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} I \ IN TWO PARTS. \ ^TTTVT TT'TTT'I T* TTT * f TTtTTTTtTTTTTT TTT T| Iii *J ?! | WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY jL | 3 NORFOLK AND VICINITY? I jjfflfti, I I Showers: no change in temper- y0T ? : ptrature; iresh, increasing wind? W "1 E 3 southwest- II: L...?,.,rT?T^.f^ LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE! CON^~on SAN FERNANDO ATTACKED General Mascarados Leads Filipi? nos Against Montana Regiment, THE FILIPINO CONGRESS Tbc Atlnclt Reunited In Waste or Poiv der nntl l.viiil nml AVoninlln^ One Anif-rlcnn ? l lllplito (?iigreM? .licet* Wllhonl n 4(:i ii rn in, but Tri? naiieln llminr,, |ii,uu For Pento Expressetl?Our Volunteers i'.xliniisieci- JlitaArihnr 4 on front? ' -i bj Army or l l-ht ?1 iMinmnil. (By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Manila, May 10?1.10 |>. m.?The array "Unclad" gunboats Liigunn do May and Cavcdonga, under command of Captain Grant, steamed Hp the Hlo Grande to, Caiumplt to-day, clearing tho entire country of rebels from the bay upward. When tbe vessels reached Macabebe about a thousand of tho Inhabitants of the place assembled on the banks "f tho river, cheering the expedition lus? tily. Captain Grant was given an ovation when he went ashore. ANXIOUS TO FIGHT TAI! A LS. Many of the Macubohca expressed themselves as being itnxinus to enter the American service for the campaign against the Tngals. The United States transports I'm bin nnd Pennsylvania sailed for home to? day by way of Nagasaki. The trans? ports Chorlcs Nelson and Cleveland will leave on Thursday nnd Friday. SAX FERNANDO ATTACKED. 10:15 n, in. Trie Filipino general, Mas- j carddo's army, Inspired by wipe taken from the storehouses of Barcorlor nnd by the general's oratory on Monday evening, atiackc.1 Snii Fernando. There ?was tremendous yelling and n great ex? penditure of cartridges by the rebels, inn very little result. Gencrnl Mnscardo holds the outskirts <if Bucolor. west .if tho railroad. In (front of hin ponltfimn hro tin- Kansas ?and Montana Regiments, which occupy the trenches that the Filipinos built in anticipation of an a; lin k from the dlrectioii <?!' the son. FIRING CONTINUED ALL NU! I IT. inning the afternoon of Monday, ?General Mnscardo with a large retinue Of ofllcers, rede along ihe lines, fre nuen'.l.v stopping to harangue his war? riors. At dusk a detachment of rebels rushed towards the mi: posts of the Montana Regiment, but wire met by a hm fire from the Montana Regiment's line. The Insurgents, from trenches nearly three mil.s long, responded. Af? ter an hour's firing, during which one private soldier of the Montana Regi? ment wns vvoumlcd, the insurgents sub? sided, although they kepi up a scatter? ing tii>' throughout the night. DISTRIBUTED BARRELS OF WINK. Prisoners who wore brought Into the American Jlnea said that General Mas cardo distributed barrels of win.- among his .soldiers, telling them that he ex-1 pec ted, them tn capture I hi city of Sanj Fernando. The trenches undoubtedly I saved the Americans from heavy losses, bullets falling thick about them dur? ing tin- engagement. _ LUNA MASSING AN ARMY. General Luna Is massing his army east of the railway, bringing up troops by Haiti loads in sight of the American lines. The country between San Fernando and Caiumplt is filling up with natives who profess groat friciid&lilp toward the Americans, but who are suspected by many of sympathy with the Insur i octlon. A Filipino connected wish the Ameri? can hospital corps was killed, it is sup possed, by Amlgos. THE FILIPINO CONGRESS. Manila. May 10.-7:20 p. m.?Reports received from the insurgent line, which, however, have not been confirmed, say that .'i mop ting of the Filipino Con? gress has been held nt San Isidro. There was no quorum present, but in Spite of thics fact s one business was. transacted. Th- reports add that, ill-j though, those who attended were most? ly partisans <?( Agulnaldo, a strong de? sire for peace was expressed. VOLU N T E ER S EX HAU ST E D. Major General MacArtllhr will prob? ably remain at San Fernando until fresh troops can be forwarded to him from this city to replace t-onie of the, Volunteers, who have become exhaust ?ed from the long campaign. CONFRONTED BY EIGHT THOU? SAND. Filipino riflemen to Ihe number of eight thousand are entrenched on three! ?ides of Bacolor. The Americans, how? ever, are fully able to hold the city, if Monday's attack wan a specimen of the enemy's lighting ability. CONSTITUTION FoR NEGROS. The United States-Philippine Com? mission has been considering a pro? vincial constitution for the island of Negrps, which was framed by Colonel Smith and leading natives. (? |s large? ly ui..d-ied after the constitution of California. While it has many good points, the commission will probably recommend a uniform government for all tha provinces. This constitution, it is in? tended, will give the natives self-gov? ernment, co-operating with the mill \ 'afy regime. Work upon the constitu? tion has been apportioned to the sev aral members of the Philippin,. Com tni.'-.'ion. The report of Presidenl iBrhiirman will give special attention to national, provincial and municipal ?government. Colonel Charles Denny will consider the organisation of courts, und Prof. D. C. Worcester will Investi? gate tribal, physical and commercial features of the Islands. All the mem? bers of the commission are consulting at resident ports. AN I ?FFICIAL .DISPATCH. Washington. D. C, May 10.?The fol? lowing dispatch has been received at the War? Department: Manila. May 10. 1803' Adjutant General, Washington: Transport Pennsylvania left for San Francisco to-day; Nelson leaves 11th; Cleveland 12th; St. Paul 13th instant. OTIS. It Is not known nt the War Depart? ment what troops are being brought home on these transports, and owing to the general Interest on this point in all parts of the country, the adjutant general sent a cable message to General Otis, asking to he Informed as to what troops arc on each of the transports scheduled to sail for the United states as mentioned in his telegram of to-day. ALL WANT DEWEY. RAILROAD ASKS THAT HE RE? TURN VIA SAX FRANCISCO. ( By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, May 10. An effort has begun In the West to have Admiral Dewcy return by way of San Francis? co, is being supplemented here. The representative of one of the large trans-Continental railways called at Hie Navy Department to-day 'and stated that if Admiral Dewey returned by way of San Francisco this railroad proposed to place at hirf service an en- j tire train, the finest that ever crossed the continent, and make It .subject to his wishes as lo the places and time of sio|>? >>n the way Hast. It was urged also that thi.-s would give practically the whole country an opportunity to join in the reception to the hero nt Manila instead of i striding it to tho strctch between New York and Wash? ington. THE nflOLLINEAUX CASE. JUSTICE JEROME REFUSES TO AC? CEPT OK FIX BAIL. (By Te legraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New York, May 10.?There was a long argument in the Poland B. Moll rtcnux ease before Justice Jerome In the court of Special Sessions to-day. Bar tow s. Wei ks, counsel for Moli noaux, finally stated that he would waive examination and asked Justice Jerome to fix bail. The Justice said that In waiving examination the case was taken out of his hands and was in the hands of the grand Jury, and he refused to accept or fix any bail. Mr. Weeks staled that be would offer no hail, but that he would take the matter before the grand Jury at once. It Is expect that inasmuch as tin- grand jury refused to find an indictment against Molincaux In the (lrst instance It will again fail to Indict him. <'oti ii i orlelle rt Kent On. (By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-rilot.l Richmond, Va., May 10.--The prelim? inary examinations of George and Car? le? F.isj. father and son, charged with passing counterfeit .silver dollars and half dollars on merchants and others in this city last Friday, was held be? fore United States Commissioner Flcg cnhclmer this morning, it was claimed that lib- coins wen- bought In New York, and Police Sergeant Cosby re? pealed a statement made to him by the boy, In which he took tho whole blame on himself. The boy Bald he gave his father ten dollars to buy the coins. In default nt' ball the prisoners were held. Mrs. Madeline Fa si. win. wn?s held as a suspicions character, was discharged, there being no Incrimi? nating evidence against her. h|i:il:i-'. 1> :c I'll ( "lili'r* ilninir?, (By Tel. graph to Virginian-Pilot.) Madrid. May lO.-The Queen Regent has conferred the grand cross nf mili? tary merit on the Austrian Minister of War. Edler VonKrleshnnner, and the German Minister of the Navy, Vice Ad? miral Tlrpltx. it s generally supposed th.it the decorations have been lie stowed in ice ignition of the friendly attitude of Austria and Germany t ? ward Spain during the recant war with the United Stnti -. I.Ml ire rnmll.l Itnt net lo lie a 111, (Hy Telegraph to Vlrpmlin-Pllot ? Dalum. Ca.. May 10.?:Thc resltlence : of Dr. I., i'. Bagwell .ten miles east of i here ,was burned early to-day. Dr. I Bagwell, bis ihre' children and their negro housekeeper were but tled to j death, it is supposed lamp which Dri Bagwell had en a tale.- near his bed exploded. *iiw Ulli Plum llcilmyed. Uly Telegraph In Virginian-Pilot.) Montgomery, Ala., May 10.- The stw mill plant of the K. K. Jackson Com pnny. at Reidsvllle, was destroyed by lire to-day. Loss. $75,000' The presi? dent of tin- Jackson Company lives in i Inltlmorc. It I |c lire lllKotlltl Boston. (Ry Telegraph to Virginia n-Pilot.) Richmond, Vn? May 10, An acci? dental lire at South It. ston. Halifax county, this afternoon, destroyed three tobacco prizerica and several dwellings. The loss is estimated at $70.000. in Merl Combine (By Tricgratih to Vlrginlan-Pllot.) Pittsburg. Pa.. May 10.?The firm of Jones and Laughlln made atThuthorlta live denial to-dny of the report that it was to be Included in the great steel combine said to lie new In process "f formation. A tseeorii It renkIns; cnunt. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Raleigh, N. ?'.. May Iii.?The Supreme Court adjourned to-day to meet next September. For the first time in over fifty years not a single ease was car? ried over to the succeeding term. AMERICAN COAL LEADS Likely to Be Adopted by French Government FOR USE OF THEIR NAVY An Attache of French i:mb?<?y at Wnntilngtonlnterratetl lo Examine American Coals Inline oil OiirWnr ? i.ip? will Hntte Pnvurnble Iteport to ill'- French Admiralty?Ylsliril Norfolk nml I'onilll Our < nnl Sn? prrlorfo IIm t'nr<liII' Conti (By Telegraph to Vlrginiun-Pllot.) Wushmgton, D. C, -May 10.?The French Government Is mnklng Inquiries as to American coal with u view to adopting it rot- the use of the French navy. To this end the Minister of Marine In the French Cabinet has In? structed Lieutenant dcFaramond, the naval attache of the French Embassy here, to examine the American coals which are now in use on American warships. Lieutenant deFnrnraoud has completed his inquiries, and is now preparing a favorable report to the French Admiralty. VISITED NORFOLK. The officer visited Norfolk and Phila? delphia and examined the practical THE VETERAN'S REO Proposition to Endorse President McKinley's Suggestion, ITS PROBABLE FATE flrncrul Slophrn II.I.'rl'nvon Cur?* of Com federate lluiul by Pi'Uerul^;? v eriiuii iii, bid IIIs Kesolmiou Wn Kcterred on Motion ot llr. J. w w . Ilmil Jones, of Vlriclnlit? lirncrnl Qordon'a l*loqnonl Itpsponse iu Address ot Wclcouio - I lie I>i-y's Proceed I nss. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Charleston, S. C, May 10.?Almost tbe ilrst ofllcial act .>f the ninth annual re? union of the United Confederate Veter? ans which began Its sessions to-day, was an attempt by General Stephen l>. Lee, of Mississippi, to secure nn en? dorsement of President McKinley's sug? gestion made in Ills recent Atlanta speech thai the care ot the graves of Confederate dead should be undertaken by the Federal goyernmnt. Action on the resolution, however, was frustrated by a motion to refer it to the commit? tee on Resolutions in spite of n rather lugs upon the convention. He a-k i it of the "God ?r ??in cointiton country'' and prayed ibat til) Confederate may be true to the principle's '"of conatltu ?-.>:m! freedom; for which our fathers fought.'- and that "these principled might be handed dd\\n f?^otir children and children's children." lie invoked the divine blessings upon the Pr si lent ->:' the United states ami ail u author? ity. Speaker Gary, of the Hotise of Rep? resentatives of South Carqlina, pre ed the resolutions adopted hy the Gen? eral Assembly la regard to the holding of the reunion In this State. ADDRESSES OF WELCOME. General Walker then Introduced Lieu? tenant Governor McSweeney, whose mention of Wheeler was applauded and of Hampton cheered. Mayor Smyth, of Charleston, extend? ed to the visitors a welcome. General Gordori was then escorted to the front of the stage, and his appearance was the signal for a storm of applause. Cheers and shrill yells for the com? mander In chief mingled with the crash of the band, and hats, handkerchiefs' and lings were waved frantically. When order was finally secured, the eid Con? federate chieftain was presented by General Walker and delivered an elo? quent address. He spoke with all the vigor, eloquence and grace which have won for him a national reputation as an orator. GENERAL GORDON'S RESPONSE. General Gordon said: "Governor. Gentlemen of the Com? mittee, My Fellow Countrymen of S nth Carolina The Hood of emotions which stirs tho sensibilities of these veterans to-day is their loving answer to your gracious greeting. These emotions will speak to you in language rar more Im? pressive and eloquent thnn any words that 1 eould utter. The rinsing shouts from these thousands <>f Confederate throats are veritable echoes of the in? spiring resolutions of welcome unani? mously adopted by your General As? sembly. While those resolutions have cheered and thrilled every Southern sol? dier's heart, they were not needed lo THE MEETING Ol*' SOUTHERN Vb'i'U<Aivd ... \ju\7ix7r^ni UN. uses cif tho kinds most used by the navy. He nlsu conferred with Aclmirol Bradford, of the bureau of equipment, am] learned the advantages wlileh. in tho opinion Ihe Navy Department, the American cools possess, SUPERIOR TO CAUDIFF. Lieutenant doFaramond's observa? tions led him to the conclusion thai the American c".'ils make n slight percent? age m >re smoke, but that they have less nsh ami clinker than the Cardiff coal. Which is the standard tdo world over. \ An A te.it id Itepori d'.y Telegraph lo Virginian-Pilot.) Havana, May 10.- A sensational re? port bus been published here of the discovery of five hundred Mauser rifles in the possession of a prominent oritl anncxatlonist of Havana. Chief of Do teetives Alfonso Lopes characterizes tie- reporl us absurd nnd says that it was customary tor the Spanish colonels keep the regimental arms at their homes, where they could' be accessible 1 i the soldiers in ease of need, Scnor Lopez said that he knew Of many such odlcers' houses thai had me, y, , been searched, and he bejieved that he could collect in forty-eight hours many more arms and probably obtain 10,000 rounds ..f ammunition. . , the Itnlelgtl j'nI r j ii el. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington. 1>. C.. May 10.- A dis? patch to the Navy Department from Captain Coghlnri s.-.ys that an ? xnmi nation of the I rilelgh after she lyas floated l>s: i Ighi shows that she sus? tained pi.il aliy ho tfamnge in grounding oft Chariest >n. general sentiment to put it through with enthusiasm. As this committee la yel to ho appointed, it Is not proba? ble that the mtttter/wlli bo taken up to-morrow, and the ultimate fate of tin- resolution i- problematical. The motion to refer originated with Dr. .1. William Jon- s. . f Virginia, and met with some opposition, and it is believed the matter will eventually cause some discussion, as there is a decided faction in favor of General Lee's sentiments, while the opposition Is also said to be very strong. Tho reference to commit? tee probably will result in amending the resolution so thfci while thanking the President and acknowledging his action as a graceful one, it will det lar|e tha: the care of its dead Is a duty of tie- South. CALLED TO ORDER. The business session of the reunion was called to order this morning i>y General <'. I. Walker, commanding <!>?? South, Carolina division in the hand? some auditorium erected for the oc a sion by the city of Charleston. Its enormous Hour space was1 crowded and thousands, were unable to gain admit ' tant'e to the building. When General ?lohn B. Gordon, tho c immandcr In chief, appear.-d upon the stage he was greeted with thunders <>f applause. The hand struck lip "Dixie." nnd the veterans cheered and cheered again. In calling the assemblage- to- order Geti ral Walker spoke for Charleston'? Invitation to' the veterans! to meet at the birthplace of secession, and said that the gavt'l ho was using wa* that which, In 18C0, had been used to call order the s< tesslon convention. The chairs used by the officers to-day and the table of the presiding officer were tho same as used on that memor? able occasion. THE OPENING PR A/YE It; Dr. 3: William Jones, th.> chaplain general, then invoked the divine bless te? us of ilv reception Unit await 'I us in South Carolina* Her whole history and thai of hei.mnierclal capital were the nrhml.se nnd sunrantee of this mag nl fit-cut reality. For more than two hundred yenrs, made mein'orablo i>y heroic struggles In war nnd brilliant achievements in peace, the names o( s ii Ii Carolina nnd .if Charleston have been the synonyms <>t" hospitality, of chivalry and of valor. "Whaj else could be expected of n people in ivhose veins are comm i -i d the blood ?.r the proud English Cuvn Hers? ill" blood of those devoted and resolute men, who protested against lire immoralities nnd grinding exuctl i Ihe Stuarts: the blood ..f the stnlwari Dissenters and or tho heroic Hlghl i I 01 s if Scotland and of the sturdy d mo cratic Presbyterians of Ireland blood >'f those defenders of frei m ivlt? enmo to your shores from the i ountnln battlements of S wit so and lastly, but not less pure and hu | the bio I of tin- hlgh-soulcd llttgui v i ' ? v. hos.-*martyrs, by a glot I fidelity, even unto dentil, have made iveoter nrtd richer the record of a human devotion to conscience md !:i> rfy. N i v. solutions, I repeat, lie \. It I s grenl Commonwealth extends ..? if welcome''' were needed I in - - remnants of the Smith mi rtal nrrhlea that the "freed, rn State" was theirs, and that ii irl wlthitl her borders was I I - shrine. We had but t.. i 11 ml South Carolina was t!i" mi 9, as well as of statesmi n : ; itl 'lots?- that no one State, e: thai site be endowed with an ai II ss affluence of greatness, in one century have given to the > (Continued on Sixth V c; ' USE SENATORIAL CONFERENCE Eighty-throe Out of One Hundred Counties Represented. ASK FOR STATE PRIMARY The Name of Daniel Evokes Long Continued Applause. A LEAGUE ORCANIZED About I Ito n (tmi ml Ilclegnte? AI? leuU lllO liMili'rrlird lit It I rlltl.onil lo Muri ?Ii? Movement For Iba J.li'Clioii ..ft'. S.'KiM.ntor? hy lllrcct Vota of the People? lions, John ?;..i..lc, tv.it? %. Antleraon mid Wm, ,\. Jone? Creole fJront Ei.thtiNliiBm -Sluic CSMmlllM Aiikfd lo Vro Vllle I or Sinlo Primary lo >"inl unlc ( i.iiillilnlo For Mrunl?r? lira oitition? Adopted. (Special lo Virginlan-Filul.) Richmond, Va., May 10.?Tho Vir? ginia Democratic1 conference here to? il. iy to take steps to promote the sen? timent in favor of tho popular election .>:' Senators ami choice of Senatorial candidates, was attended by over six hundred delegates from' 83 of the 100 counties of the State. Danville and Pe? tersburg were the only cities not rep : d, though Plttsylvanla and Dln widd'.e counties sent delegates. The conference waa composed of many of the most prominent men in the state, a remarkably large number Of men not heretofore prominent In Statu conven? tions. The number of old-time leaders present wad at3o remarkable. Earnestness, enthusiasm and spon I taneity were- the most markod features. The warm debate produced no feeling, and there was an utter absence of "cut and dried" program. The conference just wouldn't have It. As to results, the conference voted to r_-k the state Committee to cull a state convention at once for the purpose of ch losing a candidate for tho Senate. ? It was' als . resolved that In case tha State Committee refused to act. that the committee uppolnte.l to present the request of the conference should call Upon the Democrats of every county In Virginia to nominate no man for tho Legislature not unequivocally In favor of the principles enunciated by the con? ference- Finally, the conference voted to create an organization to be known as a Democratic league for reform In the election of United States Senators. It ?,'ii voted to create an executive committee of twenty, to be appointed hy lire chairman of the conference, this committee '?>? direct tin- work of the league- The league is to be composed of the Democrnts'ot Virginia and < ft'orts are to he made lo secure the co-opera? tion of Dem icrats in other Suites. It is the general sentiment of those w in. composed the conference nnd have its objects most closely nt heart, that the t>. dy t mk the wisest course- towards attaining its objoct. Those who favored the nomination of a candidate by tho com renco think the bodyVtopped short the Performance of its Whole duty. The.? were in a very great minority. NO CANDIDATE. ' There " ill be ho candidate. This is in. v I sa lly admitted. lion. W. A. Jones said t?-night that he had not entered the movement with .i . ,?. to his own interest or any living man. He was not a candidate then and noi a candidate now. He did not say he w lUld not he. M nt ague and Walton declared in '. ?i ference\io-day they were not, u. ver h id beeiri and would not be can? didate.' 1' is believed that .lines will ii; forced to announce his candid.icyJln a few days. itor Martin to-night declined to ex] ? - an opinion on the work of the Dl n e until the State Committee nci I m the request for a convention. !? - believed the convention tfi nomi nati a andidate Is a certainty. Nlne te 'i "'i', ot" fifty members are said ? . ir a o invention. CALLED TO ORDER. , '(inference was called to order at 12 15 i.y ii.>ii. .1. C. Parker, of South in. Mr. Parker's speech was very rt, but was' received with many bursts of applause. The temper of the ,i tu e was manifested in tho very (Continued on Sixth Page.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 CLASSIFICATION DP NEWS. I RV nniVVRTMrNT.N TclefTaoh New<- Paure i and 6. Coca! News v^ia 2, j and j. Editorial - l' Home Study Circle?Pag? 4. Virginia News Pat. S. North Carolina News?Tau* 7. hie World pi SpoVt?Page 0. 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