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TYErrYSIXTH YEAB SALT LAKE CITY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 1896 IsTTMBER 300
I OGDEN IS
SWEPT BY
THE WINn
Trees Telephone and Tele
Or graph Poles Piled Up In
discriminately
BIG FIRE ADDS
TU OTHER HORRORS
j Loss Will Probably Reach One
Hundred Thousand
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Ai Virtual Reign of Terror On at the
Junction City Union Pacific Train
Starts Out Only to Be Hemmed in
in Such a Way as to Prevent
Either Progress or Retreat Col
lapse of the Big Structure in
Which the Steel Pine For the
Power Plant Wiu Being Made An
Awful NIght For the Men in the
Canyon Provo and Other Points
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in Utah Alfco Suffer From Heavy
Winds
Special to The Herald
OGDEN Utah Sept 18 1896The
storm Is something fearful
Electric telephone telegraph and
IroKey wires strew the streets while
1 irces and other debris block the side
v walks
The wind Is blowing a perfect hur
ricane and the air is filled with flying
pebbles and bits of glass that cut the
faces and hands of pedestrians
j
Ai this writing9 p ma terrific
lire is raging in the big warehouse of
F J Keisel Co
Other buiJdings are threatened es
pecially the joint Union Pacific and
S 1cm Pacific freight depots which
are just west of the burning pile and
In the track of the tornado
J THE WIRES ARE GOING SO FAST
that it is thought best to rush news at
cnce without waiting for details
t Kiesels warehouse collapsed and
then caught fire It is filled wilth all
kinds of merchandise and an effort is
being made to save some candles
barbed wire canned goods oils paints
liquors drugs and all manner of goods
ever found in a storehouse which are
jumbled io heaps The wires were
t
down and no alarm couCd be got to the
station in time tt check the fire
Efforts are being directed to the sav
ing of the freight depots which are cT
1 wood and dry as matches
The town was wild with excitement
People fear to leave their houses be
iSuso of the falling trees and the net
work cf wires
THERE IS REAL DANGER
in moving about the streets because of
the heavily charged wires A number
G f plate glass windows have been
i blown in Among them are those elf S
P Ash and the Wright SOLS Co
Th damage to orchards throughout
the county must be terrific not only to
fruit but to trees
The wind has raged all day begin
ning about 2 oclock this morning
There was something off a lull in the
afternoon but about dusk it broke
L with awful fury
A fire started in the middle of the
block back of the postoffice but was
cked by the prcmpt action of John
tfcled
Q Crltchlow a postofllce employee
P He notified Nelson Fells stable aad
the hands rushed out in time to ex
tinguish what might have been a disastrous
S
astrous fire
THE F J IESEL WAREHOUSE
will be almost a total loss The fire
men have thus far kept the flames
from spreading to the freight houses
A carload of sugar that was standing
rear the warehouse ready for unload
ing is also destroyed
Mr Schausenback of the firm of
Kiesel Company says the loss will
be at least total The building and
stock he valued at about 50000 Ic
was partly insured but how heavily
he cannot say tonight Mr Kiessl has
been away and is expected in from the
< north tomorrow
F j3i > smoke stack of the street car
power house has blown down All the
electric lights in the city are out and at
this writing 10 oclock the storm
shows no sign of abatement
A brick house unoccupied situated
near Twentysixth street on Van
Buren avenue blew down early In the
evening No one was hurt Telephone
communication with outside cities and
towns Is for the most part stopped
Both Salt Lake wires are down
A FAINT SUGGESTION
A visit to the railroad yards gives a
faint suggestion of the havoc being
Brought by the storm
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I The Kiesel warehouse Is still burn
ing Firemen regular and extra are
scattered about the yards watching for
fresh fires and keeping cars and build
ings wet
The space west of the burning ware
house is a fiery mass of flying brands
For hundreds of yards on the west
side the very air seems to be a mass
of whirling fire The warehouse burned
slowly as it caught on the west side
I and as it collapsed before falling the
bricks covered the mass of oom usti
bles and smothered the fire for a time
The northern Union Pacific train
leaving here at 830 got only about a
mile from the city when it < was stopped
by fallen trees The windows of the
coaches are shattered and the train can
go neither forward nor backward Most
of the passengers are still in the
coaches and it is difficult to get any
kind of vehicle to move in the city
Horses either plunge in terror or trem
ble and refuse to go The department
had
ANSWERED THREE CALLS
before going to the big fire One was
to a barn belonging to Feringer
Ash on Thirtyfirst street and another
to a small blaze in a Chinese restaur
ant on Twentyfifth street while the
next was a false alarm sent from = ear
the center of town They had just re
turned from this last alarm when a
telephone call and a glare off toward
the freight depots called them out for
all night
The smoke stacks of the electric light
plant fell about S oclock crashing
through the roof Communication has
been partially established in the city
by bringing the motor from the Hot
Springs line on the electric car tracks
and pushing away the stranded cars
The motor will be used to transport
SUPPLIES TO THE FIRE FIGHT
ERS
A larsre number of volunteers are
working with the regular firemen
George W Jones councilman was one
of the first to see the Kiesel fire He is
an old fire fighter and is working at
his old trade under Chief Binford All
the firemen say this is the worst fire
in their experience Only three blocks
away a trip to the fire and back re
quires an hour
1 a m Sept 19Vordl has just been
brought to the city by De Witt Folker
a boy from the machine shops of
Rhodes Bros that the big structure
in which the steel pipe for the power
plant was being made has collapsed
The building was thought to be as solid
as it could be made The framework
was of the heaviest beams and the
foundations laid in cement They were
puit up solidly so as to hold the heavy
machinery It can not be learned at
this hour whether the machinery is in
jured or not
The traveling crane traversing the
upper section of the < building must
have been crushed The building was
insured against fire but whether
against collapse or not cannot be
learned Folker the boy came to
bring the news to Manager George C
Thompson who was at the Reed
lit has been a fearful night for the
men > at the canyon work Most of
thorn live in tents and these are all
down The storm is worse in that
neighborhood being just in front of the
canyon
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Scores of Trees Blown Down and
Miieli Oilier Unmade Done
Special to The Herald
PROVO Utah Sept 18A terrific
wInd storm has been raging here all
the evening
Scores of large trees were uprooted
and blown across the streets and side
walks
At the depot and in the center of
town there are eight large trees down
The tin roof on the Z C M L ware
house has blown loose
Unless the wind subsides before mid
night the entire roof will go The
telephone wires and poles are down in
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a number of places
Windows have been blown in and a
1 great deal of damage done generally
1 COLORED MEN WILL COME
SIXTEENTH IXFAXTRY WILL BE >
SLCOEiCDED BY THE TVEX
TYFOURTH
Soldier Dos Xow at the Fort Will
Move to Fort Sherman Idaho
Other Changes Made By Lnuiont
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I WASHINGTON Sept IS Secretary
Lamont today issued an order changing
the stations of most of the important
I regiments of the army In the infanry
the Fifteenth will relieve the Twenty
fourth the Twentyfourth relieves the
Sixteenth the Sixteenth relieves the
Fourth the Fourth relieves the Fifteenth
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teenth The Third artillery changes
I with the Fifth artillery The stations
I of these regiments are as follows
I Infantry Fifteenth at Fort Sheri
dan Ill Twentyfourth at Fort Bay
i ard N M and Fort Huichuca Ariz
Sixteenth at Fort Douglas Utah
Fourth at Fort Sherman Idaho Boise
barracks and Fort Spokane Wash
Artilleryone battery of the Fifth
artillery at Fort Monroe Va others at
San Francisco harbor while the Third
artillery batteries are distributed at
stations In Florida Louisiana and one
at Fort Monroe
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GREAT DAY
FOR KINLEY
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Apostle of Protection Receives
Thousands of Callers
AN IMPRESSIVE PARADE
Thur ton Gets Rid of Much Polit
ical Bile
A Speech That Would do Xo Credit to
Dennis Kearney in the OldTime
Sand Lot Day Cnllom Also I
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Shows How Deeply tIle Words of
the Boy Orator of the Platte Have
Entered Their Souls
CANTON 0 Sept 18Th largest
political gathering ever seen in Ohio 1
assembled here today
Conservative estimates place the
number of people on the streets of
Canton this afternoon and evening at
more than 80000
Eastern Ohio eastern West Virginia i
and western Pennsylvania sent large
delegations The railways were taxed
to their utmost capacity and every i
vehicle in the county was brought into I
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service The crowd was almost twice
as large as the organizers of the
meeting expected but it was orderly
and the people were well cared for
At an early hour this morning the
people began to
STREAM INTO THE CITY
and at 5 I oclock large crowds had
gathered about the residence of Major
McKinley Notwithstanding the other >
attractions in the city the house of the
candidate was the center of interest and
people clung about it till 11 oclock at
night They filled the yard took pos
session of the porches and peered in
at the windows
There was an impressive parade this
afternoon The procession was an hour
and ten minutes in passing tine review
ing stand and it moved at a very lively
I ly pace with no halts Major Mc
I Kmey rode at the head of the parade
In the carriage with him were Gov
ernor Bushnell of Ohio and Senator
Tlvuirston of Nebraska When the
I head of the parade reached the MoKin
icy house Major McKinley leit his
carriage and reviewed the procession
There was another big parade in the
I evening which Major McKinley also
reviewed
At 330 oclock the speaking began in
the big tent
TWENTY THOUSAND PRESENT
There were 20000 people packed into
the tent and ha > L as many more stand
ing about on the outside waiting to
get in
Governor Bushnell of Ohio presided
When he was introduced he said
Since the St Louts convention the
people of the country have not waited
for the arrangements of the party man
aijeis but have opened the campaign
on their own account Each stump
has been the rostrum for eloquence
and around them have gathered
crowds great and small This meeting
today has been inspired by the idea
of instituting a pilgrimage to the Re
I publican shrine It is reoiy a ratifica
tion ot the many triumphs that have
t been achieved by the Republican can
didate since he began h receiving > those
wino call to congna > ruiaie fini aim uienn
selves upon the work of the Republi
cans in their national convention
I am sure that all of us can say
that we are all glad to be so near our
candidate and to contribute a little
more to the busy political life to this
city of Canton
The allabsorbing issue in this cam
paign up to this time has been that of
the present monetary system as op
posed to the free and unhimted coinage
of silver proposed by the Democrats in
their Chicago convention The neces
sity of utterly defeating the Democratic
proposition must be apparent to you
all The free and unlimited coinage of
silver by the independent action ol
this nation would bring financial dis
aster and general distress such as we
I have never known before The mainten
ance of the present monetary system
is the policy of honor and to that the
Republican party is committed now
as it always has been in the past
CULLOM FOLLOWS
Governor Bushnell was heartily ap
plauded and when he introduced Sen
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ator Cullom of Illinois there was a
storm of cheers I
Among other things I Senator Cullom
said Mr Bryan is anoutandout free
trader as well as for free silver Can you
stand free silver and free trade together
I dont want either We have had four
years experience of what we may expect
all the time under free frade God alone
knows what will become of the country
if we try the experiment of the free and
unlimited coinage of sHyer at 16 to 1
Fellow citizens I feel as sure of what I
am going to say as I am that there is an
allwise overruling provIdencethat if
the people of the United States will at
the November election place the gov
ernment back into the control of the Re
publican party with William McKinley
as president and with congress in har
mony with him on financial and tariff
questions prosperity and confidence will
come again to the people
Do you not believe it so Will you do 1
it I have faith that you wilL I
What a period of distress for the past i
three years Plenty of money but locked
upnobody in fact wanting it or dar
ing to invest it I am reminded of the
lines
Water water everywhere but not a
drop to drink
Water water everywhere but all the
boards did shrink
Fellow citizens the Republican
POLICY OF PROTECTION
is still a living issue It will remain an
I issue until the WilsonGorman bill is re
pealed and a measure framed on protec
tion lines is adopted and approved by
President McKinley We reaffirm our be
lief in the doctrine of protection to Amer
ican industries and industrial workers
whether in the shops oil the = farm in the
factories or in the mine wherever they
areNow
Now fellow citizens let us see about
the socalled silver question They say
that money is growing scarcer and in
creasing in value that gold is appreciat
ing instead of silver depreciating all of
which makes it more burdensome to the
debtor Let us see how this is During
the last one hundred years the quantity
of gold produced in the world has in
creased from 513000000 annually to 220
I 000000 while the population has simppiy
doubled Let us see further Of the gold
produced in the world one hundred years
ago 33 per cent was coined Now 66 per
I cent is coined Therefore the amount of
I gold in the world per capita is four times
as much as it was one hundred years
I ago
aeroThe total money in the wor dgold sil
I ver and paperhas increased 400 per cent
during the last one hundred years Of
the money in the world one hundred
years ago 22 per cent was of gold it is
now 35 per cent As to the increase of
bank checks drafts etc which go to
TAKE THE PLACE OF MONEY
the banking facilities of the world have
increased 1000 per cent
Let us refer again to the position of
Bryan and Altgeld and their followers
They say that gold is dearer than it was
in 1873 and that we need more money
The truth is for very many years the
price of money has been getting cheaper
The legal rate of interest on money is
less in our state than it used to be It
has fallen from 10 to 7 per cent and I
think men do not pay more now than 5
i or 6 per cent and the government is able
I to get it for 3 and sell its bonds at a
premium while before the war it paid
6 per cent and sold its bonds at a heavy
discount On the basis of 100 for wages
in JS60 wages in 1892 were 16SIf per cent
an increase of nearly 70 per cent while
the purchasing power of wages increased
I about SO per cent
o Mr Altgeld and other popocratic lead
ers say the present dollar is a 200cent
dollar while the dollar before 1S73 was
a 100cent dollar In the first place the
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STATEMENT IS NOT CORRECT
but if it were which would you rather I
have a dollar worth 200 cents or a dollar
worth 50 cents They say nobody ever I
saw a 50cent dollar Nobody ever saw
an American dollar in coin that would
not circulate anywhere in this country
and in many foreign countries at its
nominal value
Suppose it is true that our dollars are
200cent dollars How many of these
1 have we in circulation According to
I the last treasury statement we have
i more than 1500000000 consisting of gold
I silver and paper one dollar just as good
I as another a per capita circulation of
nearly 22 If Bryan Altgeid and their
associates are right then our money in
circulation is equal to 3000000000 or
about 44 per capita As their platform
only calls for 50 per capita they ought
1 to be satisfied with 44
I Let us see what would happen in the
event of the gctcso of the nominees i of
the Chicago convention Our gold would
leave us to be hoardedthat is certaina
contraction of 600000000 The remainder
of our money will shrink in purchasing
power equal to the difference between
the par value of the dollar and the bul
lion price of silver The difference is
now about 47 cents So that our circula
tion will be contracted to that extent
and we will have less than 9 per cap
i I ita in circulation of actual money where
we now have 22
I Mr Bryan says we would no doubt
1 have a panic at first after the adoption
of free coinage He admits that much
He does not say whether it will be just
a little wave which will wet the toes and
i scare the timorous or whether it will be
a tidal wave which will engulf the na
tion
i WE ARE NOT CHILDREN
I in experience We had our fingers burned
four years ago and they are yet sore
from the effects of the fire Williami J
Bryan told us then that free trade was
just what we needed that our troubles
I I were all due to the tariff He now tells
us that we must have free silver that
it will be a crime against humanity to
longer refuse it that all mankind has
been suffering untold misery since 1373
I on account oif demonetization of silver
You know better Will you take his
advice again I do not think you will
Fellow citizens there is no use in de
ceiving ourselves in dealing with this
Question We have more gold and more
silver than we ever had before alto
gether more circulating medium than we
ever had before and we have no money
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HARRISON
WILL TALK
Ex President Relieves the
Minds of the National
Committeemen
A PERSONAL LETTER
He Will Go to New York in a
Day or So
Senator Slump Reaches Chicago
From Salt Lake and SayH Two
or Three LenderS of the Silver
Party Here Who Are Interested
in Protection and Reciprocity
Vill Soon Declare Themselves
For McKinley
CHICAGO Sept 18Benjamin Har
rison will make some campaign speech
es in October and the fears of the Re
publican national committeemen at
Chicago headquarters were set at rest
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today by the welcome intelligence It
came this afternoon in the form of a
personal letter from the expresident in
Adirondacks to Committeeman Durbin
of Indiana Mr Durbin would only
say the letter contained a promise to
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make some speeches The dates and
places will be fixed after Mr Harrison
has communicated with Mr Durbin
and the Indiana committee will be ig
nored in the matter One of the speech
es will be in Indianapolis Mr Harri
son will go to New York in a day or
so to remain a week or ten days and
the speaking engagements will be made
as soon as the expresident returns
home
Committeeman Cyrus Leland return
ed from Kansas Mr Leland said
Watson has done lots of good for the
Republican party by coming to Kan I
sas and making his fiery antiSewall
speeches He had small crowds to be
gin with but they quickly increased I
and the result will be that the middle
oftheroad Populists intend to put
up a separate Bryan and Watson elec I
toral ticket which will split the Popu
I list vote for Bryan
Committeman Payne received a let
ter from a prominent statesman of I
Washington giving the result of a poll
taken in the eastern part of the state I
He said many middle of the road Pop
ulists had repudiated fusion and the I
Democrats were much disorganized
Many precincts showed Republican
gains and Populist losses I
Senator Shoup of Idaho came in from
Utah He said two or three leaders
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in the silver party there who were in
terested in a protective tariff and reci
procity tariff and reciprocity would
soon declare themselves for McKinley
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SILVER REPUBLICANS
MASS CONVENTION HELD LAST
BVEXIXG
McKinleyite Wing of the G O P
Also Meets and Elects Delegates
J A Kimball Chairman of tho
City Caucus
OGDEN Utah Sept 18The silver
Republicans held their mass conven
tion tonight in the city hall Despite
the hurricane there was a good attend
ance E W Wade called the meeting I
to order In the absence of Chairman
Dlx A B Hayes was made temporary
chairman A committee on permanent
organization and order of business was
arpointed which after a brief recess
reported John D Murphy as chairman
I
Mrs C A Nelson as secretary L L
Davis sergeantatarms
I Mr Murphy and Mr Hayes both
made speeches
It was decided to name delegates
through a committee which was > ap
pointed and named the following the
names being ratified by the convention
First wardG H Matson Mrs R D
Robins W T Beardsley Miss Addle
Angels Sidney Stevens G C Rebeg
G P McCabea4 I
INDEX OF TO DAYS IMPORTANT HEWS
PAGE ONE
Bryans Hearty Welcome
The Sixteenth to Go
Harrison to Tulle
McKinloys Great Day
OGden SlIver Republicans
PAGE TWO
A WindSwept City
In Railway Circles
PAGE THREE
Mines Mining and Milling
Sovereign h For Bryan
New Track Records
PACK FOUR
No Pledged Legislative Candidates
PAGE FIVE
Receiver Wanted For Western
Hardware Company
Democratic Precinct Conventions
Last Sight
PAGE SIX
The Worlds Market
The Conventions Today
J Elliot Condict is For Free Silver
PAGE SEVEN
News From Nearby Towns
PAGE EIGHT
March of the Sixteenth Infantry
Second wardJr D Murphy M N
Graves S H Cave S S Schramm
G F Hosbrough Mrs Jennie Wil
son Mrs Jane Ballantyne
Third ward M L Tones A W Put
nam John Fair J C Cordon T B
Evans
Fourth wardA B Patton C M
Brough Dr E B Graham E H An
derson J W Bluth W C Howell Miss I
Cora Carlton Mrs C M Brough Mrs
Eva West Fred Chambers
Fifth ward E M Allison jr V C
Gunnell Mrs Dr Coulter T J Ste
phens E A Llttlefield Don Maguire
T E Browning Miss Rose Canfield R
C Pratt
County delegates Edwin Dix A J
Taylor N J Harris James Storey Jo
seph Ririe L M Neilson Alma Keyes
C W Childs William Jones A B
Hayes Mrs A B Hayes T A Reed
Eugene Robinson W G Wilson R L
Davis J E Hodson Mrs Robert Simp
son Frank J Cannon was made a dele
gate at large The delegates are elec
ted to attend the convention to be held
in Salt Lake September 24
THE MKINLEY WING
of the Republican party held their con
vention according to call last night in
the city hall In spite of the storm
a good representation of country dele
gates was present they having re
mained over from the morning con
vention
J E Bayley was made chairman and
Joseph Skeen of Plain City secretary
It was decided to elect eighteen dele
gates from the county precincts to go
to Mt Pleasant and thirtyfive from
the city J N Kimball was elected
chairman of the city caucus and the
following delegates were elected
J N Kimball L R Rogers Rich
ard Hill A S Condon J F McCoy
A C Ivins E E Barton J A Selt
zer W R White T H Crise Charles
Meighan H E Steel G K Smith
R H Whipple B T Shepard W F
SIt John Reese Howell Mrs Loyal
Griffin W F Calkins George Halver
son Walter Ritchie J V Nelson Mrs
R H Whipple David Munroe G J
Kelley D C Dore J E Bagley Lee
Curtis L B Balsh Mrs Uootright
Ira Thompson D M McKee S L
Ives Moroni Skeen B F Thomas
AlternatesJ Trusty O P McDow
ell George Hales M Skeen jr R H
MeQuarry Mrs C L Hollings worth
Country delegates Nonrth Ogden
G S Deene John Vandorhoof
Plain OityJ L Skeen William
Knight
Marriotts Moroni Marriott
Eden Joseph Rosie
HuntsvilleWilliam Smyth C Wans
gaard
Slatervllle Richard Howell
West Weber W C Hunter J R
McFarland J
WilsonDaniel Drake
Uintah B L Bybee
RLverdole James Fife t
Kamesville Ed Sewell < i
Beeche L McCarty
HooperD C Howe
A committee was appointed on
transportation J E Bybee Charles
Meighan and L R Rogers
HILLS LATEST trLLErIT
ALBANY N Y Sept 18Senator
Hill today made the following state
ment concerning the report that he had
written to friends that he would sup
port the Chicago ticket I have no
desire to either affirm or deny newspa
per stories and rumors regarding my
position on the national ticket and
other political questions When I have
anything to say I will state it over my
I own signature
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HOnE AFFAIRS
CHICAGO Sept 18 James S Norton
the lawyer orator and author died yes
terday afternoon at his summer home at
Lake Geneva after an illness lasting
through three years
WELGOMEll
BY MANY
THOUSABS U
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Bryans Magnificent Reception
at Richmond Virginia
Yesterday
ENTHUSIASMWAS
WAS UNBOUNDED
Receptions at Columbus and To
ledo Outdone
Never Before in the History of Am
erican Politics Has Snch a Trib
ute Been Paid to n Candidate For
the Highest Olllce Within the Gift
of the People of the Civilized
World Great Were the Sights and
the Scene
AUDITORIUM Richmond Va Sept
18111 all his career William J Bry
an never received a greeting so en
thusiastic so wildly demonstrative as
that given him by Richmond tonight
Not even the receptions at Columbus
and Toledo although they were greater
by far in the attendance could com
pare in frantic excess of partisan emo
tion to the manner in which the great
audience gave him welcome
Tonight there was something by
which the Auditorium gathering might
be measured and while few there were
willing to say that less than 18000 per
sons were present quite as few would
express the opinion that the audience
numbered more than 20000 It was late
when Mr Bryan arrived He blinked
his eyes as he entered the big hall from
the rear of the stage for all but four
jets of the electric light globes had gone
out and the first imoression of one on
entering was that of semidarkness j
The Auditorium was packed to its
utmost when the Democratic nominee
arrived Not another soul could push
his perspiring form within many feet
of the entrance Mr Bryan came upon 4
the stage leaning on the arm of Mr
Ellison He was known in an instant 1
ONE MIGHTY SHOUT WENT UP
and then grew in volume and kept
growing until things began to get un
comfortable with those of sensitive
ears The applause lasted ten minutes
Senator Daniel rose to Introduce Mr
Bryan but at sight of his wellknown
countenance the crowd went wild wild
er even than when Mr Bryan came
upon the scene Soon it became quiet
enough for the nominee to be heard
but all through his address there were
shouts of approval partly suppressed
cheering and so much disorder that
made it hard for his words to reach all
I in the hall He said
Mr Chairman Ladies and Gentle
I men It gratifies me much to find in
the caDital city of this great state so
marked an evidence of the interest
which the people are taking in this
campaign I do not come to instruct
you on the question of finance It 1
would be useless to add anything to
that which has already been said by
the distinguished senator who has
brought to the investigation of
THE MONEY QUESTION
that ability which he carried into all
his work and who adds to ability elo
quence to present and defend Democri
cy as it was taught by the fathers
Applause To such a state represent
ed by John W Daniel appause J
no apostle of bimetallism need come
to aid the work of instruction I am
not here as a campaigner I am sim
ply passing through the state because
I would never have come to Virginia 1
with any thought that my presence
here was necessary to determine the
vote of this state Applause
I am the nominee of three conven
tions but I do not appeal to the voter 1
on the ground that I was nominated by
his party I have a higher claim to
your suffrage than party ties can give
I me I appeal to you as the only candi
date for the presidency who believes
the American people can have a finan
cial policy of their own Applause
If there is a man who respects party
regularity he need not complain of
I the manner of my nomination The
Democratic convention which met at
I Chicago represented the voters of that
I party more truly than any convention
I which has been held in recent years
That convention was regularly called
I
by the regular authorities and dele
I gates were chosen in every state in the
regular manner And mere than that
the issue Joined between the friends of
free coinage Its enemies was
FOUGHT OUT BEFORE THE PEO
PLE
themselves the highest tribunal known
under our form of government Ap = i
plause The voters not the bosses
ran the Chicago convention applause
and I am proud to be the nominee of
the convention which gave expression
to the hopes the aspirations of the
common people of the Democratic
party But with all this claim to reg
ularity I do not ask a single Democrat
to vote for my election if In his Judg
ment he believes that my election will
Injure his country
How can you tell whether a man is J
honest when he tells you that the elec
tion of the Chicago ticket would In
jure his country Any man who thinks
my election would injure his country
can prove it in just one way and that
is by voting for the Republican candi > i
date and thus insure my defeat Ap
plause Dont tell us that your con
science would not permit you to vote
the Democratic ticket and then vote
the bolting ticket The Bible tells us
of the man who hid his talent in the
earth and who was condemned because
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he had neglected to improve his op
portunity I want to say to you that
the ballot is given to the citizen as a
sacred trust to be used according to
his judgment and his conscience and a
that no man in the hour of peril has a 1
moral right to throw his vote away
Why is it that some Democrats or J
some people who used to be Democrats
spend the day telling how the election J
of the Chicago ticket would ruin this J
country and then refuse to cast their
votes for the only man who can defeat
the Chicago nomination Cheers I J
will tell you why It is because the1j
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