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IN TWO PARTS. I WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY a NORFOLK AND VICINIT Y? 3 Sain, creceded by fair; fresh north 2 to east winds. VOL. II?-1StO. 139, NORFOLK, VA., TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1899?TWELVE PAGES THREE CENTS PER COPY. FIGHTING RENEWED IN THE PHILIPPINES General Wheaton Captures City of Pasig. AMERICAN LOSSES SLIGHT Contest Lasts From Daylight Till the Afternoon. ENEMY COMPLETELY ROUTED Advil ii ?'P FurOO nl United Nlnl?? Troops. Supported by Oregon Vub unto?rR,0|ioii II?*. Figiu with Heavy l'lrc on llic Fillpluos. Who, Driv? en From OllO Point in Another Finally Slnlco ? Hlnntl in E'aalg - glicllcil Ity ? Utinbont?AI 1:30 !?? M. ciiy 1? Taken? Mat of rasnnl? lies Among Our Troop*. (By Tc'i'grapb to Virgtanlan-PlloL) Manila, Marc!? 13.?11:66 a. in.?At daylight to-day Brigadier General Lloyd Wheaton's divisional brigade, consisting of the Twentieth United States Infantry, tho Twenty-second In? fantry, eight companies of the Wash? ington Volunteers; ??< ven companion of. the Oregon Volunteers, three troops of the Fourth United Stales Cavalry, and a mounted battery of the Sixth Artil? lery, was drawn tip on a ridge behind San Pedro Macntl, u mile south of the town. The advance was sounded at 0:30 a. m., tho cavalry l ading the column, at a smart trot, across tho open to the right, eventually reaching a clump commanding the rear of Gu id tlupe. TUM ATTACK BEGIN3. Support, d by the Oregon volunteers, th?t advance force < pelted a heavy lire on the rebels. The response was feeble and desultory, apparently coming from handsful of men in every covert. While the right column was swinging towards the town of Paslg, tho left advanced, poured volley? Into the. bush. A ?mall boily Of rebels made a de? termined stand at Guadalupe Church, but the enemy was unable to with? stand the nssault. A TERRIFIC FIRE. At a. in. a river gunboat started towards Pasig. The rebels were first encountered by this vessel in the jungle ne ar Guadalupe. Steaming slowly, the gunboat poured a terrific lire from her Catling guns Into the brush. For all of an hour the whirring of the rapid lire guns alternated with the booming of the heavier pit.s on board. Meanwhile Scott's battery ashore was shelling tiie trenches and driving the enemy back. Trie artillery then ad? vanced to the ridge of bamboo ami drove a fewof the enemy's sharpshoot? ers away with volleys from their car? bines. The artillery then advanced and inel with littl r opposition. In the meantime the infantry had been sen! forward in extended order, the Washington regiment resting on the bank of the river, each regiment de? ploying on reaching its station and fur? nishing its own supports. The entire column then wheeled to? ward the river, driving the enemy to? ward his supports, and then advanced on Guadalupe. _ The artillery moved to a ridge com? manding Pasig and Parteros. IX FULL RETREAT. By this time the enemy was in full flight along a line over a mile long, and the living was discontinued tempo? rarily, in order lo give the troops a rest before making an attack ?>n Pasig. The enemy's loss was believed to be severe. Only eight Americans were wounded. At this stage of the engagement it was raining heavily. Till! ATTACK RESUMED. 7:55 P. M.?After a short rest General Wheaton resumed the attack on Pasig. Scott's battery, supported by two companies of the Twentieth Regiment, advanced on Guadalupe by the road along the river bank, the remainder of the Tw. rtleth Regiment and the Twcn ty-Seci ml Regiment following with the reserve of the Oregon volunteers. TIIE TOWN SHELLED. At 11:30 a. tri. the column came In contact with the enemy and a gunboat steamed to the firing line and cleared the Jungle on both sides, while the bat? tery took up a position on a bluff at the right. The llrst shot from the American field pieces at 1,200 yards range, dislodged a gun of the enemy at Pasig. After the town had been shelled the Twentieth Regiment lined up on the bluff and tho Twenty-Second took ii)) a position on the left of the place, with Iho cavalry In the centre, whereupon the enemy retreated to the town. The gunboat then moved into a bend opposite, ami a hot lire on the rebel position was maintained along the ?hole American line until IlTTo p. m.. when preparations were made for the attack. A TUG PURSUED. At H p. in. our gunboat started in pursuit of the enemy's armed tug, chas? ing her to tho lake. At. 3:30 p. in. a large body of the enemy was discovered working around our right Hank and the Twentieth Regi? ment was moved to a commanding ridge. Tho rebels were met opposite Pateros, but the enemy bolted. Thirty of the rebels were killed, six? teen were, taken prisoners and the Americans lest six men wounded. The whole American line bivouacked ?t 5 o'clock. About 7co rebels were reported to be marching northward a few miles to i the southwest. ? GUNBOATS FOR SALE. The Spanish gunboats El Ca no. Ra? in nr. Raragua. Pampanga. Albay, Cal amlaucs, Ordanote, Bazzs, Gordouque. Panao, Manllcno, Mlndoro and Mara veles, lying at Zamboah&a, [aland of Mindanao, have been sold here to Francisco Reyes r.-r 201.11J Mexican dollars. ,Xhey will be re-sold to the highest bidder or they may bo trans? formed into merchant men t. THE FALL OF PASIO. Manila. March IX?4:50 P. M.?Gen? eral Wheaton attacked and captured the city of Paslg, cant oC Manila, this afternoon. The enemy made a stand for an hour, but at the end of that linn. were forced to retreat. AGUINALDO'S SPANISH PRISON? ERS. Madrid. March 13.?General Bios, the Spanish commander i:r the Philippines, lu an official dispatch acquainting tho Government with tho fact that Major General Otis lias stopped the negotia? tions for th ? >?? lease of the Spanish prisoners in tho hands of the rebels, anys: ,-I protest In tl'.e name ot humanity, and believe the time has arrived to ap? peal through the consuls to the good offices of tile powers." CAN Nop BE RANSOMED. The dispatch also fays: "l am told that the Filipinos arc at war with the Americans, and that the prisoners cannot bo ransomed for money, as that would improve the po? sition of the Insurgents. In view of my situation between the Americana and the Filipinos I await the orders of the government." A CONFERENCE. A copy or the dispatch was sent im mediatcly t.> Sen or Sil vela, the Premier, \vho had a long conference with Qen oral Polavleja, Minister of War. Both admit the gravity of the situation, and the dispatch will bo submP.ted to the' <'nbinet Council to-mnrr.nv. Tho govern mo 111 is pogplaxad al seoJ ing ho dear solution cf the dlffteulty. AI the Ministry of War this evening it was raid thai no reply would bo sCnt t.? Sonor Rlos pending tho Cablnet'a decision, N E( JOTLVTIONS AB A N DO N'F.D. A plan of negotiation with Aguinaldo din ;. without reference to Washing? ton, has been abandoned, however, and Senor Sllvcln, In his rapacity of Min? ister of Foreign Affairs, will probably1 not await the leelslon "f the Cabinet rcgardiitg the dispatch before commu? nicating with tho American Govern? ment. LIST OF THE CASUALTIES. New York, March 13.?Following is the Journal's revised list of the casual? ties in to-day's lighting'at Manila: Killed?Private Stewart, Twentieth Infantry. Private Munson, Twenty-Second In? fantry. James L. Kline, Twentieth Kansas. Wounded?Corporal Chris. Thompson and Privates L. Folger, Charles Davis, Thomas Miller. R. Piper, C. Sunnier nnd Matthew Shhrkey, of the Twentieth 111! an try. Privates Charles Easley, Theodore I Mlsncr, .lohn Ulazok, William O'Brien, I William Rhinehardt and Wlllet Har? mon. Twenty-Second Infantry. Private Walter Irvine. THE CRUISER CHICAGO, LEAVES WITH TREASURE SHIP MEADE- THE BROOKLYN NOT COMING. (By Telegraph to VIrglnlart-Pllot.) Newport News, Va., Much 13.?The cruiser Chicago, designated as the ilag shlp of the South Allan:!.; squadron, and tho transport Meade, which is con? veying $3,000,000 to'Havana, to pay oft' the Cuban troops, sailed from Hampton simultaneously about I o'clock this af I ternoon. The departure of the Chicago [ was evidently due to orders received I to-day, the nature of which is not ! known here, but it Is believed that she ! will accompany tho Meade nil the way to Havana. be near her in cage .u' emergency, s?cn" ?s IT?Tm or accTET nt. After that .she may proceed to Brazilian waters or return to this country. THE BROOKLYN NOT COMING. The order .sending the United State? armored cruiser Brooklyn to Hampton Loads to lake Admiral Schley to Eu? rope has been coifntornianded. The \ Brooklyn is still with Sampson, and l sailed on Saturday with the New York for Puerto Cortex, on the Honduras j coast. The Indiana and the Texas are also with the squadron. WALK ER-HA MILTON FIGHT. WALKER RESTING EASY?HAMIL? TON EXPECTED TO DIB. (By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllol.) Roanbkc, Va., March 13?A special from Bristol, Tenn., to the Times says: There are no new developments In the Walker-Hamilton affair, except that General Walker is resting easy to-day. 'i'li" wounds of both men are dnngi rous und Hamilton's death is expected. The facts In the case will not be made known until legal proceedings are Instituted, as all reports now arc pre? judiced from politics. Excitement has subsided and no future trouble Is feared. Itcalli on the Kf.ii. (By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Savannah, (in., March 13.?A long train, loaded with lumber belonging to the Southern Pine Company, of Geor? gia, ran off a trestle into a swamp near Blackshear, Pierce county, this morning, and was completely wrecked. William Holly, one of the train bands, was Instantly killed. Legree Avant, brother of Dr. L. Rj Avant, of Patter? son, il l., was seriously injured, and will probably die. Three hegroea employed on the train were seriously, but not fatally, hurt. Col. tlrynu Invited to Kppalc. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Jefferson City, Mo., Starch 13.?The House has reconsidered its action of Saturday last, and to-day adopted a resolution inviting William J. Bryan to address the Legislature before Us ad 1 journmeni. -MAJOR OK-K KRAL. JOE WHEELER. II will be seen that the President retains Major General Joe Wheeler In the list of uillcers now in the volunteer service. General Wheeler won the title of "Fighting Joe" in the Civil War, having been commissioned as a major general when 27 years old for signal gallantry in the held, lie was one of the South's greatest cavalry lenders. At the open? ing of the wiir with Spain he promptly tendered Iiis services to the President, receiving a commission as major general of volunteers, lie was sent to San? tiago, being assigned to tho command of tho cavalry division, and, despite his advanced age?<52 years?did splendid work, lighting as valiantly for Old Glory as ho once fought against it. At the close of the war he resumed his scat in Congress, having been unanimously re-elected, but the President declined to revoke his commission in the army. Recently he requested to he sent to the Philippines, slating that If he remained In the army he desired to bo sent where there was to bo fighting. Will Retain Their Commissions as Major-Generals. I.nrge Number of General ami Kin A" tMUeers to Ho Mustered Out? 1.1*1 or Second i.ieuicuiiut* Appointed - Volunteers 10 t'ouie Home, (My Telegraph to VIrelnlan-rilot ) Washington, March IX?By direction of the President an order was issued to-day mustering out a large number of general and staff officers of the volun? teer army. The general officers muster? ed out to-day are as follows: Major General Joseph W. Keifer, Brigadier Generals Arnot, Alexander, Pennington, Snider, Randall, Sheridan, Douglas, Boynton, McKlbben, Carpen? ter and Humphreys. A FURTHER CUT NECESSARY. It should be explained that the re? duction in the list of general officers neole by io-dav'w order is not sufficient j in Itself to meet the demands of the ! existing law. There must be a further I cut. in fact the list of Major Generals I and Brigadier Generals remaining must be reduced by ten altogether in order to bring the li^i down to the nineteen pi rinltted by the strength of the regu? lar army, in effecting this reduction, It is the intention to reduce some of the major generals to the rank of brigadier generals instead of mustering them out of the service. Also in the case Of some of tho brigadier generals yet to be drop I ped it will doubtless be found that In? stead o;' being mustered out of the United states service entirely some of the officers who hold lower position In the regular army will return to their former regimental and staff places. LEE AND WHEELER RETAINED. The major generals who retain their volunteer commissions at present are: Wade. Shatter, Otis, Wilson, Fltzhugh Lee. Wheeler. Bates, Young, Luwtou, Chnffee, Anderson, MacArthur and Ludlow. The brigadier generals remaining are: Krank. Williston. Carpenter L. 11.. Da? vis, Schwan, Hail. Hasbrouck, Sanger, Kline, Gil more. Wheaton, Ernst. King, Grant, Otis. II. <;.. Andrews. Hughes, Colby, Wood. Ewers, Ovensnlne, Reeve and Comba. ? NO MORE CHANGES. It is not contemplated to make any more chances In the volunteer general and staff olllcers at present. Under the law the olllcers mustered out to-day could he retained until the proclama? tion of peace was Issued, but the Presi? dent determined to muster out all that could be spared. SECOND LIEUTENANTS. Washington. P>. C, March IX?The list of second lieute??*nts appointed un der tie- army reorganization bill was inn le public this afternoon. There are 123 in the list, among them being the following: O. 11. Doekery, graduate University of North Carolina. Lieutenant Second North Carolina Volunteers. Th mas H. Newland, North Carolina. J. hn W. Daniel. Jr., first lieutenant Third Volunteer Engineers. James F. James, first lieutenant Sev? enth United States Volunteer Infantry. Arthur M. Shlpp, graduate Military Institute. (Continued on Eleventh P?se.) TUB mm TROUBLE The Powers Peach a Satisfatory Understanding, Dr. soif, Germany** ? hole? Vor Pres? Klein of JUitiilclpnl Council m Apia, win -visit Washington ? Kingship lief* Open. (My Telegraph to Vlrslnlnn-rilot.) Washington, March IX?After numer? ous conferences anil the exchange of notes between Secretary Hay, the Brit? ish Ambassador and the Gorman Am? bassador, a satisfactory understanding lias been readied between the three powers interested in Samoa as to the conditions there. This seeks to open a new account in the affairs of Samoa, and to obliterate; the troubles among Officials which have recently occurred there. To this end, Dr. Wilhelm Solf, who has been nominated by Germany as president of the Municipal Council at Apia, to succeed Dr. Raftel, will be recognized by the British and United States authorities. Already this recog? nition Is assured, but it remains for the consuls at Apia to carry It into formal effect in accordance with the letter of the treaty of Berlin. In order that this may pave the way to an agreeable and harmonious adjustment. Dr. Solf will go to London and make himself ac? quainted with the authorities there, and afterward come to Washington and be? come acquainted with our officials, so that there may be mutual understand? ings. Dr. Solf will reach Washington the latter part of this month, and will be presented by Dr. Von Holleben, the German Ambassador. He will then proceed to Samoa, reaching there in May. His assumption of the municipal presidency, with the approval of the three powers. Is expected to smooth out matters aiming the officials, and go a long way toward adjusting the entire matter. TUB FAMOAN KINGSHIP, In reaching this conclusion, the ofll cials of the three powers have decided not to attempt a settlement of the Sa? nnau kingship for the present. That is left open for adjustment when each of the three powers have had opportunity to present full information. In the meantime, the status i;uo is to br? main? tained. The last advices indicated that Mntaafa was exercising de facto king? ship, while Malietoa was on board the British ship Porpoise and had the sup pur; of the British and American au? thorities. DR. RAPPEL WAS RECALLED. In tiu- conference leading up to the pr< si nl understanding It developed that Dr. Raffel was recalled from his post at Samoan last November, but he persist? ed in Staying after his recall, und his pr< : nee appears to have had much to do in precipitating the trouble. Dr. S who succeeds htm as President, is des ribed as an accomplished diplomat with service in Calcutta and more re? cently a district judge of the Herman colony of Dar-Ah-Saam, in South Afri? ca. It Is a post much similar to that of Judge Chambers' in Samoa. Indicted ? or Yellow Fever, New Orleans, March 13.-;President I Edmund Souchon, of the State Board of j Health, and Dr. Qultman Kohnkc, of I the city board, have bjen' Indicted for manslaughter In East Fetlelanla. in ; having caused a death In that parish through tho Introduction of yellow fe? ver from New Orleans. The indictment is the result of the charge of Dr. Mac kowan, who claimed that tho two doc? tors had held that yellow fever was not as Infectious as typhoid, and not qunrantlnabte and that they declined to notify the county parishes of the ex? istence of alleged fever here. The warrants were served :o-dny and Drs. Bouchon and Kohnke were taken to East Fellclanla. SAMPSON'S REQUEST. MAKES A GENEROUS SUGGESTION TO THE PRESIDENT. , Washington, D. C, March 13 --Secre? tary Long luis received a leit- r from Hear Admiral Sampson, in which the Admiral, after referring to the allega? tions that the list of officers recom? mended for promotion for gallantry off Santiago had failed of continuation he cause it Included his name, asked the Secretary to Immediately reappplnl these ollleers, omitting his own name. The text of the letter Is as follows: r. S. Flagship, Now York, First Hate. Havana. Cuba. March :>. 1SP!?. Sir?I respectfully ask your nttcntlon to the facts contained in this letter, and that it may be officially filed as part of my record In the United States Navy. When the late war was threatening 1 was placed in command of the North Atlantic fleet, and after the declaration of war was appointed by the Presi? dent it Rear Admiral and conllrmed in my command. .This duty and responsibility came to me entirely unsought, nor had l any especial wish for it. though recognising the great honor then conferred upon me. My sole aim was to achieve success; to blockade Cuba, destroy Cervera's fleet and to maintain an efficient war licet. it is not necessary to dwell upon the Incidents of the war. which tire all now well known. Rased upon these Inci? dents, certain officers, distinguished for faithful service, were named by me, in the exercise of my natural duty as coinmander-ln-chlef, for promotion or such other reward as you. sir, might deem desirable. Those names you have been pleased to nominal.' to the United States Sen? ate for promotion and you have done me the honor to add my name to that list of officers. it now appears that the Senate, though well disposed to most of the names on that list, lias, for rear >ns not necessary to be here discussed, ob? jected to my promotion, and has simi? larly failed to confirm the deserving officers about whose merits there has been no doubt or diSCUSSlOll. Hitherto, Mr. President, undisturbed by any eager desire for advancement, or any other form of reward for doing my duty, 1 have not especially con? cerned myself with matters, outside of that duty. I have felt that I have done my duty In the condui t of the West In? dian naval campaign to the utmost ex? tent of my ability as thoroughly as I was able, and if no toward should come l eouid pe satisfied with the conscious? ness Of having done my best. 1 did not. however, anticipate that dissatisfaction with any act or acts of mine would cause the Senate to withhold from oilier officers a promotion which they have well deserved, and which has been promptly granted In similar circum? stances to others. I therefore respectfully suggest. Mr. Pr< sldent, that your appointment of these olllcers about whom there is no discussion, should at onoe be renewed in order that they may thus secure their promotion under the Personnel bill to Which they are entitled, and Without creating confusion. Very respect full v. W. T. SAMPSON. The President of the United States of America. Through the Secretary of the Navy. WILL NOT ACCEPT SUGGESTION. Washington, March 13.?Secretary Long will not accept the suggestion made by Rear Admiral Sampson In his letted published to-day. and make re? cess appointments of the officers who failed of continuation nt the last ses? sion of Congress. The matter will be allowed to remain Just as It stands un? til the next Congress meets, and then all of the nominations will be sent In precisely as they stood at the end Of the last session. THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP. OFF FOR VACATION WITH MARK IIA NN A IN' GEORGIA. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.! Washington, March 13.?President and Mrs. McKinley and a party of friends left the city at 6:40 o'clock to? night for a vacation of ten days or two weeks at Thomasviile, Ga., where the train id scheduled to arrive at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. The trip will be made via tho Atlantic Coast Line and the Plant Systi in, aboard a splendid train of Pullman cars, perfect in equip? ment with every provision for the com? fort and safety of the party. The Pres? ident occupied the magnificent private Pullman observation car -Iolanthe, at the rear of the special train, remainder of which was made up of the compart? ment car Horatio, the sleeper Clematis, the dining car Aberlin, and the com? bination smoking and baggage car Casslus?all handsomely titled out for the accommodation of the distinguished travelers. Ten minutes before train time the President and Mrs. McKinley reached the station where a number of people had assembled, and went aboard the train and greeted those who accompa? nied them on the trip. These inc luded the Vice President and Mrs. Hobart and Master Hobart, Si nator and Mrs. Hanna, Miss ilanna ami Miss Phelps, Dr. .1. H. Rlxey and Mr. George B. Cortelyou, assistant see. retary lo the President, and B. S. Barnes, one of the executive clerks. Secretary Alger, 'Postmaster General Emory Smith, Secretary to the Presi? dent Porter, General Corbln and others wer ? at the station to bid the party farewell. AROUND VIRGINIA CITIES. Petersburg, Vs., March 13.?-President McKinley and party passed on the Reit Line around Petersburg to-night at 10:65 o'clock. Richmond. Va.. March 13.?The Pres? idential party, on the way to Florida. Is understood to have passed around Richmond t i-n|ght en schedule lime. ADMIRAL YILLAMIL FOUND AT LAST Commander Spanish Torpedo 'i Boat Destroyers. HE DIED IN AN ARM CHAIR - Mlaslus Since ?lio, Memorable Kavnl llnlllo or July 3rd., in Whlcu Cer? ? vorn'? Fleet Wu Annihilated? "~ Bones mill cloltics Indellflctt? Hold In HlEti Kstccni by UIH Country men. (By Telegraph to Virgliilan-Fllot.) Santiago do Cuba, March 13.?Yester? day General Leonard Wood, Military Governor ot the Department of Santia? go, in the presence of the Adjutant Generals of the Department, Colonel ! n >>:i and Captain Cilniore; of Cap? tain Scott, Captain of tho port, and oth? er officers, positively Identified the re? mains of the .Spanish officer discovered a few days ago among the rocks on tho shore about four miles west of El Morro, as those of Admiral Vlllamll. who commanded the Spanish torpedo beat destroyers in the naval battle will, h resulted in the destruction ot % Admiral Cerveras squadron. TIED IN AN ABM CHAIR. A \ ompanled by tho olfleers named, i and 'ay others, General Wood went In a Ttig~o im csi.ga to iicison.tlly na to tho? truth of the report that the body of a Spanish officer had been found, tied in an arm chair, at the point deslg nated. The report proved -well founded. Nearly opposite the point where tho wrecked torp ?!?> boat destroyer1 Pluton lies. General Wood found an arm chair, with ropes around it, a skull, bones on the ground and the ragged remnants of the uniform ,?;" a Captain in the Spanish navy. 1; was evident that the buz? zards had stripped tho bones of the flesh. A ST IMPOSITION. It Is understood here?though as to this there is no certainty?that Admiral Villnmll was taken ashore from tho Pluton In a dying condition, tied In an arm chair, and the supposition Is that he died immediately on reaching tho shore, the body being left abandoned among the rocks, where It remained undiscovered until n few" days ugo. THE IDENTIFICATION COMPLETE. Admiral Vlllamll, It Is known, waa wounded in the right arm and the left leg. General Wood put the bones to? gether, showing the unmistakable marks of wounds In these places. Tho Identification was In every respect com? plete. In the pocket of the coat was found the fleet countersign for June 26, signed by the lato Captain Ovledo y BuBtamente, then Admiral Cervera's chief of staff. Colonel Bencon and Captain Gllmora carried tho arm chair, the tattered uni? form and the bones, tied together by a handkerchief of tho dead olllcer and one of Colonel Beacon to the tug which lay about four miles off. HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM. The identification caused a sensation among the Spaniards here, as Admiral Vlllamll was one of the best known strategists In the Spanish navy and a man held in high esteem by his cot i trymen. General Wood, through the War De? partment, will notify the Secretary of State of the Unding of the remains, so that, they can be removed to Spain, if the Spanish Government so desires. PenaMng final disposition they will be kept at the arsenal here. _ The tattered uniform will also be held subject to Spain's wishes- The arm chair Is at present in charge of Cuptalu Scott. PORTSMOUTH CASE. WHITE VS. WAVERLY WATER FRONT AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. (Special to Virginlan-Pllot.) Richmond, Va., March 13.?The nrgu dnent was begun in the Supreme Court to-day of Waverly Water Front and Development Company vs. White et als, from Hustings Court City of Ports? mouth. The case Involves riparian rights of Elizabeth river property, val? ued at $300,000. Judge W H. Burroughs, of Norfolk, i pr ?onts White, and Watts ?V Hatton. of Portsmouth, appeared for the water front company. Argument will ba com? pleted to-morrow. The decision may be expected Thursday week. A neatti ncalln^ Hnrrleane, (By Telegraph to Vlrclnlan-Pllot.l Brisbane, Queensland, March 13.?A! steamer which has just returned hero from Cooktown. on the Endeavor river, this colony, reports that three schoon? ers an 1 eighty lucgers were lost and that four hundred colored persons and eleven whites were drowned during the recent hurricane that swept the north? east coast of Queensland. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 11. ' CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DiiPARTMENTS. | Ttlcsrraoh News?Paves l and ti. 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