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LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE.
CONVICTION OF DREYFUS
UNIVERSflLLY CONDEMNED
Proposition to Withdraw From Paris Exposi?
tion Will Be Agitated in Next Congress.
PHELnN GHftULbNObS ESTERHnZY
Congressman Levy, of New York, Will Lead Fight in the
House?Proposition to Withdraw California Appropria?
tion For Exhibit?The Movement in Chicago?Boston
Preachers Aroused?An Appeal to McKinley?German
Merchants Begin Boycott Movement ? Verdict De?
nounced in England.
<By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, 13. C, Sept. 11?It is be?
lieved that when Congress assembles
there will be considerable agitation of
a proposition for the government to
abandon Its participation In the Paris
Exposition. It is known that expres?
sions hostile to the Exposition, quoted
from Senator Stewart, are widely sym?
pathized in, and It Is thought that 11
the conviction of Dreyfus Is permitted
to stund, there will be little friendly
feeling for France among members ut
either the House or Senate
Such n move, however, would be n
grave one. It la uolnted out that to
withdraw from participation in the Ex?
position would bo regarded us an otli
clal Insult to France. No further^iegls
Itttlon on the part of Congress is needed
to carry out the plans of this country
for the exposition. About Jl,200,000 have
been appropriated for the expenses of
the commission and the government ex?
hibit; the commission has been ap?
pointed and the space desired fur ex?
hibits from this country has been se?
cured.
TWO WAYS TO INTERFERE.
There are now but two ways lit which
Congress could interfere; one would be
to rcvoko such purt .of the upproprlu
t**Hon as1 lius-not uli-ertoybeen"txpuitded
in the expenses of the commission, and
the other would be to pass it resolution
declaring thut on account of the un?
settled conditions In France, ihe valua?
ble government exhibits should not be
sent to Purls. To do either of these,
things would be sulllcient, it Is believed,
since the mutter has gone so fur, to
break off nil friendly relations between
the two countries. Cpiiffreys and the
State Department may look at the mat?
ter from different points of view. The
President, und the State Department,
having responsibility for maintaining
our relations with foreign governments,
cannot be expected to find In this affair
a. reason for involving this country In
an international complication, nnd It Is
likely that the executive branch of the
government will use what iniluenco it
can to prevent hasty action.
I'OWEH VESTED IN CONGRESS.
Unless Congress expressly forbids it,
thi? Government will proceed with the
preparations for the exhibition, and will
send to Paris such government exhibits
as are decided upon, but this will be
(lone frith n realization of the probabil?
ity that much of the space secured wlith
such difficulty for private American ex?
hibits will be left vacant. EM tie doubt
?Is felt that the latitude allowed the pri?
vate citizen will be extensively availed
of to withdraw from participation In
the exposition.
ANOTHER DIFFICULTY.
Another dlflloulty In the way of an
effort to prevent participation in the
exposition, however, will be found in
the fact that before Congress has as?
sembled much of the Government ex?
hibit will probably be packed and on ins
way to Paris, if not actually there. The
exposition opend In April, and the work
of transporting and preparing the ex?
hibit will have to begin some months
before that time. Up to this time It
Is said the preparation of the Govern?
ment exhibit has nr.it begun, but the
work will proceed as soon as the Gov?
ernment officials are ready.
MR. HEPBURN'S NEWS.
Representative Hepburn , of lown,
said that he had ceased to marvel at
the methods of French army justice
after observing how the trial of Drey?
fus was conducted. No such trial or
verdict was possible in the United
States. He did not think it would In
any way affect diplomatic relations be?
tween this country and France, nor did
he think It would Interfere with United
States exhibitors at the coming expo?
sition.
A STRONG FEELING.
The Dreyfus verdict Is nttractirig
much nttentlon throughout olllc.ial
quarters, but naturally those In respon?
sible positions, whoso opinion would be
valuable, are reluctant to express ad?
verse comment because of the national
aspect of the case. The feeling Is gen?
eral, however, in favor of Dreyfus, and
a strong sentiment has developed
against the injustice, which, according
to the prevailing belief, he has been
subjected to. Some of the officials ex?
press fear that this sentiment will have
a serious effect on the Franco-American
treaty when it comes before the Senate,
as that Instrument tins not proved very
popular and the present feeling may
turn the tide ngnlnst It.
WILL INTRODUCE RILL.
New York. Sept. 11?Congressman
Jefferson M. Levy announced to-day
that as soon ns Congress meets he will
Introduce resolutions In the House
withdrawing the support *of_ this Gov?
ernment from the Paris Exposition on
account of the Dreyfus ense.
OUT IN CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. Hi?A quiet
movement Is progressing among the
Jewish element of this State looking to
leglolatlon for the cancellation of an act
posted at the lost session of the State
A GRAVE MOVE.
Legislature appropriating S130.000 for a
California exhibit at the Paria Exposi?
tion* The success of the movement
hangs oil the uusslble action of Gov?
ernor Gage, who has been urged in cer?
tain quarters to call an extra session of
the Legislature for action on other mat?
ters, principally the election of a United
.States Senator to succeed Stephen M.
White.
' * ? CHICAGO.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 11.?A monster
mass meeting to protest ugalust the sen?
tencing of Captain Dreyfus Is being
planned in Chicago. * Prominent Chl
cagoaiis are said to be concerned in the
movement, which was started yesterday
Ut a mass meeting held in the Jewish
section of the city. The proponed meet?
ing Is to be held next Saturday, and
among those who are expected to take
part are Judges Dunne. Gibbons and
Stein, Status Attorney Deiiech, Harry
Olson. Assistant State's Attorney;.
Rabbi HI men./ John J. Flnrierly and
Nober Gottlieb, li is the intention of
the organizers of the movement in si nd
a letter representing the video of Chi?
cago to the President of France, re?
questing that the famous military pris?
oner be given his freedom.
METHODIST. MINISTERS AROUSED.
The Methodist Ministers' Association,
of Chicago, at the regular meeting to?
day, put Itself on record as protesting
agitlTirt - tiTe'lnJustlce of the "-V't-rtltr-Fln
the Dreyfus case." A committee was
appointed to consider the approprinto
ncsa of contributing money for a La
Fnyette monument as a gift to France.
Robert G. Thompson; secretary of the
LaFayetle Memorial Commission, says
he feels little concern over any action
growing out of the Dreyfus decision.
"The work is al a stage when crit?
ics cannot affect It in the least," said
he. "We have collected more than
$100,000, and have no need of assistance
I from religious organizations, and have
received none." .
BOSTON STIRRED UP.
Boston, Sept. II.?Resolutions of con?
dolence and sympathy with Mine. Drey?
fus were adopted to-day and cabled to
I her by the Evangelical Alliance. They
ate as follows:
"The Evangelical Alliance, of Boston,
sharing in the indignation of the
Christian world at the outrage perpet?
uated in the name of justice on your
husband, begs leave to assure you of
' our sympathy and of our prayers to
the God of love and right for speedy
vindication."
ESTE 11HAJSY CMALLENOED.
Kansas City. Mo., I.Vpt. H.?Captain
Thomas Phelan, a broad swordsman
and a crack pistol shot," has issued a
challenge to Count Esterhazy to light
him a duel in defense of Captain Al?
fred Dreyfus. Captain Phelan has en?
gaged in several personal encounters.
He is said to be backed by prominent
local Jews, who have guaranteed his
passage to England to meet Esterhazy.
He Is a veteran of the Civil War. Cap?
tain Phelan's letter follows:
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 11.
To Count Esterhazy, Upper Gloucester
Plate. Dorset Square; London. Eng.
Sir: Believing you to be the instigator
and arch-conspirator responsible for all
the miseries and tribulations of Drey?
fus, again convicted as a traitor.to his
country, and because he (Dreyfus) is
now unable lo follow you and demand
satisfaction for the miseries you have
heaped upon him. I, ns an Irish-Ameri?
can, who does not belong to his race or
creed, und believing that a man should
not be punished on account of his reli?
gion, do volunteer to take his place in
the Held of honor at any lime and place
you may designate, the place of meet?
ing to be on neutral grounds.
I am, respectfully,
THOMAS PHEDAN,
Ex-Captain, U. S. Volunteers.
WHO PHELAN IS.
This challenge was mailed to Count
Esterhazy to-day. Phelan is the man
who exposed the plot to blow up the
British steamer "Queen" with dyna?
mite. O'Donovan Ross.i accused him of
being a trairtor to Ireland, and subse?
quently, in January, 1S05, Phelan went
to the office of Rorsn. Iii New York, and
there he was assaulted and stabbed In
many places, and his subsequent re?
covery was thought to be almost a
miracle.
APPEAL TO M'KINLEY.
Chicago, Sept. 11.?James A. Garfleld
Lodge, No. 37, Independent Order of the
Western Star, has directed Secretary
Hersfleld to send a call to all Grand
Lodges of the order for a united ap?
peal to President McKinley, requesting
him to use his Influence in securing a
pardon for Captain Dreyrus. The order
has 6,000 members, and Secretary Herz
fleld expects a unanimous vote in favor
of the appeal.
DENOUNCED IN ENGLAND.
London, Sept. 11.?A demonstration
of sympathy for Dreyfus is projected
f..i next Sunday afternoon In Hyda
Pa rk.
Thq afternoon newspapers of this city
to-day are unanimous in their denun?
ciation of the verdict, and ;hev teem
: with abuse of the system "producing
j such a decision."
j GERMANY BEGINS FIGHT.
Berlin. Sept. 11.?The private agita
tlon ngalnst the exposition Is beginning
to find vigorous expression. The Vos
slsche Zeitung says this evening that a
number of the largest German firms
have pledged themselves to withdraw.
The Berllnger Tageblatt says the Ber?
lin Council, at its next session, will
consider u special motion to withdraw
the Berlin municipal exhibit.
On the other hand, the correspondent
of the Associated Press learns on the
highest authority that the German Gov?
ernment considers the Dreyfus case
now. under all the conditions, done
with and does not intend to relinquish
official representation at the Exposition.
I The ofllcial responsible for this as?
surance adds that it should be borne in
mind that, despite the Dreyfus case,
the nftlclul relations between the two
governments had steadily improved
during recent years.
CONGRESSMAN GUOSVENOR RK
TURNS.
"Washington, Sept. 11.?Representative
Grosvenor, of Ohio, who has Just re?
turned from Europe, spending part of
the time In Paris, when asked by a Post
reporter If the Dreyfus verdict would
hurt the Paris Exposition, he replied:
"Beyond a doubt. No nation can af?
ford to boycott the exposition as a na?
tion, because such action" would be a
direct Insult to France, but individuals
can express their opinion, and. In my
judgment, thousands who would other?
wise have visited Paris will now re?
main on this side. Thlii will touch the
French In a tender spot. The French
I people are looking forward to making
j a great deal of money out of the show.
It Is a good thing that the appropria
I tlon for the exposition has been made.
Congress would hardly be In the mood
now to appropriate money."
NEW YORK METHODISTS.
New York, Sept. 11.?At the meeting
of the Methodist Preachers' Association
of New York to-day a resolution was
unanimously passed deploring "the
RUMORS OF A
COMBINATION
Central and South American States
Said to Distrust.
INCIDENTS RECALLED
A. Decision Adverse to Colombia i>v
1'restdcitt I'lavclmiil ns Arblimtur
lu ihn terrain Cuso, null Vi>y?ijr?->
Of U.S. Olliiboal Wilmington l |.
Atntiaou mill Orinoco Hirer*
(aiiicil Sntplclbu ? Mcnrn^uii'n
Mlninir l'rcnoiitetl.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
"Washington. D. C, Sept. 11.?The
rumors o? possible combinations among
the States of Central und South Amer?
ica, directed against the United Slates,
are received with 'some concern by the
offlcinls here. Nearly a year ago this
spirit of distrust on the part of the
Latin-American people was first exhib?
ited In the seint-olllclal discussion by
the press of the United States of Colom?
bia, of a proposition to combine the na?
tions of South and Central America- In
that case the ostensible purpose was to
resist unjust demands for indemnities
by foreign States. But incidentally dur?
ing the discussion. It appeared that the
scope of the combination would be
broader than tills, and there was more
thiui one intimation of a dcei> seated
RICHMOND NEWS
AND^ GOSSIP
Senator Barksdale Will Advocate
Reform in Election Laws.
TOO MUCH VOTE BUYING
Tin' Sc-imtur will 1 t?rmt!iico n Hill
t'wiilntiiliit; Mttimitc I'cutnrcH of
Ihn Neu Y?rh l.:nv- At Minify <?t?ii
rrai 'lullt* of (Jrlmra* liniicry
t i.-uiu-live Yoiiii^ t rlmliiM? Will
Itc Mont to ICelorninlorj.
(SpeciM to Vlrsrlrilun-PlloiO
Richmond, Vu., Sept. 11.?A special
receive! tnis afternoon from Bucking?
ham Courthouse r.lates that at the con
VAoilon held there tliii morning 10. W
Ilubard was nomlmCo.l for the House
of Delegates und H. H. Flood for the
Senate. Both were Instructed to vote
for Sen?lOr Thomas tf. Martin.
Hon. William P. Barksdaie. of Hall
fax county, a hold-over Senator, was
in the city to-day, and announced his
Intention of endeavoring to get a num?
ber of important measures through the
Legislature this session.
DOESN'T LIKE ELECTION LAWS.
Ho la particularly anxious to have
some law approved which will purify
elections. He says that the growth of
the custom of purchasing venial votes
THE NEW CUP DEFENDER COLUMBIA AS SHE WILL APPEAR AT SEA.
shameful miscarriage of justice In the
recent condemnation of Captain Drey?
fus."
ENGLISH SHIP-OWNERS WITH?
DRAW.
New Castle-on-Tyne, Sept. 11.?W. D.
Stevens, a ship owner and Royal Com?
missioner to the Paris Exposition, has
declared that as a result of the Dreyfus
verdict, he will not put his foot on
French soil. He adds that thousands
of his countrymen will take the dame
attitude. Several important firms have
already declined to exhibit at Paris.
A >!i-.'iion Destroyed.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Tripoli, Sept. 11.?A courier who has
arrived here reports that the French
mission, headed by Dr. Foureau and
Major Lnmy, has been annihilated. He
says the mission was attacked by an
Immense body of Tauregs. who, after
suffering terrible loss, killed all the
members of the mission by force of
arms. b
A MiiJ'nr Dlni ppftm x.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Manila. Sept. 11.-5:30 p. m.? The
Mayor of Tmus has disappeared, and It
is supposed he has joined the rebels
on the promise of receiving a general?
ship. He was a colonel In the Insurrec?
tion of 1SS7.
; A<hillriil Farqiilinr Succeeds ;
': Admiral Minipvnii.
: By Telegraph to Vlrgininn-Pllot. :
: Washington, Sept. 11.?The Navy :
: Department reached a final deter- :
: initiation to-day to assign Rear :
: Admiral Norman H. Fnrquhar to :
: the command of the North Atlantic :
: squadron to succeed. Admiral Samp- :
: son, and to place the latter In com- :
: mand of the Boston Navy Yard to :
: fill the vacancy caused by the re- :
: cent death of Admiral Picking. The :
: transfer will take place on October :
: 10. :
distrust on Iho part oC the United
States. Two or three events have oc?
curred since that discussion to strength?
en this feeling. First, there wus a deci?
sion adverse to Colombia In the Cer
rutl case, and as President Cleveland
was the arbitrator that unpopular deci?
sion was charged against the United
Stat03.
ACTIONS MISINTERPRETED*
Then last Spring came the cruise of
the United Stales gunboat Wilmington
up the Amazon and the Orinoco. These,
voyages were undertaken front inno?
cent scientific and commercial motives.
Commander Todd, of the Wilmington,
found that there were no charts of
thc?e vast rivers and consequently was
obliged to take soundings as he pro
I ceeded. Incidentally he was enabled to
I make rough running charts of the rivet
that may be of value to commerce here?
after. His actions were, however, mis?
interpreted by some of the natives;
though in the end Captain Todd is be?
lieved to hhvc perfectly satisfied the
Brazilian officials as to the rectitude
of his purpose.
It is said at the Dennrtment that
there Is not the slightest foundation for
the story that secret agents of either
the State or Navy Departments have
been sent Into South America; and it Is
nulle certain that there have never
been any negotiations with Bolivia re?
specting the acquisition by the United
States of lands In the interior of South
America.
Washington, Sept. 11.?Senor Louis V.
Correa was presented to the President
at 11 o'clock to-day as the newly ac?
credited Minister from Nicaragua. Act?
ing Secretary of State Adee accom?
panied Mr. Corroa to the White House
and made the presentation to the Pres?
ident. There was an exchange of fe?
licitations between the President and
the new Minister, the hearty character
of which hail more than the usual
significance in view of the reported dis?
affection in South and Central Ameri?
can countries concerning the growth of
the "great colossus of the North." It
was noted thnt Mr. Correa took oc?
casion to suggest the development and
extension of the relations botween^the
United States and Nicaragua, particu?
larly along commercial llpes,
in primaries anil elections Im becoming
alarming, and that if some preventive
measures are nut adopted it will very
soon become Impossible for a poor man
or even one of moderate means to be
elected to any ollice.
MIS REMEDY.
Mr. Rarksdale'a remedy le to adopt
a measure embodying the salient fea?
tures of a New York law which re?
quires candidates to make affidavit to
a detailed statement of their election
expenses, and Hie It in the records of
the county or Stute. Mr. Barksdale
would go further and require that the
statement he published in one or more
county or city papers.
He would also require that when
olllce-hoiderfl are sworn in that they
shall he required to subscribe to an
oath declaring that they have neither
used nor permitted to he used either
directly or indirectly any money or
other thing of value to secure the elec?
tion.
"In my section of the State," said Mr.
Barksdale, "the use of money tn the
spring elections was a'larmlng, and was
done In the most unblushing manner.
It Is evident that the present law is
Insufficient, or at least, a dead letter,
and that some drastic measure will
have to be adopted to cure the evil,
and prevent the State from being Han
nulzcd.
WANTS LEGALIZED PRIMARIES.
Mr. Barksdale is a warm udvoeate of
legalized plmarles 'all over the State
and primaries for n?"ertaining the
choice of the voters for the United
Stales SenatorsTtlp.
He thinks anil-trust legislation will
be made a feature of the next session,
and says he expects to Introduce a
measure embodying the beat features
of the Ohio, Texas and Arkansas anti?
trust laws. He defines trusts as com?
binations, whose object Is to destroy
competition. The especial object of his
case Is the American Tobacco Com?
pany. He expects to have his quarry
in its hole before next March. He Is
now I studying up on anti-trust
measures.
i Mr. Barksdale thinks the plan of na
tlonal legislation on the subject oC
trusts, suggested by Mr. Bryan, should
only be attempted in the event that It
Is proven that the States eunnot meet
the situation."
Mr. Barksdale does not think the de?
nunciation heaped on the "land grab?
bers' law" in some quarters Is merited,
but says ho doos think the law should
be modified. He regards the bill as
crude, the result of hasty legislation,
and favors an entirely new bill.
Mr. Barksdale says he will keep up
the tight begun at the last session cf
the Legislature for rigid economy in
ttie expediturcs of the departments and
in curtailing the appropriations, as far
as Is consistent with the public wel?
fare. Also for the abolition of useless
olllces.
GRIMES' BATTERY CLAIM.
Attorney General Montague returned
to the city from Culpeper county this
morning. Ho said that he had don;?
nothing yet in reference lo the claim
of the Grimes' Battery, because of a
large amount of other Important busi?
ness.
CONDITIONAL PARDONS.
Five young negro convicts have been
conditionally pardoned by Governor
Tyler and will be sent to the color Re?
formatory on probation- These young1
negroes range in ages from 12 to lt>
years, nnd were considered loo young
by the Governor nnd the Board of Visi?
tors to bo placed with the old, harden?
ed criminals.
TO TEST UNDERGROUND SYSTEM.
The Richmond Conduit Company,
which backs the Jenkins underground
system, will not bo in a position to
make the preliminary test of the system
for some time. At present work if go?
ing forward on the patterns very slow?
ly, owing to the inability of the com?
pany to secure the services of more
than pattern maker. When the patterns"
have been finished the castings will re?
quire some time to be made, so that It
will be late In the Full before the com?
pany can proceed with the tests. The
selection of a place at which Ihe trial
shall be made Is still engaging the at?
tention of the company. At present the
choice lies between Richmond, Well?
ington and Newport News. Mr. Jen?
kins, the Inventor, Is nnxlous to have
the first trial of this system made her?,
but It Is recognized that lo do so would
cost more than It would require to
make the test In either of the other
cities.
PASTOR RESIGNS.
Rev. J. A. Spencer, pastor of Ooward
In Avenue Christian Church. Manches?
ter, tendered his resignation to the con?
gregation at yesterday morning's ser?
vice. Ills resignation will not go Into
effect for three months. Rev. Mr. Spen
j ccr has been pastor of this church for
over throe years.
YELLOW FEVER SPREADS.
OASES AT TAMPA AND JACKSON
CITY.
(By Telegraph to Vlryiman-Pilot.)
Washington, D. C, Sept. II.?Dr.
Altree. of the Murine Hospital Service,
reports a death from yellow fever at
Port Tampa City, Flu., this morning
and says the autopsy renders it cer?
tain that the original diagnosis or fever
was correct. The source of infection
was a tug boat und it has been quar?
antined. Five other persons from tugs
are under observation. A small quar?
antine station has been established. Ho
adds that a house to house inspection
has been ordered against the town. He
also says that there Is no necessary for
alarm, but that seventy-live people left
there on the train lust night. Dr. Trot?
ter, who is also at Port Taniuu, says
there is a panicky feeling there.
Dr. Murray wires from Jnckson City
us follows:
"Mississippi has n rigid quarantine
for the present against New Orleans.
Disinfection of mulls Is unnecessary.
No one can be permitted to leave unless
immune nnd with disinfected baggage,
except persons bound for non-lntectible
territory, there to remain. Wholesale
frelght not articles requiring dlslnfec
to-morrow. Hunter has taken all nec?
essary steps to control. Vicksburg has
quarantined Jackson. Sanders told us
he found no yellow fever In Vicksburg."
Reports to the Surgeon-General are to
the effect that new cases arc still re?
ported dally from Key West. There
were two deaths there yesterday from
fever.
JACKSON CITY.
Jackson. Miss.. Sept. ll.-The City
Council held a special meeting this
morning and passed resolutions advis?
ing the people to keep quiet and not
create a panic like the one of a year
ago over the outbreak of fever. The
quarantine of the entire State against
New Orleans went Into effect to-day at
noon- All trains from that city carry
Inspectors.
City Clerk Porter, tlie only patient,
rallied somewhat during the night.
IN HAVANA.
Washington. D. C. Sept. 11.?Surgeon
General Steinberg has received a dis?
patch from Havana saying that Second
Lieutenant Stanley Y>. Emriok and Pri?
vate Bernhard Kramer, Battery K,
Second Artillery, are ill with yellow
fever.
SITUATION AT KEY WEST.
Jacksonville. Fla., Sept. 11.?Dr. Por?
ter's report for the day at Key West is
as follows: "New cases reported to?
day, 12: no deaths. Total cases report?
ed to date. 189; total deaths, 11. Nine
patients in Isolated - hospital; other
cases being treated In private houses.
Two physicians fulled to report to-day."
EXCITEMENT PREVAILS.E
COMING OF BRITISH TROOPS MAY
NOT MEAN CERTAIN WAR.
<By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Pretoria. Qept. 11.?Excitement pre?
vails here pending the decision of the
Cabinet. Secretnry of State Reitz has
left this city for Johannesburg srhd
Cape Town. The likelihood or war Is
much discussed. The coiqlng of Brit?
ish troops Is not regarded as. meaning"
certain war, but merely as making up
for the paucity of troops In South Af?
rica so much commented upon in the
last month.
ORDERS FOR MATERIAL IN
AMERICA. '
London. SepL 11.?The activity in the
War and Admiralty Offices continues
to-day, though there Is nothing new
regarding the Transvaal situation. It
to said tha t orders have been sent to
America tor Tight Iron girders and
bridging sections for probable use in
South Africa, Transports are moving
to the docks, preparatory to embark
lng troops, -
(MV tlio ( o?d!? mniitIon of;.Ul?;: ^.?*
tUMMl Is Vlotvid i? J'ori^ii'.nWWv
Opinion Subcrcil S?>\ U?a?"l>ii?
i.ii t.ts >?i \Toria <?t i"nrjro;-?ort|*?|
III mil e it - I) rc-3 fits i a lie Uyr Spirits^
.
(in- Telegraph to VirglnianrPjJot^
Rennes. Sept. 11.? The .c??rt-m?^^i
tial signed a formal recbmineitda^,-^
tlon for mercy this afternQon/'Mt-*"'
object is to eliminate the dogr?d?
tlon feature of thV\ puiitsumeffiUfgHw
The recommendation will be hnndeo.!:^;:
to General Lucas for Presia^f^^P'
: Loubet. ' ? <
When M. Laborl's secretaryXU?3g<L
formed Dreyfus of this .action hew'
was greatly affected-and said:>'2ij^^
: "I still have hopes." -
THE PEELING IN PARIS.
Paris. Sept. 11.?Except forvmlgMjig
street disturbances tOfnlght, Paris.hda.'.i
remained unexpectedly quiet, but tll.ftij.w3
condition of affairs ia not likely to con^;^
Hnue. The long, heavy rain . yester'doyy?;
combined with the fact that the leajcT-^
ei s of ihe opposing parties were all "ttcty
Rennes. prevented any organised.':^
demonstration. Then, too, the general-,';
public were delighted with the verdict,'-'^
as confirming the chose jugee. Now, j;
however, Ihey arc beginning to see/tNe^?
want of logic In conceding "eiteh?&.tr|w
lug circumstances" to a . convicted; ,f
traltoi1, a concession which excites-:)?
doubt as to the strength or the ca^fe-jf
against Dreyfus.
PUBLIC OPINION SOBERED. '.^
Moreover, public opinion Is tjelngj?
sobered by reading the comments of i"
I Ihe world at large.and by the prcqpecfc
however remote, that the exhlbUiorf^phj
be boycotted, wblch would 'mehh^tt Joss
of millions to the country. J,V
FRESH TROUBLES' ANTICIPATED.^
There Is little doubt that the trial pf
the Derouledlsts next Monday,. -.Oaf;
which It is asserted sensational' .evil?
deuce will be developed, and the - re
opening of the Chamber of DeputU'
will be signals for fresh troubles. At
present both parties are taking breafJiVJ,
but the latent animosity nre und|rnin'pj?;j
lshed. It is estimated that last year's^
proceedings have cost the DreyttjffciA
party at least 1.500.000 francs.
GENERAL MERCIER'S CASE..
They do not Intend to let matters reatY'.y
and rumors ave revived of the lmperi<?-??
ing arrest of General Mercier. He::a^X^
clares that he does not care what hap->
pens, being quite satisfied that he haa-^
done his duty.
It is understood that President
Loubet opposes such an extreme,coiir
as prosecuting Mercier or the othe
Generals. He is rather Inclined to "n
conciliatory policy, extending even to>
dardon for Dreyfus.
MAITRE DEMANGE BLAMED.
M. Demunge has been blamed iov}:l
conceding so many points in his speech^
-but It -apiJMua lint ha diet Bb lb ,the->
hope of winning nnother wavore.iv''
among the judges, who, however,'Anally
jointed the majority on condltlonj^Sa?^
the verdict would be aceompanie'd Wl.tn.^
the proviso as to extenuating clvcyru-vV,
stances. :.?Mg?
DREYFUS IN BETTER SPIRITS. .
Rennes. Sept. 11.?A state of calm pre-v
vails here. All the troons and' ?geti^'S
darmes Quartered In the town arid;>It?l;i
environs have left, and the jo?rn?UkC?J
and others Interested In the trial have'-*
department since Saturday. The cafeja,^
which for the last few weeks have beefni^
thronged with excited crowds, ar? 'd?^
sc'rted. .-.
This aftcrnon a solitary genda*m&?
paced up and down before the mllita
prison, and'there was not a polic'ema?tfi
or a soldier near the Lycee, whlqh ;I?iis^
weck resembled a barracks. Workmenfrv
were busily dismantling the court, wittl
and packing the chairs, tables, 'wtd'
nches on trolley cars outside. .
Madame Dreyfus visited her husband
in prison this afternoon, but?'?nbi^'j^S'*?
slightest Interest was shown In theU1'
meeting by the population. Sho four
him as calm as yesterday. {Tho pr
oner smoked a pipe to-day,: for thOjfli
time In many days, which Indlcat
that he was In better spirits Own, oot
be expected. " ?>'?Wi???i
? - . . ?M?
Tb? Sonn-Ii For &ndree? ; .
(By Telegraph to Vlrdnlan-Pllo?fcV
Gothenburg, Sweden. Sept . ii;??gjor*
steamer Anartlc, which left 'Heia
berg. Sweden, on Mny;S5'laafe'fwu
expedition under Prof. Ji.. G. Na thoVs t^iv
was spoken oft the Skaw, the north?
extremity of Jutland,.Denmar^'itC^dSs,
on her return from her search along the
northeast coast of Greenland for,r
Andree. She reported that ;,ahftV
found no tract* of tha ix?aalnfr &ei
naut.
CLASSIFICATION OP NEty,
BY DEPARTMENTS?
Tclfrraoh News?Pa?e I.
Loat News?Paees 2 and 3;'?
Editorial?P?se 4,' # ,'
Virzlnia News?Paije 6.
? North Carolina News?P?? Jv
Portsmouth News?Pjtft S
Berkley News? ?'a?? o.
The World of Sportes? 5
Markets?Page S.
Slilppmjf?Pa,?e &
: Real Estate?^Pav? S
Jjl [|llll~l~l"V pi nil ' M.U.H 1. M.'^."i?'l

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