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In Victory or Oefsaf.
VOL. Vi.--NO. 44.
y OKFOLK, VA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1900. EIGHT PAGES.
THREE CENTS PEU COPY.
ASKS FOR PEACE.
President McKinley's Cabinet
May Consider Matter To-day.
APPEAL MAY BE REJECTED.
China's Desire forn Halt lu Proceedings of
tbo rowers Will Not Likely bo Grunted
Uutil Cessation of Hostilities by II er
Forces-Chlneio Troops Surrounded in
Uio Imperial l'olnco Grounds-Fighting
Suid to bo In Progress - American Ca?u?
allies - Death ?I Bllsslonorios.
(By Telegraph to Virginia n-Pllot.)
Washington, l>. C, Auk. 20.?Tho
American reply to China's latest ap?
peal for a cessation of hostilities, re?
ceived to-day from Li Hung Chang, has
not yet been made known, and it is
likely that the matter will be one of
the main subjects of consideration at
the Cabinet meeting to-morrow. Lut
there Is reason to believe that the over?
tures will bo iu effect rejected bri tho
ground that the conditions laid down
In the American note of August l- have
not been compiled with, and until com?
piled with the government's course
must proceed without reference to
China's desire for a halt in proceed?
ings. The dispatch Of AUgUSt 12 said
specifically that Hie United Slates was
ready to enter Into an agreement be?
tween the Powers and tho Chinese
Government for a cessation ot hostili?
ties on condition that the relief should
Ik? permitted "to enter Pekln uh
moisled" and escort tho legtittoncrs
therefrom under auch circumstances
us the commanding general might lay
down. But up t.< the present time
there is no evidence- that the allied
forces are unmolested at Pekln or have
received the sanction 6f tho Imperial
government to convey the legations to
Tien Tsin without further trouble, and
under the conditions laid down by the
STUUBt HIN RESISTANCE.
On the contrary, all of tho dispatches
Indicated that the allies are meeting
stubborn resistance, and there is an
entire lack of compliance with the con?
ditions laid down by the United States
in Its dispatch of August 12. As stated,
however, the government has given no
Intimation of Its purpose in reply to
china's application to-day, und there
Is still a slight chnnco that complete
complalnce with the demunds of Au?
gust Hi may be announced In tho Pckin
dispatches before the final determina?
tion on the reply is made. But the dis?
position to-night is clearly In the lino
CHINA'S LATEST APPLICATION*.
China's latest application for peace
negotiations was received early to-day
at the Chinese legation and was trans?
mitted by Mr. Wu lo the Slate Depart?
ment. Secretaries Hay und Root wore
out of the city, but Acting Secretary
Of Stale Adee went over the subject
with the President. Karl Li's request
Is that the United Sinus shall name
Minister Conger, <>r some other oftlclul,
to not as pea*e envoy lor tho cessa?
tion of hostilities. He expressed his
willingness lo go to stich point as the
Powers, and, under the intimations
made, it Is though I itmi Pckin or Tie?
Tsin would bo selected for the negotia?
tions. The Chinese envoy proposed no
terms us to lite withdrawal of troops
und made no other suggestion us to
what was lo come before ihe commis?
sion, his sole anxiety being to secure
the cessation of hostilities.
APPEAL TO OTHER POWERS.
The application is understood also to
have been made to the other Powers
in the hope that if all would name u
?commissioner there would be u general
coiiuen of peace between Li Hung
Cluing' on Ihe one hand and the sev?
eral representatives of the nations on
the other. Aside from the fuel that
the conditions of August 12 have not
yet been complied wiilj by China, it is
probable that this government would
desire to lake sufficient time to learn
what the other Powers Intend doing
on the same line, as nil are acting iu
union. Moreover, Hier?! are some un?
explained features of LI Hung Chung's
application, one of them being that
while he asks the allies to cease hostil?
ities he gives no assurance that be has
tho power to nuike ihe Chinese army |
and the rebellious Boxers cease their i
SITUATION AT PEKIN.
The siination tit Pekln was made
more clear to-day from many sources.
The latest advice appears to be that
front Consul Fowler, at Clio Foo, re?
pealing n dispatch received from Con?
sul ltagsdale; at Tien Tsin. Tho latter
reports "Chinese troops surrounded in
The Japanese legation received a dis
pnlch of the same general tenor, but
more in detail, stating that the Chinese
troops retreated on the 15th within the
Imperial Palace, und that they were
surrounded there, with the Japanese
military headquarter^ located in the
Japanese legation. Admiral Remoy
also transmitted an authentic report
front Pekln on the 15th, saying,
"Troops moving on the Imperial city."
These several dispatches from different
sources establish clearly thai the Im?
perial Palace and grounds weve under
siege. But nut one of the dispatches is
clear as to how lato this condition of
affairs existed. The Fowler dispatch
is the latest lo he received, and is
dated the 20th. but probably that Is
the date on wl fch it left Tien Tsin. i
The Japanese dispatch also refers to I
tho Chinese taking refuge in the Im?
perial Palace en the l?thi but does hol
bring the situation beyond that day.
So lhat tho latest information, while
showing the Imperial City surround?
ed, does not disclose the Issue of this
situation, nor how long It has contin?
THE IMPERIAL FAMILY.
To-day's dispatches seem to make
clear Hint ihe Emperor and Empress
Dowager have made their escape from
Pekln, nnd that about the only present
service of tho Imperial Palace and
grounds-Is as nn asylum; in- which the
demoralized Chinese soldiers ara mak?
ing a Ir.st stand. The Japanese lega?
tion advices to-day showed that the
banners of the Imperial cortege wore
seen leaving Pekln on tho 12th, and
that probably the Empress Dowager,
as well as the Emperor, hod left the
city. Consul Goodnow advised the
State Department that he had infor?
mation from Chinese sources that the
Empress Dowager had left Pekln.
ATTITUDE OF THE POWERS.
The attitude which the international
forces will observe toward the Em?
peror ami Empress Dowager Is under?
stood to have n.Ived official consldi r
atlon among the Powers, resulting
from a request by the southern viceroys
that no personal indignity bo shown
to China's rulers. In response to this
It is unite generally understood that
there will ho no personal Indignity to
the Emperor and Empress Dowager,
not because it Is felt that there Is any
special consideration due them, but
bceause China would be precipitated
into u chaotic condition If the respon?
sible heads of the empire lost their
function. In view of the general de?
sire of this government and the others
concerned to keep China intact snd
speedily restore quiet, tho disposition
among officials Is toward refraining
from any personal indignities to the
Chinese rulers, it develops in this con?
nection that all of the Powers recently
rejected the proposition of the consuls
at Tien Tsln to destroy the tombs of
the Ming Dynasty. The proposed de?
struction was a threat held out to the
Chinese in tin? hope of bringing them
to terms. Hut the Powers rejected
their proposals ami thus gave signifi?
cant evidence thai anything calculated
to give personal affront or indignity tu
the Chinese was not a part of the pres?
FROM JAPANESE SOURCES.
The Japanese legation to-day received
several Important dispatches, giving,
fullest ami latest Information or the
events in Pekln. A telegram dated ut
Tokio, August 1!), says:
"After entry into Pekln was effected
by the allied troops the Chinese troops,
on August 15, betook themselves to
and remained in the imperial palace. A
body of Japanese Hoops was told to
guard the palace and there they met
With obstinate resistance by the Chi?
nese troops. Fighting Is still going
on. The headquarters of the Japanese
army is in the legation and the division
Is mainly quartered In the villages out?
side of An Ting Men."
CHRISTIAN CHAPELS DESTROY?
A telegram dated the 20th, from the
Japanese Foreign Office, says:
"The Japanese consul at Amoy tele?
graphs as follows on August ISth:
" 'It Is reported from the Interior
thai In Ting Chou Fu and Rung Yuen
Chnu several Christian chapels were
destroyed by mobs. The anti-Chris?
tian movement appears to be spread?
ing toward the district of Chang Chou
Fu. There do not. however, seem to
be any foreign missionaries in the in?
Prince Ching, referred to as still In
Pekln, Is the Chinese official niost
friendly to the foreigners, while
Prince Titan, who is said to have fol?
lowed the Empress, Is the head of the
anti-foreign element. Yung I.u proba?
bly is the Jung Lu In command of the
AM ERICA N CASUA ETI ES.
Washington, Aug. 20.?The Rurenu of
Navigation this morning received the
following cablegram from Admiral
"Taku, Aug. 10.?Authentic reports
from Pekln, August 15, from Lieut.
Lntimer. Troops moving on imperial
city, cleared otit Tartar city. All
Americans who remained in Pekln arc
well, except one child. Capt. Myers
recovered from wound, has typhoid,
crisis passed, and now convalescent.
Assistant Surgeon Lippett was wound?
ed, upper leg, bone fractured. Reg
saved. Now recovering. The follow?
ing were killed during siege In Pekln:
"Sergeant J. I". Fanning, Privates
C. B. King. J. W. Til' her. J. Kennedy, j
R. K. Thomas, A. Turner and II. S.
"Wounded?Private J. s. Chroder, el?
bow, severe, now dangerous ill from
fever; Seaman J. Mitchell, upper arm.
severe, now recovering. All other
wounded anil sick returned to duty.
"Casualties?Major Riddle's com?
mand attack Tan Pating; First Lieu?
tenant l tut It.?v4K^t-;?Private iiuui,
wrist; Private Wetrell, light temple,
"Reported from Chinese sources that
the Royal family have escaped and are
en route to Stan Fu.
DEATH OF MISSIONARIES.
Washington. Aug. 20.?The Stale De?
partment this morning received a dis?
patch from Consul Fowler, dated Che
Foo, August 15. it relates to the mas?
sacre of missionaries and others at
Ting Fu. which has been referred to
a number of times In the press dis?
patches, and bus generally been con?
ceded to have occurred on June 30th.
The first part of the dispatch is SO
badly mangled In transmission that 11
is impossible to make much of it. The
text is as follows:
"Che Poo, Received August 15, 1900.
"Secretary of State, Washington,
"Evening thirteenth. Reported all
Presbyterian missionaries Pad Ting Fu
killed June i;n; premises'burned same
night; Catholic Mission. Rain stopped
work. July first attacked American
('board Pitkin); shot load trying to
keep gang out. Misses Morrell, Gould
taken Boxer headquarters, killed. Hag?
nau killed, near temple. Cooper and
Belgians fate uncertain. Officials had
sent all home from Yamen. All na?
tives connected with foreigners suffer?
ed like fate. Authority, special mes?
senger sent by Tien Tsln missionaries.
CONTRADICTORY ADV It KS.
Berlin. Aug. 20.?The Foreign Office
has received a dispatch from the Ger?
man consul at Che Poo. under to-day's
date, saying the Empress Dowager was
believed to be Inside the palace at
Pekln. and that the allies were still
bombarding the fortifications.
London. Aug. 20.?Tho Chinese min?
ister here has received a dispatch from
Pekln raving the Empress Dowager
and the Emperor left Pekln n few days
before the allies arrived there.
FAILED TO FIND EMPRESS.
The Japanese cavalnry has IcO Pekln
In pursuit of the Dowager Empress
and her court, according to telegrams
from the north received at Shanghai
by Officials. These dispatches aver that
the Empress and her treasure train,
protected by 30.0QO troops, have already
arrived at Wu Tai San, In Shan St
The Held teloo-raph north of Yang
Tsun Is Interrupted nnd nothing under
Pekln dfttO ar-i ears to have reached
Yang Tdun since August 17. Heavy
rains have been railing In the province
01 l'e Chi LI.
The landing of the British troops at
; Shanghai Is not causing excitement
among the natives.
Washington. D. C. Aug. 20.?The
State Department to-night made public
' Che Poo. Aug. 20. 1300.
"Secretary of State. Washington:
"20th ? Pngsdule reports Chinese
troops surrounded in palace grounds.
Ragsduie is consul of the United
States at Tien Tsin.
A RUSSIAN VICTORY.
St. Petershutg. Aug. 20.?General Or
loff. chief of ctaiT to the Russian forces
in China, reports lo tho Russian War
Oniee the defeat of 7.000 Chinese after
a hard light, the capture of Vuk Shi
Pass and 'he occupation of Mcduchel.
An imperial L'kasit has been issued
prohibiting the exportation of terms
und ammunition to China.
OFF FOB THE FUONT.
Berlin. Aug. 20.?Count Von Walder
see and Iiis staff left Berlin this morn*
ing for China.
Responding to a hurricane of cheers
on starting. Count Von Waldersco said
"We shall try what can bo done
lie had great oval Ions when passing
through Leipsie. Ratlsbon and Munich.
At Bavarian Capital lie was greeted by
the Prince Regent.
Count Von Waldorsoe takes with him
a "campaign house," built of an asbes?
tos preparation, light, flro-proof nnd
whether proof, with seven rooms and a
A seml-cfllcial account of China's
military resources, just published, says
that Herr Krupp has furnished lo the
Chinese Government since 1S95. 1,694
guns, of which 770 ure nine centimctero
guns, ami Ural English concerns have
furnished 241 medium guns and 30i
OBJECTS OP DISTRUST.
London, Aug. 20.?A Japanese war?
ship has left Yokohama for Shanghai,
according lo the Daily Mull, to land
troops and to protect Japanese sub?
The Dally Mail also announces that
Germany will land a detachment st
Shanghai. Further Yokohama devices
to the same paper declare that Ger?
many and Russia are objects of dis?
trust to the Japanese press, which
urges that Japan, having borne the
chief burden of operations, must see
to it Hint the future of China is not
determined merely by the pleasure of
the western Powers.
"It is felt," says the correspondent,
"that determined action on tho part of !
Groat Britain, the United States, ami ',
HOW LI HUNG CHANG EXECUTES BOXERS AND DESPERADOES.
Japan will avert any danger arising
from the umbUion of Continental
The Femi-oniri.il Japanese organs
says that, if occasion arises, Japan can
semi 50,000 troops on short notice, and
that if the I'owers are inclined to play
a selfish game) special measure;; will
Shanghai, Aug. 20.?Official Chinese
advices from Pekln say that Hsu Tung
and Yy Lien yuan, of the anti-foreign
party, and Li Shan) a pro-foreigner,
have been decapitated; and that Yung
Lu has been imprisoned by Prince
It is added that the Emperor and
Dowager Empress are sixty miles west
of Pekln, under the constraint of;
Prince Tuan. LI Hung Chang goes
north immediately. N.nu Tung was a
member of the Imperial Secretariate
and president 0< the Civil Hoard. LI
Shan was a member of the Ministry
of the imperial Household. The iden?
tity of Y'y Lien Yuan cannot be traced.
Vioitlng Cuban Toachers
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.)
West Point. N. Y.. Aug. 20.?The Cu?
ban teachers arrived here by bout at -
o'clock. Colonel Mills, superintendent
of the academy. Quartermaster Hel?
linger and Adjutant Rivers were In
waiting nt the lauding to receive them.
As many as could be wore accommo?
dated with stages and carriages to
convey them up the long hill. They
wore escorted by soldiers detailed for
that purpose and through all the build?
ings of interest. Adjutant Rivers had
a guido book printed In Spanish for
their enlightenment. They were in?
terested and delighted in everything
I they saw. They left here to return to
I New York at 3 o'clock,.
Henry E. Youtsey Not Ready to
Face Trial Jury.
PLEADS FOR POSTPONEMENT.
ill-Health and tlio Absence of Important
Witnesses Desired by the Defense Made
the Grounds for a Continuance- lie Ex?
pects Witnesses' Who are Now Absent
I'toin tho Stnto Can bo Gotten to n Trial
<?> October - Cose Continued to Thursday
- The Method of Obtaining a Jury.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Georgetown. Ky.. Aug. 20.?The de?
fense to-day tiled a motion for a con?
tinuance until October term, in the
case of Henry E. Youtsey, the young
Auditor's stenographer, who Is. indict?
ed us one of the principals in the Goe
bel murder. The motion is bused on
the illness of the defendant, supported
by tbo affidavits of two physicians; on
the illness of Iiis attorneys, and ulso on
the absence of a largo number of im?
portant witnesses. An affidavit was
also tiled by ills counsel, staling that
subpoenas had been issued ami return?
ed unnerved In the cases of a number.
Who were desired us witnesses; und the
defendant makes atiiduvit as to what
he expects to prove by them?by oat
Oovcrnor W. S. Taylor, Charles Finley,
W. J. Davidson, and U. N. Miller, all
of whom are out of the Slate. Ho
says he will prove that be was in the
Executive office on January urth With
a gun solely for the purpose of pro?
tecting the building and occupants
from expeeled riot, lie says that Tay?
lor und Miller will testify that upon
entering the Executive oillce, immedi?
ately alter tho shooting, Youtsey did
not say that Ooebel hud been killed,
but that ho did know what had hap?
pened; that Charles Finley will testi?
fy that there was but one key to the
Secretary of stale's office; that Mrs. C.
E. Nason wjll testify that she saw the
defendant walk up the stops to the
east door of the Executive building so
Boon after the shooting that ho could
not have engaged in it; that ex-Gov
ernor Bradley will say lie never talked
with W. H. Culton or anybody else re
gar ding a rumor that Youtsey contem?
plated killing Goebel.
The court did not pass directly upon
tho motion for a ? inthiuahce, but cn|d
that only one of the grounds set ir,> In
the affidavit was to be considered,
that of the Illness of tho defendant.
He, therefore, postponed the trial un?
til next Thursday morning, by which
time ft would be determined whether
Youtsey will be able t<> stund trial.
T A Y LOR EX 1' ECT12 D.
During the sparring between the
counsel over the matter. Cbl. L. J.
Crawford, Youtscy's half-brother and
leading counsel, made the statement I
that he believed it possible to get nil
of the absent wittn sses here in Octo?
ber, including ex-Governor Taylor,
Charles Pinley and R, n. Miller.
FIGHTING THE JURY.
The venire of jurymen was then
??ailed and tho defense, through Col.
Nelson, moved to discharge the venire
and substitute one drawn from the
jury wheel. The argument over this
was not finished, and Judge Cantrlll
will sit to luar further argument to?
Pou'jlation of Chicago
(Ry Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Ptlot.1
Washington, August 20.?Tho popula?
tion of the city of Chicago in litOO, ac?
cording to the official count of the Re?
turns of the "twelfth census, is 1.693.
675. In 1S90 the population was 1,099,
850. These ligures show for xhe city,
as a whole, an increase in population
of 698.726, or 6.44 per cent., from 1S90 to
1900. The population In 1SS0 was 503,
isr>, showing an Increase of 696,665, or
iW.W per cent., from 1SS0 to 1890,
TO THE CUBANS.
He Does Not Want lde3S Con?
founded With Principles.
PROPOSED ? CONSTITUTION.
tie Declares That In the Eloctlon of Dele?
gates to the Constitutional Convention
Principles Should bo Saved Even at tho
Cost of Life, and That the Convention
Should Consist of Genuine Revolution?
ists? llo Wants No One Who Opposed
tli>< Kevolut ion.
(By Telegraph to Vlrgtnlan-Pllot.)
Havana. Aug. "0.?General Maximo
Gomez publishes a letter in La Lucha
regarding the election of delegates to
the forthcoming Constitutional Conven?
tion, which he asks all tho papers of
tho Island to print. It is addressed to
tho old soldiers of the revolutions ot
l.sos and 1895. General Gomez says, in
"Ideas must not be comfounded with
principles. Honor demands that prin?
ciples should be saved even at tho cost
of life. Tho convention should consist
of genuine revolutionists; und It will so
consist, unless the people. Haltered by
line words, allow what they have con?
quered to lie taken way from them.
"Nobody should be allowed the enter
the convention who formerly defamed
the revolution unless Cubans wish to
outrage honor and sacred duty.
"The enemy uro working hard; but let
Cubans remember that those w ho op?
posed ehe revolution cannot be accepted
at tho last moment. Many rich ami
Intellectual persons have shown Opposi?
tion to the revolution. AH these should
be left out. Patriotism lias the right
to choose tho most worthy-?not tin.'
most wise?until the republic is estab?
"Although nil parties may be out?
wardly harmonious, still old scores will
not be forgotten. Therefore, let the
Spaniards stand aside until all tan
enter equal through gales of tho re?
ANOTHER WAR CLOUD
TIIH QUARREL BETWEEN BEL?
GIAN AND KOUMANIA.
(Ry Telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.)
London. Aug. 21.?Referring to l!:?r
(eiision between Roumanld and U-.il
garin, caused by tho demand of the
Roumanian Government for tho arrest
of Barafow, president or the revolu?
tionary committee nt Sofia, tho Bul?
garian Capital, together with tho sup?
pression of that organization, the
Vienna correspondent of the Dally
"Tho Bulgarian reply to the note of
Roumanla bus been received at Bucha?
rest, It Is couched in aggressive terms.
"Bulgarian troops are being contin?
ually moved ti> the frontier. The
Macedonian Revolutionary Committee
has collected 1,000 volunteers, under tho
command of Bulgarian regular officers,
and will raid Roumanian territory.
"Three Roumanian army corps are
"King Charles, speaking to his offi?
cers. Sunday, said:
" 'Gentb-incn. be ready for war; it
can happen at any moment. You will
prove yourselves worthy successors of
the heroes <>f i>s7.' "
Addressing the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, M. Lahovary, he said:
" "Thus do the ungrateful Bulgarians
j repay all the blood wef shed for them
! In 1S77.' "
I "The Roumanian Minister at Sofia
I will be Immediately recalled."
Shirt Wnlst Causes Suit.
j (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
I C'.ilcnpo. Aug. . CO.?Soil Bloom, a
music publisher, to.day. brought suit
I for $i0,ooo datuuses against the Union
Restaurant nml Hotel. In Randolph
street, for refusing to serve him While
lie was clael In a shirt waist and minus
si coat. This is said to he the first
time the shirt waist question has been
brought before a court; Attorneys for
the plaintiff contend that the defen?
dant had no right to refuse to serve
Bloom merely because he wore tho
littest style In men's garments.
The managers of restaurants, when
questioned regarding their refusal,
said that patrons wearing shirt waists
would only be served tu tables adjoin?
ing the main dining room. No person
would bo permitted to enter the din?
ing room unless wearing a coat.
Tho Alabama's Trial Trip
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Philadelphia, Pa., Aujr. 20.?The
United States battleship Alabama left
Cramp's ship-yard this afternoon for
her Official trial, which will take place
off the Now England coast during the
early part of iu-xt week. The Alabama
will go directly to the Brooklyn Nuvy
yard, where she win be placed in the
dry-dock for the purpose of having her
bottom cleaned and painted. ?jfYom
there the battleship will go to Boston
harbor, where she will anchor tor seve?
ral days while her machinery i; being
overhauled. The trial will take pli ??
over a measured course between Cupe
Ann and Cape Pei n. The Alal ima's
contract calls for a speed of sixteen
knots an hour for four eon. utive
A Destructive Wind Storm
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Bheberigan, \\"is., Aug. 20.?A ter?
rific wind storm struck this city ie>
day. coming suddenly from the north.
Eight large buildings were wrceke 1
and two hundred smalt houses were
blown down, causing a loss of $300,0lnl.
No lives were lost.
Green Bay, Whs., Aug. 20.?A cloud?
burst struck her- to-day, the fall Of
rain being over 11% inches In half an
hour. Much damage is reported 16
crops. Telephone and telegraph wire
The intii.ni Famine
(By Telegraph lo Virginian-Pilot)
London. August 20.- The Vloorby Of
India, Lord Curseon, of Kodleson, tclc
graphs that the heavy, general rain?
fall has continued In most of tho af?
fected tracts. The crops promise well
in the central provinces, and the no- !
cessity for free kitchens will shortly
disappear. Prices are still very heavy
everywhere; Cholera Is prevalent
throughout Hyderabad and in Bom?
bay. There uro B.CSS.OOO people receiv?
'.mportant Rcvonuo Ruling*
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Washington. Aug. 20.- The Commis?
sioner of Internal Revenue has ruled
that after May 1. 1?00, Porto Rico is
not to bo considered a foreign country
within tho meaning of schedule A of
the International revenue lows of the
United States, and, therefore, mani?
fests for custom house entry or clear?
ance of the cargo of any ship, vessel
or steamer to or from any port in
Porto lvico arc exempt from stamp
Senator Stowart for McKinley
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York. Aug. 20.?Senator Wm. H.
Stewart, of Nevada, called at Repub?
lican headquarters to-day and said he
had decided to vote for President Mc?
Kinley. He. made a Statement In which
he denounced the anti-imperialists tor
giving aid and comfort to the Philip?
pine rebellion, and condemns Mr, Bryan
for promising to attempt to "extend
the .Monroe doctrine to the Orient."
FAVORS SHORT PISRS.
AND ADVOCATES FINING A DEF?
INITE LINE FOR WHARVES
Mr. Joseph II. Parker, of Ports?
mouth, is a former member of the
Board of Harbor Commissioners, lie
is well acquainted with the recent dis?
cussion or the request ol Pie Norfolk
and Western Railway for the privilege
to build a new pier. and with the his?
tory of former plor-bullding. Because
he takes a lively Interest in harbor
matters, and because ho is well ac?
quainted with all efforts that have
been made to preserve ihe harbor and
develop the channel, u reporter Of tho
Virginian-Pilot culled on him yester?
day afternoon to obtain his opinion of
the present status of the discussion.
Mr. Porker said, in substance, as fol?
"It would bo a hardship to require
Ihe railway to cm off (heir pics at
Lambert's Point now. It would be
costly work and entail an Interruption
of trade that would bo more costly
"However that may be. the Port
Warden's line should be definitely set
tied. Pivery riparian owner should
know precisely w hat his rights uro.
Everyone should b,? treated alike."
He drew a diagram and discussed the
question of currents, and showed how
the channel lines hud been sdoi '? I.
lie said that Hie arguments and picas
that had been u-cJ to press the Port
Warden's lines out at Lambert's Point
might be used to run a pier entirely
across the river tn making TK"e Port
Warden's line symmetrical.
Ri (erring to th-* statement that ihe
privilege of building a steel pier is
granted with "a string attached to ft."
he paid that no prudent person will
build a costly structure with the e.x
l citation of having to te.tr it away.
Drawing a diagram, .Mr. Parker
showed how cutting off Hospital
Point would Improve the channel. The
water from the Southern branch and
from tho Eastern branch flow in? Into
the basin Is contracted and the cur?
rent Is Increased at tho narrow outlet
between Hospital Point and City
Point. That causes a greater precipi?
tation of solid matter. Also a greater
amount of stagnant water. Mr. Par?
ker h&s recommended, (and bo recom?
mends now.) the cutting off of Hospi?
Then slating Iii.-? position broadly
arid emphatically, he said: "I believe
in preserving every bit of water we
have, even to the marshes. The great
er.the body of water here the better
tHjre advantages for tailing and sani?
Thus, in regard to the Port War?
dens line. Mr. Parker admits that It
should be put lack to tho place first
chosen by the United States Advisory
Hoard, and he maintains that the
wider the ? hannel the bettor and safer
for the traffic of the port.
Third District Republicans at
Last Find a Candidate.
MR. C. P. SNEAD IS THE MAN.
lie Y\ ill Oppose Captain John T.nmb, the
Democratic Nominee for Congressr-A
Sinn Apparently Dead Comes to Life ?
General Pdgnr Allen's Political Vlewa?
An Actress Visit? Her Uirthplace - Death
of .lodge Ktlev, of the .Supremo Court ?
Injured Indiana are White Polks.
(Special to Virginian-Pilot)
Rl< hmond, Va., Aug. 20.?It was as
ilticd to-day. on what is regard?
ed a.s reliable authority, that the ReV<i|
publicans of this district will nominate
Mr. C. P. Snend, supervisor of the
??? ' ;: hi re. for Congress to oppose
Capt. John iamb. *
Mr. Snead, it Is thought, will make
a very good run. and although the
Republicans have no Idea of being ?
able to elect their nun, yet they wish
to get their organization In good J
slu : . ,:nd hope lor better luck In" the
"We have shown much apathy dur?
ing the last few years." said a leading
Republican this morning. "Put from;'
now on we intend to go to work, and S
we have hopes of being able to tr-nd
our representative to Congress next
CAME TO LIFE.
Ten days ago Mr. Henry Ganzert, ;
a sub-contractor at the Richmond' 8
Locomotive and Machine Works, was.
. on the head by it forty-pound ?
hammer and his skull crushed.
Last Friday he. apparently, died,
all preparations were made for
lus interment, his brother being noti?
fied of bis decease. Just before the '
lit for'the funeral Mr. Ganzert
I came to life.
Several physicians were summoned,
'and a .strong effort made to save his
life. An operation was performed on
him yesterday, but he was too weak,
to rally, and died this morning. This
time there Is no doubt of his death.
GENERAL ALLAN'S VIEW'S.
District United States Attorney Ed?
gar Allan, who returned to-day from
a trip Nor?:,, says that there is very",
i little Interest manifested in the Presl
I dential election in the Now England
States. The people, he says,-are confi?
dent of MeKlnley's re-election, and
are, therefore, not working actively",
He says that he saw one big bet made
j that McKinley would carry New York
by a plurality of 100.000.
Rettina Glrartl, who as Beltlna Ord
way Paddel,, id. excited the country so
much by her wild actions, is here, the
phn .? of hi i- birthplace, as the star of
a vaudeville troupe. Miss Glrard, who
is more beautiful than ever, declares
that she had eschewed all her evil
ways, and intends to rise to the top
of her profession.
JUDGE IMPLY DEAD.
Information has been received hero
that Judge John William Rlely. of the
Court of Appeals, died at tho
residence of his son-in-law. at Hous?
ton. Halifax county, to night, aged
years, after a bttef illness.
He served in the Confederate army,
rising to the rnnk of Lieutenant Col?
onel, and before his elevation to the
i em h had attained rank as one of the
leading lawyers of the State.
By a runaway accident near this cit
yesterday, Harvey T. Tyler, or Rich?
mond, was seriously injured, and
young huly, who accompanied hlr
was . lightly hurt. The occupants
tl ? vehicle were thrown down an em?
INDIANS ARK WHITE FOLKS?/'
Seme time ngo the Southern railwaj
I : that the Pamunkey Indlar
tribe, living on a government reser?
vation near Richmond, must ride lr.
tl tar with the colored people, under
lh i "Jim Crow" law passed by the last
Legislature. The Indians complained
bitterly and the ruling of the road has
EncUah Cnlns in South Africa*
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.)
London, Aug. 20.?Tho War Office
1 the following dispatch fror
n ii Linilton captured two Krupt
Oltphant's Nek, August 17.
British were wounded.
Hamilton engaged tho Boers all
d i v August 10 at Roode Kopjes and
idile river. There were few cas?
RuikUo reports that 681 Boers sur-*
rendered In the Harrismlth district
Another Richmond Launching.
(By Telegraph to Virginian- Pilot.)
Washington; D. C, Aug. 20.?Th
Navy Department has been notified b;
th ? Trig pa, who a.ro building the t
? boat Stockton at Richmond, t
she will be ready for her builders' ti
some time lute In tho present mon
The Stl :ton is officially known as t
pedo boat No. 22 and Is scheduled
make thtrty-slv knots.
CLASSIFICATION OF NfcWS.
Telegraph News?Pj<* 1.
L; c.il News?P.acl'3 2, 3, 5, 6,^
! .Moral? Pri: A.
Virginia News?Pjjj & t
N-.-.i.i CiroUni News?P.v:i 7
Eierkley News?fajs 6.
Pfil Esuio?Kw 8.