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VOL. 111-0,0. 7?. TRUE TO THE ... In Victory or Defeat. NORFOLK, VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, ]899. THREE CENTS PER COPY. LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLED"."* Cornell, the Victor of Former Years, Badly Left. AN EXCITING CONTEST lli(i Wliciiiminii 1.0*0 (tin I'onr 9111?? Iloiil llucn by "Netting; Into Denil Wulff -Tiic Miles n* M.nin by die Leading* Crew? ? Ponnsy I vnnln t'onun Ont n Ncriitch Halt l.entfiti Abend. <By Telegraph to VIrrlnlan-Pllot.) Poughkecpsle, N. Y., June 27.?Twen? ty thousand people to-day saw one of tho most exciting four-mile boat races ever witnessed In the history of col? lege rowing. Five thousand people on the observation train yelled themselves hoarse In frantic appeals to their va? rious college crews to do their best, and with the other fifteen thousand they ?saw the red and blue carried over the line a winner by a short half length from tho Wisconsins, who lost in the last two hundred yar\ls by bad steer? ing. Cornell, the victor of former years, pulled after, full four lengths in the rear, and Columbia, never in the fight iifter the end of the first mile, trailed In a good three lengths from the stein of the Cornell boat. MAD 13 THE BLOOD TINO LB. It was the kind of a. race that makes the blood tingle, Jind was made ??<> by the crew that came over a thousand miles to meet former victors, for with? out the gallant Wisconsins in the race It would have been a doleful procession after tlie second mile was entered. To ?ay that there was surprise on the ob? servation train and unild the great crowds upon the banks when the Wiw consln shell swept mile after mile of the course until the last half was reached, with u clear lead over all the crews, Is putting It mildly. When the people on the bank, unable to place the stranger? crew, looked toward the observation train Inquiringly and were told that It was Wisconsin, they were almost dumb with amazement, nnd when those on the train saw the gal? lant struggle mile and mile they drop? ped their appeals for their own crews and yelled in a friendly manner for the boys frcm the West. A SURRENDER. The alleged ragged stroke, the badly keeled boat, the loo long reach, alt were forgotten as the fast m?Vlng craft kept moving Its sharp nose 10 tlie fore, and then the people ??a?- the leaders turn out towards the shore at the linisli nnd lose the race to the men from Pennsylvania by a short half length. Well did tin- Pennsylvanions obey the Injunction of 1311 Is Ward to not lose their heads. From the lirc-i eighth of a mile they rowed astern, hard chase, at one time being astern of both Cor? nell and Wisconsin, but their pluck and endurance sent them over the line first in good lime and by such a small mar? gin that the glory is greater. CORNELL'S HOPELESS STRUGGLE For Cornell, the winner of many bat? tles. Hie contest proved to be a race only in two miles. For thUSTS lli'Si two miles she did gallant work, but she was struggling against evidently better crews, anil it was only by exertions of a phenomenal nature that she managed to keep the nose of her boat ahead of the Pennsylvania, for a 'brief lime in tho second mile. CO LI * M It l A OP TC LAS ? KD. Of Columbia, it may he said that she was outclassed rrom the start and, bar? ring an accident, there was never a time when she stood a chance of win? ning the race. She wont to the rear in the drat riuartor of a mile, although she made a good start and stayed there all through the race. FALSE STARTS. Two false starts were made and the referee called the crews back, it was five minutes after seven when the third start was given, und this time the crews got away without accident. The Start was a beautiful one, the four boats' noses seeming to hang together for the first two strokes. As they set? tled in the stroke taught them by the various coaches, Wisconsin seemed to be rowing the least number of strokes per minute of any of the crews, but her hyal was going faster than any of the others. THE RACE DESCRIBED. Before the llrst eighth mile "was fin? ished the Wisconsin boat had shoved Its nose ahead of the other ere-ws, with Cornell second, Pennsylvania hanging well on to her, nnd Columbia fourth, dropping astern. When the llrst half mile was reached, so fast was the Wisconsin boat going that it had taken its whole length ahead of the Pennsylvania, boat nnd was half a length abend of the Cor? nell boat, on the extreme oast. Colum? bia was rowing with the nose of her boat just overlapping Pennsylvania. Frantically the Pennsylvania rooters on the train yelled at their crtw and the broad, brown backs of the Quakers seemed to respond, as in tt few minutes they shot their boat up even with the Cornell b.>at. But to catch Wisconsin was not so easy. When the mile was reached the Wisconsin boat had a lead of a clear length over Pennsylvania, while Cornell and Pennsylvania were see-sawing for second place. The Wris cousln crew had settled down to a stroke of 32 to a. minute, the boat nev? er checking between the strokes and tho blades cutting the water as keenly as a knife. WISCONSIN STOCK GOES UP. "Lock at those Westerners go,??shout? ed those on the observation train, and Wisconsin stock Went up for a little while. When Ihc Wisconsin crew had reach? ed the mile and quarter point they , eased off a trifle in their stroke, row? ing for two or three minutes at 31. At the same time Cornell picked up their stroke und shoved their boat's nose slightly ahead of Pennsylvania and overlapping the stern Of the Wisconsin shell. "Cornell! 1 Yell!" came from thousands of throats on the observation train, and the hope arose that the Cor? nell crew was going to the front in their usual style. Hut with apparent ease the Wisconsin stroke went back to Its regular :!.'. and the boat shot ahead again a good half length. At this point it was one of the most beautiful races imaginable, the four crews rowing with cieat regularity, and all of them with a clean, neat stroke. As they passed the two mile mark there w:is a quarter of a length of clear water between flic nose nf the Pennsyl? vania shell and the stern of the Wis? consin shell, ami then, for the first time, those upon the train began to appre? ciate that Wisconsin was not a one-mile crew and that, having pulled through the lirst two hard miles at such a splendid pace, tin y were liable to make trouble at the |inl?h. Cornell was even with Pennsylvania nt 'be murk ami the two crews stay, d oh even terms un? til the two.mile ami a quarter point was reached. Then the see-sawing be? gan again. Cornell and Pennsylvania alternately forging the nese of their h at.i ahead ?'f . ach othi r in a desperate effort to maintain the second place, while ihe wonderful Western crew.with (he indescribable Btrokc.wlth the much erilleised form_k?pt their ?hell a boat length in the van. PENNSYLVANIA'S STIIOKE. Passing the three mile ami a quarter point, Pennsylvania bit tie- stroke up to mid there began one of the most ex? citing contests ever seen in boat rac? ing. Slowly the bow man of tho Penn? sylvania boat lined up with ihc cox? swain in the Wisconsin boat, but Just as he had copie on a line with him the FRENCH DEPUTIES WILL FIGHT Mysterious Delay in Arrival of Dreyfus. DEPUTY CREATES SCENE 'i. Dcroutetlo Proposes Revision <<> Vati*tllullon With View ofsiilmlt HMtiij; ? l*0|llllHr lor it I'nrlln meiilnrjf Republic bit t in Defeated by IjitrKOMnJorlty - tut?. luiMlniiHc (Carding Dri j itm ?Vltbeld bjr the .tin liurltiea. (By Teb-sr.-irh to V Irr: ni.-m-Pilot.) Paris, June "7.?In tho Chamber of Deputies to-d?y M. Paul Dcroulde, founder of tlic BO-cailod League of Patriots and member for the Angou lerne division of Cliurentc, Introduced a proposal for a revision uf the constitu? tion, with the view of substituting "a popular for a parliamentary republic," ami demanded urgency for his motion. The Premier, M. Wdldeck-Rousseau, opposed the proposition and asked that .Hie motion be referred to a committee. M. de Roulede requested permission to speak, but the president of the Chamber, M. do Schanel, refused to al? low him to do so. M. Laslcs, anti-Semite, member for the Condom division of Oers, accused Hie Premier of having recourse to sub? terfuges and a violent tumult ensued. OTIS NEEDS MORE TROOP Requires Effective Force of Thirty Thousand Men. SOLDIERS COW11NC HOME The I*rc?l<l?nt Confer* With ?ecrelnj Alter-War Ilepnruiiout .Munt Se? cure .lloro Troop*? Xii Dimlnit I Ion lu DUitbilfit ICnto Expected Dm in;; Wo? >e??oii ? Ntpurty Flow Ol Itocrnlm From (Tnite<i State* H in Have lo lie .11 11 n till ii eel. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Manila. Juno 27.?The United States transports Grant and Hooker have ar rlved here. Washington. D. C, June 27?The Grant sailed from San Francisco on May 110, carrying the Sixteenth infan? try. 40 nllicers and l.tJCS men. Lieuten? ant Colonel W. F. Spureln command? ing. This is a twenty-six day passage and very close to the record for the run from San Francisco to Manila, THE SITUATION. Tho FrosiUent upon his return to Washington was promptly acquainted with the situation in the Philippines ns exhibited in General Otis' statement cabled yesterday, lie was in confer? ence for a time with Secretary Alger respecting the best method of carrying :OirIXAPT\AiNS OF THE FOUR CREWS. Wisconsin crew responded to tin- spurt and again drew their b?nl away. It was at this point thai Wisconsin was seen ti> swerve badly toward the western shore, and, to the surprise of everybody, maintained this course, al? though it took them Inside of a number of small pleasure boats and fully live hundred yards, if they maintained their angle, out of their course at the finish. Naturally, the Pennsylvania boat, pulled desperately by the Quakers, gained utaon the Wisconsin boat, and as they nassed Into the last quarter tho noses of the shells were on a line. The Pennsylvania contingent on the train were frantic with joy nnd, stand? ing ill', pave vent io their feelings with yells to the crew to win the race. WISCONSIN IX DEAD WATER. The Wisconsin boat, unable to turn back into its lane, had found dead water in the new lane which they had sought nenr the shore, and, pull as they would and as desperately as they did, the nose of the Pennsylvania shell came out inch by inch until it crossed the lino a scant half length ahead of the I'.adgers b. at. It was a finish that set wild witii delight every lover of tT'-'d s;.ort. The Cornell boat was fully three lengths to tin- rear of the Wisconsin beat, while the Columbia finished gamely their st ill chase almost four lengths behind Cornell. The Asso? ciated Press' time, as taken very ac? curately, was twenty minutes, one and three-fifths seconds, while the official time, given from the r feree's boat, was twenty minutes and four seconds. None of the crews were in what c >u!d be called bad condition when they finished. OFFICIAL. SUMMARY: Pennsylvania's time, 20:01. Wisconsin's, 20:0&la. Cornell's, 20:13. Columbia's, 20:20. Record for course, 10:29. The mil-s ns made by the lending crew, w hich at every mile noinl ? scept the finish, was Wisconsin's, were: First mile, 4:01 1-5; second. !0:f>'?; third. 14:65. The Positions of the bouts at the finish were as follows: Pennsylvania, scant half length ahead ?f Wisconsin; the Kadgers, three lengths in advance of Cornell: the Ithacans, four lengths in front of Columbia, Se veral of tho Deputies tried to speak, but their voices were drowned and the President was Compelled to suspend the session. When it was resumed urgency was proposed fur M. do Roulede's nio tlon and was defeated by a vote of S*jT to 70. As a result of an altercation in tlv^ Chamber of Deputies to-dny between M. Bcrteaux, Socialist, und M. Mlllevoye. Republican-Nationalist, these two De? puties will light n. duel with swords tu morrow. DE DAY IX DREYFUS' ARRIVAL* Brest. France, June 27.?The delay in! the arrival here of the French cruiser Sfax, which left the waters of French Guiana June 10 with Cnntain Alfred Dreyfus on board, increases the inter-' est In the landing . f the famous pris-: oner. All sorts Of reports and supposi- I Hons are current. Fur the moment at? tention Is concentrated on the put tint; to sea tills afternoon ?>/ a lighthouse re? lief steamer, such vessels usually start, in the morning and return in the even? ing, consequently the departure of the steamer this afternoon has given ris< to the conjecture thnt she has gone to meet the Sfax, and that Dreyfus will be transferred on board of her. The authorities continue refusing to furnish the slightest information re? garding Dreyfus to the army of news-j paper men of til! nationalities now gathered hero, anxiously seeking newsj of the Sfax. in the meanwhile the) effervescence of yesterday evening has; quite evaporated and this evening thei Inhabitants are calmly promenading the principal square, listening to the I marine bund. Amerlenu Interenl In Transvaal? (By Telegraph to Virginlan-lMlOt.) | Washington, June 27.?The Chicago I sailed yesterday from Tamatatee, Mad-1 agascar, f"r Delagoa, The ship w as onj her way around the Cap" of Good Hope to Brazil, but owing to the unsettled ?t?te of affairs in the Transvaal she will be retained In that vicinity as long ' as may be necessary to afford protect I tlon to the American Interests In that! ? quarter. These interests are consider- [ able, both In numbers of American i [residents in the Transvaal engag d in, I mining operations, and in the volume' ! of American capital employed in the 1 mining inditdtry. out General Oils' desire to maintain at least throughout tho rainy season, an effective fighting force of not lc.-s than 30.000 men In the islands. In the general's last estimate, which was re? ceived yesterday, it is noted that he asks for an "effective" force of 30,000 men. The last estimate will oblige the War Department to secure more tr<?? ps, Qencral Otis' sick report and Iiis cas? ualty list make it evident that provi sion must be made nt once to Btipply ih ? bIi triage of ab<>ut 15 per cent- in his force. The officials are taking Into consld era;..m the assurance of the medical authorities that no diminution in this disability rate can be expected during the wet season, but that the conditions may grow even worse us tine season advances. Many of these men will have to bo invalided home to the United States, it being demonstrated, parti? cularly in the typhoid eases, that con? valescence is rare unless the oatlenl leaves the Philippines. Thus the de? partment will be under the necessity of keeping up it st-iady flow of recruits from the United States if General Otis' desire is to be complied with. The re? cruiting ofilcers' reports indicate ability: on their part to supply 1.000 a week,; more than sufficient, it Is believed, tj i meet General otls' needs in the future,1 while, as for the present, the depart? ment ha3 assembled 5,000 recruits at Sau Francisco, ready for transportation as soon as the ships can be found. QUESTION OP REIN LI STMENT. It Is not known nt the War Depart? ment how General Otis has succeeded in Iiis undertaking t* form three skeleton regiments from the volunteers now in the PhlllDDlnes, who are willing to re etilist. An imsression prevails at the War Department .that a large propor? tion of the volunteers may be re-en? listed if some arrangement can be made whereby the men can be allowed to make n visit to their friends and rela? tives In the United States. The idea Is to re-enlist them In the Philippines and give them a furl.nigh to return to the Unjtod States. This furlough would be for at least four months, for more than half of thut time would be required to make the round trip from Manila to the United States. A CLOOMY OUTLOOK. AGUiNALDO KILLED. UNCONFIRMED THAT GENERAL I'lO DEL FILAR KILLED HIM. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Manila. June 2$.?7 a. m.?Majpr General Otis lias ordered the opening to trade ot many Important ports that have been closed since the outbreak. These Include San Fernando, on tin: west coast ?.>t" Luzon; Aparrl, on the north coast; Curlmoa and all ports in the Islands of Sam.ir and Leyle. Many ships used in Inter-Island com merce have been tied up in the harbor here for months, and the shippers und merchants hive been urging the gov? ernment to rai.se the blockade. When the decision was made known yester? day, the scene in the custom house was animated as the tloor of an Ameri? can Stock Ext hange. It was a busy day. S.iip owners rushed to got their clearance pnp< t.-. There will be a great boom in the hemp business which lias been at a standstill. The ships will race to bring the first cargoes bet?re the demand weakens. As there is heavy export duty on hemp, this will greatly in? crease the revenues. The interests ot the natives, as well as the merchants and traders generally, led General Otis to take this action. Delegations from the Southern islands told him thai the cessation of business was bringing much suffering to peaceful inhabitants. Gunboats will protect the shipping in some iK?rts. but elsewhere shippers must rick confiscation by tho insur? gents, who exact heavy tribute of all ships they permit to sail. AGUINALDO REPORTED KILLED. The rumor that Agulnaldo had been assassinated was In circulation hero for several days. It was not believed, but its currency gave it a definite form. According to the story. General Pio del Filar called upon Aguina) l>> on June iy and accus, d him of causing General Luna to bo killed. Agulnaldo denied responsibility, ami added tli.it he deep? ly regretted Luna's death. General Plo del Filar, as the story goes, called him a liar and a scoundrel, shot him twice in the head with his revolver and walk? ed away unmolested. The report finds no credence in Ma? nila. A Filipino general, mounted on a big horse, with a. numerous staff, lias since been seen haranguing the Filipino troops around San Fernando, in Pam panga, and tills ollicer is supposed to be Aguinaldo. BLOCKHOUSES BOMBARDED. Tcsterday four guns of llobb's bat? tery and other artillery bombarded the Filipino blockhouses and trenches about two miles north of Ban Fernando- The blockhouses, which had been used by Filipino sharpshooters to annoy tho American outposts, were destroyed. The enemy made no resistance. Yesterday the Spanish consul general, wearing a brilliant uniform, visited Major General (His. lie was received In the hitter's .office, which is hung With Portraits of Spanish royal per? sonages, in tho course of a graceful speech he said that the Sonnlards in the Philippines would hold ho resent? ment because of the fast, and would entertain ho sentiments but those of respect toward the hew regime. RIOTING IN SPAIN. MANY PEOPLE INJURED?MAR? TIAL LAW DECLARED. (Ry Teiegraph to Virirlnlnn-Pllot.) Sarrag. .-.-.i. Spain. June 27.?Many people were injured during the rioting here yesterday, Seventeen persons re? ceived dangerous wounds. The troops were obliged to fire on the people. Martial law has been declared at Valencia and fighting has occurred at Grenada, where the troops charged and wounded several people. j_ Anti-Budget demonstrations have al? so occurred at Burgos, Tali do and Lc grone. The anti-budget riots, which began here yesterday, were continued to-day, and all the shops were closed in con sequence. Tiie troops tired on the mob In the Plaxa de La Constltuclou, killing one person and seriously wounding two ; others. THE CLIMAX CAPPED. ? ENGLISH PAPER CHARGES CLAN NA-GAEL WITH DARK DESIGNS. (By Telegraph to Vlrgtalau-PUot.) London, June 27.?-The .-t. J unes Ga? zette, which has been remarkable for its jlngollsm on the subject of the Transvaal, caps the Climax to-day by earnestly appealing to the British Ad-? miralty to "take Immediate steps to counteract the plans of the representa? tives of the Clan-Na-Cael from the United States, who are now at Pretoria witii the ylew of obtaining authority to start a Meet of privateers under .the Transvaal flag with the object of loot? ing Cape llnei s." A u Inl I'm* ot GnlS Mluer*, (By Telegraph to Vlrcln'an Pilot.) Seattle. Waslm.. June W. D. Doolittle, of Irvihgtoh, N. J . has nr rived lure, after undergoing fearful experiences during the past year. He ait. milt'ii to enter the Alaskan gold Heids over the Edmonton route, but failed and returned to Telegraph Creek out of food and barely able to make his wants know n- He said: ??of fourteen men on their way t> Telegraph Creek, nine perished in a snow storm. Three men were found dead ill a cabin a: MdOSC Lake. They died from scurvy." The Columbia lu-leiuier Kare. (By Teiegraph tc Virginian-Pilot.) New York, Junq '27.- s. Nicholson Kane, chairman of the Regatta Com? mittee of the New York Club, an? nounced to-day that the date of the Columbia-Defender race would be July Cth. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 AR. LEROY H. SHIELDS DEAD Took His Own Life at Old Point Comfort. FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM Indications Tnnl He n?d Mail? Prep* nrallou-i For Death's Comluar?Nbot Hltuaell to Klent Touiple With a Forir-fonr i'nllbr? . Pistol?Left Letters For Iiis Wife nud Ilother Itelntlona Notified. The people of this city wore shocked yesterday evening: by intelligence that Mr. Lcroy H. Shields, of this city, bad committed suicide at the Hyg-ela Ho? tel. Old Point Comfort His friends were loth to believe that this polished, genial gentleman, who apparently en? joyed life and was at peace with the world and himself, would take his own life, and hoped for a contradiction of the report, but in vain. Mr. Shields left the city about three weeks ago, going to Ocean View, where he remained two weeks before K^lng to Old Point At the View he was cheer? ful and apparently fond of company. At times, when speaking of the Illness of one of his children, he would show signs of depression. I Tlie Vlrglnlan-Pilot received at 1 a. m. this morning the following account of his sad end from Old Point: "Melancholia, Induced by a series of recent reverses in speculative transac? tions, is the reason assigned by those who conversed with and observed the behavior of Mr. Shield during the past w< ek, for the suicide of that well known gentleman to-night. POUND IN HIS ROOM. "Mr. Shields was found dead on the floor of his room in the Hygela Hotel shortly before 7 o'clock by a chamber? maid. She had beut sent for a pitcher of Ice water by the occupant of the room only a few minutes before and was returning with It when she heard the shot. The pistol, a 44-calibrc, lay on the Hour beside the corpse and blood oo::ed from a wound In the right temple. The body was ofttlrely dress? ed, its condition and the appearance of his linen Indicating that Mr. Shields had made a special toilet In preparation for death's coming. The body was viewed by the coroner, who Instructed the hotel people that it might be turn? ed over to the family of the deceased ! at once. "Mr. Shields came to the Hygela a week ago. He said he was expecting a re-appointment as paymaster in the navy, with which he was connected during the Spanish-American war, when he held the position of paymas? ter on the cruiser Buffalo. He inquir? ed regularly for his mail at the hotel olllce. The greater part of the day he spent in his room. During the pust several days his general demeanor was sui it as to excite comment around the hotel. He spoke to but few of his ao iiuaintanccs and remained in close re i tlrement. "He was in the 46th year of his life. A i wife und three children survive him: the former is in Washington a: present ? and the latter at his home, in Norfolk. Tle y in re Informed by telegraph of the s::..-i le." - - LEFT LETTERS FOR LOVED ONES. Two letters, one to his wife and the other to Iiis mother, were left behind by Mr. Shields to explain the causes v. hieb prompted'blm to take his own life. RELATIVES NOTIFIED. Mr. W. E. P. Newton, a bookkeeper at the Citizens' National Hank, whose wife is a sister of the dead man. and Mrs. Shields, who is now In Washington with relatives, were notified. Mrs. Shields and her two children will probably reach here to-day. The arrangements for the funeral will bo announced later. . ..SKLTCIL OF DECEASED_ Mr. Shields was about 45 years old. lie has lived here practically all his life, und was highly thought of by those who 1 knew him. He was well connected, und hail many influential friends. The deensed was in business here a i number of years :igo with his brother. Mr. .lehn Shields, now dead. They conduct) d a hardware business, and 1 it. r :)ie deceased entered the real es tate und auction business, being the senl ?r " emb< r of the firm of Shields, l Smith. & Psnnill. v r, SI Ms has also held the position of ?' ty ?? ?llecter. und was Collector of Cu at this port under President Cl ' ? land's last administration. He ????led in this last position by Hon. >; rgc Bow-den, who was later l< i by Major It. O. Panks. After tl breaking out of war between this country and Spain he received the ap j of assistant paymaster In the United State Navy.. The cessation of Itties deprived him of this position, when he has not had employment. CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS BY DEPARTMENTS. Telezranh News?Paees I, 6 and tl. Local News?i'.t?is 2. :, 5 and 6. Editorial?fttge i. Home Study Circle?ran? 4. Virginia News?Pates 8 and o. North Carolina News-Pat^ 7. The World 01" Sport?Paw 6. Portsmouth News?Pases 10 and It. Utfrklcv News-Pure 11. Markets?Paige 12. Shipping?Page 12. Kv.i estate?Pane 12.