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England Has Been Fully Occu
pied the Tast Week
"With One War on Hand
Another in Prospect. .
Is Also Beginning to Claim a
Share of Attention.
'o Time to Attend to Her Neigh
bors' Affairs.
(Copyright. 1900, the Associated Press.)
London, June 16. With exciting news
from the war that has supposed to be
over in South Africa sensational re
ports in regard to the war that it said
to be pending in China, and alarming
dispatches relative to the rebellion
against British rule in Ashanti, to say
nothing of the gay Ascot meeting, the
death of Mrs. Gladstone, and the death
of the Duke of Wellington, the week
in England has been one of consider
able interest; in fact, so genuinely ab
sorbed has the nation become in its
own peculiar affairs that those of other
countries fail to elicit the slightest com
"'The war," as it is learned General
Kelli-Kennv said to General Tucker
a few weeks ago, "is the rummiest I
have ever seen. If we," referring to
the division commanders, "do things
wrong, we are sent home in disgrace.
If we do them right
Roberts gets all
the credit.
And the war is "rummier" ihan ever
General Kelly-Kenny had any idea of.
The spectacle presented this week of
a victorious British general, in com
tnand of the greatest army this country
ever put under one man, shut off from
all communication from the outer world
while units of his forces of i00 men
were annihilated by a supposedly paci
fied enemy whose territory was an
nexed, stands almost unique in mili
tary history.
While Lord Iloberts is not blamed
for these disasters, there is strong feel
ing among the South Africans in Lon
don that he or some one blundered at
1'retoria. Those who know every inch
around the Transvaal capital say Lord
Jtoberts took the most arduous side to
approach it, whereas with easier means
of access he might have gone eastward
and shut off all possibility of General
Botha's retreat. As it is, the capture
of Pretoria was practically an empty
triumph, except for its moral effect.
hat old South African campaigners
are asking is "Why did Roberts not
get Botha and his men and take Pre
toria afterwards, instead of occupying
a deserted town and letting the Boers
calmly walk away under the nose of
his overwhelming force?"
Yet while this question is frequently
heard, there is such genuine admira
tion for Lord Iloberts and belief in the
efficacy of his tactics that even those
wno ask it are loath to criticise him
until they know all the details.
The patent, fallibilities of the generals
fighting at the front have caused lesser
criticism since the war begun; but
scarcely any blunder in South Africa
has drawn upon it so much condemna
tion as the recent Aldershot maneuvers
when ;t0.000 troops engaged in a sham
buttle on the hottest day of the year.
The inquest upon four of the enlisted
men who died from heat prostrations
records the fact that the troops started
early in the morning without an ade
quate meal, and that the forage caps
they wore were utterly insufficient to
protect their heads from the sun. A
more damaging indictment of military
equipment was scarcely ever so quickly
and effectively secured than by this
simple verdict of a coroner's jury. Be
Mdes the men who died, some 4i0 had
to go to the hospitals. The result is
that the obnoxious forage cap is likely
to be done away with.
Not only theatrical circles but the
whole of London is amused and inter
ested by the exciting controversy be
tween the celebrated dramatist, W. S.
Gilbert and Janette Steer, the American
actress. Just before the latter produced
two of his plays at the Comedy theater
last week. Mr. Gilbert retired from the
stage management and in a Gilbertan
letter repudiated all responsibility for
the forthcoming production. The plays,
however, were produced June 14 and
proved most successful, but Gilbert
does not feel disposed to let the matter
rest and wrote Miss Steer as follows:
"Madame: I further understand that
last night you materially altered the
business as arranged by me. and as' it
was played under my direction by Mrs.
Kendall, Miss Anderson, Miss Rose Le
Glerk and, indeed by every other lady
who has played Galatea under my stage
management during the last 28 years. I
must ask you to advance and kneel in
front of Cynisca from her left, not from
her right; to throw yourself on your
knees in front of her. without any ex
clamation; to fall at Cynisca's feet and
not on any account to cross Pygmalion
or indeed, do any business not arranged
at rehearsal. If you do not comply with
my wishes in these respects I will apply
lor an injunction to prevent your play
ing the piece, or otherwise as I may be
The next day Gilbert wrote again:
"I understand you interpolated' sev
eral exclamations last night while Miss
Icepton was delivering her important
i t'eech at the end of the second act of
"Pygmalion and Galatea.' thereby
greatly impairing the effect of that
fpeech and causing it to be indistinct
and confused. As this was not done at
l eliersal, I had no clue to your intention
or I should have cautioned you before,
1 shall insist upon your keeping silence
during the delivery of the important
Fpeech in question. As, unfortunately,
experience has taught me that a mere
request of mine is not likely to receive
much consideration at your hands I
liave instructed Miss Repton how ' to
deal with the difficulty should it arise
again. My instructions to her are to
stop short at the first interruption, re
main siler.t until the interruption ceases
and then begin again. Should the inter
ruption be repeated she is again to stop
until the annoyance ceases altogether."
Miss Steer writes that the real differ
ence of opinion resulting in Mr.Gilbert's
ebulition arose from quite another mat
ter as follows: "When arranging with
Mr. Gilbert for the production of the
two plays a question which was made
an Imperative condition was that I
should engage Miss Repton, who, appar
ently, is a protege for the part of Cyn
isca. On Wednesday evening I request
ed her to wear the wig provided for the
tuu-t and she curtly refused, whereupon
Sopefta state 3ournal.
SATTJBDAT, JUNE 16th, 1900.
Weather predictions for the next 24 hours:
For Kansas Fair Sunday, preceeded by
thunder storms in the east portion this
afternoon or tonight; cooler in west Sun
day; variable winds.
1 Legations at Pekin Destroyed.
Today's London Cable Letter.
Phlladslphia Convention Gossip.
Sporting News.
Administration Patronage in Shawnee.
Forecast of Census Results.
Funston Attacks 200 Filipinos.
Railroad News.
Kansas; News.
Church Announcements.
Late Telegraph and Local News.
Society and Personal News.
Snap Shots at Borne News. .
North Topeka News.
Mayor Harrison Will Not Be CandiJate.
Democrats and Populists May Split.
Topeka Turners Go to Philadelphia.
Kansas Republicans for Dolliver.
Gompers in Command.
Wants and Miscellaneous Ads.
Decisions of Court of Appeals.
Bryan Gets Check From McLean.
Judge Guthrie Hurt in Runaway.
Bryan Preparing For the Campaign.
Society News.
Wars of the Future.
Chinese Army to Be Improved.
Inventions For Life-Saving at Sea,
Theatrical News.
Storlee. of The Town.
Book Reviews.
A Kansas Art Gallery.
Timely Hints For Women.
Aunt Trudy Believes in Ghosts.
Buffalo's Great All-American Fair.
19 Underground Transportation in Cities.
Dun's Report.
Summary of the Week.
Short 3tory, "A Night's Comradeship.
Humor of the Day.
Mr. Gilbert interfered and vehemently
stated he would not allow her to disfig
ure herself by wearing a wig. After
some emphatic expressions of opinion
Air. Gilbert left the theater.'
Aside from this theatrical matters
have been dull and the managers are al
ready talking of closing.
The Princess of Wales, who is a reg
ular attendant at Covent Garden, sum
moned Mr. Maurice Grau Tuesday, and
congratulated him on the success, of the
opera season.
Photo Engraving Association in the
Chicago Courts.
Chicago, June 16. Twelve of the 20'
men indicted some time ago on a charge
of forming a trust to control the busi
ness of photoengraving in Chicago.have
been put on trial before Judge Hutch
inson. They waived a jury and the
evidence was heard by the court. Fur
ther testimony will be heard next Mon
day. Consniracy to form an unlawful
! combination in restraint of trade is the
The organization was to be known as
the Photo-Engravers' Association of
Chicago. Its object, according to the
prosecution, was to fix, control and
regulate the business of engraving and
etching- in Chicago ana practically 111
the west. The combination was in direct
violation, it is alleged, of the spirit of
the an ti -trust law.
Assistant States Attorney Barnes
sprang a surprise on the defense when
he produced a copy of the agreement,
the original of which, the defense claim
ed, had been lost. Gustave Gussert.who
had been invited to join the associa
tion but did not. had a copy of the
agreement made from the original. This
was produced.
Bound For Honolulu Upon Which
Revenue Is Yet Unpaid.
San Francisco. June 16. The bark
Roderick Ihu, now on her way to Hon
olulu, will be watched for by the United
States revenue officers in the new Ha
waiian district. The vessel left Thurs
day afternoon carrying a cargo made up
largely of wine, beer and other taxable
goods, on which revenue duties have not
yet been paid. Under the law which
went into effect on Thursday, at noon,
merchandise of this class cannot be
landed in the new territory until the
revenue taxes have been paid and the
goods properly stamped. The commis
sioner of internal revenue has been ask
ed to allow ships now at this port and
partly loaded to proceed to Honolulu on
depositing a bond large enough to cover
the, taxes which are to be paid at Hon
Representative at" Paris Exposition
James Allison, a cousin of President
McKinley, a resident of Wichita, was
appointed by the president as Kansas
commissioner to the world's fair at
Mr. Allison is now in Paris. In a let
ter today received from him by Gover
nor Stanley, he compares the conditions
and people of France with those of
Kansas. He says:
"In every phraseof human existence the
people of Kansas are superior to those
here. They are better looking, more in
telligent and enterprising and in all
walks, of life the Kansan has a decided
advantage over the people here."
More Trouble For England.
Bathrust. Gambia, June 16. A native
rising has occurred in the Gambia col
ony and two British commissioners and
six members of the police have been
killeci at Sannkandi. on the south bank
of the Gambia river, by Mandingoes.
Croker Sails For Home.
Liverpool. June 16 The Cunard line
steamer Lucania. which sails from this
port today has on her passenger list the
name of Richard Croker.
Try Cocaline, the new soda drink,
Keene's, S03 Kansas avenue.
German Minister Baron
Ketteler Rilled.
Matters Have Taken a Seri
ous Turn at Pekin.
Outlook Is For a Series
Bloody Wars.
British Cruiser Undaunted Is
Ordered North.
Three English Tillages Burned
Near Tien Tsin.
International Troops Are Cut
Off in Both Directions.
100,000 Imperial Troops Guard
Approach to Fekin.
Empress Dowager Makes
Ofiicial Declaration
That No More Foreign Troops
Shall Enter the Capital.
London, June i6, 4 p. m. A special
from Hong Kong says all the Pekin
legations have been destroyed, and
that the German minister, Baron von
Ketteler, has been killed.
London, June 16. With the reports
coming through Tien Tsin that the box
ers have massacred a number of native
converts and servants of foreigners east
of the city of Pekin, besides burning the
Catholic cathedral at Pekin, the situa
tion in the far east appears perceptibly
grave. Added to the difficulties comes
the news this morning that telegraphic
communication between' Shanghai and
Tien Tsin is totally interrupted. Con
sequently the prevailing uncertainty as
to the facts and possibilities of the po
sition will be accentuated. It is general
ly recognized now that the position of
the foreigners at Pekin is perilous, as
there is but a short step from the mas
sacre of the servants of foreigners to
the killing of the foreigners themselves.
"If a massacre is averted," says the
Spectator, "and the palace reduced to
seeming obedience, the grand difficulty
will be to deci6e on the next step. The
powers can neither encamp permanent
ly in Pekin nor leave until it is estab
lished that the government is prepared
to respect international obligations and
able to hold China together. If anarchy
breaks out in China the object of the
powers is defeated. The failure or suc
cess of the present effort may involve
a series of wars of which no man can
see the end."
Continuing, The Spectator suggests
than an egress from the present im
passe must be found in the appointment
by the representatives of the powers of
a competent vizier, as has so often been
successfully done in other eastern cri
ses. Otherwise the hideous calamity of
China falling to pieces may in a few
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A group of the fanatics, who congregated by thousands are reported today to have destroyed all the legations
at Pekin and are creating terror among missionaries from all countries. These boxers slay women and babies beside
the bodies of husbands and fathers. Their atrocities have caused various nations to rush ships to the rescue of the
.American and European victims.
months be exciting the cupidity and
overtaxing the capacity of all the rul
ing men.
Commenting upon the supposed hesi
tation of the United States to actively
participate in the movement to suppress
the boxers, as reported in cable dis
patches from .Washington, the Statist
"No European power will , misunder
stand the present hesitation of the Uni
ted States and jump at the conclusion
that American feeling and opinion may
be disregarded. The United States will
undertake military operations in China
as It did against Spain if the protection
of. its citizens require them, or if the
powers threaten to exclude American
merchants ff-om their rights in China
acquired by .treatyj Unless the British
ministers muddle matters Great Brit
ain can reckon on the assistance of the
United States and Japan in maintain
ing, even by force, the policy of the
open door in China."
Hong Kong, June 16. The British first
class cruiser Terrible, with troops, sail
ed for Tien Tsin this morning.
Captain Percy M. Scott, of the Terri
ble, previous to sailing, will arrange to
land a 12 pounder and other ships guns
for land' service.
The British first class armored crui
ser Undaunted has suddenly been order
ed north under sealed orders. She will
sail immediately.
Trouble Is brewing near West river.
Riots have broken out at Bun Chow,
whence over a hundred refugees arriv
ed at Wu Chow June 12.
About 5.000 rebels have assembled at
Kwei Li Sien. Bodies of Canton troops
passed through Wu Chow June 11 on
their way to meet the rebels.
Shanghai, June 16. Last night's ad
vice from Tien Tsin reports that large
incendiary fires occurred in the east
part of the city, where three English
villages were Dtirnea besides the resi
dences of many foreigners. Telegraphic
communication is interrupted, the poles
navine Deen ournea, ana there is no
hope of immediate repairs being made.
'1 he train conveying the relieving
party with food and ammunition was
obliged to return, being unable to
reach Lang Fang, where detachments
ol foreign troops, dispatched on Sun-
aay last, are now endeavoring to re
pair the line.
New York, June 16. A dispatch to
the Journal and Advertiser from Tien
Tsin says:
"Boxers control Tien Tsin, and the
native city officials have been burned
at the stake. A great panic prevails
among the Chinese."
London, June 16 This is the situa
tion in China as it appears to the
Shanghai correspondent of the Daily
Express, cabling last evening:
It is really a state of veiled war.
The members of the foreign legations
in Pekin are virtually prisoners, and
the Chinese troops are only restrained
from attacking them by fear of the le
gation guards.
Meanwhile the ministers are alto
gether unable to communicate with the
commanders of the relief column which
is making an enforced and isolated halt
between Tien Tsin and Pekin. The
walls of the capital are guarded by 100,
000 imperial troops. The gates are
neaviiy aeienaea witn modern guns.
General Tung, acting under orders
from, the empress dowager, says that
no more foreign troops have or shall
enter the sacred city.
On Mdnday the ministers sent a de
mand to the Tsung-Li-Yamen that the
gates be opened, declaring that other
wise the foreign troops would enter
forcibly. ,To this no reply was given.
A. second message went unanswered, or
had not been answered when the latest
news left Pekin.
Sir Claude MacDonald's latest mes
sage says that the legations are capable
of sustaining an effective defense un-
less attacked in force.
Russia, this con'esKndtent asserts;
notwithstanding assurances to the
contrary, sides with China. Some for
eign troops are already reported to be
in the environs of Pekin, and the at
titude of the Chinese troops is increas
ingly menacing. The streets of Pekin,
continues the correspondent, are re
ported to be seething with anti-foreign
mobs, clamoring for the destruction of
tiie legations and the death of the for
eign ministers. ' Even were the Tsung-Li-Yamen
disposed to restrain" the vio
lence of the reactionaries it is consid
ered highly improbable that they will
be able to hold them in check. For the
foreign ministers the crisis will arise
when the relief column comes in sight
of Pekin.
It is still felt here that the foreign
force is wholly Inadequate to battle
with the hordes of Chinese troops mass
ed outside the gates, which now in
clude the imperial troops from Shan
Hai Kwan.
A disquieting element in the situa
tion is the fact that although the Russo
Chinese telegraph line from Pekin via
Kiakhta (Eastern Siberia) is working,
the transmission of messages is rigidly
From Tien Tsin it is reported that
the foreign forces in the harbor will
attack the Taku forts and if necessary
Domoard them. The interior column ap
pears to be still at Lang Fan, engaged
in siowiy repairing the railway, which
according to a dispatch to the Daily
Map Showing the Seat of
Mail, dated June 14, can not be com
pleted for weeks.
The report that the mixed forces will
seize the Taku forts is taken to mean
that the foreign commanders expect no
aid from the Chinese government in
repressing the disorders and are de
termined to make Taku secure as a base
from which to operate.
New York, June 16. The Chinese sit
uation has not improved during the last
24 hours avers the London correspond
ent of the Tribune.
Admiral Seymour, with 2,300 marines,
is not more than three-fifths of the dis
tance between Tien Tsin and Pekin and
the boxers are destroying the railway in
front, of his force and burning bridges
behind it. The excitement at Shanghai
and Tien Tsin is increasing and it is ru
mored that the relief column is itself in
no need of rescue. Admiral Seymour is
a cool, intrepid officer of excellent judg
ment and he can be depended upon to
conduct the force to Pekin if supplies
hold out. The foreign admirals may
have miscalculated the strength of the
boxers and it may be necessary to send
a Russian military force to support the
marines. The Russian reserve 01 l,i00
men is already on shore with guns and
horses and this can be increased by 4,
000 men from Port Arthur. Englishmen
who have a confirmed habit of seeing a
deep intrigue in everything Russian, are"
convinced that the bridges are burned
and the marines isolated in order to
provide the garrison at Port Arthur
with a pretext for sending an army to
Pekin. In this Chinese affair it is diffi
cult enough to find out what is on the
carpet without trying to look under it.
Dispatches received here before mid
night were mainly from the coast towns
and there was little trustworthy intel
ligence from the capital. Christian ref
ugees had swarmed into Pekin from the
mission stations and the embassies and
protestant church and buildings were
barricaded. The China Inland mission
at Yun Nan Fu had been attacked and
the insurrectionary movement was
spreading from province to province.
There has been a quarrel between
French and British marines over an en
gine but a reconciliation had been effect
ed by the American consul at Tien Tsin.
There were rumors of hard fighting but
these were not confirmed with authori
ty. The British policy is not Understood
but there is . a general impression among
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members of parliament that a European
concert will lead to Russian occupation
and that Lord Salisbury will not offer
objections. Russia, by making a settle
men of some kind with Japan in Corea
or elsewhere, will have a free hand and
not be interfered with.
Detroit, June 16. Baron von Ketteler,
the German minister to China, who is
reported to have been killed in the
boxer riots in Fekin, was a son-in-law
of Henry B. Ledyard, president of the
Michigan Central railway. The baron
was married to Miss Ledyard in 1891.
When the news was conveyed to the
Ledyard home it was their first inti
mation. Members of the family stated
that the baron's wife was with him in
Pekin. and they received a cablegram
from them a week ago, saying all was
Berlin, June 16. A semi-official dis
patch from Tien Tsin dated June 15
(Friday), reads as follows:
... "The foreign settlements here are
the Troubles in China.
adequately protected. Bands of box
ers have appeared in the native town.
Thev have burned three chapels and
are spreading terror among the inhabi
"Two railroad bridges between Tien
Tsin and Lang Fang have been ren
dered impassable by the boxers, and
the construction train dispatched to re
pair the destruction of the railroad
near Lang Fang has been interrupted
in its advance to the relief of the
In the meantime the German de
tachment has continued to march to
wards Pekin by road.
"The Tsung Li Yamen (foreign office)
It Is added have sanctioned the entry
of foreign troops into Pekin to the
number of 1.200 men.
Washington, June 16. Nothing has
been heard here from any official source
to confirm the alarming reports of the
destruction of the embassies and lega
tions in Pekin, and in view of the fact
that the government itself is not able
to open, communication with the zone
of the troubles the officials are inclined
to doubt whether private entemrise
could do more. In other words, they
don't believe the report. Minister Wu
of the Chinese legation here called at
the state department this forenoon, but
he declared that he was without any
advice from his own government, and
said that his visit to Secretary Hay
had reference to a personal matter.
Washington, June 16. Unless tele
graphic communication with Admiral
Kempff is restored speedily a fast ves
sel will be ordered to proceed from Ma
nila to Taku for news. Secretaries Hay
and Root were in conference with the
president regarding the sending of
troops to China.
Secretaries Hay and Root left the
White House at 1:55 p. m. They said
they had received no official confirma
tion of the burning of the legations in
Pekin. They were getting together all
the data possible, they stated, and
would do whatever the situation seemed
to require.
The conclusion reached at the con
ference was that if communication with
Kempff is not re-established within a
reasonable time forces will be dispatch
ed from Manila to reinforce the Amer
ican contingent. Preliminary inquiries
are being made to see what can be
done in the way of preparing an expedi
tion. An inquiry as to what consti
tuted a reasonable time failed to secure
a definite answer but the impression
was conveyed that unless Kempff is
heard from by Monday troops or
naval contingent will be dispatched
from Manila.
Washington, June 16. Not a worti
of news came to the state department
over night from Minister Conger, who
has now been cut off from communica
tion since last Tuesday. Even the
United States consuls in north China
ixrts were silent. Admiral Kemrjfl
has not been heard from since yester
day. This absence of official reports
has given rise to grave apDrehension
here. It was expected that there might
be delay In hearing from Mr. Conger,
but in the case of Admiral Kempff an
early report was looked for, and it is
feared that the officers of the foreign
fleet at Tatco nave been prevented from
reaching the cable station there either
by the open hostility of the boxers .or
by the sinister orders of the Chinese
Yesterday Admiral - -Kempff was
called uppn by direction of the presi
dent for an explicit statement- of the
situation and his needs. It was Jfor him
to say whether-he required reinforce
ments and troops. If he Is cut off -from
reply, then the government must act
without waiting much longer. Of course
in that case it would proceed upon the
theory "thaft additional force, both ships
and troops, perhaps, is needed. The
element which advocates the use of
troops at or.ce is finding strong sup
port in the apparent inability of the re
lief column to reach Pekin. They argue
that sailors and marines are well
enough in operations along the sea
coast, but that they are helpless in a
hostile country away from their base.
There is nothing corresponding to the
transportation branch of the quarter
master's department in the raval serv
ice. It appears from fne reports that
with the railroad destroyed and with-
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Pennsylyania Boss Appears at
Committee Headquarters.
Given- an Oration hy the As
sembled Politicians.
Norfolk, Tirginia, Contest Case
Is Taten Up.
Rival Delegations From Dela
ware Both Shut Out.
Philadelphia, June 16 The Republican
national committee began business to
day by taking up the contest from the
Norfolk, Virginia district. In this dis
trict ex-Governor George E. Bowdefi
and William S. Holland claim to be the
regular delegates, while this honor is
contested by H. H. Libbey and A. H.
John A. Wise appeared for Libbey
and Martin. He contended for the reg
ularity of the convention which selected
his clients, and attacked In bitter terms
the personnel of the opposition, growing
quite personal in his reference to Mr.
Bowden. He charged him with a desire
only to control the patronage without
reference to party success, saying that
Bowden had himself voted the Demo
cratic ticket.
Mr. Bowden contradicted in vigorous
language Mr. Wise's claim to regularity
saying that he and Mr. Holland had
been elected almost two months before
they heard of the pretensions of Libbey.
and Martin. He claimed that the con
vention at which they were nominated
was called by the regularly appointed
district chairman and that it was fully:
endorsed by the state committee.
During the hearing in this case, -Sena
tor Quay came into the committee Toora
and received quite an ovation. He was
applauded by many, and all the com
mitteemen greeted him with a hand
shake. He remained only a few mln-
Philadelphia, June 16. The subcom
mittee appointed by the Republican
national committee to investigate the
Delaware contest has concluded to
recommend that neither the Addicka
nor the Dupont delegates be placed
upon the temporary roll of the conven
Assignment of States in Philadelphia.
Convention Hall.
Philadelphia, June 16. A diagrams
showing where the state delegations
will be seated in the convention hall
was made public last night. The task:
of assigning the delegations was per
formed by Sergeant-at-Arms Wiswell.
The delegates will be seated in four"
solid squares and in two oblongs which
flank the quartette of blocks. Tha
choicest seats will be occupied by tha
delegations from Alabama, Idaho, In
diana, New Jersey, New Hampshire,
and Texas, they having been assignedl
to the front rows nearest the speak
er's platform.
The delegations will be seat'ed in
alphabetical order, beginning at tha
oblong on the left. Alabama will oc
cupy the first four rows, Arkansas will
take up the next two rows, and will be
followed by California, Colorado, Con
necticut and Georgia with Illinois in
the last southern rows of the oblor.j?.
Idaho and Indiana will share the first
three rows on the front square next
to the left oblting. Then will come the
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana.
Maine and Maryland delegations.
Massachusetts' thirty delegates will oc
cupy the first two rows of :he square
directly back of the above mentioneu
section and to the rear of them will be
reated the Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri and Montana delegations witbt
Nevada and Nebraska bringing up tha
New Hampshire will take up eight of
the fourteen seats in the front row in.
the third square which is across the
main aisle from the square. New Jer
sey will occupy the other six se-its and,
all of the second row. Then will come
New York's big delegation of 72. fol
lowed by. North Dakota and North Car
clina. Ohio's 46 will take tip the last
two rows ol this block and the first and
part of the second square to the rear.
Oregon will fill out the remainder of
the second row; Pennsylvania's 54 rep
resentatives then will follow and Rhode
Island, South Carolina, South Dakota
and Tennessee will fill out the square
in the order named.
Texas will have the front seats In
the oblong on the right and the re
mainder of this section will be taken
up as follows: Utah, Vermont, Vir
ginia, Washington, West Virginia.
Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alaska, Arizona,
District of Columbia, Indian Territory
and Oklahoma.
Of the large delegations, Illinois will
be the furthest from the speaker's plat
form, but the seats are not at all un
desirable. New York's location is a.
very good one, while Massachusetts and
Ohio will be exactly in the center of
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