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General Otis Makes Lengthy Re?
port on the Situation.
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
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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.
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.
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
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
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
The United States transport Sherman
has sailed for the island of Negro?,
with the Sixth Infantry, which relieves
the California Regiment.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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?
(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
Sir Thomas Llpton, who -was in high
spirits, was asked a question regard?
ing the prospects of the yacht, ami ho
"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."
(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."
Pennsylvania Victorious in Four
Oared Contest.
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.
The New Cabinet Ministry Present
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.
"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?
"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.
M. Waldeck-Rousseau accepted nn
order of the day moved by M. Jules
Perilllcr, Radical-Socialist, reading aa
"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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
foreign power, will take placo In the
army service building here.
M. Mattjieu Dreyfus, brother of the
famous prisoner, has arrived here.
The Sonate, by a vote of 1S7 to 25,
approved the declaration of the Gov?
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.
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
The Democrats Again Fail to
Make Nominations.
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.
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.
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, 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.
"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.
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.)
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.
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