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CONTINUED ON PAGES 6 AND 11 AFFAIRS IN THE PHILIPPINES General Otis Makes Lengthy Re? port on the Situation. THE RAINY SEASON ON Bat (.title <InntpnlKulns I>o?otb!e Now In Lazon?Filipino Armlr? iinv< RniTcrefl Oreut I.oaaea nu.l nro Ncnttfireil? Maaa of People Dealro Pence? Hope or tue Lenders? Con? dition or Our 1'roopa?Airnlllni; ncUlalfj't Return to \Vit?utnKto.i - I n n " en i o 11 ii - Sol f-Uo verum cut nt MnnHit. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Juno 26.?General Otis, In reply to a cable from tho War De? partment asking ?fcl information re gaivlii'S the Situation and conditions in the Philippines, to-day cabled a long reply as follows: Manila, June CO. Adjutant-General, Washington: Rainy season. Little inland cam? paigning possible in Luzon. Wo occu? py large portion Tagalog country, line;-: Stretching from Im ins south to San Fer? nando north, nearly sixty miles, and to eastward Into Laguna province. In? surgent armies have (suffered great losses nnd are scattered; only large force held together about four thou? sand In Tarlac province and Northern Pampanga. Their scattered forces in bands or ilfty to live hundred in other portions Luzon; In Ciivite and Ba tangas provinces could assemble pos? sibly two thousand, though demoral? ized from recent defeat; mass of peo? ple terrorized by Insurgent soldiers, de? sire peace and American protection; no longer flee on approach our troops un? less forced by insurgents, but gladly ?welcome them; no recent burning of towns; population within our lines be coming dense, taking up land cultiva? tion extensively; kept out Manila much as possible, as city population becoming too great to be cared for. Natives southeast Luzon combining to drive out insurgents; only hope Insurgent leaders is United States aid. They proclaim near overthrow present administration, to be followed by their independence and recognition by United States. Thiei is the Influence which enables them hold out; much contention prevails among them, and no civil government remains; trade with ports not in our possession?former source Insurgent revenue, now Interdicted; not certain of ?wisdom of this policy, as people in those ports are without supply of food and merchants suffering losses: meditate restoring trade privileges, although In? surgents reap benefits. Courts here in successful operation under direction of able Filipinos. Affairs in other islands) comparatively quiet awaiting results in Luzon. All anxious for trade and re. prated calls for Amoi-Icon mmiw re. oeived. Am giving attention to Jolo archipelago ami Palawan Islands. CONDITION OF OUR TROOPS, Our troops have worked to limit of endurance. Volunteer organizations have been called In; replaced by regu? lars, who now occupy salient positions. Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah now taking transports and Sixth Infantry sent to Negros to relievo California. These troops in good physical condi? tion; sickness among troops has in? creased lately, due mostly to arduous service and climatic Influences. No. thing alarming. Of the 12 per cent, of tho command reported sick, nearly fi per cent, in general hospital, of whom 3 percent, have typhoid and 17 malarial fevers: twenty-five per cent, have in? testinal trouble; remaining fifty-five per cent, have various ailments, four? teen of which due to wound injuries. Many officers and men who served ia Cuba break under recurrence Cuban fever, and regular regiments lately re? ceived are Inadequately officered. OTIS. OFFICERS SENT FORWARD. 4:30 a. m.?Tho inadequacy of thf number of officers mentioned in last part of above cablegram has been rem? edied by the sailing of the transports Zealandia and Sheridan, carrying a number of officers for regiments in the Philippines. Adjutant-General Corbln says that all officers belonging to regiments in tht> Philippines who are not absent on account of a surgeon certificate are un? der orders to join their regiment at once. Forty-four officers have sailed on the recent transports going from Manila. The native judges will now begin to hold criminal courts, having jurisdic? tion over all offenses except those com? mitted by soldiers or against military authority. The United States transport Sherman has sailed for the island of Negro?, with the Sixth Infantry, which relieves the California Regiment. MOVEMENT OF TROOFS. Manila. June 2?.?7:30 p. m.?The Montana nnd Kansas Volunteers are re? turning from San Fernando, nnd the Twelfth and Ninth Regulars will re? place them. Senor Luis Marinas, the first Spanish consul general at the Philippine Islands, has arrived here from Singapore, on board the Isla de Luzon. Delegations from Spanish organizations on tugs met the steamer and welcomed the con? sul. GUNBOAT CAPTAIN'S DEMAND. The Rntayan correspondent of the Notlciero writes that the gunboat Alba? ny appeared off Bantayan June 8th and her commander told the authorities of the town that unless they declared nllo glanco the United States und raised the Am? rloan Hag after fifteen days, ho would bombard the town. Tho Albany then sailed announcing sh? would return. When the dispatch was forwarded the town was greatly panic-stricken, and it was thought tho authorities would probably comply with the" de? mands of the commander of the gun? boat. AWAITING M'KINLEY'S RETURN. Secretary Alger said to-day that no action will be taken for the enlargement <>f tho army or sending troops to rein? force General Otis until the return of' President McKinley. Ho also said thai General Wheeler would receive no as? signment until that time. OTIS' REPORT SATISFACTORY. Washington, Juno 20.?General Otis' detailed report of the conditions ex? isting In the Philippines Is considered very satisfactory at ih.' War Depart? ment. It Is taken to mean that General Otis will not now prosecute a campaign on account of the rainy season, except when? tho Insurgents make it necessa? ry to defend the territory now In pos? session or the United States. That por? tion Of the dispatch telling of the belief among Filipinos that the present poli? cy of the United State?: will not be up? held is regarded as of great signill cancc. It is believed thai when the Fili? pinos see there is no hope of their rec? ognition by the United states they will give up the liuht. The- absence of any suggestion aa to more troops being needed is taken In mean that General t it is does not believe they could bo used lo advantage at present. I NA UG I IRATINt: S BLF-COVERN M KNT. Manila. Juno 2C.?7:30 p. m.?Great Interest is taken in the result of the flrsl step which is now being taken here In the direction of self government. The Supre. Court is Bitting daily and the American and Filipino judges are hold? ing consultations through nn Interpre? ter. A unanimous vote is required for a decision. Major-General titis has pcr Buadctl Major Young, of the Utah Bat? tery, to remain mi tin.tin tor a time after the battery departs. Three of the native justices are absent, Ambroslo Kinnznrcs, justice of tho criminal branch of the court, happened to bo at Tnrlac, then the seat of tho Insurgent government, when the appointments wero announced, and he was arrested and sentenced to banishment for life. His present Whereabouts are not known. Pedro Llorcnte,associate justice of the Supreme Court. Is in Cebu, where he has great Influence, working to pop? ularize American rule, with good re? sults. THE SHAMROCK LAUNCHED. THE COLUMBIA'S COMPETITOR ' ON TIIIO WATER. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) London, June 2'!.?Sir Thomas Llp ton's cup challenger was launched at Mlllwnll this afternoon at It o'clock. Previous to the launch Sir Thomas Llpton gave a lunch at the Savoy Hotel to the guests Invited to the ceremony. After the usual loyal toasts. Admiral Bcrcsford proposed the success of the Shamrock. The Admiral is breezy stylo raised his glass and said: "Now we come to the last scene but one. May the Shamrock win a fair, square race, and may she have the ad? ditional ballast of tin: America's cup when she returns." The guests heartily raised their glasses in response, and the owner of the Shamrock modestly replied with a few words of thanks. Arter their arrival at the yard tho party Inspected the yacht under the [??timninv of Mr ThTTTTTTra brptoir;?Isntj Ruscll then ascended a platform level with the bow. Three cheers wero given and, on :i sigtial from Lady Russell, the boat and cradle glided safely into tin? water. As the Shamrock reached mid-stream, from the slips, a barge collided With her, striking the yacht's bow above the water-line and making a big dent. The damage was not serious. The mystery in regard to the Sham? rock's dimensions was continued. Nn official figures wero obtainable, but a man who worked on her says her length over all Is 125 feet, her water line S? feet, beam 2.r> feet and draft IS feet G inches. Sir Thomas Llpton, who -was in high spirits, was asked a question regard? ing the prospects of the yacht, ami ho Bald: "Wo have onenevil to -win back tho America's cup. We have fairly extend? ed ourselves, nnd If we nro beaten all T can say is honor to tho yacht which is better than the Shnmrock." GERMANY AGAINST RUSSIA. KAISER WILL ACCEPT PERMA? NENT TRIBUNAL OF ARBI? TRATION'. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) London. June 27.?The correspondent of the Daily News nt The Hague says: "Tho German delegates to-day pri? vately Informed their colleagues that they had received Instructions to accept the principle of a permanent tribunal of arbitration as outlined In the Anglo American plans. "This and the speech of Colonel Gross Von Schwarzhoff plainly intimating that Germany had made up her mind against tho Russian Idea of disarma? ment and had reached the conclusion that the time had arrived to tell the world so. are the two great events of the whole conference. "To-day I interviewed many dele? gates, isome friendly to Germany, others hostile. They were unanimous in de-? daring the. Schwarzhoff speech a smashing blow, pulverizing the argu? ment of General Den Beer Pooi-tugael and Colone! Jilinski. "Tho effect was tremendous within tho conference when Schwarzhoft pointedly exclaimed: "Germany is not ru!nrd. On the con? trary her wealth, contentedness and standard of lifo (ho used these English words) are daily increasing." Altogether his speech was the great? est sensation of the conference hereto? fore, nobody expecting Germany to re? ject the Russinn proposals In so brusque and unconditional a manmrV." BOAT RAGING ATPO?GHKEEPSSE Pennsylvania Victorious in Four Oared Contest. CORNELL ALSO WINS Ttio Freshmen's Ids lit Oixrctl Rncr Relwten I'cnusjrlmain, Columbia mihi Cornell Wits Won by tin? Lat? ter Crew?A Ilescrlpi Ion of tin Contests?Til o lime In Wblch Ibo ViciorH Covered Hie Coiimcs. (By Teloerapli tc Virginian-Pilot.) Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 26.?The four-oared race over the two-mile course to-day was won by Pennsylva? nia. Time, 11 minutes, 12 seconds; Cornell was second. Time, it minutes, 11 8-G soeondd. Tlic freshmen eight-oared race be? tween?Ptnrrnrj rranta;?eohimbla and Cornell over the two-mile course wan won by Cornell. Time, "J minutes 55 seconds: Columbia was second, one and one-quarter boat lengths behind Cor? nell. Time, lu minutes; Pennsylvania third, ?Vi bait lengths behind Colum? bia. Time, 10 minutes, lo seconds. SCENES IN THE FRENCH CHAMBER The New Cabinet Ministry Present Themselves. THE STATEMENTS READ llio Dopntles Will Noi Support Any Government Not llclaruilacil to DcTenU Itrpubllc.in I fiKllintionn ind.liiume Public Order? win De? fr ml Ilm Army? Declarations null Acin of (do Government Approved. (I>y Telepraph to VlrR'.nlan-PlloM Paris, June 26.?The new Cabinet Ministry presented themselves to the Chambers this afternoon. The .Chamber of Deputies was thronged and there was great anima? tion at the opening of tho session, when It became known tlmt two al leged hostile? groups, lite Socialist Radicals and tho Democratic Left, had dot Ided to vote In favor of the govern? ment, and that M. Paul de Cassagnao had withdrawn his Interpellation. Identical statements were read In the Chamber of Deputies by tho Premier, M. Waldcck-Rousseau und in the Sen defend It with the same energy against the attacks nnd sollcltatl ms which con-i stituto the most undeserved of Insults. "We desire above all that appease? ment may be accomplished and it will come quickly If every one will give up being a law unto himself and bow to the law of the land. CO-OPERATION ESSENTIAL* "To accomplish the work which has devolved uuon us we have need of the co-operation of Parliament and Its whole confidence. We ask the widest mandate. Wo take the fullest respon? sibility. We ask for a truce of the irritating* discussions, hurtful to tho interests of the country, and that you will vote without delay a law neces? sary to tho good working of the public services. If our efforts are not sterile, disunion among Republicans will van? ish and the Rcoublic will soon resume the path of economic and social pro? gress." A HEAVY TASK. "Our task id heavy. Whatever course tho Chamber may pursue, 1 have done all my duty." The speech of M. Waldeck-Rousseau was much Interrupted. The noise, at times, was deafening, and o'cveral mem? bers were called to order. ORDER OP THE DAY. M. Waldeck-Rousseau accepted nn order of the day moved by M. Jules Perilllcr, Radical-Socialist, reading aa follows: "Tlie Chamber approving the decla , rations and acts of the Government I passes to the order ot the day." The Chamber adopted M. Perllller'a motion by a vote ot ;:u.;~ro J>7. An .11 deecribable scene of excitement follow? ed in the lobbies. DREYFUS' SECOND TRIAL. Rennes, France, June Z6.?The second trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, by courtmart|al, on the charge of commu [ nicatlng documents connected with the , national defence to the agent of a THE SHAMROCK AS SHE WILL APPEAR AT SEA. The America's cup challenger Shamrock is owned by Sir Thomas Lipton, the well known I^oudon merchant. She will leave for America about Aug. 1 to meet tho Columbia, the new cub defender. THE FIRST CONTEST. At the crack of the pistol the two four-oared crews from Cornell and Pennsylvania took the water together, but before the boats had gone 10 lengths ahead, the Quakers had shoved their boat's nose ahead of Cornell. Prom a mere gain of inches in the first half mile the gain of the Pennsyl? vania boat became one of feet as they 1 neared the mile mark. Twice the I COrnelllans tried to reduce the lead, but each time the Quakers responded and crossed the line a winner by a length, and a half in 11 minutes 12 seconds, Cornell finished; according to tho ofll cials, in 11 minutes, 14 8-6 seconds. THE FRESHMEN'S RACE. The freshmen race, which was start? ed promptly after the four-oared finish? ed, was one of the closest and most i-x- ; citing races ever seen on the river In years, the Columbia crew giving the] Cornell crew a sharp and pretty fight for lirst place and making phenomenal time, considering the slowness of their stroke. At the sound of the pistol the crews got away In a bunch. For the first bait" mile the struggle was *o exciting that the sp&taaprs cheered for each crew, C|ose together the three boats hung, I but there was something about the way j the Cornel! boat seemed to glide over i the water that made Columbia and Pennsylvania hearts go down. As thej crews reached the mile mark, the Cor? nell boat was about a half length out from the bunch, and doon the lead was a clear length. Amid the tooting of whistle and the I cheers of the Cornell contingent, the boat crodsed the finish line, Cornell leatling with a boat and a quarter length to spare, and Pennsylvania fol-| lowing Columbia three boat lengths he-I hind. The time of Cornell was 9:65, not so good as that made by Vale in '97, of 9:13 on the same course. ' ate by the Minister of Justice, M. Monis. THE BTATEFENTS. They wove as follows: "The Chamber of Demi ties, In ex? pressing; itself, resolves not to support any government but one determined to defend energetically Republican insti-: unions nnd assure public order, has I <hariy defined the tusk Imposed upon the new Cabinet- The Ministry has no other ambition than to accomplish it In order to bring about the pacification of, the country and to maintain intact ourj common Inheritance! it seemed to us that existing delusions should be effaced and that the work we are about to undertake required the co-operation of nil Republicans. When the aim Is definite, though varying according to the methods of different schools, ac? cord becomes easier and controversies are lost In the presence of the one duty to perform. To end the agitations pur? sued, under disguise easy to penetrate, against the regime which has been sanctioned and will be upheld by uni? versal suffrage, nnd to require from all the service, loyal assistance und cour? ageous assumption of responsibility. Such Is necessarily the first duty of the government It U resolved to have all Judicial decisions respected, and If the first wish of the country is to listen to tho voice of justice it will maintain silence and respect while its decisions are prepared. "In the front rank of the Important Interests of tho country, bound up with the conservation of the dignity of the nation, we Dlace tho Interests of the army, which the Republic has con? structed on a stronger and wider basis, and which Is synonymous with (he Re? public's security nnd Is the pride Of France. We think, with the army's most illustrious and surest guides, trial Inviolable attachment to discipline Is tho first and essential gtihrantec of the army's own gruatnesa. Wo tatond to THE ARMV. foreign power, will take placo In the army service building here. M. Mattjieu Dreyfus, brother of the famous prisoner, has arrived here. 1 >BCLA RAT ION APPRO VEj D. The Sonate, by a vote of 1S7 to 25, approved the declaration of the Gov? ernment. In the Chamber of Deputies, M. Ernest Roche. Socialist, interpellated the Government regarding the policy and composition of the ministry. He declared It was a government of war! and of defiance, and violently attacked I the Minister of War, General, Thci Marquis de Galiifot. Other speakers followed in a similar! vein, and eight orders of the day were] moved, only two of them approving the( ministerial statement. THE PREMIER REPLIES. M. Waldeck-Rousseau replied to the | various Interpellations, explaining the) motives animating the formation of a cabinet of somewhat divergent views,! one of the main objects being to re-1 unite all Republicans. He added that; the ministers had already assumed i some responsibility, but he thought ths backing of the chamber was necessary for further steps, and asked what min.j Istry could for a moment tolerate act* seeming to create the belief that the I army desired to constitute Itself th? judge of its policy. Ho further ex? pressed the hope that it would not bo necessary to take more severe measures, and said he thought it easy to demonstrate whence c.imft the at? tacks upon the courts. Explaining the inclusion of General The Marquis de Qallifet, in the cabi? net, as Minister of War. he said it was because no other general had so spon? taneously supported the constitution, and it was thought the necessary pun. ishment of certain military men could be somewhat relaxed if emanating trom such a trusted authority as General de QAllifet. THE KENTUCKY CONVENTION The Democrats Again Fail to Make Nominations. MANY DELEGATES LEAVE I lie sinn Day's ?eaalon Snrpmud Any rrr.i rnlin ? muy In C?nrtl?lo? mill Dhoriler-lbii fli it I rui?n Fol? Ion t zar llemt'a Exniuple am& ate* rnara 10 Allotr Appettl?Religion* nntlPrtf riollr Nous;* aud Wtilalllnt (By Telegraph to VIrsInian-Filot.) Louisville, Ky.. June 26.?Angered by what they considered an arbitrary rul? ing of the chair, In refusing to allow an appeal from his decision declaring out of order a motion to remove policemen from the hall, over half the delegates to the Democratic State Convention to? day set about with all the energy they count commaiKi to prvVvltl by dtftlfvuii.'g? noise the transaction ot any further business until they secured a vote on this appeal. This plan was successfully carried out until nearly 0 o'clock this evening, when principally because of utter physical exhaustion, tho filibus? ters allowed themselves to be outwitted and the ballot on nomination for Gov? ernor, which the chair tiad ordered early In the morning and had tried re pei ledly to proci cd vvlth, was concluded by having the county chairman, or as many as would come to the stage and yell their votes to the clerk, who at a distance of a few Inches was able to catch the figures. TWO MORE FRUITLESS BALLOTS. Before they fairly realised It they were benten and a second ballot was reached, this time with less tribulation. These two hallo's, both fruitless, repre? sent the day's work of the convention. After they were completed all wero glad enough to adjourn until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. GOEBEL IN TI1I0 LEAD. Behind this spectacular entertain? ment the three candidates for Governor worked like beavers. To-day It was dearly Goebel against the bold and the Kenten county leader, cold and nerve? less as ever has successfully defied his two opponents to combine and b at him. They may do It yet. but so Tar they have shown themselves woefully lack lug In their ability to throw their vote, in any one direction or t>> keep It al? ien t when their managers deemed it best that no votes bo riftsL Goebel con? trols the organization of the convention nnd through It the State Central Com? mittee, but at present the light is as open nnd ns th ree as it has been at any time. MANY DELEGATES LEAVE. ? Many delegates, weary after last \ve< k's excltt men! or tui th? rnd of their allowance for expense account, have gene home. What effect tills Will have on the main contest is an open ques? tion, but it has seriously alarmed many , of the candidates for minor r.ffleos. Th< chairman's efforts to ^rure a I roll call on the nomination for Govern-,) j or after the eoiit'tfiuluii v.ui^ ?lud?tt3=~~ veloped a season excited speech ' making. Then came a deafening chorus ot sing-song veils, the chairman 'beating time eon fueco with his gavel. After several minutes of this pandemonium, a facetious delegate arose. WEIRD AND UNCANNY SOUND; "Gentlemen." lie said, after strug? gling some time to malte himself heard, "there seems to be a general dlspoal tlon to sin? Why not let us sing to Rether. Let us s!!ig "Praise God From Whom All Blessing Plow.'" A wave of laughter swept over the hall, then nil caught tip the strain and the hymn was sung amid surroundings? that made It sound weird and uncanny, not Indicative of peace and good will. POLICEMAN PULLS A GUN. But sacred music never had a less soothing Influence and another attempt to start the roll call was howled down. At this juncture a delegate rushed to? ward the stage. Immediately in front of the chairman stood a line of blue ii.its. The excited delegate began to denounce the police, the chairman and things generally. An officer laid his hands on the disturber's shoulders. The convention arose as one man and a dangerous movement to the front of the house began. Every delegate was on his feet and wildly excited. Thla gesticulating, noisy mass surged for? ward, imshing back the police and crow ding ahem against the stage. Four of the dissidents with presence of mind took possession of the disturber and hustled him out of the way. The po? lice who had been stoically listening to all sorts of denunciation for hours, evl (Contlnued on Page Eleven.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS Teleeraph News?Paees 1, 6 and 11. Local News?Pages 2. 3, 5 and 6. Editorial?l\te.e 4. Home Study Circle?Page, 4. Virginia News?Pases S and 9. North Carolina News?Ptge 7. The World of Sport?Page 6. Portsmouth News?Pages 10 arid 11. Berkley News?page It. Markets?Page 12. I Shipping?Page 11 Real Estate?Page 12. 1. ._? ? ?- I -?->*--*?"???? as ? ii win i III lSll?MMa?HnH|M