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ON ENGLISH COASTS.
Only One Out of Crew of 35 Men
STORMS IN THE CHANNEL.
Fury of tin- Gulo Caused Suspension of Con
thiontal Service Across tho C'luinuel?
Tho Fiercest Storm l''or Tours?Sot-oral
Vessels Driven AHliurti and Otlievu-lso
Damaged und Numerous Sailors Find
Watery Grave? -Thf llurrlonne lteport
ed to 11? Increasing at Queonstovrn.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
London, Dee. 38.?Much dumuge has
been wrought by a recurrence of vio?
lent Storms in the Channel. The fury
of the gale caused a .suspension of the
continental service across the Channel
this afternoon. The hurricane is in?
creasing at Queenstown, where the
observers say it is the fiercest storm
The -Maria, laden with coal, sank at
her anchorage. The hiallS are delayed.
DAMAGE] OX THE COASTS.
Reports arriving from all the coasts
announce damage done by the storm.
Vessels in numbers are seeking shelter
in tin: harbors ami a number of minor
wrecks have i>een announced.
The British bark Primrose Hill, from
Liverpool December 2:i, for Vancouver,
was driven on the Penrh?s rocks, hot
far from Holy head. She hud been
drifting ut> tho Channel under hare
ONLY ONE MAN SAVED.
She broke in two and went to pieces
in a few minutes. One man out of the
crew of thirty-live men was saved hy a
life boat of the coast guardsman,
The Spanish Bteainer Enecurl, last
reported from Bilbao, sought shelter
in Portland Roada and was driven
ashore on the Portland breakwater.
The Weymouth life boat attempted to
rescue her crew nnd it Is believed that
they can bo Baved despite the fearful
BRITISH BARKS DAMAGED.'
The British bark Pe^usus, from
Queens'town December 2? for Sharp?
ness, Which was before Incorrectly re?
ported to have foundered with loss of
h.-i ?ie\V, grounded off Lavernock
Point, but she was subsequently floated
and t?wed to a place of shelter. In
lowering her boats five men were pre?
cipitated Into the water and all but one
The British bark Queen of Cambria,
from Tocopilla August :10 tor Knlmouth,
while being lowed into Fnlmouth, was
blown across the bows of the British
bark Crown of India.
The latter vessel suffered damage to
her head and tho Queen of Cambria
was cut down to the water's edge. She
has been beached and is leaking.
STEAM ERS ASHORE.
A Spanish steamer was driven ashore
nt the Portland breakwater. The Wcy
mou'th life boat attempted to rescue her
crew, lAii uie fearful seas running pre?
The British steamer Penpot, front
Sulu Novcml er ::') for Dublin is ashore
tin the sands between Aboravori and
Briton Ferry. No fatalities have oc?
The British steamer Rosefleld, Which
arrived at Antwerp December 22 from
Pensacola lost part of her deck load
on Hi" voyage.
INN UMERABLE CASU-A LT I ICS. _
In cessnut reports of innumerable
Shipping casualties show thai the gale
was one of the worst known in many
years. Probably several days will
ellipse before the extent of the damage
In addition, some vessels, not yet
identified, have been wrecked or placed
In great danger. The fate of some
cross-channel steamers is in doubt.
COLLISION OF STEAMERS.
The steamer Zesrio collided with an?
other steamer near Cliveclon, on the
Bristol channel. A lifeboat rescued
nine of the Zesrlo's crew. At AVntchet
harbor, near Taunton, the breakwater
was wrecked ami the tremendous sea
Caused .several vessels to break adrift;
two Couilderod, and live others were
driven Into a hopeless tangle1 and
ground eaeli other. Tho damage will
reach many thousands of pounds.
Tin- Austrian bark Capricorn was
driven ashore near Bude, Cornwall.
Nine of the crew* were drowned, one
was saved and four are still on hoard,
with Utile likelihood of being rescued.
Two other vessels arc ashore on the
Several were stove in at Rfracombe
Harbor. The bark Ragna was wrecked
off Trevine, near Cardiff, three of her
crew being drowned nnd nine being
rescued by rocket lines.
H. M. S. Black Prime, at Queens
town, and 11. M. S. Teaser, at Ports
month, were both badly damaged.
Wales appears to have suffered the
worst effects of the gale, both on land
CREW WASHED AWAY.
The Primrose Hill was soon smashed
up. The Hibemla Blood by throughout,
but was powerless to aid. The Holy
head steam lifeboat made three vain
attempts to reach the Primrose Hill.
The latter's crew were huddled on
the poop, when a huge sea dashed over
the vessel, washing all away save one
sailor, who was finally hurled against
the rocks, sustaining terrible injuries.
GERMANY STRONGLY OBJECTS TO
THE PROJECT. .
(By Telegraph to Virglninn-rilot.)
Berlin. Dec. 2S.?The Kreuz Zeitung,
Conservative, the chief mouthpiece of
the government, whose editorials are
often prepared by government officials,
devotes two long articles today to the
Nlcarafruan canal controversy, pro
nouncinr. the Davis nmendmcnt of the
?Jlay-Pauncefote treaty a "slap . for
"Treaties could not.be more reck
lessly brushed aside than they have
been In this case by the United States
Senate." says the Kreuz Zeitung. "This
disregard of the law of nations, which
had already been manifested during
the peace negotiations with Spain, Is
in the highest degree regrettable. It
is a counterpart of England's treat?
ment of the Boer republics.
"President McKinley's administra?
tion baa been placed in a highly dis?
agreeable position, inasmuch as the ac?
tion of the Senate Is a grave provoca?
tion to England, and It is impossible to
face the anti-English feeling In th
country. The administration could not
thus wound Yankee pride.
"If the President ndopts the Senate's
position, England will hnve a moral
rlglTt to prepare a Fashoda for the
United States; but. Judging from pre
I vlotts experiences, she will not do so."
BOLD MAIL ROBBERY
A POUCH WORTH $100,000 STOLEN.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.)
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 28.?The Michi?
gan Central depot at Wyandotte, a
suburb of Detroit, was the scene of a
bold mall robberv some dime last nicht.
I when a pouch containing, it Is estimat?
ed $100,000 of negotiable paper, cheeks
and money, was stolen from the wait?
Two sacks of mall and a pouch of
second-class matter were dropped on
the platform by a southbound Michi?
gan Central train at 10:2S. Nlgtvt Oper?
ator Richer, It is supposed, took the
two bags, and, instead of carrying
them to the ticket oflloe, where the mall
Prof. Winston, of North Carolina
College of Agriculture, Speaks
ON INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION.
l'rof. Woodward, of tho South Carolina Col?
lege, 1'olnts Out Some Dranrbucks to
Educational Organization In tho South,
and Advocates Systematic Organization
us u Prluio Necessity?rroetdont Winston
Says Our Educational System Needs to
Ito Reconstructed und Almost Revolu?
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Richmond, Va., Dee. 28.?The execu?
tive committee of the Southern Educa?
tional Association met this morning,
no general sessions of the association
being held until tonight, and were ad?
dressed by United Stai.es Commissioner
of Education Harris, on the "Relations
of Universities and Colleges to Public
Dr. Faville's Paper on Public
Stock Yards and Abattoirs.
A SERIES OF RESOLUTIONS.
The Stute Veterinary Association,In Session
ut Richmond, Adjourned Lost N'lght tu
Mcot In Norfolk Next Juno?The Paper
or Dr. C.co. C. Pavllle, of This City, Fav?
orably Received und Resolutions Bui
bodying His Suggestions Tussed?Tho
Session Closed With n Banquet,
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Richmond, Vn.. Dec. 28.?The State
Veterinary Medical Association closed
its session hero today with o banquet
at Now Ford's Hotel tonight.
The sessions today were of a highly
Interesting character. This afternoon
Dr. K. P. Mlliu, tire State Veterinarian,
gave a lecture on tuberculosis In ani?
mals and Hs relation to tuberculosis
GREAT ENGLISH PUBLISHER WHO HAS COME ON A VISIT.
Mr Alfred C. Harmsworth, ?ho has come across a wintry ocean to Pny us a visit, is the greatest and most successful
of English newspaper editors and publishers. He uot only owns but personally directs th, "t nn,t? ,\ ! , CT , V
proprietor of other publications which are widely circulated in Orent Britain I a reee t a ell Pr? if? "'" , *
jHcts for the twentieth century n great newspaper trust which will ,tint ^"uitane^ues Ii'u!i SbgreTS '
is usually kept, allowed >them to lay in
the waiting- room. Richer lives in De?
The rilled mail sack was found be?
hind a tank belonging to the Standard
Oil Company, about 2C0 feet from the
HE IS NOW RECAPTURING FILI?
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Manila. Dec. 2S.?A pushing campaign
has been carried on by the Fortieth
Infantry during December in northern
Mindanao, The twn of Jemehlz was
captured, as waa also an insurgent
stronghold in the' mountains further
inland. The coast town of Langarln
was captured by a detachment of a
hundred troops, who scattered the
enemy in that vicinity, killing and
capturing several. A portion of the
troops thus engaged have returned to
Cagayan and joined in the campaign
which Brigadier-General Kobbe is per?
General MacArthur'fl proclamation is
resulting in many arrests of alleged
insurrectionists in Manila ami vicinity,
a few of those taken into custody be?
ing prominent. One prisoner was shm
dead and another wounded in attempt?
ing to escape.
Captain Pogmm Promoted
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 2S.?Captain R.
B, Pegram, division superintendent of
the Southern Railroad at this point,
has been appointed assistant general
manager of the Southern Railway,
v.f.h headquarters at Washington. He
Will leave Sunday for his now post.
Schools," and Prof. Woodward, of
South Carolina College, on '.'Draw?
backs to Educational Organization."
These addresses were discussed by
The report of the organization com?
mittee appointed two years ago for the
reorganization of the association, was
continued until next meeting, a year
Sonic routine business was then
transacted and the committee adjourn?
The nfternoon was consumed In the
meetings of departments.
When, tonight, the association con?
vened in general session, the largest
crowd yet assembled was present. Prof.
G. T. Winston, of the North Carolina
College of Agriculture and the Me?
chanic Arts, spoke on "Industrial Ed?
ucational at the South," and Dr. Paul
It. Uarringer of the University of Vir?
ginia, on "Education of the Negro in
Ruth addresses were discussed at
PRESIDENT WOODWARD'S AD?
President F. C, Woodward, of the
South Carolina College, Columbia, S.
C, spoke on "Drawbacks to Educa?
tional Organization in the South." He
Systematic organization of educa?
tional work is a prime necessity. The
realization of 'this 'n the South is slow,
mainly due to the indifference of the
various branches of the would-be sys?
tem to needed correlation, and to the
lack of acknowledged leadership.
TOO LITTLE EMULATION.
There la little connection among the
Continued on Page 6,
In man, which was Illustrated with
stereopticon In the most Interesting
and comprehensive manner.
The most important paper, however,
was presented by Dr. Geo. C. Favlllei
of Norfolk, on public stock yards and
abattoirs, which being a subject of
great importance from the standpoint
of health, was freely discussed, anJ as
a result of this discus. : ?n r< ilutlona
were passed reciting tit? fat t that
there Is now no law t<> prevent tho
spread of contagious diseases from tin;
lower animals, and declares that It Is
I the duty of the municipal and State
legislative bodies to provide BU< h laws.
They declare that no iniik Inspection
Is competent unless the tubercular test
is applied and that no meat Inspe itlon
Is of value unless made aK the time of
slaughter. They also declare that the
veterinary profession should be repre?
sented upon all county and municipal
boards of health.
Tho session adjourned to meet In
Norfolk In June at the call of the pres?
DR. FAVlLtLM'S PAPER.
Dr. Fnvl!le"s paper was on "Public
Stock Yards and Abattoirs." It follows
"The subject assigned to me Is an Im?
porte nt one from several points of
view. I shall try, in the short time al?
lotted to me, to show Its Importance
from ti sanitary rather than from a
"All who have made a study of sani?
tary science realise the relationship
between the health of the people and
the food that they consume. It Is, ut
/least, safe to'say that a very large pro?
portion of 'the ills that flesh Is heir to
are traceable to the consumption of un?
wholesome food, and among the con
sumers of animal food products Is this
especially true. The ease with which
certflpn contagious diseases Is trans?
mitted fron? the lower animals to man
through the consumption of diseased
meat ami milk Is an established fact,
and the control of the sale and slaugh?
ter of such animals can only be had
when the st ick yards are so centralised
and controlled that all animals may be
Inspected. It there Is not an inspector'
and there is no control of the yards
other than that exerted by that very
indefinite and uncertain thing, public
opinion, the mere fact that all slock
is i>ut on the same market and under
the general public eye will prevent the
more ilagrant violations of public
decency. The fact that other butchers
will see and other salesmen know of
the <5ales will eilten deter when a high
moral sense Is lacking
SPREAD OF DISEASE.
"In tin second plncc public yards
and abattoirs will prevent the spread
of disease among the live stock. This
is very especially trite of all the parasi?
tic diseases. In no way can Southern
cattle fever be controlled except by
means of public abattoirs and union or
pul lie 3tock yards. Our experience I"
I Virginia Illustrates this point. True
; we have yards nt the prlnclp.il points,
I but until we have in connection with
I them, the public abattoir we have only
partial control of the business. The
fact thai each year In the dairy herds
around Richmond and Norfolk there
arc outbreaks Of Southern cattle fever,
and that i iiese outbreaks have dimin?
ished directly as we have been enabled
to control the movements of the in?
fectious cattle Is proof of this point,
lint until wo can have an abattoir
direct ij connected with thi yards
where all cattle must be killed we can?
not control this disease.
PUBLIC YARDS A SUCCESS.
"Prom an economic standpoint the
public stock yards have always been a
success when managed Iii .the right
way. and the same may Be Bald of the
public abattoir. From the standpoint
of'the sanitarian they are a necessity.
If we concede the necessity of an In?
spection of animal food products we
<all SCe IhO necessity for the public
yards and abattoirs. Germany sees
the Importance o'f this, and while her
exclusion of our meat products Is
largely for political effect there la no
question but that her position is based
upon an unswerable sanitary founda?
INSPECTION OF MEATS.
"The perfunctory Inspection of meats
In the market-places by some ex-but?
cher who has his job as a paymen't
for some political trickery, is worse
than a farce, and the public opinion
that will permit 1? is worse than be?
hind the limes, No city is doing Its
duty that does not require a scientific
and conscientious Inspection of all anl
nuU food products and a condemnation
of that which Is unlit for food. "Wo
klidW, if the public does not, this dan?
ger from the use of diseased milk, and
the dangers of the spread of Infection
through "It's use. All physicians know
the danger from the us.; of meat that
Is diseased, All veterinarians know the
absolute futility of any Inspection
which does not lake place at the time
of slaughter. The government pi the
United States has recognized the im -
portance ot" this matter and has estab?
lished Inspection at most of the large
abattoirs and it may not he generally
known that al! meat products sold for
later-State shipment must, under a
United States law, he llrst Inspected.
To realize something'of the necessity
for an inspection I quote from the offi?
cial report of the Secretary of Agricul?
ture for IS:?!). Ho says:
" The regulations for this inspection
arc most rigid, and laxity in enforce?
ment is never permitted. The proprie?
tors of slaughter houses and packing
houses which prepare meal for Inter?
state or foreign commerce must apply
to the secretary of agriculture for in?
spection, whereupon there is given to
the establishment a number which is
used by the owners of the establish?
ment and of the inspectors to mark
all products issuing therefrom. An
-i?-H-' v er Ii-, , loir.' in i'i idii'iom 1 at
each establishment, and among his
duties is the ante-mortom examina?
tion of all animals arriving at tho.
yards which are intended for slaugh?
ter at abattoirs, where the department
has established inspection. When tho
Inspector finds an animal unlit for
human food he fastens In his ear a
metal tag stamped "U. S. condemned,"
ami a serial number. These condemn?
ed animals are at once removed by
the owners and disposed of in accord?
ance with Slate or municipal ordi?
nance. Animals are condemned when
found upon ante-mortem or post-mor?
tem examination to be affected as fol?
lows: Hog cholera, swine plague, chnr
boh, or anthrax, rabies, malignant epi?
zootic catarrh; pyaemia and scepticae
mlu, mange or scab In advance stages,
advanced stages of antinomy-coals, or
lumpy jaw, Inflammation of the lungs,
i tho Intestln - of the peritoneum, Texas
fever, exa-nstve or generalized tuber
oiilosl . advanced state of pregnancy
or recent parturition, ami disease or
Injury causing elevation of tempera?
ture or .iftV.-tini: the system to a de?
gree that would make tho flesh until
for human food, Immaturity, or too
young to produce wholesome meat,
etnaci.ition and anaemia sufficient to
render meat unwholesome, distemper,
glanders and farcy and other malig?
nant disorders, acute Inflammatory
I lam..',less and extensive fistula. Any
organ or part of a carcass of an ani?
mal which is badly bruised or affected
with tuberculosis, actlomyolsls," cancer,
abscess, suppurating sores, or tape?
worm cysts must bo condemned./'
INSPECTED DURING 1899.
"Under these regulations there worn
Inspected during 1899 a ? follows:
At abattoirs ante-mortem In?
"These Inspections were made at i '??
abattoirs. The number of animals re?
jected as unlit for food was:
Cattle . 36.39?
Calves . 8,473
A total of .226,293
"In addition to the number i ' in?
spections made at the abattoirs there
Cattle . 4.288,663
Calves. . 2C3.404
Hogs. ..10,450.'17 -
A total of .1S.117.203
Continued on Page 6".
CASE OF CADETS
BOOZ AND BRETH.
Military Court of Inquiry Hears
DOSED WITH PEPPER SAUCE.
A Cadet Sajra He Took n Quantity ut West
Point Military Academy, Uut It l>ld Not
Hurt IItin-Other Forms of Hazing?
\Vltuetsei Tell of Some of tho Pleasan?
tries Indulged In at tlio l'.xpenso ot New
Men -Cadet lireth Treated Badly?Other
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
West Point. N. Y., Dec. 28.?When tho
military court of Inquiry resumed to?
day its investigation of the allegations
I of brutal hazing of cadets by flrst
classmen at the United Stutcs Military
Academy Cadet Harry B. Jordan, of
Washington State, was sworn by Re?
His explanation brought out nothing
new, and he was quickly excused, the
court being evidently desitous of gel
ting through with the thst-clasa ca?
dets, so as to reach the" other classes
and ascertain what kind of having, If
any, hau Veen practiced on the fourth
classmen in tho last two years.
BOOZ WAS TIB ICD.
Former Cadet John A. Doyle, of Phil?
adelphia, who v.as alsoln the Academy
from 1897 to June, rtoo. testified: "1
remember Cadet Boo/.. 1 spoke to him
after Ills light with Keller. 1 told him
he had not acted right in that bout,
and that he ought to have gone on. He
spoke in Buch a way to me that showed
he was tired of the place and wanted
"Were you ever hazed?" asked Gen?
"Yes, 1 took pepper sauce, as much
as a teaspoonful and a half at one
time," was the reply.
"Who gave It to you?"
"Cadet Bender, who was discharged.
He began by% giving me a few drops. I
think it was Bender who started tho
giving of it."
The witness was asked: "Did It hurt
"No. sir. it was unpleasant, but It
had no injurious effect that I know
in answer to several questions from
the other members of the court, the
cadet said he had been exercised a
great deal. He felt fatigued frequent?
ly, but never suffered afterwards.
"Did you over-have to eat any disa?
"Yes, sir, on one occasion. I had to
eat some preserved pine-apple."
Then the witness made a grimace
nnd added: "But there was plenty of
quinine mixed up in it."
"Did you know Cadet Breth, or know
him to be hazed?"
"Yes, sir. I saw Cadet Bender exer?
cise him, and saw him exercised \a the
point of exhaustion, but he went as far
as ho could go. He was of a very ner?
vous temperament. When spoken to
suddenly, he would tremble all over. I
kneW?hlm at the preparatory School In
Baltimore, and there he was found
physically deficient by Major Wynne.
1 mean deficient to enter this acad?
CASKS OP EXHAUSTION.
Today's Investigation brought out
testimony that cadets had been hazed
to a degree of exhaustion. The vic?
tims ' mentioned particularly were
Cadets MacArthur and Haskell.
MacArthUr himself denied that he
?hud convulsions, but acknowledged
that he had been exercised to such an
extent that he had cramps In his mus?
cles and that he l?st control of them.
Haskell is not In the corps now. so
that his testimony was not avullable.
A CADET FAINTED.
Cadet John C. Pegram. of Virginia,
testified that in camp in 1899 he exer?
cised Cadet Kenzel. "I gave him 150
eagles, I think," lie said. "I was In
my room. Cadet. Williams called me
out into 'the hall nnd told mo a man
hud fainted. Kenzel was lying down.
I gave him some water, lifted him up
Snd he said he was all right.
"I heard also that a cadet named
McGlnnlB had fainted and that a plebo
.had fainted. To the latter I carried
smelling salts. He was a fourth-class
man. He revived."
"Did you ever hear of cotton being
put in cadets mouths to keep them
from crying or being hysterical?"
MOUTHS STUFFED WITH COTTON.
"Yes, I was told that Cadet Mao
Ar.liur lrtd requested some upp-ir class
!. i to stuff his mouth with cotton so
thai he could not cry out hysterically,
us lie said he could n..t control himself
aftfri some severe exercising."
?Why should he do this?"
"There wus an officer nearby nt the
I time, nnd I was told that MacArthur
was afraid he would hear him."
Cadet v. s. Grant, grandson of the
late President, said that In lS'.io he had
I to do eagles, held out dumbbells an<
, did other exercises and rldh ulouf
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CLASSIFICATION OH NEWS.
Telegraph News?Pages 1. 6, 11,
Local New?Pages 1. i. 6. ,
I Virginia News-Pago 8.
North c.roilmi New*?Pago 7.
I PortHinouth News?Pages 10, 11.
Berkley News?Pago 11.
Shipping News? Page 9.
Real Estate News?Page II,