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? IN TWO PARTS. ?TTTTT*TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TTTT^TTTTTTTTTT TTTTTTTTTTT1 E T TTT11? i THE MOST LOCAL NEWS I and the best of it in the VlR- ^ I ginian-Pilot. That's why \ I you see so many people read \ ing the VlRGlNlAN-PlLOT. LuUlUll'l""""'?m?l">llUiiJ uHIIIIIUHII'UW LATEST NEWS OF THE) WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE.] co~DON Bodies of Several Hundred Heroes Committed to Earth, BURIED IN ARLINGTON Lnit Tribute of Honor und Respect 1'nUI <<> (be Itcmrtliis or OOlcera nail Men Who Odto Tbolr Mvo? on DMmii Untile Fields for Ilielr Country lll^b IMicitltnrle? In AI - tendance. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) "Washington, April 6.?With full hon? ors of war, upon the crest of the South? ern slope of Arlington cemetery thi afternoon, tho nation, represented by President McKinley, his Cabinet, and other high dignitaries of the Govern? ment, the commanding general o? the army nnd other distinguished officers, all the regular nnd militia organiza? tions of the "District, and a vast con? course of 15,000 people, paid the last tribute of honor and respect to the bodies of 336 olllccrs nnd men who gave their lives on distant battlefields for their country during the Spanish-Amer? ican war, and who were to-day muster? ed Into tho silent army that sleeps In the last blVOUUO of the brave. The spot jKlc1 ted is In the new addition to the ci metery looking out upon the broad BWcepIng Potomac. In this burial lot, which covered two acres in extent, in parallel rows, the wooden boxes con taii Ing the caskets were ranged sep? arated by great mounds of earth. Over each box an American Hag was draped. There was no particular order in the disposition of the remains though an exception was made In the case of tho officers, The boxes containing the bod? ies ?>if Captain Edgar Hubert, of the Eighth United States Infantry; Lieu? tenant L. I. Barnett, Ninth United States Infantry; Lieutenant William Wood, Twelfth United States Infantry: Lieutenant Ft. S. Tinman, Sixth United Slab s Infantry, and Lieutenant Fran? cis Clclghton, United States Volunteer Signal Corps, were placed at the bead of the lino of graves immediately un? der the eye of the Presidential party. ( Of tho others fully 70 per cent, are Identified. About 30 per cent, are wholly unknown or known only by the regi? ment to which they belonged, A plat? form had been erected, enclosed with llajts and draped In mourning to accom? modate the distinguished personages in case of Inclement weather, but the day was an Ideal one, and the platform was practically unoccupied. Long before the arrival of the military thousands of people bad surrounded the enclosure where the dead soldiers lay. PRESIDENTIAL PARTY. At 2:30 the Presidential party, which bad been caught In a Jam at tho Poto? mac bridge from which it required a dozen mounted police to extricate them, reached the enclosure. They were fol? lowed by General Miles and his staff, the military attabhes of the British and German embassies, all mounted and the military escort. As they arrived the solemn strains of the Dead March In Saul silenced the vast assemblage, and with heads bared the crowd stood at the grave side while the Preslden tint party advanced and the military dispositions were made. The military was under the command of Col. Fran? cis L. Guenther, and consisted of the District of Columbia National Guard, the Light Battery with two Hotchkiss guns, a battalion of naval militia and the regular troops from the arsenal at Fort Slyer. T.ie troops were formed upon three sides of a rectangle and files of soldiers were marched Into the ranks of the dead. Flanking the open space at the head of the graves were the red coated artillerymen, who were to fire the last salute, and on the left was stationed the Fourth Artillery Band. A PATRIOTIC INCIDENT. The President, accompanied bv Sec? retary Gage, Secretary Long, Postmas? ter General Smith, Secretaries Hay, Hitchcock and Wilson, Assistant Sec? retary Taylor, General Corbln, General John M. Wilson and Colonel Ringham, came forward with uncovered head nnd took his place In the open space facing the graves. He was followed by Gene? ral Miles and his staff in full uniform nnd other distinguished guests, includ? ing some of the representatives of for? eign countries. Just na the President arrived a pathetic Incident occurred, when aged Mr. nnd Mrs. O'Dowd pressed through tbe lines nnd placed a bunch of roses on tho casket of their son. John O'Dowd, of the Seventh In? fantry. The parents of Lieutenant Wood also came forward and deposited a beautiful wreath of flowers and the sword of that gallant officer upon his casket- Immediately the band broke out in tho sweet strains of "Nearer, My God, to Thee." and Post Chaplain C. W. Freeland, of Fort Monroe, in the ecclesiastical robes of his office, with Rev. Father McGee, of St. Patrick's Church, followed, by three purple gowned acolytesT advanced to the graves and tbe funeral services began. They were very simple, but very Im? pressive. THE COMMITTAL SERVICE. Rev. Freeland read the military committal service of the Episcopal Church, beginning with "Man that is borne of woman," and concluding with the promise of heaven contained In the words, "I am the resurrection and the life:" and as he pronounced the words "dust to dust, earth to earth," the sol? diers at the eide of eacn grave- crum? bled a clod of earth upon each casket. The vast concourse bared their heads to the solemn words and scene, and thousands Joined In the Lord's proyer. Rev. Father McGee then consecrated &Hh the churchly power Invested la him-the earth Into which toe bodies of the Catholic soldiers were placed. \ Meantime, from Fort Myer, booming down the wind, came the dull crack' of a gun every half hour, and the na? tional ensigns on the staffs there and at the Lee Mansion were run down to half maul. As soon as the religious services had been concluded Hanking detachments of the Fourth and Fifth artillery fired three car-smashing, soul upllftlng volleys, and in the solemn hush that followed the salute the bugle Hounded "taps." The last religious and military rites to the dead heroes were over, and the Presidential party and the military departed, leaving the work of actual Interment to follow. As each of tho casketH weigh almost 500 pounds and requires eight men to handle it. It will be two or three days before all the bodies are in their graves. FLAGS HALF MASTED. In order to permit all to attend the services this afternoon ffie depart? ments and the Federal courts were closed by an executive order of the Prrsident, and all the flags In the city were half masted. ATTITUDE OF GOMEZ. WILL SOLIDIFY CUBAN PEOPLE INTO A PARTY. (By Telegraph to Virginian "?llot.) Havana, April C?The Cuban Military Assembly being dead, General Maximo Gomez will take up his program of solidifying the Cuban people Into a party that shall, without ceasing, urge the United States to withdraw from the Islands. General Gomez considers-the dissolute lion of the Assembly as his personal achievement, aided by the military ad? ministration here and countenanced at Washington. He believes that he emerges from the controversy with the Assembly stronger than ever with Hie? bet ter classes. AMERICA'S FUTURE COURSE. Yesterday the Cuban General Pedro Diaz, who commands In the province of Plnar del Rio, invited several generals and brigade commanders who are friendly to Gomez to a conference re? garding the lattcr's future course. As many who were invited were at some distance from Havana and could not ar? rive hero in time for the meeting, there were only n few present; but the possi? bility of reinstating Gomez as com mander-ln-chlef was Informally dis? cussed, with the result that little or no opposition to the proposal develop? ed. In order to got a mono general ex? pression of opinion It was decided to de? fer the formal meeting until to-morrow morning. No other candidate Is possible, and, if such action is attempted, It will undoubtedly be carried through. HARMFUL AGITATION. General Gomez, if reinstated, would he of greater service to the United States In tho disbursement of the $3,000,000, but his political program means the keeping up of agitation and disturbance In the minds of the people and the weakening of American author? ity by producing the Impression that everything done "by the Americans Is temporary and may sooner or later be overturned. American observers consider any such agitation as extremely harmful to the industrial revival and the restoration of Cuban credit. Some who are high In authority and who have exceptional op? portunities of knowing the character and ideas of Gomez, think the United States government may have trouble wl?i him yet. His attitude has always beeii consistent regarding independence for Cuba, and he la still working for the same end. His character Is nar? row, resolute, arbitrary, exacting and likely to make him a constant dlsturb | er. UNION PROPOSED. The National Cuban party and the I.Icq Pntrioticn._enntlmio their caiM palgns for the formation of the party of Cuban independence. Efforts are now being made to effect a consolidation of the two movements. The probability is that a union will soon be effected and that both organi? zations will then proceed upon the sanlO lines throughout. A leper was discovered to-day selling meat in the town market- He was sent to the leper hospital. All the official flags were half masted to-day at the hour of the interment in Arlington Cemetery of the 336 soldiers who gave their lives for their country in Cuba or Porto Rico during the WLf* with Spain. Month Carolina Lynch mir Cnaen (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Charleston, 3. C, April 6.?The case against the alleged Lake City lynchers, which was to have been taken up in the United States Circuit Court here to-day, was not given out to the grand jury, the panel not being complete. It will go to the jury to-morrow. The attorneys for the defence gave notice that they would call seventy-three wit? nesses in behalf of their clients. ThiB makes 153 witnesses that have been summoned. fcontli Pi"? Channel Improved. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, April 6.?General Wil? son, chief of engineers, to-day received a telegram from Major Quinn, Corpa of Engineers, in charge of Government works on the Mississippi, In the vicin? ity of New Orleans, saying that the South Pass channel has been greatly Improved, and that the ships which had been detained are now going out to sea. He adde, however, that the Rio Jano (probably Rio Janeiro) is still aground, but further down the chan? nel. Mr. Bryan Will Allend. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pilot.) New York, April 6.?E. V. Brewster, who Is managing the Chicago platform Jefferson dinner to be given In this city, received the following telegram from William J. Bryan to-day: Lincoln, Neb., April 0. Eugene V. Brewster. Brooklyn, N. Y.: Will attend dinner April 19th. All speakers should bo supporters of Chi? cago platform. W. J. BRYAN. THE PRESENT MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES. 'l?teTl? ?nrorfreiit? have been cohgregaUng ot wh.?hS.lv0ltlIk. the/llll,)lnM '?P^"1? " ?Wrmliheri Ii (ram a photograph, and shows how the Insurgents flsht w?"lo^ ?fflCerS Wh? WOre PrISOncra aad MOVEMENTS OF SHIPS The Montgomery, Now Fitting Out at Norfolk Yard. Wilt Join the Wilmington, TV OTT on Her Wnj TJp lb* Auinzon?The Raleigh (o Go Porlmonlbt S?*t? Hampshire? Detroit to Blnruelu (By Telegraph to VIrginla-Pllot.) Washington, April 6.?It Is said at the Navy Department that there Is no reason why any mystery should attach to the movementsjff the cruiser Mont? gomery now Utting out for a long cruise at the Norfolk navy yard. One small gunboat, the Wilmington, now on her way up the Amazon, Is the sole repre? sentative of the 'United States naval force on the station, and It is deemed prudent to supplement her with the Montgomery, inasmuch as the flagship of the station, the Chicago, will not ar? rive there for at least four months. THE RALEIGH'S DESTINATION. While no positive decision has yet been reached in the matter, Secretary Long says that it is probable that the Raleigh, now on her way home from Manila, will be sent eventually to Portsmouth, N. II., to undergo the ex? tensive alterations being planned by the Board of Naval Bureau Chiefs. Representatives of the Norfolk navy yard interests, led by ex-Kepresenta tlve Bowden, have been earnestly press? ing the Department to have the work dene at that yard, and while this may be ordered, the present disposition Is toward Portsmouth, on the ground that the Norfolk navy yard has now on hand all tho work it can handle, while Ports? mouth Is virtually idle. Some additions to the steel working plant at Ports? mouth, N. H., will be necessary if the work is to be done there, and the result may be that the yard will be modern? ized from a wooden shipbuilding plant Into a steel shipbuilding yard, capable of undertaking at least work of the second class on the smaller cruisers and gunboats. A rough estimate of the amount of money to be expended on the alterations of the Raleigh places the total at a quarter of a million dol? lars. THE CRUISER CINCINNATI. The Board of Naval Bureau Chiefs has completed the plans for the altera? tion of the cruiser Cincinnati, and these are of Interest because they are simi? lar to the changes to be made In the sister ship Raleigh. The greatest defect In this type of ship developed In tho narrow limits of the fire rooms, making them almost unbearably hot In ordinary weather, and entirely so in warm cli? mates. To meet this difficulty It has been determined to replace the six big Scotch shell boilers with American sec tlonal tubulous boilers. The result will be to reduce the space needed for the same amount of boiler power. 10.000 horse power In this case, to give some additional coal capacity and make It possible, by separating tho boilers, to 1 ventilate the fire rooms thoroughly and thus reduce the temperature. It will probably bo unnecessary to lengthen the hulls as originally projected. THE DETROIT. Washington. April 6.?The cruiser Detroit, which Is now lying off La Guayra, Venezuela, has been ordered post haste to Bluefields, Nicaragua, for the protection of American interests in that, quarter. On the way she will touch at Port Llmon. Costa Rica, where her commander will put himself In com? munication with the United States con? sul at that point, and where he also may receive further Instructions. She Is also likely to moke a very brief stop at Greytown. Her d'snatch under hurry orders is at the request of the State De? partment, to which American residents both at Bluefields and in Costa Rica have appealed for protection of Amer? ican Interests. POLICY OF GENERAL TORRES. The arbitrary and extortionate policy adopted by General Torres, at Blue flelds, who. on more than one occasion, has made himself persona non grata to this government and whose rest ra? tion to nower at this time has been followed by acts which American resi? dents resent and protest against, is the main cause of the vessel's dispatch. The State Department at the same time has cabled instructions to the United States diplomatic representative at Bluefields to lodge an energetic protest with the j Nicarauguan government against the - action of General Torres and a disre- i gard of this protest will be followe I up by a more positive step on the part of this government.' In Costa Rica the' American business interests and resl dents arc in trouble as a result of an Insurrectionary movement. It is under? stood that the Insurgents are levy ng i forced loans on them, besides collecting exorbitant and double duties on im? ports. 'troop* Order??! lo Mnnlla. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Filot.) Newport News. Va., April 6.?Major Tlerney, commandant at Fort Monroe, left for San Francisco to-day under or? ders to proceed to Manila, where he will he assigned to active Bervlce. Several batteries of the Sixth Artil? lery, it is anticipated, will to-morrow received orders to join the forces In the Philippines. In this event, it is generally accepted that an adequate Complement of bat-" teries to replace those sent abroad will be drawn from the Fourth Artil? lery. Colonel Guenther will succeed Major Tierney as commandant at the fort. Delegate* to filnarmniuciit l'Auf>r? nice* (By Telegraph lo Y:rslnInn-Pllot.i Washington, April 6.?The Secretary of State has announced the construc? tion of the United States delegation to the disarmament congress, which will j meet at The Hague In the latter part I of May. The delegr.tlon consists of An-| I drew White, United States Ambassador at Berlin: Mr. Newell, United States Minister to The Netherlands; President I Seth Low, of the Columbia University, I New York; Captain Crosier, Ordnance Department. United States Army, and Captain Air T. Mahan, United States Navy, retired. Mr. Frederick Holls, a lawyer of New York, will be secretary of the delegation. 1 FILIPINO BANDITS Called Upon to Exterminate Amer? icans and Spaniards. Iliolr lloiwlqunri era ?"?pinrotl. Town Item roy ril, llilrly-Ilve unde Prl?? niters, ami Rebellion tluollwil Respite in Hostilities* (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Manila, April C?6:45 p. m.?Colonel Smith, the Governor of the Island of Negros, reports that a number of ban? dits, headed by a man named Papais sio. attempted a rebellion on March 27. and killed several officials of Jumamay lan. He also captured other officials and issued a proclamation calling upon the natives to rise and extsrm.nate the Americans and Spaniards. Major Sime and two companies of the California Regiment were dispatched by water tc the scene of the disturbance, and Colo? nel Duboee and two other companies of troops were sent overland. On April 2 this force marched twelve miles and captured Labzid, the headquarters of the bandits, and destroyed the town The troops also captured thirty-five prisoners ami scattered PapalSSlo's forces, thus effectually quelling the re? bellion at the outset. RESPITE IN HOSTILITIES. There has been a. week's recite In the hostilities, chleily in order to allow the Filipinos to digest the proclamation of the United States commission. The rebels remain remarkably quiet. The shurpshooters of General Lawton'a line have borrowed the Filipino tactics and are harrasslng the rebels at n.ght, picking off some of them nightly. Malolos is resuming its natural as? pect, business is going on, preparations are being made to establish a perma? nent camp for the troops there, and the soldiers ure cleaning the city. RECEIVING NEW RIFLES. A third of the American force at Ma. lolos Is sent nightly to form an ad? vanced line a mile of the city, with patrols and sentries ahead of the line. General MaeArthur's volunteers are receiving Krag-Jorgeiitien rilles. the Filipinos having discovered that they could effectively empty their Mauser rifles and retreat before the Americans approached near enough to use their Springfield rifles with effect. REVOLUTIONISTS ARE WEARY. Advices received here from Samar, an Island forming a province of the Philippines, tiays the revolutionists there are weary, their leader. General Lukban, of Chinese ancestry, has de? serted with the funds. The inhabitants u.re desirous of American rule. An Acrremrnt Ilonctird. Berlin, April 6.?An agreement has been reached between the three powers (the United States. Greet Britain and Germany) on two propositions, namely: The appointment by each power of a high official to investigate and regulate the conditions prevailing at Samoa, and the making of unanimity necessary in all decsions of these high officials. EAGAN'S CHIEF CLERK TESTIFIES What He Knows About the Beef Contracts. MEMORANDA DISAPPEARS Oettern! Mile* Score? n'lcrnl Innings Drlor? the l oan of inquiry- Ar* ?Hour's Letter Proposing; to t7l? I'owcll ProcM? For Preserving Beel ? Mrmornudn or Contracts musing From I'oviDiinarr Gener? ? I r.iu'1"'? Office. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) ?Washington, April 6.?In the Army Beef Court of Inquiry to-day the letter of Messrs. Armour & Co.. proposing to use the Powell process for the preserva? tion of beef was submitted as evidence by Major Lee, acting for General Miles. It was addressed to the commissary general, dated at the firm's Washing? ton offictrr-July 13, 1898, and read as follows: "As supplementary and explanatory to our bid to supply dressed beef In Cuba, we wish to say that we have the exclusive control of the Powell process for preserving fresh moats and that this process has been tested at Tampa, Fla., the test having been completed with most satisfactory results. "This test was made under the su? pervision of Colonel John Weston, of your department, who has advised you of the results. We are advised, how? ever, that he received four carcasses of beef which we sent him from Chicago, duly refrigerated and treated according to the Powell process. 'Pnrt of these carcasses were envel? oped In sacks or canvass and part were not. These carcasses were distributed to the Third Cavalry, the Sixth Cavalry. Batteries of Artillery, and the Medical I Department, and were hung In the air . on the 'ur^r-tleek of the transport troopships; lying at the wharf in the hot sun, without any benefit of the fresh air of movement of the ships. The pieces that were not wrapped fer? mented In less than 72 hours, while the pieces that were covered or wrapped, kept about 100 hours. "These practical tests made under ths supervision of your own officer show that by means of this process, wrapped pieces of carcasses can be kept longer than the 72 hours required by your specifications. "We believe that we may safely say such results have never before been accomplished In the history of the fresh most business. In view of the tests which we have made in the past and of the result of the tests made under the supervision of your own officer, we believe that we are absolutely safe In the assertion that this is the only process or method which will secure the results required by your specifica? tions. "Very truly yourw. "ARMOUR Ar COMPANY. "Per T. J. CONN OB, "Superintendent." EFFECT OF THE MEAT. The testimony began to-day with Dr. L. Clifford Cox. assistant surgeon In the volurteers of the District of Co? lumbia He was at Tampa and In Cuba, and testified that the command was attacked with <diarrhoea to the extent of an epidemic after eating re? ft :p era tor beef at both places. After the second attack of this character the regimental surgeon had ordered that Ihn Issue of the beet be stopped. This was done, and the diarrhoea ceased. THE LETTING OF CONTRACTS. Mr. William A. deC?.lndry, who has been chief clerk In the office of the Commissary General of the War De? partment for twenty years, related his connection with the work of letting the b f contracts. At the Instance of Gen? eral Eagan he had first sent out 40 or ,v> telegrams to dealers in beef, asking for bids to supply refrigerated beef or for beef on the block. General Eagan having supplied the form. Mr. deCaindry had been Instructed by General Eagan to prepare the orig? inal draft of the contract for the beef supply, and after some re-arranging, submitted a draft, feeling confident that It was complete. It was then that men whom he understood to be repre? sentatives of Swift and Company, brought up the question as to the length of time the beef should keep after issue. Memorandum for changes containing the 24 hour clause were brought to him by Captain Davis. As? sistant Commissary General. In one of the revisions General Eagan had inter? lined In his own handwriting a clause referring to the time reading as fol? lows: "Which shall not be more than 78 hours from the time of storing the same In such refrigerators.'.' This clause Mr. I deCaindry said ho had not at the tlmo understood, but he had no authority to (Continued on Pago Eleven.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 11 i CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS I Teiecraoh News?Paces t and II. ; Local News?faces 2, J, 5 a-d 0. ? Editorial?Pace 4. Home Study Circle?Fage 4. ' Virginia News?Patres ~ and 8. North Carolina N$ws ? P?se 9 Portsmouth News?Pages to and It. j Berkley News?Pas? ii. Markets?page l a, Shipping Pace 12. Real Estate?Pace 12.