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ECHOES FROM THE
CHINESE EMPIRE.
Entry of Allies Into the Sacred
City of Pekin.
SECURED MUCH PLUNDER,
Busslans Constructing nml Mnungiug tho
llullruud - Tho French Showed Tllbttl
?elvoa to bo Expert* n? Looters Tho l*ao
Ting Expedition -A Uody Guard ISiiroute
to Dowager Empress-A Conference of
Plplomutslhis Concluded l icit the Killet
of tho Clilitobo Hmpcror In Incomplete.
I (Cor. of tho Associated Press.)
Pokln. Sept. 1.?The formal,' and to
those who desired to indulge their pro?
pensities to loot, very unsatisfactory
march through the sacred city Is over,
und the city is once more under close
guard, only occupied by some servants
of the court und a sort of secretary.
When the subject of entering the
sacred city was Urs I broached, General
Chaftee and one or two of the generals
?were against the plan, but the minis?
ters were unanimously in fay?r of It.
arguing that the Chinese would always
declare that Pckln proper had never
been taken unless the sacred city was
entered by foreign troops; also that it
wouhl bt; considered still more holy in
the eyes of the people. General t'haffee
based his objection on the ground
thut the place was practically the
palace and the private ground;; of the
Kniporor and royal family, and thai no
public good could be gained^ by over?
running It.
RUSSIA MANAGING railroad.
Russia Is laying ami niiruagtng the
railroad, and officers say it will reach
Pokln in a month. Russia also lay?
ing a cable from Taku to Pekin, which
Is almost completed.
FRENCH ARK SUCCESSFUL
LOOTERS.
The Frenc h have been the most suc?
cessful looters, their prizes being esti?
mated at many million::. Though they
have but a handful of men, the Kreuch
Hag Hies over more buildings than
those of any other motion. The Japa?
nese have?worked hard and well, and
it seems tin- opinion of most 'of the
officers that if there is any division of
territory the Japanese Will Obtain Ko?
rea. Every one here seems to believe
that a division <>f China Is imminent,
lind all think America la hardly to be
taken Into consideration. It Is gene?
rally conceded that the most she wants
Is n money indemnity and possibly :.
coaling stalion. The British and Amer?
ican legation grounds are the central
point of interest, ami it is hero that
most of the news of the day is gath?
ered and discussed,
CLAIM OF GERMANS.
The dominus claim that they have
the greatest right to dictate tin* terms
of ponce on account of tho murder of
Baron von Kettelet', but tho other min?
isters claim thai theirs have been be?
sieged, bombard* d and in peril of their
lives for weeks, constitutes just as
much of an affront lo their respective
nations as though they had been killed.
Tili: PAO TIN?! EXPEDITION.
Washington, D. ?'., Oct. 13.?The Ja?
panese legation Is in receipt of a dis?
patch from the Foreign Office, at Tokio,
containing a report from the Japanese
consul at Tien Tain to the effect that
the allied forces of (licit 111 itain. Ger?
many, France and Italy wouhl. on the
12th Instant, inarch upon Pan Ting In
' three columns, the right under the
British commander, tho centre under
the German and the left under the
French: anil the Japanese commander
wouhl take charge of the defense of
P?kln.
BODY GUARD FOR DOWAGER EM?
PRESS.
Paris. Ott. 13.? A trustworthy cable
dispatch from Shanghai says that
Oeneral Liu, the chief of the Black
Flags. h:ts left Canton at the head ofi
n considerable force, and that he will
traverse the province of l-fu Nan, try
to cross the Yang Tse tat (Mm, and
then, traversing the province of Ho
Nan. Join the .Empress at Elan Fu,
cnpltal of the province of Shen Si. for
the purpose of acting us her body
guard.
The dispatch adds thai it Is believed
the Dowager Empress will arrive tit
Sian Fu about October 20.
conference OF diplomats.
Berlin. Oct. 13.?A dispatch received
here from Tien Tsin, dated October 12,
says:
At a conference of diplomatists at
Pekin. October 8, the German note of
October 1 was discussed. In regard to
the first point, whether the list of ring
leaders contained in the Chinese .Em?
peror's edict was complete, tho confer?
ence declared the names of the chief
culprits, Tung Full Sinn and Yu Sin,
were omitted.
On jydnt two it was decided that the
punishment was Inadequate.
On point three it was concluded that
the penalties must bo carried into effect
by delegates of the legations.
Anniversary pall of pekin.
Shanghai. Oct. 13.?This is the forti?
eth anniversary of the fall of Pekin.
which occurred on tho 13th of October,
I860, when nn allied European army en?
tered the city. Although the Summer
Palace was destroyed as a punishment
for the Infamous tortures and cruelties
Inflicted by the Chinese In the sight of
the court on their European prlsop.ers.
the Imperial Palace was riot entered by
the allies. For the first time In history,
then, flags of foreign Powers are now
floating over that hitherto most mys?
terious spot in China, tho Imperial Pa?
lace at Pekin. It was spared before
heeau'sc the allied generals were told
that to invade it would mean thnt It?n
'*? eds of Innocent women of the Impe
? Court and eunuchs would com rillt
'?.' i ide at the entrance of foreign sbl
rtivva Into the. sacred precincts,', hrij the
eoc.it. having lied, the same argument
could not be used this year. It was n
mistake to listen to it in 1801, for it en?
abled tlie Chinese to say that the for?
eigners, though they obtained uuceesses
over the Imperial troops, were never)
able to take the-palace. ,
Pokln was a station of the Kiltlan
Tartars In the tenth century, but It
Waa Kublal Khan who, in the thlr*
teenlh century rebuilt the city and
made It the capital of China. Now that
the Forbidden City has been profaned
by the tread or American and Euro?
pean soldiers, tho Chinese Government
will be less indisposed to transfer the
capital to Nankin, for It cannot well
be Imagined that the allies will consent
to accept Ilslanfu as the capital.
REBELS VICTORIOUS.
London, Oct. 13.?It Is reported from
Canton, suys a special dispatch front
Shanghai, that the rebels have cap?
tured "Wei Chou city, on cast river, and
that the Imperial troops lost sixty kill?
ed. The rebels, according to these nd
vieeif, attacked Tung Koon on Thurs?
day last. If successful In their attacks
upon Tung Koon they will march upon
Sung Tong, and thence upon Canton.
ADMIRAL, MO AGAIN DEFEATED.
London. Oct. 14.?A special dispatch
from Tien Tsin, uifuer dale of October
12. announces the arrival at Pckln of
Li Hung ('hang.
According to a special dispatch from
Hong Kong, the rebels have again de-?
feated the anev of Admiral Ho, who
was pursuing them in a northeasterly
direction from San Chun, killing forty
and capturing many of tho Imperial
troops.
The dispatch adds that the condition
of Canton Is shaky, as the troops thero
have been greatly depleted.
A special from Shanghai; dated Oc?
tober 12, says dysentery is raging
I among tho troops at Tien Tsin. and
l that Count von Waldersoe intends to
transfer his headquarters to Pekin
shortly.
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
SUGGESTION of RUSSIA . WILL
PROBABLY BE APPROVED.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Oct. 13.?The Russian
suggestion that the International
Conn of Arbitration of the Hague lie
given Jurisdiction over divergencies of
views arising on the question of Chi?
nese indemnities was submitted to Sec?
retary liny by M. tie Wollant, the Rus?
sian charge d'affaires In Washington,
in :i note on October :!. it has received
the adherence of the American, French
anil Russian governments, thus glvin.'.
the suggestion the approval of three
of the foremost Powers, and a strong
assurance of its general adoption. M.
do Wollont's note has not been made
public. It can he stated, however, that
it wat; the result or extended exchanges
between the French and Russian gov?
ernments relative to the, six proposals,
ami then added the n*-w suggestion
relative to giving the Hague tribunal
Jurisdiction of Indemnity In case there
Should be divergence of views. Not be?
ing a formal proposition, but merely
an Incident to the approval of the
French note, it has not called for a
foejjial reply of acceptance, but the
Russian authorities have been furnish?
ed with a copy of the American reply
lo The Russian suggestion, so ihat it Is
none the less effective In giv ing Ameri?
can adherence to tho plan, it is under?
stood also that Austria and Italy, and
probably Japan, look with favor upon
the Hague suggestion.
THE AMERICAN MEMBERS.
The movement promises to give the
first practical realization to tho Cr.ar's
movements In bringing about the In?
ternational ConTrOSH Of the Hague The
Court of Arbitration rece ived the ap?
proval ?>!' the various governments rep?
resented at tho Hague, and its formal
organization is in progress. The im?
portance the United States attaches to
It is Indicated by the .boh,, of ox
Presldent Harrison and ox-Senator
George Gray, of Delaware, as the
American members of the tribunal,
ROOSEVELT'S FALSEHOODS
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CHAIR?
MAN JONES CONTRADICTS
HIM.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Chicago, Oct. 13.?Chairman Jones, of
the Democratic National Committee,
referring to Governor Roosevelt's asso?
ciation of ids name with "private
ownership in trusts." said to-day:
"Any statement made by anybody
J-ha4?I am in any w.,> < wmectcTT^wTTB
or Interested in any organization that
is in any sense a trust Is absolutely
untrue. The charge made that the
American Cotton Rale Company Is a
trust was the occasion of a letter writ?
ten by me, and published al tho time.
In which I stated lite facts of my con?
nection with that company. That let?
ter explains everything and was pub?
lished ami extensively circulated. If
Mr. Roosevelt had wanted to inform
himself, he had the opportunity of do?
ing so. If he is a sincere man, in- will
not, after rending that le'tter, make
the statement that the American Cot?
ton Rale Company la a trust. How?
ever, there Is an old adage that a lie
well stuck to is good as the truth."
Italian Claim for IrulcMYinlty.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, Oct. 13.? The President
will recommend to Congress the pay?
ment of an Indemnity to the familios
of the four ltallons who were the vic?
tims of a mob at Tallaluh. Louisiana,
about two years ago. A report from a
special agent of tin"; Department of Jus?
tice clearly established the fact that
the men were killed by the mob, and
that none of the perpetrators <>f the
crime was ever punished by the State
authorities, notwithstanding the repre?
sentations of the National Government.
The Governor of I.ouls-lana caused an
Investigation to be made, ami thero
were some proceedings before the grand
jury, but the result was that the Na?
tional Government found It.-elf hound
lo make some sort r.f reparation in an?
swer to the Italian Government's repre?
sentations.
Railroad Earnings
(By telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Now York, Oct. 13.?A deep interest
is being taken now in the cnrnlng
power of some of the railroads, and a
close watch is being kept on the re?
ports ns they are Issued. The principal
points are tho gross earnings, the cost
of operation and the amount received
per ton per mile upon the freight car?
ried. The New York Central and the
Cleveland, Loralne and Wheeling head
the list so far as received, as both of
the le roads cr.rn J10.000 a mile. The
: Pittsburg and Ki|i probably earns
more than any other line, as its earn?
ings amount to more than $20,000 per
mile, but it is part of the Lake Shore,
and so the average earnings show a
lower tlgure,
MEMORABLE DAY IN
BRYAN'S CAMPAIGN.
His Ohio Campaign Closed With
Monster Meeting at Akron.
ROOSEVELT'S DETROIT TALK.
Ho Completely Demolishes Argument Ad?
vanced by tho Governor of Now York?
Reference Made at Length to the Ilrave
Stand Taken by Kx-Attornoy-Uunerul
Dlouuctt Against tho Euoroaclimeiit of
tho Trusts-Strong Appeal to Farmers to
Guard tho Interests of Their Sons.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Akron, Ohio,\>cl. 13.?A memorable
day in the Bryan campaign in Ohio
closed hero to-night with a monster
meeting, but large as it was, it felt
considerably behind the mooting at
Manslleld, which was the last im?
portant stopping place before reaching
litis city.
Mansfield was said to have contain?
ed twice as many people as had over
before been gathered ::t that place to
hear u political speech, the surround?
ing country for thirty or forty miles
around being well represented.
It 13PIA' TO it' ?OSEVELT.
In his Manslleld speech Mr. Bryan
took occasion to respond to one of the
points In Governor Roosevelt's reply
to one of Mr. Bryan's speeches. Mr.
Bryan said:
"When this campaign first opened the
Republican candidate tor Vlce-Presl
dent made a speech at Detroit, in
which lie said 'Who is afraid of this
army?' He had four soldiers stand up
before the audience, and he told the au?
dience that the soldiers.bore the same
proportion to that audience that the
standing army of 100,000 bore to tin
population of the United States. His
answer to the charge that we had a
large army was, "Who is afraid?' but,
my friends, that is not what ho i.s say?
ing now. Within a' week that same
candidate for VlcO-Presldoht, that mil?
itant member of the Republican ticket,
has become frightened himself. A few
days ago he staled that we would not
have liad that army but for tin- war in
the Philippine islands. Why, they are
trying now to explain it or excuse it.
when the fact is, and I called attention
to it at once, that the President asked
for the army two months before there
was a war in the Philippine islands.
ANOTHER DEFENSE.
"But now there is another defense.
The candidate for Vlce-Presldehl snj .
that every intelligent observer knew
that there would be trouble in the
Philippines if the treaty was confirmed.
Why, Is It possible that when tin- Pres?
ident entered upon his colonial policy he
knew there would, be trouble in the
Philippine Islands? What becomes of
the arguments, that there would be no
trouble there if it were not for the | e?
pie of this country who make speeches
against Imperialism? in hi': retreat In
litis become so scared that he has hid?
den behind a bill Introduced by a Dem?
ocratic Senator. Bet ine read you the
toxi: 'The bill for the temporary in
crcaso which Mr. Bryan apparently
seeks to persuade his hearers is a per?
manent increase, was introduced by
Senator Coekrell, of Missouri, a Demo?
cratic supporter of Mr. Bryan, and tho
bulk of the patriotic Democrats In
both'Houses voted for it.'
A DIFFERENT BILL.
"My friends, that Is a different bill,
The President asked for an army Of
loo.oon and a Republican House of Rep?
resentatives passed the bill, making the
army 100,000. as the President asked,
and when that Republican House did
it the treaty had been signed with
Spain anil there was not an arm raised
against this nation anywhere. What
was that bill Introduced by Senator
Coekrell? It was a substitute for the
permanent army bill. It was the Dem?
ocratic proposition which was present?
ed to offset the proposition made by the
Republican President. I want you to
know that the Vice-Presidential can?
didate of tho Republican party, instead
of defending the Republican measure,
making a permanent Increase of the
army to 100,000, tries to hide behind a
Democratic measure which made it
Only a temporary Increase. That bill
of senator Cockrell's was supported by
tho Democrats nnd the Populists und
the Silver Republicans of the Senate,
and but. for that opposition we would
to-day have an army of 100,000 perma?
nently In this country. But our peo?
ple defeated the Republican bill and
Senator Cockrell's bill became a lq.w.
It was a substitute which thet^Repub
licans had to accept In that Senate.
But that substitute expires next year,
and a Republtan paper, the Chicago
Tribune, has announced within a week
that Secretary Root would ask the next
Congress to make the army of 100.000 a
permanent army. Now. let the Repub?
licans defend their large army. They
cannot do it. No Republican will dare
to do it: and yet if you vote the He
publican ticket you will approve of the
army, and if the Republican party wins
von will have a large army, now of
100.000. with ihe prospect of an increase
rather than a decrease
APPEAL TO REPUBLICAN PAR?
ENTS.
New Lexington. Ohio, Oct 13?Mr
Bryan referred in both his Circieville
and Lancaster speeches to the case of
Attorney OcneralMonnett, of this State
At Lancaster he made that official the
principal theme of his discourse say?
ing: "J want to call the attention of
Republicans to. something which has
taken place in their own State. nn\ I
want to ask the Republicans whether
they can afford to endorse what has
been done by the Republican party in
this State, i see before me parents who
are raising sons and those parents are
hoping for great things for their sons
I want to tell you What has occ urred
In connection with tho voting nun of
Ohio.
?There was a young Republican of
ability and of character nominated for
Attorney General of the State of Ohio
When ho entered upon the duties of his
Office he took an oath to perform those
duties to the best of his abliitv and in
the course of his dutv he was called
upon to commence suit under the laws
of this state against a great private
monopoly, the Standard oil Company,
and as soon as he commenced su.. the
company began its persecution and its
opposition.
ATTEMPT TO FRIGHTEN.
"It tust tried to frighten him out of
doing Ids duty, then it tried to bribe
him out of doing Iiis duty, etui when It
could neither frighten nor bribe, It
I went to the Republican ? artv ?and de?
feated him for doing his duty.
"I wunt to ask you parents whether
you want lo hold before your sons the
ideal of tho Republican party us it
now stands, where a young man like 1
Moniten must be driven out- of the
party because he defends the laborer,
the farmer and the business man from
the extortion of private monopoly.
Republican fathers, can you afford
to tell your sons that It is better for a
man 10 betray a trust than to do his
duty'/ fan you tell your sons that it
is better lor a man to violate his oath
of oftlce than to risk the hostility of a
Bicat corporation?
Tili: OPPOSITION TO LAW.
"if Monnett can leave the Republi?
can party, cnnoi the farmer and labor?
ing man and business men whose iu
: ? si i.e tried to protect afford to leave
th i Republican party, tu- will you say
that you are wedded to the Republican
party; that you would rather stay
With the Republicans und defend the
monopolies of this country than to
leave the Republican party, even for a
brief time, in order to obtain relief
from them?"
Continuing, Mr. Rrynn said that this
opposition to the enforcement of laws
waa not confined to the State of Ohio,
but was found in the Republican ad?
ministration of affairs of the nation,
lie contrasted the conduct of the af?
fairs Of the nation with the conduct of
tin- legal business of his own State of
Nebraska, where, lie said, the Damo
cratlc Attorney General was obeying
the law and prosecuting the trusts.
ELECTION FORECAST.
GIVEN OUT 1 '.Y I EOPLE'S PARTY
NATU iNAL COMMITTEE.
(By Telegraph to Ylrglnlnn-Pllot.l
Lincoln. Neb, Oct. 13.?The following
Si a t cm en t over the signature of .1. A.
Edgerton, the secretary, was given out
to-night by the People's Purly Na?
tional Committee:
"Bryan will be elected. He has lost
none id' the support lie had in 181M?, ex?
cept a few Silver Republicans In. the
Mountain states, or these there Will not
be enough to affect a .siti?lo electoral
THE LEGISLATURE
OF VIRGINIA.
A Richmond Forecast of What
Will be Attempted.
DISBANCMENTOF POPULISTS.
An Effort to bo Mittle to Secure Authority
to Enterso Penitentiary? State Clinlr
mna IIob*on?of the Populist I'mty, Sup?
porting Entire Democratic Tleket-Gold
Deposit? Discovered in Louts \ County?
Col. Anderson'* stalV-Atteiupl I.? Vssas
siuate Detective Gibson.
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Ktchniond, Va.. Oct. 13.?It is not un?
likely that when the I.e.; isla tut?; meets
in extra session steps will bo taken, if
there is any law that will permit of it
being dune, to force the law-makers To
make provision for enlarging the pen?
itentiary.
This Idea was suggested by the pro?
ceedings in the Hustings Court in re?
lation to the new Jail.
"I don't know whether It can be done
or not,'* said a g.-nlleman much Inter?
ested In providing better accommoda?
tions for the convicts, "but l shall look
into the matter, and If any law can be
found to force the Legislature to do
what It ought to have done long ago
steps will bo taken to require the Oon
crnl Assembly to appropriate money for
this purpose."
DISP.ANDMENT OF POPULISTS.
The Populist party has really no or?
ganization in Virginia at this time. Mr.
.1. Hasktns Hobson, the Btnte chair?
man, Is giving his support not only to
the Democratic electoral ticket, but to
1 all the Democratic nominees for Con
' gross. Mr. Hobson is in thorough sym
; pathy with the Democratic pat ty. Ho
j is one of the most effective stump
WHAT ARE WE COMING TOr
vote. He will hold his own west of the
Mississippi, and will curry every State
in that region that he carried in 1S9G,
with the possible exception of Wyom?
ing. He will gain heavily in tho cen?
tral West and Rast, He will not only!
have all tin* Democrats and Populists
who supported him in 'liti, but added I
to these lie will n.lye the votes of a i
largo number of <!<dd Democrats and
former Republicans who have left their
party on the Issues of Imperialism and
trusts.
"The following States may be classed
as certain t.hi their electoral votes
for Bryan: Alabama, 11; Arkansas, S;
Colorado, 4; Florida, -1; Georgia, 13;
Idaho, 3; Louisiana, S; Mississippi, !i;
Missouri, 17: Montana, 3: Nebraska. 8; ;
Nevada, 3: North Carnllna, 11; South ;
Carolina, Tennessee, 12; Texas, 15;
Utah, Virginia. 12. Total, 153.
"Added to these are the following!
States thai will probably enst their
votes for Bryan: Illinois. 24; Indiana,
16; Kansas. !??: Kentucky, 13; Mary
land, V South Dakota, -1: Washington,
4; Wen Virgin t, t>. Total. St.
"These, added to 153 certain, give 237.
or 13 nn.re than a majority in the Elec?
toral College. Onlslde of theso cer?
tain and probable States are the fol?
lowing doubtful: California, 9; Con?
necticut, Delaware, 3; Michigan. 14;
Minnesota. !'. New Jersey, 10: New
York, :?!: North Dakota, 3; Ohio. 23;
Wisconsin, 12; Wyoming, 3. Total.
12 ."
N- Y- Central and 3lg Four.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
New York', Oct. 13.?Experienced
financiers here have no doubt that be?
fore the year ends the Dig Pour sys?
tem will lie merged into the New Y'ork
Central system. The report has been
circulating for a long while, and was
given cm even before the Lake Shore
and Michigan Central had been bought
by Mr. Vandorbilt and IiIh associates
for the New York Central, and lias
been often denied. But evtns have
gravitated I ?ward the accomplishment
of this gn at cad, and it is considered
in well-informed circles as sure a thing
as anything in the future can weil be.
Hannn Apaln Challenged.
(By Telegraph to-Virginian-Pilot.)
Lincoln. Neb.. Oct. 13.?A challenge
to Senator llanna was issued to-night
from Populist national hoadipiarteVa to
meet Senator Allen, of Nebraska, in
joint debate during Senator Hauna's
coming lour of the State.
spen-fcTTS the Democrats have fnthe
field.
Many gentlemen who were formerly
prominent in the Councils Of the Peo?
ple's party have followed tho example
of Mr. Hobson, and decided hereafter
to work with the regular Democratic
organisation. Among these <entlomcn
is Pormer Stale Senator \V. II. Haie,
of Franklin county.
The Populist statt? Committee has
really gone out of existence, tor there
will not he another meeting of the
body.
Mr. Hobstin passed through Rich?
mond to-day, on his way to McckleU:
b?rg county, whero he will make a
speech Monday. He will sp.tid three,
days campaigning in that county, and
then will go to Brunswick to make
seven speeches. From Brunswiok, Mr.
Hobson win go to the Tenth district to
help Mr. Flood out.
Mr. Hobson says lion. Prnncis R.
Lass It er will be re-elected to Congress
by a handsome majority.
A VIRGINIA KLONDIKE..
What may prove to he a Virginia
Klondike has been discovered in Louisa
county. The gold deposits are located
near Pendel ton; and from indications,
the loth; there is very rich and the vein
extends considerable distance. The
goid deposits were discovered on the
property owned by Mr. W. F. ProlUtt,
who is making further Investigations,
The assay of the surface 'Toppings so
far lias yielded about $50 |>er ion. The
vein has not been worked as yet.
The mines are located about two and
a half miles south-wi si of Pendleton,
the vein running north-east ami south?
west. They are also situated near the
old Luce mines.
It is rumored that northern capital?
ists an; figuring on securing contracts
of the mines, and it is also stated a
well-known northern syndicate is back
of the effort.
COL. ANDERSON'S STAFF.
It will, perhaps, be several days bo
bore Col. George Wayne Anderson, of
tho Seventieth Regiment, appoints the
members of his Staff. He will not do
so before he receives his commission
and before he is commissioned he will
have to pass examination by the Mili?
tary Hoard.
The committee appointed to notify
Capt. William P. Russell of his elec?
tion to a majority In the Seventieth,
met last night and drafted a letter of
notification to he sent to Capt, Russell,
who Is in New York. The committee
consists, of Capt. Crawford. Lieut. Sa
vllle. of Company A. and Lieut. Rag
lund, of Company H. Capt. Russell
will not be back in Richmond for some
lime.
ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE.
It wasj about half-past 7 o'clock this
morning, when, while Heated around
the breakfast table with his family,
Mr. Gibson and the others were start?
led by hearing: the loud report of u
lire-arm. followed by the Immediate
crash of breaking glass and singing of
a bullet as the leaden messenger of
death passed between the heads of the
brave officer, who is the terror of evil?
doers, und ids young son and embedded,
itself in the wall across the room.
A shower of broken glass fell over!
them, ah were thrown Into consterna?
tion for the time being. The attack
had come from an unexpected quarter
and the shot tired by an unknown
hand.
The detective, however, was soon
hard at work making a most thorough
investigation, and discovered several
open gates, but could find neither foot?
prints nor anything else that would
aid in Identifying th" would-be assas?
sin, or help iu tracing him. Detective
Gibson will, however, assiduously con-,
duct further investigation. j
The circumstances which would lend
color to the assassination theory are
that several of some recently released
convicts have on several occasions de?
clared that they would get even with
the frustrate!- of their criminal designs,
and have sworn vengeance.
NEW STEAMER LINE.
The Old Dominion Lino will put into
operation within the next few weeks n
new service between Richmond and
Norfolk. The steamer Hampton Roads,
now at Norfolk, will be rebuilt and
thirty feet added to her. besides equip?
ping her with state-rooms and making
other extensive Improvements.
A trlrweekly schedule will be ar?
ranged for sailing between Norfolk and
Richmond, and the time will lie cut
down considerably. A new steamer is
being built to take the place of the
Hampton Roads.
A DEPUTY MARSHAL LOST.
Mr. Samuel Uendlt, Lulled Slates
Deputy Marshal, left here several days
ago to arrest some moonshiners in a
county not far from Richmond.
Nothing has been heard from him
since his departure, hut the official* In
the offtco do not think that it Is at all
likely that any harm has come to him.
Mr. Itendlt. very likely, could not
promptly make the arrest, ami for pru?
dential reasons has not communicated
with the office. His relatives ore some?
what concerned over ids absence, l>"t
Marshal Treat tloes not think Hint
i heir fears are w ell founded.
A BIG ASSIGNMENT.
Mr. Charles 13. Ashburner, Jr., a civil
engineer, who resides In Powbatan
county, through his counsel,jMr. Edwin
N. Pilcher. has tiled a petition in bank?
ruptcy. His liabilities are $62,31-1.92 and
assets $1.0(10. Mr. Asliburner was u
member of the firm of diaries E.
Langley A- Co., which failed a few
years ago while engaged in erecting
the new buildings of the University of
Virginia.
ictitlon was tiled by Mr. Timothy
Suhivan by Iiis counsel, Messrs. Pol?
lock .v.- Puller. His liabilities arc
$2,160.69 and assets nothing.
DR. STEEL BETTER.
Dr. Steel, of Centenary Church, has
been sick for several days, hut Is bet?
ter and expects to preach to-morrow,
morning and evening.
BROTHERHOOD OP ST. ANDREW.
The Brotherhood Of St. Andrew to?
day held the last business session of
its fifteenth annual convention. The
most Interesting feature of the morn?
ing meeting was the explanation of
and debate upon the treasurer's re?
port, followed by a discussion <>f the
Brotherhood fund.
The treasurer's statement showed the
following totals: Italance on hand
September 1st. DOT, $2,057.32: St. An?
drew's Cross and other receipts, $17,
950.95. Total. $20,908.27; Accounts re?
ceivable, JVXI.OS; disbursements. $10,
516.45; cash on linnd August .11, $1.
391 82: accounts payable. S2.979.5S. The
report was received ami adopted.
' There was some debate on the reports
relative to altering the rule of service
and the subject of Brotherhood work
In foreign fields, but both questions
were left with the eimneil.
NEW EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.
The following new Executive Council
was elected: James L. Houghtetlng,
Chicago: G. Harry Davis, Qcrmatii
town, Pa.; Silas McBee, Sewanee,
Tenn.i John P. Fnure, New York; W.
R. St.-rllng. Chicago: John E. Baird,
Philadelphia; Hector Baxter, Minne?
apolis: William C. SUirgis, New Ha?
ven: Edmund Billings, Boston; Samuel
s. Nash. Tarboro, N. Co J. C. Loomis,
Louisville; John W. Wood. New York;
IL C. Turnout!, Jr., Towson, Md.;
Prank J. Weber, Detroit: Eugeho C.
Denton, Rochester: II. D. w. English,
Pittsburgh.; Rathbono 10. Gardner,
Provldenco; John li. Peyton. Charles?
ton, W. Va.: Pierson L. Halsoy, Mil?
waukee; William C Reitham. Colum?
bus, o.: Francis H. Holmes, West Or?
ange, N. J.: Edward S. Elliott. Savan?
nah: Robert H. Gardiner. Gardiner,
Me.: T. c. Rullin. Barton Heights. Va.;
A. L. Fellows, Denver; Edlng L. Miller.
Philadelphia; H, R; Braden, Berkley
Cala; Qol?nel Cecil clay. Washington,
D. C; W. A. Gallup. North Adams,
Mass.; William Bruddon. Queens, L.
L: Frederick R. Rnwrll. Seattle,Wash.;
Charles B. Cast nor. Nashville. Tenn.
The following officers were chosen
for the ensuing year: President, John
T. Houghtellng; first vice president. G.
Harry Davis; second vice president,
Silas McBee! treasurer, John T. Kaute.
All re-elections. No secretary was
elected. Carloton Montgomery was re
elected assistant secretary.
TO-.MORROW'S SESSION.
To-morrow morning the Brotherhood
anniversary sermon will be preached
by Bishop Anderson, of Chicago, and
to-morrow evening, at St. Paul's
Church, t.hO final meeting of the con?
vention will he held, addresses being
delivered by Bishop Partridge, of Ky?
oto. Japan, and Silas MoBee.
For Monday an excursion down the
James river has been tendered to the
visiting members and their friends by
the local chapter of the Brotherhood.
CRITICALLY ILL.
Mr. Josiali Ryland. Jr.. Second Audi?
tor of Virginia, is critically in at his
residence, on Barton Heights, near
: this city. He is from King and Queen
; cbuiity and about CO years of age. Mr.
Ryland has pneumonia.
Yotitsoy'ft Condition Serious
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Georgetown. Ky.. Oct. 13, -The Yout
sey trial was continued until Monday,
but there appears little chance that It
will lie resumed then, it seems practi?
cally certain that Youtsey is in an ?X
tremely serious condition and may
never recover. He Is still in a stupor.
A LON GCONTEST
IS NOT UNLIKELY.
Action of the Anthracite Coal
Miners' Convention Yesterday.
WILL ACCEPT TEN PER CENT,
Uu( the Operators Mu?t Promise to Con?
tinue Payment of tho, Advance Petit
Next April, nntl to Abolish the Sliding
Scale-Three Cheers Given tu tho Con?
vention for President Mitchell, of tho
United Mine Worker* of America Uu
Views on tile Situation.
(Dy Telegraph to Virglnian-Pllot)
Scranton, Pa., Oct. 13.?The anthra?
cite coal minters now on strike, after
a two days' convention, late this af?
ternoon decided to accept the 10 per
cent, net increuse In wages offered by
the mine owners, provided they will
continue the payment of the advance
until next April and will abolish the
sliding scale. If the operators consider
the proposition unacceptable, the mtn
ers are willing to arbitrate the ques?
tions at Issue. They also decided to
continue the strike until the operators '
agree to the convention's proposition.
The. resolution is as follows;
THE RESOLUTION.
"We, your committee, respectfully
submit the following preamble and re?
solutions for your consideration:
"Whereas, the anthracite coal opera?
tors have postetl notices offering an ad?
vance of 10 per cent, over wages for?
merly paid, and have signified their
willingness to adjust other grievances
with their own employees; and
"Whereas, they have failed to specify
the length of time this advance would
remain in force, and have also failed to
abolish the sliding scale method of de?
termining wages, we would recom?
mend :
"That tills convention accept an ad?
vance of 10 per cent., providing Jhe
(delators will continue its payment
until April 1st, 1001; and will abolish
the sliding scale in the Lehlgh and
Schuylklll regions; the scale of wages
In the two last named districts to re?
main stationary at 10 per cent, above
the present basis price; und that the
companies will agree to adjust other
grievances complained of with com?
mittees of their own employees.
"Should this proposition be unaccept
ab!e to tho operators wo recommend
that the convention propose that all
questions at issue he submitted to a
fair and Impartial board of arbitration,
"We furtherVooommend that under
no circumstances whatever 'should
there be a resumption of work at any
of the collieries until the operators
signify their acceptance of this propo?
sition, and you are notified officially
that the strike Is ended, and all return
to work In a body on the same day."
LONO CONTEST NOT UNLIKELY.
Judging by the unanimity of tho
miners In accepting the above resolu?
tion and by the determined stand taken
by the operators. It is not generally be?
lieved that it long contest between the
strikers and tho mine owners Is not un?
likely. There was great enthusiasm
In the convention when the counter
proposition to the operators was car?
ried, and three cheers were given for
Pn sldent Mitchell. The resolutions
were drafted by a committee of thir?
teen, appointed at the opentng session,
of which tho national president was
chairman,
PRESIDENT MITCHELL'S VIEWS.
Mr. Mitchell. In an Interview with a
representative of the Associated Press
on the outcome of the strike, said:
"The action of the delegates in con
yentton to-day In accenting nn advance
of It) per cent., providing they receive
assurance the advance will continue
In force until April 1st of next year,
demonstrated that the miners are con?
siderate of the public Interest involved
and are disposed to he conciliatory."
"I cannot understand any good rea?
son why tho operators should not ac?
cept the conditions named In the reso?
lution. I, of course, hope that there
will he a speedy termination of this
contest, and V believe that in the fu?
ro,, the operators will be disposed to
treat with more consideration their
employees than they have In the past."
PRESS COMMITTEE'S STATEMENT
The statement by the Pre.t3 Commit?
tee regarding the proceedings of the
convention says:
?While the motion was pending,
President Mitchell addressed the con?
vention and took occasion to deny
positively the statements mado by
some of the metropolitan papers
charging that political Influences were
dominating the convention, and that
the representatives of any political
party had been In conference with him.
When the question was put the reso?
lutions were adopted unanimously by
a rising vote, amid ringing cheers. At
4:15 the convention adjourned Sine
die." ?'
President Mitchell and the other na?
tional officers now here will return to
llazleton on Monday, where the tem?
porary national heatLiuarters are lo?
cated.
A Thousand Plgoons.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-PlIot-1
Hagerstown, Md.. Oct. 13? A thou?
sand pigeons were liberated to-day by
the Hngerstown Fair Association tn
the contests arranged by the pigeon
fanciers of Washington city. Prizes
were awarded In the shape of purses,
gold medals and diplomas.
CLASSIFICATION OF tNEVVS,
BY DEPARTMENT*
Telegraph New$?Pi?? 1.
Loci! News--Pi?eS 2, J, 5, 6,13, i f.
Editorial? Paiji 4.
Virsrinit News? -Paje i *
North Carolina News?PiV *5
Portsmouth News?Pa^c 16, t?
Berklcy N?w5-fa?t! 17
Shipping? Rae?.
Real Estate?Paj* 1&
Markits?P?se. 13.
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