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j IN TWO PARTS. | VOL*. II?NO. 105. NORFOLK, VA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY i WEATHER FORECAST FOR T0-D?Y .rUY f NORFOLK AND VICINITY"? z Fair mi continued cold; fresh north- ? I * cist winds: fresh on coast. 1S99?TV^JSLV E PAG ES: THREE CENTS PER COPY. ESTERHAZY FLEES FROM PARIS Profits by Warniug From Court of Cassation. DREYFUS IS NOW DOOMED Hl? .m<>,i Ardent Nupporlcra Admit 1 hin There is So Longer Hope '?!??( Justice will lie Douo-.ln On aiaiiKlit of Usipnrnllolod Violence on ilic Jens Predicted-Tbo Slat* Bean Dossier, (By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Paris. Feb. 1.?Major Count Bster hasy was officially informed yesterday that his testimony before the Court of Cassation being concluded the proceed? ings against him would be resumed in 21 hour.?. He, thereupon, left by the Northern railroad for an unknown des? tination. HOPE! FOR DREYFUS ABANDONED Paris, Feb. 1.?The most ardent sup? porters of Hie theory that Dreyfus was unjustly condemned, now admit that there Is ho longer the least hope that Justice will be done. A prominent member of the Univer? sity of Paris, who. from the first has been a mit I taut champion of a r vision ?l the trial, says: "For ninety-nine out of a hundred Frenchmen, the guilt or Innocence of Dreyfus Is a matter of sentiment. All the reasoning in the world would not Induce them to change their attitude. There arc millions of Frenchmen who will insist upon Dreyfus' guilt >u spile of any proof to the contrary. A terri? ble feature of the situation is that the attitude of this majority is dictated by motived which they believe to be deserving of the highest respect. I admit that some of the Dreyfusurda nre much to blame for this. The best cause may bu ruined by disreputable adher? ents^ and there are men on the Drey? fus side of Whom every patriotic Frenchman is the natural enemy. While tho majority of u.s have been merely demanding that Justice should be done, a pestilent minority has made this de? mand an excuse for virulent onslaughts on Institutions we hold iti great es? teem." THE Jb'vVs IN DANGER. In conclusion the member of the Uni? versity predicted that the result of the agitation will be "an onslaught of un? paralleled violence ,,n the Jews, as the masses are convinced that they are at the bottom of the whole trouble." it Is persistently reiterated in the lobbies of the Palais Bourbon that the committee of tho chamber of Deputies now considering tho government's re? vision bin has already decided that the allegation made by QUesnny de Beaure paire ngiilnsl M. Loow and other mem? bers of the criminal branch of ill" Court of Cassation are without foun? dation. THE ME/.EAl* DOSSIER. According to another rumor, the ocmmlttcc's examination of the dossier submitted by M. Maxeau, first presi? dent of the c.?: ,.f cassation, on the subject of M; do Beaurepaire's charges, shows it to contain letters eulogizing the criminal section written by M. Mczeau's own colleagues. The Mexeau ilossier is also Billd to contain a letter from M. Loew declaring that the mem? bers of the criminal section have re? ceived letters almost without number containing Insults ami threats of death. M. Loew's letter is also stim ro e\n;:r.n that he appointed M. Hard, who is an unmarried man. to make the original report on the Dreyfus case in order that, if these thr. ats of violence were carried out. a whole family should n it be plunged into mourning. THERE MAY BE HOPE. Paris. Feb. !.?The Echo de Paris this morning contains a communica? tion from Quesnay de Beaurepaire, as? serting thai the new inquiry has re? vealed that the Court of Cassation be? fore it had even examined the dossier, had already decided to declare Drey? fus innocent by a decree quashing the sentence, and that the court hud pur? posely Ignored passages in the secret dossier Implicating Dreyfus. ARRIVES AT AMSTERDAM. Rotterdam. F.-b. I.?Com to Ferdinand Estcrhasy arrived here to-day from Paiis, and left immediately for Amster? dam. THE LATEST VICTl"M. Paris. F.Ii. 1. The latest victim or the anti-Dreyfus party is the Grand Rabbi x.ulok Khan, who is'being de? nounced as "the ringleader of the fa? mous Jewish conspiracy against France," en the strength of a story just published to the effect that, after Dreyfus was sentenced the Rabbi, at the request of Mannten DreyfuS, tried to get through a friendly Jewish officer in Esterhazy's regiment, erne particu? lars as to the Comic's mov ments. I.e Soir demands the resignation of the Rabbi, and as the latter s virtual? ly a State nfllcial, it is not unlikely that th?? agitation will Income a serious matter for him. Curiously enough, the editor of Le Soir. which is one of the most violent of the anti-Dreyfus or? gans, is himself a Jew named Gastori Pollonnls. DREYFUS ANGRY. According to a dispatch to La Presse from Cayenne, capital of French Guiuii. Dreyfus was so angry on learn? ing that Captain Le Brun Renault bad asserted that he confessed at the time of his trial and degradation that he declined to answer any more of the questions put to hint by the Court of Cassation unless taken hack to France. .*. I'ntlre < onri ? in t. ' ' o t (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.I Detroit. Mich.. Feh. 1.?Investigation Into the books of Robert Leadley. late chief clerk of the Police Justice'*! Courts, resulted to-day in showing a shortage <>f ?l0.1fis. Leadley Is widely known in baseball circles, having on< e heen manager <>f the Cleveland Na? tional League team and secretary and manager of the Detroits when in the National League. lie was later part owner of tie.- ?Land Kapids Western League Club. Leadiey's term as Police Court clerk expired Bcvcral months ago. The judge who had she appointing al? lowed him to hold ovtor without re appolnting him, and his bondsmen, therefore, arc not considered lia'hle. Lcadley has been missing several days. STEAMER ASHORE. TRANSATLANTIC LINER RHYN LAND WITH CREW AND PAS? SENGERS' (By Telegraph to Virglnian-Pllct.) Philadelphia. Pa., Feb. 1.?The trans? atlantic liner Rhynlaiid, Captain Han nab, from Liverpool for this port, went ashore on i\nt< n Pateh Shoal, about four miles north Of Fcnwlck's island Life-saving Station, during last night's Storm. At a late hour to-night she was still stranded, but lay in an easy posl tlon, and it was hoped to get her off with the next high tide. The tug North America went to her assistance this morning and succeeded in moving her a short distance. Later in the day, the tug went to tin- Delaware Breakwater and brought back the lighter Lottie. Part of the steamer's cargo will bo taken off and when this has been done there is little doubt that she will be floated. Tie- Khynlnnd's propeller is broken and it i: thought .that her rud? der has been carried away. There are forty-two passengers nnd n crew of seventy-nine men <>n board and all are wi II. Fcnwlck's Island light is about twen? ty-five miles below the Breakwater, which would indicate that the Rhyn land was a few mile:- out of her course when sin' grounded. This is easily ac e.ilUlte,! |,? I lie e .ei.'ll ,ie | I '*-U+ wenther at the time. A dense snow storm was prevailing and the island light could not bo seen. FRATRICIDE SURRENDERS. ADM ITS HAVING SLAUGHTERED IIIS BROTHER. (By TcP.g.nph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.) Chicago, l\b. 1.?Thomas Malone sur? rendered to the police this afternoon nnd admitted that ho murdered his brother, Michael Mai- ne last night. His story, which Is corroborated by cir? cumstantial e\ idence, is that Michael came home drunk and di ninnded that Tlionias go alter beer. Thomas refused ami Michael threw a stove lid tit htm and as Thomas said in bis confession: "That started the winde business. He was of no account unyhow, always drunk and fighting with everybody. It was no use trying to live with him any longer. I bit him over the head with a hammer and after he fell I car? ried hint to the bed and finished him with a razor. That's all there Is to It. I'm sorry 1 was the o?e to kill him. but be was no good, lie had a right to be dead." The murderer's opinion of tho dead man is generally h Id by their neigh? bors. AN OBJECT LESSON. TO BE TAUCHT IN OHIO BY LIQUOR LEAGUE. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Akron, Ohio, Feb. 1.? A representa? tive of the National Liquor League was In tho city last week, and local men were very reticent ns to the object of his visit. Now that be has left, a et range story is told of the movement which he is said to be at the head of. It is no more than the closing up of every sal.mil In tho city for a period of two years. Members of the Akron LI- I quor League mndc this statement to? day in all seriousness, and claim that the project is entirely feasible. The manner of doing this is by the follow? ing method:-' ? The National League, covering r.l Stales, is strong enough to pay the pro? prietors of the local saloons revenue enough lo keeti them nut of the- busi? ness, nnd will do so in order to give the peoj le of Akron and all other cities an object less.ni on the Bufferings which w in be entailed on municipalities by tie- closing of these places. Tie- Dow tax. paid by the s:ionns amounts in Akron to a very large sum. the most ol which goes to the police ami poor funds, and the loss ..r this, the" liquor dealer | figure, will seriously embarrass the finances eT the city, \krntl has been se? lected as the city for this object les? son because of the recent agitation here against the saloons conducted by the ministers of the city. ('tttcnsro,.< "Rouln Han'" !>?vid. (By Telegraph t-> Virginia-Pilot.) Chicago, FCb. L?Gforgc Rogers, who was known in the vicinity in which lie lived as the "Logic man." died to-day In the county hospital of a rare dis? ease, w hich the physicians have called acromegaly, swelling of the bones. His hands ami fee: were greatly swollen, and bis jaw was over four times the normal length. The distance from the frontal bate.' to tin? chin in the ordinary man is eight to ten inches, and In Hog? ers this had grown to twenty Inches. Although a i cfined and . lucatid man. he was s > sensitive over hu appearance thai he'wlthdrew from his friends ane famiiy and lived In a bun in an ob-l score part of the < ity. He was taken from the bain to the hospital Iii ;< starving condition, and after bis death his brother-in-law, as Rogers' request, caused his body to be cremated in or? der that the doct >ra might not hold a pest mortem examination. Predicted Hit Own Hr.iili. (By Telegraph to Vir^inlan-Pilot.) New York. F< l.?Rev. George Si? mons, of Brooklyn, predicted his own death, which occurred yesterday at in. lnlght, of pneumonia. Last Decena? ry r. during a heavy snow storm, he visited a sick ch:ld and caught a chili, since then he has been ailing and yes? terday Was qllltC feeble, but was not apparently in any immediate danger. To his wife, however, who was sitting In the same room, he said, for no ap? parent reason: "My dear. I do not believe that I will live after nuamtiiiu" IdEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S COLONIAL COMMISSION. 'An IntorPFtinr; step In President Mckintoy's programme of expansion Is the fu st meeting of tho - tonlal commis ?Ion at Washlngt? n. which will advise the president as t.. t!-... proper method <>( di tiling with | pi ' |i ms in the various oolonics. The leading member ?f the colonial hoard. General Robert P. Kennedy. Is n vet.'ran of the civil war and a resident of uellefontainc, o. Mr. Charles w. Witt kins, another member of the board, Is n business man of Clravd Rapids The third member Is Lieutenant Colonel Curtis Guild, Jr., who is a Boatonlan und who has served under General l ee ns Inspector general of Cuba. SPANISH SOL?IEKS. inns FOR TRANSPORT.V1U.ON lfACICTO SPAIN. (Tiy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Now York. Fob. 1.?Fids for tho transportation to Spain ot iii.uoo Span? ish soldiers now in the Philippines wore opened at the office of the Depot Quar? termaster, Colonel Klmball, here to? day. Simultaneously the same pro? ceeding took place In the Depot Quar? termaster's Olllce at San Francisco. Only three bids have been received here. The bid of the Bordeaux Steam? ship Co., which was tho lowest, was $7."> per capita for both officers and men. SPANISH PRISONERS RELEASED. Madrid. Feb. I. ?A dispatch received from Oeneral Rlos, the Spanish officer in command of the troops or Spain in the Philippine Islands, says that troops imprisoned on the Island Ot Ncgros have been released by the insurgents, and have arrived .11 Snhvboanga, the town on th?southwest extremity of the islam) of Maulanao, of the Philippine group. WILL 1 IFFER RA NSOM. Madrid, Feb. I.?The Government has authorized General Rlos to offer a ran ?? OH foe 'h-- 'll.e: ill.oi . ? f V). nit-Mi |,|" ? oners in the hands of the Philippine In? surgents. Another "ICnibiiliiicri Beef" H'ituesa Culled. (ByTelcgrnph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, D. C. Feb. 1.?The War Investigating Commission has sent out n summons for a fresh witness, who, it is thought, wdl be the last examined before the presentation of the commis? sion's report to the President. Tho new wltn ss Is .lames Fnrnan, who was ouoti d In yesterday's press dispatches as having sent a letter to Dr. Maxwell Christine, of Philadelphia, saying that he bad been stationed In Cuba last summer arid knew all about the chemical preserving methods used by the big packing houses in preparing government beef. H is not known whether or not Epr nan will respond to the summons of ih^ commission. Important Himkriiptrj Decision. (By Telegraph to Virglhian-Pllot.) Wilwaukee, Wis.. Feb. 1.?a decision of the greatest Importance in bank? ruptcy proceedings throughout the country was handed down by Judge Seaman in. the United States Circuit Court in which the court holds that when a man Hies a petition In bank? ruptcy he waives bis constituiion.il privilege of refusing to give testimony under the pica that it may tend to criminate himself, and give rise to criminal proceedings. The decision is rendered in the con? tempt proceedings instituted against Louis Sapirb, a Wait pun bankrupt merchant, for failing to produce his books of account. A lirer Vi 111 Visit ? Olm. (By Tcit graph to Virginia-Pilot.) Washington, D. ? Feb. 1.?Secretary Algor is arranging to make a visit of Inspection to Cuba and Porto RicO, starting from New York oh March 5 !., xt on the transport Berlin. The Mili? tary Committees oflhe Senate anil the House of Representatives will be <-f the party, beside Mrs. Alger. Private Sec : . wiry and Mrs. Victor Mason and a few personal friends of the Secretary. The trip will consume a month. , mim situation . ' ?. Severe Fighting Betv/cen Partizan? of Rival Chiefs. LootIng ol II antics Continued-Collis? Ion lli'iwrcn *>'npreino Court um! (?arm au Officials-'I tie lonrt Ka?> tatiictt by Angla?Aniertenn Consul - (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Auckland, N. Z., Feb. 1.?The follow? ing advices have Just been received here from Apia, Samern islands, undei the date of January 34th, from the cor? respondent of tin- Associated Press: "There has been no further general lighting between the partisans cf the rival i hleftaina since the last advices were forwarded, except that a party oi Ma tau fa's followers was routed in the bush by Malietoans. It is oxpected, however, that lighting will he resumed, as Mataafa is re-arresting persons who -ha\c been already lined ami released. looting OF IK iUSUS. "The work of pillage continues among the houses looted being Vailitna the home of the laic Robert Louts Stev? enson, the novelist. "The exiled Maliotoan chiefs were landed at Pngo Pago, on the Island ol Tutuiln, tin- schooner on which the> were being unable to pro?.1 to the isl? and of Manua, owing to adverse winds. The Tutullans gave them a hearty wi l come and made an attempi to seta Mataafa's son. who was on board thi schooner, but tic.- captain put to sea. TUB GERMAN CONSUL AGAIN, "There has been a collision of author? ity between chief justice William L. Chnhmbors, of the Supreme Court, and Doctor Joannes Rafaacl, the Gen president of the municipality of Apia. Herr Grosmuhl, a German restd i Apia, who was rirrested for smashing the windows of the Supreme Cciurl chamber, was sentence by the Chic .lustic to imprisonment and to pay it line. Dr. Rafaiiel Instructed the poli authorities to release Herr Grosmuhl, whose tine was subsequently fixed at $l,H0(i. Til'' C< >URT SUSTAINED. The German consul, Herr Rose, thereupon wrote t.. the American con? sul. Lloyd W. Osborne, ami tin- British consul, B. G. s. Muxse, protesting thai the notion of the chief Justice in lin? ing Herr Grosmuhl was an inn inte ? rnen; of German consular ''-.Ii - Messrs. Osborne ami Maxse Joint!} r< - plied in their official capacity that |h? proper tribunal having dealt with the matter, the officials could not Inl rfoi Mori' than this they declined to have further intercourse with the G .man consul or the German municipal presi? dent; except in writing, or to nil meetings, except to consider the Bets of the Municipal Council of Apia, un? less an npolegy, with full retra I >n, were offered toward Chief Justice Chambers, At the same time the Su? preme Court summoned Dr. Itafaae f contempt of court in releasing 11 en Grosmuhl." Powder 911II F.xploalon. (By Telegraph 10 Virglanlan-PMot.) Youngstown. O., Feb. L?The pr< ss mill of the Ohio Powder Company's works, located about four miles north of this city, exploded shortly bl fqt noon, killing two- employes, Kv.ni Evans anil Henry Dams, and totally demolish, ng iiiL. building and ma? chinery. TO S:\V1. (jlAY Pennsylvania Senate Passes' an Iniquitous Bill, The A ui t-<;nny Itepnbllcniin, nnd lit inoernta, iviiIi ? h ii KxcciHIoiin Opposed it Will Itcvoluiioii.'ar Ti t il <il < i mi i mil < ii??-? (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pltot.i Hnrrlsburg, Pa., Feb. 1.?The Mbcar reil blli t ? prevent District Attorneys from stutiiliiiR aside jurors passed the Senate llnally this aftern?on by a vote of "s to it. after a vigorous debate, winch hail occupied almost the entire session. TO SAVE QUAY. Analysis of the vote ehowed that the Senators lined up on the bill according to their factional affiliations. All but two Democrats, Messrs. Uoyd am! Stiles, voted in the iicgutlve with the an tl-Quayltes. Senator Henry, of Philadelphia, speaking to-night for the anti-Quay Republicans, In tils u sing the passage of the bill, said: "The passage of this bill through the Senate was not a surprise to the op p incnts of Sena:.ir Quay. The Mc Carrcll bill is purely in the interest of Senator Quay, and it was to be expect* cd that those who arc voting to re? turn him to the Senat" would favor its pa- ige. I: was hastily drawn by Sen? ator McC'arroll. and referred in the Senate to the Judiciary Special Com? mittee, oi which Senator McCarroll ; chairman. Tii.tt committee is com? posed i'i ? ' veil members, nine of whom are now voting for Mr. Quay's re-ele tion. notwithstanding the five criminal indictments pending against him. 1' i. ts fu\ irnbly reported in mediately af? ter trio committee's appointment, and vitally amended by Senator M?Carreli on the floor of the Sen tie. "Sh ni l tiiis b 11 become a law it would revolutionize the trial of criminal c e In our State. Every Democrat In the Senate, excepting Senators Royd and Still B, voted against the bill, and every R< publican, who has refused to support Mr. Quay until he has cleared himself if :iie criminal charges against him. ai--.? voted against it. There is Hub P ?slbltlty of it being enacted Into law, as it will surely mefit defeat in tue House of Representatives, The foreli of this iii-cme.bred and dangerous measure through the Sehnte shows t what extreme measures Quay will re h ri :?! order to gain his endis, "N'ov. r he/ore in the history of this State has such a desperate attempt b< :. nindi to defeat the ends of Jus? tice 1: will fail, however, as all su ii outrages on decency deserve to fail." > el>r .sli a Hen it I ort II I Ki tun Hail. (ByTelcgraph :?> Virginian-pilot.) Lincoln. Neb,, Feb. i. Rumors of .1 Republ can caucus, which were clreu lated during the afternoon and evening, varied the monotony of the Senatorial content t i-,'..iy. but nothing came of them. L Is believed, however, thai a caucus no; far distant, the Republi? cans fearing a coup on the pan of ihn fusionjata. which may cost them the Scnatorshlp. To-day's vote showed a gain of one for Thompson, Valentine ayain ?t pping ouu CONDITIONS IN ISLAND OF CUBA What . Ex-Minister Taylor Saw and Heard. WANT AND MISERY PREVAIL I'optilntlou HI \ I I. I I ii i o Three I'pcn lion* D u ll Willi a Demand - De? ma ml', ol I lip Army Supported by ETrry Cli?*? ol Citizens?Ino In laiuls Urgent Herd?McKinley*? Duty-Ilrynn Uli the iUnrk, (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Mobile. Ala., Feb. L?Hannia Taylor, ex-Minlst. r to Spain, who returned yes? terday front a two weeka' visit to Cuba, hua glv ii ih.' Associated Press the fol? lowing Interview on Cuban situation: "While in Cuba upon purely private husini aa l i atnc In contact with the lenders of every faction into which the Population la now divided. The ex l rem es ? ;' i pinion arc represented on one hand by Cuban military chiefs de manding immediate and absolute inde? pendence; on the other by the purely Spanish element seeking protection under our iia?. Between the two ex ': ? a...- o'y i 1 "r-'-l main body of' the pc pie, standing In an expectant at? titude, ready to give their approval to any plan that will re-establish law, order and material prosperity upon a permanent basis. Upon one point all a", tee. American officers and Cubans, und that is. that outside of the cities the country is in a condition of want and misery that can hardly be explain? ed. As an aggravation of that condi? tion stands the Cuban army, composed : al l< ..- v 0 Idle men. waiting with arms in their hands for such a settle men: of their duties as will enable them to resume life again. WHAT THE ARMY WANTS. "When I asked those who had a right to speak for the army what sum would suffice for a satisfactory settlement, they said ten or eleven millions at leust. a sum that would give about $300 to each man. With that they said tho small fanners could procure stock and? Cubans .neither ask nor. desire, up to contribute a penny for the payment oZ their army. All they ask is that a loan should be made for tho purpose, charged upon their Custom-house now yielding from twelve to fifteen millions a year, the proceeds of the loan to be paid to their soldiers through our mili? tary authorities. SUPPORTED BY PEOPLE. "Every class In Cuba is now demand? ing that a set i lent ?.tit be made at once, so that a menacing i '<! consuming body of Idle men may be converted Into Peaceful producers. In that way the Industrial energies of the country could be revived and a force dissolved which, like the army of Cromwell, is not only a military body, but the. dominant political power Iti the island. GOVERNMENT IJV SWORD. ? I cannot doubt that if the Juat claims of (lie Cuban army are treated with injustice and contempt, and the present military regime continued In? definitely i? a short while we would be hated by the Cubans Jusl as the Span? iards were, and a condition of things brought about that will force us cither ??? withdraw from i'i-_sij_iHi or to Rut.? : ?! there Just as Russia does In Poland. Wise and humane as our military gOV n ra are. the fact remains that they goyern by the sword. In defiance of the Civil pbwer, and tic result is that InV pntlencc and discontent are already clearly manifested on every hand. CUBA'S URGENT NEED. The urgent need in Cuba now is a > ro'mpt and satisfactory settlement u th the army of ill- revolution and establishment as scon as possible of a provisional civil regime in which Cu? bans themselves can have a voice. "The President should labor um-eas ngly to attain such ends, and in the ef? fort to do s ' be should have the cordial ran c. fUld support of all patrl and liberty loving men. regardless of party. BRYAN HIT THE MARK. "We should learn from the Kngllsh i ow suicidal it is to carry our party I |1 iiltjeti Into our foreign affairs. The ; . rlotlc instinct of Mr, Bryan hit the mars when he urged the Immediate ratifJ itlon of the pending treaty and Ihe settlement of all difficulties after? wards. "The Senate should etil at once the s;tu.it!? n, so detrimental to all lur foreign Interests, while Congress as a whole should give to the President ry facility tie easary to enable him ? every fon un uuestlon now dmandlng an immediate solution." ??i ouiriide" Quo.*.'-? I'rospeets. (Bj Telegraph to Vlrglnnlan-Pllot.J Uturlsburg. Pa.. Feb. L?There was no cit ingfl t i-day In the Senatorial bal ,! Senator Quay was again 13 votes -\. .; of the number necessary to elect. m ? of h i ft i ds to-day voted for "Comrade" Quay._ OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6. CLASSIFlC \ I iO.: OF NEWS; BY II?PARTMENTS. Teleentoli News Patres l and 6. I ocal News?lines 2, 3 and 5, 1 dit<.1..' -Pag? ??? Virginia NeiVs -faires 7 8. North Carolina News?Page 9. I m t!i News?Pages <ox?A it. Berkley News?page 11 Markets?Page 12. Shipping -Page 12.