New York Times, October 19, 1897

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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1897, New York, New York "All the News That's Fit to Print." Jfetcr W0rk THE WEATHER. The for tn-dny for city and vicinity are proba- bly fulr and wuruii-r, tu oath winds. COPYBTOBTSD, 1857, BY TBB NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY. VOL. XLVII...NO. NEW YOEK. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1897.-TWELVE PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE NEWS CONDENSED. Stock market strong. Caih wheat. No. U red, OShjc; cash corn, i_aivi cotton U a-lOc. KHfX Tlie London afternoon papers cummin il to congratulate the Government upon llnalh disposing of the bimetallic be in It i.s thought that the defeat of proposals of the American Monetary rommisbion Ls complete and llnal. The iidva t-e of the Indian army upon the headquarters of the Afrldls will be begun to-morrow. It la expected that Semagha Pass will be stormed Sunday. Several thousand tribesmen have already been dis- lodged. The Greek and Ottoman Pleni- potentiaries, appointed 10 negotiate a defi- nite? Iroaly of peace between their re- spective nations mm In Constantinople. Loid Salisbury denies the story published In Thf> Dally Chronicle of London thai the Premier was anxious to Page 3. Page 1. Il Is reported from Matanzas Cuba, that Ihe butter elements In the Island are seri- ously erne-ruining the Idea of annexa- tion ivlth the. United States. Il Is thought b> many that Iho Autonom'st Party Is not strong enough to maintain the gov- ernment of the Ibland In a way that woulel .secure) protection to life and prop- erty. Secretary of State Pnlmer yesterday over- ruled the objections of the Democratic S'.ite Committee to the petlllon of the Limed racy nominating a candidate for Chli f Judge of the Court of Appeals, nnd the Democrats thereupon appealeel from his to Justice D. Cady Her- rlck ut the Supreme Court, who reversed It. Pnarc a. Tile National Municipal League has i-jsueel an in favor of the election of tieth Low as Mayor of New York. of to 1 against Low. (o 1 against Tnicv and 0 lo r> against George wtiu offered jestorJay by down-town broken on commission Ex-City Ch unberlaln Ivlns yesterday denied 1" u wiliten statement lhat he made an offer to Henry George in ISM! In behalf of Tamman> Hall to Induce him to with- draw from the Mayoralty contest. Ur Crok'r said yesterday that It was his opinion that Van Wjck would receive not onl> a plurality but n majority of the for Mayor. Mr Sheehan said I" it tli.- registration figures were very gritifjmg to the Democratic organization. The held a lallllcalion meeting at tin Brooklyn Acaucmj of Music last i t'erry Helmont was the princi- pal speakc-r. Hesolutions were- passed In- doisinif tht: eltj and county tickets Henry George n.inie wat, cheered during the proceedings. John C Sheehan Issued a statement yester- d to counteract the offeel ol all. Intc-iview with Ury- un m The Evanavllle (Ind.) (.jiiii-i. In H hii n he lb iiuoted as lavoi- IIIL, Mr (ji-oiui'> e.uididae> lor the May- oia.u Mr icteis to an Inter- M> A in Tlu St Louis K pu.l.- tr: uhieh I.e -aid ihal he- t'lel l' l mli i.d to ai'v on the I. lit'ii'i situation m NI H Yolk Otj I'.ilir Just I'rvii i -'i nla-. iiiled objec'ions mali tu ib. si-' I nion cortilicatt b of I ulillll ill di al tlOTil Justice "il ilk. d will Lo heald b> Ihe -Vpp Mile 1 .i.iion 01 lller Supicnlu Court i n tii mil ,i svvitcnmeii In Ihe iiiijilos ul the NVw Yuik K.uliuid. w 1-- run m-i-t bv an Liii'lrii' and killisl Avenue Ji'i po.ii i men iveie detailed je-teie'a} lo tak seats Weie toillld loi J IT pupils 'I he ollliels rttuiiuil home with cnlldiuii at ihe close the; Ja> I'line 5. Collector He1 .11 and Sune-i City, wa-. a-ouded In (.aiK inon.liif; by a biiiglar alarm winch i uii; .Lt the home of Shaw, but no Ue.i- D. Jo> of the Harbor Hospital b> Di It. Li. itichurdbon. A de- cl-lon will bt_ iindend later. Thrie of the lour lepers who were said lo have (.scaped Horn North iirothcr Island are rf.t l: Ik-vue, In the 01111111- clou-. tent. One of them. Philip Si lni} makes ycrious charges agamut the otfk-ials on North brother Inland. lie sayu that the lepers were vutually drivi-n noiii the island, and wen- tot- bidden to return. Superintendent Murphy of Ui-llevue Hosjiltal di'Claies ho will put to the tn-it the question whether thv Health Department can refrain from action lunching thu presence of the lepers In the Nelson Sizcr, the phrenologist and scientist, died at hlv home In Brooklyn In his >c-ar. services for Charles A. Dana will be held ut rit. Paul's Church. Glen Cove, L. I, to-motrow, at 11-13 A. M. ffhe of John Ken the popular and politician, took place from the family residi IK e. 4L' Second Avenue, yesterday alii moon, and was uttendi-il by a large number of prominent citizens. The Interment was in Kvergreens Ceme- tery. The Men's Association Is considering tht> id George. Ili-iirj UcorKe'H Short Speech. As Mi. Oeoige came forward loud ap- puiiibu broke from the assembly, and a proposal lor three cheers for Henry Geoigc" was complied with. The- question, Whut Is the matter with Hcpiy Ui-orge-''" brought back hundreds of answer. "He's all Is our next Si ay or was the next question aukcd by several In the audi- ence. 11 Henry George! came back In ouj tones troni a thousand throats. Tht n itirct- cheero we-ic- proposed for Mr. and the hall resouneied with hur- rahs. silence was restored, Mr George put on hib spectacles and began talking In m. asm i tones. I'Vllow-i-it'zpns; fellow-Democrats." ho said. I inn come he-re to open our cam- paign In tills part of the city. You know well for what we stand. We stand opposed to bosses and rings We stand for the De- mocracy of J.'fferson. for the De- moc'iMe-} of our people, for the Denim-racy ha- i en to- the Democrat- ic- I'aitj its Inc ami .L, strength. "1 siancf for the I'tst place on the ticket which I represent My principles you know. For the eleven years since I ran for Mayor I have lived here and I am well known hcrf. So It I" unne-ce'-Hury to make any prote stallons 01 apologlea on my part. "The ---coiid nmne (lie ticket Is Mr Da> ton's [Loud clivers and applause.] He known to >ou all as a Dem- ocrat of the better and truer sort, as a public oltlccT who In a public position has filled the bill; who has more friends among the Democracy of this city, perhaps, than any other man; who joins with us In adhe- sion to the principles of Thomas Jefferson and in the hatred of one-man rule. Croker a Heal Karl. I represent much that Mr. Dayton does not. I ask of him no allegiance to me. We Joined on the common principle, the Dem- ocratic principle, the rule of the majority, and not the absolute rule of the man who comes from England [Jeers and groans] who Is or has I think his rule. Is much the Earl of New Yoik as though he were belted one hundred a man who by claiming and controlling the machine ring of the Democratic Party has imposed his power on this city as though he were an autocrat and who has earned his title of boss. What we stand for Is an effort to break down this absolute power so that the Gov- ernment should bo for the people. Tho third man on the ticket, Jerry O'Neill tlie candidate for President of the Council, Is a man whom you also know. He has been known to me for eleven years, and I admire his Intelligence, singleness of pur- pose, and honesty, and If he Is elected he will do all that is expected of him. Now I wish to yield the platform to Mr Dayton, a man of Intelligence, Integrity, ex- perience, a man who represents the con- servative element of this combination a man who hns served you well and who will serve you well again [Long applause.] Dayton on CrokerUm." Mr. Daytun was received with warm ap- plause that lasted for several He spoke as follows: It hog been said by my good friends In Tammany that my position In this cam- paign Is ono of sorrow; that I am dis- gruntled and disappointed. They hod built up for me, they say, a splendid career If I would only bow down to Crokerism. [Hisses.] That I have never done, and will never do. [Cheers.] My recognition of the true duties of citizenship and my rever- ence for the Almighty would never have permitted It. [Long applause.] The real problem before you Is who shall win, who shall rule this great city? Tho magnitude of the Interests Involved In the problem has never been equaled by any similar crisis In any other great city. As a Democrat. I naturally love Dem- ocratic principles; and It waa my heart's desire and earnest hope that this campaign should be conducted on Democratic princi- ples under the nominee of a true Demo- cratic convention, and as a Democrat wor- thy of such a nomination. [Applause.] At one time there was a good prospect lhat that would happen. Dut the man who. In Uic1 evil hour of the Democratic Party, lied to other .shores, came back, looking after something more for himself. [Hisses.] In this campaign I do not Intend to say a single word against any man's private char- acter. Beneath tie critic's cloak I wear no knife to stab the private life of any one. but in a groat metropolis ILko this, any man who Seeks to away the destinies of hla farty yields himself to all Just criticism. Applause.) I Bay. as a believer In Jeffersonlan De- mocracy, that the convention, of the Demo- cratic Party should have been a free and open convention. [Applause.] Democratic Convention Ridiculous." I tell you, what you already know, that to call tho convention that met la Grand Central Palace a Democratic convention Is ridiculous. [Applause.] In the dark re- cesses of client chambers, with two or three present at most, was given out the mandate of a single man. That was the method of tho nomination of every candidate. [Ap- plause.] And when those 000 delegates, with their COO alternates, met In Grand Central Palace to vote they did not know who was to be their candidate until they heard his namo from those to whom the mandate had been given. [Long applause.) "When one confiding citizen from Kings .sought to question the right of the leader to vote for him, with the swiftness of well-trained sol- diers they silenced his voice, as If he had been an enemy Instead of a friend. [Ap- plause.] An Ontrnice Upon Unman I shall say nothing against those candi- dates; but were they as pure as angels who had never visited this earth before, I should denounce their candidacy as an out- rage upon human rights. Inasmuch as they were placed before the people In that man- ner. [Long applause.] I must argue from tho manner of their candidacy that be they over so pure, they will bo none the less the creatures of the organization after they lire elected than they were before. [Long applause.] It has been said that the distinguished Mr. Croker asked gentleman this question. Tht? gentleman had called upon Mr, Croker to suggest the name of a can- didate for Councilman. Mr. Croker, after looking upon this suppliant with becoming severity, said: 'Sir, In whom you place most confidence, the man who sug- gested the nomination or tho man from whom t'hc suggestion came? plled the humble petitioner the man who really suggests the nomination would prob- ably sccuro the friendship of the man nomi- nated.' Mr. CrokeV said, You are qulto rKfht, Sir; good afternoon.1 [Laughter.] The system of Tammany Hall, vnder the administration of Mr. Croker. Is based upon the system suggested by Mr. Croker himself, so that when committees and con- ventions meet they simply record the will of that gentleman. [Hisses You heard the amusing story told Just before the conven- tion that Mr. Croker had yielded his lowers to Sheehan, who would henceforth govern Tammany Hall. Sheehan, though sustained by a number of organizations in that con- vention, simply quailed before the glaring eye of Croker and was powerless. He and the other leaders simply were overcome and carried out the wishes of Croker. [Hisses.] Stand Between City and Crokerlmu." I mention these facts merely because they arc pertinent to what I have to say. This city Is soon to be governed under Its new charter, and we should carefully con- sider whether or not It should be turned over to a man llko that. [Long hissing and cries of Never! In fact, the Mayor and the Controller, acting together, will hold In their hands for "four years the destiny of this city, so far as Us credit and financial honor are concerned. Now, I think I know Henry George [Long cheering] and I think I understand myself. [Applause.] I say here, in all sincerity, that the personal am- bition of Mr. George and of myself H terly lost sight of in this campaign. [Long and tumultuous cheering.] When my friends In Tammany Hall speak of me as a disgruntled candidate let me tay that the charge passes by me as the Idlo wind. Nothing can be said against me by these men that will provoke from me a single retort. From this moment I appeal to Democrats atrt citizens- everywhere to stand between their City Government and Crokerism. [Applause.] If the labor vote of New York shall nelp to place Crokerlam In power In the Greater New York, let me say that, the laborers now are to the district leaders, Ihey will be doubly slaves thep. [Long cheering.] "There are hundreds of men In this hall to-night who know I speak the truth [cheers] when I say that on the surface railroads laborers can get employment only bv bendlnp the knee to the district leader. [Cries of "True, "That's Place Crokerism In power and you place a chain about the neck of the laborer from which ho cannot escape If ho shoujd dare to at- tempt to assert his Independence and man- hood. I appeal to you as American citizens to resist this thraldom of Croker Resist It In the Interest of your freedom nnel of your manhood and of the privilege to earn your dally bread. [Tremendous ap- plause and cheering.] Form of Government EndnnKered. Thomas Jefferson expressed the spirit of the revolutionists when he wrote tho Decla- ration of Independence, and plai ed among the protests against the usurpation of tin King, that the King had altered the funda- mental forms of our Government. I want to ask you If Crokerism is not seeking to alter the forms of our Goveinment'' Where will our liberties be if, In part> conventions, tho voice of the citizen Is stifled? Shall U continue In the Greater New York as It has started In the Democratic one man can rise In a convention and cast tho voles of 2.000.000 people' What will come of the liberties of the people If that Is allowed to go on? It Is for this that I appeal to you In the spirit of patriotism and of prlile. As you love your homes and hope to enjoy lib- erty In this city, which Is to be great and splendid, will you not avoid the slmme and the sorrow of turning over this city to Crckerlsm or anything like If" [Long applause and cries of Yes, I Take My Stand In Liberty." I take my stand In liberty. The great corporations of this city are afraid of Cro- ker Thnre are hundreds of business men who fear Croker. In tho hearts of these corporations and of these men there Is an underlying resistance and hate of Croker- Ism, but fear forbids them to speak out. Is It not a shame that In this nineteenth cent- ury such a statement can be truly made? When so humble a man as myself takes this stand, some of my friends shrug their shoulders, and say, Don't go Into that ter- rible war against that terrible man.' But I appeal to the people of my native city, and say to men of all political faiths, that every particle of my being, every fibre of my body, every motion 01 my Intellect, Is devoted to what I regard as the holy cause of the liberty of the In- dividual In matters of political rights [Tumultuous applause and cheering, and calls of three cheers for Dayton' "J Mr. George sat on the platform a little to Mr. Dayton's right, and frequently ap- plauded his views, pspeclally when he pict- ured the power of Croker In tho Grand Central Palace convention. Charles Frederic Adams and John S Crosby of Kansas City also spoke. "Wnrin Prulse for George. Tho Henry George Women's League, Mo. 1. Mrs. John S. Crosby presiding, held a mass meeting at 257 East Houston Street last night. Mrs. S. W. McDannold made a speech i f be-half of George's candidacy, and spoke against boss rule. Dr. R. S. Law of California, who has for nineteen years been u personal friend of Henry George, spoke warmly In his cause. He said that he had bton all over the world, and never yet hau he met a man who was Htnry George's equal in any particular. There never had been his equal on this green earth. Abraham Lincoln was small beside him. Other speakers were the Rev. Dr. Gallo- way and G. M. Vescellus. made a strong plea against giving away municipal franchises. Texaa Hank Snauenda. HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. City Bank of Sherman closed Its doors this morning, and after a meeting the Directors decided to make an assignment. Cashier Hall says the bank has assets of four to one of liabilities. Ho snys tho bank's Indebtedness Is and assets A petition- for a re- ceiver has been filed by H. C. McLean, a stockholder.___________________ AIlnonp'n October Ale. Jewt arrived. On draught nearly UNITED DEMOCRACY BEATEN Justice D. Cady Herrick Says Its Nominee Has No Right on the State Ticket. SECRETARY PALMER REVERSED He Had Previously Buled That the Nominating Petition Was In Com- pliance -with the Requirements of the Election Law. ALBANY, Oct. noon to-day Secre- tary of State Palmer rendered a declalon overruling the objections of the Democratic State Committee to the petition of the United Democracy nominating a candidate for Chief Judge of the Court uf Appeals. As a matter of form, a similar decision was given as to the substitution of Lawrence J. McParlln for Charles F. Adams aa the candidate of Ihe United Democracy for that ofllce. The Democrats thereupon ap- pealed by Injunction proceedings to Justice D. Cady Herrick of the Supreme Court, who reversed the decision of the Secretary of State. I Secretary Palmer, In his decision, said: It was claimed that many of the sub- scribers to the certificates represented the names of members of thG Republican Par- ty, and, upon the statements and proofs presented to me, I presume such la the fact. Assuming that lo be true, I hold, ac- cording to my understanding of the stat- utes, that it does not Invalidate the certifi- cates. The statutes require the certificates to be subscribed by the requislto number of voters and electors, and the face of said certificates, duly authenticated by notaries, shows a substantial and ample obedience to the law. I do not think mat I havo any right to Inquire as to the oplnloas or political predilections of the subscrlbt-rs. We have reached on era when every citizen stands nearer to the typ of an Independent think- er than ever and no one knows that electors who voted the Republican ticket last year will vote the same this year. I think that the certificates aie In compli- ance with the statutes and the provisions of the election code. I have personally and carefully examined the certificates Hied In this office by the United Democracy, and listened to the arguments of counsel for and against the filing of tho same, and the technical objections raised to iaid cer- tificate should not. In my opinion, be al- lowed to defeat the will of the i jq'ulblte number of signers." The Injunction Within an Tiour after tlie decision was rendered, a temporary Injunction, granted by Justice D. Cady Heirlck of the Supremo Court, was served upon the Secretary of Slutc-, restraining him fioin certifying to County Clerks the nomination of any candi- date for Chief Jue'ge of tho Court of Ap- peals by the United Democracy until the le- gality of the petition for the same had been determined by the courts. The order was roturnablc at 3 o'clock this afternoon before Justice Herrick Before the hour for the1 hearing arrived word was received that Mr. McParlin, the substituted nominee', had. follow ing the ex- ample of Mr. Adams, withdrawn his name from the ticket. It was tounel, however, that the election law makes no provisions for such n. retirement, and that In the event of the court deciding the certificate admissi- ble, Mr. McParlln's name would go under the United Democracy emblem despite his withdrawal. At :t o'clock Justice Herrick gave a hear- ff--to all the counsel concerned. Including a representative' from the Attorney Gen- eral's olllce, upon the question of making permanent the temporary Injunction re- straining the Secretary of State from pliic- Ing the United .Democracy nominee on the State ticket. William J. Roche of Troy iresented the argument for the Democratic tate Committee, and James Gray, of counsel for the United Democracy, and Will- lam E. Klsselburgh, of the Attorney Gen- eral's office, defended the action of Secre- tary of State Palmer. The arguments were mainly In the same line as those presented to the Secretarv of Slate last week. At o'clock to-night Justice Herrick rendered his decision, reversing the ruling of the Secretary of State. JuHllt-e llcrrlck'a Declalon, Justice Herrick at o'clock to-night rendered his decision In the case, reversing the decision given by Secretary of State Palmer. This decision of Justice Herrick Is as good as final In this case, as to-day [3 the last day upon which a slay can be d alte'rlnp in any way the ballot de- siilb.'d m the oule-i force of arma, and pointing out the impossibility of the Liber- als ending the war by establishing an au- tonomous lorm of Government, to bring about the annexation of Cuba to the United Slates. Sugnntu'n Plan UiiHutlHfiiutory. The plan of Seilor Sagasta. the new Span- ish Premier, to give autonomy to Cuba, far from giving satisfaction here, has greatly Incieased the feeling of discontent existing. The Autonomist Party, It Is pointed out, exists only In name, the actual majority of the autonomists being in tho insurgent tanks, and, witli the exception possibly of Sefior Montoro and a few other prominent autonomlfatb, the manges of that party are in sympathy with the Insurgents. Conse- qucntlj, It will be seen, the Spanish Gov- ernment, which has consulted Seflor .Mon- toro on the subject, Is finding great dllll- culty In obtaining even tlie suggestion of names ot autonomists" to fill ollices under an autonomist form of government. It would be imprudent. It Is added, to give such ollices to the party known as the Re- formists, as tho more influential Spaniards hate them, and the adoption of such a policy would possibly mean rioting, and even worse. Besides, the masses of the resident Spaniards are strongly antl-au- tonomlsts, and there Is ll'Ue or no prospect of making them change their minds. of tlie Haiunu. 1'renn. Among the newspapers here there Is con- siderable difference of opinion as to the policy which should be adopted by Spain toward Cuba. El Diarlo de la Marina, In an editorial, sustained the policy of au- tonomy, and credited Scfior Sagasta with Inaugurating It, while urging the Reformist Party to adopt It. El Pals, organ of the Autonomist Party, In reply, held that the autonomist policy favored by Sefior Sagasta was what the autonomists In Cuba had been advocating for the last nineteen yeara, and lhat, thears and wro had remained firm in their con- victions In spite of everything, preferring complete disappearance to supporting the insurgents If the latter triumphed. La Lucha also protested against the Reform- ists being allowed to take a hand In the autonomist government of Cuba, Insisting that the loyal autonomists and Conserv- atives should alone have this honor. Almurdlly of Autonomy. The Conservatives are well aware that the Insurgents will not accept autonomy as the basis of peace, and they also claim It IB absurd for the Government ut Madrid even to suggest the establishment of an auton- omous form of government before tho re- bellion is suppressed by force of arms. In- deed, even the autonomists themselves, al- though pretending lo be Indifferent, have been heard to remark that they are not favorable to the Idea of attempting to Im- pose autonomy upon the Insurgents, because tho leaders of the latter, on account of their great Influence among the Cubans, are cer- tain eventually, to wipe out the fower and Influence of the autonomists and establish sooner or later a Government entirely upon the Insurgent lines. The City of Bayamo, one ot the most Im- portan', In the Province of Santiago de Cuba, has been quietly abandoned recently, Its In- habitants moving, as a rule, to Vegultas, fearing a icpelltlon at Bayamo of the In- surgent raid upon Victoria de las Tunas. The recent release of large numbers of political prisoners from the different Span- ish penal settlements was due to the disgust experienced In certain Spanish circles here at the extreme severity exercised toward them, hut It Is rot believed that the Spanish Government Intends to grunt general am- nesty. _________ Scnor Snunnln III In Madrid. MADRID, Oct. Sagasta, the Premier, Is 111 and confined to hla bed. Weyler to Sail for Home on Oct. 30. HAVANA, Oct. Gen. Weyler will sail for Spain on Saturday, Oct. 30, by the steamer Monserrat He will be accom- panied by General the Marquis Ahumnda, Gen. Moncada, his Chlnf of Staff; Col. Escrl- bano, hia Start Alde-de-Camp: Engineer Uerrlz, Engineer Urzalz, Engineer Gngo, Major Lacnille of the Infantry. -Capl. Dcspu- Jols of the cavalry, Capl. Merry of Ihe artillery, and the Aldes-de-Camp of the Marquis Ahumadn, Capt. Count Oropesa, Capt. Creapl, Capt. Rodrlgo. and Lieut. Cavcra. Alleg-ed Surrender of Lieut. Hnldroln. HAVANA, Oct. Spanish com- mander at Artemlsa. Province of Plnar del Rio, announces the surrender there of Lieut. Carlos Hutdrola, an Insurgent officer, who formerly belonged to the Insurgent force commanded by Gen. Rlus Rivera, and tho son of the French Consul at Clcnfucgos. It U officially announced that during tho skirmishing yesterday between tho Govern- ment troops and the Insurgents In various places the latter lost four officers and Blxty- ona men killed. Cnitlllo to nemnln at Pur In. MADRID, Oct, Tho Queen Regent has confirmed Sefior Leon Castillo as Spinlsh Ambassador lo France. It was recently an- nounced that Sefior Castillo had been re- called. and that the Duko of Manilas wus to replace him. WINDSOR'S GREAT LOSS. of TITO Found In the Three Stunil Intact In the Burned. Dlntrlct. WINDSOR, N. 8., Oct. until this morning was the completo loss to this town by yesterday's tcrrlblo lire, disclosed. In all tho fire-swept district only tho Court House, Custom House, and Mounco's Hotel stand Intact. The blackened and charred skeletons of two persons were found to-day near the ruins of a house on St. Annus Street. Tl.oy proved to be the remains of Patrick Kelly and his wife, an old couple. Thus far they are the only two supposed to have lost their lives. Conservative estimates place the Insurance at not more than 30 per cent, of the loss. CONDITIONS IN ALASKA. Report of United Stutva Indi- cating; a Scarcity of Food Thin Winter. SEATTLE, Washington. Oct. P. H. Hay of the Eighth United States In- fantry, who was sent with Lieut. Richard- son to explore the Yukon Babln and muke a full report to the War Department con- cerning supplies and-tho need for troops. Is now at Fort Yukon, miles from St. Michael. He hus little chance. If any, of getting out of tho Yukon this Winter, his doff teams, which were forwarded to him from St. Michael on the steamer May West. being delayed at Mlnook. The May Webt will bo frozen In at that point without doubt. A dog toam numbering llftec-n an- imals Is on the May Wobt. At Fort Yukon Capt. Hay. Lieut. Rlch- ardrion. Mint Statistician G. Yule, and Dep- uty Collector CInrles Smith signed a state- ment concerning the situation on the Yukon, which IH in part as The river steamers, with passengers tnd supplicj lor Dawso.i, llnu It absolutely Im- possible to cress the main rlvi'r four above this place, and soundings unj ex- aminations of th" other ch-ii'iels in Hie vicinity chow that iione of them is available for steamboat navigation. Those u ho uio contemplating a return to St. Michael u> Winter will encounter tho fact that while there Is an abundant supply of provisions ai that point, there arc not buildings to shelter tho people already there. There Is no lumber available for (.reeling cabins, and tlu-re Is pr.ictlca'ly no fui-l obtainable. "The climate Is very Inclement, the Win- ter gales being exceedingly severe, so It Is out of the question for men to live In tents In that plate. There arc already more people nt St. Michael than can be propel ly cared for. At Fort Yukon and vicinity there Is a certain amount of food, which will be for bale, and considerable more la expected on the ami Hrll.i :uid her barges. There Is plenty of wood for build- ing cabins, and also for fuel. A larger sup- ply of provisions IH at Fort Yukon than at any other point on tho river. At Mlnook Creek supplUs have been and a Ing station has been established. It Is b ild that 'upward of persons will Winter thfre, and so far not enough food has been landed for lhat nuinbet." LOW SPEAKS IN BROOKLYN UOLJ) IN SAIIATUUA COUNTY. Suud Fi-odncing; from to 810O a Ton, Hock 0575 a Tun. SARATOGA. Oct. 18.-The gold mining excitement Is dally increasing In Saratoga County. It Is stated Gold Mining and Milling Company, of which ex-Sheriff William W. Worden Is the principal pro- jector, has developed from sand gold has assayed from to per ton. Col. Albert B. Hilton of New York rity, it Is said, has had assayed In Woodlawn Park gold-bearing rock at per Ion. It Is understood that Col. Hilton will begin act- ive mining operations at Woodlawn Park before Spring. To-day gold mining was begun In Green- field by a syndicate of New Yorkers, repre- sented by Benjamin M. Whoalley. Benja- min Royall, and Noe Desjardlns. Turned Dnclc from tlie Klondike. MIDDLETOWN. N. Y., Oct. Purps, a confectioner of this city, who dis- appeared from here last Spring, returned to-day. He was ono of many argonauts en route for the Klondike who lost his block, stores, and minlrg utensils at Sheep's Camp, Sept. IIS, when a snowslldo killed nine men. He had money enough with him to return here. In company with four other members of hla party he succeeded In lug- ging to within '2.M miles of tho Klondike gold fields pounds of stores. To Yukon by Schooner. GLOUCESTER, Mass., Oct. party of sixteen prospective gold hunters, under thu leadership of Howard Blackburn of this city, set out for tho Yukon region this evening In tho schooner Hattlo E. Phillips. Tho Phillips Is of 00.40 burden, and was built In Essex In Provisions for the party for twenty-two months have been taken on board, as well as a steam launch, Is made In sections. On reaching San Francisco, tho Captain will telegraph their arrival, and four other miners will leave here and join the parly. THE WEATHER. local forieattmau be founi at uu tap of thit pane lo He rtght of Uie tiUe. Tho barometer has risen slowly on the South Atlantic and Bast Gulf coasts and north of Montana; It ha9 fallen generally over the central valleys and lako regions. Tho barometer continues relatively low over the Gulf of Mexico, but the conditions are less threatening than they were at tho morning report. Winds continue brisk to high along the South Atlantic coast, at- tended bv heavy ruins. Showers are reported from the East Gulf States and from the Northwest, but tho weather Is generally cooler In the Mlssls-- blppl and Ohio Valleys. New HiiRland. the Middle Atlantic States. It Is In the East Gulf and South Atlantic States and warmer elsewhere'. Fair and warmer weather will prevail from New England and (he Middle Atlandc Staltcs westward to the Ohio Vulloy. Ilaln and brisk to high northeasterly winds are Indicated for the South Atlantic and Kast Gulf Stales. The record of temperature for Iho twenty- four hours emled nt mlilnlcht, taken from TUB NEW YORK TIMRS'S thc'rmometer and from the thermometer of the Weather Bu- reau, la 03 follows. Bureau TIMFS 1S1K] 3 A. M..............4? 0 A. 9 A. M...........-ID 12 M..............48 4 P.- M...........-Id (J P. M...........4G f) P. 12 P. M..............42 12 42 4.'. 40 4.'. 41 Tiir; TIMES'H thermometer Is r, feet above the Btreet level: (hat of Ihe Weather Bu- reau Is 285 feet above the street level. Average temperatures yesterday were as follows. Printing House Weather Bureau........................48 Corresponding date 185K5.................40 Corresponding date for last twenty years The maximum tempeTature yesterday was CO degrees, at 4 P. M. The minimum was 40 degrees, at 5 A. M. The humidity at 8 A M. was (13. and ut 8 Pv M. 07. Large Audiences Cheer Him at Meetings in Democratic and Republican Wards. DR. CUYLER AGAINST BOSSISM He Tells on Enthusiastic Gathering at the Criterion Theatro What tha Citizens' Union Stands Mr. Low on the Issues of the Campaign. Both Low epoko at four rnrotlnfr) In Brooklyn last In tho I'ourti-entli, Sixteenth, Nineteenth, nnd Seventh Wards. In each he was received by largo audi- ences. and In three of them by that were distinctly enthusiastic, The first meeting was at Masonic Hall, Grand and Havemcyer Strels, almost in Ihe middle of one of the banner Dcmocralla wardn of DrookKn. There the hall crowdeel with men hid waited outsliio until Mr. Low entered tho hall, and who left the hall with him and cheered his car- riage for ulocks. The meeting wus called to order by I. S. Remsen, who Introduced Elwln K. Piper aa the permanent Chairman. Mi. Piper said, among other things: This a most momonlous eonlost. TTpon Its results, largely depend the mi cess or fnllure of the gicatost experiment In muni- cipal government ever undi rtukrn MIKC tho world began. This contest not only decido who administer the Govi'imm nt of the glunt niunlcliKillty that comes Into existence on .Inn 1 nexi for the llrM four yearn of Us cklc life, but It Ji cldo the more Important question wo nhiill In future carry out HIMV Siato Constitution In the' nialUr of divorcing State and National decided. Snjn >otv In (lie I firmly believe and 1 think that you will ngrco with me. that If we do not Intend to curry out this fundamenlal principle at thH time we will not at any future time, and that may as we-11 a I tin .n innr.' ill rictly nnd Impou uf a lover of nun- rnm ton now tlilnlis I am a very bad man I quote the statement as nearly run from memory In ord. r to you tho hlgnllliMiuv of that Ije- cauic I did nut see fit to h.U'e him 'innil- naled for Justice of the Supi.-me Court That w .1 public- interview which I aeon corn i ted There Ii the i 1 Urn on the part of the ono man to IIHIKO and to unmake Ihe candidate of T.immini Ha'l Do you call homo ruli I MI t It porsonnl poviinment of tho wor'-t kind whllo the power Is absolute, and hn names or refuses to namo lids or that of- If you olo -I candidates of Tammany Hall, you really have got one man re- sponsible for every olllee Is that the --ort of government that litookh n w intv h. n It become) a of the Cn.ilir New York, 1 don't think th it K we want Tlu n if von look on Hie otln r Md no, but I be'lleve sincerely lhat huch a m-in ,11 (ln> Mayor's rhulr would have to conti nd the I" the e'nd of (ho lerm .IK tin--! these organizations If he wants to do tlio bi-Ht work for tne city Now I don't kliuw nnjthlng that Is more exhausting to i rn.iii (linn to be i ompe'lled lo contend .ig ilnst his friends, and o at what dH i such n nun eondids if ho .u c. pt tlie nomination of the orgatil7iillnn and been by the pi-ople on tli u niimln.i- tlflll. linw Is ho ewfulJv to it all times tho di m.inds of Hi it organl? itlon when il run-' r to the i'it- i -sis i f I'm city, utid ihiisi- demands do njn euunl.r lo It ly ofti n Kvery man w-'io lias In I'n- port.'nt public ollli e knows that The whitovoi to an> or- ganl7atlon but to the people' jf the Cltj of N. w York "Wo won't throw oft our responsibility upon -inv aedlary, but we will im- :iwer to onseieno .s and to He'cord AunluM It. What right we to expect good pov- ernnic-iH from Tammany Hull? I Judged by Its hlstori we hait-n't any right ut all. They had upon Iho statute buokl .NFWSPAPFRf NFWSPAPFR! ;