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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.
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