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B1I>8 FOR JEFFRIES-JOHNSON.
Fight Greatest on Record?Action on Bids Postponed?Selection of (.round for Fight \\v\ be Made To iih)'?Tremendous Piuraea Promis? ed. New York. Dec. L?No decision announcing the successful bidder for the world's championship heavy weight prise fight between James J. Jeffries, the retired and undefeated champion, and Jack Johnson, the ne? gro title-holder, was made in New York tonight because the promoters wished to avoid any possible clash with the police authorities. The de? cision will be made known In Ho boken. N. J.. at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. New York. Dec. L?Bids for the championship flght between James J. Jeffries and Jack Johnson were open? ed late today In Hoboken. N. J., and because of the numerous and large offers made for the mill, It was de? cided to postpone the selection of the battle ground for a period of 24 hours. Teh offers for the fight were the largest ever made for a prise ring encounter. The bids wer? opened in the pres? ence of Jack Johnson and his man? ager. George Little; Hamberger. rep? resenting James J. Jeffries, who was absent; Thomas J. McCreary of Los Angeles. Edward Franc of San Fran" elsco. John J. Oleason of Ban Fran? cisco. E. M. Ricard, of Nevada, and many well known New York sporting men. Graney, representing the Tuxedo Athletic Club of San Francisco, made a bid involving three different propo? sitions. In his first, Graney offered ?0 per cent, of the gross receipts with a guarantee of $76,000, the manage? ment to have sole ownership of the picture privileges; the second was 80 per cent of the gross receipts with a 970,000 guarantee, and an offer of 110,000 for one-third of the picture proceeds, and the third proposition was 90 per cent, of the gross receipts with no guarantee. Graney agreed, If the offer was accepted, to build a pavilion seating 25,000 people In or within five miles of San Francisco. John Oleason of San Francisco, In combination with James Coffroth, submitted a bid of $125.000 for a light on July 4 at either the Colma Athletic Club or Ocean View of San Francisco, reserving full rights to the picture proceeds. Oleason agreed. If the bid was accepted, Immediately to deposit a oheck for $10,0( 0. Oleason mads a second proposition offering a purse of $75,000 and 66 2-2 per cent, of the picture rights. A third proposition by Oleason pro? vided for an offer of 80 per cent, of the gross receipts and If 2-2 per cent, of the picture receipts. Coff? roth agreed to deposit $10,000 if the sffer wss accepted. A cablegram was received from Hugh D. Mclntosh of Australia offer? ing $17,500 to each of the fighters for a contest In this country; $40,000 to each fighter for a contest in either England or Francs, and $50,000 to each fighter for a contest In Aus? tralia. No check accompanied the offer and Ifclntosh's bid was not con? sidered. E. M Ricard of Ely. Nevada, sub? mitted a bid in which he offered $16. ?00 in cash and a check for $5,000 now for a flght on July 4 In either Utah or CSI'fornla and a cash purse of $101,000 and $6 2-8 per cent, of the receipts of the moving pictures. If the bid was accepted, Ricard agreed to deposit within 60 days $30. 000 and the remaining $50,000 48 hour* before the fight. Thomas J. McCarry of the Pacific Athletic Club of Log Angeles offered the receipts of the entire house and 60 per cent, of the moving picture receipts or a purse of $110.000 In cash and 50 per cent, of the moving picture receipts. * Fight Goes to Ricard? San Francisco, Dec. 1.?The fol Ipwlng message, according to Greg? ory Mitchell, was received by him to? night from James W. Cofforth, the San Francisco flght promoter, who is In New York. "Ricard will get the big fight, hut am not disappointed." Two negroes afflicted with small? pox were found wandering around In Chester county. ?T?TE OF OHIO, CITY OF TO? LEDO. ms. LUCAS COUNTY. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he In senior partner of the firm of V. J. Cheney A Co., doing business In the City of Toledo. County und State aforesaid, and that said Arm will pay the sum Si ONI HUNDRED DOL? LARS for ?>aeh and every case of Cntarrh that cannot be cured by the use of 1 la I I'm Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY, sworn to before no ami ?absoribsd In my present, this nth day of 1?< cember. A. !>.. lilt, (Seal.) A. v. OLEASON, Notary Public. H ill ? Catai i h < ''ii . is tak.-u Inf r nallv. and acts din-etly DD tin blood and mueouM surfaces of the system. Ssnd fop testimonials free. F. J CHEN BT & CO.. Toledo, 11 Sold by all Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for con ?tlpatlon. BUY COTTON GOODS. Mr. D. A. Tompkins Shows llnw Far morn May Help the Cause. Oie of the leading cotton manufac? turers of the South. Mr. D. A. Tomp kln8. In a published Interview, pre? sents this view: "The best way for the farmer to hold the present price of cotton would be for him to go to his home town and buy his supply of cotton goods for the year." The Idea seems to be that the big Jobbers are acting on the theory that the farmers will not hold their re? maining cotton now, and that throw? ing it on the mai*ket will depress the price, and consequently lower the price of goods the mills resort to run? ning on short time, to prevent over? stocking of goods, and this has a de? pressing effect on the price of cotton. If the farmers of the South and the people generally should now turn In and buy the cotton goods they need, It would create activity In the cotton goods market. The retail merchants would be compelled to place orders with the Jobbers, the Jobbers would make demands on the mills, the mill stocks would be reduced and the mills would run on full time, the de? mand for raw cotton would Increase and the price would advance rather than come down. Mat ROOT AS A DEFENDER OF STATES' RIGHTS. Senator Root's speech on centraliz? ation before the National Civic Fed? eration in New York the other day is so entirely contrary to a speech he made while a member of Mr. Roose? velt's Cabinet as to call for some ex? planation of his change of views. On the 7th of December, 1906, while Secretary of State, Mr. Root made an address before the Pennsylvania Society In which he expressed views favorable to such extreme and radi? cal centralisation of power in the hands of the Federal government as had perhaps never theretofore been expressed by any responsible public official who was a lawyer. In that speech Mr. Root said: "We are urging forward In a development of business and social life which tends more ?nd more to the obliteration of State lines and decrease of State power, as compared wtlh national power. ? ? ? New projects of national control are mooted. Control of insurance, uni? form divorce laws, child labor laws and many others affecting matters formerly entirely within the cognis? ance of the State are proposed." And then he suggested seriously a method of amending tr e Constitution which was different ftom that pro? vided In the Instrument Itself. If the States refuse or negle :t to perform their duty In the proper exercise of their reserved rights?that is, of course, If they neglect to perform It as the President of the United States might consider that 11 should be performed?then "soorer or later," Mr. Root declared, "constructions of the Constitution will be found to vest the power where It will be exercised In the national government." The views of Senator Root, as ex? pressed last Tuesday, are so radically different from those of Secretary Root, as expressed three years ago, that we are forced to he conclusion that In 1900 he was expressing, not hie own opinions, but those of Presi? dent Roosevelt, his then chief. In his Civic Federation speech last Tuesday 8enator Root was evidently speaking his own sentlrients and giv? ing his own opinions as a lawyer and a statesman. He said: The framework of our government aimed to preserve *A once the strength and protection of a great national power, and the blessing and the freedom and the personal In? dependence of local self-government. It aimed to do that by preserving in the Constitution the soverlgn powers of the separate States. Are we to re? form our constitutional system so as to put In Federal hands the control of all the business that passes over State lines? If we do, where Is our local self-government? If we do, how Is the central government at Washington going to be able to dis? charge the duties that will be im? posed upon it? Already the admin? istration, already the Judicial power, already the legislative branches of our government, are driven to the limit of their power to deal Intelli? gently with the subjects that are be? fore them. This country Is too great, Its population too numerous, Its In? terests too vast and complicated al? ready, to say nothing of the enor? mous Increases that we can see be? fore us In the future, to be governed as to the great range of our dally affairs, from one central power In Washington. At this time, when men are forget? ting constitutional limitations and ?omc of the Federal courts are Justi? fying Mr. Jefferson's crticlsm when he called them the "sappers and min? ers of the Constitution," it is well for men of Mr. Root's standing to talk this way.? Baltimore gun. A franchise for a gas plant has been granted Chicago parties by the Anderson City Council. THE DEFENSE OF MANILA. Could Manila l>e Easily Captured by The Japanese? It is Invariably assumed by all rep? utable and orthodox manufacturers of war scares that in case of war be? tween Japan and the United States the Philippines would fall into the hands of the enemy supinely and at once as the result of a naval attack on Manila. But the facts, unluckily, do not al? ways square with fine assumptions? an axiom proved a million times in human history, and here once again. Would the Japanese, If they proceed? ed against Manila tomorrow, find the city the easy prey that Dewey found it in 1898? They would, say the makers of war scares. They would not, say the seekers of facts. Manila, in 1898, was an exposed port with antiquated defenses and a stupid and inefficient garrison, but Manila in 1909 is a city girt about by great fortresses of earth and concrete, with a plentiful armament of big guns, and an excellent lot of gunners be? hind them. The defenses of the Philippine cap? ital, In fact, are now almost as effec? tive as those of Baltimore. On Cor regldor Island, which Dewey faced with Impunity on that memorable May day, there are now frowning ramparts at the very top of the hog? back, 600 feet above the water-level, and mounted back of them are no less than six 12-inch disappearing guns of the most modern type, and a round dozen of 12-lnch mortars. These great pieces of ordnance, with their attendant 10-inch, 6-lnch and 3-inch guns, command both of the channels leading up to Manila, and both channels are also mined. What Chance would a fleet have in those waterways before a plunging flre from 12-lnch guns and mortars 600 feet above it, and with mines con? trolled from the forts exploding all about it? But Corregldor Is not the only Ma? nila fort. On Carabao there are two 14-inch guns and eight 12-lnch mor? tars, and on Cabello Island there are two 15-lnch guns, two 6-inch guns and a second complete mine plant. In addition to all this, a sort of artificial battle-ship of concrete, 1,200 feet long, has just been built upon El Fraile, one of the four islands which form a chain across the entrance to Manila Bay. It has two enormous steel turrets, operated exactly like those of a Dreadnought, and In each are two 14-lnch guns. How could a hostile fleet, however large and formidable, pass these de? fenses? The thing, indeed, would seem to be practically impossible. The flre of battleships against land forts of earth or concrete is so ineffective that It scarcely counts In actual war? fare. This was proved abundantly, not only at Santiago, but also during the Russo-Japanese War. When Port Arthur fell the Japs expected to And that their long and assiduous bombardment had demolished the forts on the seaward side, but what they actually did And was that these forts were practically unharmed. The thousands of big shells that had been hurled in from the sea had scarcely left a mark. But, assuming that Manila could repel a naval attack, would it not be essential for the United States to command the PaciAc Ocean In order to retain the Philippines in case of war with Japan? Otherwise the small army which is maintained in the archipelago could no* be rein? forced. Japan could land troops at various places In the Philippines, and if the Japanese had the support of the natives, as thev nrobably would have, the islands would be untenable by an army of 20,000 Americans, and the chances are their defense would not be attempted. If the United States had a superior navy in the Pa? ciAc it could make it impossible for the enemy to attack the islands. The result in the Philippines would, after all, depend largely upon the relative strength of the contending navies, unless the American army in the Is? lands were far stronger than It Is at present.?Baltimore Sun. Looking One's Best. ?It's a woman's delight to look her best but pimples, skin eruptions, sores and boils rob life of joy. Lis? ten! Bucklen's Arnica Salve cures them; makes the skin soft and vel? vety. It glorifies the face. Cures pimples, sore eyes, cold sores, crack? ed lips, chapped hands. Try it. In? fallible for Piles. 25c at Sibert's Drug Store. The Literary Digest says allitera tlvely that Senator Aldrlch Is "woo? ing the West." But there's many a slip 'twix the woo and the tip.? Louisville Courier-Journal. 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Sumter Memorial Academy, proper recognition of the services of John Laurens, as an American pa? triot?especially in connection with the victory at Yorktown of the allied forces of France and America over the British. Therefore, it is most en? couraging to have the Yorktown His torlcal Society to come so cordially and promptly to our support. In fact it seems to assure success to a long cherished purpose, and earnest hope of a few devoted admirers of this superb American hero. Now, to use a slang phrase of the day, "it is up to" the people of South Carolina to show their appreciation of this brilliant and consecrated rep? resentative of the State's patriotism In the great struggle for American independence. We make no question that the peo? ple of the State now will do their whole duty in this important matter, and if we may be allowed to suggest, let us say that the next celebration of Washington's birthday be charac? terized by the prominence given to John Laurens, who, indeed, was Washingtons beloved and loving friend. The Gen. Sumter Memorial Acad? emy calls earnestly upon all of the educational institutions of the State to enlist with It In this glorious work. (Signed) POINSETT LIT. SOCIETY, RAVENEL LIT. SOCIETY. Stateburg, S. C, Dec. 1, 1909. Stateburg. S. C, Dec. 1, 1909. Mr. William Shields McKean, Sec'y. Yorktown His. Society, Washington, D. C. Dear sir: We have received your highly ap? preciated favor in re John Laurens. We shall not attempt to tell you now of whan enthusiasm It has awak? ened. The two Literary Societies of the Gen. Sumter Memorial Academy "Ravenel" and "Poinsett," will spare no effort in co-operation with you, to "honor his memory as it should be." 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