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ISOKFOLK, Y?? WI-DNKsnAY,," "maTu'.'U l?, 1S99?TWELVE PAG ES fllKKh Vhnts PER COPY. CUBANS LOYAL TO GENERAL GOMEZ His Characterization of the Cuban Assembly. RECOGNIZES UNITED.STATES There in So Oilier Power In ?lic Inland II? Declares?Proposition lo SoimI Assembly Commission ?? Wnnlilng? ion-Document <?f Justincntlon ? Uomri WIM Ismio Rtatenient?Sau? tmgo People MHcU ??> Illiu. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) 1 lav.ma. March 14.?The action of Civil Governor Morn and the Police De? partment in attempting to prevent yes? terday's popular manlCestatlons In fa? vor of General Maximo Gomea Is strongly censured to-day, ami the ill fcellng against the police runs high. The people consider that their rights und freedom have been attacked. The action of Governor <lener.il Brooko In restraining the Cuban authorities from interfering, has pleased tho people, and is favorably commented upon. It Is rumored that several officers of the police force who were formerly in the '??''>;in jinny, will resign. Tho 01 - currence has done much to destroy the popularity and elilclcncy of tho new po? lice force. L< lYAI/I V TO GOMEZ. General Gomez Is receiving hundreds of telegrams from all pari? of the Is land, expressing the people's: allegiance j and loyalty to him and to Cuba. General Ccspi Ids, who defended Gen? eral Gomez at Saturday's session of the Military Assembly, lias resigned his membership ol that body. i INLY. (i.\ i: POWER. General Gomez says ho recognizes on? ly one power in the island--thai of the United Slates. All that the Cubans can do, lie declares, i.s by permission of the American authorities, anu there? fore the Military Assembly can only talk, in his oplnl n the assembly Is ai ling as it does I.ausc it wants to get more money out of tho United States. In ( his count! .'lion lie points that the Assembly llrst proposed to ask $S, 000,000. Art for himself, he avers lh.it he Is not a beggar. The United States Government offered the $3,000,000, and he has never asked an increase In the gift. Indeed, he says, to ask more would bo undignified and improper. TIIIO ASSEMBLY CHARACTERIZED. To all callers General Gomez speaks lightly of the Assembly, declaring that It was his creation, aa he did not wish to appear as a dictator, and that the real military members who took no part in the vote lo d pose him. will now resign, lie calls toe Assembly "a collection of black clouds, wifh much thunder, but little rain." He did noi communicate with General Brooke to-day, but will confer fully to? morrow. Tho Military Assembly met this af? ternoon w iiii tho ordinary guard. Most of tin lime was occupied in discussing the pronouncement which is to be is sued with a view of Justifying last Sat? urday's notion in tho eyes of the peo? ple. THREE RESOLUTIONS. General Sansuily inlroduee<l u motion protesting against the acceptance of the S:<-.?. preceding ir vith-^-ir-^^u^. amide tloi In ring Hint the Assembly va ready to ei.-operate with the United States in maintaining order in Cuba The in..iim called for the adoption of three resolutions "in the name <>r the armed people of Cuba." The first ex? tended the thanks of Assembly to the I nited Stau s for aid during the re cent war. The second thanked the i n.i d States for ti?. offer of $1,000 000 but wont on to assert tha: "owing If' the Assembly's exact knowledge or the needs of the C?bnn soldiers, it* mem? bers consider it tlx Ir duty to declare tin: amount insufficient. "ONLY AS A LOAN." "Wo cannot honorably accept it ns I a gift, bin ?niy a 1,-an." u?. rcsolu ti.o, proceeded, "as President McKin? ley si authorization is necessary to rais, funds needed to accomplish the dis? arm n? cf the Cuban in.s, and clnsivcly used fop this purpose " The third resolution appointed a com mUI1 to Presen? these resolu tions o President McKinley. General Sanguiltys motion was carried In- i< votes against 4. DOCUMENT OP JUSTIFICATION. The "document of Justification" tvas| then r.ad. It is very long and cite eases to show the disobedience of Gene rat Gomez to the Assembly..declaring| that those familiar with tho inner his? tory of the war know that strained re? lations always existed between bin nnd tho Cuban civil authorities; views his Interview with Mr. Robert P. Porter nnd lays stress upon the fac that Gomez has virtually Ignored the Assembly during the last two months. The document Is In effect a eulogy of | the members of tho Assembly?a di <?!-ration that they have done their duty. PC ATI 11 N'C, ] WSSAC, ES. Certain passages referring scafTiingly to the people of Havana who yesterday expressed their disapproval of the At sembly's action on Saturday, eliminated after an undignified heated discussion. An attack en Hi. Assembly, primed at Mtftanzas nnd signed by the Mayor of Mytanzas and others, was read. Tho "document of Justification" was finally accepted by acclamation, the Assembly deciding to print 10,000 conic: after which it went Into secret BOSSli presumably to discuss means to obtaj funds for meeting the expenses Washington of the committee appoint to present the resolutions, Senors Villa Ion. Hovln and Despalgne, These men were really selected during formcr-so erot sessions. IC tlieir traveling expenses are assured, they will prooeed t<> Wash? ington, nominally to hand the resolu? tions to President McKinley, but really it Is Bald, to negotiate tin- mysterious loan which has been the subject ot the private sessions. The stenographers who have been working tor tlje Assembly have not re? ceived a cent for their Bervlees. and are said to contemplate a strike. The Assembly fatuously fails to recognize the possibility that President M iKInley will not recognize It <>r Its committee. forthcoming: statement. General Gomes Is about to Issue o Btatetucnt begging those who have en? trusted petition.; to liini for his. own action or for recommendation t<> Gen oral Brooke, to call at his oflleo for their ; return. Having ceased to exercise the functions of commnndor-lii-ehlef, lie says lie must not appenr t<> usurp pow- ? ers of which ho has been bereft. The stntcmi nt will lament Iiis inability t<> serve the public. rodriguez's statement. General Mayln Rodriguez will Issue n manifesto, ret iting the action of the As? sembly on Saturday, and then address? ing the soldiers in the following strain: "We would ti thousand Um s prefer to inarch to our homes dad in misery and honor, tu staining the last four glorious years by a single action of In-, subordination or the acceptance of a reward unauthorized by the Assembly. Which is our supremo authority and to which the army owes obedience be? cause it is tho guardian of our Inter? ests and honor." , Sonor Mola resigned Iiis sent In the Military Assembly at to-day's 6CB sion. DISS< >!.1'TI< >n DISCUSSED. This ..veiling a rumor is in circula? tion that the Washington government I will dissolve the Assembly. It is* pub? lished in an extra edition of l.a Dis? cussion. The suggestion lias frequent? ly boo made ta General Brooke to take such a course, but tin Lo llli.-i tllllO lio has formed no stich Intention. Criticism of Civil Governor Moras and Chief of Police Menocnl's action yes? terday in attempting to prevent the parados continues. It Is reported that another demonstration in favor of Go inez w ill be in-ld to-mdrrow, tho hotter element par';Icipatlng. While Coionel Ra?ul Arango, a mounted Inspi ctor, was trying to dis | ? rso a portion of lie- parade yester? day in Belnscealn street. General Ale? jandro Rodrlgtii /, chl >f of staff of G< n eral Gomez, called him a coward for clubbing a woman. There Is an unvor i: .1 rumor that Arailgo h is challenged Rodriguez to a. duel, am! that tlio latter lias accepted. The i"i iie.i States transport Resolute sailed thiss afternoon. At :: o'clock tlti-i afternoon the tem? pi rature was degrees Fahrenheit; santiago people loyal?. Washington, March 14.?Honor Ques | eda to.-day received a cable message from Santiago which says: "Tho people or Santiago dlsautborlze I ho Assembly, sustain Gomez, ami are preparing a public manifestation.'' The dispatch received by Mr. Quoso da from Santiago Is from Judge Hau? ch, x. head of the Supreme Court of Cuba. It Is said the course of tho As? sembly is iho lirst move in the forma? tion of a. new political party in Cuba, tiie Assembly representing an element of malcontent, jvhllo tho Gomez ele? ment represents tho.-.- favorable to i'uo efforts or the United States to main? tain p. aeo and order and advance the island as fast as possible. queseda'S statement. Mr. Qucseda .cave out the following statement: "Tho action of tho Assembly In de? posing me is In line wit;, Its conduct t. ward that faithful, unsullied patrl it, Gi nernl Maximo G unez. 1 do not care to discuss it as the Assembly does not represent tho judicious .sentiment of the Cuban people or army. "Unmoved by any selfish Interest, T hnVe devoted all my life to the cause of tho Independence "f Cuba, mid for four years have tried my best to os t.ihlNh tho bai ls of (lie most cordial '? ~ ? i lie. A .-Ii ..) . I i M.i.os aII. i , Cuba. Sure of tlio decision ot the Cu? bans and knowing well that the Amer? icans will not misjudge them from thciv hasty and Ill-advised acts <>r it dis? gruntled and ambitious group. I shall continue to work Tor the self-govern? ment, reconstruction and order of my native country." INVITATION TO BRYAN. BEFORE ACCEPTING HE DESIRES ANSWER TO INQUIRY. (By Telegraph In Vlrglnlan-Pitot.) New York. March 11.- Tho following ? l patch baa been received by Perry Belmont, president of the Democratic Club, In response to an invitation which was sent to William J. Bryan ! ? attend the banquet to be given by the club in honor of Thomas Jeffer? son, on April 13: "Lincoln, Neb., March 13. "Hon. Perry Belmont, "li -morr.itic Club. New York: "Invitation received. Remembering that you openly repudiated the Demo? cratic platform In the last cam pant:!. I desire to know, before answering In? vitation, whether you have, since the election, publicly announced your con? version to the principle; set forth In that platform. (Signed) "W..J. BRYAN.*' Tn answer Mr. Belmont telegraphed ar. follows to Mr. Bryan: "The invitation extended to you Is ori behalf "f the Democratic Club. In? dividual opinions have, hot been con? sidered in issuing the Invitation to cel? ebrate tho birthday of Thomas Jef? ferson. (Signed) "PKIT.Y BELMONT." Secretory l.nilg Unter* u tleiilnl (By Telegraph to Vlrglnla-Pllot.) Washington, March H.?The Post will to-morrow say: A statement was made yesterday to the effect that Secretary Long would resign during tho summer, or at least before Congress re-assembled. He is credited with a desire to succeed Sena? te.- Hoar, who will toe *?"> years old when his term expires In 1901. Secretary Long said as: evening that re tvas absolutely no foundation fo: the statemenifc THE ADVANCE UPON THE FILIPINOS. TOc American advance upon the Filipinos seems to have begun In earnest ? - il Law ton. whom the Indians describe as "The-Man-Whi r>-tho-Mlddle-of-lbe-Nlght,"\vill doubtless give them liti il Loyd Wheaton, who commands the brigade that ha swept Luzon of rebels between Manila und Lcguna de civil war and a soldier of courage and energy. His long jsrigauicr ueneral Loyd Wheaton. who commands the brigade that has r-in tured J-asig and swept Luzon of rebels between Manila and1 I^guna de Barll a veteran of the ci vil war and a soldier of courage and energy. His longexporl toe P?lp\no* 6 -oubMcas serve hint well In hi, campaign a.-ainst ORDERED l'ROM CUBA Sisters of Sacred Heart Must Come Home. J'lic Knmei In Hospitals ?Old Ilntrril of tiio Imllnii Misters Olren a% in.' Causa or Tbelr Expulsion?A Great Surprise. (By Tclr.Trjph to Vlrcta'an-Tllot.) Baltimore, March 14.?Five Sisters of tho American Order of tho Sacred Heart, have, according to a dispatch from Binar del 1116, been ordered away from Cuba by Archbishop Chapclle, the papal representative recently appoint? ed to investigate the affairs of the Catholic Church In that island. Tho news was received by cable in this city by General James 15. O'Bicrno, of New York, who is registered at the Hotel Bennert. The message came from Rev. J. M. Cra.ft, an Indian mission? ary priest who founded the American Order of the Sisters, and went to Cuba last November with the live nuns, who an; all the daughters of Indian chiefs. TUM TRANSLATION. The cablegram! which came in Latin, was thus translated by Gen. O'Blerne: "Archbishop Chapclle orders us to go away from hero on account of tho obi hatred against the (Indian) Sisters. 1 have written you about It." GENERAL O'RIERNE'S EXPLANA? TION. "Father Craft's reference to the 'old hatred.' against the. Indian Sisters means just this," said tho General: "Tho order Is purely American, and was established near Fort Pierre, on tho Dakota border, about six years ago. Tho Cohensley element in the chinch, or those Who ate' in favor of tho Euro? pean idea in the management of orders anil church affairs, antagonized Father Craft's work In establishing this new ?orb e, an 1 hi* met -wittr much opposl li 01. lie Went bravely on with his un? dertaking, however, ami when the war witii Spain broke out, offered the services of a number of tho young In? dian sisters to the government. "As an old friend of the missionary I :. . t. I went to the Secretary of War and succeeded in getting the Sisters sent to nurse in the hospitals at Tampa and Huntsvillc. Later on, owing to th excellent work they did. and the fact that they were considered Immun, from yellow fever, five of the Sisters were sent to Cuba, and were located with the first division hospital of the Seventh Army Corps at Binar del Rio. All through I ho yellow fever epidem? ics in the Cuban camps, the Sisters worked admirably, and. to my own knowledge, were complimented by the Department for their excellent work. They were all tho time under the di? re-ion of Father Craft, who accompa? nied them. lie had met with consider? able hostility from tho tin-American clement in tho church, and the opposi? tion to this new American order of sis? ters became very marked. Nothing like tlie present muvo was, however, ex? pected." A GREAT DEAL TUM IRON TRADE COMBINATION REACHING OUT. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnla-rilot.) ?Wheeling. W. Va., March 14.?The largest iron and steel deal yet project in this district may bo closed Thursday when tho stockholders of the Riverside Iron Works meet to consider tho offer of she iron tube combination for the ac? quisition of the great'plant at Bcnwood. Representatives of J. pierpont Morgan have been In iho .city several days in consultation .With tho Riverside officials and the call for the stockholders meet? ing is tho result. The combine will make an offer for the entire plant, which consists of tho steel mill, skelp and tube mills, blast furnaces and bi-prodiict coke plant, as well as the blast furnace nt Steuben ville. It is eaid tho combine will pay $6,000,000 for the Riverside. The deal cannol be closed for several days, pos? sibly w. eks. The Rlvjerslde la capital? ized at $3,000,000. and is the largest iron and steel plant In tho Ohio valley. Its employes number between C.uuo and 3, MW c?cn. M'KlM.liV AMI WWW Wealth of Bunting and Decoration Everywhere. Ncliool children Vlsll i*rr*i?lrnt ni??l Nr?! .H r Ii I n I cy mill Present Trny of Violets?Cuiof Executive l* Vttlti um! Tlllll. (n.v Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Thomnsvlllc, ri;i, March 14.?The Presidential party arrived at half pnst L' o'clock this afternoon. Tho party was met at the station by Mel. Hnnnn, brother >>f tho Senator: J. Wymnn Jones, who married Senator llanna's sister; Mayor Hopkins atul a number ot prominent'citizens. The Messrs. Hannn and Mr. Jones each keep a magninccnt stable, hence thoro was no hick of handsome turnouts for tlie accommoda? tion of the winde party. The distin? guished x visitors were Immediately driven to Senator llanna's house, on Dawson street. BUNTING AND DECORATIONS. By special request ihoi.- was no dem? onstration. But there was a wealth of minting nnd decoration everywhere. Tho Mayor had issued a proclamation inviting everybody to decorate their buildings in welcome of the Chief Executive,* and the Invitation was liberally complied with. There were a number of patriotic mottoa stretched across the streets and In front of build? ings. Above gome of the latter, on porticos, were ladles and gentlemen, who saluted the President and cheered as he passed. To these tho President bowed nnd smiled ns ho raised h.s hot Thousands of people lined the streets and cheered. VISITED HY SCHOOL CHILDREN. This afternoon a committee of school chlldn n called on the President and Mrs. McKinley, and presented them with a large tray of violets having the word "Welcome" in white blooms In tho midst of the purple pillow, bordered with green. Mrs. McKinley entertained tho children. They wore the only callers during Cue day, notice having been given that the President is lure for rest. TALE AND THIN. Thin evening the Presidential party enjoyed their cigars In the starlight on Senator llanna's spacious front piazza. Residents of the Place who mid the President four years ago here, and saw him again to-day. note that he Is paler and thinner now* tliait then. The party which has arrived consists of the President and Mrs. McKinley, Vice-President and Mrs. Hobnrt, Sena? tor and Mrs. Hanno, Miss Hanno and Mis* Phelps, Dr. J. N. Rlxey and Mr. George B. Cortelyou, assistant sei ro? tary to th? President, and M. s- Barnes, one of tho executive clerks. So far none of (he Senatorial party said to be booked for this place has shown up. l.leiilAiintit Nlilpii's Rnit.r. (Cy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New York. March 14.?The United States transport McCIcllan, from Pan Juan, Ponce, and Santiago, arrived in Brooklyn to-day. She brought 42 United Slates soldiers on furlough, and Sixteen bodies from Santiago. Among the bodies are those of Lieutenant Wil? liam B. Shipp, Tenth 1". S. Cavalry, and Lieutenant \V. H. Smith, same com m ind. They will bj sent to Lino ilnton, N. C. Ten t'onnf erfcltera ft r rente it. (RyTelegrnph to Virginian-Pilot.) Boston, March 14.?After more than four months of careful work United States Secret Service agents, nssisted by the local police, to-day t.iok Into custody ten Italians, who, they have every reason to believe, have been is? suing a great amount of counterfeit t'< treasury notes, and are the Boston agents of one of the largest and most crafty gamts of counterfeiters that have operated in this Country. Itliodo I ?1 ami Democrat* Nominate Ticket. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Providence. R. I., March 14.?The Democrats of Rhode Island held their I annual convention to-day* and noml natcd Hon. George \V. Greene. Mayor of Woonsockot for Governor. The platform, niter reiterating tne party's adherence lo Ihe time-honored principles, makes r< ference to the re? turn of peace and expresses gratitude to tho soldiers and sailors, who. by their valor and *kill. have brought the war to a speedy and successful close. I Continuing, It says; "We deeply regret tho unnecessary hardship which they have undergone in their camps of Instruction. We con? demn the Ines mp< tence of the War De? part men I of the Government, resulting, as it has. in so much privation, sick? ness und death In the ranks of the patriotic sol Her-, who answered their country's call. "We emphatically denounce Algor? ism, and all olllclals responsible there? fore." A FINE STORY SPOILED, THE SANTIAGO FIND WAS NOT ADM 1 HAL VILLAMEL'S BODY, lit; Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, March 14.?Tho Secre? tary of the Navy this afternoon re? ceived tho following telegram: "Portland, Oregon, March 14. "Remains found in chair about four miles west of Santiago, as reported in to-days papers, not those of Vlllamel, but of Spanish seaman. Report fol? lows by mall. (Signed) "PR< iCT.OR, ' "Assistant Engineer." Tho olllccr from whom the above inc.-<ag. was received was an engineer on li inrd the Gloucester, which was the insu um? nt that destroyed tho Ill-fated Pluton, on board of vvhlcn Admiral Vil laiml started from Santiago. He was In charge of the landing party that wont to the succor of the Spanish sail? ors who managed to reach the shore from the sinking vessel, and wore being lived_mmxi_Uy._Lbji_\ 'lib 1 ns,_Will I ! bringing this particular seaman down to the shore to take him aboard the Gloucester flic seaman tiled, and his remains were allowed to sit lh the chair in which the body had been con? veyed. Department olllclals believe that Vitlainel's body lies nt tho bot? tom of the sea. PEACE TREATY. QUEEN REGENT ADVISED TO RA? TIFY?DENIAL -CARLIST TRICK. (By Telegraph to Virainian-Pllot.i Madrid, March 14.?The Cbrrcspon dchcia says the cabinet has advised the I Queen Regent to ratify the treaty of peace with the United states without awaiting the re-nssombllng of the Cortes. The government denies that the United States has demanded tho Inter? vention of tho Cortes in the ratifica? tion of lho peace treaty. TRICK OF THE CARLIST8. Madrid, March 14.?The presence of three hundred soldiers repatriated from Cuba at :i To Deimi celebrated yester? day in memory of the Carllsts who were killed in the colonial wars exem? plifies the Intrlngucs of the Carllsts to gain the support of the disbanded troops. An Investigations shows that the carllsts paid Hve pesetas to each soldier attending the service. RECIPROCITY TREATIES RESUMPTION OP NEGOTIATIONS WITH GERMANY AND PRANCE. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) "Washington. March 14.?Negotiations for reciprocity treaties With Germany and Prance have been resumed, and there Is still a prospect that a treaty may be negotiated with Great Britain covering the British West Indies. These several treaty negotiations were Interrupted some months ago by tho service Air. Kasson, our reci? procity commissioner, was Obliged to give to the Canadian Commission. As this ?Ork is rinsed .Mr. K.i.i^ .p. is ). to resume the negotiations with the other countries, and has written to in? form them that he is at liberty to pro ANOTHER TRUNK LINE. NEW RAILWAY FROM COLUMBUS TO PORT ROYAL PROPOSED. (By Telegraph to Virglnlnn-Pllot.) Cincinnati, March 14.?There was a conference to-tiny at the Grand Hotel between forty directors of the Black Diamond Coal Road and Its financial supporter, Attorney T. C. Dickinson, of Washington, recently returned from London. There wer?- ulso In attendance numerous promoters Of this system of mads which proposes to have lines ex tcndlng 1,285 miles. The proposition is to start at Columbus, Ohio, and to tr i to Port Royal, 8. C. with branch..; from Ylnccnnes and Greenfield, Ind., and Cincinnati. The proposed capital Is 160,000,000. Attorney Dickinson report td that work would be begun at Clay city, Ky? and extend to Port Royal, within three months, and will be completed Within a year. He said London and New York capitalists were deeply Int trested In the scheme. INCREASE IN WAGES. TWO MASSACHUSETTS FACTORIES POST NEW WAGE LISTS. O'.y Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Haverhill, Mass.. March 14.?H. G. Spauldlng ?X.- Company, one of the larg? est sin e firms in the city, have posted .i new price list granting their turned workmen an Increase in v.ages. All the larger firms In this city have now post? ed tho n -w turned work price lists. Worcester, Mass., March n.?Notice has b. :\ posted In tho Flskdalc Mills I that on and after April 1 the wages j of the operatives will bo raised to their , former standard, which moans practi? cally an Increase of about u l-:i per cent- About lt'0 he .ds are affected. rv<>ri?i'? miliar?} It. t or.i Urokeii. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-rilot ) Chicago, March 14.?Eugene Carter broke the world's record for high aver? age at 0 three cushion billiard tourna? ment match to-night. The new figure is pla ed at l 1-29. His high tun was 7. Several Sharp Engagements in the Philippines. THE TOWN OF PASIG BURNED Wheaton's Hrigndo Ailrnuci to (bo Mhore ol I.RKiira tie Hut, .wecplug Kverything Bet?r? Tliciii-U?ticlnl cnblegra.ni From General on? ? Ketteln 1 venue of Coiiitiiiiiilcattou? Morl Ii nmi Soitth( cio?eii? (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Manila, March 14.?Noon.?At 7 o'clock this morning, hearing the In? surgents' bugles sounding, Scott'*) lt.it tery dropped three shrapnel sheila Into the woods on the left of the Paslg Church. No reply was made, and 7:43 o'clock the Twenty-second Regular In? fantry advanced until they encounter? ed a number of volleys. This tire was returned with Interest T!i.' lino thou wheeled toward Pnte roe, in the following order: The Ore? gon Volunteers, the Twentieth Regu ; lars, the Washington Volunteers, a cav? alry detachment, the Twenty-ac ? md j Regulars, and reserve artillery. The troops followed the roads, while the [?""t.-= ? laal.' ' ' do Bay '???? sis ted la suppressing the fire on the left (lank. Three rebel canoes were captured on the river. I'll'- rebel Bharpsliootcra at Caloocan continue active, but no casualties are reported. A SWEEPING ADVANCE. Manila. March 14.-6:30 p. in.?Briga? dier General Wheaton's column ad? vanced to-day beyond Paslg to the shore of Laguna dc Bay, sweeping everything before them. The enemy made a running light and suffered se? vere loss. -Tlie rebel's avenue of com? munication north and south Is now closed, Ihe American cordon stretching over a mile from the river to the lake. The rebels are in force at Potoros and TaguIg. Two of yesterday's wounded, Private Stewart, of Company I?. Twentieth Regulars, and Private MuilBon, of Com? pany K, Twenty-second Regiment, are dead. REPORT PROM GENERAL OTIS. Washington. March 14.?The follow? ing cable from General Otis reached the War Department to-day: ??Manila. March 14. 1SD9. "Adjutant General, Washington: "Until yesterday Held operations here since capturing Caloocan were of a minor nature, consisting of driving back small bands of Insurgents with considerable loss to the latter. Yester? day General Whonton with Twentieth, Twenty-second Infantry, the Oregon and Washing.on troops, s ictton of Sixth Artillery and squadron of Fourth Cav? alry, attacked large force of enemy, drove them back and took line of Paslg river, which he now holds. Two Im? provised gunboats in the lake have cap ttired considerable property. Insurgent loss heavy; our loss one killed. and wounded aggregating thirty-five, most? ly slightly wounded. Insurgents made no determined stand. (Signed) "OTIS." S EN TENCES COM MI IT E D. Manila, March 15.-11:15 a. m.?Brnn lls Zorita ami .lose Ruiz, the Spanish officers who were recently triedbya mil? itary commlslon for embezzlement of $10,548, (Mexican) funds devoted to the tiinint. r.a::ee ,,f prl-.-nei s. ae.l who v.-o.-.^ < < '."'! ami s, :ite:i, to pay a lino of $2.500 gold and to mid- rgo three years imprisonment at hard labor, have had the term of imprisonment commuted to six mouths, in view <.f previous con? finement ami certain circumstances Jus? tifying clemency. Carlos Aymcrlch, who was charged with them, has boon acquitted and re? leased on the ground that he establish? ed an alibi. SEVERAL SHARP ENGAGEMENTS. Manila, March 15. ? S a. m. ?Lite yes? terday General Wheaton's column en countered the enemy in such force be tween Pnteros nnd Tngulg, a? to neces? sitate a change In the original plans. Tie- cavalry nttacked the rebel strongholds in the Jungle, driving tho enemy into Patcros. Tho Americans had one man killed and throe wounded. PASIG BURNED. Scott's buttery shelled the city and woods effectively. Later the enemy crossed the river from Paslg. Two companies of the Sec? ond Orcrmi Infantry cleared the right bank after a sharp engagement, and then retired with three wounded. In Ihe meantime the Washington Volun tei rs i l< sed In, driving small bodies of the rebi Is back upon Patcros. One man' was killed. During the night the enemy burned the town of Pasig. I lir Pope's II en 11 It Sal ef iriury, (By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Rome, March 14.?The condition of tho Pope's health Is completely sntls fac ry. Thero Is no foundation for tho report published by n news agency In London, that the Pontiff has suffered] from a renewal of fainting spells. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAC1 6. CLASSIFICATION Ot- NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS. Telfirrarh News?Pages I and <* Local News?Pages 2, !, 5 and U. Editorial?Page f. Home Study Circle?Page 4. Virginia News -Pages 7 and 8. North Carolina News?Page ft \ Portsmouth News?Pages to and 11, ; I'erkl-v News? Page ? i Real Estate -Page \?.. \ Markets?Pago ? Slllppi'l? - taut ' 2 I