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NORFOLK, YA., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1399. THREE CENTS PER COPY. LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLEJco-~ 1 ? * _ ? ' * page 11. AMERICANS TAKE ANOTHER TOWN Preparing to Close in on the Capi? tal of Aguinaldo. FILIPINOS CAPTURED Surrendered and Cnt Up by Artillery -FiSlnlHt J?e Whoflep'i Drlgndo ForinluK nt Angcloi Preparatory to f? Geuernl Kasnjemont?1 u? Flllpluoa Arrive at lMtllndelphia nud EiprcmtUulrcd for Agnliinldo (By Telegraph to VlrglnIan-Pllot.> Manila, Nov. 6.?10:50 a. m.?Maga lang, the town taken yesterday by two columns of General MacArthur*s divis? ion, under Colonel Smith and Major O'Brien, is a strong town situated mid? way between Angeles and Arayat. The movement Is part of a plan for the Americans to possess all the coun? try to the southeast of Tarlac, as the troops close In on the capital, cutting the line of the enemy's retreat In that direction, The insurgent force is estimated at 1,000. Colonel Smith first encountered n, small force entrenched a quarter of a in.tu beyond Angeles, which soon re? treated, leaving two of their number dead. The enemy m-ade a short stand at the outskirts of Barrios und San Fran? cisco, briskly shooting at the advancing Americans. FILIPINO COMPANY CAPTURED. Captain Brush deployed with the ad? vance guard of the battalion and charged the Filipinos, who took to flight. Seven Americans were wounded. Tin; Americans almost surrounded the Insurgents, who resisted stubbornly, but Lieutenant Hamilton's artillery cut them up. Lieutenant Slavln's troops captured a company of thecnemy, with their arms, during the advance. Gene? ral Wheeler's brigade Is formed at An? gl lea In order to be prcparaed for a gen? eral engagement. OFFICIAL REPORT. Washington, D. C., Nov. 0.?The War Department has received the following cablegram: "Manila, Nov. 6, 1899. "Wheaton's expedition, 2,500 strong, transports Sheridan and Aztec and two coust'ing steamers, convoyed by three war vessels, left for Lingayen Gulf this morning. MacArthur's troops advanced to Magalnhg yesterday, clearing coun? try between Angeles and Arayat; en? countered about one thousand of enemy nt different points. O'Brien, with Bat? talion Seventeeth Infantry, two troops Fourth Cavalry and Slavln's scouts, moving on road from Balulut, east of Angeles, encountered and drove enemy direction or Magalaflg, who left 49 dead on field; O'Brien captured 2S prisoners, 14 rllieH. Colonel Smith, with two other Battalions Seventeenth, Hamilton's Battery First Artillery and engineers nnd slgnnl detachment, moved on di? rect road from Angeles' to Mngalang, capturing latter Dluce, Inflicting loss on enemy in killed and wounded, cap? turing about fifty prisoners, large nmount of insurgent transportation. Severe heavy rains last three days have rendered decisive movements by Daw ton's troops Impossible.- ilu?now has abudant supplies at San Isldro nnd further north, and will operate to the north and westward when the country now submerged permits, (Signed) "OTIS." HATRED FOR AGUINALDO. Philadelphia, Pa-. Nov. C?Two Fili? pino's arrived in this city on the bark Cnllbur?a, which reached this port with a cargo of hemp from Manila, after a voyage of 147 days- Their names are Ceferino and Morris Canon and both express extreme hatred for ? Aguinaldo. In speaking of the war In the Philippines, Ceferino said: IS A TYRANT. "The Filipinos are losing ground and I don't think the war will last much longer. Aguinaldo is a tyrant. He fools his poor, ignorant followers and makes them believe that if the Ameri? cans WJn and get possession of the Islands they will be worse off than they wore when the Spaniards' held possession. Many of them still think they are fighting Spaniards and do not know any better. , MONEY AND POWER. "When there are any signs of weak, enlng among his troops Aguinaldo whips them back Into line by threat? ening to kill them. He and his lieuten? ants have thousands of Filipinos who would be good apd peaceful citizens It they were not forced to fight so as to help him. get money and power. LIKE THE AMERICANS. "In Manila and other places where the Americans nro In control every? thing Is quiet and peaceful. The people like the open hearted way in which the government Is carried on and are anx? ious to see Aguinaldo crushed." Island of Negros. ISLAND OF NEGROS. FIRST AUTONOMOUS GOVERN? MENT OF THE PHILIPPINES. (By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Pllot.) Manila, Nov. 6.-11:15 p. m.? At Baco lod, in the island of Negros, the first autonomous government of the Filipi? nos was established to-day. General Smith, governor of the Island of Ne? gros, administered the oath of office to the Judge of the Supreme Court, who in turn swore In the governor, three Judges, twelve councilmen, the auditor and the secretary of the Interior. The natives of the entire Island attended the ceremony. The officers from Hollo were also present Three days feasting will follow to celebration of the new gov eminent and the first anniversary of the surrender of the Spaniards, to the Negros revolutionists. American flags are displayed in the villages. The cele? bration consisted of horse racing and other sports, music, rellgloUB functions and an Illumination. The ball to-night in the government house attracted the wives of the plant? ers, and there was as great a display of rich costumes and costly jewels as would be seen at a slmUar affair In America or Europe. EDUCATIONAL. QUALIFICATION. Elections were held October 2d, the number of votes cast being 6,248. There were forty candidates for the various offices. Meleclo Revero was elected gov? ernor, receiving 1,305 votes. Suffrage was determined by property qualifica? tions and ability to read and write. Colonel Miner welcomed the officials on behalf of the United States. In the course of his remarks he said: "Negros leads In the van of civil gov? ernment In -the Philippines. Your honor lies in adding a new star to free? dom's flag." General Smith, during a speech which he delivered, said: "Your future promises as brightly as Japan's, who to-day is recognized as among the civilized nations of the world." Senor Severlno. In replying, said that the best thing for the future of Negros was the continuance of close relations with the United States. POLITICAL PRISONERS RELEASED General Smith then announced the granting of freedom to the political prisoners in commemoration of the event. Ucneral Hughes, In command at Ilo ilo, telephoned a congratulatory speech over the Eastern Cable from that place. General Smith, in1 an Interview, re? marked that It was of the utmost Im? portance that the Filipinos should be taught to recognize the sovereignty of the United States. The gravest danger, he added, threatening a peaceful ad? ministration Is intrigue among the In? sular politicians, and he declared that the United States Government must for years keep control of the Filipinos In order to prevent such conditions from existing. The members of the Sixth Infantry, which Is divided into thirty garrisons throughout the Island of Negros, ore undergoing great hardships. MILITARY OPERATIONS. A recently organized revolutionary movement has been discovered In northern Negros, and the leaders have been forced to withdraw to Panay. A number of bandits, under the leader? ship of Papa Isslo, a religious Charla tnn, have been driven Into the moun? tains, but It Is expected that they will give more trouble. A. force of 250 na t'ivo soldiers, armed with Springfield rifles, nre helping the Americans and are found to be valuable as scouts. General Lawton's operations have been temporarily suspended owing to heavy rains- The country around Cab anatuan Is flooded. The river, how? ever, has begun falflng rapidly and probably the country in that section will soon resume its normal condition. A GEORGIA EMBEZZLER. WARRANT ISSUED FOR ABSCOND? ING RAILWAY AUDITOR, (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Atlanta, Go., Nov. C.?A warrant wits sworn out to-day for Thomas J. Hunter, formerly auditor of the At? lanta and West Point railway, and located In Atlanta, charging embezzle? ment. Several days nso a shortage In the Union ticket ofllc? at the depot was announced and the agent "checked out." Mr. Hunter left the city several days before this, at the time experts began work on his books, and has not been located- The amount that Hunter Is alleged to have embezzled Is not known, and it may require an Investl irntlon of. all of the local offices of the Atlanta and West Point and the West? ern Railway of Alabama to ascertain, tts they made their reports on ticket sales to the auditor's office. President G. C. Smith, of the At? lanta and West Point, declines to make any statement in regard to the short? age, nor will ho say who swore out the warrant. Street rumors place the shortage at from SlS.000 to $40.000. Mr. Hunter was prominent socially and his home was one of the handsomest in the city. IN CUPID'S CHARGE. ADMIRAL DEWEY AND SWEET? HEART GO SHOPPING. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) New York, Nov. 6.?Admiral De.wey acconrpaniod Mrs. Mildred Hazen, to whom he Is engaged to be married, on a shopping tour to-day. While walk? ing on Fifth avenue the Admiral saw a little boy in oharge of a nurue, with an admiral's Hag in his hands. "Hello," said the Admiral, "I cannot pass that flag.,, He shook the little fellow by the hand and chatted wich him for a few moments. The Admiral and Mrs. Hazen walked to the Dewey arch. Here the Admiral pointed out the figures to Mrs. Hozen and explained their slgnlllc?nce. The Admiral was recognized and a crowd collected. Ho was saluted by a number of persons nnd bowed pleasantly In re? turn to therir salutations. C.lnlm a u i??? i?i Government. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, D. C, Nov. 6.?The first test case Involving the validity of the Interests entered into by former Cap? tain Oberiln M. Carter and the Atlantic Contracting Company, of which Colo? nel John F. Gaynor Is president, was ,to have come before the Court of Cralma to-day, but was postponed at the re? quest of the claimants until next Mon? day. Last srirlng the Atlantic Contract? ing Company filed a claim for over $200,000 alleged to be duo the company for work done at Cumberland Sound and Savannah harbor. About ten days ago 'the company filed a motion to dis? continue the claim and this Is the mo? tion which was to have come up to-day. ?Che Department of Justice will resist the motion, as It Intends to file counter claims to prove that the company In reality owes money to the Govern? ment, United States Will Control Tutuila Island. THE IMPASSE OVERCOME ItOGTOtlntloita of Gronl Itrlfnln itti?! Gcrtnniiy Rnplilly Itonoliltis a Complete CondUlou lu Wblob America laCooBiiltod by Uwtb 1*Ur? tica Freely and Uor ApproTnl Nonclit Cor. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PUot.) London, Nov. 6.?Although the ex? act tcrm3 of the agreement are btlll carefully guarded, The Associated Press is able to say that the Samoan question Is practically settled and that the finalities will take place within a few days, unless somcmost unexpected hitch occurs. It can be said that American control of Tutudla Island is confirmed and agreed to. while the United States has, It Is understood, signified Its apnrjval of the projected arrangemen:s between Germany and Great Britain. Regard? ing the details of the latter, the British THE BATTLE OF BALLOTSTODAY The Buckeye Democracy United and Inspired by Confidence ALL ALONG THE LINE ?loth .Hlilos Predict Victory In tho \ lilin'tnm siuio Simo Amiloride? i'i < pure for Tranblo-A Warmly IVntfod Cmunnlfru In town Ulo* ? ? Uutunl I'redlcitoua of Victory ? Hrynii'n Pretence In Kobrankn at!In as au lusplrnlloii, (By Telegraph iz Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Cincinnati, O., Nov. 6.?There are six candidates for Governor to be voted for in Ohio to-morrow. Three of them claim their elevation is sure. The Jones vote will reduce tho vote of all others, In? cluding that of the Prohibitionists, the Union Reform and the Social Labor tickets, and the result depends very materially "on where mo3t of tho Jones vote'will come from. It is certain that cither George IC. Nash, Republican, or John R. McLean, Democrat, will be manager of Mayor Jones' enmoalgn, to-day made the following statement: -. "I have no reason to change' the figures I have already' made on the election to-morrow. We will carry the State and elect Mayor Jones Governor by a plurality of 35.000. and there la no telling how much more. We will carry Toledo, Cincinnati, Columbus. Cleve? land, and. in faot, nearly every city In the Stole where there Is any manu? facturing interest. We have completed a second poll of the State and have every assurance that we will poll 335,000 vote*, figuring the total vote at 900.000. Our reports from the rural districts show that we will have our'share of the votes from these sections." Mayor Jones closed his campaign In this city to-night with a mass-meeting. IN KENTUCKY. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 6.?A quiet and orderly election may be predicted for to-morrow. While the feeling between the factions is at a rather high tension, the general apprehension, it is thought, will do more to lessen the likelihood of an outbreak than the precautionary ac? tivity which has been noticeable to? day among those who are directing the movements of the municipal police and the State National Guard. If a clash Bhould occur, It Is most likely to be In Louisville. At Bowling Green there has been a particularly bitter fight between the Democratic factions, and extra police have been sworn in. But at this and other larger towns nothing more se? rious than the usual election day cas? ualties Is expected. FEELING IN LOUISVILLE. In Louisville the greatest feeling has been aroused. One Democratic faction controls the police, while the other has made the alleged Interference of thesej officers with the local primary and} election machinery one of Its principal ROUTE TO OOLENSO, CAPTAIN LA JOT ON AND ONE OF HIS LYDDITE GUNS. Tho lyddite sheila to which General Jonbei-t objects are fired from several of H. M. B. Powerful'* big guns which wer? token to Ladysmith by Captain Lambton, the warship's Commander. The lyddite shell is the Intest explosive Drought into use by the British nrtillery. Its function is not to send the shell to Its destination, but to burst it when it arrives there. For this pnrposo the lyddite, which is simply picric acid brought into a dense statt by fusion, Is packed iuto tho sheila, it la much more powerful than gunpowder. _?-? Foreign Office remains mute, except to authorize the statement ".hat none of the recent surmises of ihe German press have correctly outlined the plun, ?which now seems sure of acceptance. It Is also emphatically denied that the United States has been In any way neg? lected in the negotiations. It Is Dolnt'ed out that the United States having secured Tutuila Island, obtained all she expected or destred.but though thoroughly satisfied she was kept conversant with and always con? sulted about the negotiations which proceeded between Germany and Great Britain. Last week it was believed that an Impasse had been reached and the diplomats were Inclined to fear that no settlement was attainable In tlio near future. The sudden turn In the nego? tiations and the overcoming of the ap? parently unsurmountable obstacles created almost as much surprise as gratification. Of course, It Is still within the limits of possibility that another and entirely unexpected con? tingency may arise during the Interim of tho drawing up of the papers and the signing of them. But there is every reasop to believe that an official statement will be given out this week announcing the terms of the settle? ment of this long standing inter? national difficulty. Mobil?- Willi Import mit Sill (, (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PUot.) Washington, Nov. 6.?In the United States Supreme Court the Chlof Jus? tice handed down an opinion In tho case of the Blenvllle Water Supply Company vs. the City of, Mobile, In the State of Alabama. The case was originally brought by the water company to en? join the city of Mobile from construct? ing a system of water works during the continuance of contracts with the Blen? vllle company. ,Tho decision of the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern district of Alabama was favorable to the city, and to-day's opln on affirmed that decree. elected. If Jones pulls more from the Democrats than from the Republicans, the prediction of Chairman Dick that Judge Nash will have 50,000 plurality may he realized. But If Chairman Se wnrd is correct In assuming that Jones will draw much more heavily from ihe Republicans than from the Democrats then McLean will be elected. The Dem? ocratic managers have made much cap? ital out of the fact that Jones hereto? fore ha3 been a Republican, that ho was himself connected with a "trust," and that he would not pledge hini3elf to vote for Bryan In 1900. THE DEMOCRATS UNITED. As Ohio is normally a Republican State, Jones could draw more heavily from the Republicans and still not af? fect the result were it not for the fac? tional feeling which may also cost Judge Nash some Republican votes. It Is conceded that all votes that can be controlled by Governor Bushnell, ex Chairman Kurtz, and other antl Hanna Republicans will be cast for McLean, but this factional work may not extend to others on the Republican State ticket. Meantime the Gold Dem? ocrats, as well as the Bryan Demo? crats, are supporting McLean, and there is no factional fuss among the Democrats. The campaign has been bitter, dirty and full of charges and counteroharges. It is, of course, ex? pected that this vlaioys tendency will contlnuo at the polls to-morrow and that there will be many arrests, es? pecially In the cities, MARK HAiNNA CONFIDENT, Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 8.?Senator Hahna to-day reiterated the declara? tion that -Naeh would toe elected Gov? ernor at to-morrow's election. He de? clined, however, to make any"estlmates, snyiing that any plurality receiver! by Nash would be a great victory for the Republican party In Ohio under the existing conditions. \ SOCIALIST JONES' CHANCES. Toledo, Ohio, Noy. WilHara Cowell. campaign eric?. Mayor Weaver has Is? sued a proclamation appealing for or? der anil cautioning the police. Governor Bradley Is In tho city and will remain here until after election. A number or reports have been current to-day as to orders said to have been sent to nvllltia companies throughout the State to hold themselves In readi? ness for a call. The usual detail of men placed on guard at the armory of tho Ixwlsvllle Legion in this. city at election times Is on duty. In this state of preparedness, the authorities are waiting for the passing of to-morrow. Beyond the anxiety which springs from' a knowledge of the feeling Sroused In the campaign and the possibility, al? ways present in a city election, of an outbreak of trouble with a certain class of political workers, there 1s nothing to Indicate that the services of the mili? tia will bo required. The campaign olosed to-night with large meetings, which were addressed by the state party leaders. The Demo? crats crowded Music Hall to listen to the final speeches of their leaders. William Qoebel and Senator Black? burn. The Republicans held a rousing meeting at the Auditorium, where the candidates' and others spoke. Each of the State chairmen predicts success for his ticket. AMMUNITION ISSUED. Frankfort. Ky., Nov. 6.?State Ar? morer Plxon, acting under orders from Governor Bradley, sent by express this afternoon 10.000 rounds of cartridges to the Louisville Legion. In? anticipation of a call out on election day. Large consignments were also shipped to Covington, Newport and Lexington. GATTUNG GUN READY, i LoulBvllle, Ky.. Nov. 6.?A epeplal to the Times from Lexington, Ky., fays: As a result of the visit of Major Oolaton hero last night, (he SooonlJ Kentucky Gatilng gun was. shipped/to Louisville to-day. . (Continued On Eleventh Fa$c.) ? ECHOES FROM THE SEATOFWAR Admitted in London that Lady smith is Surrounded by Boers. THE LOS8 AT COLENSO lbs Onrrlioa Nnvon Ntores,'.Tents, Kir,, In Evacuating tbe Town ? New? of (be Jrs 111cory ftllumlou in k'ntnl Very Meagre?Rlfl? Amoclo lloun Called Out ?Tlio |Hoor> Con* . I Inno lo l oo.uct WltU AJ??utQS, - : v;:-;' (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) London, Nov. 7.?4:30 a, m.?This morning's news carries publlo knowl? edge with respect to hostilities In South Africa very little further than the evacuation of Colenso and Storm-. berg. These movements, taken to? gether with the Admiralty statement that the public must not be diuap- - pointed should the transports, on which there are ebout 20,000 men not reach their destination on the dates Indi? cated In the published lists, may Indi? cate some change of plan necessitated by the bad position of affairs In Natal. It Avas expected that the army corps would, land near Cape Town for an invasion of the Transvaal through the Orange Free State, but the landing may now be diverted to Durban, whither it Is fully expected Lieutenant General Sir Redvers Duller Will go within a week or two to Investigate the situation to himself. . SUPPHESSION OF NEWS. There Is also a possibility of a move? ment through Delogoa Bay, and tha Admiralty notice regarding the trans? ports simply means, In all likelihood, that news of their movements Is to be suppressed. Stormburg was understood to be the depot where stores, tents, guns, ammu? nition and all the commissariat details Of the Third-Division, thai under 8U\ WllUam Gatacarc, were In process of \ accumulation. . The stores have been removed to Qucenstown, and an obvious explana? tion of their removal arises, ou^ of the Bocd advance from Bethulie and Ali wul north Reports that Naauw Reede Poort la their attack are Allwal North, Burgh the Idea that General Buller's first, bus? iness will be to relieve Sir George Stew> art White. CONCENTRATION" AGAINST KIM BBRLEY. It is believed that the Orange Frea Stale commanders have now 12,000 men concentrated against Klmberley and on the Free State Southern frontier. Op? posed to them are only 7,000 British troops. The towns which He open to their attaok aro Allwan North, Burgh eradorp, Steynberg, Barkley and Mol teno. A dispatch from Pletermarltzburg, dated Friday, roporta that railway communication with Ladysmlth Is Fevered, the Boera having offectod a lodgment at Nolthorp, south of Lady smith, about 7 miles. Among those In? vented at Ladysmlth are Colonel Rhodes, brother of Cecil Rhodes, Sir John Wllluugliby, and?it?1h?btilliiVed. Dr. Jameson, as well as most of tho pr??s correspondontd and the Earl of Ava. son of Prince Dufferln and Ava. All the Capo railways are now in the hands of tho military authorities. Five hundred tor.?s of food stuffs were seized on board the steamship Maria, at Dur? ban, consigned to Delagoa Bay for the Transvaal. Twenty missionaries have arrived at Durban from- Swaziland, aft? er many narrow escapes. OTHER NEWS. Escourt. Kntal, Nov. Noon.-?A re? liable messenger has Just arrived from Ladysmlth, passing the Boer lines dur? ing the night, who reports that heavy fighting occurred 1 oil Thursday- around? Ladysmlth- The hottest engagement waa on Georne Tatham's farm, ,on tha Orango Free State side of Bester?. Tita British drove the Boers baok to their camp. The enemy suffered & loss of S00 In killed, wounded and captured. The fighting was resumed yesterday (FrWay), the Boers firing from Nosd wathshana Hill, near Peppworth'S farm. Again they wer? driven bacls with losses In the camp. A large Boer force, with artlUory, under John Wessels, has taken up a position on tha left of Beacon, locating; on the Woodhouse, Plcclones and Lnngvarncht farms, facing Besters, and a small commando Is now en- - camued on the south side of Pieter'a Station, commanding the railway. Tha Boers have torn uo the culverts of the railway near Pioter's Station and have burned the wooden portions. No dam? age has yet been done at Colenso. The houses, stores, railway and Iron bridges remain Intact. The messenger said ho heard tha Boers weuld be In Colenso to-day. and that the volunteers were leaving, (Continued on Eleventh Page.) OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGB11. CLASSIFICATION OP NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS. ' fel?moh News?Paws t and it. octi News?Paees 2, 3, S and 6. Editorial?Pas? 4. Virginia News?Pa? 8, North Carolina News?Page"? .Portsmouth Niw$T-Pa(.'e to and It.. 'Berkley News-Pars 11. . MtVkets??m ?2- - .?Shlppintr-J?!? 13 Real csUte-/-PaV? 12. ?teTf