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"FIGHTING JOE" TO THE FRONT The Hero of Two Wars Off to the Philippines. OTIS' RECOMMENDATIONS General nhooin, .be Hero of Two War?, l.cn-M on Ills Long Jour? ney to tbe Heat of War?TUe l?rea? Ideut A|i|tolnli I,urge Number of OlDcera lor Ileglmoiil? Mm neliifc Ralsod for tlio Pulltppliies. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PlloL) ?Washington, July 11.?General Joseph 13. "Wheeler left Washington this nftcr noon on route to the Philippine Islands, lie goes via Chicago, Omaha, Denver and Salt Lake, but as he la scheduled to reach San Francisco on Saturday he will not 6top long at any place on the ?way. Ho will sail for Manila on the 20th. "I have no plans of campaign," ho said to an Associated Press report? er to-day, "and shall not know what I nm to do until 1 receive my Instructions from General Otis. 1 should like to havo It understood," he continued, "Hint I go to tho Philippines In an en? tirely subordinate capacity. Not only General Otis, but Generals Lawton and MacArthur will rank me nnd it is prop? er that they should, for while Genernls Lawton and MacArthur were my Jun? iors they have been In tho Held while I have not, and deserve to have places superior to any assignment that may be given nie." He st-ld he would not resign his scat In the House. BURGEONS ORDERED FORWARD. Captain T. S. Bratton, assistant sur? geon at Tybee Island, nnd Assistant Surgeon 11. II. Bradley, at Savannah. Go., have been ordered to accompany the Nineteenth Infantry from Camp Meadu to the Philippine Islands. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS?. Tho President to-day nppolnted a large number of officers for the new volunteer regiments. Among them were the following: TO HE MAJORS. Hunter Liggett, formerly Captain Fifth United States Infantry. "William A. Shunk, formerly Captain Eighth Cavalry. TO BE CAPTAINS: Alfred Q. Kenneth, formerly Missouri Volunteers. George B. Lovett, formerly captain Company B, First Florida Volunt.s. Cleveland Wlllcoxon, Second Georgin Volunteers. Owen T. Kenan, formerly First Geor? gia. Volunteei William E. Cabell, formerly Second Kentucky. William E. Dame, formerly First United Sintis Volunteer Corps. FIRST LI1 .'TENANTS: Walter K. Whcatley, formerly Third United States Volunteer Infantry. Blanton Winship, formerly Second Oi irgln Volunti ei b. Logan Feland, formerly Third Ken? tucky.' Sherrard Coieman, formerly First United states Volunteer Corps. Maxirhlllano Luna, formerly First United states Volunteer Corps. Roland Fortcscue, formerly First United States Volunteer C irps. Richard Day, formerly United Slates Cavalry. Edward H. Almnnd, formerly Second Georgia Volunteers. Madison N. Wilson, formerly First Florida Volunti ers. SECOND LI EUTENANTS: William H. Monroe, formerly Fourth United States Volunteer Infantry. Watson Llhdsey, formerly First Ken? tucky. Joseph W. Avery, formerly quarter? master sergeant Second North Caro? lina Volunteer Infantry. CONFIRMED AND COMMISSIONED. The President also to-day confirmed and commissioned the officers recom? mended by General otia for the Thlrty slxth ami Thirty-seventh Volunteer Regiments, now being organized in the Philippines, Tho officers named nre nt present serving In the Philippines and are prin? cipally members of the Western volun? teer regiments. Tho First Tennessee however, Is well represented In the list! REGIMEN TA L OFFICERS. Washington, D. CY, July 11.?Follow-1 1ng nre the principal oillcers of the Thirty-six til Regiment: Colonel?J. Franklin Bell, captain. Seventh Cavalary, and major A. A. G. Volunteers. Lieutenant Colonel?Wm. R. Grove, lhajqr, First Colorado, Majors William H. Bishop, major Twentieth Kansas; John q. a. Brndcn, first lieutenant, First South Dakota; William L. Ltllin, first lieutenant and adjutnnt, Flrsl Washington. .Major and Surgeon?H. F. Titus, act? ing assistant surgeon. THIRTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT. Colonel?Robert B. Wallace, lieuten? ant colonel First Montana. Lieutenant Colonel?Thomas R, 11am er, lieutenant colonel. First Idaho. Majors?n. Frank Cheatham, major. First Tennessee; Charles T. Boyd, sec Olld lieutenant, Fourth Cavalry; Henry J3, Orwig, Captain, Twentieth Kansas. Surgeon?F. A. Winter. Among tho officers of the Thirty seventh Regiment arc the following: Captains?;Nlck K. Glvens, captain, Flrst'Tennessre; Pnin Van Leer, rap tain, First Tennessee; David E. Lisle, first lieutenant. Eighteenth United ?tates Infantry; Henry R, Richmond, captain. First Tennessee; Hu, B. Myers, captain. First Tennessee. ' First Lieutenants?John Patton, first lieutenant, First Tennessee; Uobert O. Kagsdale. llrst lieutenant. First Ten? nessee; Albert J. Bright, first lieuten? ant. First Tennessee; Granvllle L. Chapman, first lieutenant. First Ten? nessee; W. T. Vaughan, second lieuten? ant, First Tennessee. Second Lieutenants?Joe B. Cocko. second lieutenant. First Tennessee; Al vln K. Bnskcttc, second lieutenant. First Tennessee; Winston Pilehor. first lieutenant. First Tennessee; Colonel Bell, of the Thirty-sixth, was yesterday named for one of the lieutenant colo? nels for tho regiments being raised In this country. Colonel Wallace Is captnln In the reg? ular army. Ho hns been severely wounded while fighting with tho Mon? tana lteglment in the Philippines, THE TORRE CONCESS'ON. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CON? CEDES IT PRIORITY. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.) Washington. July 11.?The Attorney General has rendered on opinion In Which he holds, in effect. Unit the Ha? vana r'rret railway franchise, known ns the Torre Concession, nn the evi? dence submitted. Is superior to nil Others, and Is such ns entitles Its own era to he permitted, at their own risk, under the permission of the municipal authorities, to proceed with ihn work of construction without the Injunction of the military authorities. "This will not Interfere." he says, "with an adju? dication in the courts of the ultimate und Until rights of the parlies." Krlll?ti Vtnrxlilp*. (By Telegraph to Vlrcinlan-r!Iot.> Lourenzo, Mnurez, Delagoa Bay, July 11.?The British Sieoond-clOM cruiser Poris and the first-class gunboat Widgeon, with the Bear Admiral, Sir Robert E. Harris, In command of the Cape and West African station on board the cruiser, have arrived. CHINESE CONSUL FILESPROTEST He Objects to Decision of Govern? or General Brooke. MANY CHINAMEN IN CUBA Tho Itpprraonlnitvo or the celettknl Empire, Mnlttlnlin Ill/it Coiniiier clnl irotuica Helivoou npniu nnd Other Forden t'onntrlcs Apply to < n lia < Ii I no in I'rovn l.ECCllent Help, but An Succpinbloto l.rp? rosy ? N|tnulnrcla Slnsl Iterator. (Dy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Havana, July 11.?The Chinese Con? sul General has filed a strong objection to the decision of Covernor General Brooke that commercial treaties be? tween Spain and other foreign countries do not apply to Cuba as was formerly the case and that future treaty ar? rangements must be made with the United Sta.tes In the name of Cuba. | The ground of his objection Is his fear [ of emigration restrictions. Under the old regime Chinamen were admitted and Immigration encouraged, nnd they are now to be found In all parts of tho island, employed principally os house servants, though many work on the plantations and in the sugar mills, \ where they have proved excellent help. THE CHARLESTON RATE CASE Second Day's Hearing Before Inter? state Commerce Commission. FICHT AGAINST NORFOLK A I,elt??r Tnrim Up in Worry a Wll Dfcaa?AOUtbern ami Nonbuanl Air l.iii? HcprciFDlnilTin Explain Why Uio llnlo Kroiu ill* Weil to ftorfolll la tern Shun Ills ltale In flinrltistolit (My Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, July 11.?The hearing of the Charleston rate ease was continued before the Inter-State Commerce Com? mission to-day. The Charleston Bureau called as witnesses William Campbell, general freight igent of tho Chicago and Eastern Illinois railway, nn l L. A Emmrrson. general frelgat agent of the Southern Hullway. In charse of Ihe Charleston route. The witnesses of the defendant carriers were H. W. 1? j Glover, of Richmond, trallle managet of tho Seaboard Air I/lne. and J. T Culp, of Washington, traffic managci of the Southern Railway. When Mr. Campbell was asked th( attitude oV his road to the Southern rato question, he replied that the busi? ness south of the Ohio was so small that it had not commanded much at GENERAL BATES AND THE SULTAN OF THE SULUS. pny Htm a small annuity, ns was .lone by the Spanish government, a low acoi-? years a^ j. They never were couquerei] by Snain. THE STEAMER PARIS THE SALVAGERS MOVE HER SOME DISTANCE. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) London, July 11.?Tho salvagers have moved the American Line st< amer Paris astern for a distance of 150 yards and have shifted the vessel's position slight? ly to the onstwnrd. They hope to be able to get the after stokehold fires alight. The r.irls is now clear of the rocks. The sea is smooth, but a heavy fog prevails to-night. The intention of tho salvagers wan simply to slew the stern of the liner, so ns to facilitate the operations of the divers, but It was found that she moved more freely than was expected. Thi-.e salvage bor.tn alone practically removed her from a critical position un alded. She still hnn a distinct list, however, to the starboard and cannot be assum? ed ou? of danger. The tugs arc preparing to tow her to Falmouth harbor, SAT VAOEUS ELATED. London, July 11.?The German sal? vagers are elated nt their unexpected success in floating the Paris. Kev. ral tugs from Falmouth proceed-j ed to the scene, but the Germans were; not anxious for their assistance. It was decided H at the vessel, being in a posi? tion of comparative snf< ty, should re-; main where she was f ir the (tight, nnd that the divers should continue their work of patching the hull,so as to mini? mize fn.- risk -f towing. Unless something unforeseen occurs the Paris will bo towed to Falmouth to-morrow, and. If on Inspection her condition warrants it, she will be taken to Southampton or to some other dock for repairs. Captain Wn'.kins. the oflicers and twenty members of tho crew are still i ll biard. The pumps are coping with ihe water and there is no danger of the vessel sinking. It is understood that the salvagers are the same parties who refloated ihe Peninsular and Oriental steamer China, which went ashore in March o? last year near Aden. In tho opinion of the Chinese Consul General the arrangement of long stand? ing ought not to bj disturbed, espe cinlly as Cuba Is so much In need of labor. Many Cubans object to admitting the Chinese, owing to tho extreme suscep? tibility of the latter to leprosy. A large percentage of the inmates of iho leper hospitals are of Chinese orlg'in. At to-day's meeting of Iho members of the advisory cabinet Senor Capote, Secretary of, Government, presenter! for General Brooke's approval bis draft of the proposed decree for the creation of a registry, to be used by Spaniards re? siding in the Island who wish to re? tain their nationality, as provided In the treaty of Paris, which directs that those who clo not within a year tile in court of record a declaration of such intention shall be held to have accepted the stat? us of Cubans. SPANISH PANDIT KILLED. According tr? a dispatch from Tunas, the U. S. troops there recently killed n Spanish bandit and an ex-guerilla named Francisco Lopez, who was ftt ?? mpting to escape after resisting cap? ture. ORDERED HOME. Andrew Fuller. Julian Baker and Ed? win, Campbell, American civilian clerks In the quartermaster's department at Clenfuegca, who v. ere implicated in tho recent affray there between the Amer? icans and Cubans, have been ordered to return to the L'nitd Stated by tho lirst transport. Dpwpj'? Mfilni Forwarded. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, July 11.?The Navy De? partment to-day dispatched to Admiral Dowey the medal award-:.1 to him by act of Congress to commemorate tho battle of Manila bay. The Admiral's medal Is Identical with those sent to each man In the fleet, with the excep? tion of his own name engraved upon tho edge. It was sent to Dispatch Agent Stevens in London for delivery.. tention. He thought the rates ns they stood were low enough, and he did not sec much use in reducing them. MR. CAMPBELL'S LETTER. At this Mr. Bryan produced a letter written by Mr. Campbell in March, 1*9S. to the Charleston Bureau of Freight and Transporta'ion. In which he characterized the rales charged by the roads south of the t'hio as exorbi tant and Inimical to the business Inter? ests of the South. The le'.ier salu In part: "To my mind the Information you i furnish points conclusively to the fact that the direct roads from this terrl- ] tory are losing business which should accrue to them. ? ? ? As a matter of fact I believe you will agree with ni" that the rates charged south of the river us n rule are exorbitant and act as a barrier to the Interchange of pro- | ducts between the West arid South. Un? doubtedly if the Sou-hem roads would open up nnd show the same spirit to productive Industries ns is shown by our road and the roads of the North west the spirit of Industry would be stimulated and the Southern roads In the end would be benefit ted. * ? ' As I stated some months ago. I will fa? vor the proposition of reduced rates to Charleston and run the risk of being charged with grossly discriminating against intermediate und ln:erlor lioints." A WRONG TMPREPSION. Mr. Campbell hastened to Fav that this l"tter conveyed a wrong Impres Blon, that he knew nothing about the rates south of the Ohio.'except thr ough complaints that had been made to him through certain shippers. He did not know how he came to sign such a lMt?r ns the one produced by Mr. Bryan ex ' epl in the press Of signing a large mail at tho end of a hard rtr>y's work, when ho had not time to check the errors of his stenographer. He said that he never heard of such a proposition ns that ndvanced yesterday by Mr. Ful? ton to pro-rato the through tariff to! Southeast const points and thus reduce! tho rates. As he understood tho pro- J position It b.ad been to readjust Hi-? di- ] .Vision of pro?ts between the, roads north of the Ohio and those south of tt, not to reduco tho rates. EXAMINED WITH ASPERITY. Cdmmissloner Clements examined tho. witness with some asperity as to tho difference between his oral testimony and bis letter, but Mr, Campbell in? sisted that his only object had been to pet. if possible, a larger share of the pro-rnled charges for his own road. General Freight Agent Emmerson, of the Southern, was questioned by Com? missioner Calhoune to find why bis road moved grain for ocean freights front tho West through Charleston nt from 11 to 16 cents, and at the same time charged as high ns 32 cents on tho Same grain delivered as Inland freight at Charleston. Mr. Emmerson claimed that this foreign bound grain was hand? led nt nn actual loss, but that the road used It n's a lower hold cargo to help them make rates in loading cotton for export. THE RATE TO NORFOLK. Commissioner Protlty also asked on what principle witness Justified a 2T cent freight from Kansas City to Nor? folk nnd i harged 17 In the same class to Charleston. Witness said that the rates nt Norfolk probably had been reduced by tint greater bulk of business ami tho 'competition with the Northern trunk lines. j Mr. Brynn made the point that the Southern, running through both Nor? ftdk and Charleston, ought to be able to quoto rates on tho same mlli ago basis to eat h. KATES FROM WEST ARE FAIR, if. w. B. (Hover, of the Seaboard, said that the all-rait rates from, the1 West were fair cn.?in.;h because they; were lower than any competing lorm of land transportation. In support ol this he remonstrated at some length that freight haul' i by wagon from Chicago to Charleston would cost nt least $12.50 per hun Ire 1 weight. This, he said, was a fair argument, lie said that if rates to Charleston were low? ered to the level of Norfolk it prob ably would result In handling an in? creased tonnage at Charleston, but whether the railroads would benefit In revenue was problematic. Natural con? ditions of population, wealth and pro? ductiveness, he said, prevented railroad rates in the South being as low ns those on the big Northern trunk lines. Questions by Mr. Bryan develop that the Seaboard carried south Into I the Carolinas from Norfolk a large j amount of grain and packing-house I products, in case, through a lowering of rates, this freight was brought Into Charleston direct, the Seaboard vvoURll got a very ?bort haul, or none at all,! on the Inland distribution of this freight. . INTEREST IN NORFOLK. "And yet you say," continued Mr. Bryan, "that your road lias no in tor est in Norfolk." ' "I repeat that we have no Interest in Norfolk perse." returned Mr. Ci ,v;\ "Our interest is to build up the com? munity with which wo do 'on Mr. Glover said that ho would not consent to n traffic arrangement tvjth the Clyde Line through Charleston b< - cause his road could not handle ocean freight brought In there ns profitably is they could through Norfolk. Mr. Culp, of the Southern, followed, making about the same points as Mr', Clover against a lowering of the Charleston raw.'. SOUTH AFRICA. CONSIDERED IN HOUSE OF COM? MONS?ARTILLERY TO MOVE. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Loud >n. July 11.?Tho Parliamentary Secretary for the War Oftlce, Mr. Wyndham, replying to a question in the House of Commons to-day, said the communication?r i' ?' ?? ? I by i_Uu_Lo u don Tunes July 7. giving the names ''f British Officers detailed to proceed to South Africa to organize tho f'?rce there, had been sent with the knowl? edge of the Marquis (if Lansdowne, Sec? retary of State for War. The Secretary of Slate for the Colo? nies, Mr. Chamberlain, in the course of a reply to sir Henry Gnmpboli* Bahnerman, Liberal leader in the House, on tiie subject of President Kruger's latest proposals, said that in the absence of fuller Information it was Impossible to be certain a-- to che prac? tical effect of the franchise scheme, j but, so far as he wan able to judse, it would have no Immediate effei ,. mi tho representation of tin: Outlauduu] In the: Hist Volksread, and ho was not certain the Outlanders would be able to carry any of the new s tats allotted to them In tho Land until a Very much later date. London. July 11.?The Seventy-third battery of Artillery has been ordered to South Africa, making the nftii battery Of Hold artillery now under orders for the Cape. All tho gun carriages of these batteries are being painted to match the local colors. Thirty machine guns were shipped to tho Transvaal. Ronn institute < on Tenet. (By Telegraph to Vi:n;nian-Pilot.) Charlotte, N. C. July 11.?At the ses? sion of the Roadbuilders Institute In Charlotte to-night M. O. Eldridgc, of the Government oiiloe of Road Enquiry in Washington, delivered a valuable Il? lustrated nddress en the benefits and methods in modern roadbulldlng, Gen? eral Roy Stone, director of this bu? reau, w.n arrive Thursday morning. To? morrow the many deli gates In attend? ance will examine the macadam r??ds being bullt I v convicts, and to-morrow night will meet and discuss important highway probli ms. ProMdonl Oranli ? wo I'ardnna, (By Telesr.tph to Vlrginlan-Pilot.) "Washington, July 11.?The President has g.-.inud a pardon to Harris Bramb? le tt, convicted in Oeorgia April 1, 1S9S. of illicit distilling, nnd sentenced to two years in the North Carolina prison. The President has also pardoned W. I?. Westmoreland, who pleaded guilty to resisting a United States officer and sentenced to live years' Imprisonment by the District Court for the Western district of Virginia. This action la taken because of tho precarious condi? tion of, the prisoner's health. REJECTION OF FRENCH CLAIM Miss Ivan Favre Wants Ten Thou? sand Dollars Damages. INCIDENT OF LATE WAR SIIO Wm n rjnrn;rr On Slrailirr OKixll Kixlrlxucx, Which Ppnl.t od In Ti y lng to Itiiu fin- Blockuilo ni?nn Jiinii mill Wn* (npitirril by i in- i niin-r Joit Orleans luipur? portnnt I'reeetlOMt Established. fBy Telegraph to Vlrrlnlnn-rilot.) Washington, July 11.?The Secretary of State has sent Ambassador Cambon, of France, an answer to the latter*! re? cent letter submitting the claim of Miss Ivan Favre for $10,000 damges attend? ing the capture of the French Steamer Olindc Rodriguez on which she was a passenger, by the cruiser >>'?w Orleans during tho blockade of San Juan. - T11B -F.M'TS 11 & VIEWED. Tho Beoretary reviews the fstci i I much detail, and states the C inchi I that the government Is not l ab. ! this claim. The answer .s likely i e tabllsh a precedent On a large nulnb ? of similar claims. The Seeretary s<..- ?? the French steamer was tlrst Observed by tiic cruiser Vosentite on July 5. and that an officer of the W somite went on board and noted in the log of the Ro? driguez that a blockade of San Juan was In progress, Miss Favre subsequently took pas enge at Fort Au Prince <>n July 13. On July 17 the Rodriguez agn'n put In nn appearance olt San Juan, wheie | upon she was captured by tho New Or? leans. The prise was taken to Char? leston on July 22. nnd on August 5th nil the passengers were released by court older and turned over L> the French company. Miss Favre'" cluim recited that :;ho hnd suffered from an altacJt of fever while fit Clio, h.\ ton. and the cema.n'iis were for this and iiie in? dignities of tho detention. From tho facts cited, the Secretary states that the United States naval authorities could not bo charged with any negli? gence In the circumstances attending the capture AC<:OM PANTINO EV1 DUNCE. Secretary Hay's letter Is accompanied by one from Attorney General Grlggs, giving fnc 'i submitted by the United States district attorney at Charleston, bearing out In detail the points inndo in the secretary's letter. He says the Rodriguez was anchored off the Batte? ry in Charleston harbor, in one of ihe most hcnltl tut Bpots along thq Atlantic coast. The health officer's letter is to the same effect. Aside from the bearing of his decis? ion .Mi the Individual cases, it may have t n bearing also on the claims which may bo brought forward by ihe owners of the steamer Rodrlguea, and of the La Fayette, which was stopped off Ha I vana. ANOTHER MINERS' STRIKE. ? TWO HUNDRED NEGROES IM - PORTED FROM GEORGIA. - (Ry Telegraph to virgin'.an-Pllot.) Birmingham, Ala., July 11.?Tho coal rriners at the Milldale mines and the mines of tho Standard Oil Company at Brook wood. Tuscaloqsa county, went out on a strike to-day. They claim tha mines are not paying the wages sche? dule agreed upon at the convention of .'u!y 1. Five hundred men are affected by tho strike. The output of the mines hi domestic coal. Tho operators do not got profit made In iron that the larger ? i? rators get and cannot afford to pay the wages of the iron sliding settle. No i.e. imres of settlement have yet been made. The Robinson Mining Company, lead? ing ore producers Of tho Birmingham district, who have had a strike at their mines for three weeks on account of a refusal to advance wages. Imported 200 negroes from Georgia last night, and put them to work to-day without much j embarrassment. SEATS FOR EMPLOYES. ENGLAND FOLLOWING THE LEAD OF VIRGINIA. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) London, July 11.?Tho House of Lords this evening passed the second reading of the bill requiring shopkeepers to pr< vide seats tor their assistants by a vote of 7:'. In favor to 2S opposed. The Marquis of Salisbury, Prime Min? ister and Secretary of State for For elgn Affairs, spoko and voted against the measure. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS ! Telemoli News?Pares l, 6 and 8. ! Local News?Pages 2,3 and 5. i Editorial?Page 4. Virginia News?Paces 8 and 9. Nona Carolina News?Pa;,'e 7. ; The World of Sport?Pago 6 j Portsmouth News?Panes 10 and 11. j Berkley News?pare 11. I .Markets?Page 12 ] Shipping?Page t2 \ Keai Estate?Page ti