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VOL. Ill?NO. 48.
iNOKFOLK, VA., FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1899?TWELVE PACxES.
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First Sitting at May Last
WELCOMED BY MATAAFA
Tito 1(1 iiji M ill OUry llir> UlllttlllMOII?
Order of I lie ?Oniinlinioii ?< hlel
Justice I'linmbera loulori Willi
i iii- Mrmbern ? Anilcnble Nellie*
in cut l.lkely?Nmlve? Willing I?
liloiirm if '*|t|ioMlll?u Force a nre
(P.y Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.)
Apia, May 17.?(Via Auckland, N.
May 26.) The Samoan Conunlaslon,
consisting or llurtlctt Tripp, former
United States Minister t-> Austria-Hun?
gary; Baron Speck Von Stornberg, rep?
resenting Clermany, ami C. N. Elliott,
C. r... of the British Embassy at Wash?
ington, representing Great Britain, ar?
rived here ou-Uay 13th. _
'I ho Urst sitting took place May ICth.
The commissioners were engaged all
i! ? morning In conferring with the
Chler Justice; Wm. L. Chambers. Noth
ti i; . disclosed regarding the delib?
erations, but ii is reported that they
w:ii up Id tin; action of Admiral
I tho American naval command
MATA A FA'S WIM.COME.
Malaafa sent the commissioners a
letter "i welcome ami expressed the
hope that Ihcy would satisfactorily sct
tlfi the trouble in Samoa.
it is understood Mataafa will obey
the unanimous order of the commis?
sion, tin null a is doubtful whether ho
will order KIs followers to disarm, un?
less the Mnlloluuns arc first disarm?
The Mataafans will probably disperse
to their homes it" ordered to ?io so, but
they will never rci ognlsse Mallotoa as
kiiiK, and, doubtless tln-re will be fur?
ther trouble in ihc future if the king?
ship is maintained.
Only one or two cases are known of
the wounding "f natives by the shell
lire of the warships and, as they have
not realised the strength of the Euro?
peans, they may n<> to greali r extremes
if war arises again.
The rebels remain outside <>f the lines
li djcated by the Admiral and have
strongly fortified a hew position, while
the loyalists are bi Ihk drilled and have
A considerable number of loyalists
have been brought by the warships
from other islands Half the male'
adults uf Samoa are awaiting action
upon the pari ?f the commission in or-!
der in support Malletoa.
C, KU MAN CLAIMS.
The Germans are preparing compen?
sation claims: It la understood one Ger?
man firm claims 160,000, and that other
German subjects claim $20,000. The
Britten Consul, E. It. 8. Mnxse, Invited
them to pu: III their claims, and ii is
understood the commission will adju?
Replying t . questions submitted !->
him by a correspondent of the Associ?
ated Privy, Mataafa said ii wad the
head chiefs and not htrrraoTl v. rro it fTtTi
the war. adding thai they did so be-1
cause they wore angered at power be?
ing taken from them by violence and
lilso because they were made nngry b,
the Chief Justice's "unjust decision."
Mataafa claimed he had upheld the
treaty and said hid orders throughout
were hoi to ftrd upon the Europeans
and thai but f,>r this order the whole
party of bluejackets could several
limes have been shol down by large
bodies of natives concealed In the bush.
Washington, D, c., May 25.?The fol?
lowing cablegram has been received at
the Navy Department, dated Apia. May
Pith, via Auckland;
"Secretary Navy. Washington:
"Badger arrived May 13th. The Phil?
adelphia will leave sn an to reach Ran
Franclscn about Juno 25th. Commie.
?Ion may desire to return on the
Berlin, May 2.'.?A dispatch received
here from Ap'la, Samoa, says the ar?
mistice was not disturbed on the ar?
rival there of the Samoan Commission,
and that letters were being exchanged
with the view of disbanding the rival
WASHINGTON OFFICIALS GRATI
Washington. May 25.?The American
member of the Samoan C Immission,
J'.artlett Tripp, did m>: make any re?
port by cable in the State Department
to-day, and all of the Information or
the movements of the commission came
from the naval cablegram nnd tie
press dispatches. Naturally the Offlc
cials were gratified to note thai there
had been no fresh outbreak preceding
the arrival of the cpmmbMiun, and
from what la reported of th< con is: ?
at Apia they are convinced that the
crisis has passed, and thai Ih ? com?
mission Will have little difficulty in se?
curing the complete restoration of
pence, it is realised that it will be no
easy t?^k to provide permanently for
the administration <>c the affairs of the
Island, however, and It Id passible thai
this portion of the work will be pass?
ed over for the time, and remain for
adjustment when ihe commi.csi >ners
return to the United States.
ADMIRAL KAUTZ WILL RETURN.
Admiral Kautz will return to ih>
United States with the Philadelphia.
The flagship will be replaced at Apia
by the cruiser Newark, which is as
formidable la srsry respect as the
Philadelphia, and having been recently
renovated, Is In shape for long service.
She was started for Apia about six
weeks ago from New York, making her
way around South America.
COLONEL CARP. DISCUSSES THE
CAUSE AND EFFECT.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Raleigh, N. C, .May 25.?A special to
the News and Observer from Greens?
boro, N. C., says:
Colonel Julian S. Carr, in Ills ad?
dress before the Colored Agricultural
and Mochnnical College hero spoke nt
length upon the subject of lynchings.
Colonel Carr is very kindly disposed to?
ward tii>: negro. He said that the recent
atrocious crimes in one of our South?
ern States and barbarous death meted
out to the brute guilty of them had
brought us lace to fa :o with conditions
that threaten our very civilization.
Lynchings as a prcvcntatlvc or a cer?
tain crime had prove d a horrible fail?
ure. And while no (Lath was too tcrrl
bl ? for tho assailant of an Innocent wo?
man, for lb., honor of the South lynch?
ings should be st mped out and the
law permitted to take its course. The
pulpll nnd I he press! should Join in the
work to make it respected.
At the same time all technicalities,
delays and challenges that give crimi?
nals PUCh an advantage RlUAt be wiped
out iji> that men may know that the
execution of such a brut., will swiftly
and surely follow his capture.
Turning then from the responsibili?
ties of the white race to those of the
black. Colonel Carr said:
"The question of Ilm future or the
South, m negro Is one that must bt
di tern ! for settlement until we have
restored safety and n feeling of se?
curity to the humblest woman irk the
poorest cabin of the most thinly set
ti. I portion ..r the Smith. The South?
ern white man cannot restore that se?
curity. That Is the mission of the lead?
ers ? the negro race. They must make
ti public si ntlment so Atrong in their
race that n > brute can fall'tn be im?
pressed and deterred by it. Criminals
must be made tri understand that crime
shuut the doors of respectable homes
to the criminal. Let him be a Pariah, an
Ishmacllte- an outcast, to be received
nowhere except by charity and upon
A TRIPLE LYNCHING.
A TEXAS FATHER AND SONS THE
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
HcuAton, Texas, May 25.?Three white
men, James Humphries and his two
sons, were lynch? I last night near the
village of Aley, in Henderson county.
Several mouths ngo Constable Mellon,
of the Aley precinct, was murdered,
and Iii" murderer escaped, it in sa.ti,
through ill" assistance of the Humph
Lust nijrlil a mob of 13 masked
:,i :i a; , eared it the Humphries home
si ii und called the father and two
sons cut. They permitted them to see
tho women of the family, whom they
informed In > spirit of charity that the
men were to bo taken to Malaloff, a
few mil..* ('..stair., before a justice of
the peace, nnd perhaps, to the county
Jail at At hi :..?<.
This |j,< rnitig the bodies of the threa
n t. vvi re found hanging from the limb
oi an oik lice, three miles from the
Y. El. C. A. CONVENTION.
ADMIRAL PHILIP, PRESIDING OF?
FICER, GIVEN AN OVATION.
(Ey Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 2."..?Tho
Ulli ) --' V"i' I' i im;, 1 V, .V, C. A. Inter
national Convention wes opened litis
afternoon with over ".on delegates pres?
ent. Devotional exercises were led by
Rev. William A. Guerry, of Sawanec,
Tei n., chaplain of the University of the
.'.i the evening session the number of
delegates v.;;s Increased to 700, and the
auditorium was crowded to the doors
by enthusiastic spectators.
Admiral Philip r. ad a 1. tter from
President McKinley, approving the
work in lb" tinny and navy which was
th ? cans ? another outbreak of ap?
plause Admiral Philip presided and be
wtis given ??? p.. nulne ovation.
Rear Admiral Higglnson, late com?
mander of th( battleship Massachu?
setts, paid a high tribute to American
sailo i s.
1 icu'enant Commander Wad hams, of
the New Orleans navy yard, was the
last speaker, i
llrlllxll ???> vernni-it I Alone Kespon*
(By Telegraph to V'.rgininn-Pilo:.)
Washington, D. ?'.. May 25.?No de?
partment of the government is respon?
sible for any failure on the part of the
.marines attached the British cruis?
ers intrepid and Pearl :?> land nt
Tampa, Fla., and participate It- the
parade thore yesterday in honor of the
Queen's birthday. The British Govern?
ment Itself was the object >r and nega?
tived the request tor permission to
land the marines.
rlilnleyt Olli rlbti lew In llrWi'J 31 nine
(By Tclegr.iph to virginlan-Pllot.)
Washington. May 25.?The Acting
Secretary of tin- President to-day call?
ed upon Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury Vanderlip, chairman .-f the*
Dewey Home Fund, and placed in his|
hands a cluck from the President, con.
stltuting Mr. McKlnley's contribution
to the fund. In doing so Mr. Cortely?U
conveyed to Mr. Vanderlip the expres-l
slon of the President's Interes't in the
undertaking and his pleasure in con?
tributing with the pe ?ple, to this tes?
timonial to Admiral Dewey.
'?(?""ie < ixicini' is i>i. ,,i.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Madrid, May 23.?Senor Don Emillo
Castelar, the distinguished Republican
orator and statesman who has been
suffering from an attack of pulmonary
I catarrh contracted last winter, Is dead.
Newspaper Reporters are Scarce
AUTHENTIC NEWS W5 EACRE
? lie Grlfllll Rfflt-I S.III oei limy mill
Wuirlu-il From Aiitbnkti by .lie
l.nbor Villon I5a.nl?The Kfisro
Population Cnm IIiIiiuIub t?tn
i.mv Abiding < lllxcna Will Millie a
i'igtii lo h l inlkli.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Griffin, Ga., May 25.?Ncwspapt r re?
porters have been scarce in tin- vicinity
of tin? [vlncald Manufacturing Com?
pany's mills to-day "by request," hence
authentic nous of the situation there is
meagre. But In tho town as a whole
anxiety is siiil Intense. The Grillln
Hilles, the military company ordered
<>n duty last night by the Governor, are
still on duty. They passed a compara?
tively quiet night last night, with only
a lew calls on the sentinels. Hut it was
learned to-day that the "Labor Union
Hand" had armed men watching tho
sentinels all night from ambush, and
Escorted to Their Linos Under
Flag ol Truce,
EXPECTED TO RETURN
l*r**l<leul Conane?, of (be Philippine
(omiulswlou^ AdIi^ American Com
mlNnlourra n Pointed Qitcntiuu
I'lriy I ili|)lno? nml I ivo Ann rl
enilM Iilllcit at Nitll I'miniKlo \\ i il
iii'Kiliiy OIHciat Keport uf 1.<>??>.<?. ;
From Ueucrnl <>tta.
(Hy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Manila, May 25.-5:30 p. m.?TheFIll
pino Commissioners left here by special
train to-day. They will be escorted to]
their lines tinder 0 Hag of truce. It Is
expected they will re)urn soon.
Pres.dent Gonzaga, of the Philippine
Commission, previous to his departure,
"Wo greatly appreciate the courtesy
shown us. We have spent some time
with your commissioners, Incidentally
considering the American Constitution.
Its principles Impress us profoundly.
??The plan of government offered the
Philippines seems in theory a good oolo
that come. I bellev that the crime of
assaulting women Is aa :>.td as lynch?
ing. 1 would ratl lefend a woman
than, a criminal. !. for one, do not
stand lip for muri r."
The report of committee was.
however, iinnnlmi usly adopted, and it
strongly urged the nee salty of formu?
lating a plan wh? n by lynching should
be done away With,
Tolinres ? ??tnpiiiiv < bartered.
(By Telegraph I i Vlrglnlnn-Pllot.)
Richmond, Va., May 25.?A charter
was granted bore to-day to the United
States Tobacoo Com] any, the object of
which Is to cnguB nd carry oh the
business of buying, re-handllng, selling
i and shipping leaf tobacco In all its
The capital stock of the company Is
t < be not less than $123.000. nor mere
than 1300,000, t" I? divided Into shares
of $100 each. The prhi :lpnl office is to
be in this city. The olll rs of the com?
pany for the tirst year are:
Hugh Campbell, president/; Thomas
B. Scott, secretary nnd treasurer,
These two. together with Fred \V.
Scott and T. Nelson Strother; are to
form the Board of Directors. All are
Richmond gentlemen with the excep?
tion of Mr. Strother, who resides in Bal?
I'otnmlttee Heeling Onto ? hmiaeil.
illy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.)
Richmond, V.?.. May 25.?The Demo?
cratic State Central and Executive
Committees have i n called to meet
at the Jefferson Hotel in this city on
Monday night. June 12th. a': S o'clock.
Chairman lCllyson yesterday morning
dr. d upon .lure 13th as the date,
but later In the day and before Issuing
the call, he changed the date to the
ADMIRAL DEWEY. HIS FLAG- AND THE OLYMPIA. ON WHICH HE COMES HOME.
a single shot fired would have been fol?
lowed by a fusiladc.
THE NEGRO POPULATION.
The negro population of South Orlf
(iti la fast thinning out. More than a
dozen families left to-day in response
to warnings to get out or take lh< con?
sequences. Many Influential white mi n
have- also received notice that ihey will
be "dealt with" if they .continue to d< -
fend the negroes. A member of, the
"Labor Union Hand" informed the cor?
respondent to-day that the organiza?
tion was expecting to be reinforced to?
night, though !?? declined to say whence
the reinforcements were coming.
FIGHT TO THE FINISH.
The law abiding citizens have now
taken a band in 111? - controversy and
promise to make it a flghl to n finish if
tli whitccaps do not quickly give way
to law nnd order. To*nl;ht there are
guards nround the house of a number
of leading citizens, and the situation is
ripe for bloodshed- The best people are
taking th" part of the negroes who have
been dealt with harshly.
DELEGATES TO VISIT WASHING?
TON FOR A CONFERENCE.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Kingston, Jamaica, May 2">.?The
Governor of Jamaica, Sir August W, L.
If. aiming, has received instructions
from the Secretary of State for the
Colonies, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, to
send two delegates from the Legisla?
ture to Washington, there to meet a
delegate from London, for the purpose
of conferring with the State Depart,
ment on tho subject of Jamaica's tariff
and reciprocity with the United States.
This announcement has considerably
I allayed public anxiety on the subject
of the recent tariff trouble.
Murlt Tit tin Visit? Itnynttr.
(P,y Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
I Vienna, May 26.?Emperor Francis
f Joseph received "Mark Twain" (Samuel
L, Clemens) in special audience this
nlal system. Hut why should a nation
with your constitution Beek to moke a
colony of a distant people who have
boon so long lighting against Spain to
secure the same rights your constitu?
tion gives? You fought the same bat?
tle m America when you fought against
In the lighting at San Fernanda yes?
terday lifty FillnlpOs were killed and
many were wounded The Americans
had two men killed and twelve Mound?
Washington, D. C? May 25.'?General
Otis has forwarded the following dis?
patch u> the War Department:
Manila, May -.">.
Adjutant General, Washington:
On 23d Instant Third infantry, return?
ing to Ballung from San Miguel, wer.,
attacked morning, noon nnd evening
by a large force of enemy, suffering few
casualties, two men killed and thirteen
wounded; enemy repulsed, leaving on
the field sixteen killed; large number
wounded and prisoners. Yesterday ene?
my appeared In vicinity San Fernando,
attacked hy Kansas nnd Montana Reg
Im ''its, which suffered light loss. Ene?
my driven through r'^e Odds, leaving
fifty dead, thirty-eight wounded an l
twenty-eight prisoners: fifty rifles an I
other property captured: their retrea:
through swamp land saved them from
destruction: Lawton returning, leav?
ing MacArthur on the front; regular
troops to replace volunteers.
A MINISTER'S BOLD STAND FOR
fHy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York. May 2.V?The Xew York
i conference of the A. M. E. Church fin?
ished Its sessions to-day. Many strong
speeches were made denouncing lynch?
ing, but II. C, C. Astwood, former Min?
ister to San Doming.l, evoked some ex?
pression of disapproval hy admitting
that he had been quoted correctly It*
a newspaper recently as having salo
that lynching was no worse than the
crime It was Intended to punish, lb
"If I am to be unfrocked, why, let
('Will |?l Mill IN ,* ISIIillMl llllll <>??!?.
fBv Telegraph to Vlrs nlnn-Pilbt.i
Washington, D. C, May SC?The In*
lerstalo Cominerco Commission began
a hearing to-day In which the Hilton
Lumber Company, of Wilmington, X.
('.. appearing as tho c implnintant, In?
volving th? goiithi rn railroad, the Sea
boiird Air l.ltto. ivnir-ylvaula and
? ;h r linos entering Nt v. Knglatid.
The complaint la all Bed discrimina?
tion In lumber rates from Wilmington
si Boston and other Northern points
where the preference i-1 said to be
given to Norfolk ns ri shipping point
Tho hearing was conl nued and will
lost several days.
The commission yesterday concluded
the hearing in the ease of the Wil?
mington (X. C.) Tariff Association
against various '.Vest rn r ads. The
complaint is of dtv. rit tin.-tin:! freight
rates from Chicago and other western
points In favor of Norfolk. Tito com?
mission has set July 10 for oral argu?
An Rvnnirclli'n! roMfcrenci*.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Minnenpolls, Minn.. May -".?In tho
Presbyterian General Assembly to-day
I). A. Glass, of Baltimore, caused a
surprise l?y Introdu Ing a resolution
directing Dr. Arthur J. Brown, seoro?
tary of the Board of Foreign Missions,
to call a conference of all the evangeli?
cal Christian bodies to mi ti In New
York concerning a harmonious ar?
rangement nnd dlstrlbutl ti of tho for?
eign missions- 'i It ? resi lutloh nleo
directed that the Itomah Catholics bfe
invited to participate In the conference
t Dr. Brown should ii m it vv.se.
Imported < up* i or Itott leu.
trtv Te.egrnrh to Vlrctr. an-r".lot.)
Washington, D. t\. May 25.?Assist?
ant Secretary Spnuldlng has decided
that Imported cups for bottles to be
ttsVxl In the exportation of whiskey
?oust pity customs duty, except where
tht.- caps uro Imported for transmission
to a bonded manufacturing warehouse,
where the whiskey is ' oilled niul pre?
pared for exportation.
Ho Discusses Trusts Before St.
Louis Jefferson Glub.
AN ANTJ-TRUST BANQUET
Nearly Fifteen lliiuttreil Rnnqiielera
Give (be Eloquent XrbrniUnu
Emtiuamslle Woleonte ? An Ex?
llUllNltV? trgomr.ll At-nlixt Truili
? O. II. I?. i rliuiiul Ut'Clnrfi For
Itry n For ?l'reoldeut?llemocrntlo
Jfntlnunt Foiuuilttee Dleouaaes
UclllOtla iifWiirh Fur KcXt T cur.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnl.m-Pilot.)
St. Louis, Ma., May 25.?Promptly at
6:45 this evening the caterers' direction
bell rang, tbe band struck up "The
Stars and Stripes Forever," an army of
waiters laden with viands appeared,
and the mammoth Democratic anti?
trust banquet was on, while the 1,4-15
banqueters seated at the tnbles broke
Into a tremendous cheer' rising in a
body and waving the small hand flags
that had been provided at eseh cover.
Tbe table of honor was plnced on a
raised platform at the north side of tho
arena, and at It were seated Hon. W. J.
Bryan, ex-Governor John P, Altgeld. O.
H. P. Belmont, M. C. Weimore. Harry
B. Hnwes, president of tbe Jefferson
Club, under whose auspices the dinner
was given. Hon. Champ Clark, Hon.
David A. deArmond, and a number of
other prominent Democrats.
The Coliseum was decorated through?
out with flags and In the center Of
these was fixed a large silver shield.
A LOVE FEAST.
The dinner was concluded at 8 o'clock.
It was strictly a love feast. By the
time the tables were cleared the five
thousand scats of the amphitheatre ,
were filled with spectators represent-'^;
ing the socloty of St. Louis and "the
Bpenklhg 'began. The first orator of .'
the evening wna Harry B. Hawcs, ,
president of the Jefferson Club, who
delivered the address of welcome, Mr.
Hawi s said, In part:
"It was not Intended that this din*
ner should be merely the means of af>
fording entertainment, but It was bo
ilov d by Its promoters that the seri?
ous discussions to be hold to-night will
be the means of crystalIxlng public
sentiment against the encroachment
upon the liberties of the people of tho
giant monopolies and trusts. It Is not
sought or desired to push to the back?
ground the vital Issues of IS36, nor to
lessen In any particular the tight to
be made upon the greatest of all trusts
? the money trust -which, greater than
all. is more dangerous than all, and by
Its existence renders possible many
combinations of wealth, that, without
It. could hoi survive.
The battle line must be drawn sharp
and clear, with Democracy on one hand
and the trusts and the monopolies on
the other "
Provident Hawes was followed by
Hon. imp Clark, of Missouri, who
presented the State nnd district ban
rs In the name of the State Commit
t Mr. Clark was greeted wltn a tre?
TRUSTS AND DEMOCRACY.
"Trusts and Democracy," occupied
Col. M. C. Wetmore, of St. Louts, but
a few minutes. His remarks were
greeted with cheers.
He was followed by Hon. David A.
de Armand, of Missouri, who spoke up?
on "Trusts and Its parents."
The applause which met Mr. Bnyan
was of the most flattering description.
The cheers drowned the music, which
struck up "Hold the Fort," as he ad?
vanced to the front of the rostrum.
Mr. Bryan spoke as follows:
MR. BRYAN'S GREAT SPEECH.
Ttn acmr who visited Nebraska re?
cently, upon learning from a Republi?
can that confidence bad been restored,
remarked tluvt he had examined Web?
ster's dictionary to learn what "confi?
dence" meant and found confidence de
flncd as "trust," and then ho under?
stood that confidence had been really
M re trusts have been formed during
the last two years than existed at the
beginning of the present administra?
tion, and the nominal capitalization of
the trusts now in existence approaches,
if it does not equal In amount, tho
world's total supply of gold and silver.
The Influence "f these trusts has be?
come so enormous that the people,
without respect to party, are asking
themselves how the evil can be reme?
PURPOSE OF THE TRUST.
Th - purp so of the trust Is to con?
trol the ; rotluct of some article of
merchandise, und the methods em
(Continued on s xth Pago.)
OTHER T?n EGRAPH PAGE 6
CLASSIFICAI iCP: CF NEWS.
Telecraoh News?Pare t, 6:nd 11.
Lov.il News?page*2,1 and 5.
Editorial ?Piste 4.
Home Study Circle?Pasje 4.
irsinia News - pa? 3.
North 1 "aroltnj News Pa.;s 7.
' The V. orld of Sport?Pat;,; 9.
Portsmouth News?Pages to and 11.
: Berkley News? t'.i?t 8.
I Shipping-?Paga 12
j Real Estate?Paye 12._