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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
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CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
BY DEPARTMENTS
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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.
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