Washington, Xov. lá. - Chairman W. L. WUson stopped over in Washington en roitc for New Rogland, vrhore lie delivers thrco leotures. ín responso to a roquest for ni interview he deolined absolutely to tliscuss polities. ín a letter to the Xew Yerk Press, howevcr, he says that tho defeat was caused by the hard times and dissatisfaetion with the delay in passing the tariff bilí and some of the schedules, and holds that it is not a tariff reform defeat and that by 1896 the Democratie clouds will have roilcd by.