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113 Pages| 3 t \ IN TWO PARTS, t \ 111 fcfs* l^ITI II H~W l~tAtkLF ?ftlST FOR TO.fl&Y I i?|ll?Tt|llt4J?Xll WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-UAY NORFOLK. AND VICINITY-? c 3 Generally fair! cold;t [a afternoon - 3 and at night fresh westerly winds. t c Sn"?TtTTTTrtTT?TTTTyT?TTTtTTTTT?Tn TTT TTTTT TTTTTn VOL. II?ISO. 123. NORFOLK, VA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1890?TWELVE PA?ES. THREE CENTS PER COPY. CANNED BEEF IS NO GOOD Court of Inquiry Hears More Testimony. THE RECALL OF DR, DALY II?; Teil? vi tin. Powell Kxpcrl mom \Vi(l> ls<? < s ou Wlilcli Flies Would Not Rcmrelu? II? Will llnve In Face die lie prone n In live? or I'll i' U 1 liileuses I,ill or Oilier H II uesses Testify. (My Telegraph to Virctn'.an-Pllot.) Washington, I). C, Feb. 22.?Tn-day'a proceedings of tho court of Inquiry, In? vestigating tin; beef controversy, devel? oped little that was new. The testi? mony, with the exception of that of Dr. Daly, surgeon on the slalT of Gene? ral Miles during the war, and of Colo? nel Woodruff, assistant commissary general, was generally in line with that of yesterday- The canned roast beef was generally condemned as unsatis? factory, while the refrigerated beef was commended, the chief complaint being that it often decomposed en route to camp. _ nn. DALY INTRODUCED. Another feature of the dny was the Introduction of Dr. Daly, who charged before the War Commission that re? frigerated beef at Ohlckamauga, Jack? sonville, Tampa ami In Porto Rico had been treated chemically, lie was not examined, however, In regard to the charge, Colonel Davis announcing that the contractors who were attacked were entitled to bo notified <>r the ex? amination upon this point, that they might have ample time lit which to appear should they desire to do so. The law required this, lie said. Accord? ingly. Dr. Daly was excused alter a partial examination and will be re? called later. The Investigation will proceed to? morrow, when General Hagau, commis? sary general. Is expected to appear and tell the story of the beef supply as viewed by his department RETURN POR PORTO RICO. Dr. Daly tea titled thai he remained In Porto Rico live or six days after General Miles departed, being ordered to supervise the careful preparation of the transport, Pannma for bringing con? valescents north in a manner above re jfroac h. This was because there had previously been considerable complaint ns to the outlining of returning trans? ports, lb' received these orders about August 23d, and after picking up a load of sick at various points in Porto Rico, sailed on September 5th, and arrived at Port Monroe September 10th. landing his patients in a greatly improved con? dition. He reported to Washington, where he .was quite ill .and was given sick leave. The surgeon general was pleased ?tili his work on the Panama and wished him to remain with her. While still slek in Pittsburg, he re? ceived orders from General Miles to go on nn Inspection lour of the new regi? ments In the South, who were being lil? ted nut for tropic service. This was the trip on whii h witness became acquaint? ed with the nllcgcd embalmed beef. There were several officers engaged in this Inspection. RportS Were rendered after the In? spection of each camp visited. These reports In the course of regular routine passed through Hie hands of the gen? eral commanding the army. During this trip he became so in that be was oblig? ed to return home to Pittsburg, Where nfter remaining for some time on sick leave, he tendered his resignation. In all of this very detailed recital, the question of beef was no: once broached by the court, but when Dr. Daly h id been chronologically carried through Iiis term of service and out of the army, the Recorder handed him Hie famous "embalmed beef" report and asked him if he recognized It Dr. Dalv said that he did and it was all right, except perhaps the date, which in the copy was September 21st. He said to the best of bis recollection the exact dale was October Uth. the date, however, he said, was not essential, the renort be? ing genuine, nnd in the opinion of Dr. Daly perfectly accurate. THE POWELL. EXPERIMENT. Prior to leaving the stand. Dr. Daly was examined in regard to the Powell experiment with beef preservatives at Tampa. Col. Davis pointed out that it was merely experimental ..and no con? tract was involved. Dr. Daly said Cd. J. P. Weston called his attention to a quarter of beef, which was hanging on a transport and which Col. Weston said had been far sixty hours In the open nnd he was waiting to see what would eventuate. I>r. Daly did not recall any? thing of Col. Weston'a statement indi? cating the beef was other than a part of the general supply or that it had been treated with a chemical as an ex? periment. He noticed that Hies would not remain on the beef and that no larvae were deposited. Witness final? ly cut a pleoajsXrom the beef ami later cooked ami ate it. After riding horse? back he became nauseated, lie did not suspect preservatives on the beef; al? though his taste suggested an experi? ence he had with preservatives on an? telope some years before while hunting. Nevertheless, Dr. Daly said, he remark? ed to no one about the matter. Wit? ness wanted It made plain that Colonel Weston had said nothing about the quarter of beef being experimental, and he had no reason to suspect the government was conducting an experi? ment as to the efficiency of any chemi? cal preservative. Replying to Colonel Davis witness said he supposed the beef was a part of a consignment from the contract >rs, supposed to keep 72 hours in the sun. nnd perhaps Col. Weston tvas merely curious to see if It would stand the test. COULD NOT EAT IT. Lieutenant Colonel H. H. Humphreys. Twenty-second Infantry, said canned roast beef was Issued to his command in small quantity prior to the surren MEMBERS OF THE BEEF HTVESTIGATUTG COMMITTEE, dor of Sanilag.i. but he had heard then no complaints about It. When refrige? rated beef was furnished it was at first satisfactory, but it spoiled In largo (luantllles, and the, men finally ceased] to care for it. The canned roast beet was then used In a stew, but the men would not eat it. Wltnww did not know why. He attempted to eat the boot from the can. It did not taste right. It gagged htm. Ho gave it up. Brigadier General J. F. Kent, who commanded a division In the Santiago campaign, said complaints of conned roast beef came from the men?it seem? ingly nauseated them?hut he took no action, considering these cohipfcxints unavoidable Incldont? of the campaign. The canned roast beef was tasteless, he declared, and often repulsive In ap? pearance, and apparently had all nutri? ment extracted. Ill??|llletliia Now* from Esr.TI't. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) London, Feb. 22.?According to a spe? cial dispatch fron* Cairo, the disquiet ings news has been recolvi d here that the Khalifa, at the head of greatly aug? mented forces is marching mi the Nile. it was announced on February 20, from Omdurman, that the D?ke ami Duchess of Connnught had arrived there on the previous ev.-nir.tr. had re? viewed the troops, had Visited the tomb of the Mandl, and had Inspected the Khalifa's house and gardens and the palace at Khartoum. SEARCH FOR A BANKER. HIS WIPE PURSUES HIM FOR ALI? MONY. (By Telegraph to Virglnlnn-Pllot.) ?Atlanta. (In.. Fob, L"J.?J-^E. Warne. lt, president of the Hank of America, is being searched for by Sheriff Nelms and his deputies on a court order for contempt. The trouble is the result of alimony proceedings instituted by his wife. Warneck had not been appre? hended up to a late hour In-night, and in believed to have left the city. Late in the afternoon Judge dandier, in the Superior Court, appointed a receiver for the private interests of Warneck,! on application of his wife's attorneys.] Warneck Is a well-known financier. Ho Is president of the Hank of Ameri? ca, sect clary and treasurer of the Vir? ginia Loan Company, ami holds a sim? ilar pcffition with the Phoenix Loan Company; is the senior partner in the furniture business of Warneck & Con nlff, and hoi.is, it is said, the contract with the Government for the hauling of mails front the poslOfOces to the trains. Warneck Is a Yale alumnus, and la said to hue won there a cup for aoil Ity In matters pugilistic. Mrs. Warneck Is the daughter of Rev. J. C. Burrus, now of Florida, one of the most prominent and Influential Universalis! minister's in the United States. The Hank of America Is) a small con? cern, doing .1 limited business on West Mitchell street. The Interests control? led by Warneck amount, it is said, to about $::ii,tiiio and in the petition for a receiver filed this afternoon his in? come id given as about $300 monthly. Two mutans in Improvement*. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Newport News. \'a., Feb. 22.?Collis P. Huntington, principal owner <<f the ship yard here, arrived at Newport 1 News to-day. After inspecting the plant Mr. Huntington said there were no de? velopments in the ordnance and armor plant project, hut that he fully exp.-etcd to sec It established here at some fu? ture time. Mr. Huntington stated that $2,000,000 would shortly he spent on Im? provements to the ship-building plant. Llent. NCOtl Acquitted. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Anniston, Ala., Feb. 22.?Lieutenant Scott, charged with assaulting with In? tent to murder Colonel Colson, both of the late Fourth Kentucky, was acquit? ted on preliminary trial to-day. The charges against Lieutenants Mnckay and Phelps, of the Fourth Wisconsin, were withdrawn. Colonel Colson is still confined to his room by his wound. A STORMY DEBATE Spanish Deputies Consider Ces? sion of Philippines! Tlio SlliilalorlalUI* Out utimkerea ? Itcpnullciiii Letter .tlnk?> t'terv? A (i uii <iii i in' < ? <ii r ? u me ii i am! In l(p|>llu?l in li.v Premier ??iig??i?i?. (Uy Telegraph to Vlrglanlan-Filot.) Madrid, Feb. 22.?The meeting of the Bureaux this evening to appoint a committee to examine the bill for the cession of the Philippines resulted in ? inly :i nominal Ministerial success. Although the Ministerial candidates cho8i n wi re four and the opposition candidates only three, yet, on a divi? sion, the opposition will muster votes its against >>? Ministerialists. The op? position will, therefore, submit a eoun ter measure. The Republican motion In favor of summoning the constituents usscmbly led t<> a stormy debate In the Chamber of Deputies. Prot. Snlmeron, the Re? publican leader, made a fierce attack mi the government. Senor Sagnsta, replying, said: "We lost the colonies, but we have avoided civil war. When you wore in power greater calamities tie, lined. The United States drove us to war, for which iu> regime is blameable and no regime could make a nation weakened by two colonial rebellious, strong. "1 will oppose reaction with all my force, l a in incapable of destroying the nation's liberties. It Is the Republicans alone who endanger the liberties of the country by breaking the law." The result of the debate In the Cham? ber upon the motion of Senor Sllvela, leader of the Conservatives censuring the government for "indifference to the country's trouble," was the witiidraw.il of the resolution. THE DUKE OF ORLEANS. THOUSANDS OF IIIS MEDALS SEIZED IN PARIS. (By Telegraph to Virglnlnn-Ptlot.) Paris, Feb. 22.?he police this morn? ing seised in this city ten thousand m. dais bearing the head of the Duke Of Orleans and five moulds for striking them. In view of possible demonstrations to? morrow, upon the occasion of the fune? ral of the late President Fnttre, the Prefect of Police has ordered the ;i Izurc of all seditious emblems, the urn st Ol their wearers; the dispersal of all street gatherings, ami the arrest of anybody raising insulting eries against ' the President, members of Parliament, ? or other state officers. The medals are inscribed as follows: "I will only avenge niy country's in? sults. Philipe." And "1 will replace my country in the first rank of nations with the help of all true Frenchmen." It mi yard Kipling ?erlon?ty lit. (Uy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New Y.rk, Feb. 22.?Rudyard Kip? ling Is seriously ill in this city at the Hotel Grenoble. He is suffering from Inflammation of ihe lungs. His docti rs, however, hope that with his strong con? stitution he will lie u?lc to pull through all right. The following bulletin was issued at 2 o'clock this afternoon by his physi? cians, l'rs. Janeway and Dunham: ??Mr. Kipling has an Inflammation of the right lung. This produces the usual fever. There are at present no complications." New York. Feb. 22.?Dr. .Taneway left Mr. Kliding at 10 o'clock to-night. Dr. Dunham remained with him during the night. At midnight there was no change I in Mr. Kipling's condition. AMERICAN FLAG NOW OVER NEGROS Otis Appealed to For Advice and Help. AGUINALDO ISSUES ADDRESS People or IilanO of Xcsro* Aux* ion* mid Willing to Aerept Any l'ronontliou American* Mlirlit ?liier-Tb? President or lite 1'lillp pluo Itepubllo Is Helium un?l ? ? In ? ms ? oiiiury is l 03 Ml 10 XI Im. (Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Manila, Feb. 22.-12:45 p. m.?While ( the guns on the city walls and those an bohrd the ships of Hear Admiral Dew ey's tleet In the bay fired a salute In1 honor of Washington's birthday, four' commissioners from the island of Ne? gro* had an Interview with Major Gen? eral. Otis and informed him that the American Hag had already been raised over the island and that its inhabitants were ready, anxious and willing to ac? cept any -proposition the Americans might offer. The insurgents have been driven froin\tlie island entirely.' ACTEAL TO OTIS, Although the\ Hollo rebels have Riven the people of N\jgros much trouble, es), pe.dally in the matter of financial' as, instance demanded, by the rebid lead? ers, the Inhabitant*: of Nrgros. lu-ve per? sistently held aloof nnd now'through the commissioners, announced that they wanted the advice and help of General Otis. The latter assured them that the Americans would provide nn ai i eptable government, and in the meantime he instructed them nut to pay the rebels anything. The Negros commissioners were delighted with their reception. The United States cruiser Charleston Is coaling here to-day, preparatory to starting on a cruise. The United States gunboat Helining toii arrived here to-day from the island of Guam. The United States transport St. Paul has arrived here from Hollo, but she did not bring any news of importance. AC. U1N ALDO'S M AN 11? ESTO. Hong Korrgl Fcft 22? ?gulmndb has issued a manifesto n iceptlng the situa? tion caused by the "unexpected provo? cation of the Americans," while la? menting the hostilities which, he says he "tried to avoid by every means" in hi.s power, ''making humiliating conces? sions and tolerating insults and out? rages of the army of occupation against the people of Manila." He adds that he Is prepared to sacri? fice everything to maintain the "Integ? rity of the national honor." calls upon all "to witness the good faith and hon? esty" of his Intentions and complains thai he has been treated ns n rebel "because I defended the national Inter? ests instead of becoming the tool of the American preposterous pretension)." TIHO COUNTRY WITH HIM. The rebel leader further alleges that the country is unanimously in Ilia BUp? port, that the people "will perish rather than accept the odlus American domin? ion," ami alleging that "even the cor? rupt Spanish dominion is preferable." The Philippine commission is con? sidered by Agulnnldo lu be :i farce, and otis. Denby, Dewey and Secretary Harden are classed as ''pronounced un nexatlonlsts," the latter being charged with having "maliciously defamed" the Filipinos in newspaper reports. He is classed as being "especially obnoxious to the Filipino government." HAS RECEIVED NO HELP. Finally, Aguinaldo expresses the w ish to "proclaim to the world and officially dispel the: false rumors that Germany or any other power has "rendered as? sistance, moral or material," to the Filipinos, adding "nor have the Fili? pinos solicited It." AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN PLAN? NED. Washington, Feb. 22.?The authorities lit re are giving ( lose attention to the j daily developments in the military sit uatlon in the Philippines and have de? cided ;?? push the campaign against the rebellious followers of Aguinaldo with energy. Within two or three weeks a forward campaign will begin and a lie.ivy bl?>w will be stun k that will keep the insurgents quiet during the rainy season, :l it docs not bring about their i immediate surrender. MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS. GENERAL A 1,11IIIt SERVES A CI.l'P. AS TOAST MA ST EH. (By Te.'graph to Vlrgianian-Pllot.) Detroit. Midi . Feb. 22.?"It has been a difficult year." We are landed on a new field. The Stars and Stripes are planted to-night In a place where they nev< r have been before oh Washing? ton's birthday. They nave never been taken down from where they have been planted but once before; and they never will be again." Such was the characteristic utterance f General Russell A. Alger, Secretary of War. on assuming th-- function of loustmaster to-night at the fourteenth annual banquet of the Michigan Club, The Secretary was introduced by Bri? gadier General Henry M. Duffield, president of the (dub. who said: "Among the Secretaries who have held up the hands of the President none have done mere difficult, more arduous or better work ami none have been bearing more heavily the blunt of the light throughout than has your own be? loved fCllOW ciliZ'Il. General AlgCr." When the toastmaster arose he was greeted with enthusiastic cheers from tin- live hundred Republicans of Michi? gan w ho sat at the banqu< : table, and from the crowd in the galleries The Secretary said nothing specific in bis brief Introductory remarks about Wat Department affairs. He congratulated the citizens of the United States upon their intelligence, loyalty and patriot? ism shown the past year, nnd upon the fact that the financial tide had turned s.> that the tuition which was once a bqrrower Is now on top in a financial sense. He said: "We have some hard propositions to solve, but we have a solver in Wash? ington" General Dufileld, in his opening ad dress; characterised President McKin? ley as "the peer of Washington and Lincoln." In Introducing Governor ringTee to \ deliver his address of welcome. Gen? eral Algcr raised a laugh by saying: '"The Governor has just been telling me that he always dreaded to> speak. I told him 1 thought I could get up a liberal contribution if he never would speak." Hon. James Wilson. Secretary of Agriculture, was warmly greeted when he rose to respond to the toast: "Our Agricultural Interests." "The two poles of political policy" was responded to by Hon. Krank O. Lowden, of Chicago. The prln dpal address of the evening was by Frank S. Monett, Attorney Gen? eral of Ohio, whose subject was "The Slate's control over corporations." Hon. John S. Wise, who was to have spoken on "The things settled and un? settled by the war with Spain" sent regrets, as did also President McKinley and several others. Patriotic songs were interspersed throughout the evening. Ohio i'roblbltlou Ticket. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Delaware, Ohio, Feb. 22.?The Ohio Prohibition convention has nominated Dr. J. W. Bashford for Governor. A full Stat4- ticket was named. Dou'l I.lh?l A'btof Juslte? <b mil bor?. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Berlin, Ircb. 22.? According to the seniL-olllcial Hamburgtscber correspon dence, the German Foreign Ofllee, com? plying faith a petition of Germans in Samoa, has requested the Washington government to supersede Chief Justice Chambers. NINETY-ONE LOST Crew and Passengers of the Steamer Bulgaria. Tweiiiy-uliie of Hie Crew nn?l Pn??? euger#, Numbering One Hiiiidrrd hihi Twenty, SnTCit?Seeon?! ?dlccr Kchnrgu's i lirlllliiK Mory. (By Telegraph to Virginian ? Pilot.) Baltimore, Feb. 23.?The British steamship Vittorla, Captain Wethereil, arrived to-day from Hull, via Hamp? ton Roads, with four of the crew of the missing Hamburg-American liner Bul? garia. The rescued mariners are: sec? ond Mate O. Scharges, Quartermasters Carl Ludtke and John Schulz, and Sea? man William Starke. They were picked up by the Vittorla from an open boat of the Bulgaria three and a half hours after they had been ca?n adrift in latitude tu N., longitude ?ii; w., on February 5th. These, with the 2.*, women and chil? dren w no were picked up by the tank steamer Weehawken and lauded in Punta ilei Gada, Azote inlands, a week ago. are all that have been heard from of the crew of 80 men and II passengers which the Bulgaria had aboard when she sailed iron. New York for Bremen January 28th. Captain Wetherell said Dial he (sighted the Bulgaria in a dis? abled condition at 7 o'clock a. in., Feb? ruary 5lh, Hags Hying, and the tank steamer Weehawken standing by and communicating with her. There was a heavy sou on, and his vessel drifted away from the disabled craft, but he Steamed toward her and again located hi r. He saw the men aboard the crip? pled vessel attempt to lower a boat, and Jus; as four of them got Into It. it broke loose from the steamer and drifted away. The four men made an efl< ri to row back to the Bulgaria, but could not approach her on account of the high seas. ST? >K V (IF THE RESCUE. The Vittorla was preparing to lower a boat to go to the assistance of those on the Bulgaria when the four men came alongside. After considerable dif li. nlty they were taken aboard. During n lull the Bccond offloer of the Bulgaria, , accompanied by six of the crew of the Vittorla, manned the boat just vacated and started ror the sinking steamer. They were scarcely away from the side of the Vittorla. however, lief,.re another gale began, and the brave fellows not being nble to rea h the Bulgaria, found it Impossible to return to the Vittorla until si veral hours had passed, captain Wctherell would not abandon hop/of being of assistance to those on board the ill-fated vessel, and remained In sight of her until nightfall, when a per f e: h?rrlcnn arose and carried the waiting ship miles away. In the morn? ing the Bulgaria was not t-? be seen, and the Vittorla proceeded on her Jour? ney. A THRILLING STORY. The story of the experience of the Bulgarin as told by Second Officer Scharges, Is a thrilling one. "On February I, at about S p. m.." said he, "a hurricane of so severe a nature was encountered that it was found impossible to make any headway and at 2 a, m. the following day we were f->r. ed to heave to. The Hying bridges, both fore and aft. wera carried a was and Seamen and passengers were afraid t.> venture on deck ro- fear of being swept Into the sea. About 7 a. in. the spring In the rudder. Which is Used to break the strain of heavy seas, collapsed and soon afterward the entire steering gear was washed away. The steami r thon fell In the trough and was ? left as a toy at the mercy of the wind I and waves. ?'S.-.or. after seas swept over us smash? ing in the doors of the cabin and deck houses. Hooding the main deck, wash? ing in the awning deck, and creating have.- and disorder all over the ship. To make matters worse one hundred horses that were stabled on the upper forward deck stampeded and In their fright, made a wild dash, trampling each other to death. (Continued on Kifth Pago.) THE BIRTHDAY OF WASHINGTON Celebrated by the Virginia Democratic Association. W. JENNINGS BRYAN SPEAKS A notable Gathering or Lender* At the> .> it (Inns ? n|illnl tilvce Iba Crem Iteiuoerntio Lender nn En? ibnslaatlc Reception?Speeche? by Nea?tor Diutlol, Congressman Butlej ami Oilier*. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washing-ton. Feb. 22.? The Virginia Democratic Association of the District of Columbia celebrated Washington's birthday by a largely attended banquet at the National Hides- armory. Hon. William J. Bryan was the guest of honor and among those present were Senators Daniel and Martin, of Vir? ginia; Stewart, of Nevada; Representa? tives Bailey and Cooper, of Texas; Lantz, Ohio; Greene, of Wisconsin; Ilartlett, of Georgia; Suhier, of New York; DeArmond, of Missouri, and Swanson, of Virginia. In the centre of the stage to the rear of the hall was an -Immense-(Veral dcr^gn presented?to Mr.? Bryan by his admirers. Mr. Bryan was given an enthusiastic reception and every reference to him by the speakers was received with tremen? dous applause. THE ELOQUENT DANIEL. Snator Daniel, of Virginia, was the first speaker, responding to the toast, '?Georg,, Washington, We Celebrate His Birthday Anniversary for His Worth as a Warrior, Statesman and Patriot." He warmly eulogized the memory of Wash? ington and said he was the uncrowned king of universal liberty, enlighten? ment and progress. BAILEY, OP TEXAS. "Democracy's Mission" was respond? ed to by Representative liatlcy, of Texas. In the course of his speech Mr. Bailey referred to the organization of the Democratic party and the faithful manner In which It had performed Its mission. The men whose virtues wa celebrate to-night did not teach their children to exchange principles for suc? cess, he said. They taught us that In this world a principle Is worth infinitely more than a triumph, and if the prin? ciples are followed out our triumph will follow our fidelity to them. "I crave success." said Mr. Bailey, "as sincerely as any man. but I know there are things worse than a defeat. We have survived that before and we can survive that again, but we could not outb\e a cowardly surrender of our j principles. We welcome the co-opera? tion of all nun who will Join with us I in rescuing our beloved country from the perilous situation in which It has been lead, but will brook no deception of any man. "As certain as the years go by and the great national convention re-assem? bles we will rig up the platform made In 1896, and :n his (pointing to Mr. Bryan) unsullied name will give the orders for forward march, and It will be tt march to victory. Let us here and now renew our pledge and keep our faith, and when we have fought tin- battle in its behalf and won the Victory we shall receive as our reward the confidence of n grateful people; and w e will reward that confidence, by revitalizing these great and essential ; principles of human fr.lorn which it is the mission of our party to perpetuate and defend." DANFORTH, OF NEW YORK. Mr. Elliott Danforth, of New York, responded t.. the toast "The State of New Vork." He dc lared that the Dem? ocrats of the entire State are anxious to give their votes to the next Democratic nominee for President, and "In that contest the standard bearer of the party is with us to-night." Hon. D. A deArmond responded to the toast "The Democratic Party; it ratine: die while the republic lives." The speaker made one of his character? istic speeches, which was heartily re? ceived and when lie had concluded the Pros dent atroduced Hon.-William Jen? nings Bryan, who responded to the toast. "America's Mission." BRYAN i'N AMERICA'S MISSION. The Hon. William J. Bryan spoke about "America's Mission." He said in part: "When the ad\ icates .if imperialism find it Impossible to reconcile a colonial polli y w ith the principles of our gov? ernment ,?:? with the canons of morali? ty, when they ire unable to defend It m ui the ground of religious duty or pe uniary profit, they fall back in help less despair upon the assertion that it .-i destiny. 'Suppose it does violate th? Constltui I." iheysay; 'Suppose it does break all the Commandments; suppose It does entail upon the nation an In calculable expenditure of blood and. is lestiny and we must sub? mit.' "Th ? pe >plo have not voted for im i no i ational convention has ! red for It no Congress has passed upon II ' ? whom, then, has the fu tlcd? Whence this voice i( aul ? i " We can all prophesy, but (C nttnued on Sixth Page.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6. CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS Telferaoli News?race 1,5 and 6. 1 ocal News?Patres 2, ?,and 5. 1 ditorial -Pasc 4. Virginia New s- Pages 3. North Carolina News?Page 9. Portsmouth News? Paxes lOand ti. ? Berkley News?Paje it Markets?Page 12. Mnpping - i\age 12.