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VOL. III. ~NO. 142.
LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE. UP BRAVELY He Will Be Incarcerated at Corte, Near Napoleon's Birthplace. THE PARIS EXPOSITION An Enormous Mull Ponrn In Upon ttio I'rosocniotl Fronen Officer? 'Iba Dulio or Urlcuus KenpliiK Fruits of Ills Conduct?Tue Mov? mint to iioj-cdk tlio i'nrlM Kjcptwt? ? Ion Gnlus (1 ireutftit In Various Countries. : (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) : : London, Sept. 13.?The Paris cor- : : respondent oC the Dully Chronicle : : claims to have good authority for : : the statement thut Dreyfus will be : : pardoned, although President Lou- : : bet will not exercise his perogatlvc : : until after the meeting of the Cons- : : ell do Revision. He odds that Cap- : : tain Beaurvls and Major Breon : : were, the only two members of the : : court-martial who voted for acquit- ". : l-al, and It was Captain Parfalt who : : Insisted upon the proviso regarding : : extenuating circumstances. : Bennos. Franco, Septl 12.?Matthlcu Dreyfus bus returned here and visited his brother this morning In the prison. He found him still hearing up "well. The prisoner has received an enormous number of Utters of sympathy since Saturday, and he passes the greater part of the day reading them. GOES TO coriTia. Paris, Sept. 12.?It Is said that Drey? fus will spend the lihcxplred portion of his sentence at Corte, a fortress In the north of Corsica. The city of Corte, Which contains the fortress is eighty four kilometers northeast of Ajucclo, where Napoleon was horn. The citadel at Corte was ;t prison for captive Arabs. It stands on a bleak, jagged and precipitous rock, overhang? ing the river Tavignano. Its walls and towers niul the ancient city that sur? rounds it aro. weather beaten and worn by time and Incessant war. Vlneen tello d'lslrla laid the foundation of the present structure, which was bulk at the beginning of the sixteenth century, ns a castle by D'latrla, who was vice? roy of Corsica for King Martin, of Ara? gon. In the sixteenth century Oafforl, the Corslcnn patriot, seized Corte in the namo <jf the national party, and !t be? came the c-apltol of the Island, In Gafforl's little bullet ridden house Charles Bonaparte, the father of Na? poleon, lived In 1768. THE DUKE'S PART. Paris, Sept. 12.?The Journal says the Duke of Orleans will have cause to re? gret the part he has taken In the Drey- 1 fus affair, adding that the Hoyal Bag- | Hah family decline to nttend the mar? riage of the son of the Duke of Char trps; that the King of the Belgians has requested the Duke of Orleans not to stay in Belgium, atid that the King of Italy has forbidden his nephew, the Duke of Aosla, V'hosc wife Is the slater of the Duke of Orleans, to receive the Duke of Orleans if he comes to Italy. A PARDON URGED. Paris, Sept. 12.?Coder the head of _?Paclfication" the Temps this evening urges the Government to take advan? tage of the present conditions and par? don Dreyfus, which it added, "would put the finishing touches to the Rcnncs verdict and would permit Franco to oc? cupy herself with the affairs of the country and the Exposition." A CABINET COUNCIL.. Paris, Sept. 12.?At to-day's Cabinet Council the Premier, M. Waldeck Rousseau, Informed his colleagues that he had received reports from the pre? fects of the various departments which Bhowed that the verdict of the Ronnes court-martial had everywhere been re? ceived quietly. Up to this hour (4:15 p. m.) it is pre? sumed the Council took no action in the Dreyfus or other matters of great Importance. It was one of the frequent meetings held by the Cabinet and it ?was not hurriedly called, being an? nounced several days ngo. No special Importance Is attached to it. INDIGNATION IN JAMAICA. Kingston, Jamaica. Sept. 12.?The old? est Inhabitants here declare that never, since the Indian mutiny, has Jamaica so spontaneously and excitedly re? sponded to any world Incident ns to the Dreyfus verdict. As a protest against It, a movement has been started to adopt the proposal to boycott the Paris Exposition. It would be almost Impossible to de? scribe the atltude of contempt of the white and colored, Jewish and Chris? tian population alike, which the news? papers faithfully reflect. CANADA MAY BOYCOTT. Toronto, Sept. 12.?A meeting of the Canadian Commissioners of the Paris Exposition has been called for to-mor? row at Ottawa. It Is expected that in consequence of tho result of the Drey? fus trial steps may be taken at the meeting to boycott the Exposition, es? pecially by the English-speaking people. PEPARATIONS SUSPENDED. London, Sept. 12.?The movement to boycott the Paris Exposition continues. Several additional firms announced this evening their Intention ,to suspend preparations of their exhibits until the "Dreyfus blot la wiped out." APPLICATIONS FOR SPACE. New York, Sept. 12.?At the offices of the United States Commissioner of the Paris Exposition It was said to-day that there had been no evidence aMhnl office that any exhibitor will withdraw from the Exposition In consequence of | the verdict in the Dreyfus case. Ap? plications for space were more numer? ous to-day than for some time. :A MONSTER DEMONSTRATION. London, Sept. 12.?The Home Office has granted permission for the proposed demonstration In Hyde Park, London, next Sunday, to express sympathy with Dreyfus, and to appeal to France to do him Justice. .Twenty-one platforms will be erected and special requests arc be? ing made to the various churches and religious societies to assist 111 promoting the demonstration. WAITING FOR OTHERS. Berlin, Sept. 12.?The German com? missioner for the Paris Exposition, ac? companied by three assistants, has gone lo Paris to complete arrangements for the German exhibitors. This is generally Interpreted as indicating that Germany has no intention, as a nation, of refraining from participating there? in. Many of the newspapers arc point? ing out that the exhibition Is not con? nected with politics, and they counsel moderation until the action of other nations is determined. Germany's ac? tion, it Is said, will be governed by that of Great Britain, the United States and Austria. The Neuste Nachrichten says it Is extremely improbable that Germany will further interest herself In the Dreyfus case by allowing documents proving the innocence of Dreyfus and Estcrhazy's guilt to be published. Rut, the paper adds, there are reasons to believe that should the French govern? ment officially apply for these papers the documents would be produced withuut any hesitation. WASHINGTON MOVES. Washington, Sept. 12.?About a thou? sand persons attended a mass meeting at the Masonic Temple to-night to prob? test against the verdict of the Kenne? courl-mnrtial in the Dreyfus case. The] speakers included all creeds, Hebrew, Protestant and Catholic. After a num? ber of addresses, the meeting adopted a set of. resolutions nfllrmlng belief in the Innocence of I ?tvyfus, condemning the proceedings of the court-martial and pledging those present 10 use every lawful and proper means to prevent the' co-operation of this country In the Paris Exposition. CHICAGO'S HEAVY BLOW. Chicago, Sept. 12.? Indignation over the outcome or the Dreyfus trial has caused a party of over 700 Chicagoans who were going to the fair in a body to abandon their trip. Louis Halle, who is the treasurer of the parly, and who since the scheme Was inaugurated a year ago, has been receiving weekly re? mittances from those who proposed going, to-day issued notices to the members to call at his ofllce und get their money. NF.W YORK ALPERMKN SPKAK. New York, Sept. 12.?The Board of Aldermen to-day adopted unanimously and without discussion these resolu? tions on the Dreyfus verdict: "Whereas, since the last session of the Municipal Assembly Intelligent peo? ple of the world have been startled by the report of the conviction of Captain Dreyfus, and, "Whereas, we fool that his conviction was unjust and hot sustained by the reported facts and testimony; now, therefore, '?Resolved, That the Municipal As? sembly extend to Captain Dreyfus its sincere sympathy; and further, ''Resolved, That In the interests of j Justice and humanity and Republican institutions we express the hope that the great wrong be corrected to the end that truth ami Justice shall prevail." TO PAY PHELAN'S EXPENSES. Belleville. Kas.. Sent. 12.?Belleville citizens stand ready to subscribe $iiO to? ward paying Captain Thomas Phelan's expenses to London to publicly insult Count Est?rhnzy, and will double the subscription if he hills him In a duel. Phelan is the Kansas City broad swordsman who yesterday mailed a challenge to the Frenchman. LlbU l. PEARY'S SEARCH. WILL START FOR NORTH POLE IN FEBRUARY. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Sydney, C. B., J:ept. 12.? The Peary Arctic Club's chartered steamer Dianla arrived here from Etnh, near Green? land August 2Sih with nil well on board. Lieutenant Peary and his two companions, with native allies, were left In excellent health and spirits, comfortably housed for the winter, with provisions for two years and an am? ple supply of dog food. Peary will re? main at Etah until February, when with a supporting party of natives, he will go to Fort Conger and ther.ee be? gin his Journey to the pole, either by the Greenland const or from Cape Hella as conditions may determine, Secretary Herbert L. Brldgman, of the Peary Club, In command of the Dianla expe? dition, leaves for New York to-morrow morning taking Peary's full reports on his last year's work and maps of his I discoveries. RIGHT IN THE CLOUDS. PEACE BETWEEN ENGLAND AND SOUTH AFRICA PROBABLE. (By Telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.) Bloemfonteln. Orange Free State, Sept. 12.? The Dally Friend says ii has excellent authority for predicting that the government of the South African Republic will accept the suggested con? ference at Cape Town. BASIS FOR NEGOTIATIONS. Cope Town, Sept- 12.?Various unoffi? cial reports have been received from Pretoria predicting the Transvaal's ac? ceptance of the terms of the latest dis? patch, which was read in the Volksraad this afternoon and Is understood to furnish a basis for negotiations which will possibly lead to a peaceful settle? ment Vc'iiiv.iii III ( nl/luM ( rim. : (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) : : Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 12.?A : : new Cabinet hits been formed with : : Senhor Calcano as Foreign Minis- : : ter. : : President Andrade has left here : . to take command of the troops : : operating ngalnst Genera! Castro, : : the revolutionary leader. : A RICH MAN PASSES AWAY Death of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Mil? lionaire and Railway Magnate HIS END WAS SUDDEN A Second Strokoof Pnrul.rats Tcruil* i nnleil tlio Enritily Cnrcor or tuo Iloml or Iho Vnuderbllt Fnmlly ? Nlcctcli of Ilia I.ire?An Inclcpend? onl AunTrorltronitutHliu n aillllou In Cool Cash. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) New Yorlc, Sept. 12.?Cornelius Van? derbilt. head of the Vanderbilt family, died at his residence in this city at 5:45 o'clock this morning from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Vanderbilt was In his 06th year. At his bedside when he died was his wife. No physician was in attendance. The attack was very sudden and entirely unexpected, and it was impossible to reach any doctor be? fore death occurred. Dr. Francis Dela fleld, who has been attending Mr. Van? derbilt. arrived at the house after Mr. Vanderbllt's death. Many erroneous statements were made concerning the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Vander? bilt. and Senator Chauncey M. Depew gave out the following late this after? noon: "Mr. Vanderbilt loft Newport yester? day afternoon at 1 o'clock for the pur? pose of attending a meeting of the directors of the New York Central and Hudson River railroad, which was to be held to-day. He was feeling as well as usual and had no premonition of thnt It was due to cerebral hemorrhage. The coroner also viewed the body and indorsed this finding. Permission for burial was given and the body was em? balmed. A special detail or policemen was dis? patched to the Vanderbilt house, and the police are on duty there now. A SKETCH. Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on Staten Island. November 27, 1S43. Wm, H. Vanderbilt, his father, was at that time a farmer, and Cornelius, at the age of 1G. left school and secured a place as messenger in the Shoe and Leather Bank. His grandfather, the Commodore, learning of this, sent for him and asked him why he had not applied to him for a place. "Because I did not want to ask you for anything." was the reply. This pleased the Commodore, and It Is said that he made a codicil to his will a few day3 later leaving $1,000,000 to his grandson. Cornelius left the Shoe and Leather Bank to go into the employ of Kissam Brothers, bankers, but later his grand? father asked him to enter the railroad service. The young man was making $60 a month nnd he declined to leave his place unless he got more money. He was given $65 nnd accepted it. He was then about HI years old. The first place he was given was that of assistant treasurer of the New York and Harlem Railroad. His rise was rapid and he succeeded his father as head of the Vanderbilt system. Mr. Vanderbilt's active career was practically closed when he suffered a paralytic stroke in 189G. HIS FAMILY. -When Mr. Vanderbilt wns 2.1 years old he married Alice Gywnne, the duughter of a Cincinnati lawyer. His first born son, William H., died in 1S92, while he was a student in Yale Univer? sity. Mr. Vanderbilt left five children Cornelius, Gertrude, Alfred, Reginald and Gladys. Cornelius married a daughter of R. T. Wilson, the banker, about two years ago, and later Ger? trude became the wife of Harry Payne Whitney, son of the former Secretary of the Navy, William C. Whitney. BUSINESS CONNECTIONS. At the time of his death Mr. Vander? bilt was president of the Canada South? ern railway, vice-president and direc? tor of the Beach Creek railroad, presl Received and Accepted by Coun? cils at Last Night's Meeting, HEALTH OFFICER ALSO Uotli Brmiche* I'usi Ordiimuco lie orsnuimini; the Hoard ou A'ow rinu ?Tlio Major to Uo Cbnlrmnu?Dr. Sinrho SattonElected Uenltb OIH cor ? AiilWSplllluir Ordinance rnseoe?Oilier Untiers, At the meeting ot Councils last night the resignations oC Dr. C. F. Newblll, J. J. McCormlck, J. G. Rlddick and L. R. Chiles, as members ot the Board ot Health, and Dr. L?. C. Shepnrd, ns Health Olllcer, were received and ac? cepted by both branches. Norfolk was thus left without a Health Board or health authorities. Councils prepared for the emergency, meeting r.s a commitee of the whole and recomended two ordinances providing for a re-organlzatlon of the Health Board on a new plan. These ordinances were afterwards passed by the branch? es separately, and they became ef? fective immediately. THE SITUATION EXPLAINED. When the committee of the whole was called to order by Mr. Consolvo, Mr. East rose and said that a very precu llar condition confronted the city. The health ofllcer and the entire Board of Health had resigned. It was well known, he said, that there had been friction In the board lu the past. After approaching death. Ho reached this city at about !> o'clock last night, was driven to his home immediately and went to bed about 10 o'clock. He awoke in the morning about 5 o'clock and complained of feeling' very ill. He called his wife and she immediately sent for a physician. Mr. Vanderbilt died within n few minutes and before any physician arrived. " Dr. Delalleld, who had boon attending him, when he arrived pronounced the cause of death to be cerebral hemorrhage. Because death was so sudden the Coroner was notified and there will be a formal in? quest. ' THE FUNERAL. "The funeral will be held In St. Bar? tholomew's Church, probably next Fri? day, and Bishop Potter and the rec? tor. Rev. Dr. Greer, will officiate. There will be a meeting of the Vanderbilt lines next Thursday to pass appropriate resolutions of respect to Mr. Vander? bilt. All the members of the family have cither called in person or sent telegrams, with the exception of hi? son Alfred, who is now travelling somewhere in China. A telegram was sent to several points in China and Ja? pan, informing him of the death. Cor? nelius Vanderbilt. Jr., sent a telegram from Newport, stating that he was on his way." The news of the death of the rail? road magnate soon spread over the city. Messages were sent to all the rel? atives and near friends of the de? ceased and the family. GRIEF OF CALLERS. Chauncey M. Depew, who was a near friend and business associate of the de? ceased, reached the house at about 7:30 o'clock. He was visibly affected. He remained a short while, and when he came out there were tears, in Iiis eyes. William K. Vanderbilt. Jr., and his wife called early and remained some time at the house. Then William K. Vanderbilt went for his father and brought him to the house. The father was much affected when ho caught sight of the house where ids brother lay dead that he clasped his son in his arms and kissed'him. They walked to? gether arm In arm into the house, shedding tears. Other relatives called during the day. CORONER'S INQUEST. A coroner's r?b-<s'c!nn made an in? quest into the c. t f> of death and found dent of the Detroit ond I?uy City rail? road, director of the Cleveland. Cincin? nati. Chicago and St. Louis railroad, director of the Detroit nnd Chicago rail? road, director of the Dunkirk, Allegheny Valley and Pittsburg railroad, director of the Hudson River Bridge Company, president of the .Toilet and Northern In? diana railroad, president of the Leam? ington nnd St. Clalr railroad, president of the New York and Harlem, president of the Niagara River Bridge Company, president of the Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris railroad, director of the Wagner Palace Car Company, director of the West Shore railroad, director of the West Shore and Ontario Terminal Company, director of the Toledo, Can? ada Southern and Detroit Railroad Company, director of the New York Central and Hudson River railroad and a dozen other atllliated railroads. THE RED MEN. THE GREAT COUNCIL CONVENES IN WASHINGTON. (By Telegraph'to Vlrginlan-Pllot.) Washington, Sept. 12.?The Great;' Council of the United Order of Red Men of the United States met at the Ebbltt House In this city to-day. There are about 100 delegates in attendance and probably 000 other members of tho or? der are in the city us visitors. A formal address of welcome was de? livered by F. C. Baronkessell, Great Sachem, of Washington, and the re? sponse was made by Great Incohonoe George E. Green, of Bingharnton, N. Y. He also delivered his annual address, or long talk! The report made by him shows the receipts of the order during the past year to have been $1,427,405. The disbursements were 55S.605, of which $454,001 was for relief and the re? mainder for funerals. Mew < 'omni mil it it t Norfolk ; fc'itvjr Vnril : (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) : Washington. Sept 12.?It Is said : at the Navy Department that Ad : miral Howell, at present head of : the Naval Examining Board, Is to : be the next commandant of the : Norfolk navy-yard to succeed Ad : mlral Karriuhar upon his transfer : to the command of the North Atlan : tic S<iundron. : Captain Barker Is to take the : presidency of the Examining Board. Mr. R. Henry . Jones resigned four i members were left, and they were dl j vided?two and two?on many Import? ant questions. Drs. McCormick and Newbill learn? ing of the Intention of Drs. Chiles and Rlddick to resign, had also tendered their resignation, nnd the Mayor a day or two ago, learning of this Intention, called together several representative citizens to take some action. The City Attorney was requested to draw up an ordinance reorganizing the board, which ordinance was on the clerk's desk. THE ORDINANCE. The ordinance provides?that the Board of Health shall consist of three members, the Mayor ox-ofllcio, as chairman, an elector of the city to be nominated on the first day of July, 1800, nnd biennially thereafter by tho Mayor, and with the advice and con? sent of Councils, and an officer, to be known as the Health Commissioner, the latter to be a physician, and to be chosen by the other two members, with the consent of Councils:' The Health Commissioner is made the executive officer of the board, acting as registrar of vital statistics among his other du? ties, and receiving a salary of $1,200 per annum. The board Is to meet once a week from March to November, and twice a week during the remaining months. It Is entitled to a clerk, to be paid $50 per month. OBJECTIONS RAISED. This ordinance caused a great deal of discussion. It was championed by Mr. East. Colonel Hodges, Mr. Camp and others. Mr. Cake raised an objection to the ordinance, "because." he said, "if It be? comes a law It would seem that no one could get on the board except he were a personal friend of the Mayor." This idea was scouted at by Colonel Hodges and Mr. East, the latter be? ing applauded when he declared that, though he had fought the present Mayor on several occasions, "he had made the best chief executive we have had for twenty years." Mr. Seneca thought the membership of the beard should bo increased to seven Instead of decreased to three. The committee of the whole, howevdr, finally unanimously recommended the passage of fhe ordinance, which both Councils subsequently did. ANOTHER ORDINANCE. Another ordinance was Introduced re quiring the Street Inspector and the Health Oflicer to attend the meetings' of the Board of Health when required by that bod,}-, and providing that the Health Olllcer should act as physician to the city jail when the regular phy? sician could not be secured. This was favorably recommended and passed by the Councils. ISSUANCE OP BONDS. The Finance Committee presented an ordinance providing for the Issuance of $151,000 thirty year bonds, to bear not more than 5 per cent. Interest, for the purpose of redeeming $150,000 outstand? ing bonds, bearing C per cent, interest, which fall due January 1st, 1900. The ordinance was favorably recommended and was passed by both Councils. NEW HEALTH OFFICER. The committee of the whole dissolved itself Into a Joint session and Mr. Sea? man placed in nomination Dr. Starke A. Sutton as Physician to the Alms house and Health Officer, to succeed Dr. Shepherd, resigned. Ho was un? animously elected- i E. E. Woodhouse was elected as one of the City Weighers. THE COMMON BRANCH. In the Common branch Mr. Cnmp offered a resolution providing that all garbage in Atlantic City Ward be placed In receptacles on the edge of the sidewalks on such days ns the Local Board of Improvement might designate hereafter. This was passed by both Councils. The Common branch also passed the other ordinances mentioned in preced? ing paragraphs. THE SELECT BRANCH. . The Select branch passed favorably upon all the small matters sent it from tho Common branch. It rescinded Its refusal to permit the Street. Sewer and Drain Board to award contract for the Fourth Ward sewerage. Tho resolution appropriating $1,397.50 to pave Nebraska street was passed. EXTRA PAT. The resolution appropriating $500 each to Drs. C. F. Ne #3lll and J. J. Me Cormick for extraordinary services was passed. The report ot the Street Committee, disapproving the petition* for the Im? provement of Granby street front Queen street to the bridge, was concurred In. ANTI-SPITTING LAW PASSED. The anti-spitting ordinance, as agreed upon by the Conference Committee, caused some discussion. It was passed by a vote of S to 2, Messrs. W. A. Bou? ncy and F. Jacobs voting "No." ABOUT STREETS. Tho resolution appropriating $560 for! paving Water street, west of Mttthows street, was concurred in. The Street Committee report, disap? proving the proposition to change the name of Commercial Place to Monu? ment Square, was adopted. RESOLUTION OF THANKS. A resolution thanking the Mayor, the members of tho Board of Health and tho health ollicers for their extraordi? nary efflorts during the yellow fever quarantine was passed. The resolution In reference to invit? ing Admiral Dewey, President McKin? ley and Secretary Long to Norfolk was concurred in. The ordinance providing against barbed wire fences was passed. THE NEW HEALTH BOARD. It was stated at the Council's meet? ing last night that Mayor Johnston would appoint, either Captain B. P. Loyall or Mr. R. Henry Jones as the civilian member of the new Board of Henlth. -. SEARING THE GOAL. SENOR JIMINEZ REACHES SANTO DOMINGO; (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Santo Domingo, Sept. 12.?Senor Juan Isldro Jlmlncz, tho aspirant to the presidency of Santo Domingo, arrived here to-day on board the Dominican warship Presldente. His arrival was the cause of great festivals and ex? pressions of satisfaction. It is not known as yet when the election will take place. At present the country is quiet. The most difficult part to be settled Is the llnancial situation of the government, the paper money being one of the principal causes of the bad con? dition of affairs. Business is still very much depressed. The manifesto of Senor Jlmlnez pro? poses a liberal government, based on strict honesty and equity. He calls for reform of the present tariff of duties, advocates a strict gold basis, and is In favor of the withdrawal of the present, circulating national coin and paper money. He also recommends the favoring of immigration and full guarantees to citizens and foreigners and improvements of roads, ports and public works in general. JiirigA Nrore* Pension Attorneys. (By TelCKrnph to Vlrctnian-Pllot.J Knoxvllle. Tenn-, Sept. 12.?Judge J. D. Clarke, of the United States Circuit | Court, which Is in session here, severely condemned pension attorneys In his charge to the grand jury to-day. He denounced pension attorneys as mem? bers of a trade in which there was not ns much done to aid honorable and worthy soldiers as to put upon the gov? ernment pay rolls and cause to be maintained the greatest ot frauds. Judge Clarke referred to the recent exposures of pension frauds made be? fore his committee at Nashville, say? ing that in some instances the trans? actions brought to light were a dis? grace to civilization. He said he be? lieved it was doubtful if any other government ^would suffer such a bur? den of fraud as the peoplo are now bearing. He said it will be a happy day when tho law shall establish com? missions nnd eliminate the vocation of the pension attorneys. Yellow Fevern? Key W>o. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) Key West, Sept. 12.?The total num? ber of yellow fever cases reported to date Is 21S; reported In the past tweii ty-four hours, 29; deaths In the pnst twenty-four hours, 1; total deaths, 12. Auotucr Tyler Delegate. (Special to Virglnlan-Pilot.) Richmond, Va. Sept. 12.?Fulton Kegley was to-day nominated for the legislature from Smith nnd Bland counties. He Is aald to be for Tylery .; NEWS LE Interest in Contest Beingp|i|fi Chesterfield and PoWf SENATOR IntcrvlciT tYUU ?Im, Vie intedf la c inlnti. IMlot AttrnotS Wirt*?????1 Alltnllon- DutqiDO DiiUaottoB of n candldnte-Beport or St?t?^*ra^>, orFiihorlei-Who im tfc- ?Sc?d or v t Uc UoaaeT-Brlef Mention, _?? (Special to Virginian-Pilot.-) , - Richmond. Sept. 12.?Consiabwt||g interest is now being felt hero In. the 's contest for the House toeing, waged Chesterfield and Powhatan countieu, where there ore five candidates now in the field. They are Messrs. W.' W. Ba^f? ker. D. L. Toney, Carter: H. Harrison^ Pleasant Finch, and Jordan. Alt ojtf;$ these gentlemen are regulars, and their. names will bo submitted to the cobjjjg ventlon which meets In Manchester- onpfc the 2Sth. The candidates are not doing much^. talking about whom they favor forv.^ the Senatorshlp, but It is thought thapvis Chesterfield, outside of Manchester and ; Powhatan county, are for Governor.' Tyler. ? "18 senator barksdale's attc-'^x tu de. The interview with Senator W. P,'' Rarksdale, of Halifax, printed In yesW'\| tcrday's Virginian-Pilot, has attracted;'i widespread attention among politicians'^ here, and the portion of it referring.' to : :~ the use of money in elections has bee'ny? heartily endorsed except by the rpO?t.; ,; pronounced machinists. They, of course,^ i are opposed to anything which will, to > somo extent, at least, take the cqriV9jJ; duct of affairs out of their hands. . v UNIQUE DISTINCTION. Hon. E. W. Hubard, who was nomt-;':$ nated to the House In Roekingham and;;,v Cumberland yesterday, has the unique'^ distinction of having served 1 In hotb?-5 branches of the Assembly at. the aamV^ session. In 1SS3 he was a .Ztepubllcaii^ and a candidate for the State Serinta** from the district embraced la' ; Ihe^J counties of Appomattox, Buckingham; /; and Fluvanna. His Democratic oppo- '.. ncnt was Hon. Pembroke Fetttt, who X was nominated for the House by PIu>C^ vanna and Ooochland, a few days ago.^?| Hubnrd, however, secured the certlflaieAfe of election, whereupon Pettit contested^ it in the Legislature. The Democrats^' : had Just gotten into control of both branches of the Assembly and decided^ the contest against Hubard. Tho de-'.-? I featcd nominee returned home, but I upon the death of the Republican meni 1 ber of tho House from Buckingham'^" shortly afterwards, Hubard became a candidate at the special election. Ha was elected and took hla seat In theid$ House at the session In which he hads.V originally appeared as a Senator. Mr. ; BOARD OF FISHERIES. ,. The report of the State Board of Flsfe^ cries, which is to be presented veiy.'v soon, shows that the sum of $64.320.i6!>:#f was collected oh the StaYe oyster beds': 1 and fishery grounds for the year ending , < March 31, 1S99. The revenue derived by*?' the State was J34.247.9S. This Is a Tvoif?s derful showing, as compared wlth.tbb jft report of the year ending September -. 30, 1S98, which was $30,000. the expenses;^ being $2,000 in excess of that sum. -. HEAD OF THE HOUSE. ' "Is a woman the head of the houseV- V ;; This question was propoundedfl?Sfi) Secretary Brent, ot the State Board^o'ttf.': Education In a letter received f^ra^K Uoochland county yesterday. Mr. Brent Is a diplomat. If anyth|hgi--;; and by the reply which he sent it may-ifr be decided without doubt his corre-i';; > spondent wus a woman. He told:.Jieij1$; that so far as his knowledge went,;8he"V> was "head of the house de facto, >b\ii-?7 he would have to Investigate further . before he could say whether she was da Jure. This same question was raised>in' the.fft United States District Court a few: weeks ago, when Mrs. Marion H. Rich? '-: ardson filed a petition in toankrtmtcy,";;' in which she claimed the exemption:b?.!v' certain household good3 from liability for debts. The referee decided that the.exemp? tion law applied only to the "head qCv? the house," and that a woman whojs.^ living with her husband and Is sup-, <, ported by him cannot be considered as V i;1 such. , Judge Edmund Waddill., Jr.; 8U3^ talned the referee ahd allowed an ap- ? peal from his decision. The case v/111 . probably be henrd in the United State's;^ Circuit Court this Fall. . ... BRIEF MENTION. The Grand Lodge of Masons in VlrV''^ ginia has accepted an invitation to lay/; the cornerstone of the Southern HaUV'< way Depot at Danville, Va., on tb,6 lljtia instant. Adjutant General Nolle arrived from Culpeper this morning and was. in his office. His little daughter, who -was InS jured by e. fall, is recovering. CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS, BY DEPARTMENTS. Tflsmoh News?Paee 1. Local News?Panes 2, 3 and 5, Editorial?Page 4. Vlrelnia News?Pa?e 6. North Carolina News?Page 7 Portsmoutn News?Pajre 5. Berkley-News?Wt? The World of Sport?* Markets?tage 8. Shipping?Pajje 8 Real estate?Pa?e 3, .