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?V? IN TWO PARTS. TTTTF TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTitlATYTM ^'imillllmUll""""?'""?"""""1"" >1I1?I1A1^ WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-D?Y IL f NORFOLK AND VICINITY? Fair, with rising temperature; winds northwest becoming variable. ' ?T'TTTTT'.fTTT VOL. Ill?NO. 43. LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE HAVANA IN A FERMENT AGAIN How Cubans Construe Demand For Their Arms. WHAT BROOKE WILL DO Hille?* "nil i ? il la I>o Ollicrwlse ? a TIlC Arm? ?r I II till II Sold Irr?; Will Bo Itepoalled Willt Jlnjrort, nuil llio 83.000,000 IH?Irllilllc?! ? Mc? Kinley'? Und FiillU-Alscrl linrjfc.l wnh DealrIns War. (By Tc?ocr.-\pli to Vlrrrtn.'an-Pllot.) Havana. May 19.?Havana Is in ft ferment again over the Idea that the Washington administration has deter? mined to take the arms of the Cuban troops and to retain them in military possession. This view of the latest news from Washington has been tele? graphed to the various cities. ALQ.BR MAY BE TOO LATE. Governor-General Brooke is thus far unaware, save through the press tele? grams, of any dissatisfaction on the part of General Alger. Secretary of War, with his (General Brooke's) plan to have the arms deposited in the eare o:" the Mayors of the municipalities, nor hua be received any other Inkling of. the Secretary's purpose to lay the mutter before President McKinley. Consequently,unless .iiHlrucllons to the contrary ore received from the Wash? ington administration, the Covern?.r General's order respecting the distri? bution of the $3,000,000 as modilled. will bo issued to-morrow. The Sec? retary of War has been informed of the substance of this order, in the usual course of business. JOURNALS FOMENTING DISCON? TENT. Havana's midday papers publish the Washington news, some of them com? menting editorially upon it. As the point about where the arms are to bo kept appears to be thought of vital importance in Washington, the convic? tion announced there that the Mayors cannot he trusted with them is a cause of fresh discontent, Just at the moment when the various complications appear? ed to be unraveled. The May. rs are the appointees of the Governor General and when the Mili? tary Assembly dissolved, they were made its representatives to receive the arms. TIIK AGRBEIM ENT. Article 4 of the agreement between General Gomex and Roberl I'. Porter, iTesldt til McKiniey's special reprcscn- | tatlvc, runs as fellows: "The Cuban army shull surrend.>r their amis to the Cuban Assembly or io its representatives." General Gerne?, who nt ihe time of Ci mlng to the agreement With Mr. Porter", had i . : quarreled witli the As *'? ti ? "V. Insisted upon this point. Since the i;uarrel, he has again raised the I :??*- repeatedly, saying also ihat Mr. foPier brc-u'.h: full written authority 'i Prcsii nt McKinley, and in the Pi it dent s name, agreed that the arms should 'Ao Into the custody of the As flUVibly or Its representatives. M'K INLET'S BAD FAITH.? At Monday night's meeting of the So- I e.???.>? ei Veterans of Independence? <: ;an!zed by former members of the Assembly?the sneakers dilated upon ni t i i ? 4. ; ssertlng bad faith, the Pros ucni s plenipotentiary having agreed to tlepi sit the arms with the represen? tatives of the Assembly, while through the ci nnlvance of Gomes they were to be surrendered to the A merle n army. DOES ALGER WANT WAR? l.a Discussion says: Secretary Alger "appears to wish to provoke a conflict here. He Is more distinguished in the United State? as p. business man than as a politician and his rel lions with certain syndicates are well known. He opposes every? thing lhal Cuba wants and favors everything that would cause feeling and provoke excitement. IPs altitude prompts the question, what does he want? Does he desire n war here slm llfr to thai In the Philippines? We are fnned to believe that he only approves what Is unsatisfactory to Cuba." Cubans of prominence object to talk? ing for publication on the subject, buI wherever they have been interviewed, they aay, without exception, that such an order as is referred to in the press dispatches front Washington wouln cause much trouble, and would still further separate Cuba from the I'nlted States. ALGER INFORMS M'KINLEY. Hot Springs. Va.. May 19.?Adjutant-? General Corbln arrived here to-day bearing seme doeumen:? upon which he desires the President's action. It Is un? derstood that they refer to the situa? tion in Cuba, regarding the plan for the payment and disarmament of the Cuban troops. A question has been submitted by General Brooke whether or not the arms should be turned over to the Mayors of towns or to United States officers. General Corhln was with the Prece? dent only a few minuter! before the entire Presidential party started off for a drive. General Corbln probably will return to Washington on the special, which leaves here at 10:30 o'clock to-night. SITUATION CANVASSED THOROUGHLY. Washington, May 19.?The President canvassed very thoroughly with Secre? tary Alger and General Brooke the best method of securing the dlsband ment of the Cuban troops and their re? entry Into Industrial life. It was de? cided that a necessary step toward this end was the surrender of the arms held b7 the Cuban soldiers. It was appre honded that, retaining- their arms, some, if not a large proportion, inclined by their past predatory existence, would lapse into brlgundage. So the President himself ordered General Brooke to cause the arms of the Cuban soldiers to be delivered up to representatives of the United States army. With these in? structions General Brooke has been pa? tiently striving to carry out the Presi? dent's plan. He has arrived at than point, where the Cuban leaders, as a matter of sentiment, they say, make it a condition of disarmament, that the arms shall be place d In the custody of the mayors of the Cuban towns. Realizing to assent to such conditions would be contrary t'> the President's instructions. General Brooke has tele? graphed to Becretary Alger the facts in the cane and asked for a decision. The Secretary, In turn, has communicated with tho President and nfckod for In? structions, for lie feels that he Is not authorized to amend or revoke an or? der originally emanating; directly from the President. That is the state of the ease nt present. The President has not yet notified the War Department of his Intention. THE ALTERNATIVE. It is held at the War Department that should the Cuban leaders refuse to accept General Brooke's proffer, whether It is conditioned upon the sur? render of arms to tho United States army officers, or to Cuban Mayors, that will terminate the efforts of the Gov? ernor General to come to a satisfactory arrangement with* these 'leaders. For, thereupon. General Brooke will proceed to address himself directly to tho Cu? ban pujvnte soldiers. Ho will have ills agents?United States army otHers? pay off i.very bona tide Cuban soldier who is willing to comply with the con? ditions laid down" by him, and IKT?T will bo done without further reference to any of the malcontent leaders, who have so long retarded a settlement. EARLY IN JUNE. CHAIRMAN ELLYSON WILL CALL STATIC COMMITTEE TOGETHER. (Special to Virginian-Pilot/) Rlehm >nd. Va., May 19.?Chairman Ellyson has no; decided upon the date for the meeting of the Siato Demo era tic Committee, lie will convene the body in Richmond early, in June. Mr. Ellyson cannot say as yet wheth? er or not the Executive Committee will be asked to meet with the central or? ganisation. Senator1 Martin and Rep? resentative Jones ate both members of the Executive Council. The other mem bor? are Representatives Rhea and Swarison. The Executive Committee usually meets with the Central Committee. MR. ELLYSON'S REPLY. Chairman Ellyson Bent the following letter to Mr. Anderson last night: "Virginia State Democratic Committee, "Richmond. Va.. May IS. 1S99. "Hon William A, Anderson, chairman: "Dear sir.?I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your communication of May 18th* enclosing copy of resolution adopt? ed by the conference of Virginia Demo? crats, held In this city on the 10th In? stant, in response to the request there? in contained. I beg leave to Inform you thai I will call a mooting of the Demo? cratic Stato Central Committee, and I will in a few days advise you of the lime and place at which the meeting Will be held. \ "Very sincerely yours. "J. TAYLOR ELLYSON, "Chairman." MR. JONES LEAVES. Mr. Jones left at noon for his homo in Richmond county. Ho will stop in Washington to-night. The Congress? man spent nearly an hour with Oovern .ir Tyler this morning. Later, ho run ! f,-rred wTTTi R--pt\ scntailvc Lamb and I others. Mr. Jones has up to this time declined to yield to tho wishes of his friends and enter the race for the Senate. They ha v.- practically given up all hope of inducing him to run. Governor Tyler Is still regarded as a possibility and "dark horses" are talk? ed of. due of tho "dark horses" Is said to he Hon. B. B. Munford. Some of those who are taking part in the Sen? atorial reform movement have been! talking of Mr. Munford as good Sena-i tori:.I timber during the last few days. MR. ANDERSON GOES AWAY. Mr. Anderson left for his home In Lexington this morning. He will nn nounce the committee of twenty In n few days. Five of the members will be from Richmond. Secretary L. C. Garnett will proba? bly keep his headquarters in Murphy's Hotel. He will in- assisted by member* of the committee to be named by Mr. Anderson. Mr. Jones says he will not attend the meeting of the State Committee unless the exeeutlve body Is asked to meet, too. Mr. Anderson is n member of the Central Committee. NO COMMOTION EXPECTED. It Is generally believed that the com? mittee will decide adversely to calling a State convention to nominate a can? didate for United SMie* Senator. Ut Ihe oft repeated reason that a majority of the committee is decidedly In favor of Mr. Martin's auccee ling himself. Prairie En Konlr Co Norfolk. 'Hv TelecrAnh to VlrgW'an-PllOt.l Wilmington. X. P.. May 10.?The United States cruiser Prairie arrived at Southport this afternoon from Bruns? wick. Ga. Captain MacKenzie says he 'XpectB to take the North Carolina Na? val Reserves aboard Monday and sail at daylight Tuesday for a week's cruise up the coast, probably touching at Norfolk. Tiiitlcnle Pun-h??|?K Tlinti'r l*?ntta (By Telegraph to Virginian-rilot.) Charleston, S. C, May 19.?Specials from Darlington, Marion and Choraw announce that a syndicate with head? quarters a: Wilmington, x. C, and said to be backed by $30,000,000, is buy? ing timber lands In Chesterfield, Marl? boro and Darlington counties, nearly 100,000 acres hnving been purchased during the past week. Genera! Otis Pr mptly Rejects His Proposal. NO NEW PROPOSITION Tbo Filipino < o m in i *? I on simply ICc ?IPITPlI tllo Proposal hnliml I I >'il ami HrJiM'to.l several Week* Ago? I.unn Arreala influential citizens For ? omuiuiiiciiiiiiK wuii AmerN cimi-General Fun ?ton Kneeeoda (.i nn ill Wlicnlon-'l'llo Wnrron Arrive*. (Hy Teiegraph to Virninian-Filot.) Manila, May 20.?10: 45 a. m.?Two military and two civil Filipino com? missioners, appointed to co-operate with three citizens ol" Manila in nego? tiating terms of peace, arrived here at S:l"> a. m. to-day. They have submitted no now propo? sition, hut want an armistice ponding the session of the Filipino Congress. Major General Otis has refused to en? tertain the proposal. THE NORFOLK ANDWESTERN Rumored Purchase of the C, P. & V, Road. A BIG ORDER FOR CARS I'r, sl'h ni Fink Dom Not Atlnitt thr llenl. Inn tiny* It In <t Possibility ? I'oium nui Only correct Nolmion ni ili:- II ii 11 road Piolilcm To? liny - One TlioiisitiMl Aon Inn lluvi liven Ordered. New York, May 10.?It lias been re? ported from Hoanoke, Va., that the Norfolk and Western has about ob? tained control of the Cincinnati, Ports? mouth and Virginia railroad. PRESIDENT FINK TALKS. President Pink declined to-day to confirm the report and said that it was j probably due to the fact that some of the olllcers of the Norfolk and Western I had recently made ;i trip over the road I from Cincinnati. He knew of no other : foundation for the story, and further j more, that no negotiations were pend | Ing for the purchase of the road. "But," said lie, "there is no knowing what may the General Assembly to wlthd aw its recognition of the American Sabbath Union on the ground thai th s i< a so? ciety for the promotl >n of legislative reform. Which Is hot a function of the Church of Jesus Christ." From ihe same Presbytery: Whereas there Is a growing tendency in many quarters of our .? unmuuion to recognize Christmas and Kaster as re? ligious days because of the fact with which they are associated In the pub? lic mind, the Presbytery of Ath us be? lieving that such recognition. la . 'li? brary to th* principles of ti>? i: in ed faith, and in the nature of will worship, hereby overtures t i?-? General Assembly to make a |>r n ?un ? ! and I explicit deliverance on the sal ., The report of the Committee on For elgn Mission was next submitted. The Assembly thru received Ihe city pastors, after which the report of the Committee on Heine Missions was sub? mitted. The report waa that on publi? cation. At to-night's session no business was transacted. The Rev. Dr. McXellly preached a sermon, and the communion was administered. czar isthankful. cables president m'kin ley at hot Springs. Hot Springs. Va., May 19.?The spc sinl train bearing tho President and Mrs. McKinley and their party le:': here at 10:30 o'clock to-night en route for Washington. At Staunton. Va.; the Chesapeake end Ohio road will be left and a trio through the Shennndoah Valley made over the Baltimore and Ohio, passing Harrlsnnburg. Cedar Creek, Winchester and Harper's Kerry. Washington win he reached early Sat? urday eveninir. benefited IX health. The visit here has lasted eleven days, during which time the President has EX-PRESIDENT HARRISON AND THE VENEZUELAN COMMISSION. Tho departure of ex-President Benjamin Harrison for Paris, where lie will annenr ns ,.???cni .1 of Vone,,,ola?,.for<; uio nrhi.ra,ion commission to whom was ?taltWt^ dispute, revives public interest in a question which a few years ago threatened for a time t, a is" serious comnHcn Uons between the United States and Groat Britain and In which tho Monroe doctrine was brough "pn.n.h ently to the front. The commission meets in Paris on June IS. and General Harrison will nresent VmZw. .... 55 . ? of the commission will probably continue four or flve weeks, at the Co?nclus on " wnl^S coinpanled by Mrs. Harrieon. will make an extended tour of continental Europe and probably visit the Holy Land. LUNA'S DESPERATE EFFORTS. Manila, May ID.?C:::o p. m.?General Luna is reported to bo making desper? ate efforts to restrain the educated ?? II Ipinos, within the limits of his self-ap? pointed jurisdiction from communica? ting with the Americans, even arrest? ing Encamlno and Herrera, two of the most influential ofllclals, while on their way to Malolort to Join those who are coming via San isldro to-day. This and the removal of the ae-.t of government to Terlac, thirty miles north of San Fernando, may lead to complications and delay in the pacifica? tion. Hut it Is generally conceded that further opposition to American sover? eignty is useless and ridiculous. Neither General Luna nor Genera! Plo del Pilar have sufficient force to resist or com? pel submission. FUNSTON SUCCEEDS WTO BATON. General Wheaton has been relieved of the command of the Second division lor ft special assignment, and General Funston has been assigned to his bri? gade. A board, consisting of Colonel French, of the Twenty-second Infantry, and Major Cabell and Captain Randolph, of the Third Artillery, has been appoint? ed to proceed to Batavala for the pur? pose of Investigating the European method of providing for the health of the troops there, and to report on the subject for the benefit of the Ameri? cans here. The I'nlted States transport Warren has arrived here from San Francisco. M'nnllon lit (lie Tranovnnl. (Py Telegraph t,i Virginian-Pilot.) London, May 10.?In the House of Commons to-day the Secretary of Stati? for the Colonies. Mr. Chamberlain, gave the names and the identity of the men arrested at Johannesburg. All of them excepting Tremlett and Fried, were former non-commlssloned officers In the British army. He added that President Kruger had informed the British agent at Pretoria that there i was no proof that prisoners were Brlt I ish officers, and that in any ea^e? the I incident would not be allowed to dis? turb the friendly relations existing. 1 (Cheers). occur Inter on. and I am not prepared to say that an effort will not be made to buy (lie road. THE ONLY SOLUTION. The only correct solution of tlte rail? road problem to-day since wo are pro? hibited from pooling; or making agree? ments is in the buying up of the sin ?11 or roads of the country that are poor and not making any money, and adding; them to the larser systems. In this way disturbing elements will be removed, greater stability will be secured, and there will be some chance of established rates being strictly maintained. if th ? Norfolk and Western should nC nuire the Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Virginia, as Is considered possible in railroad and financial circles, an Im? portant link in the company's sysi -m will be secured, as it will afford an en? trance to Cincinnati, with a new out? let for coal trndle. niC. ORDER FOR, CARS. The Norfolk and Western have placed in order for one thousand cars of 100, .I pounds capacity each. the general assembly COMMUNICATH INS. OVERTURES AND REPORTS RECEIVED. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond. Va.. May 10. The first business of the second day of the Gen? eral Assembly of the Southern Presby? terian Church wns the appointment of standing committees, a memorial was received from the Superintendent ,.f the Woman's Christiun Temperance Union, suggesting that the fourth Sun? day in November in each year should be set apart as an annual temp-: ? Sabbath. It was referred to tlte Com? mittee on Hills and Overtures- A com? munication was received from Rev. J Lewis Howe, of Lexington. Va.. bear? ing upon the representation of this church ? -t the Hoard of Trustees in the United Society of Christian Endeavor. Referred. Various overtures from Presbyteries on the hymn-book nnd other ques? tions were received and "referred.among them the following: "The Presbytery of Athens overtures been greatly benefited In health. He leaves at this time in order t.> fulfill] engagements in Washington next week in connection with the Peace Jubilee. CABLEGRAM FROM THE CZAR. A reply was received to .Mr. McKin Icy's message to thi Czar of Russia congratulating htm upon the opening ot the Peace Conference at The Hague. The acknowledgment fr >m Nicholas was as follows: ''Zarkocsalo, May IS. "President of the Unit l States, Wash? ington: ??Deeply thankful for your good wishes and congratulati ins, (Signed) "NICHOLAS." LAWTOX'S GRATITU1 >E. General Otis has forwarded an nc knowledgineni of the Presldi nt's mes? sage of yesterday in a dispatch, saying: "Manila, May !'.'. "His Excellency. President McK nicy. "Hot Springs, v.l.: "Ooneral Lawton and comman i .- hd grateful acknowledgment for .? mgrat ulations. OTIS." JOINKl) BY FRIENDS. This afternoon Mr. McKinley was joined by Secretary I liichcocU. ?; ner.il Corbln ami Comptivlle: Paw-s. t'i four taking a long walk. The party i turn? Ing with President and Mrs. M K nley consists of Secretary Hitch '. 1'? n eral Corbln, Mr. and Mrs, D.nwcs, Dr. and Mrs. Dlxcy, Si rotary l you, Mr. Barnes and Mr. Hamlll, I Cleve? land, Snlr ??! Pill Iron. Toungstown, o.. May 19. Carnegie & Co.. have closed n deal for llfty thou? sand tons of pig iron from the Asao c nted Blast Furnnr of the Mahontng nnd Shenango valleys, paying *lt> per ton. The last sales of pig iron were bought at |14.",i> per ton. Hunk < leu lot-. New York, May The bank clear? ings at the principal cities or the United States for the week ending May 19, were 11,909,403,0(6, an increase of 4?-* per cent. Outside of New York city the total was $637,0S5,116, an increase of ^0,t per cent. A SOUTHERN COMBINE Steal,* Iron and Railroad Interests Represented. PROPERTIES INCLUDED Iron i'nrimrr?. 'lliicral, Timber nml Coal 1.mills ami ? WO Kullrouil* Merged in ll?e Beat? Tlte Work of Gcorso I? l'nrior, ?I ilio Vlrcluln, Iron, (onl mill folio toinpiiuy ? Mortgages. (By Telegraph to Virg'.nlan-Pi'.ot.) Knoxvfile, Term., May lO.i?A consoli? dation of Southern steel. Iron and railroad Interests which will be reor? ganised with a capital of $15,000,000, has been practically completed. Tho syndicate is headed by capitalists in? terested in the Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company. President George L. Carter, of the latter company, has been working on the consolidation schema for the past ti..lve months; The iron? properties Included in the deal are fur? naces at Johnson City and Pembreville, Tenn; the Carter Coal and Iron Com? pany, Pulnskl, Va.: Pulaskl Iron Com? pany. Pulasklj Va.; Crozer Iron com? pany. Ronnoke, Va.; Consolidated Coal and Iron Compail}*, Mi"X Meadows, Va,; Camden Iron Works, Salem, Va.; Gra hnm Furnaces. Graham, Va.; Home Iron Company. Bristol, Tenn. MINERAL AND TIMBER LANDS. The properties named included sev? eral thousand acres of mineral and tlm ln r laud and leases of "re lands. The syndicate h..s obtained control of two railroads, formerly known ns tho South Atlantic and Ohio and Bristol. Bllzabethtown and North Carolina, which are now known as the Virginia and Southwestern. The capital stock of the new corporation is said tot have been llxed at $1.0.000,000. With hoiui i quarters at Bristol. MORTGAGE FILED. The Virginia Iron. Coal and Coke Company has tiled in Johnson county, und will til,- in other counties of tills State and Kentucky, in which proper? ties are located, n mortgage covering all tile property of th a company in Tcnnessi ?. Virginia and Kentucky. The amount secured 13 $10.000.uoo. The Virginia and S illthwesterh rail? road hna also llli ,1 a mortgage at the same time covering the property In the same Slates, the amount being 11, 000,000. COUNTERFEITERS CAUGHT. TJZ RUN TO EARTH AT WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Wilmington, N, C, May 20.?Secret Service agents of the Government ar rested here to-day two counterfeiters and seized a quantity of bogus money. The first arrest was made about 1:30 a. in., a young man named Walter Sil vey. a: his home, In tlie northern part of th- city. A few houra later -this ?b tectiv.^s arrested Nick Delitz, a, wi'cok, who k,-p: a grocery store near Fi out Street Market. A' P?litz'? store about $ioo in coun? terfeit coin?dollars nnd half dollars crucibles, tools and a quantity of baso metal were found. In tin; room occu? pied by Sllvey the detectives found SOoi or more bogus nickels, and a lot of metal dies, etc. The two men were committed to Jail to await a preliminary examination to take place to-morrow before l\ S. Com? missioner S. P. Collier, it is not un? likely that oilier arrests may be made. ?Ml IFF W1LKIE NOTIFIED. Washington. I>. C, May 19.?wV brief dispatch announcing the arrests at Wilmington was received to-day by Chief Wilkie. of the Secret Service, the agent reporting them announcing that there was a good case against the men. The arre.-ts grew out of an investiga? tion Instituted as .i result of complalnta received about ;? n days ago that coun? terfeit half dollars were being circu? lated in the city of Wilmington. The complaints were pla :ed In charge of the agent at Charlotte, with directions to look Into tli' matter with the result above stated. Conroll<>rAic Itrml In Olilo. (By Telegraph to Vligintan-Pllot.) Columbus, Ohio. May 19.?A number of tho Southern delegates to the con? vention of the oiii i Waterwork? Asso? ciation, accompanied by a party of lo. c?l OX-Uit 'i and ex-Confederate sol? diers, t ?? sited l!>^ cemetery at Camp Chase, where 3.000 Confederate dead ar> buried, ami the result was the organlzni in \ I a memorial association, having for Its object the promotion of fraternal fading between tho North and the South. CLASSIFICA1 iOk OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS. Tjlir'/r.iph News?Paire i. Local News?Cures 2, t and 5. lYeiorul? Page 4. j Home Study Circle?rage 4. Virginia News? Pag- 8. Nurtn Carolina News P.tijj 7. The World of Sport?Pace 0. Portsmouth News?Payes to and. 11. Berkley News? fatre 11. . M.11 kets?rase 12. Shipping?Pave 12 : heal Estate?Pa^e 12.