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Iii Pages| IN TWO PARTS, f ?TTT?T' rt-rfyTTTryi * M >f t ' I T T^TTT^TTTTT'T rTTTTTTTT T T T > T ?TTTTfTT TTf f M t THE MOST LOCAL NEWS and the best of it in the VfR- | ciNiAN-Pilot. That's why,i F you see so many people read- \ ing the VlRGlNIAN-PlLpT. i i t. .........- ..... i ._?....?.,. -i.j. * - VOL. II?NO. 153. HOBFOLK, TA., THTJ3JSDAY, MABCH 30, 1809?TWELVE PAGES. three cents per copy LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE-! CONTINUED ON PAGES 6 AND 11 WAR IN THE S?MOANJSLANDS The U. S. Cruiser Philadelphia Shells Native Towns. JOtHED BY THE BRSTiSH Hittnnrn nnd His ChloU, Constituting: (lie Provisional Government, En couriised ?>y Uio German Couwui? I'recipitnto IVnr l>y Continuing t? Defy Trenly At??>r tlio Plalliillol? Itbin'n Arrival?Renal? Ignor r III lluiwtmn mill AlliicU .11II11 n ll II, Which llnd linen Fortified by Atiiorlcitua ? Villages Mielli-d by United Hialoa nud Hritisli ships. (By Telegraph to virginlan-Pllot.) Apia, Sh moan Islands, March 23.? Via Auckland, N, '/.., March 29.)?The troubles growing out of the election of a ki*iu of Samoa have taken n more serious turn and resulted In a bombard ment of native villages DtOHB ttlB shore by the United States cruiser Philadel? phia, Admiral Kautz commanding, and the British cruisers Porpoise and Roy allst. The bombardment has continued Intermittently tor eight days. Several villages have be mi burned and there have been a number of casualties among the American and British sailors and marines. As yet it is impossible to estimate Ihe number of natives killed or Injured. MATAAFA PRECIPITATED TROU? BLE. As Matnafn and his chiefs, constitut? ing the provisional government, con? tinue"] to defy the treaty after th" ar? rival r*.' the Philadelphia, Admiral Kautz summoned the various consuls and Eertlor naval pincers to a confer? ence on board the Philadelphia, when the whole situation was carefully can? vassed. The upshot wu? a resolution to dismiss the provisional government, and Admiral Kautz Issued a proclama? tion calling Upon Mntnnfn and his chiefp \ \ return t> their homes Matoafn evacuated Mullnuu, the town hi had ?? : le hi* headquarters, and v.*cni Into the Interior. GERMAN CONSUL SUPPORTS MA TAAFA. Herr Rcse, the German Consul nt Apia, issued a proclamation supple? menting Ihe one he had issued several wei !<??; before, upholding the provisional government. An n result of this the Mataafnnn assembled In large force and hemmed the town. The British cruiser Royalist brought the Mnllctoa prisoners from the Is? lands, to which they had been trans? ferred by th-- provisional government. Tin- Americans then fortified Mullnuu when- 22.000 Mnlletoans took refuge, The rebels?the adherents of Ma tan fa? barricaded the roads within the muni? cipality and seized the British houses. WORSHIPS' OPEN FI UIO. An ultimatum was then sent to them, ordering them to evacuate, and threat? ening them, in the event of refusal,with a bombardment, to commence at l n*i lo< !< on the .-m-rnooii of m... . This was Ignored, and the rebels com menced an nttack In the direction of the United S.ates and British consul? ates, about half an hour before the time fixed for th ? bombardment. The Phila? delphia, Porpoise and Royalist opened Hie t>;,,.n the distant villages. There was great difficulty in locating the ene? my, owing 10 the dens.- forests, but sev? eral shore villages were soon in flames. A defective shell from the Philadel? phia exploded rear the American con? sulate.and ihr- marir.es outside narrowly escai ed. A fragment struck tin; leg of Private Rudge, shattering it so badly as to necessitate amputation. Another fragment traversed the German consu? late, smashing the crockery. The Ger? mans then went on board the German cruiser Kalke. HOT ATA CK BT REBELS. During the night the rebels made a hot attack on the town, killing three British sailors. A British marine was shot in Ihe leg by a sentry of his own parly, another wan shot in the foot and an American sentry was killed ;tt his post. The bombardment continuing, the in? habitants of the town took refuge on board th.' Royalist, greatly crowding the vessel. Many people are leaving Samoa, the captain of the Royalist urging them to go. so as not to Interfere with the mili? tary operations. The Porpoise has shelled the villages east and west of Apia and captured many boats. FIGHTING SPLENDIDLY TOGETH? ER. Tlie Americans and British are fight? ing splendidly together, hut there is a bitter feeling against the Germans. Two men. a British and a German subject, have been arrested as spies. The bombardment of the jungle was for a time very hot. BRITISH CRUISER INTERCEPTED. Apia. Snmoan Islands, March 23 ? fVia Auckland, X. 25., March CS.)?The British cruiser Taurnngn. which. It is understood, was Intended to annex the Tonga islands (a section of the Friend? ly Islands in the Pacific) was. Inter? cepted at Suva, capital of the Fiji Is? lands, by order of the home govern? ment. THE NEW PRESIDENT. Berlin, March 29 ?The Hamburg isehe Correspondenz, dealing with the question of installing Dr. Zelf. who will suecied Dr. Joannes Raeffel as presi? dent of the municipality of Apia, in the /KIPLING'S STORY OF THE ""TAKING OF LUNGTCNGPEN" WAS IMITATED BY COLONEL FUNSTON AT MAH1LAO. LIKE TERENCE MULVANEY. COLONEL FUNSTON AND TWENTY OF HIS MEN SWAM THE RIVER WITH VERY LITTLE ON AND CAPTURED THE TOWN AND EIGHTY PRISONERS* "Thin we halted an formed up, tho wimmln howlin In tho houses nn Llft'nlnt BrazenoBO blushln pink In tho light av the mornln sun. 'Twas the most ondasint p'rade I Iver tuk a hand in. Folve nn twenty prlvlts an a orflcer av the line In review ordher. an not as much as wud dust a rife betunc 'em all in the way av elothin! Eight av us had their belta an pouches on, but the rest had sone in wld a liaudful av cartridges an the skin God gave him."?"The Tak? ing of Lunglunspen." ... _ HAP SHOWING MALOLOS AND NEARBY TOWNS. absence of n generally recognised Sa monn government, says: '-TI?o throe powers have arranged that the German, British and Ameri? can ('.instils are to install the ni *.v [?resident of the municipality.'' THE NEWS IN WASHINGTON. Washington, T>. ?'.. March 29.?The news from Samoa that the United States cruiser Philadelphia and the British cruisers Porpoise and Royalist had bombarded tho towns held by Ma? li, a fa. who has thus far had the official support of the German Government, came with startling suddenness to of? ficials here and displaced for the time being the attention given to the light? ing around Manila. Tho shelling of Mataafa was looked upon as of sec? ondary importance, but the deepest In terest attached to tho altitude >>:" the German Government. At first appre? hensions were felt that grave Interna? tional complications might ensue, but those most Intimately familiar with the latest official exchanges b tween Wash? ington, London and Berlin d\t irot take such a gloomy view of the outlook. While recognising that the bloodshed at Samoa created a very esrlous and deli? cate Situation, yet it was said to be a situation which had been clearly appre? hended and had been discussed in .ul vancc between the representatives of the three governments. The real crisis, from nn internation? al standpoint, occurred last week when this apprehended outbreak was dis? cussed. Although relations were great ty strained, it was possible to secure an understanding which is said to make sure thait the outbreak now reported will not cause a rupture In the relations between the United States and Ger? many, or between Great Britain and Germany. CONCERN AND SP/RPP.TSE. In all quarters there were expres? sions of concern and surprise at the seriousness and extent of the bombard? ment, and the resulting loss of life. That some overt act would take place has been apprehended for many days, but there was little idea it would take such a broad sweep and lead to such heavy loss of life. In this aspect of the case the actual results were re? garded as far more serious than those which had been expected and provided for, during the recent diplomatic ex? changes between the three govern? ments. NEW EIvF.MENTS OF DANGER. Moreover, new elements of Interna? tional danger had unexpectedly arisen. These included the proclamation of the r.ernian consul, Rose, which, It is be? lieved, tended to incite the Mataafa . (Continued on Eleventh Page.) CABINET MEETING -W4tat Cuban Assembly Delegates Will Present. ? lie GOTOriimcnl <>( Iii? Island? Civil Nervlee (him Peace Uoiiler* Oiler, llllil Ihr Philippine ?Ulli? puiKU IMmciiniciI hi Leilgtll. (I3y Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, D. C, March 29.?At the Cabinet meeting to-day, which lasted until 1 o'clock, a variety of subjects were discussed. Including n number of questions which have arisen during the two weeks of the President's absence in the South. The administration of affairs in Cuba came up nnd It was practically decided ' to simplify matters by consolidating some of the administrativ,; depart? ments, but just what changes will bei made Is. as yet, undetermined. The I question of amending the civil rules and regulations in certain lines of particu? lars was under consideration, and the President stated that he desired to d.s pose of the matter at an early day. Almost the last tiling the President did before leaving for the South was to ri - turn to tip- members of the Cabinet their several recommendations on the] subjects with a request that tiu-y again go over them with a view to making anvchanges which suggested themselv sj d. ing his absence. To-day the Presi? dent asked that ho be furnished with their conclusions In the matter as soon as possible, und it is expected thai It Is his purpose to issue his order within a few days. CIVIL SERVICE LAW. It was again demonstrated at to-day's meeting of the Cabinet, that while strongly upholding the principles of the civil service law, there Is a disposi? tion on the part r.f the several mem? bers to criticise Its present administra? tion. CZAR'S PEACE CONFERENCE. The subject of the appointment of commissioners to represent the United States at the forthcoming convention, called by the Czar of Russia' with a view to promoting peace among the nations, was advanced by the Presl-i dent It is understood that throe Ambas? sadors of ttie United Stales ni Euro? pean ports will bo numed, together with two or three citizens of the United States not In the diplomatic service. The Dersonnel or the commission has not yet been definatcly decided. The new Nicaragua Canal commis? sion, which was provided for in the lasl river and harbor bill, also was dis? cussed anil ii Is not llki ly that the members will be named very soon THE PHILIPPINES CAMPAIGN". TM ' question of raising an additional force of volunteers to go to the Phil? ippines was not mentioned at the me< i ing. and it Is hot thought that the Pres? ident had any such purpose In view at this time. Seine attention was paid to the cam? paign of the troops In the Philippines, and the Administration is confident of the capture of Malolos, the Insurgent capital, in a few days. CUDAN ASSEMBLY DELEGATES. The arrival here of delegat is from the Cubnri Assembly was touched U] h, and the discussion brought out a reit? eration of the conclusion to pay no at? tention to their demands, it is felt that the Assembly delegates represent a disturbing element, and that under no circumstances w tuld tin-y be for? mally received by this Government. THE ASSEMBLY RESOLUTIONS. Washington, .March 29.?SeriOra VII lalon and Helvla, the representatives or the Cuban Assembly, did no; appear at the State Department or the War Department to-day. The resolutions, which they will seek to present to the I Pres dent twithout the preamble) are as follows: "The Assembly of Representatives ot the people In arms of Cuba resolves: "First to give public testimony of Its profound gratitude and of the sincere gratitude of the army and of the peo. ple of Cuba for the magnanimous as cismnee with which the people arid the Congress of the United States strength? ened the cause of the Independence of our country, hastening arid assuring Its triumph as well as to give testi? mony of its most respectful considera? tion and gratitude to the President and Government of that noble nation for the unmistakable proofs of disinterest? ed sympathy and help which, with such efficiency, they gave the Cubans, con? tributing so gloriously t'.rst to the in? dependence and then to the political and economic reconstruction of the Country a< well as the establishment of order and the Cuban nationality In a devastated island, exhausted by war. "Second?To declare at the same time t<> the people and to the Government of the United that the people in arms and the Assembly as its lejltl :i ate representative, are grateful for the present of $3,000,000 with which the Pi >sl lent of the United States wants to contribute to the aid and disband ment of our soldiers, but that founded on the greater and more exact knowl ? dgc Of the character and needs of our atmy and the agricultural and econom? ic situation of our country, the Asseih blj of representatives; because it wish es the peace and desires to contribute to the humanitarian ends of the policy of intervention, considers it its duty to occlare that this sum. which for* our honor we cannot accept a* a gift, but as a loan, is by all means Insufficient and so useless, ami, therefore, ask of the President of the United States for bis necessary authorization to raise the funds v.iiich are Indispensable and which wiil be exclusively applied to the Cuban troeps so ihal they can be dis? banded Without difficulties or apprehen? sions, so that a def.nite and listing peace may reign in th? Island of Cuba, and "Third?To appoint a committee of three representatives so that they may deliver to the President of the United States tin sc :? .-i.ir.ui 'tis of tlte Assem? bly." the fourth regiment. MAJOR TARRELL ARRIVES WITH TWO COM PAN IKS. (rty Tetegr.irh to Vtrctnan-PIlot.) Savannah. Ca.. March 2?.?Seven companies of the Fourth Virginia reg? iment have arrived from Quarantine and from T re pa?and axe nam in camp They are neighbors of the Two hundred 1 and second New Yotk. Two companies got In from Tampa In command of Mn j. r Tarrell. and the remainder will ar? rive to-morrow. Colonel Taylor is in command of the five companies yet to arrive, comprising the Thir l battalion and company F. dr. acrf.e resigns. LEAVES KNOXVILLE AND OOF.S TO CLARKESVILLE. (Special to virclnUn-Pllot.) Know.lie. Tonn., March 29.?Rev. R. R. Acree. formerly pastor of a Baptist church in Pet ?rsburg, Va>, nnd sub-1 Bcquently of the College Hill Church, i In Lynchburg, and Calvary Baptist Church. Itonnoke, resigned the pastor ate of the First Baptist church in this city t- -night to go to ClarkesvJItc, In this State. Dr. Acree was recently called to the Courl Stri t Baptist church. In Ports? mouth. Vn. MPECPLEDROWaED Steamer Rowcna Lee Sinks With All on Board. l tilriv -one Per ?Otis on !l?e Pit?*eitger i . ist Tin' Cnptnlii null line 11 em lier ol < !-. \v .%ro Ilie Kola Hin? vlvorsi (Py Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) SI Louis, Mo., March 20.?A special to the Republic from New Madrid. Mo., ca ys: The steamer Rowcna Lee, with about thirty-one passengers aboard; iHWtthj | her crew, exploded opposite Tyler. Mo., I about I o'clock this afternoon and Im- I mediately sunk with all on board, ex-1 cept Captain George Carvell nnd one of the crew. The steamer left Cairo with sixteen passengers aboard bound fori Memphis. At CnrtithersVlHe, Mo.. she landed ond took fifteen more passengers. It Is estimated that with passengers nnd| crew rhe thru had aboard about fifty. people, ' She mein the next landing nl Tyler, Me., nnd nt 1 o'clock this nftc-noon I 1 icked i m'dctret.ni from Tyler to , proceed on her journey. The steamer !..,,! reached the middle of the river when she suddenly stopned and lur.-r?e,i i i ? if -i Rnhg bed been struck. The n^t! moment the beat parted In the mid.Me. j n volume of steam end debris nros-> nnd the detonation of nn explosion thunder? ed over the water. i The rlvor i= running very high and ?i.. enmcr Immediately sank with ?>i: on hoftrd, bnt the captain oiid one ot the crew. They clung to wreckage r.ml were paved by boa is. THE CREW*. 'rbe t>owe"n T,ee Wrs manned by th following crew.; rnnlnln?cotp-o Cnrv?ll. First c'<- ??<? t,. 7C no v-"r tVcnnd Herk On? M'?ehell. Tbtr-.l Cl-r'- T.ev ta. Pilots . ff'-i Sm'f.h r>"<\ E. Bonks. Mites?John Chasty nnd PTtrlek Fl n -I^ n. Fritinecrs?Albert CaM*r and Fran',: Stull. fttfMVjirtl? Cee-.-r- V Tofld. >?->'| ClorV?V. T, t.'nllv. ?v'net of tho (*r?<v live in ir^rnnhl?. t?a r>->"^o? of her passengers cannot I i-ve Icrirred. ? SIXTY PEOPt E ON RO ' Rfi. Memnht' Ten?.. M*reh 29 ts, steamer Rowans T ee was owned bv th? T ce t in>. of Memnh's and was on.** ft' ^fhi"! r.'s'ecee-s;ei?mer? 'n fh? M1". ?isslpnl river trade, She plied b?tw> Memphis and Cairo, From local river- men It was ascer? tained that the Rnwepa Tee carried a cabin crew of about 15 officers arid n de,-ic crew numbering about 0,1 Tikine the tleures and .1 fiir number of ni?j j sengcrs taken on nt Cairo :>nf| other ? points, it can easily be reasoned that ? at least ?Ixte pe iplo were on board the i boat when the disaster occurred. ARMY ADVANCES ON tvlALOLOS Route of insurgents Retreat a Scene of Desolation. NEARJNC THE CAPITAL KoimI? Strewn WH1? FurnItJ.ro?SIou ?>>? mid Vnlnnbles I.eit on Tnbte? nml In Trunks by Filipino? Who rollou t il AKtilunldo's Fleeing Hol? tiler* Only the Acred nn?l Infirm Kcmnlu?Supported by oar Sot-? lllcri 1% i> Loan four I??llcil autl '1 liirtj-live Woumlril It. Jnngle. Washington. D. C, March 29.?The Piesident to-day dlscusesed with his advisers and callers the situation In the Philippines. Assistant Secretary o? War Mclklejohn and Adjutant-General C'orbin, who have kept close track of the'progress of the American army and the condition of the troops, were with him for some time. ?u tttl I'm'm rra w g?aver th?? situation and expressed his astire at the good progress General and his generals had made, though regretted the loss of life. The dispatch of General Otis, received ? early this morning, was not supple? mented by any inter news. * OTIS HAS AMPLE FORCE. The opinion was given at the War Department that Geenral Otis had am? ple force under his command, and that when the regulars now on their way to Manila reached their destination there would be liitle need of retaining th< volunteers in service there. No de mand for muster out will hold good un? til the formal ratification of the peace treaty occurs and when this will be done Is not known. The French Am ba sador, who la acting for Spain, has no Information on the subject and does not Know when the treaty will be re? ceived here. AFFAIRS IN CUD A. Secretary Algcr has reported a favor able condition or affairs In Cuba, and has expressed the opinion that more troops than are now In the Island will not be needed. After the volunteers are sent home, there will be fourteen regl mnts, with a tot^l of is.?O? men In Cuba, making two regiments of regu? lars to each province. COMMISSIONER'S PROCLAMATION. There was a one discussion in official circles regarding the proclamation which the I hllii pine commission may Issue. This netiun. U Is said, is entire? ly discretionary with the commission. It may Insue Its proclamation after General Otis reaches Mntolna, or it may delay It until the time seems more op portune. if. as reported m some quar? ters ihe Filipinos abandon Mabdos as a cnpllal nnd go further north, it is possible that the proclamation may he withheld. It Is Intended that the proclamation shall declare the purp. fv> of the Gov? ernment of the United States In the is? land of Luzon, and it may r cm deslru b'.r ; ? M-fnhliidi fully the?:nu'.i.,r.i v?oT? the United States over the island before any such step Is taken. THE AMERICAN ADVANCE. Manila. March 29.?Noon?The Amor lean nrmy advanced at i! o'clock this morning, sweeping onward three milea before 10 o'clock, and driving the rebels beyond Boeave. to tht? east of Rulncan, and on the railroad leading to Malolos. our troops met with but slight re? alst? nee. The Filipinos fired volleys yesterday evening, for the purpose of drawing the American lire and disclosing the locality of our positions. Two men of Um?Pennsylvania regi? ment and one man belonging to the Dakota regiment were wounded. The Americans remained silent. PICTURE OF DESOLATION. The country between Marilao and Manila presents a picture of desolation. Smoke Is curling from hundreds of ash heaps, and the remains of trees and fences torn by shrapnel are to be seen everywhere. The general appear o ace of the country is ns If it had been ? pt by a cyclone. The roads are ivn with furniture and clothing d ??; d In [light by the Filipinos. only persons remaining behind or- a few aged persons, too infirm to escape, Tl . .. canip beside the ruins of the former homes ami beg passers by for any kind Of assistance. The majority of them are living on the generosity of our sotdh rs, who give them portions of their rations. (Continued on Page Eleven.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 11 CLASSIFlCAl iO.\ OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS. Teleeraoh News?Patres 1, 6 and it. Local N;\vs?Pages 2, 5 and 6. i Editorial?Pape 4. i Home Study Circle?r.t?e 4. Virginia .News -Panes s and o. Nortn Carolina News Page 7. Portsmouth News?Pages to and tt. . Berkley News?me it. 1 Markets?Page 12. Sliippiht! page 12 I eal Estate?Page 12.