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Lays the Corner Stone of Magnifi?
cent New Federal Building.
AND MAKES A SPEECH
Snrrouudod by Mon Who Guide (bo
Diplomatic Itolntious or Tbrce
GaToriinioiili-'I'bo I'realdoiit fro*
nonuccH tho Mono Mot?Tho Pro
filler of Oimnda nndVlce-Vronl...nl
of Mexico, Auioug the Mponltors,
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-PUot.)
Chicago, Oct. 9.?Surrounded by men
who guide the diplomatic relations o?
three governments, and in the presence
of thousands of spectators, President
McKinley to-day formally laid the cor?
nerstone of the magnificent new Fed?
eral building of Chicago. In tho angle
formed by the south and west wings of
Ihe Federal building at Jackson Bou?
levard and Dearborn street, and in
front of the Union League Club, a re?
viewing stand had been erected for
the accommodation of the distinguished
visitors, including Vice President Mar
lscal and party, of Mexico; Premier
Laurler, of Canada, and other notables
of that country; members of President
McKlnley's Cabinet, and the diplomatic
corps at Washington; Senators, Con?
gressmen and other Invited guests, and
when President McKinley threw the
first trowelful of mortar under the
uplifted block of limestone and pro?
nounced the cornerstone sot, one of tho
most notable gatherings ever in ChiL
cago looked on.
The President received a hearty ova?
tion as he drove to the stand. Secre?
tary of the Treasury Gage presided.
Postmaster General Smith made n
speech touching the growth of our pos?
tal service, wealth and territory.
THE STONE .LAID.
Tho actual ceremonies of the laying
of the corner-stone then began. C. E.
-Krenier, secretary of the Federal com?
mittee, arose and formerly announced
that tho stone was ready, and read the
list of articles placed within It. Presi?
dent McKinley was ^Introduced by Sec?
retary Gage, "n.nd as he stepped forward
to recelvo tho trowel from the hands
of Architect Henry Ives Cobb, the
crowds burst forth Into cheers, the ap?
plause not censing until the President
raised his hand. The President then
stepped to the faido of the uplifted
mass of Illinois limestone, and talcing a
trowelful of mortar from the board,
he thrtew It on the base of the stone.
As he did so a band stationed in the
reviewing stand played the "Star
Spangled Banner," und as tho notes of
the national anthem were heard the
crowd again broke Into cheers, the noise
almost drowning the music- President
McKinley then pronounced the stone
set and resumed his sent while the
workmen settled tho stone in Its place.
Senator William E. Mason was next
introduced and mndo a brief address
on bohalf of the city of Chlcugo. The
ceremonies concluded with the offering
of a benediction by Rev. Dr. Gunbulaus.
President McKinley and party then
arose and were again escorted across
tho boulevard to the Union League
Club, where the President was the guest
of tho Fedecal committee at luncheon.
A NOTABLE GATHERING.
Chicago, OcL 9.?Chicago's Auditor?
ium, which has been the scene of so
many notable events, never held a
greater banqucnt than to-night, when
tho Chicago Day banquet was held
within Its walls under the auspices of
the Fall Festival Committee. The great
stage upon which 1,000 people can
easily find standing room, had been en?
larged and a floor built out over the
scats of tho parquet, quadrupling the
floor space of the stage. It is difficult
to decorate tho auditorium on account
of the "beauty of Its own decorations,
hut to-night it was changed by the
hands of the decorators into a speotacle
that for once surpassed itself. Back of
the raised table at 'bho west of the hall
at which President McKinley and the
guests of honor were seated, was an
elaborate pence arch twenty feet in
height, constructed of pastry. It was
decorated with flags tastefully draped
from the folds of which twinkled'hun?
dreds of little electric lights. On both
sides of the arch were great shields
with paintings of the American eagle
and groupings of American, British and
Mexican flags. The balconies were re?
splendent with banners and the coats
of arms of ail States In tho Union.
These were placed at intervals around
the balcony and around each shield
which bore the arms of a State, was
grouped a cluster of small silk ban?
ners. On every table was placed an
elaborate floral piece, representing a
famous battle scene in the history of
the Republic, a scene from the history
of Chicago and other suitable events.
The President, who "was the guest of
honor, sat at a raised table on the right
of Melville E. Stone, the toast master.
OTHER DISTINGUISHED GUESTS.
Other distinguished guests were at
the same table, among them being
Vice-President Don Ignacio Mariscal,
of Mexico; Premier Wilfred Laurler, of
Canada; General John C. Black, Gov?
ernor John B. Tanner, Mayor Carter H.
Harrison, Senor Manual de Asplroz,
Secretary Hay, Secretary Gage, At?
torney-General Grlggs, Secretary
Smith, Secretary Long, Secretary
Hitchcock, Secretary Wilson, General
David B. Henderson, Senator Boise
Penrosn, Major-General Wesley Mer
. ritt, Senator Shelby M. Cullom, Brlga
tiler-General Thomas M. Anderson,
General Russell A. Alger, Minister of
Brazil Charles Page Bryan; Japanese
Minister Jutaro Komura; Senator Wil?
liam E. Mason, Captain Joseph B. I
Coghhtriy"Senator William. B. Allison,
Senator James McMillin, Senator
Samuel McEnery, CommlssionerrGen
eral Ferdinand W. Peck, and General
WELCOMED BY GOVERNOR.
The opening hour of the banquet was
set for C o'clock, but the streets were
so densely packed by the great throng
that had come down to witness the lay?
ing of the corner-stone of the new
Federal building and the afternoon pa
rude, and remained In great part to see
the parade of the evening, that It was
with difficulty one could make his way
along the streets, and as a consequence
It was nearly 7 o'clock when the ban?
quet was in full blast. It was nearly
1U o'clock when Mr. Stone rapped for
order, and brought the intellectual por?
tion of. tho program to the front In a
happy address of welcome, in which he
Introduced Governor Tannor, who wel?
comed the visitors on behalf of the
State of Illinois.
After ho had concluded, Mayor Carter
H. Harrison, of Chicago, and Senator
Shelby M. Cullom, of Illinois, were in?
troduced, in succession by Mr. Stone,
the former extending to tho visitors tho
welcome of tho. people of the city of
Chicago,- and the latter a greeting on
behnlf of the Federal otlicinls of Illinois.
THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH.
Tiie banquet guests knew by their
programs who came next on the list of
speakers, and when the loastmaster
rose to Introduce the President, who
responded to the sentiment of "The
Nation," ho was greeted with cheers
that for a time prevented his voice from
being heard. When quiet had been ar?
rested Mr. Stone Introduced President
McKinley. The President suid:
"Mr. Toastmaster and Gentlemen:
"I am glad to Join you in extending a
sincere welcome to the distinguished
statesmen and diplomats who represent
the great countries adjoining us on the
south und tho north. We are bound
to them both by lies of mutual good
neighborhood. We rejoice in their pros?
perity and wo wish them God-speed In
the pathway of progress they uro so
energetically and successfully pursuing.
MR. BRYAN A
VERY SICK MAN
He May Have to Temporarily Aban?
don His Campaign Work.
NEEDS REST AND QUIET
Tho Domocrntlc I.<?:??!?? r'? Ttiront nnd
I.uug,* ? 1,1 veil von and l'liyHtcInu
RoconttiioiidB a I.oiic Carnation of
C'n II? pit I ten Ins? I'l'lendM Will Tnlio
Mcps to CttHCOl lllS.EllgllgCUieillll
to Npenlt In Iowa?
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Chicago, 111.. Oct. 9.?A special to the
Chronicle from Webster, Iowa, says:
"W. J. Bryan is a very sick man.
Friends who have spent Sunday with
him at, the farm of Fred. White, Demo?
cratic candidate for Governor of Iowa,
three miles from Webster, arc afraid
that Mr. Bryan may have temporarily
to abandon his campaign work not only
in Iowa, but In Kentucky and Ohio.
WHAT HE NEEDS.
"When Mr. Bryan awoke yesterday
morning he complained about his throat
and lungs, but said that he had suffered
from a similar ailment onco before and
that It hud yielded to treatment. Great
crowds of farmers from all over ICeokuk
county called at the White farm to see
Mr. ifryan during the morning, and al?
though ho tiled hard to remain out of
Buoyant Feeling of Expectancy and
Excitement Among Yachtmen.
AMERICANS ARE NERVOUS
A Sonthorly Iucreniluc Droezo Prom?
ised For To>Dny-Tho Crow or Clio
I? ? 'lender .Spends a I>aj M'orliluu'
on Snlla?Mir TU o tuns I.I p ton in
CouUiloiit TbnC Clio C'hnlleugoi
\\ in Win To-JDny,
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
New York, Oct. 9.?There Is a buoy?
ant feeling of expectancy and excite?
ment among the yachtmen to-night,
not that they feel suro of a race to?
morrow, but they know every day will
bo a race day from now to tho finish,
with tho exception of Wednesday. This
agreement of the Regatta Committee
and tho Shamrock pcoplo has proved
popular. It Is a fair proposition and
every one likes tho manner In which
it Is met.
This has been a foggy day down
around the Horseshoe and everything
has been quiet on the fleet there, except
on tho decks of tho Columbia, where
tho crews have been cutting and re?
fitting sails. This is taken In yachting
circles to indicate nervousness. There's
nothing to be gained In trying to put
aside facts. They aro worrying on the
CHICAGO'S NEW ?7,000,000 FEDEEAI BUILDING.
.... The laying of the corner-stone of the Chicago Federal building will rank as tho main feature of President Mc?
Kinley s Western trip. When completed, the building will be used by the postofflce. customs and treasury den art
mf? t'L ?iiS VlC ,0f, ?e bu!ldinS is bounded by Adams, Dearborn Mdha^^m^^jS^^SovS^^- October
D is the twenty-eighth anniversary of the great Chicago tiro of 1S91. e ura' uciooer
THE GREAT SEAL.
" On the reverse side of the great seal
of tho United States, authorized by
Congress, June 20. 1872. and adoDled
as the seal of the United States of
America after its formation under the
Federal Constitution is the pyramid
signifying strength and duration. The
eye over it and the motto allude to the
many signal interpositions of Provi?
dence in favor of the American cause.
The date underneath, 177G, is that of
tho declaration of independence, and
the words under &t signify the begin?
ning of a new American era which
commences from that date. It is im?
possible to trace our history since
without feeling that the Providence
which was with us in the beginning
has continue to the nation his gra?
cious interposition. When, unhappily,
we have been engaged in war. He has
given us the victory. Fortunate, in?
deed, that it can be said we have had
no clash of wars Which has ended in
defeat, and no responsibility resulting
from war is tainted with dishonor. In
pe-ace we have been signally blessed
and our progress has gone unchecked
and ever increasing in the intervening
years. The boundless wealth of soil
and mine has favored us, while our
races of men of every nationality and
climate have contributed their good
blood to make the naitlon what It Is.
POPULATION AND TERRITORY.
"From 3,929,214 in 1790 our population
has grown to upwards of 62,000,000 in
1890, and our estimated population to?
day made by the Governors of the
States, is 77,803,231. We liave grown
from 13 States to 45. We have annexed
every variety of territory, from the
coral reefs and cocoanut groves of Key
West, to the icy regions of Northern
Alaska? territory skirting the Atlantic,
the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacltlc and the
AtcUc, and the Islands of the Pacific
and Carrlbean sea, and we have ex?
tended still further our jurisdiction to
the far away Islands In the Pacific.
"Our territory is mare than four
times larger than when the treaty of
peace was signed in 1783. Our Industrial
growth ha3 been even more phenome
(Continucd to Sixth Page.) t J
doors, his physical weakness mastered
his courage and he had to retire seve?
ral times to his room. A local physi?
cian, who was called In last night to
treat tho invalid, recommended a long
term of absolute rest and quiet.
WILL CANCEL ENGAGEMENTS.
"It Is understood that steps will be
taken by "interested friends to cancel
Mr. Bryan's engagements, which In?
clude two and three speeches daily and
a tour covering the width of Iowa and
ending at Sioux City Saturday."
Omaha, Oct. 9.?In reply to the tel?
egraphic inquiry as to his condition,
Hon. W. J. Bryan replied as follows
from Webster, Iowa, where he Is stop?
ping with Hon. Fred White, the Dem?
ocratic candidate for Governor of that
"My condition was not 6erious, and
I am much better to-day. I expect to
be able to resume my tour to-morrow."
YELLOW FEVER BULLETIN
FROM KEY WEST, NEW ORLEANS,
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pilot.)
Key West, Fla., Oct. 9.?Twenty-five
cases of yellow fever were reported to?
day; no deaths.
New Orleans, 9.?There were two new
cases of yellow fever reported by the
Board of Health on Sunday and two
to-day. There have been no deaths.
At the end of last week there were
a total of twelve cases under treatment
in the entire city and suburbs.
Havana, Oct. 9.?There have been
only threo new cases of yellow fever
officially reported this month, and there
are only five patients now under treat?
ment in the hospitals. It Is believed
that four of these will recover.
Tho sanitary authorities believe that
hereafter only occasional cases will
Columbia; tlioy are calm and confident
on the Shamrock. The reason for all
this la that ihe English boat has done
the better work on the threo days in
There Is good reason for nervousness
among the Americans and nothing has
occurred to-day to diminish It. It Is an
unpleasant truth, but it is just as well
to admit It.
I THE WEATHER,
I The weather Is the Important thing
I now. Threo days of drifting have
changed tho character of the specula?
tion. The weather men in Washington
promises a southerly Increasing breeze.
If It comes It will be a welcome wind
to the thousands of yachtmcn who have
como many miles to witness the con?
test. If this prediction Is fulfilled the
racers will bo sent over the line to,
windward down the Jersey coast, the
courso the same as Saturday's, but
that the order of sailing is reversed,
tho first leg to windward with a run
home. This will bo more satisfactory,
as It gives a better chance for skill In
manoeuvering for tho weather berth at
The fog siren at Sandy Hook omitted
Its doleful warning all day to-day
through the layers of mist. Dreary as
the day was, it broke at least the rule
of a good wind on off days and calms
on racing days, and on all sides there
was hope that the wind for once would
be good and trua. on the day of the
THE COLUMBIA'S SAILS. |
As soon as Hathaway's sallmakers
got through with the alterations of the
Columbia's mainsail this morning, tho
sail was hauled up from below, bent to
the mast, boom end gaff, and hoisted.
After Inspection by Managing Ownar
Iseiln and Captain Barr, it was decided
that the sail was not fit 'to do battle
to-morrow, so It was lowered, and after
some minor alterations It was hoisted
again at 3 o'clock p. m., when. It set
almost flat as a. board, except for a
fow wrinkles up near the head under
A new club topsail was also bent, but
not hoisted. It was mado ttp on the
yard arid covered, to keep it dry, for
the air was full of what old sAHora call
?' ? ?' .
"Scotoh mist." The mainsail was low?
ered soon after 4 o'clock, stowed on the
boom and covered for the night.
- HOPING FOR A BREEZE.
C. Oliver Iselln arrived from the city
on a tug just before noon. When seen
on board the St. Michaels soon after,
"Wo are all hoping for a breeze to?
morrow, so that we may finish at least
one race. I should like to get through
Mr. Isclin did not care to make any
comment on the last race, further than
to say that somo of the newspaper re?
porters criticising Columbia's tactics
were unfair and uncalled for. The
Columbia's crew, he said, were all eager
for the next race. "If we have a good
steady breeze," said he, "I have every
confidenco in the yacht."
THE BRITISH CONFIDENT.
On both Shamrock and Erin an air of
confidenco Is noticeable and the men
will be greatly surprised It they do not
capture the cup. Sir Thomas himself is
ns certain of carrying the coveted silver
cup over to tho Royal Ulster Yacht
Club as ho Is 'that there aro to be at
least three more races, but he does not
care to win on a fluke of any sort. His
sole desire Is for the better boat to win,
and If he cannot win with Shamrock it
is more than likely that ho will come
agnin next year with another boat.
Tho owner of the challenger voiced
tho sentiments of those on the Erin
that there would be no wind to-morrow.
They thought that the fog which huhg
heavily over tho Horseshoe to-day
would not elenr up for over twenty-four
hours, but expressed a wish many
times that King Eolus would ply Ids
bellows vigorously to-morrow, so that
tho racers could have a chance at each
other In something beside a drifting
When asked what had been done
aboard Shamrock during the day. Sir
Thomas replied that the crew had not
touched a piece of rigging or a sail since
tho green craft enmo into her moor?
ings Saturday night, and that his boat
was ready to sail another race an hour
after that of Saturday wus declared off.
WILD BE PREPARED FOR TRANS?
PORTATION TO MANILA.
(By Telegraph to vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, Oct. 9.?Ten of the vol?
unteer regiments last colled out have
recruited their full quota of men, and
will be immediately prepared for trans?
portation to the Philippines. These
regiments are mimbered from the 38ih
to the 47th, inclusive, and embrace all
the white regiments last authorized.?
Six of these regiments have more than
?their complement of men, and the ex?
cess will be transferred to the four
other regiments. The strength of the
ten. regiments Is at present 12,966, being
only 124 less than the total author?
Recruiting will be continued, how?
ever, for the two colored regiments,
and it is expected they will be fully
organized during the present week.
THE INSURGENT COMMANDER
(By Telegrhph to Vlrglnian-riloL)
Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 9.?Senor
Matos, the special envoy sent by Presi?
dent Andrade to the Insurgent com?
mander. General Ciprlano Castro, has
returned here. He reports having had
a prolonged interview with General
Castro and he has assured U. S. Minis?
ter Loom Is that there Is no danger of
further hostilities unless new and un?
expected complications arise.
President Andrede, It Is rumored, will
resign, allowing the peaceful election of
General Castro to the Presidency. Thl3
plan would avoid a military dictator?
Several members of President An
tirade's Cabinet are leaving the coun?
CAPTAIN CARTER'S FINE.
THE DISGRACED ARMY OFFICER
New York, Oct. 9.?Oberlln M. Car?
ter, the disgraced army officer, has
paid the line of $5,000 1mpo3ed by the
court-martial. His check for that
amount was sent to United States Dis?
trict Attorney Burnett.
Mr. Rose, of Cai'ter's counsel, has
been called to Savannah by Judge La
combo, and therefore extended the time
for submission of briefs in the habeas
corpus proceedings until next Saturday.
Tho writ was obtained by Mr. Rose In
an endeavor to save his client from the
additional punishment of Imprisonment
for five years in tho military prison
at Fopc Leaven worth, Kas.
Rectorship heclnrocl Vacant.
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-PiloO
Richmond, Va., Oct. 9.?The vestry of
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, of thi3
city, met to-night and declared the
rectorship of tho church vacant. This
step was taken with a deep regret,
but was rendered necessary by the con?
tinued 111 health of Rev. Dr. Hartley
Carmlchael, who was called to the rec?
torship from Cannda some years ago,
but has been unable 'to perform any of
his duties for about twelve months.
The vacation given him by the church
expired after the 1st or October, and
there Is no assurance of Improvemment
In his condition for a long time to come.
Tho vestry passed resolutions of sym?
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
Teleeraoh News?Pares 1, 6 and 11.
Local News?Pajfes 2, 3, 5 and G.
Vlrclnia News?Pages 7 and S.
North Carolina News?Page 9
Portsmouth News?Page 10 and II.
Berkley News?fage It.
The World of Sport?Page It.
I'.; Real "estate?Page 13
I .. .
They Advance to Within Four Miles:
of Heart of Manila.
.-.? -'/ ;:-?>V<Vl
fjeneral Sonwnn*? Colnmn Conttnnea
AdrnnceTmvnni Sau JFrnnelae? <lo ."
Illnlnbou, i% Filipino Strun?hol?l ?
Cnptnln SitfTortl, of Alnbltmn, Kill,
etl?Americans Soouro evidence
Thitt liipiuu'NO ?ro FnrnlibloK
Aculnntilo with Arms null Amu?u?
Manila, October 9.-1:30 p. m.?This
afternoon a body of Insurgents .was:
seen near La Loma Church, four miles
from the heart of the city of Manila.
They opened fire, tho bullets falling'
among the tents of the Twenty-fifth In
The Americans manned the trenches
and replied n't a range of 1,200 yards.
The Insurgents volleyed and the
Americans used' their artillery.
-The fight lasted an hour, after which
the insurgents retreated. One American
A SUNKEN TUGBOAT.
An expedition composed of the United
States gunboat Callao and Manila, with
an armored flat bout and steam pump,
has left Cavite for tho river Pasig or
Betis, which empties into Manila bay,
on tho north side, with a View of rais?
ing tho Spanish river gunboat Ayat,
purposely sunk in the river by tho
Spaniards, which Is reported to be In
The United States gunboat Helena,
with a body of marines from the Bal?
timore, preceded the expedition to maka
soundings at the mouth of the river.
GENERAL SCHWAN'S ADVANCED
Manila. Oct. !).?Evening ? General
Schwan's column, consisting of tha
Thirteenth Infantry, a battalion of tha
Fourteenth Infantry, ' two troops of
cavalry. Captain Rellly'b battery of tho f
Fifth Artillery and Lowe's scouts, con?
tinued the advance to-day toward San,
Francisco de Malabon, meeting with lit-,'
tie resistance and suffering no casual
tics-. Tho enemy fell back steadily.
Provisions are being conveyed to Rosa-'
rlo, between Noveleta and Santa Cruz.'
10:50 p. in.?Tho American camp to-,
night Is within sight of San Francisco
do Mnlabon, tho stronghold of the in-;
surgents in tho province of Cavite,
where tho Filipinos are said to number
WHITE FLAGS EVERYWHERE.
During the march from Noveleta to
Rosario only a few shots were, fired.
This large coast town was literally
filled with white flags. The Americana
captured two or threo hundred rr.en, ?
many of the Filipinos changing their
clothing for white costumes.
Tho bay of Rosario was filled with
hundreds of boats, in which tho people
had spent an exciting night.
ONE KILLED; FOUR WOUNDED.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 9.?General
Otis has made the following report' to
the War Department of yesterday's
fighting: _ - ?
"Schwan with column 1,720 men, Thir?
tieth Infantry, battalion Fourteenth In?
fantry with' cavalry and artillery, left
Bacoor yesterday morning and proceed?
ed to Noveleta Encountered heavy op?
position, old CaVite and beyond, but
drove enemy, capturing two guns and
Inflicting damage. His casualties Cap?
tain Safford, Thirteenth Infantry, kill?
ed; Captain McGrath, Fourth Cavalry,
seriously wounded, ten enlisted men
wounded. Column entering Rosarto this
morning meeting slight opposition.
Navy vessels and marines at Cavite
made demonstration on Noveleta, while
Schwan advanced at same time. Troops
at Imus attacked Insurgents at San
Nicholas, two miles east of -the city andr
drove them from the road Intersection
there. Four men slightly wounded. En?
emy left six bodies on field."
Washington, D. C, Oct. 9.?Mall ad?
vices which have just reached tho War5
Department from the Philippines, tell
of an Important capture about a month
ago. The small gunboat Callao, whila
cruising in the bay of Manila, noticed
a hanca with a number of Chinese ph.
board going down the coast. The vessel ?
was challenged, and as the men did not
respond tho gunboat immediately se?aad.
the brute a. Upon overhauling tho boat
some $14,000 in money was found and a
number of papers and documents bear-,*
Insurgent general's signatures, with.of?
ficial stamps attached. Thesa docu?
ments were found to be Instructions to
the men to proceed south and recruit
CONTRACTS WITH JAPANESE?.
The guard of Blnondo district mada
a raid on a house that had been under
suspicion as a resort for insurgent
officers. The only persons found were '
two Chinese. Upon searching the pre?
mises, however, a box containing a
number of papers were found, tho
papers conclusively proving the exis?
tence of contraots with Japanese for
the supply of arms and ammunition by
tha latter to tho insurgents.
Washington, T>. C. Oct. 9.?Captain;
Marlon B. Safford, Thirteenth Infantry,.
who lost his Ufo in tha attack on Noy-.
eleta yesterday, was a graduate of tho :
Military Academy In the class of 1879.
He was born at Sclma, Ala., Septem?
ber 1.1856. Ho participated in the cam?
paign against tho Apache Indians in
Now Mexico ana Arizona and took a
creditable part 1n the campaign against
Santiago. In April lost ha went to the
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