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FOLK'S VICTORIES
REED ACCEPTS
FOLK'S CHALLENGE,
TO
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NO IMPROVEMENT SHOWN
IN MARMADUKE'S CONDITION.
OF
THE NEXT
THE ST. LOUTS REPUBLIC: MONDAY. M"A"RCH 21, 1904
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Kansas City Mayor Willing to
Join Hawes on Platform
With Circuit Attorney.
Circuit Attorney, Reed and
Hawes All in St. Louis
Over Sundav.
Democratic Congressmen Prepare
to Wage Hard Uattle for a
Strong Working Majority.
SUBTERFUGE IS ALLEGED.
REED SEES HIS FRIENDS.
ISSUES ARE CLEARLY DRAWN.
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Gubernatorial Candidate From
Jackson County Spends Day in
St. Louis Discussing Politi
cal Situation.
Mayor Jame A. Reed of Kansas City,
who came to St. Louis yesterday morning
from Stoddard County and departed last
night for his home, was asked what he
thought of the challenge for a double de
bate Issued to Mr. Hawes and himself by
Mr. Tolk. He dictated the following:
"I think It Is a subterfuge adopted by
Mr. Folk for the purpose of escaping a
meeting with opponents. It Is a remark
ab.o proposition when a man who has re
peatedly declined to meet his opponents
singly would desire to meet two of them
at tho same tlmi If I were challenged I
would be as well Justified In declining to
meet him unless he would also bring
Judge Gantt and Mr Hawes to the same
platform with him
"But. so far a1? I am concerned. I am
willing to meet Mr Folk on any platform
at any time, whether Mr Hawes or Judge
Gantt Is or Is not present. All I desire
is reasonable notice of the time and place.
BLOOMFIELD MEETING.
"At Bloomfleld yesterday my friends
aked for a joint discussion, and proposed
that an hour should be given to one
speaker In which to open tho debate, and
that the other speaker have an hour and
a quarter to reply. The first speaker
Khould then have fifteen minutes for re
buttal. "To Mr. Folk was tendered choice of
positions, and he declined to accept on
the ground that It was necessary for
him to make another meeting. Yet he
ppoke for nearly two hours, and then re
mained in the audience and took notes
until I had nearly finished my remarks,
which miLat have consumed an hour and
a half. In other words, he remained fully
an hour beyond the time which would
have been required for a debate along the
lines suggested.
"I notice, too. that Mr. Folk couples
his challenge with a proposition that
these discussions must occur In Buchanan
and Green counties and that direct pri
maries must be ordered. I do not control
the committees In either of these coun
ties, and I suppose that when these com
mittees are ready to act they will fol
low their own Judgment as to the proper
meinoa 01 procedure, unowing inat ims
Is the case. Mr. Folk Interposes the con
dition as an additional obstacle to a pos
sible meeting.
"Speaking of Mr. Folk's great desire
for primaries, his desires apparently al
ways follow his interests. He controlled
the committee of St. Louis County, yet
did not order a primary, but mass town
Fhlp meetings, and then neglected to In
form voters where the mass meeting!
would be held
"Our friend controls absolutely the com
mittee of Reynolds County. Again a pri
mary seemed to have been regarded as
undesirable, and the people were not even
permitted to hold township meetings In
the vicinity of their home3. but were re
quired to assemble from all parts of the
county at one. place. This, of course,
placed many of -the citizens, of the county
under the necessity of traveling a great
number of miles in order to reach the
place? where the convention was held, and
this, too. without railroad facilities.
METHODS DISCUSSED.
"On the other hand. In Carter County, a
very similar county in many respects. It
was deemed expedient to call a general,
primary. In Newton County the Interests
of Mr. Folk seemed to demand a township-
primary, which only dlfTers from a
mass convention In the fact that ballots
are ued Instead of a count of hands, and,
accordingly, the township primary was or
dered. "Speaking of Newton County and snap
conventions, the cause of civic righteous
ness was promoted by calling the County
Committee torether tor the second time,
causingit to rescind its action fixing the
date for May 10, and placing the date for
March 19. only giving one week's notice
of the change. This compelled candidates
to forego any canvass or to cancel engage
ments Tjrevlouslv made n nthpr- pniind..
In Howell County the Folk forces fought
against a general county primary, which
was ordered by my friends on the com
mittee over their protest.
"The truth is that Mr. Folk's adher
ents demand primaries where they are
considered In his Interest, while they work
with equal fervor for other methods If
Ills cause may be thereby advanced. There
are other counties to which I might call
attention, but do not understand me as
complaining.
. "I only call attention to the facts be
cause In those counties where he desires
primaries Mr. Folk constantly asserts
that he desires primaries solely that thp
people may all have a chance to vote, and
he accuses his opponents of playing pol
itics. There is no trick known to pol
iticians which has not already been adopt
ed by the advocates of civic righteous
ness." FOLK Gons TO TltENTOJf.
i Circuit Attorney Itenetra Challenge
to need and Hairei.
Circuit Attorney Fo".k departed last
night night for Trenton, Grundy County,
where ho will speak to-night. He made a
statement concerning a joint debate be
tween Mayor Reed, Marry B. Hawes and
himself. He said:
"If Mr. Reed and Mr. Hawes will agree
to a primary In Buchanan and Green
counties, and allow both of their names
to be put on the ticket as candidates, then
I will be glad to engage In Joint discus
sion with both of them in these counties."
FOLIC MEX AnE INDIGNANT.
Dlssastisfietl Became Primary Was
Refused In Howard Connty.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Armstrong; Mo., March JO. For one
week a political war has been raging in
Howard County, because the Democratic
Central Committee turned down the peti
tion of 2,200 Democratic voters, wno pe
titioned this committee for a general pri
mary for the selection of the various
State officers.
The committee, which is composed of
eleven Reed men and five Folk support
ers, set May 7 for the date of township
primaries, over the protest of hundreds of
Folk supporters, who wanted a general
primary, and the petitioners were Ignored.
Reports come from every township with
in this county that much dissatisfaction Is
felt over the manner In which the com
mittee Ignored the people.
Mr. Folk Is exceptionally strong in Prai
rie, Burton, Franklin, Moniteau and
BoonsIIck townships and tho Folk sup
porters are confident of carrying these
delegates for the Circuit Attorney.
CALLS SENATORIAL CONVENTION.
Democratic Committee of Tvrenty
Flrst District Sets Jane 1 as Date.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Pcplar Bluff, Mo., March 20. The Demo
cratic Central Committee of the Twenty
first Senatorial District met here last
night and called a cotive'nUon at Poplar
Bluff, June L Each county is to deter
mine the manner of selecting Its delegates
on a basis of representation of one dele
gate for every 100 votes or fraction of fifty
cast for Bryan In 1300.
Por Infants and Children.
Be Kind You Have Always Bought
d&0fak
Bears the
Signature of
Butler's Declaration That He Is a
Winner Follows a Visit of
Fred Fleming to
the City.
Politicians had little other to discuss
yesterday than the sweeping victories of
Circuit Attorney Folk In the six counties
Saturday where fights were made for
gubernatorial instructions. Though his
friends expected him to carry a majority
of them, they were not ready to claim
majorities so decided.
Both Mr. Folk and Congressman Van
diver expressed gratification. The Hawes
and Reed men say that next Saturday will
tell a different story.
Mayor Reed arrived from Southwest
Missouri jeterda morning and took a
room at the Southern. Shortly after his
arrival State Beer Inspector G. Y. Cren
shaw made a call.
During the day other well-known Demo
crats appeared around the hotels. Among
them were Excise Commissioner J. M. Sei
bert. State Mine Inspector George Qulmby
of Jasper County, Election Commissioner
James McCalfery. President of the Board
of Arbitration Thomas M. Jenkins and
George C. Orchard, candidate for State
Treasurer. Harry B Hawes arrived from
the Southeast last night.
The standing of the candidates so far
Is as follows:
Folk St. Louis County (contested), 8
delegates; Reynolds, 2; New Madrid (con
tested), 3; Howell. 4; Mississippi, 3; Dunk
lin, 5; Schuyler. 3; Ncvuon, 6; Carter, 2;
Dallas, 2; St. Louis City, 10. Total, IS.
Reed Ray. 7; Carroll, 7; Platte. 6; Liv
ingston 5. Total. 25.
riawes-St. Louis City. 11L
Contests will be held this week In five
counties. Tuesday Oregon County will
have a primary for Instructions for four
delegates. Friday Butler County will
have township conventions to elect three
delegates. This Is the homo of George
Orchard, who is runrlng for State Treas
urer. He !s a great friend of Harry B.
Hawes In Southeast Missouri.
Saturday Vernon County will have
township conventions for nine delegates,
Benton a primary for three and Grundy
Township mass meetings for three dele
gates. THE CAMPAIGN IN VERNON.
Of these counties. Vernon is considered
the strongest In opposition to Folk. A
State institution is located there. R. B.
Speed, editor of the Nevada Mail, has been
one of the leading fighters against Folk,
but Congressman Vandiver claims that
when the returns come In Saturday the
county will be found in the Folk column.
Reed wiU make the fight against Folk in
Vernon.
Hawes will make the fight against Folk
In Butler County. Reed in Grundy and
Benton. To date. .Judge Gantt has not ap
peared in any of the counties seeking dele
gations, j
A great deal of Interest attached to the
visit of Fred W. Fleming of Kansas city
In St. Louis. He spent Saturday morning
lnSt-.l.nuis and talked some for Mayor
Reed. He had mada frequent trips here
seeking the support of various St. Louis
elements for hl candidate.
Some days ago Butler told his friends
that an effort was being made to get him
to throw his strength to Reed If Hawes
should fail to gain strength in the .conven
tion. At that time Butler told the Reed
managers that there was no hurry about
arranging for action In the convention.
Saturday evening Butler declared that,
so far as he could see. Reed was the
strongest ' man in the race and that
Hawes's failure to carry any counties
showed his weakness. He made that
declaration before the returns from the
six counties had been received. Whether
the last visit of Fleming to St. Louis was
connected with the declaration of Butler Is
a question that the politicians are discuss
ing. Folk will spend this week in the counties
where contests are to be decided. Con
gressman Vandiver will spend most of his
JJme In Vernon County. Reed and Hawes
will make their campaigns In the counties
where they are respectively candidates.
There Is a great deal of talk concerning
the nrnbahilltv of Frank L. Pitts, former
State Treasurer, coming out for State Aud
itor. The Indorsement which he has re
ceived in Reynolds County In a convention
absolutely dominated by the friends of
Folk have made a great many believe that
Pitts will run with Tolk.
YATES'S FINAL
PLEA IN MADISON,
Friends of the Governor Will En
deavor to Convert Uninstruct
ed Delegates to His Stand
ard To-Day.
Efforts will be put forth this morning,
previous to the opening of the Madison
County Republican Convention at Ed
wardsvlllc, by adherents or the Tates fac
tion to bring Influence to bear upon the
Individual members of delegations to
make at least some slight concession to
the administration.
On the face of the showing made In
Saturday's primaries only two of these
townships will have Instructed delega
tions, the remainder being sent without
string of any kind. At least 150 were
picked because of their known personal
preference for one of the antladmlnlstra
tlon candidates, making up "the field."
The convention Is called for 11 o'clock.
and every minute up to that time will be
utilized by the administration scouts In
picking up lone members here and there
out of the wreckage to make a showing.
The Governor's friends claim that tney
will develop strength through the plan of
his opponents to send composite delega
tions.
The banner ot no one was raised, but,
with the cry of "Anythlrg to beat Yates."
delegations In townships which the execu
tive .lost were made up Impersonally of
Deneen, Hamlin and Loudon men, and
In this the Yates men claim to see a
chance. Colllnsville will be minus some
strong leaders. In an Ironical spirit
George M. McCormlck, County Treasurer,
and W. B. Hadley, City Counselor, were
put on the delegation. Both are firm
Yates men, but both ar sick In bed.
The Joke of Saturday's meetings was at
Nameoki. where C. H. Kunnemann, the
County Recorder of Deeds, succeeded In
electing his candidate for chairman, Wil
liam Lynch, a mill man. and then found
that the other side had taken a short cut
by converting the chairman. Instructions
for Yates were then run through. The
trick was turned by W. H. Nledringhaus.
a fellow-committeeman of Kunnemann's
on the County Executive Committee.
Kunnemann declares that an agreement
was broken and that there had been a
well-defined understanding looking toward
the division of the delegation.
Edwardsvllle. which was carried by
Csritral Committeeman J. A. Bamett and
E. A. Keller by a vote of 255 to 115 in the
face of efforts of Springfield men who
were personally on the field, named the
following delegation: Adolph Klingel, J.
F. Ammann. Louis Bode. William Stahl
hut, B. G. Waggoner, Willis Smith, T. H.
McDougal, Joseph Edmonds, Frank
TnndsWr., J. H. Smith, C S. Cotter. M.
W. Clark, Aug. Frescn, George W. Cross
man, Charles Smith, Jesse Yates, C. C
Corbett. Edward Dlppold, Charles Bucng
er, P. P. Lusk, C. A. Capstlck. James
ouii luttM. c a. iveiier, jonn stehman,
David Cunningham. J. A, Bamett. H. P
Stullken. J. H. Dillon. W. W. Barnsbackl
The indications are for a composite
and unlnstructed delegation to the
Springfield convention.
Roosevelt. Frauds in Government
Service and Tariff Will Be
Leading Issues To Show
Up Trust Fighting.
The Republic Bureau.
ICth St and rennsvhanla Ave.
Washington. March 20. Having achieved
a!l success this session which could fall to
a minority, the Democrats in Congress
feel that their control of the next House
li very likely, but that the result depends
chiefly upon the Igor with which they
can conduct the fight In the districts next
fall. Under the leadership of John Sharp
Williams of MIssssippI. Democrats In the
House have been united to a man and
have secured their ends against the Re
publican majority in nearly ccry genuine
test.
Mr. WII lams is a debater whose keen
ness closely appioaches that of Judge De
Armond of Missouri, and whose attain
ments, in conjunction with a fine Southern
humor, have enabled him to best the Re
publican floor leaders Payne, Hepburn
and General Grosvcnor at practically ev
ery turn. As It has been expressed, he
has "bowled them oxer" with such fre
quency that a noticeable disinclination to
Interrupt him now characterizes the chief
sages of the majority.
THREE ISSUES DEFINED.
The general trend of his leadership has
been to deve.op distinct points insistently
and persistently, so that, taken together,
a basis for the congressional phase of the
next canvass Is already afforded. Mr.
Williams has pushed three issues Into
prominence Roosevelt himself, frauds In
the Government service, and the tarlfT.
Upon thete three, unless Republicans in
sist upon using the Northern Securities
decision as a weapon offensive, the con
gressional fight will bs waged.
The cries will be: "Roosevelt, unsafe and
uncertain"; "Throw the rascals out." and
"Donn with the tariff for monopoly only."
In the event that the Republican ad
ministration continues on the score of the
merger decision, to be lauded by Its ex
ronents as the only "trust busting" or
ganization, that decision will be dealt
with as a political trick, of which James
J. Hill was the victim, while others are
left untouched for fear of "running
emuck."
The original expression, "running
amuck," Is well on its way to become fa
mous. And even jiow it seems that be
fore the people It will be the satirical ex
planation of why further prosecutions un
der the Sherman antitrust law were
stopped short. It Is now charged that an
entirely superfluous distress appears at
the White House over the danger of "run
ning amuck."
A maponty in me House win oe one ot
the principal objects in Democratic coun
cils when the campaign enters upon Its
acute stages. The recent Brlstow report,
together with minor factors, and with the
gereral political conditions, is accepted
as" Indicating that chances for success are
good In the close districts.
There have been many happenings dur
ing the last eight years of Republican rule
that the Democrats would like to Investi
gate. It has been practically an Impossi
bility to secure such an Investigation.
The Republicans have had not only the
presidency and the Senate, but the House
by a good working mapority.
CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN.
The Congressional Committee believes Itc.
duty lies strictly with congressional elec
tions, and that Jthe National Committee
should take care of things pertainlns to
the national ticket. The two committees
will work harmoniously, but all the money
collected by the Congressional Campa-ffn
Committee will be used in, the further
ance of the election o Democratic mem
bers of the House.
The committee intend giving special at
tention to districts where the Republicans
elected their candidates by small ma
jorities. One or th-i min whose stat the
committee will to after harde- thin any
other Is that of Representative llemen
way, chairman of the Committee on Ap-
Eroprlations. It will be the aim of the
lemocratic commlt'ee to make a strcrg.
hard fight in the 'i'trfct now represented
by Republican leaJers.
There are several Republicans cf prom
inence In the Hojse who -verc elected by
very small mal3.-tl3, lid It Is In these
districts that the contests will be waged.
The Congressional Committee already Is
beginning the preptr.itljn of material for
Its use. and from now until the end of
the session speeches will be made dally
which will be fir no other purpose than
use in the campaign.
I0VA LEADERS OPPOSED
TO INSTRUCTIONS.
Believe Deletrates to Democratic Na
tional Convention Shonld Be Free
to Vote as They Think Beat.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Des Moines, March 20. The Democrats
of Iowa are in a quandary as to what they
are going to do at their State ConvenUon
May 4. The Hearst propaganda has thor
oughly canvassed the State. The Hearst
agents have headquarters In a large suite
of rooms In the best business block In Des
Moines, and a force of stenographers and
managers Is at work.
The thirty members of the Legislature
end others are much opposed to having
the Iowa Democrats declare for any pres
idential candidate and Instruct the four
delegates-at-large on that question. They
were greatly strengthened by receipt of
a letter by Judge Martin J. Wade of Iowa
City, the lone Democratic Congressman
from Iowa, in which he urges his Iowa
friends to resist with all their ability the
attempts to secure Instructions for Hearst.
jl am uppuseu, ne writes, "to any er
fort to Instruct the Iowa delegation for
Hearst, or Parker, or Williams or any
uuici mail, a ins uppusiuun is oasea on
conditions which prevail In our party in
Iowa. For many years the State organiza
tion has been torn asunder by Internal dis
sensions, which have weakened Its useful
ness and destroyed Its power. The last
ear or two much has been accomplished
toward bringing the contending factions
together, and within a year or two the old
bitterness should be forgotten. Now every
Democrat in the State knows that any at
tempt to instruct for a presidential candi
date will revive the old conflict, and the
bitterness which will be engendered win
undo all that has been accomplished to
ward soJdlfylng the party."
Judge Wade declares there are not fif
teen of the 208 Democrats In Congress
willing to express themselves In favor of
Hearst, but they are "hoping that before
July G circumstances will develop which
will Indicate a course that can be safely
pursued which will bring victory to the
party."
Judge Wade declares that the candidate
must be not only a fit and proper person
but one who can win, for unless he can
be elected it matters little what his fit
ness may be. He therefore urges that
the Iowa Democrats avoid instructions.
HAMLIN AHEAD IN CHRISTIAN.
Seven Townships Elect Delegate
Fnvorlnjt Illinois Attorney General.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Taylorvllle. 111., March -20. The Repub
licans held primaries la seven of the sev
enteen townships of Christian County yes
terday to" 6elect delegates to the County
Convention, which meets here May H. Out
of the twenty-six delegates instructed
Hamlin received twenty-one and Yates
Ave.
Yates had been claiming Christian Coun
ty, but to-day's results indicate that Ham
Ifn easily wl.1 control the delegates from
this county to the State Convention.
COLONEL VINCENT MARMADUKE.
Who for more than a week has been suffering from pneumonia at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. William Harrison. In Marshall, Mo. His sickness occasions his
relatives and friends much anxiety.
HOPKINS RETURNS
TO DEFEAT YATES.
Illinois Senator Finds It Neces
sary to Go Home After Con
ference With Roosevelt.
OLD FRIEND OF THE GOVERNOR
Personal Relations Strained by a
Letter of the f Executive Re
garding the -Attitude of
Hopkins's Son.
The Republic Bureau.
Itth St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, March 20 Since Senator
Hopkins went back to Illinois, drawn
thither, as has been stated, "by politics
and business," information which appears
conclusive has leaked out here to the ef
fect that his mission amounts to nothing
less than to pull the few remaining props
from under Governor Yates. This was
suspected from the beginning, since It was
known that President Roosevelt had ex
pressed a preference for any Republican
In the race over Yates; and since the
President's stand has entirely changed the
previous attitude of Senator Hopkins and
Representative Lorrlmer, who forthwith,
Instead of tentatively supporUng Yates,
deserted his standard.
The fact is that Senator Hopkins, before
taking; his departure, had another meet
ing with the President. What passed be
tween them continues to be a: matter for
Inference: but. In view of what had pre
viously transpired, it appears certain that
the Junior Senator from Illinois end the
President came to an understanding rela
tive to Illinois polities, and now that the
mission of Senator Hopkins Is more fully
understood some idea of the nature of the
understanding can be grasped.
A story having to do with the personal
relations of tho Senator and tho Gov
ernor Is being told and retold with added
gusto among the politicians hero from Illi
nois. To the incidents of It the final
split between Hopkins and Yates is at
least partially attributed. This relates
that Governor Yates wrote to Senator
iiopkins. asKing in a somewnafarbltrary
vein what the Senator meant by allowing
his son to Join a Lowden club In Chicago.
It Is known that Senator Hopkins became
exceedingly angry upon the receipt of this
letter and that he characterized It In
language of which an equivalent Is "im
pertinent Interference in family matters."
The fact Is pretty well established,
through channels of Illinois information
In Washington, that Senator Hopkins re
plied In a missive which cannot be de
scribed by any other adjective than
"scolding." It would seem, then, that the
breach occasioned by the presidential at
titude Is further widened by purely per
sonal considerations. "'
HEARST ORGANIZERS AT -WORK.
Forralnc Clnbs in Toirns Throntjli
ont Southern Indiana.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Evansville, Ind., March 20. Hearst or
ganizers are busy In Southern Indiana,
and the arrival last night of Edgar L.
Malnes, State president of the Jefferson
League, to look after the Interests of Mr.
Hearst In this end of the State has added
an Interesting feature to the fight to con
trol Southern Indlant for Hearst.
Walter F. Wunderlieh, a newspaper
man, has been busy for three weeks or
ganizing Hearst clubs in the First In
diana District. He organized a club here
with 300 members and ward clubs are now
being organized. He also organized a club
at Princeton with 200 members and one at
Boonvllla with 100 members. He will form
clubs at Hazleton, Oakland City. Peters
burg, Rockport, Chrlsney and Mount Ver
non. , ,
As a rule, most of the members of the
clubs thus far organized are strong union
men. The president ot the Evansville
Club Is W. J.. Rogers, foreman of a daily
newspaper here.
IMRRY B.HAWES AT HOME.
Was Too Tired and Sleepy to Talk
Politics.
Harry B. Hawes arrived in St Louis
last night after a week's tour In the coun
try districts. Hja was joined here by Mrs.
Hawes, who has been. In Hot Springs.
"I don't care to discuss politics to
night," said Mr. Hawes. "I just got in,
and I am tired and" sleepy. I intend to
cake a statement some time this wceic
In regard to my challenge to Folk for a
Joint debate."
Mr. Hawes says he will be in tho city
until to-morrow.
MONTANA CONVENTION CALLED.
Democrats Will Select Delegates to
St. Lonla May IT.
Helena. Mont, ' March 20. The Demo
cratic State Central Committee issued a
call for a convention at. Great Falls, May
17, to name delegates to the National Con
vention. The State Convention for the purpose
of nominating a State ticket will be held
GOV, YATES HAS
ROUGH SAW,
Certain of Only Two Delegations
Out of Ten County Pri
maries Last Week.
CONTESTS BECOME COMMON.
Illinois Executive Finds It Easier
to Sweep Democratic Coun
ties Than Republican
Strongholds.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Springfield, 111.. March 20. Governor
Yates's ship hit a submarine mine last
week. He lost every large and important
county that held a convenUon, although
he may pull through In Warren. One of
the antl-Yates candidates points out that
the Governor carries tho Democratic
counties of the State. This statesman
points out that the Governor has received
instructions in twenty-one counties and
only three of them are reliably Republic
an Massac. McLean and Carroll. The
record to date shows the following re
sults: Total number of delegates In State Conven
tion 1.495
Necesiary to a choice ,. 7W
Delegates from Cook County i. S13
Delegates from the country.... 96
Delegates (elected to date (U
Delegates from counties where primaries,
not conventions, have been held 129
The 613 delegates are classified as fol
lows: Yates 214
Lowden US
Hamlin ,
Sherman ... 41
Warner , 18
Dnen 14
Doubtful and contested ltl
Delegates instructed to date..u St
Unlnstructed and contested sj
Instructed delegates:
Governor Yates , 14s
Hamlin 61
LOwdan t 42
Sherman 32
Warner li
In the above classification the candi
dates receive votes as follows:
Governor Yates Instructions in: Carroll. 9!
Union. 4: Morgan, 11: Lawrence, 5: Calhoun.
2 Macoupin, 12: McLean. 24:' Marshall, 6;
White. 7; Crawford, 6; Schuyler, 4: Clark. 7;
Hamilton. C; Galaltln. 4; Clay, t: Scott, 2;
Brown, 2, and Hardin. 3. Total, 143 Grundy,
; Williamson, 9; Jefferson. 2: Peoria. 14:
Whiteside, t: Kendall, 1; Logan. 5; Winnebago,
8; Bond, 2; Randolph, S. Total, 6S. Aggregate,
214
Colonel Lowden Instructions In: Ogle. U;
Lee, 12: Perry, i, and Stephenson. 12. Total.
43. Jefferson. 6: McHenry, 13: Livingston. IS;
Peoria, 6: Whiteside, 6; Jersey, 1; Kendall, 4;
Woodford. : Edgar, S, and DuFage. 10. Total.
"5. Aggregate, 118.
Attorney General Hamlin Instructions In:
Moultrie, 4: Shelby, !: Vermilion. 25: Sanga
mon. 24. Total. 61. Menard. 2; Jersey. J; Iro
quois. 11: Douglas, 7: Macon. 15. Total. 33.
Judge Sherman Instruction! In: McDonough.
10; Hancock, 10; Henderson, 4: Mercer. 8. Total.
32. Peoria. 7; Menard, 2. Total. 9. Aggre
gate. 41.
Congressman Warner Instructions In: Piatt,
7: Dewttt. 7. Total, 14. Logan. 4. Aggre
gate. IS.
State Attorney Deneei Iroquois. 2: Winne
bago. 12. Aggregate. 14.
Doubtful and contested Will, 25: Saline, t:
Pope. 6: Jackson. 10: Pulaski. B: Richland. 4:
Kankakee. 14: Fulton, 15; Henry. : Bond. 3;
Rock Island, 21; Ford. 7; Washington, t; Mon
roe. 4. Tout. 113.
The twenty-one votes of Rock Island
should be placed with Lowden's. for there
appears to be no question, but he is right
fully entitled to them. And for the same
reason, the fifteen from Fulton should be
given to Yates. From all reliable reports.
Lowden carried the first and Yates the
second. Mr. Deneen will get several votes
from the unlnstructed list. Ford, for ex
ample, will probably give him two or
three. There Is a sort of a contest In
Randolph, but it will not amount to much.
Colonel Lowden s managers there were
clearly outgeneraled and beaten, accord
ing to the best reports.
Colonel Lowden expressed himself for
cibly on the auestlon of-bolting and con
testing delegates to The Republic corres
pondent: WILL NOT CONTEST.
"Do you honestly believe," he asked,
"that my friends wero In a majority in
Randolph?"
"I do not," was the reply.
"Then I shall not contest," was the de
cisive reply. "I have no sympathy with
efforts to overturn the expressed will of
the Republicans of a county by bolting or
sending up a contesting' delegation. Some
of my friends wanted to hold another con
vention In Winnebago, and I refused,
although I was treated unfairly. If I am
convinced that I lost Randolph fairly I
will not countenance a contesting dele
gation In my interest,"
Governor Yates has 214 delegates thus
far, end of the doubtful'and contested, he
may get forty more not to exceed fifty.
This would bring his total to date; 264.
in the same roumles on the last ballot in
1900 he got 346 votes.
Last Friday's and Saturday's primaries
were the most Important of the campaign
thus far. Several strong counties made a
decision between the Governor and the
field, and the field won in nearly all of
them. Nine counties that held primaries
last week will have their conventions to
morrow and Tuesday. In Cumberland, the
convention is fixed for Aprlt 14 the same
day as Mason, which held its primaries
ten days ago. Of the nine counUes that
will decide Monday and Tuesday, a bolt
and contesting delegations are expected
from at least Madison and Montgomery.
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question is believed to'hlnge on the dele
gates from Alton, the largest delegation
In the convention. All accounts agree that
the Yates forces In Alton were In a hope
less minority, but there was a bolt neer
theless. A contesting delegation will
likely be sent to Springfield, and if prece
dent is followed, C. N. Travous, member of
the State Committee from the Twenty
second District, and a Yates appointee,
will have the privilege of selecting the
delegation to participate In tho temporary
organization of the State Convention.
There is no doubt but he will choose the
Yates list. They will vote on temporary
organization of the convention and act
as bona fide delegates In naming delegates
to the National Convention and choosing
a member of the State Committee.
In Montgomery there will be four town
ships contested. The Yates side will con
test the two Litchfield precincts, and tho
Hamlin facUon will contest Coffeen and
Butler Grove. In North Litchfield. It is
claimed, the Hamlin side outnumbered the
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mass caucus was held, which Yates car
ried. There are said to beorty-slx dele
gates whose title is disputed who are for
Hamlin, and forty-five is a. majority of
the convention.
There appears no doubt hut Hamlin will
organize the convention and tho Yates fac
tion will have to bolt. Hamlin ha4 Sheriff
Brainard, Fred Mortimer and W. J. But
ler of Springfield on the ground In his in
terest, and Yates had Abner Murray.
Chairman Wheeler and John Juneman oS
the Sangamon County Yates Committee.
Of the other counties that hold conven
tions It is conceded that St. Clair, with.
24 votes, will be anti-Yates 'and not un
lnstructed. Dupage, with 10 votes. wlU bo
for Lowden. Lake was carried by Low
den 13 votes. Bureau, with 11 votes, will
be divided between Lowdemand Deneen.
Green (5) and Cass will be for Yatea.
Knox (20) will be for Williamson for Sec
retary of State. Cumberland's A votes)
probably will be for Hamlin, and Warren's
9 votes are in doubt between Yates and
Sherman.
SCOTT COUNTY, ILLINOIS, FRISIART
Democratic Delectation Trobunlyj
1VIII lie Instructed for Hearst.
nEPunuc SPECIAL.
Winchester, III.. March 20. Democratic;
primaries were held in Scott County yes
terday to select delegates to the Demo
cratic convention to be ield in "Winchester
Monday.
The State delegation probably win be in
structed for Hearst for President.
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