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VOL. II?NO. 110. fU WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY NORFOLK AND VICINITY? Fair: nearly stationary tempera NORFOLK. VA? SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1899?TWELVE PAGES. THREE CENTS PER COPY. NEW PRESIDENT OF FRANCE M. Faure's Mantle Falls Up= on M. Loubert, M. DUPUY DECLINES TO RUN 'I lie Wortil C'onUole* With llic I>eo|>lo ul? I'riuirc in Their Iti-rcuvciiicii l ? l'rcMleii t l'linrn's lloil.v ??!?? In Mute?A fr'ntnllty I'uriiici tlio Killers ?>r iiio l-'roueb Republic? Dentil licit Heenes. (Dy Telegraph to Vtrtrtnian-Pllot.) Parla, February 17.?The Premier, M. Dupuy, has llxed the meeting of the National Assembly, or Congress, In whirl) the Senators and Deputors unite In voting tor a President <>f France, for 1 o'clock to-morrow afternoon at Ver? sailles. At a meeting <>f the Leftist Senators to-day M. Loubct, the President of the Si nato and former Premier, was unani? mously nominated for the presidency of Franco, In succession to the late President Fame. Tho Senators con? sider M. Loubet'a election assured. At a meeting of eighty Progressist Republicans to-day the candidature of M Melln, Ihe former Premier, as a sue ccssor of the late President Fauro was adopted. Later In the day it was announced that M. Molilic, in spite of the objec? tions of his supporters, has withdrawn Iiis candidature for the presidency In favor of M. Loubct. M. Dupuy declines to enter the poli? tical contest against M. Loubct. In view of tho apparently united sup? port, of the ..Senate and M. Melln :'s withdrawal In his favor, it was general? ly thought in the arteriioon that M. Loubct's election la ahn.ist assured. DEAD PRESIDENTS FUNERAL. The funeral of the dead President will take place next Thursday in the Cathedral of Noire Dame and the Inter? ment w ill oceiic in the cemetery of Pi iv Laehu Tie- Senat- and the Chamber of Deputies adjourned to-day as a mark of mourning. The official certificate sets forth that the death of the President was caused by "congestion and hemorrhage of the brain." After the remains had been embalmed the body was attired In evening dress, with white waistcoat crossed by the Grand Cordon of the Legion of Honor. It was then laid on a white mattress In the study. Tho remains will lie in state In the ball room of the palace, which Is already draped with black. A mass for the repose of the soul of President Flllirc was celebrated ill the ( hap, ! of the Elyaoo palace to-day. The family of the deceased was present. THE WORLD'S CONDOLENCES. A Hood of telegrams of condolence from all parts of the world continues, Probably the most Interesting are those nf Emperor Nicholas, conveying his sorrow, and that of the Czarina; Pres? ident McKinley, representing the feel itiK of the slater republic, and Emperor William, praying that Got! would Kraut the widow strength to bear her sorrow. Among the most noticeable wreaths Is the Kaiser's, composed of orchids and pnrma violets, bearing the monogram, "W." surmounted by the imperial crown. In sharp contrast to this are a couple of pretty bunches of llowcrs, with ribbons. Inscribed to "Our friend ami ally," and bearing the visiting cards of Ihe Clear and Cxarina respficT^ ively. BODY LYING IN* STATE. Ar. Fnurc's body, now embalmed, Is lying In slate in the Salle ties Fetes of the theatre built by President Carnot for concerts and dramatic entertain? ments. The corpse is on nn inclined Plane, the head being eighteen Indies higher than the feet. M? Fnurc's face was greatly convulsed during the em? balming* opera lion, but recovered later its serene expression. The body is dressed in an evening coat ami the Im? maculate, well known white waistcoat, athwart w hich is the broad red ribbon of watered silk of the region of Honor. The eyes are closed ami nil out the eye lids. The hands, of the color <if Ivory, are crossed on tho breast. A black canopy, bordered with silver braid, overshadows the couch. p?. vlous to embalmcnt the body lay on n brass bedstead In the President's sitting room. Two sisters of Charity watched l? side it. Before the operation, which lasted nn hour, took place Informal dead mass was celebrated in the Ely. See Chapel. To-day the whole official world had paid formal visits of condolence to the palace, the formality consisting in writing the visitor's name in the regis? ter. Piles of telegrams from corporate bodies, personal friends, sympathisers In all parts of Prance, and. indeed, Eu? rope and even Asia, have arrived. The first to telegraph to .Madam Fame was Emperor William, (ho next Prince Ferdinand, of Bulgaria. The army has been ordered to go into mourning'until after the obsequies. STRANGE AND DRAMATIC. Public events in Fran.- have o strange suddenness and take spon? tane, usiy a dramatic character. Thus m. Faure's i.oiy Heg |n ;l s?uc a,,,, Fetes, or hall of festivities. The cards hud been issued to 6,000 persons to at? tend a state ball next Thursday. To? day the tapestries of the ball room have been taken down that the room may be hung in black. LOOK FORWARD TO 1000. M. Fauro had looked forward with de? light, to the Elysee being In 1900 the re sort Of sovereigns. The last letter he had from Emperor Nicholas was an acceptance of his (M. Faure's) invita? tion. He took great pleasure, also, in thinking that membership in the Order of the Annunciation would m ike him a "COUSln" of King Humbert; and the In? signia of that order was to have been presented to him by a special embassy this month. But his soul was suddenly required of him. ami all connected with his presidential career Is over. His death preaches a sermon upon the van? ity of human ambition. FRAGILITY OF HUMAN GREAT? NESS. M. Loc kroy. tho Minister of Marine, i* esi.tally struck with the example M. Faure's death gives of the fragility Of human greatness. Twice yesterday he communicated with the President on naval affairs. M. Fauro, as u. former ship agent and charterer at Havre, ami once himself Minister of Marine, deem? ed himself ;i naval authority. His nn val hobby was a licet of Corsair crulfl ers to attack, in case of war. English trans-Atlantic steamers. M. Lockroy humored him ami often consulted him. and now he can't realise that the resi? dent Is no more, lie says lu- feels as he onee did during an earthquake. The total eclipse of ESIyslan preparations for festivity by the deep.-st mourning als i comes home to Lot kr?y. PURSUED BY FATE. Some fatality follows the Presidents of the French Republic. <>r the six we have had, only President (Srevy lived through a full term of office, and he was forced to resign by a hostile vot< of Parliament. Marshal MacMahon found he could not remain President with dignity. M. Caalmlr-Petier's m >? lives for throwing up the situation are still a mystery. Carnot was assassi? nated and Faure smitten as it' by a thundci holt. A PAINLESS DEATH. M. Lockroy, who was pr< sehl at tie death, thinks It was painless. Dr. Launc-Longuc shares ihls opinion, but believes there was in the .ally stag. ? of apoplectic seizure agonizing pain. The duior attributes the break down^ln the president's health to Fashoda ami thinks that the consequent nnxli ly used up his vitality. M. Faurc had fostered the scheine Major Marchand was sen; to accomplish, und he was terrified Its nos.-ible . ..ns-. MUeilces. . Dr. I.anne-I.ongue t.l'.s nie nun .if.. . the Fash eia. incident M. Faure lost his appetite. It was thin he began to f.ei so limp in the legs that he feared to ride on horseback. Yesterday the sense of limpness was so distressing that he gave up the idea of a Canter in the Bols ile Boulogne, lie usually went there between eight and ten in the morning, mounted on a th u .High? bred. Ho was fond of going to small morning reviews at Long Champs, ami of taking up a position beside the re? viewing General. Till-: LAST SACRAMENT. I have been to see the Abie- Renault, who gave M. I-'.iure absolution in ex? tremis. .Mmc Faure, on seeing ih n death was hastening, begged that mes? sengers should be seal I > summon three dlfTercnt priests and a domlnii an. All the priests, ehe thought, would not be out dining; th'* domlnican would sure? ly be at his monastry. She also begged that, if any messenger met a priest in the street, he should bring him_at once t.. the Elyscc. Abbe Renault Is the humblest of the humble, being chaplain to the House of Detent ion. or lock up at the Pre-, lecture of Police. Yesterday he had dined with some relatives, who have a small shop In the Faubourg St. Honorc. After dinner he was going home, when, suddenly, a soldier on a bicycle came up, descended from the machine ami caught him wilh visible agitation by the arm, saying: "Come with me." A Si ILDIER'S TRIBUTE. Father lb nault went, and only learn? ed when- he was going at the palace gat.-. There the soldier said: "The President Is dying; do whit you can for him; he is not a bad chap." At the door a porter not the Abbe ami conducted him to the silling room. The President was lying on a mat? tress upon the floor, lie was in a flannel shirt, and covered with drape? ries?his feet were wrapped In steam? ing flannels, his nostrils assailed with tho mingled smells of mustard ami ether, and blood (lowing from his temples, neck and forearm; for leeches, supping, hypodermic- injections and bleeding had been tried. -int. I'm 'i.'>.\ s v hiinn 1 r. The face was almost black from con? gestion, t me doctor had draw n the tongue io keep the lungs alive; an? other held a bag of oxygen in the nose; a third was rubbing the hands, but no sign of returning animal ion was given. Dr. Lanne'-Longue said: "We have done all we can. L. t religion to con? sole the family now com.- in." "The Abbe dropped on his knees, all present doing likewise, ami gave ab? solution in extremis. II.- had no holy oil to administer extreme unction. In the next room the ladies were sobbing. The ministers came in and dropped on their knees. As the clock on tile man? tel struck ten. a doctor said: "All is over." Some persons went into the n.-xt room to Inform Mine. Faure and her daughters. She soon came on:, and, with great composure, as if her grief were suddenly hushed, ordered that tin- body be placed on th,- Presi? dent's brass railed bed and be kept un embnlmed as long as' possible. She thanked the priest for rendering the last offices to a Christian, and said tha; before the President lost consciousness he had prayed for forgiveness of nit whom he might have offended. "His tongue was paralyzed a.s he spoke." she said, and again, 'the poor have lost In his death a good friend." At her request some prayers were re? cited by the Abbe, who was profound? ly affected by the whole scene. SKETCH or M. LOUBET. M. Emlle Loubet, who Is aboul 61 years of age, was born in the Depart? ment "f the Drome and began his poli? tical career in 1876, In 1892 h.- formed a Ministry, became Minister of the In? terior, but was overthrown on account of the Panama revelations. He was re elected President of the Senate on Jan? uary 2. last. If M. Loubet Is elected European sovereigns would soon transfer to him their friendly regards. He Is a good, unaffected, level-headed man. of honest, open life and far more intellectual cul? ture than poor Faure, He is an advo? cate ami practiced at the Montllemar bar. in tho Department of Drome. Mon? tllemar is his native town. As a pre? caution against a coup d'etat or any at? tempts of the sort, the troops have been ordered to keep within barracks in all the garrisons. M. MEL1NE RECONSIDERS. Parls.February 17.- Midnight.?Short? ly before midnight It was announced (Continued on Sixth Page.) PRESIDENT M'KINLEY AT THE HOME MARKET CLUB BANQUET. Over ".non diners at the Homo Market club banquet in Boston Thursday night hcartl President McKinley make nn important address. The president was attended by five members <>r his cabinet. Two hundred and lifty waiters ?ere required to look alter the wants of the quests. The United States Will Extend Jurisdiction. Kpmilslt Sovereignly ovorilie Island* I? ltt? Promptly Replneeti SIiiul* cipitl Governments Will ito Kr> lulitetl 1'nlci.ft i n.I Itefr.ictori'. (By Telegraph to Vlrginla-r:in.) Washington, Feb. 17.?The adminis? tration lias determined to rapidly ex lend tho jurisdiction of the United States over the whole of the Philippine group, ai ling mi tin- theory that delay in this case is dangerous, and that an? archy und a general paralysis of such interests as the islands support will be brought about through a failure to promptly replace tho Spanish sover? eignty over tin: islands by that of the United Statis. This decision Involves the necessity of a nnvl campaign and ibis will be instituted as soon as Ad? miral Dcwcy receives the reinforce? ments in the Hhapc id' gunboats now on llie way to Manila. 1; is not anticipated that there w ill be a necessity for any formidable demon? strations, lull the fact that the I lilted States government is aide to exhibit .1 ku flic Ion force to accomplish tie- pur? pose of occupatoln is expected to deter the natives from profitless resistance. ? u1.1u? io i:.' rrrst iretntrci of tlie?Plul Ipplno islands a large number of gun? boats would be required to visit them simultaneously, so the program will be to have the vessels visit tn order the principal towns outside of .Manila. The naval vessels will probably be ac? companied by seme troop transports, and the soldiers will In- landed where a ccssary to hoist the United States Hag and take possession formally of ihe ports. I: is understood Hint Ihcre will be m> attempt made at this time to dis? place any of the existing municipal governments, except where ihoy prove refractory and offer resistance, in fact, a policy ,,f conciliation will be followed at all points in the treatment of the natives. MILLER STILL AHEAD. THE SIX DAYS' BICYCLE RACE NE AU I NO AN END. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) San Francisco, Cal., February 17. S:4? P. M.?The end of the ninety-fourth hour in the six-day bicycle race has been reached. The previous record was 1 462 miles and 72 yards, made by Mil li r, in iNi'7. at Madison Square Garden, N, Y. Score of the live leaders: MilUr. 1,572.7; 01mm, 1,553.3. Aaron roil 1,510.5; Hale, 1,461.1; Alberts. 1,453.3. Troop* sail I'or < nbn. fBy Telegraph to Vit glnlnn-Pilot.) Charleston, S. C, Feb. 17.?The trnns i i t Saratoga sailed from here for Ha? vana to-day, carrying the Second ISat Inlion of the Third Volunteer Engineers and a cargo of lumber, supplies and miscellaneous articles for the troops in Cuba- This Is probably the last trip which the Saratoga will make from Charleston, as the vessel has been or? dered to New York after completing its present voyage. Texas Congressman in. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot 1 Washington, D.c, February 17.?Rep? resentative Cranford, of Texas, is very II! at the Providence Hospital, in this city. He has been so low that his friends do not expect him to recover. Ii,- is suffering from a complication of diseases, which the doctors have been unable to cure. BUBALUGD BEEF COURT Full Membership Present at First Session, Tubing ??l ' esiliiiony t\ ill iti-uti? Vor. tiny in-.ci Kmbriief i.ur^v Numbers ? dI Wlincticti Mlliinry nntl Civil ? )in}' Visit I'ncbliiu IIoimm? (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-Fllot.) Washington, D. C, Feb. 17.?The court or Inquiry to investigate the al? legations of tin- major general of the army in respect to the quality .if the bi of furnished the army during ihe war with Spain, met to-day at the rooms formerly occupied by the War Investi? gating Commission) In the Lemon building. A full membership was pres? ent and the court went Into secret session to discuss Ihe preliminaries of the proc.lings, and to endeavor to sketch out the line of inquiry to be pursUi tl. At .1 o'clock colonel Davis, the re? corder, gave out a statement as to the court and its work. To-day and pro? bably all of to-morrow, he said, will be occupied with an examination of re? ports of regimental and other com? manders who participated in the Cuban and Porto Biro campaigns, the oi?j ct being to select witnesses to be sum? moned_ In addition to these reports the pro? ceedings of the War Investigating Commission will be looked to for sug? gestions of witnesses. TAKING OF TESTIMONY. The taking of testimony hardly will begin before Monday. The sessions then will be open. General Miles is ex pectetl to testify first, presenting Iiis chnrgoH and their foundations. The In? vestigation will be limited strictly to canned roast beef and refrigerated in et. but the scope of the inquiry will be so comprehensive as to follow the beef from packer to private soldier, so that the action of the packers and all Wat Department officials connected with the beef supply will be investigated. Colo? nel Davis suid the Inquiry would con? tinue Indefinitely and he could give no Idea as to the time of its termination. MAY VISIT PACKING HOUSES. Speaking further of the Investigation and probable testimony, Colonel Davis said the court was not limited in Its sittings to Washington, but under Un? order convening It could travel from place to place. This statement is e,,o sldcrcd significant for. while the court has announced no determination to go elsewhere, there is possibility tint it w ill visit the Chicago and South Omaha packing houses, where tic- beef in cues t i 'ii was prepared. LIST OF WITNESSE8. The list of witnesses will Includi many civilians, as well as army offi? cers. Suggestions as to witnesses from any quarter. Colonel Davis said, would lie considered ami all would be sum? mon,,! whi it might s^ern likely would throw any light upon the controversy. Some of the officers whoso reports General Miles has placed w ith the cotlrt are now in the Philippines. Their tes? timony will not In- sought. It was pointed out by a member of the court that their testimony would be cumu? lative ami, therefore, really unneces? sary, since it would be In accord gene? rally with what would come from offi? cers who are accessible. The deposi? tions of a number of ofllcers now in Cuba will be taken. The court will meet at 10:30 to-mor? row morning and resume, behind closed doors, the work of mapping out the plan of procedure and preparing the list of witnesses to be summoned. A CHEMICAL TESTi Chicago, ill.. February 17.?Samples of the canned beef American s tidier* in P?rt? Rico and Cuba said was unlit f?r food hive hem tested chemically and analyzed with respect fco fitness for food by expert chemists employed by the Chicago Tribune. The result of these analysis shows that tit the vans submitted there was ho trace of dRher hone Or salh yllc acid or any other chemical p es rvatlvc in the meat, aside from salt, nnd thai the high tempera? tures ? >:' the Cuban climate in all pro? bability accounted for Its apparent un ntness fee food' when opened by the soldiers. ADAMS POISONING CASE. CORNISH PROMISES TO SI1KP LIGHT (>N MYSTERY. (By Telegraph t5 Vlrglman-PlloLJ) New Vork, Feb. IT.?Without making very gri u progress toward the solution of the mysterious Adams poisoning case, the Coroner's Inquest this after? noon ndj< urhi I over until M mdny. The most important developments connected with to-dny'S session wen- the testi? mony ..r John D. Adams, tit- secretary of the Knickerbocker Athletic Club, who went upon the witness stand ami to'.,! how he happened to mention ; Roland R Mollneaux in connection ! with sending the bromo seltzer to Cor j nlsh by recognizing a similarity In handwriting of Mollneaux and the per? son who sent the bottle containing the poison to Cornish; the request of Cornish to ngaltl go upon the stand, ami the statement of Dr. Hitchcock that if he were again put upon the stand he could clear up the mystery of the two glasses. MESSAGE FROM CORNISH. Shortly hfter the noon recess to-day Harry Cornish sent a friend to Coroner Hart asking for a private conference. (The Coroher Bent back word to the physical director that he saw no need of n private conference und that he could t.ll publicly all lie knew by re? suming the witness stand. Cornish announced his immediate readiness to testify again. ? What 1 shall disclose will help 1m m isurnbly in schlag this mystery.'.' he said. 1; Is very probable he will give his evidence Monday, as Coroner Hart and all ? one. irn d pr< tess to have nut tb.e Blight t objection to his resuming Hi" gtand. if li ? Intends to throw some light upon the mysteries of the ease. MKS MOLIN E A UN TO TESTIFY. A report ? mnhntcd to-day from the dlsti t attorney's office to the effect thai the persons who hail murdered Mrs. Ad uns ami Henry C. Rnrnct were known, ..ml thai th ? State h id sufnclcnt evidence lo convict them. This evi? dence h i;- not \ i been submitted lo the grand JUry, nor will any of the lawyers at the district attorney's nfllce or Col? onel Gardner bims, if explain the de? lay. Despite the lime which the cvl il( n ?? in \ii,. ease is taking, Assistant Dlslrl t Attorney Osbornc to-day said that Mrs. Roland R. Mollneaux would certainly be placed upon the witness stund. This probably will be on Mon? day next. ' THREE NOTABLE PAINTINGS. PRESENTED TO AND ACCEPTED 13V UNITED STATES. (I'y Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Feb. 17.?The paintings ,:? 1 by the Senate to-day are the product of the late John Blake White, of South Carolina. As described by the letter of Dr. White, -one of the pictures is tin- famous one representing General Marlon Inviting a British offi? cer !?> share his meal of sweet potatoes roasted in the ashes of Mt* camp tire. "The sc ond deplete the scenes where Sergeants Jasper and Newton, members of Marion's band, unaided, rescued a body of American prisoners, w ho were heing . inducted by a force of British soldiers t i the prison camp at Savan? nah. The female In the foreground was th.- wife of one of the prisoners, who devotedly accompanied her husband. "The third represents the patriotic action of MlstrCSS Motte, of Kdgchill ! district, S. ?'.. in furnishing to General I Marion and Light Horse Harry Lee lire arrows with w hich to destroy her own mansion then held by the British und used by them as a fort." J njoiiieil Prom Isuleu ?? < linrirr. i!1.-. Telegraph to VlrsJn'an-Pilot.) Atlanta, <ii.. Feb. 17.?A petition was to-day prcsenB d to Judge John S. Ctthdler asking the court to restrain Secretary ?f State Cook from granting a charter 10 a railroad, which the dut es of his ? :ii ??? require him to tin wlnn npplientlons are legally correct. The application for injunction in this unlqti cas ? was presented by Attorney 1 II:.den. of Tiftoti. Th imasvllle and Gulf railroad, nsklng that the Georgia North, i n railroad bo not allowed an amendment to its charier lo extend its line front Moultric to Thoinasvllle, <;.i Judge Cnndler raised the Injunction, but it rule nisi was grained, calling ni>oii ;be Secretary ef State to nhow cause w hy the Injunction should not be Issued, and the hearing was set for Febi uary 22d. Tin- a:i rney G neral laughs at the i tition, but has advised Secretary Cook not to Issue (he charier, although he says he has a perfect right to do so. Four i hi til reu t'reiurlcd. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Phllatli phla, Pa., February 17.?A special dispatch to the Evening Tele? graph from Dubols, Pa., says: A dwelling house at French Run, S3 miles cast of Dubols. belonging to a woodman named Carlson, was burned this morning. Carlson was away from ?ii.-. but his wife and live little chil? dren were In the house. The mother I was awakened by the noise of crackling wood and had just time to grasp h ? baby ami jump from a second story window into the snow. She was |hen obliged to Btand and witness the burn? ing to death of her four other little ones, aged 12, 7. ."> and 2 years respec? tively. A Compromise t*r.>bahle. (By Tele rroph to \ irsinlan-lTlot.) Washington, D. C., February 17 ? Tiu:.- was a pronounced movement In the s mate to-day looking to a compro? mise on the army reorganization bill. The movement originated with several Republican Senators, w ho advanced the opinion that n compromise was perfor? ate to an extra s.ssion of Congress. THE PRESIDENT STILL AT BOSTON Last Day Continual Round of Pleasure. SUDDEN DEATH AT BANQUET Ho \ilvornloi Ailnil?(lou ofV?lcrni? ??r Npnulala>Aiuerloi?n War to Grand ArniT or Republic ? Iti Speech liefere Commercial Club Ho Takesl? Uo?y View or the Fo< lure. (By Telegraph to Vlrslnian-rilot.) Boston. Feb. 17.?The last day of President McKinley'? visit to Boston was spent In a continual round of, pleasure, and the different events which were crowded Into the few remaining hours followed each other with bewild? ering rapidity. The President arose and breakfasted at 9 o'clock, and at 10 o'clock was en route to Tremont Tem? ple, w here he spoke to the members of the Massachusetts Department 6t the Q. A. P... who were assembled In annual convention. During his remarks he suggestod that veterans of the Spanish-American war i> - admitted lo the Grand Army of the Republic_ Immediately following this carriages were taken for the State House, where the President visited the Legislature In joint session, and made an Inspiring address. Here also Secretary Long created much amusement by bis wit? ticisms and his allusions 10 the tlmo when he wielded the gavel as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Repre? sentatives. A SHORT SPEECH. During his speech the President said: "Wo may regard the situation before us as a burden or as an opportunity, bill whether the one or other, it is here, and conscience and civilization require us to meet it bravely. Deser? tion of duty is not an American habit. It was not the custom of the fathers, and will noi be the practice of their aone." Alter a short reception the Presiden? tial party was taken on a tour through the subway and thence to the Algon? quin Club, where a breakfast was ten? dered to the gentlemen by the mem? bers of the Cinimerci.il Club, composed of the principal business and profes? sional men of the city or Boston. AND ANOTHER. The President made a short address in the course of which he said! "We are fast going from a debtor to a creditor nation. I hope nothing will check it. We have quit discussing the tariff and have turned our attention lo getting trade wherever It can be found. It will be a long lime before any change ? can hi- had or any change desired in our present Hscal policy except to strengthen it. The differences on this question which existed have disap? peared. "We have turned from academic the? ories to trade conditions, and are seek? ing our share of the world's markets. BUSINESS AND MONEY GOOD. "Not only is our business good, but our money is good, 'l iiere is no longer fear of debased currency; it has been happily dispelled. The highest and best standard recognized by the leading commercial nations has been maintain? ed, and it has been done without a re? sort to loans.-Xlw?cntii-o?e4?round money bus advanced m the last two years. Honest finance has made posi? tive gains. I do not think we quite apprcclnto yel the full measure of Its success. 1. "Both branches of Congress) on the Ith of Mar h next, w ill have an un? questioned majority opposed to any de? moralization Of our currency and com? mitted to uphold the world's standard. Certainly for two years every branch of the national government will be uni? ted for good currency, and the Inviola? bility of our national obligations and credit. The Investments and other en? terprises of the people can therefore not be unsettled by sudden changes. BUSINESS STEADILY (1 ROW INC.. "We have been engaged In war. Two hundred and seventy thousand of our citizens have been in the Held; our sailers have been atloat in two hemis? pheres; ami yet tho business of tho country has been steadily growing, our resources multiplying, the energy of our people quickened end at Ihe cud of our glorious land and naval triumphs wo find our country In a condition of al? most unparalleled activity and prosper? ity. DOMESTIC SITUATION. ???>iir dome-tic situation Is fortunate Indeed, considering the new questions which we meet and solve. That they will be settled on the lines of right and duty 1 cannot doubt." The party left for Washington at 5:10 p. m. Secretary Long did not return, preferring to go to bin home at Hing? ham with Mrs. Long, and start for Washington in the morning. Hon. Fer? dinand Peck, commissioner of the Ful? led States to the Paris Exposition, with his wife, accompanied the President as far as New York. The President left (Continued on Sixth Page.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6. CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS, j BY DEPARTMENTS Telecrarh News?Pages l and 6. Local News?Pages 2, -, 5 and u. Editorial?Page 4. \ ireinu News?P.t?s 7 and & North Carolina News?Pagfl o. Portsm >uth News?P.ujes 10 And 11. Berkley News?Pa?? 11 Markets?Page 12. , Shipping -Hi* 12.