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The Evidence of Colonel Cordier Disappoints the Dreyfusards. STRONG POINT LACKING nvncrul Merclcr ffm ??u llnuil lo <tin'^i inn \V 11 iicsii"? ICxxI'roniler l'n-3 rlui'l Allow* I.abort In Scciin VtllllllblO ? OllfCSSlon -Tile 'H?r?ll? nnry rliiiuncP' Expli?liio?l- llrcy fu* >'oi ItrnpoiiHthle I or l.cnkngc -lion. Itogel Clnirgotl ?Villi Lying. (By Telegraph to VlrglnUin-PIlot.) Bonnes, Aug. -Neither Bide was pleased with the outcome or lo-day'a l?ro<.lings before lite eourt-ninrtlal Hint. la trying Capt. Dreyfus. The Dreyfusards ejepected that Col. Cordier, who wit? deputy chief the Intelli? gence Department under Ihe latff Lieu? tenant Colonel Henry, would testify thai tit.- burden m was r'ci -Ived dli'i il? ly by the lute Colonel Suntlliei r. lind llils expectation Iteeh realized, the los llmoiiy would have hoch a strong point in fiivor of t li ? ar usi I. b use ii Would have been a Ivply to ill Ahll Drcyfusards, who have nil along con. tended that Itiuiry received the bor? dereau and forwarded i; to Sandliurr, a thing he would not have don lind the bordereau been, a.--, the Dreyfus it ri is assert, written by his accomplice, Ki? tcriiliisy, for, in thai event, Henry Would htive recognized the handwriting when he received the bordereau from the Gorman Embassy, and would have suppressed it, instead i>? forwarding It to Sundhci r. Col. Cordier, however, testified to? day that he wow absent from Ihe In? telligence Department when the bor? dereau arrived, but that he believed ;t was received by Monty. LABOltl SECURES CONCESSION. M. Labor! then secured another eon. cession favorable to Dreyfus by get? ting l>e Prcyclnet to admit Hint lie could not recall a Ringle fact going to prove that money had be u sent Into Franco from abroad to prom .:.- a cam? paign in favor of I n . yfufi. Tho general feeling, however, let that his iippelirniu.'o on the witness ntund has not in.ttoii.illy helped the accused; Tili: PROCEEDINGS IX OETAIL. Following lire the proceedings in do tail: The appearance nf Col. Cordier, form, r deputy Chief of the Intelligi iicc Department of War Olliec, was the lit witness til Ihe Dreyfus eouilmartial to day ami urnused great Interest as. since Iiis previous: appearance, the Colonel hits been released by the Minister .if War from his oath ..f professional se "crecy. COLONEL COHDIER'H TESTIMONY. ('. !. Cordier said tii.u the day ri'fler ho returned ; ? Paris from a vacnti in iti IMM, Col. Sam?icrr. who appeared greatly dlstn usual, ban.I, .1 him a . 6py of the bordereau on foolscap paper. K-.tndherr and Cordier iinimately dis? cussed the bordereau, Sandherr consid? ering it ample evidence of treason. Tie document wiia photographed and in? vestigation was o|i'eneil. resulting in suspicion against Dreyfus being :trang? ed. Prior to Ibis there was no pre? sumption oi" Dreyfus' guilt. fol. Cordb r sal,I he belli red the bor? dereau was hnltded to Col. Sen.Iii ri by Col. Henry. TIIIO "ORDINARY CHANNEL" EX? PLAINED. Cordier then explain. .! wlinl was this '?ordinary channel" by whi. h informa? tion reach) .1 tin- War i mice. "The ordinary chnniiei," the witness said, ' was a Very clever spy attached to the Intelligence Departmeni wlid had the habit of vis!:in;,- grenl houses, bul who preferred tin- company >>f Servants to the company of their master," Cordier then described the method of piecing documents and showed how- tin- bordereau was pasted gether by Henry, who was usu entrusted with smli Work. A WO.M.W IN Tin.; CASK. Referring to the spy who has beeil dubbed an the 'ordinary channel." Cordier said the former did not direct? ly receive the documents from tie- em? bassy from whi- h they w. ie abstract? ed. A woman, he explained, served as an Intermediary, ami. the "ordi? nary channel" h ing closed, it was found necessary t.> negotiate directly with Hie intermediary; . t her wise tho woman, with whom rendezvous was usually made in churches, LEAKAOE AT lb (URGES. Dealing with the leakage discovered by th. military authorities, ci. cor? dier said he ascertained it was occur? ring at Hotirgcs. Witness i. call. .1 the fact thai nn ar? tificer named Thomas whs souteni .i for treason !n IS9I. Tie' fori Ign cor? respondents of Th. mas did im: notice his arrest, and consci|tiently n letter addressed to him was intercepted and ft. reply was Hellt. This letter naked for plans .?;" a shrill. The hondquartcr's statt" obtained tho plans and sent them to Thomas' correspondents. The lat? ter r. plied. thanking Thomas, and en? closing bank notes, whi.-h were cred? ited to the in:,,is ..r the hchdquarler's stafT. DREYFUS NOT RKSPONSIBL'B. What.-vor has been said to the con? trary, witnessed maintained that the' leakage at Botlrgea could not 1 as? cribed to Dreyfus. This also was the H in . a ..? Sandten-, who fre? quently bad recourse to the Witness' Intimate knowledge of this finest Ion in tin- futile efforts :-? discover evidence against Dreyfus. The witness recalled how- the lenkacr. of lS'.M waii r.v Ived. Primarily would be mentioned that of a gentleman ?ears old and decorated, who used to :onvey documents to the embassy. h . h tin Witness described as a house iili a large garden. t . (tiei phaslaed the fact .? above personal description did not ? hr tin slightest resemblance t'> Divy . us. but resembled much more .closely another ofllcer whose name had been im in :, n. .1 nnd could no longer be pros cuted or convict* d. TRICKING GERMANY. Referring next to what he styled th-' "huge undertaking of Richard Cucr?,! i.i Ji.iin ,v Company," the Colonel de? clared the object was nothing less than reciting German Epics for the service "f the French g vernmont. One of <'ii. is' special services, continued the witness, was furnishing Germany wilt false Information 11". therefore, was F imotimcs obllgi i 10 say he had BUC ci?d in sulHirdoning a French ofllcer, and In ihls wuy Cuers was Induced to declare he had obtained tin- collabora? tion : an ..ft. ? r of the hendqflstrter's ?taii. Proof of this could bo fWrnl tit headquarters in n dossier ??! false doc umeiits delivered t.. Germany. "These documents," added Col. Cor? dier. "are no doubt in nil the better or? der because lie- archivist, Gr^belin, wears blue spectacles." (Laughter.) SPEI ITA? 'LKS WITHDRAWN. Col. .1 maust called ilie witness to order and ih" remark was withdrawn, witness declaring, amidst peals .if 1 inslili r, ' .t ? - ;.d in... Mouslcr Le President. I wit lid raw the spectacles.'1 Cordier then described tin- events i i :? to tie* nrrest of Dreyfus and showed that only a single real leakage, namely, the plittis of th" fortresses, had o. . wi_,-. ,| at the time of his arrest. Til" Documents known as "(rette canaille dc 1* ." he explained, was c?htempp iancotis with this leakage. itOGKT'S EVIDENCE FALSE. "I: his been said." continued the witness, 'tii t I made a mistake on this poiiil und Confounded the docu :? i a ivllh an tin r contulnlng the ini? tial it lone. I should like very ninth tu File t'n. document, in order t.i insure ? Hint i' had been tampered with. It is !r>!. however, "f any Importance, except t.. show that General Roget's evidence concerning nie is false from beginning to end." (Sensation.) Revert I nil to tin- manner in which th.. suspicions against Dreyfus crystnl laed, liii. Colonel described the efforts t.? i"" Into Hi., prisoner's life, and said tie' Information at first received was very had ami constituted strong proof against the prisoner. Lnter, however, ii assumed unit., a different nspeet. It was admitted thai before Iiis marriage Dreyfus was not "unim? peachable morally, lior was lie entitled to war a wreath of orange blossoms." (I a tighten) "nut," Colonel Cordier added, ''after bis marriage Dreyfus was quite dif? ferent." Tin witness nlsri Fild that while Droyfiifl bonsted of lii,s conquests, he, Cordier, was of the opinion that th.?sf> who li.? is:, i tin. mist accomplished the least. (Laughter). CONVINCED OF DREYFUS' IN Nl ?CF.NCE. In 1801 tie. witness regarded as In sullli .ni th' sole proof against Drey? fus, nanv iy, tin- bordereau. He di 1 not 1.. ii. v.- the prisoner was guilty, but the hiei thai the Judges \\'ore unanimous in convicting him changed th.- tidiness? es' min i. I ? is iliiuhtH. however, return? ed when he saw that the date of the bordereau received in September h id been llxed as May. Col. PIcquart's in? vestigation and the I n fa moils campaign ngaiusi Piequart Inereas I the stis plcl< in- of : he wit riess. ' in l- 'i " declared Col. Cordier' em? phatically, "l hid benn assured by the uiianiinlt> of the Judges, and I was rib H ilutely e mvlneed of tie mult of Dreyfus, Now I am absolutely con? vinced ..f his Innocence." (Great ck . temrnt). _ SAN Dil ERR VND HENRY. It. plying t i tin rift sldent, h" dec! ireei ihal tii.' approaches of th.. Dreyfus family to Sandherr were not attempts at corruption, and that Dreyfus' brothei remarked, "Our fortune is at you dis? posal," was only the expressions ..f th.- family's ardent desire to save any member of it. Replying lei Col. jouaust's request to siat.. what lie know regarding Henry's relations with Pi.quart. Cordier said good fellowship prevail. ! in the De? partment until the appearance of Henry, who had been forced on Sand hen'; Henry had close relations with iin* Suprcinc Chief, and li!:i collenguea susi). . ted he might report what he beard in tii" oillcc divisions and whai oecuiTed in tii" Department. Somit: supported Snhtlhcrr and others support? ed Hi ii ry. i TWO PERSONS LISTENING. Mnitro Lnborl asked the witness what he knew in regard to the arrest of I ?rCyfiis. "I rein, tuber." Cordier replied, "that one of th" proofs advanced against Dreyfus was that, during the dicta? tion sei ne, ho looked in a mirror. That is going too far. If Dreyfus looked in tie- mirror it was because lie had seen another head b aides his own there. There was an arrangement of mirrors, and. since it must lie told, 1 will any it: behind the curtain were two ears, listening, Dreyfus, therefore, might have seen something besides his own lac... in tile minor. A TELEGRAM AND LETTER, At tills juncture M. Lnborl Informed the presidenl the court that he had received a telegram sinned "Pages," announcing' tit" dispatch of a letter relative I > tii" relations between f.d. Hrindherr and tii.- Drkyfus family. Counsel add. I tii.it li" had himself re? ceived a telegram as follows: "1 declare Col. Snhdltorr told me dis? tinctly that neither before or after the Conviction was an offer ?;' money made. A FANTASTIC SCENE, ? '??1. Joiiaust announced that lie would n.?t rend th.- letter !??? a?se h" knew nothing of i:s writer, and naked he us? ual question of Dreyfus, who replied that le- would refer merciv to the scene on oet ob. ;? 15, preceding his nrrest. "It was," he said, "so fantastic that I frankly confess I understood nothing connected with it. it was conducted under such conditions that I .1.? not ' :; A'hat mtinner of brain had con? ceived it. and when I left the extra? ordinary scene my head literally reel continued on Sixth Page.) The Great New Battleship on Buil? ders Trial Trip. WILL LAST THREE DAYS _ ihp Vcmiel I? ihe .aio?t i*owcrfni oi H?>r Class nitil I* lix pec teil inNlion 1 xtrcllic Speed?Government l rim I.iiier-Wm la lime Been Deliver* od In October, tml llallvory ?r Ar? 111 our IMnlo* C*IMSe?l Itolny. (P.y Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) Philadelphia, Auk. i'r tn the yards of the Cramp Company the bat tleshlp Alabama, the most powerful vessel <>f her class in tho American n-.ivy, went out t?1 sea yesterday oh a builders' trial trip. Her behavior on this voyage, which will last three or four -lays, will be watched with great Interest everywhere, for the Alabama represents the Intest advam i a of Amer? ican .-kill 1a nnvril construction, Leaving the dock where she has been for so many months, the Alabama on Monday afternoon steamed leisurely down the Delaware rjver ami bay. an? choring for Ihe night at the Breakwa? ter, At daylight this morning she run to Kenwick Island Lightship, J\ tulles, th >nce to Northeast End Lightship, 11', tlon of worships for their government, ?.a n i Hie vessel watching the test. Uh is ate? Senator Pcnrose, form? er Senat >r Quay, Representatives Hing hnin, Adams, McAleer, Young and Harmer, of Philadelphia, and Louden slagi r. Next Jeiuey, were invited by Mr. Cramp to accompany him. There are no ot her guests; Congress, ..-i June 10, authorised the 'oiiritruetlon of the Alabama and f.\ > sister ships* the Wisconsin, which is now hull ling it the Union Iron Works. San Francisco, and th.- Illinois, which is building at Newport News. The contract for the Alabama was signed " iber (S96. her Hist rivet wan drivi a ii ember -0th of tho same year, and May i*. isn<. the vessel was Linn hed and christened by Miss Mary K. Morgan, daughter of Senator Morgan, of Alabama. The contrai : price for hull and ma? chinery and lit: ng and securing the armor it $2.050,000. No premium for excess over guaranteed speed Is allowed by the government on this ship. SHIP'S DIMENSIONS. li r principal dimensions'nrc: Length on lo.nl wat"r line, 368 feet; extreme breadth, T.' fe t inches; nie.m draught. 23 feet 6 Inches; displacement at this draught. 11.525 t ms. The motive power consints of two vertical inverted three cylinder expan? sion engines, driving twin screws esti? mated to develop to.oflu Indicated horse' I- iwcr under moderate for. ? draught. Steam is supplied by eight sina'.e end- j cd four furnace steel boilers ot the cy? lindrical type, placed in pairs in four' wat, r tight compartments. These boil? ers are 15 feet li Inches outside diame? ter. !? feet It inches lone; over all und constructed for a working pressure of ISO pounds per square Inch. The nor? mal coal supply will be SOU tons and the maximum bunker capacity 1,200 tons. HF.lt AUMAMENT. The Alabama's armament consists of four 13-lnch breech-loading rules, mounted in pairs in two elliptical lur RICHMOND NEWS AND GOSSIP Attorney-General Montague Asked to Help Goebel in Kentucky, MAY ACCEPT INVITATION Virginia Society Endowment Cam linny <o no Organlsed-Of Hip 8is,. 000,000 Ceutnry Bouds orVlrgluin Abonl 85,000,000 uro Owned lo 1 til?j?lnf e ?Mnj He Hie Army Worm I lint I* Causing Trouble, (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, Va.. Aug. 29.?Hon. A. J. Montague, Attorney General of Vir? ginia, although r*Lill a young man, has made a reputation for oratory which bas extended beyond tho borders of the Old Dominion. Ho has Just received a letter from Kentucky, asking him to come to that State and put In some licks for William Goebel. the regular Democratic nominee, in his light against .lohn Young Grown. Mr. Montague is at present out of the city, but his friends are Inclined to be? lieve that he will accept the invita? tion. A NKW EXTBUPllISE. Within a few days, or about Septem? ber 1st, "'The Virginia Society Endow? ment Company" will be organized in this city. THE BIG BATTLESHIP ALABAMA, WHICH IS HAVING A TRIAL TRIP. tulles, and returned t.> the Delaware Capes, a distance "f 05 miles. If the builders arc entirely satisfied With ili"- Alabama's performance she Will return to Philadelphia to-morrow. They may conclude, however, to make another run to sea on Wednesday, -and j In that event she will not reach the city again until Thursday, l The preliminary trial will be made with a view to determining how well the new battleship Steams, whether her engines work Well and approximately what ler speed is. Those who have carefully wnt shed the building of the Alabama believe she will have ho difll culty in making the sixteen knots an hour her contract palls for. in fact tho prediction is freely mad.- that she will, have something to spare In ihe matter of speed. GOVERN AI ENT TRIAL LATER. While this W ? k'a trial is likely to afford satlsfa? tory Indications of the merits of th.- formidable: lighting ship, the conditions will differ somewhat from those of the g ivcrnment trial', Which will he made ?fl the ,\. iy Eng? land coast later in the autumn. There .?tili remains to be put in place, in addition t.> the Alabama's arma? ment, much of tho casement armor, two sponson plates, tWO side armor plates and the turret arm >;?. Tie- con? tract time for delivery to the govern? ment Is October L'd, but Completion will be delayed several months on account of the slow delivery of armor plates, Edwin s. Cramp, superintending en? gineer of th.- Cramp Ship and Engine liuildliig Company, represents the builders on the trial trip, and Captain Sargent hau charge of the ship. Cap? tain WIH&rd 11. IJrownsoh, who is to command the battleship wh.-n com? pleted, nnd who has sup. rvised her con? struction; Lieutenant Commander F. V. Knnc, who is to be her chief engin? eer: Lieutenant Harry Hail, assistant engineer; Assistant Naval Constructor lt. II. M. Robinson, t igether w Ith .. member of the Government Inspection 1'. -.ml and Russian naval ofllcers at Cramp's, superintending tie; construe rets on tii" middle line, one forward and one aft of the superstructure; fourteen G-lnch rupld fire breecli-loadliiB rltlcs. mounted in sp insons on tin- casement deck, and a secondary battery of six? teen G-poundors and four l-pounder rapid lire guns, one flailing ami biio Iii id gun. There will !>?? four torped ? tubes. Tii,- total weight of metal which this namesake of the fiim ins Confed? erate cruiser will bo able to discharge in .1 broadside .if her entire batteries will be 2.963 pounds, or. if tiring both Sldi s. B.92I pounds. Elliptical turrets, which are a novol t> in th- design of the Alabama, are calculated to afford a decrease in weight ami a better arrangemenl of in? terior space for those loading and man? ning the guns. They also present a narrower front to the guns t* the ene? my. Acenrding to experts the armor of tin- Alabama is th.- most complete ever put upon a battleship, it is of harvey Ize 1 nickel steel. Tho side armor, IG1? Inches at tin- top of the belt} tapers t ? 914 a: th.- bottom, in th.- turrets the put hole plates are IV Inches thick, .and tho other prates 15 inches. Th.- pro t- live deck rises from th.- lower inside edge of tlie \vnter line belt upward arid inward to a level with th.- top of tho belt, and then forms an armored Hat. tie- slope hoing t inches aft. :'. inches f u ward, and the Hat g*4 inches thick. 'Another novelty on th-- Alabama Is th.- placing of her two smnkestn fits abreast of .-ach other, Instead of along the axis of the vessel, in some res-, peets the Alabama resembles the [own, th ii'-th the n. ? battleship Is eight feet I inger and several inches narrowei than her predecessor. A SATISFACTORY TRIAL*. la w . s. Del., August -?:>. Th.- build? ers' trial for the battleship Alabama recorded the development of .i maxi? mum speed of 17>4 knots, or 1', knot above th.- requirements, IG kn its. The trial was satisfactory in every respci ; and Edwin s. Cramp, and the builders acre delighted with the showing made. Tho purposes of this company wilt bo| t> it-sue debenture bonds, and on Its board of directors will be some of tho lending and In st substantial business men of the city. The president will be Mr. II. W.1 ftountree; Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. .1. M. Swanson, now of Itlrmlnghnm, | Ala., bin who will become a citizen of Richmond within a short while: ami as a hoard of directors from this city, Messrs. Warner Moore, John S. Hnr wood, w. .1. Whltehitrst, M. B. Uosen baum, and E, a. < 'atlin. There arc two similar compnnles in successful operation?one in Birming? ham, the other in Atlanta. The company !?> lie organized here will be an entirely Independent one. HOWARD'S CASE POSTPONED. II. .1. Howard, alias ll. J. Downing, who was brought to this city from Suf? folk to answer tho charge, "thai -'ii warrant he did unlawfully obtain un? der false pretences and misrepresent i tion $15 iti United states currency, with Intent defraud Lottie slaughter," was in the Police Court to-day. A number of ladles were in court to testify r . Howard's methods of s Hing tailoring charts ami giving lessons In the same, by Which they alleged they Buffered at his hands, but a contln vvas asked for to summon a wit? ness. An off 'rt was made t.> iln.l tho Wit ii- ss a: once, but the olltcer being iin hble to Arid her the cade went over arte day. Howard appeared very cool in court and made many suggestions to his counsel. VIRGINIA CENTURY BONDS. Second Auditor Joalah Rylnnd to-day gave out somo very Interesting infor? mation cohceming the growing demand for Virginia Century bonds. This pop? ularity has. of course, materially In crertsi <l their value as an investment. When they were first Issued, in lv.C they were sold at less than 10 per cent. | of their f.u c value, of the original is? sue of about sixteen and a half million, loss than a hair million were distribut? ed w> Virginia people. Over fourteen million wont to foreign holders. The Legislature h is three times, since the pnssuge ot the funding i ?-. of IS02, extended the time In which the old bonds could i> ? converted Into ? n:u ries. Tho report of the Si ind Auditor for the year ending September so, u;i9, will show that v ry fi .-. >f the old bonds are still nit. The amount of the century bonds n >w outstanding . In round numbers HS.000,000. The i of the Second And:: r will also show that over six million of thi ?? bonds have been registered as a permanent in? vestment. They are held prln ??? ally in Virginia, one notable ex ? .:. > .ng an investment of rather over .1 milli in by the School Fund of the Statu ... Min? nesota. i The coupon binds are payable t-i bearer, and it is dull mil t i . v holders, but after Careful Inqulrii a amongst, men who handle many b Mr. Kyland thinks It safe to csth that at least live millions ??; them are Owned in Virginia, of course larger portion of these are h Id in I ic cities, but tho number of hold rs In Ithi country and small towns is rapidly crcuslng. li Is a matter of surprise to see tho litrgc number of persons ivh > hohl from one hundred to .1 ?.. . 1 dollars. Tlie bonds have steadily Ihcn - I In value, as the Slate has demonstrated that she Is both able and willing t ? meet the interest its it matures. The present price, Mi1? Is nearly 100 per ,. at. more than they sold for when first put upon the market. The indications arc that by the time they reach the .: pi r cent, period, duly, 1901, they w ill he si ii Ing at par. Another gratifying fact is that the courts are requiring that a large pro? portion of the Judiciary ami other funds under their control shall be Invested in century bonds. In some instances thes Investments have paid the hen- ;i lories a handsome Increase <>ii the original cost. Till-. AUMA' WORM UK HE. The worms, w hich are creating much havoc, among the crops 111 llenrieu county, are still the main talk umoUK the farmers there. Several huye been secured and sent to tho Cotnmlsslonei oi Agriculture to ascertain their na? ture. There is no entomologist Con? nected with the State Agricultural Do purttncul's Richmond otllco, and Mr. K?lner, the commissioner, has forward? ed several specimens of the Worm to the United States Department of Agri? culture. Mr. Kolner thinks probably the pest | in the much dreaded army worm, which has never before l.\ reported in Vir? ginia. The general appearance of the pest and the absence of any effect from poisons corn spends with tie army worm. LEGACY TO SOLDI EES' MOM E. By the will of Mr. Dorsey Clnggett, of Washington, who died within the present month, Mr. Morris Clin his luother. now In tin- Confederate Soldiers1 Home, at Richmond, Is let": the sum of $."1.0011. Tin legacy Is to to the Soldiers' llom.-. as an endow? ment for the benefit of Mr. Chiggett, who was a gallant Confederate sol? dier, and Is well known in Richmond. Mr, Dorsey Clnggett was a wealthy real estate man. Mr. Clnggett is over HO years of ago. p CAPTAIN HUDGINS' CASE. Colonel John A. Curtis, a member 01 i the State It,nrd of Fisheries, to-divv declined to discuss the charges Which will, it Is said, he 1.referred llgillust I Captain Hudglns, commanUer ot Ihe police boat Chesapeake, of the Virginia oyster navy. THE LATE STORNI. THE SEVEREST WITHIN PAST 75 V EARS. (Ry Telegraph to Virginiah-Pilot.) Washington, Aug. 29.?The Weather Duron 11 has Issued a special report on the gale of August pi, 17 and 1>, Which was so disastrous to shipping in the vi? cinity of Ca pe Hattet a *. Observations tit the weather bureau stations showed that at 4 a. in., of the lith, there n i wlhd velocity of 70 miles uti hour; l. Increased in Intensity until l p. in., when it was *.'.: miles an hour, with ex? treme velocity from 120 to lie miles an hour. At that hour the Ancmometoi .lips were blow u away, and .: is proba? ble that the wind reached even a great? er velocity that evening. The hurrlenno was the in isi at vei within the pas' 15 years Tie. tdtnl losal at tin Horas al me will amount i i from I $150,000 f., $200.000. The Halting bttslni SS; which Is tin- principal Industry, has been f >r the present swept away. It is an interesting fact that the highest wind velocity previously reported at liatteras was SO miles an hour. 'I lid Sun D?ttling?! Ii e v Ol 11 I I o n . (Ily To!oj:rat'h to viraintan-Pllot.) Washington, D. C, August 29.?The Sinie Department has received tie- fol? lowing cablegram from t'tiittd States ? 'onstil Slmouson, a; Puerto Plata, San I lomlngo: "All towns in this district exceed Montechrlsto in possession of revolu? tionists. This town (Plicrto Plata! sin rendi t ed yesterday, (Signed) "SIMPSON." Cape Haytlen, Haytl, August It" News has reached here front Sumo Domingo continuing the report of th defeat by the revolutionists of Cicmirnl Pooin, in comihan I of a govi rnmi nt f. who lost thirty men killed and lind forty of his sold era captured. In addition General Peplrt was compelled to abandon a convoy of provisions. Further lighting has taken place near Montechrlsto b. t\ye< n the revolutionists under General DavarTo and the Gov? ernment troops commanded by Gen? eral Guellto. Details of this engage? ment have it .' >. '. reached her.-. SlrlUrs Back Rroketl. (Ry Telegraph tn Virglnlan-P?it.) New York, Aug. 29.?The steamers Jamestiwn and VVyandotte were being loaded and the tdd Dominion la bel?g unloaded at the piers of th ? old Domin? ion Lilie on the North river. The offi? cials said that there Would bo no delay in the sailing .f these vc.-s ?.;. No fur? ther troubto has been ciused by tho striking longshoreman, and the police scattered throughout tho locality have had nothing to du. '* ENGLAND AND SOUTHFRICA Oom Paul Will Not Make Any Fur? ther Concessions. HE PREFERS TO FIGHT lie Can I*nt ?ilxly Thonwnil ?leu lu ihr Flein Ab?*?"' Tinny rtina* mud From England?The Last ? )?< lorttu Avert IIoNtIlltte?-J)l?tre?<? Among the Poorer eins?e* ut Jlo? linnucsbarg nntl Capetown. (By telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PllotJ Ion. A ig. M -Commenting on tho lecln if Pres! !? nt Kr?ger, of tho Transvaal government, to the effect thai tho South African republic ad? hered to Its lap off r and would not make any fintie r concessions, the af tern, mi papers hero unanimously draw at cnt on to the increased seriousness of the Transvaal crisis, but at the same time tin y express uncertainty ivgardinjy the nature of tho cone ssions beyond . which I'n seien; Kruger 'says he will ! hot go. Nu alii al 'announcement has been made of these, though they are generally understood to be a five-year: -j franchise and Increased Outlander rep- .: ri sehtat Ion "It* this, ' < correct." the Globe says, . "it c.ititi it lie long ! -r diplomacy has t ? stand aside as of no further set-- ? G?.0O0 AGAINST r.O.oOO. To whatever dispatch or condition's President Kr?ger'* defiant remark re-j f. ried it has brought home sharply the keen possibility of an Impending war , against a weak-kneed adversary. It la said that with recruits from over the' | bordi rs the Transvaal would have about iSO.OOO men tit its disposal, whore is the mos: the British now could throw on the frontier would be 30.000, though, of .-.nit.-,', this number would be oa.it. r ally Increased w ithin a month. Til-IE LAST EFFORT;. The British public Is l iking Intense Interest In the preparation ><f their own forces already in South Africa, indig? nation against Hon. W. I*. Schreiner, ? Premier of Cap, Colony, who. In the Cape II i if Vssembly. yesterday, de-' dared that, und r the customs conven? tion, the Orange Free State was justl tlcd lu importing arms through Cape Colony. Is fairly general, though that si h, which believes that a Boer war w ?al l lv* a crime, arc making, by edi? torials, petitions, etc., what they ap? pear to think Is the last effort to avert hostilities. CONDITIONS AT CAPE TOWN, i "at ? Town. Aug. :':?. -Owing to the continued tension and war-like eondl ti us. trad.- in many places i.-; at^ a standstill and great distress prevails, ? '?ii >?., the poorer classes, bath at Jo-..' tut Ulli -ioirc and here. It Is r.-pir.'ed that 1 ?> Ii irses ivhl< h were dlsembarkeatS ? ?:.-, at Delagoa lt.ay,,pr&itimahly for.-: th Transvaal, have been held, pendln?! instructions on the subji :. ' WH.MIM C.TOM BANK. ABSENCE ok CASHIER MEANS NO L< 'S3. (By Telegraph t<> Vlrglntan-Pllot.) Wilmington, N. C, Aug 29.?Business went on very quietly at the Banking Hoiise of the Wilmington Savings and Trust Company i -day. The individual I .-? exceeded the withdrawals. Many of those who called for their ? ? i yes rdny returned tho money to-.I.ly. and confidence Is new fully re . lb ivitfg telegram to Mr. J. W. Nora i I, pr sldent o* the Savings 'tank, was received to-hight from Harry Walters, vice-president of tho lit .mi president of the Atlantic, i '? is: Line system: "Newport, ft. L, Aug. 29. ? Wir.- me at the Cloister, Newport, if y w sh me to fend money. I will supply whatever may be required. Sin I) II. WALTERS." The combination numbers being known only to the absent cashier, ma ipon id .mv> of th.- safes to-day, and nci *s was thus gained to tho cash !. x and the books. Tiie .-ash halan.-e of i^OT referred to In dispatches last night was found Ii a t. It was also acknowledged that Cashier Sloan had taken only tho b ol salary due him and on<j hundred dollars for which he left his note with ample collateral attached thereto. Tin? Cruiser "*<>work. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Sin Francisco, Aug. 29.?-Tho United SI es cruiser Newark, which was ol cvn out of her course and ran short of coal while rounding the horn, arrived here at 2:30 this evening. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 5 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS Teleeraoh News?Pares I , s and & i ocal iNesvs?Pile's l and j, I .Mortal--Page a. Virginia News?Pane C\ North Carolina News'?Page 7. Portsmouth News?Page 5. 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