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The weekly tribune. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1891-1894, March 05, 1892, Morning, Image 4

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Twelve Terrifl and IlIwly Ihounds
Fought lHetore i,(1m0
- i'-
Tihe New Zealainder I''roes too 3l'h
For the Irishman d a Vile
the Fight.
-Maher is Not Knockedl (tull but Yields
to superior ScienceP andll
tlhe .1.ther-Flt.itlnualuta Flaght.
Nt.w OL;.:.as. March'. Peter liahor
of Ireland. at aspirant for heavy-weight
honors, and Robert 1'itzsiminlon. the
New Zelander who is the middle-weight
champion of the world, me t tonight be
fore the Olympic club of this city for a
purse of 810.000. of which the loser gets
#1.000. The Olympic had an arena
of which seated nearly M.t0) people. By
the addition of the galleries the ulitiza
tion of corners and economyv of space in
'very possible way, the capacity was in
creased to 6ti.(* and it w,;. fully tested
tonight. It was a ntagniticent gathering.
There were sporting nmen from England,
Ireland and front every corner of the
t'nited States. New O(rleans supplied
its leading mtcrerhants and professional
mLen, and that its sports were there goes
without saying. Up to this morning the
carnival feativites attracted a great deal
i,f attention. Ti day has been entirely dle
voted to tlhe priz lighters. Fitzsimmnons
is over six feet ta!l. and when he trained
for UIelmlpse', getting dlown tIo 1541
poulds. he i'a >o thin he seemedl liable
to break ilnto pie, a at any moment.
This time. hI an,-, . without any weight
limit he has I tailned up instead of down
and has grou t au ;s ttout asa man of Fitz's
build can het imaginedl tol be. His broad
shouldtrs andll che.st .,ri massed with
i tusclts andlt his long atrms and thin legs
have ac tually gracettl lines to them.
tlis face. tio. is round and rosy. nild. al
togetlher. the New Zeahlander looks
strolngr Iand bhetter than ever before.
lie weiglhed between lel8 and 17: pounds
at titlferent portions of his last work
and ttitgllht was ite~ry ineair i17u.
in accordantce with the original lpro
gram signed by Billy Madden and other
m lembers of Mather'a cabinet. the Irish
man ias h;cpt tar fromi the- maddened
,rowi. )Dave lihttlanti as his constant
att.".~lant. li ;a:roe lehisurtely, took
Sflort iitelk breakfasted about
in ~'clck. citldled upil in a iltsunny colrner
e,f h1.- iledroolm anti retstett ifor a;boutt six
hoturi. .\t I o'eloctk lie ate ielitier andt
,too.k ult morelll noultrishlllent until the
light. M.huetr ,lsis in great form. .1l
thoullgh not so tall ita Fitzsimtmons hee
tokedl nitlch stllronger antd full ofI vin
and estaililnna. lte, has Ilalck hair. low
brow. lieu'. broad jiawsi. sqluare chin and
a short. bro(ll mustache above a pleas
ant niouth and ii tineI et ,of tee'thl. His
.chest and sholulders. e'specially the lat
ier. were of' true heavy-weight prolapr
tions and driving prower was imposed all
,over them. His armr. although long.,
were heavily muscled and big and broad
oif bone'. a kind that could be depended
upon for hard work. From the way the
Irishman spoke antid acted lihe was very
*""ontident. although not in a happy
:nood. Thetre is a eood deal of vie
iousUess ill lils disposition and it
cropped out continually. lie thought
that Slavin and Mitchell and all of the
big pugilists were anxious to, have him
whipped despite their sweet words to tihe
contrary: but he said he would win any
how. There was one thing that east a
gloom upon the Irish champion and it
was a good deal in the nature of supl'r
stition. le objected strongly to tight
ing on A.sh Wednesday and had used
e-very effort to secure tsome otther date.
blut without success. The fact weighed
-,n him a little and his chagrin was
dliepened I,'ailtse ihe lhad forgotten teego
Ite church in the nornitng. 'fThe super
stition increaset d his vicioutsne-ss aind
boded ill Ifor his rival if the flerce giant
cueld get his battering rants near the
middleweiglht' I1d). It was arranged
durinl tg day tlay that Iilh Madden
and Gus Tuthill would be behind .Maher
with Jlack Fallon and Diave Htollatd as
sistants. Th'le preliminary bouts were
arranged to take plc.e at a 8 t('cha:k but
the crowd commenced gathering as
early as 6 o'clock. Carriages. cabs. ears
and every conceivable conveyance were
tilled with lpecple and rolled toward the
club house in a stead) stream. The
place was brilliantly illuminated. The
several kinlds of light made darkness irm
posesble. The mammoth arena was a sea
cf headse and the sight before the light
was almost as exceptional and exciting
as th ftiht itself.
Prof. John Dutly was elected as ref
eree. Captain Billy Barrett was. as us
ual, in charge of the arena. Edward
S'urtis made his that uppearance as mas
ter of ceremonies and was heartily
cheered. Arthur Upham and Charley
Mitchell were announced to box three
rounds; Frank Slavin and Felix Vaque
lin three rounds and Blavin and Charley
Mitchell three rounds. All boxed well
and were heartily applauded. In the
last set-to Mitchell's tricks were neatly
counteracted by Slavin's cunning. The
first round ended in a vigorous punching
match. In the second round those
kings of the tltic art' made
things rather lively. The second
,nded in a hot rally in the middle of the
ring and the audience went wild over
the clever set-to. In the last both men
appeared a little cautious and the way
they rapped each other's faces and stom
ache seemed to almost paralyze the as
semblage and Mitchell did look a bit
vexed when Referee Uuffy separated
them and sent them away. 'This closed
the preilminaries and everybody
stretched before settling themselves for
the card of the evening. Timers for the
Maher-Fitaslmmons contest were beorge
Clark of Chicago for Fitz and F. J. Don
ohue for Maher and F. M. Frank for the
club. Both men were in suprb condi
tion. Maher entered the rn firt at 9
o'clock. (ins Tuthill, Billy Madden, and
Jaek Pallon were his seconds. Pitarim
mona entered a moment later and
grasped Maher's hand. He was cheered I
to the echo for so doing. Jimmy I
Carroll followed his prineipal's example
and Choinski and Greggiaus who as. I
saisted Carroll in Fitzasmmons' corner I
[ immediately began the preparation for a
the battle. Madden was as pale as death I
during the preparation for the tight. I
The usual party in the center of the +
ring took in one of the greatest pugilistic
parties ever seen and the good fellowship
that marked the opening elicited very
favorable comment. Both Ilmen were 1
stripped to the waist. Official weights +
announced were, Iitzsinmmons 16i, la- I
her 178.
Time was called at 9:1.5 and the men 1
met in the center of the ring. Fitzeinm
mions opened the ball by feinting, Mahler
made two left leads for the face. Fitz
simnlons countered on the eye. Maher I
made another lead with the left but I
missed. Botllh men missed lefts.l"itzsim- I
cmons jabbed his left glove into Mblier's
nose. Fitzsimmons "knocked Maher'
down with a right under the jaw and I
landed his left on Maher's nose. When I
Maher got up Fitzsimmons staggered 1
Maher with anotner left and repeated it I
a moment later with the right. Maher o
bled freely from the mouth and knocked I
Fitzsinmmons down as time was called.
This was a terrible round and both men I
were carried to their corners. lHonors I
lound - Fitzsimmons essayed the e
left and Maher ducked. Both very cau
tious and both missed face blows. .aher a
landled a heavy left on the body and re- I
peated it in the ribs with the right. I
Fitz landed a heavy left on Maher's ear I
and jabbed his left into Malher's bloody
mouth. Maher bled profusely from the
tmouth but landed again with the I
left on Fitz'e body. Both land
ed heavy hits and Maher landed
a heavy blow on Fitzy's ear and the lat.
ter ran away. Both men landed right
I and left and Fitzsimmons staggered his I
Sman with a blow in the mouth. Fitz
simmons jabbed his left repeatedly Into
Maher's bloody mouth and both men
went to their corners very weak. lion
ore were still easy, though Fitzsimmons 1
appeared the cleverest of the two and I
landed the most blows.
Hound three- Maher attempted the
left but Fitzsimmons landed on the
nose. Maher was aggressive and both
landed the left. Maher tried with the
left for the body but received ai left on
the nose. Maher tried to hit for the i
head with his left but Fitzsimmons
ducked and saved himself. The latter I
landed a heavy right on Maher s ear and I
avoided a return. Maher landed a heavy
right on the stomach and got a left on
the nose. Maher almost staggered as
time was called by missing a blow.
Round Fl'our -Maher still bled frim
the ,mouth and titzsimmnons aimed for I
the cut spot. Fitzsimmons lranled the I
left on Maher's nose and avoided two +
blows aimed at his body. Maher landed I
a left on the nose, but got the same a
moment later. Fitzesilmons landed a
right and left on Maher's head. Maher
landed a heavy heart punch with his I
right and received in return a staggerer 1
on his mouth from the Australian's left. I
Maher was trying for a right cross- a
counter and landed a good left upper I
cut. Fitz landed two heavy straight e
lefts on tlhe mouth and Maher presented
the sight of a beaten-up nrin. This
roulnd was all in Fitz's favor.
Iound live- The men met in the cen
ter of the ring: again sparred for a few
nmoments and then Fits landed a heavy
left and received the same a momnlent
later. Maller landed a heavy right
handed heart punch and Fitzsinlons I
immnediately ducked away from both
lefts on the face. but Fits put two heavy
lefts on Maher's bloody mouth amoiment
later. Both landed heavy lefts and e
Mahter staggered his man with a left on
the jaw. Maher tried the left for the i
jaw again anti Fitz staggered, going to I
his corner as the round ended.
Round six Maher tried with the left
ani Fitz ran away. The men landed
heavy lefts and Fitz received a left upper
cut as he ran away from Maher. iMaher
landed a left upper-cut again as Fitz
ducked to avoid punishment. Fitzsim
mons was playing contiually for Maher's
sore mouth and frequently punched the
latter's head back with straight lefts.
Fitz staggered Maher with a heavy
right-hander on the jaw and ran away to
avoid punishmouent. Both landed heavy
lefts. Fitzsinmnton staggered. Fitz
hlnds a left on Mather's nose. HIonors
easy again.
i .aund 7-HBoth men.r stepped to the
renter briskly and Fitzsimmons lalded I
a left stomalcher. Both exchanged lefts
on the head and Maher tflng his right
lightly in his aopponent's ribs. l'itzsim
mons cleverly ducked, pulled himself out
of a tight corner into which the Irish
man had placed him. The latter, how
ever. received a heavy pivot blow which
was not barred in the agreement. It
was a heavy blow on the neck and drew
fortha objections from Maher's corner.
The Irishman landed a heavy right on
Flitz's jaw. got in too close and received
two heavy lefts in the mouth. l'itz now
landed the left on Maher's law.
Round 8--The Irishman still played
foir ai right cross counter, but Fitz was
wary and seldonm got close enough to
give it. Maher missed two leads by
'itz's clever side stepping. Maher tried
for the stomach with the left, landed
lightly, but Fits landed right and left on
the head and clinched. Pitzsimmons
dashed his left repeatedly into Maher's
sore mouth and nearly knocked him
down with a left on the nose. Maher
now ducked cleverly and avoided a
wicked left for the nose. Both landed
heavy lefts on the nose and Maher
seemed weak as he went to his corner.
Round 9--Maher appeared rather
weak, still trying for the right. He
landed a moment later but received the
left heavy on his nose. Pitasimmons
ducked neatly out of the corner but re
ceived a right upper cut on the ribs
which made him grunt. Maher's left
leads for the head fell short and he
wasted a great deal of his strength by
missing frequent blows. Fritz landed
two lefts and was perfectly cool and
avoided several heavy swings. The
Australian laughed and chatted with his
opponent in this round and really looked
like a winner. He now landed a right
jab on the nose as time was called.
Round Ten- Maher's left missed again
and so did his right for the ribs. He
got the left on the aoes from Fits's fore
I arm, but landed a heavy right on Fits's
jaw. It was anybody's fight now from
appearances, though Fits landed the left
on the more mouth. Maher aimed a
heavy right for the body but struck the
point of Fits's left elbow. The latter
immediately sent in a heavy blow on the
sore mouth and clinched. A well-meant
right slipped off Fits's jaw and Maher
missed a right and left swing for the
head. Maher was bleeding again as time
was called. Honors were still easy and,
barring a knockout blow, it looked like
Fitz's battle.
Round Eleven- Fitzsimmons landed a
light left and avoided Maher's right in
return. Both landed light lofts
and Fitzsimmons avoided two right
swings intended for the stomach. Fitz
hit Maher a heavy right in the jaw and
avoided a return blow. Roth men were
cautious. Fitz feinted to draw Maher
on, the latter trying a right on the bodty.
It met only Fitz's elbow. Fitz landed a
left on the sore mouth again but got a
stinging right on the back of the head.
litaz staggered his opponent with a heavy
left and jabbed the same hand under
the sore nose and mouth again as time
was called. This was Pitz's round.
Round twelve Fitz' stock went up as
the battle progressed and his left shot
into Muhrsa sore mouth again: blood
responded freely. The Australian was
taking his time now. seemingly feeling
secure. Maher's head went back twice
with two heavy lefts and the Australian
stepped away to avoid pcnishment. The
Irishman staggered in response to two
heavy blows and the Irishman played
grt;ggy to Fitz. The latter would none
of him. however, until with the same left
he again hit the sore mouth and Fitz
stock rose above par. Muherstaggeredas
he went to his corner and gave up the
Fitzsimmons got a fair fight and offer
ed the flask to his beaten opponent.
Fitz took hearty pulls himself of the red
stuff and then congratulated Maher on
his game tight. The cheering for Fitz
simmons was deafening in the extreme
and the same merciful methods that
marked his tight with Dempsey were
oftered again to the Irish champ
ion. The decorum was something
wonderful and stamps again the
Olympic's name for fairness and
and managerial ability. Some people
commented on Maher's courage when he
gave up the fight, but it is only reason
able to think ho should have done so
when the superior science and general
ship of the man from Australia is called
to mind. Pitzsimmons walked around
the ring receiving the congratulations of
his friends. lie certainly proved a won
derful fighter and his cleverness with
both hands was really marvelous and it
is but fair to say there are few tricks in
the ring and few hits that Fitzsimmons
is unacquainted with. -
After the ignht the leading sporting
men present, the fighters, newspaper
men, sports and others, gathered in the
rooms of the Olympic and discussed the
tight and the merits of the men. Charley
Mitchell and Slavin were together. Said
Mitchell when asked his opinion: "IMa
her ought to hb ashamed tor
own himself an Irishman. and
Irishmen ought to bhe ashamed he
is one of them. He is the mostcowardly
fighter, in my mind. that ever stepped
into the ring. Fdlzsimmons on the other
hand is a wonderfully clever fighter lnd
very shifty. I am more than pleased
at the result because Madden
was behind him. Maher is
the man who was built up awl
advertised on the achievements of other
people. Both Mitchell and Slavin
agreed in saying that the tight in its
conduct was the finest that they lind
ever witnessed. Jim Holt, Fitzsimmonrs
old enemy. sat in a front seat and
watched the tight with Parson Davies.
When it was over he said: "It was a
very good contest indeed." Referee
l)uffy was equally laconic. "I think
Maher last because lie is a fight
er that cannot stand punishment."
was the opinion he expressed of the con
test. Fitzsimmons as soon as the battle
was over danced around the ring with
delight. The crowd pressed around him
and nearly shook his hand off. Hle was
unmarked and as chipper as a hbrd.
When he succeeded in tearing himself
away from his enthusiastic friends he
pushed his way through the crowd and
went to his room, where without any as
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The littler Takes Ryan's 'iLse and Mal l ke
a Rattlng figaht.
NE:w ()OIa.F:A, March 1. .1 meagre
assemblage of sports congregated in the
Metropolitan club rooms tonight to wit
nees the welterweight tight between
Needham and Jack Burke, the latte '
taking the place of Tommy Ryan, who
was still suffering from throat affection.
The disappointment manifested through
out the city last night because of the
postponement of the Rtyan-Needham
mautch was still apparent in the crowdl
present. Burke had consented to take
Riyan's place about 1 o'clock this morn
ing and President Cooper hastily niade
arrangements to have the contest tome
off tonight. Jack Burke is the hoinug
instructor of the young inen's :lub.
where he also put Tommy Hlyan in con
dition. HIe is a well built young fellow
of good manners and good address, fairly
clever as a boxing instructor and with a
good string of victories tacked onto his
career. He is in very good condition,
having trained himself while training
Ryan in the hope of being taken on as
an emergency, or for anything that might
turn up in the line of the tight.
Needham is in first class condition.
ruddy of face and elastic of form. He
was seconded by Mike ('onley, the Utica
giant: Tom Manning of San Francisco
and Hogan of Chicago. Sergeant Cooper
weighed the gloves at 6:30 and found
them of regulation weight. President
('ooper made an address and was cheered.
Prof. Duffy acted as referee. Needham
entered the ring at 6:45 and Burke fol
lowed a few moments later. Burke was
seconded by Billy Davis. George Palmer
and Charley Porter. Prof. Dutffy in
structed the fighters about breaking
away and other club rules. Mike Kelly,
of baseball faume, was chosen as time
keeper; John VanNeil was time-keeper
for Needham and James Varnell helid
the watch for Burke.
The gloves were adjusted and time
called at (i:5. Burke looked two inchesls
taller than Needham anti in the opening
the men rallied to the center .of the ring
and Needham landed a havry right
hander on the shoulder. lBoth Iandted
heavy lefts, Needham nearly falling.
Honors even in this round.
Second round Needhani was the ag
gressor. Both landed several times. but
time was called with neither having the
'hird round Needham seinmed to
have the best of the hitting. Burke re
ceived a left on the nose which nearly
upset him. Needham landed a heavy
right on the mouth, drawing bloodl. ut
the latter was cute enough to draw it in
until he spit out several mouthfuls.
Fourth round The men met in the
center of the ring and heavy exchange
followed, a little in Need.ham's favor.
A clinch followed; both men cautious.
Fifth round Needham landed a heavy
right on the ribs. Needham landed
heavily on the stomach and a heavy ex
change of bhiows on the mouth closed a
sharp rally and a clinch. liurke hit
Needtharnm n the back of the head and
made him very mad. lnurke's fighting
was heartily cheered. The men were
tighting fast when time was called.
Sixth round Burke's stock went way
up. Needham stepped in and landed a
right on the body: Burke tried with the
left, but recteved a left and right on the
body himself Needham landed a light
left on the stomach and repeated it a
moment later very hard. Burke landed
a soaker from his left on Needham's
mouth and missed a left fling from the
western boy. Needham landed another
stomach punch and time interrupted a
hot rally.
Seventh round-Needham landed a
heavy right on the ribs. Needham
landed a heavy left on the stomacher
and another in the nose. Burke clinch
ed. Needham tried again with his left,
but Burke was out of range. Needham
landed a heavy left on the mouth and
received a left in return. He tried again
for the stomach and scored a light one.
Blurke hit Needham with his left fore
arm and the men clinched. A. time was
called Needham landed a stinger on
Burke's stomach from his left..
Eighth round- -Needham landed his
usual left stomach punch. Needham
landed a heavy right on the ribs and
Burke clinched. He landed the same
hand a moment later and the men were
ordered to break away. Needham land
ed the heaviest right on the same sore
ribs and pushed his left frequently in
Burke's nose. Burke received heavy on
left on the stomach. but landel a heavy
NeedhamII ' i. ck. Needham landed a
light left on the mouth as time was call
ed amid much cheering.
The San Ilrancieco man now seemed
to forge ahead.
Ninth round-Noedhbam landed a
heavy right and left on the body. Both
exchanged heavy lefts a moment later.
Needham landed a heavy left-hander on
Burke's nose and the New Orleans than
hit his adversary lightly in the clinch
which followed. Needham landed a hot
right on the ribs and missed a left for
the body, receiving Burke's right in his
stomach. Needham next landed two
rights in succession on the sore ribs of
Tenth round - Needham landed a
heavy left on the mouth, knocking
Burke dowp, Needham falling with his
man. The men got up and Needham
knocked Burke out with a rattling right
handed on the jaw.
Burke made a gallant light, however,
against superior strength and s.ience
seldom excelled in the New Orleans club.
Though a heaten man Burke fought a
fair alnd manly battle and dePerved the
applause which he received. Many were
the handshakings given the plucky boy
in token of congratulation. It was a
good tight, taking it all in all. It is true
Needham had the better of the tighting
throughout, but ap Burke was game,
strong and fair, evry uman present had
his full money 's worth.
.% ILItiti Ill,: IISA.S'TE I.
Car.eIrKr eS oe n Switclhman Cuisuen tier
I)eathll o l ErvMen Ms.
ii...H.\t'iaE:. March 1. The Water
town local train. due in Milwaukee at 4
o'clock this afternoon, ran into and de
molished the rear end of a train loaded
with employes of the West Milwaukee
shops of the Chicago, Milwaukee k St.
Paul railroad, killing seven men and in
juring several others. The trains were
moving in the same direction, the work
ien's train having just left the main
track on a ehort switch and strung itself
out on the track parallel with the main
line. Switchman fEmil Bartel forgot to
turn the switch after the workmen's
train and the local a moment after wards
uassed in the short switch and in a
minute had telescoped the rear car.
The seven men killed were terribly man
gled. Thle engineer of the local reversed
his engine. but not sash enough to avert
the terrible disaster. Burtel has disap
peared and officers are after him. His
friends say he will give himself up late
tonight. The men killed were mechanics
living in the city. The bodies were
taken to the morgue and the work of
identification is in progress. The en
gine and baggage cars of the local and
four cers of the workmen's train were
derailed but none of the local's passen
gers were injured.
A ('ommittee of the House \.iil
vestigate the Charge.s 1x4,
Against It.
There P'romises to Be NionI .I
tional Developmenta Allide II.
fore the Committee
in Which the Interior Depart
and Certain Montana pild
itielane Figure.
Natlonal Park MlaaaaIemea.
WVAsnnaTrozx, March '.- The ma
ment of the Yellowstone Natimonal
is likely to be investigated by a coam
tee of the house of representatives
the frequent charges that have
made against the hotel and stage
busses in this great government
tion will be Inquired into in detail
every opportunity given for the su
tiation of these serious allegations
Representative McRae of Ark
today introduced a resolution dires
the committee on public lands to in
tigate and report by bill or othe
the circumstances under which learn
the hotel and stage coach privileges
awarded in 1889 to the Yellowstone
tional Park association but afterw
rescinded and forfeited them and i
awarded them to S S. Huntley.
committee is also directedt to make
inquiry Into the matter of administe
the affairs of the park, partita
touching the leases and privileges
management of the park generally
the interior department and it isaut
ized to engage a sub-committee with
power to send for persons and pa
McRae asked unanimous consent for
immediate adoption of the resolu
but Buchanan of New Jersey thou'
the matter was one that should tirs
reported to the committee on rules ai
to his objection the resolutioni war
ferred to that committee.
"My objection in introducing tha ra
olution," said McRae. "is simply to har
a full investigation into all thesecharg
and reports that have been currentm
carding the management of the l'.3f
stone National Park. I make no xap
myself and the resolution makesor.
It merely provides for an inversaa
into the present management th
park and asks for the reasons wrY '
lenses to the Yellowstone Park A.e~
tion were rescinded and subse.quot
granted to a private individual Onb
allered to be of a certain politni:a pa!
and a friend oif certain high otrls
I have no doubt the committee or r,
will report the resolution favora;l l
i Hon. E. L. Payseon, for manly:r
Smember of .engress and chairman of
public lands committee in the last ho
of representatives. will problably
called before the conmmittee to Rive
clperiences in the park during l~ht
uer. Payson is reported to have sta
at that time that the abuses lpracticed
the park and the imrswitions to wh'
visitors are subjected are sua tI
should be inquired into by congress U
some relief afforded.
Lambert Tree, ex-minister to Ituseu
in his account of his experiences corrd
orated the statements of Payson, and a
has recent visit to this city stated the
an investigation should be made. Lat
ly the matter has taken a political tun
by the allegations of newspapers lii
certain Montana politicians have bee
favored in the matter of the Yellnowseto
park leases.
Secretary Noble and Mr (;ibson.
the Yellowstone Park association hi
some spicy exchanges of opinions on ti
subject, and Gibson recently declared
congress would warrant an investigate
he would show up the park manaegem':
in a somewhat unfavorable light. It
due to Secretary Noble to say the u.fcie
of the interior department gene.ral
court an investigation in order that t.
charges which they deride nmay
proven groundless.
Ruslsu Faminlle 1)itrkct+.
LooooN. March 1.- The Engliv. 'I" i
cial correspondent who is trav."oii '
the famine districts of Russia; wrnit
from Raratoy that crimes of viols ns
the valley of the Volga are of freques'
occurrence. Clergymen's houses hae'
been robbed and the bodies of nmurdhro!
medi are found on the highroads. 'i;
lages in the government of Saronrs
which were prosperous in 1886, are rno
plunged into the deepest misery and the
population have been decimated. In ona
village 2,765 of its 7,856 inhabitants b.e
migrated. Of those remaining 1,250 ar
dependent upon charity. In three months
the people of this village lost 4,088 had
of live stock. They are indebted to the
state in the sum of 72,080 roubles. Sin,
ilar conditions prevail in other village'
Forty thousand acres of land are idle is
the province of Samara owing to the lack
of seed. Large numbers of German co
onists live in holes in the earth for
warmth. They eat bread made of will
hemp and the carcasses of horses. The
diet causes severe, often fatal nausea
The famine is changing the peasants
into wild beasts. In one case a man at.
tempted to hang his daughter becaune
she had not been successful in begging,
A loaf of bread was given to a peasant
who began to devour it with the avidilty
of a famished wolf. While in the act oI
gulping down the bread he fell in a ti
and died.
Speaking of the resources of the coun
try the correspondent says the land it
the basin of the Volga Is exhausted anl
the climate changing. He suggests thai
100,000 German colonists be assisted tc
emigrate to Canada and the Unite'
State. They are a fine race, he says
and would make successful colonists is
those countries.
Here's looking at you with the iargesr
stock and lowest price. Driver & Brad
ley, druggists and stationers.
Teeth extracted without pain by mese
-_ vitalised air at the oAloe of Dr. Bl. l
Brigs, over postollc e

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