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EOC CLAUD. ILL.. 751TE3DAY, DC3E2 11,
CHICAGO NOT IN IT
Her Title of "Convention City" !
It Out of Date.
ST. L0UI3 CARRIES OFF THE PRIZE.
Jim 10 tka Hay am Which tha MaUnaal
HrpmhUrmm Uatkarlag Will Ba H.ld
Hrhlga City Mm flsBay Rmrd of tka
ftopablleaas af tka Horn Talk far
tha InptMliwil of AabuMHtar Bay.
artl far Hla Spaaah la Heatlaad AplMl
Wahhixoto, Doc 11. The Republican
national conrentlon will be held at St.
Lnula on June 10 neit. That was the de
cUlon reached by the Kepubllcan national
eomnilttoe asaumblcd here, after iplrlted
balloting; lasting two hours. The succr
ilvo ballot are shown a follows:
Finrt. owl. Third. Fourth. fit lb.
(. t.nul . . .. i:i II Is 2S St
Kan Kraw im 31 l 1 Hi IS
Ittt'l.nrK t 1
I'hk-aio S S t 0
N'fir York.... 1 .. ..
Twrnry sis won a majority of the oom-mlttt-r.
The morning was spent In hear
Ing spm-hrs In behalf of the contending
eltlrs, the rtmrs twins; open to the Tarloiis
inlmtlna; di'lrgatlnns. This concluded,
th- -iwiiiiltteo began Its afternoon ana Ion
In-hind closed door. An eager crowd
L'hnkrd up tho corridors leading to the
oiintnittvo room and awaited the an
nouncement of the result.
Waatad a Shaft, Sharp Caasaalga,
Tho Orst Iinpurtant question of the aft
ernoon was tho Using of the date of the
convention. The executive committor-re-portvd
a resolution favoring June lft. An
amendment was offered by Committeeman
liMnnao. of Utah, In favor of Aug. 18.
There was a sharp debate and Do Young,
of California, finally proposed a compro
mise between June and August, vis:
July. Tho De Young and Lonnan amend
menta were defeated, and by a practically
unanimous voto the date was fixed at
Jnne HV Then came the main contest bs
litn'ti the cities. There was much exctto
ment as the linllots proneeded, the com
mitt4emen from the Interested sections
hurrying about and srvklng to enVtctcom
liliuitions. At the outrt ran Francisco
wturvd one more than the nineteen
claimed from the first. The announce
ment of her load was greeted with enthu
siasm when It reached the outer corridors,
t'hlrago Was EvMeatly Tea fleTeae.
Tho strength of Ht Louis was somewhat
greater than had been expected, while
neither Pittsburg nor Chicago made the
showing anticipated. St. Louis gained
stundlly on each ballot. San Francisco
sought to meet this by drawing the votes
of Chicago, bus without avail. The first
serious break occurred when David Mar
tin, of Pennsylvania, led the Pittsburg
forces toward tit. Louis. On the fifth
and lost formal ballot the San Francisco
forces broke tor the Hist time, Michigan,
Wyoming and Connecticut going to St.
liouls. That settled It, and gave St. Louis
the convention. The choice wo made
uuanlniuus on motion of Lte Young.
Matter ef Territorial Delegates.
After concluding the ballot the commit
tee took up the question of territorial dele
gates, and recommended that New Mex
Wo, Arizona, Utah and Oklahoma' each
select four delegates in addition to the
two heretofore chosen. A hearing was
accorded to Mrs. J. Kllen Foster, of Iowa,
who spoke of woman's Influence in behalf
of tho party. At tt o'clock the committee
had completed its labors and adjourned.
The executive committee then held a brief
se-Mton to arrange the details of tho eon
ventlon In accordance with the determina
tion of the full committee.
M Leuls Has a Jabllatloa.
On the announcement of the decisive
ballot there was a rush for the St. Louis
lieadiiuartcrs.where all the delegates from
that city gathered with the Missouri con
gnusmen and politicians at largo. There
was a great handshaking and popping of
corks for a few minutes, with occasional
cheers, until Clark H. Sampson was lifted
to a table in reply to a call for a speech.
While he was talking tho room was fill
ing up, and Representatives Jay, liar
thuld and Cobb soon appeared and then
the Pittsburg and California delegations
pushed In to congratulate their rival. The
appetite of the crowd for speech-making
was remarkable and many of the dele
gates were called upon to mount the irr
liromptn rostrum. All of the visitors
claimed that St. Louis had been their sec
ond choice, and took defeat with good
WAXTS TO IMPEACH BATABD.
Barrett ef Mauarka-wtt Bprlngs a
Dakota la tka Heaa.
Washisotox, Dec 1L Representative
Barrett, of Massachusetts, enjoys the d's-
tlnetion of being the author of the first In
terestlng Incident in the present bouse of
repreaentatlvca. He threw a bomb shell
into that body soon after it convened by
offering a revolution Impeaching Thomas
' Bayard, United Slate ambassador to
the court of St. James, for high crimes
and nitademeanors. The grounds ad
vanced In the revolution were the utter-
asters of Rnyard delivered before the Eiin
burgh. Scotland. Philoeuohical Institute.
Nov. 1. lathis speech Bayard spoke of
-protection" as a form of "state social
ism" and said it had done more to "foster
class legislation." 'breed inequality,"
"corrupt public life,' "lower the tone of
pessimal representation," "divorce ethics
from politics," than any other single
tttmjifca rfl aart uti m am .
policy vj m tniwi Dctues mmtmmaaot
ok I.iPbIsMI Bat.! larinAat iha - ...
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AWSTW aw ua-aaaaaa US 1XWIUUUB TW
Xd, wrm in ikpiiovis dUrrfrard of hi prr
.atli a.tM-.t nKllisatlnna .! tl a
. s-usa ""- ait wcuiaign M
opr national irpuUUon. It oonclnd
U by Interacting the foreign affair com
fmfjion and paper, to .nresttgate and
.. si :nltlffi.a KaTbstI ftMII llWs-ail atari sW
ofhu .Uaaue- McCall, In a milder tone,
. . -askiaintr Impeachment at alL
"'T. J went down befora
sprang his Impesnhmen. .
constituting a question of pr... ""' "T
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waa aw arm vj ku, .
In peaking to his resolution BaTA?f
tln-ar a narallvl bet wean tka caaaof Barard
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nomination was rejected oy the senate oe
cause, as secretary of state, he had given
to our minister to Great Britain secret in
structions to deal with the British foreign
office In a manner calculated to increase
the prestige of his party in this country.
Barrett quoted the strong words or Han-
Id Webster denouncing Van Buren's con
duct on that occasion for being "tho) rep
resentative of his party, instead of his
It is true that Martin Van Buren s
nomination was rejected by the senate,"
aid Cooper of Florida, interrupting the
Massachusetts representative, "but it is
also true that in 1836 the people of the
United States vindicated Mr. Van Buren
by electing him president of the United
States. And I give yon notice now," he
added, shaking his finger at the Kepubll
can side, "that Mr. Bayard may be vindi
cated In the same manner." Barrett
called Cooper's attention to the fact that
four yoars after Von Buren s vindication,
in ItHu "he was buried so deep that he was
never heard of afterward."
SO OROIXD FOR IMrEACHMEXT.
CrUp flays Aay Aaaerlraai Has a Right ta
Kspreas His eatlBrnts,
Ex-Speaker Crisp did not think that
any gentleman elected to a seat on the
floor of the house believed that this reso
lution contained grounds for impeach
ment. "If you Impeach Mr. Baayard for
those words, ' said the ex-speaker, "yon
must impeach a majority of the American
people." The Republicans ji-ered at this,
but Crisp proceeded to recall the over
whelming Republican defeat that follows
the enactment of the McKinlcy protective
measure. He added that now if the Re
publicans believed so heartily in high pro
tection they should m brave enough to
frame and pass a bill. It was the only
way they could Justify tneir position.
Uingley Has the ambassador of this
country the right to go upon a platform In
a foreign country and denounce one-halt
of tho people in the terms used by Mr.
Crisp Any citizen, no matter who he
may be, or what position he occupies, has
the right to say what he thinks upon eco
The DomocraU took the position that
Bayard's utterances did not by any stretch
of the imagination constitute grounds for
Impeachment, Turner of Georgia applaud
ing them, and asserting that they were
not even a breach of propriety.
They took the position that the resolu
tion was largely "buncombe" to give the
Republicans an opportunity to nir their
protection views. Hitt, who will be chair
man of the foreign affairs committee, ad
vised Barrett to amend the resolution so
as to strike out the words instructing the
committee to "report by impeachment or
otherwise," and this was Anally done.
Crisp moved to refer the resolution to the
Judiciary-coinmittco, which was defeated
by a strict party vote Iki to 807 and ' the
Democrats contented themselves with sim
ply voting viva voce against the resolution.
which woa adopted without division.
Ilrlef ef Coagreasleaal Delug
Wasmxotox, Dec. 11. The. senate-was
In session leas than two hours.. - The pro
ceedings consisted of the introduction of
about a hundred bills and a speech on tho
.Monroe doctrine, bv CM lorn, whose speech
was read from mnnuscript and was atten
tively received by the senate. He took
strong grounds for an ofilrmutive policy
Call of rlorida Introduced a resolution
osalimt the Armenian outrages.
Toe house was engaged alt tho session
In tho debate of the resolution offered by
Barrett of Mojuachusetts for an investiga
tion with a view tn the impeachment of
Ambassador Hayard, Iroiimi of his speech
against protection, at Kdinlmrjfh. Scot
land. It was passed with the words mat
Ing mandatory a report for impeachment
Orgaaisatlon of the Senate.
WashisoTon, Her. 11 The Democratic
steering committee of the senate Informal
ly discussed the question of the rcorganl
I ition of the senate by the Republicans,
After the meeting it was understood that
the Democrats would interpose no opposl
tlon to the Republicans organizing the
committees, in view of the attitude of the
Populist senators. .
llaaaaa Katare I. a Mystery.
LONDOX, Dec. 11. A sentence of two
years' Imprisonment with hard labor has
been passed upon Richard Stephens, a
TO year-old millionaire of Winchester, for
over thirty years a member of the bench
of magistrates of that city, who was re
cently convicted upon two indictments
charging offenses similar to those which
resulted In Oscar ildo's downfall. For
nearly half a century Stephens ho been
prominent In religious and philanthropic
work in his native city.
Cklsaf apccaiaf r BiuycM-it
Chicago, Dec. II. Charges of unmcr-
canttle conduct in being interested In a
bucket-shop and doing business for buck
M-shops. filed with the board of directors
of tho Board of Trade against Francis J.
Kcnnett, of the firm of Kunnctt, Hop
kins et Uo, have bc?u sustained by ths di
rectors and Kennett declared suspended
from the privileges and membership oftlio
u mm of 1 ratio for five years.
The Blrlke ef Hoaaeamlths.
mw xoKK, uoc. ll. l lK-ru is no ma
terial change In the hojisesniiths' strike.
Among the rank and file of tho strikers
there is no denial of their dissatisfaction
at the way In which strike benefits were
p Ud Saturday. President Lory said there
was no material change In the situation of
affairs, and expressed himself as being
strong In the bellcl that the strike would
JaH PaUvery at Maatv-art
Mcbtbtsbohu, Ills., Dec 11. A whole
sale Jail dell vary has occurred at the county
Jail here. The prisoners that escaped ara
John S. J oars, muraer; Uoiton,
bone stealing; George Brown and Charles
Smith, burglary; George Cordon, larceny.
The men broke through the roof of the
rnsldeat Is Having Ba
Wamuxoto, Dec. 11. A special say
that the presidential hunting party is
storm -bound at Caps Hatteras, where a
gale prevails, the wind blowing at sixty
miles an boar. All aixnra the V lolet ara
well. - .
IlllasH Or-Bgetivto I
SpuxeriKLD. Dec. 1L The twenty
fourth annual convention of the Illinois
Stats Grange, Patron, at Husbandry, con
vrned In ennaentavea hall hare, and
flu ognttnua tor tar o rs.
SCOFFS AT DEATH.
Harry Hayward Goes to Etornity
as He Had Lived.
MEETS HIS DOOM WITH A LAUGH.
-t Her Oa, Megardaa," th
His Lips as He Went Dow a Wants ta
Pall th Trap Himself, and Generally
Uvea His ItecUasa, God-Defyg Life ts
the Last Asks Forglveaess as a Can ass
Bias, ta Vlsltlag Clcf-gyme -
Mixxeapolis, Dec. 1L Harry Hayward
was hanged at 8:10 o'clock this morning.
He made a statement of five minutes, dura
tion, and while not making a confession,
said he hoped God would forgive him for
all the harm ho had ever done. .
The murderer went to the gallows with
a laugh on his lips, and went down with
the trap Just as he uttered the words.
lightly, "Let her go, Megarden."- The
Command was directed to the chief dep
uty. Prior to the exeeution tbe con
demned man maintained the nerve which
has made him famous. He took his last
upper shortly after 10 o'clock last night,
and was surrounded by the deputies and
the death watches. Just before the death
warrant was read Hayward turned to his
brother. Dr. Thaddeus Hayward, and said:
"You know I am a great believer in spir
itualism. If I get safely on the other side
I will send a message, to you" At 'J
o'clock this morning Hayward listened to
the reading of the warrant.
Wanted ta Pall tka Trap Himself.
When Sheriff Holmberg entered tho
condemned man said earnestly :" "I want
to ask you a last favor, i Please let me
pull the trap. It will save you life-long
anxiety and will give me eternal satis
.The sheriff replied: "I cannot do It,
Harry. I know my duty." ,
'. On tbe scaffold Harry mae an extended
statement. He said that to please the several
pastors who had called upon him he would
say, "God forgive mo for what I have
done." This is looked upon as a confes
sion. The trap fell at 2:10 o'clock, and
the wonderful vitality of the man was
shown by the fact that he lived for several
moments after the trap fell. His neck
BlasphemoBs to the Very End. "
Even before dark lost night- morbid
crowds had assembled in the vicinity of
the Jail. There was nothing to see except
the gray walls, or the occasional opening
of the heavy doors to admit some official,
yet they lingered in the vicinity until of
er the tragic event had taken place. At
midnight the throng' numbered several
hundred. Hnyword's final dlnner.the "last
supper" as he profanely expressed it, 'was
served according to his desire shortly of .er
10 o'clock aud he partook of it with ap
parent reiisn. Kev. r ather Timothy ar
rived shortly after, not upon thesummc.ns
ot the condemned man, but in case that
at the last moment a desire should be ex
pressed by the hitherto unrepentcnt man
lor a spiritual adviser.
Laagbed aad oked About Dsath.
During the evening Hayward held a
lengthy conversation with his attendants.
and laughed and Joked on the subject of
his approaching execution. As Captain
Sondberg was covering the windows of the
Jail looking into the alley Harry noticed
him, and shouted: "That's right. Block
out the crowd. There will be no visitors
after 5 o'clock in tho morning. Peoplo
wishing to see me will have to call at the
morgue, as I Intend to change my quar
ters." And he laughed as he said it. To
the newspaper men he said: "I would like
to see the account of how this thing came
out and about my actions on the scaffold,
and again he laughed. '
DID NOT NEED ANT SLEEP.
In View of the Laag Sleep That Was to
Minneapolis, Dec. 11. Horry Hayward
slept not a moment Monday night, al
though he lay down and attempted to do
so. This did not seem to worry him, and
yesterday morning he said: "I don't need
any sleep. I am going- to have a long
enough sleep tomorrow morninir." And
so his last day on earth wore away. De
tective Quintan has revealed a plot of
Harry to escape death, in which the con
demned man nut the utmost confidence.
He had seen a fakir's show In which a
man was apparently hantred. but eacaoed
death by wearing a concealed harness to
which the noose was attached.
He wanted Quinlan to hunt op th
fakir and get the harness. He was to
bribe tbe sheriff to adjust the noose to the
harness and his parents were to "fix" the
doctors so that they would pronounce him
dead. His body would be turned over to
His .relatives and be would escape to South
America. "But I will come back," he
aoucd, "to haunt and ruin my brother
A dry. tjulnlan apparently acquiesced.
out aia nouting in the matter.
It was just one year and els-ht dars from
the time Harry Hayward committed the
crime that he was hanged. The exact
time of tjie murder of Kale Gins- details
ot which are still fresh in the memory of
newspaper readers was about Hp. m. of
Dec 3, ISM. The murderer's trial was
notabia event in criminal Juria uiidawL
The excitement over the trial was in trass
and at one time after the arrest of the two
brothers tt was thought necessary to land
them in the county jail at St. Paul for
safe keeplp bat tbey war aooe bronght
A erssss of tartar sakhvt powder. Highest ot
sUmleave-uag strearth. lattat OMtaJ Bft
tfasaa-aaf rsotf JSfport.
Rotai. HAKnca tHnmss Co in w.n a?K.T.
back and Kept here, juverything seemed
against conviction. The Juror were
taktn sick in turn, and it was at ona time
thought that Juror Dyer would die.
Then th county attorney was taken sick
and arose from his sick-bed at last to make
his closing speech to the Jury.
Thirteen jurors were sworn in on this
ease, one having been diacotered to have
a bias against she death penalty. The trial
was full of sensational incidents. - Both
Harry and Adry Hayward were on tho
stand. From the time the trial was called
on Jan. 21 it wi nearly seven weeks be
fore the Jury brought in its verdict of
guilty of murder in the' first degree, being
out but a few, hours. Governor Clough
set the execution for June SI, but the fil
ing or the appeal to the supreme court
necessitated a postponement. On Not.
-J the supreme court announced Its de
cision, affirming the decision of the lower
The only hope, then, was In executive
clemency, and tho governor was appealed
to by the family and friends of the con
victcd murderer. The plea of Insanity
was pressed, but the governor was Im
movable even when the murderer's mother
on her knees begged for her son's Ufa.
That was last Saturday, and the soma
afternoon the governor fixed the execution
for today, "between midnight and dawn."
During the imprisonment of the con
vie ted murderer there were many excit
ing incidents, including two attempts to
escape and the finding of money and other
things in his coll, which were taken to In
dicate preparations for tbe escape. Hay
ward hod all along insisted that he would
not die, but that he would be saved at
last. He even Is credited with a belief that
bis life may be restored after the hanging.
Prices of the Cereal Crops.
"Wasbingtos, Dec. 11. Tho December
returns to tbe statistical division of th
department of agriculture relate princi
pally to larm prices Dec. 1: Tho farm
price of corn averaged 28.7 cents, against
46.D last year. The average price of wheat
is-aa.. cents per bushel, against 49.8 last
year; of rye, 43.7 cents, against 50.5; of
oats, 20,5, against 33.9; of barley,- 85.
cents, against 41.8; of hay, per ton,
egaint fd.85 same date last year. . - .
Bimetallic Leacaea la Coaneil.
Paris, Dec. 11. The conference of the
bimetallic leagues ot Great Britain,
France and Germany has opened here.
The object of the conference is to draft a
resolution regnrding bimetallism., which
will be submitted to the parliaments of
the three countries.
lfany a girl by using Zoa-Pbora at
me opening period ot womanhood.
might be saved from ltie-Ionjf suffer
tag and expense. Sold by T. II.
Thomas and Marshall & Fisher,
Sores on His Face
Caaasd atjr little boy much soffering.
Th doctor said it wa,eat, and pre
scribed medicine and a
local application, but his
treatment -failed. The
trouble grew worse and
finally I ha sores broke and
discharged a good deal. A
Hood's Bsrtaparilla, it having cured cno
of her bora ot tha same trouble. Before
Clarence bad taken a whole bottle he be
gan to improve. Less than two bottles
permanently cured him." Mrs. Eva
!Uat, Horton's Station, Illinois.
Is the Only
True Blood Purifier
Prominently in the public eye today. It
M prepared byC L Hood Co., Lowell,
Mass. Sold by all drug;--- fl; six for 95.
Be sue to gat Hood's and only Hood's.
Bay. assy tataka.
Real Estate, -Insurance
j Boom , HlliU Ls-nde b r.
If you wish an Overcoat made up-to-date
and as well made as your tailor will make
it and at one-half the cost, come to us.
That's the kind we keep.
THE LOND ON.
We are giving
away a cotton top
every Bed Room
Suite sold this
; - . i.
of suites, simply
a present of the
. :& CSBE3t CO., .
834, S2C, S2S Brad St.,
For an Overcoat or Ulster
There is No
We can show you three times as many as
any house in the city, and prices, you know
U iinrTrsmn-p WBTV
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery. I.
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue Jy Telephone.
Place Like the
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oar laatmM took ul
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