Chicago, Oct. 29.- Last week was the most active of the political campaign. Particularly was that true as to New York, which, as it generally does, has becomo this year the center of the flght ia spite of the faot that the Republicana ara struggiing for the recovery of several states wrested from them in 1893, particulaaly Illinois with the city of Chicago, the western metropolis, as the center 'f that flght. New York atmosphere literally trembled last week with the voic: of the political orator, and there will be uo let-up this woek. From New Xork eomos an explanation why President Cleveland has not registered in tho form of a statement that ha has no right to so register, as his legal residence is not thero. In closing up the wook's flghting Hill and Stevenson have boen busy speaking to large audiences In the cities, and Sexton and Lockwood, Rapublicau and Democratie candidates for ieutenant governor, have been stirringup the rural regions. Hill spoke at Watertown Saturday night and Stevenson at Troy. Both had immense aadiences. This week the flght will be hotter. General Harrison will mako at least one speech, and Governor Flower begins.atour of tho state todny. Governor McKinley's Now York tour has olosod and he is now in Illinois. En route from New York to Columbus, O., he stoppeti at Pilailelphia and spoke at three separate halls, havlng previously spoken at Poughkeepsie, and Nowburg, N. Y,, At Philadeiphia his audiences were very large and the speaking wa3 no sooner over than he was driven to the train and prooeeded to Columbus. Ho reached there at 2:35 p. m. yesterday and af ter a few hours. at home loft for Olney, IUs., where ha spoke this morning. He then started for this oity and speaks here tonight. The campaign in this state has been "mighty lively." For the Democrats General John C. Black closed the week at Springfleld with Representativo Springer and Frank V. Jones speaking to a very enthusiastic crowd, while for the Republioans Senator Cullom, John L. Rinaker and Edward O'Connell did a similar servico at Jerseyville to a multitude, tho speaking belng continued at night. W. R. Morrisen spoko at Charleston and Senator Palmer at Taylorville for the Democracy. In this city the half dozen parties were holding meetings large and small all over town and the political atmosphere was very warm. Representativo ("tho czar") Reed is at it. Louis today and this evening speaks in ïxposition hall. At noon he spoke at the Merchants' Exchange. It is reported from Washington that Secretary Gresham will go to Indiana this woek to make speeches 'or the Democracy. Nine thousand socialists met at New York to ratify the Socialist Labor ticket. ïed ribbons were very conspicuous all over the throng. The Populists were the only ones who openly carried on tho flght in this city yesterday. Governor Waite, of Colorado, arrived in the morning and was met by a delegation of several hundred with brass bands and escorted to his hotel, where he held an impremptu reception. At á p. ni. a processton of 300, headed by a band, escorted tho governor to the lake front park. Thero a crowd of perhaps 10,000 people were assombled. The governor was reoeived with oheers when introduced and responded with a half hour's speech. Lsst evening tho governor spoke to a largo audience at Tattersalls.