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YOL. VII.--N?. 14.
NOin OLK, VA., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 17, 1900.
THREE CENTS PER COPY.
HON. W. JENNINGS BRYAN'S
RECEPTION IN NEW YORK.
He Was Enthusiastically Welcomed by Thousands
-of Patriotic Citizens.
CROKER AND HIS LIEUTENANTS IN LINE.
The Appearance of the Democratic Candidate for the Presi?
dency Was the Signal for a Rush of the Populace to Greet
Him?His Reception Was an Emphatic Ovation?Ten?
dered a Dinner at the Hoffman House?Distinguished
Party Leaders Present?Presented With a Gold Headed
Cane by Brooklyn Lutherans?The Great Meeting at
Madison Square Garden and Colonel Bryan's Speech.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PUot.)
New York, Oct. 1C?William j. Bryan
arrived In this city nt 2:r>r> o'clock to?
day. Ills reception was an emphatic
ovutiun. As the train steamed Into the
annex of the Grand Central depot that
part of the Immense building was
packed with a uniting multitude.
Colonel Bryan was driven to the
Hoffman House In an open carriage,
in which he sat next to lilchard
Crokcr, and with uncovered head, bow
ed and smiled to the thousands who
cheered him. Forty-second street pre?
sented an animated scene. From Lex?
ington avenue on one shh: to -Sixth
avenue oh the other, the sidewalks
were lined with the populace.
At 'J:.'ID o'clock a loud Cheer went up,
and the open carriages containing the
Tammany Hall Itcceptlon Committee
rodo to the annex. Three cheers for
Croker wore given. 4
A FOOTBALL RUSH.
As the time approached for the ar?
rival of the train the Itcceptlon Com?
mittee started in to move further and
further along side the track. At this
point the police lines wore made in?
effectual by a regular football rush.
While the rtcceptlon Committee were
walling every possible ln< h Of space
on stairs, at windows, platforms and
on the hiij bridges crossing the depot
were occupied, The narrow passage?
way aloii? the tracks was a mass of
people when the cngii.f the Bryan
train blew its warning whistle. Then
came the mad scramble -to reach the
rear car of the (rain in Which Colonel
Bryan was supposed to be. Mr. Cro?
kcr. Mr. Hearst and tie- other mem?
bers of the Reception Committee tried
to walk In a dlgnllied manner toward
the trnln to ?rei t the Presidential can?
didate, but the crowd was too groat.
They were pushed and shoved and
hustled along until they bad almost
to break Into a run before they could
swing themselves on to the tear plat?
form and give Colonel Bryan greet?
ing.
START FOR THE HOTEL.
Meanwhile the crowd had worked it?
self up to what it considered a proper
degree of enthusiasm. It clicerod, hal?
looed, as Colonel Bryan stepped out on
the platform. Then, escorted by Rich?
ard Croker and the commit toe, be be?
gan the journey toward the street. A
number of people grasped Colonel
Bryan's bauds, the candidate smiled
good naturcdly through it all, In spile
of the fact that both he and Mr. CrmVer
were being rather roughly jostled
about. As ho entered tin- open cnrrlogo
and took bis seat Colonel Brynh took
his hat oft* and .'-11111011 and bowed on
every side. Richard Crokcr sat next to
him. while Mr. Hearst hnd Mr. Shevlln
occupied the other two sc.its in the car?
riage, ft too!-: some time to clear a
passageway in Forty-second street, but
It was finally managed, and then the
rnrringes, in which the reception com
mlttoc members?w~c;ro seated, starten
for the Hoffman House.
THE HOTEL REACHED.
Colonel Bryan reached the Hoffman
House at 3:20 p. in. All the way down
Fifth avenue In- was cheered by the
crowds tbnt lined the thoroughfare.
The demonstration* as Colonel Bryan
left his carriage and entered the Twen?
ty-sixth street entrance of tin- hotel
was a repetition of that all along the
line. Colonel Bryan at once went to his
rooms.
COLONEL. BRYAN CANED.
A few minutes later ho received a
delegation from St. Matthew's Luthe?
ran church. North Fifth street. Brook?
lyn. Rev. Augustus Sommers, the pas?
tor, presented him with a gold headed
cane, which bad been won by Colonel
Bryan In receiving the largest number
of votes nt n fair held by the church.
He made a speech of thanks and then
retired to teat before the banquet.
TENDERED A DINNER.
New York, Oct. 16.?The dinner ten?
dered Colonel Bryan at the Huffman
House at 5:30 o'clock this afternoon
wu3 not boh! in the Moorish room t..-i
at first Inteh led," but In the Salon
Louis Qtilnac. Fifty covers were lul l,
an Increase from what was first intend?
ed. The room was beautifully deco?
rated with laurel leaves, palms and
evergreens. Colonel Bryan's portrait,
framed In a silk American flag wan just
behind the chair reserved for Mayor
Van Wyck. tin- presiding officer. It was
discovered, during the afternoon that
the decorator had in arranging the por?
trait of Colonel Bryan Intertwined the
Filipino and Americ an colors about the
picture. Thin was believed to be an er?
ror and at dinner time the colors of
Aguinnldo were conspicuously absent.
THE QUESTS.
Fifteen persons sal t!t trrr* table re?
served for the guest of honor and Other
distinguished persons.
The remaining guests rat nt smaller
tables. All the tables were decorated
with llowers, roses predominating.
The ret vice was the best the house
could provide, linens of the most costly
sort, the heaviest plate, cut gloss and
the best of china. Although Colonel
Bryan did not drink his w mo, gla sses
were provided, Just as tor other gue.it?.
Mayor Van Wyck sat in an inlaid
chair brought from Arabia. On ellh'ir
side of him', two and two, were special
fchulra on which sat Colonel Bryan, .Mr.
Orbker. Adlal ES. Stevenson nnd Wil?
liam l{. Hearst.
DISTINGUISHED LEADERS.
When nil were seated Colonel Bryan
was between Richard Crokor and
Mayor Van Wyck. The oilier guests at
Hie main table were:
in the chair, Robert A. Van Wyck;
on bis right, William J. Bryan, Richard
Crokcr, John is. Stnnchilold, William
J. Sloan.', William P. Mackey, Edward
M. Shephnrd, John \V. Kellar,
On the mayor's left were Adlal 15.
Stevenson, William R. Hearst. Web?
ster Davis. John D. Richardson, Nor?
man E, .Mark, John DoWitt Warner
and (.horse M. Van Hoescn.
At each plate was placed a souvenir
program bound In heavy dark paper,
With the name of each guest In heavy
gold lettering on the cover. The menu
was on cards, plain except for si por?
trait of Colonel Bryan above and the
Anicrh an Ha? in coloring to the right.
Tlte much-disputed cost of the dinner
was settled by the Hoffman House
management, who said that the cost
was SIU per plate, exclusive of the
wine.
H took from 5:45 to T p. m. to dis?
pose of the many courses, and soon
after the parly got Into carriages and
wore driven i<> Madison Square Car
den.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
MEETING.
For hours before the time r-et for
tin; opening of the doors. 6:30 o'clock.
Madison Sipiare.Garden, w hi te ''olonel
Bryan and the le ad of the Stale Dem?
ocratic ticket; John 13. Stanchfleld,
spoke, was besieged by crowd*);
Throngs gathered and massed before
the two main entrances to the building
on Fourth and Madison avenue:! as
early as 2 o'clock, hoping lo gel in
when the doors were first opened.
At 6:30 o'clock to tho minute the
sound of exploding bombs outside the
Garden announced the opening of the
doors. Instantly there was a great
rush by the people from the Madison
avenue hallway and from the Twenty
slxih street entrance, which, accord?
ing to police arrangements, was to bo
kept clear fur ticket holders. In the
first rush there was a few women who
got sents near the speakers' stand. In
|c33 Lhnn t? ? 11 minutes every seat on the
floor was taken, and the crowd, which
had begun lo pour in from all Bides,
attacked the galleries, ly^e minutes
later : nw Hie balcony and a part of the
galleries black with people. Tho rush
was then over, but there came a
steady si roam through the principal
(loots, and all empty seats were soon
filled.
Tili: DEMOCRATIC WATCHWORD.
The crowd did inn apt.ear ut flrsi lo
bo demonstrative. When the lights
wert! all turned on there tame a brief
cheer. The big seml-clrculnr electrical
display over the speakers stand bore
the portraits of the two Democratic
candidates, the Democratic qmhlem and
the Democratic WatchWOrd, credited to
?Me. i'i'.iit1 I*. "We irhtti hi r.-nnin live
people/' in great letters of light.
Then the hand struck up a national
air. and as the people recognized
"Yankee Doodle" they got up In their
:ieats with uncovered heads, nnd as
tin y waved thousands of small Ameri?
can Hags Shouted out tho words of the
.?amg.
The Garden was decorated in the na?
tional colors only. Streamers radiated
from the centre of the roof, underneath
the skylight, to the heads of tho Iron
pillars over the galleries, and festoons
of Hags, with the colors of the differ?
ent Slates, lined tho galleries. The
speaker's stand was draped with Amer?
ican lings and red, while and blue
bunting.
ARRIVAL OF TAMMANY MEN.
At G::t0 o'clock the only seats remain?
ing vacant in the entire Garden was
im occasional box. the tickets for which
remained good until 7 o'clock. The
crowd was orderly anil frctpicnl per?
formances by the band brought out
ont husiasm.
Tho arrival of prominent Tammany
men before the opening of the meeting
brought out the first strong applause
of the evening. As 7 o'clock approach-j
ed. the hour when colonel Bryan was
expected lo arrive, the crowd began to
w?rm up. The Garden was jammed.
The police kept the aisles fairly well
cleared nnd back of the gallery seats
there was not an Inch of available
space.
COLONEL BRYAN'S AFPEA RANCH.
colonel Bryan entered the Garden at
7:15 o'clock. As Hie face of Mr. Crokor,
behind which appeared colonel Bryan's,
was seer., the crowd burst forth in one
great prolonged yell. Every one stood
tip-too on his seat nnd tho Garden
was a sea of waving tings. As Colonel
Bryan, escorted by Mr. Croker.mounted
the speaker's stand tho cheering) was
continuous. The two climbed the stairs
ami made their way to tho front. fo>
lowed by the reception committee.
Colonel Bryan and Mr. Cr?ker fre?
quently responded to the cheering by
bowing to the vast audience, nnd the
faces of both were wreathed with
smiles.
FIFTEEN MINUTES CHEERING.
Just behind the two. as tljey mount?
ed the platform. Mayor Van Wyck es?
corted Edward M. Shephard, who act?
ed as chairman of tho mooting. The
cheering continued; now dying down,
now being renewed with increased vig
or. it continued tor live minutes, not
".bating when t'olonel Bryan rose to
Iiis foot and raised his hand. Mr.
Croker pulled him back into his seal.
The cheering wont on. Thon Mr.
Croker rose, hesitated a moment, then
raised his hand for silence.
In stead of ceasing the crowd broke
fourth louder than ever. Do what ho
could. Mr. Crokcr could not silence the
crowd.
After nearly IS minutes of cheering
the applause began to decrease.
Mingled cheers and hisses, the latter
for silence, lasted a minute longer.
"Three cheers for our next Presl
dent" brought out a final cheer, but
nn effort to repeat it was drowned In
cries of "Put him out."
The enthusiasm nearly carried the
crowd away. The throng nt the Mad?
ison avenue end of the Garden jammed
down the aisles, and the sixty police?
men at that point had to do sincere
battle with the crowd to keep it under
control.
When quiet was restored Mr. Crokcr
rose, took Mr. Shephard by the hand
and Introduced him to the audience as
the chairman of the meeting.
IMPATIENT TO HEAR BRYAN.
Before Mr. Shephard could got Into
the subject of "Imperialism," to whl h
most of his address was devoted, the
crowd got so impatient to hear Colonel I
Bryan that Mr. Shephard could not
proceed. He suddenly stopped and j
troduced President Guggenheimer, >?( <
the Council, who offered the formal re-1
solutions of the evening. These wcl-l
corned Colonel Bryan and Mr. Steven?
son to New York, approved the Kansas |
City platform; opposed Imperialism; i
protested against an enormous stand?
ing army as a menace to the rcpubll ?:
praised the volunteer army as being
BUfllcient In emergency; opposed -.i
eangllng foreign alliances; sympathised!
with the Boers; denounced trust:;;
pledged the party to brim; back to the
people constitutional government nild
charged the Republicans with having
raised a gigantic corruption fund to de?
bauch the suff rage.
The resolutions wore cheered, though
they could not bo board for the BhOUt?]
for Mr. Bryan, and Mr. Shsphar? at I
once introduced the latter In a few
short sentences.
CONFUSION.
Colonel Bryan stepped to the railing
about the stand as tho throng broke
afresh Into cheers. Ho raised his hand I
for silence, but the cheers did not sub?
side. Colonel Bryan was dressed tiin
THE SIAMESE TWINS OF TODAY.
ply in a black suit with a short sack
coat._
"Three cheers for our next l'res':
(leni," came up from the nudienc;,
Colonel Bryan raising his hand in dep?
recation. The crowd was about to be?
come nutet when with a boom and a
flash of lire, a flashlight bomb went off
in the centre of the room. Women
shrieked and the men yelled, not know?
ing what it all was. There was groat
excitement and disorder for n moment
and calls for the police. A dor.o.i po?
licemen rushed to the spot where the
man sat who had fired the bomb, grab?
bed him and hustled him and his ca?
mera out into the aisle and out of the
garden.
Colonel Bryan had stood quietly at
(he tail on the platform. There was
another attempt to renew the cheering,
but hisses greeted it and Colonel Bryan
commenced speaking.
Ho began quietly, his voice being
scarcely audible a hundred feet away
from the stand, but ho gradually spoke
louder and in a moment Iiis voice could
he heard by the galleries.
The crowd listened in silenco for a
time, but when the speaker declared
that the Democratic party recognized
the right of ability of mind and muscle
to the fruits of its toil, the crowd broke
forth into cheering.
THE COLONEL'S REMARKS.
Colonel Bryan began by referring to
the vast audience before him, and said
tltat it indicated ait interest in the
campaign, which must be gratifying to
all who realized the Importance of the
questions involved. He declared that
ho was not vain enough to accept the
enthusiasm manifested as a personal
tribute to himself, because, lie said,
"the Individual counts for nothing ex?
cept that ho may bo the Instrument
used by the people to carry out their
own will."
DEMOCRATIC CAUSES,
lie Immediately entered upon a de?
fense of the Democratic causes, and
said:
"To say that the people gathered
here who support our causes are the
enemies of ho?est Wealth is 0 slander
which could not bo littered without the
one who uttered it knew it to be false.
We arc not opposed to that wealth
Which comes as the reward of honest
toil and is enjoyed by those who give
to society something in return for that
which society throw's upon them. The
Democratic party to-day is not only
Continued on Page 6.
ALLIES CAPTURE
CHINESE TOWNS.
The French Propositions Unani?
mously Approved by Ambassadors
THE ATTITUDE OF RUSSIA.
Soven Thousand Allies Enter I'nn TIhr l"u
Without ISucoUllterlng Any Opposition
Front the Natives-Fish Ling Occupied
hj tlu< Kaplans 1.1 limn.- Chang Orders
(tic Itlttek OTnga anil KwangSi Troops to
Return to Canton - 'Washington Not Sur?
prised bj ItitMlit;
(By Telcgrap'i to Virginia n-Pllot.)
: London, Oct. 16.?A dispatch :
: from Shanghai states that Pno :
: Tin;; Fu was captured on Satur- :
: day by tho force of 7,000 allies :
: sent from Pekin for that pur- :
: pose. t
NO OPPOSITION FROM CHINESE.
Tien Tsln, Octi 15, via Shanghai. Oct.
HJ.?The expedition against Pao Ting
Fu had met with no opposition ui> to
October 11. Reports received by a
courier say that a column of ?OO French
marching to Hsten-Hslen to relieve o
party of French priests met with no
opposition in the six days' march to
the south.
The fourth brigade of tho British is
now arriving.
The Americans have evacuated the
arsenal, which has been turned over
to the provisional city government.
FRENCH PROPOSALS APPROVED.
Paris, Oct. lfi.?A dispatch received
by the Havas Agency from Tien Tsln,
datetl October 15, says:
"The British ambassador being In?
formed from London of tho basis of
negotiations proposed by M. Delcasse,
called a meeting of tho diplomatic
rs>riis in_i'i-Kin?'XXid French proposl
tiona were unanimously approved, nnd
appreciation was expressed of Prance's
initiative; United states Minister
I Conger alone raised tut objection, not
! against the propositions, but against
I the method 01 procedure. Mr. Conger
deemed that the French propositions
: would have to l>c Imposed upon the
j Chinese during tho negotiations. While
I those propositions are formulated as
being the basis of negotiations, dif?
ferent ministers, among others the
British and Italian, presented certain
demands, especially the replacement of
the Tating U Vnmen by a minister
of foreign affair.-, and tho posting for
two years of the decrees concerning
the punishment of the instigators of
the anti-European movement. These
demands are approved by all minis?
ters."
ALL. Till'. BOWEBS AGREED.
Paris. Oct. 16 At a Cabinet Council
hohl to-day tie- Minister of Foreign
Affairs, M. Delcasse, announced that
nil the Powers have accepted the
French note as tie.- basis for negotia?
tions.
Tho Minister added tltnt ho had been
informed that M Hung Chang has
ordered the Blai Flags atid Kwang Si
troops, which are traversing the pro?
vince of Hunan on their way to the
court of Sian Fu, abandon their march
and return to Canton.
RUSSIANS OCCUPY FIEH LINO.
Shanghai. Oct. 16.?Official confirma?
tion has been received of the report
that tho Russian southern army has
occupied Fleh Ling, the terminus of
tho Shnn-Hat-Kwan railway. Tho oc?
cupation was effected October 4.
TilE ATTITUDE OF RUSSIA.
St. Petersburg, <"t. 16.?The Russian
Government permits it to become
known that Its attitude in China will
bo increasing independence ot the con?
cert of the Powers. Bussln, it Is ex?
plained, is .ll.-i.'I I" attach loss value
to joint action since her Interests have
been fully secured by the successful
campaign In Manchuria. Moreover,
RUSSIA Is not willing to "follow the
irreconcilable policy of some of the
Powers." '
Tho expectation, the publication adds,
is that the Chinese Government Is
about to utilize all Its resources of
duplicity to Keep the Powers occupied
with vain negotiations and proposals
and the dispatching of notes In order
to galh time until the winter, counting
on the rigor of the climate to prevent1
military operations, niul all China to
Kather her resources for a spring cam?
paign. -
WASHINGTON NOT SURPRISED.
Washington, Oct. 16.?The ruble dis?
patch from St. Petersburg In stating
that Russia's attitude in China will be
Independent of the concert of the Pow?
ers, caused no surprise among otllclnls
here, who have been looking forward
for some time to just such a line of ac?
tion. It was noted when the aggressive
military movement was inaugurated by
Germany and the expedition against
Pko Ting Fu started that Russia was
among the Powers which did not join
In the movement. As the bulk of the
American troops had withdrawn from
China, leaving General Chaffee only a
legation guard at Pckln, the Japanese
forces participated In B very limited
degree, by continuing the defenses of
Pcklh during the absence of the other
allies.
MERELY ANOTHER STEP.
, The dispatch from St. Petersburg Is
[looked upon as merely another st.vp
similar to that taken when Russia
withheld from tho Pao Ting Kit expe?
dition and other aggressive military
moves. Moreover It Is regarded as
quite In consonance with tho pacific j
tendencies of this government, which
have boon directed all along to securing
a settlement by diplomatic means,
rather than by the sword. The Russian
purpose of pursuing Independent action
lias not made Itself evident In any ofll
clal or formal way thus far. either to
the State Department or to the Rus?
sian embassy hero.
IMPERIAL TROOPS VICTORIOUS;
Washington, D. C? Oct. 16.?Secre?
tary of State Hay has received a dis?
patch from Consul McWade, at Canton,
saying that the imperial troops have
recaptured llui Chow and that the
rebels have dispersed to the eastward.
TRAGEDY IN THE HOME
SENATOR JOE BLACKBURN'S
SON KILLS HIMSELF.
{By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
"Washington, Oct. 16.?Thomas P.
Lane, son-in-law of ox-Senator Black
burn, committed suicide at his home
here last night, Mr. Lane ???it.-red the
house about 11 p. m. and mot himself
in I ho presence or bis little daughter,
w hile his wife was resting on a couch
in an adjoining room. Death was el
most instantaneous. Mr. Lane was the
American representative of the London
ordnance firm of VIckers Sons & .Max?
im. He was well-to-do. prominently
connected nnd a familiar figure in
Washington society. It is said he was
driven to the act, by brooding over his
ill health. He was told some time ngo
that he hnd Brlght's disease and he
allowed the matter lo prey upon h's
mind.
His wife, who was Lucille Blackburn,'
had a narrow escape from death by a
pistol wound about three years ago.
The Lanes were then living at the lio
I lei Wellington. Mr. Lane was out of
town much of the time, and Mis. Lane
kept a loaded revolver in her bureau
drawer. One night she was found In
hor room with a bullet wound In her
breast and It was explained by the fam?
ily that In taking some laces item the
drawer the pistol hail been llfta:l up
and falling on the hammer, exploded.
She lingered between life and death
for some time, but ultimately recover?
ed. The shock of last night's tragedy
completely prostrated her, and she Is
now under the constant care of a phy?
sician.
Senator Blackburn wns In Hager?
town last night when the news of thf
suicide reached him. He had b.Von on
a campaign tour of the State, lb- left
as soon as possible for Washington;
and it is likely thai the occurr "ice will
force him to abandon any further woik
in the campaign.
FIGHTS WITH BOERS
LORD ROBERTS SAYS BRITISH
LQSSES WERE SERIOUS.
tRy Telegraph to VlrgKl.in-Pilot.)
London. Oct. 111.?Lord Roberts re?
ports from Pretoria, Octorber 15, as
follows:
"French started from Machadodorp
towards Heidelberg to clear a part of
the country not yet visited by out
troops.
"Mahon. commanding the mounted
troops, successfully engaged the enemy
on October 13, but our losses wore
severe, three officers and eight men be?
ing killed nnd three oitlcers and twen?
ty-live men wounded.
"French occupied Carolina yesterday,
onpturing a convoy during his march."
Lord Roberts also reports n number
of minor tiff a Irs showing that the Boers
tire still active over a wide field.
FIFTY ROERS CAPTURED.
Cape Town. Oct. 16.?The British re
entered Bloemhof, near Klmborley, Oc
tober 14, unopposed, and captured fifty
Boers.
WERE OVERPOWERED
AMERICANS CAPTURED IX THE
PHILIPPINES.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Manila, Oct. lf>, via Hong Kong.?
A detachment of twenty men of tho
Twenty-fourth Regiment, while engag?
ed in repairing telegraph wires Oc?
tober 10th at a point near San Joso,
Ncuvo Eclja Province. Isle de Luzon,
were set upon by 2"ii rebels and scat?
tered. Seven of the Americans rencbed
Sun Jose, but It Is probable that the re?
mainder were captured. The enemy
surprised a party of scouts of the For?
ty-third Infantry at a point three miles
from Takloban, Lcylc Island, killing
three of the Americans at the first vol?
ley. Two escaped and gave the alarm,
but the enemy succeeded in evading
their pursuers. The native police at
Takloban had conspired to surprise the
Americans. The botlies of the dead sol?
diers were badly mutilated.
j CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
BY DEPARTMEN Ti.
Telegraph News?Pi?; I. 0, it.
Loctl News?t'.icfs 2, 5, 5,6, It.
Editorial?Pigs a.
Virginia News?Pi?; S.
North Oroiim Newj ? Pa?; ^
Portsmouth Nsws?Pa?i 10, tt.
Berkley News?Mt^i 11.
Shippin? ?Pi?; 12
Real Estate? Page n
Markets-Pi?.',, li
'_ _
SOLDIERS DRIVE
THE STRIKERS BACK.
Pennsylvania Union Miners Clos?
ed Only One Colliery Yesterday.
A VERY EXCITING MORNING.
Men and Women, I.cd by llrnii Hand, En?
counter Soldiers With Vlxvcl Bayonets
Were Compelled, Despite Trotetta, to
Turn Hack-Women Were Slow of More
incut and Threatening ? One Colliery In
Noifquf-Iionhifr Valley Compelled to Shut
Down Ik-tore Arrival of Ullitia.
(By Telegraph to Vlrgtnlan-FlloL)
Lansford, Penn., Oct. l?.?About 1,500
men and CO women and girls marched
eighteen miles from the; Southstde
Hazleton region during tho night for
the Panther Creek valley, where they
expected to close all of the ton col?
lieries of the Lchigh Coal and Navi?
gation Company, but just as the weary
marchers were hearing their destina?
tion this morning they were met on
a mountain road by three companies
of infantry, and at the point Of tho
? bayonet were driven back four miles
tu Tamnqua and dispersed.
ONE COLLIERY CLOSED.
Another crowd of 800 strikers from
the Northside of Hazleton also march?
ed hero and succeeded In closing the
company's number 1 colliery at Nes?
quehonlng, near -Munch Chunk, before
it was scattered. Tho presence of the
soldiers was entirely unexpected, and
the strikers were much crestfallen that
they failed In accomplishing the ob?
ject of their lotig inarch.
AN EXCITING MORNING,
it was probably the most exciting
morning that the Panther Creek and
Nesquehonlng valleys have ever ex?
perienced. Strikers were scattered
over the various roads, and companies
of soldiers were scurrying In all di?
rections heading oft the inarching men.
The troops were patient with the mob
of strikers, while the labor men were
very careful not to commit overt acts
in the presence of the troops. For
a moment Just after the two forces met
on the road In the darkness It looked
as If a clash would come, but the good
sense of the men In charge of tho
strikers prevented a possible conflict.
THE MARCHERS.
The marchers came down like two
armies. The Southstde army concen?
trated at McAdoo and the order to
march was given at 10:30 last night.
There were several fife and drum corps
and a brass band In the line. The
women and uirls were conveyed In two
large omlbuses.
Five carriages, containing newspaper
correspondents, who had boon trailing
along at the rear of the procession,
were requested to take tho lead so
that they would not Interfere with the
plans of tho strikers. Following the
newspaper men came the two convey?
ances containing the women, and then
followed a lung line of Hungarians,
Italians. Slavs and English-speaking
mine workers.
SOLI HERS ENCOUNTERED.
At a point half a mile from Coaldale
there is u sharp tourn In the road, and
as the newspaper men rounded it there
came o command to "Halt!" and about
fifty foot in front of them were soldiers
wlio were stretched across the road
with bayonets fixed. Sheriff Toole, of
Schuylklll county, was with them. The
commander of tin; troops, speaking to
the waiting crowd, said:
"In the name of tho people of tho
State of Pennsylvania 1 command you
to disperse and return to where jou
came."
VAIN PROTEST.
Tho strikers began to protest that
they could not bo stopped on a public
highway, and many of them showed a
disposition to resist the soldiers. The
ollicer In charge of the troops, how?
ever, kept his men in position, and the
strikers, seeing that the soldiers evi?
dently meant business, slowly begun
returning toward Tamaqun,
"MOTHER" JONES.
"Mother" Jones, who was in the
crowd, vehemently protested against
the action of the troops In stopping
the marchers, but she was shut off and
ordered to move on. The women had
to be almost pushed along, so slowly
ilid they walk. They continually Jeered
the soldiers, calling them all kinds of
names, and threatening them with
punishment if they should ever visit
McAdoo. It took from 3 o'clock until
after ? to drive the crowd back to
Tamaqua.
While all this had been going on the
North Side marchers had everything
their own way In the Nesquehonlng
Valley. They reached there after 2
o'clock and succeeded in persuading
enough men to remain away front the
Lehigh Valley Con! nnd Navigation
Company's No. 1 colliery to compel its
shut down. General Gobln sent two
companies of soldiers over there and
soon had order restored.
A SECRET CONFERENCE.
Philadelphia, Oct. lt>.?A secret con?
ference was held to-day In the office
of the Philadelphia and Reading Rail?
way Company between representative!
of various coal carrying railroads and
a number of Individual operators. Th?
participants wen- pledged to secrecy at
to tho object of the consultation, an?}
nothing could be learned of what trans?
pired.
After the consultation Oeorgo F. Ftaet
remarked in a general way that it
might bo some days before a settle?
ment of the strike is reached.
Another Vote for Brynrv
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PilotA
New York. Oct. 10.?President Albert
Ross Putton. of the University of th<
State of Now York, has cast his lol
with Bryan, along with the anti-Im?
perialists. He became an honorary
member of the New York State Asso
elation of Anti-imperialistic clubs to-.
day. ,
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