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Dollar Dinner Given by Young
Men's Democratic Club.
Allan W. llinrmnii I'rcsltlc* null In?
troduces IHnlliitfU lilted Iteitiocrnf *
1c , Leaders?Mr. Hrynn Tnke? De?
mocrnrj m Ilia Tlirnie-ConsTriuti
Inles iiin< ini) ou ItsAdherence 10
Frluclplca Eunuclatetl lu Clilenga
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Columbus. O., July 7.?About one
tbousnnd people attended the Dollar
Dinner given by the Young Men'!?
Democratic Club of Columbus In the
Auditorium to-night. It was the largest
banquet which the local Democracy has
had since that given In honor of the
seventy-seventh birthday of the Inte
Judge Alb n G. Thurman In the same
hall ten years ago. The affair was
strictly Democratic in Its simplicity, all
classes being represented.
THE CHIEF OUEST.
The chief guest was Colonel William
Jennings Bryan, at the table with
whom wen: also sea teil Hon. C. T. Cal
lahan and Ceorge Fred Williams, of
Massachusetts! Judge Tarvln, oC Ken?
tucky: Hon- Allen W. Thurman, of
Columbus, the tonstmaster, and a
number of others prominent in stat
polltlcs. The entrance of Colonel Hi van
was greeted by an outburst of applause
which lasted until after he had become
Hon. Christopher T. Callahan, of
Massachusetts, was the llrsl speaker,
responding to the toast, "The Issues."
He dwelt particularly upon Imperial
Ism .trusts and free silver OS the lead?
ing Issues In 1U00.
Judge Tarvln, <>f Kentucky, respond?
ed to the toast, "Parly ar.d Principle."
?'bryan ..DISCUSSES DEMOCRACY.
When Colonel Bryan was Introduced
there was another outburst of applause
that continued for several minutes.
When quiet had been restored, Colonel
Bryan launched upon a discussion of
the Issues of the day In response tu tue
Mr. Bryan said, In part:
"I congratulate the club upon having
declared In emphatic terms that there
shall bo no retreat from the position
taken by the Democratic party In 1r!<<:.
The Chicago platform ??applied Jeffcr
eonian principles to the questions then
before the country. Every plank In
that platform was a Democratic plank
and and not one plank could be taken
from the platform without Injury to
the parly's chances of success. Some?
times we hear a suggestion that the
silver plank should be dropped or
amended, but as a rule those- who
threaten to get off the platfoini are
rcal.'y the persons who wero nevoricn
the platform. Those who aided In the
adoption of the Chicago plat for n are
still true to Its principles and a multi?
tude of those who were opposed So its
ndcj.tion have been converted to it
within the last three years.
THE MONEY QUESTION._
"The money question Is nether dead
nor sleeping. Can the goll standard be
regarded as sat'sfactory when a Re?
publican President sent, a commissi? n
to Europe to secure aid in getting iM
of It? Every argument mnde in favor
of an international agreement is a
condemnation of the gold standard. The
failure of the commissi .in to secure for?
eign aid In the restoration of bimetal?
lism Is conclusive proof that we muct
act alone if wo expect relief from mono?
metallism, while the refusal of our op?
ponents to suggest any oilier ratio Is
evidence that 1g to l is tli3 only ratio
at which bimetallism Is possible.
"The trust question is not a new one
and yet It has grown In Interest and
Importance because the trusts have
grown In number. Attorney General
Grlggs Is reported ;.s saying:
" 'If anything Is done to control the
trusts It must ho done by the Siaiis.'
No one who has examined this sub?
ject will believe that State legislation
Is sufficient. The Federal government
must deal with the trust as soon as its
pernicious Influence extends beyond the
limits of the State In which it is or?
ganized. The President, through his
Attorney General, can enforce the law
now In existence. If that law is nol
sufficient he can recommend laws
which are sufficient. If the constitution
will not permit the extinguishment of
trusts he can recommend an amend?
ment to the Constitution conferring
upon the Federal Government ample
power to enable tho Government to de?
stroy the monopoly principle In Indus?
REPUBLICAN PARTY POWERLESS.
The Republican party, through Its ad?
ministration, could extinguish Its
trusts If It desired to do so. It is pow- |
erless to deal will? the question because I
it mortgaged Itself to the trusts to ob- [
tain the money necessary to carry the
last election. When the methods em?
ployed In the last election nie under?
stood no one need wonder that the At?
torney General Is undisturbed by tho
watering of stock, the discharge of
traveling men and the extortion prac?
ticed on the consumer."
The latter half of Mr. Rryan's speech
was devoted to Imperialism, with this
"Let us give to the Filipinos the same
assurance of independence that we
have given to the Cubans. Let us no
sure them of our Intention of estab?
lishing a stable government which,
When established, will be their govern
mcnt, not ours. Lot us assure them
thai we shall stand by th^m like an
elder brother und say to other nations:
'Hands "ft!- Let this republic work
out it.i destiny."
Hon. George Frei. Williams, of
M id^achusi Its, was the last speaker,
Ills toast b'.'ing "The Lastern Domo
RINGING RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED
BY THE OHIO ASSOCIATION,
(By Telegraph to Vlrr'nlan-Pllot.)
Cbumbus, Ohio. July ".?The Ohio As?
sociation of Democratic Clubs was or?
ganised to-day with General E. H.
Flnley. of B?cyrus, a? permanent
chairman, and Charlies L. Swain, of
Cincinnati, secretary. About 100 dele?
gates had assembled in the Board of
Trade auditorium when Ihe convention
was called to order. I he resolutions
adopted re-allirm allegiance to the Chi?
cago platform sind "demand the renom
Inatlon of that fearless chantploh of ihe
Democracy ami peoples' rights. Wil?
liam Jennings Bryan." The resolutions
"We appreciate nnd honor the cour?
age ami heroism of our soldiers am!
sailors In He.- war with Spain and the
unwarranted and Inexcusable war
against the Filipinos, and we declare
tho conduct of the national adminis?
tration as to the Philippines to be re?
pugnant to every line of the constitution
and the Declaration of Independence
We bellovo with Thomas Jefferson in
i" ace, commi reo and honest friend?
ship with all nations, entangling alli?
ances with none.' "
"Wo denounce the attempt to engraft
militarism and autocracy as a part of
our system of government, under the
guise of patriotism and devotion.
Trusts are the offspring of the Vicious
money and tariff systems imposed upon
the country by Ihe Republican party;
their sole object I? to, and they do,
concentrate the bulk of national wealth
In the hands of a few, while the others,
Including the laborer, who produces all
wealth, are being reduced to industrial
and political serfdom, and we demand
that any article, the production on
price of which U controlled by a cam
bine or trust, shall be placed on the
??We demand the election of United
State? Senators by direct vote of tho
A SIGNIFICANT EXPLANATION IN
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Lend m-,- Jnly-7.?In the House of
Commons to-day Sir Henry Campbell
Dannerman, Liberal lender m the
House, asked the Government leader, A.
.1. Balfour, If be had nny statement to
make on the apparently olllclal com
trtUlll 'lltloil published in the Times to?
day, giving the names of a number of
Officers said to have been oulered tu
proci ? d to South Africa for the purpose
of organizing the residents as well ns
the pol 11 e and local forces at various
points on the frontier.
Mr. Balfour replied that lie was not
aware it was an official communication,
lb- .added that no contingency had yet
arisen which, In the opinion of the
Government, necessitated a material
in. rense in the forces now in South Af?
rica, lie add. .!:
??\Ve. however, think it necessary, un?
der Ihe existing Circumstances, to take
Stich steps as mr.y bring the present
force up to the proper standard of effi?
ciency and mobility. The war odlce
would have been extraordinarily want?
ing in its most obvious duties if It was
not prepared for nny emengency."
YELLOW FEVER SPREADING RAP?
IDLY IN SANTIAGO.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Santiago do Cuba, July 7.?Four new
cases of yellow fever, all In tho city of
Santiago, were olllclally reported to
dry. Two ."oaths wer.: reported. N>
olllclal report was received from Bonla
to camp, but it Is known that the .sit?
uation there is serious.
The two principal hotels .if the city
are now Infected. The camp on tho
Motro road is so far healthy, but a
dangerous element, very difficult to
control, exists In the presence r>! num?
erous American adventurers who are
usually hard drinkers and refuse to
respect the health regulations.
Up to date one hundred and thirty
two cases have been reported, anil
Velluv. lever lltcrrAMlng,
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.)
Washington. D. C, July 7.?Surgeon
General Sternberg has received a dis
pal ii from Major O'Reilly, at Havana,
dated yesterday, in which he saya that
Major Havard telegraphs there are a
few in.ire cases of yellow fever.
He also announces tint there is good
nc.VS from tii ? camps, where the fever
is checked, .mil that no further case la
expected except among Americans In
Three Men Killed.
(By Teh rraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, July ".?Three men were
killed In an explosion in the Hurd
mines at Port Oram, near Dover, N. J.,
to-day. The men were reconstructing
an old shaft when a tank of oil explod?
ed. The dead are: Edwards Mills, su?
perintendent; Frederick Sheriff nor,
William Murphy, all of Bort Oram.
Mills was Instantly killed. Sheriffner
and Murphy were thrown to tho bot?
tom of the shaft Into water and were
Meli Known Flnniioler nenrt.
(By T-legrnph to Virgtnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, July 7.?Colonel A. T.
Britton, first vice-president of the
American Security and Trust Company
and widely known in llnnnclal circles
all over the country, died at his country
home near this city to-day, ? _
THE SLAYERS OF
Tried and Acquitted on the Ground
of Self Defence.
ACUfNALDO'S FESV5E HAND
l'<"? r I in mi y Showed II.nt I.mm nuil
Oilier Oflircr*. Und 4 oniptreil to
Kill dm President? WHove Louder
fililfi, ilnel Boon Nirciigtln-nt'd by
Dead, of nu icival-linier N?rvl?
van?Kalian of Main ? Wiicniou
S.ICCeoilH 11 ale,
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pilot.) j
Manila, July 7.-7:30 p. m.?The trlnl
at Cabanatuan of the slayers of General
Luna, the Filipino leader who was as?
sassinated by the guartl of Agulnaldu's
residence, is ended. The accused were
acquitted on the ground of self defence.
The testimony showed that there was
a conspiracy on the part of Luna and
other ofilcers to kill Aguinaldo and
make Luna dictator.
Luna's death .seems to have strength?
ened Agulnaldo's leadership for the
time. Luna's supporters are now out?
wardly loyal to Agulr.altlo.
Wile of Captain Dickens, U. S. N.,
Burned to Death,
GASOLINE THE CAUSE
A fulgtilra npliln^ Pol In the IlniMl*
orn Plumber Cnwaea n Terrine- ex*
plonton, IM?jn?.tcr nml Demit?Tilt)
Husband Identifies Ilia Wire** Kv
mains?Two Men Kortonalsr Bnraed
Abiinl Hend mid Face,
(T?y Telegraph to VIrglntan-Pllot.)
Washington, P. C. July 7.?Fire and
explosion In the residence oC Captain
Dickens, United States Navy, at 10:4".
this morning, resulted in the death of
Mrs. Diekens, who was fearfully burn?
ed and died before medical assistance
coultl reach her.
Other persons about the bouse were
severely, but not dangerously wounded.
Captain Dickens' residence is a hand?
some three-story brick building on
Nineteenth street, directly back of the
British Embassy. The first Intimation of
the lire was tt low rumble, followed by
several violent shocks, which blew out
the entire third story front of the res?
ribly burned. AVord was sent to the i
Navy Department, win re Captain Dick- I
ens is next to Admiral Crowninshield I
at the hcud <>f the Bureau of Navlga
tion. The exact character of the catas?
trophe "as not made known to him.
hut he was brought hurriedly to his
HIS WIFE'S BODY.
Arriving there, the scene of desolation
and the ominous faces of the firemen
and oflti ers apprized him of what he
He almost fainted as he was helped
from the carriage up the stone en?
trance steps, Going Inside he Identified
the bi dy < that of his wife. The body
of Mrs. Dickens was borne to the next
house, where a surgeon of the navy re?
The suddenness and fatal effects of
the tire are somewhat similar to those
attending the ratallty at the residence
of Secretary Tracy years ago. which
was not far from the scene uf the pres?
WELL, KNOWN NAVAL OFFICER.
Captain Dickens Is one of the best
knmvn officers connected with the Navy
Department, nnd he was brought into
prominence at the time the" Maine was
blown up at Havana.
lie was 'hen acting chief of the Nav?
igation Bureau, and it fell to his lot to
receive the first dispatch from Captain
Slgsbcc giving Information of that ap?
AN AUTHORESS OF NOTE.
Mrs. Dickens was an au'horess of
note, one of her best known books be?
ing "Around the World In a Man-ot
War." She was also a frequent con?
tributor to magazines.
Fqitlpttimtl <>i V??l u n I pert,
(By Telegraph to Vlrgtnian-Pllot.)
Washington, D. C. July 7.?The ten
regiments of volunteers will- be equip;
ped throughout ns are the regulars,
1 The Ordnance D< partment has on hand
I a sufticient fiupply of Krag-Jorgensen
I rifles and other arms to equip the regl
REV. DU. FRANCIS E. CLARE. WHO PRESIDES OVER THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR CON?
VENTION IN DETROIT.
Tili? weck Is n errat week for tho Christian Endeavor. Thousands of members of tho aociety are nttemlinc the sreat I
convention in Detroit, which la presided orer by Rev. Dr. Francis 10. Clark ("Father" Clark), who founded ihe society ;
years ago. The C. E. pledge oo'.v has orer f>,000,000 slgnaturea, and the society doo* ? (."eat deal of good.
THE SURVIVORS OK BALER.
The members of the Spanish colony
here are lionizing the survivors of the
Spanish garrison of Baler, on the east
coast of Luzon, who returned here last
night with the Spanish commissioners
sent to treat with the Filipinos for the
surrender of the Spanish prisoners. A
dozen banquets have been arranged in
their honor and a. subscription has been
started for their relief. Lieutenant
Martin, Ihe only surviving officer of
the garrison, denies the story that he
killed Captain Morenas. the Spanish of?
ficer who commanded at Huer, lu e tuse
he tried to raise a white Hag. Martin
says the captain died of berrl-berrl.
THE SULTAN OK SULU.
The transport Churruca is to fake
r;. neral Rates to the Sulu islands on a
diplomatic mission. The General will
endeavor to arrange the basis for a
friendly understanding with (he Sultan
of Sulu who claims to be friendly to
Americana. Under the Sultan's treaty
with Spain he received a subsidy.
W11 BATON SUCCEEDS HALE.
General Wheatori Is to take command
et' General Hale's brigade at San Fer?
nand.?. General Hale Is returning to
the United States with the Colorado
Trump Nfentner oiritmi On.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Tilot.)
Miami, Fla.. July 7.?The British
tramp steamer Lanton of 4.000 tons,
from Liverpool to Key West, which
went on the rockts twenty-five miles
south of Miami yesterday, got oft" late
last night and went ashore again in
the same place. An attempt will be
made to floa: her at high tide late to?
Several streams of water were requir?
ed to check the lire.
GASOLINE THE CAUSE.
From the dot.ills of the accident a?
learned from those who were in the
house at the time It appears that Jo?
seph Vaughn, a plumber, und his as?
sistant, were putting oh a gutter to the
rear of the third story roof. Having
completed the Job they descended by
means of n ladder to the third lloor.
Vaughn carried In his hand a lighted
melting pot. As he descended he ile
teotod the strong fumes of gasoline and
through the open door to the front room
caught a glimpse of a woman sprink?
ling some liquid on the ll >or.
A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION.
At this instant a terrific explosl in oc?
curred, enveloping the entire third
story In llamcs. Those outside the
building say there were successive ex?
plosions and that the last ones were ho
sharp and violent they must have come
from souvenir cartridges or other ex?
TWO MEN INJURED.
The two men succeeded In making
their way to the rear windows, where
they fell to a one-story building, and
thonee to the ground. They were se?
verely burned about the hands and face
and were carried to the hospital for
A SORROWFUL SCENE.
The most sorrowful scene occurred In
connection with the recovery and iden?
tification <,f Mrs. Dickons' body. In the
midst of the excitement the first report
was that the blackened body in the
upper story was that of the wife of a
distinguished admiral of the navy. He
wns summoned from his home nearby
and not only detected the mistake, but
also gave the first definite information'
that Mrs. Dickens was the one so hor
JOE WHEELER'S BOOK.
DEALS WITH CAVALRY OPERA?
TIONS DURING CIVIL WAR.
(By Telegraph to Virslnl.m-P.loc.)
Atlanta. Ca., July 7.?General Joseph
Wheeler has written a book on the
operations of his cavalry during the
civil war, nnd It will be published for
the benefit of the Wheeler Cavalry
Camps throughout the South. At a
meeting of Wheeler's Cavalry Camp A
to-hlght a letter was read from tho
Alabamlan, in which he stated that he
had compiled a lot of notes after the
war which had never been printed. He
signified his intention of sending $100;
to start the work and said he would
accept no royalty- The manuscript will j
be- here to-morrow und the book will be
published at once by an Atlanta Ilrm.
A res liutlon was unanimously adopt?
ed thanking "American" Kn&dss, of
Columbus. O., for tho care taken of
Confederate graves in that city.
WnllcorTrlnl Knurlng i.iirt.
(By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.)
Rtchmonds Va., July 7.?The feature
of to-day's proceedings In the trial nt
Bristol of General James A. Walker,
for shooting Lawyer Hamilton, was
General Walker's testimony. He swore
that Hamilton was standing up when
he Walker) shot him, and was fumb?
ling at his waist, iini! that he (Walker)
considered his life It: danger. Also that
Hamilton said "I'll blow your d?d
brains out." The Commonwealth Intro?
duced witnesses for the purpose of im?
peaching testimony of some of the wit?
nesses for defense.
Argument of the case will begin to?
The Valuation Placed Upon Norfolk
and Portsmouth Lines.
NORFOLK IN THE (LEAD
the Itonrd of Public Works Qlvea Oat
a n ii mil Statement of Ihe Value of
Knllroad nml Crtunl Properties In
ttie .Mut? ? ."<" Material ChnnsTss
from Urn Assessment* of Lust
(Special to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.)
Richmond, Vs., July 7.?The annual
Statement of the Hoard of Public
Works showing the value of railroad
and canal property and the tax thereon,
was Issued to-day.
It was announced that there were not
many material changes from the as?
sessment of last year. The following
figures taken from the report will be
Number of miles of railroad and canal
properties In Virginia, 3,690.
Aggregate v?l?e "of roadways ;tTiTl
tracks or canal bods. I3S.928.560.
Aggregate value of real estate not in?
cluded In other classes. $1.822.751.50.
Aggregate value of rolling stock, etc.,
Aggregnte value of stores, $275,451.68.
Aggregate value of telegraph lines,
Aggregate value of other personal
property which would be taxable if the
same belonged to an individual.
Total value of nil property both real
and personal, 155,459,454.09.
Total tax on real and personal prop?
erly at 30 cents on the $100 for the
support of the government, $168,378.59.
Total on real and personal property
at 10 cents on the $100 for the support of
public schools, $55,469.53. .? e
Net Income. ?1,340.001.38.
Tax on net Income at oi$
Total tax. $235.238.12.
TUB BIG UOJ
The'1 bis corporations a
ollows: ? " .
Atlantic &. Danville. '$7.^trdj^?yi?p
on main Hue; total tax, $7,759.92.
Atlantic Coast Line, $1" 000 per mils
on main line; tax, $U>.30S.77.
Chesapeake & Ohio, $15,000 on main .
line; tax, $52,261.83,
Norfolk & Western. $15.000 On main
line: tax. $75,370.70.
Southern, $15,000 on main line; tax,
The Norfolk street railroad is assess?
ed at $26,000 and $26.000 per mile in Nor?
folk city, and $10.000 In Norfolk county.
The Norfolk. vVilloughby Spit and Old
Point railroad Is assessed at $5,000 per
The Portsmouth Street Railway Com?
pany's ro.nl !? assessed at $10.000 per
mite In the city and $5.000 In the county.
The Port Norfolk road Is assessed at
$3.000 per mile.
The Norfolk and Ocean View road is
assessed at $5,ooo per mite.
OTHER STREET CAR LINES.
The Richmond Railway and Electric
Company Is assessed at $20.000 per ml'e
In Richmond; $15.000 In Rat ion Heights;
$10,iMO in Rrookland district, and $15.too
The Traction Company Is assessed at
SCil.OCO per mile in Richmond, and $18,
000 In Henr'.co.
The Richmond and Manchester Hall?
way Company Is assessed at $5,000 In
Ilenrlco, $10.000 In Richmond and Man?
chester, and $5,000 In Chesterfield.
'I'tin ?'?.e of .Tlolliienit X,
(By Telegrnph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot>
New York. July 7.?Assistant District
Attorney Osbornc announced to-day
that the arrangement of the evidence
alleged to connect Roland B. Molineaux
with the death of Mrs. Katharine J.
Adams Is now practically completed.
The evidence, both new and old, ac?
cording to Mr. OBbOrne, will be pre?
sented to the grand jury on Tuesday
It Is understood that Assistant Dis?
trict Attorney Osborne, when the tes?
timony in the murder case Is brought
to the attention of the grand Jury, will
enden vor to Introduce as evidence some
enlarged photogrnphs of Mollneaux's
handwriting, which have been made
from specimens In the possession of ths
Kenrtrd For Rravftry.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, July 7.?Captain Breve
ton, of the Twenty-fourth Infantry.
Wh > distinguished himself during ths
Santiago campaign, is to be appointed
to the eolonency of one of the volunteer
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! Local News?Paees 2. 3 and 5.
I Editorial?P?se i.
t Virginia News?Pages 8 and o.
! North Carolina News??n>e 7.
j The W'orul of Sport?Pae;e 6.
I Portsmouth News?Pages 10 and 11.
Berkley News?P?se tl.
Real Estate?Page 12.