Newspaper Page Text
t v...,- ?,. . ???> WS a-*,'?/* ^.''"VssWjSBSBSHBBSSB
ISi Pages I
1 IN TWO PARTS. e
VOL. Ill?-NO. 4.
NORFOLK, VA? WEDNESDAY, APRIL
! THE MOST LOCAL NEWS I
? and the best of it in the VIR- I
GiNian-Pilot. That's why |
I you see so many people read- |
I ing the VlRGlNlAN-PlLOT.
THREE CENTS PER C?PY.
LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE.}^???nd0?.
The Philippine Commission Speaks
Xbo I'uro 41111* mihi 1'iirpoMOH of Our
GoTornmniil lluvc Itecn Misinter?
preted, lloiico Iii? Open Attitelc on
tho Friendly American Force? in
tin- i'tlllHiioy, KnT> tlio Adminis?
tration ? Kovcrrlguty will lie
MiiliitnlticU?'I'lio CotniuUsloii Will
Viait Provlncc? nutl Ascertain (lie
Forum of Government Adopted to
lilt People?'I lie i'.lc vru Article* nl
tbo I'm i lu Ml ill I n II.
(By Telegraph to Virginlan-PUot.)
Manila, April 4.^-12:40 p. m.?Tho pre?
amble of. the proclamation of tho
United States Philippine commission,
reciting tho cession by the pence treaty
of tin- Phlllnnlno Islands to the United
States, refers to the appointment of the
commission, assures the people of the
cordial good will and fraternal feeling
of the President of the United States
and the American people, and asserts
that the object which the United States
Government, apart from the fulfillment
of Its solemn obligations, has assumed
toward the family of nations by the
acceptance of the .sovereignty over the
islands, Is the well being, prosperity
and happiness of the Philippine people
and their elevation and advancement to
a position among the most civilized
peoples of the world.
WHAT MCKINLEY BELIEVES.
Continuing, the proclamation says:
"The President believes this felicity
and perfection of the Philippine people
Will be brought about by the cultivation
of letters, science nnd the liberal and
?practical arts, by the enlargement of
Intercourse with foreign nations, the
expansion of industrial pursuits by
trade and commerce, by the multipli?
cation and Improvement of means of in?
ternal communication by tho develop?
ment of the great natural resources of
"Unfortunately these pure aims and
purposes of the American government
and people have been misinterpreted to
some uf the. inhabitants of certain Is?
lands, and, in consequence, the friendly
American forces, without provocation
or cause, have been openly attacked.
Why these hostilities? What do the
best Filipinos desire? Can it be more
than the United States Is ready to give?
They say they are patriots and want
The commission emphatically asserts
that it is willing and anxious to estab?
lish an enlightened system of govern?
ment under which the people may en?
joy the largest measure of home rule
and the amplest liberty consonant
with the supreme ends of the Govern?
ment and compatible with those ob?
ligations which the United Slates has
assumed toward?the civilized inttioin;
of the world.
WILL MAINTAIN SOVEREIGNTY.
The proclamation then says there can
be no real conflict between American
sovereignty and the rights and liberties
of the Filipinos, for America Is ready to
furnish armies and navies and all the
InfipIte resources of a great and power?
ful nation to maintain Its rightful su?
premacy over the Islands; so It is even
more solicitous to spread peace and
happiness among the people and guar?
antee them rightful freedom and to
protect their just privileges and im?
munities, to accustom them to free,
self-government In every increasing
measure and to encourage those Dem?
ocratic aspirations, sentiments and
Ideals, which are th& promise and po?
tency of fruitful national development.
VISITS TO BE MADE.
In conclusion the proclamation an?
nounces that -the commission will visit
the Philippine provinces to ascertain
the enlightened native opinion as to
the forms of government adapted to
the people, conformable with their tra?
ditions and ideals, Invites the leading
representative men to meet the com?
mission, and declares the policy of the
United States, in the establishment and
maintenance of the government. Is to
consult the wishes and secure the ad?
vice und co-operation of the people.
The Bfocle.mnlljn contains <' .
articles, declnrin:| Amet'icn's int.nt ens,
1. The supremacy of the United
States must and will be enforced
throughout every part of the archipel?
ago. Those who resist can accomplish
nothing except their own ruin.
2. The amplest liberty of self govern?
ment will be granted, which is recon?
cilable with just, stable, effective and
economical administration and compati?
ble with the sovereign rights and obli?
gations of tho United States.
3. The civil rights of the Filipinos
will be guaranteed and protected, their
religious freedom will be assured and
all will have equal standing before the
i- Honor, Justice and friendship for?
bid the exploitation of the people of the
islands. The purpose of the American
government IsJthe welfare and advance?
ment of the Philippine people.
C. Guarantees an honest and effective
civil service In which, to the fullest ex?
tent practicable, natives shall be em?
8. The collection and application of
taxes and other revenues will be put
upon n sound, honest and economical
basis. The public funds, raised justly
and collected honestly, will be applied
only to defraying the proper expens s
of the establishment and maintenance
oX the Philippine government, and such
general Improvements as public interest
demand. Local funds collected far local
purposes shall not be diverted to other
ends- With such prudent and honest
fiscal administration it is believed the
needs of the government will In a short
time become compatible with a con?
siderable- reduction Lu_lnxntlon.
7. The establishment of a pure,
sreedy and effective administration of
justice, by which the evils of delay,
corruption and exploitation will be ef?
fectually eradicate 1.
S. The construction of roads, railroads
and other means of communication and
transportation .and other public works
of manifest advantage to the people
will be promoted.
9. Domestic and foreign trade and
commerce und other industrial pursuits
and the general development of the
country in the Interest or its inhabi?
tants w ill be constant objects of solici?
tude and fostering care.
10. Effective provision will he made
for the establishment of elementary
schools, in which the children of the
people will be educated. Appropriate
facilities will also be provided for high?
11. Reforms In all departments of gov?
ernment, all branches of the public
service and all corporations closely
touching the common life of the people
must he undertaken without delay and
effected conformably with common
right and Justice, in a way to satisfy
the well founded demands and the
highest sentiments and aspirations of
the Philippine people.
THE SAMOAN MATTER.
ENGLAND ADOPTS GERMANY'?!
PLAN FOR SETTLEMENT.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, D. C? April 4?Lord
Salisbury has accented the plan pro?
posed by Germany for the settlement
of the Samoan trouble by the appoint?
ment of a tripartite commission. The
acceptance is of the broad principle
only, and the details of the arrange?
ment are yet to be agreed upon. As the
United states has already accepted the
general proposition there is no longer
doubt us to the organisation of the
It Is not believed here that there will
be any difficulty in arranging the de?
tails of the i.lmlsslon plan for the set?
tlement of the Samoan trouble arising
from reluctance on tho part of the
British Government to throw aside the
it Is proposed that the commission
shall visit the islands, make a. careful
Inquiry into existing conditions and
then apply stich remedial measures as
may seem to be necessary to ensure
tranaulllty. It will be distinctly under?
stood that whatever the commission
does in that lino will be purely tem?
porary In character and subject to the
approval of the three governments,
party n> the Berlin treaty.
Then the commission will bo expected
to frame a scheme for submission to
and approval breach of the three pow?
ers for the Cut re government of the
islands. Involving perhaps some more
or b-ss radical changes In the original
Berlin treaty. Neither of the three
governments therefore chances the loss
of any substantial interest In the Sa?
moan group by accepting this com?
Dr. Wilhelm Solf. the newly appoint?
ed president of the municipal council
of Samoa, had a busy day to-day, con?
ferring with officials, government and
diplomatic, and taking the preliminary
steps in the appronchment of the three
governments concerning the islands.
During the day a representative of
the Associated Press saw Dr. Solf and
talked wun nun OH cut rent Samoan af?
"I am glad to observe the most satis?
factory feeling prevailing In Washing?
ton," said Or. Solf. "and 1 am confident
that the German and American author?
ities would have little or no difficulty
In arriving at a most harmonious un?
derstanding on Samoa. So far as I am
concerned my duties are not of a po?
litical character, and my instructions,
received before leaving Berlin, are, in
effect, to use every endeavor to pro
mote good feeling between the three
powers, and to avoid in every way pos?
sible cause for disagreement.
Creedon-West light a. draw c7.U
GERMAN SECRETARY'S STATE?
Berlin, Anril 4.?Dr. Von Hamann.
tinder-Secretary of the German Foreign
Office, was as:ked to-day for a state?
ment regarding the charge made by
Admiral Kautz, IT. S. against Herr
Rose, the German Consul at Apia.
He said: "That Is Admiral Kautz's
view. The other view is that the whole
trouble came by others interfering In
the royal election. We have no official
news about Herr Hose having issued a
proclamation. We cannot tell what its
contents are. impartial as We have been
in Dr. Raff el's case. I can shy that if
Herr Hose issued a provocative procla?
mation we shall disavow it. That Herr
Rose protested at the Consuls meeting
we know, but that is a different thing
f o a proclamation."
TliE MUDDLE IN CHINA.
BRITISH TROOPS HELD IN READI?
NESS FOR EMERGENCY.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Hong Kong. April 4.?Captain Fran?
cis Henry May, superintendent of the
Hong Kong police, who it was reported
yesterday, had been captured by the
Chinese, has arrived here unmolested.
The government does not apprehend
any trouble in taking over the Kow
Loon Hinterland. although placards
have been posted inciting the people to
stop the British from surveying there,
and the British officials have returned
to Hong Kong, owing to the threaten?
ing attitude of the Chinese.
Captain May reports that a number
of surveyors' sheds h.i.'e been burned
and that the villagers were so aggres?
sive he was forced into concealment at
night and had to return to Hong Kong
Troops are being held in raadiness for
MARRIAGE OF MISS VIRGINIA FAIR AND WILLIAM K. VANDERBILT. JR.
The matrimonial alliance of mips Virginia Pair and William k. Vandcrbllt, Jr., is the consummation of "a ro
mance of million:*." Young Vanderbllt will Inherit the snug sum of $50,000,000. His father Is William K. Vanderbllt,
ami his mother is now the wife of Oliver H. P. Belmont, ins sister, Consuelo, being the Duchess of Marlborough.
The Vanderbllts are not laggards in love, and when "Willie K.. Jr.," made up his mind that he wanted to marry
Virginia Fair lie was not the man to let differences In ago and religious faith or an unfinished college course stand
In the way. His bride, who Is the daUghtt r of Jim Pair, miner and laier the Hon. James Pair, senator, does not know
exactly, and probably Mr. Vanderbllt does not care, how many millions she will h ive In her own right, the Fair es?
tate being still unsettled, although she will probably have fully $5,000,000. She is reputed to be the best dressed
woman in New York, and has had lios.s of suitors, among them being a number of foreign noblemen.
ROMANCE OF MILLIONS
Miss Virginia Fair Weds Mr. W,
K. Vanderbllt, Jr.
A description of llio ITInrrlngn ninl
n < ?Illing Gown?Trip to tiio Com*
try?Bridal Gitta, Euch Itcprotrut
in;; n Forluuc?
(By Telegraph to Virginian-rilot.)
New York, April 4.?Youth and beau?
ty, with millions of money, were joined
together in holy matrimony at noon to?
day, when Virginia Pair became the
bride of William K. Vanderbile, Jr.
About one hundred and fifty guests
were present fit the ceremony, which
took place in the Fifty-seventh street
residence of Herman Oelriehs, whose
Wife is the sister of the bride. The
home was surrounded by a curious and
Shortly before noon the guests com?
menced to arrive a.t the Oelrich iiouse.
Tlie Hov. Thomas F. Murphy, acting
pastor of the Church of the Sacred
Heart at Dbbbs Ferry, was on hand
early, accompanied by two acolytes.
Tlie conservatory and ball room hod
ben transformed into the semblance
of siji old English garden.
At the end of the conservatory a dais
had been raised. Over this was a can?
opy of latticed smilax, clinging vines
and blossoming peach trees. Its luxu?
riant foliage shut out the daylight, but
tiny Incandescent lights hidden in the
'.eaves gave soft and ample illumina?
Almost promptly nt noon, the maid of
honor. Miss Mary Baldwin Tolfree, en?
tered the ball room and under an aisle
arched with roses walked toward the
wailing priest. She preceded the bride.
Miss Fair. Following her was Her
brother-in-law, Mr. Oelriehs. The or?
gan, especially built for the purpose,
pealed out. The groom was attended by
J. P. Kellogg. In the gallery an or?
chestra of fifty pieces under Emil Paur
played the nuptial music from Lohen?
PRESENT TO KISS THE BRIDE.
Tiio ceremony Itself was short, and
Immediately upon its conclusion con?
gratulations wore showed upon Mr. and
Mrs. Vanderbllt. Jr. There were a few
relatives present. Of the Vnnderbllts
there were only to kiss the bride Wil?
liam K. Vnjnderbllt, Sr.. and Young
Harold Vanderbllt. brother of the
groom. The rest of the family ar In
mourning or abroad, but though abseht
they were well represented in the list
The wedding party was then ushered
into tlie library and at bug tables sat
down to a wedding breakfast.
When the breakfast was over the
bride changed Into her traveling dress
and the young Vahderbllts drove off in
a brand new brougham, a present to
the groom, to the river. They crossed
to the Long Island railroad depot and
there entered a special car. which bore
them to Mr. Vanderbilt's country plate,
Idlehour, Oakdale, L. I.
THE WEDDING GOWN.
Miss Fair's wedding gown ,\vas made
In Paris. The foundation was ivory
satin, cut with a long train. This
material was covered with fine point
d'Esprlt of a creamy tint, correspond?
ing to that of the satin. Instead of
noint lace, old' cream coloretl Irish
lace, which Is somewhat heavier in tex?
ture, was used In applinued designs
nil over the gown. Lengthwise inser?
tions trimmed the front of the skirt,
the train was bordered wii.li a deep
edging and the urP?' r?vt uf the cor
sage was entirely of the lace. The
Klceve renched barely to the elbow nnd
was partly ot hue and point de'Esprlt.
She wore a veil of tulle.
Among the bridal gifts were tho fol?
W. K. Vanderhilt. pearls and several
handsome carts and traps.
Mrs. O. H. P. Behnont, the bride?
groom's mother, jewels nnd silver.
Mrs. Hermann Oelrlchs, the bride's
sister, 24 gold dishes.
Hermann Oelrlchs, four goU! dishes.
Mr. and Mrs. H. McK. Twomhly. tho
bridegroom's aunt and uncle, twenty
four gold dishes.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Clarence II. Mackay,
geld toilet set.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Whitney, a
gold writing set.
Mrs. Astor, diamond and turquoise
?Mr. and Mrs. M. II. DeVoung, gold
basket IS incites long, heavy loose
handle, whole basket perforated and
decorated with open Work.
Mrs. .lohn W. Mackay, stomacher of
John W. Mackay, corsage of diamond
The Duke nnd Duchess of Marl
borough?the Duchess, the bridegroom's
slster?four gold loving cups.
Mrs. Elliott P. Shepard, the bride?
groom's aunt, u silver soup tureen.
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Slonne, Mrs.
Sloane the bridegroom's aunt, twenty
four silver trays.
STEAM NAVIGATION. '
SESSION OF NATIONAL HOARD IN
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New Orleans, April 4.?The National
Hoard of Steam Navigation met here
to-day. President It. D. Wood in :he
chair. Chairman M. 10. Staples, of the
Executive Committee, announced the
success of the efforts to pass the libel
law. The action of the Executive Com?
mittee regarding the Lake Carrier.-;' As?
sociation was approved. A conference
committee was appointed to interest
the local associations throughout the
country. The following officers were
President?B. D. Wood. New Orleans.
Vice-Presidcnt?W. W. Hite of Louis?
Second Vice-President?A. S. Hughes,
Treasurer?W. J. Wood, of Pittsburg.
Secretary?C. H. Rower, of New
The Executive Committee Includes
I-', c. Osborn, of N-w Y >:k, chairman;
w. R. Pollock; R. c. Viet. M. Moran,
New York: P. II. Marshall. Stnten Is?
land. N. V.; C. W. Wools-y and M. E.
Staples, New Jersey; Robert Rogers.;
Q Drge L. Norton. II. I?. Moore, Sr. ami
H. A. Bourne. New V rk; Fred Russell,
Long Island City: N. P. Doane, Hos?
ten, and D. B. Blackburn. PittSbiirg.
The Committee on Bridges was in?
structed to secure the passage of a law
providing the placing of center pieces
in navigable streams.
Captain George I?. Norton, of the!
Marin? Journal, offered a resolution1
endorsing the Hanna-Payne shipping
bill, which was unanimously adopted.
The next meeting will be held in New
Crendon-Weel Plain ? linnr,
(By Telegraph to Vlrelnlan-Pilot.)
New York, April 4.?The 20 round bout
between Dan Creedon, of Australia, and
Tommy West,'of this city, which took I
place to-night In the arena of the Le?
nox Athletic Club, was declared a drawl
by the referee. West was lucky In get-j
ting an ever, break, as Creedon certain-|
ly was entitled to a favorable verdict.
Both men put up a very fast and game]
contest, but Creedon's cleverness was
so pronounced that the majority of the
on-lookers felt that the Australian was'
entitled tc a decision in his favor.
CUBAN ASSEMBLY ACTS
Votes to Disband the Army and to
.Hunter noils Loft with ttio I'xecnilvc
Committee Who Will Fnrllltnte the
l>re|tnrnllou of CopIch Fur Gov
(By Tcircrnph to Vlrrlnlan-Pllot i
Havana, April 4.?The Cuban Military
Assembly this afternoon voted to dis?
band the army and to dissolve.
The voting was "1 in favor against 1
The army question is considered set?
"As the shadows of night fall over
the i-iiy we finish our work. So is Cuba's
future clouded and dark. I take leave
of you with sorrow, and my last words
are: May Cuba soino day bo free and
With these words, General Fernando
Freyre de Andraile, president of the
Military Assembly, closed its last ses?
wholc meeting w.is calm and dispas?
sionate. It lasted four hours. General
Sanguily's flights Of oratory. In which
ho liken* d the members of the assem?
bly to a ' band of faithful workers, de?
voted to Cuba's good, put finally van?
quished by uncontrollable conditions,"
were received with applause.
The assembly ordered the disbanding
of the army in accordance with Senor
Despalgne's motion, nntl missed upon
the details and methods,of the disband
ment. A new executive/committee was
then appointed to attend to the routine
work connected with the commission of
Cuban officers, nnd this committee will
supply to General Brooke the copies of
the Cuban muster rolls.
Twenty-two members attended tlie
MASO WILL HOLD OX.
Salvntor Cisncros, of Puerto Principe
who was chosen president of tlie Cuban
republic at the meeting of the provin?
cial delegates nt Puerto Principe, Sepr
tember 1895, nnd was ultimately
succeeded by SenOr Bartolome Maso,
was the only member to vote against
the resolutions to disband nnd to dis?
solve. To the very last ho declared
tIm t. in any event, the resolution te
dissolve was unconstitutional, and that
he would never Rive up his position
until a new assembly hud been elected.
Mruln cd It<??:?'I???? ItotWreil He*
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Port Au Prince, Haytl, April 4.?The
relations between tlie republic of Haytl
and the republic of San Domingo are
very strained, owing to disputes re?
garding territories claimed by both re?
publics. The two governments are con?
centrating troops on the frontiers, and
it .is reported that the Dominicans have
invaded Haytien territory und occupied
Warship* orilit.it in ninrfi'ldi.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnisn-Pilot.)
Washington. April 4.-The Navy De
partmei is prepared to render specdj
assistance to the American residents In
Btueflelds, Nica.-agua. who are beiii,,
subjected to pressure w rongfully by the
authorities there Acting Secretary Al?
len, in anticipation of the comma pf
the delegation from New Orleans hti3
ordered the gunboat Machias. now on
the way to Key West from Livingston,
Honduras, to proceed to Blueilelds as
scon as she can take ceal.
TO THE NORTH
Encounters Filipinos Who Fire
ii. ii<-( Spreading Am?ng It??lticntm
of .Man Iii? That It JIoi Burst?COt*
oitol Hruby, ?C U. S. Coiutiil*q|oit,
Suva II? I'roclniimiIon Is tlio Stout
? m port mi t Sliirc llio llrclnrntlou
or 1 ??dependence? nu 11. It tic SncCfsi
Attends i.llori? to ami Mpnuinra*
Marie 1'rlnouer? bT Filipino? ?
Agllllinldo'a Anihorlly Ignored ?
I xlriiorilltinr ' Statements From
Filipino J tin I a n( lloug Konc.
(By Telegraph Jo Vlrglntan-FUot.J
Manila, April 4.?4:45 p. m.?General
MacArthur reconnoltcred in vorce this
morning, with the Montana Regiment,
the Fourth Cavalry and two guns of the
light artillery, ns far as the river north,
of MalnioT. _The reconnaissance devel
eped the fact that there arc fully one
thousand rebels, armed with IvTauser
rilles. preparing for defense. Shots were
exchanged and two members of the
Montana Regiment were wounded, but
there was no engagement.
Later In the day General MacArthur
moved northward, as the water supply
of Malolos Is Inadequate.
The belief Is spreading among the
residents here that the effect of the
capture of Malolos. the former rebel
capital, followed by the proclamation
of the United States Philippine Com?
mission will be to convince the natives
that Aguinaldo's bubble has burst.
OPINION OF COMMISSIONERS.
Dr. Schurman, president of the com?
"The Filipinos have been asking un?
ceasingly, "what do you propose to do
for us'." The proclamation answers the
question and it should satisfy them."
Colonel Charles Denby, member of the
commission and former Minister to Chi?
"It Is the most Important proclama?
tion since the declaration of independ?
ence. Spanish, Tagalo and English ver?
sions have been printed, and It Is pro?
posed to circulate them about Malolos
and at all the Beaports, They will be
sent to the hike towns by gunboatB."
The committee of Spaniards, under
the leadership of Senor Antonio Fuset.
president of the Spanish club, has had
little success with the expedition or?
ganized to deliver money and stores to
the Spanish prisoners. The members of
the expedition were obliged to give the
goods to the Filipino officers at Ratan
gns. The boat had a letter from Agul
naldo directing the Filipino officials ' i
nid tue mission, but General Trias,
commanding the Filipino forces.In tho
southern provinces and his subordi?
nates, declined to recognize Aguinal?
do's authority. The Spaniards refused]
to accept the Invitations to land, hav?
ing been warned that they would be
held for ransom.
-Major Rafael Morales.?the?former
Spanish governor of the Island of Min
doro, waa brought on board the ship
for an Interview. He was so weak that
he fainted, and at parting he said:
"I shall never see you again."
Tho Filipinos thought the Red Cross
flag was tho American flag.
IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY.
A committee whose members are of
all the nationalities In Manila, headed
by John McLeod, an Englishman, has
been organized for the purpose of In?
terviewing the Filipino leaders and pe?
titioning for the release of the prison?
ers in the name of humanity.
Hong -Kong, April 4.?The FH'pino
Junta here has issued another of the
extraordinary statements which have
le en features of th:.> newspaper cam?
paign directed from here by the agents
of Agulnaldo. In the present instance
the rebel agents claim to have obta,ned
their information from American
sources at Manila. They assert the ex?
istence of "mysterious intrigues" be?
tween the Vatican. Major General Wes?
ley Merrltt, President McKinley, Major
Generai Elwell S. <>tis and Archbishop
Ireland, "leading to the latier's journey
THE PAULIST FATHERS,
Continuing, the Filipino statement
"The Paullst Fathers' actions prior to.
the fall of Manila were suspicious.
Now in e< njunctlon with Archbishop
KesaJdedas who Is intimate with
General ?>:.s. they are endeavoring to
; procure the former ascendancy of the
(Continued on Eighth Page.).
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 8
I CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
j Telemch News?Patres t, 8 und it.
Local News -Pa-res J, 1, 5, (, and 11.
I Home Study Circle?Fage 4.
i YireinU News?Pace! 7 ahd &
North Carolina News -Pice 9 g
Portsmouth News i'l^ts 10 and It."
Berkley New- - r'a ?? 8. '
Shipping 1 .t- 12
f-e.il Estate?Page 12.