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IIS Pagesi m TWO PARTS. 5 WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY : NORFOLK AND VICINITY? ; Fair: stationary temperature; west : crly winds. VOL. Ill?-NO. oO. 2n OlvFOLiK., VA., FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1899? WELYE PAGES. THREE CENTS PER COPY. LATEST NE)WS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLEIp?^, SECOND DAY OF THE REUNION Fighting Joe Wheeler the Lion of the Day, JUSTIFIES EXPANSION fay* Tributen to ?Hontboru l.oyuMj nmi Nonlhern Women, -JnittQcit Extension or our Territory nmi D?clnrcn Tliui We Should Permit i!iu ininiui or I'ubu 10 Become run orilio llnlteil Kimeii?Picturesque Incident !?> w iiicii iVmle llnmnton Figures? Winnie DutI* .Memorial rxprritm - a Kruiilie?! Country i ill' ?!?. Du vis Hn n 11 m cul. (Ry Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Charleston, S. C, May 11.?The Con? federate Veterans held but one session to-day which, shortly after noon, gave way to the Winnie Davis memorial cx ercteos, at the conclusion <>r which an adjournment until 10 o'clock to-mor? row was taken. The announcement that General Joseph Wheeler was to speak tilled the auditorium, ami the hcr.0 of two wars was given a rousing reception by the Immense audlecnc. The convention was slow in coming t.i order, it being 11:05 when Ihe gavel fell, it ivaa opt itetl with the doxology, followed by u prayer by the Itov. Dr. Smith, of Stonewall Jackson's Bluff. The prayer was a moot appropriate one. Ho Invoked the divine blessing on the convention und its rapidly aging members. He asked God's, blessing on the Widows of the CaUSC. The rocommeudntlonti of the mem? bers for the commit!.n Credentials and Resolution?) were called for. The committees are as follows: COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. T. w. Carwile, South Carolina; Col? onel (teuton IL Stoung, Kentucky; Gen? eral George ?'. Reise, Florida; Colonel Stllh Dolling. Virginia: W. 1'. Talley, Tennessee; James I*. Coflln, Arkansas; 'Thomas s. Pight, Mississippi; R. w. /Hunter, District of Columbia; .lames it. I Crow, Alabama; Colonel Davis P. Abb-, I Louisiana; Col. J. S. Sanders, Missouri; fc. 1'. Green, Texas; James A. La fan, ?West Virginia; C. c. Rainwater, Mary? land; P. II. Bufll., North Carolina. COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. Major J. G. Alderson, West Virginia; General Charlcci C. Beaver, Texas; Ma <j<T \\ T, Ulako, Maryland; .1. W. Noyes, ^Louisiana; Colonel W. A. Gordon, Dis? trict of Columbia; General Sam Prybr, Mississippi; 'I'. 13. Stanley, Arkansas; aienernl s. G. Hall, North Carolina; T. .A. Hamilton, Alabama; Samuel I'. Claybrook, Tennessee; General Boiling, 'Virginia; W. l:. Cooper, Florida; James ?\. Hoyt, South Carolina; James w. llowics, Kentucky; General Joseph Harding. Missouri. The commitleo to wait upon the Sons ?of Veterans was also appointed. PENSIONS. A committee of Confederate veterans Appointed by the General Assembly of Florida, (tended by Colonel Durant, pr.?-, dented to the body a resolution of ihe Florida Legislature urging some action looking to uniformity in the method of granting pensions by the different Sltrfcs to disabled veterans. GORDON'S VOICE DROWNED. After some further general business tin- feature of to-day's session took place, it was General Wheeler's address mid the scene that attended his Intro? duction was on.- of frantic enthusiasm. Advancing-to tin- freut of the platform General Gordon help up his hand and absolute silence fell upon the vast aud? ience - ? hi- said: "Comrades, I have here a real treat j for you. If l should tell this convention tlu-re is here ill. In ro of Santiago-" General Gordon could get no further, A ?wild burst of applause thundered forth, rebel yells split the air and hats, canes and handkerchiefs were waved as the great audience rose to its feet, A WILD SCENE. Finally securing quiet General Gor? don spoke of General Wheeler as "the man who at Santiago held to the front place the army and flag or America." Again the applause thundered out and rising the assehmblnge continued rhecr Ing until the scene was one of the wild eat that has over marked a re-unloh. Proceeding, General Gordon described Wheeler as ono of "the wiliest wizards of the Confederacy" and then repeated the opochryphal story of tin- famous little cavalryman when at Santiago he exclaimed, as the Spanish lines broke. "Forward, boys, the Yankees are run? ning." and again the applause broke out. GEN. WHEELER'S SPEECH. The nndieneo rose as General Wheeler stepped forward, apparently much af? fected, lie w.u-e n. blank Prince Albert suit, with badges on each lappcl of his coat, one wns yellow by chance, and the other wns red. He spoke deliberate? ly, calmly iitni clearly, the audience giving him close attention. Ho spoke at length, paying- n tribute to Winnie Davis, that nffected many to tears, He closed as follows: Till-; LOYAL SOUTH. "Those tinon whom rests the cares, duties and burdens of government have encountered no embarrassment or com? plaints or criticism from Southern States. None of their brav,' volun? teer regiTnents have asked to be re? turned from fields of active duty, nnd when the request bus come from Gov? ernors of other Commonwealths, volun? teers from the Southern States bavo promptly begged for Ihe honor of tilling their places in Ihe front of battle. A SUPREME TEST INVOLVED. "Tho DOSitlon In which the American people find themselves to-day was not sought by them, but Is the logical result of conditions thrust upon the country by n course of events beyond our con? trol. If It bo said they were foreseen and predicted, it must also be admitted that no power in our grasp could have stayed the tide, und now we stand be? fore the gaze of civilization confronted by grave responsibilities. The supreme test i>t American institutions Is In? volved, and the Ann rlcan system of government is on trial. JUSTIFIES EXPANSH >N\ "It Is said by some that while i-.ng land. Holland, Prance and other na? tions may extend a >rotccting hand to peoples and lunds separated from the home country, bcnelltlng bo:h the pro? tector and the pn-t. -led, th it we Bhail lie utterly unablo to accomplish such a purpose. To admit this proposition is to admit that our system of government is lacking in the ess ntlal qualifications which every sovereign power should possess. In one year we have risen to the first place in th.- family of nations; to make th" small, si retrograde step would be at th" expense of the prestige we have won. To return to the Starting point of a year ngu would be to lose what it would take it century to regain. In answer to those who say that I ho policy of our forelatlers forbade th" extension ?.:' territory, I would point t<> Jefferson and the Louisiana purchase, Monroe und Florida, Polk and Texas, ?'mil the vast territory acquired from Mexico, and lab r to Andrew Johnson and the acquisition of Alaska WE NEED CUBA. If there lie any who contend that we should not permit tho island of Cuba to become a part of the United States, and its people if they desire it. to enjoy all the rights of American cit? izenship, i have only to point to the ofllcial declaration >.r our great states? men commencing with Thomas Jeifer S 'M and running through almost the entire period of tlio Hist half of this century. During all that period our honored statesmen and Presidents from Jefferson t<> Buchanan liid down in their messages and Stale docum 'itls. the inip- rativo necessity of making the Pearl of the Antilles a part of the United States. TRIBUTE Tu SOUTHERN WOMEN'. in concluding his address General Wheeler paid an eloquent tribute to the women of the South and the part they bore In the war and the dark years that followed, saying: "Although some of those blessed wo? men are still wilh us, many more have long since gone lo their reward, but they have rocked the cradles, the I principles, minds and characters which are to control the future of their bo loved land. The thought which I wish to Impress upon the minds of the gen? eration to whom we must soon intrust a sncred charge, for the Confederate soldier's race is nearly run, and Ihe In? junction which I would leave with your sons and daughters?for the daughters have the nobler part, and 1 know they will faithfully perform It?is this: "See to it that the women of the Con? federacy have, in their posterity, a monument more lasting than any that could lie built of stone." A PICTURESQUE INCIDENT. lie closed amid much applause, and the orchestra played "America." Then occurred one of the most pic? turesque incidents of the session. Gen? eral Gordon arose and advanced t? > the front of the stage, followed by General Wade Hampton, escorted by Colonel llblm ri and Major Barker, the former bearing a beautiful silk flag, one side of which was the battle flag of the Confederacy and the reverse the state flag of South Carolina. In a few wcll ch - :i w .rds Colonel Holmes presented th ? banner to General Hampton as the gift of the Daughters of the Contod er i 'v of Charleston, the United Confed? erate Veterans. Turning. General Hampton presented the iiag to General Gordon, who ac? cepted it with a graceful little address. Here, an on all occasions will n he ap? pears, General Hampton was greet d with tremendous applause, the old vet . ran of the fatuous Legion that bore Iiis name being the Idol not only of hi. Si no, but tho whole South, in pre? senting the hag General Hampton al SO resigned as Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, saying he would serve In the ranks as a private. Hi gave ;ifi a reason that his declinlg years and physical weakness rendered ' him unable to give to the ofllce tho atten? tion and energy it demands. Many of the v. tcrans were visibly affected at the General's words, and for an In? stant absolute silence prevailed. Then, as if by common Implse, they rose and cheered lustily. Bowing Iii? thanks, General Hamilton stepped back, and soon afterward left the rostrum. WINNIE DAVIS MEMORIAL- EXER? CISES. General Gordon Hu n announced that the business of the convention would lo suspended for the Winnie Davis memo? rial exercises. By this Pine nearly all ot tho sponsors had arrived and. with the presence of hundreds of ladies in the box. s ami on the tloor the great audi? torium presented a gay scene, for the time being the enthusiasm that had market the session give way to an im? pressive silence as th'- old veterans lis? tened to eloquent tributes to the memo? ry of the Daughter of the Confederacy. AN IMPRESSIVE SCENE. In opening the exercises General Gor? don said: "My comrades, we approach a sol? emnity which will awaken in every heart "the sweetest, tenderest recollec? tions that have stirred us for many days. We are about to give oursclvei the molnn '.\ro\y pleasure of again hon | or I rig a. sweet woman, whose memory will always live in every Confederat. household." He then hslced Bishop Capers to tie liver a pray. r. nnd when the Blsh t concluded General Gordon Intr du the orator v?f the occasion. ? '..;,,n,l p. a nett H. Young, of Louisville. <". lonel Voting's eulogy was n mas'- r piece of tender eloquence, and man: persons in the audience were visibly nf fectcd ria he dwelt upon the place whlc Miss Davis held in the hearts am homes qf th~ Southland. Th" Lonlslnn Glee Club then sang "Nearer My G ? (Continued on Sixth Page.) Otis Sees Signs of Disintegration of Insurgents. REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVE Volunteer* Will llrg|ii lo I.outo Ilm i Philippine* For United Mate* I.al? ter Port of Month - I'hn Itcport ol General Harrison Gray Otis Made i'niiiic our l.oasc* In ni-tcii Hoys Uperul Ion*. (Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) ! Washington, l >. <'.. May 11.?General Otis lias cabled the War Dcparttncnl Concerning the situation in the Philip? pines, lie says that it is very en? couraging. The tone of the dispatch leads the officials here to believe that the end of tho Flllulno insurrection is near at hand. Following is the text of tho dispatch from General ?ills: Manila. May 11. 1S39. Adjutant General, Washington: Situation as follows: Succeeded In passing unity gunboats t? Caluihplt for use in Rio Grande; railway connection with thnt point secured this week; pas? sage of gunboats: through Mncabebc country hailed with Joyful demonstra? tion by Inhabitants. ? ? in coun Tested by United Stales Signal Service Corps, CEN. CftEELY'S VIEWS 1 xperimoiiM Rrgllti Wltll ?lhjret ol A?c*rtnitiluc Vnlno ol Tlil? Henna of t'orittiiMiilcntlon?A I'lelil of I7?e flllurBa I'nr npafi- Tctcgrnpl,)', bill li Will Sol Supplant Use til Wire E'or Commercial Telegraphy. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnla-Pllot.) Washington. May 11.?General Greely to-day made the first authoritative statement as to the progross making in the development .if wireless t degraphy under the auspices of the United States Signal Corps. The Important conclusion is reached by General Greely that the wireless system is not likely to supplant the or? dinary no thod of telegraphic commu? nication. The results so far obtained have been uncertain. GB N ER A L G It KI'.I. Y'S STATE M E N t. General Grcely's statement i*> .us fol? lows: "Since the announcement of the tests In space telegraphy by Sehor Marconi twj years ago, the subject has been un CUBAN SITUATION. CIVIL MARRIAGE?GOMEZ G'.VKs c) p F E N CE ?N K WS PA PEES FO? MENTING TROUBLE. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Havana, May l.?Sonor Fcderlco Mora , formerly Civil Governor of Ha? vana, who was recently apolnted to the post of Supreme Court Fiscal, said In the course of an Interview to-day: "Although I would not ?pp ?e annex? ation after native Incapacity ' v Gov? ernment had been shown, 1 >u> not think that it should be forced U| n the people, who, after halt* a c utury ot lighting, have earned Independ n< ?. My knowledge of American honesty compels the belief that the Govern? ment of the United State? is acting in good faith toward Cuba, and with the intention to keep the promises which President McKinley has mad '. To vio? late theso promises would disgrace the President and the nation in lite eyea of the world. The establishment of a Supreme Court in Cuba, is. in my opin? ion, the first actual step toward recog? nition of the Independence of tit.! Cu? bans." civil. MARRIAGE DECREE. The civil marriage decree recently Is? sued in the pr n inee of Santiago dlff from the decree on the same subject in course of preparation at headquarters here. The Military Governor of Santi? ago province, c.ea.rai Leonard Wood, acted without consultation with the Governor-General, and his decree was first heard of lure through :!:?.? local newspapers. Probably it will ii"t be annulled specifically, but it will bo rendered nugatory by a g( Itcral para? graph in General Brooke's d >rce cov? ering the entire lain rid. GEN. WOOD'S ACTI.>\. Gi ncrat Wo d's action i;\ this part leu ! lar is one of a series of Incidents in line with the theory held by some that the provinces ;\re no; so many depart , merits in tL military division, but rather CUBAN SOLDIERS GETTING THEIR SHARE OF THE S3.O0O.000. n,ln^?,Cu1?",!l,r"1!;',is t,11..8 V:iid .nd d,sV.arMIed- Th0 Jl'n,:' "f Cuuan B?ncrala la accepting the distribution of the $3. 000.000 donated by the I tilled States on the terms insisted ui on by General Brookc-nruncly. thai those soldi, rs turn? ing in a fti I equipment shall receive the money. Reports made to General Brooke by American officers show that not more than IS.000 guns^are In possession of the Cuban forces. Lists of the Cuban army, with over 39.000 names on them, ?were offered by the Junta, but the men who do not turn in their arms will g?t none of the $3,000.000. try passed over l>y troops temporary civil administration inaugurated, and protection to inhabitants against Insur? gent nbuses given as far as possible Signs of Insurgents disintegration daily manifested. Obstacles which natural features of country present can be over? come. RETURN OF VOLUNTEERS. In reply to a cable t<> Adjutant Gene? ral Cor bin last night, regarding return of volunteers, General Otis cabled this morning: Manila. May 11, 1SD0. Adjutant General, Washington: Volunteer organization first to return now at Negros and 1.", miles from Ma? nila at front. Expected that fronsporta now arriving will take returning vol? unteers. Volunteers understand they will begin to leave for United States tho latter part of month: know import? ance of tlnir presence her.- at this time, and accept sacrifice which United States interests make Imperative. II cock now entering liarbor. Transports returning this week carry .<? I !< and wounded men. Pennsylvania and St. Paul not noedi .1 long, r in southern wh? ich where they have I? en retained, hence dispatch; transports Nelson and Cleveland brought freight; return with? out cargo. OTIS. CARRIED OUT REINFORCEMENTS. The Hancock, which General f>t:s re? port* entering the harbor, sailed from San Francisco April 18, carrying the Twenty-llrst Infantry arid Light Bat? tery E, Kirs: Artillery, :!'.? ofucera and 1.451 enlisted men. Colonel Jacob K nit, Twenty-first Infantry, c iminanding, IN GOOD HEALTH. A later dispatch from General Otis pays: Manila, May 11. Adjutant General, Washington: Health conditions troops arrived on transport Hancock excellent; two (Continued on Sixth Page.) der consideration by the Signal Corps ol th'.- army, and recently cxperini ma have been begun with ihe object oi thoroughly testing the vaiue i :' this means of communication for military and other governmental purppe "Special apparatus has been designed ntnl constructed for these tests, w il -h have already Bhown sulllcieut prom He to warrant further and systematic trials. "In view of the great public interest and in order t.> facilitate cxpcrlriiehts by other scientists in the Unit, .1 Stat, -;. i: Is deemed proper to put forth this statement of the operations to the pres? ent time. TRANSMITTER. "In the experiments thus far several forms i.;' transmitters for the genera? tion of tlie Hertzian waves have been used, and much promise has been reai 'I from the use of a large alternating current coll in oil as a generator lu? st, ad of the ordinary Rheumkorff coll employed by Mnrconi. This coil is ener? gized by a three-quarter horse power rotary transformer, furnishing one hun? dred and twenty-live volts alternating potential, nnd this arrangement makes very powerful and efficient source of Hoi tzlnn radiation. RECEIVER. The former receiver us .i has been substantially the Urnnkey "cohorpr dis? covered in IS91, ami the signals trans? mitted are recorded upon a receiving tape. ' ? 'I'll-' transmitter has been mounted upon the ?'s: elevation of the H. ; . Wi i- and Navy building, utilizing the pr, sent \yoodoh flagpole as the vertical wire for the transmitter. The receiver was first Placed at the old Naval Ob j servatory grounds, about three-quarr tern of a mile distant, nnd later moved to the Signal Corps station at Fort Myor, Va. "During the experiments constant communication by heliograph nnd flag between the transmitting and receiving (Continued on Page Eleven.) so many states, loosely connected and Heml-lndependent. A letter has been addressed to Gehe rnl w. ?I. pointing out :?? him the an desirability of an attempt to handle the affairs <>r one province without, regard ti> similar conditions In other provin? ces, and alleging ihe necessity 01 a uniform system in order to make the P< pie honieogem ous. <>M !?:/. GIVES ' H'VENSB. The decision of General Gomez to til.an.Ion Quinta de Loh M dittos, tin ? Id-summer residence of Ihe C ptnins Genernl, where ho It id bi n living, and to take a. house in the city, or to live with friends bit ', was announced to Ihe members of his staff to-day, who wore simultaneously Instructed to rcr pair to their homes. ? The order an.used consldi i ible re? sentment among them, nil accusing 11 i mez of deserting them and d< luring that they have neither homes, work, n?r money. The disagre? ineni Is Bcri ous, especially as the ahtUG mez pa? pers continue to attack the amount of money tho Cuban soldi-rs at - t > re reive. PAPERS FOMENTING TROUBLE. La Discussion and ri He .n trade seem determined t? cause t: luble; The former, in a bitter editorial to-day, de? clares that the paymcnl f $75 tor an exchange of arms is m rely an at? tempt to place the Cubans .a the pow? er of the Ann i h a :i . The article, which is bell ved to be Inspired by Manuel Sahguily. says: "These traitors have caused all the complications which hav< placed our country in ihe existing ans, coh dltions that, if Continued longer, will cause ferocious and bloody strife be? tween the Cubans ai I Ai ans." I n Vi led tu I'll I!'do. Buffalo, May 11.?Sot rotary Keep, of the Merchants; Exchange, has tele? graphed tho Cortfedcrato Veterans' As? sociation, now in session at Charleston, .S. f.. an Invitation to hold Its re-union In 1901, the Pan-American Exposition year, it: Buffalo. DR. ARMSTRONG IS DEAD A Long and Useful Life Ended, SKETCH OF HIS LIFE itcv. Georg? l). Arnitlronic, D. r?., I,. Im I)., Euerltn? I'nalnr or ihe First I*rc?bj- icrlnn Chnrcti, l'ltasetl Ah m nt 3:30 O'clock Yesterrtnjr Allcrnooii-llo Win nn Pmiuctit Scltolnr, IMvInc, Uebnlcr and Author, Rev. Geo. D. Armstrong, r>. D., LL.D., pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, after a long, useful and honored life in the vineyard of his Master, passed tri? umphantly away to his reward in Heaven at his home. No. 33 Arlington Place, :U 3:?0 o'clock yesterday after n ton, surrounded by the surviving members of his devoted family. When the news of his demise was learned a feeling of profound grief nt the loss of so valuable: a citizen and amlnnnt man of Cod pervaded the entire COtiP munlty, when.' for nearly fifty years he has been so conspicuous a tlgur-j. Dr. Armstrong leaves a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas I*. Dornln, ami Mrs. Ii. E. DcJarncttc. The funeral will be held from the Firs; Presbyterian Church at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The following sketch of the distin? guished divine's life will be read with interest, not only In this city, but throughout the state of Virginia, whsre his labors are so well known. SKETCH OF HIS LIFE. Rev. George P. Armstrong, D. ID., LL.D., was born in Mend ham, Morris county, New Jersey, in 1S13. His father was the Rev. Amxl Armstrong. D. D., and Iiis brother, the Rev. William J. Armstrong, was at one time pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Rich? mond, Va. A PRINCETON GRADUATE!. Dr. Armstrong pursued his literary course at Princeton, and was graduated from thai celebrated institution in 1S32. He early manifested a love for seien-, n:i.- studies, and after graduation he spent a few years teaching, chiefly in private schools in Virginia. His Vir ginia home was with his brother in Richmond. C< ?LLEGE PROFF.SSOR. In 1S3C he entered Union Theological Seminary, and while a student of di? vinity he was elected Professor of Chemistry and Mechanical Philosophy in Washington College, (now Washing? ton and i.ee University) Lexington, Va. The young, modest and accorh !?' ?! student, after consulting with the professors at the seminary, accept? ed the professorship and entered on his duties in 183S. LICENSED TO PREACH. Pr. Armstrong was llt'Clis td to preach the gospel by ihe Presbytery of Lcxlng t oi in 1838 and ordained ttt the full ?rk of the gospel ministry in 1843. He Mi| plied Timber Ridge Church from ' ? 0 to ISM, In this year he resigned . professorship t.? accept the call to bei pastor of-i4h?l';i-.! Chur . h. in ih'.i Ity, and catered on the duties of the i islorate in July. For forty years im ? ; luted as pastor, living "In the tlerco Ii . t that beats" upon such an office, nnd winning und retaining and cement? ing the good will, confidence and df n of the people of his charge, and >f the whole community. A LONG PASTORATE. Forty years constitute a long pas? torate, and to maintain it with undU minlshed power and growing useful IP :s and honor show.-; the eminent vvls d on and sanctity of this man of God. They w.-re years eventful and memora? ble. Tlie scourge of yellow fever swept the city In 1855, and the faithful and indefatigable pastor stood a: the post of duty, a loving friend and comforting counsellor, until himself stricken down by ihe pestilence, losing from his fam? ily four out of seven members. lie remained also will? Iiis people during the Civil war as long as he was per? mitted to do so, and was subjected to shameful personal Indignities und Im? prisonment. His life since the war has been spent In this city, known and read of all, and conspicuous for its useful? ness, consistency, simplicity and fidel? ity. IPs pastoral labors have been abun? dant and fruitful, and tho church un? der his ministry h is grown steadily. Nine Presbyterian Churches now exist, where only tw i were found at the close of the war. and they peeled and dis? pirited. For many years Dr. Arm? strong was the sole Presbyterian min? ister. His pulpit efforls were always (Continued on Third Page.) 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