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' WHEELING'W'Y^" i'rjDAY^^ PRICE TWO CENTS. (wTOBa"'":
GERMAN TROOPS
WILL REMAIN ON
CHINESE SOIL.
King William Refuses to Accede to
the Russian Proposal and Retire
His Eastern Army.
RUSSIA MAY NOT LEAVE PEKIN.
American Troops Preparing for Winter
Quarters?No Head Yet Appears
to Chinese Government.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 0.?The attitude
of the German government on
the Russian proposal to withdraw
the trdops from Pekin has heen made
known to the United States and is to
the effect that Germany considers it
necessary to retain her forces in Pekin.
i Russia Agrees to Remain.
BERLIN, Sept. 6.?It is curently rumored
now that Russia is agreeing: with
the other powers not to leave Pekln,the
powers, on the other hand, agreeing
with Russia's desire to transfer the
embassies to Tien Tsln.
Word comes from Tien Tsln that four (
of the leading boxers have been executed.
The story says that the French
shot two of the boxer chieftains and
the Japanese beheaded the other two.
Will Sweep the Country.
TAKU, Sept. 6.?The punitive expedition
which will styrt soon to sweep the
j country between Pekln and Pao-TlngFu
may continue southward to TalYuan-Fu,
where tho Imperial court is
residing.
Prince Tuan in Hiding.
SHANGHAI,Sept. 6.?LI Hung Chang
will start for Pekln.to-morrow.
It Is reported that Prince Tuan is in
hiding near Pekln, and that he hopes
Russia will intervene in his behalf.
I Word From Chaffee.
WASHINGTON.Sept. G.?The war department
to-day received the following:
"TAKU, China, (no date.)
"Adjutant General, Washington.
"Pekln, Aug. 28.-?The olllcers and soldiers
of the China relief expedition send
thanks to the President and'Secretary
of war for message of congratulations.
Formal .entry of the palace grounds
made to-day at S o'clock, salute of
twenty-one ?;uns being fired at th?:
r south and north gates. Troops of all
nations participated, .the United States
by a battalion 35}Katrong, composed of
|f:*detafi8^rcm-^aoluorganizat(on present
at taking of city;
Palace vacant with exception of about
300 servants. General Barry for Manila
to-day. Danish cable, Shanghai to
Taku open for business connect with
our wire. "CHAFFEE.*'
Gen. Barry's Cablegram.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6.?The war
department to-day received the following
cablegram from General Barry:
"TAKU. China, (no date.)
"Aitlntnnt RonpmJ Wn?Vilni?tnn_
"All quiet Pekln. Supplies promptly
unloaded, forwarded when'dispositions
determined. All supplies received;troops
comfortable winter. No communication
Chinese oillelal uftcr August 28. James
H. Wilson, brigadier general of volunteers,
goes to Pekln to-night. Rockhill
Shanghai. Telegraphic communication
Pekln. Tier. Tsin bad. Extreme heat
ended. All conditions satisfactory. Go
to Nagasaki to-morrow,take first transport
to Manila; "BARRY."
General Barry goes to Manila to assume
the duties of chief of staff of Gen.
MacArthur.
FRANCE FAVORABLE
To Russia's Proposal?All the Other
Powers in Concert With Germany.
Bo No Interference With Li's
Movements.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6.?The latest
expression as to the attitude of the powers
on the evacuation of Pekln comes
from the United Stales ambassador at
Paris, General Horace Porter, who has
advised the authorities hero that the
attitude of the French government is
favorable to the position taken by Russia,
Almost simultaneously with this
dispatch from General Porter came another
from ths American charge
* d'affalr at Berlin, giving the attitude of
Germany on Russia's proposal. This In
substance states that Germany, while
anxious to avoid any friction between
the powers, regards tho. conditions at
Pekln such as to require the continued
presence of German forces there.
Neither General Porter nor Mr. JaCklrin
. V._ t... ?/ .k. IMI?
"V.?? (j?vn mc, injvt ui uiu jumvvcm, wub
only tho, substance of the positions
taken by the two governments. These
two highly important communications!
bring the Chinese negotiations to a
very advanced stage though they are
not yet concluded, as all of the answers
are not yet In. The German and French
answers, however, clearly Indicate the
alignment of the powers. It Is generally
accepted that Germany's attitude In
favor of remaining at Pekln will be concurred
In by Italy and Austria, as these
two countries act with Germany on
political questions of a general nature.
Moreover, definite word has been received
here which clearly forshadows
Austria's position In favor of remaining
at Pekln.
England's Purposo Not Known.
As to the purposes of Great Britain,
there Is an abwolute lack of ofllclal information
though Uttle doubt Is entertained
that slnne Germany hns takon
the Initiative,'Great Britain will follow
?ult in favor of remaining at Pekln.
The position of Japan likewise, Is luck
Ing In deflnlteness, although it 1b believed
In the best posted quarters that
If other nations remain at Pekln, Japan
will deem it expedient to remain there
also. It would seem from this that
Franca is the only government to give
concurrence to the Russian proposition,
although the United States has expressed
a purpose of flowing Russia's
course, unless the other powers brought
about a modification of Russia's position.
Thus far Russia has not expressed
any purpose of modifying her original
position. It was stated authorlta- :
tlvely to-day, that Russia has not ordered
the departure of her minister or
troope from Pekin up to this date, eo 1
far as the United States government Is j
advised. It Is stated also that no new
proposition has,been presented but that
the question is practically the same as
when first presented, namely, as to !
whether the troops will remain or be
withdrawn from Pekln.
- 'Numerous Conferences. .
The report of the communications
from Berlin and Purls brought 'about
numerous conferences between thy
President, Secretary Root and Acting
Secretary of State Hill, and also between
Mr. Hill and Mr. Adee. It was
gathered from these meetings that another.
note was being prepared by the
United States, but the authorities did
not feel-disposed. to give any inkling as
to its nature and It is quite probabio
that its flnal form will await the eonslduration
of< the cabinet, to-morrow.
Aaidc from the general questiqn, the
JFrench government is again /consider?
ing the status of Li Hung Chang and
this subject also was brought to attention
of the authorities here to-day.
There have been reports of prospective
detention of Earl Ll in case he proceeded
north, but the communications just
in.hand indicate that there will be no
Interference with his movements. His
acceptability as a peace commissioner
also continues to be a subject of discussion,
there being a strong desire in
certain quarters not to Include him on
the Chinese commission.
England in I<Jne With Germany.
LONDON, Sept. 7.?5:20 a. m.?Germany's
polite refusal to withdraw from
Pekln is commented upon with keen
sutlsfactlon In London, and the hope is
expressed that Lord Salisbury will show
similar firmness. The British reply has
not yet been formulated.
Lord Salisbury desires to consult
with his colleagues, and has notified.the
foreign office of his intention to return
to London from the continent enrly next
week.
There is little doubt that Germany's
reply Is the outcome of the discussion
carried on during the last few days between
the European cabinets, and that
the compromise policy of maintaining
the occupation of the capital by withdrawing
the greater part of the troops
to Tien.Twin wUl be found trt haw met
with general concurrence.
From Shanghai It la reported that Japan
has notified the powers of her willingness
to withdraw her troops, provided
an adequate torcc is left for the legations,
and on condition that China
formally .requires evacuation apd opens
genuine negotiations for peace. Alto
geiner uppearances are more iiopeiui
and It Is likely that when Field' Marshal
Count Waldersee arrives at Taku a
fortnight hence he will find tlie nllles
agreed upon some common policy.
Shanghai Is full of conflicting rumors
regarding the movements of t.1 Hung
Chang. It is reported that Marquis
Tseng and thirty officials remaining In
Pekln have applied to lA TTung/jOhanji
to repair Immediately to the capital to
save the situation, since nobody Is there
to assume'.authority. Prince Chlng being
detained at Shan 81 by Illness.
Urgent Appeal to England.
Chang Chi Tung, the Wu Chang viceroy,
has telegraphed an urgent appeal
to the British consul In Shanghai, urging
Great Britain to Institute peace negotiations.
He emphasizes the magnitude
of British trade, citing these as
vital reasons why England should take
the lead, Insteadvjf, ns In 2894, allowing
Russia to usurp her power and prestige.
Ills final ground of appeal Is that Great
Britain, the United States and Japan
have shown anxiety to promote commerce
and to befriend China; and ho
Implores these three powers to appoint
a plenipotentiary authorized to open
negotiations with LI Hung Chang.
It Is snJd that 8.000 Boxers have been
killed and wounded In conflicts with the
troops of General Yuan Shi Kttl, military
governor of Shan Tung.
A Hong Kong dispatch reports from
Wu Chau that serious disaffection exists
at Bun Chau. Three hundred robbers
bcslged the residence of a wealthy
Chinaman, Qt Tnl Ping Fu. Th?> prefect
of Wu Chau, with 100 soldiers, went
to his assistance, but lias been compelled
to telegraph for 400 reinforcements.
Word From Conger.
WASHINGTON, Sept. The state
department made the following announcement
to-day:
A telegram hna been received from
Minister Conger, dated Pekln, September
1, stating that a military parade
passed through the Imperial palace and
that eunuchs and servants wer? the
o;nly occupants.
Loyal to McKinlcy.
CHICAGO, Sept. 0.?Tho general officers
of tho W# C. T. U. mot to-day at
their headquarters nt Rest cottage,
Evanston. Among other things discussed
was the prayer chain Inaugurated
by nome of the members In tho Indiana
W. C. T. U. for tho defeat of President
McKlnley nt the coming election.
They were unanimous In regretting this
action, and will not co-operate with
the plan. Mr. Stevens, tho prcRldcnt,
and Miss Gordon, tho vice president,
leave early nrxt week for the east.
Captain and Crew Perish.
VIENNA, Sept. C.-Tho boiler of tho
Danublun steamer Negotln exploded
near Kladovo to-day, and the captain
and twelve of the crow perished*
FLEET OF TEN
FREIGHTERS TO
CARRY OUR IRON
, ???And
Steel to Foreign Porta?^Mammoth
Project Under Way by
, r Capitalists of Pittsburgh.
RAILROADS STOOD IN THE WAY.
Tho Steel Magnates of This Section
to Compete in tho Markets of
tho "World?Costly Vessels.
. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Sept. 6.?The
Commercial Gazette to-morrow will,
say:
Pittsburgh and associate Interests
have taken costly and determined steps
to Insure the development of an export
Vumlnnna tn Iron nn<1 ntnol Vnr thorn fL
hurried order has been placed for the
construction of a fleet of ten great
freighters, that will ply from Lake Erie
ports via the "WeJlahd canal and the
gulf of St. Lawrence across the Atlantic.
The fleet will cost something llKo
$3,500,000.
Orders for this extensive water
transportation equipment have been divided
among the Globe, Cleveland and
Detroit ship-building companies, and
the work of constructing has begun at
the yards of these companies. At Lorain,
Cleveland and Detroit various
companies have placed the orders, but
the notable purchasers are the Carnegie
and the Rockefeller Interests.
Orders for Canal Boats. .
For the canal boats the orders were
placed within the past fortnight and attending
them orders of even greater
magnitude have been placed with the
same shln-bulldlnir interests for
freighters to ply. over the great lakes
in. the ore and coal trade. . In all, the
contracts are for nineteen vessels and
the lake freighters wUl be built to
carry a tonnage of 7,000 or 8,000 tons.
The lake carriers will cost an average
of 5500,000, and the combine orders will
aggregate an expenditure of $8,000,000.
Construction of the crafts is to be
hurried to completion.
Fleet of Ocean Freighters.
The fleet of the canal are ocean freighters
which will take on consignments of
iron and steel for export at the harbors
at Cleveland and Conneaut. They will
stand ns a formidable factor in the
freight situation In this district. One
of the boats of this fleet will load a
tonnage which while small compared to
the capacities of the lake freighters,
Will; take.care or the tonnage of sixtyof
the heaviest freight cars in use on any
railroad and which loaded would make
a train over a half mile in length. With
the entire canal and ocean fleet loaded,
six hundred of the heaviest freight cars
will be deprived of tonnage and these
would form a string of trains nearly
five miles long.
Enter Foreign Markets.
Proof Is furnished In the plnclng of
the tremendous contract that the Iron
and steel interests of Pittsburgh have
not been simply agitating In the matter
of the necessity of an export freight
rate to enable them to enter the foreign
markets. It Is one of the methods
that this Interest has held In reserve
to Insure trade development while the
position to stand In the way by procrastinating
In return to lower Iron and
steel rates. There are other plans In
abeyance. The Iron and steel men of
this district have for some time doubted
that they would be favored In rates
so that they could move products for
export, hence the present movement.
PITTSBURGH EXPOSITION
Opens With 15,000 Present?Banda
Rossa an Attraction.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Sept. G.-The
opening of the twelfth annual season
of the western Pennsylvania exposition
was a big success. More than 15,000
people were present on the first night.
The exhibits ore many and of more Interest
than ut any time before. One of
the principal attractions, the Banda
nossa, the famous red band of Italy,
was given a warm welcome and fully
sustained Its reputation as one of the
foremost of the day. The rod band wlfl
fill an engagement of ten days and will
be followed by the Sousa, the Damrosch
and other famous organizations.
Will bo a Coal Famine.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6.?The local coal
dealers are watching the threatened
conflict between the anthracite miners
and the operators. Jeremiah Pangburn,
Jr., secretary of the Coal Trado Protective
Association, predicted to-day that
a coal famine would result If tho strike
be continued for more than a month.
"We local dealers," ho said, "have a
month's supply on hand. Tho cost of
storage prevents any dealers front keeping
a larger supply."
PoBtofflce Clerks Elect Officers.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. fl.-The
buuiv'iiiiuii ui jjunkuiiiuf viurna ui mc
United States have elected these olllcors:
President, "William T. A Knew, of
Cleveland; secretary, Mark N. Skerrett,
Worcester, Mass.; treasurer, Cornelius
M. Delaney, Brooklyn.
Tho convention will meet on next Labor
Day, In Milwaukee, Wis.
Choono Eloctors at Large.
TRENTON, N. J., Sept. C.-Tho Republican
state convention mot here today
and selected John F. Dryden, of Essex,
and David Bnlrd, of Camden, as
eloctors-at-lnrfco, and also chose eight
district delegate!*.
Pottor to Go on tho Bench.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. fl.-Tho DIspatch
to-morrow will say that on competent
authority It Is enabled to an
nounce that Governor Stone has made
hla selection of a successor to Justice
Greene, on the supreme court bench. In
the person of W. P. Potter, of Allegheny
county. Mr. Potter is the governor's
law partner/and stand* high as a lawyer.
i . .
STRIKE CERTAIN
In the Anthracite Tields?Over a
Million People Will be Directly
Effected?Operators Holding Out.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 6.?"Tho
condition of the anthracite region of
Pennsylvania was not considered at today's
meeting of the executive board of
the United Mine Workers of America,"
said President John Mitchell to-night.
"As a matter of fact, I have not placed
the matter before the board," he continued,
"but it has been made a special
order for to-morrow's session and will
be taken up the first thing in the meeting.
I said some time ago that In my
opinion there would be a big strike unless
the operators agree to meet us In a
waxe conference. I have no reason to
believe otherwise now. This is my own
opinion. I have not talked with the
other members oil the board about it.
"Information from the anthracite region
Indicates that the operators will
not meet us and from this you can
draw your own conclusion as to what
the outcome will be."
To-day the board met in the forenoon,
but transacted no business. The afternoon
session was given up to the reading
of reports which showed that a big
gain Jn membership makes the union
numerically stronger than ever before.
Will Order a Strike.
Vicc President. Thomas ?,ewJs, of
Ohio, when asked for his views upon
the situation, paid: "People generally
think that this board will order a strike
in a few minutes after the members
get together. However, when you stop
to reflect that we are dealing with the
biggest proposition that ever came before
a labor organization, you can at
nnrp Hpp thnt it will hp npppRsnrv fnr us
to proceed cautiously. If we get Into a
fipht we must win and we certainly will
not order a strike until the situation
has been thoroughly canvassed." ;
As n rule the members of the hoard
are conservative, but the general sentiment
Is that there will be a strike.
Approximately over 1,000,000 people
will be directly affected by a strike In
the anthracite regions. It, not only
means that nearly every coal miner In
the immense field embraced in the Lehigh,
Wyoming, Schulklll and Lackawanna
valleys will lay down his tools,
but It means that a very limited supply
ot bituminous coal will be shipped Into
that field from other points of the^Unlted
'States. ' ) t
NOTED NUPTIALS
To be Celebrated at the Homo of
President McKinley's Brother.
SOMERSET, Pa., Sept 6.-The wed
(ling of Miss Mabel McKlnley and Dr.
Hormanus L. Baer next "Wednesday
evening, will bring together a notable
party of distinguished people. The
President and Mrs. McKlnley are expected
on Monday evening. TJiey will
be accompanied by Secretary CortelS'ou
and two or three executive clerks. The
President and Mrs. McKlnley will be
entertained at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Abner McKlnley. Apartments have
been engaged at the Hotel Vannear for
Secretary Cortelyou and other members
of the presidential party.
Other notable guests will Include
General Ludlngton, commissary general
of the regular army, who Is a. native
of this county, having been born fit
Somerfleld: Adjutant General Corbln,
Rear Admiral Cronlnshleld, Secretary
Gage, Governor Stone. George Westinghouse,
Jr., Senator Penrose, the Rev. R.
Parker Morgan and Samuel M. Jarvis.
o-o?f>
Judge Dies Suddenly.
PITTSBURGH. Pa., Sept. C,?Judge
Jacob F. Siagle, of common pleas court
No. 1, died suddenly to-day at his home
In this city. The Judge was about to
rise from his bed at 7 a. m., when he
was stricken with apoplexy. His death
ensued almost Instantly. Deceased was
seventy years of age.
Captain Anderson Dead.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6.-Captaln Joseph
Anderson, vice president and general
manager of the United States Glass
Company, died to-day, after a short Illness.
"Dirt and Neglect."
BERLIN, Sept. 0.?-The German vice
admiral at Taku telegraphs that Captain
Hold, In his report from Pekln says
thn ImnrDaalnn fnrmhd nn
through Iho Imperial palace, reception
halls and rooms August 28 was "dirt and
neglect/' No treasures were observed.
The report now is thnt the dowager empress
fled from Pekln during the morning
of August 15.
Dommys and !Pops Fuse.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 6.~Fuslon was effcctcd
between the Minnesota Democrats
and Populists to-day, and a full
state ticket was named, headed by Governor
John Llnd. An electoral ticket
was also endorsed by the two conventions.
The Democrats held their convention
In this city and the Populists
In Minneapolis.
Failed to Nomhiato.
JOHNSTOWN, Pn., Sept. G.-After
three fruitless ballots, the Hepubllcan
conference to elcct a successor to the
Hon. Joseph E. Thorp, of the Twentieth
congressional district, this evening, adjourned
until 0 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Presldont Dlnos at Country Club.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6.?The President
and somo members of his cabinet
dined at the Country Club to-night.
The presldont put the finishing touches
on his lettor of ncceptanco of tho Republican
nomination*.
1 i > -
CHEERS FOR TEDDY.
The Initial Meeting of His Western
Trip Inspiring to the Republican#
of Michigan?Thousands Pour Out
to Listen to tho Magnetic Orator.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 6.-The initial
meeting of Governor ! Roosevelt's westem
trip, which was held in tho .big assembly
room of the Detroit Light' '
Guard armory to-night, was all that
the governor's most ardent 'partisans.
could have desired In point of attend- :
ance and enthusiasm. Tho floor and
galleries of the great hall wero crowd- i
ed. Many were on the outside to obtain
seats or standing room within
hearing distance. The vice presidential <
candidate received a tremendously en
thusiastic greeting as he made his way
up through one of the side aisles. *A
large proportion of the audience stood
upon chairs and yelled frantically for
Teddy. It was with difficulty that the:
shouts could be appeased and silence j
restored, so as to permit the programme ]
to proceed."/ Homer Warren, chairman j
of the Republican city committee, call- )
ed the gathering to order and Brlga- ,
dler General Henry M. Duflleld, who :
was Introduced as another of the lead- )
ors in the Santiago campaign, presided, j
General Duflleld, In a brief opening ad- j
dress, eulogized the speaker of the ev- j
ening, remarking that it was evident (
that one general was absent, viz.,
"general apathy." Tho Democracy, 11
said General Duflleld, was before the
country on a platform of fictitious
fears, but the only real fear on both
sides was as to what Bryan might do if
elected.
Crowd Hose En Mas30.
When the governor arose to speak
the great crowd arose almost en masse
and remained standing and shouting
for some time.
The governor's speech occupied about
an hour in delivery and was listened to
throughout with thoughtful attention
and the telling, sarcastic and witty
points wer? quickly caught and applauded.
Governor Roosevelt gave the audience
an object lesson when he asserted
that our soldiers in the Philippines had
less to fear from the armed b'undlts In
that country than they had to fear from
the principles of the Kansas City platform
and the Democratic ticket. He
said five members of the regular army
were present and he asked them to
stand up that the audience might see
their tyrants. Five soldiers from the
Fourteenth Infantry at Fort Wayne,
who occupied a front seat, when thus
Invited, arose, and were applauded until
their cheaks glowed with blushes.
"Now," exclaimed Governor Roosevelt,
"behold your tyrants." The audience
shouted with laughter. -"There arc
here," continued tho governor, "Ave
soldiers, -to four.thousand people in
this audience, which is a larger percentage
of tyranny In this house than
the percentage of the regular armybears
to the whole number of people
of this country."
BURT REFUSED
Tn Art n?a n Vita Prr??-Mo? + nf llm
Bryan Meeting?Railroad Doing
Well Under KcXinley Prosperity.
Spcclal Dispatch to. the Intelligencer.
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Sept. G,?
Bryan spoke here this afternoon at the
City park. A significant feature of the
Parkersburg demonstration was the
absolute and emphatic refusal of Col.
Goorge A. Burt, general manager of the
Ohio River railroad system, to act as
one of the vice presidents of the meeting.
Democratic leaders confidently
counted on Colonel Burt as being "with
them. His railroad, he says, and so also
intimates Senator J. N. Camden, one
of the largest stockholders In the line,
Is doing first-rate under McKlnley
prosperity and an honest dollar.
CLARKSBURG, W. Va., Sept. 6.?The
accommodations at this plnce were
poor and the meeting badly managed.
There were no press accommodations
and* the representatives of the papers
were apparently regarded as suspicious
characters. They occupied seats on the
ground and wrote upon their knees.
Tho mpotlnir wn? ViolH In Ho*.?./???.i
grove, near iho fair grounds. Tho A
crowd faccd Mr. Bryan from a high 1
hillside fronting the speaker's stand,
located at the foot of the hill. The
community has a tendency towards Re- [
publlcanlsm and Mr. Bryan's speech
was an appeal to Republicans to Investigate
party questions. j
ROCK HILL DENIES
Tho Recent Interview That he Was *
Alleged to Have Made. J
WASHINGTON, D. C? Sept. G.-The c
state department this afternoon Issued f
the following: t
"A cablegram has been received from j
Mr. *\Vi W.,Hoclchlll, dated at Shanghai, 7
September 5, In which he authorizes the c
department to deny emphatically and c
categorically the statements made in p
certain newspapers, relating to an in- c
terview alleged to have been given by \
him.. The only Interview he has ever
given related strictly to tho circular of
July 3. He states that no merchant c
vessel will be sailing from Shanghai r
for several days." <;
The Associated 3'rcss interview with n
Mr. Rockhlll dated Shanghai Septem- r
ber 2, waa sent from Shanghai by cable v
after having been carefully prepared s
by a trusted staff correspondent of tho j
Associated Press at present at Shang
hat. j
Weather Forecast for To-day. '
For West Virginia: Fair Friday: not ^
so warm. Saturday, fair; variable J
winds, I
Local Temperature, >" ]
Tho tompcratura yesterday an observed 4
by C. Schnopf, drugr.lat, cornor Market \
and Fourteenth stroetn, was as follows:
7 a. 0 I 3 p. m 96 <
0 a. 78 7 p. m ?0 1
12 in 04 I woather?Fair, j ^
COL BRYAN'S
VISIT TO
WHEELING
'
Was the Occasion of a Great Outpouring
of the People, But it
Was Not a Vote-maker. .
THE CROWD WAS APATHETIC
And Palled to Show the Enthusiasm
. That Would be Expected of Such
a Large Assemblage.
\ V yt.
Colonel William Jennings Bryan, tn?
Democratic presidential candidate, arrived
In the city last evening shortly
before 8 o'clock, via the Ohio River
road, from Parkersburg, and addressed
x crowd at the public landing, whoso
numbers were variously estimated at
from 10,000 to 20,000, probably nearer
the former figure. Colonel Bryan was
received with enthusiasm when he appeared
on the speaking stand, but the
ipplause that punctuated his address
was not nearly so enthusiastic nor of
:he volume that would be naturally
expected, Probably half of the audience
was made up of Republicans, who
ivere attracted out of curiosity, and be:ause
of Colonel Bryan'a reputation as
in orator. As a vote-maker, It cannot
De said that the speech was a success;
t was full of assertions that any wellposted
Republican could mentally tear
:o pieces as he listened. ijgjj?
Mr. Bryan began with a few pleasant
words to Republicans in his audience, 1
ind then launched into a discussion of
ihe currency, and alleged that the Republicans
have even wandered from
:hcir 1S9G declaration for the double
standard by international agreement? '
Dut he did not add that President Mctvinley
sent a commissioner abroad to
jndeavor to bring about such an agreement,
and that the commissioner found
t impossible no accomplish anything. *
Proceeding, he attacked the national
banking system, and in a veiled manler
showed that he has not sent his unsound
currency views to the rear,
:hough making "imperialism" the "paramount
issue" for the purpose, of lullng
Into sleepfulness the Democrats
,vho rebelled on Bryanism in 1896.
Colonel Bryan's attack on the Repubican
position on the. trusts,rwaa; j
ankest demagogy, and he did not en(o-hfnn
Mo * nilr?lo??<a *r\ +
jtatlng to it that all the .legislation
:hat has been... enacted against tho
xusts -has been enacted by a Republican
Congress. The speaker was eager
n telling'of : the trusts shutting down
jlants, and a Democrat In the audience
irieil out an alleged local Instance,; but .
:hc speaker failed to tell anything
lbout the Democratic trust on Idleness
md depression, which operated so exenslvely
In this great manufacturing
:enter Icbs than six years ago?when It
.vas the exception to the rule to seo
.moke rolling out of the stacks or hear
;he humming of the wheels of Industry.
'The present prosperity is never here;
t's always somewhere else," said Cololel
Bryan, a statement that must havo
ttruck every man, woman and child In
hat crowd as an Instance either of tgjorance
or downright duplicity with
lis audience, for even the partisan
Register no longer shuts Its eyes to tho
jreat era of prosperity that has enveloped
this great Ohio valley oC In
>111VI WHMiiClkCi J. CD, 1U(< CrjOlil
jrosperity hQs Indeed come to "Wheolng
and the Ohio valley, and you ar?
ibout. the only man-who doesn't know
t. Democrats and Republicans alike
:oncede It and both are sharing In it.
His plan for doing away with tho
rusts Is nothing new, and'has been
leclared impractical by both Domo:rats
and Republicans who are woU
grounded In the law. In fact, it has
jeen nsserted that It would be a viola*,
Ion of the constitutional privilege of
nter-state commerce, and Just hera
ies the weakness of Mr. Bryan's poai*
Ion?he lets the constitution go galloyvest
for the first time in his publloca~
eer, as he would have you look at it.
BEFORE THE SPEECH"
Tlio Crowd Was Kept Waiting Ovet
an Hour.
The crowd began gathering on the
)ubllc landing soon after 7 o'clock andt
it 7:30 nrobablv 1.000 were
U S o'clock the crowd hud Increased to
:uch proportions that the wharf, waa
jacked from the front of the Btand
lack to and beyond the Pewicky tracks,
ind flanked the stand on either side 100
eet or more. It was variously estlroa*
ed that there were from 15,000 to 20,000
>eople out to hoar the "boy orator." At
:45 Mr. Bryan's train steamed In, and
iheers went up from the crowd. A
ommlttee of Wheeling people had
;one to New Martinsville to meet tho
-andldate, and this committee escorttfl
dm to the Hotel Windsor, where an
ivenlng dinner was served.
In the meantime the crowd was In*
rousing, and was becoming rather imtatlcnt,
the frequent selections by tha
)pera House band not being at all sat
sfylng. Finally Joseph Handlan arose*
nd announced that Mr. Bryan had ar*
Ivcd in the city and would nppeor In a
ery to\v mlnutck On tlie stag*i wer*
catrd the following:
Peter Dclnplnlne, J. J. Jncbbn,
IuUuh Pollock. H. L. Trotler,
Dr. E. c. Mycw, M. z?ljtler,
:hnn. MenUeraellcr, John.Ititz,
P. C. Cox, John Hatchclor,
losi'ph lluritllnn, H. H. Engcl.
IV. \V. Irwin. 1'. J. Orcnn.
irtumm CtiawcU, hdwnrd King,
tf. Thornton, George Otte,
It. l-\ Caldwell, John Devlin,
'Inrk Hamilton, M. Aubcr,
Robert Simpson, Albert Hndllrh,
I. IS. McQulre, Ed. Relster, Jr.,
\rchle t'aull, Wm. lttcharnium, 1
X C. Gonthcr, Charles Dnller,
I. H. Gnnlon. l>r. W. .T. Bates,
X 11. Wheeler, Put Moran,
?rltz Colmar, W. A. BtooUa',
I. T. McUeo, W. A. Craor&tt,

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