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VOL. XL.VI1T NO. 73.
HOCK ISLAND. ILL.. SATURDAY. JANUARY 13. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Boers Reported to Have
Made Assault-; on
AND CAPITULATION EXPECTED
Uritish Win Victor Through
Dash Near Rene;;-
Vienna. Jan. 13.- The Netie Krele
Tress publisher a dispatch from lirus
Hfls saying that news is received from
Pretoria that the 11-x-rs !ormcd all
the heights around Lsdysrnith. aii'l
capitulation is hourly ex pected It is
imsnlile this news inav refer ti tue
lighting of list Sal unlay, win-ii the
I.uers captured the IJntiih trenclie-.
three tim". but were finally driven
out after having held oue p j-itiou all
Krttl.h (lain n Victory.
Ilencsberg. Cape Colony. Jan. 13.
A strcng force of ISritish advanced
this morning under cover of a brisk
artillery lir-. anil encamped on t he
liners' ' eastern Hank. The Hoer pa
trols retreatnl. Iut -u'nse.juently the
Jfoers attempted to sei. the pnsi
lion, threaten m'r communication be
tween the Kiilisu cam and llcne
b rg. The New Xfahtndf-r--. with a
brilliant dasli. frustrated the attempt,
raced and seiz-5.1 the portion lirst an i
lired v.dleyw at the enemy, whore
t Tinted in the direction of Colesberg.
f:li r !i:t: ! :'.; ! I e eiVi i
from tl.f front .1. o:;:l. A i : :l 1- t:
Ottici.il at. tio-u.c !:.:.; f li,.- 1 1 1 i
his wour.d "r T : . . - K:iZ ""' Aa. I.oi '.
I iifT l i Ij. m.ii. H- w:is nns( ioi s
when taken ftr:: the l.t Id andncvi-r re
covered YotcrilKj- ;::: rtar,: tiew wn re
ceived iron: i:t:!iT. The w;;r i.rlh-e
bulletined this t I. lir.iM: dnfd Spring
field IS. A. .1:111 11. i:l" . II. .: "I m
Cllpied I he smith bank of the Tugci:l
river at l'ots:iMer' drift th! iiior?iits
and seized I'olil. The iier is in Hood.
The enemy Is strongly in t rem -hed about
four and on -l.alf miles to tl.c tioitL."
LOi:D KITCHEN FT-
Another dispatch was nNn received
nnnotinciii that tli I'.rltisli casualties
at ladysmith .Ian. ". anions the rank
and tile, were Y.'t killed and IMJ
So Much for the )lrlhurn storlp.
As an instance of the reliability of
the micensored" dispatch the follow
ing is printed: -Laity Metlnn-n has is
sued an absolute contradiction of the
rumors that l.oid Methncn is ill. or
that he was injured by the falling of
Ills horse at the battle of Maircrsfon
teln." I-'or the past week the specials
have Ix'eil full of stories of Lord
Methttcn's disability. He was crazy
pome Said. Then it was declared he
was injured in the spine at Maersfoii
tein. ami the fore:oitf statement is
issue", to put the 'kjl'osli" on that
'iCottier Am lent u.Tlil.
London. .Ian. i:J Tl:e la:!v Teh
prnph had thf following dispm 1; dated
Jan. . from l-'rere Camp "A hcaw
stortn has Peeii raiinr all niht. and
there is every prospect that ir wi'.l con
tiuue. The roads are iiip:ii-a' !e ami
the rivers and spruins are fe.l! Tl.er-'
has iM-en no tirinc :t I.adysin;tV. or t'.d
nso. Tlie trenches t::ut l e t '.led with
water. The ISot-rs are ludditi Mi. cut
Lladc from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
ore t&c grutest
i to facajtb ot tbc fjcaeat day.
torn &mun Pvmvtu CO.. wrw wl
niariwano. bur " they are "rentaiijly
quite isolated, as their bridge iiver thf
Tu?!a must have lieeu carried away.
MOXinfAXfKOf HI LLEK'S NEWS,
Interpret! to Mean That H ? Ha Flanked
the Ku richer Thi. Time.
London. Jan. 13. Oemrnl Buller's
words aunonnciijir his forward move
tiimf of Thursday is interprets! as
lueaniui; that he has passl around
the Western end of the lioer lines at
folensi and is now several miles be
Lind them aud within fourteen miles of
uajoii r.Frn.i. sin nrAni.Es waruex.
ILoiuniiiUi r ot tlie fifth Briiisli duiiun. J
;eneral White's outjiosts at Lady
smith. The P.ocrs. a few days niro
had forces with yuns at Sprinirtield.
where Ceneral l'.mler lates Ins di
patch. These commandos have been
obviously dislodged, either by fii.'htins
or bv inatet-uvers. the Poors retiring
across the Tuirehi :i Cctieral ltullerad
1'roin '.en-ral P.ulhT's dispatch.
counpled with the fact that unofficial
Intelligence fiotn the seat of war has
!rtttally c ased since Monday, tin- de
d'.u tioii is drawn that important opera
tioiis are in progress, as Le cat:
not move far without poim;
against the P.ocr eui reiichmctits
The death lists from enteric fever and
dvscuterv at I.advsmi; l. avcrairiiu
from ciuht to ten daily, are considered
more serious than Ihe f'i casualties of
Sat iiidav's li'lit. as they indicate the
unsanitary condition of the beleaguered
Kemarkable scenes of patriotism
wi-re witiiesscil in London last evetiinir
sifter a short service held for tic volun
te. is in Si. Paul's cathedral. The vast
audience was slow to disperse. Ladies
stood upon the chairs heckoiiinir and
c.iilimr to brothers, sons ami riieiuts in
the rallies, the latter siiruallin!! back. A
scene of "icit animation ensued. The
rc.i.'l"t introduced a few bars ofhe
rational iinthem in coneluditiir the vol
untary. The ehect of this was magical,
first the volunteers and thcM the cou
(rri'atin tooii up ti:e s! rains and the
vast cathedral wa- idled with- eiiiliti-
siastie souu. I lies-- demonstrations
were renewed by immense c rowds out
side. St. Paul's churchyard and Iud
fate Hill wen? Ma.-k with jieoide. and
it was impossible f.r the volunteers
to march. Afterward at the various
theatres where the hid; wero enter
tained, atd vet later on ivturnins to
barracks, tiose xei.es were renewed
and the streets were filled until mid
night with cheerimr people.
The I Mike of Marlborough has been
accepted py the war ofhVe fnr service
in the yeomanry. A n apparently well-in
formed correspondent of The Morning
Post s.ivs: -Iho ltoer strength, oru-
itially v!.oii() men. is now heavily aug
mented by Cape donist and the en"
rny's riul.tii: fire may be estimated
fairly at luo.oim men and 2tJ cuiis."
I ITlKliS MiOM ItltlTI-ll SOI.DIKII.
MJellxlits on the t timnlf;ii That Are In.
terevttue If leather lardy.
Loi.doi;. .I.ia. 13. Many Interestins
sidelights are thrown on th? contiict
in Suuth Africa by private letters now
beins received by the folk at home
from the troops at the front. A nurse
wtio wi ut out to the Cape from ("har-
iu;r Cross hospital, writing from Pie
tcrh'.aritzsburi: says that oue of the
wards of which she was in charge is
ailed the bullet ward, and it is full
vt men wiio have been shot with bul
lets. One poor fellow was shot through
the arm and while wartliic to be car
ried off the tiled was shot through both
leus. The wounded iiu-ti. she writes,
worrv i lie doctors every time they
come round to let them go to the front
almost l-fore they are tit to be about.
A Waketield urates son writes: -i
saw a laiicor who pitied an old Hoer
because of his gray hair and whiskers.
The lancer said that when he pushed
him out of the way he could not give
him the thrust because at the moment
he thouirht of his old father. Well, the
la-i.er ot tive yards past him when
the old bov tired at his preserver, but
the bullet missed. A" comrade who
saw the act rode back and thrust the
P..M" through the heart with his i.ince.
giving him a second thrust to make
A long letter has been received by
the friends of Lieutenant Sterling, au
orticer in the King's Koyal Kirtes. He
rives some terrible particulars of the
Talana Hill engagement, in which Col
onel Cunning rdl. He says that the
p.ritish artillery mistook his regiment
for the lioeis and lt-gati tirimi on it.
Colonel Cuuniiig. who was close to the
writer, stood up and shouted: "Stop
that tiring." In another moment he was
seen to fall dead, probably, m-i-onim:.
to the lieutenant's letter, from the ef
fcta of the British artillery -tire.
Another Incident of the 1 alana Hill
fisht is related in a letter received
from Private .1. Cavin. also of the
King's Koyal Uirtes. The writer says:
"There was one of the Hoer Iris-i
brigade gave himself up to us. He said
to me and a Publin 1 usilier man that
lie was an Irishman. No sooner had
he said it than the 'Pub put bis
sword into Uimjo the hilt."
Santo Domineo, Jan. 1?. The diffi
culty between France and Santo I)o-
mimro has been aalUf actoriiv arranged
through the French admiral and offi
cials of the government.
Prominent Business Men Before
the Senate Committee Fa
vor Frye's Bill.
EX-SENATOR EDMUNDS A PLEADER
Would Have the Hill I'a in Spite of IIi
Anti-I:ian-ion Sentiment. Shtphullil-t-rsajWe
( anuot ItuilJ Miri liantuim
a. Cheaply u turupe further Teti
inony In the Clark Cuntet Witness
Who I'ruilix e Letter from 4 lurli.
Washington. Jan. 13. The senate
committee on commerce yesterday be
gau hearings on I rye s I. ill "to pro
mote the commerce and increase the
foreign trade of the United States and
to provide auxiliary cruisers, trans
ports ami seamen for government use
when necessary" the measure popu
larly known as the "subsidy bill." P.e
Side the members of the Committee
among those present at the hearing
were Thomas flyde. Colonel E. 1. Wil
son, Cincinnati: Theodore A. Search,
president of the National Manufactur
ers" asosciation; A. IJ. Smith, secretary
Df the New York state commerce com
mission; M. P. llooth, president of the
New York Cuba Mail Steamship com
pany: I". A. ti'riscom. president of the
I iiternali ioii.il Navigation ci lnpany:
Aaron Yamlerbilt. secretary of th
American Shipping League; former
Senator tlcorge P. Edmunds, and Eu
gene 1. iiemliel hull, eomuiissloner
of navigation of the treasury depart
ment. Senator I'rye presided.
KttmumlH Af!iMnte the Mcniire.
Ex-Senat,r Edmunds said one of the
objects of the measure was to place
vessels of American regis terti (hum. tual
footing with foreign built vessels in
the trade with Cuba. Puerto. Kic.
Hawaii and the Philippines. The com
pensation to be paid American vessels
amounted to no more than that, as
Americans never asked tor anything
more than fair play. In referring to
the Philippines he said that as au anti
expansionists he was bound to recog
nize the facts as thev existed. The
T'nited States had expanded. and it was
necessary to regulate our business af
Would I'ut $-:.VOOO.OOO Into th- Piano.
Another object was to provide for
fast vessels of large capacitv. not onlv
that they should be able to carry great
cargoes to ports of destination miick-
ly. but that they should be capable of
being changed onickly into defenders
of the country and its interests. This.
too. as an anti-expensiouist. he nnog
n i zed as necessary for the iiortection
not only of our commerce, but also of our
dmiuions. He would not hesitate, he
said, to put .yjo.iMiu.iMto or L'o i h i.i h iO
into a plan to accomplish the ends the
bill had in view.
After Edmunds had concluded sev
eral gentlemen were heard, among
them Louis Nixon, the shipbuilder,
who saiil that while wo could build
warships as cheaply as Europe could
we couia not build merchantmen ns
riOIlT AfiA INST SKNATOK. CLAKK.
Witness Trmliires Letters from the Ren
ter HIiiiKcIf That Are Slnilh unt.
Washinjrton, Jan. IS. In the
Clark investigation case tjdaj M L.
llewett, a miner, testihed that t har
ley Clark, son of Senator Clark, asked
him to offer State "Senator Myers
tlO.000 for his vote for Clark for sen
ator; that it was arranged to have the
money deposited with hiteside.
After the Whiteside exjGsure, Clark
said : 1 here is onlv one thi ng; to do.
and that is to matr the peop'e be-
lieTe the Dalv jranir furnished the
money and put up the conspiracy
Washington!, .Tan. 1.1. There were
four or tive witness ln-fore the senate
committee on privileges arid elections
yesterday in connection with the at
tack upon the right of Senator Clark.
of Montana, to his seat in tii-- senate.
One of the wiucsses. State Senator
Myers, produced a letter from C. W.
Clark, son of the senator, tciling him
(Myt rsi that young Clark had for
warded .." as a retainer for him as
attorney in connection with the coa!
intterests of the Chirks. A dentist
named Ector also diptaye 1 letters
from Senator Clark himself referring
to W. M. ISickfo.-d as a representative
of his. and that while he (Cl.irki knew
nothing of Ector's claims for services
his policy was to remunerate ail tiiat
served him. II. II. Carr. a member bf
the legislature, who had voted for
Clark for the senate wa one of tle
men in whose name money was turned
over to the state. Carr said th.it while
this money. ?."i.m in 1.m Pills, had
been shown to him by Whiteside, an l
lie had marked the envelop.- contain
ing It. Whiteside had not said any
thing to him atout voting for Clark.
The most Important witness was un
doubtedly Ector, whose letters from
Senator Clark came closer to identify
ing that gcntleuxau with the doing of
Hukforu". who according to the testi-
Hiu.Vv oKaml monesitjj several lecjsla-
fT.S ToT-'ThcTV Votes? Tor dart. Ector
got notliiug for his services in trying
to obtain votes for Clark under Itick
tord's management, and it was because
of this that he wrote to Senator Clark
himself to tlnd out where he (Ectorl
stood. One of th letters received from
Clark in reply said the matter had been
"left entirely in the hands of Mr. Hick-
ford." and that he would confer with
that gentleman concerning the matter,
Another said Clark would refer Ector's
matter to I!i kford and in the Paris let
ter he said it was his desire that "any
one who served him should be amply
MR. HANNA ON THE ISSUES.
Say Republican Battle Cry Will he. Pros
perity and Ketentioa of Philippines.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Jan. 13. The
9ub-couinutte of the republican na
tional campaign committee is here
todav looking over the ground in
preparation for the national conven
tion. Uf the national issues in the
next campaign Hanna said: "The
lirst national issue will be prosperity
for the working injopie of the coun
try. and the second, retention of the
Philipines. The republican party is
pressing the immediate need of funds
to carry on the work of the campaign.
which must be Legun without a mo
ment's delay. The democratic party
has labor agitators at wort through
out the west and we liud it necessary
to nieot them at every point.1'
PUNISHMENT OF LYNCHERS.
It Is Asked by Italian 44ovrnment in Lou-
Washington. Jan. 13. The Italian
government has isignitied a desire to
the United States, that the persons
guilty of Jviicbnig live Italians at la-
lulah. La , laat spring, be punished.
Heretofore, in cases of lynching Ital
ians, the matter has been compro
mised by the payment of indemnity.
but this does not meet the present de
mand of the Italian government. As
under the exUtiuy law the trial and
prosecution of soeh cases is left en
tirely to the state authorities, the
national government is well nigh
helpless to meet the request of the
SHARP FIGHT REPORTED.
Insurgents Orrapy Strong 1'osltlun lu llini-
Manila, Jan. ! 13. Advices from
Cebu are of a shtlrp tight .Jan. N. The
insurgents are occupying a strong po
sition in Dudtaou mountains. The
enemy was routed. Four Americans
were wounded. . Capt. lJenson, with
two troops of the 4th cavalry, at
tacked the insurgent. Con. Flores,
with 100 men at Humingan, province
of Xucva Yiseava. The insurgents
wore scattered. The Americans ves-
terday occupied Magallanes. province
of Cavite, capturing 20 insurgents.
BUSINESS BLOCK BURNED.
A destructive Fire Visits Iowa City To
Iowa City, Jan. 13. Fire destroyed
one of the principal business blocks
today. The los is fl50,0O0. The
iirms burned out are: Price, Keith &
Co., jewelry; Mrs J. W. S. Horna,
Irv goods; Ueorge . Leners, grocer.
ROBBED AND MURDERED.
N. K.Cioss Detects! Iturglara In Ilia Store
anil Thev Kill Mini.
Edenburg, Ohio. Jan. 13. Burglars
last night killed N.'K. Cos?, a leading
merchant and most prominent citizen,
he having detected the in in the act of
robbing his store. The robbers es
May b Francois Arnjo.
St. Johns. N,' F.. Jan. 13. The
otlicials of the French Cable company
are apprehensive that the unknown
wrecked and burned steamer may be
their cable repairing lwat Francois
A ra go, which carries a crew of 120
Newspaper Men Shot.
Denver, Col., Jan. 13. II. II. Tam-
mon, one of the proprietors of the
Denver Post, was shot in the ollice of
that newspaper at uoon bv W. W. An
derson, an attorney. The cause is not
learned. Anderson aUo shot Trun
nion's partner, Frederick (J. Bonhls.
Both of the pu blisters were severely
Eighteen 'tenths from the plague are
reported at Honolulu up to Jan. T.
Augusta Stryczunski. 11 years old.
and her sister Olg.i. - years old. were
burned to death nt Chicago as the re
sult of playing with matches.
Mrs. Matilda Keiiting of Chicago died
from the effects of carbolic acid. She
bad prepared some brandy and picked
up a cup containing carbolic acid and
swallowed its contents before she dis
covered the error.
Manilo Caribnldi. youngest son of
the famous general, died at Home
Thursday of eonsjimpiiun.
Lewis II. Severance, of New York.
has given S.fNii to Oberlin college for
the new chemical laboratory.
Spotted Tail, the well-known chief.
died of heart disease at Paris Thurs
day. He was S3 years old.
Will Llc rorOoM Again.
Ishpeming. Mich.. Jaa. 13. Corrl
pan. iiciviuuy & -o- oi i n-n-iauu, ...
have leased Mi e Hopes tioia mine. si
miles north of here. "They will reopen
It and work over the old tailings, of
whUb there are 130JKJ0 tons.
It is said that the first weeping wil
low is Kngland wag planted by Alex
acder Pope, th poet.
Not a Candidate fcf Governor, His
Ambition Beingffira Seat
TAITKEE ASSAILS EENATOE CULLOil
Governor, Totrevrn Denies Aspiration to
Any rnlltleal Ofil-e Orviulorf a Demo
cratic Possibility Important Clause In
the New lU-venne Law Declared Invalid
Grand Jury at Peoria Wants the Gov
Springfield. 111-., Jan. 1.1. The edi
tor of The State lteglster yesterday re
ceived the ftdlowlng letter from ltep
resvutatlve Caldwell, of this district:
"Your favor uf the 7th inst. Is nt hand
nml 1 Mofp It contents. I embrace this
opportunity to sfato in reply to your
query that I am not ; candidate for
thp mMiiorratit- nomination for govern
or. It is, liowrwr. my present Inten
tion to aU the Deimn-rats of our dis
trict. If my course In congress meets
with their Approval, to Indorse me by
renominating mo for congress. Should
they decide to so houor me I will do
iny utmost to keep our district lu the
UreudorC Is freed to Hun.
Springfield. Ills.. Jan. KJ. Ceneral
Alfred Orendorff. of Springfield, is be
!"ajr urgMl by the I euio-as of central
Illinois to become a candidate for the
lM'uioeratlc uomiiiatloii for governor.
Ceneral Drendorff Is not averse to the
suggestion, and his friends hope to
make his announcement soon. Ueueral
t irctidorfTs name Is 'spH,ially pleasing
to the (itTuian element of the party,
tieiieral Oreudorff was adjutant gen
eral of the state during the Altgeld ad-
Tanner Not Kunnlng for Senator.
Springfield. Ills.. Jan. 13. In an In
terview t.overnor Tanner makes a bit
ter attack on Senator Cullom. Covent
or Tanner declares at the outset that
he Is not a candidate for the senate, or
uuy other political office, but Unit he
is strongly opposed to the return of
Senator Cullom to the senate.
ILLINOIS KEVKM K LAW 1NVAI.II.
As to the Clause That Limits the Amount
of Tux to 3 IVr Cent.
Springfield, Ills., Jan. Li. An opiti-
i n handed down in the supreme court
yesterday by Chief Justice Cartwright
lu the case of the People ex rcl Henry
Smckart against County clerk Knopf
nirin.s the judgment of the circuit
court of Cook county. The decision
carries with it a ruling on the validitv
of the new revenue law. 'Die court
holds that the law is valid as to the as-
M'ssmentof property, but that the por
tion of section 4;. which says that
"any municipality or taxing district in
nny comity or counties containing a
papulation of H-Vinoo or more inhabi
tants, in which the aggregate of the
levies of taxes certified to the count v
clerk exceeds 5 per cent., a reduction
shall be made by the count v clerk In
the tax and certificates, so as to reduce
the aggregate of such taxes to 5 per
cent.," is invalid.
Chicago. Jan. 1.1. The effect of the
One fifth off of any winter Overcoat,
Ulster and Reefer in the house. This
includes mens, boys' and children's
garments. No goods on this sale sold
FOR SPOT CASH ONLY.
supreme court's 'decision on the valid
ity of the new revenue law. say local
tax authorities will Increase the city's
revenue to the amount which was ap
propriated by the council, aud likewise
raise the tax rate in Ook county to
nearly S per eeut. The decision is a
great surprise to the attorneys Interest
ed iit the proceedings against Knopf in
Judge Tuley's court. Pending the re
ceipt of the text of the decision Judge
Tuley has suspended the hearing of
GRAM) Jl'RY WANTS THE GOVERNOR
Pes! res Him to Testify in the Asylum
Case. Which Is To lie Silted.
Peoria. Ills.. Jan. 1.1. The Peoria
county grand jury insists that Covern
or Tanner should appear before that
ImhIv aud make good his promise made
nt tlie time h? deosed Morrow Keed.of
Peoria, and J. W. Y ilson. of Kin
mnndv. as commissioners of the Pe
oria asylum for incurable insane. No
process has been issued, but the gov
erno is aware of the desire of the
grand jury to near lrom him. When
he dciHiscd the commissioners he
chargl malfeasance of ottiee. and In
the case of Wilson made direct charges
of forgery and filching nionev from the
Attorney tieneral Aiken, noonipanied
by Messrs. Whip and Lawrence, of the
state board of charities, were here
Thursday. It was signitieantlv re
marked by one of the parties to the
matter that "it is now up to Coventor
Tanner." Kvery thing points to a de
termination on tlie part of the state
authorities to silt the case thoroughly
and punish the wrongdoers, if any be
found, .ludiro Worthitigton in charging
the grand jury made particular men
tion of this case and directed it, if any
irregularity is discovered, to deal with
the offenders fearlessly, without regard
to who may be implicated.
Looks I.Ike Sibley Will io Free.
Taylorvilie. Ills.. Jan. 1.1. At the
trial of l-'red Sibley, charged jointly
with Henry P.runot who confessed
With the murder of Miss Jane Itruuot,
the testimony of 11. X. Schuyler, a
banker of Pana. that Siblev confessed
to him that he had been con Heeled with
the murder of Miss ltrunot. was ruled
out by tlie judge. Henry liruuot last
night said thai he would testify that
Sibley bail no band in the murder of
Miss P.runot. P.runot 's mother whom
it Is understood Sibley lias promised to
marry, and Miss Poster, to whom Sib
ley is also said to be betrothed, will
also tesiify ill Sibley's behalf.
Many Horses lluve tli" -IiiihIit.
Movvaiua, Ills.. Jan. l.l. Many
horses in the southern part of Shelby
county are atllieted with what is said
to be couiagious glanders. A number
of tine animals have died and .others
atllieted were promptly ordered shot.
Kvery effort is being made to stop the
spread of the disene.
Smnllpox in the County Aunln.
Springfield. Ills.. Jan. 11. Smallpox
has again broken out in McLean conn
ty, several suspicious cases being re
ported from the neighborhood of
I towns. The disease was epidemic in
this village about three months ago,
but was stumped out.
To Care Lallilppe In Two Days,
Take Laxative liromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money
if it fails to cure. E. VV. Crove's
signature is on each box. 25 cent?.
That of V. J. Hryan on
CITIZENS OR SUBJECTS.
Only Just Way to Them and
to Us is to Give Them
Kansas Citv. Jsn. 13. J. Bryan
passed through the city this mn-n-
g. When asked about his Min
neapolis interview, in which he :n
reported as expressing; views favor,
able to expansion, llryati said: I
have for a year been discuss
ing imperialism, and I have tt ml
to distinguish between such extension
of tho nation's limits as would not
change the character of government
and expansion which converts a homo
genous republic into a heterogenous
'YVJien annexation of any given
territory is under consideration, the
question is, lirst, whether the people
want to come in; second, whether tho
people are capable of sharing in tho
government ami destiuy of this na
tion. I believe all people capable of
governing themselves, and that the?
ritipmos should be allowed to govern
themselves, but I do not think thev
are sufficiently advanced to share with
us in the government of this nation.
If the Philippine islands are annexed,
the people there must either be cii i-
zens or sulijects. I am not willing In
idtuit them as citizens, and do not
believe a republic can have subiocts.
therefore I want this nation to givo
them independence and then protect
them from the outside interference."
Republicans of Illinois Will Not Assem
ble l otll May 8.
Chicago, Jan. 13. The republican
state committee has voted to postpone
the date of the republican stale con
vention from April 10 to May M. This
action is taken on account "of the re
cent decision of Judge Carter, who
held that tho spring and fall primar
ies could not be consolidated; that
delegates to the state convention
could not legally be elected before