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VOL. VII-NO. 10.
?s OBFOLK, VA.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1900.
THREE CENTS PER COPT,
The Reply of the United States
CLAUSES OF MEMORANDUM.
Russin, Italy anil Austria Snld to Hnvo Ac?
cepted Unconditionally the French Vien?
na to Wlint Shunt.1 be Made tlio flasls of
Negotiations With China-Lord Salis?
bury Assents for England -A Docidc'd
Tourieuuy in Japan Toward Joining
Hands With Itussla.
(Ey Telegraph to Vlrglntan-Pllot.)
Washington, Oct. 11.?The reply o? the
State Department to the French note
relative to the basis of Chinese nego?
tiations was mndo public to-day. It
reads as follows:
The Secretary of State to the French
Charge d'Affaires. (Sent to Mr. Thle
baut, October 10, 1900.)
The Government of the United States
agrees with that of Fram e In recogniz?
ing as the object to bo obtained from
the Government of China appropriate
reparation for the past and substantial
guarantees for the future.
The President is glad to perceive in
the bases of negotiation put forward In
the memorandum <>f October 1 the spirit
that has animated the decimations
Heretofore made by all the Powers In
teresled, and would be pleased to see
the negotiations begun immediately up?
on i he usual verification of creden?
H may be convenient to enumerate
the clauses of the memorandum und
to add some observations dictated by
the altitude of the United States In the
1. Tim punishment or the guilty
parties who may bo designated by the
representatives of the Powers ut P??
kln. The Chinese Government has al?
ready indicated its intention to punish
a number of those responsible for the
recent disorders. The representatives
of the Powers at Pekln may suggest
additions to that list when negotiations
arc entered upon.
2. TI10 continuance of the Interdic?
tion against the importation of arms.
It Is not understood that this interdic?
tion Is to be permanent, and the dura?
tion of it ami yie details of its regula?
tion seems a proper subject jof discus?
sion by the negotiators.
3. Equitable indemnities for the gov?
ernments, corporations and private In?
This is nn object desired by all the
Powers. The Russian Government has
ouggostod that In case of protracted
divergence of views, this matter might
bo commended to the consideration of
the International Court of Arbitration
of the Hague. Tim President thinks;
this suggestion worthy the attention of
?1. The organization in Pekln of a per?
manent guard for the legations.
The Government of the United Stales
Is unable to make any permanent en?
gagement fif this nature without the
authorization of the legislative branch,
but lu the present emergency we have
stationed in Pekln an adequate lega?
5. The dismantling of the forts at
The President reserves the expression
of his opinion as to this measure pend?
ing tin? receipt of further information
In regard to (he .situation In China.
?. The military occupation of two or
three points on the road from Tien
Tsln to Pekln.
Tbc same observation which has
been made in reference to No. 1 ap?
plies also to this proposition.-The
President is unable to commit the
United States to .a permanent partici?
pation in such occupation, but be
thinks it desirable that the Powers
shall obtain from the Chinese Govern?
ment ibe assurance of their right to
guard their legations in Pekln and to
have the means of unrestricted access
to them whenever required.
The President believes that the Gov?
ernments of France and the other
Powers will see in the reserves we have
here made no obstacle to the Initiation
of negotiations on the lines suggested,
and he hopes it will lie found practi?
cable to begin stub negotiations at an
Department of Stale,
Washington, October 10. 1fio0.
POWERS THAT AC< BPT.
Paris, dct. 11.?Negotiations are pro?
ceeding actively oil the subject of the
propositions confined in the note of M.
Delcasse. the Minister of Foreign Af?
fairs, regarding China, and, it is said
here, the situation is as follows:
Kussln, Italy and Austria accept the
note unconditionally. Germany has not
yet communicated her reply officially,
but the French Government bus been
given to understand that the German
Government considers the note to af?
ford a basis for negotiations.
Great Britain also lias adhered to the
French note, except respecting the per?
manent prohibition of the Import of
arms into china, on which point it
makes certain reservations. The an?
swer of the United Stales is known.
Japan has not replied officially* but is
expected to acquiesce, Although the
French Government Is anxious to re?
ceive the reply of Japan. In view of the
Importance of the role Japan is en?
titled to play in the Chinese question,
the French note has so far cleared the
ground, and the result Is considered so
satisfactory that M. DOlcasse has In?
structed the French minister .it Pekln,
M. I'ichon, to put'hlmselt' In communi?
cation With the other ministers, and
has also requested the Powers to au?
thorize their representatives to con (er
with M. Pichon with the view of open
? ing preliminary negotiations with LI
SALISBURY AGRESS WITH
London, Ort. 11.?The offlehRs of the
Foreign Office say Lord Salisbury as?
sents to M. Dolcnsso's Chinese note,
with reservation as to the methods-of
prohibiting' the Import of arms, sug?
gesting aleo that each nationality gar
rison one plnoe Instead of the proposed
joint occupation of each locality.
JAPAN WITH RUSSIA.
(Cor. of the Associated Press.)
Yokohama, Sept. 83.?The tone of
puljlic sentiment In Japan, while it
partakes of the general bewilderment
arising from the muddle in China, in?
dicates quite plainly that there Is a de?
cided tendency toward joining hands
With Russia should the empires natu?
ral rivals, Great Britain and America,
turn the cold shoulder to her. At the
same time it is perfectly well knowu
that Russia's hopes arc centering in an
ultimate alliance w ith Japan,and It may
be that the latter, if her Western
friends forsake her, will turn to her
seml-Asiatie neighbor as the only re?
course for the settlement of this k?st?
eln problem. That it will be a dis?
agreeable and unwelcome recourse
goes without saying. The result of the
Chinese campaign ami the facilities for
comparison between the soldiers of the
different nationalities, which Is afford?
ed, has been to awaken profound con
tompt for Russian soldiers on the part
of the Japan, se.
THE EMPEROR AND EMPRESS.
Shanghai. Oct. 11.?The Chinese re?
port the arrival of the Emperor and
Dowag t- Empress at Chsu Chlng (?).
October C, fifteen miles southwest of
Tal Yuan Fu. After a day s rest the
Imperial party proceeded, escorted by
OPERATIONS BY RUSSIAN'S.
It Is reported here that Russian
troops from the southward occupied
Mukden (Manchuria) without opposi?
tion, while Russians from the North
captured Tie Ling, 40 miles north of
THE PAO TING FU EXPEDITION.
Tien Tsln, Oct. 9.?General von YVal
dersee, commanding the allied forces,
has Issued orders to Pao Ting Fu ex?
pedition to depart on the 11th. The
expedition consists of a mixed force of
f>,000 British, Germans. French and
Italians. The force will leave Tien
Tsln, and will connect near Pao Ting
Fu with a column of the same strength
from Pekln under command of Oettern I
Gaselee.? Four battalions of Kreuch
troops, which left Yang Tsun on Oc?
tober 4 on an independent expedition,
have halted ami ordered to await the
arrival of the main force. The Ameri?
cans, Russians and the Japanese uro
not participating in the movement. De?
spite Chinese assurances on the con?
trary, the commanders of the forces or?
der, id to advance expect resistance,
RUSSIA AND GERMANY,
London, Oct. 11.?The Moscow corre?
spondent of the Standard attaches sig
nilicance to a speech made by the Rus?
sian general in command at Wllna to
.?-?ome troops who bad been ordered to
China, but were recalled from Odessa
on the evening of sailing. He says that
the general. In addressing the men,
made this explanation:
?'I'h'- c/.ar decided that it was neces?
sary to bring you back to Wllna so
that you might be ready here to Join us
against a foe we shall be ordered to
The correspondent adds that the foe
hinted at can only be Germany.
A SERIOUS REBELLION.
Shanghai. Oct. 11.?Sheng, the Tno
Tai, has received a telegram from Gen.
Su, reporting that a serious rebellion
has broken out tn the southwestern
par tor Kwang SI province, that his
30,000 troops arc Inadequate ami that
he needs at least 100 000 to cope with
the .langer which is directed against
the .Manehus ami ttireatents t" l.ome
worse than the Pal Ting rebellion. It
Is reported Hint the Yung Tsc Viceroys
have sent 20,000 troops to Pao Ting Fu
to suppress tin; rebellion.
MORE MISSIONS DESTROYED.
London, Oct. 11.?The pekln corre?
spond cut of the Morning Post, wiring
Sunday last, says:
"Mr. Tcwksbury, an American mls
i iounry residing at Tung Chow, has
presented claims on behalf of converts
in 20 villages for compensation for
proper! y losses."
The lion" Kong correspondent of the
Daily -Mail says that the rebellion In
the province of Kwang Tung Is be?
coming anti-foreign ami that live mis?
sions have been destroyed at Han King
y FIGHT IN CUBA.
POLICEMAN SHOOT SEVERAL UNI?
TED STATES SOLDIERS.
(By Telegraph to Virginlan-Fllot)
Havana, Oct. 11.?At Matanzas yes?
terday a Cuban policeman interfered
with two members of the Second Uni?
ted Slates Cavalry. The quarrel cul?
minated in a general fight between the
police and soldiers, who arrived upon
the scene BlniUltancOUSly. After Ihe
police had shot Trooper Turey, of Troop
D, one other soldier and one civilian,
a number of troopers of Troop 1) tried
to break Into the gun room to get their
weapons, but Ihe quick action of Cap?
tain FoltX, of Troop D, in forming
Troops L anil M in order, made It im?
possible for the excited cavalrymen to
Lieutenant Willard is raid (o have
be.-n slightly burl while endeavoring to
quiet the men.
The troopers declare that they will
have revenge ami Colonel Neyes has
ord. red all confined to barracks. The
feeling is very strong between the Cu?
bans and cavalrymen.
MR. BRYAN'S NOMINATION FOR
PRESIDENCY I ? V SILVER
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Oct. 11.?Mr.
Bryan to-day received through mes
Bcrigcr a notification In writing of bis
nomination at Kansas City last July.
The letter was In' print, and formed
part of a handsomely bound little vol?
ume containing some of the proceed?
ings of the National Silver Republican
Convention. The letter was not made
..public, and Will not bo until Mr.
Bryan'* reply shall be prepared. The
document was signed by Samuel W.
Hopkins,'"chairman of the notification
conurilf.ee. and Samuel H. Hale, sec?
retary of that committee.
Tho Kontucky Election Law
(Bv Telegraph to Virgininn-PllnO
Frankfort. Ky., Oct. ll.-The Demo?
cratic and Republican ahu-Goebel fac?
tions on tho conference committee ap?
pointed by the Kentucky Legislature
to ndiuot the disagreement over an
election hill to take the place of the
Goebe) law, failed to agree, ami : to?
night the leaders on both sides ex?
press the opinion that u new law Will
not bo passed.
MR. BRYAN'S HARD
WORK IN MICHIGAN.
Sixteen Speeches Made to the
People in One Day.
A SERIES OF QUESTIONS.
He Propound! Knotty Inquiries Which In?
volves tlic Itocord of llic Republican
Party on tho Subjects of Trust*. Mili?
tarism niiu Imperialism?What aro Wc
Going to Do With the fillplnos? - t'hiilr
niaii Jones Soya Us Itegnrds Indiana as
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Battle Creek. Mich.. Oct. 11.?Despite
Iiis arduous labors of yesterday. Can?
didate Bryan was astir early this
morning'. He made the llrst of six?
teen speeches on the program for the
day at Hastings, beginning at a quar?
ter past 7, and, notwithstanding lin?
early hour, he had a good audience.
The second speech of the morning was
made at the little town of Nashville,
Mr. Bryan had only five minutes and
he contented himself with suggesting a
.-??lies of questions to Republicans.
These were as follows:
"If the trust is u good thing, why did
the Republican platform denounce
"If the trust i3 a bad thing, why did
the Republican Administration cause
more trusts to be organized than dur?
ing all the previous history of the
country? If some trusts are good ami
some bad. ran you tell the difference
between a good one and a bad one?
1 >o you know of any good monopoly in
private hands? Do you know of any
man good enough to stand at the head
of a monopoly and determine the price
of that which others are to use? Do
you know of any good reason why tho
THE OFFERING OF THE TRUST.
army should he made 100,000? Would
von be willing to make the army 200,000
ic i he Republican leaders said so, or a
half million if they wanted it? What
is your title to the Filipino? Did you
hnv him ox 'f'l yoo ??>' >?'?" t>y fo"""''
Do you think yon can buy the right to
govern people? What are you going to
do with the Filipino when you get
him? Are you going to kill him? Well,
you cannot do that because you would
lose your trade argument. You have
got to let hhn live if you trade with
him. Dead men don't buy things. If
ho lives, is he to be li citizen or sub?
ject? Are you going to have Congress?
men from the Philippines and Senators
and electors? If not, are you going to
have subjects? When did you decide
that it was wise for us to have half
ah empire and half a republic? When
diil you decide that a colonial policy
was good? Shall we force upon the
Porto RIcans, because we have tlie
power, that which we would not bear
ourselves? What are you going to do
with the Philippine question?"
At Pattle Creek Mr. Bryan spoke In
a large park adjoining the Michigan
Central depot, and had one of tlie best
audiences of the tour.
INCREASE OF THE ARMY.
At Albion Mr. Bryan replied to Gov?
ernor Roosevelt's assertion that the in?
crease In the army was made neces?
sary by th war in the Philipines, say?
"The President in his message of De?
cember, liltS, asked for an army of
100.C?0 two month': before a shot wan
fired in the Philippine Islands, and a
Republican House of Representatives
passed the bill raising the army to
IOO.im'O. And it did It nfter the treaty
was signed with Spain and before an
arm was raised against Ulis country
Jackson. Mich.. Oct. 11.?The crowd
Which greeted Mr. Bryan hero was
large, but he was annoyed by a num?
ber of boys, \vh perched on the roofs
of nearby buildings, constantly inter?
rupting hlfn with cheers for McKinley.
Mr. Bryan took cognizance during his
speech of the statement of former
President Harrison, published to-day.
"Ex-President Harrison, in nn inter?
view puhlished this morning, expresses
his dissent from the principles embod?
ied In that Porto Klean bill. What did
that bill do? ' It placed this nation on
the ground that England occupied 12&
years ago. What did England o??
She taxed ua without representation
and governs them without their con?
sent." - '
Continued on Pages.
ANN ARBOR BOYS.
College Students Arrested for
Questioning Hon. W J. Bryan.
ASKS FOR THEIR DISCHARGE.
Despite Frequent Interruptions, the Demo?
cratic Presidential Candidate tJooil Na
ltu titty Atiswtra all Questions nnd Deals
Ills Opponent* Heavy lilows An I'oan
sweruble Discussion of tlio Trusts iiml
Their ltanefiil lnflueiico -The Demo
crntic ltcmoily Outlined.
<Cy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot)
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Oct. 11.?There was
a mildly wild time this afternoon when
Mr. Bryan came to Ann Harbor. The
students of the state University, which
is located here, were at the meeting in
large numbers and each oag made his
presence felt. A platform had been
erected on the south side of the court?
house building, and the entire south
side of the square, as well as the ad?
joining street, was covered with a solid
mass of humanity, a majority of those
nearest the stand being students. Mr.
Bryan had no sooner shown his face
than the boys began it clamor Which
diil not cease for ten or fifteen minutes, j
BVen after Mr. Bryan advanced to the I
Iront of the stand the noise continued,
but It ultimately subsided BUiUclenlly
to allow him to begin.
"1 am glad to talk to you," he began,
"if you uro willing to listen."
A few voices responded: "\Vc are
A PLEASING SALLY.
"If I were an Imperialist," Mr. Bryan
went on, "I would sally out an army to
suppiess you, but 1 am not."
This sally seemed to please the young
men and most of them laughed and
cheered. Some of the in jeered to such
an extent, however, that nn officer was
compelled t?> enter the crowd and ar?
rest several of the noisiest. After tills,
while the interruptions were frequent,
they gently took the shape of ques
tiuuff.?Wrrr?nr?I In? lllleSlmns hrouglil
out tliis explicit declaration from Mr,
"The Democratic party is for the free
coinage of silver at. the ratio of it; to i,
without waiting for the aid or consent
of any other nation."
By the time Mr. Bryan concluded the
confusion had ceased entirely and he
closed amid cheers.
PLEAD FOR THE STUDENTS.
When informed of the arrests of the
students, Mr. Bryan Immediately sen!
the following I. tier:
"Hon. M. J. Cavanaugh, Ann Arbor:
"My Dear Sir: if it is true, as I ani
Informed, that some of the college boys
were arreste I for disturbing the meet?
ing, please nsk lor their discharge. T
am sure It was the result of boyish
thdughtlessm is and not malice.
"W. J. BRYAN."
Mr. Bryan loos: up the trust quslion
at the beginning of his speech ami was
asked: "How about the he trust?"
"Will y.ai ( si lain to me,'' he replied,
"why every Republican knows there Is
an ice trust and yet no Republican
knows anything about any other kind
of a trust? Every director of the Ice
trust Is a Rei ubllcam (Applause nnd
cries of 'No' an l 'how about Croker?')
Mr. Croker is not a director. He is
simply a stockholder. (Cries of 'oh' and
THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.
"The Governor of the State of New
York Is a Republican ami if he were
; in New York punishing the Ice trust
instead of making speeches out here
there would be no ice trust. (Applause..!
We had an Ico trust in Omaha last
spring, but we have a Democratic At?
torney General there, and he commenc?
ed suit against tin? Ice trust there, and
It dissolved on the first day of August,
but they do not do It in New York that
Tin: COTTON BALE TRUST. I
A Voif -How about the cotton
Mr. Bryan?The gentleman Bpenks of
the cotton bale trust. Now let me tell
you the fa< IS. The Cotton Hale Com?
pany has a i atent for making round
boles, and if. l aics less than one-twen?
tieth of the cotton of the United
States, and yet you Republicans sky
nothing about a salt trust that con?
trols B5 per cent, of the output, but
you howl about D eotton trust that has
one-twentteth of the output. Are you
honest? (Cries of "Yes.") Then you
must have been Ignorant. (Croat ap?
plause.) Let me ?all your attention to
the fact that your party has no rein
ody for tho trusts. A voice, "What
would you do?"
THE DEMOCRATIC REMEDY.
Mr. Bryan?We have n remedy, and
our remedy Is, tiist. put every trust
made article on the free list; second,
we propose that Congress shall pro?
vide that before any corporation does
business outside of Its State it shall
take out a license from the Federal
government, and this license shall only
be given when the corporation shows
that it has no water in its stock and
that It Is not attempting to monopolize
any branch of business. I believe, that
that would be a remedy for the trusts.
I believe that no private monopoly
NORTH CAROLINA AGAIN.
A Voice?How about North Caro?
Mr. Bryan?I thought there would be
some North Carolina man here, and
so 1 brought a bulletin Issued by the
government under this administration,
and. thercfaorc. I know it must be
right. It was issued August U!>. and
When you people worry about the ed?
ucational qualification in North Caro?
lina 1 want you to know that your
own administration has fixed an edu?
cational qualification for voters in
Porto F.h o. and, according to this bul?
letin, only 17 per cent, of tho negroes j
of voting age in Porto Rico can vote
under the educational qualification
fixed by your own President. And. my
friends, remember that in the South
the educational qualification does not
take from tho man Ihe protection of
the Constitution, so fur as their rights
are concerned, but you take from the
people of Porto Rico the protection or
our Constitution, nnd tinder these
qualifications we shut out s;l per cent,
of the black men there.
HON- ADLAl E- STEVENSON- 5
HIS HOPEFUL VIEW OF DEMO?
toy Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pltpt.)
Baltimore, Md., Oct. IL?Adlnl K.
Stevenson, candidate for the Vlce
Prcsldency, arrived in Baltimore to?
day. He was accompanied by Judge
Wm. M. Springer, of Illinois.
'?1 am feeling in splendid health, ami
I am confident of Democratic success,"
said Mr. Stevenson. ?'Already 1 have
spoken in three or four Stales and my
reception every where has been cordial
ami the enthusiasm pronounced. The
people are alive to the real issues of
the campaign, and in my personal
talks with the Republican men of the
localities 1 have Visited there is every
cause for satisfaction with the outlook
for victory In November.
"I have great hopes of Maryland be?
ing restored to the Democratic column,
where she really belongs, and it is with
pleasure 1 now have the opportunity to
meet hier people. 1 Intend doing my
full share in aiding to bring tho State
back into line.
"In West Virginia there Is splendid
organization among the Democrats,and
their leaders are working like Trojans
for success next month. The situation
In my own State.. Illinois, is ^tpldly
assuming .satisfactory shape and bur
forces are growing in wonderful fash?
ion. \Ve are exceedingly hopeful id'
Mr. Stevenson addressed a big crowd
at Bclalr, Md.. Ibis afternoon ami re?
turned here und spoke to a crowded
house at the Broadway Institute. At
both places he confined his remarks
mainly to Imperialism.
IN STATE OF TURMOIL.
FILIPINOS ACTIVELY ENGAGED
AT PLUNDERING IN LEYTK.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Manila, Oct. It,?Tho Wesl Coast of
the Island of I.eyte is in a state of tur?
moil; tile rebel Ladrones are actively
plundering, the disturbers following our
tactics, raiding and attacking and then
returning to the gtirrisoned towns while
the Americans pursue in tho moun?
tains. General MoJIca's olllcers nre
surrendering and his sohllers attempt?
ing to escape to Samarln boats are be
Ing captured ami his organization
The captured guerillas and Ladrones,
When questioned, slated that on the Mb
insiant 3D Americans attacked t', i ebtils,
rided their stronghold in the Camdrlne
province and routed them, killing ten.
Two Americans were kilted and three
wounded. Twenty men of the Thirty
second Infantry, in an engagement on
the 10th instant In Patau province, had
one man killed and four wounded.
The Philippine Commission, of which
Judge Taft is the president, to-day
passed eicht bills, Including one for an
Increase of civil salaries of several Of
lite municipal departments.
LARCEST OCHAN RECORD
THE MAIN WILL BE TOWED TO
try Telegrhph to Virnlnltin-PlloLli
New York. Oct. 11.?The largest ocean
tow on record started Oils morning
when the North Gorman Lloyd steamer
Main, of over lO.OOO Ions, passed out
of Sandy Hook, at '.t:3"> a. in.. In tow of
the two ocean tugs Edgar P. L?cken?
bach and ?d ward Luckenbach and two
small tugs, with the steamer Hucna
ventura acting as a rudder to the big
ship. A start was made yesterday
afternoon, hut Ihe Weather not being
regarded sufficiently favorable the Main
was anchored for the'nlgllt in Grave
send Pay. The Main. Which was in
C 0 Hobokcn lire, is bound to Newport
News to be rebuilt at a cost of JtJUO,
GENERAL GR AGG
ADVOCATES THE Pl.Pi'TION OF
M KIN LEY.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.)
Milwaukee. WIs., Oct. II.?Gen. E. S.
Bragg, a life lo:>u' 1 >i mocrat, who serv
sevcral terms in Congress nnd was
minister to Mexico under President
Cleveland, to-night addressed n dis?
tinguished au!: tee that lUlevi the
Pabst Theater. Ii-1 spoke in response
to a call signed by a number or Gold
Democrats. All shades of political
parties were represented at the meet?
ing. Tb.- General, who Is a Gold Demo?
crat, advocated the election of McKin?
ley nnd Roosevelt. He was given a
Rocoptlon to Roosovolt
(By Telegraph to Virginiau-PUot)
New Yorjt. tu t. 11.?A huge reception
will be given Governor Uuosevelt by
New York Republicans on tie-- evening
of October 26. It will be he id in Madi?
son Square Garden. , ,
Will To-day Consider the Proffer
of Increase of Wages.
THEY MAY NOT ACCEPT IT.
Operators TVlll be Asked to Make Farther
Concessions?Many Miners Favor Guar
antoo That Increase Will be Kept in
Force for Fixed Length of Time -The
Chances of Settlement Would Seem to
bo Slight-Strikers Visit Collieries at
Uaclcton- other Development*.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-rilot)
Scrnnton, Pa.. Oct. 11.?The conven?
tion of the anthracite miners now on
strike throughout the hard coal Heids
in Pennsylvania will meet In this city
to-morrow morning for the purpose of
considering the ten per cent, net In?
crease In wages proffered them by
nearly all the mine operators in tho re?
gion. The delegate's to the Convention
who began arriving to-day had nil
.-??its of instructions from their local
unions on the proposition of the Opera?
tors. It was learned that most of them
now cm the ground will vote to reject
the ten per cent. Increase unless the
operators make further concessions.
Many of the miners will not favor the
advance unless the operators give a
guarantee that, the incrense will be kept
In force tor a ilxed length of time,
others want the union recognized be
foro they will accept the proposition,
while not a few Insist upon concessions
in ihe other grievances.
CHANCES OK SETTLEMENT
The belief Is general that In the ab?
seilen' of tiny uniform Instructions
among the delegates, the chances of u
settlement by ibis convention are
rather Blight. It is the Impression of
several labor leaders that at least a sec?
ond convention will have to he held be?
fore any definite nclioh will be taken
looking toward on early ending of the
contest. In speaking of to-morrow's
convention President Mitchell said to?
"The miners' convention to-morrow
will be one of the most lemarkable la?
bor meetings held in the history of coal
mining. For the first time in over "JO
years representatives of all the col?
lieries on strike will meet In conven?
tion to discuss matters of vital Interest
to them. The proposition submitted by
the operators to advance their wages
ten per cent. will, of course, be the
MINERS THOUGHTFUL AND STU?
The calm, conservative conduct of the
men during the strike will characterise
their actions to-morrow. The anthra?
cite mtnois. as a result of their long
years of hardship. have be'eomo
thoughtful ami studious, and have a
thorough knowledge of the mining in?
dustry in all Its phases. It will un?
doubtedly bo their desire to exchange
in the Interest of miners of every sec?
tion of the region. The convention will
be free from passion or excitement, and
the miners will demonstrate to the pub?
lic that they are capable of doing bus?
iness as prudent, business men."
SEVEN HUNDRED DELEGATES
The convention, a-' near as the United
Mine Workers officials can llgure. will
consist of ab??I Till) delegates. Pres?
ident MRChell to-day prepared the -ad?
dress which he will deliver at the open?
ing of the Prat session. In all likeli?
hood the convention will be a secret
one. President Mitchell will probably
preside. The organizing Of the conven?
tion will be the only thing done at to?
morrow morning's session.
STRIKERS VISIT COLLIERIES.
Hazlcton, Pa.. Oct. JL?About six
hundred strikers, composed of men
from McAdoo and other southsidc
towns and this city, gathered at Mc?
Adoo before dawn this morning,
marched to the Beaver Meadow Col?
liery of Coxe Brothers and Company,
which had been kept in steady opera?
tion since the Inauguration of i\\a
strike, then came around to Cuyle's
shippings, east of the city, and (nun
lite Strippings marched right into the
heart of llazleton. The colliery, how?
ever, had already suspended. The pa?
rade dispersed iu this city mid the men
returned to their homes. Several
women were In Ihe crowd.
TROOPS TO ONE1DA.
Shennndenb. Pa., Oct. 11.?General
Gebin to-hlght issued orders for the
Governors troops of cavalry to leave
for Oneida. They ivlll arrive at Oneida
before daybreak. Tin- General Bays he
I does not anticipate and further unt?
ie,, jk at Oneida. but that the people
there are nervous since the rioting oe
i currcd. and he thinks the presence of
the troops will have a pacifying effect.
Bids for New Bnttlo9hlps.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-Pllot.l
Washington, Oct. IL?The Board of
Naval Bureau Chiefs decided to-day,
by a vote of foor lb one. to postpone
the date Of opening bids for new bat?
tleships, set for November If., until
December when the phis for tho
cruisers will also bo opened, The post
pOnemetlt was desired by some of the
large shipbuilders In order to give
ihem time to prepare individual plans
v.l.ich have been Invited.
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
Tel^raph News?Paje 1. 3,6,11.
Local News?Pai-es 2, J, 5
Virginia News?Paj* 8.
North Carolina News?Pa?. 7
Portsmouth News?Pa^e 10, It.
Berkley News?fi%i It.
Real estate?Page t2.