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NORFOLK, VA, TIIUKSDAY. OOTOKKH IS. 1900. EKill T PAGES. THREE CENTS PEIl COPY. PEACE IN CHINA IS NOT IN SIGHT. Imperial Edict Ordering Punish? ment of Officials Was a Forgery. ACTIVITY AMONG BOXERS. Xhe Fnlse Killet Concoctctl to Prevent the Advance or Allies on Tao Ting Fn - Prlnee C'hiug mid Karl U Conferring With Itoforeuce to I'enco Negotiations - France, Now That Her Proposals Ilavo Uecn Agreed to, Is Anxious to Ilcgln \Vo;-lt of Negotiating. (Bv Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Pekln, Oct. 15.?It Is now regarded as certain that the ulIeBCd imperial edict, ordering the punishment of high ofll cials, was forgrtl and was concocted with the object of preventing the ad? vance of the nllles on Pao Ting Fu. Both Prince Chlng nnd i.i Hung t.'lmng deny Its authenticity. MAHAL'DINQ BANDS. ' Count van Waldersee Is expected to arrive here October 17. small marauding bands have become troublesome In the vicinity of the sum? mer palace, and a punitive expedition Is being organized to proceed against them. RENEWED ACTIVITY AMONG BOX BUS. Peking Oct. 16.?(Via Tien Tsln, Oct. IG and Shanghai, Oct. I7j -There in re newed activity among the Boxers north Of Pekln. The imperial troops claim that they can suppress the Boxers, but the " allies may send an expedition against the rebels. United States .Minister Conger and (h urrah; Chaff t..id Wilson returned LI Hung Chang's visit this afternoon. Prince Chlhg.antl I.I Hung ?'hang ure conferring for the purpose of (lxing the ilrst date with the ministers. PROPOSED PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. Washington, I), c, Oct. 17.?The French charge d'ACfalrs, M, Thlebaut, called at the State Department lb-day and h.-ui a conference with Secretary Hay. it is understood that ho present? ed a memorandum proposing that the peace negotiations with China begin Immediately, in accordance with the favorable action of the Powers, on the recent unto of the French Government. M. Thlebaut also made known the sat? isfactory character of the answer re? ceived from the several governments, nnd pointed out the desirability of hav? ing action taken at once to carry out the several points on which the Powers have been brought Into agreement. RUSSIA'S PUZZLING ATTITUDE. Russia's dcteigilnnllon to pursue a policy Independent of (he other Powers is regarded by ofllclals us a most im? portant development In the situation. In the absence Of Official details those In authority are in doubt ns to whether this Russian move la designed to in? sure occupation of Manchuria or is only another move In (he Pttclilc tendencies which the Czar's Government hnn given expression to, beginning with the announcement of the Withdrawal of Russian troops from Pekln. As lb Russian designs on .Manchuria, it Is being recalled that in the Russian voto, of August 28 that Government specifi? cally stated: "Russin will not fail to withdraw her troops from within the boundaries of the ttdjaccnt empire, provided, how? ever, that the nctlon of other powers shall not stand In the way." It Is it question, however, whether the present aggressive course of Ger? many Ih opening a military campaign is not the "action of other powers," which will "stand In the way." There Is a strong Impression In ofli clal quarters that the entire trend of Russia Is toward the ultimate acqui? sition of Manchuria as part of the Russian domain. WHAT GERMANY WILL HO. Berlin, Oct. 17.?It is understood that Emperor William will send a special message regarding the Chinese situa? tion'to the Reichstag when that body convenes on November 14. the date agreed upon to-day between Emperor William and Count von Buelow. CHINESE FIGHTING CHINESE. Hong Kong, Oct. 1.".?Advices from Canton say it Is reported there that Sun Vat Son, the reformer, captured Hul Chow last Monday. The Cantonese assert that If Hul Chotv, which resist? ed the insurgents In the Tal Plug re? bellion falls thus, the rebels will be able to take Canton within ;t week. Admiral Ho. with the bulk of bis forces, left Sain Chun this morning in pursuit of the rebels, leaving 250 troops to protect Sum Chun anil sending 2'10 to garrison the .Mandarin station at Nno Tau, on the western arm of Deep Bay. The t'nitcd States gunboat Marietta, from Swntow, arrived at Hong Kong, coaled nnd proceeded for canton. ORDKltrOD TO RETURN. Berlin. Oct. 17.?M. de C.lers nnd (lie Russian legation, according to a dis? patch from Tlon Tsln to the K?lnische Zeit ting, have been ordered to return to Pekln with n few days. ENVOYS MEET SATURDAT. Pekln, Oct. 10. via Tien Tsln. Oct. 17. via Shanghai, Oct. 17.?Prince Cning nnd I.I Hung ''huntf have addressed a Joint meeting of Ilm foreign envoys, fixing Saturday next for the first meet? ing to discuss the conditions of peace. COTTON MILL STRIKE HUNDREDS OF NORTH CAROLINA OPERATIVES IDLE. (r?y Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) Charlotte. N. C, Oct. 17.?A special from Greensboro to Ihe Observer says: The cotton mill trouble In Alamance county has reached an acute stage. Hundreds of men, women nnd chil? dren are idle ns the result of notices posted by the mill owners some days ago notifying till operatives who would not withdraw from the Textile Union to consider themselves discharged af? ter the 15th. Very few, if any, of the operatives abandoned the union. As the mill men remained firm, a majority of the mills In the county are cither idle or run? ning with greatly reduced forces. In etend of crippling the union, the order of the mill owners seems to have had the effect of strengthening: it, numbers of new members having been received since the notices were posted. Both the operatives nnd their lute employers are firm and determined to carry their points. As yet no disorders hav# been reported. If the difference ls>not soon adjusted or employment secured elsewhere, many of the operatives will suffer for the necessaries of life. A majority of them are homeless and with practically no means. The Textile Union is taking steps to provide shelter and food for the needy. BRYAN'S NEW YORK TOUR' WELL PLEASED WITH TUESDAY NIGHT'S DEMONSTRATION? OTHER MEETINGS. (By Telegraph to Virginlavi-Pllot) New York, Oct. 17.?William J. Bryan breakTustod to-dny with Ex-Governor Stone, Congressman liichardson, his private secretory, and Judge Carrow, and at 8:30 the start was made for the Grand Central depot to lake a train for up State points. "I'm in good shape," said Mr. Bryan. "I understand I'm to have an easy time of it up the State, and 1 can afford to feel good." He laughed at the joke, for the fnct is that he is to make speeches at fre? quent intervals of the tour. Ho spoke about the number of persons who lost their hats by the big wind at the out? side meetings last night, and he said tho Republican party ought to com? pensate those people lor the loss. "The big Republican wind from the West carried them away," he Bald. Berorc leaving the Hoffman House this morning Mr. Bryan turned to state Comiriitteeman Campbell and asked: "Do you think the Republi? cans rightly gauge the significance of last night's demonstration?" Several persons present answered in the nega? tive. "The meeting carried witli it." added Mr. Bryan. "Its own story. It was the largest demonstration 1 ever witnessed anywhere, on any occasion. The enthusiasm appeal ed to be sincere, and at all the meetings of hist night my auditors appeared to be en rapport, l am perfectly satisfied." Albany, N. V.. Oct. 17.- William J. Bryatl ran around two sides .of a tri? angle to-day from Hudson to Albany, Inclusive, nnd probably spoke to as cosmopolitan n lot of people us he bus addressed during Ha- campaign. At Hudson he spoke to a gathering of business people of all ( losses, at Troy to t he capacity of an t IpCfU 1 lOUSO, and with an overflow meeting of collar fac? tory und laundry employees; nt Me chanicsville to railroad people, at Co hoes to the mass <>f the employees of the cotton and woolen mills, nnd at Albany to two immense meetings?one In tho Opera House arid one outside composed of the besl element in the city. During this speech-making Mr. Bryan was accompanied by chairman of the State Committee, Prank Camp? bell: Judge N. C. Bulger, of Osv.ogo: ex-Senator Murphy. ox-Mayor Francis Malloy. of Troy: Mayor Samuel M. Jones, or Toledo, and J. j. Delaney, of New York. Messrs. Bulger, Delaney and Joins alternated in the speaking with Mr. Bryan, assisting particularly at places where there were overflow meetings. The great meetings of this trip were held nt Troy, (he home of ox-Senator Murphy, and Albany, the home of ex Sennlor Hill. Mr. Hill is absent In the" West. At both Troy and Albany the meetings were phenomenally large and enthusiastic, Immense overflows having to he held to accommodate those who desired either to hear or see Mr. Bryan. During this traverse of the two sides of a triangle Mr. Bryan aliud.>d to many things which he hail not men? tioned nt many other places during the campaign, and hit the trusts and Im? perialism some heavy blows. At Hudson he said: THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR. COUNT VON BUELOW SUCCEEDS PRINCE HOHENLOHE. iBy Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-Pllot.) Berlin. Oct. 17.?The K?lnische Zei? tung asserts that Prince Hohenlohe has tendered his i-eso-nmioo ni, |mi,,. rial chancellor and that It has been accepted. According to the same authority Em? peror William has designated ?s the retiring chancellor's successor Count von Buelow, Minister of Foreign Af? fairs. Although rumors had been current for several doys thai Prince Hohenlohe Intended to retire, little credence was given to them, since such reports bad returned periodically for several years past. The fa. t is that neither tho For eign Office or any other government department in Berlin knew until this evening of Prince Hohenlohe'? retire? ment and Emperor William's approval of it. The reasons which induced the Prime to insist upon retiring were, in the main, his rapidly growing infirmities and his distinct disapproval of the Em? peror's personal policy in China. HEALTH OF HAVANA AUTHORITIES SUPPRESSING YEL? LOW FEVER REPORTS. (Ry Telegraph lo VIrgintan-Pllot.i Now York, Oct. 17.?The Evening Post prints to-day accounts, received by mail, of yellow fever in Havana, The Post article Bays in part that the disclosures made by mail advices show a startling condition of the health of Havana and suburbs. Also an appa? rently concerted attempt >>t" tji& au? thorities and hotel proprietors to sup? press the facts. The facts are that yellow fever is now raging, not only in the districts where it is yearly expect? ed, but in places that have been con? sidered safe from Iis raids. From seventy to ninety cases were under treatment on October in. the date on which the mall just received left Ctlba. While the death rate has been comparatively low. the fever having appeared for the most part in mild form, the Infection of those parts of the town and the suburbs Is said to have caused consternation. Sir Thomas Thomas Lipton's Challenge* (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PIIotl New York, Oct. 17.?Sir Thomas Lip ton's challenge for the American cup was accepted by the New York Yacht Club to-night. At a special meeting of the club held for the purpose of con? sidering the challenge, resolutions were adopted by the terms or which I' ? commodore of the club Is authorized to appoint a committee to formally accept the challenge of the Royal Ulster Yncht Club. HON. W. L. WILSON DIED SUDDENLY. He Passed Away Yesterday Morn? ing at Lexington, Virginia. A DISTINGUISHED CAREER. Congestion or tllOlAtngS the, Tuuse of His Stuhlen Demise Tor .Many Yenrs He Had lleen Closely Identified With the Educational and Political History or the Country-A Sketch or His itise and Pro? gress ns n Cltlzon and Public Otilclill. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Lexington. Yn., Oct. 17.?Hon. Wil? liam L. Wilson, president of Washing? ton and'Lee University and ex-Post master-Generat, died suddenly at 9:20 o'clock this morning of congestion of the lungs. He hud been failing ever since his return from Arizona. His son. Dr. Arthur Wilson, of Lynchburg. Ya., visited him Sunday and loft Monday. Tuen came the stuhlen change. .Mr. Wilson's attendant physician del not give up hope- of Iiis rallying until late lust night. He was confined to the iiouse from Tuesday week, but was thought to be improved when his son left him. He was conscious until the last. By bis bedside were his wife, bis daughters, Misses Mary und l.cttie Wilson, and one son, William H. Wil? son. Hon. William Lyne Wilson was born in Jefferson county, Ya., now West Virginia, .May 3, isiJ. He was the only child of Benjamin Wilson by his sec? ond wife, who was Mary Whiting Lyne. Benjamin Wilson was a native of King und Queen county. Ya.. and Mary Lyne. although born In Jefferson, was it resident of that county until her mm - lingo. Benjamin Wilson lost his father in childhood, but enjoyed the training of one of lite foremost teachers of Vir? ginia at that day the KeV. Dr. R. B. Seihpii?at his classical school, Mor dlngton, in King and Uueen. His scholarship and character were stub that when Dr. Sempie was requested bv bis kinsman. William Baylor, of Jef? ferson, to send him a tutor lor his chil? dren, ho selected youns Wilson, who henceforward made that county bis home, and for some years made leaoh ttiK%his profession, lie was a Jackson iiin Democrat or the most vigorous type. He died before bis son William was four years of age, enjoining by lib will and otherwise that the latter should be thoroughly educated. Mrs. Wilson, who was as marked by shrink? ing modesty as by devoted piety, gave herself to this duty with a singleness of purpose only equaled by her tfalth in the future usefulness and distinction ?HiSrEDUCATION AND Till-: WAR. William llrst attended the Charles town Academy, where be was noted for bis quick mind nnd studious habits. \t IT. be had read more Latin. Greek and French than Is required for college graduate.--, although mathematics was his favorite study. He then entered the junior class of Columbian Univer? sity, District of Columbia, nnd grad? uated in i860, at the age of 17. He de? clined it tutorship In this college and went to the University of Virginia with the Intention of spending several years. The war broke up the sell ?>l and Mr. Wilson enlisted in 1862 in the Confede? rate army. He joined in the organiza? tion of Baylor's Cavalry. Company B. Twelfth Virginia cavalry, a company largely made up of school-boy8 and college graduates from Jefferson, that gained quite it distinction In the ser- | vice, receiving from General Robert 10. Lee himself the unique compliment of n furlough by general orders for a gal- I bint charge made tinder his own eyes at Warrenton Bridge._._! COLLKtiK i'UoFF.SSOU AND LAW-i YER. At the close of the war Mr. Wilson was offered the place of assistant pro? fessor of ancient languages in Colum blnn College, and while so engaged studied law and graduated in lf-<>7. But being promoted to the full chair of Latin, and debarred by the lawyers' test oath In West Virginia, lie held on to his professorship until 1871, when he resigned and began practice in Char lestown in partnership with his cousin. Captain George Baylor, having a full practice almost from the start, and gaining prominence, not only as an ad? vocate, but as often selected for lldu ciarv trusts. HIS ENTRANCE INTO POLITICS. He (list entered politics in 1SS0 ns a delegate to the National Democratic Convention, and In that year made a canvass of his State as clector-at-large on the Hancock ticket, which attract? ed much attention. In 1SS2 ho was asked by the unanimous vote of the regents to take the presidency of the West Virginia State University, and reluctantly accepted, entering on his duties September 6th. On September 20lh he was nominated by acclamation ns the Democratic candidate for Con? gress from his district and was elected on the secon.1 Tuesday in October fol? lowing. He resigned Iiis position nt the University with the beginning of bis Congressional term. March -Ith. 1883, but on the unanimous petition of regents, faculty and students served until the end of tin- session, in June, refusing pay for this period. Mr. Wilson was re-elected to Congress five times. He was again the nominee in 1SH4. but was dofented by Hon. A. G. Dayton, Republican. A TARIFF REP( IRM ER. His twelve years of Congressional service were marked by hard'work, stendy devotion to principle, increns I Ing Influence, reputation and promi? nence in the country. A CLEVELAND MAN. As lie had been an outspoken nnd earnest advocate of Mr. Cleveland's nomination in 1S;>2, h^ was selected by the friends of the latter for perma? nent chairman of the National Demo? cratic Convention nt Chicago, and his speoch on assuming the chnir. ns also his subsequent address informing Mr. Cleveland of bis nomination, in the Madison Square Garden, was regarded ns a masterpiece of political oratory and kindled the most intense enthusi? asm. WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE. Mennwhllo Speaker Crisp, in response to what seemed a clear designation of public opinion, bad appointed him chairman Of tho Ways and Means Committee, which was to prepare the tariff bill promised by the Democratic party as its chief mission on being given the control of the gover. ent. This was a task of the most surpassing magnitude and difficulty, and Mr. Wil? son entered upon it with a zeal, devo? tion and capacity commensurate with its greatness, ltefore Christmas he had reported tho bill known as the Wilson bill. FIGHT IN CONFERENCE. The Wilson bill having passed the House, Mr. Wilson Bought rest In a trip to Mexico, but was stricken down with typhoid fever from the very oven Ing he crossed the Rio Grande. For w-cks he lay ill and Buffering in that country, and not able to return home Until the middle of May. still weakened and exhausted by his Illness. As stated. Mr. Wilson was defeated for the Fifty-fourth Congress by Mr. Dayton, but before his term expired as n member of the Fifty-third Congress ho was nominated for Postmaster Oeneral by President Cleveland and promptly confirmed by the United States Senate. OTHER HONORS. lie wns for two Congresses n regent of the Smithsonian Institution on the part of the House, was a member ?f quite a number of learned Bocletles, nnd received the degree of Do.-tor of Laws from Hampden-Sydney College and the Columbian University. In 1S90 he was offered the presidency of the Missouri University, anil in 1S01 that of the Richmond College. Va., both of which he declined. Mr. Wilson was- married in 1S69 t>> Miss Nannie Huntington, daughter of III v. Dr. Huntington, of the Coluirjblan University, and has a family ot six children. Mr. Wilson was elected president of Washington nnd Loo University on February 11. 1S97. Mr. Wilson would have voted for Hon. w. Jennings Bryan bad he lived. He recently wrote a strong letter against imperialism. Torpedo Boots Collide. ? By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pilot.) Washington. Oct. IT.?A telegram was received at the Navy Department to-dny stating that the torpedo hont.? Dahlgren and Craven were in collision outside Newport last nignt and wert obliged to put hack. They i cached N.-wport in safety. RICH Vi;I ii KER, The Tammany Chieftain, who received Hon. w. Jennings Bryan, the Demo cratlc candidate Tor the Presidency, in New York City Tuesday, en tertained him "at a dinner at the Hoffman House, and arranged for three public meetings, at which Mr. Bryan received -_ _mngniilcent ovations. NEW ENGLAND MYSTERY THE POLICE INVESTIGATING AN? OTHER STRANGE MURDER. (By Telegraph (o Virginian-Pilot.) Lynn, Mass.. Oct. 17.?That great "trunk tragedy/;' us it was known through nil New England way back in ls7_> when the mutilated body of Jennie Clark was found wedged Into n trunk; which had been picked up in the Snti gtt.s river, was in some respects no more mysterious than tlie murder which was revealed to-day by the flhd? ing of a man's body, decapitated and dfenuded of tlie limbs, in a gunny sack In ?lenmore pond. The police to-night arc inclined to tlie belief that George.' P. Bailey has been murdered and have taken undi f artest John ('. Best, LS years of i go, a farm hand, employed on the ? ! of which the supposed victim v the caretaker. The police in Bcarchii - the farm house where the men live, found in the barn cellar tin axe which bore blood stains, but It is not certain they are of human blood, but it is stains on a window sill and on a piece oi card board in a room of the house. Balk y disappeared on October S. No one Kie v, the reason, but there were porsons who supposed that he had fol? lowed It s wife to Wincastle, Maine, she having left the house, it Is assert? ed, because of a disagreement, it is now claimed that the woman, known as Mrs. Bailey was not his wife, that although nnlley was married, bis w ife's tvhen nhOuts are unknown. The woman is said to bo Miss Susie YoUng, nnd she was the housekeeper. With these clews the police arc trying to solve the mystery of the murder. Krugor Will Visit France (By Telegraph to Virglnlnn-PlloO Loree:., Marques, Oct. 17.?Mr. Kru? ge r has postponed his departure for Europ? until October 20. He will land at Man lUes. Before arriving nt Mar? seilles the Dutch cruiser Gelderland, on which Mr. Krugcr is t<> sail to Europe -' ill touch at Rns Jibutil, on the GUlf Of Aden. Ten Men Killed (By Telegraph to Vlrglhlnn-Pllot) El Paso. Texas. Oct. 17.?George C. Beverldge, of San Francisco, arrived to-daj from Mexico. He brought n - of a tragedy enacted In the vicinity of his mine, near ZaCatecas, He said a young woman was abducted by her lover, and before she was finally re? leased ten men had been killed. OUR RICHMOND DAILY NEWS LETTER. Annual Meeting State Council Jr. 0. U. A. M. THE GROWTH OF THE ORDER. Tut IVooSO Entirely From til?National Itmly ?The Present Per Capita Tax Reduced by One-ball No Law or Order From the National Council to be Noticed-Report Willi Iteferencu to Mr. ?lamr? S, Grove*, of Norloiii, Contradicted- V Bonutiful Mnrrfnge. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, Va.. Oct. 17.-The mem? bers of the Junior Order. United Amer? ican Mechanics, nh order so strong all over the state, are intensely Interested in the action taken by the Virginia Council, which concluded its session at Roanoke last night. That body took a Ilrm. decided step and cut loose entirely from the national body, which is controlled for the most part by Northern nnd Western people. Several of the Officers, who returned from Ronnoke this morning, talked freely about Interesting matters which have not so far found their way into print, and which will prove good read? ing for the thousands of Juniors which are reached by the VIrglnlnn-PllOt. The points of chief Interest which were passed upon by the Council are as follows: Reducing the present per capita tax by one-half. Providing that no order nor law shall he legal nor even noticed that emanates from tin- National Council. Declaring that*the charter granted by the Virginia Legislature in February Is the only one now in existence. REPORT CONTRADICTED. It wus stat.?(! to-day by Mr. E. T. Keeton, n prominent member of the or? der, that the report in regard to Mr. James s. Groves, of N.>. 22 of Norfolk, being turned down at the morning ses? sion of the Council yesterday on ac? count of being In fav?r of returning to the National Council, of which he bad been appointed a representative, was not corfedt. Mr. Keeton said that Mr. droves was barred out on the grounds of not being a legal representative and not having passed through the proper channel in order (?? become a Past Councillor (NCRE*ASH IN MEMBERSHIP. During tin- past year the increase in membership has been river 2,000, which makes the total numerical strength In the S'ati- about twelve thousand. APPOINTED SECOND AUDITOR. Governor 'Tyler this morning per? formed mi action which has given al? most general satisfaction when he named Judge John <Dew. of King and Queen county, as the successor of Second Auditor joslnh Itylnnd, Jr.. Mho died n few days ago. Judge Dew. who I-- the presiding of Ilcer of the Com ky Court of King and Queen, is one ? tie- most highly con? nected men In thai county, and Is re? cognized as in every wa> fitted for the responsible position i" which he has been appointed. Judge Dew Is ahoul fifty-five years : of age, lie was a brave confederate ?? ih' ? and waS a m< t*)ber of t!:; same I company as Gdvo.Mor T>ler during the I civil war. On ?? " in! of his mnthe I matlcal mind and aptness at figures ?he Judge always kepi the rrcoris mi l made out the pay-roll of his Company. Judge Dew, who is in the city, ns soon as his appointment was ninde out. tendered his resignation ns Judge of King and Queen county, and qunllflcd as .Second Auditor before Notar?' C. I.ee Moore, in the absence of At torney?General Montague, the Govern? or appointed H?h. E. \V. Saunders^ nct I lng Attorney-General, and the fatter approved Judge Dew's bond. A BEAUTIFUL/ 'WEDDING. One of the most beautiful and im? pressive weddings in the history if Richmond took place to-night in the ball-i.to of the Jefferson Hotel, when Miss Hattle V. Syele and Mr. Edward Eigenbrun were united. The ball-room was profusely decorated . with palms and yellow crysanthemums. while \ el low (lowers were everywhere In the greatest profusion. The bridal party entered the* room at 0 o'clock to the .strains of Lohengrin wedding march, rendered by Thllow's Orchestra. The bride came with her rather, Mr. Simon Sycle. She wore a French renaissance lace gown over white duchesse satin. Her veil was caught with a diamond pin and she ?aiiled a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley. -Miss Mabel Sycle, the bride's sister, was maid of honor. She wore a while liberty satin gown, trimmed with Rus? sian lace, and carried a bouquet of yellow crysantheraums tied with white satin ribbon, Mr. Herbert Eigenbrun, brother of the groom, was best man, and the ushers were Messrs. August Smith Sycle. Wal ter Scott Sycle. Lee Helnhelmer, Syd? ney Sycle. Leroy Hell stem. Moses Kose. Lev Sycle. Carlyle Sycle. Auron Cohen, of Petersburg; Joseph Schloss, of New York: Simon Gtieff and Ed? ward Oppenheim, of Batmtiore; Isaac Cohen, Of Petersburg. Mr. Henry S. Hutr.ler was the master of ceremonies and Rev. K. N. Callsch performed the ceremony. Among the handsome gowns worn atl the wedding was that of the bride's' mother, Mrs. Simon Sycle. She wore an exquisite creation of lavender peau tie sole, with point lace trimmings. Htt ornaments were diamonds. Mrs. Julia Raab, of Burlington, wore black Chah tillv lace over white duchess; Mrs. Nordemnn, of New York, hand-painted real hire rohe over white taffeta: Mrs. .lack Coleman, of Petersburg, sister of the groom. Parisian costume of white lace; Mrs. E. Raab, lavender silk, ap pliqued with lace; Miss Florence Eigen? brun, pink crepe, pear! trimmings; Mrs. Parrlsh, of Louisville, black net over1 satin, point lace: Miss Helen Elgen grun. white lace, appliqued with taf? feta; Miss Levy, of Louisville, white panne crepe, t'luny lace trimmings: Mrs. Mann Sycle. black net. appliqued with black taffeta: Miss Whitehall, of I Baltimore, black taffeta, duchess ho e. Following the marriage ah elegant reception took place on the roof gnrden of the Jefferson. Among the out-of-town guests pres? ent was Miss Emily Frank, of Norfolk. MARK HANNA S ORATORY. HE GIVES SOUTH DAKOTA A SPE? CIMEN OP IT. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) Aberdeen, s. l).. Oct. 17.?Senator Hanna and his party attracted a big crowd lu re to-day. Mr. Hanna began to discuss the tariff. "What about the trusts?" asked some one In the crowd. "Well, my friend. If you will tell me what n trust is. 1 11 answer your ques? tion." said Mr. Hanna. No reply came. "Well, if you don't know I'll tell you." continued Mr. Hanna. "A trust under the law, and what is known as a trust In commerce, Is where the stock of a corporation is put into the hands ?>f a trustee, carrying with it the vot? ing power. Every single organisation of that kind that ever hail its exist eine In the United States has been wiped out through the action or the Sherman law. and that law was put upon the statute hooks of the United Slates bv a Republican Congress." Mr. Hanna then proceeded with his speech, hut a moment later was again I Interrupted by a question regarding the Cleveland Shipbuilders' Associa? tion. "Shy, Senator, thai man thinks the world Is flat, don't pay any attention to him," yelled a farmer. "All right." said Mr. Hanna with n ? auch, "but l would like to stay here all day nnd discuss this thing. But I want to tell you that the Hattest of all flatness will be the Democratic party next month." Cheers for Pettlgrew, mingled with cheers for McKinley and Hanna, as the speaker concluded. COTTON MEN MEET SECOND SESSION OP NEW ENG? LAND MANUFACTURING AS? SOCIATION. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) Washington, Oct. 17.?Tlie second session of the New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association was called to ord.-r In the Arlington Hotel this I afternoon. The ftrSl paper on the pro? gram was by Walter H. Evnns, of the j Agricultural Department, on "The j I'm ton Plant." Lysler H. Dewey. also of the Agri? cultural Department, made an inter? esting address on the subject of "Amer? ican Crown Egyptian Cotton." It. H. Edmonds, Of Baltimore, read n| paper on "American Textile Industry? From a Southern Point of View." The last paper of the session was by In. M. Miller. Jr., of Charlotte, N. C, j on "The possibility of cotton manufac? turing In the United states and espe-| dally In the south." The President received the represent? atives of the New England Cotton I Manufacturers' Association nt 11:30 o'clock this morning in the East room) of the White House. Secretary Long presented them to the President. FILIPINOS CAPTURED BRAVE ACTION OP CAPTAIN EL? LIOTT ON STORMY NIGHT. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) Manila, Oct. 17.?Under cover of stormy night Captain Elliott, of the I Fortieth Infant! v. surprised the rebel headquarters near Oroquleta, Island of Mindanao, anil captured without light? ing General Alvarez, with his staff, and 23 men. The capture Is important and will tend to pacify the district. Alvarez had for a long time been provoking hostilities in Mindanao. It was ho who effected the disastrous attack on Oro ouieia some time ago. and he was pre? paring another when he was captured. Detachments of the Twenty-sixth ami Eighteenth Regiments engaged the rebels Hear Tubuangah, in Southern Pa nay. routing them, killing 20 and i wounding many. CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS. BY DEPARTMENTS. Telegraph News?Paste t, 5. 6. Locai News ? Pa?e$ X 3. Editorial? Patrj 4. Virginia News?Pass 6. North Carolin? News ? Pa?: 7 Portsmouth News-?Patt? 10. Berkley News?Pass 6 Shippin?---Pa<J S. Real Estate?Pail 3. .Markets?Page. 8. THE BIG STRIKE ENDED AT LAST. I The Operators Agree to Demands of the Strikers. IT'S UP TO THE MINERS NOW, Tho Philadelphia and Heading Coal and Iron Company, nnd the Lehlgb Valley Coal Company Lend tn the Settlement, and Minor Operators are Xxpected to Follow-All Difference, Rot Adjusted, Yesterday Will lie Submitted to ArbitM,. tlon?The Companies Post Notices. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot) Philadelphia, Oct. 17.?The strike of the anthracite mine workers of Penn- * sylvahia, which began September 17, practically ended to-day, when the Philadelphia nnd Reading Coal and Iron Company, and the Lehlgh Valley foal Company agreed to abolish the sliding scale in their respective regions nnd u? grant an advance in wages of ten per cent. net. the advance to re? main in operation until April 1, 1301 or thereafter. This action meets the : demands of the Scranton miners' con- 1 ventlon. The decision was arrived at. tfl after a conference between representa- m tives of the individual coal operators and the large coal-carrying companies. The conference began yesterday. To-day's action was the culmination E of the recent meeting of the Individual operators at Scranton, following the mine workers' convention in the same city. Nearly all or the collieries in the coal region had previous to the mine workers' convention posted notices : granting an advance of 10 per cent. AGREED TO EVERYTHING. The mine workers in considering this demanded that the sliding scale In the Lehlgh and Schuykill districts be abolished, the Increase to be guaran? teed until April 1, 1901. and all other differences be submitted to arbitration. !' The Individual operators agreed to everything nnd the appointment of a .'. committee to induce the Pending and the Lehlgh companies to abolish tho sliding scale and make the wage in? crease permanent followed. VICTORY FOR MINERS. It is conceded that the result of to-, day's conference is a complete victory for tho men. AU the demands of their convention are acceded to, and as one of the individual operators put It after tho conference, the operators go a lit? tle further in agreeing to maintain the wage advance after April 1. This same operator, who suggested that his ; nnme be not used, said in speaking of the conference: "It's up to the miners, now. We have agreed to everything and nothing remains now but for them to return to work as soon as the notices ane post? ed by the colliery managers. These notices will be practically similar to the Reading company's notice, the phraseology only being changed. I look for a resumption of operations by Monday night at the latest. The con? ference was entirely harmonious, and every phase of the strike situation was gone over." READING COMPANY'S NOTICE. The Reading company's notice reads: "It hereby withdraws the notice posted October 3. 1900. and, to bring about practical uniformity in the ad? vance of wages In the several coal re? gions gives notice that it will suspend the operation of the sliding scale, will pay ten per cent, advance on Septem? ber wages till April 1. 1901. and there? after until further notice, and will take up with Its mine employees any grievances which they may have PRESIDENT MITCHELL RETICENT Hazleiort, PH.. Oct. 1T.-Pitfstdeirt" Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers, when informed of the Reading Com? pany's action by a representative of the Associated Press, was pressed for a statement on this acceptance of the miners proposition. All he would ven? ture to sav, however, was that he would bo glad to know that the anthra? cite operators had decided to change the notices previously posted so as to comply with the provisions of the re? solutions adopted at the Scranton con? vention. . ^^rr OTHER COMPANIES FOLLOW READING. The rtrst company In the Hasleton re? gion to take action similar to that of the Rending Company were Calvin Pardee & Co.. operating tho Lattimer collieries, nnd the A. Pardee Company, owners of the Cranberry mines, both of them individual concerns. The no? tices announcing their acceptance, which will be posted to-morrow morn? ing, are as follows: "We hereby withdraw our offer ot October 6 anil make the following an? nouncement to our mine employees: "The sliding scale under which wo have been working is hereby suspend? ed, and we will adjust rate of wages so as to pay to our mine employees from October 1. 1300, to April 1, 1001. and thereafter until further notice, a na$ increase of 10 per cent, over the wages paid for September. 1900." These companies will reduce the price of powder from J2.75 to 51.50. which re? duction is to be considered In arriving at n net increase in wages. EICHT PEOPLE KILLED. THE RESULT OF A FIRE IN NHw YORK. (By Telcgra-bh to Vlrginlan-Pllot.) New York, Oct. 17.?Eight people were either burned to death or suffo? cated in a fire which partially de? stroyed the threo-story and attic frame double tenement housc^S ainMS1* Reft* tor street, early to-day. The dead are: Ssrah Sass. 36 years old; Santuel Sastf, 13; Lena Sass, 9; Morris Sass, 2: Mrs. Horowitz. 40; Rosa Lewis. 52: Mendels Strauss. 60; Samuel Strauss. 20. Mary Murrav, 40, was severely burned about the back, and was taken to a hospitnL The fire was discovered shortly after 1:30 o'clock by the Janitor of tho build? ing. He ran out Into the hall, to find It ablaze. His shouts aroused tho oth-. ers In the house, but the flames had) already gained fierce headway. Rtid few of those In the building had time to save themselves bv Uxe ?tolrs. TU? Jos? is $6,000,