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EL FA Twenty-First Year. EL PA80. TEXAS. FBI DAY, MAROfl 29, 1901. i'M P. M. Frice Five Cents. Mr. JHorehead RUSSIA AND CHINA PROCLAMATION Interviewed WILL SIGN TREATY BY AGUINALDO SO Is Expected to Be Issued Within a Few Days, Call ing Upon His Brother Rebels to Surrender. MANILA. March 29 This afternoon Aguinaldo had a long conference with a number of former members of his cabinet and leading officers of the Filipino army, who had taken the oath of allegiance to the United States and are now staunch supporters of the American government. They were summoned to Malacanan palace, where Aguinaldo is confined at the captive's request- The conference was carried on in the Tagalog dialect and lasted two hours. v The visitors strongly urged Aguinaldo to cast his lot with the new condi tions, swear allegiance to the American government, use his best endeavors to secure peace throughout the archip elago, and aid in restoring to the Phil ippines that great prosperity that prevailed prior to the last insurrection and the war against Spain, begun six years ago. His cabinet ministers pointed ou t the utter hopelessness of longer con tinuing the struggle against American domination. Later this afternoon Aguinaldo ha d a conference with General MacArthur and other high army officials, the result of which is not yet known. It is expected the prisoner will soon announce his determination regard ing his future course in reference to the insurrection. Leading Filipinos here tonight, among them two who held a conference with Aguinaldo this afternoon. In conversations state that they have every reason to believe that Aguinaldo will within a fe wdays issue a proclamation 'a? commander-in-chief of the rebel forces and president of the Filipino re public, calling upon his followers to lay down their arms and accept Ameri can sovereignty. ' This view is also shared by officers high in the councils of the governor general. They Claim We Have The Wrong Alan. PARIS. March 29 Representatives of the Filipino junta in this city this alteration announced that they were in receipt of advices from Manila stating positively that the man captured by the Funstnn party is not Aguinaldo, but a rebel officer closely resembling him. -They declare that Aguinaldo was conversant with the scheme to effect bis capture, and arranged a clever ruse. WASHINGTON, March 29 The government today places no reliance upon the sensational dispatches from Paris and London that the Aguinaldo cbught was not the real thing, but a cousin of the leader. The cables today from Manila say there is do possible question of the genuinesness of the prisoner. This is from MacArthur himself, who per sonally vouches for the reliability of Funston 8 capture. Reward Duo Funston. HARRXSBURG, Pa., March 29 The legislature today passed a resolution requesting the president to properly reward Funston and the members of bis command for the great service they have done the American nation in effect ing the capture of Aguinaldo. Army Thanks the Navy. WASHINGTON, March 29 Adimaral Remey cabled the navy department that MacArthur has wired him the thanks of the army for the cooperation of the navy in the capture of Aguinaldo. THE WAGE SCALE OF LAST YEAR At this time of intense lot-al political speculation the mouth of the Boss re mains as tightly closed as the lips of the festive bivalve. The very sight of a reporter is sufficient to set the facial muscles and the lineaments of his coun tenance into Sphinx-like impenetra bility. When he steps out from his sanctum sanctorum it is only after thorough reconnaissance of the premis- The door, behind which is evolved each artful move in the political game, is slowly opened. A well-groomed head wearing a nicely brushed greyish felt hat is thrust out and a pair of keen blue eyes glance furtively along the coridor. If the ubiquitous and all per vading newspaper man cannot be found in the throng that waits to pay or re ceive the coin of the realm, the body belonging to the head emerges through the door. It is the Boms. With every evidence of relief de picted upon his cleancut features he shakes a hand here, throws a smile there, and passes forth into the street This morning, however. The Herald eporter watched his opportunity and slipped across the dead line which marks the division between the masses in the corridor and the master in the office. The outline of the boss's back was turned to the intruder as he entered. but the click of the lock as the door closed behind caused him to whirl around. For one brief moment a ripple of something that looked very much like consternation flitted over the face of him who has been likened unto Charles the First, but only for an in stant. The muscles tightened and the te.ee became as impassive as a man who holds four aces after a two-card draw. "Good afternoon, sir." comes the salutation in a calm, even voice. "Good afternoon, sir," is the response "It is a very bright day, is it not?" "It is indeed." "We have had exceptionally fine weather, don't you think?" "Yes, the people in El Paso have much to be thankful for." "Of course we have had a good deal of boisterous weather recently but that is to be expected at this time of year. "Yes. there is something said about tempering the wind to the shorn lamb. 1 believe." "But it will not last long." "Do you mean the tempering process or the wind?" "Oh. the wind of course." "Whom do you think the political wind will blow upon during the coming municipal disturbance?" Excuse me, sir, but I am not suffi ciently informed to be able to answer the question. In short, young man, I con't know anything whatever of poli tics. It is a subject that I carefully void." and the lines of the mouth were as taut as guitar strings. "What do you think of the candidacy of Major Hammett?" "Do you know. I think the weather is really remarkable in El Paso at this time of the year." Do you think Mr. Hammett will be the choice of the convention?" With all this sunshine and balmy atmosphere around us it makes living a beautiful dream." Did I understand you to say you endorsed Major Hammett?" "It will be a fine day tomorrow if it don't rain." Having secured such a complete and frank admission from the boss. The Herald man departed'. The deliverance will have tremendous weight in the coming campaign. fr:::::::::::::::::::, It is Now Believed that the Manchurian Convention Will Be Signed at St. Petersburg on Monday. Execution of Pil.pino Murderers THE GERMAN POPULACE RESENT THE TERMS IN WHICH HE RE FERRED TO THEM. BERLIN. March 29 There is a pos sibility of a continuance of the trouble 'here, parts of the city being in a tur moil today. The common people are quite bitter in their denunciation of the kaiser extreme utterances yesterday. One of the papers friendly to the emperor Lives his exact words as follows: "If the city of Berlin shall again imminently and disobediently rise against the king, as in 1848. then, my grenadiers, it will be your duty with the points of your bayonets to anni fcilate the impudent and disobedient.' A TRANSPORT FROM MANILA " I5RINGS PARTS OF TWO VOL UNTEER REGIMENTS HOME. SAN FRANCISCO. March 29. The transport Logan arrived here this ' morning with parts of two volunteer regiments that have been mustered out. They went to the Presidio immedt ately. The transport also carried a large passenger list, among the latter being General S. M. B. Young, who immedi ately resumed command of the depart ment of California, vice Shafter. whose .retirement has been delayed through the non-arrival of his successor. Shafter was retired a month ago un der the age limit. IT IS REPORTED THAT CALIFOR NIAN GULF INDIANS HAVE MASSACRED GOLD SEEKERS. PHOENIX. March 29 It is reported here this morning that the Ceris In dians on the Gulf of California have massacred a party of gold seekers, most ot whom were Mexicans, but two Amer leans were in the number. The gold seekers have not been heard of for over three weeks. They were tc return in ten days. CONTINUED IN THE PENNSYL VANIA COAL FIELDS. PITTSBURG. Pa.. March 29. No-j MANILA. March 29 At Fort Ma- late five Filipinos were hanged by the military authorities at sunrise this morning. They had been tried and convicted of foully murdering Archibald Wilson an Englishman, superintendent of the wa ter works. A large crowd of natives were pres ent at the execution, which was the first to occur in the Philippines under American-authority. THE FINAL STAGE IN THE BUR LINGTON CONSOLIDATION HAS BEEN REACHED. The Cranfill Hayden Jury Discharged LONDON. March 29 St. Petersburg advices this afternoon state that the Manchurian convention will positively be signed in that city on Monday text. The Chinese minister and the Russian minister for foreign affairs will attach their signatures to the convention despite the protests of the powers. It is understood here that two conventions are to be signed, one in Pe- kin. relating to civil affairs in Manchuria and the other in St. Petersburg. regarding military control, which covers the period until the withdrawal of Russian troops. It is understood here that the Russian government has consented to the following modifications in the Manchurian convention: First, that Kinchow and Port Arthur shall not be annexec. but -shall be leased from the Chinese government as heretofore; second, that Russia will not insist upon there be ing a Russian resident at Moukden; third, the Chinese army will be permitted to maintain order in Manchuria prior to the completion of the Manchurian railway, which, while in course of construction, will not necessarily require the protection of Russian troops, and fourth, that Russia will forego her demand that mining and railway concessions in Mongolia, Tukestan and Kashgaria shall be granted to none but Russian subjects. Russia stipulates however, that none but Chinese and Russians shall be allowed to undertake such enterprises. In consequence of these concessions the Russian government insists upon the early signature of the convention.The Chinese minister at St. Petersburg thinks that the modifications are satisfactory. Li Hung Chang so soy today's dispatches from Pekin, says that the res ponsibility for signing rests with the Chinese minister at St. Petersburg. The actual terms of the convention are not known it is beleived by any except the signatory powers. The consequence of this convention will probably be the full acquisition of Manchuria my Russia within a very few years. It is said that the czar's ai my has already assumed a protectorate Over 'all Mongolia, and, in fact, that the moral right of the Russians so far to deprive China of territory is n4 longer discussed if it ever were, by the St. Petersburg foreign office. Officials of the government are undisguisedly apprehensive. Russia con trolling China and Persia, say they, overrunning the dominions of the sultan of Turkey, and threatening British power in India, is a menace which it would be idle to ignore. Much more than the possible partition of China is involved in this Manchurian affair. The past history of Russia should show the most complacent observers of events what this is. ::::::::: 8: Spec ial to The Herald. DALLAS. Tex.. March 29. The Jury in the Havden-Cranfill CJLRA Wile His. ' charged this morning, after having j been out five days without reaching a ' verdict. tur The suit Was for fiffv thniuanH no. I tual anl fifty thousand exemplary dam ages, alleged to have been sustained bv s. A. Hayden by action of the BaDtist general convention of Texas in adont- 1 ing resolutions which denied him a What Men Want to Know is Whether seat in the convention at San Antonio ::::: : ::::: : : ::.- : &: Alusic in The Air POLITICIANS BUZZ ON THE CORNERS OF THE STREETS. AND TALK IS CHEAP. BOSTON. March 29.- in the consolidation of the Burlington with the Great Northern and Northern several years ago. 1 he trial asted seven weeks and cre ated milCh Interest SikVArnl nmmin&n j Texas Baptists are the defendants. At the former trial the verdict was in The final stage ! favor of the nlaintifr fnr thlrtv- thnnc. I Hammett Will Have a Walk Over in the Convention, or Will He Have Fierce Opposition to Fight. tices were posted in all the mines of j Pacific systems has been reached. this district today stating that tne Ex-Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, wage schedule for the year beginning - has been here ten days arranging the Monday will be the same as that of details with the heavy stockholders in the year just closing. j thia city. He left for the west unex- Thi3 practically means that the op- I pectedly last night, and it is stated on erators will not confer with the men. I the highest authority that a special Politics continues to be the main and dollars. topic of street, conversation and the ' race of B. F. Hammett continues to be THE Dl.'KE OF MANCHESTER'S regarded with favor by all classes. FATHER-IN-LAW MAY LIOI-I- ! ne democratic ward chairman, pur DATE HIS DEBTS. Indications are that the union will vote favorably on the operators' prop osition and decline to strike. Doings of the Texas Legislature meeting of the Burlington stockholders will be called within a week to ratify the consolidation deal. The plan of consolidation provides for the purchase of Burlington bonds in guaranteeid bonds or cash. The new bonds are to be those of the con solidated company. It is asid that a sufficient number of heavy Burlington stockholders are IXJNDON. March 29. Quite a gay and dashing appearance the Duke of Manchester made in the bankruptcy court today, when he secured a post ponment of the personal examination in his case. It was stated that his father-in-law. Zinimennann. had just arrived in Eng land from America, and was investi gating the duke's debts. If he found them correct and not too heavy he might liquidate them: again he miirht against the deal to make a bitter fight not. but hoping for the best the cred j and contest its consummation at every point. i It is also said that strong efforts will I be made to buy them off. Special to The Herald. f AUSTIN. Tex.. March 289. The sen- i ate passed the bill providing for the J enforcement of the collection of penal- ties due from corporations sued. The bill is aimed at the Waters-Pierce Co. j i ne Din passed to tne mini reading preventing corporations from issuing date checks to employes. This bill is THE SULTAN IS SO AFRAID OK AT TEMPTS ON HIS LIFE THAT HE HAS EXCLUDED TOURISTS. itoi-s ha-e agreed to a postponment of tne proceedings until the middle of May. The duke will answer Miss Portia Knight's claim for heavy damages in the breach of promise case. LONDON. March 29. Constantinople advices say that owing to apprehen sions of attempts upon his life by an- aimed at the saw mills in eastern Tex- archists the sultan has ordered that all as. which redeem their check in mer- tourists be excluded from the palace, chandise. ' He has ordered that the pavilion The house spent the morn in r on a erected at tne gates ior tne accommo- engrorismg dation of tourists be destroyed. general road law. finally the same. The bill passed requiring the ginners ' THE EXCITEMENT IN DENVER to keep account of all cotton seed pur- m-c-D t-itt.- mcmvc-Dv io ' Chased I vii uiovut i i . The privileges of the house were' GREATER THAN EVER. extended to ex-Governor Stone, of Mis- I I souri. who is here in the interest of the DENVER. March 29. The nastv ppropriation for the St. Ixuls expo- now and sleet storm this morning pre- , TERRIFIC STORM PREVAILS ALL OVER THE MISSOURI VALLEY COUNTRY TODAY. ST. IXHTIS. March 29. Reports from ' the entire Miswouri river valley today state that a terrific snow storm is rag ing, the high wind driving the snow in to large drifts and great I v delaying railroad traffic. Dispatcher from Kansas and Nebras- sent him with the nomination or bring """" wrui " lemnc mere. afout a nead lock so that one of the Intense cold prevails. other aspirants might come in under THE PRESIDENT MAKES A NUM- VSre2tTWe"1' HER OK APPOINTMENTS IN 1 lr reports be true Dick Caples will ; su.mt to the call of the city chairman, are out with notices today of the pri mary elections to be held next Monday evening to select delegates for the con vention which meets the succeeding Wednesday at the court house. Voting in the second ward will be at the district court room, where the crush will be enormous. The third warders who are generally supposed to wear silk stockings, will cast their bal lots at the city hall and the voters of the fourth will do the work at the city tool house at the corner of Buckler fcqnare. AH these precincts are expect ed to send up a strong Hammett dele gation. The first ward voting place has not yet been announced but it is presumed mar. it win ie at tne usual place, or perhaps two separate and distinct pri i.iiiries wifl be held in that ward as at the last county election, when two sets (t delegates were sent up because one faction had attempted to override the other and pack the delegation. No Opposition to Hammett It was told today that Major Ham mett would have absolutely no opposi tion. Still it was darkly hinted in many places that Magoffin's friends would capture the convention and pre- sition There will probably be no legislature tomorrow, as the lawmakers want to visit the San Jacinto battle ground on invitation of the Daughters of the Republic. vented any big rush to the new oil fields, but over a dozen boomers left the city this morning to file on land and start a town boom. The xeclteraent in this city is far greater now than yesterday. APPOINTMENTS IN THE LINE OF THE NAVi". WASHINGTON. March 29. The president made the following appoint ments in the navy today: Edwin M. Shepard. to be rear admiral; Kossuth Miles, lieutenant commander; Richard H. Hugh, lieutenant commander. not r-m under any conditions and it now appears that all classes have made un their minds to yield to the wishes of the majority and accept the present condition gracefully. The gang's organization has gone to pieces and its leader is in despair.' He has yielded to the inevitable and is said to be sulking in his tent. Even the gang's subsidized organ is out this morning in an editorial in -support of Hammett. It is probably paving the way in hopes of securing a subsidy from the new administration ' and its disappointment will be keen. If it is not given the city printing again for an indefinite period at its own prices. Even Charley, de Pat is out skirmishing around in the ipterest o? Hammett. It is one of his charac teristic traits to be found always on the winning side or on the side that apparently has the best show of win ning. He has of course made mis takes, but he generally comes out no top. He generally figures out the con ditions and chances for himself and then goes in to win or be swamped, according to circumstances. Prominent Men Withdraw. It is now pretty generally conceded that those citizens who have been so . often spoken of in connection with the office will not run. " Col. Tom Anjerry when seen by a reporter this morning gave out the fol lowing written statement for publica tion: "I confess I have stated privatelv to several friends who have urged me to become a candidate that if I were con vinced that my fellow citizens gener ally desired that I should be mayor and all opposition were withdrawn, so that I would not be compelled to enter into a contest for the office. I would not re fuse it At the same time I felt th.t that was an impossibility; therefore. I did not and. do not expect . to be r.iajor." Major Valdemar Applejack, when ap proached said: "I cannot entertain the proposition to run for mayor, although I have been urged to make the race. I do not feel disposed to make any fight for the nomination and therefore will not put myself forward as though scekinsr the oMice. At the same time if the nomi nation came to me unsolicited anrl without any direct act on my part, as it was wont to come in the good old s or gang rule, then would I rnn- siJtr that such a call could nnr lw nored." As there seems to be no narticul.ir likelihood of either Colonel Anjerrv or Major Applejack being presented with ihe cfnee on a silver platter it a not j robable that either of them will uive further thought to the matter. In 18S0 there were but 20 cities which contained more than 100.000 inhabi tants, but in 1890 this number had .in creased to 2S. and in 1900 to 3S. ' In 1900 there, were 78 cities of 50,000 inhab itants or more as compared with 58 in 1S90 and 35 in 1880.