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V(XL. VI.-NO. 51.
yO?FOLK, VA., \VEl>ljjSSD?^ ATJGTJST 29, 1900. EIGHT PAGES.
TU K EE C Iii XTS PJSIi COPY
The Biennial Parade of Uni?
formed Pythians in Detroit.
MANY OFFICERS WERE AFOOT.
, Tito rollen Arrangement* Wero Ample und
Uio Tcmncrntuio I a li ly Cool^ Major
Oouernt tjrtinnliui:, Mounted Upon QoV
crnor rioRrde'H Splendid Horse, .lend*
llu, Parade?Tho Siipt'omu Lodge Hulda
u Brief- nnd Uneventful Session ? Flfty
- live Grand CluincoIlurH Take Degree.
.(By. Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) I
Detroit. Mich., Aug. 28.?Tho mili?
tary division of the Order of Knights
of Pythias did Itself proud In its bi?
ennial parade this afternoon, and the
vast crowds who witnessed the In?
spiring pageant gave enthusiastic ap?
proval all along the march. Nine
thousand uniformed and h'el me ted
Knights and musicians inarched in
rapid and orderly manner over the
luute of live miles, and were olliciully
reviewed first by Supreme, Chancellor
Sample and before dismissal by Ma?
jor General Carnahan, commander of
the Uniformed Rank.
? LACK OF HOUSES.
The Ohio brigade, with more than
2,000 men in line, was ihe leader In
point of numbers, and niude a splendid
showing. Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illi?
nois, and Michigan were next. Very
few Siates were wholly unrepresented
In the line of march. One British ting
was seen In the parade, carried by the
The police arrangements were admi?
rable, and the temperature fairly cool.
Tho only drawback was lack of horses.
All tho headquarters und most of the
brigade ofllcors were well mounted, but
a considerable number <if the regiment?
al field oUlcers were afoot.
(; K X BRA L CA RNA II AN.
Major General Carnahan rode at the
head of the parade, mounted on Gov?
ernor Plngree'.-. splendid chestnut rid?
ing horse, and followed by his staff
of forty mounted officers. Indiana had
the right of the line, und other regi?
ments included Virginia, Georgia and
Kentucky. Numerous commands,
?mailer than regiments, were attached
to brigades from States other than,
THE SUPREME LODGE.
But one session of the Supreme Lodge
was held to-day. Little business was
transacted beyond reading the bfllccra'
reports and their reference to commit?
tees. Klfty-flve grand chancellors were
given tin; Supreme Lodge degree. A
committee on credentials was appointed
and will report at to-mnriow's session.
SUPREME CHANCELLOR'S AD?
In his bi-ennlul address he said,
among other tilings:
In some of the grand domains there
Is still that spirit manifested of a de?
sire to evade laws made for the gov?
ernment of the order, not in regard to
any particular subject, but all the laws
we have enacted. One of the causes
for this seeming spirit of discontent
is the fact that in many of the sub?
ordinate and grand lodges we have
men lllltng salaried positions both in
this order and others, and In many
cases thu older organizations pay the
highest salary. As a consequence we
find, the latter organizations receive
their best efforts, and, at the same
time, they arc so imbued with the laws
of these rival Institutions they can?
not resist the tcmplutlon to engraft
their peculiar Ideas Into the manage?
ment of the affair.s or the Knights of
Pythals. This incubus, unless removed,
will Hooner or later drag this order we
all love so much down to a mere exis?
tence, instcud of being a competitor for
first honor as the strongest and most
Influential of all secret orders.
Members in a few domains have vio?
lated your stringent legislation relative
to the admission of saloon keepers, bar
tenders and gamblers; others have set
at defiance your laws relative to the
initiation fees and the law relative to
Sunday excursions, using the lodge
name, but calling It a pleasure club,
loudly clamoring for permission to
have intoxicating liquors at entertain?
ments on the theory that other and
older Institutions of a similar nature
STRENGTH OP THE ORDER.
In his roport R. L. O. Wright, of At?
lanta, Ou., supreme keeper of records
and seal, gave the following:
Total number of subordinate lodges
December 31, 1809, 0,740.
Totnl membership, 402,506; net gain
during 'OS and '00, f>8 lodges nnd 21,
237 members. Practicnlly 90 per cent,
of the gain was In 1899. Illinois led in
the gains, with Indiana and Ohio close
seconds. Louisiana suffered a net loss
of 728. The appropriations at the In?
dianapolis biennial in '98 were $93,550,
of which $83,892 had been expended at
the close of the fiscal yenr. There was
a balance on hand of $7,052, and there
has since been received $05,403. . Re?
ceipts of grand lodges were $408.590,
and with a balance on hand, the credits
?were $561,210. Disbursements were $373,
638. There lias been expended for re?
lief $1,335,515, and grand domains had
on hand December 1. 1899, $1.833.451.
Tho total assets of the grand do?
mains are $9,246,130. Lodges outside
of grand domains have expended for
relief $3.651; cash on hand, $4,4S5, and
. The report of the supreme master of
tho exchequer shows a totnl of $3,371,
601 on hand June 30. 1900.
fn the sixth biennial assembly of the
!Pythlan Sisterhood Supreme Lodge,
"Mrs. H. P. Libbey. supreme chancellor,
reported the question o? admission of
colored women to membership as hav?
ing been disposed of by debarring a
colored woman from taking the second
degree after she had passed the first.
Grand Army Veterans Parado.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)'
Chicago, 111., Aug. 28?For four hours
and a half to-day the thinning ranks
of the Grand Army of the Republic
passed In review before their leaders
and before probably a million specta
tors, packed In almost solid masses
along the four miles of the line of
parade. It marked the climax of the
thirty-fourth annual Encampment of
the Association of Veterans, and was,
according to Communder-ln-Chlef
Shaw, tho greatest parade since that
day In Washington, when the hundreds
of thousands of veterans, tho most
powerful urmy on eartlf* marched in
review to their final dlsbandonment.
Oommiinder-in-Chiet Shaw remained
standing until the last veteran had tiled
"We will never have another parade
like It," he said, turning .to Bishop
h'allows. "The comrades are getting
old. The years are pressing them
closely. Hut this one will live in our
SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY.
IT WAS ATTENDED BY' MANY
(By Telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.)
Columbia, S. C; Aug. 28.?The Dem?
ocratic primary In this State to-duy
has been attended by many surprises.
The general election is a mere ratlliea
tlon of the primary, and all Interest
centers In the latter. The Issue has
been dispensary or prohibition. Col?
onel James A. Iloyt, of Greenville,-was
the Prohibition nominee, and the dis?
pensary was represented by Governor
M. B. Mi.Sweuny; F. B. Gary, speaker
of the House of Representatives; A,
Howard Peterson and Rev. Walter
Whitman. The latter has been a can?
didate for office eighteen years, and
Snator Tillmnn, who claims paterni?
ty for the dispensary, came into the
campaign and fought Col. Hoyt. As
a result of this interference Tlllninn's
name has been scratched by 20,000
voters, although he has no opponent.
Colonel Hoyt, the Prohibitionist, will
probably lead McSweeny by ten thou
f=an votes. There will be a second
primary two weeks from to-day, and
the Issue between Iloyt and McSweeny
will he close.
A surprise wus the large vote receiv?
ed by J. II. Tillmnn. for Lieutenant
Governor. He Is a nephew of the Sen?
ator. He will run it over with Colonel
John T. Sl'oan.
Stale Treasurer Tlmmerman is de?
feated by Captain U. H. Jennings. All
other State officers succeeded them?
selves. The race for Congress shows
Talbect, Stokes ami Elliott sncceed
themselves without opposition; Finley
will he TTeaten by Strait: Stanyarne
Wilson by Joseph T. Johnson and
James Norton l?y Lieutenant Governor
THE KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE.
CONVENED TO AMEND STATE
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-Pllot.)
Frankfort. Ky., Aug. 2S.? The ?Ken?
tucky legislature convened in extra
sessloti to-day. Both houses adjourn?
ed after reading Governor Beckham'?
brief message, which stated that the
only purpose lor which the session was
called was to amend the State election
law. The message stated that the law
was a good one, hut that party and
factional prejudice had been engender?
ed against it to such an extent that it
was thought best to make changes be?
fore another election was held. The
''Imaginary Ills, whether physical or
political, should be treated as well as
real ones. Your task In this matter Is
a difficult one. You cannot satisfy
everybody. I do not desire to suggest
in detail any law for your considera?
tion. I have confidence in your judg?
ment and wisdom, and I believe that
you \vlll'earnestly and patriotically set
tri work to frame u law In appearance
as well as in fact so fair and so just
to all parties that no honest citizen
run lind fault with it."
Tho Republican minority will wait
for the Democratic majority to take
the Initiative. The Democrats held n
caucus to-night to till vacancies and
consider changes In the election law.
There are scores of election bills for
MR' DRYAH WELL PLEAQCP.
WITH ACTION OF POPULIST NA?
(liy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 2S.? Mr. Bryan to?
day expressed himself as highly grati?
fied over the action of the Populist
National Committee at Chicago In en?
dorsing the nomination of Mr. Ste?
venson lor the Vice-Presidency. -He
"I am very glad that Mr. Stevenson
has been endorsed by the populists.
He Is thoroughly committed to the
principles set forth in the Kansas City
platform and deserves Cue support of
all who believe In these principles. To
have nominated any one else would
have weakened the ticket. The Popu?
list organization will profit rather than
suffer by this evidence of its willing?
ness to place the triumph of principles:
An Appeal to Populists
(By Telegrauh to Vlrginlan-Pllot.)
Chicago, Aug. 23.?George F. Wash
burn, treasurer of the Populist Na?
tional Committee, In an interview to?
day criticised the substitution of Ste?
venson" for Towne as tho Populist
Vice-Presidential candidate, hue closed
by appealing "to Populists everywhere
to Work earnestly with unceasing vi?
gor for the election of Mr. P.ryan. Ho
is the greatest reform crusader of the
age and Iiis election must be assured.
In saying this, I voice not only the
.sentiment of Senator Butler, ChaTrrifltn
of the National Committee, hut also
what I believe to he the true senti?
ment of the party throughout the
Hanna Will Nurso the West
(By Telegraph to Virginiun-Filot)
New York. Aug. 28.?Senator Hanna
announced to-day that lie will leave
Tuesday or Wednesday of next week
to go West, where he expects to re?
main to the end of the campaign. He
said he might possibly return for n
couple of days, but that will depend
on the situation.
Mr. Stuart White Killed.
(Special to VIrglninn-Pllot.l
Richmond, Va? Aug. 28.?Mr. Stuart
White was killed in a runaway at
Christianburg to-day., caused by his
horse being frightened at a piece of
paper in tho road. He was thrown
from the buggy and his neck broken.
He was one* of the most prominent men
of that section and leaves a large fam?
LI HUNG CHANG
WILL BE HELD.
The Admirals Have Notified the
Foreign Legations at Pekin.
CHINA'S IMPERIAL FAMILY.i
The Peace Envoy Will bo Ucld on Hoard
Ship Until Alter Peace Negotiations
Have Keen Duly Inaugurated -The Em?
peror and Empress a Long Distance
From Pekli. United States PhtpatoUe?
Lost?Troops Diverted toMuuila-Aiuer
ii in Ladies Safe?Cuutnlu Myers III.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) I
Paris, Aug. 28.?Admiral Courrejolles,
the French commander in Chinese
waters, has cabled to the Navy De?
partment here that a council of tho
Admirals has notified the foreign lega?
tions at Pekin that it has been decided
to hold LI Hung Chang on board ship
until the opening of negotiations be?
tween the Powers and China.
-NO NOTICE IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, Aug. 28.?Tne State JJe
pnrtment has heard nothing of any in?
tention to interfere with the movement
of Li Hung Chang. The report iron,
the French Admiral at Tuku to the
contrary is believed to refer to an in?
cident of the past, when Li Hung
Chang contemplated a visit to Pekin
by way of Taku und the Pel Ho and
not to the present.
EMPEROR AND EMPRESS.
London, Aug. 28.?A special dispatch
from Shanghai says the Chinese ofti
elals there have informed the foreign
Consuls that the Emperor, the Dow?
ager Empress and Prince Tumi have
arrived In the neighborhood of Tai
Tai Yuan is the capital of the Prov?
ince of Shan, adjoining the Province of
Chi- Li and Is 210 miles southwest ot
Washington, Aug. 2s.?Adjutant-Gen?
eral Corbln has received a . dispatch
from General Chuffee, saying that he
IChaffee) had received no dispatches
from General Corbin since August Uth.
This was the date on which the allied
army attacked nnd entered Pekin.
Many dispatches have been sent by !
General Cor-bin since that date, .arid
the cTelhy in their delivery is astonish?
ing* even with the strange conditions
Which have existed in China. Like the
I Conger dispatches' the one from Gen?
eral Chuffee is undated. The only ex?
planation that can be made as to this
lack of dates Is that the dispatches
have been butchered en route, prob?
ably through China.
Washington, Aug. 2S.?Tho First
United States Cavalry, which arrived
at Kobe, Japan, has been diverted to
AMERICAN LADIES SAFE.
(Copyright, 11100. the Associated Press.)
Tien Twin. Aug. 25.?(Via Taku, Aug.
27.)?Fifty' Americans, Including the
Misses Condlt-Smlth, Woodard and
Paine, have arrived here from Pekin,
which city they left five days ago.
The commissary department la pre?
paring to establish an extensive win?
ter base at Tong Ku.
Lieutenant Waldron. of the Ninth
United States Infantry, received a
serious sniping wound while patrolling
at Hoshiru (?) (Hoo Se WToo).
The Russians, Germans and Japa?
nese are constantly pushing troops on
Tho Miss Woodward referred t? In
the dispatch from Tien Tsln is unjr
(ibiibtetny me tiuutMiim1 or Mis. wumi
ward, wife of M. S. Woodward.
Tien Tsin. Aug. 24.?(Via Taku, Aug.
27.)?Officers who have arrived here
from Pekin report that General Chaf
fee, commanding the American forces
in China, Is making all the necessary
preparations to maintain 15,000 men
through the winter.
Fifteen of the American wounded. In?
cluding the marines wounded during
the siege of the legations, have ar?
rived here by boat from Pekin.
Myers (?) (possibly Captain Myers,
of the United States Marine Corps), is
suffering from typhoid fever and can?
not be moved.
A large batch of refugees are due
The American signal service corps,
co-operating with thnt of the British,
has completed the telegraph line from
Taku to Pekin.
Captain John T. Myers, or "Jack"
Myers, as he Is familiarly known, who,
act ording to a dispatch received at the
Navy Department in Washington from
Admiral Kempff. July 5, was assigned
to command the legation defenders at
Pekin, was born in Germany and was
appointed from the State of Georgia,
entering the marine corps in Septem?
ber. 1SS7. He is the reputed author of
the famous satirical poem, "Hoch der
Kaiser," which involved Captain Cogh
lan In so much difficulty, lie was at?
tached to the flagship Baltimore, and
afterwards was assigned to fluty with
the marines on board the battleship
SITUATION AT ?MOY.
Hong Kong, Aug. 28.?General Goto,
from the Island of Formosa (Japanese
territory}, commands the Japanese
forces occupying Amoy. Large bodies
of troops have been landed nnd Nor
denfelt guns have been mounted, com?
manding the city. Many Chinese are
The British cruiser Isis sailed from
her'; under sealed orders to-day. It is
thought probable she Is going to Amoy.
Canton is oulet.
The large merchant guilds are feed?
ing the poor in order to prevent a dis?
AFFAIRS IN PEKIN.
(Copyright. 1600, the Associated Press.)
Pekin, Aug. .21.?(Via Taku. Aug 27.)
?Three Russian, two Japanese, one
British and one American battalion
searched the imperial park, south of
?he city and about live miles out. for
"Boxers." No nrmed force was found
but only a single Chinese scout, who
The Jarancsc are In possession of
the Imperial summer palace to-day.
The winter palace here Is slill closely
guarded. The Hussluns wish to de?
A southward movement began to-day
and will continue, but several detai h
ments will remain to protect converts
ATTITUDE OK RUSSIA.
Washington. Aug. is.?The statement
Is made that the Russian Government
for- one in willing to deal with LI, ot
course, upon properly framed condi?
tions, and this appears to be born*! out
by the earnestness with which Mr.
Wollant, the Russian charge, is seck
Ihjg to Impress upon the State De?
partment the entire agreement between
Russia and the United States as to
China.' At least he Insisted that Rus?
sia wishes to prevent the dismember?
ment of China, and also that her aul
mtiling purpose now is the restoration
of order and the safeguarding of the
futun?. Under these limitations, it is
urgedihere that Russia's objects can
be achieved us well as those of the
United Slates by dealing with LI Hung
? 'hang, who occupies the advantageous
position of being the only Chinese per?
sonage, so far official accredited, as
a peace plenipotentiary.
WHITK HOUSE CONFERENCE.
Acting Secretary Adee found sutll
cient matters of interest in these three
calls to-repair to the White House late
In the afternoon to confer with the
President.; It Is quite certain lhat our
Government i? w illing and anxious to
do all 11 can to bring about a speedy
sUlemetit of the Chinese difficulty
and a "retirement of the forces. Rut
It is determined that no proper ad?
vantage, is to be lost through this wish,
and the Government will not be co?
erced by foreign combinations of
threats'of combination against our In?
terests." ' ' ?
LI HUNG fcHANG'S CREDENTIALS.
The attitude of the United States is
that- Id tfifng Chang's credentials ap?
pear authentic. They were promul?
gated by what appeared to be a gen?
uine imperial edict, duly transmitted
tlfrougli the. accredited Chinese Minis?
ter. Mr. IV?, and the United States is
willing to accept them at their face
value? at lensl lor the present.
HUMOR NOT CREDITED.
The Administration, from the advices
It has iecr-lve-1. does not credit the
rumors that Russia, Japan and Ger
mnny Ihtewl to declare war against
China, and It is willing to accept all
disclaimers of ulterior purposes on the
pan of tho'Powers. Just what would
be done In' ease some of the Powers
inaugurated war for tho purpose of
territorial aggrandizement Is not
known, and the Administration Is not
disposed to cross that bridge until it
BARONE88 VON KETTELER.
Publicity was given to the following
cablegram received by the War De
jL"Taku, China (no date). '
"Have offered assistance to Baroness
von Ketteler; will furnish transporta?
tion to Nagasaki also.
AN AMERICAN BY BIRTH.
Haroness von Ketteler, the widow of
the murdered German minister to
China, Is an American, being the
daughter of President Lcdyard, of the
Michigan Central Railroad, vyliosu?
home is til Detroit, Mich.
This telegram, which was called
forth by an Inquiry from Washington
on the 1,7th, taken in connection with
the press report of tho arrival "( MWs
Mary Cond it Smith at Tlcu Tain In
safety on tho 26th, lead.-, lo the hope
that the Baroness Is with the llitlc
party of rescued Americans at Tien
Inquiry at the Slate Department us
to the personality of the persons named
in the press dispatch among the refu?
gees show that besides Miss. Condlt
Smith, who IS the Bl.8l0r-ln-law of Gov?
ernor General Leonard Wood; oL,Cubu,
there is a Miss Payne, a resident of
Milwaukee, WIs., and Mrs. and Miss
Woodward, of Chicago, mother und
Washington. Aug. 2S.--No confirma?
tion comes from any quarter of the
report from Russian sources that the
Chinese have captured Pekln, and the
War Department Officials here com?
pletely discredit the story.
A D V A NCI Ni 5 NX > I IT II W A R D8.
Vienna. Aug. 2S.?The commander of
the Austrian armored cruiser Kaiserin
Maria Theresa, in a dispatch from Che
Foo, which is not dated, reports that
Russian and Japanese lumps are ad?
vancing northwards from Pekln.
Croker's Candidate for Governor
(Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) .
New York, Aug. 88.?A Story i:; cir?
culating In Democratic circles in-night
that ex-Senator Murphy is Richard
Croker's candidate for the Governor?
ship nomination. The story arose
from a remark made by the Tammuny
London. Aug. 2:1.?The Daiy Mall this
mor-rting claims to have the highest
authority for the assertion that Lord
Roberts' has already succeeded Lord
Wolseley as Comniander-lii:Chlef of
NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Republicans Will Nominate Can?
didates in Every District.
WILL HAVE PLENTY OF BOODLE
The ?ovevn?-Asked to I to wove the Politi?
cal Disabilities of an Old Confederate?
Cuught in a Severe Sunn storm-.A La?
bor Day Proclamation I?ttie<l--l>t>ut!i of
a Prominent Uiuilnesa Man?Program
for Meeting ot the A iiicrlom Uankoia'
Associ.it ioiwAsscssuieiit of Properly.
(Special to Virglnlan-PHot.)
Richmond, Aug. 28.?The" Republican
Executive Committee, which met here
last iiluht, having issued an edict that
candidates must be put up in each dis
triot of the State, the Republican com?
mittee of this city lias been culled by
Chairman John L. Grubbs to assemble
in this city next Saturday to decide
upon the lime and place for holding the
nominating convention, it la said that
September 16th will bo the dale and
Manchester the place. Mr. C. P. Snead
will no doubt be the nominee.
The Republicans, it is understood,
will have money to spend in some of
the doubtful districts, but they du not
expect a great deal, as llunna seems
to be having some trouble in getting
A prominent Republican said -to-dny
that the rank and tile of that party
were now running things; that the
days of bosses were past. He did not
regard Park Agnow in the light of a
boss by any means.
A SAD CASK.
A case about Which there are many
pathetic features came up In the Gov?
ernor's office to-day when a petition
was filed for the removal of the politi?
cal disabilities of William A. Haines.
Raines was a gallant and brave Con?
federate soldier. He was a courier for
General Rohorl K. Loe, having enlist?
ed about April. 18(12. in the Thirteenth
Virginia Cavalry, Cham bliss' brigade,
William 11. V. Lee's division, and re?
mained in service till the surrender at
Appomattox, where lie was paroled.
His father was also In the Confederate
army, and was Major 1:1. L. Raines,
Twelfth Virginia Infantry. Mahone'a
Ill 1871, at Hie January term of I he
County Court of Prince George county,
Raines was convicted of assault and
battery on. James It. Moore, and sen?
tenced to seven years Imprisonment in
the suite prison. This offense was com?
mitted n few years after the war, when
sectional feeling ran high. Moore was
n Federal soldier and was endeavoring
to Kidnap Raines' sister. Rulnes ran
after him with u gun. tired at Moore,
but missed hint, killing Moore's horse,
in 1ST7 Governor Gilbert C. Walker
commuted Raines' sentence, whose con?
duct in prison .had been exemplary.
After his release he felt so humiliated
that he went to an obscure part of Pat?
rick county, where he remained till a
year ugo, when ho removed over the
linn Into Stokes county, N. C. The
papers presented to the Governor set
forth that "the petitioner has taken
heart again. He Is u member of the
Presbyterian Church. If restored to
citizenship he Will make a good citizen
and he is now held in esteem by his
neighbors. Raines is a poor man, com?
pletely cowed by his Imprisonment, but
hlfl friends want tills request granted
for his splendid record as a Confede?
rate soldier and for the good he can
do as a private citizen and because it
is right that it should be done."
A SNOW STORM*
Commissioner of Agriculture George
W. K?lner, who Is now at Colorado
Springs, Col., writes that ho was
caught In a severe snow storm on
Pike's Peak a few days ago, and wished
for a while to be back in Virginia with
tho thermometer around the 100 mark.
Governor Tyler to-day issued tho fol?
State or Virginia,
The lof;islatui e of Virginia, having
passed a law s-ttlng apart the first
Monday or September of each year as
Labor Day. which should he observed
by nil toilers us a day of rest, improve?
ment and (Mijovmnnt: Now. therefore,
I, J, Huge Tyler, Governor or tin: State
or Virginia, do hereby recommend und
request that on Monday, September 3,
1?0O. all places where labor is employed
within this Slate, shall, us far as pos?
sible so to do. be closed, so that all
toilers may luo.pporlunlty to assem?
ble together and enjoy the day as one
free from all cares and labor. Thus
may the worth and dignity of labor
obtain public attention, and Its, true
greatness and value to the prosperity
of the State and nation be impressed
upon lhe public mind and its purest
hopes and aspirations be a happy real?
Given under my hand nnd Lesser
Seal of the Commonwealth, at Rich?
mond, this the 24th day of August,
in the year or our Lord nineteen hun?
dred, and the 125th year or the Com?
I Seal.) J. IIOGE TYLER,
IJy order or the Governor:
J. T. LAWLESS,
Secretary or the Commonwealth.
Mr. Beverly E. Shore, one of the
most prominent young .business men
In Richmond, died at his home, No. 110
North Eighth street, at 9 o'clock this
morning. II,; hud been a sufferer from
consumption for the past year. Mr.
Shore gave his personal attention to
his business until a week or two ago,
when he became too ill to do so.
He was (he head or the wholesale
drug firm, or B. E. Shore & Co., exclu?
sive agents in this section for several
of the largest drug Supply manufac?
turing concerns"!]! America, and though
a young man, it is said of him that
these firms had implicit confidence In
him, and at any time would extend him
almost unlimited credit.
Mr. Shore was 33 years of age. He
was born In Nottoway county, y but
came to Richmond twelve years' ago.
The program for the twenty-sixth
annual meeting of the American Hank?
ers' Association has Just been Issued.
The body meets here October 2d and
will lie In session three days. The fea?
ture of the meeting will be an ad?
dress <!u the KfeCOnfl day by Hon. Kilts
H. Roberts, Treasurer of the United
Senator Thomas S. Martin and Mr.'.
Martin have returned from their Visit ;
to the Great l<uke region and are now
at their home, at Scottsvllle. The
Senator will be ready to take the Stump
and. otherwise assist in the work of
the Democratic campaign within a few
ASSESSMENT OK PROPERTY.
The assessment of property in Hen
rlco county, which has just been com?
pleted, shows the value of property to
be 13,635,246, an increase of $213,219.
WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEA?
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Washington, Aug. 2S.? The Weather
Bureau's weekly summary of crop con?
ditions says in par!:
The week ending August 27 Is the
fourth weak of excessive heat In the
districts east of the Rocky fountains,
and while it was dry over the greater
part of the Southern States, portions
of New England and the Ohio valley,
there were in these districts good
rains over local areas and very gen?
eral and abundant rains over the
n?rthern portions of the central val?
leys, southern half of the upper lake
region and In the Middle Atluntie
The temperature conditions for the
past week, as in the preceding week
of August, have been highly favora?
ble for the inpul development of corn.
As a whole, the week has been vet y
favorable for corn over the greater
part of the principal corn States, more
particularly the central and northern
districts, but over the northern por?
tion of the Gulf and South Atlantic
States it was unfavorable.
Except In Alabama, where an im?
provement In the condition of cotton
is reported, tho general condition of
this crop over the central and eastern
portions of the cotton bolt has fur?
ther deteriorated, rust, shedding und
premature opening being generally re?
ported, while the boll worm has been
destructive In the central and western
portions. In Texas cotton has gener?
ally improved In the southern portion,
hut in some localities In the northern
portion was Injured by hot winds.
Picking is in general progress over the
central and southern portions of the
In Western Kentucky, the Carolinas. |
and portions of Virginia ami Maryland
tobacco has suffered from drought, but
In the two lust named States rains ol
the past week have materially Im?
proved its condition. Hi the piiurivvo-j.
I liner(i States *.!??=? ? ei op 1 <o* m:irr? *rwrr
! favorable progress, although sustain?
ing damage from hall In' Wisconsin.
In the Southern Stales the conditions
have not been favorable for full, plow?
LORD ROBERTS' REPORT
PROGRESS OF WAR AGAIST THE
(By Telegraph to Ylrglnlnn-Pilof,)
London. Aug. 2S.?Lord Roberts re?
ports, under dale of Belfast, August
27. as follows:
"Our movements are slow on account
Of the extent and nature of the coun?
try; To-day we made a satisfactory
advance ami met with decided success.
The work fell entirely to M?llers
tvoopn and resulted In the capture of
Bergendal, a very strong position two
miles northwest of DalmunutltB1. I met
Butler at Bergendal shortly after it
was reached by our troops. I am gliul
to find the occupation cost less than
we feared, on account of the npproai h
being across the open for two or three
?thousand yards and the determined
stand of the enemy. The InnlsklllingS
and Second Ritle Brigade (ormed the
attacking party. The latter suffered
most. I hope the casualties do not ex?
ceed fifty or sixty. Ono oltlcer was
killed and two were wounded. A good
many Boers were killed and a pompom
(quick tire gun) was captured.
"Kreuch advanced on the left to
Schwartte kopjes, on the Loydenburg
road, and prepared the way for the
movement of Pole-Carcw's devtslon to?
"Baden-Powell reports that he oc?
cupied Nylstroom without opposition.
As the country where he and Paget
are operating Is dense bush and veldt
It Is not desirable at the present to
proceed further north, and their troops
are returning to Pretoria."
Daughters of Llborty
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 2S.?The So
clety of the Daughters of Liberty met
here to-day in the hull of the Junior
Order of United American Mechanics,
of which organization it Is an auxili?
ary. About US delegates were In at?
tendance. Mayor McCall, of Charlotte,
delivered the address of welcome, while
the response was by National Council?
lor Thomas B. lvey, of Petersburg. Va.
The society now ha. a membership of
48,332 In all parts of the United St de?
and eleven of the councils were organ?
ised during tho past year.
It Is believed John I*. Townsend, Na?
tional Chancellor, will be elected to
succeed National Councillor 1 \ y.
Yollow Fovor at Havana
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington. Aug. The Surgeon
General of the Marine Hospital Ser?
vice to-day receive! a telegram from
the chief quarantine officer of Cuba, at
Havana, stating that during the month
of August. UP to the 26tll, there have
been 204 cases of yellow fever reported
at Havana and ?l deaths. Many of the
cases were very mild. There were
eleven new cases on the 27lh.
CLASSIFICA HON OF NEWS.
j Telegraph N-ivs--P-KJ 1
Locii News-- Pit;:s 2, J, 6.
Vireinii News?Pass 6.
North Carolin? Newj ? Pas?, 7
Portsmouth News?Pages 6\ ?
I bVrklev News ?raje 7
I Shlppin?? Page S.
I Real Estate? i'aje S.
; Markets?Page. S.
NEW QUEEN OF THE
The Alabama Wins Title in a
Magnificent Speed Trial,
IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER SHIP.
AvernRc Speed t?f Seventeen Knots Tor
Hour Mulnfiilnod for Four Hours-An
Ideal Day tor tlio 1 rial-The Course St
leuteil unit Pursued-Chcorod by the
? i, a or tlio Kearsurgo ?* She Speeds by
on tier Course-A fine Day's Work.
"?' -? ?' :
(By Telegraph to Vtrglnlan-Pllot.J ? .
Boston. Muss., Aug. 28.?There is ei'$
new ?itiecn o? the American Navy, the
United' Stutea battleship Alabama,
which lo-duy won the title Jn one of
the moat magnificent speed trials yet
held in the history of the navy. Her
average speed for four hours con?'"\
tlnuous steaming was seventeen knots,
i a iigure not quite as high as that;nade
liv the Iowa, but notable from the fact,
that it gave an idea of the yet undevel-.
ope.', power In this latest product Of
The Alabama was built by the
Cramps at Philadelphia, and while of
the rust-class, she is unlike any of the
earlier creations both architecturally
and as a lighting machine. Built under
contract that required at least a?/',^
average speed of sixteen knots per
hour, she has been turned out to do
seventeen knots or better under condi?
tions that wilt not be termed extra.
THE IOWA'S SPEED.
The Iowa, when she lert her builders'
hands In 1837. was oillcially recorded at.
17.01. Her speed trial was made under
the very best possible conditions. After -
a lapse of more than two years. the :
Kentucky, <m September 24, and the
Kcarsarge, two months later, tame to
the New England const and under
favorable, but not extraordinary con?
ditions, made higher figures of 16.81 and
16.811 knots, respectively. Those kiioja
have now boon, beaten by a harrow',
margin, to be sure, but the Alabama
appan ntly was not made to do but it 'v
Tittle beyond her mean speed. ,?i<..'
THE TRIAL COURSE.
The day for the trial, was an excel
lejU oiH-. The ?tji.v'Ulig line was Uv.0,, ..'
'^fjrnt.'henTThe extremity of Cape Ann.
The course then run about north
northeast for 3.1 nautical miles divided '. $
as near as trianguliition could make' s
them Into live legs. Over this course .
the battleship was to do her four -:
hours of steaming, and In addition was
to be tested fur control and steering-:,
power. An Interesting feature, and as
It proved a sh?mewhat picturesque ,
one, was tho use of sister battle-,,,,
ships as stake boats, five of them be-'1 ?
ing lined up. There was the Texas,
Massachusetts, Indiana, Kentucky and
The Alabama came down to the
starting line about 10:30 under fair '!,
headway and went by as If on a cruise. t.'
The stalte boat was the Texas, and
in the clear light the people on the'
Cape Ann shore could have seen tho
marine spectacle with ease and watch?
ed the new comer until she had passed
the U. S. Osceola, the second mark.
The third leg was marked by the
Kearsarge. and as the Alabama went
by, now at great speed. Captain Fol- .
ger bad his .tackles lined up to cheer.'
This Is not customary, but the great
yell which went up as the Alabama
went by seemed to gather force as it ?
swept over the waves and a cheer went
back. Tho fourth mark was the Ken-/
tucky; the fifth the Indiana: and at
the out-mark, whtcn was not iar out to
sea from Boone island, was the Massa?
chusetts. This latter ship was passed
shortly before half past twelve, and .
then the Alabama was given a few
evolutions to test her helm.
THE. RETURN TRIP.
The return of the Alabama over the
course had little morn of moment than,
the run. She crossed the Mulsh line
about 3:30 with a blast off her own
whistle and a like answer lrom the
Texas, ns the central until she was
(leaving a wake which-In diameter
was not over twice her length. Fif?
teen minutes later the Alabama was
headed for the Boston light, the red
ting of the trial had been displaced by
the Crump's house flag and a broom
had been sent aloft.
The trial throughout, to use Mr. E.
s. Cramp's own words, was a success
In every particular. To quote a mem?
ber of the engineering force the trial
was n perfect one. For nearly three
bus of the outward run the bolters
made steam so fast that the surplus
was allowed to blow off. At the same
tlmo the men In both engine and stoke
rooms suffered no inconvenlenc? from
lack of fresh air, and the temperatures
were not high. The maximum revolu?
tions of the engines were 118. This
figure was only for a hulf hour, the
mean being below this. The highest
steam pressure was ISO pounds, or nino
under the limit. The horse power de?
veloped was supposed to be 11,600, al?
though this figure, liko those for the
speed, will be ofilelally gl\en at Wash?
A FAIR DAY'S WORK.
Mr. Cramp said further that the run.
In his opinion. In which, many naval
men aboard agreed, was not a forced
trial, but a fair day's work, which ho
claimed can be equalled at any tlma
under ordinary conditions. Moreover,
he said that tho trial was the most
remarkable the country has ever hern.
The Alabama will be ready for delivery
to the government in pIx weeks, when
she will go Into commission under
Captain W. H. Brownsoa. The trial
to-day was under direction of tho
Board of Inspection and Survey, head?
ed by Boar Admiral Frederick Hogers.
Among the guests on board worp Cap?
tains Bohr and Fcrnsen und Linut*n
ants Sverhieff and Yas?leff, of tho im?
perial Russian navy.
Washington. Aug. 2S.? The census
Sun Francisco, just announced by.
Census Bureau, Eg 312,782; increase
43.745 or 14.64 per cent.
Booton'3 population Is 660.592, a
.of 112.415, or 85,07 per cent