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VOL.. IV--NO. 209.
He Passed North While Young was
Waiting Twenty Miles South,
tttinbunt* (Jiiiler ll?o BiWtlcNhl|>
Oregon'* l.Cnll, ltoillba < (1 null ('?]!
ui-o n'l'owiii*l'lll|l<noi Massed Ten
Jllllcs SiirfU or American Troops
nt Kuniiieitnomi?Filipino Cliiof
mill Ilelloveil to ISo Ilitlluqr In
Ainu l?rovlt?ce.
Manila, Nov. 29.-10:20 a. ni.?A dis?
patch from the Associated Press corre?
spondent at Namncouean, province of
Union, dated Sunday, November 26lh,
The Oregon, Samnra and Ca lino, with
ICO bluejackets and marines from the
Oregon; captured the port of Vlgan,
province of South Ilodos, north of here,
to-day. The Samara and Callao ran
close In shore, a few shots were tired,
and then the Samara, Callao and Ore?
gon engaged 111 a sharp bombardment
of Vigun. The Illing from the shore
Censed almost immediately, and the
sailors and marines with a field piece,
were landed.
It Is reported that 1,700 Insurgents,
under Generals Tino and Pllar, are
mussed at Taguclln, 10 miles north, and
it has been concluded to wait at
Namucpucan for the rest of, the rein?
forcements. The American' military
force was still at Namacpacan Sunday,
but a move to north was expected to
take place Monday. Two companies
of the Thirty-third Volunteers are on
their way north to reinforce the troops
at Namacpacan.
. -. .A later, dispatch from_ Namacpacan
-..pays , that w hen the blno:- jackets' and
' marines ? landed at Vlgun they found
that the Insurgents had lied.
The navy will bold the town until
relieved by the troops which are on
their way north.
General Young, with three troops of
the Third Cavalry and a small de?
tachment of Macabcbes commanded by
Lieutenants Hall, Quinten and Blount,
arrived at Namacpacan from San Fer?
nando <le Union Thursday, November
23d. There they received news of
Agtllnuldo, from which it appears that
lie passed north, through Namacpacan,
Tuesday, November 21st, while General
Young was waiting at San Fernando,
20 miles south.
The rebel chief is now believed to be
in hiding lit Abra province.
When Agtllnaldo passed through
Namacpacan all his talk was In favor
of continuing lite war.
Washington, D, C, Nov. 29.?General
Otis' advices to the War Department
to-day show that the troops arc pushing
rapidly ahead and indicate that the
demoralization of the Insurgents Is
complete. 'I*vm dispatches ~ w ui B l u
celved to-day. The first relates to the
operations in tho northwest part of
Luzon, and is us follows:
"The following from the northwest
Luzon coast: Young left San Fer?
nando 23d instant, wheup Marche's
battalion Thirty-third Infantry arrived
20th, on which day Young was at
Namacpacan, where supplied by navy
gunboat Samara. lie marched out next
day. Battleship Oregon landed 200
men at Vlgan 21th Instant; no oppo?
sition, sailors welcomed by inhabi?
tants. Relieve the Spanish and Ameri?
can prisoners still in vicinity of Ban
gued guarded by small insurgent
troops at Bayonbnug, Nueva Viscaya
province, surrendered yesterday to
Lawton'a troops. Hex advanced by
both the San Nicholas and Caranglan
The second dispatch states:
"General MacArthur reports from
Bayumbang that Bell, with Thirty
sixth company, Thirty-third infantry,
struck enemy, commanded by Generals
Snn Miguel and Alejandiino, in moun?
tains west of Mangatarln, and by se?
ries of combats through mountains has
so scattered their forces concentration
impossible. Beil ha? captured all their
quiok firing and Krupp guns, ammu?
nition, their powder factory and arsenal
with thousands of pounds of lead and
sheet copper, nil their transportation,
engineering tools, clothing and food
supplies. Property scattered over
mountains now being collected. Twen
ty of the killed and wounded of the
enemy left on field. Bell does not re?
port casualties; expected this evening."
Washington, Nov. 20.?The following
cablegram \ya? received al the Navy
Department from Admiral Watson:
"Cavite, Nov. 29, 1S09,
"Wiide reports the capture of Vlgah
on November 26 by the Oregon's land?
ing force, under Lieutenant Comman?
der McCrackln. with Lieutenants Mc
Corinlok, Bostwick, Johnston nnd Cap?
tain Wllllanitt and Lieutenant Urome
leyc, Marine Corps. The landing was
covered by the Callao, Tnppan com?
manding, and the Samara, Mustln, com?
manding. Slight resistance. No cas?
ualties. Inhabitants welcomed the flag.
McOrackin is now holding Vigan until
relieved by the army. Lieutenant Gil
more Is well with seven men twenty
five miles from Vlgan. 'Received Meyer
code ? letter from Gllmore by Albert
Soc.lchsen, newspaper nrllsr; who was
with Gllmore seven months, and es?
caped. Brought here by Samara. News
from Insurgents through Spanish ser?
geant 'indicates Urdaneta crew killed
**cevJt the following; Favlcy, Green,
Powers, Burke. Names of the Ollmore
party: Walton, Vunddit, Ellsworth.!
Bi'Molcse, Anderson, Edwards. Pcier
son. Some wounded were left at Ualer.
Gllniore has no news of them.
The above dispatch, taken In connec?
tion with the advices received to-day
from General Otis describing the suc
I cesses of the movements of the army
under Young encourages tho naval olll
cials in the belief that perhaps by tills
lime tho American prisoners referred to
have already been released. With the
naval contingent ut Vigvui, only twen?
ty-live miles away to the wesv nnd the
American advance probably little fur?
ther distant to the southeast, the town
of ucgucd Is 'hourly surrounded and
liiere Is little chance of tile escape of
iiuurgeiul force there if they attempt
to i iraumber themselves in their retreat
with the prls?hcre.
Taking the list of prisoners of 011
morc's party, given in the cable from
Admiral Watson, as being at Magued,
the records of the Navy Department
show that the following men must have
been left at Haler, on the east coast
of the island, where the Yorktown's
boat's crew was captured last spring:
John Dillon, Charles A. M'orrlsey,
Ora H. McDonald. Williams 11. Ilyn
dors, O. W. Wood bury, D. G. A. Ven
vlllo and A. J. Hygard.
Altogether the news from both army
and naval sources to-day Is encourag?
ing: to the officials hero as indicating
the practical end of tho opposition of
the insurgents in the north of Lu?
zon. So far as known the formidable
force is that left in Cavlte province un?
der General Tryas, and that operating
in I'anay.
Manila, Nov. 30.?S:3S a. in.?It is sup?
posed that the insurgent garrison at
liayombong, province of Nueva Yls
cuya, numbering from 300 to f.uo men,
has surrendered to General Lawtoik
wlio started for that ?mint with the
Thirty-fourth Infantry. Captain Nich?
ols, who commands a detachment oi
the Twenty-third Infantry at 2am
bodgha, Island of Mindanao, has estab?
lished a provisional government there.
The Insurgents have .surrendered t<;
him four cannon niftl 200 rifles.
Officers from the steamer Manauense,
which arrived bete Tuesday from Sau
Francisco, after a terrible voyage
bringing three companies of the Thirty
first Infantry, say she was chartered foi
the Philippine service, and not as an
?e/$3ji ? transport*,: aud that sending a
battalion across the ocean on board of
her was an experiment.
The captain declines to discuss the
steamer, experience. He says he Is
only I he navigating officer nnd has no
Jurisdiction over the engineering de?
The battleship Oregon landed men at
VIgan, hoping to find Lieutenant Gil
more's party, as It Is known that lie
and his men were there recently. The
landing party found that tho Ameri?
can? had been removed io the moun?
tains two days before. The navy baa
requested the army to go in pursuit.
(Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Chicago, Nov. 20.?The special meet?
ing of the National Committee of the
Silver Republican party adjourned to?
day to meet nt the call of the chair?
man, after having taken action that
pi-PttPITtty assured the iusiou of _fhT
party with, the Democratic -and Populist
parlies, the endorsement of the Dem?
ocratic platform and the Presidential
candidate of that party. The sub-com?
mittee appointed yesterday to decide on
the most practical dale and place for
holding the national convention and
also to report on matters of practical,
organization for the carhpailgn, includ?
ing the apportionment of delegates |
from the various States to the national'
convention, submitted its report to the
committee to-day and after a lengthy
discussion, its recommendations with
one or two minor amendments were
adopted. The sub-committee recom?
mended that all of the nusuters in ques?
tion be referred for action to the. Ex?
ecutive Committee, of which former
Senator Fred W. Dubols, of Idaho, is
Chairman Tow-no gave out the fol?
lowing official statement of the action
of the committee:
"A resolution was unanimously
adopted that a national convention of
the Silver Republican party be held
nnd the executive committee was in?
structed to confer with the Demo?
cratic and Populist National Commit?
tee in an effort to secure, If possible,
I the holding of all three national con?
ventions at the same time and place
and at the earliest practical date, to
tho end that complete co-operation of
the reform forces may be had. The
executive committee was authorized to
determine tne number of delegates to
the National Convention, the same to
l)e not loss than 2,000, to arrange the
basis of selection and to allow the
reprcsentnlion from 'each State.
It was decided that tho call for the
convention shall include as eligible to
representation all those voters who
heretofore, prior to lSflti. or since, have
acted politically with the Republican
party, but are bl-me'talllsts nnd favor
the unrestricted and independent coln
nge of both gold nnd silver at the pres?
ent legal ratio, nnd who nrc opposed to
the policy or extending the gold stand?
ard in the United States by retiring
the greenbacks, destroying the full
money power of the existing silver dol?
lars, providing for the payment of all
Government obligntlons nnd the re?
demption of nil forms of paper money
iu gold alone nnd surrendering to n
banking combination -the sovereign
function of issultic; paper money.
"Pledges were made covering tho ex
?penses of holding the National Conven?
tion, and Hon. Elwood S. Corser; of
Minneapolis, was chosen treasurer of
the committee, with instructions to
maintain relations of practical co-op?
eration with the Democratic and Pop?
ulist National Committees.
Further Particulars of Engagement
on Modder River,
General HoCutloti, Mini Coiim,untied
tin- lit lllsti l'lll-rCN. Declare* tlio
ltnitlo tl>o tllooitlpsl or tin- Ccii?
tiiry, ntitl Tlint ll,n ItONIlit of Itio
< li in t;<? |tj>o>i llio lloers Wn? t or
niiie Ai LniiyMmiib nndUlniborly
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
London, Nov. 2!).?The War Office lias
received the following dispatch from
Capo Town, Tuesday, Nov. 2S.?Gen
eral Mcthuen reports:
"Modder Hiver, Tuesday, Nov. 2S.?
Reconnoitred at 5 a. m., enemy's posi?
tion on river Modder and found them
strongly entrenched and concealed. No
means of out-flanking, the river being
full. Action commenced with artillery,
mounted Infantry and cavalry; at ?:30
guard on right, Ninth Brigade, on left,
nltuckcd position in widely extended
formation at 6:30, and supported by the
artillery, found Itself in front of the
whole- tl?cr force, S.000 strong, with two
largo guns, four Krupps, etc.
'"The naval brigade rendered great
asslstniu-.o from the railway.
'After desperate, bard lighting, which
lasted ten hours, our men, without
water or food und in the burning sun,
made the enemy quit, his position.
"General Pole-C'nrew was successful
in Bettina: a small party across the
river, gallantly assisted by 300 Sappers.
"I speak in terms of. high praise of I
the conduct of all who were engaged in
one of the h trdest and most trying
fights in the annals of the British army.
If I can mention one ni-m particularly,
it is two batteries of artillery."
A special dispatch from Windsor says
that General Methiien's dispatch to the!
Queen after the battle of Modder River j
"The battle was the bloodiest of the |
century. The British shelled the enemy,
out of the trenches and then charged.
The result was terrible."
A revised ll3t of the British casualtiesI
at Belmont shows: Officers killed, four;
wounded, 22; non-commissioned officers
and privates killed, 46; wounded, 225,
of which number the Guards had 35
killed and 150 wounded.
A revised list of the casualties *us
tnined by General Hlldyard's forces at
the battle of Beacon Hill shows:
Killed, 13; wounded, Gl; mtsalng, 1;
prisoners, 8.
Irfulysmith, Nov. 20.?(Monday)?By
Messenger to Jjooi River?All here are
well anil cheerful. The Boers are not
shelling' to-dni- and we have no fear
that they will attack the town. Our
position we have made very strong with
redoubts and breastworks and we look
forward confidently to the ultimate re?
Petorin. Nov. 27.?(Monday)?General
Dtitort reports that the British made.a
Continued on Page 11,
His Recommendation That Troops !
Be Withdrawn from Cuba Approved
Humor of Impend ins Trouble Will?
Ciibitiia uro ilroniidiesi?Tlie t?ov?
ornnr nl Smitlngo Tnko* it IIouho
mill it la Mini oil (ho President Will
Appoint Him titrgeou Ucuernl oi
Hi" Army SCexl June.
(Hy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, D. C, Nov. 29.?General
Leonard Wood, who reached Washing?
ton hist night, had a two hours' con?
ference with the Secretary of War to?
After the conference Secretary Hoot
announced that ills recommendation as
to the removal ;of troops from Cuba
has been approved' und that orders
would be issued putting them into ef?
General Wopd said that In his opin?
ion that all the rumors of Impending
j trouble 111 Cuba were groundless, that
I there was no real prospect of a revolt
and that whatever friction and discon
lent did exist among the Cubans was
duo to the recent talk of a civil g>>v
eriior for tllO Island. When asked about
the report of his selection for this po?
sition, General Wood said:
"I do not know a thing about lt. 1
have heard nothing of the plan for a
civil governor except what I have Beta]
in the papers. It has not been offered
to me ,and I have not been asked f"i
uny suggestions on the subject.*'
Concerning his mission to Washing?
ton he said that it was merely for con?
sultation about the reduction of the
American force in the Island. "I have
recommended a reduction of about 20
per cent, of the force in my depart?
ment," said General Wood, "that is to
say. the recall of the Fifteenth Infantry
and the removal of a squad from each
of the cavalry regiments. I think that
this is perfectly feasible. When 1 say
that Santiago is perfectly quiet, it Is a
pretty fair indication of the condition
throughout the Island. Every revolu?
tion that has started there has starb
j In Santiago province, nnd in the lust
; war 70 per cent, of the troops were
I drawn from that province."
It is stated that the President has
I decided on the reward to be allotted to
I General Wood when his term of service
i in Cuba Is over. It Is said on good
authority that General Wood Is slated
I to succeed General George M. Stern
I berg as Surgeon General of the Army
I when the latter retires by law in June
j of the coming year.
The Surgeon Generalship would plnce
General Wood at the head of the medi?
cal staff of the American army at but
little over 35 years of nge, making him
the youngest Offlcpr ever holding this
responsible position. It would leave
htm twenty-five years of active service
if he so desired, In a position carrying
with It great prestige In \lhe profes?
sion, both at home nnd abroad.
General Wood hus taken a. house In
Washington, No. ltHS Rhode Island
avenue, where he has moved with his
family, ami it is thought that this is
another Indication that he will make
his permanent residence hero at no very
distant dale.
(By Telegraph to Virglnian-PIIot.)
Raleigh, X. C, Nov. 29.?The meet?
ing of the Raleigh and Gnston stock?
holders, which was to have been hold
here to-day. at which all the roads In
the Seaboard Air Line system would be
consolidated, for some reason was post?
poned. Only the formality of meeting
pursuant to the call and adjourning
was gone through with at noon?tho
hour appointed for the meeting.
The adjournment was until Saturday.
December 9th, a; noon. At that time,
it is said, the business for which this
meeting was called will ue transacted.
One of the stockholders and a direct?
or said after the meeting tfittt the post?
ponement was due to the fact that
President William.-? could not be here,
having been cMled to Charleston, S. C,
on urgent business.
Another stockholder, however, stnted
that the details for Ilia tinanclng of (he
system hud not yet been completed.
Chnrletiton. S. C, Nov. 29.?The Chat?
tanooga, Augusta and Charleston Rail?
way Company, the new rood which tho
Seaboard Air Line proposes to build be?
tween Charleston and.Atlanta, and sur?
veys for which have already been made,
was organized hero to-day, the follow?
ing officers being elected:
President?E. It. Williams, of Rich?
Vice-president?J- U. Jackson, of Au?
Secretary?Henry Rust, of Charleston.
Treasurer?It. Goodwyn Illicit, o?
Board of Directors?a. W. Williams.
Jr., C. Wulburn. 11. Obodwyn Hhett, S.
II. Wilson. W. B. Chlsolm and W. M.
Wallace, all of Charleston; Charles s.
Heard, of Augusta; J. U*. Jackson, of
Augusta; K. It- Williams, of Richmond;
J. W. Travis, of Richmond, and W. n
S. Whaley, of Columbia.
J. Skelton Williams, of the Seaboard
Air Line, was in tho city during the
day, but declined to be Interviewed.
The Seaboard Air Line closed by pur?
chase (o-day several options upon ter?
minal property In the city, and at a
special meeting of City Council, to be
I held in n day or twp. rights of way will
i be asked for through certain streets.
. There seems no longer to be a reusona
j ble doubt that the proposed road is to
j be built.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Nov. 29.?In response to
a dispatch sent by General Weston In
! (|ulring as to the provisioning of the
! transport Manuense, which had such
I sevoro experience on the way to Ma
{ nila, Major Baldwin at San Francisco
j replied:
'Sixty-six days' complete garrison
j rations and liberal quantity sales stores
I on board Ship s agent report hundred
I and forty days aboard for captain and
crew; for depot commissary eighteen
i tons each tinned bacon, 200 Hour, 12
coffee, ground: 42 dried fruit, and five
candy tinned."
General Weston says that there were
? rations for ?lxty-two days for each
I man, and that there would not be any
question about ample food supplies, j .
The Quartermaster's Department Has
telegraphed the Quartermaster at San
Francisco Inquiring as to the condition
of the ship when she sailed.
Meeting of the Light Committee
of the City Councils.
CUftirntnu Illdgrwell Mubinlts ITlinl?
norliy Report In Opposition. to>
Slitjorltj Itrpart of Cotumltteo ?
Kpeotnl Committee or Bonrd of
Director* al Norfolk flnlltfny and
I.lglu Compntiy Submits r? Itcqncst
lor fair Treatment.
A meeting of the Light Committee of
the Councils was held laut night, at
which Mr. James A. Ridgewell, the
chairman, submitted his minority re?
port on the bids for the contract for
lighting the city three years, from Sep?
tember 1, 1900. The committee, also re?
ceived an open communication from the
Norfolk Hallway and Light Company,
which was read and discussed. Mr.
Ridge well's minority report was spread ?
upon the minutes of tho committee, and
will go to the Councils with the ma?
jority report, signed by Mr. B. L. Mayer,
und Judge J. M. Keeling, which recom?
mends that the city lighting contract
be awarded to the Norfolk Heat, Light
and Power Company. Mr. Ridgewell'e
report covers pretty much the same
ground as the communication printed
below. He recommends that the Coun?
cils accept the bid of tho Norfolk. Rail?
way and Light Company.
Mr. Mayer submitted un answer to
Mr. Rldgewell's report, which was also
made a part of the record. .
The advisability of rejecting aH.blds/v
submitted and calling for new ?ro>;,
posals was discussed last' night, " both ..
Hie majority and minority being de?
termined tojBtand by tbe repdfrbs' oh ttte/-v
bids already "s'iVbmftted.
The communication from the Norfolk
Hallway and Light Company lei as fol
"To the Light Committee of the Coun?
cils of the City of Norfolk:
"Gentlemen?Referring to the recent
advertisement for proposals for tho
electric lighting of the city of Norfolk,
und the proposed report of two of your
committee to the Councils on the sub?
ject, we beg to submit the following for
your consideration:
"The advertisement under which the
bids were submitted appeared in the
Vtrginlan-PIlot November 22d, 1899,
'according to the terms of proposals to
be hitd at the olllce of the City Treas?
urer on and after October 23d. 1899."
The terms of proposals were not to be
had at the City Treasurer's office on
October 23d, 1S99, but about November
3d. 1?99, a form was agreed ?Don by
the committee, in which, following tho
space for tho signature of the bidder,
were Instructions us follows:
" 'Instructions?No alterations, eras?
ure or addition to be made In the type
_ASinilLan, printed OX written mn i t pi
" 'No change of specification allowed.'
"On November 16th, 1S99. only six
days before the bids were to be opened,
there wns a change made in the pro?
posals, and the Instructions were modi?
fied so as to read:
" 'Instructions?The right Is reserved
to reject any or all bids.
" 'No alterations, erasure or addition
to be made in the type-written, printed
or written matter above.
" 'No change In specifications allowed.
" 'Bidders can make any explanations
they wish by memorandum or by letter
enclosed with proposals.'
"It was In this form that the bidders
were Invited to bid.
"The latter paragraph In the Instruc?
tions tibove shown could not possibly
be construed as allowing changes either
in the speculations or the bids."
"When the bids were opened, the
Norfolk Railway and Light Company
was found to be the lowest bidder, but
one of the bids wns found to contain a
sliding or elastic provision adjustable
to lit any emergency. This was In the
form of an offer to glvo tho city 2 pet
cent, on its gross receipts. The offer
does not say what its gross receipts
are. for the company had just been or?
ganized, and the only certain quantity
of gross receipts that could be calcu?
lated upon wws the amount of the con?
tract sought from the city, if they
should secure it. Upon this basis, tho
bid of the Norfolk Railway and Light
Company was still the lowest. The
Norfolk Heat, Light and Power Com?
pany did not even say what they
meant by gross receipts. It is not clear?
ly stated whether they meant to give
2, per cent, upon the gross receipts of
Continued on Page 5.
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Telemph News?Pic ?s l and it.
Local News?Paees 2, J, 5, 6 and 9.
Editorial?Pag* 4.
Vlrcln|a News?Paae S. t
North Carolina News?Page 7. .
Portsmouth News?Paiws to and l?
Berkley News?Pajs 11.
Markets?Pac? l?
Shipptos? Pan* 9
Real -Estate?Page 12..
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