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ERAJLB Last Edition 4:30 p. m. EL PASO. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1900. 20th YEAR, PRICE 5 CENTS. E-L PA SO B NO. 143 PLATFORM ADOPTED And the Convention Will Meet Early Tomorrow to Make the Nominations. R. B. HAWLEY WINS OUT Both Delegations Were Seat ed, But the CalVeston Man Will Go On the Na tional Committee. Philadelphia, June 20. Delegate aad senators were slow to arrive on the second day's sea-ion of the convention. Until a few minutes before the noon hour tbe delegates in their seats could have been counted on one's fingers and toes. In addition to the usual display of advertising cards, fans, and sample copies of periodicals aad newspaper s.tlie delegates when they arrived found upon their desks two "appeals' for their votes. One was from the National Legisla tive league, demanding equal rights for women. Tbe second was a plea for the ship subsidy law, signed by Alex. R. Smith, of Pelbam, N. Y. The woman's appeal was signed by Llllle Devereux Blake, national pre sident of the league. Says -she: "We are here to astc you to U6e the powerful influence which a delegation from this convention will have in bebalf of securing to all women citi zens of this republlc7the rights and privileges now enjoyed by those resident in some of the states." Tbe convention was oalled to order atl2:27 by Temporary Chairman Wol CDtt. Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, of Mas sachusetts, was obosen permanent chairman, and Chas. W. Johnson, ef Minnesota, secretary. Wolcott presided today with much dignity, and when be annouccedLodge far permanent chairman and named the governors of Iowa and New York to escort him to the chair, there was great cheering, particularly upon Teddy's appearance. Senator Qnay and ex-Governor Tay lor (of Kentucky) were also greeted with tremendous applause. When Lodge started his speech there was considerable enthusiasm. He spoke for less than an hour. Then the platform presented by Mr Payne was offered, read, and adopted with aigns of loud approval. The platform is very elaborate. It begins: "Be it known that the republicans of tbe United States, through their chosen representatives met in national convention, looking back upon an un surpassed reoord of achievement, and looking forward into a great future of duty and opportunities, and appealing to the judgment of their countrymen, make these declarations: "The expectations in which the American people, turning from the democratic party, entrusted tbe power of government four years ago to a re publican chief magistrate and a repub lican congress, have been met and ful ly satisfied." Then follows a glowing tribute to President MoKlcley. Other features are: "Such confidence the democratic party has never earned. It is hope lessly inadequate, and the country's prosperity, when democratic success at the polls is announced, halts and ceases in mere anticipation of demo cratic blunders acd failures. "We renew our allegiance to the principles of the gold standard, and deolare our confidence in tbe wisdom of the currency legislation of tbe 56th congress. "We condemn all conspiracies and combinations intended to restrict busi ness and. create monopolies to limit production, or to control prices, and we favor such legislation as will effect ively restrain and prevent all such abuses, protect and promote competi tion, and secure the rights of produc ers, laborers, and all who are engaged in Industry and commerce. "We renew our faith in the policy of protection to American labor. In that policy our industries have been established, established, acd main tained. "In further pursuance of the con stant policy of the republican party, to Drovide free homes on the public domain, we recommend adequate national legislation to reclaim the aril lands of tbe United State", re serving control of tha distribution of water for irrigation to the respective states and territories. "We favor home rule for, and tbe early admission to statehood of the territories of New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma." Other committees' reports having been reported, and the convention leaders not being ready for the nomi nations, tbe convention (at 3:10) ad journed until tomorrow. CONVENTION GOSSIP. NOMINATIONS TOMORROW. Philadelphia, Pa., June 20. President McKinley will probably not be renominated today. A three days convention was arranged for, and a three day convention it will be. Tbe program for today's session in cludes a number of very important questions, tbe consideration of which will occupy all the available time, and the nominations for president and vice president will go ever until to morrow. It la believed that no ballot will be necessary to again make McKinley the standard bearer of the republicans. He will be nominated by acclamation, probably by a rising vote. NEW YORK TO PUSH WOODRUFF. Philadelphia, June 20. The en dorsement of Lieut. Gov. Woodruff for the vice-presidency by the New York delegation early this morning seeais to eliminate Roosevelt from the situation. His admirers, however, and they are Many, seem to ba 'firmly oonvlaoed that ha will ba nominated for the vice-presidency despite the things that have been said and done. Kansas will present the governor's name to the convection if no state clled before her does so. credentials committee meeting Philadelphia, June 20. The credentials committee finished its work this morning. The. Texas row gave the committee lots of trouble, J.and it resulted in a draw, each side being given half a vote. The District of Columbia contest was settled by tbe recognition of Jones and Chase, who will keep their eeata in tbe convention. In tbe Norfolk district of Virginia, the Bswden people won although John Swiss and his brother Dick did their level best to override tbe - decision of the national committee. The vote of the committee seating the Addioks people was 29 to 8. Tbe committee sat all night, having finish ed at 6:30 this morning. NO truth in it. Philadelphia, June 30. Regard ing the story circulated this morning to the effect that telegrams were pour ing In on Roosevelturglng him to stand for the first place on the ticket, Mr. Youngs, private secretary to the New York governor, stated emphatically to your representative that Roosevelt bad not received a single telegram er suggestion that he try for tbe presi dency. TEXAS COMMITTEEMEN The Texas delegation selected com mitteemen as follows: Chairman of delegation, State Senat or Barns of Houston; vice president of the convention, Dr. John Grant; credentials, H. C. Ferguson of Fort Bend; organization, M. M. Rogers of L&Grange; platform, R. B Haw ley of Galveston; committee to notify the president, Dr. Brewster of Laredo; committee to notify the vice president, C. C. Drake of Eigla Pass; secretary of the delegation, C. A. Boynton of Waco. HAWLEY WON EVERYTHING Special Dispatch t the Hbrald. Philadelphia, June 20. The con test committee of the republican con vention concluded its labora at this morning. In the Texas contest R. B. Hawley of Galveston won in every case. The contest was on the two delegates at large and the first nine districts. Hawley will therefore bs the national committeeman. In tae argument before tbe contest committee Delegate Love of McKlnnev called Judge Waller Burns a liar and was promptly knocked down. THINKS TED1V WANTS IT. Philadelphia, June 20. "For tbe first time I today balieve that Roose velt is & candidate for the vice ore bldency, and that he really wants to be nominated," said Sinator Tburs ton, of Nebraska, this morning. "I have heretofore thought ha coun tenanced the movement on his behalf. I am now conviaoed of It. If I am right, and Roosevelt is a caadldats, he will be nomlcated." V.V.- t'lioio by Bell. SENATOR EDWARD 0. WOLCOTT. FOUR BANDS Will Have A Part In the TeachersJ Entertainment. The program committee of the tea chers' convention met yesterday after noon at tbe office of tbe chamber of commerce. There were present Chair man Putnam and Messrs. Paw, Aller, Harper, Slater, Sneed, Mallen, and Hunter. The proposition of the News to furnish progran s free was accepted. Mr. Mallen reported that tbe Chi huahua band would be on hand fcr the occasion. The bind will probably stay in Juarez, and arrangements will be made for their transportation at night and fcr - furnishing them with meals when on this side. Mr. Mallen also said that there would be no troub e about the passage of carriages to ai d from Juarez at any time up to 12 or 1 o'clock at night. It was decided to have mu6lc every night in the plaza, and also several afternoons and mornings. Tbe Mc Ginty band will play Monday acd Friday nights, the local Mexican band Wednesday nlgbt, the Chihua hua band Tuesday nlgbt, and the Waxabacbie trumpet corps Thursday night. The . Chihuahua and local Mexican bands will play Thursday nlgbt at the court Lou-e for tbe Wcman's club reception, acd tbe Chihuahua bard will probably play either in tbe mornirg or afternoon of every day. It is about settled that both the Southern Fclfio ani the Santa Fe wll) run trains free of charge to the smelter to acorn tnodate tbe excursion. Resolution of Thanks Last nlgbt the Knights of Ltbor pas sed a resolution of thanks to those mer chants who closed tbeir stores and let their clerks have an outing at the picnic at Tularosa on Sunday last. l'uoto by Kite. H I SENATOR HENRY CABOT LODGE. COURT OF APPEALS Overruled The Motion For a Re hearlna In The Hanway Case Special vispatch to tbe Hbbald. San Antonio, June 20. The court of appeals today overruled the motioD (or a rebeiring in the case of the Sun set railroad versus Jessie Hanway frem El Paso, but granted tbe same in tbe c?e of Carlos Trlolo ve John Foster, reversing and remanding the case. Four train loads of watermelons, the firBtof the season, passed through here from Corpus Christl for tbe north. UNIVERSITY TEAMS Sail for Paris to Compete In The Olympian Games. New York, June 20. A number of collegians sailed from here today on tbe steamship New York for Paris where they will compete In the Olym pian games to be given at the Paris Exposition. Teams from the following institu tions were in the party: University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown university. AT AUSTIN The Democratic State Convention In Session. Austin, June 20. The democratic stile convention met at hood, and Geo. A. Garden, of Dallas, was dieted temporary chairman. J. H. Qaarles, of Fort Worth, wa marin erretary. Minnesota Democrats Meet. Minneapolis, Minn., June 20. The state democratic convention opened at noon today in Exposition ball to select eighteen delegates to the natloc&l democratic convention to be held at Kansas City. SIXTY THIRD YEAR Of Queen Victoria's Reign Complet ed Today. London, June 20. Queen Victoria today completed tbe sixty third year of her reign, exceeding the long reign of her long lived grandfather by three years and nine months. Talk of a regency has been beard for twenty five years, but Queen Vic toria remains tbe head of the British empire and is not likely to relinquish the post in favor of the Prince of Wales as prince regent. Tbe queen was born at Kensington Palace on May 24, 1819, ascended to the throne June 20 1837, was proclaimed queen the fol lowing day, and was crowned queen at Westminster on June 28, 1838. BROWN UNIVERSITY About to Adda Million to Its En dowment Providence, R. I , June 20. Brown university expects to gain $1,003,000 today through a conditional offer made by John D. Rockefeller, Mr. Rocke feller has agreed to give the Uaiver sity one quarter of million a provided they can raise the other three quarters and tbe time in wbicb to do it expires today. Tbe fund has about reached tbe re quired amount and before the day is over those who are working for it hope to be successful. TEXAS AND PACIFIC Will Rebuild Its Line Through The State. Special Slspatcta to tbe Bbrald. Texarkaoa, June 20. Thirty six ca loads of steel rails have arrived here, part of an inmense order to be used to rebuild the Texas and Pacific road from here to El Paso. Injured Foot Dr. M. O. Wright is suffering from a badiy bruised foot caused by a horse stepping on . yesterday. He is now getting aroucd on crutches. Filed for Record M. Perolloand wife to Grace Del Bueno, lot block 137, Campbell's ad dition. Consideration $350. BAD TRAIN WRECK In England Injures Sixty Persons. London June 20 An excursion train was telcescoped this morning near Hampton court. Sixty persons are reported injured. RECEPTION COMMITTEE Of tbe Teachers' Convention Meet Tonight. Tbe reception committee of tbe teachers' convention will meet tonight at aigbt o'clock at tbe city hall. Re ports will be heard from the men who are making a canvass of tbe town for the purpose ot ascertaining what rooms may be bad during the conven tion. A hundred cote will be placed in tbe olty ball in case accommodations in tbe city are insufficient. It is proposed to charge about twenty five cents per nigbtfor tbe use of tbe cots and any money which may be derived in this way will go to swell the funds for the entertainment. The reception committee is com posed of the following: Mayor Magoffin, chairman; Profesor Putnam, R. F. Surges, A. P. Coles, H. R. Chase, F. Marticez, Profesor Roach, Dr. F. W. Gallagher, J. A. Smith, Captain T. J. Beall, J. H. White, B. S. Callin, Mrs. J. A. Rawllngs, Mrs. J. F. William f. P. M. Mlllspaugh, T. E. Shelton, J. R. Freeman, Dr. E. H. Trvin. THE GREAT FIRE At the Commonwealth Mine In Arizona. Special Correspondence of the Heralk Pearce, Ariz.. June 17. Yeeter day between 4 and 5 p. m., there was a loud explosion in the boiler room of the Commonwealth Mining and Milling- company's mill. The explosion was followed by a flash 5t flame. In Cfteen minutes or twenty minutes thereafter tbe mill was completed destroyed, as were the crusher bouse and tbe boisting works, entailing a loss estimated at 8500,000, partially in sured. Everything Is a complete loss. Oce fireman, K?y Powles, was burned about the face and hands by the ex plosion. Tbe explosion was caused by the generation ot the ga9 from petro leum in tbe fire box. Tbe flame bad gone out and tbe gas was being gene rated when Ponies applied a light to ttao burner. More gas bad accumula ted than tbe stack could carry off. This caused the explosion. THE FATE OF PEKIN Is Not Yet Fully Known, But Admiral Seymour Has Been There. POWERS ARE AWAKE And the Dowager Empress Will See Such a Display of Force That Her Ees Will Pop. Shanghai, June 20. The China Gazette says that 20,000 Chinese troops under Chang-Pi have arrived at Tsln Kalng Fu, at the bead of the grand eanal above Yang Tse, on route for tbe north. Tiiree Chinese cruisers passed Shanghai at full tilt today tttn ing safety in shallow waters. Foreign sentries at Tien Tsln have ehct a number of prowling Chinamen Tbe latest advices say hardly a man in the Takuforta escaped. Li Hung Chaog, who has been sum moned to Pekio, left Hong K jog yes terday. THE REAL MARTYRS. Shanghai, June 20. Cuinese ton verts who are straggling in here report their plight as pitiable. They have been deserted by both sides and must choose between denouncing their faith and death by the Boxers. Toese refugees are tbe real martyrs of tha present crisis. EMPRESS DOWAGER RESPONSIBLE. Havana, June 20. In an interview the Chinese consul there asserts that tbe empress dowager of China is whol ly responsible for the present trouble. He says that a new government will be at up under the leadership of Li Hung Chang. THREE THOUSAND GERMAN MARINES Berlin, June 20. Three thousani marines oommanded by General Von Heffner, and the gunboat Luons and cruiser Gazelle, have been ordered to proceed to China immediately. MARINES TO GO FROM NORFOLK. Norfolk, Va., June 20. company of marines from tbe Norfolk navy yard will be sent to China at once. Twenty eight privates, commanded by two sergeants and two corporals, have received orders to proceed immedia tely. HOPEFUL NEWS Shanghai June 20. Chinese reports oredited here say that tbe Pekin lega tions were safe on. Sunday June 17. They also say Admiral Seymour's re lief column reached Pekln. London, June 20. A dispatch from Shanghai to the Times confirms tbe Shanghai dispatch to this association last night, that the international force had reached Pekln. The Times cor respondent quotes a dispatch by "Sheng's courier service" in corrobora tion of the statement. STRONG AUSTRIAN SQUADRON Vienna June 20. A strong Austrian squadron, including the cruisers Marie Teresa and Kaizerin Elizabeth, has been ordered to China. WHAT IS PEKIN'S FATE? London, June 20. All eyes are now turned to Pekin, and news concern ing the fate of tbe foreign residents there is hourly expected. Several reports from Shanghai coincide with the statement that on Monday the British flag was flying over the south gate of Pekin. This is taken to mean that Admiral Seymour's column bas reached ithe Chinese capital. Owing to the difficulty of keeping the line to Tien Tsin opea it may be some days before details of the city's capture are received, granted that tbe report concerning the British flag: Is true. SEYMOUR AT PEKIN. Shanghai, June 20. The Sheu Tooll received an official message last night via Ctee Fo, saying tbat ad miral Seymour arrived at tbe Cheng Meng gate of Pekin Sunday afternLOn, and began an attack on the city at once. Nothing further is known, except that at the time the legations bad good 6upply of provisions. Seven thousand Boxers are retreat ing from Taku, burning everything. All natives refusing to join the ranks are killed.