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EL PASO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1900.
20th YEAR, NO. 142
Wolcott's Great Speech Ex
cited the Most Enthus
Is Still Insisted Upon As the
Logical Candidate, But
He Persists In His
Philadelphia. June 19. At a few
minutes past twelve the twelfthjnation
al republican convention was called ta
order in the great auditorium which
siaia seventeen thousand, by Senator
Marcus A. Hanna.
There is a lavish display of nation
al colors and immense crowd throng-
the exterior of the building while the
iaslde ia filled to suffocation.
At five minutes to ois Chairman
Hanna desigcaied Bon. E.O. Wolcott of
Colorado a temporary chairman. He
wag received with cheers.
Senator Wolcott's speech was as fel
ljws: "Since the first party conven
tion in these United S:atea there was
n.var one gathered together under
bucq hopeful a ad auspiolou olrcum
etances as thoe whioh surround
us today. Ua'.tad, proud of the
achievements of the past four
years, with our country prosperous
and happy, with nothing to regret and
naught to make us ashamed, with a re
cord spotless and clean, the republican
party stands for the Dawn, confident.
that the ticket it shall present will
command publio approval, and that in
the declaration of its principles and its
purposes it will voice the aspirations
and hopes of the vast majority ef
"We nead 'no om?n but our couo
try's cause'; yet there is significance
in the fact that this convention is at
eembled in this historic and beautiful
city, where we first assumed territoria
responsibility, when our fathers,
century and a quarter ago, promul
gated the immortal Declaration of In
"It was the spiritof ja?t'.oe and liberty
that animated tbem and found voice
three quarters of a century later In
this same city of Brotherly Love,
when Fremont led the forlorn hope of
United Patriots, who laid here the
foundations of our party and put up
human freedom as its corner etone.
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iu vumpenca us to ueten to tne cry
of suffering across the shallow waters
of the Gulf two years ago.
"While we observe the law of nations
and maintain that neutrality which we
owe to a great and friendly nation,
tae same spirit lives today in the
genuine feeling of sympathy we cher
ish for the brave men now fighting for
their homes in the veldts of South
"It prompts us In our determiaation
to give to th9 du3ky raoes of tha
Philippines the-blassings of good gov
ernmiat and republican Institutions,
and finds voice in our Indignant protest
against the-violent suppression of the
rights of tbe colored man in the
"That eplrlt will survive in the
breasts of patriotic men as long as tha
nation endures; and the events of the
past have taught us that it can find Jts
fair and free and full expression only
in tha principles and policy of the
"The first and pleasant duty of this
great convention, as well as its in
etinctive impulse, is to send a message
of affectionate greeting to our leader
and our country's greatest president,
"In all that pertains to our wel
fare in time of peace his genius has
directed us. He has shown an
unerring mastery of the econ
omic problems whioh confront
us, and has guided us out of the slough
of financial disaster, Impaired credit,
and commercial stagnation, up to the I
highest and safest ground of national ;
prosperity ana nnauciai stblilty.
glowing estimate of McKinley, putting
him forward as one of the greatest
men of the world: he then paid a
beautiful trlbuta to the late Vic;
From this point Mr. Wolcott went
Into the history of the SpSBish
American wa-, and praised the i-
ministration for its explendld work in
that business. He pitched into the
democratic party of the last adminis
tration for its Pacific railroad work,
and eulogized the republican congress
for making railroads pay prooerly for
He denounced the Cleveland ad
ministration bitterly as creating un
numbered disasters, and pointed with
pride to the work of the advancement
of the country since McKicley became
To all he spoke about two hours. His
speech was continually punctuated by
The money question he treated
simply, and said tbe parage of the
gold standard bill settled the question.
Wolcott's statement that the passage
of the gold bill marked the termination
for ever of any sort of difference be
tween the republicans of the west and
tne east, growing out or currency pro
blems, caused great enthusiasm.
During tte long continued cheers
with which thispart of his speech was
greeted Roosevelt, who was cheering
as loudly as anyone, jumped to his feet,
SWALLOWING THE BRYAN
New Tork Herald.
v,iUB . xnmu it was oec.aea , inaiaoa; Bradley, cf Kentucky; Cul-
tnat Lodge should present Lo-g'e lom, of Illinois: Sbaw, of Iowa; Wash
nao:e to the convention acd put him in burn, of Mlnnpsntar Tnr. wm
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Um "o.cuuioua. u CAamuio iatt i BumiiittimD lor ice TiCP nrpRlrtPrnr
May Clash In A Colorado Land
Denver, June 19. Armed men mav
clssh in the Baba Land grant" in Sag
uaahe oounty, and the federal court
may be called upon to interfere.
John T. Duncan and some three
I hundred miners have seized possese
,lon of tbe grant, which embraces four
teen square miles and was recently
purchased for one million five hundred
thousand dollars by the San Luis
Vail ay Land and mining company, a
New Jersey corporation, from Qaincy
A. Shaw of Boston.
The miners have been ordered off
by the company. They claim the
lan i is theirs by riht. and that. h
fraud the company ha3 made corner
pos's and surveys.
Armed men have been employed to
go Into the grant from Cripple
Creek and other camps.
A suit has been filed in the United
States circuit court of Colorado
against Duncan and hia assoolates for
recovery of the grant, which is one
of the richest agricultural locations
In tbe state.
A rival St. Louis syndicate that is
after the mines is said to be backing
Show No Change, But the
Lack of Detailed Informa
tion Is Disquieting.
The Dowager Empress, Ex
cited, Cuts Off a Few
Heads and Prepares to
Get From Under.
wasatooce followed by niariy every
dtlegate in the Hall.
Wolcott closed at 2:10 p. m. Wolcott,
like Uanca. wore a white vett. ITnlilra
Hanna, however, whose coat was open
during bis speech, displaying a white
and snowy expanse, Wolcott's vest just
peeped below a sack coat, so tightly
buttoned as to look almost too small for
His voice was in splendid condition
and every word of the speech was de
llvered with distinctlon.and must have
been a pleasure to hia heartra. ft
poke deliberately and not with the
apidity with which he usually ad
dresses tbe seoat?.
Almost every sentecca of his refer
ence to the Philippines was ap
plauded, especially when he said that
the last thing he would do would be to
abandon those islands.
He spoke of democratic opposition to
the retention of the archipelago, and
characterized the democrats as "Antl
everythfngs," whioh name was re
ceived with great delight by the crowd.
Philadelphia June 19 The con
vention aijourned at .'J p. m until noon
Philadelphia, June 19. The first
ac'.ual convection dav finiia ih. .i.
presidential question still unsettled.
The signs are thai tbe situation will be
allowed to drift until tonight or tomor
row, and then tha mstiAr D;n u
t in avtr
brought to a head.
Few people at present doubt that
Roosevelt will eventually be the
nominee, despite his attempts to slip
away from te job. All other booms
appear weaklings alongside that of the
governor of New York. He is a man
that seems to fill the place bett.r t.r.
an others just tow, and if the te
oi tne aeiepatea in m v
will be nominated.
Roosevelt's statement, issued lata
yesterday arternooa, is taken on all
sides to mean that he is weakening In
his position. The pressure has been
Philadelphia, June 19. It I- sug
gested that Roosevelt's hesitation
about aoceptlng the nomination is be
oause he does not desire to .be known
tue caauiaaie oi any clique. If he
to oecome the candidate of tha
party he wants the nomination to com
as-tfce spontaneous expression of tha
will of the convention.
HANNA SAYS ROOSEVELT IS OUT.
Philadelphia, June 19 "Roosevelt
must be counted out of it now," ea'd
Hanna this morning. "His statement
makes that tolerably certain, I think.
If New York is to came the vice pre
sident, some other man will have to be
selected. I don't know who will be
A DARK HORSE.
An interesting suggestion was made
this morning to tha effect that Piatt
had another candidate all ready to
spring on the convention as a surprise.
It is said that Fred Grant, cow a citi
zen of New York, son of the late Pre
sident Gran will be pre-ectrd as New
lorc-e racaiaiti.if lioosevelt should
definitely d.cl,t.re himself out
orant is now ia the Philippines
uumor cas it that he wiil be placed in
nomination and that war talk wfll
accompany tne mention of his name in
the hope tf arousing tbe ectbuslasra cf
the convention and stampeding it to
this dark horse.
uiuiMJtu-uiA.juce i!. a canvas
oi every delegation wifa headquarters
nere was made by your correspondent
lce o-j;c:t cf dtterminir j their
choice for v!ce-pres!dert ar.d national
..i,,. ucc lunu, imu airo to secure a
cjn-csusof cplcian rcla'ire to what
tha pl-itform will eay.
J.ce canva;s showed that Roosevelt
will he rom!rat. d for v!fe pratiJent ff
be cai be Induced to accept the t ono
R-oevelt is named as favorite, second
onoice, or an acceptable candidate in
luo u:iuwing stales, which would be
able to give him the number of votes
Alakama, 2; Arkansas, 16; Califor
nia, 18; Colorado, 8; Connecticut, 12
ueiaware, b; Kansas. 20: KontiiT. "p.-
nar I r . . . - .. . ' ' .!-"
Louisiana, ib; Maryland, 16; New Jer
ing; Wolcott, cf Colorado; Pritcbard
oi iNortn Carolina; and Roosevelt of
New York. Roosevelt still says he
will not accept.
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Mtu memoerw tne republican na
tional committee received 25 tickets to
tbe convention, acd in all 50,000 tickets
have been issued, 4;O00 of which were
distributed to local parties by the
mayor of Philadelphia.
it is expected that the new national
committes will have a meeting on
Thursday morning. Most of the states
have agreed upon their national com
mitteemen. Chairman Hanna will call
tbe new committee to order. It will
select a chairman, a vioe-chairmar, a
secretary, a treasurer, and an exeou
live committee. The pYesldent nract.1
uuiuca iut ua.iirmao, ana It 3s
known that be desires 'Senator Hanna
to continue .to occupy thai position
while the latter desires that eome one
else should attend to the arduous task
incumoect upon the position. What
compromise will be reached on this
po!nt It is Impossible to foresee.
r t l i. i i ii
rauMfipnia cas a colored popula
tion of about 40 000. and they have
perfected a program for the especial
entertainment of the colored delegates
" ' uuiuur ui scnooiooys are
in attendance at the convention.
1 f i . 1
nawng oeen sea, here by various
newspaper ia different parts of the
Tk. kali ; .!- . t .
...o un in jicu iQe convention is
being held, is the most complete and
admirable auditorium in which rb
national convention ever assembled
tne ouuainfr in which the late
export exposition was hsld and has
bsen remodelled. It is light, well
ventnaiea ana cool and the acoustic
prufiorwes are periect. it seats about
17,000 psrsoas. A man standing on tbe
platform and speaking In ordinary
tones can bs heard diatlnntl? t
Milwaukee, June 19. The third
annual sesson of the International
Mining Congress was called to order
here this morning by President B. F.
Montgomery. The convention will
last for five days. T. J. Sullivan acted
Addresies of welcome were deliver
ed by Governor Scofield and Mayor
Nearly every etata in tha union is
represented, the attendance number-
lag almost a thousand. Many of the
most prominent mining experts in
the world are here, and thev have
prepared papers of interest to those
There are exhibits of a!l kinds and
classes of minerals and metals as well
as various kinds of mining machinery.
The convention Is a success in every
AROUND THE WORLD
A Young Man Will Take a Three
WismiTA, Kan., June 19 B. E.
Amos, a young man 22 years old, today
left this city for a tramp around the
world expected to occupy three
The attempted feat is not for a
wager, but merely to satisfy a desire
tO See the WOrld ia SUQh mannai-
He expects to earn 8uffl3lent money
to defray expenses, by writing letters
to various newspapers.
Meet For the First Time West of
Des Moines, Ia., June 19. Teach
ers National Association of America.
Shanghai, June 19. It is r.-ported
that Chinese 6cliiers hive burned Tien
Tsin. Ya-L't, viceroy of Chl-Li, has
TWEVTY THOUSND JAPANESE
YvK'jhama, J ul- 19. -Is 1,. rpp- rted
here ifc-u the poer hsve as'tj J pan
toseoii 20,000 troops to Chine, and that
thp Japanese government has consented
to do so.
slaughtered by machine guns.
Shanghai. Jnae 19. -Accordiog to
tbe latest report here the Ptkin leg
ations were attacked by Chinese
Manshu?. Two onslaughts were made
by the mob, but they were mowed
don by machine guns, the slaughter
being particularly severe at the ga es
of the British andRisslan legations.
muj uifoomjiaii are reported to
fcave been killed.
NINTH U. S INFANTRY GOING.
Manila, J une 19. A disptch says the
Ninth regiment United States iurantry
under Colonel LIscura, which is order
ed to China, is delayed by a tjphcon.
Part-i of tte railroad along which the
regiment is scattered north of Maiia
have beet wa&Led away acd It will prc
bably be a week before the met eau all
be got to Manila.
The troops will embark f jr China on
the transport Logan. It is estimated
n ... . A . 1 .11
" ma luejr win scarcely arrive in
Chinese territory before the firit week
The Ninth regiment musters I 400
London. June 19. -Ia tbo house of
commons this afternoon, Mr. B-ode-rick,
parliamentary foreign secretary,
ainouncedin replying toan interpella
tion on the Chinese question, that this
governmeot intends to g&rrison Hong
Kong with native Indian troopa.
Reinforcements of British, Russian,
Japanese, and French troops, sa'd Mr.
Broderick, are expected to arrive at
Taku on Thursday.
The under secretary alio announced
that communication with Tica Tain
is holding its annual convention here ad Taku had been restored.
ley, 20; New York, 72; Ohio, 4C; Penn- entrance, and when the voice is raised
syivania, .4; Texas, 30; Virginia, 24;
Tvisconsio, L'l. Wyoming, 6; Arizon
2; New Mexico, 2. Total, 548.
iiia i,au:o Rives iwooseveit J4 more
vol38 than necessary for nomination,
the total vote being 906 and 4,34 being
needed for a choice.
pitch it rings
to a speech-making
throughout the hall.
.tne correspondents are well pleased
witn tna arrangements from a work
ing view point. The delegates, the
visitors, and the newsDaner man
today. This Is the first time that the
convention has been hell in the Mis
NEW CATTLE COMPANY
Will Operate In This Vicinity.
P fecial Dispatch to the Herald.
Austin, June 19. The Black Moun-
anxiety for missionaries
New York, June 19. The continued
lack of news from Pekin, to that the
wires are restored, causes great asxlety
at the headquarters of iha Presbyte
rians and Methodists, both of whioh
denominations have missionaries in the
platt suffering greatly
Philadelphia, June 19. Friends
of Senator Platt are alarmed in regard
to his physical condition. In addition
to the effect of tbe pain and discomfort
caused by hia broken rib, Senator Platt
has suffered severely from the strain
and excitement incidental to Ma .t.
tempt to cirry out his plane.
a great parade.
Philadelphia, June 19. Thirty
thousand men marched in the groat
republican parade last night. It was
five miles long and was viewed by 300.
000 spectators, who yelled themselves
xuurau ia me glare or red lights and
to the accompaniment of
CONVKNTION EPHOFfi. d3.egat88 Can hear n.nA molro
w w ujwni f ja VI 1 '.I EBl
uuu a c w mian i veo ueiru. rxn tu n u j
x KUiuu iflroujfu toe packets see and tne enrrnnnnt. ,.
f tl,. ..uu- . . . . ' ur
w puonu iouay, trying to get that with ease and dispatch.
nacurea tnousana dollars b
witn a aerncic tie has elevated all JOHN B. TAYS KILLED
' ... .... . i
Fi,vyca. inum-miiiionaries csn I
approach the hotels ad restaursniilfln Of Fi ncv ni, .
- j t-iuoi Loses
T?a T . rr j, . ..
have everv fiin. txin Cattle nomr,n -JtK , ..' nesalaBfl saJ8 tne MethO-
m a no i m j vi niira
a hundred thousand dollars. wa inrr-.
porated by citizens of Taylor for the
purpose of buying cattle in El Paso and
Taylor counties and New Mexico.
"Through the delicate and trying) J na marcning army represented the
events of the late war he stood firm f ,&it,bful supporters of McKinley repub-
; ti i . i .i
ncanism irom tne oiniis of Maine to
the shores of California.
LODGE TO NAME LONG.
Philadelphia, June 19. The Mas
sachusetts delegation held a meeting
courageous, ana conservative, and un
der his leadership we have emerged
triumphant, our national honor un
tarnished, our credit unassalled.
oeua.uf Huitun tucD ueiivtreu a
at nual time without a feeling of
Beftsteak thin as a dollar bill and
b.-oad as your palm costs from $1 t
82. Even newsnaoera rnUi
prices. Motof the .publications sell
for 5 cent-; shoes shined cost from IS
to 25 ceats. Everything elee has been
raised in proportion.
Sunlight is fre but.up -today it has
been very rare.
Tae credentials committee, which
will hear ascore o contests. wiil report
Senator L-jjge, of Ma'sachusatta
will be permanent chairmen and will
patriotic dSllTer hlsa-ids- Tbursiay morning.
" numirai on or p:-ec!rient and vice
president a-c not expected to be reach
ed until Thursday.
President Mckloky will have co
opposition for renomir.ation. Tbe eh iff
interest canters in the nomination for
vice-pre?ldent, for which eleven are
proposed: Long of Massachusetts;
Wjodruff, of New York; Fairbanks, of
Life In British Guiana.
' "'"'' jura oeen rocelved at
Untario, California, of the traglo death
-wuu t. j. ays, iormeriy a resident ef
El Pa.o. A boat in which he was went
over a cataract, and maay others were
lost. J. he body was recovered.
Mr. Tays was an old time El Paaoaa.
He was 59 y9ars of age. His brother
lounaea bt. Clement's church. Mr. Tays
was empioyea as an
Of Prominent Democrats for the
Special Dispatch To the Herald .
Austin, June 19. This city is today
full of prominent democrats who have
oome te attend the state convention
In Blootnlnaton, in.,
is ui. owing ton, UI., June 19. The
business dlitriot of Uloomington is In
a:hiD 11-. A ' - li
--413 liwmcD commenced at
midnight and which was not got under
control until 8
destroyed five so
Has Been Sold To Charles F. h.
Denver, June 19. The Times an
no Jnces that the controlling interest
has been sold to Charles E. Hasbrook.
who until the death of N. P. Hill was
business manager of the Republicaa.
In the Battle Of Rhenoster River.
London. June IS. The war office
announces that British casualties in
the battle at Rhenoster river, north of
o'clock this morning Kroonetalt, on July 11, whenMethus
Wocks of business defeated Dewet, were 16 killed and 1(
alone have 16 misalonAri,
Pekln. He (aid th era am h,nt 900
foreigners there, sixty of whom are
Pastors and members of all churches
ia this city are invited to unite in a
servioe of special prayer for the imper
iled missionaries in Chics, tomorrow
noon in the Presbyterian building.
Simultaneously meetings wili bs held
in London, Bjston and other cities.
London, June 19. A Shtvnehai dis
patch dated today says it is reported
that the dowager empress is greatly
concerned over tbe capture of the
Taku forte by the allied fleets, acd that
a wholesale degradation of high of
ficlale.g Including General Turg Fu
Slang, governor of Ptkin, who promie
ed to rid the country c f foreigners, has
Shanghai, June 19. (Delayed) It is
reported here today that tbe Pekin
force is bsglcnlnj? an auaoi on the
city from two sides, fcmplUJi0l; many
The Russian civalry, it is said, i do
ing splendid service.
Kang-Yi, president of tbe Chinese
war ministry, is reported to buvo fled
to Yehoro to prepare for the flight of
the dowager empress. Viceroys L;Q
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