today, went to Lincoln, and filed with the secretary of state the certificates of nomination of tbeir tioket as tbe candi dates of the Democratic party of Nebras ka. Under the Auatralian ballot law there can only be one Democratic ticket voted for. and tho regular ticket will iiave to be filed by petition, unless the action of today is overruled by the courts. BUCKEYE REPUBLICANS. Governor McKuilay Op.oi the State Campaign In Ohio. Findlav, 0., Sept. 27. —Governor Mc» Kinley opened the state campaign here today, addressing an immense audience. He claimed Republican success was nec essary to prevent further tariff legisla tion by the Democrats and insure the return to prosperity. The declaration of the Democratic platform in favor of free coinage of silver, he declared, meant nothing and bound nobody. In the pro cession aud in store windows were shown pictures of Mciviniey with the in scription, "For President, 1800." Congressional Nominations. Cincinnati, Sjpt. 27.—The Repub licans of (tie F.rst congressional district nominated Charles P. Taft, to succeed Bellamy Storer. Tbe Second district nominated Jacob H. BroweM, to Bucceed Major Caldwell. Taft is proprietor oi the Cincinnati Times-Star. Kansas City, Sept. 27.—C01. Robert T. Van Horn was unanimously nomi nated for congresß by the R- ian convention of the Fifth y' <si met here today. > BAY CITY POLITICS. Nominations Made by tha Demoorata and Ksa-PsrlliSDl. San Francisco, Sepi. 27 —The Demo cratic municipal convention tonight nominated A. 0, Freeoe for pubiic ad ministrator; Dr. Alfred K. Blake for cor oner,; A. F. Benjamin, A.E. Fritz, Ken neth Williams, r, T. Patton and Wesley Reed, John A. Carroll and F. L. O'Con nor for tastiest ol the peace. The Non-Partisan munioipal conven tion was held touigbt. L. R. Ellert, Republican, was nominated for mayor hv acclamation, and M. C. Haley, Dem ocrat, for county clerk. The committee on judiciary reported the names of 0. T. Conian and Fin'.av Cook, Democrats, and id. M. Joachimson and Charles A. Low, Republicans, as nominees for po lice judges. For justices of tbe peace, A. T. Patton, Wesley Reed and W. W. MoNair, Democrats, aud J. E, Barry and G. E. Stoker, Republicans. Tbe Republican convention was not in session tonight. Barham on the Stump. Red Buff, Cel., Sept. 27.— J. A. Bar ham, Republican candidate for congress from the First district, addressed • large crowd here tonight, He declared him self in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver, against tbe Reilly funding bill, and against all foreign im migration of skilled and unskilled labor. He was not in favor ot government own ership of all the railroade, as it was im practicable. He Bpoke for an hour and a half, and was received with great enthusiasm. He was particularly anxiona that appropriations be made for dredging the Sacramento river. THE BRITONS LIKE HIM. CONGRESSMAN WILSON DINED IN LONDON. The Professor Discourses on the Bene fits or Fee* Trail*—Secretary of Agrtealture Morton See-* onda Hia Remarks. London, Sept. 27.—The dinner given by the chamber of commerce of London to Congressman W. L. Wilson took place at the Hotel Metropole tbia evening. About 70 guests were present, including J. Sterling Morton, secretary of agricul ture, end hia two sons, Congressman Strauss of New York, Sir Courtney E. Boyle, permanent secretary of the board of trade and a number of leading men in trade and commerce. United States Ambassador Bayard and James R. Roosevelt, aecretarv 9j JJjWteti amT>asay aent regrets. After acknowledging the honor con ferred upon bim and reciting the events of tbe long struggle to overthrow protec tion, Mr. Wi'Bon said: "All tbe people aaw our system was generating a boom of monopolists so powerful as to defy the law, and which used part of tbe wealth they drew from sharing in Ihe profits of protection, to increase their privileges, debauch elec tions and corrupt legislation. "I am quite sure our protective policy baa already served to promote the trade of other nationa; if continued it would atill further promote such trade and pre eminently your own. I stand before you a representative of those who are striv- ing for a freer commercial policy for the United States. I fear I cannot ask you to rejoice in its adoption, except as you may prefer principles to eoliiah advan tage. Protection has aeen our volun tary withdrawal from the seas and from the natural markets. Our proteotionista have been building delensea to keep you and other nationa from competing in onr home markets. The tariff reformers are breaking down these delensea. Let us compete in all the markets of the world. No: only ia our production ol common food products growing mors rapidly than our ccneamption, but we have today manufacturing plants which, urged to their full capacity, would in aix months fully meet our demaud for a year. "Ths nations of the world are grow ing more and more neighborly, and tbe manufacturing supremacy of the world must eventually pass to that nation which, having the largest supply, shall apply to it the largest intelligence and enterprise. "We are constantly confirmed in the belief that onr supply of materials is more exhauatless and more cheaply handled than that ol any other people, and if we continue to be underlings it is our own fault. "We are being rapidly aobered, though unappalled by the truth forced upon us, that of all human governments, a free government ia tbe most complex and difficult, and judging from the world's experience, tbe moat uncertain and Bhort-lived. ' Our institutions sre strong because they are deeply rooted in the past. It was for you and for us to show that while other nations have been great in war, commerce, science, etc., we can be great in all, and team tbe greatness of permanent freedom." Secretary Morton was the next speak er. Hesaid what Mr. Wilson bad stated was absolutely correct, and that the people of America had finally said adieu to the proiective system. Free trade had been used as a bogy with Americans, but at laat the farmers had recognized that free trade did not com pel trade anywhere, but simply permit ted an American citizen to trade whem ever it was most advantageous. Mr. Morton said: "We, as Americana, feel at home here," aud tbe remark was loudly cheered. Sir Courtney Boyle, toaßting Sir Al bert Eollitt, said they owed a debt of gratitude to Mr. Wilson and hia col leagues in cougresa, aud they hoped their action was not final. He declared their claim waa just; that they had changed the policy of America from a Harmful one to one benefiting not only themselves, but the commerce of the worid, Th* Ju.-v Disairr-ed. Carson, Nev., Sept. 27—The jury in ihe case oi tbe Carliu strikers held for obstructing the mails disagreed and were i;ed. They stood nine for acquit tal and three for convict.on. H. A. (Jel.'., 112 W. Third street, leads in fine tailuuag at moderate prices, c ulock woolens. PRICE FIVE CENTS. CHOPPING OFF OF HEADS. A Row Among Chinese Naval Officers. Responsibility for the Recent Defeat. Each Blames the Other for the Yala Kiver Disaster. Cowardloa Shown by Some of tha Cone* maid.n —Tha Ghlnaa* Navy In Tf o Condition to Pl c ht- N.wi of tha War. By th* AacflstM Frew. London, Sept. 27.—A dispatch from Shanghai dated today saye: The Chi nese naval officers now at Port Arthur and Tien Tain are squabbling among themselves as to the responsibility for the terrible Chinese loseea in tbe battle of the Vain river. A oourt of inquiry is silting, and already has found Cantain Kong of the Chinese warship Tei Yuen guilty of cowardice in the face of the enemy. Ha was condemned to be he headed, and it is believed that other officers will lose their heads. A telegram from the taotai at Port Arthur, received by the commandant at Wei Hai Wei, positively accuses the commander of the Chen Yuen of taking flight with his vessel before the battle, and at the first sight of the enemy's smoke. Admiral Ting, who remains at Port Arthur, haa also telegraphed to Wei Hai Wei, making grave chnrges against some of hia officers. The admiral de* clares that the Ping Yuen, tbe Kwang Ting and tha Chin Chung, together with four torpedo boats, were up the Yalu river when tbe battle commenced. There they remained until all the fight ing was over. They then sneaked out and made for Port Arthur. Two of these torpedo boats are still missing, THSY CAN NOT FIGHT. The Pall Mall Gazette thia afternoon published a letter from Shanghai, dated August 17th, saying the Chineae navy cannot fight becanse the ships have only about 12 rounds of ammunition per ship, the supply of ammunition having been sold, according to the Pall Mall Gazette correspondent, by the captains of the warehips. The correspondent adds that , one oi these commanders actually sold one of his ship's Armstrong guns and went to sea one gun short. JAPANESE REPULSES. A dispatch from Shanghai reports tbat tbe Japanese have been repulsed at both Anjn and Wiju, A dispatoh from Simla to the Times says tbat the English papers there are urging the rush of troopa lo Hong Kong and other treaty ports of India, as letters have been received reporting a danger ous anti-foreign feeling in those places. RECENT BATTLES. Washington, Sept. 27. —An official ol the Chinese legation said today inform ation from the viceroy at Tien Tsin re garding the fight at the mouth of the Yalu river was that it was a drawn battle. Regarding the Ping Yang land fight tbe Chineae admit defeat, but as details have been received. No official confirmation has bsen received by the minister of the degradation of Li Hung Chang by tbe depriratlon of his peacock feather and yellow jacket. It ia asserted even should such be tbe case the viceroy atill retains all the powere exerolaed by bim prior to hia degradation. THE TONG HAKS. Yokohama, Sept. 27.—TheToag Hsks, a powerful religious aect of Corean reb els, have attacked the Japanese troops at Takn, Southern Corea. Reinforce ments have been sent to the Japanese from Seoul. The Tong Haks constitute one of the moat powerful revolutionary elements in Corea. They ascribe tha precarloua condition of Corean trade and commerce to tbe preaence of foreigners. The Tong Haks early in the year undertook to rid Corea nf foreignsra, and threat ened the Japanese, aa well aa the people of other nationa. Last year, incited by the Tong Haks, 30,000 Coreans threat ened to march on the Corean capital and expel tbe foreigners therefrom. The movement was suppressed, but tbe feel ing whioh existed led to the disturbances which eventually brought about the war between China and Japan. RUSSIAN INFLUENCE. St. Peternberg, Sept. 27. —Th* Novo Vremya declares Russia is entitled to more influence than Great Britain in the settlement of the Corean question, bo-i cause the nature of the poaition of Cerea placea that country within the sphere ol Russian influence. NEWS FROM JAPAN. Advices per Steamship Abent the Orl* •ntal W»r. Vancouver, B. 0., Sept. 27. —The Era* press of India brings the fallowing nee/I from Japan: The Italian crniaer Piedmonte is now en ronte from Italy to Corea, and is one of tbe most, powerful in tbe navy. An eye-witness of the battle] at Beik wan and Asan states tbat the Chinese were not skillful in shooting, their bul lets not being directed higher than three feet from the ground. They used smoke less powder, and most of them were armed with seven-ahottrd repeating rifles. The seemed, however, to bs un accustomed to the use of repeating rifles, as when ordered to tire they discharged all seven shots in rapid succession. Dar ing the firing of these volleys tbe Japanese officers ordered their men to lie down on the ground, and then to rise and rush on the enemy iv the intervals while they were reloading their riflej, These tactics were successful. Eight Japanese cook* employed on a French cruiser, who Utuded recently at Ciiefoo, were instantly seized by On • neee soldiers and killed. t The rumor that the Chinese have pa r« chased the Chilean navy is again itv