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VOIi. XliVIII. NO. 52.
ROCK ISLAXD, EL., MONDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1899.
PBICE THBEE CENTS.
aaV annas, m.
Gen. Roberts Ordered to
South Africa in Supreme
KITCHEKEH CHIEF OF STAFF.
Buller Has His Hands Full in
Natal, the War Office
London. Dec. IS. Baron Roberts of
Kandahar and Waterford. commander
of the forces in Ireland, bas been ap
pointed to the chief command Sn South
Africa, with General Lord Kitchener
of Khartoum as his chief of staff.
Shortly before midnight yesterday the
following notice was posted at the war
office: "As the campaign in Natal, in
the opinion of- her majesty' govern
ment, in likely to require the presence
and undivided attention of General
Iledvers Buller. it ha been decided to
send Karon Huberts of Kandahar and
Waterford as commander-in-chief ia
Fouth Africa, with Lord Kitchener as
chief of staff."
Anothar DivUion for tb. War.
The war office yesterday issued the
following announcement: "Acting up
ou the advice of the military authori
tios her majesty's government has ap
proved the following measure: All the
remaining portionsof thearmy reserve,
including section 'D' are called out.
The seventh division, which is being
mobilized, will proceed to South Africa
without delay. The commander-in-chief
iu South Africa has been author
ized to continue to raise at his discre
tion local troops, mounted.
"Nine b:;M:;i;v.is of militia. In addi
tion to two battalions which have al-
I.IEl'T. K. II. S KOBEKTS.
ready volunteered for service sit
Malta and one for service in the t'han
tiel islands, -.vili be allowed to voluu
leer f r service outside of the I'tiite-J
Kingdcm; nud an equivalent min.bcr
of nialitia battalions will be embodied
for service nt home.
Alio Force of Volunteers.
"A Ftrong force of volunteers, select
ed from the yoomaury regiments, will
be formed for s rvice in outh Africa.
Arraugeim tits are being made, and
vll shortly r announced, for the cii
pluyinei't in South Africa of n-stn-.iig
outing tit of areftillv selected voltin
leers. The patriotic offers which are
being received from the colonics tvi!,
far as i-cssible. be accepted, pref
erence being plven to offers of mounted
Oen. Roberta' Son Dead.
London. I He I. Lleutuuant the
Honorable I". II. S. Koberts. nr .f
I'.arcm obrts of Kandahar and Wat
erford. jii-il who was wounded in the
engagement r.t Tugela river, is dead.
He was (Iciieial Kober's' only sail.
LOSS Or TUE BRITISH IN TOTAL.
Foot. I'p to 6.8.1 Since the War Sou.
Name, of Killed War Talk.
Loudon. I iee. 1. Following ia the
loss of the British at Tugela river:
Killed, Ki: wounded. Uti?; misting. 34-S;
The total since the war i as fol
lows: Colenso, 1(K: Magersfoutein,
J)03; Stormberg, 713: Mod tier river. 4s:!;
previous battles. 3.rl4: total, eleven
battles. tJ.SoJ. About TO.tH.HJ men have
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum hairing powders an the preaAes
rrwTtacrrs ta health oi the from day.
waWC ar""Q CO.. MPs VOflK.
Deen'engagea in Vuese"n"iflilary"opera
Hons, and of the total about 3,000 are
The war office has Issued the follow
ing partial list of General Buller' s ca
names among the officers; Killed
Held artillery Captain A. II. Goldie
and Lieutenant C. B. Schrieber; Dub
lin Fusiliers Captain A. II. Bacon and
Lieutenant It. . B. Henry: Inniskill
ing Fusiliers Major J. F. W. Charley
and Captain Frank C. Loftus; medical
corps Captaiu M. I. II. Hughes;
Thorueychroft Mounted infantry
Lienteuant ('. M. Jenkins.
The German press and people are
Jubilant over the news from South Af
rica. and everywhere in the streetspeo
pie stop each other and offer eongratu
lations. Among the press comments is
that of the The Kreuz Zeitung, which
says: "Thus the lighting power of the
third column is destroyed aud the cam
paign against the Boers ii disastrously
endeU. v hat. however, means more
Is that Kngland's decadence. long ago
apparent to far-sighted statesmen, ha
thus become visible before the whole
At Paris for the third time last week
Parisians Saturday heard hoarse-voice
news venders runnius along the boule
vards shouting "Crushing defeat of the
Knglish," "Great victory for the
Boers." and displaying the front sheets
of their papers hearinz big headlines
"The Knglish routed." etc. The vio
lently "Anglophobe press." such as La
Libre Parole and La Patrie. treat the
British disasters as joyful tiding, but
the respectable journals Le Temps.
Le Journal Des Debats, La Liberte
BOKR GEN. SOIIALKBT.'RGER
ana otners discuss tus news soberly
News from Pretoria says that Gen
eral Joubert is recovering, and the
scribe the British loss at Magers
foutein as very great "heaps of dead"
on the battlefield, says the report. The
report says nothing of the Boer loss.
Mafeking wa still holdinz out at last
reports and th Boers seem to get the
worst of it there every time.
The tragic circumstances of the ap
pointment of Lord Koberts almost sim
ultaneously wb-the announcement of
the death of his promising son excite
the deepest public sympathy. Lieuten
ant Roberts was an only son. and had
been h: father's aide do camp since
1805. He served in Waziristan and in
the Chitral and Nil expeditions. Such
was his display of gallantry on Friday
In an attempt to rescue the guns that
he was recommended for the Victoria
The TiniPs. commenting on the situa
tion, says: "I'nless the calmness which
mpresses the roreigu observer pro
;eeds only from apathy or a want of
cutlicient imagination lo realize the Im
minent danger to the whole fabric of
our empire, the great efforts now urg
ently required will surely be made be
fore it is too late to retrieve the situa
tion. We are fightiug not merely for
supremacy in South Africa, but our
position as a great power."
IRISH OUTBREAK AT Dl'BLIN.
Cliau.lsrleln's Pretence Results in Auti
Dublin, Dec. IS. The announcement
that a pro-Boer meeting would be cou
vened yesterday as a protest against
the proposal of Trinity college to con
fer a degree upon Joseph Chamber
lain led to exciting scenes A large
force of police wa called out and the
troop were held in readiness. Maud
Gonne, the so-called "Irish Joan of
Arc." and James Connolly, the Irisii
Republican, drove In a wagonette to
the plate appointed for the meeting,
which was attended by a large crowd.
Connolly tried to speak, but was pre
vented by the polite. The wagonette
then made a tour of the street, the
crowd rapidly Increasing, cheering for
the Boers, singing "God Save Ireland."
aud "We'll Hang Joe Chamberlain on a
Sour Apple Tree" and using disgusting
expressions against the queen, the em
pire and the army.
While passing Dublin Castle the oc
cupants of the wagonette waved the
Transvaal flag defiantly, whereupon
the police stopped the vehicle and
seized the flas. The wagonette, at
tended by a large body of police, who
often cleared the streets, then drove to
the rooms of the Irish Transvaal com
mittee, where Michael Davitt. William
Redmond and J. O'Brien were waiting.
A nieetinc of ahout sixty persons was
held. Davitt. Redmand and O'Brien
speaking in violent condemnation of
the war ami of Chamberlain, and de-
laritiff that the latter's visit to Ireland
at such a moment was proof of his
callous nature. The speakers urged
that should an opportunity occur Dub
lini'es ought to show their detestation
of the colonial secretary in uamistake
Davitt said: "All Irishmen rejoice In
the triumphs of the Boers. No power
In Europe would now fear Great Brit
ain, except, perhaps, the Prince of
Monaco." Redmond said: "Mr. Cham
berlain deserves not doctors, but ex
l'lt:mau-ly a resolution proosed by
Davitt was carried, clenounciug the
war and calling upon the powers, par
ticularly the L'nited States, to take
steps to insure the independence of the
While Maud Goune was speaking
somebody shouted a reference to the
Phoenix park murders. The meeting
closed amid cheers evoked by a rumor
that Lairsicitb bad fallen. .
"Mauci Gonne a'rid Connolly drove off
with the intention of holding open-air
meetings, but the police arrested Con
nolly. BOERS VIOLATE A FLAG OF TRCCE.
Their onn Fl"". Too Methneo Slakes a
London. Dee. 18. The war office has
received the following dispatch, dated
Dec. 17. from General Forestier-Walker
at Cape Town: "Methuen reports that
Lieutenant Chandos Pole-Gel! was
taken prisoner last Thursday when go
ing to meet a flag of truce. He was
waving his handkerchief in response
and was unarmed.
Modder River, Friday. Dec. 15.
TheNinth brigade under Colonel Pole
Carey, the Grenadier Guards, and a
squadron of the Twelfth, made a re
connaisance this morning supported by
the Seventy-Sixth battery of howitzers
and four naval twelve-pounders. While
the brigade deployed across the plain
the howitzers shelled the Boer trenches
and searched the ridge, the- naval
guns doing the same. The Boers un
masked two guns, one of which was
dismantled by the nayal gun and the
second of which it was impossible to
No one was killed or wounded. Gen
eral Methnen directed the operations
Effect of the Ilor Victories.
Sterkntrooin. Dec. 15. As a result of
the British tevrses the whole country
uorihwr.nl Is in rebellion. The natives
there, as well as those in Basutoland,
are said to be much disturbed and los
ing heart rt-specting the strenij of
Cape Irvn. Thursday Dec. 14. Se
cret incetiugs of Boer sympathizers
continue to be held in various parts of
Cape Cc-ouy. and the attitude of '.he
Datch farmers Is truculent.
A TRUST COMPANY FAILS.
The Kew York Produce Exchange CIo.es
New York. Dec. 18. The Produce
Exchange Trust company closed its
doors to bare examination of its
books. A statement issued by the
company places the assets at $11,-
71'J.oOO: liabilities H.bS'J.sw.
The Produce Trust companv was
organized a couple of years ago, with
a capital stock of $ 2.500,000 and had
a reported surplus ami undivided pro
fits at this time of over tz.ooo.oou.
Its business was chiefly with merch
ants, tradesmen and corporations in
its immediate vicinity and it was also
supposed to do some of the banking
business of the btanuaiauii company.
Il had been designated by the bank
ing departments of the state as a legal
depository for state monies and muni-
pal mon rM, as well as lor iunds oi
'.hi savings banks and state banks.
A RIVER PACKET BURNED.
State of Kansas Destroyed at Mew Ma
New Madrid. Mo.. Dec. IS The
river packet State of Kansas burned
at the dock with a cargo of cotton.
The loss is half a million. The pas
An Alien From Arkanati.
"When I was on the bench," relates
Judge J. J. Du Bose, "we were once
making up a siecial jury for a murder
trial. The lawyers were examining the
venire, and I wasn't paying much at
tention to what was going on till one
of the lawyers attracted my attention
" 'Your honor, this man is incompe
tent for jury service. lie's a foreign
er I looked at the man under examina
tion and didn't think be looked like a
foreigner. He looked, anyway, like he
was acclimated. So I asked him:
"'Have you ever been naturalized?
' No, sir. he answered.
" 'And you say you're a foreigner and
not naturalized? What couutryare you
a native of?
"Well, everybody in the courtroom
laughed. I told the man be could go.
lie wasn't much of a foreigner, but
too much to sit on a jury in my court. "
"Most people seem to think," says a
maker of furniture, "that secret draw
ers and bidden receptacles in furniture
only exist in novels and plays, but this
is by no means so. I very frequently
take orders for such items, and I cm
ploy a clever woman designer, who
shows positive genius in planning
places of concealment, which no
amount of tapping or rueasuriug could
reveal. In most cases, even were the
hollow receptacle discovered, the wood
work around would have to be cut
away, so complex are the fastenings.
Most of the orders come from women
and rich people, of course and 1 have
no doubt that a desire to bide articles
from too curious servants dictates the
orders." New York Tribnue.
A Crave Rtqafit.
A solicitor In a Georgia court is re
sponsible for the following:
He overheard a conversation be
tween bis cook and a nurse, who were
discussing a receut funeral of a mem
ber of their race, at which there had
been a great profusion of flowers. The
"When I die, don't plant no flowers
on my grave, but plant a good old wa
termelon vine, and when it gets ripe
you come iar. and don't you eat It.
but jes bus It on de grave and let dat
good old Juice dribble down through
de jrronnd." Youth's Companion.
To Care a CoH la One Da v.
Take Laxative BromoQninine Tablet.
All druggists refnnd the money if it
fills to cure- E- W. Grove'a signa
ture is on each pox. 25 cents. .
Farmer Shot While Asleey, and
Nobody Knows Who
Did It or How.
WIfE AND SON SLEPT WITH HIM,
Tet Neither Knows How It Happened
Identification of tb. Sniclde at Spring
Geld Last Tuesday Name Proves to Ite
Kejnolds Beatnation of the Superin
tendent of Cheater Inaane Asylum Big
amist Gets a Deserved Sentence.
Vandalia, Ills.. Dec. IS. Ifayette
Pryor. a farmer living two and a half
miles east of here, was found dead in
lied early Saturday morning, with a
pistol wound orer his right eye. A deep
mystery surrounds Pryor's death, from
the fact that his wife and 10-year-old
son, fJrover. who slept in the same bed.
and Arthur Tryor, another sou, '2-i
years old. who slept in the same room
four feet away, all declare they did
not hear the report of the weapon,
tirover. the loy who slept hetween his
parents, claims he was awakened about
i$::!0 o'clock by some strange noise, and
says he Immediately aroused his moth
er. Both testified they smelt burning
powder in the room.
Pryor Was an K-cntTic Citizen.
Pryor had long been noted Xor bis
eccentricities, find it Is known by the
neighbors that he and his wife ilid nut get
along peacefully. Within the lest week
Pryor and his wife had Some business
transactions in which Mrs. Pryor paid
over to him atout $:JIH. . Two hundred
ami twenty-eight dollars were found
under his piMow. Pryor frequeutly
left home and would be gone some
times over a year, his family knowing
nothing of his whereabouts. It is tald
he was preparing to leave again next
Surely Murdered, by Whom ?
Coroner Cox held au inquest, but no
evidence could be adduced throwing
any light ou the jerpetrator of the
deed, and a verdict was rendered in ac
cordance with the facts. That Pryor
was foully murdered there Is no doubt,
but by whom and the direct motive for
the deed is now a mystery.
IDENTIFICATION OF A SUICIDE.
He Was Not John Ilahn but an Iowa Man
Springfield.- Ills.. Dec. IS. Last
Wednesday a well-dressed mail com
mitted suicide in a lodging house iu
this city and until Saturday eveuiug
the remains were unidentilied. al
though they were supposed at first to lie
those of tJeorge Johu Ilahn. of tSales
burg and later those of .1. M. Smith,
of Decatur, both being wrong. Satur
day K. S. Oslwrn. of Springfield, identi
fied them as his brother-in-law. Charles
Reynolds. Reynolds was until about
two years ago a leading farmer resid
ing near tJreenfied. la. Family troubles
resulted iu the separation of himself
aud his wife. Reynolds deeded his
proerty, amounting to several thou
sand do!2:, to his wife, two daughters
and one ton, and started out anew in
He came to Springfield several days
ago, and after visiting his sister went
to a lodging house, where he commit
ted suicide by taking strychnine. Aft
er leaving i rectified Reynolds came to
Illinois, where he settled near tJales
burg. aud it was when there that the
family rupture occurred.
HE COULD NOT HITBEA.NS.
Which la Why a Firat-Claaa Alienist Must
Leave Cheater Aaylaiu.
Chester, Ills. .Dec. IS. The board of
penitentiary commissioners, which is
also the board of trustees of the hos
pital for the state's criminal insane,
met here Saturday and received the
resignation of Ir. Prank K. u. su
perintendent of the InsthitioiiV It was
placed on file. The trustees Saturday
evening made public a statement in
which they say that "the management
of the institution over which. Dr. Au-
ten is superiuteuent from a profession
al standpoint bas been first-class and
it is admitted that the doctor lias ex
ceptional ability in handling and treat
ing the ui)fortiinate insane.
"The doctor admits that as a dis
ciplinarian and business man be is
lacking. His own expression on this
subject was: 'As a beau buyer I am not
a success.' This is a little thrust at
the state board of charities for their
very minute requirements in sliowiug
the projH-r distribution of all provisions
used, even down to Im-hiis. peas, rad
ishes, etc.. as shown in the quarterly
rcjiort of the institution."
Blft-amist Goes lo the Penitentiary.
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. IS. Germayne
K. Harrison, who was arrested at To
ledo, O.. recently on the charge of big
amy preferred by his wife, nee Mc
Clure. a prominent society young lady
of Yirdeii, Ills., whom he married iu
Virden Aug. 2Ti last, pleaded gfiilty in
the Macoupin county circuit court, aud
was sentenced to Chester enitentiary.
He deserted his wife at the Palmer
House. Chicago, on his wedding; trip,
and she learned later that he had au
othcr undivorced wife living in (Jrand
Violation of the Pension Law Charged.
Carrollton. Ills.. Dec. 18. Colonel .1.
B. Nnlton. a veteran of the civil war.
was arrested here Saturday by Deputy
United States Marshal Wier and was
taken to Jacksonville before a United
States commissioner and placed nuder
bond of $ZH) on the charge of acknowl
edging the signature lo a pension
voucher without the pensioner being
Matanag to id. aanasey l
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. IS. The su
preme court has granted a rehearing
in the case of the estate "f liofus N.
Ramsey, ex-state treasurers against
Wit beck, which was Wided adversely
to the Chicago bondsmen at the Octo
ber term of the supreme conrt.
- r csca Bailal tao drtf srTracn-
SrricgetHd. IUg., Itec.Jl&-JTide Al-
len. in tne trnnea states circuit court,
has dissolved the temporary injuction
which he bad issued ou the motion of
David Rankin. Jr.. restraining the St.
Louis and Belleville Suburban railroad
from building an additional track from
East St. JLoiU to Belleville.
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Records Its Opposition to Subsidies to
Detroit. Dec. IS. The American
Federation of Labor Saturday regis
tered emphatic disapproval of govern
ment subsidies to American ship own
ers, aud later declared almost unani
mously against the principle and prac
tice of subsidy legislation. The ques
tion of boycott action against concerns
which employ part union and part
non-union craftsmen caused consider
able contention, but a resolution was
adopted declaring that the boycott
against Swift & Co. is universal, and
applies to the Swift packing establish
ments In cities where the concerns em
ploys union labor as well as those
where it does not.
The convention declined to adopt a
resolution concerning the Idaho miners
and military difficulty whicli declared
that "We do hereby emphatically con
demn and denounce President McKin
iey. Governor Stenenberg aud all the
officials concerned in the outrage," and
called also upou the working people
"to sever their connection and refuse
any support to the Republican and
Democratic parties." etc. A substitute
for the latter resolution was adopted,
which recites that Innocent men had
been Incarcerated without reference to
their constitutional rights, etc.. and
protests against and condemns said al
leged actious by the authorities.
President Gompers presided Satur
day afternoon for the first time.
Such Seams To Be the Opinion of the Na
New York, Dec. IS. The National
League magnates abruptly closed their
five days' session at the Fifth Avenue
hotel yesterday, after having been in
conference for a little over an hour.
The adjournment was taken with the
understanding that they were to be
called together in the near future to
listen to a report to be made by a spe
cial committee appointed to provide
ways and means for the reduction of
the League circuit.
The committee consists of John T.
Brush, of Cincinnati; James Hart, of
Chicago: Colonel John I. Rogers, of
Philadelphia, and A. II. Soden, of Bos
ton. According to the expressed views
of certain of the magnates an eight
club league is now almost a certainty.
Great distress prevails in Persia and
United States Minister Bowen sug
gests that the American people send
a!d to' the starving poor.
Frederick Failing, of Milwaukee,
chief of telegraph construction of the
Chicago. Miryaukee and St. Paul road,
was killed by a work train at Nemaha,
Count Tolstoi, the Russian novelist
and social reformer, has sufficiently
recovered from his illness to resume
General William F. Rogers, succes-
sivelv auditor, comptroller and mayor
of Buffalo. N Y.. died there Saturday.
a-w rr rr n
Is full and running over with the best
Xmas presents for men, boys and children. We have
a full assortment of the following articles suitable for
Smoking Jackets. I ! Trunks.
House Coats. Valises.
Bath Robes. Hats.
Ways Mu filets. j " Caps.
Reversible Mufti ers. Flannel Night Robes.
Square Mufflers. Muslin Night Robes.
Puff Ties. Woolen Gloves and Mittens.
Imperial Ties. j Kid Gloves and Mittens.
Teck Ties. j j Underwear.
Bow Ties. ' Umbrellas.
Club Ties. Sweaters.
De JoinviUe Ties. . Cardigan Jackets.
Fancy Shirts. . .
. Jersey Jackets.
Fancy Vests Fancy Suspenders.
Suits and Overcoat?. j Keefers.
Silk Handkerchiefs. j Linen Handkerchiefs.
Cut This Out and Bring
agea U years. " IXe bad a Hue w ar rec
ord. The bodies of the Maine dead are to
be interred at Arlington cemetery dur
ing the last week of December.
Mystery surrounds the disappearance
of George Babcock. an eugineer em
ployed at the Illinois Steel works at
Bumps, the fastest roadster In the
world, the property of C. K.G.Billings,
of Chicago, died at Bililugs park, near
A native Indian fireman on board a
ship at Plymouth. England, is sufTer
icg from the plague.
Fred Waterman .aged 54. a member
of the famous Cincinnati Reds of 1SUS.
when they were base ball winners, died
at Cincinnati Saturday.
The plant at Tiffin. O.. of the United
States Glass company has announced
a G per cent, increase in the pay for
blowers and gatherers, to take effect
House Proceedings in Brief.
Washington, Dec. IS. Outside of
concluding the "five-minute" debate ou
the currency bill Saturday the most
important feature of the house session
was a pro-Boer resolution by Sulzer of
New York couched in terms very hostile
to Great Britain. A number of bills
The senate was not in session.
Will Lse Wireless Telegraphy.
Milwaukee. Dec. IS. Negotiations
have begun for the installation of the
Johuson-Fortier system of wireless
telegraphy iu connection with fhe
steamer lines plying daily and nightly
between Chicago aud Milwaukee. This
installation will probably be done in
the early part of the summer season,
and land stations will be set upvat
Chicago, Kenosha, Waukegan, Racine
Report That Is Without Warrant.
La Crosse. Wis.. Dec. IS. The re
port that the Home Mutual Building
Loan Association is insolvent and go
ing into bankrnbtcy is intirely without
warrant. The association is perfectly
solvent, and will pay its debts in full.
The association, however, bas decided
to wind up its affairs. .
New Church at New Richmond.
New Richmond. Wis.. Dec. IS. The
new Methodist church built since the
cyclone of June 12th was dedicated
yesterday. Rev. Mr. Eaton, of Dhs
Moines, preached the sermon. The
church was dedicated free from debt
aud cost $8.000.
Hfcf Allen Will Get His Seat.
New York. Dee. IS. A special dis
patch to The Herald from Washington
says: "Republican leaders in the sen
ate say there will be no difficulty about
the seating cf Senator Allen," of Ne
braska. Owns an iiulit-Oollar Bill.
Nashville. Ind.. Dec. IS.Ex-Sheriff
Samson Davis owns an $S bill, bearing 1
the number 41.520. and the inscription, j
"By act of Congress, at Philadelphia,
Sept. 2U. 1778. (Sigued) John Graff,
Modern books,' however rapidly they
may deteriorate from other causes, are
protected from bookworms by the
chemicals used in paper making.
"Seeing is believing.1' You can see
what Hood's Sarsapat ilia has done for
others, and must believe it will do the
same for you.
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it Along. We May Help You.
Currency Measure Goes
Through This After
SOME DEMOCRATS ASSENT.
Senator Mason Presents Nu
merous Boer Sympathy
Washington, Dec. 18. The cur
rency bill has just passed the house
by a vote of 190 to 150. The follow
ing democrats voted for the bill:
Clavton.New York; Denny, New York;
M D. DriggjF, New York; Fitzgerald,
New York: F. Kupiert, New York;
Scudder, New York; Thayer, Massa
chusetts, and Wilson, New York.
Resolutions of Sympathy.
Washington, Dec, 18. In the sen
ate Mason, of Illinois, presented nu
merous petitions expressing sympa
thy with the South African republics
in its war with Great Britain.
Tillman, of South Carolina, offered
a resolution declaring under the con
stitution the federal government Las
no power to rule colonial dependen
cies; that it is our purpose to consent
to the independence of the Filipinos as
soon as a stable government is estab
lished by them.
Thurston, of Nebraska, presented
tke credentials of his recently n
Kinted colleague, former Senator Y.
PAYNE'S PLAN ABANDONED.
He Withdraws Ills Convention Reform
Schema Owing; to Opposition.
Washington. Dec. 18. After the
members of the national committco
hatl been received by the presidentSnt
tirday they went to business and the
most important that was done was tlid
withdrawal of Payne of bis scheme
of representation in the national con
vention. He said he believed It was
right, but had met opposition where h
did not expect It. notably the opposi
tion of the committee chairman, Han
Hanna then explained his posi
tion. It was that the national commit
tee should not originate such measures,
but should maintain its position as nn
organization to conduct the affairs of
the party under the Instructions of tlm
convention. Changes of the kind
under consideration should be left to
the national convention. lie was np
piauded. and all other legislative
schemes were withdrawn.
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We Undersell Everybody.