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3 WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY 3 NORFOLK AND VICINITY? VOL.. II?NO. 13(3. norfolk, v aTTTk id a y, march 10, 1899?twelve pages. THREE CENTS PER COPY. ALL IS QUIET AT MANILA Admiral Dewey is Rapidly Breaking Down. _______ .- r HE HAS AGED VERY RAPIDLY It I* -Not Believed Ho M ill I.nsl n A! on til In His Present Slliintton Wiiftliiugloit Knval OOlclnla Bcllovo 'lliero is Trull) In llio Klory ?Ne? Crow I'oitiiiilisloiier's Cooil Work ?K|>nnistl Utllccrs aiurilorctl. (By Telcgrarh to VIr_lnian-Pllot.) Manila, March 9.-4:10 p. in? The Marltlfoe .Steam Navigation Company s steamer Nustra Senora tlel Rosarlo has arrived here from lloilo and reports all quiet there, although skirmishing Is frequent In the outlying districts. The Negros commissioners landed on Friday last at Hacoled and have been doing excellent work since. The St. Paul landed a battalion of troons at Negros on March I. Colonel Smith and the other officers were magnificently received ami entertained by the natives, who were extremely Hind and courte? ous. The occasion was generally cele? brated with enthusiasm. Within an hour of liiitdln_lhe Signal Corps had established communication With Hollo, Captain Tllley reporting the news of tiu- reception to General Miller. Goodall's battalion was subsequently landed at Cebu without opposition und is now quartered in the city. CREW MURDERS OFFICERS. The steamer Gloria, which bus ar? rived here fruin Curimas, in the north? ern nart of the Island of Luzon, rc ports that the steamer Jan Joaquln is stranded; that her cargo has been Jet? tisoned and that her native crew mutinied on February sth and murder? ed the Soanlsh ofliccrs ol the vessel. Home of the mutineers are reported to have been arrested at Vigan. Tlie British first-class cruiser Power? ful has arrived lu re from Hong Kong in order to relieve the first-class cruiser Narcissus. The United Stales transport Arizona Bulled. All Is quiet nt Manila. DEWEY BREAKING DOWN. Washington, March 0.?When bis at tention was called to the statement coming from Vancouver to the effect that Admiral Dewey is breaking down and cannot last a month longer. Secre? tary Long said that ho had no Infor? mation whatever on this point. The sto? ries of the Admiral's ill health have been In circulation with more or less persistency for the past four months. They are nil traceable to private re? ports, and though ofliccrs of the navy who have returned from Manila state that Dcwcy's health, so far as it could be gauged from his*appearanee ap? pears to be about the same as It has been for the past year. They agree that the private reports probably have a fair basis of fact. HAS AGED RAPIDLY. Tt is not dented by these officers that the Admiral has aged In appearance no? tably within tin? past year! his hair Is undoubtedly whiter and his figure shows signs of that weakness which might be expected to come with ad? vancing years. Dewey will be 62 years old next December, and for ninny years has not been :t strong man physically. Meantime, he has had imposed?itfnin him the most severe and exacting du? ties, so that it is but natural that his ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY. frail physique should show the effect of the tremendous strain. It Is said by persons familiar with the Philippine climate that the second year is the hardest to bear for a Caucasian, and Dewey soon will begin his second year there. In addition to this he labors un? der the drawback of having undergone a most severe surgical operation for the relief of his liver. A man needs a sound liver in the Philippines of all places. These facts lead naval officers to be? lieve reports that Dewey is showing signs of physical strain. LACK" op OFFICIAL KNOWLEDGE, On the other hand, na already stated^ there is absolutely no ofllcial evidence on file at the Department to show that this is true. A full medical history or Admiral Dewey is among the records of the Bureau of Medicine and Survey. They show every ailment that he has experienced since he has been in the navy, as well as the results of the physical examinations he has under? gone when he has been promoted from time to time. Rut these do not disclose any complain, at this time; the Ad nilral lias not boon made tho subject of a sick report since he went to.Manila. DECLINED TO COME HOME. Suite time ago the President feared that the great strain he was under might over-tax him. so he ' cabled Dewcy through Secretary Long, per? mission to return to the United States The Admiral declined to avail hlmsell of this permission, and asked permis? sion to stay, saying that in his opinion duty required that he should finish th ? tusk he had begun at Manila. The President accepted this statement, and Dowey remains by his own wish; he Is free to return to the United States whenever ho cares to do ho, und tii ? Department will relieve him by cabled I orders. In that case Captain N. II. Dyer, the commander of the Baltimore, who Is the senior captain on the Asi? atic station, would have command of the American squadron temporarily, and probably would be relieved lati i by one of the Bear Admiral's recently created, nearly all of whom ur anxious to assume active Hag rank before retirement. A TOURIST'S OPINION. Cincinnati. <)., Mar. li 0. ?Mr. M. M Shoemaker, of this city, author nnd traveler, has Just returned from n j year's tour, including India und the Pilllippines. Me spent the greater pan of the month of January In and abnti Manila, where he made a study of Hi Filipinos. He says self-government bj the Filipinos would bo impossible; that tho natives would soon relapse Into savagery. They are. ho says, natu rally it treacherous, suspicious and "n account" race. They m ed the iron rui ? of good government to keep them at alt within the bounds or civilisation. Tli half easle class in Manila correspond? ing to the mulatto are the most in? telligent. Speaking of how the insurgents pro? cured arms, Mr. Shoemaker says then is a report In Hong Kong that u firm in Shanghla. consisting of live broth? ers, furnish arms and escape responsi? bility by representing that each one Is a resilient of a different country, ho that if one nation objec t.',, the blame can be laid on some other country. THE BEEF QUESTION. COURT OK INQUIRY EXAMINES CHICAGO STOCK YARDS. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Chicago, 111., March ?.?The cotirt i t inquiry to examine the beef quosti ti began its work in this city to-day. where are located the plants or the packers, which had the contract for supplying the army w ith animal food. The whole day was spent at the Block yards, and the going over of the four hundred acres of Hour space in one of the establishments was all the court was able to do. The court began in the killing room. This next place visit? ed was the cooling room. Here were found several halves af beef, which had been condemned, cither because the beef was badly bruised or gave evi? dence that the animal had had tubercu? losis. This condemned beef had been placed by itself and, while the court was present, men cams in to rcmovo ii to the rendering tanks, preparatory to turning it into a fertilizer. From this room the court was taki n to the one in which the meat is prepared for can? ning and saw the men nt Work cutting up the meat. The next room visited was the canning department. Here the cooked meat was brought in in huge caldrons, deposited on a platform and put Into cans by machinery, tho cans removed and scaled, only a pin hole be? ing left open in the top. Next the cans were put under an iron tank, where they were subjected to a heat of 250 degrees?the sterilizing process. Barring the killing room, everything about the establishment was very clean. (?en. AI.-er I>eslrr? Information. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) ?Washington, D. C. March 0.?So many sensational publications have h vn made concerning the alleged dis Inrbed affairs in Santiago that the Secretary of War cable.i ;.? General Wood tu ascertain the facts. General Wood has replied that there is abso? lutely no ground whatever for appre? hension or anxiety as reported. THF PAULIST FATHERS. ACQUIESCE IN TEACHINGS OF THE HOLY FATHER. (Dy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-l'llot.) New York, March 9.?The following official statement as to the action of the Paulist Fathers upon the publication of the recent leitet- of the Pop - on Ameri? canism, which touched upon the teach? ings of the late Father Isaac T. Decker, the founder of the congregation of mis? sionary priests of St. Paul the Apos lle, as interpreted in Abbe Klein's French translation of his life, was is? sued to-day: "As soon as the Pope's letter to Car? dinal Gibbons had been published In the daily papers, the Paulist Fathers sent a telegram to Cardinal Rampolla, assuring him that they entirely acqui? esced in the teachings of the Holy Father, and that they would shortly soul a letter expressing this more fully. Tills was Immediately prepared an1, sent. It makes a detailed statement if the absolute obedience of the PaulS.U Fathers to the letter and spirit of the Pope's teaching, quoting their lUle as to the thorough spirit of obedience and loyalty to Rome and prescribed for the f n't hers. "When a new edition of tlte 'Life of Father Hooker' Is prepared, it will cm ? praslse the Pone's teaching and con? firm to his Judgment In every respect." Ireiicli Aiutiue*nilor Vi-ih McKinley (fly Teiegrarh to Vlrcln'an-rilot.) Washington. March 9.?The French Ambassador, M. C'amban. called nt the White House to-day to pay his respects to the President, after an extended visit to Paris, covering the period in which the Spanish-American treaty of peace was concluded. The election of M. Ieiubet as President of France occur? red a few days before the Ambassador left Paris for Washington. He pai I a farewell call on the new-President. Who, after a high tribute to the United States, charged the Ambassador to convey a personal expression of good will to President McKinley. THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONTEST BY CABLE. The fourth nnnu.il ? outest In New York and London for the Sir George Newnes Anglo-Ami rlcnn chess trophy, play? ed by cable, lasts front Friday morning until Saturday evening. The trophy must be won three times by either the American or English players before It can be retained. In the lirjs t contest the Americans won, but In the last two tho Britons were victorious. Our chess masters must win this time or lose the cup. The following Is a list of the players: Harry N. Pillsbury. Brooklyn, versus J. II. Blackburn; J. W; Showaller, Kentucky, versus 11. K. Atkins; John P. Barry, Boston, versus C. D. Locock; A. B. Hodges. Stolen Island, versus T. F. Lawrence: Edward Hyn.C8, New York, versus Q. _. 11. Bclllngham: H. o. Volet. Philadelphia, versus r>. V. Mills: D. Q. Bnlrd, Manhattan, versus Herbert Ja? cobs; Sydney P. Johnston. Chicago, versus I-. M. Jackson; C. J. Newman. Philadelphia, versus G. E. Walnright; F. J, Marshall. Brooklyn, versus H. TV. Trenchard. New and Powerful Warships to Be Built. AdmonlHurd hy Activity tu Snviil Circle- of Oilier Con u cries <<> He Kendyto ."licet .\U Emergencies? Tli?! Progrnn*. (By Telegraph to Vlrgin'.an-Pilot.) London, March 9.?In Introducing the navy estimates in the House of Com? mons to-day, the First Lord of the Ad mlr.ili-y-i?t-he?Ilbyht?linn?C___e J G >shen, said never had estimates been submitted under more unique circum? stances. Ahead was the conference for international disarmament, while bo hind was the incidents of last Novem? ber, and whilo a comparison of the naval strength of the various countries was in everybody's mouth, the most striking confidence was shown In Brit? ish preparedness to meet all emi rg in? des. THE NAVAL PROGRAM. The Conlinenl.il powers, ho said, were disturbed by the allegation that Great Britain was preparing with a particu? lar purpose for aggressive action; but, the .Minister asserted, the idea never entered the mind of the government. He then proceeded to detail the naval program. Mr. Goshen said Her Majesty's gov? ernment proposed to make Wei-Hal Wei (the war port on the northern coast of the Shan Tung peninsula) a second naval base, pointing out that it would be a most valuable anchorage of the greatest importance in any operations in Chinese waters, and adding that It was proposed to expend (pounds) 1,300,000 on Wei-Hal-Wel dur? ing the present year and (pounds) 1,600, Cl'tp next year. PERSONNEL OP NAVY. Continuing, Mr. Goshen informed the House that the personnel of the navy for the coming year would be Incrensi d by 4,250 men, making a total of 110,640, at a cost of (pounds) 7.474.C00. SHIP BUILDING. Referring to ship-building, he said the coming program had been framed after consideration of the programs of the other powers. A study of these programs, ho pointed out, was not re? assuring. The United States, Russia, ) France. Japan, Italy nnd Germany had under construction 6S5.000 tons of war? ships, or 255,000 tons more than was contemplated in the present estimates. This had forced the government to draw up a new program, excluding last year's supplemental program. It pro? vided for two iron clads, two armored cruisers atid three small cruisers, of a specially high speed. The money required, therefore, for the coming fiscal year was ?550,000, and the total under the ship building vote, including the liabilities for last year's criminal and supplementary pro? grams, would be $17,000, an increase of over ??..000,000. The total estimates wer,' r.26,594,000. For armament Mr. Goshen asked an Increase of ?161,000, chiefly for the construction of nuns, hut also for more ammunition for practice, Which, he as sertcd, was a matter of enormous Im? portance, as shown by the late war. After speaking of the necessity for an increased ship building vote, ho said these were the votes required by the present situation. GUIDED BY OTHER NATIONS. "But," he nrtded. "would that the no? tion of other nations, resulting from the coming International conference, could make It possible for us to dimin? ish or modify the program while, ,>f course, maintaining our standard and relative position." .Mr. Goshen then announced in behalf of Her Majesty's Government, that ii the other great naval powers were pre? pared to diminish their programs,tir at .-was prepared to modify hers. But if the Czar's hopes were not real? ised, the program would have to stand. ! and he (Mr. Goshen) expressed the! hope that those who were proposing to attack the country's exp< ndlture would not attempt to dissuade the people from bearing the taxation necessary to carry on the duties of the empire. Mr. Goshen emphasized the purely defensive objects of the naval increase, but said that, In view of the construe- ; tlon by her rivals of fast cruisers with > the avowed purpose of preying upon British commerce and tlre.it Britain's food supply in the event of war. Eng? land was forced to build live new cruisers, particularly swift. In order to circumvent these* schemes. He also said tii.it lb? four armored cruisers now being built under the original program would be the most powerful ships in the w orld. In conclusion, the First Lord of the Admiralty said the estimates were "simply the embodiment of the feelings of a peace loving, determined nation." (Cheers.) Iii nth Falls Robber*. (<Ry Te'.rsr.iph to Virginian-Pilot.) Neosho, Mo.. March 0.?An unsuccess? ful attempt has been made by nn or? ganized gang to hold up and rob Noel, a small town in McDonald county. The citizens had been warned and were pre? pared for the gang. One robber was shot and killed by Louis Smith, a sa? loon keeper, and another of the robbers was arrested. The killing nipped the robbery in the bud, but the remainder of the'gang escaped. There is nothing on the dead robber to identify him. A Rnull Will ..Iqnlilnfo, (By Telegraph to Vlrginla-rilot.) Memphis. Tonn.. March 9.?The Con tinental National Bank, which has figured extensively in the financial his? tory of Memphis for the past ten years, will go Into voluntary liquida? tion, to be effective April 25th. On the foflowlng duy another bank will be or? ganized to take Its place, backed by lo? cal capital. The Continental National I Rank was organized in 1J.P0, with a , ap j lt.il of $1.000.000. but several years I Liter this was leduced to $300,OOu. on which basis It has since stood. The Continental has ample assets, and will i pa) out d'jllar for dollar. Till! PRESIDENT'S PLAN The List of Officers to Be Re? tained, Only I'ivk Unjor.neuen?!?- rir.-.tiiic ? I.co till) lie Iteliitiicd us Itrlgmllcr (ieiiernl in itiu Volunteer Her? vice. Washington, P. C, March 9.?The President lias practically made up the list of the general officers to be jc taincd In the volunteer brunch of tho service. The basis of all the calcula? tions Is an army of 05,000 men, for 111? President has so far Insisted that ho will not call for volunteers In addition to that number unless an emergency should arise. The reorganization net limits the number of Major Generals to be appointed to one for each 12,000 men and Brigadier Generals to be appointed to one for every 4,000 men in actual ser vlce. On this basis, as there are already thrco major generals in the army in the persons of General Miles, General Brooke and General Mcrritt, there is room for but two more. To 1111 these two places the President has selected General Shutter and Gen? eral Otis, now in command at Manlia. It is safe to say that the llsi of briga? diers to be a;.pointed win Include the following names: General Wood ;.t San? tiago; General Wilson at Matanzas; Gem ral 1.. e in tie- Province of Havana; General Davis, now on duty with the Court of Inquiry into the beef supplies; General LUdlow, in command of Ha? vana city; General Law ton, ncarlng Manila; General McArthur. at Manila; General Chaffeo, and G< ueral Frank. CRITICALLY ILL, NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CHAIR? MAN JONES HAS HEART DISEASE. (By Telegraph la Vtrglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, D. C, March !>.?-Senator Jones, of Arkansas, chairman of the National Democratic Committee, is in a precarious condition owing to his lia? bility to another dangerous uttack of heart trouble a: .my time. As Is usual? ly the case in the Intervals between attacks of this nature, he Is getting along very well Just now and to-day was In comparatively fair condition af? ter a go id night's rest, but he is main? taining the utmost caution and under strict orders of his physician, is avoid? ing any exertion. This Is a radical change for a man of Senator Jones' a tiv.. habits ami he naturally chafe.; undi-r It. His malady, angina pectorla. is at best a grave one, and tho out? come never can he foreseen. So far. however, there have heen no untoward complications in Senator Jones' case, and there is a strong hope with abso? lute quiet and rest away from Ills work for a considerable period he may re? cover. A RIOTOUS NEGRO REGIMENT The Tenth Immunes Wake Trouble Everywhere. CONTROLLED AT RICHMOND llielr Colonel Denies Iho Kollont ( ouitnct Imputed to Them at Grlf tin, Gcorgin, lint i!jo Jlriyor Vouch ? ?? For Ii-Au'imI by iho lllcbniond Police - Intll-erlmlnuto Shooting ill North 1'urolimt.. (Special to VIrglntan-Pttot.) Richmond, Va., March 9.?The Tenth Immune- (negroes), which terrified ns n.ml overawed the police when muster d out at Macon yesterday, and who t iok tho town of Griffin, Ga., struck the wrong town when they at i l to run Richmond. A tele? gram to Chief of Police Howard this afternoon stated that the regiment of negroes were coming via the Atlantic Coast Line in a bad humor and had ter? rified Pleasant Hill. X. C, by shooting i ut of en- windows and were threaten ! ing generally. Chi f Ib ward sent Captain Angle, with fourteen policemen, to Byrd street ? MIi"u.?They wee drawn up when th.* I train pulled In. Tho negroes sprang 11 :i trt in with n whoon, flourish? ing then- -.uns. Captain Angle held up his hands for quiet for a moment, and said: "We are net g eng to have any trou? ble. I think. 1 won t stand anything H ? khi 1. You musn't shoot; you shan't yell," The..- was a remarkable change In the nspc I of the n gr?es. Pistols went back Into pockets. The negroes were ? ? I I Inted. Most of them lived here. THE aRfPPIN AFFAIR. Rai Igh, X. a. March !?.?The .Tenth Immunes, colored, passed here to-day over the Seaboard Air Line, on their >\.i> North from Macon, Ga. Colonel Charles L. Jones, command? ing officer of the regiment, was seen by a representative of the Associated. Press Immediately upon the arrival of his train here, .is he had .ol*?graphed ahead :it the morning that he desired to make a statement In regard to the shooting affair at Grlfltn, Ga. He said: "We struck Griffin, Ga., about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. 1 don't think there were more lhan a dozen re v ilvers in the hands of Ine men. When we pulled out of Vlneville .there was some shooting in the air fron: th; train. The men were fun of good spirits ami had no Intent ion i i harm any one. Xo .-hots were (Iced when we wen' into tho town of Griflln. 1 was surprised to lind men lined up on either side of the depot. About fifty of them wore uni? forms. I Inquired what the trouble was, and was told that th:- first see tion had been disorderly and that the citizens wanted to protect their.aclveb. "1 toUl my men to be quiet and they were obedient, and there was no disor? der. Tho train sto] ped about live min? utes. FIRED UPON BY MILITIA. '?The train had pulled out about 200 yards when some of the men In the forward part of the train fired some shots. "The militia then fired into the rear ear. George L. Ages, the brakemah; who was standing on the platform, was shot. One ball parsed through his leg, an ithi r tin itrgh his ttrtgti and sttll ttit other bullet passed through his body. As the olllcers' car passed a body of th ? militia a volley w as llred Into It. notwithstanding the fact that four la? de ; wi re at the windows. I was stand? ing on the platform of my car. Tho wife Of one of the captains, who was Bentcd by the window, had a narrow ?scape. An iron brace prevented an other bullet from crashing Into the car. "Up to .!:"<> o'clock when i left Ma? con yesterday afternoon, not one of the d< pn dntlons of th-.* white or negro tn . |is at that town had been commit led by the Tenth Immunes. MILITIA DEN ? U NC ED. ? . ;i ?! -n of the militia in GrlfTln_ v as mos: cow i dly that I have ever set ti human beings guilty of. Had they fired Into the ear from which the oue : hoi w as fired, It would have been bad igh, but to lire a volley into a car. when the officer who had charge of the m< n who tired the volley knew there were l idos In the car who were un? able to prote-t themselves, and who had not be :i guilty of any breach of law, was beneath men and demon tos bej lid peradventure that the guilty parties, especially the officer who ordered R, were cowards of the Urst water." STATEMENTS FROM (iRIFFIN. mn, Ga., March 9.?Major Davis nnd 1 nt 1 ?anlel, of the Orlfnn les.ni I i stal ments to-day in reply to ?; .? let I r of Colonel Withrow. of the Tenth Immunes, to Governor Candler, asserting that his men had been fired ui on v ??'?? f I v by the State militia at Griffin, und demanding safe conduct to tlu- State Hue. (0 nllnued on F'.xth Tage.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6. t : ASSIFlCATIOiN OF NEWS; BY DCPARTMENTS. Telfcripli News?Pages 1 6, an:' S. Local News?Pages 2, i, 5 and it. Editorial?-Pace 4. 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