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THE CONFERENCE AT THE HAGUE Demand For Protection of Private Property at Sea MAY NOT BE DISCUSSED American lie I <-t o t < ? Have Not Tel Presented It to llio Conference ? V>i< ot Nrn' i:xplo<lv?D or New In* ventliins For Ordinance FnTowd? nnmdnm Ballets Canaidered?Th? Asphyxiating ????cs Coudesuued. CBy Telegraph to Vlrtrlnlnn-PI'ot.) The Hague, Juno 22.?The American demand for the protection of private property at sea has not yet been pre sentcd to the Peace Conference. An? drew D. White, heart of the American delegation, on Tuesday, requested the Prosldenl of the Conference, M. dc Staal, to BUbm.lt tho question to the conference, at the same time Huggest Ing that the proper way to bring the matter up for dlaiusshm?wrrald be u> assemble a plenary conference, submit tii" (Jinti and have it referred to n ?? immktsion for examination. MAY NOT BE DISCUSSED. M, do Staal has not yet arrived at n di Islon, a.s tlio American proposal hn not been translated into French, It is the gl neral opinion that the de ?? egales of the great powers are abso? lutely opposed to raiding the question, arguing the Incompetence of the con? ference to do so under, the terms of Count MuravlefT'8 circular, M. do Staal having declared at the opening of the conference, with the approval or the delegates, that under no circum? stances WOUlC I bo conference discuss any question not contained in ihe cir-| cular. Several delegates declare there Is little chance of I he question being discussed, but that If that is discussed America will be opposed with the ut? most energy. REPORTS ADOPTED. After short sessions of the sub-com? mittees of War und Navy, at which re? ports by Major General Den Boer Poor tugael, of tho Dutch delegation, and Count Soltyk. the Austrian naval cx ? pert, were respectively adopted, the first committee to meet to discuss the same in the above order. The delegates declared In favor of any state using any new explosives or new inventions fur ordnance. Russia and Bulgaria alone refraining from vot? ing. DUMDUM BULLETS. The question of dumdum bullets was discussed. Major General Sir .lohn Ar daugh, or the British delegation, de? claring that dumdums should only be used against nn uncivilized foe. The conference flnnlly resolved in fa? vor of prohibiting the use of bullets. Which easily spread Of Hatten out in the human body, such ns explosive bullets, bullets in n hardened case which does not entirely cover the point, or bullets with an Incision. ANGLO-SAXON UNITY. The British and American delegates alone voted in tho negative. The use of any new explosives In projectiles from balloons was prohib? ited for live years: AS IM i Y X 1 ATINO GAS KS. Count Soltyk's report was then taken up. It declared that tho sub-commit? tee, though unable to agree regarding the proposed abolition of naval arms, submarine torpedo boats and the use of explosives, had declared against the use of asphyxiating gases, which the first committee also apprdved. PEACE IN SAMOA. CHIEF JUSTICE CHAMBERS AND ADMIRAL KAUTZ SUSTAINED. (By telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Juno 2:'.?The Secretary of Stale last night received a dispatch from the Hon. Bartldtt Tripp, United States Commissioner at Samoa, saying that peace had been restored in ihe island; tho commission had sustained the decision of Chief Justice Chambers In tho contested case of the election of tho King; that Malietoa Tanu has re? signed; the kingship was to be abol? ished and a provisional government es? tablished. Admiral Kautz reported his arrival at San Francisco last evening by tele? graph to the Navy Department, but made no report upon Samoan affairs. This will probably be committed to the mails. His otlioial superiors are fully satislied with his conduct while at Apia. The Admiral retains his assignment as commander-ln-chlcf of the forces on the Pacific station, and the Philadelphia will be retained in commission, though being subjected to some necessary re? pairs and docking at once. KENTUCKY DEMOCRATS. STATE CONVENTION FOR BRYAN AND SILVER. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Louisville. Ky., June 22.?Tho second day of tho Democratic convention was a blank s.> far ns proceedings of record go. Under the surface, however, it was a busy day of electioneering and wire pull? ing. Two short sessions were held, one in the morning and one In the even? ing. At the former, committees were ap? pointed and a recess was taken until evening to allow them to work. This evening the Credential Committee, hav? ing scarcely begun Its Work, the con? vention adjourned until 9 o'clock to? morrow morning. The committee will havo to dispose of some 300 scuts. Its deliberations will govern the length of the convention, and. if radical action be taken In any one direction, it may effectively Influ? ence the nominations. The Stone-Goo bel combination is still master of the situation, having control of tho ma? chinery of I he convention. This was demonstrated twice to-day In the forc? ing of an adjournment. Chairmen Itedwlne and the other temporary officers, It Is believed, will be retained in the permanent organiza? tion. To-night the Hnrdln people are Imisy working on the Stone delegates, for It Is In this direction their only hope lies. They are using the argument that the Ooebel followers are using the Btone Goebel combination for purely selfish purposes, ami that they will attempt to nominate the Kenton county leader for Governor, regardless of the tacit und rstandlng that Stone should re: ceive this prize. Mi auwhlle there Is no sign of weak? ness in the combination. Stone or Goe bel may he nominated for Governor, and the report of the Committee on Credentials may decide the race. The make-up of the remainder of the ticket will depend upon the selection for Gov? ernor. The platform will declare for Bryan und silver, nnd Is likely to con? tain an anti-trust pi.ink. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY. CONFERS DEGREES UPON AD? MIRAL SCHLEY AND GEN. WHEELER. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, June 22.?Tho honorary degree of LL. D. \vaa to-day conferred liy Georgetown University on Rear Ad? miral Wlnfleld Scott Schley and George w. Melville; Major-General Joseph Wheeler, Hon. w. Bourkc Cock ran, of New York; Dr. .Samuel Rusey, District of Columbia; Dr. Daniel Browcr, of Illinois, anil Hon. Thomas ticrran, Tailed Si.iles of Colombia. General Wheeler, Dr. Browcr and lion. Thomas Herren Were unavoidably absent. The presentation occurred during the annual commencement exercises of the University. When the honorary de? grees were c< nferred the rector of the University announced that fiir years it has been the policy of I he institution to confer the honorary degree of 1.' ictor of Laws upon certain of Hie nation's men who have honored their country and rellected glory on themselves. Iii- Bald it was lit and proper Hint Georgetown University shall honor one of Hie country's most noble s ns, Rear Admiral Schley, the hero of Santiago. As the Admiral stepped to the centre of the platform men nnd women nrose en masse and pandemonium reigned. Waving of handkerchiefs, shouts, clap? ping of hands and stumping uf feet marked the occasion. The undcr-graduates were unrestrain? ed In their demonstrations. Cries of "What's tho matter with Schley? He's all right" nnd like outbursts tilled the hall. Rear Admiral Melville was also tho recipient of generous applause as ht was handed his degree. The address to the graduates was made by Bourke Cockran. A BANK ROBBED. A SNEAK THIEF SECURES TEX THOUSAND DOLLARS. (By Tel? graph to Virglninn-Pllot.) Boston, June 22.--A sneak thief 011 tcrcd ih" Metropolitan N tlonal Hank hero to-day and stole ?10,w0 while the paying teller's attention was drawn away for a moment. The man entered the bank at about 11 o'clock nnd the ndler was asked for some directions about sending a money older. The tel? ler gave the Information desired and the stranger stood nt the counter np parently making notes. .lust then the '.eller was call, d to another part of the office oTftl IPS \ Isitor quickly thrust his arm through the grating of the window and took fifty $100 notes and five $1,000 notes. A young lady stenographer In the bank say the man's net ion, but he es? caped. He was apparently about 2S years of age und well dressed. THE THIEF ARRESTED. New York, June 22.?Detectives from the Central Office arrested the Boston brink robber ns he alighted from a train at the Grand Central station to? night at ?> o'clock. The stolen money was found on his person, lie gave the name of George Shea, and said he was 21 years Old. His real name is Philip S. Zimble. Ho lives in Chicago and is a well known crook. RUSSIA BUYING GUNS. A TREMENDOUS ORDER OFFER? ED AMERICAN MANUFAC? TURERS. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Bridgeport, Conn., June 22.?It whb learned to-day that within a shnrt time the plant of the American Ordnance Company has been visited by n repre? sentative of the Czar of Russia. It is stated that the ordnance' com? pany was asked by the representative of the Czar whether the following order could be filled: One hundred field batteries of six guns each, six and twelve puinders. quick fire guns, and) 1.600 caissons and Umbers. The value of the order would be \ about So.oon.noo. The officials of the ord? nance company refuse admit or d ny that such an order has been placed, j Two Bristol Boys - row ?eil. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Wilmington, X. C, Jude 22.?Two hiight boys, Edmond M l mrln and John Murphy, aged respectively u and IS years, were drowned to-day i:> Lake Waccama.v. Columbus county. They went to the lake on an excursion run from this city by St. Andrew's Pn - byterian Sunday Fehod. The remains were brought to the city on Hie ex? cursion train at 6 o'clock, and were met at the depot by members of the re? spective families. Edmond McLaurm was the son of Mr. L. W. McLaurin. n well-known business man of this city, and John Murphy waa the son of Mrs. Sarah Murphy, a widow lady, who re? sides on Walnut street,. FOUND GUILTY [TREASON Filipino Commissioner Must Serve Twelve Years in Prison. SENTENCED TO DEATH Colonel Arsnellos Atlvoencjr or Anton omy A m'i i>st si (x < on ii 11 ) incii t'ulla Down Ilm WrnDi of Con??? res? lipon hin Mentt?Washington Ree I men l 4 n|iiuro? Geiternl I'lo <lel I'llnr'm KrnSM Hand of lilghtyalvro Pieren. (P.y Telegraph to Vlrsini.m-Pilot.) Manila, Juno 22.?7:30 p. m.?Details of tho rentoncing of Colonel Arguol'.ec?, a Filipino commissioner, to twelve years' Imprisonment, have Just been Obtained here, it was at first reported that hin condemnation by the Filipinos was duo to the friendship lie displayed toward Americans; hut the information Just obtained shows tliu accusation against him was not based on his peace conference at Manila, as supposed. They confirm President Schurman'a be FRANCE HAS A NEW CABINET Senator Waldeck-Roussaau Com? pletes Task Assigned Him. A CELL FOR DREYFUS .n.iini'n of ilio Hen Wlio Compoao site Row Ministry-llxnnie of Wny In Which Drcs'fui (me Una Hcvoln (Ionized Political Conditions ? Kcw<i|inporf Protoat a;ninn Treating Urcyfoana n i rlmluiil. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Paris, June 22.?Senator Waldeck Rousseau wns recalled to the Elysee Palace this morning, where President Loubet proposed that he form a Cabi? net immediately. Late this afternoon the announce? ment was made that Senator Waldeck Rousseau had completed the forma? tion of a Cabinet. Tho Senat ir. accompanied by the new Cabinet Ministers, proceeded to tlre Elyscc Palace nt 0:10 p. m. to present his colleagues to President Loubet. THE CONTROVERSY OVER REAR ADMIRAL SCHLEY. Tho enemies of Hear Admiral Schley, after attempting to prove that he did not smash Ccrvera's fleet, arc now using the Brooklyu's loop story to provo that Schley was afraiJ of the Spaniards and was trying to get away. As usual. Schley is saying nothing. The conduct of the Brooklyn before oud after the loop incident would seem to plainly indicate that setting sway from the Spaniards was tho last thing Schley was thinking of. He has ul.e.ady explained that tho loop was necessary tu prevent the BrooUlyu from blsulcetiug the lire of tho American ships. I iff in hia sincerity and show that his advocacy of autonomy among the in? surgents' was treated as treason. TUR CHARGE. Tho charge against the Colonel was that in conversation with Filipino oili cers he predicted that disorders with? in the insurgent territory would iead to civil war, and, therefore, ho naid he considered autonomy under the Ameri? cans preferable to independence. The Filipino Congress tried him on thc chargc of treason, ana a heated debate over autonomy followed. Finally, the Colonel was sentenced to death, but this was commuted to 12 years' impris? onment, on account Of his previous ser? vices to the cause, after an eloquent plea upon the pari of his counsel. Colonel Arguelles is one of the most conservative und respected men ldentl Med with the Insurrection, THE DEPARTURE OF VOLUN? TEERS. The rebels have learned that the American volunteers are returning to the United States, and the Filipino newspapers s'how that they construe i this to mean that the Americans are abandoning the war and are encouraged thereby. BRASS BAND CAPTURED. i The outposts of the ?Washington Reg ! iment yesterday captured General Plo ! del Pilar's brass band, of eighty-two i pieces, the members of which some j bow became separated from the rebel i army and came near the American lines I without having the meansof resistance. I Some Chinamen of Manila have tiled I a claim against the Instruments, which. it appears, were leased by the musl I cians of General Pio del Pllnr, THE NEW CABINET. The now Cabinet, as organized, Js as follows: President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of the Interior?Senator Waldeck-Rousseau. Minister of Foreign Affairs?M. Del casse. Minister of War?General, the Mar? quis d'Gallifet. Minister of Marine?M. de Lar.essan. Minister of Justice?M, Monis. Minister of Finance?M. Caillaux. Minister of Commerce?M. Millerand. Minister of Public Instruction?M. Leygues. Minister of the Colonies?M. de Crals. Minister of Agriculture?M. Jean Dupuy. Minister of Publlo Works?M. Pierre Baudin. AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE. The appointment of General, The Marquis d'Gallifet, as Minister of War, 1? an extrordlnary example of the way' in which the Dreyfus case has revo? lutionized political conditions. For' years past the General lias been the bugaboo of the Extremists, not only be- j cause of his monarchical sympathies, but on account of the rigorous manner'. In which he took part In repressing tho commune. His entry Into the cnblnet la undoubtedly due to Iiis attitude to? wards the Dreyfus ease, which has been throughout favorable to Dreyfus, al? though he holds that the proclamation of the prisoner's innocence should not] Include placing the responsibility for the apparent judicial blunders, upon the General Staff. Senator Waldeck-Rousseau entered I parliament from Renne?, where he once practiced law. NEWS OF MINISTERS. Paris, June ;?.'.?Le Cburrier du Solr publishes an Interview this cvenli . with General, The Marquis de Oallifet, the new Minister of War, who Is rep? resented as saying: "I urn reproached Cor my attitude In 1S71. At that time 1 serve! the major? ity, the constitution and th'> I tw us a soldier on the active list. 1 have re? mained silent until now. To-day 1 I'm 1 the army talking far too much. 1 am, as l was thirty years ago. at t':.? ser? vice of the majority, the constitution and the law." The Minister of Commerce. Alexandre Mlllerand. Radio l s iclallst. In an Inter? view published by the same paper, is report!d as * tying: "The Republicans have qoncludcd an armistice in order to meet the enemies of the republic, and to restore things i" their proper plans in the army, the magistracy and the admtnlstratl ?n." NEW CABINET FAVORS DREYFUS. The new Cabinet Is a strong combi? nation, and Is wholly in favor of Dn y fus; but sine I: contains such extreme men as Marquis d'Galllrel and M. Mll? lerand, it cm hardly be expected to have a long career. M. Waldcck-Uous scan, who is perhaps the most ru ? :ess ful leader at the French bar. loses an Income of i'JO.OjO by becoming mlnis 'ter. Except in connection with the Drey? fus affair, the new ministry bar. lit? tle Interest, and is received rather coolly. The Dreyfusltos are delighted, and tho anger oi tho dntl-Dreyfusites know no bounds. PROTEST FROM NEWSPAPERS. Ren lies. Fiance. June 22.?Tin re is ab.-'dute Ignorance here ns to the ar? rival of Captain Alfred Dreyfus. The town Is quiet. Workmen have completed placll ad? ditional bars across the window of the cell Intended for Ihe prisoner. The local newspapers are protesting against this Indignity, asserting that Dreyfus ought to be treated merely ns an accused oili cer and not as a criminal. CUBANS DENOUNCED. FOR ACCEPTING AMERICAN MON? EY?YELLOW FEVER AT SAN? TIAGO. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Havana, June 22.?Oeneral Enrique Collazo, who was u member of the staff of the Into Oeneral Callxto Garcia, nnd who, from time to time, lias attacked the American military administration through the press of Havana, to-day denounced the Cubans for accepting money from the United States, and calls them "cowards" for doing h >. He says: "Dignity should come before the calls [ of the stomach. What we want is that the intcrveners should conduct them? selves as the American people at largo desire, and not In accordance with the wishes of those, hero and in W. shlug ton. wlui are seeking personal enrich? ment through lucrative Negotiations. "l.et the administration deilne a policy that will enable us to know what to do to-day and in the future, and then act in accord with its spir.t. The American people recognize the truth in the report .,f General Miles and dis? regard General Algcr'S greed Let us speak but candidly nnd truthfully, tell? ing what we e.insider our duty und out right. The Spaniards dominated here foi four centuries without rte-i !ub mix? ing us. Let us not become American? ised to-day." YELLOW FEVER AT SANTIAGO. Santiago do Cuba. Juno 22.? In con? sequence of the outbn nlc of yellow fever the garrison of United Stat'-s tro ps lu re bus been removed from the old Spanish barracks to n comfortabh enmp in the hills, on the road to I 1 Mono. Thus far four soldiers have died of the fever nnd there uro eighteen cases in tho hospitals?Ona civilian h is succumbed to the disease and there nre three civilians suspects. GIRLS QUIT WORK. CHEROOT MAKERS IN RICHMOND DEMAND INCREASE OF PAY. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, Va., June 22.?About 1,200 girls engaged in cheroot making at the Whitlock branch of the American To bacco Company quit work to-day. Whether they will resume to-morrow remains to bo seen. Mr. Philip Whlt locki proprietor of the factory and ac? tive manager, said to-night that he thought practically everybody would b* at work to-morrow. Several girls, who must l>e regarded as out nnd out str Iv? ors, were much more uositlve that no? body would work unless certain de? mands are complied with. The bunch breakers demanded an Increase of 1 cent and the rollers the same. Both demands were refused. Mr. Whltlook had all work suspended about noon He says he believes all, or nearly ail, the girls will resume work to-morrow morning. Many of the girls say they will bo at the factory at 7 o'clock in the morning to see that nobody girs to work. so it seems likely that what Is really neither a strike, nor a tie up, nor a lockout, may become something of all three. ELK'S ELECT OFFICERS. AN ALABAMA MAN" ELECTED GRAND EXALTED RULER. (By Telegrapti to Virginlan-Pilot.i St. Louis. Mo., June 22.?The Grand Lodge B. P. O- E. wound up the busi? ness to-night by the election of Hie fol? lowing officers: Grand Exalted Ruler, Hon. II. B. Allen, of Birmingham, Ala.; Grind Leading knight, Charles H. Fu te ol Minneapolis; Grund Secretary, George A. Reynolds; Grand Treasurer. U 8. Orris, of Meadvilc, Pa.; Grand Esteem? ed I?ynl Knight. J. O. Reese, ol San Francisco; Grand Trustees, T. J.j Fanning. Indianapolis; Henry Mass, Baltimore; John D. O'Shea, Lynn, Massachusetts. The convention adopted the report from the Committee on Law and Ap- j peal, forbidding any Insurance feature whatever In the order. In the prize drills the Judges to-night I awarded first honors to tho CJicrry Pickers of Toledo. I DMIRAL DEWEY AT CEYLON Cordially Receivd by the British . Officials. DEWEY MAKES A SPEECH Presented wiih n Silver ('mhfi ?nu mi Aiflllrn? n- n Memento of IS is Visit ? The Olympia*? Crew Pre* nrnicil With it Tliotisnncl Pound* or Ten?The Anglo-Sn aeon Vulon Ton* ted. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Colombo, Ceylon, June 22.?The U. S. cruiser Olymp!?, with Admiral Dewey on board, arrived here at G o'clock a. m. from Singapore, June 15th. saluted the dirts ashore, and was saluted by the latter in return. An aide de camp representing the Governor of Ceylon, K ght Hon. Sir Joseph Weat-Rldgeway, boarded the Olympia at 7 o'clock this morning, In order to welcome the Admiral, ami Colonel Savage, commanding the troops, called at 10 o'clock. The visits were returned by Admiral Dewey at 11 o'clock. PRESENTED WITH A CASKET, was received at the Jetty by a guard of honor, and amidst cheering, drove in the Governor's carriage to breakfast with Colonel Savage. The Admiral afterward took rooms at the ?allofnc Hotel, and returned on board the Olympia at 1 o'clock. There he re? ceived a deputation representing the Planter's Association and the Chamber of Commerce, and was presented with a silver casket anil an address as a memento of his visit. The Admiral will remain in Ceylon about a week. He says he had a good voyage from Singapore, and that his health Is fairly gued. ;.r.t) p. in.?The presentation of the en ket to Admiral Dewey was made on board the Olympia, Instend of In tho Council Chamber, because his doctor had forbidden hint to participate In any official function. OLYMPIADS CREW REMEMBERED. The delegates also presented a thou sand pounds of tea to the crew of the Olympia. The Admiral, replying to the address of welcome, said he wished ho could re? ply In adequate terms, reciprocating the sentiments expri ssed, but, he added, he spoke from his heart when he ir?ld he deeply appreciated the welcome. Admiral Dewey added that he would have the very acceptable present of tea distributed as desired, Incidentally mentioning that he was a lifelong tea drinker himself, nnd assuring the dele? gation that the address would be road ?iniister." and afterwards framed and preserved. The casket, he remark? ed, he would always keep on his table and he told ihe delegation that he WftUld report the mitter tQ his govern? ment and describe the cordiality of his rcccpi Ion. Continuing, Admiral Dewey remark? ed: "That eh-er raised on the Jetty when T landed vent to the hearts of all rf us. We nre 11 i(D miles from home, ' t:t that cheer will be hi ard In America, although the way In whloh It has touch? ed me I shall never be able to fully ex? press. TWO NATIONS CLOSELY ALLIED. "The two nations were never so close? ly nllled by mutual sympathy and np prcclatlon ns now. Th* American peo? ple realized this during the late war, and you can imagine how all those who were at Manila and met Sir Edward Chlchester (commander of V'a British first-class cruiser immorfallte) and his pnllant comrades hold that feeling vary deeply." "ANOLO-SAXON UNION.!' A general conversation followed and, after toasting the "Anglo-Saxon union" :md the prosperity of the two countries the delegation departed. THE SOUTH FOR BRYAN. THE HEART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITH HIM. (By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pilot.) Fresno. Cal., June 22.?Senator Bate, of Tennessee, to-day, in an interview, s iid the heart of the Democratic party n with Mr. Bryan and the Chicago platform. "The Chicago platform will be re affirini I," sold Senator Rate, "and the clause im nst trusts will be strength? en- I at tho convention of 1300. The iUnited States will stand behind Mr. Bryan an l fr< e silver and In opposition to the trusts." Mr. Bate said a very small part of tho Populists will refrain from co iting with the Democracy, and especially if Mr. Bryan Is the leader. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS BV DEPARTMENTS T<r!<?er.u->li News?Pares l and 6, I ocal News?Pages 2.1, s and 6. Editorial?Rage ?*. I Home Study Circle?r.tee a. Virginia News?Pares S atid 9. North Carolina News ?Page 7. Tlic \\ orM of Sport?Page 6. Portsmouth News?Pages 10 and 11. I Berkley News?Pate ti. . Markets?Page 12. I Shipping?Page 12. i Kcal Estate?Page 13.