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jlS Pagejs[ 1 IN TWO PARTS, i *Vrrrr TTTTTTTTTTTTTm TTTfl 11111 T T TTT TTTTlliiTTTI y^ominuinnniiMuitiiniiiuiiminmiUii iuuuuig 1 WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY a i NORFOLK AND VICINITY? Fair and cooler, fresh to brisk southerly winds. c VOL. Ill?NO. 41. THREE CENTS PER COPY. LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE) SSte? THE FILIPINOS AGAIN ROUTED General Lawton Drives Them Into San Isidro. HE CAPTURES THE TOWN Genoml Otis ItrpnrU Tlinl [.union, Who I? Now l>rl vl ii L- Filipino* Into ilic .tlniiiititliiM, Una lit ml Constant I I u l?i Mi u. IiilliclluK ?!?'? vy I.OMNCN nml NnfTerlus nn<l Snitnin? <i I'cw Ci?*niUilo? - A?ulunlrio'? I.nte IHcc roliiry nn Olllclal liKcrprolrr 4 omll<llt loilM I m |i io v I ii u ? Sharp 1 ii ^n^i iii c ii i Mour I'n?lff. (By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pilot.) Washington, D. C, May 17.?The fol? lowing dispatch has been received at the War Department: Manila, May 17, 1S99. Adjutant General, Washington: Situutlon as follows: Lawton, with tact and ability, has covered Bulncan province with his column and driven Insurgents northward into San Isidro, second Insurgent capital, which he cap? tured this morning. Is now driving enemy northward Into mountains. He has constant fighting, Inflicting heavy losses und Buffering; few casualties; appearance of his troops on flanks of enemy behind entrenchments thrown up ut every strategic point, and town very demoralizing to Insurgents, and has given them no opportunity to re concentrate scattered troops. Kobb'a column, with gunboats, pro? ceeding up Kio Grande. ?????. (Signed) OTIS. Portion? of the dispatch which have not been made public relate to future movements of the troops. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Manila. May 17.-11:40 a. m.?General Lawton'a advance guard, under Colo? nel Summers, uf the Oregon troi ps, took San Isidro, the Insurgent capital, at S::iO o'clock this morning. The ex? pedition under Major Kobb, of the Third Artillery, consisting of the Sev? enteenth Infantry, o> battalion of the Ninth und one battery of the First Artillery, left Cnlumpit at daybreak to? day, marching up the Hlo Grande to Join General Lawton'a division at Arnyat. A flotilla of cascocs, loaded with supplies, also proceeded up the river- Both forces were conveyed by the gunboats under captain Grant, Aguinsldo's ex-secretary, Bscamlllo, who was arrested here on February 'Jit, Is now employed ns olllclal Interpreter by the authorities. THIO ADVA NCR Manltn May 17.?-6:15 p. m.? Colonel Summer's command, consisting of the TWon'y-necond Infantry mi the left, the M urn iota Regiment in the center and the Oregon and .North Dakota Regi iii!- I.- on the right, preceded by scouts iccuinpanied by Scott's Battery of I ry, .i lyai ed from Rnluarte at lit. The troops :lrsl encountered uemy two miles from S.m Isidr\ belli retiring when our artlilrry ?I l|rc. .lust ?utsldo the town a fiiree estimated Hi number two ti.miid in.a wna entrenched. It llgiil resistance but evacuated i 11ton v, hen .>nr troops turned it.-* i ? u. Tl ? inv's loss V.Ms K- men 1- '.e.t inci 20 u'nundert. Our troops also cap Itired Ihree prisoners and many ilile*. '?ii the American side, one saldler of ill,- Oregon Regiment and one of the Minnesota Regiment were slightly wounded. After capturing the town, Colonel Summers' troops continued their ad van r. pursuing the retreating rebels for several miles, CONDITIONS IMPROVING. Manila, May 17.-6:10 p. m.? Although tl)e rebels still threaten San Kern.iinto in considerable force, large numbers of natives, a majority of them being families with their household goods, are returning daily to the towns inside the American lines, at Apalite especially. Many of the richer Filipinos are com? ing to Manila and laborers are resum? ing work in the rice fields. The latter show their respect for American sover? eignty by removing their hats to the parsing trains. REPAIRING THE RAILROAD. Owing to the bad condition of the wagon mails, the work of repairing the raiiroiid is being actively pushed. All the broken bridges hnve been trestled and only a few excavations remains to be filled up. Trains will undoubtedly be running through to San Francisco In a few days. The only natives there are some Fili? pinos from Mncabebe, who are trading with our soldiers. SHORT, RUT SHARP ENCOUNTER. At daylight to-day lieutenant Hill who, with twenty-live men of the Fourth Infantry, was concealed in the trencheu near PaHlg. was attacked by a force of rebels, who evidently Imagined they could capture one of our outposts, but only a few shots had been fired by the American force. A few volleys put the enemy to flight, the reb?ls losing five men killed and a number of wounded The army gunboat Napingclan has re? turned here from the Lake, having been (1,sabled by a cannon shot from a rebel position near Santa Cruz, which broke her rudder nost. I'nll for ? oiivon I Ion R>p? iiro. (By Telegraph to Virginlan-rilot.) Montgomery, Ala., May 17.?After br? ing in session fourteen days the Legis? lature ndjourned this evening. The body wsH convened in cxtri sesslin by Vka Ooternor to repeal the call for a Constitutional convention and to pro? pose amendments to the constitution to be voted t? at tiie next general election and to pass primary election laws. Their only act during the fourteen days was to repeal the call for the conven? tion and appropriate money to pay their salaries and mileage. A number of amendments were iff. red but none f-f them could- command enough votes to make them effective. ASSOCIATED PRESS. DIRECTORS AND ADVISORY DO ARD ELECTED IN CHICAGO. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Chicago, May 17.?At the annual meeting of the Associated Press to-day the following were elected directors: William S. .McLean. Philadelphia Rul? letin, vice Clayton McMlchael, resigned; A. J. Barr, Pittsburg Post; I*. Mark brelt, Cincinnati Volksblatt; Clark Howcll, Atlanta Constitution. The following Advisory Boards were chosen: Eastern District?St. Clalr McKel ' way. Brooklyn Eagle, chairman; Cnas. IT. Taylor. Boston Globe; Clarke Da? vis. Philadelphia Ledger; A. 1'. Lang try, Springfield Union; Ambroso But? ler. Buffalo News. Central Division?Oeorgo Thompson, .si. Paul Dispatch, chairman; D. M. Houser, st. Louis Globe-Democrat; S. II. Wilder, Cincinnati Commercial Trl i>un>-: II. 13. New, Indianapolis Journal; 13. Uosewater, Omaha Bee; John Hicks, Oshkosh NorthWi stern. Western Division?H. w. Scott. Port? land Orcgonlan, cluilrmnn: E. B. Pi? per, Seattle Cost Intelligencer; H. H. Lannan, Salt Lake Tribune; Hugh Hume, San Francisco Post; K. G. Cooper, Denver Itcpubllcan. Southern Division?iL H. Cabaniss. Atlanta Journal, chairman; Page M. Baker, New Orleans Times Democrat; C. P. J. Mooiiey, M?>mphls Commercial Appeal; George w. Ochs, Chattanooga Times; C. II. Baskeltc, Nashville Ban? ner. HOME FOR DEWEY ENDORSED. This resolution was unanimously adopted: "Resolved, That the Associated Press notices with pleasure the enrourasre m. nt by the newspapers throughout the country of the proposition by Rear Ad? miral Upshur to the Brooklyn Eagle that a home bo secured for Admiral Dewey at the national capital by public subscription, "Resolved, That we reeopnlze In the national committee of the Dewey House Fund a Utting body to which to send the funds secured by subscription sc? our, mi by newspapers from their readers and from other sources; and that we commend the object and the method without reserve to the newspapers and periodicals of the United Stales." NEGROES AGAINST NEGRO. ANXIOUS TO HAVE ONE OF THEIR RACK IIA NO ED. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilots Camilla, Gn., May IV.?At the April :m of the Superior Court for Mitchell county, Jim Rlmberly, colored, was convicted of the tinirder of his aunt and sentenced to hang on May ifi. yesterday shortly before the hour flx?d for the execution the Sheriff received notification from the Governor thai Rlmberly had been respited for thirty days upon petition of leading white cltlxens of the county. The petitioners nlleged grave dnuht? of the moral responsibility of the con? demned men and asked for nn inquiry into his menial condition. Two mem? bers of the jury which convicted the man sighed the petition. To-day lead? ers of the colored population drew up and circulated a petition to the Gov? ernor praying that the law be per mltted to take its course In the ense of Rlmberly and deploring that he was not promptly hanged on the date named by the trial court- The colored peti ;p)i- rs dir.1 ?: atcuiion to :h,- a'l, Kation recently advanced by the Governor himself, and frequently made by others that the delays of the law are largely responsible for lynchlngs. and call upon the Governor to see to It. In the in? terest of law and order. I lint Justice Is speedily meted out to this murderer. UNCLE SAM AND CANADA. MICH JOINT COMMISSION WILL BE REASSEMBLED. (By Telegraph to Vlrctntan-Pllot.? Washington, D. C. May 17.?As a re? sult of a conference held at the Foreign Cilice in London be'.ween Lord Salis? bury, Sir Julian Pnuncefote and Am? bassador Chontc, :h>- latter acting un? der direct Instructions from Secretary Hay, It can now be predicted that the High Joint Commission to adjusi Issues between the United States and Canada will be re-assembled during the coming summer or early fall. The negotiations have taken a new turn by the suggestion that the Alas? kan boundary ones-Ion be submitted :o arbitration. Independent of the other Issues involved, thus leaving the com? mission free to resume its work on the many other pending questions. The boundary question is said to be the main obstacle to an agreement, so much so that the commission took its last adjournment because of manifest Ina? bility to come together on this point. Since then the two governments have tried to settle the question, and some progress has been made. A final agree? ment dorn not yet appear to be in sight, and a temporary adjustment by a modus vivendi Is still onen. Mltiinilnn III ltitflr.il? Viicliotured i (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) j Buffalo. N. Y., May 17.?The situation I on the docks is unchanged to-day. Four elevators are working. The freight handlers are moving freight, but tho coal and ore dock? are practically idle. The agreement reached on yesterday by Contractor Conners and Inspectof Donovan that the two unions should amalgamate was submitted to lh? strlkpr* this afternoon. If accepted the men under their pledges cannot return to work until th ? grievance of the freight, coal and ore handlers are settled. Tired of Aggression by the Powers. IS PREPARING FOR WAR Arms- nn?l Navy Gotting- Ilcnily For nn Emergency-Germany la Nentl? iMie Exportiiiou? to iMiuub Natives anil Im I'liNlilng llcr Wnr Kortlt tvttril nnd Will .shortly Ilitvo l"o? ?ensiuu of Province or Klinn 1 uns I'lnu to KBtnul!?li it Geruimi King (I nut. (By Telegrnph to Virginian-rilot.) Victoria, B. C-, May 17.?According to news received by the Kmpress of India, China will resist further aggression by the power.-. That China intends lo op? pose the advance of Germany In the north Is shown by the fact that re? cently orders were sent to the Man? darins and Toatos of all districts and provinces ordering them to concentrate what fighting men they could nnd pre? pare for war. The ursenals have been ordered to push forward the manufac? ture of arms and ammunition with all haste. A late edict places Viceroy Liu in charge of the people. The Chinese navy also, according to late reports, Is getting ready for an emergency. Trouble has occurred recently In ?Shan Tung nnd Merman missionaries have been ill treated. Germany is send? ing expeditions to punish the nativi s. burning villages nnd gradually push SITUATION IN THE TRANSVAAL Alleged Revolutionists Arraigned and Remanded. THE AFFAIR TRUMPED UP Government Rcgnrd? It n* nn I'nfuri. mince I.nc.tl Incltlrnt VVUIcli Will Kot AITeOf Goucrnl Politico! Minn tlon-I'ronilnont Soulli Afrlrnu? Do Not liollcvo Grout Itrllnlu In Any Wny Iteaiioiialblo lor Itrport? Xlinl Mil- Wan ItctilnU Revolution* ary Movement Accu^oU Wer? Ku? engotl In. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Pretoriu. Transvaal. May 17.?The seven alleged revolutionists who pre? sented the appearance of ordinary loa fere, were arraigned In court to-day charged with the capital offence of high treason. They were remanded for a fortnight. Sworn affidavits allege that two thou? sand men have been enrolled for mil? itary service, and that It was Intended to arm them in Natal, to return them to the Band, and at a given signal to seize and hold the fort of Johannes? burg tor twenty-four hours, pending the arrival of British troops, j THE GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE. i The Press says the Government re i garde the matter as "an unfortunate local incident, which will not affect the i general political situation." Ject of discrediting the British In the eyes of the continental powers. WHO THE CAPTIVES ARB. It Is now believed that Tretnlett (not Tromlett) was formerly a captain <if vounteers In Cape Colony and that he is now a mining agent: Patterson is de? scribed as a butcher and labor agita tor; Mitchell Is said to be a store? keeper: Cooper Is classed as a carpen? ter; Kills Is alleged to he a private de? tective, and the occupations of Fries and Nicholls are unknown. M'KINLEY A JEHU. SKCUr.TAUY PORTER ARRIVES? DRIVE TO HEALING SPRINGS. (By Telegraph to Virginlan-Tilet.) Hot Springs. Va? M iy 17.?John Ad? dison Porter, secretary to the President, arrived here unexpectedly to-day. He has fully recovered from the illness which kept him so long from his duties at the White House. He came here to pay his respects to the President. Gen? eral John McNulta, of Chicago.! who has been a witness before the Industrial Commission at Washington, stopped over on his way west. He desire 1 to consult with Comptroller Dawes re? garding the affairs Of the National Bank of Illinois, of which General Mc? Nulta Is receiver. Secretary Hitchcock Is expected here to-morrow. This morning President and Mrs. Mc? Kinley dr ive to Meiling Springs, about three miles up the valley. The Presi? dent held the reins and the remainder of the presidential party followed his trap in another conveyance. I'.|>l?( <> |> 11 ('nil volition < <>n votirx. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Raleigh, N. C, May 17.?A special to the News and Ob.-jrvcr from Tarboro, N. V.. says: The Episcopal convention for the Western Diocese convened here to-day In Calvary Church. The trains to-day brought in large crowda. The convention organised by electing Dr. M. M. Marshall] of Raleigh, presi? dent, and Rev. .1. IS. Kngel, secretary. Tarboro has extended a hearty wel? come to ihe visitors. Services were held io-nlght. By lo-morrow all the delegates are expected to be present. THE NEW SPANISH MINISTER AND HIS AMERICAN WIFE. , T.h?h0Om!np ?f ?pa,n!8 ncw minister. th0 "uke d'Arcos, is an even! of considerable Interesl ns it |9 the cl - ns sot : the Hlapano-American war. the resumption of diplomatic relations between Spain and th? ITnlt. %ta s Th! Duchess d'Arros Is an American woman Itefore her marriage sh> was Miss Virginia Woddburv i ?.<-,',? i w, . ' ton. The family of the duk. 1. on. of the oldest aad proudest families In ?paln "o?al>ur> ?*??J Ol Washing ing her way Inward, until very shortly slit? will have possession of the whole province. The Kobe Herald says that file Ger? man plan is to establish a German j kingdom with Prince Henry as ruler, ' as previously staled In Peking dls i patches opinion in Iii?? diner < iini?. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, May W. ?Colonel B<'rr, who prepared the b.iei in the care of Captain Q*.*itr, has uoiifleJ h? Att<r ney General that he would make no ! oral argument in the ??aie. He will < i leave to-morrow for his sl.i'.lon I in the brief prepared by (. >: met Barr I no reply was made to the paper pre Ipared by eX'Senator Edmunds in the. case, as that Is regarded as an opinion rather than argument for either side. The opinion of Senator Edmunds is that evidence sufficient for dismissal exists, but in his judgment the evidence con? tained in the papers of Captain Carter were unlawfully used by the court, and hence the punishment of fine and Im? prisonment should not be Inflicted. 'i ori- Jni ob? I'lBars steil, fltv IVlesraoti lo v-.iB'.n or Pilot.> Raleigh, N. C. May IT.?A special to the News and Observer from L#enoir. N. C, says: Government Inspector Newton Hal ' llburton. of Morganton, made a raid on the Renoir merchants and seized six boxes of cigars with tho counterfeit Jacob stamps attached. They are from Factory No. 3741, Ninth District of Pennsylvania. Other merchants that '? read the papers, had shlpp 1 their cl ! gars t.) the persons they had purchased 1 them from. The Government diso confirms the re? port that the arrangements between > President ICruger and the Governor of : Cape Colony and High Commissioner of : South Africa, Sir Alfred Milner, for a ' meeting at Rloemfonte n, capital of ihe Orange Free state, arc nearly com? pleted. The president's proposed re* forma will be presented to the Volks? road prior to the meeting. DISPATCH PROM PRETORIA. London. May 17.?The Consul of llie Transvaal hue has received the fol? lowing leiegi tin from his Government ; dated Pretorl i, May 16: I "Richard Nicholls. describing him? self as a colonel; George Patterson, n captain; Edward .). Tromlett, Charles Bills and John A. Mitchell, lieutenants, i and Pries ond Hooper, were urrestetl ryest'erday morning on th<- sworn declar ! at I on of three Englishmen, on the charge of high treason In connection I with tie- aiit-ged object of the, enroll? ment of troops to create a revolution, seize Johannesburg fort and hold pos? session of the town until the British troops from Natal could come to their assistance. "One of the prisoners alleges that he was acting under Ins ructions from the British War Department." TRUMPED UP BY POLICE. A reporter of the Associated Press to-day saw a number of prominenl South Africans connected with the leadings concerns of Johannesburg They all declared they had not receiv? ed a word from their own agents in Cnj.e Colony, the absence of advices In di< sting that the affair was "trumped up by the Boer police," and that In any case thf> men arrested were Irresp I bio nobodies with fictitious military M ' tied alllxed by the Boers with the ob Tin? ' <? ?f titlnu i . iii.i (By Telegraph t< ? Virglnlan-Pilot.) Washington, May i.' Secretat'j A ? ger has received the f illowlng t< Ii n from General Mcrrlam, In explanation I of the situation Iii the Coeur d'AI tie: I "Wardner, Idaho? May 10. Adjutant Geherai, Washington: The Governor of Idaho has carefully reviewed the situation her-; and deems it necessary to place t: ops at l> rke ami Mullan to avoid further dls . ? r. I re<iuc?t two troops of, cavalry. fcrring to the !??:'>- criticisms, 1 ha\Jc| made no order. My netl.a limit d strictly to the support of the Stai iu thorltles. There arc 336 prisoi si II in custody under Invest Is Ion. (Signed) MIO Hill V.M Brigadjer General. ^ ' m VI It in nl i nl inn If i ii (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Columbia, S, ?'.. May 17.?a charter has been applied for the Olympia Cot ton Mills of Columbia. Its capital will be $1,500,000. The power will Liu elec? tricity, furnished by the powoi plant on the Columbia canal. It will be the i largest mill in the South, hav ng 101.000 I spindles and 2,600 m ? Tin corpo? rators are Columbia's mill and bank j presidents and (cad i business men. I Jnr Mn r? Ii < il liocomtp'il. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Jlboutll, Bast Coast of Africa, May J in.?Major Marchand, the Fren h ex? plorer who has crossed Africa from the Atlantic coast, ha? arrived liefe. The insignia of Commander of the Legi >n of Honor was handed i i him on b >ard the French second < I isa cruiser d'Assas, witiioui any ceremony worth noting. THE MOUNTAINS OR THE SEA Only Refuge of Disintegrated and Demoralized Filipinos, SITUATION DESPERATE Tlio IVnr Drpnrtmsnt'a Tl?w of ttio NtrncKla lorMaalery In Ibo Pblllpa plnea In llio Monutnlna the Fill* pinna Cnold Keep ITp at Onerllln Wnrlnro InOoUiiliel.T, Or Until Ibfl Lendon ? imif l? 1 tielr Meuaea?I be President table? Coucrolillations to OH*. (Fly Tdegraph to VlrgIn!an-Pllot.> Washlnston, D. C, May 17.?That the insurgents are disintegrated and demor? alized Is perfectly manifest from the press dispatches and the cable received from General Otis to-day. General Iiawton, who was pushing the line of the rebel retreat along the Rio Grande, bus (lung his advance, which, at last advices, was resting at San Miguel, northwnrd'about twelve miles, has taken San Isldro, the second in? surgent capital, :utd?when Otis' dls-? patch was sent was still pressing the enemy northward. The fact that he la sustaining few losses in his forward movement, although In almost con? tinued contact with the enemy. Is an? other proof of their utter demoraliza? tion. According to General Otis' cable they still continue to throw up In trcnchmentB, but General Lnwton'a strategy outflanks each position In turn, keeping them In full retreat and giving them no opportunity to recon cenlrate their scattered forces. It will soon be the mountains or the sea for the insurgents. As our troops could he transported by sea to the mouth of tic Agno and a new buse of operntiona established there, it would be folly for them to take that course. Scattered, demoralized and disheartened, it is al? most certain that the rebels in despera? tion* will retreat Into the fastness of ili.' mountains, where ihey wotild bo safe from pursuit, and where they ? oild keep up a guerilla warfare In? definitely, or until their leaders came to their senses DRIVEN' FIFTY-FIVE MILES. Although all the past efforts of our troops to get Into the renr of the in? surgents have failed up to this time by sheer force of the battering ram, the < uemy has been driven back step by step into the pocket, where nothing will he Iff; for tin m but surrender or the mountains. Over fifty-ftve miles, as the row (i:es, the rebels have been forced hack. INSURGENTS SITUATION DES? PERATE. Washington, D. C? May 17.?The sit uatl ii of tin' insurgents is desperate. MacArihur's division drove them back along the line of the railroad to Dagu pan, on the Pay of Llngaycn, a a tar as Caluinpit, All efforts to Impede h s piogreHH by the destruction Of bl were frustrated. The Insurgents w forced iii of their strongest p si lotis Saul .. itieously Gtliti.il l.awtoti .... light In a wide detour to i 1 \'orzaguray, the eastern limit of ? rh eountry, with the Intention of turning* the enemy's position and crush itg him .U the tw i jiQlUlM 'is_b_w '? imisuccessful in ih.s, ih- eneinv, to inukq Rood his escape, was . impelled io abandon his line of retreal along h ? railroad, and retire up the Rio Grande ADROIT IN APT CK WA R. The Insurgents, by this move, dls tyed considerable adroitness in the of war, a" it made it incumbent ,i the Americans to L"i their sup a l" the front along the new lino. This has been comparatively easy l; i hi- line of the railroad, which had been repaired as the troops ad inccd, The change In the line of rc .ii of the robcls stopped Lawton's dvance for several days. It is pro ? 1. ns no movement until to-day had been reported since Friday. SUPP1.1KS SENT FORWARD. Meantime, it is presumed, supplies ivere sent forward up the Rio Grande :n Caecoea (native barges), under the r: of thi gunboats commanded by Major Kol bes. The latter was report m to have 1,600 men with him. den.gaed ? the reiht ireement of Law ton. Thene supplies probably having arrived at a point tipp site Lawton, whose column had advanci I along a line five m'.les easl and parallel with the river, were deliver. '? t ? him, nnd t -day he pushed on into San Isldro. This cleared the prov nee et' Bulacari, although the words in General ?vis' dispatch must not be literally as meaning that Law (Continued on Sixth Pago.) 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