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THE AV ATCI1& JCTRNAL,. "THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1891.
- POINTS BY KETCHAM GERRYMANDER RUINED GOOD EF FECTS Oh Al'STltALIAX BALLOT. Sixty Drmorrn tm at . Mas Meeting In r.dlnbnrg Circus Clown Nearly Murdered nt Winchester. Special to the Indiana jolls Journal. WINCHESTER. Ind.. Sept. 2i Hen. W. A. Ketchaxn s-pok to a good audience at the opera house to-night. He was intro duced by Hon. A. O. Marsh, State G. A. R. commander. Mr. Ketcham referred in an eloquent manner to the late Thomas M. Browne, and complimented the county on having a representative on the State ticket so -able as the lion. L. J. Monks. In speak- tag of the Australian election law he sail the Democrats had annulled Its good ef fects by the infamous g.iTrymander of the State, lie clearly showed that the celebra ted tax law of 1SD1 was parsed by Republic ans in 1S72 and 1SS1. His discussion of the tariff is?ue was a masterly effort. He dis cussed the cause of the present hard time:, and protested against the administration economizing' at the expense of tho old sol dier. Offntt Misrepresenting Things. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FORTVILLE. Ind., Sept. .-Governor William McKinley addressed a large audi ence here last evening for ten minutes from the rear end of his special train, and urged the people to elect Charles L. Henry to Congress. Charles G. Offutt, candidate for judge on the Democratic ticket, boldly misrepresented things to a fair sized aud ience here last night, lie disgusted several Democrats by asserting that sugar was cheaper now than last year at the same date. He also said that Republicanism was the cause of all the hard times, and that the Democratic party had built all of Indiana's public buildings, and thought that the Democrats ought to still be continued In State control on account of the enor mous amount of taxes they had compelled the railroads to pay. Such rpeeches as Offutt made are considered by tiie citizens here as a reflection on their intelligence. The Rink Filled with IteiuiblleanM. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LOGANSPOrT. Ind., Sept. 2G.-The rink was fU!e.J this evening to hear Hon. Wash ington I. Robinson, of Detroit, open his In diana campaign In this city. Mr. Robinson raid a slowing tribute to the loyalty of Indiana in the war and to General Har rison. He referred to the demand for a trial made by Democratic orator for the last twenty-five yeira and called attention to the expensive feitures of the experi mentthe silent mills, the idle working men and the business stagnation. Mr, Robinson gave in detail his observations rrdo In Lurope this summer and showed what competition the American working man would have to meet under free trade, lie held his audience for an hour and a half, calling out frequent applause. Once a Democratic Stronghold. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WINDFALL, Ind., Sept. 2G.-Hon. J. F. Hanly, Republican candidate for Congress in this district, spoke to five hundred peo ple at the rink in this place last night. His audience was made up of Republicans. Democrats and Populists, and he held them for two hours eloquently expounding Re publican principles. This Is the second Re publican meeting we have had at Windfall. Judge Waugh addressed a large crowd of enthusiastic Republicans here last week. Colonel Dodge, of Elkhart, is now billed for a meeting here on Oct. 4. The Demo crats have not had a- meeting here yet, although this has heretofore been a Dem ocratic stronghold. The party seem3 to be dead. Ivetoliri ni' Afternoon Speech. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FARMLAND, Ind.. Sept. Hon. W. A. Ketcham, Republican nominee ior Attorney-general, delivered a two hours' speech In the opera house here at 2 o'clock tlii3 afternoon. Considering the busy season with farmers and the fine weather tor thein to engage in farm work, he had a fair audience, and those who heard him were weir pleased with the argument pre sented. It was the first speech of the campaign at this place, excepting the short talk by Governor McKinley last night. Sixty nt a Demoorallc Speaking. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. EDIXBUI'G, Ind., Sept. 26. The Demo crats advertised a "grand jubilee" for this place to-night, with Messrs. Bailey and Buckingham as the drawing cards. The known lukewarm Bourbon cpirit here caused people to smile at the idea, and their opinion of what the meeting would b- was verified when the crowd counted up about sixty. Including a number of boys. It already looks as if Republicans would sweep Johnson county In November. Posey at Wcfctflelri. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WESTFIELD. Ind., Sept. 2G. Hon. Frank B. Posey, of Evansviile. addressed a meet ing of enthusiastic Republicans this after noon. His speech wa3 well received ami brought forth many rounds of applause. The meeting was encouraged by the pres ence of a number of women. Converted Democrat Present. Special to tMe Indianapolis Journal. WARREN, Ind.. Sept. 2T. Dr. Frances, of Marion, delivered the opening address of the campaign in tnis place to-night' to a large audience. The great number of con verted Democrats present hlghlj- appreci ated the expose of their former party. CLOWX FIIKU LAJIOXT DYINCi. Given Fntnl Injuries hy Robber nt Winchester. CINCINNATI. O., Sept. 26.-Fred La Diont. a well-known circus clown, traveling with Robinson's show. Is lying at the point of death in the house of John Robinson, at Terrace Park, near this city, from in juries received at the hands of a robber. When it was time for him to appear at the exhibition given last night at Winches ter, Ind., he was missing, a search discov ered him lying outside "the dressing tent, with his skull crushed and his money belt. In which he was known to carry considera ble money, missing. His assailant is un known. The Terre Ilnntc Normal School. The State Normal School at Torre Haute has entered on what promises to be the most prosperous year in Its history'. -The attendance last year rhowed an enrollment of 1.3C2 different students nearly 250 mora than ever before in a single year "but the Indications are that even this great number will be exceeded by the current year. Tae fall term has opened with about five hun dred in attend ir.cl"0 more than at rnU time List year. Of this number 247 are members of tae freshman class much the largest enrollment of new students the school hn.s ever had at the opening of a year. The freshman class also contains more persons of advanced years and expe rience in teaching than umtl. It includes three- college graduates, several under graduates of colleges and universities, four graduates of acadtmies, thirty-nine grad ates of commissioned high schools Oi the S:ate, ten teachers holding the highest grade of county license, twenty-one holding twenty-four months' license, forty having twelve months license and seventeen hav ing the six months' license. The senior class contains between seventy and seventy-five members. These figures show that a large number of advanced rtudents and experienced teachers are availing them selves of the advantages offered by tne normal school for thorough training for :vxoi-room work. Additional teaching force is made necessary by this large in crease in the attendance, and the trustees will meet at an early day to consider the needs of the school. Paris Says He Is Solvent. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FRANKFORT. Ind.. Sept. 2-.-Evilence was completed in the Paris ease to-day and arguments commenced this evening. Paris was, on the stand nearly all . of to-day and made a goad witness for himself. He placed his afsets at the time of the failure of the Grcentov.n Rank at IKtf.OOM. Of this amount fVo0 is in the Mexico gold mines. His lia bll.ties, all told, he placed at $37,000. There will be four speeches on each side. John S. Duncan closing for the defense and C. C. Shirley for the State. The case will get to the Jury late to-morrow evening. Grand Jury After an Editor. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. OREENSBURQ, Ini. SpL 26. The (rand Jury adjourned to-day, after being In session over three weeks. The Jury failed to indict the Whltecappers who ap plied fifty lashes to a saloon keeper that sold by the quart at Burner. -It is under stood that an indictment was returned against a prominent citizen of this place, and an editor of a weekly newspaper print ed at Indianapolis, for criminal libel. Parmer Jones Toole His Life. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. COLUMBUS, Ind., Sept. 26.--U his home near Xewburn, in the eastern part of this county, Edward Jones, aged fifty-live, com mitted suicide by hanging himself in his barn. While settling his father's estate, a few years ago, Jones became insane, and for a time was confined In the asylum, but regained hi reason. A year ago he lot a daughter, and this is believed to have caused r.ir to take hi3 life. Indiana Deaths. SHELBYVTLLE. Ind.. Sept. 26. Charles A. Thompson, aged twenty-five years, died of typhoid fever last night, south of this city. He was a schoolteacher, and his death leaves a widow. Mrs. Priscllla Ross DevoL widow of the late Thomas Devol. died this morning, aged nearly seventv-rtve. She leaves a large estate and three children. Indiana Note. Ihe reunion of the Seventy-fifth and One-hundred-and-nrst Indiana Regiments will be held In Portland Oct. 4 and 5. The El wood steam forge works started up yesterday, which leaves idle only one industry in that town, the .Elwood window glass works. TEOPICAL HUURICANE ATLANTIC COAST VISITED BY A SEVERE WIND AXD IIAIXSTOKM. Buildings lllown Down and Streets Flooded at Jacksonville, Fin. Rice Crop Ruined on Sea Islands. WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.-A severe hur ricane is raging along the Atlantic coast of Florida and sweeping northward. The special weather bulletin calls the storm a West India hurricane, and says: "The tropical hurricane announced on the 24th the 23 th Inst, reached northeastern Flor ida this morning. At 11 a. m. the wind had shifted to the northwest at Jackson ville, with a pressure of 29.26, showing that the storm center was a few miles south east of that station. The wind velocity there was forty-four miles an hour," caus ing uprooting of trees and unroorlng of houses. Wire communication south of Jack sonville is cut off. Ample warning of the approach of the storm was given . all through Florida and- along the coast. No report has been received from Key West since Tuesday miming, when the wind was sixty-elgnt miles an fcour. There has been a very heavy rainfall at Jackson ville, the precipitation being 6.62 inches in ten hsurs. The course of the storm, it la expected, will be along the coast line to wards the northeast, but wPh diminishing vijienoe. It is expected to reach Wash ington to-morrow afternoon wltn a wind velocity of not over twenty miles an hour, and will get to New York during the night or Friday morning, with a still fur ther diminished velocity. The present storm is not to be classed with the West ern tornadoes and cyclones, and Is not near so destructive in its character at Its high est stage." Afraid to Face the Storm. NEW YORK. S?pL 26.-A bulletin Issued by Observer Dunn calling attention of mar iners and others to the hurricane that is rushing up the coast had the effect of pre venting a number of persons from going to sea to-day. The Ward line steamer Vigilan cla, which sailed this afternoon for Ha vana and Mexican ports, had a passenger list of about thirty-eight, but when the hour for sailing arrived only thirty of the number put in an appearance at the dock to brave the approaening storm, the others preferring to remain behind and wait for tho next steamer rather than brave the mercy of the storm that Mr. Dunn 3ays wl'tl be severe between here and the south er.! water?. The Vigilancla will proceed down 'the bay and anchor Inside the Hook. She left her pier at the usual time, but will not run out into open water until the force of the c3'done has subsided. Cable dispatches from Havana have been received by the Ward line, but Commodore Hughes said that although considerable damage had been done on snore he thought that shipping hadn't been injured. None of the veidels of the line was reported as dam aged. Severe In Florida. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 28.-The ex pected hurricane from the West Indies struck Jacksonville to-day at 11 a. m., with the wind blowing at a velocity of forty-six mlle3 per hour and rain poured down In torrents. The largest hotel In the city was unroofed and Hooded with water, and the unfinished union depot was blown down. The los3 is J2O.C00. A number of J people were injured, but none killed. There is no communication from south Florida, but it is expected that many groves are ruined and orange crops damaged incal culably. The streets of Jacksonville are flooded. The wind at the mouth of tho river reached sixty miles an hour ind May port is flooded and several hou3es inun dated. No Serious Damage. CHARLESTON, S. C, Sept. 26. The hur ricane struck this city this morning and has raged all day. The maximum velocity of tho wind up to midnight has been forty eight miles an hour, except at times when it wus as hish as fifty-live or sixty. As far as is" known but HttJe i la mage has been done to the shipping In port or the ! city proper. J he rtorr.i tide was only three and a half feet, against twelve feet in the August cyclone of Tbe most serious damage, however. Is feared in the rice fleld3 and to the Sea island cotton crop. Furious Cialc at Savannah. SAVANNAH. Ga., Sept. 20. Tne tropical hurricane which has been approaching Sa vannah for the last two days raged here all day and last night. The wind reached a maximum velocity of sixty miles an hour, but at times it blew eighty. The storm seems to have split south of here. and the center passed east into the gulf stream. The damage In this section can not be estimated with any accuracy. Grave apprehensions are felt for the rice crop. LOST FIVE WARSHIPS. Chinese Navy Suffered Heavily In the Yalu River Flht. LONDON, Sept. 27. A dispatch to the Times from Shanghai dated Sept. 23 says: Captain Fong. of the Chinese war ship Tri-Yuen has been executed for cowardice. The cruiser Kwang-Kal stranded on a reef near Talien bay while trying to escape during the progress of the battle off the Yalu. She was afterwards blown up by the Japanese. This makes a total Chinese loss In the battle of five shii. including one which was accidentally rammed by the Chinese battle ship Tlsi Yuen while the latter was endeavoring to ram a vessel of the enemy's fleet. A dis patch from Tokio ..says that the second Japanese army for field service mobilized at Hiroshima ' and consisting ot thirty thousand men, under the command of Field Marshal Count Oyama. embarked yesterday amid Intense enthusiasm. Another dispatch from Shanghai says: It is reported that the native officials here re ceived news last night that the Japanese attacked the Chinese forces at Anehow and Yichow simultaneously and were re pulsed at both placed. No JnpaneKc Ships Disabled. WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. The Japanese representatives here are In receipt of a cable dispatch from their government which confirms former reports of the Yalu battle and gives names of the Japanese officers killed. The Chinese vessels officially re ported sunk are the Lai-Yuen, the Chin Yuen." Yang-Wai and Tsh?.o-Yong. Those that caught fire were the Ting-i'uen. King Yuen and Ping-Yuen. The dispatch says: "On our side more or less damage was sustained by the Matsushlir.a. lliyie and Akagt, but, fortunately, none was dis abled." The list of the killed nnd injure J agrees with that heretofore published. Japanese Students Not Beheaded. - WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S.-The Slate De partment has been advised officially that the report of the beheading of the two Jap anese students accused of being spies, and who were surrenlered by the United S:ates consul-general at Shanghai, to whom they had appealed for protection, U untrue. The Japanese are in the custody of Chinese awaiting trial. FUSION IN NEBRASKA POPULIST NOMINEES INDORSED BY THE STATE DEMOCRACY. Clevelandltes Routed nnd Congress man Ilryun Nominated for Senator on a Free Silver Plntforra. OMAHA, Neb.. Sept. 26.-The Bryan sil ver faction had charge of the machinery of the Democratic convention when it re convened to-night. The credentials com mittee reported all the contests in favor of the Bryan forces, leaving the adminis tration anti-silver element as a small mi nority in the convention scarcely one hun dred delegates. Dr. EJwards, of Lancas ter, placed Congressman Bryan In nomina tion for United States Senator. He was chosen by acclamation and replied In a speech pledging himself to work for free silver and against monopolies. After wrangling until midnight over the Question of fusion the matter was post poned pending the report of the committee on platform. The minority report was similar to the majority with the exception of the clause relating to finances, which declared for a geld basis. It was wholly ignored by the victorious silverites, how ever, and the majority report carried with a rush. After renewing their allegiance to the Jeffersonian principles, expressing the belief that "public office is a public trust" and that all men are created equal, the income tax Is indorsed, election of Sen ators by the people Is advocated and an amendment to the Constitution making a President ineligible to re-election favored. The report at length reviews the. A. P. A. question and denounces that movement In severe terms and concludes, with the fol lowing clause In favor of silver: "We Indorse the language used by Hon. John G. Carlisle in 1878 when he de nounced the conspiracy to destroy silver money as 'the most gigantic crime of this or any other , age, and we agree with him that the consummation of such a scheme would ultimately entail more misery upon the human race than all the wars, pesti lences and famines that ever occurred in the history of the world.' "We are not willing to be parties to such a crime, and in order to undo the wrong already done and to prevent the further appreciation of money, we favor the immediate restoration of the free and unlimited coinage of gold and silver at the present ratio of 16 to 1 without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation on earth. "We regard the rght to issue mon,ey as an attribute of sovereignty and believe that all money needed to supplement the gold and silver coinage of the Constitution and to make the dollar so stable In purchas ing power that it will defraud neither debtor nor creditor should be issued by the general government as the greenbacks were Issued; that such money should be redeem able In coin, the government to exercise the option by redeeming in gold or silver. "We believe that all money Issued by the goernment, whether gold, sliver or paper, should be made a full legal tender for all debts, public and private, and that no citi zen should be permitted to demonetize by contract that A-hlch the government makes money by law." After the adoption of the platform the leaders of the fusion and anti-fusion fac tions announced an agreement, and Judga Holeombe, the Populist candidate for Gov ernor, was indorsed at midnight toy a larg majority. The anti-fusion, Democrats late to-night bolted the convention and organized a sep arate convention. They nominated Judge Holcomb for Governor. Owens Opponent. LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 26.-RepublIcans of the Ashland district nominated George Denny, Jr., for Congress. After thanking the convention for its unanimous action. Judge Denny said, la part: "Glancing over the history of the grand old district, we find it has been rep resented: in Congress by great and noble men. Your present Congressman I con sider the superior of any of them, and, in my judgment, Is to-day tne best equipped man in Kentucky or elsewhere. They may say what they please about him, but -ire i3 the most eloquent man In the counvry to-day." Where McKinley "Will Spenls. BELLEFONTAINE, O.. Sept. .-Governor McKinley delivered an address here this afternoon at the laying of the corner stone of the new memorial hall. This is the only nonDOlitieal address he will make during the fall. To-morrow he will open the Ohio campaign at Flndlay and after a couple of speeches at small points In the State will go to St. luis, where he is to speak on Monday. On Tuesday he is to be at Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday at Topeka, Kan., on Thursday at Lincoln and Omaha. Neb., on Friday at Pes Moines, la., and at St. Paul on Saturday. No Opposition to Tillman. COLUMBIA. S. C., Sept. 28. The anti Tillman caucus adjourned this morning at 4Q without doing anything except to pass resolutions. First it was decided to make nominations, then the caucus refused to rescind the resolution to that effect, yet it wound up by rot making any nomina tions. The Tillman ticket will go through now without opposition. The resolutions passed provided fcr the organization ,of "true" Democratic clubs and strongly , op posed the calling of the proposed con stitutional convention. Astwood Leaves Democracy. WASHINGTON, tept. 26. A. C. C. Ast wood, a well-known negro politician, in a letter sent to-day to ths president of the Negro National Democratic League, resigns as chairman -of the executive committee of the league, and announces that he has left the Democratic party and joined 'the Republican party. MILCIIKIsr SCORED. Speech hy the Attorney for the A. IX. I'. Lenders. ClirOAGO. Sept. 2S.-tArgum.ents in the Debs ca3e were continued to-day, attorney Bancroft speaking for the Santa Fe rail road and attorney Clarence Darrow for the defense. Judge Woods warned the attor neys that their arguments must all be in next Friday, and declared he would not hear more after that dale. At the conclusion of Mr. 'Bancroft's ar gument for the prosecution C. S. Darrow spoke for the defense. Ho denied that the defendants had committed any wrong, and declared that every man had the right to abandon his position either fcr a good or bad reason. No court could put a citizen In a condition of servitude-. Even an unjust reason for quitting work could not be a matter cf judi-vlal interi'erenre. The In junction itself gave the defendants the clear right to strike and persuade ohr men to quit. "These men have been called dastardlv 'criminals' and 'cowards' by Mr. Milchrist," continued Mr. Darrow. "I feet It my duty to rejdy specifically as to w.iat constitutes an honorable man. 'Iiiese de fendants .mlj,ht hive used bad Judgment. The scheme "of Debs may have been an im practicable one. But when pas.?ion and prejudice have died away and wo have calmly reviewed the events 'of the strike all right-minded men will admit that tnee respondents were actuated by the highest and holiest motives that of bettering the condition of their fello-w-men. Mr. Mil christ says that in all his career as a pub lic prosecutor he had never seen more guilty men than these now at the bar. These respondents have been abused by a man whom political accident put in power. His words were gratuitous Insults. There are various kinds of cowards. It was not brave for this man Milchrist to stand In e. court where accident has placed him and heap vituperation on these men, who cannot reply. That certainly is not bravery." Air. MilehrlRt interrupted by saying: "I do not wish to be enligutened on l?gal ethic- by you." Mr. Darrow retorted: "You should by some one." Mr. Darrow's argument lasted all the af ternoon and will be resumed to-rr.crrow. Possible Strike of Glass. Workers. PITTSnTTRG, Pa., Sept. 25. There is a probability of a general strke among tae mixers and teasers in tbe window-glass houses. The men have refused to accept reductions from the scale at O. D. Cum mlntr & Co.'s. this city, and Chambers &. McKec, Jeanette. Trouble Is anticipated in other factories. ' llusiuess Emharransments. 1 ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Sept. 23.-The St. Jo seph liri lge and Iron Company, one of the largest bridge construction Institutions in this section of the country, filed a deed of trust this evening to secure notes due to the Sexton National Bank, of this city, aggregating $31,&0. Dr. J. M. Huffman was appointed trustee for tne concern. He is the present vice president. The company is solvent, the assets aggregating over 1.- SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2C.-The Home lienefit Insurance Assocation, a local com pany, to-day filed a petition -of Insolvency. It was incorporated in ISoO as a mutual life insurance company, and has done a prooi business until lately, when it became much embarrassed by the failure of the Mutual Benefit Association of America. RETDHN OF WELLMAN THE DARING YOUNG EXPLORER AND PARTY AT NEW YORK. Ills Version of a Disastrous Expedi tion to the Arctic Regions Ice Too Rough to Reach the Pole. NEW YORK, Sept. - 26. The steamship Spree, which arrived at quarantine to night, had among her passengers ttie following-named .gentlemen belonging to the Arctio expedition: Prof. Walter Wellman. Prof. W. B. French, of the Coast and Geo detic Survey, of Washington, who was astronomical observer of the party; Dr. Thomas B. Mohun, medical officer, and Charles C. Dodge, artist and photographer, all of whom belong to Washington, D. C They left here last March, bound for the North pole, via Not way, and have been gone a little over 6ix months. Prof. Wellman, who was In charge, gives the follow Ing account of the expedition: "On the 1st o' May we left the town of Thomso, in Norway, on the steamer Ragn vald Jarl, with twenty-five persons all told, sixteen of whom belonged to the expedi tion, and nine to the crew, We reached Spitzbergen on the 7th day of May, lati tude 79.43, depositing a large quantity of provisions, leaving In charge Prof. Oyen, a Norwegian geologist, who was to study the glaciers. May 10 finding open wa ter on tho north coast of Spitzber gen, the steamer headed for the Southern island, 150 miles to the northeast. After several battles with the ice we reached Table Island on the 12th of May, and were then In latitude SO degrees, 50 minutes, or within 550 miles of the north pole, within 150 miles as far as had been reached by the Lockwood and Brainard expedition. Thus far had we advanced in eleven days from civilization, having cov ered as much ground in that time as other expeditions had in months, or even years. Up to this time the season had promised to be a favorable one, 'and we had-hoped in a few days to be able to set out on our Journey over the ice pack to the northeast. Storms now set in on the 15th, and vast quantities cf broken Ice went drifting pa?t. On the l?th the steamer was forced to the north, a lfttle past the elghty-firsi parallel, and wa3 then driven back by the floating ice. through which no steamer, though she were as large as the Spree, could have forced her way. Finding what appeared to be a perfectly safe anchorage on the shore of Walden island, the cxp?dltlon left the ship on the 24th of May. We were fourteen men, hav ing three aluminum -boats, five aluminum sledges and forty-five draft dogs from Bel gium, Our course was to the eastward, skirting the northern shore of Northeast Eand. where the ice, though exceedingly rough In places, was yet practicable as a road. Four days later we received word by messenger that the ship had been crushed by the Ice, fortunately most of the tores being. saved. Notwithstanding this loss of the ship, which cut off our line of retreat, we decided to go on. After ex- Eloring most of the coast of the Northeast and we found the ice thrown up In hope less confusion in every direction. We made an effort with one boat and a picked crew of eight men to advance to the north, but so rough was the Ice that after four days of indescribable effort we found that we had advanced less than four miles. The same conditions of Ice existed as far as the eye could fee. Further progress being im possible, we made our way back, through nviny dangers and difficulties, to Walden island, often wading in water up to our waists. One member of the party, Mr. Alme, the meteorologist, broke his leg. Mr. Alme had to be dragged in the boat over the ice and slush. No change occuring in the ex tremely unfavorable nature of the season, which might give us an opportunity to still work further north, we set out on Aug. 4 to light our way through drifting ice to the main land cf Spitzbergen, and in this we were successful. After a 'hard struggle of four davs we reached Low island, and there found a Norwegian hunting sloop, theC) Berentine. which we hired to carry us back to our headquarters at Dames island. After that we vent to Norway, where we arrived on the 15th of August." Prof. Well ma n looks well and hearty, and is already making plans nnd prepara tions for another expedition next year. REFINERIES TO CLOSE. Philadelphia Concerns Are Short of Haw Suqrar Tho New Orleans Crop. PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 2C The Franklin-Knight and Spreckles sugar refineries In this country, operated by the Sugar Trust, will shut down next Saturday. In addition to these, it is said, the McCahon refinery, which is not controlled by the trust, will also shut down. A member of tho latter firm said to-day in answer to a question that If the could 'not sell more sugar than they are selling at present they certainly would bo obliged to close Tha shutting down of the refineries will thrown some thirty-six hundred men out of employment the Franklin-Knight about S00. the Spreckles refinery 1.200 and the McCahon rcfinerv about COO. A prominent .sugar broker sail that if the refiners had not concluded to shut down next week It would not be long be fore they would be compelled to close for want of a sufficient supply of raw sugar,' as the present crop is now about exhausted and the new crop docs not come in before the first of the year. Tn'.s condition ot affairs is caused by the enormous produc tion during the months of June, July and August, wnen there were large orders on the market front speculators, who were anxious to market pll the sugar they could before the new tariff went into effect, and in consequence of which the stocks of raw sugar in Cuba and other producing sec tions were all taken out oi tne warehouses and shipped to this country, while usually at this season of the year there is always a supply on haul at those places sufficient to last until the arrival of the new crop. The New Orleans ciop this year promises to be the largest ever known and they will begin refining there about the 20th of October, and in addition to the new crop they have there about thirty thousand bar ndi of the old crop left. It is understood that the Sugar Trust will reopen its New Orleans refinery early in Octooer. It i3 the opinion of sugar men that the shutting down of the refineries here will not tend to advance prices any, and one dealer prominent in the trade said he looked for still lower values, as New Or leans would supply the V3t, Northwest, Southwest and a. good portion of the mid dle States by reason of much cheaper freight rates u; the Mississippi river, freight by that route being about 23 cents per barre!. whMe the rate of those sec tions bv rail frm the refineries in 'New York. Philadelph ia and Boston 'is 90 cents per barrel. Movements of Steamers. LIVERPOOL. Sept. 26. Arrived: Cata lonia, from Boston; Kansas, from Boston; Teutonic, from New York. . NEW YORK. Sept. 26. Arrived: Wer kendam, from Rotterdam. GLASGOW, S?pt. 20. Arrived: Scandi navian, from Boston. New President of Parnfrnay. BUENOS AYRES, Sept. 26. Gen. Kguss Quiza has been elected President of -Paraguay to succeed ex-President Gonzals, whose term has expired while he is in exile. HAvn vbi sniuN the 31 f The Newest Neckwear In the West Show Window nt Paul II. Kmusfc's. A dazzling picture In neckwear Is shown to-day in Paul 11. Krauss's west show- window. All the new shades In combina tion red and black, ox-blood and maroon, are seen, and the buyer of novelties can have his fancy pleased to a dot. The goods are marked at the low price of 50 cents, which Is a big cut and a biggor Inducement for everyone who wants to save money and get frst quabty article6!. Mr. Kraus? is also cutting the price of several varieties of winter underwear in two. Just about a half is knocked off. and the garments are moving In a way that will clear m cut in short order. Tnii 1 on of Mr. K.'s hints to the wise. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report E5E.lUTrE2f P3JS5I5 DAYID BENNETT HILL (Conclnded from First race.) nnd more successful than I. I regard David B. Hill as the very best man for the place. I think h-2 would poll an enormous vote. Of course I think the next Governor will be a. Democrat. I am not well enough posted in regard to the news of the last few days to hazard a guess at the prob abla selection of the Democratic conven tion. I hope to see a strong man nomi nated." Soon after the delegates had read the above interview J. W. Hinckley received the following telegram, signed by Mr. Whitney: "I find on my arrival this morn lnsr that my name is the subject of some consideration by. the delegates to Saratoga and have received many friendly messages. As I cannot well reply to these in detail will you do me the kindness to say for me in answer to any Inquiries that for rea sons entirely personal I cannot be a can didate or accept the nomination. I concur heartily in the opinions so admirably ex pressed by Senator Hill in his address that harmonious and agxresslve action on the part of the Democrats of the State ousrht surely to be crowned by success. Principles, not men. must constitute the issue, and New York is not accustomed to waver in her fidelity to Democratic prin ciples when a united party demands their enactment and enforcement." It was 1:50 o'clock when Chairman Hill rapoed the convention to order, and ten minutes were spent in bringing tte dele gates to the requisite condition of silence to permit transaction of business. The committee on credentials reported in favor of the sitting delegates in all of the con tests except that from Monroe county. In that case both delegations were per mitted to sit in the convention, each mem ber to have a half vote. The Shepard people from Kings county left the hall. With this exception, the greatest good humor characterized the adoption of the committee's report. THE PLATFORM. The report of the committee on perma nent organization recommending Senator Hill for permanent chairman was adopted. Then Lieutenant Governor Sheehan, chair man of the committee on platform, arose, and, pleading for silence, sent it up to the platform to be read by the clerk. It fol lows: The Democratic party . of New York congratulates the people of the State upon the restoration of business confidence and the improvement of industrial conditions which are following the rep?al by a Dem ocratic Congress of the laws.of Republican predecessors. Unsound financial legislation, driving out our gold and threatening a Hingie-tax standard; a worse than war tariff, unnecessarily adding to the cost or living, diminishing federal revenues and overstimulating favored industries at the general - expenses; prodigate expenditures, converting an assuring treasury surplus Into an alarming deficit these were the 111 conceived and ill-fated products of Repoio llcan partisanship which brought the coun try to the verge of financial and industrial ruin, which wiped out private fortunes, re duced incomes, turned tens of thousands of men out of work, closed factories,' de stroyed business, brought thousands of de serving poor face to face with starvation, and inflicted general distress upon, the American people. Tho complete transfer of the government to the Democratic party w-aa too late to avert these terrible evils; It could only remove their uses and repair the injury. "We therefore rejoice that by the repeal of Cna Sherman law for the purchase and storage of silver bullion all tear of a de preciated currency has been allayed and raitfi has been restored in the ability of trie government to maintain a constant par ity between its gold and silver coinage; taat by the repeal of tine McKinley tariuT law the Inordinate taxation of the many for the benefit cf the few has been nota bly diminished and the plane of inequitable and monstrous customs duties wnicn have starved some industries and ovrrfed oth er?, the tariff schedules have adjusted so that while affording. ample safeguards for American labor they reduce the price to the people of necessities of life and encourage the promotion of industry by eneaperamg the cost of many raw materials used in manufactures; and that by reducing ex penditures wherever possible, and by pro vision for additional revenues, the legitimate demand3 upon the federal treasury will no longer exceed the government's income and necessitate an increase of the public debt. "The beneficial effects ot the adoption of these salutary measures of public policy are alreadv plainly apparent. Each day gives evidence of returning prosperity. Mills closed by the effects of Republican legislation are reopening and their oper atives are returning to work. Merchants report a largely increasing volume of busi ness, and manufacturers are preparing for the period of prosperity which the read justment of tariff and cheaper raw ma terials certainly assure. "We concur with President Cleveland that the new tariff law- does not embody the full issue of tariff reform, but with him, also, we Indorse the provisions for cheaper and free raw materials and lower taxes as a substantial recognition of Dem ocratic principles, and we- bespeak tor the law an impartial trial, confident lhat its successful operation will convince the peo ple of the wisdom of Democratic policy and induce them to demand its proper exten sion. While favoring, therefore, such wise modification and readjustment of particular scnedules, by the enactment of separate bills, as future conditions . and the fulfill ment of Democratic pledges may require, we deprecate, pending a fair trial of the law by actual operation, any further gen eral tariff revision which, under present conditions, would be likely to retard im provement In business and thereby '-prolong the evils brought upon the country by Re publican folly. "We commend the enactment by the Democratic Congress of the measures of public Importance demanded by the people, particularly the repeal of the federal elec tions law and the stringent legislation for the suppression of trusts. We reaffirm the declaration of principles contained in the Democratic national platform of 1SD2. and we reiterate the expressions of recent Dem ocratic State platforms in favor of honest money, economy in public expenses. Just and liberal provision for all disabled Union soldiers, their wddows and dependents, and strict adherence to the true principles of civil-service reform. "We commend the efforts made by the Senators ard Representatives in Congress from this Str.te to avert the imposition of the present income tax, and we record our regret that the reform of tariff to which all Democrats were committee; to which all Democrats are embarrassed, by engrafting in its. provisions a direct tax, to which many Democrats were strenuously op posed." Th platform demands the rigid enforce ment of th? laws to prevent and control trusts. It heartily Indorses "the honest purpose and high ideas which have char acterized the administration of President Cleveland, and pledges their earnest sup port In all his efforts to secure the enact ment of Democratic measures and the car rying out of Democratic policies, expressing confidence that the people will sustain him at the polls in November. Itepgious Intol erance in political discussion is denounced, and any attempt to proscribe candidates for office on 'the ground of religious be lief by secret organizations or oth erwise is deplored. The remainder of the platform is devoted to State Issue1, closing with an Indorsement of Governor Flower's administration. When some routine business had been dis posed of, the convention was readv to nom inate a candidate for the governorship. Then occurred the scer.ps described else where. After Senator Hill's nomination had been made by acclamation Lleutenart Governor Sheehan arose, and In a brief eulogium nominated Hon. Daniel Dockwood for the office of Lieutenant Governor. The nomination wa3 made by acclamation amid great applauso. James B. Bell, cf Brooklyn, named Judge Gaynor for Judge of the Court of Appeals, and the convention named him by acclamation. The usual resolutions were adopted. The motion to adjourn was carried. Senator Hill saying: "The convention that i running itself wants to adjourn I declire it adjourned." The convention adjourned sine die at 3:CD p. m. SPEECH 1SY HILL. The Senator S Nt!ilix About Ae- eepllnff tho Aouilnatloii. ALBANY. N. Y.. Sept, 20. Senator Hill and Hon. Daniel N. Lo-ckwood, the candi dates for Governor and Lieutenant Gover nor, respectively, were serenaded to-night at the Kenmore Hotel, when they came from Saratoga, by the Albany Democratic Phalanx. A band discoursed music to the delight of fully five thousand persons, who had quickly gathered In front of the hotel, which was "brlKiaJitly lighted with electric lighits. A mighty awell of voices went up n 17 Bu y im 1 when Senator Hill was .Introduced. Ht said: Fellow-Oernocrats ard Oentlemrn of th Albany Phalanx For this gracious recep tion and the ccrn i:i:;nt of iii? K"-er.v1e I tender you my sincere thanks. This den o.iotration is a par: or tne iu-?.i-vi.-J events of a day which to me has ben on of mingled surprise and em.barra?ment. The action of the Democratic convention, wnich is the occasion cf this assemblage, and which was as unforeseen by ycu as by myself, ir.i-oses re?pDr.s.tilitIes ar.d o" ligations of wh'Ich I cannot speak to-night. Unwilling as I was to receive the honor whkii the convention, in spite of my pro test, has sought to confer upon me. I am deeply touched by the unusual manifesta tion cf conlidenee'and esteem which accom panied the action of the convention, and, to-night I can only express, in feeble lan guage, a small part of the gratitude which, I fefl towards the Democracy of Ner York." ' Judjure (inyuor "Will onilcler. RIVER II HAD, U I.. Sept. 24-After a long cogitation Judge Gaynor this evening gave out the following statement: "I shall only say that no one has au thority to speak or vouch for me in thi matter, and to be certain that I injure no one I. shall say nothing about my nomina tion until I learn ail the fcts. My inclina tion would be to do almost anything to help Senator Hill, whose recent development In the Senate Katlslles every one that he is a very able man and should satisfy all biCK erings against him." now it is vh:wi:d. F. D.. Locke Will Not Support tl?e ' Nomination-Other Comment. , WASHINGTON. Sept. 2G.-U is safe to say .that the New York nominations cama as a great surprise to the members of tha Cabinet now in Washington. Few cared to comment upon them for publication, but , privately they appeared to regard tht t'eket as a powerful combination. Secre tary Herbert, when informed of the con vcntlon's choice, threw himself backt in his chair and. after silently thinking over the news, said slowly but emphatically: "It Is a strong ticket, and seems adapt ed to sink the sectional differences tha have vexed tne Democratic party in New York. 1 think it will win." Assistant Secretary cf the Navy HcAdoo, of New Jersey, an ex-member of Congress, said: "With united action in New Vork that ticket ought to ba elected. The ticket Is we'd balanced, geographically and other wise." Franklin D. Locke, one of the most prominent lawyers and Democrats of 'Buf falo, a great friend of President Cleveland, and one of the foremost men at the Syra cuse convention: "In what I say let It be understood that I speak enly for ray self. I will neither work nor vote for Sen ator Hill for Governor: My Indictment agasinst him has two counts. First. 1 main tain that from March 4, 1S33. he has dons everything he could to harass, annoy and obstruct the Democratic administration here: second. I regard him as primarily re sponsioie tor the offense in the State ot New York for which Judge Maynard was tried and convicted last year. The only real defense Judge Maynard had was that (he was a good-natured fellow and was com pelled to do what he did by the over- rrwering Influence of David Bennett Hill, will vote for no man connected with that crime'. I do not see how Judge Gaynor can accept after the treatment of the con tested delegation from Kings county. Mr. Lockwood's nomination for Lieutenant Governor I regard as an admirable one. I shall only rearret It if he Is associated on the ticket with Senator Hill." Representative Tarpney, a Missouri Dem ocrat. sa1: "Mr. Hill's nomination Is an exceptionally strong one. Mr. Hill Is a man of rare political sagacity. He would not take a nomination if he were to b sacrificed. His willingness to accept the leadership of the New York Democracy this year is, in my opinion, the most con vincing proof yet advanced that the Demo crats will carry the State. His election will m?k him a big factor in the next pres idential fight." Senator Steward, the Nevada Populist. paid: "If Senator Hill stands on and In dorses the financial plank of the platform the banks must elect him. Of course, th question of Mr. Cleveland's attitude to wards Mr. Hill will be an all important one. Mr. Cleveland has been suffering front malaria this summer. I believe. The only specific for malaria, the disciples of physio tell us. Is bitters. If Mr. Cleveland swal lows the New- York nomination the pill ought to be bitter enough to cure the most chronic case of malaria extant." Am Out of Polities Now." BUZZARD'S BAY. Sept. 26. A reporter called President Cleveland's attention to the nomination of Senator Hill at the Sara toga convention this evening. It was the first intimation the President had had of the result, and. when asked for an opinion, he said: "I am out of politics now." This expression of opinion was in a kindly but firm tone, and nj effort could prom; an expression of opinion. The face of the .Chief executive was a study, but by no word of. mouih could he be induced to ex press either satisfaction or regret at tha action of the Democratic convention. ' Senator Hill's ( Intruder!! Irs. Washington Special to Iittsburg Dispatch. Senator Hill cares nothing for what Is called "society," though he docs not object to or despise the fashionable rout of' tbe class which has the wealth and leisure to live that fort of life. It is simply not to his taste. He is a confirmed bachelor, and yet the most abstemious of men, never using liquor or tobaccd in any form, llo has been too busy to marry, even if ha ever had an Inclination that way. He . said to be a woman hater for the reason that for the most part the modern woman is given up wholly tA dress, frivolity an I F.ll forms of superficiality, and worst W all to the esoteric I'm de eiecle which only makes their superficiality and insincerity the more glaringly apparent Hill is nat urally a student and recluse. He knows a lot of important things, and he knows them thoroughly. Doubtless no man ever entered the Sen ate with a greater feeling of prejudice among his fellow-Senators, meeting Mm like a wall of ice and tending to congeal his ardor and ambition from the outset. Doubtless no man ever surprised the Sen ate more Mn his speedy giving proof of amazing readiness in debate, in absolute Independence, coupled with Intense ag gressiveness and ability to rise above party narrowress. He compelled the respect of the entire Senate for his real talent for the work of a publicist and for Ms clear and forcible oratory, though he put many Senators far -tway from him by his all too frank criticisms of run and methods In that able but Indescribable body of which he is a member. A' lilt reaps Sentenced. ABERDEEN. Miss.. Sept. 25.-To-day Judge Cayce sentenced Van Roper. and 1M Peters to live y.?ars each and James Ne! Fon to two years at hard labor all white men for whitecaplsm. The onVnse the committed was whipping Mrs. Roper and Mrs. Cullen and threatening to hang them. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Worll's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma. , rsTiorsL TubeWorks. WROUGHT-IRON PIPE roR - Gas, Steam and Water Holder Tnfo c.n ani Mai'.eat.is Jron litttii:s ( ! 1 1 C li Slut t';iT.niZf I ). Valves. siij x . Kii'.-lu nni:iil:ir. t a n liau.-ca, !'ir ToiijfB, CM t oi a. Vim Hrrnv 1'iati- and li-a. Tun:ps Kt rh. ii MnkR. Hoks, Ut.nuir. r.a .ut M.t.d Sol. !r. 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