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Midnight Assault Met by
Fierce but Hopeless
The Garrison Nearly Annihilated,
Only a Few Managing
to Escape.
Another Train Said to Have Been
B own Up by Insurgent* in
Matanza* Province.
HAVANA, Cuba, March 17.— 1t is re
ported that the rebels have blown up a
train near Union, Matanzas Province, but
details are lacking.
Advices received from Sancti Spiritus
detail the attack made by rebels on the
town of Pardes, on the railroad line from
Tunns to Sancti Spiritus.
On the night of the sth about 1 o'clock
in the morning the rebels, after taking
passessiou of the town, attacked the rail
road station, which had been converted
into a fort and protected by a detachment
commanded by Captain Puertas, two ser
geants, a corporal, 100 soldiers and about
fifty volunteers. The insurgents fired on
the fort from all aides, thrusting their
guns into the very loopholes of the fort
The firing then became intense, and the
defenders, in spite of their stout resist
ance, were forced to abandon the fort,
leaving their dead and wounded, with
their arms and ammunition. Only a fa w
volunteers managed to escape. A sergeant
and five soldiers were killed. The captain
and fifteen soldiers were seriously
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as indicating the policy of the powers in
the question.
"France's policy," Lord Rimberly said,
"is, therefore, according to Lord Salis
bury, that of Great Britain and is based
upon the maintenance of the integrity of
the Ottoman empire."
Sir William Harconrr, Chancellor of the
Exchequer in the late Rosebery Cabinet,
said of Lord Salisbury's statement that
such a disgraceful, abject answer had
never b-fore been given by a British Min
ister to a British Parliament. The nation,
be said, had never been exposed to a
greater humiliation than it is now, when
it is chained and coerced by the menace
of wars in which it has no concern to ab
stain from doini: what it is under the
highest obligations of honor to do and
compelled to do what its conscience con
Sir William denounced the integrity of
the Ottoman Empire as a sham, every
break in which, he declared, was a benefit
to mankind, and paid a tribute to Greece
for the step* she had taken while the con
cert of the poweis held aloof from rescu
ing the Cretans from the heel of the Turk.
It was this brave champion that the Brit
ish nation was bidden in the name of
Ottoman integrity to nourish.
••Is it not time," asked Sir William,
"that. the British people take a rtand and
demand to know what are the limits of
British submission and co-operation in
this ahti-crusaue?"
He defended the "fair offers" made by
the GreeK Government in its reply to the
ultimatum of the powers, to which, he
said, the only answer was that the block
ade of the ports of Greece would be en
None knew, Bir William declared, what
a day might bring forth, but he prayed
that tue shame of a great free nation
being made an unwilling partner in an
odious policy might yet be averted.
Tl;e speech, which was throughout re
ceived with enthusiastic cheers, is consid
ered by far the most telling utterance on
the subject yet made.
\ Mf'j* of Candln Prepare a Mttnorandum
for th» Power*.
ATHENS, . Greece, March — A mem
orandum is bein:; prepared by the Beys
of Candia, declaring that the scheme for
an autonomous administration cannot be
. applied in the island.
E. H. E.-erton, the British Minister to
Greece, visited M. Skouzes, the Foreign
Minister, to-day, which is the day on
- which the reception of the foreign diplo
mats is held. Since the identical note of
the powers was presented to the Govern
ment, the other envoys have absented
tnemselves from the receptions. It is
again reported that Baron yon Plessen,
the German Minister, is about to leav«
Athens. ■
Imp* entire funeral Services.
' t rvvnnv TT»t/-. March 17 Th» "n<islTT
News to-morrow will publish a dispatch
from Canea describing the unique and
impressive funeral services over the bodies
of tbe tu'emy-one victims of the bursting
of the turret-gun on board the Russian
warship Vellky, while that vessel was
practicing outside of Snda Bay on Mon
day. The ceremonies began with services
on the warship.
All of the foreign admirals with their
staffs attended. Guards of honor com
■ posed of fifty men were detailed irom the
vessels of each nation.
Cretan lnsurai>nt* Determined to Hesist
the I'oxfr*.
ROME. ItalT. March 17.— A dispatch
from Canea to tne Becolo says the Cretan
Insurgents have declared that they will
rej»ct autonomy and offer all possible re
sistance to the occupation of the island by
the powers.
The dispatch also says that Colonel
Vasso«,. commanding tbe Greek army of
occupation, is about to move his camp to
.the mountains of Spbakia, where he will
f6rtify himself so that hu position will be
almost impregnable. He will not with
draw his troops from the island under
any circumstances.
Bard I i'/htimj "ear Cnndia.
CANEA, Crete, March 17.— The ad
mirals commanding the warships in
Cretan waters have issued a proclamation
announcing the conditions under which
an autonomous administration will be
granted to Crete.
The situation here is becoming more
serious as each day passes, owing to the
presence of 10.000 refugees who are receiv
ing rations from the Government, which
will necessarily be stopped in a few days.
The condition of affair^ at Retirno is simi
lar, and at Candia the situation is worse.
Six Turkish soldiers were kille 1 and
twenty-live wounded in the six hours' fight
ing which occurred yesterday outside of
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similar mistake. The bitter thing about
a tighter in the theatrical business is that
if he loses his reputation to the ring be
is ruined in bu siness as an actor.
Joseph Riordan — I was with the loser in
sympathy and in betting. I'm Forry he
couldn't win. The pitcher that goes off
to the well mint get cracked at last, and
this was Jirnmv's day of fate. Fits is a
good man, but it is just possible that he
hasn't whipped Corbett for keen. They
will meet again, and then we shall see
what will come of it. I am still for Jim
Joseph Windrow — The trouble with
Cor Dett is that he hasn't steam enough
bphind his blows. He hit Fiiz-itnnicns
enoueh <imes to knock him out half a
dozen t'mes if his ritaH.lT hadn't been
gone. B'>b couldn't hit him at all in tho
early stages of the came, but he just wore
Jim out, and then had it ::11 his own way.
Corbett wai not in any such condition as
he was when lie met Sullivan, and ho
must have known it. H» might get into
good condition aeain, but it will take a
longtime. He is th« cleverest man who
ever Tpnt into a ring; and when he gets
his strength back, nobody has any busi
ness tiring to beat him.
W« J. Heaney — My pool tickets are not
worth keet'ing. I tbocebt Corbett wns
all right for a winning, but he got left.
Well.'tnat is the way of the world. You
can't always guess how far a frog can
jump from the way he looks.
E. J. Jackson — The b^st man won.
That's all I have to any. I thought Cor
bptt could "do" him, but t c result con
vinced me that I was wrong. Good living
is a good thine for some folks, but it
will not do for a pugi ; ist if he expects to
hold his place in the ring.
O. C. Lewis — My opionion from the day
the mpn were matched was that Fiizsim
mons h*d an easy garhe, and I expected
him to win in seven or eight rounds — not
fourteen. I ba°«»d my opinion on the
showing that Fitz mule a"ainst Sniior
Sharkey as compared with drbett's show
ing against the same man. My b?t was
down on the winner nil right.
O^car Tolle— The result shows that a
man must take care o' himself. Corbett
has indulged in too much dissipation. He
was my choice before the battle and
-howed his superiority up to the eighth
round, according to the reports I have
ueen. If his stamina had not been im
paired hp would have won as he did be
fore yn I iv in, who was a heavier hliter
'han Fitzsimmons ever pretended to be.
Fitz'inimnn? is known to be a man of
steady habits and that told in his favor,
if they have a re'urn fighi and Corhett
takes care of himself Corbett can win. He
wiH be mv choice.
"William A. D?ane — Fitz was my man
ri<rht alonsr. but I didn't pet as much down
on him as I ought to have done. After I
saw him punch Sharbev it was clear t'> my
mind that he could defeat Corbett. You
sea it is pretty hard for anybody to knock
out Sharkey with anything l»ss than a
meat-ax, bnt Fitz^immons hndled him
with the grea'ejtense. Corb°tt announced
himself in prime condition. He wrote that
over his own signature, and so I suppose
we must accent that as the truth, though
his bad temper for the last three ' f ays of
his training con'radicted that assumption
to a certain desree. In the light of the
result it seems that he was somewhat ap
prehensiv*. He must bay felt some weak
ness in himself that lie did not acknowl
edge, and so naturaliy dreaded the meet
ing. His miseivings proved "rophetic. A
little t legram in the mornincr "npers from
Dallas, Texas, intimated that Dan Stuart'o
fri»nds were betting on Fi'z. That brief
hint was enouch for quie a nnraher of the
knowing one?, and they gathered in several
be(s between breakfast-time and the hour
for the men to enter the ring. I'm ••orry
for Jim. I'd rather havp seen him win, so
far as my personal feelings were con
cerned, but I conjdn't rfford to let senti
ment get away with my judgment when it
came to buying dools.
V. F. Northrup — I expected Fitz to win
because he is a harder man than Jim.
The expierence of Corbett has been more
in the hne of boxing, whi'e Bob has been
doing hard fighting all the tim°. If they
were sparring for points Corbett wou'd be
Di 7 choice, but he is not in the same cas*
with Fitz*immons as a fighter. One thing
you may put down a-> troe, and that is
that this fight was on the square. It was
for blood and the better man won. I con
sider Bob Fiiz immons the best ring
fighterin the world to-day.
Judge Carroll Cook— The result did not
surprise me. I considered Corbett the
better boxer for a short contest, but be
lieved that he would lose if it lasted more
than rive round' 1 . From the reports I
judge that Fitziimmon3 fell short ao long
as they stood off, but when they got to
gether at close range Corbett was no
match for him. I think Filzsmmons is
too strong for Corbett. The pace he has
been going was too much for him. In re
ply to your suggestion concerning the
granting of a new trial, I can see no reason
why there should be a reversal of the
verdict in that event.
Captain Wittman — I am not a bit sur
prised at the result after having seen both
men fitrht with Bharkey. If I had been a
bettinir man, which I am not, I would
have laid all the money I was posses-ed of
on Fi'zsimmons. I have been asked by
several people during the past few weeks
as to what I thought of the fighters, and I
invariably told them that in my opinion
Fitzsiromons wou d win.
Detective Crockett — I have always been
a great admirer of Corbett, but now I
think that Fitzsimmons is the greatest
fighter in the world. Hp defeated all the
nmldle-weighis and then he gets into the
heavy-weL'ht class and defeats them all.
I believe he couid beat Sharkey In one
round. The blow that settled Corbett was
the same blow he gave Sharkey, when he
knocked him out, and there was no foul
about it.
Colonel W. P. Sullivan, Mayor Thelan's
secretary— l am not surprised nt the re
sult. Corbett his led a fast life, and it
has told on him, a-j it does on all
George McCourt, prominent member of
the Olympic Club— l don't think that Jim
coul'l have been in the condition he wns
reported to be. I thought he would win.
justice of the Pvace G. C. Gro^zinger — I
thought Fiiz would «in ail aiong. I
am not sorry for Corbett— he called San
Francisco a jay town.
Charles Welch, secretary of the Board of
Education — I thought it would be Fitz.
Tlie stories of the Jife Corbett has lea are
ei'.ou h to show that he could not stand a
hard light.
Sheriff R. I. Whelan — I was surprised at
the result. I thought that Fiizsimmons
was the best stayer, but I figured that he
■would not be abl ■ to hit Corbett.
John A. Russell, clerk of the Board of
Supervisors— l am somewhat surpr sed at
tbe result. D >n't know much about fight
ers, but from the newspaper accounts it
looked like a sure thing for Corbett.
Dr. Frank T. Fnz-ibbon— l think the
decision was right and that Fiizsimmons
is a stronger man physically than Coroett,
therefore the one counterbalances the
belter science of the other. He has
wonderful endurance and reserve force*.
Corbett appeared to be nervous from
mental worry, which was against htm, ana
his hysterical condition after the fight
corroborates ibis idea.
OAKLAND, ( al., March 17.—Every
body in town has an opinion on the fight.
Most of them, however, are satisfied and
declare that the result is just what they
expected. Herd are a few of the opinions
of people who took some interest in the
Judge J. J. Allen— l am not surprised.
Both men are cood fighters and one is
i'ound to get an opportunity for a good
blow sooner or later.
Judge A. L. Frick — I am disappointed.
There is no doubt it was a great content,
but 1 thought Corbett would win. I guess
he met more tl:an Lis matcti.
City Expert Alexander— l wagered on
twenty-one rounds and Fitzsimmons a
winner. He wound up too quickly.
Herman Tubbs— l am surprised, as I ex
pected Corbett would win. Fiizsimmons
is evidently the better man, judging by the
force of his blows.
Supervisor Church — Just as I expected.
Corbett has been a back number, and
nothing but his tactics and quickness en
abled him to stand up as long as he did.
Fitzsimmons strikes like a sledge-
County Clerk Jordan — Yesterday I pre
dicted that Fit* wou d win in fourteen
rounds. I was not mistaken. I believe
that Corbett cannot stand Fitzsimmons'
blows, although he is quicKer. Fitz has
boasted all along thai if he could get one
good hit he would want no more. The
opportunity came and the affair ended.
Oliver Moroseo — I still believ Cor bett
is t lie better man. I made him my choice.
The fignt has demonstrated that there
are some good gues*ers in Oakland.
Last night the Tribune canvassed the
opinion of officials and sporting men and
now that the result is known the predic
t.ons are of double interest. Some of
them are as follows:
Editor E. L. Marshall — Fitzsimmons,
fifteen rounds.
City Attorney J. K. Peirsol— Corbett in
fifteen rounds.
Fred Tuompson — Fitzsimmons, fifteen
Attorney A. A. Moore — Fitzsimmons,
six rounds.
District Attorney C. E. Snook— Corbett,
five rounds.
Frank Robinson — Fitzsimmons, ten
Sheriff C. B. White— Fitzsimmons, fif
teen rounds.
Henry Glas — Fitzsimmons in ten
Jimmy Brennan— Fitzsimmons, nine
Harry Pulcifer — Fitzsimmons, fifteen
Ei L. Johnson — Fitzsimmons in nine
Wihiam Jordan— Fitzsimmons will win
in twelve rounds.
County Auditor Myron Whidden — Fitz
sim-.nons will win in eleven rounds.
Oscar Heaton — Fiizsitnmon;, in six
Under Sheriff W. S. Harlow—Fitzsim
mons in eight rounds.
County Clerk Frank Jordan — Fitzsim
mons, fourteen rounds.
George L. Fish — Fitzsimmons will win
Joe Rosenberg— Fitzsimmons will win
easily in seventeen rounds.
Cuiet of Polica Lloyd— Fitz^iramona will
win in-ide of ten rounds.
Chic: Fair of the Fire Department — Fitz
simmons is my mar.
Attorney W. H. Waste— Fitzsimmons
will win. He will Knock out Corbett wiinin
fifteen rounds.
Hastens by Special Train to the
Condoling Quietude of His
Family Circle.
The defeated champion reached this
City last nigbt at 10 o'clock and his home
coming was lonely, unheralded and in
lie hastened from Carson by special
train arriving here with his father, P. J.
Corbett, who was the only one of his
close friends who came with him. There
were no crowds to meet him on his ar
rival, no hailing of the chief, no festivities
of a triumphal hour.
Father and son wheeled away from the
ferry in a lonely hack to the St. Nicholas
H»tel, and unostentatiously hastened up.
stairs to the rooms where Mrs. Corbett
awaited her husband. Not a dozen knew
of his arrival by that time, though the
news quickly spread withont exciting
creat interest. After a little delay the
fattier drove to the family home, a few
blocks away on Hayes street, and brought
down to the hotel Corbett's mother and
sstor, who joined the It t tie family gath
ing in Jim's rooms.
Callers were not many, and most of the
few cards sent up brought back the word
that Corbett had gjne to Ded and begged
to be excused until the next day.
When he greeted a Call reporter he did
so smilingly, and bis face displayed not a
scratch. There was a redness on one of
his cheeks as the only visible evidence of
his battle, and his spirits seemed bravely
forced to buoyancy.
'I don't look as though I was seriously
injured, do I?" he said in denying a
rumor that a b.oo J vessel in his face had
been ruptured, and he added the informa
tion that since hit return the only treat
ment he had given his injuries was an
application of a simple lotion to his cheek.
"It was something that would hap; en
but once in a thousand times," he said in
addition to a declination to discuss the
battle at length. "As everybody at the'
ring knows, 1 had FUzsimraons all but
defeated at the last round, and the knock
out blow came just as 1 was preparing for
a finishing blow myself.
"I was just drawing in my breath for a
wind-up drive when Fitz's blow landed on
the pit of my stomach. It came at the
in-taut in my breathing w. en it was
most telling and the one over my neart
that followed added to the effect and did
the work."
"It was a fluke," was the explanation of
Mr. Corbett Sr., "Jim was too confident,
I guess, and Fitzsimmons happened to
lind a lucky ODening just in time to save
himself. It wouldn't happen again in a
thousand years."
So quietly did the Corbetts retire to pri
vate gloom and co brief and brave were
the explanations afforded on the evening
of defeat. Jim's future is not yet outlined.
Fitz Will Take a Rest.
CARSON, Nev., March 17.— Fitz im
mons was seen after the battle, and when
spoken to a broad "didn't- I-tell-you-so"
smile illuminated bis face. "Well, boys,"
said the champion, "I got there in good
shape. I did not look lik ■ a man who
was afraid to meet Corbett in a ring, and
if I remember right. I don't think that
any person had a rope around my neck to
drag me in either. Oh, well, what's the
use of talking about it. It's about time I
did get a square deal, and I had to come
to Carson for it. Corbett is a clever iel
A friend asked him if be was hurt
any, and Fitz replied tbat the only pain
he felt was fiom the broken ringer of bis
rij?ht band. He said that Corbeti's Diowa
were noi effective enough to do much
damage, and that he had only a cut lip to
show for it. "I will take a rest now,"
said Fitz, "and let those other fellows pet
in and scrap among themselves., for
Fights in the East.
,o BALTIMORE, Md, March 17.— Jerry
Marshall of Australia got the decision to
night over Walter • Ecigerton, t ha "Ken
tucky.:*; Rosebud,'' Cm a twenty-round
engagement... - . s
■ ALBANY, N. V., March"i 17.-To-night
at the Meyer Athletic Club Tommy White
of Chicago and Billy Whistler of Philadel
phia fougtit twenty rounds to a draw at
126 pounds for a purse of $1500.
ROCHESTER, N. V., March 17.—
Tommy Ryan, the champion welter
weight of the world, knocked out Pat
Ready, champion middle-wei ht of the
Southern States, in eighteen rounds before
the K.enzi Athleiic Club to-night. The
risht was the fiercest ever seen in this city.
The first ten rounds seemed to be vervr
much in favor of Ready. The friends of
Ryan looked for the defeat of the cham
pion abont the end of the tenth round,
but after that Ryan seemed to have re
newed strength and won in the eighteenth.
Murder an Aftermath.
CARSON, Nev., March 17.— 1n a saloon
brawl to-night Dick Bradford, a Montana
miner who backed Fitzsimmons, was shot
by a stranger named Smith who took the
Ci>rbett side. Smith is in jail. Bradford
will die. There are threats of lynching,
but tne authorities are confident of being
able to maintain order.
James John Corbett was born in San
Francisco, Cal., September 1, 1866. He
stands 6 feet 1 inch in height. Among his
earlier performances, for which no dates
are obtainable, are these: Beat Dave
Eiseman; beat Captnin J. H. Day, two
rounds; draw with Duncan C. McDonald;
bat Mike Brennan, three rounds; beat
John Donaldson, four rounds; beat Mar
tin Costello, three rounds; beat Professor
William Miller, s x rounds; Frank Smith,
Salt Lake City.
The following table will give the date,
place, number of rounds and result of the
contests he had since his tight with Smith
in Salt Lake City. L stands for defeat, D
for draw, W means a victory, X knock
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Robert Fitzsimmons was born in Corn
wall,' England, June 14, 1862. He stands
5 feet 11-j£ inches in his blocking feet. He
established a reputation for himself by
knocking out Herbert Slade, the "Maori."
He knocked out many clever fighters in
Australia, and came to this country.
Since the day Fitzsimmons landed here
the American public has been interested
in his doings in the ring. His record, as
told by himself, is as follows:
"My first appearance in the ring was at
Jem Mace's amateur boxing tournament
at Tiraarn, New Zealand, twelve years ago.
M.-.co was making a tour ol the colonies
then. I sue ceded in knocking out lour
men that night, winning the amateur
championship of New Zealand and a gold
watch. Tne next year Mace visited U3
and gave another tournament. I then
knocked out five men in one night. After
defeating the five men I put on the gloves
with Herbert Slade, and to the surprise of
everybody, I bested him.
"1 next fought Arthur Cooper under
London prize-ring rujes at Ximamo, de
feating him in three rounds. Thsn came
my fights with 'Jack' Murphy and 'Jim'
Crawford, both of which were fought
under the London prize-ring rules. I de
feated the former in four and the latter in
three rounds, knocking them both out.
After this I left New Z aland and went to
Sydney, sparrine for tne first time there
at Larry Foley's Athletic Hall, where I
defeated Brawsmead, a heavy-weight, in
two munds. He weighed 170 pounds to
my 148. I next defeated 'Jack' Greentree.
a middle-weight, at Foley's in three
rounds. 'Dick' Sandal, who, after I left
New Zealand, got to be an amateur cham
pion, was the next one who wanted to
meet me. I defeated him in four rounds.
Then I defeated 'BIT Slaviu. I then
fought Enger, who fought a draw with
Starlight, the colored miadle-weightcbaru
pion of Australia. I then defeated Con
way, the champion of Ballarat, in three
rounds. My next battle of importance
was with 'Dick' Ellis. 1 beat him in three
"I next fought 'Jim' Hall, the middle
weight cnaiupionof Australia and Queens
land. I beat him in five rounds, and he
afterward beat me, as I did not try to win.
Then I fought Starlight, kn< ckuig him
out in nine rounds. My last fipht. in Aus
iralia was with Professor West, a heavy
weight. 1 Knocked him out in two min
utes. Coming 10 San Francisco I cot on a
match wltn 'Bill' McCarthy. I knocked
him out in nine rounds. I then met Ar
thur Upham. We fought before the An
tridon Club of New Orleans, and I de
feated him in ny rounds."
Fitzsimmons was then matched to i'mht
"Jack" Dempsey for the middle-weicht
championship of the world. Tne fight
took place before the O ympic Club of
New Orleans on January 14, 1891, and
"Fiiz" knocked out the "Nmparoil" in
thirteen rounds. On March- 2, 1892,
"Fitz" defeated Peter Maher in twelve
rounds before tne Olympic Club of New
Orleans. A year later, in the arena of
ihe Crescent City Athletic Club, Fitzsim
mons knocked out "Jim" Hall in four
rounds. His next battle was wuh "Joe"
Choynski; it took place in Boston on
June 18, 1894. Fitzsimmona won. but the
referee rei used to credit him with a vic
tory and declared the bout a draw. Fitz
simmons then met "Dan" Creedon of
Australia. The scene ot the mill was the
arena of the Olympic Clnb of New Orleans
and the date September 26, 1894. "Fitz"
won after one minute and forty seconds
of tightine, in tho second round. Then
he met Peter Maher in Texas and knocked
the Irishman out in four and a quarter
rounds. He then went to England and
gave exhibitions in the cities.' His last
mutch of note was against Turn Sharkey,
and he lost the fight on a foul, according
to Referee Earp. Greatest of all is his vic
tory over Corbett at Carson yesterday.
jm Tzsiaiaioxs amd jus upset.
Their Great Battle, and What Corbttt
Slid of the n inner.
Some time after Fitzsimmons had
whipped Billy McCarthy he ieft for the
East for new fields to conquer. He was
matched aeainst Arthur Upham, and on
June 28, 1890, i. c knocked Upham out in
the filth round before the New Orleans
His next, and principal engagement
was aeainst the then "Nonpariel," .T ck
D«nipsey. The battle wn- fought in New
Orleans on January 14. 1891, and Derii|>« "*
was put to sleep in the thirteenth round.
The fac-simile y^ ,*&* . sF" m Mon every wrapper
signature of Wut/^XV^^A^ of CASTORIA.
In view of *he great battle whica will
take place at Carson n >xt Wednesday for
the heavyweight championship of the
world, be.weon Corbett and Fuzsimmons,
the following culling from a Philadeiph a
paper, published on the day after ijie
Dempsey and Fitzsinimons fiijht, will be
found interesting reading at this time. It
Bob Fitzsimmons, the tall New Z^a
lander, in a single fi^ht has leaped in U> the
front rank, gaming tue title of middle
weight champion and winning $12,000.
He whipped D^mpsey in thirteen rounds,
before 4500 men from ail parts ot the
country, in the rooms of the Olympic
Athleuc Club.
Dempsey was outclassed from the start.
The city is ringing with Fitzsimmons'
praises to-day, such good judges as Frank
Stevenson, Jim Corbett, Billy Meyer,
Parsou Davies and Others of like note de
claring him nothing short of a ''phenome
non," atrd vo.cing the opinion that a
creat many of the heavy we. ghts have no
business with him. He demonstrated h^s
wonderful tistic ability to the satisfaction
of everybody when he tieleated the
acknowledged king of his class for so
many years with such astounding ease.
Dempsey never had the faintest glimmer
of a hope of defeating the big blacksmith
from the moment time was called lor the
third round, or the hrst round either lor
that matter, as Fitzsimmons forced the
pace and drove his inr.n before him with
irresistible force. Dempsey landed often
enough to win a dozen fights, but the An
tipodean walked rieht over the Nonpareil
ana struck him two blows for the one re
ceived in return. His reach was some
thing wonderful and uij blows were full of
Dempsey's seconds are censured to-day
for sending their man up lilce a beef to the
slaughter when he had no chance of wih
ninsf, but this criticism is tiarsn, as they
were in favor of throwing up the sponge.
It was Demps-\v himself who insisted on
fighting on, his exhibition of gameness be
ing such that H will never be forgotten by
those prtsint. When he could scarcely
raise hi* t,ands to a level with his chest
Fitzsimmons beggei him to stop and said
"I don't want to strike you, Jack."
"Weil, I would punch you if I could,"
was Dempsey's only reply.
The Southern and Western contingent
have won very heavily over the mill, but
the Northern and Eastern sports will have
to walk home.
He was attended by a physician in his
dressing-room after the tight. He was a
sorry spectacle as be lay back with closed
eyes. His uose is broken. His eyes are
very black to-day.
The Nonpareil is heartbroken and will
say nothing. Fitzsimmons will return to
Bay St. Louis to-day to his wife and child.
The purse of $12,000 was the largest ever
before offered in a glove contest, and the
receipts also were the largest on record,
exceeding $35,000. These facts alone
stamped the occasion as a must notable
The match between the two men was
suggested to the management of the
o.yiui'le Club immediately after the fight
between James Can oil and Andy Bowen
in October. T.at affair was so success
fully managed that it gave the Olympic
Club a wide reputation, ar.d oilers pottred
in upon it from pugilist! who were
anxious to measure strength and skill in
its arena.
Robert Fitzsimmons had shown himself
such a shifty tighter in his battle with
Upbam in tnis city last summer that the
O ympic members were anxious to give
him an opportunity to meet a man in his
class. Upon looking over the field it was
decided ihat Jack Dempsey was the only
man who could be matches against the
New Z-alander upon equal terms. Ac
cordingly negotiations were opened with
fcThe Puritan Club of Long Island also
entered the field and active competi
tion between the organizations resulted in
a hnal offer of a purse of $12,0<)0 by the
Olympic. It is prooable tuat the Puritan
Club would have offered still larger in
ducements htd it not been for the stand
taken by Fitzsimmons. He • relused to
fight Dempsey in the arena of the Puritan
Club on any terms, assigning au a reason
that he did not think that he could get
fair play there. So the Olympic Club
secured the match.
Th« agreement signed by Dempsey for
himself and Carroll for Fitzsimmutid set
forth that they should weigh not more
than 154 pounds at the rings! le five
minutes before the call of time and that
the $12,000 pur^e snould b«» divided—sll,
--000 to tue winner and $1000 to the loser.
As a guarantee of the good faith ot the
pugilists they were required to deposit a
forfeit of $1000 each. Tne gloves used were
the five-ounce s ze and the Queensberry
rules governi d.
She Is Falling Off the Reef
Where She Was
Much of Her Gear and Ma
chinery Has Been
The Australia, which arrived yesterday,
brought up from Honolulu Frai:k San
ders, the mate of the Hawaiian bark Leahi
that was wrecked on February 17 at the
entrance to Kahului harbor. Sanders
says that the vessel has gone on her beam
ends and is a total loss, but that before
she eot into that position about $2000
worth of cargo, rigging and machinery
were taken out of her.
Gus Spreckels bought the hull for $650,
and FU-ceeded in savins? a donkey engine
worth $1000, 200 tons of coal, anchors,
chains, npging and spars. There are still
650 tons of coal in the hulk.
Spreckels hired Sanders to superintend
the wrecking of the vessel and he re
mained with her until she heeled over
toward deep water in such a position as
to b- <tangerous.
The Leahi, drawing 18 feet, struck on a
ledge covered by 25 feet of water while a
heavy sea was running.
The Oceanic Steamship Company's Aus
tralia got in on t<me yesterday, while tne
Pacific Mail Company's Peru, wnieh
sailed from the same port, Honolulu, was
twenty-seven hours late.
The Mail Company's City of Sydney
alfo got in from Central American ports.
AH three steamers report unusually
heavy northwest weather, but the
Oceanic*! boat was the only one of the
trio that managed to get here on time.
Tne City of Sydney had iwo days of un
usually heavy weather: her decks were
washed aeain and again, and Captain
Johnston was almost carr.eu out oi his
No one aboard knew anything about
the death of Ezeta, but said ihat when the
Sydney left Panama he was living on
the fat of the land.
Besides the three steamer?, the bark
Olympic got in from Philadelphia, the
Keniiworth from New York, the Sierrn
Cadena ,rom Car 'iff, and the Alden Besse
from Hawaii. The Olympic came in
short-handed, as many of tho crew de
ser ed at the last moment.
The vessel made a quick ran neverthe
less, and with the exception of the u-ual
heavy weather rounding the Horn
toe passage was a pleasant one up
to the time she ran down the Sunol. The
Keniiworth had a pleasant passage
The Sierra Cadena after leaving Cardiff
ran into a *torm. One sea broke nboard
which severely injured several of
the vessel's crew and broke the mate's
h ph. Tne captain had to put into Fal
mouth for repairs and to shjp men to re
plnre the injured. After leaving Fal
mouih ail went well nntil the northwester
mm* struck on this coast and the vessel
was blown out to sea. No damage was
done, and the skipper says "all's well that
ends well.'*
T. C. Smith, the popular purser of the
steamer Mariposa, leaves to-day for
Ireland on a well-earned vacation. His
mother is getting alon in years and he
wants to see her once more before she
dies. Hi« place will be taken by N. C.
Walton Jr., the efficient freight clerk for
the Oceanic Company at Pacific-street
wharf, ami William Daley, who was time
keeper, will take Mr. Walton's place.
The railway mail clerks went around
the bay on the big ferry steamer Ukiah
yesterday. All the points of interest were
visited and the visitors returned to their
hoteN at 3p m., thoroughly satisfied that
San Francisco has the finest port in the
United States.
Agitation Asrainst Annexation— The
Dimond Divorce Case
HONOLULU, March 9.— The Dimond
divorce case has been settled. Mrs. Dimond
nas withdrawn her appeal. Mr. Dimond
gives her a considerable sum of money,
amount not stated, and pays her attor
neys' fees. He keeps the child.
Mrs. Dimond sails to-day per Peru. She
expects to appear on the stage immediately
in Ali Baba. Her friends say that she lost
her case through her failure to call for the
testimony of certain society ladies whom
>he was generously unwilling to involve
in trouble.
There is great trouble between the
Government and the Japanese steamer
Shinshin Maru about Jier passengers.
That ship last week brought 670 Japanese
who are now confined at the quarantine.
Alter careful inquiry, it is found that only
13t> are qualified to land under the estab
lished rules. The agents of the Kobe
Immigration Company, Gallagher &
Shimizee, have been arrested for an un
iawfui attempt to introduce immigrants.
The authorities are satisheJ that an ex
tensive fraud has been attempted.
Captain Mishicama has been refused
clearance unless he takes back with him
the 534 disqualified passengers, rfc re
fuses to do that and brings suit to compel
clearance to be issued. It will doubtless
be entirely a matter for the courts to settle.
Ke Aloha Aina, the leading royalist
native paper, told the natives on the 6:h
that Tnurston intends to kill the Queen,
and that there is little doubt that Dole
is in the conspiracy. One of Mrs. Donii
nis' attendants writes that Washington is
filed with horror at the news, and that
the wives and daughters of Senators are
about her all the time, while Hatch is
treated with indignity.
Every effort i 3 thus made to fire the
native heart against annexation.
Advances made on iurnUure ana pianos, with
or without removal. J. Noonnn. 1017-1023 Mission
Two million pounds' worth of German
toys are sold in England yearly.
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