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VOL.. Ill?NO. 89. NOEFOLK, VA., THURSDAY, JULY 13, 3S99. THBEB CENTS PER COPY.
LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLET0"^".OM GOMEZ DEMANDS INDEPENDENCE A Street Demonstration and Pa? rade in His Honor, HE IS A SEPARATIST IIo Demnuiia (lie Independence For Wliicii Cnbitiia I'oiiuiii Spniii and Nnyslflt ta Not Accorded tue Rc?? ?ili,cii,ii Ulli Inevitably Return? "Independence or Dentil"?Yellow Fever Mltuailoii, (By Telegraph' to Virginian-Pilot.) Havana, July 12?At a meeting held last evening In the Payret Theatre, ufter the street demonstration and pur ode In his honor, Juan Oualberto domes was himself the principal .speaker. In the course of a lung address, dealing with the reasons for bringing tho war against Bpaln, he said: "i am now, as I always have boon, ti separatist: und I still demand the separation that I asked before the war, hot only separation Crom Bpaln, but from any und all other nations. Peo? ple only begin a revolution when this is absolutely necessary to life and pro? gress. If a superior force deters them before their obj ct is attained, there is merely the question of delay. REVOLUTION WILL RETURN. "The revolution will inevitably re? turn. Nations, like stars, have Hielt seasons of oi lips ?: but, following theli orbits, they emerge and accomplish thdr final destiny. The destiny of Cuba is only Independence. The basic Ideas of the revolution were no mys? tery, and, therefore, a synopsis now, which would really remind us of past suffering und of incidents only to be recalled with horror, Is unnecessary Still wo would return to those dreadful days if it had to be. Honor Is aa much a necessity in national life us is food in the life of tho individual, und it ought; to be lpsurud, if?iioasible, even '?""though the alienist may result In catastrophe and death. UNION OF CUBANS URGENT. "Such disasters we can avoid by per? fect unison, by raising our voices to declare that this country is ours and that we wont it for ourselves, by for? getting our enmities, by Obliterating personalities, by drawing a line through our terrible past und by de votlng ourselves to the future. ''We should give due thanks to the Americans, whose progress and power Inspire our admiration, but this does not mean that wc should resign our? selves to n tutelnge to be exercised over us. Let us make the same statement to the United States that tho American colonists made to England when they declared in 177il that the Americans owned North America." INDEPENDENCE OK DEATH. The entire speech wns In this spirit. The local press praises it to-day an "the most Important occurrence since Jan? uary 1st." Most of those present at the meeting were negroes and many of the ban? ners borne in the procession showed the legend of "Independence or death." Yin.LOW FEVER. The total number of cases of yellow fever In Havana this year Is 17, In cludlng three brought here In ships. The total number of deaths for the year from yellow fever is seven. llenernl Ludlow and Major Davis do not claim perfect immunity for tho department, but they both believe that everything practical has been done to ward off the disease, and that, too, with a very considerable amount of success. QUARANTINE AT SANTIAGO. Santiago de Cuba, July 12.?Qeneral Leonard Wood, In command of the De? partment of Santiago, Issued general order No. 84 to-day, establishing ab? solute Quarantine- All oltlcers of the governmi nl and employes are forbidden to enter the city, with the exception of those belonging to the department. Major Can' and Surgeons Mendoza and Nunez are detailed to take charge of the fever patients in the city, which is Placed under strict regulations. Other olllcers will have charge of yel? low fever hospital on the Island. WILL CLOSE PUBLIC RESORTS. The Mayor Is directed to close all American hotels and saloons, to forbid other liquor dealers to sell Intoxicants to Americans, and to arrest all in? toxicated Americans or loiterers in all saloons. The principal hotels and saloons nrc designated by name. The pack trains have been ordered to establish camx>S outside the city nnd all troops' will be moved to Sonfto, ex? cept one company at Morro Castle. Th? headquarters of all the depart? ments were moved to-day to Crlsto and the railroad and steamship lines nrc forbidden to bring Americans into the city. No ships nre permitted to touch nt the wharves. The strictest regulations have boon established for the protect Ion from fever of the company of soldiers nt Morro Castle. Supplies are to be left at the road depot nnd will be taken to the soldiers by teams from the camp. No travelers will be permitted to leave bete without having undergone five days detention in camp. General Wood proposes to adopt heroic measures to stamp out the fever. Wnin American noldlera. (By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.) London, July 13.?The Cape Town correspondent of the Dally Mali says: "The Transvaal field cornets are re? fusing to register American citizens un? less they take oath to bear arms for tho republic In the event of war. The ? Americana, therefore, thicalcn to be come British subjects so as to avoid commanderlng. The Transvaal gov eri ment Is making representations to Washington on the subject. GEN. JOE WHEELER. PASSES THROIT.H CHICAGO BOUND FOR MANILA. (My Tclcsrnph to Vtrglnlan-Ptlot.) Chicago, July 12.?General Joseph H. Wheeler passed through Chicago to? day, bound for the Philippines on an unknown mission, at* he put it himself: "I am ordered merely to report to General oiis, and do not know what I shall have to do when 1 get there. I expect lo return by December, when Congress meets. Being in the army. 1 felt that 1 had no right to remain idle all summer and fail, and asked to be tient on active service." The only Intimation General Wheeler gave as the purpose of his mission was in reply to an Inquiry as to what ho thought of the situation In the island acquisitions. He said: "I do not understand, and no one in Washington seciTM to understand, why it i.> that our people over there si em to have no Idea of th" forces :?> which they are opposed. Oencral <His makes no estimate, nnd you will have observed that neither General Law ton nor Gen? eral MacArthur makes mention of tlu?e forces in his reports." Asked If he were sent by President McKinley to make an expert report on the situation, the General replied: "I am merely to report to General Otic*." MARRIAGE BROKING. SCCH BUSINESS OPPOSED TO LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Chicago, July 12.?Negotiating a mar rlage by a third party for consideration has been declared by Judge Shepard, of the Appellate Court, to be "void at law and In equity as being opposed to mo? rality and public policy." The case nt issue w is the appeal of B. H. Hellen from Judgment of the Superior Court by which lie was denied the right to recover on n contract executed In ism. By the contract Benjamin W. Ander? sun was to pay Hellen 12.COO on the marriage of the former to Mrs. Sarah Hughes. Hellen had contracted with Anderson lo bring about a marriage between him and the widow Hughes In consideration of the payment of 15 down and $2.TiO0 when the marltlal event was concluded. The $5 was paid nnd reccplted for, but the groom balked upon thepuyment of the $2,COO. The decision "of the Superior Court was af? firmed nnd the costs of the proceedings thrown on the mo fringe broker. In delivering the decision Judge Shepard said: "All undertakings of such go-be tweena as mi r< enary match-makers arc prohibited by all law." DEVVEY IN QUARANTINE. OLYMPIA. WTTII THE ADMIRAL ABOARD, AT SUEZ. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Suez. July 12.?Admiral Dewey, on his arrival here on board the Olympia to? day ?said he ss.is In very good health. He appeared to be in excellent condi? tion, which was also the case with his ofllcers and men. Most of them have suffered from malarial fever, but have hot quite recovi red. The Olympia baa been quarantined, no direct communication with the shore b. ing allowed. After passing through the canal the Olympia will call at Trieste. There afier the Admiral's plans are uncer? tain. Possibly he will go to Gibraltar and thence to New York. A BRITISH ESCORT. Constantinople, July 12.?The T'nited States Minister here, Oscar S. Strauss, has urgently invited Admiral Dewey to visit him. In the event of his accept? ance, the British special service steam? er Immogene will proceed to the M di terrancaa to escort the Admiral to this port. A TRICK SUSPECTED. PROPOSITION TO PURCHASE THE RHINA MERCEDES. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pilot.) Washington, D. C, July 12.?An offer from a prominent lirm of ship brokers doing a Inrge foreign buslnes, to pur? chase the Relna Mercedes and any and all of the other war craft captured dur? ing the late war has aroused a suspic? ion that Spain is trying in an indirect manner to obtain possession of the ves? sel and thus remove the offense to Spanish pride caused by the floating of the American Hag over her ships. The Navy Department will not sell any of these vessels and that answer will be returned to the writer of the letter. Secretary Long has decided that it will not pay to attempt to renovate the Mercedes and use her as a warship. She will be left as n show ship, like the old Constitution, to gratify the patriot? ism of the American people. THE PARIS SAVED TAKEN TO PARIS BY GERMAN WRECK MRS. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Falmouth, England, July 13.?The American Liner Paris entered this har? bor safgely .shortly after midnight. She will be beached for temporary repairs, a.s the dry-dock here Is too slurt to ac? commodate her Later the vessel will be taken proba? bly to Southampton. A Clyde Arm will repair the Paris. HER FUTURE UNDETERMINED. New York. July 12.?Vlce-PrcsldentI Wright, of the American Line, said he understood that the salvage of the; Paris had been accomplished by a Arm of German wreckers, whose name he did not know. Mr. Wright said as regards the dispo? sition to be made of the ship, noth ng would be determined until she had b;--"n , thoroughly cone over, the salvage, taken Into account, the cost of repairs , and the value of the ship. GOV. TYLER FOR THE SENATE His Candidacy Announced in an Address to the People, HE YIELDS AT LAST l oo Nuns' Letter?, Pr-tlltoua mid I*?*r aannl Mollcltmtoua no Mnuii? For (Iw Wlioto Male mill For K,<rj L'lllsru mi Interest. <???l Not For Favored t'ori*nrnlt?ua or l,ticrrst> cd Circles? Will l-'lglii 10 Win, it will bo recalled that tho statement was made In the VIrglnlan-Pllot a few days a?o, and by this paper wired to tlie newspapers holding membership In the Associated Press, that Governor J. Hugo Tyler had decided to become iL candidate to represent Virginia In the United states Senate. The an? nouncement was made upon the author? ity of a close personal nnd political friend of the Governor, and that ho knew what he was talking about is at? tested by the follow ing: ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE. Roanoke, Va., July 13.?Governor J. H?ge Tyler in a dispatch from Marion. Va., to the Times, announces himself a AGUINALDO MAKES A SPEECH The Anniversary of Proclamation of Filipino Independence. CELEBRATED AT TARLAC riio President oi tin- i iinippioo itr? publ Ic Itcc.tlla lite Dorirlno oriu<> Urrit( "'inrit, Tliul America In I'or A incrIcnus, nml Drclarm Thitl the rii i M i?pi ni'H nro Kur Filipino? - fcloquvnl Defense* (ny Telcttraph to vtrg\man-Pllot.i Manila, July 12.-7:26 p. m.?A copy of the Independencta lias reached Ma? nila, containing the speech which Agul naldo made during ihc recent celebra? tion at Tarlae of tho anniversary of (ho proclamation of Filipino Independ? ence. In substance it is as follows: "Filipino, beloved daughter of the ardent Sun of the Tropics, commended by Providence to the care of noble Spain, be not ungrateful to her salute who warmed you with the breath of her own culture and civilisation. THE MONROE DOCTRINE. "It is true she sought to crush thy aspiration for Independence, as a lov FREDERICK DANT GRANT, As he appeared when last seen upon the streets of New York, before don? ning the uniform of a Brigadier-General of the United States Army. candidate for United States Senator to succeed Thomas S. Martin. Ho says in part: "Without encouragement or Inspira? tion given to the movement on my part, I have received muny letters, petitions and personal solicitations that I allow my name to be used as a candidate for United States Senator from Virginia. These requests have become so wide? spread and Insistent that 1 am forced to make a public acknowledgment of the same, and give my answer to the people In the same frank and sincere manner in which I have been address? ed." "The people of Virginia have been aroused to taking an active interest in the selection of their Senator and re? sent deeply the Intimation that Inter? ested corporations anil certain favored circles arrange in advance who Is to be selected for this high honor. Now. 1 am asked to be a candidate as rep? resenting no special interest, class or circle of political aspirations, but to stand for the whole of the S:ale of Vir glnla and for every citizen and interest therein. "So my name will go before the next Democratic caucus ol the legislature to repn sent this state in the United States Sonnte. I need not say that I do not want to wear an honor unless it Is the wish of a majority of the people of the State to bestow it upon me. Hein e I court the freest nnd most open discussion of this matter nnd desire that tho humblest citizen In the Com? monwealth shall have a voice In its final determination. "In conclusion, I must add that I could not consent to lay down even for n part of the term duties with which you have Invested me but for the Con? sideration that they would fall into able and honorable hands. Now that I am in the light I propose to do my part in every seemly and proper way." Ing mother opposes separation forever from the daughter of her bosom. Thle but proves the excess of affection and love Spain feels for thee. Filipino! Delicate tlower of the East, scarcely eight months weaned from the breast of thy mother, thou hast dared to brave a great and powerful nation, auch as Is the United States, after barely or? ganizing and disciplining thy little army. Yet we reply, we will be slaves to none, nor allow ourselves to be de? ceived by soft words. Let us continue to defend our fatherland until Inde? pendence is assured, for this i? Justice. We shall see at least that the great American nation will acknowledge the right which Is on our 6'.de. That doc? trine of the great Monroe, that America Is for Americans, Is not forgotten. Just as we aftlrm that the Philippines are for the Filipinos. Some States of the American Union have arisen In our favor. PRESIDENT M'KINLEY CENSURED "Especially Is the Democratic party convinced that both victors and van? quished will lose precious lives. Thus ! many of the people and many states | men censure President McKinley as In? human for having ordered his military representatives at Manila to seek means to bring about hostilities with I the Filipinos. These facts prove that they wished to try us to sec if we are ! able to live up to the second color of our banner?red?which signifies cour? age, heroism and martyrdom. There? fore we should not resent this struggle with the Americans. In spite of their expressed desire to dominate all the Philippines, well convinced are they that we will fight with Justice and right on our side and that autonomy la all a show of deceit, only serving to nave certain accumulated wealth. NO CONCEALMENT. We have never concealed our aspira? tions, that we aspire but to lndepend i ence, that we will struggle on to ob? tain It, perhaps from those who are now our enemies and to-morrow will be our allies as lliey were for the over? throw of the power of Spain. We might well a :cept tins autonomy Amer? ica offers, but what can we do with it if our ambition Is Independence and if we are to accept it only to later over? throw by force of arms the sovereign? ly of America? As 1 bei,eve It Is the intention of the autonomists to make use of treachery and deceit, we cannot accept such a procedure. We do not wish to be trailers afterwards. We wish to show our character of frank? ness and sincerity and nothing more. EXAMPLE TO BE AVOIDED, "Let us avoid the example of those natives who. having at one time been colonists, accepted autonomy to en? able them to make thin- work surer once everything was prepared. History has given us an example <>:* this In re? cent events, Let us persist in out idea, which is only the legitimate and noble aspirations of a people which Is de? sirous at all cos! to preserve its na? tional honor spotless nnd ?s pure ns a crystal. Thus. then, ?.hen* will not be a single Filipino autonomist. The?,: who are so are In the eyes of the people but time servers, fearful "f losing their riches, threatened by risks of war. "Filipinos, let us !'.? eon^ ant! Let us strengthen the bonds Of our union." Agulnaldo concluded with calling for cheers for Independence, the union of the Filipinos and for the liberating army. FAVOR ANNEXATION. EVERY CUBAN PROPERTY OWNER WANTS Ol D ?vi.oltY TO REMAIN. iTv TSIegTapn lt? VtiTllllHn-Pllul.l Washington, July 12.?Brigadier Gen? eral Rosscr, who has just renchi l Washington from Cuba, called at the White House to-day. General Rosser has been mustered out and Is on h.s way home to Virginia. When asked about Cuban affairs he said: "Many things are moving alone smoothly, but there Is almost universal complaint about the enforcement of tariff rules and laws at Havana. The trouble, of course. Is that military men have not been trained in these matters. The different officials tix dlff< rent duties on goods." When asked about the sentiment for annexation, General Rosser said: "Every man on tho island with a dollar's worth of property never wants to see the United States Hag pulled down. They know it means anarchy, chaos and oppression." ANOTHER PLANT SOLD The Williams' Syndicate Secures City Gas Works. I>ren|<lotit II nm|>hrl?*a < on Ihm? tile Deal vi lileli Hive* Control ol Light. ? teal anil I'ovver to I tie, IticlimoiKl Uankor nutl lilt Hockers? Mr. it. Lancaster Williams, ns the head of a syndicate, has acquired the Norfolk City Gas Works, which, in con? junction with the Virginia Electric Co., gives him practically the control of the lighting, heating ami power furnishing by electricity ami gas for the city, What the price paid was is at present a secret, but as the works are consid? ered a good property, the late owners and appear to be well satisfied with the deal, and it would be safe to say it was no less than they pnld. President A. C. Humphries, of the City Gas Company, was seen yesterday and confirmed the sale, but declined to make any statement at present of the new company's Intention, preferring that they should speak for themselves. He did say. however, that the old com? pany h id greatly increased tho demand for ami use of gas for all purposes ' since they had run the business, and he felt well satlsllcd with the record they had made. That, part of the public which Is ac? quainted with th? "l ei v:lr and pro-* gresslve spirit of Mr. Williams and j those he represents will feel confident that other and better things in gas fur- I nlshlng will be Inaugurated. What changes, if any, will be made In the i olllcial force Is not known. TRIAL OF DREYFUS. DATE NOT YET FIXED?AN EX? PLANATION. (Ity Telegr.iuh 10 Virglntan-PllnLI Rennes, July 12.?Maitre Deniange, counsel for Captain Dreyfus, had a long conference th.s morning with the pres-j Ident of the courtmartlal regarding the i procedure nnd the date of the trial, j which is not yet tixed. The lawyer af-j terwards had a two hours' Interview with Dreyfus. Paris. July 12.?M. Lebon, the former' Minister if the Colonies, has addressed j a long letter to the government In re-1 ply to the charges of Louis Havel, ' member of the French Institute, who accompanied Madame Dreyfus to Rennes nnd Alleges that Dreyfus was 1 cruelly treated in his Island prison. The ; former minister says no one In lS'.?t> ; questioned the justice of the verdict of the Dreyfus courtmartlal; that In Sep-? ; tember, lsyd. it was reported that an American vessel was about to rescue j the prisoner and there was some talk ' among the warders as to the possibll ! Ity of his escape. Hence M. Lebon be? came solicitous for the safety of the i prisoner and ordered Dreyfus to be con ; fined in his hut with double locked doors, but with a- sentinel inside until the hut was surrounded by a palisade, when the hut might be opened. The building of the palisade occupied long er than was expected, but no harm toi the health of the prisoner was report- 1 ed. M. Lebon denies tampering with the correspondence of Dreyfus. ADJOURNED TO WASHINGTON Ths Hearing of the Charleston Freight Rate Case, TESTIMONY CONTINUED fir. .I.A. Siewbury, General A^cnl or ilio Old Dominion Hleniushfp Com? pmtjr, mill Providern Sinlili, of tlm Hnrentl ol Frelgnl mill Truimpor iittlon ol Charleston, Heard i>y llio I it i iT-s i ii io Commerce Commission (riy Telegraph to Vlr-clnlan-PiloL) Washington, July 12.?G. T. Newbury. general freight agent of the Old Do? minion Steamship Company, was tho first witness beforo the inker-State Conuncrce Commission to-day in the hearing of tho Charleston freight rate ease. He was ?iiU'stloi.ed at length as to the rates charged by his line en fn Ight business through Norfolk, where Hie steamship line connected with railroads. U developed that the steam? ship line had two rates for v:ki classes of freight, insured anil libihsiii ? ed to cover the marine flak ail at. Mr. Bryan tried to find out what the freirj - was minus the Insurance aid ivhj ? . was that soiw interior ptiints in the South were subject to the Insured rate only while others were known as un? insured points. ? Mr. Newbury was very undeteriri n< 1 on this point and Commissioner Prbuty Hi.ally broke in v. Ith the Inquiry: "*s It not a fact. sir. that you have Insured rates to non-cbmpctitlVe ptiints in or? der to add the insurance chaise:-: to the shipper and make the rate higher than to competitive* points without Its ap? pearing so?" WILL FURNISH 11 AT E SC H F. DIJ LE S Witness protested that this was not the case and it was finally agreed to have either the steamship company or its rail connections furnish the enmtnis s on copies i ;' their freight schedules from which the teal freight rates to competitive and non-compctitlve points could be figured out. Mr. Newbury said i:t conclusion that his line carried freight no: only from the South to North Atlantic points, but had a considerable amount of business, principally packing house products, fr in West of the Mississippi through Norf ilk to til.- Ma.ne coast. This route was GOO miles longer than the direct i rail routes, but the rail and water route was able to compete for the bus i iness at a profit. CHARLES TO N'S IN NIN 0. The last witness of the case was John A. Smith, president of the Hureau of Freight and Transportation, of Charles? ton. Mr. Smith explained that from 1877 to isi?5. prior to taking his present ofllee, he had been connected with rail? road and steamship traffic in various capacities. The Charleston bureau, he s.ii.l. was a municipal creation of Charleston, brought about by the In? ability of the merchants, and shippers of the community to get what they con. id.-rt-l fair ti i. at a.e... f.nm the rail? roads, especially In connection with freight rates to and from the West. Witness riled with the commission a copy of the memorial from his bureau to the Southern Freight Association, in i which the discrimination against Charleston was pointed out and re dress asked. Mr. Smith said the rail? ways had never taken the trouble even to deny the truth of Charleston's alle? gations. INSTANCES CITED. Mr. Smith gave a number of Instance! in which through rates on freight from Chicago to Charleston were from 5 to 21 c. nis higher than the rates from Chicago to Norfolk with the local rate i rom iNortoiK to Charleston added. Witness said further that the Charles? ton merchants were not even allowed to take advantage of this combination rate, the railroads cither forbidding through shipments to Charleston at the combination rate, or eating up nil tha profit by vexatious delays and rebllllns charges at Norfolk and the Virginia cities. The result was, he said, that tho Norfolk merchants had not only ab si rbed all the distributive trade in cer? tain Western commodities around Char ieston, but could Undersell the local merchants In Charleston itself. COMPILATION OF RATES. As to the compilation of rates, Mr. Smith said there was no system or method in determining them as tar ns lie could discover. Rates on some arti? cles to Wilmington were higher than to Charleston; in other cases Charles? ton had the advantage. In fifteen Im? portant commodities, rates to Charles? ton were higher than to Wilmington on (Continued on Sixth Page.) CTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. i i BY DEPARTMENTS I Teleeraoli News?Paees 1 and" 6 Local News?Pages 2,j and 5 ' hditorui?Pajse 4. ireinia News?Pages 8 and 9. j .Norm Carolina News?Page 7. j The World of Sport?Page 6 i Portsmouth News?Pases 10 and 11. Berkley News?Page 11. ! Markets?Page 12 j Shipping?Pace 12 Real Estate?Pa^e IX