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NORFOLK, VAi, SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1899?TWENTY PAC1ES.
THREE CENTS PER COPY,
LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE.
Various Views Expressed in the
ADMIRAL KAUTZ REPORTS
In (Jri-mnn i:cllt<tri?l i;ovi< v s ?r Nil
milloii Einsinud In More or IjCbh
< ? umii-imI - Anibnmiador While In
Close Toiicli Wltit Foreign Olllco?
Olli Complaints Kelienraed ? Wnru
Intr < labletl Irom New YorU-Tlio
HiiUcr'n l*rop oni? 1?Dcellne?l? IIIgli
f ,11111 i ?.-.I mi Proposed ? Admlrnl
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.(Copyright ISC!), by Associated Press.)
Berlin. April 1.?The latest develop?
ments in the Samoa-muddle have claim?
ed the larger part of publi" attention
this week. The government is most re?
ticent, to the great dissatisfaction hi
the press, and in the absence of. clear
Information from headquarters regard?
ing the attitude of the government, ed?
itorial comment Is varied and contra?
dictory. The Agrarian organs attack
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Baron
Von Buelow, and the government for
yielding over much to the United States
Ambassador, Andrew D. White, and to
the authorities at Washington.
AN EDITOR'S WISH.
The Nationalistic Deutsche Zeitung
"Many Germans are disappointed
with the Von Buclow regime ami wish
Marschall Von Uieberstein'a, bad as it
was, back again."
' The Kreuz Zeltung pays there Is
abundant confirmation at hand show?
ing it was not so much the United
St:?tas Croat Britain thai lias oppos?
ed difficulties in from, of every atep
Germany has taken or wished to take
in Samoa, and expresses amazement
tiiat "while Great Britain has attempt?
ed to make Germany 'believe she was
friendly, the British policy of envy
ENG1 >AND'S CALCIT I.ATIONS.
The Kruez Zeitung adds:
" England's calculations seem to be
that Germany will not risk a conflict
over such a trifle as Samoa. The error
of this calculation is that our prestige
In the world depends on the mainten?
ance of our acquired rights. We are
ready to agree to a fair compromise, in?
cluding tlio abolition of the condomin?
ium. Beyond that we cannot go."
In conclusion the Kreuz Zeitung re
"England's success in Samoa at Ger?
many's cost would be the worst busi?
ness England has done for the last
Ii is understood that the foregoing
Another article in the Kreuz Zeitung
"It is shameful that, In spite of the
paramount German interests in Samoa,
Knglish Is the. only language olllelally
The paper then asks the government
to see. in tho negotiations pending,
that German is accorded equal rights
The Tageblatt expresses confidence
that neither Great Britain nor the
United States will override legitimate
German rights and maintains the gov?
ernment possesses information to the
effect that no such attempt will be
ODD COMPLAINTS REHEARSED.
The Colosne Gazette publishes letters
from its correspondent .at Samoa. The |
latest, dated February IS, rein-arses the j
old complaints against Chief justice
Chambers, who is charged with over?
stepping his functions toward Dr.
Raffel and Herren Fries and Von Bue?
low. The correspondent also claims
that tho landing of the blue jackets and
marines from the British cruiser 1'or
poise in the Grevesmuhl affair was in?
judicious and calculated to make mat?
ters worse- According to this corre?
spondent the whole attitude of the I
British representatives was wrong, and!
the rigid non-interference of the Ger?
man warship Falke in the native quar?
rels was the only correct one.
The Gazette corrects several of the
correspondent's statements, but main?
tains that Mr. Chambers' attitude has
GENERAD TONE OF PRESS.
The general tone of the press, in com?
menting upon the recent occurrences, is
one of dismay and distrust, both of
Great Britain and the United States
and their ultimate Intentions. In this,
the German newspapers have seeming?
ly have been confirmed by specials re?
ceived from the United States, all of
which assert that the American press
nnd people desire a serious encounter
WARNING FROM NEW YORK.
The influential Centrist Cologne Volks
Zeitung, iirints a New York special
warning Germany against the belief
"that the anti-German sentiment pre?
vailing in the United States Is of small
account. It asserts that war against
Germany Is dally preached and "may
lead to deplorable results If the Ameri?
can Government does not check this in
The government semi-official press,
however, remains calm and dignified
nnd Insists that all the mooted joints
between the two nations will bo amica?
bly adjusted. ,
AMBASSADOR WHITE'S OPINION.
Mr. White, upon several occasions
jthls week, has expressed a like opinion
to the correspondent of the Associated
Press. He repeated that neither the
German nor the United States govern?
ments attached much Importance to the
Samoan imbroglio and added:
"Throughout I have found the'gov?
ernment very conciliatory and inclined
to take a reasonable view of all ques?
tions entering Into the llnal settlement
CALLED TO FOREIGN OFFICE.
Berlin, April 1.?The correspondent
here of the Associated Press learns au?
thoritatively that after the acting Min?
ister of Foreign Affairs, Baron "Von
Uichthoffen, had been closeted with the
Emperor to-day, the United States Am?
bassador, Mr. Andrew D. White, passed
an hour at the Foreign Office.
It is generally believed that an un?
derstanding has been reached which is
likely to bring about an amicable end
satisfactory solution of the whole Sa?
GERMANY'S PROPOSALS DJ
It is undeVstood that while the Tlnlted
States and Great Rrltain have steadi?
ly declined to accept Germany's two
previous proposals, a new one has been
accepted by all three powers.
According to a high German official,
the "American explanations hive been
found satisfactory," and the accepted
proposal "consists in sending a com?
mission of Investigation to Samoa."
A semi-oflicial note published this
"The Germans' proposal to dispatch
to Samoa a high commission, consist?
ing of a special plenipotentiary from
each power, is regarded by the Amerl
can-gov-ortvmnnt-as being suita-hle. to the
purpose In view. President McKinley,
through the Ambassador, expressed
surprise anil deep regret wh*>n he heard
the news of the collision at Apia, and
the American representative at Samoa
was Instructed telegraphically to take
every care to preserve the status quo
without future conflict."
HIGH JOINT COMMISSION.
The new proposal referred to In the
Berlin dispatch as having been accept?
ed by all three governments, is that for
a joint high commission, that being the
only proposition now pending. Ambas?
sador White's call on the German for?
eign office was doubtless to express
the favorable view which this govern?
ment takes of the proposed settlement.
WE MAKE NO EXPLANATIONS.
The American government has made
no explanations to Germany regarding
any future" of the Samoan affair save
to set forth the American position. This
government has not thought Its action
required niiy explanation farther than
to express regret that there had been
a collision at Samoa. At the same
time the opinion is expressed that there
would have been no hostile action had
not the American authorities at Samoa
felt It was Imperative.
ADMIRAL KAUTZ REPORTS.
Washington, April 1.?The following
was given out at the State Department
"The Secretary of State has received
from the Secretary of the. Navy a telc
gram addressed to him by Rear Ad?
miral Kautz relative to Samoan mat?
ters. It is dated New Castle, N. S. W.,
March 30, 1SH9, and reads as follows:
"Mataafa people obeyed orders to
leave government reservation. Since
then have become aggressive, killing
Private Holloway 'and three British
sailors. One man killed guarding Amer?
ican consulate. German Consul Gener?
al issued incendiary proclamation say?
ing that my proclamation was untrue,
and he should uphold provisional gov?
ernment. The British forces act in
concert with the United States, shelling
rebels where (they) can be reached."
A copy of the dispatch was sent to
the German Ambassador.
-A SHOCKING SUICIDE.
A MERCHANT SAWS HIS NECK ON
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Charleston. S. C, April 1.?Samuel
Wertheim, an oil merchant of Veasey
street, New York, killed himself in a
most shocking manner in the office of
<.;. M. Politzer here this afternoon.
Wertheim, accompanied by his nephew,
Arthur Wertheim, had been staying at
the Dorchester Inn, Summerville, for
h;s health. He suffered from insomnia.
His nephew.grew alarmed at symptoms
developed yesterday and started to take
the sick man home. They came here
to-day and were to go North this af?
ternoon. At 2 o'clock the two called at
G. M. Polilzer's office, ^on Adgers
wharf. The eider Wertheim walked up
to Mr. Politzer and said: "Gus I am
going mad." With that he began beat?
ing himself on the head with a paper
weight. Unable to restrain him, young
Werthelm and Politzer rushed out to
get help. The frenzied man then broke
out a pane of glass In orie of the office
windows and beat his face and neck on
the jagged edges that remained In the
sash. A negro boy tried to drag him
from the window, but was told he
would be killed if he interfered. The
boy retreated and Wertheim dashed his
head through another pane and sawed
his neck on the ragged glass till he fell
to the floor exhausted. Medical assist?
ance was summoned and he was put In
an ambulance, but he died before the
city hospital was reached.
GOLF AT HAMPTON,
THREE DAYS' TOURNAMENT BE?
GUN ON THE LINKS.
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.)
Newport News, Va., April 1.?Under
the auspices of the Hampton Roads
Golf and Country Club, a three days' !
tournament was begun on the links at'
Hampton this afternoon. There were
entries from Yale, Princeton, Ardsley,
Washington, St. Andrews, Norwood and
In the qualification round, an eighteen
hole medal play. Havemeyer, of Yale,
turned the best score, 113.
Little progress was made In the
match game which followed, h?lf the
players being afflicted With languor or
An eighteen hole round between Coch
ran. New York, and Dunlap, New York,
was tied. Cochran won out on the nine?
teenth hole, with one up. W. S. Hale is
directing the play.
He Owes His Life to a Murderer's
A ( r:>7.v F.lcclrlrnl rngitippr MUtnbr?
n IVcnltby Qcutleiunn Far ibo
ctiior Hazittritte or Fmnco nnd
KIlOOtB II 111! Dead.
(By Telegraph to VIrginlan-Pilot.)
Paris, April 1.?A wealthy gentleman
named Tourrett was shot dead yester?
day evening on the Bodis de Boulogne
by a man who mistook his victim for
President Loubet, to whom M. Tourrett
bore a striking resemblance.
,The murderer, whose name is Ozouf,
and who is CS years old, is thought to
Ozouf is an electrical engineer, who
lost his fortune in the Panama smash.
It is suggested that the mention of
Panama scandals in connection with
Loubet's election is responsible for the
man's idea of assassinating the Presi?
dent. He was arrested.
CHARGED WITH LYNCHING.
FIFTEEN . PROMINENT SOUTH
CAROLINIANS TO BE TRIED.
(By Vclesraph to Virsin:an-Pllot.l
Charleston, S. C, April 1.?Fifteen
prominent citizens of Lake City, S. C,
will be put on trlcl here In the United
Stales Circuit Court next week to an?
swer tho charge of having lynched
Postmaster Frazer B. Baker mote than
a year ago. Beiule killing the post?
master! W ho was a negro, the alleged
lyn.chers will have to answer for killing
Baker's infant i)hild and for burning
ih0 Lake City postofllce with all its ef?
fects. It'is said here that other arrests
will be made before the case is taken
up. The Indictment will go to the
grand jury and the. hearing will begin
at once. Eighty witnesses tor tho gov?
ernment have been summoned and
there is a great array of witnesses for
This is the first time on record that
the Federal government has come into
the South to take up a lynching .trial.
The murder of Baker was probably the
most brutal crime ever known in the
history of the State. Baker was ap?
pointed postmaster at Lake City and
before he look charge of olllco he was
warned to keep away. He refused and
an attempt was made to kill him soon
alter his commission was received.
This failed nnd then a regular band
was organized to put him out of the
The defendants in this celebrated case
Ezra McKninht, W. A. Webster, M. V.
Ward, Moultne Epps, H. C. Godwin, ?'.
J. Joiner, Ose.tr Kelly, Edwin Rod.gcrs,
Alonzo Kodgers. Henry Stokes, Allen
Belk, Van Somerford, Early 1'. Lee, J.
P. Newnham und Marion Clark. They
are representative business men from
tlio Lake City section. Marlon Clark
was formerly the editor of a newspaper
In that town. Stokes was a deputy U.
S. marshal nome years ago, and the
other prisoners are merchants, drug?
gists nnd farmers.
According to the testimony given nt
the preliminary hearing by Newnham
and Lee, who turned State's evidence,
the Lake City band of lynchers wan or?
ganized for the special purpose of kill?
ing Baker. Tho negro had refused to
leave town nnd give up the ofllco and
the while PeTTTn? p-hi'llpd at the Idea
of a colored postmaster.
REFUPFS APPROVAL TO RESOLU?
TION EULOGIZING NEBRASKA
(By Telegraph to Vlrclnlan-Pilot.)
Lincoln, Neb., April 1.?Governor
Poynter to-night sent a mesrago to the
legislature vetoing the Sonate bill which
commends the First Nebraska Rcgl
ment in the Philippines. The language
in the bill obteeted by the Governor
"That we acknowledge with gratitude
nnd joy the del.t that the State owes
them by reason of the honor conferred
upon it by their valor while defending
In the Philippines the principles of our
Government and ndding new glory to
The Governor in bis veto says:
"I cannot stultify myself and the
cnlm jud gment < f the Ih'nkii g pe pie of
this Commonwealth by giving official
approval to the statement that tho war
of conquest, now carried on In the
Philippines, is In defence of the prin?
ciples of our government and is ndding
new glory to our flag."
The Senate promptly passed the bill
over the veto, but like effort failed in
the House, the Populists voting solidly
to sustain tho Governor.
The bill was passed several days ago,
and the veto followed shortly after ah
extended conference between Governor
Poynter and W. J. Bryan, who returned
Father Noodhnm Drail.
(By Telegraph to Virglnian-Pllot.)
Charlotte, N. C, April 1.?A special
to the Observer says:
Rev. James Needhnm died at his
home, near Pilot Mountain, this morn?
ing. He wou'.d have been 100 years old
on May 2d next. He was a Methodist
I minister, active and energetic up to
I the end. his last sermon having been
I preached In Winston last November at
the session of the Western North Caro
I Una Conference.
Frowldr nt In I Appol n f inrn I?.
(ny Tcimrapfc to Vlrgtntan-J'tlot i
Washington, April 1.?The President
to-day made the following appoint?
Charles G. Green, to be receiver pub?
lic moneys at Natchltoches, La.; John
Wcbre, navaLofncer nt the post of New
Orleans; Louis L. Williams to be a sur?
geon in the Marine Hospital Service.
The Cuban Assembly Beguiled by :
Cling m Belief in Ability to Kai?? ?? I
Lunn GrueraU IVhv >ov r f>l?l i
Any Fiffbttus; lo Ho Pntd - Mclil?? J
Icy Kefnsea More Money.
(Ry Telegraph to Vlrslnlan-Pilot.)
Havana, April 1.?Beguiled by myste?
rious telegrams from Washington, the
Military Assembly did not dissolve to?
day, ns the Americans and 'many Cu?
bans had hoped and expected. The
twenty-three of the members presant
were unwilling to vote for dissolution)
because they still believe In the ability
of the Assembly to raise a large loan
with the help of the United States Gov?
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RESIGNS
The session opened with the tendering
of the resignations of the members of
the Executive Committee, acilon on
which was postponed until the next
meeting. A motion w s offered
providing for the appointment of a new
Kxecutivc Committee to close up the
affairs of the Assembly after its disso?
PAY FOR NOT FIGHTING.
A motion was also made lo concede
military grades and Insignia to the civil
representatives of the Cubans In : rms.
During the argument on the motion ill
appeared that the future payment of
clllcers by a possible Cuban republic
was being considered, and hence the
matter of grade is Important. General
Sanguilly favored paying many Cuban
generals of to-day who have never seen .
a day's lighting, declaring that among
the civilian members of the Cuban par-!
ty there were the most devoted men he
ever knew. The motion was finally car?
ried. It monns the admission to pay?
ment, according to conceded military
grades, of many men who have no'
boon recognized before, if the day for
the payment of officers ever comes.
PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S ANSWER.
General Andrade, president of the
Assembly, rend telegrams tr im Senors
Utv'a and Vj?alon*. the delegates sent
to Washington hy the Assembly to en?
deavor to secure more money for the
Cuban troops. The last one was as fol?
"President answers Impossible In?
crease amount offered or authorise
loan. We accept resolution to dissolve.
We leave Sunday.
General Sanguilly then requested a
secret meeting of the Assembly, but the
request was voted down. Then Syn
gullly suggested that the Assembly
should wait until Senors Villalon and
Hevia returned and made a fuller re?
port than was possible by cable.
COMPACT INSISTED UPON.
During the discussion, which follow?
ed it developed that at the las, secret
session of the Assembly, held on .March
24th, a majority of the members fa?
vored Immediate dissolution; but the
minority insisted that they would not
concur until a committed went to
Washington and made a final eft >rt to
obtain a larger sum than the $3.000,000
offered by the United States for the
payment of the troops. If the commit?
tee reported unfavorably they snid
they would agree to vote to dissolve
to-day. The majority insisted that the
minority fulfil this compact, as the re?
port of the committee was unfavorable.
SANGUILLY READS TELEGRAMM.
General Sanguilly then read the fol?
lowing cablegrams, saying he had re?
ceived them from a man with whom
the assembly had negotiated for a loan
<luring the secret sessions, and deelar- j
Ing that the receipt of these messages
made it Impossible for him to vi?te.
The first dispatch was as follows:
"Snnguilly, Havana, 31st:
"Complete revulsion favorable assem?
bly. Entire cash ready. H ive assem?
bly Porluonda hold fast. Hereafter
use exact code. Important information
The second read thus:
"April 1st?Would be crime soldler?
and assembly dissolve. Villalon fi ol
Ishly following track old commission
by calling secretary pompous manner
Vithout our assistance. Was neces?
sarily turned down Previously under?
stood If contract was sign--,] all would
be presented President to-day, If as?
sembly order contract signed and au?
thorize Hevia myself whole matter be
received by President. Everything most
favorable. Press more favorably as?
Thi third read:
"April 1st ?See cable F.trres. Vllta
I n's departure assures success. Money
ENGLISH READ IN SPANISH.
The above cable dispatches were in
English, and had every appearance of
legitimate messages from ;he Havana
cable office. Sanguilly read them In
Snanlsh. and it was evident by their
reception that the news had already
been communicated to a majority of the
members present. The Farres referred
to in the third dispatch is the man who
some weeks ago cabled to the Assem?
bly from Washington adv'slng them not
to accept the $3,000,000 .and saying that
ho was bringing n better proposition,
l'arres Is now In Havana.
IDENTITY OF THE SENDER.
Sanguilly declined to rive the name
of the sender of the three cables, which
were signed with a cede word, but they
are generally believed 'o hav>* been sent
by a man named f'nhen. who made 'he
original proposition of a lean to the As?
sembly. Cohen, whl!^ in Havana, kept
secluded nnd did not make himself
known, nnd hence It is difficult to learn
if be ha? ?actually returned to the
United States, After cnnsld.-rablo argu?
ment, during which President Andrade
said it was useless to watt for the re?
turn of the commission if the only <v*
i J<"ct was crlt'c'sm of their coninct while
1 In Washington, and the appointment of
! others to return there on the same mls
i sion. it was finally decided to suspend
action as to the dissolution of the As
I sembly until the commission to Waxh
ington shall have returned here, which i
will probably ho fo;;r d ys from now.
CUBAN* DELEGATES LEAVE.
Washington, D- C April 1.?Senors
Yillalou and Hevia, the representatives
of the Cuban Assembly, who came hero
In an effort to secure more funds to he
distributed to tho Cuban army when
disbanded, left Washington to-day for
the South, presumably en route to Ha?
vana. They expressed themselves as
'disappointed with the result of their
visit, and stated that having cabled to
Hayana the liat refusal of the admin?
istration to Increase the sum Intended
j for the army, they would not be sur
I prised at the early dissolution of the
1 assembly and the disbanding of the
I Cuban army.
j HOPE OF DEMOCRATIC SUCCESS
j RECALLS SERVICE OF OLD.
I (By Te.egraph to Vircinlan-Fllot.)
Washington, D. C, April 1.?In reply
to a note sent to Senator Jones, of
Arkansas, by Reprcsen.ative John Wes?
ley Gaines. of Tennessee, expressing
hope of a speedy recovery from the
illness which has confined him to his
room for some time. Senator Jone3 has
written the following:
Washington. D- C. March ol, 1SP9.
Hon. John Wesley Gaines, House of
My Dear Mr. Gaines?I am very much
obliged to you indeed for your very
kind note. Just received. It Is contrary
to tlio doctor's orders for me to write
or dictate anything,, yet I cannot help
thanking "you tor your very kind note,
and for the kind expression from Mr.
Bryan. I am glad to think that I am
Improving, and while I do not bcl'.evo
that the doctors or I know whether
there is anything permanent In what
has occurred, the indications, to say the
loast, are favorable and I sincerely
hope that I may be well again soon.
I will be glad to tnke a hand in the
next battle in the Interest of the peo?
ple. 1 hope and pray God that the
people will succeed in that tremendous
struggle. If 1 could see a Democratic
l'ii Bldcnt and Congress elected in 1900
I would feel like say.ng. In the language
of tho good obi man we read of. "Now.
Lord, lettest thou thy servant depart
In lioace, for my eyes have seen thy
salvation.'1 Very truly yours,
JAMES K. JONES.
NATSOM S HONORED DEAD.
W ILL BE GIVEN SEPULCHRE AT
(By Telegraph to Virgin! ah-Pi lot.}
Washington, April 1.?The funeral
train bearing the bodies of 150 soldiers
who lest their lives in Cuba and Porto
Rico, arrived at Rosslyn, Vit., shortly
after'1 o'clock this afternoon, having
passed through Washington without
stop. The train was heavily draped In
mourning and decorated with flogs. Tho
remains are encased In hermetically
sealed caskets, marked whenever pos?
sible, with the name and regiment of
the soldier. These caskets were remov?
ed from the train as rapidly as possible
to that part of the Arlington cemetery,
where the final interment is to be made.
A large number of tents have been
elected there for the safe keeping of
the remains until arrangements have
been perfected for their interment.
There are about SfO cf these bodies to
bo burled at Arlington. The funerxl
train after discharging at Rosslyn, will
return to New York and receive the
remainder of the bodies. It Is expect?
ed that the shipment will be complet?
ed by Tuesday afternoon. In case ar?
rangements can be perfected by that
time the funeral ceremony of the entire
number will be held at the cemetery
next Wednesday. There Is an Impres?
sion at the Department, however, that
the arrangements cannot be concluded
in time to permit of the funeral before
Thursday. Full military honors will
be paid to the memory of the patriots
who lost their lives in the West Indies.
In special recognition of the occasion,
and in order to permit the government
employes to assist In doing honor to
the memory of the soldiers who lost
their lives for their country, all the
government departments will be cbs.'d
at noon on the day set.apart for the
THE RETURNING TROOPS.
! FEAR OF YELLOW FEVER WILL
GOVERN SELECTION OF CAMPS.
(By Telegraph to VIrginlan-Pl'.ot.)
Washington, n. c, April I.?The War
Department has been advised that some
apprehension exists in the Southern
. States that the return of the troops
i from Cuba may bring yellow fever In
fectlon, Protests have been mad*
against the establishment of oamrs at
I Atlanta and the suggestion has be.-n
; made that troops should be sent North
! rarly and not mustered out In the
South. So tar as the Southern people
are concerned It is possible to muster
them out only nenr their homes. The
Northern troops It is Intended :o bring
It Is statod at the Department that
Inveistigation into the plan to establish
a camp at Atlanta develops the fact
that the cost will be considerable, while
there are established camps at Sa?
vannah, Augusta and other points with
ample prov:sion for all the troops. For
this rea.son it Is probable that no camp
will be established at Atlanta.
The War Department is taking every
precaution possible to prevent infection
and makes no move without ce.nsultlng
Surgeon General Wyman, of the Marine
Hospital Service. TIig Department ii
acting upon his suggestion and advles,
and the whole matter of preteetion
against infection is In his hands. If
there i3 the least danger of infection
the troops will be brought at once t*
Camp Meade in Pennsylvania.
Two l li?ii?nn?l Miliar? ?tllrk*.
(By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.)
Atlanta. April 1.?A special to the
Journal from Birmingham. Ala., says:
Two thousand iron ere miners em?
ployed at Fossil. Musdc.da, Redding,
W.vles Gap and Alice and :he coal min?
ers working at Hargrove and Belle El?
len, in Bibb county, went on strike to?
day. The cause of the trouble at the
ore mines Is said to (be inaccuraoy In
the check system. I
The American Army Resting at
TACTICS OF THE FILIPINOS
Nhooilng- Mfinij lo Brenk Bast of
our Nnldlers-Kharpabaotera are
Picking t? ft Number* or the Enemy
? A Brlak CD(ncemenl-U?alb ot
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(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Manila. April 1.-7:30 p. m?The
American forces, commanded by Gene?
ral MacArthur, are resting at Malolos
to-day^ The men are In good conatuoif,"
considering the fatigues of the cam?
DETAIL OF SHARPSHOOTERS.
Considerable rebel forces have b^en
collected along the fronts of General
I^awton and General Hall, who are
holding the line from the water works
to Lalonia- There Is shooting nightly
along this line, apparently for the pur?
pose of breaking the Americans sleep.
Consequently General Lawton had de?
tailed five sharpshooters from each
company to attend to the rebels and
the Americans are picking oft numbers
A BRISK ENGAGEMENT.
It Is reported that 3,000 rebels, under
Pllur, are concentrated at Galuta and
General King this morning sent out
'a reconnolterlng party of two com?
panies of the North Dakota Regiment,
and a brisk engagement followed, dur?
ing which seven Filipinos wore killed.
On tile American side a lieutenant and
two privates were wounded.
The death of Lieutenant Gregg, of the
Fourth Infantry, who was killed n^ar
the Manila water works yesterday, has
deeply affected the army, as he was
one of the most popular young officers.
His funeral took place to-day.
REPORT FROM OTIS.
Washington, April 1.?The following
was received at 6:43 this morning:
"Manila, April 1.
"Adjutant General, Washington: '.
"Quiet prevails. Have directed
troops at Malolos ,and on railroad on
reconnolterlng duty. Find Insurgents
only In small portions of surrounding
country who retire on the approach of
our troops. Few of our troops moving
to a. new position. Preparing for a con?
tinued active campaign. Army in ex?
Washington, April 1.?War Depart?
ment officials are very much gratliled
at the condition existing in the Phil?
ippines. It is deducted from the dis?
patch received from General Otis that
there is little left of the army at .Vguiw?
aids and that his troops do not want
to face the American soldiers.
It is reported that scouting parties of
General Otis' army have beeu moving
about from different points on the rail?
road lire and more especially from Ma?
lolos, and have encountered the few
bands of natives which Otis says re?
tire upon the approach of the American,
troop?. While the officials here would
be glad to have Information of the new"
campaign of General Otis, they are at
present without such knowledge and ha
has not been rsked to communicate his
plans to the Department. The utmost
confidence Is expressed in his ability to
handle the situation, and no attempt
will be made to Influenco him from
WHAT IS BELIEVED.
It is believed that General Otis de?
sires to ascertain now Just where the
forces of the insurirents are located,
and in what number. It Is* thought
very* probable that in the advance that'
has been made from Manila to Malolos
the insurgents have not all retreated
along the railroad track, but some have
gone oft* into the rough country to the ?
right of the railroad, and may now be
lying in wait to set upon small bodies
of American troops, or perhaps again
destroy some of the bridges on the rail?
road and for a time cut off communi?
cation between the advance of the
American army and Manila.
General Otis will take measures to
prevent anything of the kind, and no
doubt will ascertain the location and
number of the Insurgents before mak?
ing further advance in pursuit of
Aguinaldo and his fleeing army.
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