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Huntsvillb, Tex., March 2.—Texas' anni-
versary day and Sam Houston'a birthday were
jointly celebrated here to-day by the students
of the Sam Houston normal institute, who
assembled at the Baptist church at 1 a. m.
and thence inarched to the grave of General
Houston in the city cemetery, where the fol-
lowing programme was carried out:
Song, "My Countiy, 'Tie of Thee"—School.
Poem, "Our Hero is Dead"—Eugone Angier.
Essay, Miss Lucy Mebane.
Oration, Mr. C. T. F. Alexander.
The exercises were quite interesting. The
grave was beautifully decorated with Sowers.
The Mayo-Rhodes entertainment at the
opera house la6t night was a great success.
Mrs. Mayo-Rhodes in her vocal selections
evinced great talent and charmed the audi-
ence. Local talent also added largely to the
success of the entertainment. The door re-
ceipts were about $300.
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GALVESTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1892.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
THE PUBLIO BUILDING EOW NOT
The Kiver and Harbor Committee Not So
Stingy—Report From the Conven-
tion of Lumbermen.
Washington, March 2.— [Special.]—The
row in the committee on public buildings and
grounds over the proposition made to make
no recommendations for public buildings at
this session has not yet been settled, but I am
assured by a member of that committee who
believes in recommending buildings that it is
altogether likely that the proposition will be
successful, for even if it is overruled in the
committee there will be enough men in the
house who believe in an economical policy to
establish it there.
Those who are fighting the idea say that
such a cheeseparing policy is extremely bad
for the party, becauso in every neighborhood
where a public building is wanted the impres-
sion will surely find lodgment that the demo-
cratic party is a do-nothing organization and
has neither push nor enterprise about it. The
committee can only recommend the erection
of buildings by favorably reporting bills, and
the matter of appropriation is left entirely to
the appropriation committee, which has an-
nounced its determination to cut expenses in
every direction, and would not be held to a
strict accountability if it refused to make ap-
propriations for public buildings, inasmuch qp
the treasury department will not go ahead and
finish those already provided for.
It is said to-day that the rjver and harbor
committee will not pinch the almighty dollar
with the same strength, that tho appropria-
tions for rivers and harbors will not be much
less than at the last congress.
The District of Columbia appropriation bill
was up for consideration. It is cut something
about $600,000 below last year and conse-
quently there is a howl in this neighborhood.
Mr. (Train's resolution to amend the consti-
tution so as to change tho time of tho meeting
of congress and the inauguration of the presi-
dent has been unanimously reported favor-
ably by the committee having it in charge.
There are many inquiries coming hero from
Texas and elsewhere in regard to the proba-
bility of the passage of a bankruptcy bill by
this congress. The best opinion seems to be
that it will bo well nigh impossible for such a
bill to get through both houses. At this ses-
sion the democratic party in congress is anx-
ious to get through work and go home and
unless the senate interferes the chances are
that congress will adjourn in July or August.
All the time between now and then will be
consumed by discussions on the tariff and
other political measures that may have a di-
rect bearing on the presidential campaign
Still it is thought that a bankruptcy bill may
get through one of the houses this session.
This would result in its passage at the short
session. In the matter of a long session I was
told to-day by a well informed republican that
it was altogether likely that the republicans in
the senate would hold congress together just
as long as possible. The reason, he said, was
that during the last congressional campaign
the domocrats in the senate by their talk on
the force bill kept congress in session and
prevented the republicans in the house from
going home attending their fences. The re-
sult was that crowds of them were determined
to givo the democrats some of their own
Mr. Goodnight, chairman of tho subcom-
mittee of the judiciary committee which has
charge of the Bankhead resolutions against
Judge McCormick, to-day received a memor-
ial from the bar of Dallas which was highly
eulogistic of Judge McCormick. The me-
morial expresses the greatest confidence in
the integrity of McCormick, both as a man
and judge, indorses his appointment in so far
as saying he would fill the place with credit,
and disputes all the intimations and charges
Senator Hoar, the chairman of the senate
judiciary committee, is expected to return to
Washington to-morrow. Goodnight's com-
mittee will send to Hoar for all papers before
him bearing on the charges against McCor-
mick, and in regard to his confirmation as a
judge of the circuit court of appeals.
The Kick From Lumbermen,
Washington, March 2.—At the opening of
to-day's session of the lumbermen's conven-
tion a communication was read from the
Wanda national lumber association, in which
it expressed sympathy with tho objects of the
meeting and not only strongly protested
against tho passage ef the bill recently intro-
duced in the house by Mr. Bryan, of Nebraska,
placing lumber on the free list, but asked for
the imposition of a duty of $2 per 1000 feet.
A series of resolutions contending against
the passage of the bill were also read from the
Tacoma (Washington) Lumber Manufactur-
Resolutions are addressed to the house of
representatives and after showing that the
convention represents the interests of the
lumber manufacturers and wholesale dealers
of the United States and stating that the con-
vention was called to consider tho bill intro-
duced by Bryan, placing lumber on the free
list, sets forth the magnitude of the business
and protests against the passage of the bill.
The report says: "The lumber industry of
the United States is the largest single manu-
facturing industry of the country, represent-
ing an investment of not less than $750,000,000,
furnishing the means of livelihood to at least
8,000,000 of our people. In this connection it
is proper to invite your attention to the fact
that all official statistics heretofore published
have simply comprehended the manufacture
of lumber by milling establishments only, the
cutting of trees and transportation to the mil!a
never having been included.
"The total manufactured products of the saw
mills of the country amount in the aggregate
to at least $500,000,000 annually, equal in value
When in need of
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
BOOTS, SHOES OR HATS,
Will save money by visiting our establishment, as we are selling
these goods at less than manufacturing price, or send us your or-
ders, which will have prompt and careful attention. We employ
no traveling salesmen, but sell goods cheap, giving the trade the
benefit of this expense.
THE GALVESTON~MERCANTILE CO.
to the total products of all the ores in tho
country, including gold, silver, copper, lead,
iron, coal and all other minerals. The lum-
ber industry not being confined to one sec-
tion of the country can not bo combined in
tho form of trusts against the interests of
consumers. By the bill referred to it is pro-
posed to improve the favorable conditions
under which tho Canadian manufacturer is
enabled to compete with us in the markets of
"The summing up of this whole caso pre-
sents the question: Shall tho forest resources
of Canada and British Columbia be developed
while those of our own country (the Pacific
and southern states in particular) be dormant?
Or shall this vast industry in our country en-
joy to a limited extent the protection which
the present duty affords? and tho question in
its entire breadth also presents the fact that
the bill against which we now protest pro-
poses to opon the entire northern boundary of
the United States from sea to sea to the forest
products of British possessions in North
"Ignoring the extensive interests, not only
of our resources along our middle and eastern
borders, now being oporated, but crippling the
vast interests of the Pacific slope and rich
forests covering a vast area of our southern
states, the influence of which is awakening
the most serious apprehensions of thousands
who have invested their all in purchasing this
stumpage from tho government, it is now
proposed to discriminato so unjustly against
them and to tho irreparable injury of thous-
ands of laborors holding allegiance to the
United States government, and giving prefer-
ence to foreign labor and capital that con-
tributes nothing to our institutions and coun-
"It is, therefore, resolved, that we respect-
fully and earnestly protest against the removal
of the present duty on lumber."
The report was adopted by a unanimous
Several brief addresses were delivered, when
tho subject of permanent organization was
taken up. A committee to formulate a plan
of organization was finally appointed, with
instructions to report at a subsequent mooting.
General Schofield Busy,
Washington, March 2.—General Schofield
is busily engaged considering the question of
tho annual movement of troops. As soon as
possible the necessary orders will be issued,
in order that as much time as possible may be
given for preparations for the movements,
which will probably take place about May 1.
It is the policy of the department to move
tho troops that have been longest at undesir-
able posts, and in accordance with this system
the troops that havo been some time 011 tho
frontier, especially in tho far southwest, will
be sent to posts in the north and east and their
places taken by others who have been enjoy-
ing life at some more agreeable stations.
The interesting fact in connection with tho
movement this year is that General Schofield
is considering the advisability of ordering one
of the Indian troops for service at Fort Myer,
D. C. This suggestion was originally made
by Proctor when ho was socretary of war and
would seem to moot with General Schofield's
hearty approval. While the mattor has not
yet been definitely settled upon, it is quito pos-
sible that the people of Washington will beforo
long bocoino familiar with the sight of a band
of Indians, devoid of warpaint and feathers,
and clad in the more somber uniform of
Undo Sam's defenders. This detail will not
interfere with tjie colored troops remaining at
Fort Myer, as their time there has not yet
River and Harbor Hill.
Washington, March 2.—The river and har-
bor appropriation bill is beginning to take
definite shape, considerable progress having
been made by tho house committee in its
preparation. The bill has not yet reached the
stage at which the aggregate amount can be
stated, but its consideration has gone far
enough to show that tho total of tho bill will
be considerably larger than seems to havo
been anticipated by some persons, who looked
for a bill appropriating a sum much less than
tho measure passed by the last congress.
While the members of the majority of the
committee are in full accord with the general
policy of the house in keeping down expendi-
tures, the southern members do not believe
that the river and harbor bill should be cut to
a very much greater extent than other bills.
The river and harbor bill is more popular in
the south than some other parts of the coun-
try, and the southern members feel as if this
is one of the few measures in which their sec-
tion has a considerable share in the appropri-
ations, and that a bill sufficient in size to con-
tinue as expeditiously as practicable the work
of improvement and navigation Bhould bo
Change of Dates .Suggested.
Washington, March 2.—The house commit-
tee on the election of president and vice presi-
dent to-day authorized Mr. Crain to prepare
for submission to the house a joint resolution,
proposing amendments to the constitution,
substituting December 31 for March 4 as tho
commencement and termination of the offi-
cial term of members of the house of repre-
sentatives and United States senators, and
providing that congress shall hold an annual
meeting on the second Monday in January
and substituting April 30 for March -i as the
date for the commencement and limitation of
the term of president and vice president.
.Represent ing the Choctaws.
Washington, March 2.—J. S. Standley,
representing the Choctaw nation of Indians,
was heard by the houso committee on terri-
tories to-day in opposition to the Harvey bill
for admission into the union of the territory
of Oklahoma and tho Indian territory as one
He was followed by S. S. Hubbard, who
represented the white settlors, and advocated
some legislation for tho protection of these
Yellowstone Park Management.
Washington, March 2.—The management
of the Yellowstone national park is likely to
be investigated by a committee of the houso
of representatives, and tho frequent charges
that have been made against tho hotel and
stage coach abuses of this great government
reservation will be inquired into in detail.
Mr. McRae of Arkansas to-day introduced a
resolution directing the committee on public
lands to fully investigate and report by a bill
Mills Is Bettor.
Washington, March 2.—Representative
Mills is confined to his room with erysipalis
in his ankle joint.
Ho is undergoing massage treatment with
jood results, but it will be some time beforo
le will be well enough to appear in the house.
He had a good night's rest last night and is
Washington, March 2.—Mr. Dolph, in pre-
senting petitions from his state favoring gov-
ernment aid and control of the Nicaragua
canal, said he urgently favored such legisla-
tion, first because he desired to havo the canal
speedily constructed, second because he do-
sired, when constructed, it should be under
the control of the United States and that be-
cause he desired the canal to be capitalized
only at actual cost.
The Idaho election case was taken up and
Mr. George stated the roason which would con-
trol his action m casting his vote for the con-
Mr. Vilas argued that the sitting member.
Mr. Dubois,was legally elected and entitlod to
Mr. Tiller moved to proceod to vote 011 the
resolution, but on the suggestion of Mr. Gray
it was finally arranged that a vote be taken at
3 o'clock to-morrow.
After a short executive session tho senate
Washington, March 2.—The proceedings of
the house were quito interesting to-day, and
were confined strictly to the consideration of
the District of Columbia appropriation bill,
An amendment was adopted reducing the
recorder of doeds' salary from about $12,000
(under the fee eystom) to a fixed saiary of
$3tXX). The register of deeds is B. K. Bruce
of Mississippi. Tho houso adjourned with tho
bill still undisposed of.
During the day the speaker laid before tho
house communications from tho acting secre-
tary of tho treasury giving information rela-
tive to the importation of Bilk and in regard
to immigration. They wore appropriately
Air. Sayers of Texas asked to have printed
in 1 ho Kecord a tahlo showing the appropria-
tions made for public buildings in the United
States (now being erected), the amount of
money still on hand and the amount required
to finish those buijldings now in process of
construction. Thei table would show there
was enough money Oil hand to last live years
at the rato the work, of the supervising archi-
tect's offico has Men conducted during tho
Mr. Crain of Texas inquired whether his
colleague wished pitf in the Kecord an argu-
ment against the f oust ruction of any more
Mr. Sayers replied he wished to put in the
Record some information which would onable
mombers to act intelligently.
The permission w»s granted.
The Approaching Strike.
London, March 2.—I Special.]—As the time
approaches for the inauguration of the so
called strike of coal immers, who on March 12
will quit work for twjo weeks, with the object
of compelling such an advance in the price ot
coal as will prevent) the mine owners from
reducing wages, the,effocts of the move can
be more readily gauged.
It would be an impossible task to approxi-
mately estimate the| number of persons who
will be thrown out of work by tho closing of
the mills, iron works; factories, etc., but it is
certain that over 1,000,000 employes will find
themselves idle. With their families, it is be-
lieved that close on 5,000,000 persons will di-
rectly or indirectly feel the attempts of the
minors to prevent any reduction in their
Of the miners themselves 400,000 men will
take part in the strike. The outcome
watched with more than usual interest that
pertains to labor mor ments, for tho attempt
is on such a scale that everybody who uses
coal will either be compelled to pay tributo in
the increased prices for fuel, or in the case of
manufacturers close down their works and
lose the profits of their business.
At Sheffield and rolling mills and the forgers
and cutlers' association announces that its
works will bo closed during the miners
strike. This decision affects thousands of
cutlers, grinders and forgers. All the em-
ployes of engineering works, iron foundries
and wagon building works connected with
Lord Durham's and Lord Londonderry's col-
lieries have^been.give., .notice thatthoBewiirks
will also be" closed. Then again 7000 railway
employes, connected with the collieries, will
also Lo thrown out of work.
The price of coal in tho Sheffield district has
risen 8 shillings per ton. In Dublin there
has been a still further increase and the price
is now up 4 shillings per ton.
Moxico and Her Flags.
City of Mexico, March 2.—[Special.]—The
Catholic organ of Mexico, El Trempopas, has
opened a register for the purpose of inscrib-
ing the names of all the Mexicans who are
opposed to accepting the return of the flags
tendered by the United States.
El Trempopas has been publishing a series
of virulent articles on the subject and claims
the dignity of the nation was outraged by the
This paper has always been violent and
abusive in its denunciations of everything
American. Being the leading church organ,
it is evident that the articles in some manner
reflect the sentiment of the Catholic church
of Mexico toward the American people, whoso
future predominance as a protestant element
they already view with alarm and disfavor.
The Baron Van Winkler, the new German
minister to Mexico, has arrived.
Salvador aiul Guatemala.
San Salvador, March 2.—While the govern-
ment is apparently working for a Central
American union tho feeling of the public is
general that war is imminent. It is known
that Ezeba's desire is for war with Guatemala.
A correspondent at Guatemala writes as fol-
lows: The feeling against Barillas is increas-
ing. Two attempts to assassinate him havo
been made within a week. The friends of
Reina Barrios are inciting a rebellion. Unless
Barillas makes concessions Ins downfall is in-
evitable. If Barrios, the known enemy of Sal-
vador, becomes president, war with Salvador
will be inevitable. Barillas is prepared for a
Warlike Dispatches From Africa
London, March 2.—[Special]—Advices from
Lagos, a British colony on the west coast of
Africa, are of a warlike character.
Egbas, with 200,000 warriors, has joined Je-
buB to stop British traffic.
Traders doing business in the colony have
telegraphed Liverpool and Manchester houses
to cease the shipment of cotton stuffs.
The British force in La^os is weak and must
be reinforced before offensive operations can
bo undertaken. _
Foster in Kngland.
London, March 2.—Foster, secretary of the
United States treasury, arrived at Southamp-
ton on the North German Lloyd steamer
Spree this morning. In an interview, Foster
"I have no intention of seeing Goschen or
anyone else in regard to silver or immigra-
tion. I shall sail on my roturn to the United
States next Wednesday."
The Mail All Saved.
London, March 2.—The last fifteen bags of
mail on board the North German Lloyd
steamer Eider, stranded on Atherfield ledge,
off the Isle of Wight, wore recovered yester-
day. All the cargo has been removed from
Iron Producing Fight.
Birmingham, Ala., March 2.—The crisis of
the fight between Pennsylvania and Alabama
in iron production is felt to have arrived.
The market has gonoto pieces and tho Bir-
mingham furnaces have over 100,000 tons in
the yards. The railroads have been called on
to reduce freight to the lowest possible point
and a reduction of 10 per cent in wages has
been determined on.
The representatives of three of the leading
companies have gone to New York to consult
with eastern stockholders and the directors of
railroads interested in this section. In the
meanwhile the furnaces will continue in full
FITZSIMMONS A WONDER.
HE JABS MAHEK'S MOUTH
When the Irish Giant Showed His Lack of
Sand and Proved a Bank
New Orleans, La., March 2.—[Special.]—
Eight o'clock was the hour fixed for the open-
ing contest of tho Olympic club to-night, but
long before that time tho mammoth pavilion
was packed with enthusiastic humanity, test-
ing the seating capacity of the structure, which
is given at 7500 persons by mathematical
Outside the clubhouse before 7 o'clock a
crowd besieged tho doors, clamoring for tick-
ets and pushing and almost climbing over
each other in their anxiety to got in, but to
no avail. Tho Olympic had sold no more
tickets than their seating capacity warranted,
and with tho last ticket that passed out of the
box offico business was suspended in that di-
Within the building many linprovments
were noticeable. The box seats had been in-
creased in number, additional provision made
for the press representatives and a gallery
constructed at each end of the building under
the gable ends and projecting over the tiors of
seats beneath. These galleries added to the
seating capacity by several hundred.
Notwithstanding the immense crowd and its
miscellaneous character, the people seemed to
understand what was expected of them in the
way of decorum. Many of those who had
left it to chance to obtain seats were in the
building as early as 5 o'clock, and the crowd
kept coming in a steady stream.
The reserved seat people, wlio had paid ex-
tra for the privilogo of coming a little lato,
leisurely sauntered in through the club en-
trance, and had it been a woll managod thea-
ter they could scarccly havo behaved better.
They knew just where to go and there they
wont, took their comfortable cane-bottomed
chairs and awaited tho grand pugilistic ovent
which had been proparod for their delectation.
Right here it is in order to compliment the
Olympic club's management and their course
of action in govoruing and protecting their
army of guests. It was 7.45 when Mr. Ed.
Curtis entered the arena, and by request of
President Charley Noel spoke a few words.
Ho told of tiio calculations made for seating
every ticket holder, and announced the pro-
Tho club regretted, ho said, that no mon
could be found for love or money to stand up
and be knocked out respectively by Mitcholl
and Slavin, but that two local men had agreed
to box them four rounds each. They were
Arthur Uphain and Felix Vaquelin, the Creole
Then Mitchell and Slavin would follow in
an exhibition sparring bout, and the evening's
sport would close with tho big event between
Bob Fitzsiinmons, champion middleweight of
the world, and Peter Maher, the heavyweight
A half hour later Charley Mitchell entered
the ring, attended by Tom Allen, Pat Allon
and Frank Slavni. Mitchell looked
bound and fat
and decidedly bettor than during his last ap-
pearance here when he made believe to' be
Uphain, who was introduced as champion
middleweight of Texas, looked beefy and in no
condition to spar. Mitchell toyed with him
and buffeted him about the ring three rounds,
and then a much better three-round exhibition
was given by Vauquelin and Slavin. The big
croole showed up to no mean advantage
alongside the redoubtablo Australian, who
looked in fine condition and every inch a
Barring an open handed slam alongside the
jaw that made Vauquelin's eyes blink Slavin
treated him tenderly, making the go virtually
one for scientific points. Vauquelin showed
a marked improvement and got in some good
licks that elicited hearty applause.
Slavin and Mitchell followed in an interest-
ing three round setto, which was entertaining
as a brotherly act if nothing else. At any
rate it brought the men beforo the Olympic's
audience and afforded the public an oppor-
tunity of seeing these ring celebrities, which
made up in gratified curiosity for any lack of
realism in the punching.
It was a happy thought of the Olympic to
give their patrons this pugilistic treat, which
came high, but thoy got it.
It was 9.05 o'clock whon Maher entered the
ring clad in green tights. He was attended
by Billy Madden, Gus Tuthili and Jack Fal-
lon. The Irish boy was warmly greeted, but
tho applause was tremendous when, three
minutes later, Bob Fitzsimmons came into
view attended by Joe Choynski, Jimmio Car-
roll and Prof. Robertson.
Fitz turned about as ho passed Mahor's
corner and shook hands with tho Irishman
and his second in a comical yet hearty man-
ner, that evoked laughter and applause from
When stripped Fitz looked a perfect bunch
of bones and muscle, bigger and heavier than
when ho settled Jack Dempsey in such short
order, but though the scales said so, the extra
flesh was so well distributed that it was not
Maher stripped full and round. His chest
was broad, full and deep, standing out promi-
nently. He was heavily muscled in the back,
tapering gracefully down to full and rounded
The audience asked for the weights and
Referee Professor John Duffy, after consult-
ing with tho men, exclaimed: "Fitzsimmons,
1G5: Maher, 178."
The referee announced Mr. P. J. Donahue,
the New York sporting writer, as timekeeper
for Maher, Mr. George R. Clark for Fitzsim-
mons and Mr. R. M. Frank for the club.
As the men faced each other and the con-
trast in their appearance became apparent, the
friends of Fitz felt strengthened in their judg-
ment of him, while those who had wagered
wealth, "sight unseen," on the Irish champion
concluded that they had made a good invest-
ment. His big tramo and sturdy look inspired
confidence which one brief hour dispelled and
showed the burly Irishman to bo
the RANKEST QUITTEK
who ever stepped into a ring, worse oven than
Tommy Callahan, the lightweight who dis-
played the white feather before Colonel Mc-
Carthy, though Callahan did at least havo the
grace to make believe that he was put out,
Ah the meu feinted for the initial opening
Maher lacked grace, but looked formidable in
his massivenoss. lie planted himself firmly
and held his guard low and stiff. Fitz was, to
the contrary, on springs.
Ho kept his arms moving in unison with his
feet. Eyes bright and sparkling and lips firm
set, breathing wholly through his nostrils. Ho
looked serious, but firm, while Mahor's face
was stolid and expressionless.
Maher opened hostilities with a short half
arm lead with his left, which Fitz avoided by
jumping away. Fitz bobbed around, waiting
his chance, dodging and feinting until a
chance for an opening was found, when away
shot his left, catching Maher with tho heel of
his glove lull in tho mouth. It was as much a
shove as a blow and sent Maher reeling back-
ward. Fitz's impetus carried him forward
upon Maher, who sat down and Fitz walked
Maher quickly regained his feet and blood
was seen trickling from his mouth. The
sight of it soemed to mako him vicious and ho
rushed at FitzfJ landing a heavy right hander
directly under the heart that sent tho Austral-
ian back against the ropes near Mahor's cor-
ner. The Irishman was ready to follow up his
advantage swiftly and tho vast audience hold
its breath in the anticipation of seeing Fitz
knocked out in the first round, but Mahor
hesitated a second and the sound of the gong
deprived him of tho golden opportunity of
delivering the decisive blow.
Fitz was saved und a sigh of relief was
given by his backers, but it was well nigh the
unanimous opinion that he would not bo in it
At tho opening of the second round Fitz
came up a trifle weak but otherwise all right,
his eyes snapping and mouth shut. Mahor's
mouth was bleeding and his inspiration heavy.
Fitz evidently mapped out aline of operations,
which ho thenceforth followed persistently to
a victorious conclusion.
lie simply kept jabbing with his left hand in
Mahor's face, increasing the flow of blood
with every punch, and skillfully ducking and
dodging to avoid tho attempted returns of tho
Round after round snw no change in the
tactics on either side. Fitz would coolly step
up, jab Mahor on his bleeding nose and
mouth, duck or jump awry from a dropping
swing and com© back at his man at will on the
sore and bleeding spots.
Fitz seldom used his right hand except as a
guard to stop tho blows aimed at his wind.
Two or three times Maher did manago to catch
Fitz with an upper-cut, but the blows seemed
to lack steam.
In tho seventh round Fitz landed a
NEAT I'lVOT BLOW
on Mahor's nock which elicited cries of foul,
but no heed was paid to them, as there was no
agreement to bar such a stroke.
In round nine Maher changed his serious
look and smiled as Fitz jabbed him in the
nose and mouth, producing a squashing sound,
audible all through the pavilion and bringing
a fresh flow of blood over Mahor's breast.
In tho tenth round Mahor started in to
force the fighting and made tho pace so lively
that despite Fitz's dodging and jabbing ho
got several heavy clouts in the body that
made him very weary by the time tho gong
In agility\ reach and cleverness Fitz far out-
stripped Mancr, but when it came to standing
up and taking punishment as administered by
tho burly Irishman, Fitz wasn't in it. If tho
first round taught him caution the tenth round
rammed it home to such effect that ho took
no more chances. He jabbed through the
eleventh and twelfth rounds almost without a
return, and near the close of the twelfth he
said to Fitz: "I'll quit after this."
Taking him at his word Fitz let up until tho
gong sounded, and as ho walked to his corner
aid: "He's quit, Jimmie." Recovering
from his astonishment Carroll rushed across
the ring to Maher's corner and asked him if
lie had quit.
"Oh, yes, I quit," said Maher, as ho was
being sponged off by his attendants, and tho
sports who had backed tho Irishman loudly
bewailed tho los3 of their money and their
Fitz was without a bruise, except a light red
mark under the loft oyo and another over the
heart. Maher hadn't really hit him a half
Maher's lips are cut, nose bruised and body
scarred, but boyond that ho wasn't damaged.
Fitz received an ovation and t rotted around
the ring, after shaking hands with Mahor and
giving him a nip from his private flask.
Billy Madden is the most disgusted man in
town, and there is talk of taking up a collec-
tion to send his newest prodigy back to the
Associated Pr«ss Account.
New Orleans, La., March 2.—Peter Maher,
Ireland's aspirant for heavyweight honors, and
Robert Fitzsimmons, the New Zealand middle-
weight, champion of the world, met to-night
before the Olympic club of this city for a
purse of $10,000, of which the loser got $1000,
and Maher was the loser.
Tho Olympic arena, which seats G000 fully,
was tested to-night. It was a magnificent
There were sporting men from England, Ire-
land and every corner of tho United States. In
addition to the great contest arrangements
had been made for bouts between Frank
Slavin and an unknown and Charley Mitchell
and an unknown.
When tho exhib ition opened it was found it
had been slated for Arthur Upham to meet
Charley Mitchell to box four rounds, Frank
Slavin and Felix Vaquelin four rounds and
Slavin and Charley Mitchell four rounds.
Mitchell and Upham were tho first to enter
the ring at 8.20.
Slavin and Vaquelin then took their places
and Slavin had it all his own way during the
Slavin did not take off his gloves, but seated
himself awaiting Mitchell, who immediately
took his corner and appeared to box with the
Australian star. In this setto Mitchell's tricks
were nicely counteracted by Slavin's cunning.
This closed tho preliminaries and the audience
prepared for the evening's card. Tho men
entered tho ring exactly at o'clock.
Fitzsimmons grasped Maher's hand and
was cheered to the echo for so doing. The
usual parley in the center of the ring took in
one of tho greatest pugilistic parties over
seen and the good fellowsliip that marked
the opening chat elicited very favorable com-
Both men were stripped to the waist and tho
official weights were announced, Fitzsimmons
105, Maher 178. Time was callcd at 9.15 and
the men met in the center of tho ring.
Fitzsiinmons opened the ball by feinting at
Maher, and after some hard fighting knocked
Maher down with a right under the jaw. Ma-
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Fitzsimmons down as time was c
This was a terrible round.
The contest continued round a
mu"h the same way, both men
each other hard.
In tho twoH'^i round Manor w
corner arid'tlwow up the light.
The fight lasted fifty minutes.
fight by bounds.
The following is the fight by r<
Round 1: Fitzsimmons openea *».-
feinting at Mahor. The latter made two left
leads for tho face and Fitzsimmons countered
on tho eye. Mahor made another lead with
tho left, but missed. Fitzsimmons knocked
Maher down with a right under tho jaw and
landed his left on Maher's nose, who, when ho
got up was staggered with another left and a
moment later with a right. Maher bled freely
from the mouth, and knocked Fitzsimmons
down as tnno was called. This was a terribio
round and both men were carried to their
Round 2: Fitz assayed his left and Mahor
ducked. Both were very cautious and both
missed face blows. Maher landed a heavy
left on the body and repeated in tho ribs with
the right. Fitz landed a heavy ono on Maher's
ear and jabbed his left into Maher's bloody
mouth. Maher bled profusely from the
mouth, but landed again with tho left 011
Fitz' body. Both landed heavy hits and
Maher landed a hard blow on Fitz' ear and
the latter ran away. Both men landed right
and teft and Fitz staggered his man with a
left in the mouth. Fitz jabbed his left re-
peatedly into Maher's mouth and both men
wont to their corners very weak.
Round 3: Maher attempted tho left, but
Fitz landed on the nose. Maher was the ag-
gressor and both landed lofts. Maher trie.l
with his left for the body, but received a left
on the nose. Maher tried to hit for the head
with his left, but Fitz ducked and saved him-
self. The latter landed a heavy right on
Maher's oar and avoided return. Maher land-
ed a heavy right 011 the stomach and got a
left 011 tho nose. Maher almost staggered as
time wa3 called by missing a blow.
Round -1. Maher still bled from the mouth
and Fitz aimed for tho cut spot. Fitz landed
a loft 011 Maher's nose and avoided two blows
aimed at his body. Maher landed a left on
the nose, but got the same a moment later.
Fitz landed a right and left 011 Maher's head.
Maher landed a heavy heart punch and re-
ceived in return a staggerer on his cut mouth
from tho Australian's left. Maher was trying
lor a right cross-counter and landed a good
left upper-cut. Fitz landed two heavy straight
lefts 011 the mouth, und Maher presented the
sight of a beaten man. This round was all 111
Round 5: The men met in the center of the
ring again, sparred for a few moments and
Fitz landed a heavy left, but received tho
same a moment later. Maher landed a heavy
right hand heart punch and Fitz immediately
ducked away from a left on tho face, but Fitz
put in two heavy lefts on Maher's bloody
mouth a moment later. Both landed lefis
and Maher staggered his man with a left on
the jaw. Mahor tried a left for the jaw and
Fitz staggerod, going to his corner as the
Round G: Maher tried with his left and Fitz
ran away. Tho men landed heavy lefts and
Fitz received an upper cut as ho ran away
from Maher. Mahor landed an upper c it
again as Fitz ducked to avoid punishment.
Fitz was playing continually for Mahor's sore
mouth and frequently pushed the latter's head
back with straight blows. Fitz staggered Ma-
her with a heavy right hander and ran away
to avoid punishment.
Round 7: Both men stepped to the <• mtcr
briskly and Fitz landed on Mallei's stom-
ach. Both exchanged on the head and Mai 10r
liuiig his right lightly 011 his opponent's rib*.
Fitz cleverly ducked and pulled himself out
of the tight corner into which the Irishman
had placed him. Tho latter, however, re-
ceived a heavy pivot blow, which was not
barred in the agreement. It was a heavy
blow on the neck and drew forth objections
from Maher's corner. The Irishman landed a
heavy right 011 Fitz's jaw and received two
heavy lefts in tho mouth. Fitz now landed a
loft on Maher's jaw.
Round 8: The Irishman still played for a
right cross-counter, but Fitz was wary. Maher
tried for the stomach, but Fitz landed right
and loft on the head and clinched. Fitz dashed
his left repeatedly into Maher's sore mouth
and nearly knocked him down with a stinger
on tho nose. Mahor now ducked cleverly and
avoided a wicked thrust for the nose. Both
landed heavily 011 the nose, and Maher seemed
weak as he wont to his corner.
Round i): Maher appeared rather weak,
still trying for a right. He landed a moment
later, but received a heavy blow on the nose.
Fitz ducked neatly out of a corner, but re-
ceived a right uppor cut on the ribs, which
made him grunt. Maher's left leads for the
liead fell short and he wasted a great deal of
strength by missing frequent blows. Fitz
landed two lefts on the nose, was perfectly
cool and avoided several heavy swings. The
Australian laughed and chatted with his op-
ponent in this round and really looked liko a
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winner. He landed a right-hand jab on the
nose as time was called.
Round 10: Maher's left missed again and so
did his right for the ribs. He got aloft on the
nose from Fitz, but landed a heavy right on
Fitz's jaw. It was anybody's fight now from
appearances. Mahor aimed a heavy right for
tho body, but struck the point of Fitz's left
elbow. Tho latter immediately sent in a
heavy blow on the sore mouth and clinched.
A well meant right slipped off Fitz'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 11: Fitz landed a light left and
avoided Maher's right in return. Both landed
light lefts and Fitz avoided two right swings
in tho stomach. Fitz hit Maher a heavy right
in the jaw and avoided a return. Both men
wero cautious. Fitz feinted to draw Maher
on, the latter trying for a right on tho body.
It met only Fitz's elbow. Fitz landed a left
011 tho sore mouth again, but got a stinging
right on tho back of tho head. Fitz staggered
his opponent with a heavy left and jabbed tho
samo hand under the sore noso and mouth
again as time was called. This was Fitz's
Round 12. Fitz's stock went up as the
battle progressed and his left shot into
Maher's sore mouth again, blood responding
frceiy. The Australian was taking his time
now, seemingly feeling secure. Maher's head
went back twice with two heavy lefts and the
Australian slipped away to avoid punishment.
Tho Irishman staggered in response to two
heavy blows and played groggy to draw Fitz
011. The latter would have none of him,
however, until he led with the same left and
again hit the sore mouth and Fitz's stock rose
above par. Maher staggered as he went to
his corner and gave up the battle.
Fitzsimmons got a fair tight and offered hi*
flask to his beaten opponent. Fitz took a
hearty pull himself of the red stuff and then
congratulated Maher on his game fight.
The cheering for Fitzsimmons was deafen-
ing in the extreme.
Some people commented on Maher's cour-
age when ho gavo up the fight, but it is only
reasonable to think he should havo done so
when the superior science and generalship of
the man from Australia is called to mind.
Fitziimmons walked around the ring receiv-
ing the congratulations of his friends. He cer-
tainly proved a wonderful tighter and his
cleverness with both hands was really marvel-
ous, and it is fair to say that there are but few
tricks in the ring and but few hits that Fitz-
simmons is unacquainted with.
Mnlier the Favorite.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 2.—[Special.]—The
Fitzsimmons-Maher tight caused more excite-
ment in Pittsburg than any similar event in
Maher was the favorite all through and it is
estimated that tho supporters of tho Irishman
in this city lost $20,000 by his defeat.
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