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VOL.. IV-NO. 221. NORFOLK, VA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 4, 1899. THREE CE25TS PER COPY. LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLET^^*6'" PROMISES OF PELF ?NITPOWER How Grover Cleveland Perverted the Principles of His Party. CURRENCY BILL DEBATE Democrat* Contluno to Attnclc tho ItllqtiltleS Of illO ITIcOKUrO I'm ;>(>?.. ca nnd 1'otterail by Itcpnbllcrtu Coiigro?suion?Sir. shIkt, or Now York, Clinrcon tlinl Dishonesty 1 l'rcmetllttiloU ?Nominations, Washington, D. C, Doc. 13.?The cur? rency debate in the House lasted from 11 o'clock this morning until 10:30 to? night, -with a recess of three hours. Tho pressure for time to speak con? tinues, as most of the members desire to make contributions to the literatures of the occasion. Much of it, however, seems to bo for home consumption. There has been very little cross-tiring thus far and no exciting or dramatic Incidents. So far as known, twelve Democrats, eight from New York, two from Pennsylvania and one each from Maryland and Massachusetts, will vote for tho bill. The speakers before the recess to-day were Messrs. Fowler, of ?New Jersey; Lacy, of Iowa; Cush ninn, of Washington; Hamilton, of Michigan, and Burton, of Ohio, Re? publicans, for the bill, and Messrs. Brundridge, of Arkansas; Wheeler, of Kentucky; Bent?n, of Missouri; Fox, of Mississippi; Pierce, of Tennessee; Sulzcr, of New York; Cowherd, of Missouri; Otey, of Virginia; Qnlncs, of Texas, Democrats, and Mr. Bell, of Colorado, Populist, against it. A HOLIDAY RECESS. The House adopted a resolution for a holiday recess from December 20th to Wednesday, January, 3d. Mr. Rich? ardson, the minority leader, asked that tho House adjourn over to-morrow, to give the members an opportunity to participate in the Washington memor? ial cxerolses, but Mr. Payne, the ma? jority leader, objected. He said if Oeorgo Washington were alive he thought he would be In favor of the House proceeding with the transac? tion of its business. THE SPEECHES. Mr. Bell, of Colorado, was tho first speaker on the currency bill. lie de? voted much time to an argument against its banking features. Mr. Wheeler, of Kentucky, said he desired to aociult the Republicans, at least in his district, of tile charge of a change of front. There the baitlle was waged squarely by the bimetalllsts on the one side and the gold monometal lists on the other,' and the bimctallists piled up a majority of 15,000. Mr. Lacy, of Iowa, in supporting the bill, said ho was astounded to hear the gentleman from Missouri (Mr. DeAr mond) declare that the Republican triumph of 'fiG was won by the purchase of Democratic votes. "Does tho gentleman contend that McKinley could have won without the recalcitrant gold Democrats?'' asked Mr. Berry, of Kentucky. ?"Wo won perhaps with the aid of those whom the gentleman denominates recalcitrant Democrats," canllad I Mr Lacy. "But they were not bought or scared. No more honorable body of men ever stood tin to be counted than the gold Democrats of 1S0C." Mr. Benton, of Missouri, said he stood with the Democratic and Populist par? ties in never-ending opposition to ex? tending the powers of national banks. Mr. Fox, Mississippi, a'rgucd that the enactment of the pending bill would Increase tho value of all obligations, public and private. ' CLEVELAND SCORED. Mr. Pierce, Tennessee, said that, al? though an advocate of free silver at 10 to 1, he could not see that free coinage of sliver was involved In the provisions of the pending mensure. It simply pro? posed to continue the cxlBting condi? tions. In the course of his remarks he denominated Grover Cleveland the arch enemy of silver and of tho Democratic parly. "He perverted the principles of hl<3 party," said Mr. Pierce, "and pros, tltuted men high in its councils with promises of pelf and power." The Democrats greeted this utterance ?with applause. A VIGOROUS PROTEST. Mr. Sulzer (New York*, in opposing the bill, protested vigorously against the haste with which it was being con? sidered. He said he favored sound money, hard money, gold and silver, and declared that it was dishonest to change the contracts made by the Gov? ernment with tho bondholders by sub? stituting "gold" for "coin." He an. nounced himself unequivocally for the Chicago platform,- which, he said, was the bc'st platform ever adopted by the Democratic party. (Democratic ap plausc). The bill, Mr. Sulzer said, would cre? ate a national bank trust. Mr. Cowherd, Missouri, argued that tho bill would inevitably result in the sale of millions of bonds to secure gold. After some fits-ther remarks against the bill by Mr. Otey, Virginia, and Mr. Gnlnes. Tennessee, Mr. Hill, Connecti? cut, concluded the day's debate with an elaborate argument in favor of the gold standard. At 5 o'clock the House recessed until 8 o'clock. THE NIGHT SESfUON. At the night session tin feature was ? characteristic speech by Mr. Linpey fRep.i C.>,,the only Republican _who voted for the'Teller resolution in" the Fifty-fourth Congress, in explanation of his charge of position in f.ivor of tho gold standard, The go.d standard had stood the test of experience, he claim? ed, and had prowl Itself the ideal standard. The other speakers were Missis. Robinson (Dem). Indiana; Kbberg (Dem.), Taxas; Rixey (Dem.), Vlrgiia; Coonie (U;m i, Missouri; Ze nor iDem.), Indiana; Kifcihe.n (Dem.), Noith Carolina; and Henry (Dem.), Texas, all against the bill. At 10:30 the Houie adjourned until 11 o'c-ock to-morrow. IN THE SENATE. Washington, Dec. 13.?To-day's ses? sion of the Senate consumed only a few minutes. Some routine business was transacted, but beyond the Introduction of bills, nothing of Importance was ac? complished. Mr. Gallinger, New Hampshire, pre? sented a bill for the codification of the pension laws. It Is proposed that the commission shall consist of jurists and members of the G. A. R. At 12:10 the Senate went Into execu? tive session, and at 1:21 p. m. adjourned. NOMINATIONS SENT IN. Washington. Dec. 13.?The President Sailed for Pretoria. etaoin etaolnal to-day sent these nominations to the Senate: Treasury?William D. Bynum, of In? diana, to be General Appraiser of Mer? chandise. Postmasters?Georgia: Lizzie Hamil? ton, Buford; George L. Walker, Ta coma. Florida?R. S. Hanna. St. Petersburg; G. G. Glass, High Springs; William J. W'atson, Marlanna. NEBRASKA'S SENATOR. EX-SENATOR ALLEN WILL FILL VACANCY. (By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Pllot.) Omaha, Neb., Dec, 13.?Governor Poynter bus appointed ex-Senator Al? len to HU the Senatorial vacancy caused by the death of Hay ward. Senator Al? len will proceed at once to Washington. It is announced that the appointment of Allen was made certain by the re? ceipt of a telegram from W. J. Bryan by the Governor, In which Mr. Bryan urged that good faith and party ex? pediency demanded Allen's appoint? ment. MR. BRYAN PLEASED, Austin. Texas, Dec. 13.?When asked to-day by an Associated Press corres? pondent as to what he thought of Mr. Allen's appointment as Senator from Nebraska, Mr. Bryan replied: "I think tho appointment of Mr. Al? len ought to give universal satisfaction. He made a good record in the Senate, and last year had the unanimous sup? port of the fusion members of the Leg? islature. I think that In making this appointment the-Governor acted wise? ly. There are several Democrats In the State who would have filled the office acceptably, but the fact that Allen was last year the choice of all three parties makes him the logical man for the place. I have no doubt that a Demo? crat will be chosen next year to succeed Senator Thurston, and that will glvo our State a Populist and a Democrat In the Senate." MOLINEAUX MURDER CASE. HANDWRITING EXPERT CLOSES HIS CASE. (By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Pllot) Now York, Dec. 13.?In the trial of Roland B. Molineaux, charged with the murder of Mrs. Katherine J. Adams, the direct examination of handwriting expert, William S. Kinsley, was con? cluded. The proceedings were en? livened by the appearance as a wit? ness of Robert Slenhen Heilt, a Hour merchant. It was during the examina? tion of this witness that the name of the wife of Molineaux was dragged into the trial for the first time._ Mr. Holt said that he had known her when she was Blanche Chese brough; that ho had met her seyeral times at the Knickerbocker Athletic Club. In reply to Mr. Osborne's cpies tion the witness testified that on one occasion he had been in Barn.-.tt's room at the club when Miss Chesebrough was there. The witness, Barnett, Miss Chesebrough and another woman had 'been attending an entertainm.nt at the club and had visited Earnett's rooms. Against Knights of Labor. (By Telegrnph to Virglnian-Pllot.) Birmingham, Ala, Dec. 13. ? The United Mine Workers of Alabama have declared an open war on the Knights of Labor, and a resolution recommend? ing that Uta district organization do all in Us power to overthrow and erad? icate tho Knights of Labor In Alabama will be adopted at to-morrow's session of the annual convention of Mine Workers now In session here. Woman Losos a Fortune. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Macon, Ga., Dec. 13.?Mrs. S. W. Gardner, a visitor in the city from Or? lando, Fin., has lost $17,600, and ha* thus far found no trace of the money. The money wna lost this morning some? where between Macon and Summerfteld, while (he bearer was driving along in a surrey. : Ceneral Brooke Reliovod. : : (By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Pllot. : : Washington, Dec. 13.?By direc- : : tion of the President, Major-Gen- : : eral Leonard Wood, U. S. V? was : : to-day assigned to the command : : of the division of Cuba, relieving : : Major-General John U. Erooke, U. : : S. A. Major-General Wood will, : : In addition to his duties as divis- : : ion commander, exercise the an- : : thority of Military Governor of : : the Island. : : Senator McCorcIo Done!. : (By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Pllot.). : Richmond, Vn., Dec. 13.?State : Senator Charles B. McCorkle, of : Roekbrldge, died here about mld : night. STIRRING NEWS MM MANILA Major March Pursues Aguinaldo Across a High Mountain. KILLS CHIEF OF STAFF Altnch* Genornl Del Pllnr In Position titro.ijc Knnnffti to uivui liter iiiupylito nnd Routs MlaPorce?The f Brnvo I'illplno IMoa In Front of IIla I?Iou ? General tltls tables n Roauute orUporatlona, (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pilot.) Washington, D. C, Dec. 13?General Otis has some stirring news to report to-day from Alanila, his advices going to show that the insurgents are, as he predicted a few days ago, at the end of their resources from a military point of view, and are melting away before the rapid advance of the American troops at all points. His cablegrams were as follows: "Manila, Dec. 13, 1899. "Fifty men of the navy and fifty men of the army, transported by the navy, took Laoag on the 10th instant. Gene ral Young, with staff, following next day. Ho reports that Howzc, with Penn's Battalion of the Thirty-fourth, followed by a. portion of tho Thirty third Infantry, passed north to Pid dlng, east of Laoag. March's Batitalion of the Thirty-fourth was at Cayan, province of Leganto, on 7th instant. "The Third Cavalry was along the coast and in the mountains pursuing the enemy. Y'oung states his extreme northern force passed over mountains, driving the insurgents under General Tino, who was badly wounded, lulling BO and wounding many. He made large captures of rifles and property, with all insurgent transportation, and released all the Spanish prisoners in that sec. tion to the number of about two thou, sand. Our casualties were two wound? ed. Our troops are still pursuing the remnant of Tino's command. March's battalion of the Thirty-third reports from Cayan, Lepanto province, on the 7th instant that he has destroyed Agui naldo's bodyguard; killed General Gre gorio Pilar; received the surrender of General Concepion and staff; killed and wounded 52 insurgents: released 575 Spanish prisoners, including 150 Friars, nnd captured considerable property. His loss was two killed and 9 wounded. My Information Is that Agulnaldo has disguised his individuality, abandoned his troops and is hiding in the prov? ince of Banguet." ANOTHER REPORT . General Otis' second dispatch follows: "Manila, Dec. H?Admiral Watson -Informs me that the province of Cnga yan surrendered unconditionally to Captain (McCalln, of the Newark, on ll'th instant, all arms being sur Continued on Page II. REVERSES ALL ALONG THE LINE British Getting the Worst of It in South Africa. CEN. MAUCHOPE KILLED Lord Mcthucu Cnblca from Mnridcr illvrr Hint Ho la In Security, but Admlta Heavy Lows ?Kluiborbly i? Mill Qnlel?Geraornl Ilnrion. M ill. Ei.GTlUli, Scottlftli, Irlnlt nut! tVolsI., 4dTnncc<< Near t'olenao. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-rilot.) London, Bee. 13.?General Forestler Walker, telegraphing from Cape Town at 3:30 p. in. to-day sciids tho following dispatch from Lord Methuen, dated Modder river, Tuesday, December 12th, 7:30 p. m.: "As the Boers occupied their trenches strongly this morning, I retired In per? fect order here, where I am In secur? ity. "I have gathered from some of the prisoners and from our men with the ambulances, who talked with the Boers, that the enemy's losses were terrible, "Itoo"' ! CENTENNIAL OF WASHINGTON'S DEATH. "One hundred yenrs ago the greatest American, George "Washington, psssed awny. His last words were, "It is well." He was suffering from laryngitis and was bled by bis doctors, this being the URual treatment at the time. The bleeding re? ally killed him, not the laryngitis. He wal> U7 years of age at the lime of his death. BISHOP RANDOLPH TO OFFER PRAYER. _P-y far the most-Interesting occassion in t/he history of Masonry In Virginia and the District of Columbia will take place at Mount Vernon to-day| when the hundredth anniversary of the death of "Washington will be com? memorated. The ceremonies will be under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, headed by it3 Master, Judge IL T. W. Duke, Jr. On.the morning of December 14th, the Grand Lodge of Virginia; Fredericksburg Lodge, No. 4; Alexandria-Washington Lodge, No. 22; Federal Lodge, No. 1, of the District of Columbia; representatives from other grand jurisdictions and Invited guests, together with the civic and 'military associations, arranged to conform as nearly as possible to the funeral ceremonies of December lSth, 170!), will proceed from : Alexandria to Mount Vernon. t At Mount Vernon the Masonic bodies will form, together with the invited guests, on the cast side of the man? sion, and proceed to the old vault by the same path und In the same order which the procession was formed and moved on the day of General Washington's funeral. Prayer will be offered by Bishop a. M. Randolph, of Norfolk, Va. An address from the Grand Master of Ma? sons of Colorado will follow. The procession will then move to the new vault, in which the remains of General Washington nnd his wife 11?. Services there will be conducted by the Grand Lodge of Virginia. After the close of these exercises the Masons will return to the east front of the portico, where President McKinley will bo presented by the Virginia Grand Master, and will make an uddress. During the ceremonies minute gun3 will be fired from Fort Washington and from a United States war vessel in the Potomac opposite Mount Vernon. t some corps being: completely wiped out. "The Boers have been most kind to my wounded." ADMITS HEAVY LOSS. London, Dec. 13.?The War Office has received the following dispatch from Generul Mcthuen, dated Tuesday, De? cember 12th: 'Our artillery shelled a very strong position held by the enemy in a long, high kopje from 4 until dusk Sunday, it rained hard last night. The High? land brigade attacked at daybreak Monday the south end of the kopje. The attack was properly timed, but failed. The Guards were ordered to protect the Highland's right and rear. Tho cavalry and mounted infantry, with a Howitzer artillery, attacked the enemy on the left and Guards on the right, supported by field artillery and Howitzer artillery. They shelled the position from daybreak, and at 1:16 I sent the Gordons to support the High? land brigade. The troops held their own In front of the enemy's entrench? ments until dusk, the position extend? ing, Including the kopje, for a dis? tance of six miles toward the Modder River. To-day I am holding my posi? tion and intrenching myself. I had to face at least 12,000 men. Our loss was great." SUNDAY'S FIERCE FIGHT. Preioila, Dec. 11.?(Monday).?An offi? cial report says: "A battji at Modder river begun yes? terday with cannon firing, heavy fight? ing proceeding from 3:30 o'clock In the morning until ?:30 o'clock with a can? non, Maxims and rifles. A bomlirtrd^ mcnt began at 4:30 o'clock, and the fighting still continues. A balloon has Just arisen above the British positions, where It remained ten minutes and de scehdcd. There wore heavy rains dur? ing the night." At 9 o'clock this morning u further report was received from Modder river. A dispatch rider brought word .that all the Boer positions had been maintain? ed and that forty-one British priso? ners had been taken. At 9:30 o'clock it was reported that the heavy cannon fire hail somewhat abated. The British are constantly using their balloon. The lighting was still going on at noon. GEN. G ATA CUE'S RETREAT. London, Dec. 13.?The War Office to? day received the following message from General Forestler-Walker.:_ "Cape Town, Tuesday, L>ec. 12.?No further details from Methuen. "From Orango river it Is reported tiiat 320 wounded, including 27 officers, have arrived there from the Modder river. "Gvktacre is moving from Bushman's Hoek to Sterkstrocm to-day. The mag? istrate at Sterkstroem wires that sit? uation there has slightly Improved. Jinny of the missing have turned up. French reports that a detachment of cavalry, with two guns of the Horse Artillery, reconnoitered the enemy's ?position yesterday at Qullfonteln and Vaalkop, eight miles north of Arundel. They shelled a farm and drove the enemy from Vaalkop. The Boer loss was one killed and several wounded. Our casualties nil." Pretoria, Monday, Dec. 11.?Kimber ley is still quiet. ADVANCING ON COLENSO. London, Dec. 13.?A dispatch from Fr?re Camp, dated Tuesday, December' 12th, morning, says: "This morning a Union brigade, con? sisting of English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh Fusiliers, under General Barton, with several naval guns, advanced and took up a strong1 position .three miles from Colenso, meeting with no oppo? sition." GENERAL WAUCHOPB KILLED. London, Dec. 13.?The War Office has received tho following dispatch from General Forestier-Walker: "Cape Town, Dec. 12.?Methuen wires that General Wauchope was killed in action yesterday." General Wauchope, of the Black Watch, commanded the Highland brigade with General Methuen'a column. He served in Ashantl, Egypt and tho Soudan. He was frequently mentioned In dispatches, and twice contested Midlothian, once against Mr. Gladstone. Ho was a great favor? ite In the army. THE CASUALTIES. Modder River, Dec. 12.?(Tuesday)? The British casualties included tho Marquis of Winchester, .major of the Second Battalion Coldstream Guards, who was killed, and Colonel Dosvnham, of tho First Battalion Gordon High? landers, who was mortally wounded. When the Highlander met the mur derous point-blank fire of the Boers about 20? were mown down. The Black I Watch Regiment, on re-forming, was able to muster only ICO men. The Boers lost heavily In tho 'trenches and also In the wire entanglements when they came into the open in an attempt to make a flank attack on xhe British. The terrific British artillery tire pro? voked no response except from the Boer r I flea until nearly 4 o'clock in the after? noon, when the Gordon Highlanders formed to renew the attack on the en? trenched lcopJ?. They advanced with the utmost gallantry to attack the Continued on Page 11. TESTIMONY IN ROBERTS'CASE Investigating Committee Begins Examination of Witnesses. QUESTION AND ANSWER B Hi? Acouscd KrpreseotntIve.Elect Conducts Hin ?Uli Caie, AaltlOK Question* Itnpldly, Sometimes Snvasclj , Alior I.cnrnlup ibe Stnts u? or Uli Cnio Before tlio Commit* too. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington. D. C, Dec. 13.?The committee of the House of Represen? tatives, which is investigating the case of Mr. Roberts, of Utah, opened its doors at 10:30 to-day to begin the ex? amination of witnesses. A large num? ber of spectators were on hand, in? cluding several ladles. Mr. Roberts occupied a seat at the foot of the committee table, while flanking him was the delegation of Gentiles?Rev. Dr. Iliff, Mr. Schroedor and others? here to direct tho case against the Utah member-elect. ROBERTS ASICS QUESTION. When Alt'. Taylor, of Ohio, called the committee ;o order, and asked what witnesses would be heard, Mr. Roberts arose and said: "I respectfully ask to be informed as to my status before this committee. Am 1 regarded as a member of tho House of Representa- "? tlves? "If you answer this question in the afllrmatlve, then 1 ask that the coln vnlttee confine Itself to the consider? ation of my election, the returns of my election and the qualifications of a member of Congress, as defined in tho Constitution of the United States." If this committee shall find that my elec? tion is'beyond question, then I ask that I be permitted to take the oath of office; as this Is the only constitu? tional power which the House or this committee can exercise over me until I am sworn in. "If the committee shall answer 'no' to this inquiry, then It has no jurisdic? tion whatever over me, as the consti? tution gives to tho House power oven its members only, and I ask that tha proceedings before tho committee be discontinued." AND IS ANSWERED.. Mr. Taylor, of Ohio, responded that all of Mr. Roberts' rights had been fully looked after and protected, and at tho very threshold of tho inquiry there was no proper question which had not been raised. Charles Austin Owen, of Sal't Lake City, was then called. The witness said that the general reputation of the status of Roberts and Dr. Maggie C. Shipp Roberts was that they main? tained the relation or husband and wife. RAPID AND SAVAGE. Mr. Roberts then cross-cxnmlned the witness. The questions wore asked rap? idly, sometimes savagely. Mr. Roberts' questions brought out that the witness had no personal knowledge as to Mr* Maggie Roberts or Mr. Roberts, based on talks with them, but on general 'Information and mniiimii rciuitf. Mr. McEwen, of the Philadelphia North American, was examined as to a recent interview with Roberts, signed by him (McEwen). In this Roberts spoke of his "wives," referring to them as "good and truo women," toward whom obligations had been incurred prior .to the enactment of the polyga? my law. Captain Ellas H. Parsons, of the Quartermaster's Department, U. S. V., testified to an incident occurring in 189G. while he was in Salt Lake City. About 8 a. m. some one asked him to call up on his telephone Dr. Maggie Shipp Roberts. On going to the tele? phone and co'Ung up the house, a man's voice answered. - "Who Is thr's?" Captain Parsons ask? ed over the telephone. "B. H. Roberts" was the reply. Cap? tain Parsons testified. On cross-examination Roberts oekedt "Do you know B. H. Roberts' volce?'^ "I do not." MINISTERS HEARD. Rev. Dr. Iliff, a Methodist missionary of Utah, testified that the general repu? tation as to the status of Cella Dibble Roberts wan that she was the plural wife of Brlgham H. Roberts. On cross examination. Mr. Roberts sought to Hhow that Dr. Iliff was hostile to the Mormons, the witness stating that his hostility was to tho polygamous fea? ture of Mormorism. ?Rev. G. W. Martin, a Presbyterian minister of Mantl, Utah, testified as to the reputation of the polygamous status of Cella Dibble Roberts and Moj-garet C. Shipp Roberts toward Continued on PageH. OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 11 CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS. Teleeraph News?Paees 1, and 11. Local News?Paces 2, 3, S, 6 and tl. Editorial?Page 4. Virginia News?ratte S. North Carolin? News?Pasee J. Porlsmoutii News? Pa?es 10 and 11. Berkley News-fa** 12. . Markets?Paire 12. Shipping?fa** 9- < Real estate-Paija 12.