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