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FOR MID AGAINST THETRUST Second Day's Session of Confer? ence in the Windy City. A SLIM ATTENDANCE DcbnfU on Resolutions Cut VIT yiiMi'lii's Fur and Agni n?it i ho Tn r ' IfT-.Hrniy Dclrfrntca Afrcclcit Ijj Kiiiml-Uoveviior riiiRrrc Atloiiils nml Observe tili?? J?o 1? <tpi>?>?< <" to Truati?Jboius Winded Mpritlicrv. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Chicago, Sept. 11.?The second day's session or the Trust Conference opened Jfccre to-day with William Wirt Howe, of New Orleans, in the chnlr and a Jailing off in the attendance of both delcgntes and spectators. Chairman Howe proceeded at once to business by putting before the bouse a resolution introduced by C. Karr, of Missouri, for the appointment of the Important Committee on Resolutions, lie called for a committee of 15 to lie selected by Chairman Howe. To this committee all resolutions according to Mr. Fnrr were to 1>>' referred without reading or debate. The motion Instant? ly developed the UlUler-cUirent of strife between ilu* factions for and against trusts, which yesterday threatened the cull vent inn's harmony. An amendment was Immediately pro? posed, various speakers vigorously urg? ing that the resolution be amended to nllow tho appointments tn the commit? tee to be signed by delegates them? selves, one commltteeman from each State. The original motion w-aa not acted upon but the amendment in regard to the manner of appointment was car? ried by a standing vote "f '.i!?.t.? 14. Governor Atkinson, of West Virginia, rising from a far corner, declared that it Is unfair to bind ilie delegates by resolution. The debate waxed warm and (Ille? gales clamoring for recognition rose in ?flijvery part of tho house. THE SI-KEF OF DEATH. Ex-Governor Luce, of Michigan, thundered that the reference of a com? mittee without reading or debute meaill that many a well meant effort would go to sleep in Uk? hands of the committee, nml "sleep the sleep of death." At this pally there was a ripple of merriment ?which censed with the clamor of others who wished to be heard. The pro-trust people nhd the antki ?were fearful, it became evident, that one side or the other would secure con? trol and bind I he minority to some? thing of which they disapproved. Edward Itosowater, editor of the Omaha Bee, amid epplause, In an in? formal speech, declared Hint the people of the United smtes had the courage nf their convictions. He nvorred that the conference should adopt such reso? lutions as it saw lit. Tt remained for Mr. AV. Bourke Ooeh ran to repeat his performance of yes? terday, when he restored the linrmony Which wns lost in an endeavor to se? cure a committee on programme. Upon bis suggestion it was finally decided that tho Committee on Resolutions should consist of not only one repre? sentative, from each Stn tcv.j&?iigiiUuu.. but of each notlonnl orgnnlznHon. To this committee it was rono'ved that al' resolutions bo referred without reading or debnte. THE TARIFF DISCUSSED. Mr. Dawson Purdy. of the Now York Tariff Ifofnrni Club, and Byron AV. T-Tolt. of the New Kngland Free Trad? ers' Club, made anti-'iir'ff speeches. John V. Sermion, of Illinois, look up the cudgel on b'ehnlf of the protection? ists. He called forth a storm of min? gled hisses and applause by declaring that it was a brave man. who. after the experience nf the last few years, ?would advocate a policy of free trade. Thomas TJpdegrnff. of Iowa, followed Mr. Se.mlon in a defence of tho tariff. A pa nor under Hie caption. "Exeesvt've Fnanclhl Energy," prepared by Horn tin TV*. Seymour, was road, reasoning that ?without the tariff tho trust is impos? sible. AFTKP.NOON SESSION. Tito afternoon session was devoted to, papers on the "Relation of Agriculture to Trusts.'' Dudley AVooten acted as cbnlrmnn nf the session, but presided over delegations even thinner than they ?wcre during the forenoon. AA". Bourk? Cochran was mimed from the ranks of the New York delegation, but those gentlemen assort that he had not for? saken the conference. An Kastern del? egate slept through the entire session, a pronounced example of an ennui "which affected many others to a lesser degree. Governor Pingrce was in attendance, and at the close responded to a clamor from the pit to speak. He merely ob? served (hat he was opposed to trusts, for reasons, lie said, which he would tell those who attended in I he evening. Samuel IT. Greet ey, of the Chicago Board of Trade, spoke on "The PrOtect tlon of American Grain Markets from Railroad, and AVaiehouse Monopoly." He was followed by .1. C. Hanley, of St. Paul, delegate from the National Formers' Allinnre and Industrial Union. The last speaker of the afternoon was Major Benjamin It. Tucker, of New York, editor of en anarchistic paper. Ke gave his view of trusts from the standpoint of the anarchist.-The speak? ers with on accord overstepped the twenty minutes allowed each snecch. At the close nn opportunity for discus? sion was afforded, but a motion to ad -Journ wns overwhelmingly favored and carried. NIGHT SESSION. The following Committee on Resolu? tions was announced: ? ? Florida, Dr. John F. Forbes; Nation al Grange P. of H., S. XI. Kills, Ohio: Illinois Commercial News Association, Samuel 13. Donnelly; American Federa? tion of Labor, Samuel Gompers; Na? tional Alliance Theatrical Stage Em? ployes, Lee M. Hart; United Garment Workers, Henry White; National Asso? ciation of Manufacturers, Theodore C. Search; National Grain Growers' As? sociation, S. H. Grecly; National Farm? ers' Alliance and Industrial Union. John Hill, Jr.: Travelers' Protective Associa? tion of America, M. .W. Phalen; Knights of Labor, J. G.' Sch?nf?rber: National Singlo Tax League, Louis F. Post: Bricklayers' International Union, M. R. Grady; Association of Western Manufacturers, Walter Field House; United States Agricultural Department, Washington, D. C, Prof. H. F. New comb; Delaware, Henry Alloway. BRYAN TO SPEAK, At the conclusion the conference ad? journed after the announcement had been made Ihr.t to-morrow night there would he an address by Wi Bourke Cochraii, or New York, and W. J. Bry? an, of Nebraska. THE TRANSVAAL'S REPLY. FORECAST RECEIVED BY BRITISH COLONIAL SECRETARY. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) London, Sept. 11.?A forecast of the first draft of the Transvall's reply to the last note of tthc British Secretary of State for the Colonies. M?r. Chamber? lain, now under discussion by the Volksraad lias been received by Mr. Chamberlain, but Its nature Is not yet known. At the Colonial Office a reporter of the Associated Press was Informed that nothing will be given uut for the pres? ent. It wns regarded as significant, how over, that the nature of the Uocr re? ply was comjminlcnled to the com? mander In chief. Field Marshal Lord Wolsclcy, who Immediately summoned General Sir George Stewart While, V. ('., former quartermaster general, the prospective commander of the British forces in Natal. OOM PAUL'S 11 KP I V. The tension now existing here and at the Cape may be temporarily s< tiled a: any moment by the publica;km of Pres? ident Kruger's rep y. im the other hand, it may he several days before the general public learns what answer the Transvaal has made. If Pr?sident Kruger has answered defiantly, i: does not necessarily mean the immediate breaking off of negotiations. The Brit? ish would probably reply with an un mi*^liviV)<le.^lUi''K'1 1L is scarcely to their advantage to bring about hosir tllltles until tin- reinforcements nre nearer the scene of action than Ihey arc at present. Whatever the nature of President Kniger's rjeply It is prob, able that several more stages of dip? lomatic processes will he gone through with before there is definite war or pence, unless, of course, Presldchl ICruger should take the Initiative an.I raid Natal. U is the possibility of this move that makes definite news .?:' his reply so eager and anxiously waited. DlFFKRKNT VIBWS. The Consul General of the South Af rican Republic, Mr. Montagu White; said to a reporter of the Associated Press to-dry: "I have good authority for believing that the Transvaal reply will be unsat? isfactory to the British Government." I LAAD SHOULDER TO SiloUI.DF.lt. Hlocmfontnin, Sept. 14.?The members of the Baad of the Oninge Free State hnvc been notified to be ready to he summoned for ? n extraordinary session at a moment's notice. The burghers of the Orange Free State, nt a meeting just held, passed si resolution to iUtinii shoulder to T, h era I dor Ullll IhV Transvaal in case or' hostilities. DEFENSES OF PRETORIA. The Capo Town correspondent of the Daily News says: "A thousand men arc engatred In strengthening the defenses of Pretoria. Trenches are being excavated and earthworks constructed. It Is report? ed thai both Rands will adjourn at th? end of the week to enable members to consult their constituents on the ques? tions raised in Mr. Chamberlain's dispatch." A PAPER SUPPRESSED. ACTTON OF GENERAL LC.'DLOW APPROVED. (By Telegraph to Virginian-riiot.) ?Washington, Sept. 14.?Secretary Root has approved the action of. Gen. Ludlow in suppressing the lleconccn :r:ulo, a paper formely published In Havana. After the paper hail been sup? pressed the publishers appeared in Washington and protested to the Sec? retary of War that the notion of Gen. Ludlow wns an infringement on the rights o:" citizenship. They petitioned to have the order of Gen. Ludlow re? volted. The Secretary referred the whole matter to Gen: Brooke for. report, who in turn referred to Gen. Ludlow. The report of Gen. Ludlow, endorsed by Gen. Rronke, has been received nt the War Department, and Sccro'ary Root disposes of It in the following endorse? ment: Wnr Department, Washington, Sept. 14, iRflD. The Reconcehtrrdn appears to have her-n a vile publication. Its suppres? sion raises no question of the liberty of the press. Every government is bound to protect the community ngalnst public indecency. In this us well as In other forms. It is to bo regretted that the persons responsible for the publication cannot he criminally punished. The order of Gen. I udlnw is approved and the Petition is dep'ert. ELTHU ROOT. Secretary of War. : xpr??lllm? < nininIvIoner Koalgtt*. : : Rome. Sept. 14.-The Trihuna says : '. that Slrncr Tnmnsco Villa, nresl- : : dent of'the Italian f'.">ir,m!s=<on to : : the Par's Exposition, has resigned. : : as ;i protest agn'nst the verdict of ; : the P.enncs court-martial. : NATIONAL EXPORT EXPOSITION Opened With Appropriate Cere? monies at Philadelphia, PRESIDENT'S GREETING Opening- In AllciMlcil by IHMIiikuIsIi? c?l Visitor* From All Nrctlona ?r Hio Country ? Director General Wilson nml Uovcruor Ktono l?o liver A<l<lre*sea?Kxpoalllou I tirn i ll Over lo City und Thrown Op n to itao 1'nbllc. (By Telegraph to Virglnlnn-Pilot/) Philadelphia, Sept. 14.?With cere? monies unattended by ostentation the National Export Exposition was for? mally opened at noon to-day. Hundreds of distinguished visitors from all sec? tions of the country were in attend? ance. Including representatives of the diplomatic corps, ofllccrs of the army and navy, scientists and business and professional men. Atter the benedic? tion byvArchbishop Ryan, which con? cluded tlK; ?dedicatory exercises, a incs sagc was received from President Mc? Kinley extending greetings and offi? cially opening the groat exposition. When the message had been read the chorus of COO voices and ttie audience sang "The Star Spangled 15.inner," ac? companied by the United State.-. Ma? rine hand ami the big exposition organ. The llrst event of the d-.iy was the landing of Admiral Sampson anil the officers of his squadron at Chestnut strei i pier at 10 o'clock. Carriages were in waiting and (ho naval oUlcers were driven to the city hull. OFFICIALS VISIT GROUNDS. Promptly at 11:16 o'clock the company, In the -Mayor's ofllce, including Gov? ernor Stone and others, re-entered the carriages and were conveyed to tho exposition grounds, preceded by a pla? toon of mounted police and escorted by 250 marines from the North Atlantic squadron and the Marine Land. Arriving . t the grounds, the distin? guished guests were escorted to the platform in the auditorium. In the absence of P. A. It. Widener, president of the exposition, the first vice presi? dent, \V. \V. Koulkrode, delivered the address turning the exposition over to the Governor of Pennsylvania. Direc? tor General W. r. Wilson delivered an address on ihe. "Inception, Purpose, Plan and Scope of the Exposition." VISITORS WELCOME D. Governor Stone made an address wel? coming :ho visitors, accepting the ox position find turning it over to the Mayor of Philadelphia. Mayor Ashbrldgd accepted the exposi? tion from tho Governor and then Con? gressman W. P. Hepburn, of Iowa, chairman of the Congressional Commit? tee of Interstate and Foreign Com? merce, delivered the oration nf the day. The benediction \v-;s pronounced by Archbishop Ryan, of thi3 city, and at its conclusion President McKinley's message was read, and the National Export Exposition became a fact. At the conclusion of the exorcises the auditorium was thrown open to the public, and the prominent gucs's In? spected the buildings, grounds and ex? hibits. FIRST- DAY'S ADMISSIONS. While tho exposition is not ready in every detail, the condition of tho big show at present is fully up lo the ex? pectation nf the management. There was considerable delay In getting somr of the exhibits in place, but it is ex? pected all will have been put in posi? tion by the time a week has elapsed. There was a l^rge crowd at the ex? position to-night. The admissions for ?h* d?y und night aggregated abaur ?5,000. To At'cnil ni>irry RrrcptInn. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 14.?Colonel A. R. Lawton, of Savannah, was to-day ap? pointed by Governor Candier to take command of the Georgia militia which goes to Now York to take part in the reception to Admiral Dcwey. There will be about 12 companies to go from Georgia. The Atlanta com? panies arc practicing nightly in front of the Grady monument to the delight of thousands of people. A large amount of money has been subscribed, and when the battalion starts North it will be in the best of style. Colonel L-.iwton was commander of the First Georgia during the Spanish- j American war. and Is the best all round i military man in Georgia. TOWN CAPTURED. ? i ADMIUAL WATSON PF.POHTS CA? PITULATION Ol* HADEM AO. (By Telegraph to Virgin! in-Pilot.) Washington, Sept. 14.?The following dispatch has been received at the Nevy Department: . Manila. Sept. 14. Secretary of Navy, Washington: Davidson, commanding Paraguay, re? ports engagement at Balemao. Ves? sel struck many times ritle shots: no casualties. Paraguay silenced insur? gents' lire In twenty minutes; range from 400 to 000 yards. Occasion cap? ture Filipino schooner which Davidson destroyed. (Signed) WATSON. Bnlemao Is In the province of Mas bate, south of Luzon and north of Visayas. Ordered fo'Patt. (By Telegraph to Vlrgininn-Pilot.) Washington. Sept. 14.?Secretary Root lias ordered the Twenty-eighth Volun? teers. Lieutenant Colonel Leonard, from Camp Meade. Pa., and the Twenty ninth, Colonel Ilardin, from Fort JIc Phcrson, Cla., to San Francisco, to em? bark for the Philippines. The order Is In the same form as that issued to other regiments. Filipino Police Orcitiilzoil. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Manila. Sept. 14.-6:05 p. m.?The Filipino police, numbering 250 men arm? ed with revolvers and clubs, became op? erative at Manila to-day. The force is controlled by the provost marshal, and was reviewed on the Luneta. TM - TARTAR CLEARED. Sil Ii WILL PROCEED HOME AT j ON CK. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.I Washington, Sept. 14.?Clearance papers have been allowed the Tartar at Hong Kong. It id expected that she will proceed to the United States at once. The Information that clearance had been allowed came in n dispatch' to Adjutant-General Corbln this morn lit'S front Colonel Metcalfe, command-. ; Ing the Twentieth Kansas and the I troops aboard the transport. Another dispatch Crom Colonel Metcalfe. in re I ply to one sent yesterday, states that :he Tartar was no more overcrowded, and that the food was as good as on other transports leaving Manila. He said that the trouble arose among the discharged regular soldiers, who were returning home on board the ship. ('llpfiliiB l-'rom it llrenriL (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Terra Haute, Ind., Sept. 11.?A big crowd was present this afternoon to see Bumps, driven by his owner, clip a quarter of a second off the wagon rec? ord of 2:0S'..j, made by Sunland Belle at Cleveland. The horse moved like clockwork, and despite the cold weath? er and the heavy wind, ho finished the mile with a runner in 2:OSV4. es? tablishing a new world's record to wagon with an amateur driver up. CSovrtioi' I.cnry llciietien (Jim til. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Sept. 14.?Capt. Leary, the Governor General of the island of Guam, has reported his arrival at his post on the steamer Yosemlte, under date of August 7. The collier Brutus and the surveying ship Nero arrived nt the same Island August 13 and Sep? tember 7, respectively. 'Iho ItroyfiiM Affair. London, Sept. IS.?The Paris cor : respondent of the. Dally Telegraph : says: "It Is certain that Dreyfus will : be liberated. The only question to : b? Bettled Is one of ways nnd : means." Noah Findley, Colored, to Hang at Pulaski To-Bay. WANT TO BEAR A^P/iS miller Xonnvca *'orp?, l'nlorrd, ?>: Wnahlngloil ?oliisc i<? WtirreiHoti to ii. ip Olflirmo I ?niiurlnitlltiii I>i?3'? Uli? Council Protest Asnltiftl Xliotr Brli>?ln& Arm?-Illclllliuud I lllnm Will Ho Modo n Scpnrnlr Orcniilr.:?iloii. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond. Vri., Sept. 14.?Noah Find-1 ley, the negro highwayman and would be murderer, will be hanged at Pulaski] to-morrow. Governor Tyler this morn? ing absolutely declined to interfere, and. gave the following reasons for his ac? tion: "The prisoner was convicted by a jury of honorable men, who state cm; oath that they were unbiassed and could give prisoner a fair and impartial trial. The law in its wisdom allows! them to inflict the death penalty. There is no question of the prisoner's guilt and no mitigating circumstances urged as a reason lor clemency. 1 there? fore decline to interfere witli their ver? dict." As stated in yesterday's Virginian Pilot, Fmdley was given the extreme penally for attempting to murder and rob Major J. 11. Daist, of Pulaski. The effort to secure a commutation of sen? tence was based on tne ground that limine influence was brought to bear on the Jury. WANT TO UK AR A It MS. The ncgroee* of a portion of tho coun? try an: arranging for a great emanci? pation celebration at Warn m m on the 22d. In order that his command may participate, ('apt. \V. s. Thompson, of the Duller Zouave Corps (colored), of Washington, has written Governor Tyler, asking permission for his com? mand to enter the State upon that oc? casion, bearing arms. AN OMJKCTION. Tho same mail that contained the I colored officer's request also brought a | letter from Mayor John It. Spllman, of Warren ton, endorsed by County Judge f. M. White, protesting against the permission being granted: In his pro-1 lest he s.iy.s: "At the instance of our Council, I writ,? to ask that this permission be refused. It in supposed that a large j number of colored people will be hen on that occasion; our police force id small, and our people are uneasy as it is. ami to allow armed soldiers would, in our opinion, bo a dangerous experi? ment." Tho matter has been referred to Gov. Tyler at Fast Rad ford. NOMINATIONS FOR LEGISLATURE!. Harry 13. Ay res, son of ldx-Attorney Gener.il Itufus A. Ay res, was nominat? ed for tho House by the Democratic I convention of Buchanan, Dickinson and] Wise counties at Cllntwood yesterday. The Senatorial question was not mcu-| tinned. G. J. Goulman. of Westmoreland, was | nominated for the House from West? moreland and Northumberland to-day. He Is an avowed Tyler man and had I no opposition. The resolutions declared j for election of U. S. Senators by the] people and endorsed Congressman W. i A. Jones. There was no Martin dele-1 gate In the convention. WILL REFUSE ZO?AVES' REQUEST A special hist night from Fast Rad ford says that Governor Tyler will re? fuse the request of the Washington colored Zouaves to go to Warren ton on the 22nd. j GOVERNOR WILL VISIT CHICAGO. Another letter has been received by the Governor from the Committee oi Arrangements in reference (?> the >ny ing of the cornerstone or the Public building in Chicago, slating that the Governor and his staff will be I he guests of the Committee, President Mo Klnley will be present, iho Prosldiml of Mexico, and the represcn nllvoa of Eng lend and Canada, The Governor has decided to visit Chicago upon ihe occa? sion, ami his staff will go with him. BLUES GAIN THEIR W1STL Ever since Ihe Spanish war tile Richmond Light Infantry Blues have been endeavoring to Induce the Gov? ernor to allow them to become an inde? pendent organization, us was the case before hostilities. That they have car? ried (heir point is shown by the follow? ing letter: To the President nf ;he Richmond Light Infantry nines Association, Richmond, V?, Dear Sir: After considering tho writ? ten application from your association and hearing tho statement of th- offl cers-olect of the- active companies I hove concluded to allow tho formation of a battalion, consisting of the two ac? tive companies, as soon ra practicable after they shall have been legally mus? tered into service. Of course you will understand that while I desire to encourage the Dines nil I can, I cannot Kind do not surrender tho right to put these companies into a regiment should such a step be found desirable for the good nf the service. Respectfully ynurs. (Signed.) J. H?GE TYLRR. _Governor. I ISLAND OF SOMARA. INHABITANTS ANXIOUS FOR AMERICAN PROTECTION. 'By TV.egranh to Vlrsinlan-PllotA Washington. Sept. 14.?Mall advices received at the War Department from 1 Manila state that the natives of the Is land of Samara are praying for the speedy arrival of the Americans, and will welcome the hoisting of ihe Amer? ican ilag. It is said that as a result or the forcible collection of taxes by emis? saries of the Insurgents, who take all they have, the natives arc in a state of semi-starvation. They have no faith in the Tagalos. and they earnestly de? sire American protection. An Insurgent leader, General Lucbnn, has bolted to Japan, taking witli him S'J.COO collected by him for the insurgents. The agents of the insurgents endeavor to compel Ihe natives to Join their forces, which they will not do. The condition of the island Is rapidly approaching riot and anarchy, as the heavy and con? tinued drag upon them In the form of tribute exasperate the natives, and they threaten desperate resistance If It continues. A BIG EXCURSION lynchnuna suxday school GOES TO NIAGARA. (By Telegraph to vlrginlan-PIIot.) Lynchburg, Va'., Sept. lt.?The de? parture of the excursion of Court Street Methodist Sunday school for Niagara Kalis this morning marks an epoch in Sunday school excursions in the South. If not in the United States, in view of the magnitude and success of the undertaking. The train was in two sections, in nil seventeen passen? ger coaches, two dining cars and a bag? gage car, and s>3S passengers were aboard. The two sections were in charge of Superintendent 10. F. Sheffcy and Colonel .lames B. Gregory, of the Sunday school. Caterers, doctors, den? tists and two-score of commltteomen wore aboard to look after the comfort of the tourists. They go over the Southern. Baltimore and Ohio and Le? ttish Valley railroads, and arrive at Niagara at midnight, remain there twenty-four hours and reach home Sat? urday night. People from all over this section of the State Joined in the ex? cursion. ANOTHER CHALLENGE. SOUTH CAROLIN'IAN WANTS TO FIGHT ESTKHHAZY. j (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Columbia, S. C, Sept. II.?The follow? ing challenge to mortal combat was ca? bled this morning to Count Ferdinand Walsln-Esterhassy, at his address In London: "Sir?Relieving you to be answerable for the misery and humiliation of Cap? tain Dreyfus, of the French army, and he, Captain Dreyfus, not being able to call on you personally for satisfaction, j 1, as an American, free born, loving llb ' eriyi do volunteer in my own right to meet you on the Hold of honor in behalf j of Captain Dreyfus at any time and I place agreeable to you. I (Signed) "PAUL E. AYEJL "Anderson, S. C." ,\.vor Is a son of the late General Ayer, of the Confederate army, and was a sergeant of tthe First South Carolina Volunteers in the Spanish war. A GRAVE CHARGE. AMERICAN OFFICIALS AT MANILA ARE CORRUPT. (By Tclecraoti 10 Virslntan-rilot.l Denver, Col.. Sept. 14.?Napoleon E. Guyot, late private of Company G, First Colorado Volunteers, who, during the last three months of 1898, served as a clerk under Major Kllbourne nnd later under Lieutenant Colonel Potter, audi? tor of public uccounts, Manila, pub? lishes this evening a signed statement, in which tho gravest charges of cor? ruption are made against the Ameri? can officials In Manila. He says an examination of tho vouchers forward? ed to Washington will show that exor? bitant prices are paid for all kinds of supplies purchased In Manila; that vast quantities of hlghrclasa Avines and other supplies have been purchased os? tensibly fin- the Spanish hospitals while In the American hospitals only the coarsest supplies are furnished. He snys court-martials of private soldiers charged with selling government pro? perty have been stopped because they would result in the exposure of official rascality. The robberies ho asserts will aggregate an enormous sum. Opi?o?e?l (<i l'r?>? ?'oHVo. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pilot.) Santiago de Cuba, Sept 14.?The measure declaring free Importation of coffee from Porto Rico to Cuba has caused a bad Impression in tho city and province of Santiago. Tim -planters held a meeting yesterday, and after a prolonged discussion, agreed to cable ?Sonor de Queseda, In Washington, a re? quest to present a protest to President McKinley. They declare that such a regulation will kill the Cub.in coffee In? dustry and leave thousands penniless. The Santiago Chamber of Commerce at Its meeting to-day adopted a reso? lution of protest. KoMicr? will l.cnvp I'nlin, (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Sept. 14.?The Adjutant Gen? ral received the following dispatch from General Brooke to-day: Havana, Sept. 13, 1S99. Adjutant General, Washington; Depot battalions, First and Eighth Infantry, leave for States on Bufort to ! night. The Second und Tenth Infantry will return on McPherson, which left New York fith; the Fifth Infantry Is ready to move as soon as transport ar? rives; expected on 18th; BROOK K. Commanding. The Ty tor I'mniy Kenn ion. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Sept. 14.?The Tyler family representatives, who have been in attendance upon their fourth re? union, devoted themselves to-day to seeing the sights and exchanging rem? iniscences, genealogical and otherwise, as people of family do under such cir? cumstances. A great many of them went' to Mount Vernon this afternoon, and there was a considerable contin? gent which visited Arlington. I'lttrllcn Brill?. 4; .-it try. (By Telegraph tc Virglnlan-Pilot.) Sious City, Sept. 14j?-In # a special match pacing race to-day for a purse ot jtt.OCO, Patchen beat John R. Gentry in two straight heats. Time, 2:03 and 2:M%. The Corner Stone Laid Yesterday With Imposing Ceremonies. , I 5& m AN ELOQUENT ORATION - A Jlognlflcont Homo For.KccouBbtau I.o?lSo-Wlll Coil Aboni 825,000.^^ IMt%n? Drown by Porlsmoutb ^^111 cliltrct ? Vice-chancellor Mlo??J||j omclatoa i?? ftlnator or CtrtmonlM i^ ?Tulling liultfbt? EntoJfColnod, (Staff Correspondence.)' Hampton. Va., Sept. v 14.-r-Hampt;on | was la gala atttro yesterday, which \ had the effect of making that whola J section of the country akin with friend? ship, charity and benevolence, especl-,;,? ally when Invaded by a portion of th? army of Knights of Pythias, whoso, very foundation Is built upon those principles. . -1 ; ?'? There was, of course, a reason fori.; this, and that was tho laying ?f tho: cornerstone of tho new and magnificent home of Kecougbtan Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of that prosperous town. Tbo^V decorations were general, and much'Inr1'" lerest was shown by. the whole popu? lation. Invitations hnd been extended to the':': First Virginia Regiment, U. R. K. of Pffffl which was commanded by Brigadtei;; General D. J. Turner, of Norfolk, and Virginia Company, No. 2, of Norfolk; Portsmouth Company, No. 16, and At? lantic Company, No. l, the, two lattet from Portsmouth. They responded as ? bodies, which, In conjunctlon with D,vJ,';;:|,' Turner Company, of Hampton, and sev? eral individual uniformed Knights from Suffolk and other nearby places, ; made a very Imposing spectacle. In? deed, the parade being complimented ,.; very highly. Kecoughtan Lodge brought, j up the rear, augmented In numbers by '-. ! several visiting brothers from the dif? ferent subordinate lodges of the State. The occasion was enlivened by ex.- , cellent music, the whole under the com-- ? mnnd of Colonel Qeqrgo Battley, of thevi^ '.First Regiment, Ut It: K. of P., forming :> one of the grandest clvio ? demonstrative tlons seen in Hampton for many years,^ TUB STONE LAID. The officers of the Grand Lodge of "'.?"? Virginia, with the exception of Grand Chancellor Cntlett, of Lexington, who' :. was unavoidably detained at home, .'5 were present. Captain Charles T, Bland, the Grand Vice Chancellor of - ' the State, filled the position of master . ; of ceremonies and laid the cornerstone v"; In strict accordance with the ceremonies".', laid down In the Pythian ritual for such Interesting and auspicious occa-. 'L alons from a Pythian standpoint before.:. an Immense assemblage. THE ORATION. The cornerstone being duly laid, Su- Su? preme Representative D. C. Richard- . son, of Richmond, was Introduced as : the orator of the occasion by Mr. S. Gordon Cummlngs, and the speaker, held the attention of the vast audloncci;: till the close of his masterly effort, which was a gem of thought, and; de-V'./. llvered with the fluency, ease and graco . equal to many whose names as orators% have become household words. Mr. Richardson was in good voiced and mnnv of his flights, of r>rntnfy',w'"**i>_ applauded to the echo. But his ?tt?rV'3$ ances in reference to the good, tha great order of Knl?hts of Pythian 1? ' doing and tho many monuments it Is ::J building In the way of castle halls ;ls vv evidence that tho Grand Chancellor of; the universe has set his seal of ai>?';i~0 proval upon their efforts. REFRESHMENTS. At the conclusion "of the oration, th'sv/ procession was reformed and marched .- ? to the armory building, where refresh-t ments were served by Kecoughtan Lodge, the ladles of Hampton being.;-' particularly conspicuous by their uhtlr~V:v] lug efforts to make every one' feeP'aV'Wj homo and enjoy the hospitality of the i ? Hampton Knights and their good ':'????] ' daughters' and sweethearts. . . "f* THE NEW CASTLE, j The building will cost, when com i pit ted, about $25,000. It Is on the main, V ; business street, and will have two : stores.on the ground floor, with a. the??' :j I ire on the second and lodge rooms ;o?. I the third. 'I'h.' style of architecture Is modern, and is pronounced by those who ari;? experienced in such matters, as belnj particularly attractive and appropriate ate. Mr. Edward Overman," of Portai ^ month. Is the architect. The Norfolk and Portsmouth Knights,^'-; after expressing their thanks to :tho ;': ladles for their attention at the collars tlnn. through Captain Charles T. Bland,: ', left for their homes. The Grand "Prelate, W. H. May, - of r Alexandria, was present. Ho took a' lively interest indeed in the proceed- ? lugs. Yellow yvvsr Rfpo?, (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-PlIot.) ; Key West, Sept. 14.?Fifteen ne* cases of yellow fever have been re- $ ported In the past 24 hours and one?. death. CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. -1 BY DEPARTMENTS. Teleeraoh News?Paee i. Local News?Pages a and 3. Editorial?Page 4. f . 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