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rfTrTltr 1." p LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, MARCH 29, 1901. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. rev fit ,7111 EI1D WAR. Gen. MacArthur Cables to the War Department That Aguinaldo IVill Issue an Address to Ilis Followers. ADVISE SURRENDER. Loud in Ilis Tralses of the Kan sas General. Says Eeward Should Ee Signal and Immediate. Recommends That lie Be Made a Eegular Brigadier. Washington, March 29. A cablegram received at the war department from General MacArthur telis in a succinct way the history of Aguinaldo's cap ture, gives all credit for the. brilliant ex ploit to General Funston, whose reward It suggests should be that of a brigadier general in the regular army, and finally closes with an expression of confidence In the speedy cessation of hostilities throughout the Philippine archipelago as a result of the capture. Except that it makes no reference to disposition to be made of Aguinaldo the dispatch covers the whole Held of gossip and specula tion excited in Washington by the nrwa that Funston's adventurous expedition had been crowned with complete suc cess. The cablegram follows: Manila. March 28. Adjutant General. Washington: Important messages fell into the hands of General Funston, Ft'bmary 28. from which Aguinaldo was located at Palanan. Isabella province. Expedition organized consisting Aguin aldo's captured messrncer. four ex instirgent ofiicers and TS Macabebes who rpoke Tagalog, armed Mausers, Rerning tuns. dressed to represent insurgents. Funston commander!, accompanied by Capt. Russell T. Hazzard, Eleventh cavalry: Capt. Harry W. Newton, Thirty-fourth infantry; Lieut. Oliver P. M. Hazzard, Eleventh volunteer cav elry: Lieut. Burton J. Mitchell, Fortieth Vnited States volunteers. Ofiicers dressed as American privates, and rep resented prisoners. Expedition sailed Manila nth, Vieksburg, landed March 14, east coast Luzon, 27 miles south Casi (turan. Reached Palanan, marching three afternoons, March 22. Natives completely misled. Supposed detach ment insurgent reinforcements for which supplies furnished. Aguinaldo elso sent supplies, and had his escort 40 men paraded to extend proper honor. f-"hort .1, stall' e Atruinaldo's quarters dis-g'-iise discarded, combat followed, result ing two insurgents killed. 18 ritles, I.O00 rounds ammunition captured, together with Aguinaldo and two principal-staff officers. No casualties our side. Splen did co-operation navy through Com mander Barry, officers and men Vieks bure. indispensable to success. Funston loudly praises navy. Entire army joins in thanks sea service. The transaction was brilliant in con ception and faultless in execution. All credit must go to Funston. who under supervision General Wheaton oricanie 1 find conducted from start to finish. His reward should be signal and immediate, with General Wheaton. who recommends Funston s retention volunteers until he can be appointed brigadier general vol unteers. I hope speedy cessation hostilities throughout archipelago as consequence this stroke as result of conferences now in probable progress. Aguinaldo will issue address advising general surrender, delivery arms, acceptance American su premacy. MAC ARTHUR. The conferences in "probable prog ress" referred to in the dispatch believed at the war department to mean con ferences with other insurgent leaders by ermv officers or tne Taft commission. CONGRATULATIONS TOSSED ABOUT. Washington. March 29. The following cablegram was received at the navy de-j-artment this morning from Admiral Remey : "Cavite,. March 20. Bureau of Naviga tion. Washington: MacArthur tele praphs: " 'Thanks to splendid co-operation of the Vicksburg, I have Aguinaldo se curely in my possession at Malacanan. General Funston loud in everything navy did. Entire army joins in thanks to yourself, officers and men." "REMEY." Secretary Long replied to the admiral as follows: "Remey, Manila: Inform MacArthur highly appreciate his and Funston's penerous praise navy, and congratulate them heartilv. LONG." SPEAKING FP FOR FT'XSTOX. Harris! urg. March 29. The lower house of the state legislature today adopted a resolution requesting the president of th Vnited States to reward General Funston in a manner that will fully recognize his great and meritorious cervices in capturing Aguinaldo. EVERT INCH A HERO. Gen. Joe Wheeler and Lieut. Gilmore in Praise of Funston. New York, March 29. Discussing the capture of Aguinaldo by General Funs ton. General Joseph Wheeler said: "I regard General Funston as a brave and intrepid general. I know him in timately both on and off the field. "He is the man fondest of adventure that I have ever known. T regard his capture of Aguinaldo as cn of the bravest acts since the present war began. 'For months the hostile force in the Philippines has been the fragments of the broken up army, together with the banditti. With the aid of the natives we car hunt down this lawless people and then I believe the islands will be com paratively peacefui. "I am confident Americans wdl! find excellent opportunities in their new pos sessions and I think the time is not far d. siant when our force of American troops can be reduced very materially, ros'-ibly down to lO.Orn) men. "I mention this number with regard to the necessities in the Philippines alone, rut the conditions in China may make it advisable for us to hold a larser force in the far east, and In that event Ma nila and vicinity would be a convenient place for them to be stationed," Lieutenant J. C. Gilrnore. who spent nine months as a prisoner of the Fili pinos, was seen on the receiving ship Franklin at the navy yard. Ke said: "I. like all other Americans, rejoice over the capture of Aguinaldo. General Funston was the man to do the trick if auj- man could have dona It. and he de serves all the credit that is due him. I was with Aguinaldo's family for some time. They impressed me as being above the ordinary in intelligence. You see what a sharp fellow 'Aggy' is to have eluded capture all of this time. General Funston ia a hero, every inch of him." PETTIGREW JOINS IN. Accords Full Measure of Glory and Honor to Funston. New York, March 29. Ex-Senator R. F. Petfcigrew of South Dakota, said in an interview respecting Aguinaldo's capture: "I don't know that the capture of Aguinaldo will terminate the war in the Philippines. I am not sufficiently ac quainted with the Malay race to speak of their tenacity. The captuie of George Washington would not have ended the American Revolution. "Others would have been found to take his place. With the Filipinos it may be different. The capture of Agui naldo may prove a very good thing for his people. "I consider our treatment of the Fili pinos constitutes one of the blackest pages in American history. Aguinaldo was one of our allies and his people should have been given their indepen dence when the Americans took posses sion of the islands. "General Funs" n's act was a brave and risky one, ...,d i believe it was a bona fide undertaking, for the success of which Fuston should be well rewarded. "I suppose Aguinaldo wil! be treated as a prisoner of war and it will not sur prise me to see the day when the Ameri can people will recognize his true worth and treat him accordingly." WILL END THE WAR. Admiral Dewey's Opinion of the Re sult of Funston's Work. New York. March 29. Admiral Dewey discussing the capture of Aguinaldo said : "Looking over the events of the past two years. I am sometimes impressed with the idea that possibly the trouble with the Filipinos might have been avoided but when 1 say that I say it be cause hindsight is a great deal better than foresight. I have no criticism for any one, but it can be seen now how the Americans who first went there hurt the pride of the Filipinos. If we had made a greater effort to flatter them it is possible the thing would have gone more smoothly, but I wish to say that at the beginning I don't believe Aguinaldo had any idea of independence at all. They simply hated the Spaniards. They hated them, I say, and they wanted to get rid of them in any way possible. They looked upon us as their deliverers and they did everything we told them to. Afterwards I think it was simply a case of success turning a man's head in case of Aguinaldo. I don't believe at first he had any idea of attempting to set up an independent republic. As to the mat ter of our relations with the Filipinos, the history has never yet been written. I have all the letters and documents per taining to it and I expect some day to write the history of the affair. .When all of the documents are published it will be perfectly clear that no obligation rested upon the American forces to treat the Filipinos as allies. "Aguinaldo was always as I said, a most amiable man, and personally I would not wish him the slightest harm, but I believe, as I said, that his cap ture means the end of organized resist ance." PROUD DAY FOR 10 LA. Gen. Funston's Father Makes a Speech to His Neighbors. Iola, Kan., March 29. All day yester day the Funston home was the mecca of the neighbors and last night there was a spontaneous movement of several hun dred Iola people to run over and be neighborly. The band was taken along and with cheers and music lola's joy was express ed. Mr. Funston responded to a call for a speech. He said: "This is the proudest day in the lives of Mrs. Funston and myself. My own life I do not consider to have been with out its successes but toward the evening of life no greater joy comes to a parent than honor for his child. I will say that Fred was always a good boy, not exact ly softer the pattern of my own making in minor matters, but there was never anything dishonorable in hia character. He did not aim at notoriety, but to ac complish something worthy in the world and the success which has crowned his efforts I think should be a lesson to young men. This day is doubly joyous to his mother and myself. Your presence and the appreciation of our boy on the part of the state and nation is joy to us and an additional source of gratification is that the good news came on the fifty eighth birthday of his little mother here " There were cheers for the brave little mother and the proud father. The crowd Fang "America" and "The Star Spangled Banner" before departing for their homes. . , CHANGE OF PLAN Regarding the Philippines May Re sult From Capture of Aguinaldo. New York, March 29. A special to the Journal of Commerce from. Washington says: The capture of Aguinaldo is generally regarded at the war department and by administration leaders as putting an end to organized rebellion against the Uniied Stages in the Philippines. The question is soon likely to be tak?n up whether the control of business in the dependencies shall not be brought under the head of a single department, equipped with experts capable of giving intelligent study and their entire time to reforms in the administration, the finan ces, the monetary system and the judic iary of all the islands acquired from Spain. This work is now scattered among several independent heads, without be ing the exclusive work of any depart ment. Secretary Root is giving a great amcunt of attention to the progress of the military campaign in the Philipplres under the war department, and at the same time is studying measures to im prove the civil condition of the island. He also has practical charge of Cuba whiie the American occupation contin ues Tnere are several very important sub jects in relation to the Philippines which have been held in abeyance pending the restoration of orderly government. Soir.e of 'hem almost require specific legisla tion by congress in order to be settled in a permanent and satisfactory manner, bui it is the intention of the administra tion to take the best action possible un der the blanket authority conferred by the Spooner amendment to the army ap prrpriation bill. One of these matters is th,? reform of the coinage which is caus ing no end of disturbance at Manila. The supply of silver In the country began to disappear when large amounts of money were required for the operations of the united forces of the powers in China. The result was t ra'se the Mexican sil ver dollars, forming the bulk of the cur rency, to a higher value than that as sig;d them in American gold and to cause their free exportation, against the protests of the army ofiicers and some of the members of the Taft commission. Th? grant of franchises for the develop ment of the resounre3 of the islands ar.d the construction of railways are also im portant subjects which will soon be tak en up. Action on these matters has been greatly fettered by the amendment which Senator Hoar offered to the army bill nullifying such franchises after a year, but the authority given to grar.t them where the interests of the islands will suffer if they are, not granted, may justify some action by the administra tion, and by the new civil government to put the Philippines upon the basis of other civilized countries. The adr.iiiKsiiru.'i n will endeavor to coilrct data before the opening of anotn er session of congress which will explain all the legislation required. Expert a d vice is likely to be sought, which will enable congress to act promptly and effi ciently when such matters are finally taken up. URGED TOWARD PEACE. Aguinaldo Advised by His Former Cabinet Members. . Manila, March 29. Aguinaldo today conferred in, the Tagalog language at the Malacanang palace, with several former members of his cabinet and other prom inent Filipinos, whom he had asked to see They explained to him the hope lessness of the insurgent cause and ad vised him to use his influence to estab lish peace and for the recognition of An -riean sovereignty. The result of the conferences is as yet unknown. The first execution in Manila under American rule took place today at Fort Maiate, where five natives were hanged for the murder of Archibald Wilson, an Englishman, superintendent of the wa ters orks. The mouve for the muraer was robbery. Twelve thousand Filipinos have taken the oath of allegiance to the United Stares at San Vincento, South Iioeos pro vince. CONGRESSMAN LONG CALLS. Discusses Reward of Funston With Government Officials. Washington, March 29. Representative Long (Kan.) was at the war department and discussed with officials the matter of adequately rewarding General Funston for the capture of Aguinaldo". Mr. Long says that about six weeks ago the Kansas delegation called upon Secretary Root and the president and recommended General Funston for promotion and asked that he be given some recognition for past serv ices. It was said that there was no piace for General Funston except in one of tho staff departments, unless he was made a brigadier general, and it was said that he could not expect such promotion as that. Th action of the delegation was pureiy voluntary. a General Funston had made no application to them, nor had he made any request at th war department for recognition. NOT THE GENERAL. Filipino Agent in Paris Says the Man Captured Is Not Aguinaldo. Paris, March 29. An interview with Regidor Jubado, who claims to be the Filipino agent in Europe, is published here. He says he has received the fol lowing cablegram from New York: "Ac cording to precise information the man captured is not President Emilio Agui naldo but Baldomero Aguinaldo, chief of the general staff and Emilio's cousin." BRITISH COMMENT. London Newspapers Compare Fun ston With Their Own Generals. London, March 29. The morning papers publish long telegrams describ ing the capture of Aguinaldo, with sketches of his career and editorials congratulating the United States upon the success of General Funston's bril liant ruse. AH recognize that he risked his life in the attempt, and all express the opinion that the capture will have a great effect in shortening the Filipino resistance. In this connection some of the ediJ torials express regret that General De Wet. who is described .as "Riving England equal trouble," is still at large in South Africa. Hazzards Were From Washington. Tacoma, Wash., March 29. Both Cap tain Russell T. Hazzard and Lieutenant Oliver Hazzard are Tacoma boys. They enlisted in Company M, of the First Washington volunteers. Captain Haz zard going with the company as second lieutenant and Lieutenant Hazzard as a private. When the Washington regi ment was ordered home both remained in the service, joining the Eleventh cav alry. Rejoicing in Sulo. Jolo, Island of Sulu, March 29. The news of the capture of Aguinaldo was received here with great gratification by the members of the commission and the United States troops. The rejoicing was increased by a report of the sur render of Capistrano in northern Min danao. DEAL IS CLOSED. Consolidation of GreatNorthern, "Q" and No. Pac, Settled. Boston, March 29. The proposed con solidation of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Raiiroad company with the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads has reached a final stage. The long delayed plan, it is said, is ready for submission to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy stockholders. The secret con ference of President James J. Hill of the Great Northern. Charles Fl. Perkins, chairman of the Burlington board of di rectors and ex-Senator Wolcott of Colo rado at the Victoria hotel in this city on Wednesday is believed to have settled the question. The plan provides. It is said, for the purchase of C. B. & Q. bonds at 187 in per cent guaranteed bonds, or in ISO in cash. It is not known whether the proposition contained a guarantee to the stockholders of the proposed 7 per cent. The large C. B. & Q. stockholders do not manifest pleasure over the rumors of a deal. The plans were laid some time ago. Wednesday's -conference was prolonged and at its close President Hill and Sen ator Wolcott hurriedly departed for the west. Mr. Wolcott had been in Boston since March 17, talking over matters per taining to the consolidation. Weather Indications. Chicago, March 29. Forecast for Kan sas: Probably rain or snow tonight and Saturday, increasing easterly winds. GOING TO PIECES. Disintegration of the Filipino Insurrection Accelerated. Reports of Surrender Coming From All Directions. TROUBLE IN MINDANAO Is Reported at an End by Gen. MacArthur. Kansas Delegation in Congress Urges the President To Recognize Funston's Service With Brigadier's Commission. Washington, March 29. Another im portant dispatch was received at the war department today from Genetal MacArthur. at Manila, dated today. It did not refer to Aguinaldo or Funston, but in the opinion of the war depart ment officials it went far to support the prediction made by General MacAithur in yesterday's dispatch relating to those two leaders, to the effect that the end of the rebellion is near at hand. This v LIEUT. BURTON G. MITHCHELL. Of Kansas, Who Was With Funston. dispatch chronicles the surrender of a considerable additional number of reb els and military arms, and the impor tant feature of it is that the surrender marks the complete stamping out of the insurrection in the island of Mindanao, which is next to Luzon the largest isl and in the group. The dispatch is as follows: "Manila, March 28. Brig. Gen. Wm. A. Kolb reports surrender at Sumulao, Mindanao, nine officers, 160 men, 187 rifles, SO shotguns, Capistrano's com mand. This ends trouble in Mindanao as far as Filipinos are concerned. "Brig. Gen. Kobert P. Hughes re ports Alikpali and Rise, 31 guns, sur rendered to Capt. David G. Shanks, Eighteenth infantry, at Majnburao; 206 guns, Fulton's command, surrendered to Lieut. Col. Wm. S. Scott, Forty-fourth United States volunteers. "MAC ARTHUR." KANSAS DELEGATION ACTS. Will Urge the President to MakeFon ston a Brigadier. Washington, March 29. The Kansas congressional delegation has decided to urge the president to appoint General Funston a brigadier general in the reg ular army as a reward for his daring capture of Aguinaldo. This afternoon Senator Burton and Representatives Long and Curtis, the only members of the delegation in the city, will call upon the president for that purpose. The members of the Kansas delegation do to ?o 30 AO so Route of General Funston . vr. t s ss " o -oh f I :'",'5 il H ! P " J- 3 U, fe . , 7 ?e' i, . ' ' )rv -' " VT: ' -("' 4 1 ECJA '-oc ojf ' V ir F- ' . v. v F z 3 fl; f CO J not consider that a brigadier general ship would be a too great reward for Funston's exploit, and point to General MacArthur's recommendation that he be appointed to that grade as a com plete demonstration of the great serv ice he has rendered to the government. They are exceedingly warm in their praise of General MacArthur for giving the entire credit of the expedition to Funston. In view of his recommenda tion they do not believe that the presi dent will hesitate to bestow upon the gallant Kansan the star he has won. They would not be surprised, however, if considerable opposition to giving Funston a brigadier generalship should develop at the war department. There is no disposition in the regular estab lishment to belittle - General Funston's exploit, especially since the receipt of General MacArthur's dispatch giving full credit to Funston, but there would naturally be opposition there to jump ing a volunteer officer, 35 years of age. into the grade of brigadier general, and the Kansas delegation recognizes this fact. IS LIVELY NOW. Contest For Mayor Is Causing Fixers Much Worry. The city "campaign is now hot under the collar. The Republican city central committee is getting frantic in its efforts to get out a big crowd tonight and the opposition is trying" to counteract the ef fect of the rally at the Auditorium by a meeting at the Democratic Flambeau club headquarters, with David Overmyer as tne center ot attraction. The Renublican committee is worried because they fear they will not be ablo to fill the Auditorium, and the Democratic committee pretends to be bothered be cause the room they will use is not large enough for the crowd which they expect will attend. The Republican city committee mem bers are telling their friends that the op position is holding meetings every night in out of the way places in order to keep the Republicans from catching onto the fact that they are doing any work, and they are urging lukewarm Republi cans to get out and hustle in order to counteract the effect of the meetings which are being held on the quiet. W. S. Fulton, the champion hustler of the Re publican committee, was reliably inform ed that the Democrats held a meeting in the hay loft of Hank Lindsay's barn, aM he at once called the Republican commit tee together to ee what they could do to counteract the effect of the meeting. The Republican committee quit working in the city departments long enough to attend the special meeting. After a good deal of talk they decided that the real purpose of the opposition meeting was to find out how many Russian women could vote, but as they had settled that ques tion with the aid of Attorney General Godard, they adjourned without adopting any resolutions and went back to work for the city. It keeps the managers on both sides busy whispering to their a-ssistants and figuring on the probable outcome of the election. The Republican managers pre tend to be more confident than ever that they will have at least 2.500 majority for Hughes and they say they are certain of every councilman except Griggs in thd Second. They are fearful that he may lose by a small majority. The opposition forces claim that they will elect their man in the Second wTaxd a.nd they say that Hughes will not have 1.500 majority in the city. Two of tin Democrats offered to bet on that proposi tion this morning, but there were no tak ers. The men who are betting are willing to bet that the Republican tiefeet. except ing Hughes, will be elected by 3.000. Th Democrats and other opposition workers refuse to take the bet. The party lash is now being applied most vigorously on the Republican side, but it is having little effect. Party lines are never closely drawn in city election., and this is no exception. A queer condi tion is presented in that the people that bolted Galen Nichols and Judge Hazen are now urging the faction which re mained' loyal to the ticket not to bolt. It is a situation in partisan politics which is at least funny and which shows how ludi crous it may become. The Parker people know that they must win through Repub lican votes and the Hughes people realize the same fact hence the free use of the party lash. Croker in Excellent Health. New Tork, March 29. John P. Andrews of London, who has been interested with Richard Croker in business enterprises abroad, was a passenger on the Teutonic, just arrived. Mr. Andrews saw Mr. Cro. ker at the Hotel Cecil in Ixjndon last week. lie says that the Tammany chief tain is in excellent health. In fact, he was never better. In London Mr. Croker was joined by his son, Herbert, who lxa3 fully recovered from the effects of tho injuries he sustained on shipboard. o 7o eo so ioo up ig iv to Capture Aguinaldo. TWO TON'S OF FLAGS Will Wave From F"orto Rico School Souses on July 4th. Chicago, March 29. The Tribune says: American flags nearly two tons of them have been contracted for in Chicago, with "rush orders" that on July 4 the red, white and blue may flutter from every school house in Porto Rico, teach ing the lesson of independence day to young and old alike in the island. The plans of the government are that by the end of the year the flag wiil be as familiar a sight in the towns and vil lages of the Philipipnes. The order of the government calls ror flags of all sizes small ones that the school children can wave from windows or carry through the streets and into their homes and large flags to float from flagstaffs and building roofs over the head of marching troops and citizens on the day they are learning to celebrate. Each island prototype of the little school house will have a complete outfit of the national flag. There will be flags for the pupils, a flag to drape above the teacher's desk and a flag to flutter over the schoolhouse yard. The purpose of the government at Washington in giving the order is to se cure sufficient flags to supplyevery point on the island devote to educational pur poses, that patriotism may be instilled in the minds of the pupils by sight as well as by teaching. The plan is simply carrying out one inaugurated in the United States several years ago of flying the American flag from every schoolhouse throughout the land during class hours. Teachers from Porto Rico who visited Washington and the other eastern cities last fall were all advocates of the plan to make the flag a familiar sight in the island. They asserted that the moral effect would be helpful and arouse a patriotic enthusiasm in the minds of the children. Similar arrangements, it is understood, are under way for the placing of a large order of flags for the Philippines. TOUR A FAILURE. Mrs.Nation Continues to Attract Only Small Audiences. Cincinnati, O., March 29. Mrs. Na tion lectured at Music hall last night before a small audience. She spoke about her experience in Kansas and what she had witnessed in her various slumming toura in this and other cities. She was listened to with great interest, but there was no enthusiasm displayed by the audience. She will leave for Terre Haute today. Indianapolis, Ind., March 29. A lec ture by Mrs. Nation is advertised here for Sunday night to which an admission will be charged. At a meeting of the organized temperance societies of the city held today it was decided not to give Mrs. Nation any official recognition while she is in the city. It was stated by the officers and ministers present that while Mrs. Nation was admired and the principles for which she so zealously fought were approved by the temper ance workers of the city, still the tem perance movement here would oppose the desecration of the Sabbath by a paid lecture. TOPEKA AND LAWRENCE These Are the Kansas Towns That Will See the President. Washington, March 29. The itinerary of the presidential party through the state of Washington is practically com plete according to Representative Jones of that state. It is as follows: The president will leave Portland, Ore., at 10 a. m. Thursday, May 23, and enter Washington by way of Olympia where he will stop half an hour. He will reach Tacoma in the afternoon and spend the night there. On Friday he will traverse Puget Sound by boat, stopping at Kverett and several other places en route. i On Saturday the party will cross the mountains with brief stops at Spokane and Monday the party will leave for Montana. The president's trip through Kansas will include stops at Topeka and Lawrence. CHINA WILL SIGN. Russia Is Not Showing Any Worry About the Matter. St. Petersburg, March 23. It is probable that the Russo-Chinese Man churian treaty will not be signed before Monday or Tuesday at the earliest. The delay is due to the dilatoriness of the Chinese government or to the natural difficulties of communication between the Chinese court, Pekin and St. Peters burg. It is not "believed that the indisposi tion of Tang Yu, the Chinese minister tt St. Petersburg, will prevent him from going to the foreign office when invited to do so. i BIDS NOT OPENED. Executive Mansion Question Must Wait For Other Things. In, view of the election for railrop.d commissioners before the executive coun cil and the arduous nature of the task, consideration of the bids on the gov ernor's mansion and state house heating and lighting plant is deferred again. They were not opened this morning, but were laid aside until the railroad board Is elected. . Within a limit this is indefinite. The railroad law prescribes that the railro-ad board shall be elected by April L That gives today and tomorrow in which to compass the election. 1 The way the members of the council have already locked horns over the election indicates that both days may be required to iron things out. It has taken two and three days in previous instances to elect a board by the council" and this time promises to. be no exception. 0XF0KD THE FAVORITE. Bark Blues Expected to Win in Eoat Race With Cambridge. London, March 29. Oxford and Cam bridge crews have finished their practice. The weather was milder today and both crews confined themselves to paddling with a couple. of sharp bursts. The prospects for the annual boat race to morrow are fine weather and smooth water. The consensus of opinion favors the dark hlues (Oxford.) SCATTERWILDLY. Executive Council Takes 25 IJal lots for Coumiissiouer. State Ofiicers Nearly All llaTe Candidates of Their Own. MIL 1INDLAY GETS TWO Grimes and Nelson Cast Their Yotes For Jiini. Initial Session Not Regarded Seriously by the Knowing. A3 an exciting start to the election of a board of railroad commissioners thtj executive council took twenty-five bal lots this morning, playing their favor ites at the opening. George Findlay, of this city, was the only candidate that received more than one vote in all thcKe ballots. The knowing' ones say that rot a single winner is represented in tba original balloting. The first ballot brought out the fol lowing array and votes: Governor Stanley voted for Frel Richter, of Wichita. Attorney General Godard voted for A D. Walker, of llolton. Treasurer Grimes voted for Georga Findlay. State Superintendent Nelson voted for George Findlay. Auditor Cole voted for C. A. McNeill, of Columbus. Secretary of State Clark voted tot David Crawford, of Wyandotte. Before the balloting began Governor Stanley announced that it was the duty of the council to elec t three railroad commissioners one for a term of thre years, one for a term of two years, axuJ one for a term of one year. At the suggestion of Attorney General Godard, the council decided to fill tin? three-year term first. The balloting then proceeded in the order given above. It was an exhibition of grand-stan l work. They began voting a Republican, commissioner into the three-year place, which it has been all along suppose! would be given to the Democratic com missioner on the theory that with th shorter terms given to the Republican members would insure them a re-election, and thus they would in time pi cure four and five years respectively in ofiice. It is now said that tiie two-year term will be given to the Democrat. State Treasurer Grimes and Frank Nelson voted together from the first for George Findlay. This was the only alliance apparent at the opening. At the twentieth ballot. George Clark produced cigars and settled baj k in his1 seat. Grant-like, to fight it out on his line if it takes all summer. Auditor Cole created a stir to relievo the tension at the twenty-second ballot. "I want to say something right her!." said he. The spectators thought there was going to be a break of the dead lock. But Cole simply wanted to pass a motion to prohibit smoking. This" wa not done. Neither was there a move to break the deadlock. The council took a recess after half an hour of balloting until 2 o'clock. Neither Finney nor Morse were na.m.'I in the original ballot, and one or hotn of them are picked for Republican win ners. WILL SHUT HIMSELF UP Sultan Declines Any Moro Chances on Assassination. Constantinople, March 29. Owing to apprehensions of attempts by anarchists upon the life of the suitan. his majesty intends to completely exclude touri'Hi from the precincts of the Yildiz Kiopk. As a step in this direction he has ordered the demolition of the pavilion ereofd at the grand gate of the palace grounds for the accommodation of tourists hitherto permitted to attend the Selamik. Arrests of Bulgarians oortintie to be made in the district of Monatir. A small band of Bulgarian revolutionaries is reported at Brod. The authorltl have discovered that arms are beimc smuggled In spirit barrels. The garri sons at Kumanovoand Uskub have been further reinforced. BERNHARDT SICK. Actress Is Compelled to Cancel a Pittsburg Date. Pittsburg, Pa,, March 23. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, who was to have opened an engagement here last night, was taken ill after the performance at Cleveland, and is not sufficiently recovered to ap pear. Her manager says the actress Is not considered seriously sick, and hopes she will be able to complete her engage ment tonight and Saturday night. GEN. YOUNG ARRIVES. Will Succeed Gen. Shafter in Com mand at San Francisco. . San Francisco, March 29.The rnif,l States transport Logan arrived today, 25 days from Manila and in days from Nagasaki. Fhe has on board th-- Thirty third and Thirty-fourth infantry an i SO cabin passengers. General Young and his staff were among the passengers. General Young is to relieve General Shafter as com mandant of this division. General Shafter having been placed on the re tired list. There w-re no dea'hs din ing the voyaere of th? Log in and whe brought no bodies from the I'hllippin.-s. WAGE SCALE TO STA N 1). Coal Operators in Irwin District Post Notices. Pittsburg. March 29. The coal op erators of the Irwin field posted notii.-s at all mines today that the ra'e of wHKet for the ensuing year from April 1, will remain the name as last year. The notice is taken as an Indication that the operators will riot -meet tho mine workers' officials in conference on the question of adopting the P'ittsburg scale anc an effort may be made, to en force a Htrike. There are 2.',0UO miners in the Irwin district, but the operatoi claim that only 10 per cent are in th-? union and the others are satistied wim tho seals and condition.