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VOLUME LXXVI.-NO. 119.
ON TO PEKING.
Next Move of the
Mikado.
TROOPS LEAVE JAPAN
For Some Point on the
Yellow Sea.
SHROUDED IN MYSTERY.
Great Secrecy Observed by the
Generals.
tA TO GIVE UP HIS OFFICE.
The Day of the Glory of the Great
Chinese Viceroy Has
Passed.
London, Sept. 26.— A dispatch from
Tokio says a second Japanese army for
'field service, mobilized at Hiroshima, and
consisting of 30,000 men, under command
of Field Marshal Count O.vauia, embarked
yesterday amid intense enthusiasm. The
Emperor reviewed the troops. It is re
ported vaguely the army is bound for the
Yellow Sea. During the absence from
Japan of Fipld Marshal Oyama, who is also
Minister of War, tbe Minister of Marine
CAPTAIN MATSUZAKI LEADING THE JAPANESE VANGUARD
ACROSS THE ANQO RIVER AFTER THE CHINESE DESTROYED
THE BRIDGE.
[From a drawing by Mr. Tubuzakl. a Japanese artist on the cround.j
will aseume the duties of Minister of War
in addition to his own responsibility.
It is officially announced at Tokio, says
another dispatch, that the report that an
armistice has been proposed by England
and Russia is untrue.
A dispatch to the Times from Tikio.
dated Monday, says: Nothing is known
here of the reported landing of Chinese
troops its the Yalu. The Japanese cer
tainly sigh ; ed the Chinese fleets on the high
seas aad no transports were seen then or
during the engagement. If the troops
were landed the transports probably kept
close to shore in compara'iv< lv shallow
water, and on reaching the Yalu River as
cended it far enough to be invisible t>
vessels in the estuary.
The correspondent of the Times at
Shanghai says that the hostile feeling
against foreigners at Peking is increasing
in bitterness. The soldiers insult and an
noy them on tbe 6treet, and in many other
ways is their position made unpleasant.
Two Japanese cruisers passed Chee Foo
on Monday.
Shanghai, Sspt 26.— 1t is rumored that
most nf the Japanese men-of-war have left
the island ot Yantan. Their destination
is unknown, and there is great uneasiness
here regarding their intentions.
It is reported that the native officials
here received news last night that the
Japanese attacked the Chinese forces at
Anchow and Vi Chow simultaneously and
were repulsed at both places.
Washington, Sept. 26.— T0-day's ad
vices from Toklo that a second Japanese
army of 30,000 ro«n sailed from Hiro-
Bchima yesterday is regarded in official cir
cles here as the first move in advance on
the Chinese cauital. Peking. The Gulf
of Pechili, which the dispatches give as
the probable destination of the army, is
t!:e entrance to the river leading to Peking.
It is said the forts at the entrance of
the river are practically impregnable,
owing fed a stretch of mud-flats around
them. It is not believed, therefore, that
spy advance on Peking would be made up
the river, but the 30,000 men will belauded
at some other port, whence a short over
land march will take them to the walls of
IVking. The circuit of the forts is a
strategic move advised by a United States
f.flicer of high rank, who has made a study
of the proposed invasion of China.
The State Department has been advised
officially that the report of the beheading
of the two Japanese students accused of
being spies and who were surrendered by
the United States Consul-General at
Shanghai, to whom they had appealed for
protection, is untrue. The Japanese are
. in Chinese custody awaiting trial.
• . L! MUSTEK).
The Day of the Glory of the Viceroy
Is Passed.
• ! New York, Sept. 27.— A special dis
patch' from Shanghai says: Li Hung
Chang will shortly be succeed ert as Vice
roy by Wu Ta Chang, late Governor of
llutnih. .
•. . Lord Li, late Chinese Minister to Japan,
has.' been degraded.
■The massacre of foreigners at Peking is
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regarded as imminent. The legations
have asked that blue jackets be landed to
protect them.
One hundred and eighty thousand men. j
mostly rabble and small armed cavalry, j
have assembled to defend Mukden. A
battle is expected before a fortnight has
elapsed.
BRITISH SHIP STOPPED.
The Sort of Thing That Will Get
China Into Trouble.
Shanghai, Sept. 26 — A Chinese war
shio intercepted the English iMp Pathan
in Formosa Channel, Friday, upon the
suspicion tiat she was carrying munitions j
of war. The Patlian was taKen to Kee I
Lung, a treaty port of the Mand of For
mosa, where her cargo was overhauled by
the Chines* authoritiei. The result of the
Investigation is not yet known.
New Yokk, Sept. 2G. — The Pathan j
cleared from New York on July 28 for 1
Aden, Hong-K ng ana Shanghai. The J
Pathan touched at Aden on August 25. aud I
at rived at Hone-Kong on September 15, j
and, if she is the vessel seized, she was
apparently on her way to Snaughai when
overhauled.
SILVER IS SCARCE.
Japan Begins to Feel the Effect of i
the War.
Vancouver. B. C, Sept. 26 —The Em- j
press of India brings the following ad
vices from the Orient:
A terrible typhoon was experienced at j
Kobe on the 11th insL, which resulted in !
considerable damage lo i roperty and loss
of life. Numerous small craft on ihe j
water were dashed to pieces and several |
large vessels, including the Northern Pa
cific Steamship Comnany's Tacoina, were j
! forced to make for the bay to escape the '
I threatened danger.
Mount Asp, a volcano in the Kumamote
prefecture, from which a rumbling noise
was beard some time last month, became
active Hgain on the afternoon of the 30th
ult., when it. becan to emit black smoke
and sand. About 11 o'clock on the *ame
nlgfit fire s;ot up and a loud rumbling
noi*e was heard at the same time. On the
4th inst. the eruption became more serious
and people in the neighborhood of A»atani
were unable to leave their houses without
u>ing .-peetacles and umbrella to prevent
the aslios and sand which filled the air
from entering their eyes. Even indoors
ashes covered the (nod and everything else
if doors were left open.
Owing to t!ie war there is a scarcity nf
silver in Japan, most u( the war expen
ditures being paid in :-i!ver. The imperial
mint has been running day and nigh! co.n
\nn dollars for ?omn time past.
General dissatisfaction seems to prevail
in Yokohama with respect to the new Jap-
JAPANESE INFANTRY EMBARKING FOR THE WAR.
anese treaty wit i Eneland, and the lates
advices indicate that a public meeting will
shortly be held for the purpose of formu
lating some ftOttof pro:e»L A recent Issue
of the Japan Advertiser is greatly exer
cised over tbe probatile operation of somn
of the provisions of tbe treaty on the order
of Freemasons, the secrecy of whose
proceedings it appears to think are to a
great extent endangered. The article con
cludes: ''The members nf the craft ap
parently have to thank Lord Kimberley
and liis advisers for consigning them to
the mercy of officials who are little likely
to be influenced by the high objects of
the order."
The Kawakami Company of Soshi act
ors has beeu giving performances in the
Asakusa theater at Tokio, representing
tbe Japan-China war. The pl;iy Is very
popular and draws full houses «v«*ry day.
The Nichi >iichi reports that one day in
the course of one of the act-", in which a
Japanese sergeant an 1 a Chinese soloier
light together, two of the spectators, whose
sympathies were inmsad on behalf of their
countrymen, sprang; out Irom amone the
audience shoutlne, "Why, yiw knave, do
you attack a Japanese soldier?" and
roughly assaulted the imaginary Chinese.
Couut Yanaeiawara Sikiniitsu (Count
Noble of Ki'itiO. Privy Councillor, who
lihß been Mlffftfiftf from illness for some
years died recently. The deceased uoble
man rendured distinguished seiviceattbe
time of the restoration of tne Emperor,
who sent him to China to negotiate a
treaty, and he was Minister to St. Peters
burg for several years. On returning tome
he was appointed Senator and President
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1894.
ot the Board of Decorations and filled
other important (ffices. at last b«ing
made Privy Councillor. li« was only 44
years of age at the time of his death.
Notification has been issued from Peking
fr.ibiddinc the importation of Japanese
goods and in con«eauence prices have been
forced Dp abnormal v.
The Italian cruiser Piemonte, now en
route from Italy to Korea, is one of the
most powerful m tho Italian navy.
An eyewitness of the battles at Seikwan
and Asan states that the Chinese are not
skillful in shooting, their bullets being
directed not higher than three feet from
the ground. They used sm-kMess piw
der and nioat of them were armed with
seveu-s!iot repeating rifles. They seemed,
however, to be unaccustomed to use re
peaii ig rifles, as when ordered to fire they
discharged all seven «uots in rapid succes
sion. Duiiue the firing of these volleys
the Japunr se officer^ ordered tt-.eir men to
lay down on the ground and then to rise
and rush on the enemy in the intervals
while they were loading their rifles. These
tactics were successful.
Eight Japanese cooks employer! on a
French cruiser, who landed recently at
Chefoo, wt-rrf insUutly seized by Chinese
soldiers and killed.
The rumor that the Chinese had pur
chased the Chilean navy is again tevived
10 Yokohama. Tnis time it is 3tated that
t!ie purchase includes two u«w cruisers
built by Armstrong and expected shortly.
A native Japanese paper says that the
British Government has ordered Admiral
Freemantlu to watch closely the iuovp
iur nti of the J pan>>se fleet during the war,
and th-.it in nursuance of that instruction
some British warships always fellow the
Japanese fleet and bring tiding* lo the
11 izship once or twice every day. The
Japanese press condemns this actions,
cluimiug that Brit wn is snowing partiality
to China.
A Japanese spy, disguised as a China
man, has been f.mnd in the house of
Chang, a nephew of tiie Viceroy and com
mander of the arsenal at Port Arthur.
The man was immediately arrested, and
was considered an Important capture, as
the Chinese think now they have found
out how the Japanese possessed such ac
curate knowledge of their plaus ana arma
ment?.
Inhuman barbarity marks the course of
the Chinese army. The Chinese Taotai of
Formosa, who offered prizes for Japanese
heads, is no: a solitary instance of savage
depravity. The Koreans have bean en
listed and three Japanese heads transfixed
on spears are reported to grace the walli
of Pyonc Yanz. and the bands of five of
their foes were nailed to the gates of
WltHnpju by the Chinese. The North
Chinese Daily News also s iy« that soldiers
at several camps have been tbieatening
lady missionaries with insult, and trouble
may ensue very shortly.
The in. partial generosity of the Chinese
Emperor was characteristically displayed
last month. It was deemed politic to re
ward the extraordinary valor of General
Teh aDd his army, who, it is »t;U**rt, slew
no less than 3000 JftM fr mi July 30 to the
end of August. The general received ac
cordingly eifts consisting of a white grin
peacock feather bolder, a small koif<«, «
p.iir of large purses and a couple of cinder
boxes. The common soldiers were by no
means overlooked, for another imperial
edict, dated August -29, states that her
Majesty, the Empress Dowager, being
must solicitous about the health of the
armies now stationed at Ping- Yang,
which have to endure neat an -i various
other hardships in fighting but le.«, desires
that forty chests of preventive pills be
handed to Li Hunt: Cluing, who will for
warJ them with the greatest dispatch to
Geuerai Yen, for distribution among the
armies.
A number of Europeans in the Imperial
customs have left Canton and comedown
to Hong-Kong in order :o serve the Imperial
Government in the war against Japan.
Several of these have had torpeio and
gunnery training in the British navy and
are probably intended for similar work in
the Chinese fleet. 'They are promised ISO
tads a raontu during the w.<r and after the
war will l>e reinstated in custom service
if alive. II k lied their next of kin will
receive three years' full pay, 5400 t.iels, as
compensation, guaranteed by the Inspector
General. This is ridiculously chsap. The
Japanese hay* stringent orders to "spot
and pot" every one of them.
GERMAN CATHOLICS.
Want the Temporal Power of the
Pope Restored.
Louisville. Sept 26.— At the German
Catholic congress t:-day the following was
adopted :
We again express our filial love and rever
ence to our lidly father, Leo XIII. Ana in the
name of that liberty bestowed uiion hta church
by God himself we declare that the first coutll
tiiin of such liberty conslots In the entire Inde
pendence of i lie lio;id of the Catholic church
fioin every e.iiilily powpr.
Trie only so'utiou of the Papal question ac
ceiitable lo Catholics must, therefore, imply ihe
teniioiial independence of the lloiy See, the
terms for which must be stipulated by me Holy
fattier himself.
As fiee citizens we claim for Darents the
right to choose t lie aehools and teachers to
whom they waul to entrust the instruction of
then children. As Catholics, therefore, we
claim the riftX to establish and govern our
parocht.il schools in accordance with our
ecclesiastical superiors aud to develop them
by all available means.
Cash in the Treasury,
Washington. Sept. 26.— The cash bal
ance in the treasury In-day was $123,500,
--015, of which $58,ti04.P50 was gold reserTc.
Ironciad Aground.
CoPENMAfiKN, .Sept. 2t;.-Tiie Russian
ironciad General Admiral went aground off
Kefsnas today, but was floated safely.
HILL THE MAN
To Lead New York
Democrats.
MAGIC OF HIS NAME.
Took the Convention by|
Storm.
HE WILL PROBABLY RUN.
Although He Declines to Commit
Himself.
CLEVELAND OUT OF POLITICS.
All the President Would Say When i
Asked for His Views on the
Nomination.
Saratoga, X. V.. Sept. 26. — A scene
such M no delegate who sat in the State
Democratic convention, which was closed
to-day, ever wiinessed before, and which
SENATOR DAVID B. HILL, OF NEW YORK.
is without parall*! in the history of con
ventions, except perhaps that in 1876,
when Seymour was nominated by acclama
tion, took place when all other candidates
were forgocen and the mention of David
B. Hill's ii Mini" caused a stampede in bis
favor. Fifteen hundred people stood upon
their feet yell ng themselves hoar***, two
bands of music tried t ■■•■ drown the tunml",
and Senator Divid B. Hill pounded vio
lently but ineffectually with his gavel in
attempting to iv-dorf irJ»r.
It was a scene of enthusiasm such as
would not probably be witnessed in a dec
ade. It was the strange situation of a
presiding officer of a convention, evidently
against this will, being forced to accept a
unanimous nomination when other candi
dates had been presented and apparently
accepted by the delegations.
It was a reniarkaole scene, although not
an unexpected one altogether. The Asso
ciated Ptprs dispatches of the past few
days have iudicated that there was every
probability that the convention wmild
stampede for David B. Hill. Mr. Hut
finished his s.ne«eh nominating John Boyd
Thatcher, and had been received with en
tlm-'iasin. Delegates looked at one an
other and expected that the nomination
would be made by acclamation. Even
Mr. Hill himself, with the gavel in hu
hand, had ordered the roll to be called and
breathed a sigh of relief, cvi lentiy believ
ing the crisis bad passed. But a slight
built man from Allegheny County, who
had never been known in the councils of
the party, threw a firebrand which created
a sensation almost beyond belief. When
his county was reached. Delegate Reynolds
arose, and amid silence said:
"Tho united delegation from Allegheny
County desire to place in nomination lor
Governor their first and only choice —
David J3. Hill."
Then ensued one of the wildest scenes
that can be imagined. Delegates jumped
upon the chairs, spectators crowded into
the aisles, hatt were thrown up, ernes
waved wildly and men yelled themselves
hoarse and cheer after cheer almost rent
the frame building in twain. Senator Hill
grew pale with emotion, but in an almost
faint hope that he would he ahle to stern
the tido he pounded vigorously with the
gavel and cried for order.
Bourke Cocfcran, John R. Fellows,
Mayor Gilroy, Thomas Grady and other
leaders jumped uuou tables and urged on
the applause. The only persons in the
halt who were seated were those few mem
bers of the Drecis who were endeavoring to
write their stories. Finally from sheer
exhaustion the vast audience ceased its
auplau^e long enough to allow Senator
Hill's words to be heard, as in a busky
voice he said:
"I am grateful to the Democracy of the
Em piie Slate for their courtesy and kind
ness and support in tlii?, Dut 1 w ill say to
you that I cannot be your candidate again
for Governor."
There were cries of "No," and "You are
the only man," from the Democrats, ami
the applause wn renewed, but In an in
terval Senator HHI managed to insist that
the r.o'.lcall of delegates sbould be pro
ceeded witb.
Senator McMahon said: "I .'rise to". the
point of order that the rollcail be dispensed
with by a unanimous vote of tbe dele
pates."
Senator Hill said: "1 bare bad some
slight parliamentary experience, and the
rollcall oannot be dispensed witn by unan
imous consent."
The clerk therefore began to call the
rolL Several county leaders arose and
announced 'heir delegations for Senator
Hill. New York was reached and Senator
Guy jumped to his feet There were
cries of "platform," but he stood on a
chair and the delegates listened breath
lessly to what be had to say. He spoke as
follows:
"1 had boped, ilr. Chairman, that seme
one older and better known in the coun
cils of our pirty than myself would per
form the duty wh'ch I feel called upon to
perform now. It is incumbent up in us to
select the man who in the largest measure
represent* t be hope* and expectations, the
principles of the Democratic party, and
who can best meet the needs of the hour.
[Loud cheers and cries foi Davi I B. Hill.]
"There is one man in the State of N*w
York, Mr. Chairman, whose name is upon
the lips of every live Democrat in this
State. His name is not only upon their
lips, but enshrined In tlieir hearts. The
mention of his name revives hope in every
Democratic breast and strikes terror to
the hearts of our enemies, He has never
failed the Democracy, and in Its hour of
need he cannot fail i r . now. tie has lea us
to counlless victories under adverse cir
cumstauces ii the past, and he will and
must lead us now. In the councils of the
nation he has added luster to the name of
the Empire State and has, in the heroic
bnt'le for Democratic principles which he
waged side by side with our Democratic
President, won thousands and thousands
of friends amonc those who formerly were
his enemies. He irpresents in the Urgvst
measure every principle that we love.
He represents courage, constancy and
fidelity to his party ami devotion to princi
ple. He represents broad, liberal Ameri
can citizenship. He represents religious
freedom and liberty. [Cheers loud and
loBS.]
"Ha has told us that he cannot accept
i our nomination." [Cheers and cries of
I "He will, he will."] ''Now I say to you,
gentlemen, that we owe a duty to the De-
I itineracy of this State higher than any
courtesy even to him. In the name oi
Democracy, acainst the wishes of our pre
siding oftuvr, and if need be in defiance of
it, 1 ptsce in nomination hers before you
in tiie name of the Democracy of the State
of JSew "1 ork tne one man who typifies all
that Democracy typifies. 1 present the
name of that greatest living exponent of
Democratic principles — Senator David
Bennett Hill."
He had barely finished when the same
scene that had occurred when Bill'a name
wan 1 1 r - 1 mentioned was repeated. The
delegates rushed down the aisle toward
the front and threatened to invade the
stage."
Senator Hill said out of the din. "The
rules of the assembly are m^orce here
find the rolicall should be allowed to pro
ceed."
The gavel wa<s banned several timps and
the applause died somewhat, but it was
almost immediately resumed, when jump
ing up on the press table and from there
to the stage, B mrke Cockran faced the
audience and waved both hands for order-
In an instant the cries subsided and the
Congressman began an impassioned
speech, culling upon the convention to dis
regard Mr. Hill's declination and to make
Mm the candidate. Vainly dla Sanator
liiil use the gavel upon the desk and call
(or order. When quiet was testored the
Senator demanded that the rollcall pro
pped under the rules of the convention.
Clerk de Freest began calling the roll. As
each county was c»l!ed its leader arose
and declared for David B. Hill. When
ttie call was completed ex-Assemblyman
Hitt from Alinny, who had nominated
John Boyd Thatcher, jun>p?d to his feet
and. mounting a chair, withdrew hi* ca;i
dida'e, and earnestly called upon Hill to
acceds to the wishes of the convention.
This made Hill the only candidate before
the convention. Congressman Cockran
interrupted the rollcall I>y springing upon
a table nnd thundered out:
"All who are in iavor of nominating by
acclamation will say 'aye.'"
There was a mighty shout, and to the
name summons for those opposed, "No,"
there was uot a voice beard. Then, turn
ing to Senator Hii, Corhran said:
"Sir, t Me peonle summon yon to your
duty." [Auplause.J
Mayor Gilroy mounted a chair and
addeti : "1 only desire to say that it is the
unanimous desire of this convention that
Senator D;»vid B. Hill should be the
standard-bearer in this campaign. I am
satisSed fmm the fact that Mr. ilill has
never yet failed in his duty to the Demo
cratic party that if this wish is conveyed
n> him deliberately and properly he will
obey the cotnmaud of this convention."
[Applause.]
The roll was then called and every
county voted for -mil, and the secretary
announced that the .Senator had received
all the votes ens:. Elj~B|
> During the excitement that attended t!ie
clerk's announcement of the nomination
of Senator Hill, tbe Senator was'bebind
the chairman's table. His usually pale
lace was almost ashen, his hands trembled
and he did not venture to speak. Dele
gates rushed to the stage and shouted for
recess ti forbid Senator Hill refusing.
The leaders, however, opposed adj >nrn
ment ou the same ground. Finally the
convention went on with its work.
Lieutenaut-Governor Sbeehan, in a brief
eulogism, Dominated lion. Daniel Look
wood of Buffalo for the office of Lieuten
ant-Governor. The nomination was made
by acclamation amid great applause.
James D. Bell nominated James G.
Gaynor for Judge of the Court of Appeals
aud Hie convention nominated him by
acclamation. The usual resolutions were
adopt-)'), and a motion to adjourn was car
ried, Senator Hi!! saying: "The conven
tion that is running itself wants to ad
journ. I declare it adjourned."
The convention adjourned sine die at
3:39.
Bine DlatformJadopted was as follows:
Tiie Democratic party of New York congratu
lates the people of tlie Slate upon the restor
ation of business confidence and the improve
ment of industrial conditions which are follow
log the repeal by a Democratic Congress of the
laws of its Republican predecessors. Unsound
financial legislation, driving out our gold and
threatening a silver standard; worse than a
war tariff, unnecessarily adding to the cost of
living, diminishing Federal revenue and stimu
lating tavored industries at the general ex
pense: profligate expenditures converting an
assuring treasury surplus in o an alarming de
ficit; these were the ill-conceived and ill-fated
products of Republican partisanship which
brought the country to th« verge of financial
and industrial ruin, which wiped out private
fortunes, reduced incomes, turned tens, of thou
sands or 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. The complete transfer of the Govern
ment to the Democratic party was too late to
avert these evils; it could only remove their
causes and repair the injury.
"We, therefore, rejoice that by the repeal of
tbe Sherman law for the purchase and storage
of silver bullion ail fear of a depreciated cur
rency la allayed and faith has been restored In
the ability of the Government 10 maintain a
constant parity between Us gold and silver
coins ;that by the repeal of the McKinley tariff
the inordinate taxation of the many for the
benefit of the few has been notably diminished
auii in the place of inequitable and monstrous
custom duties, which have starved some in
dustries and overfed others, the tariff sched
ules have been so adjusted that while affording
ample safeguard* for American labor, they re
duce the price to the people of the necessities
of life and encourage the promotion of iudustry
by cheapening the cost of many raw material
used In manufactures; and that by (educing
expenditures wherever possible and by the
provision for additional revenues the legitimate
demands upon the Federal Treasury will no
longer exceed the Government's income and
necessitate an increased public debt.
The beneficial effects of Ul3 adoption of these
salutary meaos of public policy are already
plainly apparent. Each day gives evidence of
returning prosperity. Mills closed by the ef
fects of Republican legislation are reopening
and i heir operatives are returning to work.
Merchants report a largely increased volume of
business, and rnauufaciuiers are preparing for
the period of prosperity which the readjust
ment of tbe tariff and cheapened raw materials
certainly assure. We concur with President
Cleveland that the new tariff law does not em
body the lull Issue- ol tariff reform, but with
him also w* indorse Its provisions for cheaper
and freer raw materials and lower taxes as a
substantial recognition of Democratic princi
ples, and we bespeak for the law an Impartial
trial,' confident that Its successful operation
w ill convince tbe people of the wisdom of Dem
ocratic policy and induce them to demand its
proper extension. While favoring, therefore,
wise modification and readjustment of particu
lar schedules by the enactment of separate bills
as future conditions and tbe fulfillment of
pledges may require, we deprecate, pending a
fair trial of the law by actual operation, any
further general tariff legislation which under
present conditions would be likely to retard
improvement to business and thereby prolong
the evils brought upon the country Dy.Repub
licin folly.
We commend tbe enactment by the Demo
cratic Congress of the measures of public Im
portance demanded by the people, particularly
the repeal of the Federal election law and the
stringent legislation for tbe suppression of
trusts.
We reaffirm tbe declaration of principles
contained in the Democratic national platform
of 1892 and we reiterate the expressions of
recent Democratic State platforms In favor of
honest money, economy In public affairs, just
and liberal provisions for all disabled soldiers,
their widows and dependents, and strict ad
herence to the true principles of civil-service
reform.
We commend the efforts made by the Sena
tors and Representatives in Congress from this
State to avert the Imposition of the present In
come tax and we record our regret that ihe re
form or the tariff, to which all Democrats were
committed, was embarrassed by engrafting In
its provisions a direct tax to which many Dem
ocrats were strenuously opposed.
The platform then demands the rigid
enforcement of the laws to prevent and
control trusts. It heartily Indorses tbe
honest purpose and high Ideas which
bave characterized the administration of
President Cleveland, and pledges earnest
support in all his efforts to secure the en
actment of Democratic measures and the
carrying out of Democratic policies, ex
pressing confidence that the people will
sustain him at tbe polls in November.
The remainder of the platform is devoted
to State issues closing with an endorsement
of Governor Flower's administration, and
denouncing any attempt to proscribe can
didates for offices on account of their re
| ligious belief by secret organizations or
otherwise.
WILL PROBABLY RUN.
Still Hill Is in INo Hurry to Commit
Himself.
Albany, K. Y m Sep',. 26.— Senator Hill
and Hon. I). & Lorkwood were serenaded
at the Kenuioro Hotel, when they came
from Saratoga, by tne Albany Phalanx.
Senator H LiL, in responding, said: "This
deraonstrtiOM is a Dart of tae unexpected
events of a day, which to rue has been one
of mingled" surprise and embarrassment.
The action of the Democratic convention,
which was as unioreseen by you as by
myself, imposes responsibilities and ob!i
uations of which I cannot speak to-night.
Unwilling as I was to receive the honor
which the convention, In spite of my pro
test, nas sought to confer upon me. I am
deeply touched by thu unusual manifesta
tion of confidence and esteem, and to-night
1 can only express in feeble language n
small part of the gratitude which 1 feel
toward the Democracy of Xew York."
OUT OF POLITICS.
(irover lias NotniHg to Say About
His Old Enemy.
Buzzards Day, Mass., Sept. 26— An
Associated Press representative called
President Cleveland's v? attention t> the
news of Senator Hill's nomination this
evening. It was the first intimation the
President li«d of the information and
when asked his opinion he said:
"1 am out of politic*, now."
This was said in a kindly but firm tone
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and no effort could prompt an expression
of opinion.
.Nkw York, Sept. 27.— The World this
morning publishes the following opinion
from Cleveland dated Buzzards Bay:
"Xo doubt the conveniion has done the
best thing possible. I think those who
were there ought to understand th« situa
tion and know what was suitable to do. I
have confidence t hat their Dest judgment
wa3 exerted."
STRONG DISSENT.
One New Yorker Who Will Not
Support Hill.
Washixgto.v, Sept. 2f>.— Franklin D.
Locke, oue of the most prominent lawyers
and Democrats in Buffalo, a great friend
of President Cleveland and one of the
foremost men at the Syracuse convention,
said:
"I will neither work nor vote for Sena
tor Hill for Governor. My indictment
against him has two counts. First, I
maintain t tint from March 4, 1893, he has
done everything he could to harass, an
noy and obstruct the Democratic adminis
tration. Secoud, 1 regard him as prhuaiily
responsible for the offense in the Sta.e of
New York for which Judge Mayuard was
tried ..nd convirt^d last year."
Senator Stewart (Pop.), Nevada— lf Sen
a'or Aill stands on and iudorses the finan
cial plank cf the platform tne banks must
elect him. 01 course, the question of Mr.
Cleveland's attitude toward Mr. Mill will
be an all-important oue. Mr. Cleveland
lias been suffering from malaria this sum
mer, 1 believe. The only specific for
niiili;y, the disciples of physics tell us, is
bitter. If Mr. Cleveland swallows the
New York Domination, the pill ought to
be bitter enough to cuie the most chronic
case of malaria.
THE TROPICAL STORM
That Swept in From the Gulf
of Mexico.
It Has Already Done Great Damage
Along the South Atlantic
Coast.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 26.— The
expected hurricane froui the West Indies
struck Jacksonville at 11 a. m., with the
wind blowing a gale of 4(5 mii«>s per hour
and rain pouring down in torrents. Busi
ness is absolutely paralyzed.
It is said the Everett Hotel, the largest
but one in the city, is unroofed and flooded
with water. The unfinished union depot
is blown down. The loss is £20,000, and
a number of people are injured but none
killed.
There is no communication from South
Florida, but it is expected that many
groves are tf tally ruined and the orange
crop is dam: eed incalculably. Tbe streets
ol Jacksonville are flooded. The river is
three feet above the normal stage.
Alayport is flooded and several houses
inundated. No persons lost their lives
there. Two Louses in Jacksonville were
blown down. No trains are arriving or
departing from Jacksonville. Many large
washouts are reported.
SAVASXAn, Ga., Sept. 26.— The tropical
cyclone wliich has been approaching
Savannah for the last two days raged hero
all day and last night. The wind's miui
mum velocity was sixtj miles an hour. At
times it blew eighty-eight miles an hour.
Orangebcrg. S. C, t>ept. 26.— A terrific
windstorm struck here this evening at 5
o'clock. Great damage to corn and cotton
has resulted.
Wii.mixgt.ox, X. C. Sept. 26.— A wind
storm or great violence is now prevailing.
Serious results have been reported.
WELLMAN GETS HOME.
He Is Accompanied by Three of His
Companions in Adventure.
Quarantine, S. 1., Sept. 26. — The
steamship Spree, which arrived at
Quarantine to-day, had among her
passengers the following - named
crew b«longing to the Arc ie
expedition: Professor Walter WMlraan,
Professor French of the Geodetic Survey,
Dr. Thomas Mohun and Claries C. Dodge,
all of whom belonged to Washington. D.
C. They left here last March, bound for
the North Pole via Norway, and have
been gone a little over six months.
COfIING BACK HOME.
Airs. Vanderbilt and Her Children on
Board the Lucania.
IN ew York, Sept. 26.— A cablegram to
the Word from Paris says: Friends of
W. K. Vanderbilt assert positively that
Mrs. Vanderbilt and ber children sailed
for New York by the steamship Lucania
last Satutday. Their names do not ap
pear on tbe printed passenger li-t cf the
steamship, but the name of Tbomaa J.
James is there, and it is known he went
to London a few weeks ago as tbe special
representative of Cornelius Vanderbilt in
an effort to effect a compromise.
ILLNESS OF THE CZAR.
It Is Said That He Is Growing
Steadily Worse.
Londox. Sept.— A Chronicle dispatch
from Moscow says: It is reported that the
Czar is suffering from stone in the kidneys
and that his attacks are accompanied with
spasms and swoonintr.
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