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FOR MID AGAINST
Second Day's Session of Confer?
ence in the Windy City.
A SLIM ATTENDANCE
DcbnfU on Resolutions Cut VIT
yiiMi'lii's Fur and Agni n?it i ho Tn r
' IfT-.Hrniy Dclrfrntca Afrcclcit Ijj
Kiiiml-Uoveviior riiiRrrc Atloiiils
nml Observe tili?? J?o 1? <tpi>?>?< <"
to Truati?Jboius Winded Mpritlicrv.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Chicago, Sept. 11.?The second day's
session or the Trust Conference opened
Jfccre to-day with William Wirt Howe,
of New Orleans, in the chnlr and a
Jailing off in the attendance of both
delcgntes and spectators.
Chairman Howe proceeded at once to
business by putting before the bouse a
resolution introduced by C. Karr, of
Missouri, for the appointment of the
Important Committee on Resolutions,
lie called for a committee of 15 to lie
selected by Chairman Howe. To this
committee all resolutions according to
Mr. Fnrr were to 1>>' referred without
reading or debate. The motion Instant?
ly developed the UlUler-cUirent of strife
between ilu* factions for and against
trusts, which yesterday threatened the
cull vent inn's harmony.
An amendment was Immediately pro?
posed, various speakers vigorously urg?
ing that the resolution be amended to
nllow tho appointments tn the commit?
tee to be signed by delegates them?
selves, one commltteeman from each
The original motion w-aa not acted
upon but the amendment in regard to
the manner of appointment was car?
ried by a standing vote "f '.i!?.t.? 14.
Governor Atkinson, of West Virginia,
rising from a far corner, declared that
it Is unfair to bind ilie delegates by
The debate waxed warm and (Ille?
gales clamoring for recognition rose in
?flijvery part of tho house.
THE SI-KEF OF DEATH.
Ex-Governor Luce, of Michigan,
thundered that the reference of a com?
mittee without reading or debute meaill
that many a well meant effort would go
to sleep in Uk? hands of the committee,
nml "sleep the sleep of death." At this
pally there was a ripple of merriment
?which censed with the clamor of others
who wished to be heard.
The pro-trust people nhd the antki
?were fearful, it became evident, that
one side or the other would secure con?
trol and bind I he minority to some?
thing of which they disapproved.
Edward Itosowater, editor of the
Omaha Bee, amid epplause, In an in?
formal speech, declared Hint the people
of the United smtes had the courage
nf their convictions. He nvorred that
the conference should adopt such reso?
lutions as it saw lit.
Tt remained for Mr. AV. Bourke Ooeh
ran to repeat his performance of yes?
terday, when he restored the linrmony
Which wns lost in an endeavor to se?
cure a committee on programme. Upon
bis suggestion it was finally decided
that tho Committee on Resolutions
should consist of not only one repre?
sentative, from each Stn tcv.j&?iigiiUuu..
but of each notlonnl orgnnlznHon. To
this committee it was rono'ved that al'
resolutions bo referred without reading
THE TARIFF DISCUSSED.
Mr. Dawson Purdy. of the Now York
Tariff Ifofnrni Club, and Byron AV.
T-Tolt. of the New Kngland Free Trad?
ers' Club, made anti-'iir'ff speeches.
John V. Sermion, of Illinois, look up
the cudgel on b'ehnlf of the protection?
ists. He called forth a storm of min?
gled hisses and applause by declaring
that it was a brave man. who. after
the experience nf the last few years,
?would advocate a policy of free trade.
Thomas TJpdegrnff. of Iowa, followed
Mr. Se.mlon in a defence of tho tariff.
A pa nor under Hie caption. "Exeesvt've
Fnanclhl Energy," prepared by Horn tin
TV*. Seymour, was road, reasoning that
?without the tariff tho trust is impos?
Tito afternoon session was devoted to,
papers on the "Relation of Agriculture
to Trusts.'' Dudley AVooten acted as
cbnlrmnn nf the session, but presided
over delegations even thinner than they
?wcre during the forenoon. AA". Bourk?
Cochran was mimed from the ranks
of the New York delegation, but those
gentlemen assort that he had not for?
saken the conference. An Kastern del?
egate slept through the entire session,
a pronounced example of an ennui
"which affected many others to a lesser
Governor Pingrce was in attendance,
and at the close responded to a clamor
from the pit to speak. He merely ob?
served (hat he was opposed to trusts,
for reasons, lie said, which he would
tell those who attended in I he evening.
Samuel IT. Greet ey, of the Chicago
Board of Trade, spoke on "The PrOtect
tlon of American Grain Markets from
Railroad, and AVaiehouse Monopoly."
He was followed by .1. C. Hanley, of
St. Paul, delegate from the National
Formers' Allinnre and Industrial
The last speaker of the afternoon was
Major Benjamin It. Tucker, of New
York, editor of en anarchistic paper.
Ke gave his view of trusts from the
standpoint of the anarchist.-The speak?
ers with on accord overstepped the
twenty minutes allowed each snecch.
At the close nn opportunity for discus?
sion was afforded, but a motion to ad
-Journ wns overwhelmingly favored and
The following Committee on Resolu?
tions was announced: ? ?
Florida, Dr. John F. Forbes; Nation
al Grange P. of H., S. XI. Kills, Ohio:
Illinois Commercial News Association,
Samuel 13. Donnelly; American Federa?
tion of Labor, Samuel Gompers; Na?
tional Alliance Theatrical Stage Em?
ployes, Lee M. Hart; United Garment
Workers, Henry White; National Asso?
ciation of Manufacturers, Theodore C.
Search; National Grain Growers' As?
sociation, S. H. Grecly; National Farm?
ers' Alliance and Industrial Union. John
Hill, Jr.: Travelers' Protective Associa?
tion of America, M. .W. Phalen;
Knights of Labor, J. G.' Sch?nf?rber:
National Singlo Tax League, Louis F.
Post: Bricklayers' International Union,
M. R. Grady; Association of Western
Manufacturers, Walter Field House;
United States Agricultural Department,
Washington, D. C, Prof. H. F. New
comb; Delaware, Henry Alloway.
BRYAN TO SPEAK,
At the conclusion the conference ad?
journed after the announcement had
been made Ihr.t to-morrow night there
would he an address by Wi Bourke
Cochraii, or New York, and W. J. Bry?
an, of Nebraska.
THE TRANSVAAL'S REPLY.
FORECAST RECEIVED BY BRITISH
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
London, Sept. 11.?A forecast of the
first draft of the Transvall's reply to
the last note of tthc British Secretary
of State for the Colonies. M?r. Chamber?
lain, now under discussion by the
Volksraad lias been received by Mr.
Chamberlain, but Its nature Is not yet
At the Colonial Office a reporter of
the Associated Press was Informed that
nothing will be given uut for the pres?
It wns regarded as significant, how
over, that the nature of the Uocr re?
ply was comjminlcnled to the com?
mander In chief. Field Marshal Lord
Wolsclcy, who Immediately summoned
General Sir George Stewart While, V.
('., former quartermaster general, the
prospective commander of the British
forces in Natal.
OOM PAUL'S 11 KP I V.
The tension now existing here and at
the Cape may be temporarily s< tiled a:
any moment by the publica;km of Pres?
ident Kruger's rep y. im the other
hand, it may he several days before the
general public learns what answer the
Transvaal has made. If Pr?sident
Kruger has answered defiantly, i: does
not necessarily mean the immediate
breaking off of negotiations. The Brit?
ish would probably reply with an un
mi*^liviV)<le.^lUi''K'1 1L is scarcely
to their advantage to bring about hosir
tllltles until tin- reinforcements nre
nearer the scene of action than Ihey
arc at present. Whatever the nature
of President Kniger's rjeply It is prob,
able that several more stages of dip?
lomatic processes will he gone through
with before there is definite war or
pence, unless, of course, Presldchl
ICruger should take the Initiative an.I
raid Natal. U is the possibility of this
move that makes definite news .?:' his
reply so eager and anxiously waited.
The Consul General of the South Af
rican Republic, Mr. Montagu White;
said to a reporter of the Associated
"I have good authority for believing
that the Transvaal reply will be unsat?
isfactory to the British Government."
I LAAD SHOULDER TO SiloUI.DF.lt.
Hlocmfontnin, Sept. 14.?The members
of the Baad of the Oninge Free State
hnvc been notified to be ready to he
summoned for ? n extraordinary session
at a moment's notice.
The burghers of the Orange Free
State, nt a meeting just held, passed
si resolution to iUtinii shoulder to
T, h era I dor Ullll IhV Transvaal in case or'
DEFENSES OF PRETORIA.
The Capo Town correspondent of the
Daily News says:
"A thousand men arc engatred In
strengthening the defenses of Pretoria.
Trenches are being excavated and
earthworks constructed. It Is report?
ed thai both Rands will adjourn at th?
end of the week to enable members to
consult their constituents on the ques?
tions raised in Mr. Chamberlain's
A PAPER SUPPRESSED.
ACTTON OF GENERAL LC.'DLOW
(By Telegraph to Virginian-riiot.)
?Washington, Sept. 14.?Secretary
Root has approved the action of. Gen.
Ludlow in suppressing the lleconccn
:r:ulo, a paper formely published In
Havana. After the paper hail been sup?
pressed the publishers appeared in
Washington and protested to the Sec?
retary of War that the notion of Gen.
Ludlow wns an infringement on the
rights o:" citizenship. They petitioned
to have the order of Gen. Ludlow re?
volted. The Secretary referred the whole
matter to Gen: Brooke for. report, who
in turn referred to Gen. Ludlow. The
report of Gen. Ludlow, endorsed by
Gen. Rronke, has been received nt the
War Department, and Sccro'ary Root
disposes of It in the following endorse?
Washington, Sept. 14, iRflD.
The Reconcehtrrdn appears to have
her-n a vile publication. Its suppres?
sion raises no question of the liberty of
the press. Every government is bound
to protect the community ngalnst public
indecency. In this us well as In other
forms. It is to bo regretted that the
persons responsible for the publication
cannot he criminally punished.
The order of Gen. I udlnw is approved
and the Petition is dep'ert.
Secretary of War.
: xpr??lllm? < nininIvIoner Koalgtt*. :
: Rome. Sept. 14.-The Trihuna says :
'. that Slrncr Tnmnsco Villa, nresl- :
: dent of'the Italian f'.">ir,m!s=<on to :
: the Par's Exposition, has resigned. :
: as ;i protest agn'nst the verdict of ;
: the P.enncs court-martial. :
Opened With Appropriate Cere?
monies at Philadelphia,
Opening- In AllciMlcil by IHMIiikuIsIi?
c?l Visitor* From All Nrctlona ?r
Hio Country ? Director General
Wilson nml Uovcruor Ktono l?o
liver A<l<lre*sea?Kxpoalllou I tirn
i ll Over lo City und Thrown Op n
to itao 1'nbllc.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlnn-Pilot/)
Philadelphia, Sept. 14.?With cere?
monies unattended by ostentation the
National Export Exposition was for?
mally opened at noon to-day. Hundreds
of distinguished visitors from all sec?
tions of the country were in attend?
ance. Including representatives of the
diplomatic corps, ofllccrs of the army
and navy, scientists and business and
professional men. Atter the benedic?
tion byvArchbishop Ryan, which con?
cluded tlK; ?dedicatory exercises, a incs
sagc was received from President Mc?
Kinley extending greetings and offi?
cially opening the groat exposition.
When the message had been read the
chorus of COO voices and ttie audience
sang "The Star Spangled 15.inner," ac?
companied by the United State.-. Ma?
rine hand ami the big exposition organ.
The llrst event of the d-.iy was the
landing of Admiral Sampson anil the
officers of his squadron at Chestnut
strei i pier at 10 o'clock. Carriages were
in waiting and (ho naval oUlcers were
driven to the city hull.
OFFICIALS VISIT GROUNDS.
Promptly at 11:16 o'clock the company,
In the -Mayor's ofllce, including Gov?
ernor Stone and others, re-entered the
carriages and were conveyed to tho
exposition grounds, preceded by a pla?
toon of mounted police and escorted by
250 marines from the North Atlantic
squadron and the Marine Land.
Arriving . t the grounds, the distin?
guished guests were escorted to the
platform in the auditorium. In the
absence of P. A. It. Widener, president
of the exposition, the first vice presi?
dent, \V. \V. Koulkrode, delivered the
address turning the exposition over to
the Governor of Pennsylvania. Direc?
tor General W. r. Wilson delivered an
address on ihe. "Inception, Purpose,
Plan and Scope of the Exposition."
VISITORS WELCOME D.
Governor Stone made an address wel?
coming :ho visitors, accepting the ox
position find turning it over to the
Mayor of Philadelphia.
Mayor Ashbrldgd accepted the exposi?
tion from tho Governor and then Con?
gressman W. P. Hepburn, of Iowa,
chairman of the Congressional Commit?
tee of Interstate and Foreign Com?
merce, delivered the oration nf the day.
The benediction \v-;s pronounced by
Archbishop Ryan, of thi3 city, and at
its conclusion President McKinley's
message was read, and the National
Export Exposition became a fact.
At the conclusion of the exorcises the
auditorium was thrown open to the
public, and the prominent gucs's In?
spected the buildings, grounds and ex?
FIRST- DAY'S ADMISSIONS.
While tho exposition is not ready in
every detail, the condition of tho big
show at present is fully up lo the ex?
pectation nf the management. There
was considerable delay In getting somr
of the exhibits in place, but it is ex?
pected all will have been put in posi?
tion by the time a week has elapsed.
There was a l^rge crowd at the ex?
position to-night. The admissions for
?h* d?y und night aggregated abaur
To At'cnil ni>irry RrrcptInn.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 14.?Colonel A. R.
Lawton, of Savannah, was to-day ap?
pointed by Governor Candier to take
command of the Georgia militia which
goes to Now York to take part in the
reception to Admiral Dcwey.
There will be about 12 companies to
go from Georgia. The Atlanta com?
panies arc practicing nightly in front
of the Grady monument to the delight
of thousands of people. A large amount
of money has been subscribed, and
when the battalion starts North it will
be in the best of style.
Colonel L-.iwton was commander of
the First Georgia during the Spanish- j
American war. and Is the best all round i
military man in Georgia.
ADMIUAL WATSON PF.POHTS CA?
PITULATION Ol* HADEM AO.
(By Telegraph to Virgin! in-Pilot.)
Washington, Sept. 14.?The following
dispatch has been received at the Nevy
. Manila. Sept. 14.
Secretary of Navy, Washington:
Davidson, commanding Paraguay, re?
ports engagement at Balemao. Ves?
sel struck many times ritle shots: no
casualties. Paraguay silenced insur?
gents' lire In twenty minutes; range
from 400 to 000 yards. Occasion cap?
ture Filipino schooner which Davidson
Bnlemao Is In the province of Mas
bate, south of Luzon and north of
(By Telegraph to Vlrgininn-Pilot.)
Washington. Sept. 14.?Secretary Root
lias ordered the Twenty-eighth Volun?
teers. Lieutenant Colonel Leonard, from
Camp Meade. Pa., and the Twenty
ninth, Colonel Ilardin, from Fort JIc
Phcrson, Cla., to San Francisco, to em?
bark for the Philippines. The order Is
In the same form as that issued to
Filipino Police Orcitiilzoil.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Manila. Sept. 14.-6:05 p. m.?The
Filipino police, numbering 250 men arm?
ed with revolvers and clubs, became op?
erative at Manila to-day. The force is
controlled by the provost marshal, and
was reviewed on the Luneta.
TM - TARTAR CLEARED.
Sil Ii WILL PROCEED HOME AT j
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.I
Washington, Sept. 14.?Clearance
papers have been allowed the Tartar at
Hong Kong. It id expected that she
will proceed to the United States at
once. The Information that clearance
had been allowed came in n dispatch'
to Adjutant-General Corbln this morn
lit'S front Colonel Metcalfe, command-.
; Ing the Twentieth Kansas and the
I troops aboard the transport. Another
dispatch Crom Colonel Metcalfe. in re
I ply to one sent yesterday, states that
:he Tartar was no more overcrowded,
and that the food was as good as on
other transports leaving Manila. He
said that the trouble arose among the
discharged regular soldiers, who were
returning home on board the ship.
('llpfiliiB l-'rom it llrenriL
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Terra Haute, Ind., Sept. 11.?A big
crowd was present this afternoon to
see Bumps, driven by his owner, clip a
quarter of a second off the wagon rec?
ord of 2:0S'..j, made by Sunland Belle
at Cleveland. The horse moved like
clockwork, and despite the cold weath?
er and the heavy wind, ho finished
the mile with a runner in 2:OSV4. es?
tablishing a new world's record to
wagon with an amateur driver up.
CSovrtioi' I.cnry llciietien (Jim til.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Sept. 14.?Capt. Leary,
the Governor General of the island of
Guam, has reported his arrival at his
post on the steamer Yosemlte, under
date of August 7. The collier Brutus
and the surveying ship Nero arrived
nt the same Island August 13 and Sep?
tember 7, respectively.
'Iho ItroyfiiM Affair.
London, Sept. IS.?The Paris cor
: respondent of the. Dally Telegraph
"It Is certain that Dreyfus will
: be liberated. The only question to
: b? Bettled Is one of ways nnd
Noah Findley, Colored, to Hang at
WANT TO BEAR A^P/iS
miller Xonnvca *'orp?, l'nlorrd, ?>:
Wnahlngloil ?oliisc i<? WtirreiHoti
to ii. ip Olflirmo I ?niiurlnitlltiii
I>i?3'? Uli? Council Protest Asnltiftl
Xliotr Brli>?ln& Arm?-Illclllliuud I
lllnm Will Ho Modo n Scpnrnlr
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Richmond. Vri., Sept. 14.?Noah Find-1
ley, the negro highwayman and would
be murderer, will be hanged at Pulaski]
to-morrow. Governor Tyler this morn?
ing absolutely declined to interfere, and.
gave the following reasons for his ac?
"The prisoner was convicted by a
jury of honorable men, who state cm;
oath that they were unbiassed and
could give prisoner a fair and impartial
trial. The law in its wisdom allows!
them to inflict the death penalty.
There is no question of the prisoner's
guilt and no mitigating circumstances
urged as a reason lor clemency. 1 there?
fore decline to interfere witli their ver?
As stated in yesterday's Virginian
Pilot, Fmdley was given the extreme
penally for attempting to murder and
rob Major J. 11. Daist, of Pulaski. The
effort to secure a commutation of sen?
tence was based on tne ground that
limine influence was brought to bear
on the Jury.
WANT TO UK AR A It MS.
The ncgroee* of a portion of tho coun?
try an: arranging for a great emanci?
pation celebration at Warn m m on the
22d. In order that his command may
participate, ('apt. \V. s. Thompson, of
the Duller Zouave Corps (colored), of
Washington, has written Governor
Tyler, asking permission for his com?
mand to enter the State upon that oc?
casion, bearing arms.
Tho same mail that contained the I
colored officer's request also brought a |
letter from Mayor John It. Spllman, of
Warren ton, endorsed by County Judge
f. M. White, protesting against the
permission being granted: In his pro-1
lest he s.iy.s:
"At the instance of our Council, I
writ,? to ask that this permission be
refused. It in supposed that a large j
number of colored people will be hen
on that occasion; our police force id
small, and our people are uneasy as it
is. ami to allow armed soldiers would,
in our opinion, bo a dangerous experi?
Tho matter has been referred to Gov.
Tyler at Fast Rad ford.
NOMINATIONS FOR LEGISLATURE!.
Harry 13. Ay res, son of ldx-Attorney
Gener.il Itufus A. Ay res, was nominat?
ed for tho House by the Democratic I
convention of Buchanan, Dickinson and]
Wise counties at Cllntwood yesterday.
The Senatorial question was not mcu-|
G. J. Goulman. of Westmoreland, was |
nominated for the House from West?
moreland and Northumberland to-day.
He Is an avowed Tyler man and had I
no opposition. The resolutions declared j
for election of U. S. Senators by the]
people and endorsed Congressman W. i
A. Jones. There was no Martin dele-1
gate In the convention.
WILL REFUSE ZO?AVES' REQUEST
A special hist night from Fast Rad
ford says that Governor Tyler will re?
fuse the request of the Washington
colored Zouaves to go to Warren ton
on the 22nd. j
GOVERNOR WILL VISIT CHICAGO.
Another letter has been received by
the Governor from the Committee oi
Arrangements in reference (?> the >ny
ing of the cornerstone or the Public
building in Chicago, slating that the
Governor and his staff will be I he
guests of the Committee, President Mo
Klnley will be present, iho Prosldiml of
Mexico, and the represcn nllvoa of Eng
lend and Canada, The Governor has
decided to visit Chicago upon ihe occa?
sion, ami his staff will go with him.
BLUES GAIN THEIR W1STL
Ever since Ihe Spanish war tile
Richmond Light Infantry Blues have
been endeavoring to Induce the Gov?
ernor to allow them to become an inde?
pendent organization, us was the case
before hostilities. That they have car?
ried (heir point is shown by the follow?
To the President nf ;he Richmond
Light Infantry nines Association,
Dear Sir: After considering tho writ?
ten application from your association
and hearing tho statement of th- offl
cers-olect of the- active companies I
hove concluded to allow tho formation
of a battalion, consisting of the two ac?
tive companies, as soon ra practicable
after they shall have been legally mus?
tered into service.
Of course you will understand that
while I desire to encourage the Dines
nil I can, I cannot Kind do not surrender
tho right to put these companies into
a regiment should such a step be found
desirable for the good nf the service.
(Signed.) J. H?GE TYLRR.
I ISLAND OF SOMARA.
INHABITANTS ANXIOUS FOR
'By TV.egranh to Vlrsinlan-PllotA
Washington. Sept. 14.?Mall advices
received at the War Department from
1 Manila state that the natives of the Is
land of Samara are praying for the
speedy arrival of the Americans, and
will welcome the hoisting of ihe Amer?
ican ilag. It is said that as a result or
the forcible collection of taxes by emis?
saries of the Insurgents, who take all
they have, the natives arc in a state
of semi-starvation. They have no faith
in the Tagalos. and they earnestly de?
sire American protection. An Insurgent
leader, General Lucbnn, has bolted to
Japan, taking witli him S'J.COO collected
by him for the insurgents. The agents
of the insurgents endeavor to compel
Ihe natives to Join their forces, which
they will not do. The condition of the
island Is rapidly approaching riot
and anarchy, as the heavy and con?
tinued drag upon them In the form of
tribute exasperate the natives, and
they threaten desperate resistance If It
A BIG EXCURSION
lynchnuna suxday school
GOES TO NIAGARA.
(By Telegraph to vlrginlan-PIIot.)
Lynchburg, Va'., Sept. lt.?The de?
parture of the excursion of Court
Street Methodist Sunday school for
Niagara Kalis this morning marks an
epoch in Sunday school excursions in
the South. If not in the United States,
in view of the magnitude and success
of the undertaking. The train was in
two sections, in nil seventeen passen?
ger coaches, two dining cars and a bag?
gage car, and s>3S passengers were
aboard. The two sections were in
charge of Superintendent 10. F. Sheffcy
and Colonel .lames B. Gregory, of the
Sunday school. Caterers, doctors, den?
tists and two-score of commltteomen
wore aboard to look after the comfort
of the tourists. They go over the
Southern. Baltimore and Ohio and Le?
ttish Valley railroads, and arrive at
Niagara at midnight, remain there
twenty-four hours and reach home Sat?
urday night. People from all over this
section of the State Joined in the ex?
SOUTH CAROLIN'IAN WANTS TO
j (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Columbia, S. C, Sept. II.?The follow?
ing challenge to mortal combat was ca?
bled this morning to Count Ferdinand
Walsln-Esterhassy, at his address In
"Sir?Relieving you to be answerable
for the misery and humiliation of Cap?
tain Dreyfus, of the French army, and
he, Captain Dreyfus, not being able to
call on you personally for satisfaction,
j 1, as an American, free born, loving llb
' eriyi do volunteer in my own right to
meet you on the Hold of honor in behalf
j of Captain Dreyfus at any time and
I place agreeable to you.
I (Signed) "PAUL E. AYEJL
"Anderson, S. C."
,\.vor Is a son of the late General
Ayer, of the Confederate army, and was
a sergeant of tthe First South Carolina
Volunteers in the Spanish war.
A GRAVE CHARGE.
AMERICAN OFFICIALS AT MANILA
(By Tclecraoti 10 Virslntan-rilot.l
Denver, Col.. Sept. 14.?Napoleon E.
Guyot, late private of Company G, First
Colorado Volunteers, who, during the
last three months of 1898, served as a
clerk under Major Kllbourne nnd later
under Lieutenant Colonel Potter, audi?
tor of public uccounts, Manila, pub?
lishes this evening a signed statement,
in which tho gravest charges of cor?
ruption are made against the Ameri?
can officials In Manila. He says an
examination of tho vouchers forward?
ed to Washington will show that exor?
bitant prices are paid for all kinds of
supplies purchased In Manila; that vast
quantities of hlghrclasa Avines and
other supplies have been purchased os?
tensibly fin- the Spanish hospitals while
In the American hospitals only the
coarsest supplies are furnished. He
snys court-martials of private soldiers
charged with selling government pro?
perty have been stopped because they
would result in the exposure of official
rascality. The robberies ho asserts will
aggregate an enormous sum.
Opi?o?e?l (<i l'r?>? ?'oHVo.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pilot.)
Santiago de Cuba, Sept 14.?The
measure declaring free Importation of
coffee from Porto Rico to Cuba has
caused a bad Impression in tho city and
province of Santiago. Tim -planters
held a meeting yesterday, and after a
prolonged discussion, agreed to cable
?Sonor de Queseda, In Washington, a re?
quest to present a protest to President
McKinley. They declare that such a
regulation will kill the Cub.in coffee In?
dustry and leave thousands penniless.
The Santiago Chamber of Commerce
at Its meeting to-day adopted a reso?
lution of protest.
KoMicr? will l.cnvp I'nlin,
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Sept. 14.?The Adjutant
Gen? ral received the following dispatch
from General Brooke to-day:
Havana, Sept. 13, 1S99.
Adjutant General, Washington;
Depot battalions, First and Eighth
Infantry, leave for States on Bufort to
! night. The Second und Tenth Infantry
will return on McPherson, which left
New York fith; the Fifth Infantry Is
ready to move as soon as transport ar?
rives; expected on 18th;
BROOK K. Commanding.
The Ty tor I'mniy Kenn ion.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Sept. 14.?The Tyler
family representatives, who have been
in attendance upon their fourth re?
union, devoted themselves to-day to
seeing the sights and exchanging rem?
iniscences, genealogical and otherwise,
as people of family do under such cir?
cumstances. A great many of them
went' to Mount Vernon this afternoon,
and there was a considerable contin?
gent which visited Arlington.
I'lttrllcn Brill?. 4; .-it try.
(By Telegraph tc Virglnlan-Pilot.)
Sious City, Sept. 14j?-In # a special
match pacing race to-day for a purse ot
jtt.OCO, Patchen beat John R. Gentry in
two straight heats. Time, 2:03 and
The Corner Stone Laid Yesterday
With Imposing Ceremonies. , I
AN ELOQUENT ORATION
A Jlognlflcont Homo For.KccouBbtau
I.o?lSo-Wlll Coil Aboni 825,000.^^
IMt%n? Drown by Porlsmoutb ^^111
cliltrct ? Vice-chancellor Mlo??J||j
omclatoa i?? ftlnator or CtrtmonlM i^
?Tulling liultfbt? EntoJfColnod,
Hampton. Va., Sept. v 14.-r-Hampt;on |
was la gala atttro yesterday, which \
had the effect of making that whola J
section of the country akin with friend?
ship, charity and benevolence, especl-,;,?
ally when Invaded by a portion of th?
army of Knights of Pythias, whoso,
very foundation Is built upon those
principles. . -1 ; ?'?
There was, of course, a reason fori.;
this, and that was tho laying ?f tho:
cornerstone of tho new and magnificent
home of Kecougbtan Lodge, Knights of
Pythias, of that prosperous town. Tbo^V
decorations were general, and much'Inr1'"
lerest was shown by. the whole popu?
Invitations hnd been extended to the':':
First Virginia Regiment, U. R. K. of Pffffl
which was commanded by Brigadtei;;
General D. J. Turner, of Norfolk, and
Virginia Company, No. 2, of Norfolk;
Portsmouth Company, No. 16, and At?
lantic Company, No. l, the, two lattet
from Portsmouth. They responded as ?
bodies, which, In conjunctlon with D,vJ,';;:|,'
Turner Company, of Hampton, and sev?
eral individual uniformed Knights
from Suffolk and other nearby places, ;
made a very Imposing spectacle. In?
deed, the parade being complimented ,.;
very highly. Kecoughtan Lodge brought,
j up the rear, augmented In numbers by '-.
! several visiting brothers from the dif?
ferent subordinate lodges of the State.
The occasion was enlivened by ex.- ,
cellent music, the whole under the com-- ?
mnnd of Colonel Qeqrgo Battley, of thevi^
'.First Regiment, Ut It: K. of P., forming :>
one of the grandest clvio ? demonstrative
tlons seen in Hampton for many years,^
TUB STONE LAID.
The officers of the Grand Lodge of "'.?"?
Virginia, with the exception of Grand
Chancellor Cntlett, of Lexington, who' :.
was unavoidably detained at home, .'5
were present. Captain Charles T,
Bland, the Grand Vice Chancellor of - '
the State, filled the position of master . ;
of ceremonies and laid the cornerstone v";
In strict accordance with the ceremonies".',
laid down In the Pythian ritual for
such Interesting and auspicious occa-. 'L
alons from a Pythian standpoint before.:.
an Immense assemblage.
The cornerstone being duly laid, Su- Su?
preme Representative D. C. Richard- .
son, of Richmond, was Introduced as :
the orator of the occasion by Mr. S.
Gordon Cummlngs, and the speaker,
held the attention of the vast audloncci;:
till the close of his masterly effort,
which was a gem of thought, and; de-V'./.
llvered with the fluency, ease and graco .
equal to many whose names as orators%
have become household words.
Mr. Richardson was in good voiced
and mnnv of his flights, of r>rntnfy',w'"**i>_
applauded to the echo. But his ?tt?rV'3$
ances in reference to the good, tha
great order of Knl?hts of Pythian 1? '
doing and tho many monuments it Is ::J
building In the way of castle halls ;ls vv
evidence that tho Grand Chancellor of;
the universe has set his seal of ai>?';i~0
proval upon their efforts.
At the conclusion "of the oration, th'sv/
procession was reformed and marched .- ?
to the armory building, where refresh-t
ments were served by Kecoughtan
Lodge, the ladles of Hampton being.;-'
particularly conspicuous by their uhtlr~V:v]
lug efforts to make every one' feeP'aV'Wj
homo and enjoy the hospitality of the i
? Hampton Knights and their good ':'????]
' daughters' and sweethearts. . . "f*
THE NEW CASTLE,
j The building will cost, when com
i pit ted, about $25,000. It Is on the main, V
; business street, and will have two
: stores.on the ground floor, with a. the??' :j
I ire on the second and lodge rooms ;o?.
I the third.
'I'h.' style of architecture Is modern,
and is pronounced by those who ari;?
experienced in such matters, as belnj
particularly attractive and appropriate
ate. Mr. Edward Overman," of Portai ^
month. Is the architect.
The Norfolk and Portsmouth Knights,^'-;
after expressing their thanks to :tho ;':
ladles for their attention at the collars
tlnn. through Captain Charles T. Bland,: ',
left for their homes.
The Grand "Prelate, W. H. May, - of r
Alexandria, was present. Ho took a'
lively interest indeed in the proceed- ?
Yellow yvvsr Rfpo?,
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-PlIot.) ;
Key West, Sept. 14.?Fifteen ne*
cases of yellow fever have been re- $
ported In the past 24 hours and one?.
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. -1
Teleeraoh News?Paee i.
Local News?Pages a and 3.
Editorial?Page 4. f .
Virginia News?Pa*e 6>
Nonn Carolina News?Pare %
Portsmouth News-rPage J. \?
Berkley News?Kai;? & ?
The World of Sport?Page &
Real estate?Page 8.