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\ IN TWO PARTS. I VOL.. II?XO. 124. NORFOLK, VA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY lUAliwiii.t.l.l.l|l||..iiii..iiw^i...iiiilitljUl?l j WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY f \ - I i NORFOLK AND VICINITy? ? j Fair: fresh to brisk west winds. E E 1'A(tES. VICE-ADMIRAL AND ADMIRAL Congress Will Reward Dewey and Schley. WARM DEBATE IN THE HOUSE n a ns n 11- It i o ci 11 < our i il Affnlll I'nnl? Itmicil?Tlic I'rlco or Armor I'lnte 1'rovokcn im ExeliutiK? or Hot W in iii llfllivcrii Members - The Wc,t Virginia fcenntorslilp -Unll wm CoiiccmmIoiis. (By Telegraph In Virginia-Pilot.) Washington, Feb. 23.?Immediately after the reading of the Journal In the Mouse to-day, Mr. Crumpacker (Hep., of Indiana) railed up the contested election case of Brown vs. Swanson, from the Fifth Virginia Distrlcs. Against this Mr. Miel? (Dem., of Indi? ana) raised the question of considera? tion. Mr. Crumpacker attempted to call up the same case several weeks ago, but the House, by a vole of 111! to 7!t, decided not to consider it. The llou.se to-day declined to consider the case?00 to 132. The committee on Naval Affairs, which had the right of way with the nival appropriation bill, agree u Vn~ yield tin hour to the committee on Dis? trict of Columbia to dispose of some imp irtant mutters, ABMOlt PLATE. At 1:45 p. m, the House went Into committee of the whole, and resumed tu.naideratlon of the naval appro? priation bill, the pending question be? ing on the point of order raised against the amendment offered by Mr. Underwood (Dem., of Alabama) to ap? propriate $4,000,000 for the construction of an armor plate plant at such place as a board of naval olllcers might se? lect. Mr. Boutelle continued his defense <>f the recommendation of the committee to Increase the maximum price "f ar? mor to $510. Tests had demonstrated, he said, the Krupp armor of lt, per cent, less weight than Marveylxed ar? mor had equal resisting power. Mr. Sherman (Hep., of New York), who was In the chair, sustained the point of order against the Underwood amendment. The question then recurred upon Mr. Boutelle.'s amendment, fixing the price of armor at $548 per ton. Owing to its resisting power, Mr. Boutelle contend? ed that the cos; of Krupp armor for like protection would be slightly less than that of llurvcylxed armor at $400 per ton. A PDA T CONTRADICTION. Mr. Hopkins (Republican, Illinois) moved to . mend the Boutelle amend? ment so Its to fix the price of armor plate :it $14.", per ton. The loyally on Krupp armor, he said was $46 per ton, and he had searched In vain for evi? dence to show that the manufacture of Krupp armor was more expensive than Ilarv y armor. There has in en no Inde? pendent Investigation. There was no recommendation save from a subordi? nate official of tin- Navy Department. "That is not true," Interrupted Mr. Boutelle. nourishing aloft a handful of documents, "l have here the evidence Which the House refuses to hear." Mr. Hopkins declared that be had been informed upon reputable authority that the proposition in the lilll was an attempt to ??bunco" the Government. A CHALLENGE. This statement aroused the Indigna? tion of Mr. Boutelle and Mr. Dalz.ell (Republicans, Pa.) "Give Ihe name of your authority," said Mr. Dalzell. "He won't." shout, d Mr. Boutelle. "1 challenge him to name a single man who < ver made such a statement." "The gentleman would not permit the member from Maine to black his bo us." retorted Mr. Hopkins, turning Indig? nantly upon his antagonist. At this point the travel took Mr. Hop? kins off the door, and Mr. Rlxcy (Dem? ocrat. Virginia), a member of the Naval Committee, In a live minute speech, op? posed the committee's proposition, Which he sniil would increase the cost of armor for a single ship $ll!>,000. HUMILIATING ADMISSION. Mr. Burke (Democrat, Texas) said I' was humiliating to hear a member of the Naval <'..nittee admit that the Government was absolutely at the mer? cy of lb" armor plate manufacturers. Mr. Walker (Republican. Massachu? setts) offered an amendment to Mr. Hopkins' amendment, providing that the Government should not pay more for armor plate than any foreign Oov ernment paid. The amendment was adopted. 112 to 48. The Hopkins amendment to the amendment was carried, 102 to 78, and as amended (fixing the price of armor at $445) the amendment was adopted without division. Mr. Boutelle gave notice he would demand a separate vote in the House A FURORE CREATED. Mr. Moody (Rep.), of Massachusetts, tln n created something of a furore by offering at the end of the bill a ropy or the Senate bill to create the rank of admiral of the navy. Uproarious ap? plause greeted Ihe reading of the amendment. The Naval Committee had amended this bill so as to create the rank of vice-admiral, as well as ad? miral. Mr. Boutelle at first raised a point of order against the amendment, but. turning suddenly upon Mr. Moody, de? clared he would withdraw the point in defen<e to what appeared t.> be the general demand of the House, If the amendment could be voted upon with? out debate. "We will vote without a word." said Mr. Moody. "Vote!" vote!" went Up 111 chorus from all sides of the House. The question on the amendment was put and it was tarried with a rousing cheer. . . - . When the nays wore called Tor there was the silence of the grave. AMENDMENTS CARRIED. The bill was then reported to the House- Separate votes were demanded by Mr. Bouteile upon the Naval Acad? emy nnd armor plate amendment, both of which were carried, the former S9 to 70. the latter lot) to 58. Mr. Boutell then moved to recommit tho bill with ! instructions to .restore the price of armor plate to $545 per ton. as origi? nally recdmmended by the committee The motion was voted down?Tit to 155. The hill was then passed, j Mr. Hull, chairman of the Military Committee, gave notice that he would call up the army appropriation hill to? morrow. The Senate amendments to the military academy hill were adopt? ed. This hill now goes to the ['resident. Tile Senate hill, to permit volunteer regiments of the Spanish war to retain their colors, wns passed. At 5:30 p. in. the House adjourned. RIVER AND HARBOR BILD. Washington, Feb. 23.?During the en? tire session to-day until r. o'clock, the Senate had under consideration the river and harbor bill. Cloud progress was made, 89 pages having been dis^ posed of. with the exception of one amendment. Tile bill's consideration will be resumed to-morrow at II o'clock. WEST VIRGINIA SENATORSHIP. Shortly after the opening of the ses? sion Mr. Faulkner, (West Virginia), presented the protest of John T. M ? Craw, against the seating of N. It. Scott, elected a Senator from West Virginia. It was ordered to lie on the table. A bill reported from the Committee on Military Affairs permitting volun? teer regiments to retain their colors and to deposit them in the State Capitols was passed. At 5:45 ]>. m. the river and harbor bill was laid aside, SS pages having been completed. CONCESSIONS TO RAILWAYS. A bill granting to Hip Denlson. Hm fiam and Gulf Railway Company all rights, privileges and franchises here? tofore granted to the Denlson, Bonham and New Orleans Railway Company was passed; also a bill authorising the Georgia Pine Railway Company, of Georgia, Rt construct a bridge across Ho- Flint river, in Decatur county. Gu. On motion of Mr. Carter the Senate at .">:."0 p. m. went into executive ses? sion. After a brief executive session the reading of the Alaska code bill was re? sumed in open session, an agreement being reached that no other business should l?e transact! d to-nigh:. Upon completing the reading of the bill the Senate at 7:;V. p. m. ndjourn ed. THE SPANISH SITUATION. GENERAL LTNATtES" CHALLENGE Tit COMBAT DECLINED. (By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot ) Madrid. Fob. 23.?In the Cortes to? day the debates on the conduct of the war with the United Stales was con? tinued, but llttl.- interest was develop? ed in either chambi r. count d'Almenns declines to accept th.> challenge to a duel sent him by General Linares, whom he charged with cowardice in connection with tho caplt ulntion of Santiago. He declares that he will not yield to intimidation, but will continue the campaign against the Geioials in the Senate where he will rend a violently provocative letter lie lias received from General Linares. General Pando Intends to speak against peace with the United states and will then resign his Benntorshlp. THE LAW ATTACKED. NORFOLK MARL COMPANY VS. T. It. HENLEY. (Special to Virginian-Pilot. Richmond, V.l., Feb. 23.?The Nor? folk Marl and Phosphate Company to? day brought suit in the United Slates Court to recover three tracts of land in tfhtg Wiliiain iniiui.i. sold 1.1 Tltu.-. R. Henley, of West Point, under de? linquent tax law. The constitutionality Of the law was attacked, It being al? leged that the provision making the publication in a newspaper of notice of application to purchase, cannot take place of a personal service and become due process of law," required for Fed? eral constitution as necessary to de? prive a man of life or property. Bill also alleges many irregularities In the transfer of the title by the clerk of the courl to Henley. It also charges fraud in that Henley, w lu> is only 21 years old, bought the land with money fur? nished by Thos. P... bis father, who was agent for the company, and at one time general manager, and says T. B. Hen Ii y. Sr., had sufficient money represent? ing rentals collected for company to pay the taxes and was directed to do i lie Heel Miqnlry. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington. D. C, Feb. 2::.?The tes? timony of Colonel J. F. Wcston, who was at the outbreak of the war assist? ant commissary general and who now is the successor of Commissary General Charles P. Eagan. together with the appearance of General Eagan, was the feature of to-day's proceedings of the courl of Inquiry, investigating the charges of General Miles as to the beef supply to the army while In Cuba and Porto Rico. Each contended that the canned roast beef was a wholesome and nutritious component of the army ra? tion which was furnished the Santiago ami Porto Rlcan expeditions, and took issue with the regular army officers who have criticised it. Regarding the refrigerated beef the testimony of to? day tended to show thnt it was satis? factory. t'OtS l or < onfederale 111 onion. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Feb. 23.?Senator Tillmun to-day introduced a Joint resolution au? thorizing the Secretary of War to lend ten thousand cots to the Confederate veterans re-union to be held at Charles tun. S. C, in May next. |>nsinin*lr>ra >ninitialed. Washington. Feb. 2a.?The President to-day sent to the Senate the nomina? tions nf the follow ing postmasters: North Carolina, William H. Cooper, Laurlnburg. FAMOUS DOGS AT THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB'S SHOW or f-o? r,Ch "r JUSt VorK. Hundred. iWrc ha.red fox terr.er. ,he ?u? ??,?? ^ WVJ,' Qg and U^'^"^u'^^^^ilW'n,;;^ ''"''^ ^ W?nd-fUl *?? Tili; FUNERAL 01! IWURE As Seen Yesterday by Mrs. Emily Crawford' Compared Witli the runcritln of Theirs, linmlirtiii ami ... ai uot ?A \Hu, nml Manninffles? Show?The New President Exhibit* I'lnelt. (Copyright, 1899, by Associated Press.) Paris, Feb. 23.?Bright weather fa? vored Ihe drop of Hie curtain over ihe scone of the drama of President Paurc'a lifo, giving value to the brilliant spec? tacular effects. The garrison of Paris, numbering 00, 000 men, was on duty in th>- long thor? oughfares between the Ely see and Notre Dame, and there wore between the Cathedral and Pere Lachnise, glit? tering helmets and cuirasses and mar? tial music, making the impetuosity of the French temperament. The Bourse, the B ink of France, the public offices and most of the stores were closed, and the whole population were in the streets, at the windows and on the house tops. _A COM PA BISON._ But the effect was totally different from that which Impressed one at the funerals of Thiers, Oambctta and Car not. On those occasions all France poured into the capital, anil all hearts burst out In one Irrealstab'c impulse. There was absolute unity of emotion. There was nothing of this to-day. No all-prevailing unity of emotion; no deep regrets, unless among the very poor. They remember now that Pres? ident Fame devoted bin Thursdays to the hospitals. The rcactionslsts are sorry ho died so soon. They gathered force, favored by him and Imped to make a to d i f him. The Dreyfusltes thought his sudden death was a just judgment for the sup? port he gave the military party against the revision of the sentence of the pris? oner of Devil's Island. The lovers or equality had long looked askance ut the late President's at? tempts to revive monarchical cere? monial. Good Catholics thought well of him for asking, in his last hour, for a priest. The Free Masons resented this proof of clericalism and they are the most strongly organized and numerous 1> dj in Paris. The Leagues of Patriots and of the French Fatherland might, if suffered io do so, made a united effort, but with divergent purposes, some of the leaguers, being for the Duke of Orleans, some for Prince Napoleon and some foi no matter what dictator, but with a preference for a military man. They were debarred from manifesting, bow ever, by the police arrangements. A police device was to hire endless cab;, which were drawn up on the Place de La Concorde and othor snnces, as if waiting for fares there, the vehicles being really placed behind the tro ips that kept the way clear for the funeral cortege. A MEANINGLESS SHOW. The lack of prevailing sentiment ren? dered the funeral to Parisians accus? tomed to sights of the kind, n vain and meaningless show, like that of the late Kmperor of Brazil. Apart from the very poor, no class set higher store on President Fame than the reigning caste. There were more wreaths, letters and telegrams received by the Fa uro family from im? perial and royal personages than were received by the Car not family In 1894. Amting the far. off sovereigns who telegraphed, wrote or sent wreaths were the Kmperor and Dowager Em press of china nnd tho President of the . Orange Free State telegraphed and its representatives here presented a| wreath of artificial violets. Queen Victoria's wreath was of roses, violets ami lilies Of the" valley. It was tied with a large while satin how bear- 1 Ihg the Inscription: 'Testimony of Sincere esteem." President McKinley, Colonel .lohn Hay. Secretary of State of the United Stall's, and President Kruger, of the South African Republic, sent tele? grams, hut the United States and the Transvaal gave no further sign. No American delegation appeared In the cortege. PROGRAM Till!ICR ALTERED. The people of Purls were kept in the dark so long as possible as to tho route the funeral procession was to take. The program w as thrice altered. At Hi st the ! cortege was to have formed at Notre Dame, to proceed to Pere Lachalsc. and then at the RlyscO, it was also arranged that the route taken by Carnot's fun? eral was 1.1 be followed, namely by the rue de la Rtvoli, across tin- Seine, to Notre Dame, but the engineers, obeying : the Government's hint, said this way j was blocked by sewer repairs. The true reason was that the Hue de RlVOll Is too narrow to admit of precautions being taken against seditious manifestations. Last night many friends of the gov? ernment and men in a position to know, said that If General Kurllndcn, the mil? itary governor, went then to the Ely see he could not bt turned out. Put Zur llndcn is a man to respect the law. He could only be dangt rous w here there Is an Illegal general situation, which would breathe revolution. The declar? ation of martial law would give him a practical dlctature in Paris. -CESTJEIZ < rP THE CdTTTEgTS; General Zurllnden greatly struck the bystanders to-day. as sitting fair and square in his saddle and surrounded by his staff, he led the cortege. The three COiTinlcSS hearses followed, and then came the funeral car. a most imposing vehicle. Leading statesmen bore the pall. Then came the family, consisting of the President's son-ln law. Berge Cremcr, bis nephew, and his business partner in hides and icather trade, nnd his two cousins. SONS-IN-LAW ARE JONAHS M. Herite is a civil engineer. Sons-in law bring bad luck to the Presidents .if the French Republic. Wilson ruined President Grcvy. Berge, or rather one nf his pariners, afforded an opportuni? ty to President Kauri 's enemies and to blackmailers. When < M. Faure was elected, M. Berge, anticipating attacks, BCnt a friend to the editors likely to deal with his family history, to say that he was tho best fencer and pistol shot in Paris, and would skewer or sh-<>t any one who attempted to cast mud at him. The boast was no vain one. He practiced fencing and shooting daily at th- Klys o. He is clean built, not yet middle aged .and might make a for I tune as a fencing master. NEW PRESIDENT SlloWS PLUCK. Tb- new President, M Loubet, shewed great pluck in not walking merely from the Blysi o to Notre Dame, but to the cemetery, through the most disturbed districts. His friends say M. Loubi : is a brave Hotnme, or a good f. liow. lie was by himself, behind the family, betrayed no fear and was in ? vi ning dress. He wore f> ^ the ?first time the Grand Cordon of the Legion of Honor, a hrond, scarlet ribbon of watered silk. M. Loubet walked like a man of standing and of lirm. unassum? ing self centered character. He is rather sh ut, thick set. of dark com? plexion, with hair and beard origi? nally black, but now grizzled* He si med detsrt'gined not to flinch and can. I am informed, show himself stern and unfllnchinir. GROUNDLESS APPREHENSIONS. Great apprehensions were felt for the safety of the members of the Criminal chamber of the Court of Cassation and the three Dreyfuslte members. Presi? dent Loow and Judges Bard and Dumas Hundreds of thousands of Republicans would have liked to hoot them and cheer Judge Mazeau, prest d< ht "f the court. Hut the unpopular I Judges were apparently not noticed. (Continued on Sixth Page.) A COMPLETE BACKDOWN Sultan of Oman Cancels Agreement With France The Ibrcnl or Admiral nrnmmonu, pf BrltiNll Unat I mi inn Ntntlon, to llouibnrtl ."?Inaeat <tni<-'ii>- Pro? rtncea din nc.irco i.licet. (Ily Telegraph to Vlr^lnlan-PllotA Bombay, Feb. 2.1.?Important details regarding the action of the British au? thorities at Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, have Just become public. It appears that the news of the lease by the Sultan of Oman of a coaling station to France on the coast of Oman leaked out while the British political agent at Muscat, Major Ea gan was absent, lie promptly returned to his post, but the Sultan refused to furnish him with any information. The commander of the gunboat Sphinx thereupon dispatched a lieutenant and armed party to the Bandar-Jioslh. But she Sultan, hoping to receive aid from the French, continued to be recalci? trant. THREAT TO BOMBARD. The arrival of the second-claes cruiser Eclipse, flagship of the East Indies station, with Bear Admiral K. C. Drummond on board, threw the Sul? tan subjects Into a panic, though the Sultan himself remained obdurate. Dur? ing the morning of February 16 Ad? miral Drummond sent word ashore that unless the Sultan attended a durbar on board the Eclipse at 2 o'clock that afternoon he would bombard the forts at 2:20 p. in. T11K AGREEMENT CANCELLED. Notice of the Admiral's Intention was sent to the foreign consuls and the1 town was speedily In confusion. The advisers of the Sultan entreated him to submit and the Eclipse took up a position broadside to the town, while the other British ships cleared for ac? tion. The Sultan thereupon posted a notification at the Custom-house and on the gates of the town that the ngreement with the French was can? celled. At noon the Sultan sent his brother on board the Eclipse, but the Admiral refused to rcc ilve tilth as a substitute. Just before 2 o'clock the Sultan of Oman, almost unattended, arrived on board the flagship and remained there for three hours, while the whole popu? lation lined the beach and anxiously awaited the outcome. A COMPLETE BACKDOWN. The Sultan, it appears, completely ne qulesced to the British demands and handed over to Admiral Drummond the treaty with Frame. On the following day the Admiral went to the palace, where a great durbar was held and the Sultan publicly repudiated his agree? ment with Prance. Keenr|ilea i.|?te?t. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New York. Feb. 23.?The following securities were approved for listing by the Governing Committee of the stock Exchange to-day: Georgia and Ala? bama Railroad Company. $2,922.000 tirst mortgage consolidated r> per cent, llfty year gold coupon bonds of 1945. Cnr Una Central Railroad Company, $2,847,000 ilrst consolidated mortgage c ild l per cent, fifty years guaranteed coupon bonds of 1949. II Milse?! Muinllllg Mri.OII I).? wl. Cincinnati. Ohio, Feb. 23.?Enoch Car? son, the highest standing Mason in the United States died at 2:30 p. m, here I to-day. ANNOYING TACTICS OF FILIPINOS They Fight With Both Torch and Sword. A VALUABLE CAPTURE MADE Attempt 10 flrcnk. Thronen Amerlcnn. I.lue? Checked?Every Available Jlnu Hcqniretl to Drlre Away Small IlaiitU or Flllplnoa-Oar Lo?? lu One nay-Applying; tbe Torch -1 he Hollo I on tlngralion. (By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Manila, l\b. .'.:.*?i:o;. p. m.?With daylight this mornrhg the enemy com menced worrying tactics at various parts of :h> American line, apparently for the purpose of withdrawing atten? tion from affairs inside the city. An attempt was made to rush through cm- extreme left, near Caloo can, but it was promptly checked by a hot and effective musketry and artil? lery fit In the meantime small bod.es of reb? els, evidently some of those engaged last night In the cowardly work at Ton do. spread out between the city and the outposts, livery available man was sent to drive them auai. with the rc? suit that there was desultory tiring all the morning. THE MONADNOCK JOINS IN. Prom s to 10:H0 a. m. the United States doubl,- turreted monitor Monad nock joined In the engagement, hurling ten Inch shells over the American lines into bodies of the enemy as indicated by the signal corps. So far our casualties are one man killed ami ten men wounded. At U o'clock there were sharp en? gagements at the Chinese cemetery and at San Pedro Macall almost simultane? ously, but the artillery lire from both positions drove the enemy back. Prom the high towers of the city tires can be seen burning at a dozen different points outside. Some of these are probably due to the Monadhock's shells. A VALUABLE CAPTURE. It is currently reported that the na? tives have threatened to burn Escolata and the walled city to-night. Scores of rebels have been aijrested In the Tondo district. The band or sixty rebels, having two carloads of arms anil accoutrements, was captur? ed in a house. Busine? is temporarily suspended. MUST STAY IN DOORS. Manila. Feb. 2:!.?5:110 p. m.?Major General Otis to-day Issued a general or? der, directing all the Inhabitants of Manila until otherwise ordered, to con line themselves lb their homes after 7 o'clock in the evening, when the streets will be cleared by the police. Tho gen? eral also warns Incendiaries, and sus? pects that they will be severely dealt with if discovered In any locality. Extraordinary precautions have been taken for the suppression of further trouble which Is threatened to take place in the city to-night. But It Is generally believed that last nlght'sex perlence will effectively quell the dis? turbing element. PIRKS BURNING. Fire has been burning all day In the Tondo district, and has been clearing tbe residents out of .many houses in the outskirts from which the enemy previously tired on the Americans. A cloud of smoke hovered over the city to-day. conveying the Impression to people about the bay and m tne out slde districts that the whole city Is burning. The rebels between the city and the outposts are being smoked out this afternoon and driven toward the beach. CASUALTIES. Lieutenant Eugene s. French, of Company L, First Montana V lunteers. nnd Private Oscar Felt on. of Company C, South Kakota Volunteers, wera killed, ami two other Dakotans wera wounded. Sharpshooters at various parts of the line are very annoying, but otherwise there has been no further excitement 1 since the frustration of the morning's attack. THE ILOILO CONFLAGRATION. Paris. Feb 'J I.- Agents in this city of j the Filipinos have received news from IlOilo saving that the outbreak there I of tiics was net the werk of the na ' tlves, but was started by the Ameri | can sin lls. When the attack com I menced, the Filipinos add, the foreign reslden s were endetu >r(ng to persuade General Lopez, the Filipino comman? der, to submit ns Hollo was not forti? fied and was. therefore, not In a posi? tion to resist the American attack. The whole commercial quarter of I Hollo, it appears, was destroyed, with four-fifths >f the rest of the town Finally, the Filipinos say, the foreign residents subsequently met, protested against the hi mbardment and resolved to put in claims for damage. EUROPEAN SYMPATHY WANTED. Lon I in. F 23. The Filipino agents in London hive received a cablegram from Ag ii ?.'?! ', the agent in America, of Agulnaldo, saying the former la coining to Europe In order to endeavor to enlist tli" sympathies of European govei nments. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6. CLASSIFlCAl IO>: OF NEWS. BV DEPARTMENTS. Telwarli News?Paee t. SindtS. Local News?Pages 2, and 5. Lviitor ill?i"ai^e 4. Virginia NeWS -P:ic?S S. North Carolina News?Page 0. Portsmouth News'?Pages 10 and tt. Berkley News- r\i?e It Markets?Page t2. Shipping - Page 12.