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VOL. XX.— NO. 289.
BULLETIN OF Ttt£ ST. PflrUl^ O^OBE SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 1897. . Weather for Today — Fair, Preceded by Showers. IM.GE 1. Mutineers in Congo Killed. Competitor Case Up Again. Collapse of a Cincinnati Theater. Anti-Silver Manifesto. Senator Gorman Offers to Retire. Great Britain Assents to Conference. Germans Indorse Low. PAGE a. Dornn'H New Orders to Goss. Personal Tax Figrnres. Trio of Suspects Xot Identified. Day*K Social Events. PAGE 3. Minneapolis Matters. Close of Baptist Convention. PAGE 4. Editorial. Charter Commission Organizes. PAGE S. New Record for Two-Year-Olds. Miniiesota-Grinnell Today. Sporting? Sews of the Day. Skaguay a Deserted Village. News of the Northwest. Weekly Commercial Reports* PAGE G. Fractional Changes In Stocks. Bar Silver, OS 3-4 c. Cash Wheat In Chicago), 91 3-Bc. World's Markets Reviewed. PAGE 7. Great Northern's Animal. Railway Gossip. liuotgert's Plea Continued. • Offer of Mediation to Spain. "Wants of the People. PAGE 8. Test in Hank Tax Cases. Jury Inspects County Buildings. Minnesota Labor Bureau News. EVENTS TODAY. Met — Jack; and Beanstalk, 2..10, 815. Grand— Straight From the Heart— 2.30, 5.15. MGVJSMFJVTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YOKK— Arrived: Normannia, Ham ■burg; Monaco, Rotterdam; Pecnnic, Genoa. Sailed: Ethiopia, Glasgow. LONDON*— Sailed: America, New York; Missouri, Philadelphia. LIVERPOOL— SaiIed: Bovie, New York. MOVlLLE— bailed: Furnessia. New York. SOUTHAMPTON — Sailed: Columbia, New York. Henry George says he is working for the elevation of humanity. So is dyna mite. Everybody connected with football this fall is confident, even the hospital Burgeon. The Henry George ticket is objected to on the ground that it has "Too Much Johnson." The personal pronoun and the per sonal affront are getting into the New York campaign in bunches. The king of Korea has proclaimed himself emperor. Has he the strength to make the proclamaticn stick? A Texas ranger has made application for a position on the Chicago police force. Perhaps this is just what Chi cago net ds. Queen Lil may be able to earn her bresd and butter yet. She has been offered $2,000 to preside over a Kansas carnival in 1898. .o. * — The mosquito had hardly gone into winter quarters when a tornado struck New Jersey. New Jersey ought to go to church more. _ m _ Spain is going to send 20,000 more nun to Cuba next month. This amounts to the same thing as marching soldiers straight into a cemetery. A whisky trust with $50,000,000 cap ital is forming, but th? Kentuckians don't care to go into it. They want their whisky untampered with. William J. Bryan made three speech-^ es in Kentucky this week and was drenched with rain at each of them. The Bourbon weather clerk must be a gold Democrat. — — ■ — ■ — -•■ The fellows who are trying to borrow money on their Klondike prospects next spring are not much more suc cessful than the American tramp is earnest in his search for work. A Baltimore young man refused to marry a girl of that town because she had a flat foot. A judge told him what he thought of his peculiar views by assessing him $1,775 in a suit for breach of promise. Another college man comes to the front with the statement that gold can he made from silver. Pretty soon we may all be going around to the jewelers and getting our silver watches made into gold ones. _«. Secretary Wilson is going to try farm ing in Alaska next year. When the secretary gets his pumpkins and water melons well along, some miner icono clast is liable to come along and dig them up in a search for gold. Eight million gallons of water were turned loose on New York the other day at once. New York got the biggest surprise of its life, and has been sneez ing ever since from the involuntary bath. It isn't taking water for its ccld either. Dawson City has come to be known as the servant girl's paradise. Girls for household service get $100 a month up there. It is said they can work three or four months and buy a mine, or ppruce up and marry the owner of a claim or so. — . -^»- Senator W T olcott must be achieving r very negative success in England. All the newspapers of London have asked the British cabinet to "give the coup de grace to all rumors of any intention upon the part of the government to tamper with the currency." a The president has asked Spain to re ply to his note offering mediation in the Cuban affair "by the end of Oc tober." The president would have been under no suspicion of trying to influ ence the result of the Ohio election if he had made the date Nov. 10. THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. DOME TUMBLED WITH A CRASH. Cincinnati Theater Wrecked During the Progress of a Performance. AUDIENCE UNDER THE BROKEN DEBRIS. Three Killed and Some Thirty Injured by the Falling Fragments. SECOND PANIC IN THE SAME HOUSE. Twenty Years Ago a Disaster Was Precipi= tated by a Cry of Fire. CINCINNATI, 0., Oct. 15.— "The Dan gers of a Great City," on the stage of Robinson's opera house tonight, was cut short in its performance by a tragic realization of the actual dangers of a great city. The house was fairly well filled, but not crowded. A little before 8:50 o'clock tonight a lady in the audi ence says she heard a noise which con tinued for five minutes before the catastrophe. She gave it little atten tion, thinking it was a part of the performance. Presently the plastering began to fall in small particles at first, but enough to alarm some of the timid or cautious, who retired. A little later the plastering began to shower down in great chunks. It came from the ceiling above, which supported the dome. There was a rush from the gallery, which was not very well filled. The balcony was soon emptied. Those in the dress circle retired as promptly as possible and, strange to say, with out an apparent panic. The crowding of these to the door obstructed the passage of people from the parquet, which accounts in a measure for the number of casualties. Nobody expected at that moment any other danger than from the falling plastering. Suddenly and with a great crash, the center truss of the ceiling, eighty feet long and thirty feet wide, came plunging down. The ends of it struck on the two gallery wings and doubled it up in the center, sending it down into the parquet with a great scattering of joists and timbers. The news spread rapidly. There was a rush of patrol wagons and of firemen to the scene. The salvage corps with its wagon was first on the scene, and it was followed by all the "police patroj wagons, carrying the injured to the Cincinnati hospital. The list at the hospital showed three dead, five dangerously, if not fatally, wounded, and twenty-six more or less seriously injured. In addition to these a large number, probably twenty-five or thirty, were slightly injured and able to walk home. Of the dangerously injured at the hospital, several will re quire amputations, yet every one is re fusing to sumbit to the operation. A score of surgeons volunteered their as sistance to the hospital corps. So far as definitely known, the list of MR. GORMfIN LfIYS fISIDE HIS MfINTLE. The Boss of Maryland Offers to Retire From Politics If Such a Course Will Harmonize the Party. BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 15.— United States Senator Gorman today issued an open letter to Edwin- F. Abell, pub lisher of the Baltimore Sun, in which he offers to relinquish the leadership of the Democracy in Maryland, pro vided Mr. Abell will accept it and sup port the Democratic ticket in the com ing state and legislative campaign. He also intimates that he will forego his ambition to succeed himself in the United States senate, if it can be shown that such a step fs necessary to Democratic success. The letter, which if, a very long one, reviews the course of the Sun in its opposition to Mr. Gorman, because of his views upon civil service, tariff and ballot reform measures. To all the charges made against him upon this score, Mr. Gor man pleads guilty, but quotes the Sun as having admitted that such questions were largely matters of opinion and asserts that every man is free to think as he pleases regarding them. He de fends his course in regard to all these questions and concludes with the fol lowing proposition: "And now, Mr. Abell, let us pass to a question touching which there can be no misunderstanding. These state ments and counter statements, argu ments and retorts — all this petty clash of protestation and impeachment — amount to very little at the best. You have declared your undying devotion to the Democratic party and have said that my leadership, my personal ambi tions, my selfish purposes, and these only, prevent you from restoring your newspaper to the service of the loyal people who originally made it rich and powerful by theijypatronage, their con fidence and therr*supp*ort. You have given Maryland to understand that, but for me and the 'bossism' you are pleased to attribute to me, you would bring back the Baltimore Sun to its old moorings and devote it to the exposi tion of Democratic principles and the confusion and overthrow of Republican rule in this state. "You have stated in effect— certainly with the intent of being so understood —that you still love the Democratic party, and still wish to see it predom inate in Maryland, and you thereby involve yourself in a pledge to cast off your Republican affiliations, repudiate your Republican alliances, and labor, heart and eoul, for the success of the SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 16, 1897. dead and injured is as follows. The dead: MRS. LUCY COHEN. MRS. GEORGE KLEEMAN. Dangerously injured: DR. GOLDMAN. MRS. STUMDER. MARY STUMDER. MARY HAAS. UNKNOWN WOMAN. Seriously or slightly injured: Pearl Hall, Grace Connor, C. J. Weiss, Jacob, Weyle, Mary Hess, John White, Amelia Weyle, Mary Howe, Ella Lorman, Delia Algler and her three children, Stanley, Joseph and John- Daisy Fairhead, S. E. Long, S. J. Fairland T. E. Wiley, Fred Jenks, William Moten, W. J. McGrdd, Clint Deal, Kate White, Maggie Studder, Amelia Wayle, Samuel /iosenbam Clint Sieelo. The scene in front of the hospital door was a sad one. Hundreds of peo ple gathered there clamoring for the names of the injured. An attendant stood at the door with a list of those brought to the hospital and answered anxious inquirers. Many names were inquired for that were not on the hos pital list. At the opera house ropes were stretched across all approaching streets and the police had all they could do to keep the crowd of seven or eight thou sand people from crushing through. All sorts of wild rumors were afloat and public curiosity was on tip toe all the more ardent because of these rumors. There was a story afloat that one man was missing. It was a wild story for he could not be in the opera house where the debris was so scat tered that it did not form a piled up mass anywhere. Any one standing at the door of the hospital in front of that pitiful, sor rowful, anxiously inquisitive crowd, could understand how not one man, but many men, women and children were missing. The damage to the structure was nothing at all to the stage, compara tively little to the gallery, which suf fered most, almost nothing to the dress circle and much less than one would think from the debris scattered around through the parquet, where the main truss landed. The truss rested in the parquet very much in the shape of a capital letter "V." The wonder is that so few were hurt, and of the few hurt so many escaped with slight injuries. The cause of the accident tonight seems to be easily discovered. Among the first who entered the building after the dome had fallen, was President Gc-orge W. Rapp, of the Cincinnati Chapter American Institute of Archi tects. "It was not that dome," said he, Democratic party as it will remain after being purged by me. "If you be sincere in this, the solu tion of the difficulty is almost enough. If my aspirations, my leadership, my Influence constitute the only obstacles to your return to the people who made your newspaper and founded your for tunes and gave reality to your posi tion and your power, I stand ready to remove them. Office is less to me than you suppose. Political leadership is not so necessary to my happiness as you, in your ignorance of my charac ter and motives, are pleased to say. Strange as it may seem to you, I am willing to surrender every prospect of personal promotion, if by so doing I can reunite the Democratic party, re store to its ranks all their pristine strength and harmony, allay the dis sensions and animosities that now ex ist, and efface the humiliating specta cle presented by yourself and men of your way of thinking — the spectacle of the Democratic party betrayed into the hands of the enemy by those whom Democrats have in the past exalted and enriched. I do not undertake to say how much you or any other man may love the Democratic party, but I know how much I love it, and I know that I have no personal ambitions I will not sacrifice for its honor and wel fare. I know, too, that I have no af filiations, no engagements, no plans of any kind that could by any possibility embarrass me in making the proposed arrangement. "You may understand this as an overture of surrender on my part — as an admission that the Democratic or ganization cannot hope for further life without your aid and countenance. I am prepared for that. I have been misunderstood by you so long so unreasonably that a little more <*r less will count for nothing. As a rftatter of fact, I am satisfied that the people of Maryland have become disgusted with the tvo years of Republican mal administration, which you did so much to make possible, and that they are in the humor to make an end of the ex periment. It is not only what has been done; it is also the extravagance and the corruption, which they see awaiting them in the event of a per petuation of Republican rule. They feel that every substantial interest in the state is jeopardized^and they are determined, with or without y«nx aid, to restore to power the Democratic party, which has never heretofore be trayed them, and in whose hands they will feel their honor and their interests to be secure "As to this, I have not the shadow of a doubt. But they want, also, a re storation of the former harmony of pointing to the huge heap in the center of the floor, "that caused the trouble. The fault lies with the roof trusses. One of the trusses had rotted away from its fastenings; it had parted and thrown the two sections down and they in their descent pulled the dome with them. The roof of this theater is liable to come down at any minute." The building inspector also made an exami nation of the trusses. He coincided with Mr. Rapp that the fault was with them. Building Inspector Tooker said that tomorrow the broken trusses would be removed and the roof would be made secure. As it is now there is danger at any time. A singular coinci dence that the play announced for next week was entitled "Under the Dome." Tonight's disaster recalls forcibly a more fearful one which took place in the same building in February, 1876. Tonight there was a real cause for panic and loss of life; then there was no cause whatever, except the foolish AJITI-SILVER I^AJWESTO. The Protest of the London Bankers Submitted to the Chancellor. LONDON, Oct. 15.— The following is a copy of the memorial to the chancel lor of the exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, which has been signed extensively by the English bankers: "Sir: We, the undersigned, are en gaged in various mercantile, banking and financial enterprises in the city of London of no slight magnitude, and we are therefore deeply interested in all that affects the monetary position of the country, the credit of the bank note and the solvency of banking institu tions. We are aware of the visit of the delegates from the president of the United States to this and other coun tries, but have no authoritative infor mation as to the nature of their pro posals. From the communication of the governor of the Bank of England to yourself, lately made public, and from general report, Tve cannot but as sume that negotiations of some sort touching the metallic currency of this country are proceeding. "We feel impelled by a strong sense of duty respectfully to lay before her majesty's govern men* the following four considerations, the great impor tance of which we trust may be ap parent: "First— That no alterations should be In troduced affecting the cin-uiatiiig medium of this country, except after full discussion in parliament and by the public at large, so that the changes proposed tuay have us ample consideration as their importance deserves. "Second — That writer no circumstances whatever should the pledges of successive gov ernments as to the British pound sterling and the single gold standuard of this country be set aside, either directly or indirectly, and that no steps should be taken by or with the consent of our government which has for its object any alteration in the value of that standard. "Third— That this country, as one of the great nations of the world, enjoys under her mint regulations a coinage system absolutely free from embarrassments, internal or ex ternal, and we conceive that any departure therefrom In the direction of reliance upon engagements with ether countries would be a fatal mistake. "Fourth— That, the mm.3 of Isdia being closed, as to the policy of whicU.we express no opinion, a state of <re v instances bas arisen in which the grear «;t caution is nsc essary, whatever may be tr.e nvxt step which the Indian government may be adviaed to take, but we urge that no retrograde step be takpn, except upon as exhaustive an in quiry as that which led up to the present position, and then only It Indian interests will be primarily benr-fitcd thereby. "We most strongly urge the forego ing considerations upon her majesty's government, speaking', as we believe we are justified in stating, with some little knowledge, of the problems in volved and of the interests at stake, and we are prepared, if necessary, to give our reasons at length, if it be your wish to receive a deputation." The Times, Daily News and Stan dard all comment upon the anti-bime tallic memorial presented yesterday to the chancellor of the exchequer. With the utmost seriousness they impress upon the government "the danger of the party. They want to see the old lines restored and the old operations rehabilitated. And I owe them so much as to feel not only willing, but anxious to consummate any wish of theirs, no matter at what cost to me. "Are you ready and willing and free to meet on this ground in good faith, in all loyalty, without provisions or reservations, on the honor of a gentle man? Are you at liberty to take charge personally, and through your agents of the Democratic campaign for the mayoralty of Baltimore, for the legislature, and for the success to that place in the senate concerning which I have but one desire — that of seeing it filled by a Democrat, whose loyalty to the party is unquestioned and prov ed, and who will advocate and uphold the principles to which you profess un selfish and sincere devotion? If you are, I am ready to meet you more than half way. Let me hear from you, and let our fellow citizens judge between us by the measure of our personal good faith and party loyaky therein." Mr. Abell tonight declined to say what course he would pursue in the matter, or to express any opinion con cerning the letter which "will appear in the Sun tomorrow as a paid advertise ment. Mutineers Routed. Four Hundred of Them Killed in a Pitched Battte. BRUSSELS, Oct. 15.— The Congo troops, under Lieut. Henry, it Is of ficially announced, have won a deci sive victory over the bands of mutinous Manyema soldiers, who revolted in February last and murdered their of ficers and who have since been raiding the country. Lieut. Henry's force en countered the rebels near Lake Albert! Edward Nyanza on July 15 and killed 400 of them. The survivors fled to the mountains, where they are starving. DEAD LINE QUARANTINE. A Aegrro Lynched for Breaking; Throngrh in Louisiana. NEW ORLEANS, La.. Oct. 16.—Doug lass Bolte, a negro, was lynched at a small settlement on Bayou Barataria, about fifteen miles from this city, today. His offense was runnjng the quarantine gauntlet. cry of fire started when a little sput tering hiss came from the calcium light in the upper gallery. The house was packed, mostly with women and children. With the single cry of fire In such an assembly the mischief was done. Plunging into the aisles and rushing down the stairways and toward the wide doorway leading to the street, the inevitable blockade of fallen human bodies occurred and the wild and sav age struggle for escape by those be hind completed the dreadful mischief. Only when outward progress was ab solutely blocked and time was given to the living to use their senses to discov er that there was no fire and no cause for alarm, did the insane panic cease. Then followed the sickening rescue of the dead and the many who were in jured. Tonight's catastrophe, however, had a cause for panic, and if the con ditions had been the same as those of the 1876 horror, the result would have been fearful beyond calculation. continuing an ambiguous policy," and appeal to it to "do nothing rash in India." The Standard confesses that the scarcity of currency in India, since the mints closed, has been a serious matter, but it says that a small com mittee of business men might be ap pointed to settle the question without reference to the wishes of American or other silver mine owners. "]f silver," says the Standard, "is the best currency for India, let her have it; but no rash decision ought to be taken without ample discussion." The Daily Telegraph this morning devotes its financial article to the "Slump in Americans." It says: "During the recent boom the British public, which has learned something from its experience of past wrongs, gradually unloaded its holdings on the market and avoided the error of re purchasing at high prices. Wall street, therefore, had to swallow the bait in tended for the Britisher. Tha origina tors of the boom got all the shares themselves and there is every proba bility that they will have to keep them. With the prospect of dear money in New York this is not a comfortable postion. The boom was worked with borrowed money. Therefore, it is easy tc see how a tightening of the rates might bring down the whole fabric for there is no market here. Should Wall street attempt to press sales it would not be surprising, now that all the shares are held in New York. Any relief must come from a new set of buyers." Great Britain Assents. En^i'sh Sen ing Experts to Take Part in a Conference. WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.— The state department confirms the report given out by the foreign office at London that Great Britain assents to a meeting of experts in Washington in the seal question, and Mr. Hay cables that Prof. Thompson, the British expert, was to sail today. It is expected that the conference of the delegates of Rus sia, Japan and the United States will hold its first meeting the last of next week, and the meeting of American and British experts will probably take place a week later. A recent announce ment from Ottawa was to the effect that Sir Louis Davies, minister of ma rine and fisheries, and Mr. Macoun, Trof. Thompsons assistant in the Pribyloff island investigation for two years, had been nominated by the Ca nadian cabinet. LONDON. Oct. 15.— The British for ! eitjn office today intimated to the Uni ' ted States ambassador. Col. Juhn Hay, ■ that a meeting of seal exp-rts of Great I Britain, Canada and the United Stales, ! will occur, as agreed upon by the Mar | guis of Salisbury. It is learned that ! Prof. Darcy Thompson, the seal expert of the British foreign office, starts for the United States immediately. RECORD ROLLED UP. Many New Fever Cases Reported at Xew Orleans. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 15.— Fever cases rolled up rapidly tcday. By 1 o'clock there had besn seventeen re ported; by 3 o'clock there were thirty tix, and by 6 o'clock there were forty four, that early in the evening the prospects were excellent that today would show the high water mark. Th« large number of cases, however, did not represent a corresponding increase in foci. From a single house on Bour ben street four cases were reported in a bunch by Dr. Formento, and In his cmcial statement to the board the doc tor wrote that, somewhat remarkable to say, the cases were taken almost si multaneously. A somewhat similar condition of affairs was reported from 708 to 710 Third street, a double cottage. Two cases were found on one side and three on the other, and the report of them was made in a group. The cases, as usual, were confined to no partic ular territory of the city, and the yel low flag was run up today in every di rection. An excellent feature of th<? situation, however, is that recoveries and discharges of patients are numer ous. This is the fortieth day of fever, and this afternoon the total number of re coveries exceeded the total number of cases now under treatment, showing the success which local physicians are meeting with in treating the cases. JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 15.— Dr. Bur chett reports from Edward, one white and several colored cases; no deaths. Sick are generally doing well. The re port from Clinton is that there is but one case under treatment. No report from Nlta Tuma. The board of health was advised from Utlca that there were several suspicious cases at Cay uga, and has sent Dr. Dunn from Ed wards to investigate. MOBILE, Ala,, Oct. 15.— Five new cases of yellow fever and no deaths were reported today. Total cases to date, 152; deaths, 21; recoveries, 93; under treatment, 38. FIRED ON BY CRI ISER. Trouble for Supposed Filibnuter Off Georgia Coast. BRUNSWICK, Ga., Oct. 15.— Reliable parties residing at Hotel Cumberland report that, yesterday an armed vessel, lying in side of St. Andrew's sound, was seen to steam up and cross the bar going out to sea under full speed. Suddenly there came a report of can nonading. The description of the gov ernment boat indicates that it was the Wilmington or some other vessel of her class. The presumption is that the cruiser sighted a supposed filibuster and ordered her to slow up, and upon refusal fired upon her. PRICE TWO^ENTS^^^^'; I mnm. ft Bitter FiflMs. Made floalnst the fiction, But fill in Vain. THE ISSUE fIS DEFINED BY DfIYTON. One Man Bossism Against the Rule of the People the Vital Point Involved in the Con flict Now Waging in New York. NEW YORK, Oct. 16.-- After a stormy session, lasting until midnight, in the Grand Central Palace, the gen eral committee of the German-Ameri can Reform union indorsed Seth Low and the entire Citizens' Union ticket. The vote was 382 for Low and 99 against the resolution. The opposition made a desperate resistance, but was i overcome by numbers. Some of the j speeches were very bitter, showing strong opposition to Mr. Low. Seth Low addressed two large meet j Ings in Harlem tonight and one in West Twenty-third street, and in each case received an enthusiastic reception. The first meeting was at Majestic hall, which would not accommodate all who ) came to the meeting, and the crowd on the street was addressed by several speakers from a truck. M. D. Hamil ton was chairman of the meetmg, and besides Mr. Low the other speakers I were H. C. F. Koch and Henry W. White. At the conclusion of his address Mr. Low went to the Old Homestead gar den on Third avenue and spoke to" an audience of 2,000 people. He then went to the Gramepcy Lyceum, where he made an enthusiastic speech to another large audience. During the course of ! his speech the Citizens' Union candi date for mayor said: "We come before you this year on the subject of home rule. Home rule written on the hearts of some politicians is a dead letter, but home rule in the hearts of the people of this great city is a live and vital thing. For that standard we find the candi dates of the Citizens' Union, who have not been asked to pledge themselves to any single person or thing in this cam paign, except the people and their in terest in the Greater New York. That if the single issue of this great cam paign, service to the city in the inter est of all the people. (Applause.) "We all know what happens if poli tics gets into a city department. What would happen if a man let such a thing get into his private business? Suppose he. ran his business, hired his employes according to their ideas of sciences or aits. It would certainly be demoraliz ing." NEW YORK, Oct. 15.— The letter of acceptance of ex-Postmaster Charles W. Dayton for comptroller on the Thomas Jefferson Democracy ticket, which was made public tonight, in pprt is as follows: The administration of the office of comp troller of the second city of the world is cue which necessarily affects the interests of the poorest, as well as the richest citizen. It will involve a system of finance, not only cf enormous magnitude, but of infinite detail, I requiring industry, vigilance and executive I arrangement of the highest obtainable kind. | More than this, the comptroller must stand ! between thunderous attacks upon the city ! treasury and the welfare of the citizens who | pay taxes in any form. To the adminj=tra ! tion of that office along the lines indicated, I Will, if elected, give my undivided energies and such abilities as I possess. Agreeing, as I do, with many of the principles set forth in the platform of the Democracy of Thgmns Jefferson, I deem the main issue, in the inu nicipa] campaign, now confronting the peo ple, to be whether Crokerism shall for the next four years rule our greater city. By Crokerism. I mean an imperious government rti the hands of one man, who administe.rs a principality solely through the agency of per sonal favorites, subserviency, to his will, wishes and purposes, being the essential test of fitness for office. Until the people shall decide otherwise, I refuse to believe that this magnificent city, with all its attractions, its great future, its affairs and its treasury, will be placed in the hands of any self-conStituted ruler. Every instinct of manhood, self-respect, patriotism, civic pride and true Democracy rebels against such a prospect. At all events I rejoice at the opportunity which your nomination offers, to take a stand against such a humiliation. This issue of personal rule in party affairs is fundamental to the cause of popular gov ernment. If one man can control the action of a great party from the primaries to con ventions, and thus secure practical ownership of men elected to office, we no longer have government of the people, for the people and by the people, but instead have a government of the people by a despot for his own pur poses, whatever they may be. If this despot ism shall be permitted, laudable political am bition will be stilled, political interest must suffer, popular government must cease and vassalage will take the place of personal lib erty. The coming of Mr. Croker and his assump tion of complete control of the Democratic party of Greater Xew York, the autocratic methods pursued by him; the utter absence of any voice but his in the action of the con ventions of the party: the stifling of even the right to be heard on the floor of conventions — all this seems to me to raise a doubt as to whether or not we are living in a land of free men. My first vote was cast for Horatio Seymour. I have never failed in loyalty to the Demo cratic party, and in this campaign, I stand heartily with my fellow Democrats for the election of our superior state candidate, Hon. Alton B. Parker. This acceptance of your nomination in a campaign to be waged for good government and for the establishment of the doctrine that equal rights shall prevail in the councils of the Democratic party, places me upon impregnable Democratic ground. NEW YORK, Oct. 15.— For the en suing fortnight, tae -voice of the spell binder will be heard within the boun daries of Greater New York. From platforms in public halls and carts at street corners oratorical volleys will be discharged nightly in the contest which is to settle the quest! hi in trie i.~reat mayoralty contest. The acceptance by Mr. Dayton of the JeJEeraonlaa nomi nation for eomptroll3r was discounied by his evident intentions prior to Hie official announcement. None the less, Mr. Dayton's campaign 1.-? watshed with deep interest, and none the more anx iously than the Tammany sachem?, who fear he will draw heavily f'-om the vote of the letter carriers and firemen, and their numerous frien'U, who vould otherwise vote for Van Wyck. It is announced that Messrs. Oeotge and Dayton will campaign together, speaking from the same Watfco :u. The attitude of the Germans in this campaign may be learned when the ballots are counted — it cannot be ac curately stated now. The German- American Reform union, whicli has- in dorsed Low, it is argued, does not in clude anything beyond a goodly-sized minority of the German-Americans, many of whom, pleased with Sohmer's nomination on the Tammany ticket, will vote that ticket straight. Other Germans— bankers and wealthy busi ness men— will support Gen. Tracy be cause of his views on finance, and still others who believe the opinions of Mr. George to be full of saving grace will support that gentleman heartily. In short, the German-American vote in Greater New York, which Is about 126, --000, Is most likely to be divided on the lines of personal preference. Secretary Bliss is expected to act as chairman of a straight Republican meeting in Lenox lyceum next week, and this will be accepted as evidence that the Washington administration favors the election of the ex-secretary of the navy. A queer thing in this campaign is that, while George says he will be satisfied if Mr. Low is elected, the scholar candidate declines to re verse the proposition, and says he can not accept Mr. George's peculiar doc trines. NEW YORK. Oct. 15.— This was tho third day of registration of voters in Greater New York. The total registra tion in the five boroughs for the three days is as follows: Manhattan and Bronx, 262,011; Brooklyn, 169 470; Queene, 20,708; Richmond, 10,129; grand total, 462, 315. CAMPAIGN OPENED. RepubllruiiH Begin Their li-iht in the liny State. BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 15.— The Repub lican campaign in this state was for mally opened tonight with a grand ratification meeting in Masonic hall, at which Gov. Wolcott and the two Mas sachusetts senators, Hoar and Lodge, spoke to a gathering of party support ers that completely filled the hall. Gov. Wolcott was introduced amid wild enthusiasm. He said, in part: "Them are certain phrased in the nomencla ture of politics that I would gladly see pass into early and final disuse. One of these is the phrase 'an off year." "There is no such thing as an off year in the politics of the American repub lic. This year the election will be aa important as every election if in the old commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Republicans of this commonwealth should gird up their loins to meet n ur.lted opposition. The orderly, just, pfOgrewtve control of the affairs of this commonwealth for which we nr* indebted to the Republican party is before the eyes of all its citizens. Pass fair judgment upon it, gentlemen, and answer the question whether or not the people of this commonwealth wish to entrust its complicated affairs to new and untried hands or whether on tha whole they are satisfied with the or deily conduct of the affairs by the Re publican party." Senator Hoar paid a high tribute to Gov. Wolcott's first administration oi suite affairs, and in commending his political affiliations said: "He did not have to change his coat to show Us silver lining; did not have to denounce the courts of his country, which are the protectors and guardians of every thing that we hold dear in prosperity or in the home and summon to tear them down an audience which had to be kept from tearing each other to pieces. They tell you that although prosperity may have come, it did not come quite so quick as we predicted last year. Well, a Democratic national administration is a disease that it takes longer to recover from than I thought it would. They tell you that there Is a judge in West Virginia and another in Illinois who have issued some injunc tions which they think ought not to have been issued. Well, I cannot un derstand what practical bearing It has on the state election in Massachusetts this year. I think we can trust the su preme court of Massachusetts." Competitor Casa. It Is to Be Taken Up by the Spanish Cabinet. MADRID, Oct. 15.— The Spanish cabi net today discussed the case of the American schooner Competitor, which was captured in Cuban waters on April 25, 1596, consideration of which, owing to the fear which Premier Canovas de Castillo had of stirring up action upon the part of the congress of the United States was postponed by the late gov ernment. The cabinet today ordered the ministers of foreign affairs, the navy and the colonies to examine the documents in the case, with the view of its eventual settlement by the courts. NEW KLONDIKE DISCOVERED. Rich Bis:BiiiK« *n the Pence Hivt-r Region of Alaska. TACOIIA, Wash., Oct. 15.— John Spurgeon and another miner, who ar rived here last week, declare that they have discovered another Klondike. It is located, they say, east of the Rocky mountains from Klondike. The region they describe is somewhat north of the Peace river country, Northwest terri tory, where a small number of miners have been making good money for years. Spurgeon and his partner back ed up their story by showing gold and drafts amounting to $20,000. After prospecting that region over a year they were told of a rich creek -last win ter by an Indian. In the spring they went there, built a cabin and started to work. Gold was found on the sur face and became more plentiful after they went down six feet below the surface. Nuggets were plentiful. They gathered over fifty pounds each of dust and nuggets and started out be cause thc-ir supplies were running low. They came up the Athabasca river and took the overland trail made by the; Hudson Bay company. Gold was found in a dry creek bottom, wheih contains enough pay dirt, Spurgeon says, to make big fortunes for scores of men.