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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 20.
TELLER FOR THE PRESIDENCY
Silverites Rally Around the
:r Man Who Led the
ADDRESS TO VOTERS OF
Declare Their Independence and :
-;. : Fealty to the White Metal
READY TO AFFILIATE WITH
The Coloradan Offered as the Chicago
Sacrifice— Mantle Joins the
ST. LOUIS, Mo. June 19. —Several acces-
(uons to the ranks of the bolting silver men
were received this morning, the most not-
able being Senator Lee Mantle of Montana,
who had refused to leave the Convention
Hall with Senator Teller and his followers
yesterday. The bolters held a conference
late last night, and as a result an address
to the voters of America was issued, de
'daring their independence and readiness
to affiliate with any party that would go
into the campaign on a free-silver plat-
The boom of Senator Teller for the
Presidency has been growing hourly.
Messages have been pouring in upon him
from white metalists— Democratic, Re-
publican and Populist — pledging support
if he were placed at the head of any party
(icket launched on a free coinage platform.
y The belief is growing that before the
Chicago conventions overtures which will
result in the choice of the Colorado states-
man as the Democratic standard-bearer
* will be made.
The address issued by the bolters fol
. lows : j
To the People ofthe United States: Obeying the
call of duty, and justified by the common citi
zenship of this Republic, we address this com-
munication to the people and forthcoming
convention of the United States. In doinv so
we claim no authority or right other than that
which belongs to every man to express per-
gonal convictions; but we respectfully solicit
"the co-operation of ail who believe that the
time has come for a return to the simpler and
more direct method of naming men for Na
tional service than has obtained in recent
Political parry organisation is necessary, be-
cause without lt the individual voter is dumb,
• but the party is only the means, not the end:
it is the voice and not the sense. As the world
advances to this wonderful epoch of Intellec
tual development and physical improvement
there is a constant requirement for better
things. The individual feels that requirement
and heeds it or falls in life's endeavor. Par-
ties must also obey the same law. It follows,
therefore, that the moment a party shall
choose to stand still or retrogress it also be
; comes inefficient to achieve the end to which
; the people are necessarily destined. There is
no sanctity in mere party name, and the mark
of decay is set on individual strength in the
Nation when the absolute rule of political or-
ganization coerces man from trie truth for the
sake of expediency and establishes insincere
submission to partizan rule for the sake of
power. . '
Recognizing the value and the splendid
achievements of political parties in this coun-
try as elsewhere, we are yet constrained to be-
lieve that for more than twenty years no one
of them has been entirely sufficient for the
needs of the people. The great trend to better
things resting in the heart and purpose of all
men has been stayed during the latter part of
this generation by the failure of parties to ex-
press in their achievements the highest hope
and aspirations of the mass of the people who
constitute the parties. And there has been
growing In this country, swelling with each
recurrence of National elections, a great mass
of Independent thinkers and voters, which
failing within itself to control, has gravitated
between the two great parties.
Since 1872 (excepting possibly the election
of 1876) the pendulum has swung from side to
side with each four years. In 1872 the Repub
lican party elected the President; in 1876
the Democracy claimed the election; in 1880
the Republican party elected; in 1884 the
Democrats elected ; In 1888 the Republicans
elected; in 1892 the Democrats elected; in
1896 (until within a few weeks) it has been
conceded that the Republicans would elect.
What has been the cause of this mighty
oscillation of a mass which this year has prob
ably obtained controlling proportions? Every
man can answer to himself. If he has been
an observer, if he has had interests that were
affected; if he has felt a hope to see a greater
justice done and has seen that hope blasted;
if be knows that the general dissatisfaction
has arisen from the fact that the party
promises made were broken to the people by
party performance, he knows that as soon as
the election was over and successful candidates
installed they became the servitors of the
party and the advocates of a narrow and non
progressive policy within which alone there
seemed to be an assurance of selfish safety and
partisan approval. During all this period we
have lacked a great constructive administra
tion. No new social truth has been put for- .
ward in an effective way. While in all the de
partments of physical life there have been de
velopments and achievements of ease and
comfort to the favored of mankind, in the
still greater and more important domain of
social reform we have stood still or retro
It is not that the people have not felt the
stirrings of determination that this Inaction
has endured, but because of the rule of party
which has largely controlled men In and out
of office. It has been a source of reproach to j
any man that he should renounce allegiance |
to organization. Men have been expected to j
submit their views to the dictation of conven
tions, although it is common knowledge that
conventions have been swayed to views and
declarations not the most approved by the
mass of people, nor conducive to their wel
We do not arrogate to ourselves one iota
more of intelligence, patriotism or courage
than is possessed by other of our fellow-citi
zens, but we feel that the time has come for
the performance of a duty to the country, and
for our part, though we shall stand alone, we
wil! make an endeavor in the direction of that
duty. Parties may outlive their usefulness,
but truth never becomes obsolete. Every gen
eration of free men has the right to affirm the
truths of past knowledge and present acquire- |
menU, and if the enforcement of these truths
shall make necessary a departure from party
organization the people have this right and
will exercise it until old parties s**hall return to
the truth or new parties shall be created to ef
fect it into law.
If the voices which have sounded to us
The San Francisco Call
from every State in this Union are an indica
tion of the real feelings this year .is the ap
pointed time for the people to assert them
selves, through such mediums as may give
best promise of the achievement of justice.
But whether we are mistaken or not concern
ing the general sentiment in the United States,
we have-not mistaken our own duty in with
drawing from the Republican Convention,
feeling that it is better to be right and with
the minority in apparent defeat than to be
wrong with the majority in apparent triumph.
We hold that in the great work of social
evolution in this country monetary reform
stands as the first requisite. No policy, how
ever promising of good results, can take Its
place. Continuation during the next four
years upon the present financial system will
bring down upon the American people that
cloud of impending evil, to avert which should
be the first thought of statesmen and the first
prayer of patriots.
Our very institutions are at stake. To-day,
with the rapidly increasing population, with
widely swelling demands, , the basis of our
money is relatively contracting, and the people
are passing into a servitude all the more
dangerous because it is not physically appar
ent. The Nation itself, as other nations, is
losing the sturdy courage which could make
it defiant in the face of injustice and internal
wrong. . • »V.i I-' j*" <;;•; I'Y'Y-rL'Xi
Prices will never cease falling under the sin
gle gold standard. The restoration of bimet
allism by this country will double the basis of
our money system. In time it will double the
stock of primary money of the world— will stop
tailing prices and steadily elevate, them until
they will regain their normal relation to the
volume of debts and credits in the world. . Bi
metallism will help to bring about the great
hope of every social reformer, every believer in
the advancement of the race who realizes that
the instability of prices has been' the deadly foe
of our toilers and the servant of the foreign in
terest-gatherers. Bimetallism will help to
bring the time when a certain expenditure of
human toil will produce a certain financial re
sult. Who among the great masses of our peo
ple in the United States but feels that his lot
would be made better, his aspiration take new
wings, if he could know in the performance of
his labor what would be the price of his prod
uct? Is not this purpose worth the attention
of the people as individuals and worth the at
tention of political conventions yet to be held
in this year 1396?
Is this not so great an end that all who be
lieve in the possibility of attaining it by the
means proposed can yield something of their
partisanship both in conventions and at the
polls? It is In the hope that the masses and
the remaining conventions will have the cour
age and the generosity to unite for this purpose
that we have dared to offer our views to the
people of the United States, and because in the
past there has lacked a rallying point for the
masses, who hold as we do to this belief, we
venture an act, trusting that it will be received
in the same spirit of conciliation, concession
and hope with which we put it forth, y '.'■:'.-.
We have endeavored in a plain way to set the
matter before the eyes of our fellow-citizens.
We invoke the union of all men and parties
who believe that the time has come for the tri
umph of justice. It is an hour when the peo
ple may speak for themselves as individuals
and through conventions yet to be held. It is
the right of every citizen to indicate his pref
erences. With this in view, we offer to the
forthcoming conventions and to the peo
ple .a name of a man for. the Presi
dency of the United States —.'whose.
life in public and private represents those
distinguished virtues which adorned the days
and the deeds of the earlier time of this Re
public, a return to which virtues are requisite
for the prosperity and contentment of the peo
ple and the perpetuity and commanding ex-
ample of these institutions. That name is
Henry M. Teller— a man of the people and for
the people. He is ot no section. His experience
and service, his devotion to the common jus-
ice and the common cause of his fellow-citizens
has been as wide as the country. We believe
that the people of the United States have him
in their hearts, as he has had their interest* in
bis purpose through all the work of an exalted
It is not merely as the exponent of a mone
tary reform that we present this man to the
people. It is true that he has waged a mighty
war for the restoration of the money of the
constitution, and his name has been identified
as that of no other Jiving man with this great
cause. But had his services been less de
VENETIAN FESTIVITIES AT THE SANTA CRUZ CARNIVAL, SHOWING THE BRILLIANT ILLUMINATIONS ON THE LAGOON.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, 1896.
BATTLE BETWEEN THE MONITOR AND MER RIM AC.
This was the principal event at the Santa Cruz Venetian Water Carnival and was reproduced in a
realistic and beautiful manner. Small craft kept away from the combatants during the fight.
manded and less noticed in this direction, the ;
people -would still have recognized" in him for
other labors a statesman of the purest type.
His only poverty has been that of purse in
all things, etc.— the generosities of ...man to
man, in kindliness of deeds for his fellows
and in the study of the doings of a mighty
career he has been one of the most opulent
American citizens of any ace. In submitting
this name to the people we remind them that
just a generation ago* from the heart of the
boundless West and touched by the finger of I
God there arose an emancipator who was
powerful in work of human deliverance. By
his wisdom and courage, providentially
directed, millions were set free and the "Nation
kept in its holy union. If others shall see this
opportunity as we sec it, if our fellow-citizens
shall see this duty as we see it, that sublime
history may be repeated, and another man
clothed in the majesty of devotion to the
race— will be lifted to power where Dy his
wisdom and courage, providentially directed,
more millions may be made free from chains
as galling as those of actual slavery, and the
Nation may be preserved in the unity of its
mission to the world.
The following signatures were appended
to the address: Frederick T. Dubois, R. F.
Pettigrew, Frank J. Cannon, Charles H.
Hartman, Benjamin E. Rich, Clarence E.
Allen, A. S. Robertson, A. C. Cleveland,
Willis Sweet, Amasa B. Campbell, Archie
M. Stevenson, Enoch Strother, James Mi
Downing, Charles H. Brickenstein, C.J.
Hast, Thomas Kearns, Littleton Price,
Jacob J. Elliot, O. J. Salisbury, J. B.
Overton, Frank C. Goudy, John F. Vivian,
J. W. Rockefellow, Robert W. Bonynge,
John M. Williams, L. M. Earl.
Delegate at large Frank Goudy of Colo
rado was asked if Senator Teller would ac
cept a nomination from free-silver Demo
crat?, yHe answered: . • ■-;■•/■ - ;-*•
yy"!" cannot talk for Senator Teller, but I
believe I know him well enough and am
well j enough acquainted , with his disin
terested patriotism and deep sincerity of
purpose to believe that he will do any
thing for the good ot the people of this
Last night a committee representing
the free-silver Republicans left St. Louis
to confer with Governor Altgeld. Mes
sages were exchanged between the bolters
and prominent Republicans, Democrats
and Populists, and nearly every free-silver
Republican, including most of the bolters,
will go from St. Louis to Chicago to at
tend the Democratic convention.
, Word . was received at the Colorado
headquarters that arrangements had been
made with the railroads to bring over 1000
Colorado Republicans and Democrats to
Chicago. Already Henry M. Teller clubs
are beine organized ia the States repre
sented by the bolters.
It was said last night by one of the most;
prominent men who left the Republican;
party that in a few days Teller would be'
formally placed in. tbe- field as the man
whom the j Democrats can nominate, if
they wish to place a representative Re
publican free-silverite at the head of the
"And," continued . the bolting delegate,'
"if the Democrats straddle or adopt a gold
•plank Teller will be nominated by the sil
ver convention, which meets in this city
The Colorado men have given out badges
on which are printed: "We are solid for
Teller as Teller is solid for silver."
Before the convention was called to order
yesterday morning the men who had de
termined to bolt gathered in the Colorado
headquarters and counted noses. The
round-up showed that there were twenty
two delegates who had stuck— all the
Colorado and Idaho delegates, three from
Utah, one from South Dakota, one from
Montana and three from Nevada. Each
man pinned a pink rosebud to his coat
and then they left for the convention
hail. " . Yv.-*YY;ri \„:-,Y !
After the bolt Senator Teller, Cannon,
Dubois and Pettigrew, with a few of the
other bolters, drove , to, the St. Nicholas
Hotel and talked over the matter in Sena
tor Duoois' ,room. They removed their
delegate badges when they left thel hall
and carried the Colorado banner with
them. They expressed themselves as
satisfied with the treatment they had re
ceived, for most of the hostile demonstra
tions came from the . '"as*. Stab**dele
cations."" They, said' they had succeeded In
carrying out their plans to. the letter, and
felt they had made ,an impression which
would do good to the cause of silver. They
had nothing' to say regarding Senator Car
ter and Senator Mantle, but one of them
ventured the opinion that "Senator Brown
is a dead duck in Utah.''
It was well understood among the bolt
ing delegates that while only one dele
gate from Montana, Congressman Hart
man, went out on the bolt the entire dele
gation was in perfect sympathy with the
movement, including Senator Carter and
Mantle. They had differences of opinion
about the necessity of going out of the
hall, some of them taking the position
that it would be just as effective for the
delegates to remain in their seats silent
and without participating in the proceed
ings as to walk out. It is confidently ex.
pected that the entire Montana delegation
will be found working in perfect harmony
with their bolting colleagues.
• Counting Senators Carter and Mantle
and four Senators— Dubois, Cannon
and Pettigrew— who went out, there are
six "United States Senators 'who partici
pated in the protest against the gold
plank. ' They constitute almost * one
seventh of the Republican strength* in the
Senate. Their defection reduces the Re
publican representation in the Senate to
thirty-eight and- makes the Republican
vote one less than that of the Democrats.
Ail this, of course, depends upon the ex
tent to which Carter and Mantle join in
the independent movement. The silver
men regard this as one of the strongest
vantage grounds occupied by them.
O. J. Salsbury. a member of the Na
tional Committee from Utah, just re
elected, has announced that he has de
clined to serve and returned his creden
tials. He is a gold-miner and a banker,
and was one of the delegates who walked
out. '' "if -
Mr. Salsbury said he indorsed the action
of the delegates who withdrew, but he dif
fered from Senator Cannon on one point
of expediency. Mr. Salsbury thought
they should resubmit their case to the
people before proceeding further. He said:
"I believe we, as delegates, were acting
only as agents, and that we are not here
in an individual capacity to do as we
think best' after 'the withdrawal without
consulting our constituents, I don't pro
pose to support the nominee or the plat
form that the Republican party yesterday
decided on. "l? regard the financial ques
tion _| paramount to protection or any
Other issues,' and i shall support the can
didate for President who is nearest in ac
cord with my convictions on the financial
VIEWS OF LEADERS.
Depew, Piatt and Manley Predict
Victory Despite the Loss of
the Silver Bolters.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June Chauncey
M. Depew said to a reporter for the United
Press to-day: "Since the time of Grant
McKinley is the first to receive the nomi
nation on a first ballot, and he received
three-quarters of the votes. This result is
at once a distinctive and phenomenal ex
pression of the popular will of the Repub
lican masses. Protection and McKinley,
America for Americans and McKinley
have become synonymous terms. He
McKINLEY AND PROSPERITY.
would" be elected by a majority in the
Electoral College without precedent ex
cept for the doubt involved in the silver
- "The secession of the silver States was
dramatic, but its effect, in my judgment,
will not be such as the erring sisters be
lieve. Seventy millions of people have a con
stant interest in the financial and industrial
conditions of the country. Interest in the
production and coinage of silver is large
theoretically, but infinitesimal practically.
■Eight-tenths of * the voters believe j in the
gold standard in businsss to prevent fatal
fluctuation in currency and in labor, so
that the wages one earns may be paid in
the best money— in money which yields
the largest results when used to pay rent,
.meet interest on mortgages, or for the sup
port and education of one's family. There
fore," I believe that for every silver vote
heretofore Republican which will be lost
to McKinley by going to Democratic or
Populist ' candidates there will be three
Democratic cold standard sound-money
men who will.vote the Republican ticket."
Mr. Piatt had this to say : "Like a good
soldier and * a good Republican I accept
the situation and will support the ticket
heartily and believe it will be elected.
There has been much in the contest to
irritate and dishearten the Republicans,
who have not been in accord with the men
who have become masters of the situation.
Our friends are satisfied with the results
of their efforts in compelling the adoption
of a gold-standard- platform. ' That is of
more importance to the success of the
ticket and the ' prosperity of the Nation
than all the rest. It is conceded that the
controlling element of the New York dele
gation led the movement and was instru
mental in accomplishing this object.
"The only other thing that the control-
ling element desired, which they found
unattainable, was the naming of a candi
date from New York State for the Vice-
Presidency. They would have accom
plished that result had Governor Morton
consented to the use of his name for the
second place after the convention declined
to name him for the first place. He would
have consented to the use of his name for
the Vice-Presidency in the interest of har
mony and the success ofthe ticket, but he
learned of the factious opposition of a
small minority of the New York delega
tion and wired peremptorily declining to
permit his name to go before the conven
"Maine, of course, feels grievously dis-
apDOinted," said J. H. Manley, "that the
country did not indorse its candidate and
make Thomas B. Reed the standard-bearer
j of the Republican party; but Maine is
| used to disappointments. It has always
i been loyal to the Republican party. It
! cast its electoral vote for John C. Fremont
in 1856, and it has never failed to give its
! electoral vote to the candidates of the Re-
J publican party from that day until now.
I It will not break nor change its record in
i November next, and it will give its loyal
support to the ticket nominated yester-
day. The platform adopted by the con-'
vention will receive the cordial support of
every Republican in Maine.
"I have attended six conventions and
been intimately identified with the organ-
ization necessary to. control, and run the
convention several times. I must confess
that the administration of this convention,
which has been under the control of T. E.
Byrnes of Minneapolis, has been the most
admirable and most perfect of any conven
tion I ever attended. . It is no easy task to
take care of 14,000 peopl.; in a convention
. ! hall, and have them properly seated and
j preserve order. Mr. Byrnes has done this
i without a complaint. The testimony in
i his favor is universal. He has exhibited
Continued on Second J?age.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
To-Night's Rousing Repub
ROCKETS AND RED FIRE.
The Street Procession and
Speech-Making to Begin
at 8 P. M.
A SPONTANEOUS JUBILATION.
Mechanics' Pavilion to Open Its Doors
to the Big Assembly—The
The greatest case of political jubilation
that perhaps this City has ever seen will
take place to-night.
William McKinley has been nominated
for the Presidency. The name stands as
a signal for the incoming of good times.
His election will put a period to the long
era of distress that this country has strug
gled through. The people know this and
will to-day celebrate the beginning of the
new regime. The gathering in Mechanics'
Pavilion this evening, the procession of
the people on the streets, the blare of
brass bands, bonfires and the lighting of
the sky with rockets will serve as the key
note to the opening of the campaign and
indicate the jubilant temper of the people.
The rooms of the Republican County
Committee were the scene of great activity
yesterday. Everybody was busy with
preparation. Letters were being sent out
by the bushel, inviting Republicans that
could be reached in so short a time by
mail to come and lend their presence and
their voice to the great occasion. A sub
committee was busy with the preparations
for the parade.
It is arranged that the procession will
form in the side streets of lower Market
street, with the right resting in New
Montgomery street, near the Palace
Hotel. It will start promptly at 8 o'clock,
and the line of march will be out Market
street direct to the Pavilion. Along the
line of march there will be bonfires at
frequent intervals and the march itself
will be one long streak of red fire, punc
tuated with Roman candles and sky
The speaking at the Pavilion will begin
also promptly at 8 o'clock, so that the
celebration within and without doors will
be going on at the same time. This pro
vision is made to prevent confusion and
so that the exercises within the Pavilion
may have full sweep of the evening,
giving each of the long list of speakers a
It is arranged that all the officers of the
County Committee shall make short ad
dresses, with a limit of about a minute
and a half. A limit of about five minutes
will be placed on allother speakers.
The members of the Republican State
Central and County committees will meet
at the rooms of the Union League Club
and proceed in a body to the Pavilion.
The Young Men's Republican League
will form at Justice Kerrigan's courtroom,
new City Hall, at 7 sharp. All young Re
publicans not affiliated with any political
organization are cordially invited to at
tend and fall in line.
- The members of the Woman's Republi
can State Central Club will assemble at
the dressing-rooms of the Mechanics'
Charles Mainwaring, as chairman of the
Republican County Committee, will call
the big assembly together and in the
capacity of chairman will inaugurate the
speecnmaking and introduce Senator
Perkins, who will preside. Addresses will
be made by: J. M. Chretien, Senator
George C. Perkins, ex-Governor Pacheco,
Major C. W. Kyle, Miss Susan B. An
thony, W. S. Barnes, Colonel T. V.
Eddy, E. A. Bsrgerot. General R. A.
Friederich, E. F. Loud, John T. Dare, M.
Cooney, A. W. Branch, John L. Boone,
Julius Kahn, John H. Roberts, Frank H.
Powers, Edward M. Sweeney, James Alva
Watt and A. D. Splivalo.
• Following is the complete list of vice-
presidents who will have j seats on the
stage: Hon. A. A. Sanderson, Hon. George
H. Bahrs, Hon. Frank H. Kerrigan, Hon.
G. 0. Groezinger, Hon. A. C. Widber, C.
S. Tilton, Dr. William J. Hawkins, Hon.
William Alvord, Henry L. Dodge, Hon.
George W. F. Cook, Ed W. Williams,
Emmet P. Barrett, Charles H. Hawley,
H. C. Henderson, Andrew W. McElroy,
Charles A. Murdock, Henry T. Scott,
Thomas R. Knox, F. W. Lees, Joseph
King, C. E. Benjamin, E. C. Huehes,
Alfred Morgenstern, A. B. Spreckels,
Hon. W. H. Beatty, Hon. T. B. Mc-
Farland, Hon. Ralph C. Harrison,
Hon. C. H. Garronte, Hon. F. W. Hen
shaw, Hon. W. C. Van Flut, E. Hou<**hey,
Thomas Denny, John D. Siebe, L. R.
Ellert, Hugo Herzer, Hon. James M. Sea-
well. Hon. James M. Trout, Hon. J. C. B.
Hebbard, Hon. John Hunt, James H. Daly,
Edward Sculley,. N. H. Burnham, P.
Eegers, W. S. Russell, Thomas Bryant,
John Durnin, Chris Dunker, Thomas Gil
more, J. D. Spreckels, S. M. Shortridge,
W. W. Montague, William Cluff, Thomas
D. Riordan, D. K. McMullin, John L.
Koster, C. F. Crocker, Irving M. Scott, B.
P. Flint, Charles J. King, Harry Gray,
ex-Governor Pacheco. John . Lachman,
George H. Williams, Judge C. A. Low,
Captain J. A. Margo, Vernon Upton, FYS.
Chadbourne, J. F. Sheehan, M. M. Estee,
Cteorge T. Bromley, Hugh M. Burke,
Henry Marshall, Frank Reynolds, Robert
A. Friedrich, A. Gerberdintr, M. H. Weed,
William T. Kibbler, Amos Currier, L. C.
Louderback, George J. Strong, William R.
Jost, B. S. Hesseltine, D. B. Fleming,
H. W. Mathews, H. W. Fraser, D. C.
Smith, C. A. Fairall, J. C. Sharp,
&>1 Miller, M.S. Torres, G.S. Graham,
Francis V. Bell, Benjamin L. McKin
| ley, Cornelius O'Connor, L. Pockwitz,
N. Jessen, Frank Rooney, John H. Berg,
A. B. Treadwell, W. W. Davis, H. Kron-
berg, I. S. Cohen, Edward M. Sweeney,
Thomas C. Matter, C. W. Taber, Dr. W.
J H. McLaughlin, Frank D. Worth, W. G.