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VOL Mil. NO. 91.
ROCK ISIiAKD, ILL., THURSDAY, FJSBKULAJiY 4, 1904.
PBICE TWO CENTS.
Contest Between Indiana
and Kentucky in
GOEBEL CASE REVIVED
Blueerass Men Desire
Government to Take
Washington. Feb. 4. Indiana and
Kentucky locked horns in the house.
The debute, which involved nearly ev
ery member of both state delegations,
wits fast and furious from start to
finish. Kentucky demanded of Indi
ana the return of W. S. Taylor that
he miht be tried for the :i ssassi na
tion of William Goebel. The attack
wus made by James of Kentucky and
the defense was led by Crunipacker
of Indiar.n. Partisan feeling rose to
an extreme tension. James tired both
sides of the house to Interest and feel
ing by declaring at the outset that the
"Jiough Uider president" was ridicul
ous in his message to congress favor
ing international extradition treaties
when one state could not get from an
other fugitives from justice.
Durliln In PerKona Oral a.
The president had. he said, intro
duced a bill in which the federal gov
ernment made extradition compulsory
where persons had leen indicted for
crime, For four years, he said, Gov
ernor Durhiu, of Indiana. Jiad protect
ed Taylor, who had been regularly in
dicted in Kentucky for the murder of
Goebel "and yet I notice that when
Durhiu comes to town,' continued
James, "he is wined and dined by this
great Ion tjuixcte upon extradition,
who absolutely confide to Durbln the
riht to give the waiting nnd anxious
world the news that Haiina can run
for president If he wantsto."
Something Keiituc-kjr Would Never Do,
1I lielieved the federal government
had the right and should exercise that
right to remedy the situation. He il
lustrated what illicit l-e the result, un
less a remedy were forthcoming. It
might result, he declared. In retalia
tion. Should this be to, McKinley'a
murderer iniyht be now walking the
blue grass of Kentucky. However, he
declared. Kentucky would never do
this. The result would be the repudia
tion of the Republican governor of
Indiana and the election of a Demo
crat. m which event he predicted that
Taylor would have to seek another
place of refuge.
CKt'MI'ACKCIt KKl'MKS TO JAMKS
Say I lie Condition lu Kenlmky .1 untitled
lor. Hurbln'H Action.
Crunipacker of Indiana arose to make
a reply to James, and brought a storm
of questions from the democratic side.
The tension liecame intense, each side
supporting, the points made by ap
plause, while the other side would de
ride. Tin governor of Indiana need
ed no defense, liegnn Crunipacker, "es
pecially to many one acquainted with
the Kent tick' election of 1!."
"Hoes the gentleman doubt that
Goell was assassinated for political
reasons'" queried Williams of Missis
sippi. "I do not know that that has
anything to do with the question."
replied Crunipacker. nmhl Democratic
laughter. Continuing. Crunipacker de
clared the Kentucky juries to have
been "lacked." This met witii heat
ed denials from Smith. Shirley and
Stanley, nil of Kentucky.
At the last trial of Caleb Power?.
Cruinpackcr insisted. Powers had not
n single political friend on the jury.
McDerniott of New Jersey asserted
that governors of states were not re
quired or supiosed to take into eonsid
ertaion the prosjtect of a fair trial.
Crunipacker differed on this iHtint. and
declared that history would justify the
action of ludiana in this matter.
niXlKACK TO CIVILIZATION
tmj William of Crum packer's Speech
Why Kentucky Make MhUky.
Williams of Mississippi followed
Cruinitaeker. combatting the idea that
the Kentucky juries were corrupt and
rotten." In some respect:?, he said, the
GAME OF CHECKERS
Cleveland. Ohio, Felt. 4. A series of
games of Chinese checkers began in
China 320 years ago was completed
last night in Cleveland. Oner I.ee.
clerk in a Chinese grocery in R:itTalo,
arid Hop Ying. an artist of Chicago,
were the last players-. The games
were played in the
on v. Ancestors o'f
h eal Chinese coLJ
Org Lee and Hep" !
Illness Takes a Serious Tarn Two
Physicians Called to
Washington, Feb. 4. The condition
of Senator Jianna is reported some
what better this morning.
In the bulletin issued bv Kannu
phvsician. after a consultation, it war
siaieu ine senator is suirering iroin a
recurrent attack of grip with unusual
physical depression. RIood drawn
from ttie patient utiring the morning
will be submitted to a microscopic
test a no a repori mane on it at a con
sultation of physicians this evening".
It i admittel his condition is such
lie will lie unable to go out of 'doors
f;r weeks, even if no unforeseen de
velopments occur. A possible devel
opment of tvphoid fever or kidney
lioume is me cniel source of appre
hension by the attending physicians.
Washington; Feb. 4. At the request
of Mrs. I la una Dr. I rewer, the New
York physician who has attended the
senator and members of his family at
intermittent periods for the past twen-
ly-nve years, nas Keen asked to come
Washington for consultation with
the other physicians.
The senator h;Ml a setback kite in the
afternoon which for a time considera
bly alarmed liis family. The setback
came in the form of an attack that
resembled sick spells that have seized
the senator on two or three occasions
in the past few years. He was seized
about r:..o p. m. with a congestive
chill, which heretofore has been
marked by a rush of blood to the head
and coldness of the extremities. He
rallied later and at 0 p. m. his pulse
was normal and his temperature 100.
DEPOSITS IN BANKS
CALLED FOR BY SHAW
Twenty Per Cent Needed, Possibly
in lO Days, for Canal Pur
chase and Loan.
Washington. re It. 4. Secretary
Shaw today sent letters to all nation
al bank depositories holding special
government deposits requesting them
to be prepare;! to pay I'd per cent of
deposits at New York within possibly
ten days on account of the Panama
canal purchase and the prospective
loan to the St. Louis exposition.
HOLD UP A STAGE
Kob and Murder Six Passengers
Troops Arc Sent in
(iiavainas. .Mexico, l-clt. 4. Passen
gers arriving from Orlis on the Sonorj
railroad report that l. l nqui Indians
held nit a staire running between Orlis
and Las Cruces and miirdere.l si pa'
senders. I root is nave iie n sent in
pursuit of the Indians.
speech of Crumpaclier was a disgrace
to Fnited States civilization. It was
ridiculous to suppose that all purity
reigned iu Indiana. and that just across
the river all was corruption. Williams
drew the same conclusion as James
regarding retaliation and its icssihili
ties as touching the death of McKiii
ley. Williams declared that the plank In
the Indiana Republican platform in
dorsing the refusal to extradite Tay
lor had sunk that party to a low level,
and predicted disaster to Indiana Re
publicanism. An amusing interruption was made
by Rurke of South Dakota. While
Smith of Kentucky was speaking he
nsked: "Will the gentleman state what
proportion of Kentucky is prohibi
tion?" "Oh, about two-thirds." was the re
ply. "We make whisky down there
for the rest of the country, Maine and
Hemenway asked what had Income
of the $100.(WiO corruption fund raised
to protect the Goeliel trial. Smith re
plied tliat only $S.(.M was used and
that was for conveying witnesses to
tch Powers trial.
Hemenway maintnio'.-d that the Coe
lel crime was a political one and that
conditions in Kentucky were nor such
s to secure a fair trial should Tax I
lor be extradited. He predicted that
the time would come when a fair trial
might be had. and also that Coventor
Durbin was pursuing a lolicy whku
Kentucky hereafter would Indorse. .
OF THE CHINESE
Ying were enthusiastic students of
the game of checkers. A contest be
tween them was interrupted by the
eath of one. The other wrote down
the status of the uncompleted games
and the manuscript was preserve".
Recently" the descendants found each
other in this country and finished the
STRIKE IS LIKELY
Result of the Joint Conference of
A ! " I . a
nitf v-oai uperaiors ana
i THEY FIND THEY CANNOT AGREE
Provision Made for Reassembling
Possibility or a "Suspension"
Indianapolis. Feb. 4. A meeting of
the operators and miners in joint con
ference was called in order that the
joint scale committee might report its
progress and ask for additional in
structions. After the reading of the
sacle committee's report Rob-bins, the
leader of the operators, movent an ad
journment after appointing a commit
tee composed of one operator and one
miner from each state to tlx the date
for the next meeting of the joint con-
ieience. The following committee was
appointed: Operators, II. X. Taylor,
Illinois; J. C. Kulsen. Indiana: J. W.
Winder. Ohio;F. I- Robhius. Pennsyl
vania. Miners. Thomas J. Reynolds.
Illinois: George Hargrove, Indiana: W.
II. Haskins. Ohio; Patrick Dolan. Penn
Delegate Show Excitement.
This committee will meet in Indi
anapolis on Feb. 1.1 tit arrange for an
other meeting of the joint conference.
There was great excitement among the
delegates when it was seen that the
moment for a declaration of a dis
agreement had arrived. The scale
committee reported the present wage
scale as their ultimatum, and the op
erators insisting that nothing less than
the RXrj scale, which is equivalent to
a reduction of 12 per cent, in wages
(it Is alleged) would satisfy them.
Frank L. Robbins. for the operators,
moved that inasmuch as it seemed im
possible to reach an agreement ad
journnient be taken after appointing
the joint committee. President Mitch
ell quietly seconded the motion. The
convention then adjourned, the opera
ters leaving the hall and the miners
going into executive session.
Talk It About a 'Suspension.'
Prospects for an agreement have
been gloomy for two days. The oo3
operators si ml r."i miners have de
clared they would never accept the
terms offered by the opposite side. The
possibility of a liual disagreement and
suspension of work is a topic of con
versation among the miners and opera
ANTHKAt ITK STIUKE NOWIIKRK
If the Hit timiiimi Miners Co Out, Suva
"All I will say at this time." stud
W. D. Ryan, secretary-treasurer of
the Illinois miners, and chairman of
the joint scale committee, "is that a
suspension in the bituminous ntids
would be a national calamity, and if
continued for any length of time
length of time would, in comparison
of efforts, dwarf the anthracite strike
into insigiiilicance. Kvery effortshould
be made to prevent it. Ry that 1 do
not mean to say that the miners are
afraid of such a conflict, or that their
demands should not be strictly en
forced. I do not believe it ..wiMe at
this time further to discuss what the
effect would lie."
The operators are as reticent as are
the miners. W. S. Rogle. the Indiana
operator, said: "I will say this much
the country will have almost sixty
days in which to prepare for a sus
pension if it comes. The other dis
tricts produce a great deal of coal, and
1 do not think that a suspension in
April would cause great inconveni
ence, l he fight ror the reduction has
been essentially that of the Oiiio and
Pennsylvania operators, who are said
to have stored 4.0.iN)0 tens of coal
on the lakes and at other points.
The miners have $1.01 KM) In their
national treasury. The Illinois min
ers have manmnjo in their own treas
ury, and the other states have enough
more to raise it to $l.O0(UXK. making
$2.Hm.him of cash available for any
emergency. The strike assessment on
the jinying membership of the organ
ization, which is approximately CuO.-
Otio at this tune, has just been In
creased from 1) to 25 cents a month.
which will bring lu approximately $7.",-
fM this month and in March. A sus
pension of operations in the four states
would mean that 117.000 of the mem
bership would go out.
ELECT RAYNOR SENATOR
Annapolis. Md.. Feb. 4. Eighty-nine
of the ninety Democratic members of
the Maryland general assembly met in
caucus, and after parleying for more
than three hours selected Isldor Kay
ner for the United States secatorship
to succeed Senator McComas, the pres
ent iucundtent. At noon today Rayner
was elected by the legislature.
Train I Twelif Honrs Late.
Fort .Wayne, Ind.. Feb. 4. Lake
Erie and Western passenger train No.
IS arrived here over twelve hours late,
having been snow-lound near Shel
don, twelve miles south of here, all
night. One hundred passengers aboard
the train were compelled to spend the
night in the cars. High winds have
badly drifted the snow throughout tbhr
section of the country.
Send Families From
PANICKY ON COAST
Japanese Warned S.'cjge
of Vladivostock is
St. Petersburg. Feb. 4. Advices
from Korea say a feeling- of panic is
general there and that depression pre
vails at all seaports, where massacres
of foreigners eventually i apprehend-J
e:I. Kuropcnns are preparing to send
their families to Shanghai.
London. Feb. 4. A Central News
Agency dispatch fiom Seoul says
about fi.OOO Russian troops have sail
ed from Port Arthur and will endeav
or to land at Chemulpo, the port of
Siege im Imnlnent.
Tokio. Felt. 4. The government has
been informed that lliie Russian fleet.
excepting one warsliij), has left Port
Arthur. Its destination is not known.
The Japanese comntereial agent at
Vladivostock was nolijied Wednesday
by the commander of ihe I'ussiatvgar-
rison he might at anytime, in accord
ance with orders frott St. Petersburg,
have to proclaim a state of siege.
Consequently he ties red the agent to
make preparations for the eventual
departure of Japanese residents.
Japanese official reports confirm
marked military act'vity in Manchu
Tia. Troops are sttadily moving in
the direction of the Yalu.
London. Feb. 4. A dispatch to Reu
ters from T kio say-: "The general
impression here is all hope of peace is
gone. The elder statesmen had a con
ference this; afternoon, at which the
emperor was present. It is believed a
weight v decision w;iv t cached.
MRS. MAYBRICK IS
British Officer Says She is in Hos
I,cndou, Feb. 4. Ueplying to the
question in the house of commons to
day' Home Secretary Akers-Rouglnss
confirmed the reports that Mrs. Flor
ence Maybrick had been removed
from Aylesbury prison to the con
valescent home, when she w ill remain
until summer, when she will be allow
ed net freedom unoer Hie penal serv
itude act. !
NEW OFFICERS FOR
THE ROCK ISLAND
Board of Directors Choose "W.
Lieeds Chairman and Li. F.
Xew York, Feb. 4. At a meeting to
day the recently elected board of di
rectors of the IJock Island company
the following officers were elected:
W. 15. Leeds, chairman of the board.
I.. F. I.oree. president.
I). i. Heir, secretary-treasurer,
(iecrge T. Rt.ggs. vice president and
assistant secretarv-t reasurer.
.1. J. Quinlnn. vice president.
TRUE BILLS FOR
Many Indictments Promised
Shipping Lilquor in Prohi
Kansas City. Feb
ral grand jury
dictments bv the f
of express airents
biticn counties of
and in the prohi-
fexas. and liquor
dealers who have itecu shipping
liquor into these prohibition states.
are imminent as the result of a move
ment started by John W. Yerkes. com
missioner of internal revenue at Wiish
imrton. CRISIS IN GOVERNMENT:
PETER'3 MINISTERS QUIT
Belgrade. Servia, Feb: 4. The cabi
net has resigned. King Peter probably
will instruct M. Pasics. minister of
finance, or M. Protitr-h, tb tuin-sier of
the interior, to form a new cabinet.
TROUBLE IN HAITI
Short Work Made with Men in
That Bailiwick Suspected
of Plotting Revolt.
HOUSE RAIDED AND MEN RILLED
Without Preliminaries Another Con
spirator Shot in Him lied Le
Washington, Feb. 4. Mail ndvices
from thoroughly authentic sources
which have reached several persons in
Washington indh-ate that a terrifying
state of affairs has existed recently in
Haiti. One letter from Port-au-Prince
gives the following account of hap
penings at that place: "Affairs here
are in a state of wild and dreadful
disorder. While the president. tJeueral
Nord, was in donaives, a city in the
northern part of this republic, a con
spiracy was discovered to inaugurate
a revolution not so much against
General Nord himself as for
the purpose of getting control
of this eitj" and forcing the president
to agree to certain measures respect
ing the liberation and pardoning of a
numbers of Haitiens implicated in the
Shot Them on the Spot.
"When the time arrived to carry the
plot into execution many withdrew
therefrom. One of the number, Gen
eral Maximo Nomplaizer, was. how
ever, determined to carry it through.
Learning of the conspiracy the mili
tary governor of the city, with a nuin-
4er of soldiers, broke into the house
where Noniplaizer and a few of his
friends were gathered. Orders were
given to shoot all those within on the
spot. Those who wen killed were
Noniplaizer, his son, one or two oth
er persons, and a servant. Among
those who escaped was the writer.
Killed Him a He Lay in lied.
"The owner of the house escaped
by jumping out a .second story Avin
dow, and in so doing broke his leg.
but managed to crawl to the liou of
a German, who gave him shelter. The
military authorities, finding he had
made his escape, arrested and Impris
oned his wife. Hearing this the man
informed the authorities if they would
release his wife he would return to his
house. He kept his word, returning to
the house, where the authorities found
him in bed after a physician had set
his leg. Without, any ceremony they
hilled him as he lay there by firing
thirteen bullets into his body.
Foreign Admiral Interfers.
"The foreitin residents then became
alarmed, ami the German admiral in
formed the authorities that if the.r
notion did not cease he would land
marines and take possession of the
city. This stopped further proceed
ings. General Xortl afterward reached
Port-au-Prince, and the excitement is
somewhat allayed, but is still Intense
ami may break out tit any moment.
Nearly till of the legations are full of
refugees: even the American legation
ha fourteen-, among whom there are
said to be three senators and two depu
ties. Most of these had to reach the
legation by scaling the rear wall some
seventeen feet hiph.
Our Legation 1st "Watched.
"The legation was surrounded by
troops when the French steamer left,
and a close wach is being kept on
it. The French and German legations
are also crowded with refugees. A
new Haitieu gunboat has arrived, but
the inexperienced navigator in charge
of this vessel has twice narrowly es
caped wrecking it by its being run up
on the rocks in the harbor."
PROMINENT MEN NAMED
AS WHITNEY PALLBEARERS
New "York,"-Feb. 4. The pall-bearers
for the funeral of the late William
C. Whitney are announced as follows:
G rover Cleveland, Thomas V. Ryan,
Elihu Itoot. Thomas Dolan. J. ,1'ier
pont Morgan, Grant II. Schley, Colonel
William Jay, P. A. 15. Widener. H.
McK. Twombley and G. G. Haven.
William Ordway Pafridge.the sculptor,
has taken a death mask of Whitney.
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NAVY DEPARTMENT DOES
NOT EXPECT ANY TROUBLE
Washington. Feb. 4. The navy de
partment anticipates no trouble from
the small baud of Colombians who are
reported to have crossed into Panama
and encamiK'd near Ca fie Tiburon. They
will be kept under close watch.
IintS IV ;i field Oo to Indiana,
nsh!!!c:to:i. Feb. 4. Judge Pen
field, soliclttor of the state department,
has !.-o:;e to I;idi:;iiu to consult with
the Republican party managers con
cerning his candieay fr the governor
ship. Celebrated Hi Jubilee.
Rome. Feb. 4. Rev. William Whit
mee. rector of the Fnglish Roman
Catholic church here, fitter known in
the United States as general of the
Pa Hot t in i Order, celebrated the jubilee
of his ordination to the priesthood, re
ceiving many presents, including the
autograph of the pope on a photo
graph, a gold dessert set from Iowager
Queen Margherita, and checks from
England and the United States a mount
ing to $1,000.
BIG NOTE FIGURED
Machen Held One for $25,000
Against Liorenz Contention
Washington. Feb. 4. Shortly before
adjournment counsel for the defense
In the postal trial produced a note
dated July 1. 18t3. for $2."iJHH) drawn
by George K. Ixireiiz in favor of Au
gust W. Machen." In the opening state
ment of the defense Kumler. in behalf
of Lorenz. said he would prove the ex
istence of an indebtedness of this
amount on the part of Lorenz to Mach
en. The note, he said, was offered for
this pmiHse. and as explaining the
various remittances forwarded by Lo
renz to Machen.
A hundred or more notes, aggregat
ing over $.3.tXiO. were identified by
President S. I. Carr. of the .National
Bank of Commerce of Toledo. O., as
having been discounted by his bauk
on the indorsement of Lorenz and hrs
brother and Machen. the loans having
been nirtde to develop their oil proper
ties iu Wood county, O. Carr further
testified that Machen had sold out his
Intertst of Lorenz, the bank thereafter
accepting the single Indorsement of
George K. Lorenz.
FORTUNE TO SPEND
TO FREE MURDERER
Uncle Comes to Rescue ot L. H. Mott,
Sentenced for Killing
Dos Moines, la.. ' Feb. 4. I.einoine
Mott, tie wealthy flour miller, whose
Aephew, L. II. Mott. is under sentence
to hang at Missoula. Mont., for mur
dering his wife a year ago, has .uone to
Montana with the avowed intention of
spending a fortune in an effort to save
his nephew's neck. Mott has already
spent a large sum of money fighting
the. case, but now that a court has sen
tenced his relative to hang on March
IS he will not hestltate at any sum in
order to secure a stay of execution and
a new trial.
The murder was committed a year
ago. loung Mott, while In a jealous
rag?, seized a gun and discharged It
point blank at his wife. She died al
most immediately. Mott was convict
ed despite the efforts of the best law
yers in the west his rich uncle's money
COTTON AGAIN FLUCTUATES:
COFFEE ALSO IS UNSTEADY
New York, Feb. 4. The utmost eon
fusion and excitement attended the
opening of the cotton market again
todav. At first the price was 1.1 to 50
points lower. The market became
firm later on bull support. Weakness
in cotton is accompanied by lower
prices and weak tone on the coffee ex
change. Shortly before tiie c.ose there was
another violent break in prices. May
selling down 17 points, or more than
a cent a pound below last night's
INDIANA RAILWAYS TIED
UP BY HEAVY SNOWFALL
xoshon. Ind.. Feb. I. The Michi
gan division of the Ri Four is snow
bound. Two trains tire drifted in
north of Xiles. Mich., for which point
a snowplow lias been started. Trains
to and from Indianapolis go no farther
norrh than FJkhart. The drifts are as
high as the coaches. The same con
ditions obtain on the Michigan division
of the Lake Shore road. All rural
routes have censed delivery.
bUB-COMMITTEE NAMED TO
PREPARE FOR CONVENTION
St. Louis. Feb. 4. The sub-committee
on arrangements of the Iiemocrat
ic national committee has appointed
Committeemen Campau. of Michigan;
Mack, of Xew York; Johnson, of Kan
fas, and Walsh, of the national com
mittee, to act as a suit-committee of
the committee on arrangements and
to serve in conjunction with the local
committee of the Rusiness Men's
League, visiting St. Louis frequently.
No More Fighta at Detroit.
Detroit, Feb. 4. As a result of con
ference Itctween Police Commissioner
Fowie and Mayor Maybury It Is ex
pected an announcement will be made
shortly that all prize fights or boxing
contests of any kind will hereafter be
prohibited In Detroit.
SOLfilEHS FOfVJVESS FOR CHICKEfi
RECEIVES OFFICIAL RECOGNITION
Washington, Feb. 4. Secretary Tafi
wishes congress to appropriate V-UtOO
to pay for chickens looted from farmyard.-
by soldiers during the annual
maneuvers. After the close of the
maneuvers last year claims aggre
gating $21.fMK) were submitted for
damage done by soldiers, most of the
amount leing claimed for chickens
alleged to have been stolen. A board
appointed by the war department re
viewed these claims ami cut them
s!own to $2,1 oO. In order that thec
Democrats of State Meet
Friends of J. R. Williams
and W. R. Hearst
. Chicago. Feb. 4 The democratic
state convention will be held at
Springfield June 14. This wits decided
by tne state committee of the party
at. a seven-hour session at the Sher
man house in this city yesterday af
ternoon and evening. The meeting de
veloped a lively contest among friends
of Congressman James II. William
and William llandolph Hearst. ArgiK
ments in favor of each camliilnte fop
the presidential nomination were in
troduced in speeches, but when ad
journment was taken it was impossi
ble to discern who had secured the
The committee was called to order
at 2 o'clock promptly. When the roll
was called it showed Thomas Mc.N'ally.
of the 1st district; Thomas Carey, of
the 4th. and If. S. Tanner, of the l!th,
absent and unrepresented. John Me
Gillen ha:l a proxy for Thomas Gil
lian, of ihp 2nd district; Morris Ma
hmey. for T. X. Haskins. of the r'th;!
Mayor C. J. Dittmar. for W. O. Wright,
of the i:.th: I.. A. I'etefish. for J. F.
liohinsou. of the Ziuth. and James II.
Kckels, for Rett -T. Cable, eommittee-at-large.
Mr. Kckels presented resolutions
commending William C. Whitney,
secretary of tin navy under Presi
dent Cleveland, who died Tuesday.
The resolutions were adopted unani
mously by a rising vote.
linger C. Sullivan introduced tlm
civic federation resolutions calling
the attention of democrats through
out the state to the constitutional
amendment giving Chicago a new
charter, which will lie voted on at thei
fall election. Two of the committee
men voted against the resolutions.
Peoria and Springfield Compete.
When the chairman siskeit for tlm
presentation- of the offers of the cit
ies seeking the convention Represen
tative Jefferson R. Roiilvvare. ( harks
Woolner and Charles II. Fartell offer
ed the bid of Peoria. They agreed t
pay tilt legitimate expenses of tii
slate committee, to provide a conven
tion hall, and to pay all printing and
telegraph bills. Mr. Farrell. who rep
resented the hotels, insisted that the
rates charged the visitors would not
Stale's Attorney William K. Shiitt,
of Sangamon county; Mayor Dever
eanx and John V.. Hogau spoke for
Springfield. They offered to duplicate;
all that Peoria had agreed to do. and
in addition submitted a guarantee by
the Springfield Rusiness Men's nsso
c'uition that everything should be)
done as tint lined.
When the roll was called on the two
cities the committee decided bv a
vote of 21 to H to hold the convention)
iit Springfield, and on motion of I). J.
Hogau the time was made 2 o'clock
Tuesdav. June 14.
John K. lit. gan moved that the ap
portionment le tine delegate to each
4 0U votes or major fraction thereof
cast for William J. Hrvan for presi
dent in HMO. This would give the con-""
vention approximately 1.2" delegates.
Seme of the members raised th
question regarding the standing of th
counties having the primary system.
but it was agreed there should fe no
changes, all the counties faring aliko
in the apportionment.
Chairman llopkin- said then the call
of oistricls would begin, sis the com
mittee was desirous of learning the
sentiment in the different parts of
the state. It was during the roll call
that the speeches were made by
friends of the opposing candidates.
Former Comptroller Kckels. Congress
man Williams and M. F. Dunlap tak
ing prominent parts.
The only names brought before thfl
meeting in connection with the guiier-
natorial nomination were those of K.
W. Hurst, of Hock Island, ami Mayor
W. II. C. Crolius, of Joliet.
claims may he paid and that a fund
may be on hand for paying for chick
ens that the soldiers may capture im
the future, Lieut. Gen. Chaffee ha
recommended that eongre fie asked
for fs.OOO, and Secretary Taft ha
made the request. The secretary alsot
has asked for an appropriation of $,
0O0 to pay for window glass broken
in private houses by the firing of
heavy seacoa-1 'guns during the joint
maneuvers of the army and navy at