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VOJ^ VI.--1STO. CO.
Question of Differences Still in
Meshes of Diplomacy.
CONSULTATION WITH MR. WU.
Ho Returns to Washington and Sees Stato
Department Ofilclnls, l'osslbly About
tho Personality of Cortaln Chinese Nota?
bles?XJ Hung Chang Deaires Ainerlcnn
Escort to Pekin?Money for tho United
States Troops ?Building Materials From
Seattle for Temporary Quarters atTaku.
fBy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, D. C, Sept. 7.?Minister
Wu arrived in Washington from Cape
May late this afternoon and proceeded
directly to the State Department. It
Is understood that he had received an
Intimation that the department officials
?were desirous of conferring with him.
For nearly an hour the minister was
closeted behind locked doors with Act?
ing Secretary Hill and Assistant Sec?
retary Adoe. None of the parties to
the conference was communicative as
to the conference, but at Us conclusion
Dr. Hill repaired to the White House
with a portfolio well filled with papers.
For several hours preceding the min?
ister's visit Acting Secretary Hill and
Assistant Secretary Adee had been en?
gaged in short conferences, and It was
gathered that the negotiations relative
to China were approaching another
phase and that another pronouncement
of some kind was In preparation. When
the United States made its response to
the Ruslan note on the 20th ultimo the
Oftlclnl8 here expressed tho belief that
shout a week's lime would be required
to determine upon the next sup. and
nt tho end of that time it would be
ddflnltely known whether or not the
troops wore to be withdrawn from
Pekin. That period of time has now
elapsed. The reports from the Euro?
pean chancellories indicate that, offi?
cially at least, this Important subject
Is being treated with the greatest de?
liberation, und nt least another week,
and probably even more time, may be
consumed In framing the lust of the
answers to the Russian note. Mean?
while our government bus pretty well
satisfied itself ns to the attitude to?
wards this last proposition of each and
nil of the Powers Interested in the Chi?
nese problem. It may bo that this
knowledge in regarded ns sufficient
upon which to base another forward,
and, perhaps, in this case an Indepen?
dent movement, by the'United States
toward tho ultimate withdrawal of the
troops and the settlement with China,
which the government bus had in mind
Since the beginning of tho trouble.
OBJECT OF CONSULTATION.
The consultations with Mr. Wu am
believed to have been Inspired by a
desire to learn something or the per?
sonality of Chinese notables whose
names have been suggested ns proper
to constitute the Chinese side or any
commission which may bo named to
arrange a settlement of the difficul?
ties, .Mi-. Wu is an ardent adherent
or Earl I.I. There is much specula?
tion here its to iite personnel of tho
American commissioners In case the
peace negotiations should be entrust?
ed to such a body, and tho mimes of
men prominent in international af?
fairs In recent years all have been
canvassed. Included in the list Is the
name of General John w. Foster, bul
it Is regarded as much more probable
that If.Ho appears at all In these ne?
gotiations it will be in bis old place ns
n representative of the Chinese gov?
NO OFFICIAL INFORMATION.
There.was a dearth Of official infor?
mation from China to-day. General
Chaffee got through a dispatch dated
September 1st, at Peklri, Indicating
that couriers are still employed to
close the gap in the lino of communi?
cation between Tien Tsin and Pekin.
This dispatch made no mention of
the military situation, and it was in?
ferred that affairs in Pekin remain
quiet. The dispatch warmly com?
mended Colonel Aaron S. Duggott for
gallantry In China, and urged that he
he made n brigadier general before
fills retirement, nine years hence.
AMERICAN ESCORT DESIRED.
London, Sept. 7.?A special dispatch
from Shanghai says LI Hung Chang
has made a request for an American
escort to accompany him on his jour?
ney to Pekin, and that United States
Consul Goodnow is considering his re?
Now that a proposal more In con?
formity with the original American re?
commendation has apparently met with
the approbation of at least a majority
of the Powers, the Hritish Foreign
Office hns allowed it to become defl
nltely known that the Hritish Govern?
ment is of opinion that it is advisable
for the allied forces to remain at Pekin
until satisfactory arrangements for
peace, etc., are concluded with the Chi?
MONEY FOR OUR TROOPS.
San Francisco. Sept. 7.?The steamer
China, which sailed for Hong Kong,
carried nearly $1,500,000 In gold and sil?
ver currency for the United States
liroops In China.
Seattle, Sept. 7.?The government
transport Goodwin, now nt Tacomo, is
Ioadlng building lumber for tho troops
n China, She will come to Seattle to
complete her cargo of 2,600,000 feet,
taking also 600 doors and 800 window s.
The War Department Is to establish
Cantonment, or temporary post, nt
fraku. Local officers of tho army be?
lieve that this shipment of lumber In?
dicates that American troops nre to be
kept in China at least six months.
COMPROMISE AGREED TO.
London, Sept. 8.?It Is asserted by
the Austrian Foreign Office, according
to the Vienna correspondent of the
Dally Mall, that Russia has agreed to
a compromise, leaving a portion of the
troops in Tekln and sending the main
body to Tien Tsin, which will be the
DAVID B- HILL.
HE OPENS HIS CAMPAIGN FOR
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Hcrkimer. N. Y.. Sept. 7.?Ex-Sena?
tor Hill's appearance here this evening
occasioned something of a sensation
In political circles. Ho came ostensi?
bly to visit his old friend. ex-Judge
Earl, of that place. In the evening
the Fort Dayton Hand serenaded Mr.
Hill, and a largo crowd of citizens as?
He was introduced by Judge Earl
and made a speech, tho chief feature
of whclh was Iiis reiterated declara?
tions in Bivport of Mr. Bryan. There
was some talk that Judge Karl was to
be advanced as a compromise candi?
date for Governor, but Judge Earl
said emphatically that his name was
not to be considered, air. Hill spoke
THE EX-SENATOR'S SPEECH.
Senator Hill, among other things,
"It is needless to say that I am hear?
tily in favor of tho election of Bryan
and Stevenson. They are the candi?
dates of the Democratic party, duly
and regularly nominated at the Na?
tional Convention, of which I was a
member, and which treated me, from
boginnlg to end, with marked and un?
usual courtesy, and 1 am honorably
bound to actively support a ticket of
my party nominated under such cir?
"Our candidates represent the In?
terests X>f the average man?tho plain
people of tho country, the farmer, the
mechanic, the laborer. The issues this
year are very plain and cannot be mis?
"One party favors large standing
armies, immense public expenditures,
a government of grandeur and mag?
nificence, high protective tariffs, a
Hritish colonial policy, great combina?
tions of corporate wealth and central?
The other party favors a continu?
um e of the plain and simple govern?
ment of our fathers, public expendi?
tures limited to the actual necessi?
ties of the government, tariff taxa?
tion for public purposes only, an army
Tor defence and not for conquest,
competition In business free from
"Ar. appeal 1m made by our oppo?
nents to our love oi Country. Coun?
try! "We hrurd the same * pec: ous
appeal in isii*;, and we always hear it
when our opponents seek Democratic
votes to aid their cause. It la a p:.r
llsan und not a : Inccre or patriotic
oppent. It Is based upon false pre
tcirse.b. The coun'iy is not in dan?
ger, except from those who art; n.'.w
atlnitdsterlng its government We
will ptotect the Hag where-, v Jt goes,
but we will seo that the ling goes only
where it belongs. It shall not be
hauled down In disgrace, neither
shall It Ho raised anywhere In dis?
"The people nre opposed to this gov?
ernment acquiring territory which is
not to be governed by our Constitu?
tion. It has no more constitutional
right to set up a colonial system than
It has to creule'n king. The foreign
policy of the p-s.'sonl national Adminis?
tration bus been weak, shifty, Incon?
sistent and unpatriotic, und the best
thought <-.r the counry?the best stu?
dents of history?fhe most Intelligent
of Americans are against it. No right
minded man can defend a President
who said In his annual message that
it was our 'plain duty* to give free
trade to Porto Rico with the' United
States and then within a few months
thcreafer signed a measure which Im?
posed a tariff duty of l."> per cent. If
wise councils shall prevail at the Sara?
toga convention noxl week and we
proceed on right lines i<> plan for the
victory instead of Inviting defeat, and
shall so shape our course and policies
as to deserve the support <>:' the great
Independent and conservative forces of
this State we cannot only reseucr tho
Empire state from further Republican
control, but can give our electoral vote
for our gallant national standard
bearer. William J. Bryan.
' While disagreeing with Mr. Bryan
in com" matters, I need not reiterate
that I earnestly desire his election.
"Our opponents nre entrenched In
patronage and power, untl the struggle
to oust them must necessarily be ter?
.?.'Tiia-i-Wern'i'.va'M1, is mihi int.?rrrp
Bkles are becoming brighter every day.
Dot us then all work together enthu?
siastically for the cnusc and victory
is within our reach." i
Croat Suffering in Alaska
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot)
Wnfshlngton, Sept. 7.?The Secretary
of the Treasury lias received advices
from Alaska confirming the heports
that n most deplorabli 'ondltlon exists
among the native Indians along the
coast from Cape Nome northward.
The treasury officials are powerless to
render any aid to the sufferers owing
to the fact that the department has
no available funds for such a purpose,
but General Spaulding has written a
letter to the War Department, which
has a fund that can be drawn upon in
emergency cases like the present, rec?
ommending thnt food be supplied and
distributed under the direction of the
army officers in charge of the troops
stationed there. The Treasury De?
partment will furnish surgeons.
Klllocl by Robbora.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Marshall! Mo., Sept. 7.-H. H. Mowry,
night operator of the Chicago and Al?
ton railroad, was held up by three
masked robbers. While the men were
rifling the station money drawer Night
Watchman Aulgur appeared, and point?
ing his pistol through the partly open
door, commanded the men to surren?
der. He was immediately shot in the
eye by one of the robbers and died
soon after. The robbers escaped.
Bubonic Plapruo in Scotlnnct
fBy Telegraph to Vlrgtnlan-Pilot.)
Washington. Sept. ;._The Marine
Hospital Service to-day received the
following cablegram from Surgeon
"Glasgow, Scotland. Sept. 7,-Wy
mnn, Washington: Stilled September
C. Astoria and Laurentian, for New
York: Peruvian, for Boston. No
new cases in three days. Conditions
Tho Indian Famine.
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Simla. Sept. 7.?The weather is now
promising for . the crops. Excellent
vain has fallen in the famine tracts
and the winter sowings are' practically
assured. The number now receiving
relief Is something under four million,
an encouraging reduction.
A GREAT TRUST
SHOWS ITS TEETH.
Standard Oil Magnate Insults the
Democratic Standard Bearer.
THE PEOPLE ARE INCENSED.
Refused to Let Mr. Itrj-nn's Car be Attach?
ed to Regular Train -.V Discourteous
A11 ?iv or to a ItcUHonablo Request-Will
Change Thousands of Votes-Mr. Bryan
Desired to Leave Wheeling for Clilcngo
and Kcei> His ltouto a Secret) Hut Failed
to Do So.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot)
Cambridge, O., Sept. 7.?W. J. Bryan
left Wheeling for Chicago at 7:30 this
morning*, lie had endeavored to keep
his route a secret, but ut Cambridge
there was assembled ti crowd of seve?
ral hundred people, who demanded n
speech of the .candidate. Mr. Bryan
spoke for three minutes, confining him?
self to the trusts nlong the same lines
he has used in former speeches. He
said that no one could expect remedial
legislation from the Republican party,
which depends to a large extent upon
these combinations for eumpaign con?
tributions. He said that if the work?
ing man did not know how to vote in
order to hurt the trusts, he should
watch the way the trust magnates
voted, and then vote the other way. He
was cheered nnd applauded during his
SHOWED ITS TEETH.
Wheeling, W. Va.. Sept. 7.?Tho
Standard Oil Trust showed Its teeth
Stung by the great sensation which
Colonel Bryan by his magnificent
speeches against the trusts. Imperial?
ism und other Republican Idols is
making among the voters of West Vir?
ginia. H. II. Bogers, of Virginia, a big
man In this Slate ami si close friend
of Stephen 1!. Elkins. head of the
Standard tin pipe Lines, and president
or the Ohio River railroad, refused to
let the Bryan private car ho attached
tO a regular train, as he was requested
to <b>. and forced the standard bearer
of Democracy to travel in an ordinary
No such extraordinary insult hns
ev er been put upon the candidate of a
great party. It Is no figure of speech
to say that the people of West Vir?
ginia, irrespective of party, are furious
at the high-handed proceeding. It
shames the reputation of the State for
hospitality. It was, moreover, an act
grossly illegal, for under the charter of
the railroad as a common carrier it had
no right to refuse the tar the trans?
portation asked for.
CHANGES THOUSANDS OF A'OTIOS.
It is believed that this Rogers epi?
sode win carry thousands or votes
from McKinley to Bryan not only in
this Slate, but in others. The Repub?
lican managers admit that It Is as un?
fortunate an incident as the famous
speech of a New York clergyman, who
unwittingly helped to elect drover
Cleveland and defeat James <;. Blalne.
The Bryan party has been touting
in special car supplied by the Haiti
more and Ohio railroad at a cost to
the Democratic Committee of this
State of $141. In mapping out Colonel
Bryan's Itinerary, Colonel John Mc
Graw, Natlonnl Commltteeman, figured
that he could send the special car on
the regular Ohio River railroad train
leaving Parkersburg in the afternoon !
und arriving at Wheeling at 7:30
The committee having charge of the
Parkersburg meeting asked General
Manager Hurt if the car could be put
oii The logiiliii u.ilrr?it Ulis a request
which would have been answered In
the affirmative for any railroad man
In the country, no matter if it were
a mere director In some back-country
by-road forty miles long.
"I see no objection." said Colonel
Hurt. "I will ask the President."
BOGERS CIVICS WAY TO ANGER.
I It Is said that Hie atmosphere In
I the office of H. II. Rogers grew lurid
when ho received the re<iuest nnd that
his lans-'Uitge was unlit for publica?
tion. He had been STeatly stirred up.
as all the Standard Oil magnates are,
over the straight forwa/d, unanswer?
able arguments of Mr. Bryan against
their great throat-grasping combina?
tion. Hero was a chance to get even,
he thought. And the answer went
back, monosyllabic, but plain as to
"NO?H. H. Rogers, President."
The whole thing is looked upon as
such a petty, childish lilt of malice
that the Republicans are amazed thai
a man of the supposed good sense of
Rogers should be guilty of It. He
laughed and said It was one of the
best campaign arguments against
Republicanism nnd Trust ism ho had
.ever known a Trust Republican to
utter. It was as good as a whole
trninful of stump speakers.
"I could force him to haul thnt
car." said Commltteeman McGraw.
"No: don't do that. Ask him no
favors." was the wise response. And
th<> contemptible act was left to do
its work on behalf of the Democratic
Ho Mr. Bryan's coach was side
lracked at Parkersburg, and Colonel
McGraw bought a ticket for Wheel?
ing on tho ordinary train, for the
candidate, who was almost over?
whelmed by the crowd which tried to
get at him and shake him by- tho
hand, and which said things about
Rogers and Klltlns which they would
not have liked to hear.
Tho Tranavar.l Won
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
London, Sept. 7.?Lord Roberta re?
ports from Belfast, Transvaal, under
date of Wednesday, September 5, as
"Ian Hamilton traversed Dulstroom
yesterday with slight opposition.
"Butler engaged the enemy's left this
morning. "Hamilton is endeavoring to
turn the'enemy's tight.
"Roers, with two guns and one pom?
pom, this morning attacked 125 Cari?
adlan mounted infantry guarding the
railway between Pan and Wondersfon
teln. Malion proceeded to their assist?
ance, hut the liitfo garrison had beaten
ott the enemy before he arrived. it
was a very creditable performance.
The wounded were Major Handera and
Lieutenant Moodle. slightly, and two
men. Six men are missing."
STRIKE IN PENNSYLVANIA?THE
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Hasteton, Pa., Sept. 7.?The only m w
development in tho strike situation
here to-night is the unconfirmed ru?
mor which has gained general circu?
lation that lr a strike is declared by
the National Executive Board of Mine
Workers to-morrow all the operators
In tho region would close their col?
lieries down for an Indefinite period on
Sunday night. Operators und superin?
tendents, when asked about the mat?
ter, professed entire Ignorance of the
alleged general understanding to this
effect among the coal interests. If
such a decision has been reached and
is carried into effect, it will be Impos?
sible next Monday to tell fully how
many men nre in favor or against the
Inauguration of a strike.
It can bo positively stated that the
operators will not agree to arbitration.
THE IRON WORKERS.
Now York. Sept. 7.?The strike of the
Iron workers on the new East river
bridge, which hits been In progress for
several weeks, was satisfactorily set?
tled to-day. One hundred of the men
struck because their wages had been
nil need from J3..r>0 per day to JS.'.'O.
They demanded $4 per day. as they
said their work was very dangerous.
Under n compromise tho men will re?
ceive $3.7<> per day.
MUST DECIDE TO-PAY.
Indianapolls, Ind., Sept. 7.?Under the
constitution of the United Mine Work?
ers of America, the Executive Hoard
must decide before G o'clock to-morrow
night upon the application of the dis?
tricts embraced In the anthracite region
for peimission to strike.
Indications to-night nro that before
the time limit has expired messages
will have been sent to tho presidents
of tin- three districts In question an?
nouncing that the permission has been
granted. Following these messages will
bo others ordering the men out of the
The ones! ion of ordering the strike
was not submitted to a vote at the
meeting Of the Executive Hoard, which
was in session here all to-day, the time
being taken up in discussion.
The United Miner Worker, who has
been organizing the anthracite coal"
miiu rs ond adding them to the United
mim.. Wio L-ers <>f America, in view of
the probably strike of l?O.O?? anthra?
cite miners In a few days.
FUSION IN NEVADA.
THE DEMOCRATIC AND SILVER
'(By Telegraph to" Virginian-Pllor.,)
Virginia, Nov., Sept. 7.?The Demo?
cratic and Silver parties effected fusion
to-day and nominated Francis ti. Now
lands for Congress. A. I.. Fitzgerald
wiis nominated for Supreme Judge.
The platform endorses the Chicago
and Kansas City platforms; holds that
the silver question Is one of the Im?
portant questions of the campaign; op?
poses trusts, condemns the Administra?
tion's Philippine policy, extends sym?
pathy and moral support to the Boers;
opposes alliancos with foreign nations;
objects to lotteries ami prize tights;
favors shorter hours fur labor; eulo?
gises Francis ?. Ncwlahds, and invites
co-operation of the Southern Pacific
Company in building up the state.
SENATOR STEWART DENOUNCED.
The Silver party passed a resolution
denouncing Senator Stewart, who re?
cently announced that he would sup?
port the Republican national ticket,
and demun?ng his resignation as Sena?
Another Loan Association
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Pitt.sburg, Tu.. Sept. 7.?The Fifth
Avenue Savings and Loan Association,
of McKcesport, Pa., is insolvent and
a receiver has been appointed. An al?
leged discrepancy of )32;000 has been
discovered in the accounts of a former
The cash value of the association is
J467.f.;in and the failure Is the largest
in the history of building and loan as?
sociations In the State. Nearly 1.700
mill workers had deposited all their
savings In the concern.
Pooplo Honor a Soldier.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Cape Town. Sept. 7.?General Baden
Powell arrived here this morning. In
spite of the early hour of his arrival a
great public ovation was given In his
honor. The crowd carried him on their
shoulders from the railway station to
the government house, u dlstunce. of
,holf a mile.
NEW YORK LEADERS
A Conference of All the Factions
Was Held Yesterday.
HARMONY IS NOW ASSURED.
The National ami State Committees Will
Co-opornte in the Campaign?Mr. Car?
lisle Nou-CouimUtali Hut llonrke Cook
ran Will Take tho Slump nnd Confine
Ills ICflort? Largely to tho Wont Former
Senator Gorman on Hand to Assist tho
Democratic Campaign Coiitmlttoo.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
New York, Sept. 7.?There was an
important conference of the leaders of
all factions of the Democracy to-day at
the Hoffman House. Richard Croker,
ex-Senator Edward Murphy. Frank. C.
Campbell, Perry Belmont, state Sena?
tor McCarrcn, Corporation Counsel
Whalen and ex-Governor Stone, of
Missouri, who looked after tho inter?
ests of the National Committee in his
capacity us chairman of the sub-corn
mlttee of that body, were present. The
conferees were pledged to secrecy, ami
about all that any of them Would "ad?
mit was that an earnest effort, and
partially effective, hiid been made to
secure harmony. Justice Karle, of Al?
bany, was mentioned as the guberna?
torial possibility. Senator Murphy
said that he and Senator McCarren
had visited Hugh McLaughlin to-day,
but declined to say what had been dis?
cussed beyond the statement that har?
mony was practically assured. lie
said that the National Committee
would co-operate With the State Com?
mittee in the campaign.
National Commltteeman Richardson
called to-day on former Secretary ot
the Treasury Carlisle, and the two
were together for an hour. Mr. Rich?
ardson said he got ho satisfaction, and
Mr. Carlisle said he UneW his own
mind, but preferred to make no state?
ment. Mr. Richardson announced that
Bourke Corcoran will take tbfi, stump
for Bryan, and will be under the direc?
tion of the speakers' bureau at the
Chicago headquarters, because it was
not intended to have a speakers' bu?
reau In the New Vork headquarters,
nnd he though! Mr. Corcoran would be
on the sturrr* In the Weld n large part
of the campaign. Former Senator
c.ornmn, of Maryland, arrived here to?
day to assist tho eastern branch of
the Democratic Campaign Committee:
?EHE STATE TICKET.
New York. Sept. 7.?The conference
of Democrats at the Hoffman House
to-day was interesting, though without
special significance. It was thought
there was a possibility thai the re'p
representatlves of ex-Senator David B,
Hill would reach an understanding with
ex-Scndtor Murphy, Richard Croker
and the representatives of Tammany
Hall. Chairman Frank Campbell, how?
ever, returned to his home, at Bath,
to-night, leaving behind him the an?
nouncement that the situation was still
unchanged. It was given out that the
gathering to-day was to be a "harmony
conference," held for the purpose of as?
certaining the vi. ws of the different
leaders and arranging for a "gelling
together" of the Democrats in New
York State for convention and cam
Whether harmony w ill be the watch?
word at the convention at Saratoga
next week cannot be determined until
it bus been ascertained whether ex
Senator David B. Hill will consent to
abandon the cause of Comptroller
Coler, of Brooklyn, nnd unite with
Other State leaders in the selection of
some candidate from the State to the
north of High Bridge. There was a
rumor to-night to the effect that ex
Senator Hill would consent to this ar?
rangement, and that In the event of
Comptroller Color's nomination seem?
ing among the impossibilities he would
favor lb.' nomination of former Judge
Karl, of Herklmer county.
Briefly stated, the attitude of Ex
Senator Murphy and Richard Croker
to-day seethed to Indicate a willing?
ness to accept any candidate who
might be suggested by the followers
of Hill, except Controller Coler. Per?
haps the name most frequently men?
tioned by the Democrats to-day at
the Hoffman House was that, of John
B. Slanchftcld, of Elmlra. It was an?
nounced to-night that Color's name
would probably be presented to the
convention by Bridge Commissioner
John L. Shett, and that David B. Hill
would second the nomination in h
ringing speech, in which he would
urge the nomination of Coler because
of the indcuendent voters that would
be attracted' It is generally conceded
that Croker controls a majority of the
American Energy Rownrdod.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Cape Town, September 7.?American
energy promises to be rewarded by se?
curing orders for 300 large coal trucks.
Involving $100,000. about to be pitted
by gold mining companies on the toad.
In which quick delivery Is vitally Im?
Tenders were received from British
anil American manufacturers, but the
latter quoted lower prices and prom?
ised more speedy delivery.
British financial houses fear that the
English manufacturers will allow for?
eigners to reap the commercial bene?
fits of the war.
Missionaries to China
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Jackson. Miss.. Sept. If?Bl?hop
Charles B. Galloway, of the Southern
Methodist Church, and formerly In
charge of the Chinese missions, has ad?
dressed a strong letter to the Foreign
Missions Board urging that all mis?
sionaries stationed in China and now
ai home on leave be returned imme?
diately ?/'id rcmlezvoued In Japan un?
til such time as they can be sent to
their charges. Bishop Galloway states
that the outlook for the chrlstinniza
tlon r.nd civilization of Chirm, is
blighter than ever before. He predicts
an early Settlement of the present trou?
bles, an* says that Western Ideas will
be hospitably received by the people of
the Celestial Empire.
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE
Plttsburg Ties Brooklyn In a Game.
Below will in- (ound an account of the
basebull games in the National League
yesterday. Plttsburg played a tie K?me
with Brueklyn. Darkness made it neces?
sary to call the game In the ninth in?
ning, the score standing fix to six.
STANDING OK Tin: CLUBS.
Won. Lost. Per Ct.
Brooklyn .65 42 .??7
l'lttsburg .?? 48 .f*w
Philadelphia .."??? 52 .511)
Chicago ..-=1 ;.: .4SI
UoStOII .53 57 .4S?
Cincinnati .51 tw .459
St. Louis .50 69 . 45?
New York .45 04 .413
ST. LOUIS. 3; NEW YORK, 5.
New York. Sept. 7.-The New Yorks
defeated the St. Louis team to-day
through inlsplnya by Jones and McGanu.
Ilawley'a pitching was a notable fea?
Score by innings: P..U.E.
St. Louis .2 1 0 0 0 n 0 ft O? 3 7 2
New York .1 0 10 1 0 t> 2 x? S 7 1
Bait, t ies: .lotu s and Robinson; Haw
Icy ami tirade. Umpire? Gaflney, Time
-2 hours. Attendance l.ooo.
CHICAGO, 0; PHILADELPHIA, 6.
Philadelphia, Sept. 7.?Darkness brought
to-day's game to a close nt the end of
the ninth Inning with the score tied.
Chicago tried a new pitcher named
Hughes, who k< |'t tho locals guessing
during the entire game.
Score by Innings: K.ll.K.
Chicago .3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0?>6 15 4
Philadelphia .1 0 1 0 o 0 2 1 1? 6 12 U
Butteries: Hughes and Donahue; Orth
und McFarland. Time?2:40. Umpire?
Kmslte. Attendance 1.S63.
BOSTON, 5; CINCINNATI, 6.
Boston. Sept. 7.?A single, a two-bag
Kcr, a base on balls nod a passed ball
In the ninth gave Cincinnati three runs
and the game.
Second game: R.II.lv
Boston .10 1 O S 0 0 0 0? 6 13 l
Cincinnati .1 ?> o l o o o l 3? ti in l
Batteries: Willis. Dlnecn and Clarke;
Phillips, Newton and iv-it/.. Time?2:10.
Umpire?Snyder. Attendance l.ooo.
BITTSBURG, li; BROOKLYN, 6.
Brooklyn. Sept. 7.?To-day's game was
A hot one from start to finish. After see
sawtng for four Innings Pittsburg got a
lead of one run. which was Increased to
three by a home run drive over the picket
fence by Williams, with O'Brien on tlrst.
Scoro by Innings: R.H.E
l'lttsburg .01010202 0?<;n :t
Brooklyn .l o 2 o o a o ?? i? r, ;i 1
Batteries: Wuddcll und /.immer; Mc
?innlty ami MoGutre. Tlnu?1:53. Um?
pire?O Day. Attendance 1,700.
Hostor's Cotton Statement
(By Telegraph to Vlrslnlan-PIlot.)
New Orleans, Sept. 7.?Secretary
Hester's New- Orleans Cotton Ex?
change statement, issued to-day,
shows the amount brought into sight
for the week ending this afternoon
to be 90.770. ugainsi 165.S04 last year,
and 76,210 year before last.
The statement shows receipts at nil
United States ports-since September
1, 51.507. against 93,743 last year;
overland across the Mississippi,
Ohio and Potomac rivers to Northern
mills and Canada. 2.372 bales, against
10.293 lnst year: Interior stocks In ex?
cess Of those held at the close of the
commercial year. 6,391. against 14,465;
Southern mill takings. 30,500, against
29;634 last year, and 25,344 year before
[foreign exports for the seven days
have been 16,989, against 20.S19. The
total takings of American mills. North.
South und Canada, thus far for the
season have been 39,906 bales, against
52,046 last year. Since the close of the
commercial year stocks at American
ports and the twenty-nine lending
Southern Interior centres have been In?
creased 34.875 bales, against an Increase
for the same period last se;uson of 77.
170. Including amounts left over In
stocks nt ports and Interior towns from
the last crop and the number of bales
brought Into sight thus fur. tho new
crop .supply to-day is 213,304, against
773,952 for the same period last year.
Chicago Platform Democrats.
(By Telegrat/h to ^Irgniian-Pilot.)
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 7.?Chairman
Thomas W. Cantwell, of this city, has
Issued a call for a conference of the
Executive Committee of the Chicago
platform Democrats at the Grand
Union Hotel. Saratoga. September 10.
on the eve of the Democratic State
In his call. Chairman Cantwell says
that conditions have arisen which
threaten party unity and may. If per?
mitted to continue, affect not. only the
State, but national ticket ns well.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
San Jose. Cat., Sept. 7. ?The State
Democratic Convention adjourned to?
day after nominating an electoral tick?
et and adopting a platform embodying
the principles set forth In the National
platform adopted nt Kansas City.
The platform condemns the employ?
ment id' Asiatics and favors the ro
cnactment and Improvement of the
Chinese exclusion act and the adoption
of such laws ns will exclude all Asi?
Gorman Emperor Spoaks.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot)
[Stettin, Sept. 7.?Tho Emperor and
Kmpress of Oermnny arrived here to?
day to attend the imperial navy ma?
noeuvres. Iti reply to an address of
welcome from the Burgomaster, His
Majesty declared his conviction that
success would attend the efforts be?
ing made to establish In the far East
a stable government and orderly con?
ditions, under which the German
merchants can carry on trade undis?
turbed and without risk.
Constitution Follows tho Flag.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Victoria. B. C, Sept. 7.?The steamer
Warrl'moo brings the following news;
The Hawaiian court In the case of
George Edwards, convicted of an un?
natural offense after the American flag
was raised In Hawaii, has decided that
the Constitution follows the Hag.
Edwards was convicted on a verdict
of ten to two and the court grants an
I appeal, us an unanimous verdict is nee
lessury under the Constitution.
Gormany's Coal Supply.
(By Telegraph to vit^inian-Pilot.)
Berlin, Sept. 7.?The semi-oftteinl
Ftclchaanzeiger announces that the
Ministry of State decided yesterday.
In view of the deficiencies or tho coal
supply, to facilitate Importation by
Introducing everywhere a raw mate?
rial tariff to continue at least two
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 0
Will Begin Their Campaign in
Earnest This Evening.
THE FOREST FIRES CHECKED.
Tlic City Council to Consider Monday Night
the Advlsabllltyof Takings Police Cen?
sus-A Cliesapeuko & Ohio Employe*
Probably Fatally Injured City Ser?
geant Inrreuite* Howard Offered for To
peka Joe's Cnpturo-Died in Missouri-?
I>r. McOuIrc Growing Weaker.
(Special to Vlrglnlan-PIlot.)
Richmond, Va., Sept. 7.?The Demo
cratic campaign In this district will
open In earnest to-morrow night with,
nddYesses before the Clay Ward Ac?
tives, the largest political body here,
delivered by Congressman W. A. Jones,
Judge William Hodges Mann, of Not
toway, and Hon. John Lamb, of this
The Democratic leaders are determin?
ed to get out all the votes they can
for the Democratic ticket this time,
and will conduct a warm, campaign.
A large brass band will be on hand
to-morrow night and much enthusiasm
FOREST FIRES UNDER CONTROL. -
The forest fires which have been rag?
ing In Chesterfield county for several
days, are to-day reported under con?
trol. This is doubtless due to the fact
that everything inltammable has been
consumed. The whole country was as
dry as tinder on account of the dry
sp. II. and much damage was done by
The Common Council was to-day
called to meet next Monday night upon
petition of the Chamber of Commerce,
which asks that a sum be appropriated
to take a police census of Richmond.
The petition of the Chamber gives
numerous reasons for believing that
the government census, which gave
the city 85,050 inhabitants, was gross?
J. A. Haywood, an employee of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, was
probably fatally Injured here this af?
Haywood was at work on the
bridge over the James. In lifting a
heavy piece of material he lost his
balance and fell twenty feet to the
rocks beneath, breaking a number of
bones and sustaining very serious
REWARD FOR TOPEKA JOE.
City Sergeant J. C. Smith returned
to-day from a trip to the North. Im?
mediately upon Ills arrival here he
increased the reward offered f>a* the
capture of Topeka Joe from $100 to
$250. He held a long conference wun
Judge S. B. Witt, of the Hustings
Court, and It was decided to investi?
gate the causes of his escape upon
the return of Commonwealth's Attor?
Pending his arrival, the three
guards who were In charge the night
the man escaped will continue sus?
DIED IN MISSOURI.
News has been received here of the
death yesterday In Keytesvllle, Mo., of
Mrs. John C. Miller. She was the oldest,
sister of Mrs. Jerhune, who, as Marlon
Harland, has won such fame as an'
authoress. She was also the sister ot
Messrs. S. H. and O. Percey Hawes,
leading citizens of Richmond. The re?
mains were interred in Keytesvllle,
where she had lived for many years.
Dil. M'QUIRE GROWING WEAKER.
I Dr. Hunter McGuire, the distinguish?
ed surgeon, who has beert-lU so long, is
gradually growing weaker, and his
friends fear that the end cannot be
very far off.
CONFERENCE AT NEWPORT NEWS
Chairman J. Taylor Ellyson will go to
Newport News to-morrow morning to
attend the conference there, and do
what he can to settle the disputes in
the Second District.
The Coeur de Leon Commandery,
Knigths Templar, of Charlestown,
Mass.. reached the city at 12:45 o'clock
to-day on n. special train over the
Chesapeake and Ohio road,' coming
direct from Luray.
There are 127 people In the party, In?
cluding forty-seven ladles. The visi?
tors went directly to the Jefferson
Hot,-!, where they will remain as guests
until to-morrow morning at S o'clock,
when they will proceed to Old Point
for a short stay.
THE SUPREME COURT.
The fo'lowing were tho proceedings
to- I ty of the Virginia Supreme
Court, now in session at Staunton:
The . use of Southern Railway Com?
pany vs. John Dawson, from the Cir?
cuit Court of Nelson county, was ar?
gued and submitted. Argued on be?
half of the plaintiffs In error by
Charles M. Bldckford. Esq., and on
I behalf of the defendant in error by
S. B. Whltehead, Esq., and Messrs.
1 tlggs and Perkins.
The case of the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railroad Company vs. James
Sparrow's administrator, from the
Circuit Court of Nelson county, was
argued in part, and continued until
Monday morning next for a further
A writ of error and suprrsedoas
was refused by the court In the cad?i
of Jnne Wright vs. ."Sje Common?
wealth, from tho Circuit Court of
I runklln county.
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
Telegraph News?Page 1,6.
Locil News?Pases 2, 3, &
Editorial rates 4.
Virginia News--Pati;s 6.
North Carolina News?Pag? 7
j Portsmouth News?Pages 5
j Berkley News?fxi? 6
I Shipping?Page S.
i Real Estate?Page a
j Markets--Paje. 8.