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VOL.. III-?NO. 5.'>, NOB FOLK, VA? Til LT 118 DAY, ?I D N E 1
t Tri r 1 BD10CR?T1C PARTY f I In Victory or Defeat. | THREE CENTS PBlt COPY. LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CAm.K,CONTINUED ON ~- ' _-?-_' ' J PAGE 6 Ex-Governor Altgeld Speaks in Louisville, for bryan in 1900 Tliinl Alumni Mooting <>r niiio Valley Iionitn? ui ItNBIetalllnil'liibtt- Judge I'urviu Declare* For Dry mi ns De* ?Hueruey'M I.ruder In too i Ttio i:x Uavrrunr fit Illinois Hernie Name IIenvy lilow?. (By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.) Louisville. Kjr., May 31.-The Ohio Valley League of Bimetallic Clubs, com brislng the Staus Of Ohio, Indiana, lilfhi is and Kentucky, Is holding Its third annual convention In Ibis city. McCauley's Theatre, tbo scene of the gathering;, was profusely decorated when the convention was cnlled to j order at *J:30 this afternoon. When President Tarvln, of the Bimetallic League, delivered his annual address li rhaps n thousand people were Irt the theatre. Mayor Weaver, of Louisville, extend ?.! a welcome to the visiting dele gates and told them that their work would i>e well done if they Indorsed Bryan for President in 1000. Judr" j. i>. Tnrvln's remarks were at limes received with tho greatest enthusiasm, any reference t?> a re afllrmntloti of the Chicago platt rm or nh Indorsement of W. J. Bryun as the Presidential nominee being the signal for vociferous applause. He Bpoko for an hour and concluded ns follows: BUY AN FOR 1900. "In conclusion l will say that l be? lieve It to be the Judgment and the sense of this convention, that the Democrat 10 National Convention of woo. niter adopting a platform made by Democrats, ough t<> place upon it by acclamation as the lender of the Democrtiry In that year, the one who led them a&alttbt slick tctirfuT odds In ism;, and that in the campaign of 1900, us In 1SIIC, the real and only Demo? crats of this land will bo satisfied and ought to be satisfied, with Hint for which they contended In .1896?Bryan und free silver. A CONVERT. At the evening session President Tar? vin introduced Flavins J. Van Voorhis. of Indianapolis, a former Republican who said bimetallism, as opposed to monometallism, is the true salvation and the basis on which the great po? litical and economic questions must bo settled. JOHN P. ALTO ELD. EK-Oovornor J. P. Altgeld, of Illinois, was presented.. The grontejft enthusi? asm prevail, d when the Illinois states? man arose to address the convention, the del, .,-ates rising to their U ?!. wav? ing hats and . h??> ring lustily, rile spoke In part as follows: ?'The evils that result from the gold standard have not been exaggerated or over-stated. Time has sustained the bl mctnllist nnd that mnn makes a fatal mistake who thinks that the American people are ready to abandon this cause, and Inasmuch as the abandonment of the ratio practically amounts to the. abandonment of tho awn ? ihni patitL cian makes a fatal mistake who thinks that t|ie ratio can !>.? abandoned with? out disintegrating and destroying tho Democratic party. For every score of wealth worshipping gold. Democrats w ho would be brought to our standard by such an abandonment of principles, ten thoUsnrid moil of deep convictions W Otlld leave us. GOVERNMENT BY INJUNCTION. "But tho money question Is not the only great question that confronts us. There 1? the great question of govern? ment by Injunction, a system under which a Federal Judge, elected to ofllce by corporation Influences, strikes down tho right of free speech, and with a contemptuous wave of tho hand, brush? es aside the right of trial by Jury, that bulwark of English liberty at the m:ro request of a corporation agent. 'The temptation offered by corrupt capitaLibeing too great for the ordinary man to withstand, it Is evident that as long as these temptations nre offered they will be effective; By the enlist? ment of the system of 'Initiative and referendum' the fruits of bribery could bo taken nwny, and thus the induce? ment to bribe would be destroyed. TRUSTS AND MONOPOLIES. "For a quarter of a century both po? litical parties have denounced corpora? tions, trusts and monopolies. Nearly every State In the Union has legislated against them. The Federal Govern? ment has legislated npainst them, yet In spite of this denunciation In epito of all this legislation, they have gone on multiplying. The trusts are masters of the situation. They have come to stay and, therefore. It Wj the mission and the duty of tho Democratic party to secure the benefit of the monopoly for the public, for the people, that means municipal and governmental ownership of all monopolies which it I? practical for a government us yet to control. PROPOSITIONS DISPUTED. "I hear It said that wo can not enr ry tho country unless we got Jiaw York, and fh.at In order to get New York we must abandon our principles. In the first place, I dispute both propo? sitions, and In the second place I want to say that the time has gone by when tho Democracy can carry New York on a blear-eyed platform. The rank and file of the Democratic party In New York Is aroused and it Is as devoted to the principles of the Chicago platform as Is the party anywhere In the coun? try and competent Judges tell me that Governor Roosevelt's selection was ma?* possible by the votes of Demo cratB who preferred to support an open enemy than supporting a Democrat who stood for nothing:." While Governor Alt geld was In the midst of the discourse Mr. Bryan reach? ed the theatre. After, the speeches had Ueen concluded, the distinguished visi? tor.-, repaired to the Galt House, where a banquet of the Young Men h Demo? cratic Club of Louisville was given to Judge Tarvln, the president. To attend this and to respond to the toast "The Democratic Party" Mr. Bryan had hiade H fepcclnl trip t,. Louisville two ?lays earlier than he expected. THEY LIKE PfiANILA. FOUi: THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS ANXIOUS TO It KT URN THERE. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, May 31.?It is given out here that satisfactory results have at tended the movement among the volun? teer regiments in Manila for the estab? lishment of an American colony In the Philippines. Four thousand of the vol? unteers now in the islands nre report? ed to have signed a petition to the President and Secretary "f War, pray? ing that they receive their discharges in Manila Instead Of at tllO places of ( enlistment, and that they be allowed I travel pay to Die place of enlistment, it ivim explained that they believed the Philippine Islands "offered rate oppor? tunities for Industrious and enterpris? ing Americans to make for themselves homes," and that they desired to re? main "for the purpose of taking part in the development of the mining, ag? ricultural and Industrial resources o? th" Islands." The petition etaicJ._Lhat in tht'-evrnt of favorable action by the government these signing it pledged their united support in upholding the laws and pro? tecting the interests of the 1'nltco. states there, and would, if Bo desired, become members of a National Guard or such other Organisation as might be necessary for the best protection of tmericati Interests In thu Philippines. When the petition was brought to the attention of the War Department In? structions were cabled to General Otis, and he issued a circular Ju<st received by the Department, in which he said: "When volunteer organisations are ordered home for muster out. Individual members who wish to n main in the Philippine Island.-', whose services have been honest and faithful, will be dis? charged by the Department command? er. Soldiers, upon being so discharged, will lie entitled to travel allowances from the stations of their organizations to places of enlistment, for land travel di.stanee only, with the privilege of free transportation on Government trans? port within one year after the dale of their discharge. ALLOWANCES FOR RE-ENLIST? MENT. "Members of the regular or volunteer service discharged under the provision of tili? order, who Immediately re-enllst in the regular army, will he entitled to travel allowances for the total distance, land and sea, from place of discharge tn place of enlistment." Under the terms of this order volun? teers remaining in Manila will have a fairly large sum with which to com? mence private business. General Otis has hol yet officially advised the De? partment of the number of volunteer* who have re-enlisted either In the reg? ular army or for six months, hut It Is reported that only enough men have been obtained to form two full regi? ments-. A NOVEL CASE. THE MAYOR OF LOUISA UNSEATS HIMSELF. (Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Richmond, Va., May 81.?A most re -niii11 iMe and miiciifi c.i-v lias dr vi l oped in Louisa, Involving the anti-duel lit.g law. It. L. Barrett was brought to trial in Mayor Bibb's court, charged! with shooting .T. G. May. Saturday,' witli intent to kill. The question raised by the attorney far the defence as to the right of Bibb to try the rase, he not having subscribed to antl-duclltng oath when he took the regular oath of ofllco. The Mayor, himself, decided that the law of the Slate and the Supreme Court made the office vacant, nnd re? fused to t'ry the ca.se. Another magis? trate was secured, and the ?ante point was made before this magistrate, but lite latter decided that though he had not he could ?it. Proper objection was filed. Mayor Bibb was In the city to? day consulting with Attorney General Montague regarding the grave ques? tions involved. ?titIt way Siirireon?? ? oiiTfUtlnn, Richmond, Va., May SI.?The twelfth annual conventl in ?>:" the International Railway Surgeons nut here this morn? ing. Tills evening at S o'clock the visitors will be tendered an Informal reception by tiie resident physicians. To-morrow afternoon at 4:43 o'clock Ihe party will go down the river on a steamer ns far as Dutch Gap. Saturdny morning at 8 o'clock n spe? cial train will carry the physicians and their wives to the University of Vir? ginia and the Hot Springs. A number of the strangers will spend Sunday nt the springs and proceed on Monday to Columbus, Ohio, to attend the meeting of the American Medical Association, which begins its sessions on June C. The sessions of the convention .ire de? voted to the discussion of subjects of special Interest to railway surgeons. Prien?)*, i nr lai-i?.oii Reform. New York. May 31.?The Religious Society of Friends, at their annual meeting hero to-day, directed the fol? lowing stntement to be sent to the As? sociated Press: "We desire to ra-tiiTirm our testimony that prison discipline should look to? wards reformation, and that all use of prisoners for the profit of contractors without regard to their physical or moral welfare, wherever it occurs, de? serves our earnest condemnation, nnd that we know of nothing more deplora? ble or cruel in the treatment of con? victs than Is practiced in the chain-1 gangs of some Southern States." Filipinos Cams Out in Rowboats After Them. TOOK THEM TO WOODS She American Hunt v. as Bpcnlmcd nuil Im Occiipmil, rn,y (ninpuirr ?'I'be Monitor Monnilnocu to ilio Itenciie?KoIrii or Terror -sniii i<? ii> Territory Lately Occu? pied by Our Troop*. (By Tei^rjrapb to VIrgtanlan-Pllot.) Manila, May 31.?0:10 p. m.?Details regarding tlie capture by Filipino? ot two ofllccrn ot the United States hos? pital ship Relief yesterday, have just been obtained. Tho Belief lies in the harbor in front of this city. Third Olllcer Fred. Heppy and As? sistant Engineer Charles Blandford rigged a sail on one of the ship's boats and went sailing along tltc shore, on tho south, apposite the insurgent lines. Tho boat became becalmed near the GENERAL OT Describes Military Operations in the Philippines. BARREN NEGOTIATIONS AgnllinlilO Organised Wltliont Au? ^ iliuriij' it Govemtitcut l or ibe I Phlllppliio l'eople ?How I lie HM? 11 ?> of *l nri 11 n \Vi?* lirmi^lii nil ? Kf? i (m (i to Ilenlore I'cuco (turret! Of S:> U ?f a< Iu i y Kenulls, (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington May 31.?The Secretary ! of War to-day made public the report of General Otis, transmitting the reports of his subordinate officers on the oper? ations around Manila, up to April 6. General Otis begins with this state? ment: i "These military operations are fairly well presented in the reports, and I have little to add thereto, but desire j particularly to call attention to the rise i ar.il development of conditions and clr THE STAR OF HOPE RISES FOR DREYFUS. M. Thtllot do licnupre, president of tho civil section of tho court of c.ns=n tion. la the man who has recommended that Captain Dreyfus, th. prisoner of DlvII-c Piund. In eiwn an opportunity to clear himself of the charge of sell? ing French military secrets before a new court martial. shore, i\iul some native canoes with Filipinos on board put out and cap? tured the two men, who were unarmed, and also took possession of tho boat. The United States turret ship Monad nock quickly sent a boat with a landing party ashore under cover of her guns, and shelled the shore briskly. The na? tives, however, rushed the prisoners in? to the woods before tho Monadnock'fi boat reached land. REIGN OP TERROR. Tersons on board several other ships saw the affair through glasses, but wore unable to prevent the capture of Messrs. Heppy and Blandford. Friendly natives arriving here from the country around San Isldro and S in Miguel report that a reign of terror ha*< prevailed since the American troops were withdrawn from those parts of tho islands. The Insurgents who are returning there deal vengeance upon those of their countrymen who have ehown any1 friendship toward the Americans dur? ing the latter's occupation of the ter* rll >ry. The friondlios declare that unoffend? ing people nre being murdered daily, ami that their houses are being burned and their property confiscated. Plenty of sympathizers with tho in? surrection remained during tho Amer? icans' stay, and they have been report? ing these instanced of fricndlios toward our troops. MAGNIFIED. The refugees add that, the Inhabitants wore badly oppressed by the native sol? diers before tho American occupation, but that their condition Is worse now. Doubtless there Is much truth inj thette reports, though such stories from! Filipino sources are always magnified. Washington, D. C. May 31.?Tho fol? lowing dispatch, received by the Navy' Department, the first direct news of Lieutenant Gllmore that has been re? ceived for over a week. It is taken by t!ie department as a hopeful indication i of bin situation: "Manila, May 31, 1S99. "Secretary Navy, Washington: "Escaped Spanish prisoner reports seeing Gllmore and some sailors well. Gllmore allowed horse. I "BARKER." cumstances which resulted finally In war. This I deem to be essential i.i I order to correct the somewhat prevail-1 j ing it-pi ess Inn I hat the p ?vernmcnl of the United .States is responsible through deceit or wrongful actlou for the prea* j cnl existing hostilities." THE PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION. To this end be gives a short summary of the Philippine insurrection against Spain, laying stress on the fact that a small band of the natives of Luzon, leaders of the rebellion of '06 against' . Spain, were induced for a moneytary consideration to leave the island. These men returned to the vicinity of Manila I nfter the destruction of the Spanish I (leet there, toeing as General Otis says, I "encouraged without authority to at l tempt the organization of what they were pleased to denominate nn indi - I pendent government for the Philippine ! people." INDEPENDENCE PROCLAIMED. Independence. General Otis says, was proclaimed by Aguinnldo in August and ! ns early as June he had warned the I United States authorities against the | landing of its military forces on Phil-j Ippine soil without first obtaining his! consent, because, as he expressed lt. I "tho Philippine people might consider' the occupation of Philippine territory] by North American troops a violation of their rights." A FICTION. General Otis says: "When the United Slates forces landed from their trans? ports near and to the south of Manila for the- purpose of uttacking the city, the tlctlort that they were acting as illies of tho Insurgents and in further? ance of Philippine Independence up-1 pears to have been conveyed by Insur? gent leaders." General Otis describes Agulnaldo's efforts to strengthen his lines In pre- ! paration for hostilities with the United States during this time, and explain" the growth of the Insurgent Independent movement. HIGH TENSION EXISTED. Describing briefly the high tension that existed at the time, General Otis i includes In explanation of his course some highly Important correspond! !' .? that passed between himself and Aguin? nldo. Early in January General Oti3 was I asked by conservative Philippines to appoint n committee of army officers to meet ah Insurgent ?. mi Iti ?? i>y whl ii pence might be maintained. Gahcrul eis refused to reci guise any Insurg nt government, but was n lllng to n< go tinto with Aguinaldo or a commission appointed by hint. The reoort seta out In full the cor? respondence on this subject which passed between Qencral Otis anil Aguinaldo. The latter named a < Im? mission, consisting of three of his leaders, to confer with Ucncrnl Otis with a view to mi amicable understand* Inn. but expressed surprise that Otis would not receive the commissioners ns official representatives of the insur? gent ivernment. In his reply General Otis explained that he was acting no rely as the agent of the, United states government. As such ho had no authority to recognize the Filipino government and could not receive officially reprcs ntutlvvs of that government, lie expressed earn? est hope that the commissioners named by him ahd by Aguinaldo would be abb throttgh conference to dispel the mis? understanding which existed. He was under strict orders from the President, he said, to avoid a conflict if possible, but he admonished Aguinaldo that the American troops were aware of the Filipinos" efforts 16 preclpltute hostlll tn -?. lie pointed out that a definite pol? icy with reference to the Philippines would have to be do dared by Congress and for the action of Congress he hoped Aguinaldo would wait. BARREN OP RESULTS. General Otis says ?he negotiations were barren of practical results. The insurgent members desired absolute In? dependence, but were unauthorized to present any statement they could main? tain. In the latter part of January the in? surgents became nggri SSlve, interfering with the American troops, and finally led Generai Otis t > address another lot tor to Aguinaldo calling attention to the arrest by Filipinos of b wie Ameri? can soldiers and a newspaper corre? spondent and requesting an explana? tion. General Otis' letter added: WHAT Hi: is DOING. "I am doing everything possible to preserve the peace nod avoid all frle licn until the Philippine people can be made fully acquainted with the senti? ments and intentions of the American Government, when 1 am confident that they will appreciate the endeavors ot the United Stales, and will again look upon thai country as their friend and , protector. 1 al?<o fully believe that the present unrest Is the result ot machina? tions of cvll-disposcd persons." AiiCiNALDtvs SARCASTIC REPLY. To ihls letter Aguinaldo sent a hui? casiie reply; bat oidcrcd the release of the prisoners. General Otis next tells how the Amer? ican soldiers were openly insulted, and how the Insurgents bad continually la? bored to strengthen their lines, threat? ening to drive the Americans out of the Island, and how- finally, on the night of February 4th. the demonstration was made, which resulted in the killing of a Filipino by an American sentry and the fiiiiif- on the Americans by the In? surgent troops. General Otis continues as follows: HOSTILITIES PREMEDITATED. "The Insurgent army had thus suc? ceeded in drawing the lire of a small outpost, whi. h they had evidently la bored with all their Ingenuity to ac? complish in order to Justify In some way their premeditated attack. It Is not believed that the chief insurgent loaders wished to open hostilities at this lime, as ihey were not completely prepared to assume the Initiative. They desired two or thie,- days more to per? fect their arrangements, hut the seal of their army brought on the crisis which anticipated their action. They coUld not have delayed long, however, for it was their object to force an is suio before American troops then en route could arrive at Manila. . SUCCESS AT EVERY POINT. "The movement of troops during the protracted engagement which followed and their success at every point are des.-ribc.l in the accompanying reports of the commanding generals of division. 1 cannot speak to., highly of the effi? ciency displayed by the troops under the most trying ordeals, and whore all organizations engaged conducted them? selves so couragi ously it would be dif? ficult to undertake special mention. A RISING SUPPRESSED. ?"During the nicht of February I and tho following day the Insurgents of the city were greatly agitated, fearing for ! their personal safety. A portion, to j the number of eight thousand, had been enrolled in a sr r : i lety for the pur poso nf attacking our troops wlthlu the city ami performing Incendiary work While the insurgents.pressed us from without. This purpose was well known and an attaok upon our forces both In front and rear was anticipated. So admira? bly, however, had General Hughes, the provost marshal general, disposed of S.COO troops nf his ? ommnnd that the rising was suppri SSCd wherever at? tempted." In conclusion General Otis explains in detail his njiovemcnt on Caloocan, and says that It was attended with tho ac? customed success i f Am rican arms. ARMOR PLATE 3ID3. THE PRICE PINED BY CONGRE8S WAS NOT REACHED, (I'.y Velegrnpn Vlrgtmah-Pllot.) Washington, May M.?Bids were to have boon opened by the >, ivy Depart? ment at noon to-day for armi r for bat? tleships, monitors and armored cruisers now authorized by law, but no bids were received within the price fixed by Congress. The Carnegie Steel Company nnd the Bethlehem iron Company submitted statements that they were unable to furnish armor nf the character nt the price fixed by Congress. l'.urnst ine Pres.. of Snn Fran :. \ made a blanket offer to furnish all the armor required fo* $450 per ton. which, however. Is above tho limit fixed by Congress. This limit wns $F0 for the seven ships authorized ins; y< t and $300 per ton for the ships authorized this ycar> NICARAGUA? CANAL REPORT Practical Statement of Work by the Commission. DELAY AND ANNOYANCE Olllcial Ab?trncl From Hrport Slntlo by Admiral Wolkcr, hbowa That iin- ?tiiiii'? nud Lull KoniH ore Prrlcmblo - Two EMlmntos of Wbnl Ii U lli < o?i lo urn ill ( mint Arms? the l*tbintl?Ja (Dy Telegraph to VIrglnlon-Fllot.) Washington. May :'?t.?The Slate De parthient to-May made public an offi? cial abstract of the report ot the Nlca ragunti Canal Commission as presented by A Imirnl Walker, the head ot the commission. Tili- (Synopsis says: '?I'll.- commission made a careful study of all data bearing upon the Nlcarnguan canal Question, and organ? ized a largo force. DELAY AND ANNOYANCE. "Much delay to tl?e work and great annoyance to working parties was caused by at tempts at revolution and by the strained relations between the Governments of Nicaragua and Costa Itlca. Tin- outbreak of the war be? tween the l'ii.led States and Spain was al.-o a serious matter. PHE IIOUTE8 FAVORED. "The report goes Into minute details in respect to all questions connected with the const ruction of the canal, and H iya after mature deliberation the com I mission had adopted and estimated for the ionic from Brlto to Lake Nicara? gua, called Child's route, and from the lake to Greytown, called Lull route. This line leaving Urlto follows the left i bank of the Rio Grande to near llueno Retire, crosses the Western divide to Liie valley of the Lajas-which It followa to Lake Nicaragua. Crossing the Inks to the head of the San Juan river. It follow? the upper river to near Boca .Sun Carlo?: thence, in excavation by the left bank of the river to the San .luanlllo and across the low country to Greytown, passing to the northward of Lake Silico. it requires but a single dam with regulating works at both ends of the summit level. The surveys have in general revealed better physical conditions than wero hitherto supposed to exist, especially us to the amount of rock In the upper river, whereby It is possible to greatly reduce the estimated cost of construc? tion. "To determine the proper unit prices for excavation the average of prices ac? tually paid to contractors on the Chi? cago drainage canal, which represent i ust of plant, prices paid for work done and contractors' profits, were taken. To tlu'.se prices certain percentages were added for tho difference in loca? tion, climate, etc. "In obtaining the estimates for 'he cost of l .cks, the prices actually paid for building the government locks at Satllt Sic Marie were taken, and 33 por . cent, was added for the difference of location. WHAT IT WILL COST. "After itivlner due weight u> all the? elements tor this important question, I and with an earnest desire to reach logical conclusions, based upon substnn I tial facts, the commission believes that it canal can be built across the Isthmus an this route for not exceeding $11S,? 113,790. A HIGHER ESTIMATE. ?'Colonel Haines concurs generally with the views of the other members ..f tiie commission, but his estimate of I the cost t.i ?131,S1S,30S." YELLOW FEVER SCARE. DEATH IN NEW ORLEANS?MA? RINE HOSPITAL? SURGEONS ORDERED THERE. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New Orleans. May 31.?Miss Grlllo, I aged 17 years, living on Roya.1 street, ? was reported on Saturday by her phy j slclan as being 111 with symptoms of yellow fever. Miss Grillo died Sunday afternoon. An autopsy was held, the result of which was laid -before ex? perts who reached the conclusion, that the case presented evidences of yellow fever. Under an agreement with several Boards of Health, the finding of tha experts was telegraphed to them, also the fact that there was no other case In New Orleans in any way suspic? ious. SURGEONS ORDERED THERE. Washington, D. a. May 31.?The Sur? geon General of the Marino Hospital Service has received information of the development of a case of yellow fever. In New Orleans, but no additional ln ; formation has come to him. i OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS j ! Teletrrapit News?11? I and 6. Loe.il .News -Knres 2, }, 5 and 6. Editorial?Pace a. , lloin? Study Circle?Fa? 4. ; Virginia News?Pai:i$ $ and 0. I North Carolina News ? Patfa 7. , The W orld of Sport?Pa?e 11. 1 Portsmouth News?Panes to and ti. ISerUev News?Pa;e tt. Markets?I a^e t2. Shipping?Paste 12 Real Estate?Pa? 12. ?