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IN TWO PARTS. VOL. III-NO. 128. NORFOLK, VA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 1899. TITREE CENTS PER COPY. LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPtT?ND GABLE-Ip?^ DRAMATIC SGENE AT THE TRIAL Members of Former Dreyfus Court Martial Do Not Agree, MOURELi CALLED A LIAR II? Wns Prcnldout of (lie Court That Convicted l'rlsoucr?A Miserable I.(xi Ii I Mir Object ? Tlie Audience Hisses tlifl Jinn v.lio Had Ulvon FnlRO I rMlmoiiy to Convict ttio Accnaoil-Tue Conns I'nrtlnllty. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Reimes, Auk. 2t5.?The Drcytueards were well pleased with most of the tes? timony adduced before the court martial yesterday. The testimony of Bortillon was shattered, and the con? fronting of Colonel Muurel, president of the former court-martial, with a member of that body, limrcil to the adv ntago of the accused, in that it showed to what desperate and de? spicable means tiio court had recourse in order t.> convict. Taken all in all, it was a good day for Dreyfus. BEItTILLON AGAIN. Rcnnes, Auk. 26.?Following aro the proceedings in detail: Tito reappear unco on the stage of.properties of M. i Bcrtllloii, Hie distinguished nnthropo meter wns the signal of an outburst of hilarity on tho part of audience. Tlie scenes of yesterday wer?; repeated. The prisoner was apparently qulta indiffer? ent to what was going on and the Judges and counsel alone at tempted to follow tlie specialist In Iiis Interminable crytographlu problems. As the comedy was prolonged It grew so wearisome thai the utidlence brought out newspapers ami chatted in low tones. DISDAIN OF DREYFUS. M. Bertlllon, at one point, advanced alleged fresh proofs against the pris? oner, namely, in tho Dreyfus papers seized at the War Office and In which the specialist said he would show two words had been traced. As he proceeded the witness became imbedded In paraphernalia. JI is lec? ture, delivered in funeral tones, began to pall on tin; judges, who lin-.illy only paid the most cursory attention to the examples submitted. One of M. Bertlllon'S demonstrations was handed to Dreyfus, who cl isely scrutinized li and returned the paper win a disdainful shrug <>f his shoul? ders and without uttering a word. A SOLEMN DECLARATION. In summing up the results oT his test, M. Bertlllon said: "Fully understanding the responsi? bility c l so positive a statement, on my soul and conscience I declare to-day, as I did in ISO I. on my on Hi, that tlie bordereau Is the work of the prisoner here." (Sensation.) Dreyfus heard this assertion un? moved. OPINION OK ESTE RH A J5Y. The witness was asked by the court how he explained the Bimlllai'lty of the handwriting of the bordereau and that of Esterhazy, to which he replied that in 1891 Esterhazy may have practiced Imitating writing of the' bordcri au in order to render possible tlie substitu? tion of himself tot the prisoner. in support of tills theory, M". Bertlllon produced a fresh array of plates, which he Alleges proved his hypothesis in re? gard to Eat er hazy. "Esterhazy," exclaimed M.* Bertlllon, "is a man of straw and scoundrel. I have said this ever since the com? mencement of the 55bla trial. AN INCIDENT. There wns a sensation in court when this remark, which was turned to laughter as the witness, in his excla? mation, knocked his portfolios to :ho ground. M. Demangc asked M. Bertll? lon if he had submitted Esterhazy's handwriting to the sanie tests as the bordereau. The witness replied in the affirmative, explaining, however, thai the tcstti were less complete than in the case of tlii* prisoner. Counsel reminded the witness that he said in 1891 that he found in the b >r dereau a cryptographic signature, "Dreyfus." M. Bertlllon replied that he was not now positive on this point, to ?which ho added he attached "no im? portance whatever." THE WITNESS CONFESSED. Referring to M. Bertlllon'S statements yesterday that ho found in the bor? dereau words Dreyfus was in the ha bit of using in documents of the Wat Office, M. Demangii asked how the wit? ness accounted for this; and the upo ciallst exclaimed, with some confusion, that It was a necessary counterpart of the precautions taken by the prisoner When he wrote the bordereau, "in or? der to make out that he was the vic? tim of a plot." (Sensation). FOB AND AGAINST DREYFUS. M. Lnborl asked M. Bertlllon how he reconciled the result of the present ex? periments, namely that Hie bordereau whs written by Dreyfus tracing Ester hazy's handwriting, with his opinion in 1884, that the h rdercau was written bv Dreyfus, unless it !? ' be n most carefully forged. To this M. Bertlllon 'reolied thai it was only a hypothesis, Hereupon M. L?-bori remarked that the forgery v. is then o:" shoh a nature as to constitute p- m favor of Dreyfus, "yet to-day it is made id-ocf against him." V.Ml FETCHED CONCLUSION. Continuing counsel said: "Since the witness admits Esterhazy has written by the same mathematical methods as Dreyfus, why has hp attributed the bordereau to Dreyfus rather than to Esterhazy 7" M. Bertlllon: "It was on Dreyus blotting pad that tha key word "in forest'' was found, and Estcrhazy might have had access to this word." THE COURT INTERFERES. M. Labor!: "Docs M. Bertllton admit that Esterhazy is a traitor?"' Colonel Jouaust refused to put the question to the witness. (Sensation.) M. 'Labor! continued his questions and asked m. Bertlllon's opinion as to what system of defense might have been employed by the writer of the bor dcarouu if the document had been found by inn? The witness, In a confused and al? most inaudible tone, declared the priso? ner would then have maintained the document was a. forgets and would have adduced it us jiroorof it plot. ? Replying to further questions M. Bcrtillon admitted he bad discovered in Esterhazy'8 writing peculiarities similar to those in the bordereau "Oil! THE WRETCH!" After a short incidental discussion of the Weyler forgery which it was be? lieved was perpetrated by order of the Profi i t of Police, Col. Jouaust asked the prisoner if he had anything to say In r< ply to the witness and the attention of all present was Immediately riveted to Dreyfus, who explained how the excla? mation "Oh, the wretch!" escaped his lips. "M. Bcrtillon," the prisoner said, "was constantly turning to me while testifying und calling me the guilty man. I retorted "wretch" to him. These are the circumstances under which I uttered the words. I have noth? ing to reply to the deposition of the witness, but there Is one thing of which l am absolutely sure, and that is that t am not the writer of tho bordereau." Referit.fr to his papers, which were seized nt tin: War Office, Dreyfus said it would not ho strange to see notes written by oDlcers altered. TIIF. "BLOTTING PAD LETTER." Referring to his papers, which were pad letter." Dreyfus said: "This letter Is perfectly genuine. Madame Dreyfus can testify to that point. No one here will doubt the word of Madame Drey? fus, mid you, gentlemen, less than anj one." he ndded, lo lU'lig steadily at tile .fudges. After a brief adjournment the gov? ernment commissary. Major Carrier, called upon Captain v ilerio, of the ar? tillery, to explain the M. Bertlllon's syst, in and to give an opinion on the Subject. The Captain said ho thought M. Bertlllon's evidence might he sum? marized Into a sentence: "The borde? reau was doctored und the document fabricated by means of secret writing, or writing with a key, the word 'In? terest' being found on tin- ?blotting pad letter,' and attributed to M. Dreyfus." "Tho system," continued tlie Captain, "was evidently devised to offer the prisoner two means of escape, either he would deny being the author of the bordereau by pointing to the difference of the handwriting or ho would con? tend it was a plot, hy showing the documents were traced over his writ? ings." Captain Valcrlo attempted to prove his hypothesis, traversing practicnlly the same ground as already laborious? ly coveted by M. Bcrtillon. MAUREL C< IN FRONTED. Major Carre-re asked the court to confront Col, Maurel and Capt. Frey ntaetter. As Captain FYeystaetter, his breast glittering with decorations, arose advanced with a llrm step and an air of energy, he created a good Impres? sion. Hi- deposed, saying: "1 was a. Judge of the court-martial of 1804. My belief In the prisoner's guilt was due to the evldi nee of experts and Col. Henry ami Col. Du Paty de ?Tain. I should say it was ^trengthenod by the reading of documents which were confided to im, the judges, in a private room. (Great sensation). * T1I1C SECRET DOSSIER. "Tho secret dossier contained: First, a biographical dossier, imputing to Dreyfus acts of treason, committed at the Pyrotechnic School at Bourges, at the Military College ami while on the headquarters staff. "Second, tin- document known as the Cette canaille de D-document. "Third, a letter which, by showing the resemblance of th.- writing, proved ihe genulncss of the Cette Canaille de D-docu.it, and which was called the 'd'avignon' letter. (Cries of "oh.") "Fourth, a telegram from a foreign military attache very distinctly assev? erating the prisoner's guilt." This created a sensation and lively Interruptions followed this statement. A SENSATION. "This telegram, if I remember right? ly." continued Freystaetter, "was in* the following terms: 'Dreyfus in arrested. Emissary warned.'" (Renewed cries of "oh. Oh!"). A: this Juncture Gen. Mercier and Col. Maurel jumped up simultaneous? ly and asked to speak. Their action caused Inti nso excitement, which be? came breathless as Col. Maurel stood up, .ai both the former Judges con fr ml I each other with almost delian: looks, MAUREL WAS TIRED. Col, Maurel said: "I have only n word to say. The other day Malt re Labor! drew from the ground of ar? gument to the ground or secret deliber? ations. 1 told him I had only read a single document. These were the words: '1 only read one document.' I did not say only one document had been read (sensation); I did not go any further than that, as I did not wish to violate the secret of the judges' de llbe ra i .cnti." Continuing, Col Maurel said: "In re? ply to questions of counsel for Ihe de? fence, who would have made me say more than i wished, 1 declared I had I only read one document. After read-| Ing thai document I handed the dossier to the clerk, saying: 'l am tired.' THE AUDIENCE AH ITATED. This caused another great sensation and Interruptions almost developing Into uproar lousness, which caused col? onel Jououst to order the commandant of gendarmes to maintain silence, Colonel Maurel, as he was speaking, was greatly excited and trembled. captain Freyestatter stood still and closely regarded Iiis former colleague, his cold, determined attitude having an immense effect on the audience, v hose great agitation increased as ex? citing incidents followed. M. Labor! asked whether Colonel (Continued on Ninth Page.) NORTHAMPTON GOES FOR TYLER His Majority Over Martin is Six or Seven Hundred, WILL ISSUE A STATEMENT Sir. John i . A'oitlnu himi, Who Will Vote nn tho I'eople Ilcslrc, Defeats l?r. Charles Fimltb, In rim, lie ill. tor llouso of llilijni.'H Miiinnnih Binde In 4 ul|ir|iiT Interview l?r? recteil?Tho JlcUl over Senators. ' (Special to Vlrslnian-rilot. C:\pc-. Charles, Va.\ Aug. 26.?Com? plete returns from the primary election hi Northampton county have not as yet Im en recelvai lure There is no doubt, however, of Tyler's emphatic endorse? ment. Ills majority in tlie county over Martin will lie from six to seven hun? dred. Martin had a majority at one precinct only?Cape Charles City. John 10. Nottingham was endorsed for the Legislature by a pronounced majority, defeating Dr. diaries Smith, the pres? ent incumbent. A Rood vote was polled. THE GOVERNOR'S CLAIMS. East Radford, Vn., Aug. 26.?Govern-? or Tyler desires to correct statements made In his interview at Culpepcr yes? terday in reference to a number of hold over Senators. There are twenty-one. lie claims nine, and concedes .Senator THE NEWS OF THE OLD-WORLD Russia's Diplomacy Creeps Into Alaskan Boundary Dispute. GUN PLANT INSPECTED Tbc Bear Will Do All Hint Is rosslblo to I'rcveut I'rncllcnl Cohesion of llio Two liugllvli-SpeaUtiiK Ka< Ilona?VoHirmnian l'a?, of cut cngo. Completes Inspection ol Rx? lensivo Works. (Copyright, by Associated Press.) London, August 26.?Upon authority (if undoubted reliability, a representa? tive of The Associated Press has nsct r talned that into the Alaska dispute there lias crept the craftiness of Rus? sian diplomacy. Russia, it can bo stated, will do every tiling, with every possible energy, to prevent the practi? cal cohesion of the two great English speaking nations. In all her Embas? sies instructions have been received Ur| thwart the Anglo-American under* standing. A prominent diplomat, who is inti? mately acquainted with the details of the negotiations of the past few year;:, said to the representative of The Asso? ciated Press: "In any arrangement looking to a working agreement between England and the United States, Russia sees the defeat of her dearest projects. I be North America. Though this wtta not committed to writing- it was thorough* ly understood. The hitch came through tile absolute refusal of the Canadians to accede, they insisting upon an Eu? ropean umpire. It may be said that the Impression exists that Canadian poli? tics uro chiefly responsible for the Alaskan Imsasse. This is not only the American idea but it obtains among some of the British officials, though most of the latter tire Inclined to bo lleve the United States should make vast concessions, in order to convince the British of the sincerity of their friendship and as a return for war ser? vices. In other words, the British arc now rather expecting a quid pro quo, an expression not uncommon In these days. ARMSTRONG'S PLANT INSPECTED. Congressman George Edmund Pos?, of Chicago, has completed an inspection of the Armstrongs' works, the Thomp? sons" work, the Falrflcld, Liverpool and Belfast shipyards and tho Vlckers Maxlm works. United Stales Naval Attache ColweU accompanied Mr. Foss. They were af l irded every courtesy by the British manufacturers and shipbuilders. Mr. Posa said to a representative of The Associated Press: "I was much impressed, especially with the Vlckers-Maxim establishment. Their facilities for manufacturing and placing ituns nn beard ships are not equalled. From the results of my ex- | tended trip I have come to the conolu-l slon that tho Europeans are far ahead Of us in naval stations. yards ami decks. We are n <t the only people Oil Ihe earth. though we are the best, and! wo have much to learn. One of the first measures I intend to Introduce Is for a National Naval Reserve body, upon which the nation can call in the hours of net d Without having to con? sider the feelings of each State's organ iza t ions." Mr, Fobs Is going to Portsmouth, IV vonport and Plymouth next week, lit sails for home on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse Wednesday. AMBASSADOR CHOATB. Mr. Joseph H. Choatc, tlie United OHACORNAC, THE FAVORITE, AND OTHER GREAT TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN THE FUTURITY. Martin ten, with two doubtful. The word procrastination, ns published In ?his interview, should be prognostica? tion. The Governor left lost evening for Bristol, where he met Governor McMli lln in reference to boundary line be- j tween the two Slates. He seems more i confident than ever of his election, and stated that if Senator Martin was so! sure ho had the nomination he could not understand why lie seemed to anx? ious about members yet to be nominat? ed. The Governor will, It is thought, Issue another statement in course of the next | few days, showing where he expects his votes to come from. He claims not less j than sixty-seven in the caucus. THE SEA GIRT MATCHES. GEORGIA KIELE AND REVOLVER TEAMS WILL PARTICIPATE. <By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) New York, Aug. CO.?The Savannah liner City of Birmingham, which ar? rived at her dock at 9 o'clock this morning, had on board the crack rille and revolver team of the Georgia mili? tiamen that will compete In the Sea Girt matches to be held September -Ith to 9th Inclusive. The members of the team were met at the dock by Team Captain Win. Williamson, who had preceded them, and left here at 10 o'clock for Sea Girt, where they will go into camp. Captain ,1. C. Postell, oi the First regiment of Cavalry, Inspector of rifle practice, will meet the team at Sea Girt, where he has been for some time past, to complete arrangements for the camp. Team Captain Williamson said that he would not personally give an estimate of the team's chances, as he has r.ow been North for the past six weeks. "The reports of the pr.ietico, however, are certainly encouraging," he said. "I know that every man will do his best to sustain our record." The team will bei strengthened by the] addition of s or 9 militiamen from At? lanta, who arc expected to ariivo on I the City of Mobile io-morrow morn , ing. 1 Ueve her intense activity In China Is; to mi small extent due to her fear that Anglo-Saxon power, once centralized, t win sweep everything before it in the far East. Dreading the rapid realiza? tion of tiiis nightmare, she- is making hny while the sun shines, in the mean? time Intriguing to the utmost to lie the hands of those who are working to materialize Anglo-American sentiment. The latest evidence of this is In the Alaska affair. Though strictly speak? ing, it Is a matter of internal politics ami would have been settled long ago if left solely to Great Britain and the United states. Russia has managed, insiduously, to suggest motives never dreamed of by America, by distorting facts. It Is Impossible for me to di? vulge exactly how or to what extent Russia got her paws into the dispute. But, the attitude of her press, official to the core, is quite sufficient to show her motives." LAURIER'S PLAN5. The report that Sir Wilfrid Lautier, the Premier of Canada, and Sir I,. II. Davies, Minister of Marine and Fish? eries, are to come here In regard to Alaska, Is thought at the Canadian High Commissioner's Office to be quite probable, but nothing is known definite? ly of the matter. Roth there and at the UnltCd states Embassy it was said that tho state of negotiations has not changed, and is spoken of rather wear? ily. The caustic remarks of Sir Charles Tupper, formerly Canadian High Com? missioner, in the interview which a representative of the Associated Press had with him August l&th, when he said the United States was purposely delaying tho settlement of the Alaska dispute on account of tho pecuniary benefit accruing to miners and coast i iti.vs through the delay and had re fused to have the boundary delimited as wan being done in Vene/.uei.i. cre? ated cons,dei able dissatisfaction at the United states Embassy. WHAT WAS CLAIMED, it was claimed there that Sir Charles Tupp.-r unite- misrepresented the facts, and that the dilntortness was entirely due to the Canadians. It was also said that his declarations thni the commis? sion proposed by the I'nited state? 1 provided for no umpire was a dellb ? erate evasion, as the facts are the United states' proposal included an 1 umpire t? be chosen by both sides from States Ambassador, Is staying with Mr. Phlpps, Andrew Carnegie's partner at Beaufort Castle, Scotland. Mr. Henry White, secretary to the United States Embassy, is still away, and Mr. James R. Cuter is in charge of the' Embassy. THREE DAY'S FIGHTING. BETWEEN DOMINICAN TROOPS AND REVOLUTIONISTS; (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) i'ape Ilaytien. Hayti. Aug. -6.? News has Just been received here confirming tlie report of yesterday's fighting In Santo Domingo between tlie govern? ment forces ami those of the Revolu? tionists. General Pachcco, at the head of 400 men of the Revolutionary troops, fought the government troops for three days. Inflicting heavy losses, it is re? ported that tlie government force lost ]T,o men in killed and wounded, and that the Revolutionists captured two Held pieces. In addition General Antonio Calderon, one of the government com* manders, was killed and secretly bur? led. The Revolutionists lost only Iii men killed besides several wounded. CONDITIONS IN SAMOA. ARE NOW THOSE OP PK ACE AND QUIET. (By Te7?2riub to Vlrntn.>n-P!lot.) San Francisco. Aug. -i.?Commission? er C. N. Elliott, of the Samoan t'oni mlsslon, arrived here last evening from Auckland by the Atatneda. Ho says that the conditions in Samoa ure now ;h >se of peace -and quiet. A proclama? tion whs drafted and was to be Issued by the provisional government the day after the Alameda sailed from Samoa calling on ail Malletonns not residents of Apia to leave that place and go to their homes. rtllpliio? Kill 1 ?Mir American*. (By Telegraph tc Virginian-Pilot.) Manila. Aug. 26.??:40 p. m.?Four men of th> Twenty-third regiment, sta? tioned at Cebtl, were ambushed by the natives in the hills and three f them killed. The fourth man succeeded In makinr his escape. Details of the af? fair lacking. THE GEORGIA RACE TROUBLE The Entire First Regiment on Duty in Mclntosh County. ROUND UP OF RIOTERS Aim nilii^- Reports Renrh GOTcr?or ? hmii lor itnd J.ouil uiai to Regard ttio Nltlinllnii us ti nitre - 1 lie Mara render of Delagals, lbs Jfegro Most WantoU? Mm Probably Br?k? en Hie Unckbotio or the ilnco War. (T.y Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Darlen, Qa., August 26.?Tho round up of the riotous negroes In Mclntosh county by th" military to-day resulted In tho surrender of Henry Delegnl. the murderer of Deputy sheriff.'Townscnd. ninl the location for future arrest of Dclcgul's brothers and two men di? rectly implicated in the killing) Delo gal's surrender was made to LleiKcn anl Wood, in charge of a dclachtneti-. i t thirty Savannah soldier.--, stationed flf.? teen miles In the country to back t.:.. the Sheriff's po ie, who wore scour'i>, the swamps, and Delegat to-h.?. states that he surrendered to the li'?'< for protection, as he saw the :?? Irin ? posse was closing in on hint lind h capture was only a matter of a lev. bouts or minutes. SWAMPS BEATEN CLCSKLY. The swamps wore, btdng beaten clbsts ly, w hile the inllitlii lined < ut on the biuiT. Delegnl's ugod mbthi r came, out of the BWiimp with a request thm Dele gal be allow oil to surrender to the sol? diers. The arrest of Delegnl, who is the son of the negro whose arrest precipitated the trouble, and the arrival of rein? forcements for the militia, socm to have broken 'he backbone of the do flance of law by the negroes. A whole rcglnieht of sol Hers are now on duty in end about Dlirlcn, under command of Colonel Luwton, but It is not be? lieved there will he further bloodshed. There has been a notable diminution of extreme talk during the afternoon. Meantime, the situation Is critical. There are still several ringleaders of blacks wanted by the Officers of law. Unless they come In and surrender or are brought In by theli* friends and turned over to the authorities, the troops will go after them to-morrow, NO IMMINENT DANGER. Darlen, Ga., Aug. 28.?t'p to noon to? day there was no orospoct bt imnuivju danger of ?i conillet with the negroes. After a night ef intense anxiety with lite militia on the street and all white citizens under arms at their various homes and at the Jnll, the day began with no Incident. The courthouse had b en tinned into a barracks for the soldiers and those who were not con? stantly kept on duty were allowed to nsi there. Many of them to-night are completely exhausted, having been on duty for three days and two nights, c lonel l.a.wion wits here at an early hour keeping himself Informed by cour? ier and sending messages to Governor Cundler. V IHK TROOPS ORDERED OCT. At noon ft courier from (he swamp, ghteen miles out. arrived and report id that the negroes had congregated in and around the house of Delagals, six miles from the swamp, and would not surrender or permit the Delagals t > be taken. The sheriff, wdth a posse of one hundred men went to the Dole gals' h nie. but returned without tusk? ing nil attack, li" give out the infor? mation that he would need more men to enforce a demand for the much wanted negroes, and set about cnlarg in his posse. Colonel Lawton, after communicating with ovcrnor Cnndlcr, ordered the Liberty troop of light cav? alry here. They left Jones Station al? most, immediately and came through the country over the wagon roads, a distance of 20 miles. , Colonel Lawton also ordered the First, Regiment of Ocorgla Volunteers at Sa? vannah, to proceed to Darlen. They arrived this evening at B o'clock. Colonel Lawton has ordered tents and al.i camp equipment for tho men In case they arn needed ONE THOUSAND N'KOROES. It has been reported here that ona thousand negroes were in the vicinity of the Di lagals house, having coma from all parts of Liberty and Mclntosh counties. Reconnotterlng was done by couriers, but as the negroes are scat? tered for several miles through the swamp their number was not definitely ascertained. Colonel Lawton late in the afternoon ordered the Fourth Regiment, with companies nt Brunswick, Valdosta, Waycross and others towns In this sec? tion to be prepared to move at a mo? ment's notice. The soldiers at Bruns wi.k and Way. ross are in their ar? mories awaiting orders to proceed to Darlen. WHITE PEOPLE AUOHSHD. The white people were aroused for miles nround and came fn during the (Continued on Page F\ .teen.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 9 C! ASSIMCATiON OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS. Telsenoh News?Piifes 1 9 and 14. Local News?t\i?es 2, j, 5, 6, 8 met 10.! I .'..torui ? Page 4. Society?6 ar.J Vlrcinia News?Pane t2anctl3. North Carolina News?Page n. Portsmouth News? Page 14 and IS. Berkley News? i'aye 14. ' ? The World of Sport?P.t?e 14. .Markets?Paj;e id. Shippint;?Pare 16 Kcal estate?Page 16.