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IN TWO PARTS. t E E 'TrTtiTTTTTTTTTITITITTrTTTTTrtTTTTTTniTTTTTTnr? yuUiiiiuaiiiiin^wiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiij I WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY 3 NORFOLK AND VICINITY? 3 Generally fair; warme? brisk to 5 high east winds, becoming southeast 3 to-day. VOL. II?NO. 141. NORFOLK, VA., THURSDAY, MARCH 1(5, 1899?TWELVE PAGES TIIRE E C EN TS* PER COPY. WHEATON GAINS ANOTHER YICTORY Several Engagements With the Philipinos. FIVE HUNDRED PRISONERS Stubborn Fight and Brilliant Suc? cess at Pasig. AGUINALDO TO BE ATTACKED Wheaton's Flylnjr column Dermin Two Tboimnnd Filipino?, inflict Ina llniw I.osi I' pun Tbcm- About I'lv? Hiin?lrc<l of the Knnmjr Were Either Captured or Hurrcntlere?! Arier Ibrowlug Tholr Arms In tl?e Klver-i'oHlsr, Taqalg null Pnteros Occupied l>y American., Wii?? Will Koir Press Forward Toward ?gnlnnldo's Headquarters at Mii laios?General Oils' official Kcport (ByTelegrnnh to Ylrglnlan-PHot.) Manila, March in.?12:40 p. in.?Gen? eral Wheaton's brigade continues the work of clearing out the rebels around Paslg. The Washington Volunteers have captured and burned t'ateros, meeting with a sharp lire from the en? emy while crossing the river. To-day's lighting was like that of the post week, the Insurgents occasional? ly making a stand, hut eventually Ilec Ing. Their loss Is supposed to have been small, as the Americans were unable to sec the enemy in the thickets. The progress of the American ad? vance IS Blow) A SEVERE ENCOUNTER. 4:40 p. m.?General Lloyd Whoatpn, commanding the United States flying column, attacked and defeated a force of 2,000 Filipinos at Paslg this after? noon, inflicting a heavy loss upon them. Tho American loss was plight. The Americans captured 350 Filipinos. Many bodies of rebels killed In the engage? ment are floating down the river. 0:55 p. m.?Private Fernoff, of Com? pany It, Twentieth Regiment, was kill? ed; Private Newman, Company F, Twentieth Regiment, wounded; lTi vnte Carroll, Company A, Twenty-sec? ond Regiment, wounded; Private Mar? shall, Company I:. Twenty-second Reg? iment, wounded; Private coombs. Com? pany C, Twenty-second Regiment, wounded; Private Rogers, Company L, Twenty-second Regiment, wounded. FIVE HUNDRED PRISONERS. About 350 Filipinos surrendered nl the town Of Tagulg to the Washington Regiment, and I7T, Filipinos were cap? tured at Paslg by the Twentieth Regi? ment. Til B ENEMY'S LOSS. Our troops found 10H dead Filipinos and 100 new graves near Paslg. Tho prisoners were unarmed and, therefore, It 'is presumed they executed their threat of throwing their urillH into tho river. AGUINALDO NEXT. London, March IS.- The Evening News this afternoon publishes the fol? lowing dispatch from Manila: "'General Whenton has completely routed the Filipinos and hns occupied Paslg, Tagulg und Pateros. Several hundred of the enemy were killed nnd as many were cap! m ed. "General Otis says this Is the greatest victory sine,. February 5th. The Ameri? cans win now press toward Agulnnldo'a headquarters." OFFICIAL REPORT. Washington, March 15.?The following dispatch was received this mnrniug from General <>iis: Manila, March 15, 1S99. Adjutant General. "Washington: Three thousand Insurgents moved down last night to the towns or Pasis nnd Pnteros, on the shore ,,f Laguanda Ray. fronting Wheaton's troops on Ra? sig river line; by heavy fighting When? ton has dislodged nnd driven them hack, taking 400 prisoners and Inflicting heavy loss in killed and wounded: ho reports his loss ;is very moderate; he now occupies these towns with sulll cicnt force to hold them. OTIS. ANOTHER CARLE FROM OTIS. Los Angeles. Cal.. March 15.?A tele? gram to the Times from Maj.n- General Harrison Gray Otis, dated Manila. March 15, .says: "The Twentieth Infantry had an nil day flght at Paslg. Three thousand re? bels were encountered and defeated. They were routed with heavy loss. Our loss was .small. Three hundred and fifty rebel soldiers were made prison? ers. Wheaton's brigade now holds the towns .-.f Paslg and Pateros. This news is based upon nfllei.il information. Our river gunboats fought their way Into the lake." ' LIBERTY OR DEATH. AGONCILLO'S SECRETARY SPEAK? FOR THE FILIPINOS. (Hy Telegraph io Vlrslnlan-Fllot.) New York. March 15.?Slxto Lopes, the secretary of Agonclllo, the repre? sentative of Agulnaldo, leader of the Filipinos, with Dr. Jose Lopsada, a member of the Filipino junta, sailed foi Southampton to-day on the American liner St. Paul. They refused to dis? cuss national affairs wlfhln the Juris dlction of the United Slates, but said that they, were sorry that the "Arncri cans, who boast so much about free? dom, arc trying to make their poor peo? ple slaves." "The Filipinos were fighting for lib? erty long before the i'njtcd States came into existence." remarked Lopes, "and they are not going to give up the bat? tle because the taskmaster's have been changed from Spaniards to North Americans. Our cry is liberty or death!" THE SIXTH IMMUNES. MUSTERED OUT AND LEAVE FOR HOME. (By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Savannah. Ga., March 18.?The Sixth United States Volunteer Infantry (Im? munes) was mustered out lu re to-day. It was a white regiment. The men were from North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky, in consequence of the regiment having seen service in Porto Rico, the men received two months extra pay. They were paid this morn? ing. Each private received an average of $126? Disc barge papers were given the men nt tin- time they got their wages. Five special trains over four roads left the city to-night tor the ac? commodation of the ex-Soldiers. Dur? ing the day the men behaved excel? lently. As one train was pulling out to-night there was a liberal discharge of fire arms. It was reported that there had been n riot and that the regulars had been ordered out; but that was Incorrect. It seems that some of the men in exurberance of gladness at hav? ing escaped military discipline, cele? brated by liring pistols into the air and Shouting. About 100 shots were fired. No damage was done and no nrrests made. Four of the trains left with inter nhscnoo of halalcxniia dcniansixq. tlon- There was a minimum of drunk? enness and no disorderly conduct of any sort in the city. AFFAIRS OF HAVANA The People Nervous, Uner.sy and Restless Claim 'Hint Police Interfere With 1'llOlr KiglltS mid I rceiliiin Junta IXftSolveil - Gome* nilll II run lie fouler-Duet Averted, Havana, Marth 1?.?The reported re? signation of Civil Governor Mora is un? true. A certain nervous tension and un? easy restlessness, especially during the evenings. Is noticeable in the vicinity of Central Park, where the men con? gregate and talk politics. UNPOPULAR POLICE FORCE. The police have orders not to allow groups to assemble and tire dispersing them. This causes uncomplimentary comment about the force, the people de? claring that the police are interfering with their rights and freedom. General Gomez conferred with Gov? ernor Gemral Brooke from 10 o'clock until about noon to-day. The Junta Patrlotlca dissolved last night after passing resolutions of ad lufence to Gomez. DUEL DECLARED OFF. It is said on good authority that the seconds of General Alejandro Rodri? guez, chief of staff of General Gomez, and Colonel Rnoul Arango, n mounted Inspector of police, who was called a coward by Rodriguez bn Monday for Clubbing a woman while dispersing a portion of the parade in BelttSCoain street, arranged n duel between the -imi piltb'lpals, to he r.iiiuit mill ]<\^~ tois to-day, but the Military Assembly sent a not Ideation to General Rodriguez and Colonel Arango last night, forbid? ding the duel, which was consequently de.-la t ed Off. WILL NOT BE REORGANIZED. Washington, March 15.?The C?mmlt tee which was appoint.-d yesterday by the Ctibnn Military Assembly nt Ha? vana to conie to Washington, It can be stated, will not be recognized In any oftlclnl capacity. WILD DISTRIBUTE MONET. Havana, March 15?General Gomez has decided to proceed With the plans agreed upon for distributing the $3,000, 000 to the Cuban troops mi dlsbnndlng< as though the Military Assembly did not exist. He conferred for two hours to-day with Gavcrnor General Brooke regarding details. General Brooke asked Washington several days ago whether, In case he dissolved the As? sembly, if ids action would be approved, The cabled reply authorized him to dis? solve thai body If. In his judgment, such an act was necessary. Ho hopes the Assembly will soon cease of its own accord to bold its sessions, but should sessions, disquieting to the pub? lic mind continue, he will intervene. A STATEMENT. The United States military authority publish the following statement: "We are officially authorized that the President of the United Staus will not recognize any obligation incurred by the body known as the Cuban As? sembly, and that all reports and as? sertions to tlie contrary are absolutely Untrue." This is; perhaps due to a ftory pub? lished In tlie newspaper Kl Reconcen trado to tlie effect that a representa? tive of an American syndicate Includ? ing Senator Hann.i is now here with a view of making a lor a to the Assem? bly. RESIGNATIONS. There have been six resignations from the Assembly sine.- Sunday, Gen? erals and Sonores Cespedes, Monte.t gudo, Munez, Lelra,-Mola and Tamayo. Tliis afternoon's demonstration In favor of Gomez?in which all the pa? triotic clubs, with banners and bands as well as many women ami children, took part?was better organized than that of Monday, though not so spontnn ,? us. Several thousand people paraded to the Quinta de Los Mollnas, where General Gomez resiles. He made his appenrance and addressed them, and the procession did not return Until af? ter nightfall. 1 MALOLOS, WHICH WILL SOON BE ATTACKED. Malolos. tho capital or the l^ilipino republic is believed to be tho objective of the American troops under Brigadier General Loyd Wheaton. Tho city la about 20 miles from Manila and is in the province of Cavlte. The accoWany .n* pIcTuro shows Agulnaldo'a bodyguard and ,i number of Pillplnd sentries In front ol tho Malolos cathedral, in which tho vnlpirro congress Is said to meet and in which Aguinaldo has his headquarters^ THE PRESIDENT RESTS Freedom From Care in Marc Man? na's Home, People of'I lioninnvillc Itcspccl WIMi ?I itio Clilcf Sinei? irnto nud Bo Not Disturb Him?Xo Political Cottier eueea- Moltnrt** iictiiii. (Hy Tclcpraph to VlrRln'an-l\lot.) Thomasvtllc, Ga., Match IB.?Presi? dent McKinley rested to-day. lie en? joyed tho first complete day's rclaxa i tlon from'tnu cares ol nillcc or the fa? tigues or travel that, lie has had in I many months. No politician came to see him on matters of executive admin? istration, pat ty policy or public office. The residents of Thomasvlllo respect? ed Iiis wish that he should lie free from callers or functions and tin? few things of a personal nature which it was nec? essary ho should attend to wer?- quick? ly dispatched through Assistant Secrc ' tary Cortelyou, and the present pros? pect is to-morrow will he much as to? day, varied only in the little details that make one day's life in an ogret aide I ami cultured home in a pleasant win? ter resort slightly different from the day before. All details ol the govern? ment's business are being attended to in Washington and only urgent matters! of policy that possibly may develop will bo laid before the President here. IX NEED OP REST. The opinion of the people of Thomas ville is that Mr| McKinley is in actual need of the rest he is beginning to take, They remember him as he was four years ago when in Thomhsvllle prior to his nomination, he and .Senator ilanna held important conferences with their lieutenants in all sections of the coun? try. They do not think he looks sick to-day, but all of those who saw much of him then say that his appearance ?does not evidence the buoyant, alert, vigorous strength of that time. He plainly shows. In their opinion, the strain and fatigue of incessant devo? tion to the duties of his position in the campaign prior to his election, and of bis ofllce during the momentous first half of his administration. He looks tired and fagged. His recuperative power, which is prompt and strong, as? serted jtsclf In faei to sohte degree af? ter n drive1 this forenoon nnd rest, it is thought by those intimately associated with him. Is nil he needs. A CARRIAGE DRIVE. This morning Senator Itannn to d; his guest on a carriage drive about ilye miles fr.un town to the country home of Mr. Wyman Jones, the Senator's brother-in-law. The weather was mil 1. a good breeze was stirring through the i Ines and the gathering clouds that in the afternoon resulted in n shower of lain, sin. hied the party from the sun. The President enjoyed ihq drive, and his brightness on his return showed i: had done hint good. The party was home for lunch, and soon afterwards the President went to bed for tin. af? ternoon, while Senator ilanna drove down town on a little business, and Vlce-Prcsldent Hobart read the neWs papi is and his m.Ml. After dinner Sen? ator Ilanna and his guests chatted a while nnd the President retire.1 , al ? ly. REST TUR SOLE OBJECT. It can be stated authoritatively and for the purpose of silencing all" con? trary reports, that rest for the Presi? dent Is the sole object of this trip. No political conferences have been held, or are In contemplation here. Reports having been telegraphed from Wash? ington that a conference would !)?? hi Id here to deckle whether Vlco-Presidi ril llobart would be again the party's can? didate for the Vice-Presidency, the As si latetl Press correspondent went to Senator Hanna's house during the af? ternoon to Inquire about them. Ho passed Senator Hanna gdii^r down t. wn for a shave, learned that the Pres I idem was asleep and met the Yiee Presidetit in the library. Mr. Hobart said: "1 don't care to talk about the re? port; it's too ridiculous. I don't ex? pect any politician to come here. As to conferring with the President and Senator Hanna, 1 would not come all the way to Themasvllle for that. I can see them three times a day in I Washington*" The Craft and Owner Well Known in Norfolk, roucticil K?ro In is'i? or is'7 fur Repnlmnncl Wim l.tl??lc?l?I'oorljr t quipped i or Voyage Around llic v, ?irid Description. Washington, March 15.?United States, Consul Cunningham at Aden, Arabia, reports to the State Department that tho command, r of H. M. s. Bi-lko has picked op, but lost again, a small American yacht or schooner, after tow? ing her about 200 to 250 miles In the western part of the Bed Sea. There was afterward rough weather, and It was believed to bo possible that the yacht had gone aground somewhere, as she was much overdue. Her name was unknown, but the British officers said she had aboard' a man from New York named Weaver. The Consul, on February 22, received a cablegram from ono Perclval, at Colombo, Ceylon, ask? ing for news of the yacht Norhni THE CRAFT IDENTIFIED. New York, March K.-The American yacht referred to In the dispatch from Jk ashingtou its having been picked up viel lost again in the westui it pan Hhe Red Sea by the British cruli Brlsko, is undoubtedly the old ra lug schooner Norna, designed by A. Cary Smith in 1S88, and at one time known as one tif the "wettest" yachts in the New York squadron. In October l>:'>; tho N irna was fitted out for a cruise around the world, her passenger having the intention of "writing up" foreign countries an-r pro. tographing picturesque scenes, WHO WERE ON BOARD, it. A. Morris, a Nova Scotlnn, wan given charge of the Nornn, she hoisted the ihm of the Atlniitlc Yacht club' and sailed on hot1 long voyage oh No? vember 2. lSlKt. Thd party on board' the Norhn.-Mn addition to Mr. N. J. Weaver, a New Engl?nder, who engi? neered the scheme, consisted of Mrs. C.I C. Collins, of Greensboro, n. C.; Dr. T. A. Worrhll, of Northeast, Ind.: \. <;. Danforth, Jr.. 6f St. Louis, Mo.; Harry P. Taber, Of Buffalo, N. Y.. and W. P. -New collier. The Norn a reached Fayal, Az ires, about March 18 th. P< K >i:LY PITTED OUT. At the time the Norna sail-.1 from New York statements were publish d to the effect that from the poinl of view of aii expert sailor the scho n r was not exactly fitted for her trip around tin- world. It was said thai :-ii ? looked more like lit to sail in a rega tu than io encounter an Atlantic gale. Her storm sails were n ported to be fi \v in number and it was added that she had only a main storm try-sail to betid if it blew hard. tine of the passengers on the Norna is reported to have said to a reporter on October 19, 1896: "Each of its goes tu Hades by our own road, and darn the expensi." Captain Morris I.? understood to have left tho Norna before she nailed, and it is presumed that his reason for doing so was that he did hot belli vo her to be equal to the task of lighting her way around tlie World. THK NO UNA'S ITINERARY. When th'- schooner sailed her Itine? rary was roughly as follow.-!: She wad to touch at Baltimore, Charleston and Jacksonville; thence t.. the Bermudas and Azotes island, and thence to Cadiz and Tangier, through the Straits of Gibraltar to the Balearic islands, Corsica and Sardinia. The Adriatic sea was next to lie visited, und the Norna was then to cruise around the coast of Greece to the Aegean See, tin- Bdsphorus, the Black sea, mthorn Russia, Asia .Minor. Egypt arid Tunis, Hu- north coast of Africa, the Cape 01 Good Hope, Madagascar, the Indian ocean, the Gulf of Aden, tue Arabian sea, Ceylon; Sumatra, Java, Austral;.!, the South sea islands, China, Japan and nearly every other place on the habit? able globe. DESCRU?TlO/N\ The Norna Is a wooden schooner of ?about S? tons. She Is 105 feet eight -Inches long over all, and 95 feet 2 inches on the water line She has 21 feet 7 inches beam, and draws It feet 3 Inches of v iter. N. J. Weaver Is registered as her owner. , K N'(1W N IN N<'UFOLK. Late In IS9G. or early I" 1897, tho yn< hl N mi i I Ui hed at Norfolk. Here she got ;?. n de ami was libelled for repa < and pi ? Isloiis furnished* She was :.: used, the fnatter Used up. and i ouple ?:" weeks' delay the yacht proceeded. <' ?:..:!. lore Weaver married a lady ? Ik, and Mrs. Weaver was, at tii- time the yacht was here, a ; srer aboard her. subscription:: were taken Up for a book of art and ii ? |>tlye writing by the newspaper men of the parly, which was to be de llveri l through the American News Company. Whether this contract was carried out Is not known. A numii. r ..1" newspaper men were on tcrtalncd aboard the vessel while here, and the papers a-, the lime were illicit with sensal dial accounts of the Com? model affair and the yacht's cx pcrlehi ? s. Weaver v1 Norfolk frequently, and was well known in this section. Petroleum Rlvnln KusltMi l i lemiMilp (By Telegraph to Vlrclnlan-Pliotl London, March 15.?In the House of Commons to-day Mr. Harold James Beckitt, Liberal; member for the Brigg ?'. vis hi ( Lincolnshire, moved the sec? ond readint: .-f the bill raising the Hash point of petroleum from Til to 100. In i > ill Ing he said that it would not add appreciably to the cost, as a New York Hi m had offered to supply oil at 100 Hash point at only half a cent per gal? lon dearer Hi in the present price. Mr. Henry Klmher. Conservative member for Wands worth, moved the rejection ? : the bill on the ground that It was "veiled protection at the expense of Atncrli ah oils," and Mr. it?bert Grant Webstrn, ? ? nsi I rirrrcc, mewrbi i for the east division of Saint Patterns, n.-v d how the bill would be considered in the United States, adding: "Wo ought not to injure a nation ivhli h is at present becoming more and more friendly towards us." The bill was rejected. INI to IB9. CONHl'lTO OF CUBA Gloomy Picture of the Island and its People, Fielils Vneatit ami Purins :dle-?litr tailveritmeut llns Done Kutlitng to liclicvc Partners H'tduw* ititd Or plianit?A Rept-oncli to Artterlco. (By Telegraph to S'lrgHtian-Pllot.) Jacksonville, Pia., March 15.?Wil? liam Wlllard Howard, general Pi a linger of the Cuban Industrial Belief Fund of New York, passed lllt'OUgh Jacksonville p this evening on his way home from Cuba, lie goes North to purchase agri? cultural implements and seeds for the use of Hie industrial Belief Station, Which he has just established at Gullies,! Cuba. Mr. Howard said: A GLOOMY PICTURE. "The condition of Cuba, so far as my observations have gone, is really worse than it was at this lime last year when I made my first Investigations. In the rural districts little lias been done to restore the Island to its normal condi? tion. The fields nr.- vacant and the! farm, rs idle. The people still remain In Hie towns nnd cities where army ra? tions, are is Me,i t,> Hi'in. They can? not return to their abandoned farms, because they have nothing to return with. ??our government lias done, and is doing nothing to enable farmers to iv sumc the cultivation of lliclr lands. All that It pretends to do is to distribute rations through local committees of Cubans. tlovernor-General Brooke and tie ofllccr? und? r him realize keenly the condition of tilings, but they cannot cave any assistance except foods. Ours Is not a paternal government. WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. "The condition of the widows and orphans .?:' Cuba is heart-rending. I There :iv.> thousands upon thousands of these pe n- creatures scattered over the island. Tiny have neither homes to j live Iii, food to eat, nor clothes to cov? er them, en.- cannot think of their fu? ture Without a shudder. I am espe? cially i ei" irned for tho poor little or? phan Kills who rosin the streats, scant? ily clad, asking lor a bit of food with which to keep their little bottle's" and souls together. Whit win become of these girls'.' Their future for good or for evil, lies with the people of the United Stati t. ? WRECKS oF II CM AN IT Y. [ "Among these widows and orphans I have as lately as last week seen indi? vidual rases of destitution and physical Ii tlon w irse than anything that I ;.iw in Armenia during the two years that I gave to Armenian relief work. And I > have these wrecks of humamiv stand and look im> to tho St is and snipes waving over their city hall, gives one a queer sensation. The gener? ous American pc.pl,. surely cannot un derstand th.< condition of Cuba, or these p lei- creatures would bo ink ti enro of. "I do not speak or the side, the in? firm or of th >sc \yh i hobble about, cov? ered v.ith loathsome sores, resulting from starvation, I cannot speak ot them for the English language is In? adequate to the task. They should have been cared for In hospitals long months ago. Why it has hot beert done i cannot understand. A REPROACH TO AMERICA. "The condition of Cuba is a reproach to the American people, und u bio: upon Civilization. Wo are going to do si ii -.hing to Improve that condition and we invite all lovers of Immunity In Hte United states to help us for tho I good name of the American flag, our (lag should mean something to th bo honioless. helpless orphans and des: - tute country people. Money f,?. these orphans or for our industrial rollet j work should be ?eilt to Hie Continental '"rust Company, 30 Broad Street,\New i York city, marked "For too Cuban, In I duftirlal Relief l- ujjd.' " First Public Appearance of Mr. Choate. DISTINGUISHED G UEST Received by the. A?4orlntlon ot tUo t bombers of Cnniiiir^co bf Ibo l'nlfeil Kingdom vt ten "Ibreo t IlcerM-I.ord lIcre*l"oril ExloIsOur Nnvy-Sir. t'hanto's Moqncnt Ilc? nponic to Ibo t'oa?tt "Unr Guest.'* (By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Fllot.) London, March Ii?.?Joseph IL Choate, the United States Ambassador to the Court of Saint James, made his first public appearance in England at thb banquet of tho Association of Cham? bers ot Commerce of the United Klng dom, whl li was held at the Metropole Hotel litis evening. There was a bril? liant and distinguished gathering, about 230 p< rsons having been Invited t > me : the Ambassador, including the Lord Chief Justice of England, Baron ? Russell, of Killowcn; the Hon. Sir Hen? ry Stafford Nurthcote, the president of t tie ass. ,-ia:iou; the Prime Minister, the Mar.tills of Salisbury, the Earl of .' ' ? >, the Earl of Dartmouth, Lord I Reay. Rear Admiral Lord Charles . Befcsford, the Right Hon. C. T. Ritchie, president of tho Board of , ; Trade; James U. carter, second secre? tary of tho United States embassy, and n.any members of. Parliament. HEARTILY WELCOMED. Mr. choate, who, on arriving, was heartily welcomed by the chairman and officials of the association, sat In tho place of honor, on the right ot tho chairman. Rear Admiral Lord Charles Bercsford, who replied to the toast of the navy, declined he drawn into a discussion if tho Chim ? situation. He concluded his speech by saying: AMERICA'S EXCELLENT FLEET; "The company is waiting to hear a distinguished guest, the new Ambassa? dor of the United Stat s, whom every man of the foro and aft In tills coun? try is delight, d to'seo, but I cannot bo seated w ithout saying tint 1 took uvery opportunity to s o the licet of America. In both the Pacific and Atlantic. I saw a very excellent fleet, not only In tho way tili- ships are built, but in respect of general organisation and prepared? ness. < IF ONE BLO< ID. "1 need nol > xtdl its officers and men. They are . the same blood as our? selves, and have proved what they could do when called upon. 1 hope tho lime will very shortly come when thero will be such an understanding between t'te two countries that. It* anything oc? curs disagreeable to us or affecting our honor and safety, these two II. els will be teg. Iber. That will make for peace." "OUR QUESTS" TOASTED. Vlcc-Presldi nt l lot per then submitted Ihe toast of "Our Guests,'' coupled with the names of Mr. Choate and Baron Russell of Klllowen. Ho expressed big keen pleasure at the advent of Mr Choate al a time "when there is every disposition to tighten the bonds of the Anglo-Saxon race, whose only objects are peace, prosperity, freedom of trade I a nd P1 oi. i ss." - ' Mit. CHOATE THRICE CHEERED. The to.ist was re-elved with loud cheers. Hie company standing and shouting tie- nanlt! of Mr. Choate, who was thrice cheered. Mr. Choate, rising to respond, re- ; ceived an ovation. The United States amhast-rador began jokingly, protesting that h ; was overwhelmed with embar? rassment at being called upon to re? spond In priority to the Lord Chief Jus tic. He felt Hint when the British, I lion was it bout to roar, even the Amer? ican eagle should hold Iiis peace. He was delighted, lie said, to receive and accept the invitation to the banquet, although 'e< was not at liberty to dis | cuss Brit! a i ommerce. His general In .-?iructions from it's government were I not to ills -us.- p ill tics, only at extra? ordinary ' it i? ? ' - mis. (Laughter). Continuiin,-, Mr. Clio ite said'. THE WORLD'S PIHST INTEREST. "1 have felt, however, that I might properly a\ lil myself of tills first pub liu occasion to . xpivss the upprecla- 1 lion of my countrymen for the tore In trance, good will and friendship manifest d tu them s> freely by the Brl sli !- U is true, gentlemen, that pei ? b ? ? tt the United States land Croat Britain is the lirst interest not only of these two nations, but oC Hie whole vvoi Id." ? 3 In ex| - his gratitude for the i rdlal tt' ting he had received from all soi and ondltions of men since his n v.il England, Mr. Choate said: PR!ENDS AND BROTHERS; "Everywhere I have been treated as a friend and us the representative ot/ your trlendM and brothers. In fact. I have a dually discovered the open door, (Continued on Sixth Page.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6. CLASSIFICATION OF .NHVVS. DY DUPARTMENTS. TelecraDlt News?Pares t and & Local News- l'aires 2, $ and j. l.dit'.rial? Pave 4. Home Study Circle?rage I. Virtfinia News?Paces 7 and 8. North Carolina News?Page-9. Portsmouth News?Pages 10and tt. i Berkley News? faye n I Markets?P??? ?i Shipping lie<" I . Heal Estate?Page 12.