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quest that the Governor should sign his
autograph on the white stripe below tbe
inscription. The Governor mechanically
dipped his pen in ink and held the pen
poised above the flag.
"I will not write upon the stars and
stripes," he said quietly, but with a de
cision from which there could be unmis
takably no appeal. That expression will
go down in history, although it sounded
commonplace there among the common
place people, who failed to take in its full
significance — the patriotism of the remark.
"No," said one of the prosaic lawyers
from Manhattan, "it's a misdemeanor."
"That's so," remarked the man who had
disfigured his country's flag with bad let
tering. "Write your autograph and your
name on a sheet of paper and that will be
just as good."
The Governor readily complied with the
request, and for ten minutes was busy
writing his autograph. When I asked
him for one for The Call he replied:
"I will give my autograph to the San
Francisco Call with pleasure," and he
dashed off "Yours, truly, Wm. McKin
ley," in those bold, square characters, so
like the man himself, meutally and physi
A seedy-looking but frank and honest
old man wearing on his coat lapel the cop
per button of the Grand Army pushed his
way through the crowd and stood in the
open space between the simicircle of visit
ors and the Governor. He was one of those
who would not write upon the stars and
stripes, and who had stood side by side
with William McKinley in the dark and
bloody days of the Republic, offering with
him his life blood to wash the white
stripes of his country's flat; clean of the
word "slavery" th.it had made it, in the
eyes of honesty, a flaunting r&g of shame.
The Governor's bright eyes glanced a mo
ment on the old soldier. In a moment
more he had sprung to his feet, had
grasped the old man's hand and ex
claimed with a heartiness which cou'd
not have been assumed:
"I am glad to see you, Thompson. 1 '
Tears came into the eyes of the old sol
dier, as he replied, "Yes, Governor, and
I'm glad to see you, too. I helped to elect
you twenty-live years ago, and I and the
other old soldiers will help to elect you
The old soldiers will not write upon the
s'ars and stripes by neglecting to vote for
their comrade, William McKiniey of loyal
Ohio. And Ohio appreciates the honor
that has been paid to her — the Presidency
of this great nation. The soul of the
nation is stirred to-day as 1 have seen the
soul of loyal Ohio stirred to its inmost
depths within the two days past.
The people of his birthplace came to
him this afternoon. The workers in the
tin factory at Niles, Ohio, an establish
ment made possible by the efforts of her
Governor toward the protection of Ameri
can industries, called upon him this after
noon with banners made of American tin,
and cheered their townsman to the echo.
Aa the Governor stepped upon the front
porch, it waa seen that he wore upon his
left lapel a badse of tin, representing one
of the industries which had not existed
before in America, but which had been
brought into being under the beneficent
policy of protection, of which policy lie
was the foremost advocate, next to Biaine,
of blessed memory.
In his speech on this #ccasion the Gov
ernor made the first political utterance
since his name was mentioned for the
Presidency. In a few simple words he
laid hi 3 finger upon the cause of the
trials which now afflicted the working
people of this Nation when he said that he
vra< glad to have demonstrated in his
native town that tin plate could be made
in America. His next sentence was
greeted by a chorus of cheers:
"When I have given the American
workingman a day's wages and a day's
work I will be satisfied.
"The Republican party represents a
policy that will give to every American
workingman American wa;_:es; a policy
that will put money enough into the
treasury to run the Government; that will
bring back to us the period of prosperity
and plenty that we knew for more than
thirty years. It is especially pleasing to
have the men from my own boyhood town
and from the place of my birth gather
around me in my humble home as they
have done to-day. I wish for old Niles'
prosperity in every workshop and every
factory, and love, contentment and happi
ness iv all your homes."
The Governor received me very cor
dially, but in reply to my request for a
statement from him on his conception of
public policy designed to secure the great
est happiness to the greater number of
the inhabitants of this country he said
that, while he would be pleased to favor
the San Francisco Call in every way be
could, it would be impossible for him to
make any statements at this time for pub
lication, for the reason that he might be
"I have declined to state anything of
that kind to Murat Halstead, John Rus
sell Young and a score or more of other
newspaper correspondents from the creat
dailies of this country, because my friends
have advised me that it would not be
politic at this time, or discreet, to say any
thing on these matters. The committee
appointed to formally notify me of my
nomination will call upon me in about
ten days, and whatever I may have to say
on those matters wili be given to the pub
lic on that occasion."
At this moment Mrs. McKinley entered
the room. She has been for twenty-three
years a confirmed invalid and cannot walk
without the aid of a cane or other support.
She is a highly accomplished lady, of most
fascinating manner and of a cheerful dis
position. It has been a common remark
among those who have known this couple
for more than a score of years that into
the sunshine of their wedded lives there
never has come a cloud. Governor Mc-
Kinley is a devoted husband. Of him can
no man dare to say aught that he would
fear to have published to the world. His
private life is without a stain; without
even a suspicion of blemish.
Yet upon their happy wedded lives the
•whirling wheel of fate has brought much
sorrow. Across their lives misfortune
swept and tracked their hearts with deso
Two children blessed them; no Drighter
in mind, no lovelier in face and form, no
more beloved by God, indeed, than those
the poorest laborer holds close against his
breast when twilight ends his day of toil.
Their hearts' best love went out to those
Bweet gifts of God, and prattling music
filled that humble home. But angels
came unbidden and unseen and stilled tt:e
vibrant chords, and piucked tUe rosebuds
one by one, to weave them into the crown
of him who smiled when little children
played about the feet of God. There is a
spot on which the passing clouds cast
shadows; two little moundß, kept green
by summer suns and summer showers, the
grass as fr- sh and as bright as they who
lie beneath locked in the earth.
Tli is man and woman, joined as closely
as holy lovecould weld them, have learned,
through bitter pain, that smiles and tears
and life and death are interwoven in the
lives of all God's creatures. So these two
— this kind and Christian man ; this gentle,
patient suffering woman-have not es
caped the common lot of all, and sorrow's
link has bound them to the lowliest of
their neighbors. Among the grassy slopes
where the little mounds are shaded 'neath
the maples, this man's and woman's feet
on many a holy pilgrimage have worn a
pathway to their loved and lost.
Death can take away all else but love.
The memory of her own lost darlings has
bent her steps to deeds of golden light.
Many a home in Canton has been blessed
by the sunshine of her smile, the benefi
cent giving of her hands. The children
of the poor have been her special care. A
score of years have not fatigued her nim
ble fingers, and in that time there's many
a baby's foot been warmed with web and
warp and woof of cotton and of *vo<>l by
this sweet lady who will grace the White
The record of William McKinley is one
of which the foremost citizens in any
State or any country might well be proud.
Hia loyalty has not been confined to
tongue utterance; it has been expressed
in deeds upon the field of battle; it has
been breathed forth in the stifling smoke
of gunpowder, nor has it been deafened by
the roar of cannon.
Mr. McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio,
January 29, 1543, about fifty miles east of
Canton, just north of the Western Reserve
line. His father was an iron-master there,
and had moved from New Lisbon, Ohio, to
the town of Poland, near Niles, so that his
children might be educated at the Poland
academy. In his college days at Poland
McKinley was the prize debater.
When the War of the Rebellion broke
out young McKinley's pulse was stirred
with patriotism, and in June, 1861, he
joined the ranks of the Union army at
the age of 18. He enlisted in the Twenty
third Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, which
was organized at Columbus. Its iirst
colonel was William S. Rosecrans, after
ward major-general. Its lieutenant-colonel
was Stanley Mathews. who became United
States Senator and Justice of the Supreme
Court. Its major was Rutherford B.
Hayes, afterward President of the United
States; and last, but not least of nil, in
the words of an old comrade, "there
marched in the ranks of Company E, with
a fat knapsack on his back and a heavy
musket on his shoulder, in a new suit of
blue, footed in brogans, the leather of
which resembled cast iron, the boy of 18,
Wiiliam McKinley, who was serving his
apprenticeship as one of the Presidents o(
tlie United States."
The first battle in which Private McKin
ley, a stout lad at that time, was engaged
was when Rosecraus defeated Floyd at Car.
nifex Ferry. Afterward McKinley's regi
ment fought under McClellan of the Army
of ttie Poiomae. He smelled powder at An
tietam and South Mountain, and after the
battle of Antietam he was promoted from
the rank of private to that of second lieu
tenant, on account of soldierly bearing and
brave conduct in those engagements.
The only step between his rank as high
private and that of second lieutenant
was that of commissary sergeant. He
never was a corporal, although he is little,
and he does not take kindly to his re
ported resemblance to the first Napoleon,
"The Little Corporal." He was afterward
promoted a first lieutenant and captain,
and served on the brigade and division
staff of General R. B. Hayes part of the
time, later as aid-de-camp. He also was
acting assistant adjutant-general on the
?taff of General George Crook, and witb
Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley cam
paign. He faced the battle clouds from
which rained hissing lead at Cedar Creek,
at Winchester, at Fishers Hill, at Ope
quam, and on other fields at that period.
On that historic flay, when the gai
laiit Phil Sheridan rode his foaming home
from Winchester, young Major McKinley
was rallying the troops at Cedar Creek,
and Sheridan speats of it with pride in Lws
At Berryville, Major McKinley's horse
was shot from under him. He holds a
commission of brevet-major of the United
States Volunteer?, issued in 18'i4, for gal
lant and meritorious services at Opequam,
Cedar Creek and Fishers Hill. This com
mission was issued by Abraham Lincoln.
Major McKinley accompanied General
Crook to Cumberland, in Maryland, where,
after the capture of Crook and General
Kelley, General Hancock retained Major
McKinley on his staff until the brave young
soldier was assigned to the staff of General
Samuel S. Carroll, commanding the vet
eran reserve corps at Washington. The
future President of the United States
looked on with tear-filled eyes and bosom
swelling with loyalty and pride when
Grant received the sword of Lee at Ap
pomattox. Not until the end of the war,
Sep ember, 1865, did young McKinley lay
aside his sword.
Art connoisieurs will not approve of the
taste of Governor McKinley in the selec
tion of pictures with which to adorn the
walls of his Cautcn home. Instead oi
Psyches, nymphs and satyrs, Venuses de
Miiowhodonot bear arms and realistic
monstrosities by Munkacsy, or "A Maiden
Going Lo the Bath," there is a fine etching
from the life of General Ulysses S. Grant,
a Jarge steel engraving representing the
surrender of Lee to Grant at Appomattox,
a line engraving of Abraham Lincoln, and
other subjects 6f a like kind, which prove
that Governor McKinley's loyalty and pa
triotism are foremost in hia thoughts; not
only in his thoughts, but next to the dear
little woman whom he loves they are fore
mobt in his home.
In the case of men of the mold of Gov
ernor McKinley distance does not lend
enchantment to the view. On the con
trary the nearer you get to them the better
you like them. This is an infallible test
as to whether a.popular man merits his
popularity. The man who is not popular
at home and who is popular abroad does
not improve upon a nearer view. Unlike
wine he does not improve with age. You
may set in down as a truism that in nine
hundred and ninety-nine cases in every
thousand the man who is not popular in
his own horne — who is not more popular
there than anywhere else in the world — is
like the man who starves his family in
order that he may open wine for his friend 3
I have found by indications which flaunt
in banners on the car walls in my jour
neys through thi3 State of Ohio, and in
what 1 have seen and heard in Governor
McKinley's home, where he is "an every
oay occurrence," and where his home Ufa,
his business life and his political life are
daily observable, that there is no man in
this State more esteemed or more beloved
than this same William McKinley. In
deed, it has been a matter of great sur
prise to me, for I had heard from those
who are not his friends, that he was a cold
man and that he had once given the soci
ety handshake to a young woman reporter.
"Tfte prophet is not without honor save
in his own country and among his own
people," is a saying which does not apply
to the subject of this articie.
Governor McKinley is not only loved
and honored by his own people, but he
is loved and honored by the people of
the United States, for no man can truth
fully say aught of his integrity or his
reputation that is not consonant with that
of a true Christian gentleman and a loyal
citizen of his country.
"I will not write upon the stars and
stripes," said -Governor McKinley to-day,
THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 1896.
and no citizen who has at heart his own
welfare, the welfare of Ms wife, of bis
children, of his friends and neighbors and
felJow-citizens, the integrity of his nome
and the perpetuity 61 this great republic
will, in bis sober sense, write upon the
stars and stripes in a ballot against the
loyal soldier, the patriot, the loving hus
band, the beloved father, the true citizen,
the champion of American labor, William
McKinley. John Pall Cosgravb.
VISITED BY NEW YORKERS.
Informal Reception to Returning:
Delegates at the McKinley
CANTON, Ouio, June 20.— As Major
McKinley came out of the breakfast-room
this morning he was met at the door by
the members of the New York delegation,
who were admitted to ihe convention after
a contest before the National Committee.
They were: Cornelius N. Bliss, Anson G.
McCook, S. V. R. Kruger, William Book
rield, C. H. T. Collis and Robert J.
They were accompanied by Abner Mc-
Kinley, the major's brother, whose wife
had been n guest at the house for several
days; Senator James It. Garrield, Bon of
the late President, and the following:
General Horace Porter, president of the
Union League Club; Colonel Henry H.
Petty man of Ohio; Senator D. Pavoy, New
York ; Roger I. Lewis, New York Assem
bly ; Andrew Jacobs, member of the State
Committee of New York ; William 8. Bagg,
Benjamin Oppenheimer, William Heno
ker, John C. Graham, Andrew Peddi,
Thomas Humphrey, I. E. McMullon,
Montagre Lesler, T. P. McGowan and
Their special car had been detached from
the train at the station, and they had
walked to the house. It had not yet been
put in order, but the visitors were warmly
greeted by Major McKinley. While con
versing with him Mrs. McKinley returned
from a short drive, and each of the party
was presented to her. In several she
found old friends, notably General Mc-
Before leaving the party was photo
graphed, seated under a tree in the yard.
All bore away a memento of their visit in
the shape of the candidate's autograph
under a suitable sentiment. Abner Mc-
Kinley drove several of the gentlemen
about the city and the surrounding coun
try for an hour or two. The New Yorkers
left at 1 :20 o'clock for their homes over the
There was no formality in the greetings,
but Major McKinley conferred at some
length with several members of the party
over the outlook in New York for the
campaign. Bliss, who is president of the
Tariff League, expressed the liveliest satis
faction over the situation.
Congratulatory messages by wire have
about ceased arriving, but the mail this
morning brought in a great number of let
ters. Among them was the following
autograph letter from ex-President Har
My Dear Governor: I beg to extend to you
my hearty congratulations upan your nomina
tion and to express my confidence that the
people will, in November, ratify the work of
the St. Louis convention. Please present my
respects to Mr*. McKinley.
At 3 o'clock a trainload of people from
Niles, Major McKinley's birthplace,
readied the house. They attracted much
attention on the streets, for the banners
they bore were sheets of home-made tin
stuck into staffs. Major McKinley's ap
pearance to respond was the signal for an
outburst of applause. This subsiding, he
addressed them in a cordial welcome.
The first of the delegations from Wheel
ing to arrive was that of workers from the
La Belle Iron. Steel and Tin Mills — about
500 strong — who came in at 5 o'clock.
They carried tin canes, badges of tin, with
the name of the mills stamped on them,
and an immense banner of tin. On one
side was inscribed the name of the mills
and the year, <»nd on the other in immense
red letters, '•McKinley tin." The banner
was presented to Major McKinley and he
accepted it in a few appropriate remarks.
An hour later a second train arrived
from Wheeling containing the Ohio
County Republican Ciub, Bentley Jones,
president, 250 strong. Its spokesman was
Congressman B. D. Dovenor, who said:
"These gentlemen of the Ohio County
Republican Club represent the true Re
publicanism of our State and the loyal
Republican party that has stood for free
speech, for free men, for free press, for a
free ballot — but never for the free coinage
of silver at 16 to 1 or free trade in Amer
Major McKinley, responding, referred to
West Virginia joining the Republican col
umn in 1894, and hoped they had come to
stay. He continued: "I recall with feel
ings of emotion the reference by Captain
Dovenor to our first meeting over in the
Kanawha Valley. We were then in the
midst. of war. The States then were in active
rebellion against the Federal Union. Thirty
three years have gone by; the war is all
over and the glories of that war belong to
the vanquished as well hh to the victors.
It is the Common heritage of all Ameri
cans, and to-day we know the North and
the South only as geographical divisions.
We are all one in devotion to the Union
and the flag; one in striving to make the
Nation more glorious than ever before."
ADDRESSED BY HANNA.
Cleveland Republicans Give the
Manager of the Campaign an
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 20.— Hon.
M. A. Hanna and party arrived from their
victory at St. Louis tuis afternoon. The
Tippecanoe Club, 300 strong, 400 street
car employes and thousands of citizens
met Mr. Hanna with a band at the Union
The procession, which included fifty
carriages, moved through the principal
fctreets of the city, and a great demonstra
tion was held at the Tippecanoe (Jlub
rooms. After several speeches calls were
made ior Mr. Hanna. He said:
"This unexpected and overwhelming
demonstration robs me of what little
power of speech I nave left. I had little
idea that anything I had ever done en
titled me to such distinguished consider
ation. True I have for months been asso
ciated with a cause dear to the heart of
every honest Republican in Ohio and to
every patriotic citizen of the United
States. I entered upon that work be
cause of the love I bear for McKinley.
No ambition for honors like this prompted
me. I acted from motives of love for my
friend and devotion to my country. No
selfish ambition actuated me.
"I unite with you in rejoicing that our
efforts thus far have been crowned with
success, quite unexpected to our ad
versaries. [Laughter and cries of "Me,
too!"] For myself, I lay no claim for the
honor you accord me. 1 could have done
nothing without the people. AH I have
done has been to assist the people in nomi
nating tlie man they desired, and who
will by the people be elected the next
"Yes; and after four years after that,"
some one shouted.
"I accept the amendment," said Mr.
Hanna, laughing and amid loud applause.
"William McKinley," he continued, "is
wanted by the people not only because of
his personal characteristics, although I
may say in passing he is the best man I
have ever known, but because of what he
represents. Without the people I could
have accomplished nothing, but if with
them I have accomplished anything I
have received in the success of the move
ment tbus far full compensation."
Although Mark Hanna was elected
chairman of the Mational Committee at
its meeting yesterday he did not sit as a
representative of Ohio, C. L. Kurtz baying
been chosen by the delegation from that
State. Mr. Hanna is the personal repre
sentative of Governor McKinley, and his
election as chairman of the committee is
in conformity with the precedent estab
lished by President Harrison when he re
quested that Thomas H. Carter, who was
not a meniber.be placed at the head ol
the National Committee in the campaign
HOBART IN PERIL.
A Train on Which He Is Riding Slg-
naled Just In Time to Prevent
PITTSBURG, Pa., June 20.— An acci
dent that might have deprived the Repub
lican party of its Vice-Presidential candi
date took place to-day on the Pennsyl
Early this morning two sections of a
west-bound freight train collided. Two
freigbtcars were derailed and thrown
across the east track directly in front of
the first section of the fast vestibuled
train running from Pittsburg to New
\ork. With two engines pulling it this
express train smashed into the wrecked
freigbtcars at full speed. Engineer Me-
In tyre jumped and was severely injured.
.Both engines, the combination baggage
and mail car, two express-cars and one
sleeper were derailed and damaged. All
he passengers were severely shaken up
by the shock, but none were killed.
Following the first section closely were
sections bearing the Quay party, the cor
respondents' train and tne private car of
Senator Bell, having on. board Hon. Gar
rett A. Hobart, the Vice-Presidential
nominee. .Fortunately these sections were
promptly signaled and stopped.
The news of the accident preceded the
train and at each stopping-place physi
cians were in readiness at the stations to
act, but their services were not required.
HARRISON IS PLEASED.
Expresses Hs Satisfaction With the
Work of the St. Louis Con
INDIANAPOLIS, I.nd., June 20.—Gen
eral Harrison said to a reporter this after
noon : "I am satisfied with tne work of
the Republican convention at St. Louis
and pleased with the results. As to Teller
and the silver bolt I <lon't care to talk."
General Harrison declined to be inter
viewed at length, but made these observa
tions in answer to a direct query. He is
apparently giving himself little concern
over the political situation just now. Some
of his near friends had hoped nil along
that the St. Louis convention would stam
pede to Harrison, but tne general gave no
sign that he had an eye on the conven
MR. DE YOUNG ALARMED.
Believes the Silver Bolt Has Placed
the Republican Ticket in
BT. LOUIS, Mo., June 20.— Before de
parting for the East this morning, M. H.
de Younp of California talked on the effect
of the bolt la the Republican National
"Toe bolt," said he, "from the Republi
can convention is the wedge that may be
utilized to split Republican calculations
wide open. I do not hesitate
to say that should the Chicago
convention make a platform and
nominate a candidate in harmony with
the position assumed by tbe seceding sil
ver men and following closely on the heels
of such action, and the Populists and Bi
metallists, who are to meet in St. Louis,
should fall in line, it would place ihe Re
publican ticket in greater peril than I
would like to see. I believe it would take
California from McKinley, and I know it
would lose a number of heretofore reliable,
strong Republican Western States to our
ENGLISH PRESS VIEWS.
The Sr. James Gazette Fears the
Vigorous Foreign Policy of
LONDON, Eng., June 20.— The St. James
Gazette, in an article on the effect of the
possible election of McKinley to the Presi
dency upon the relations between Great
Britain and the United States, says: It
cannot be said that the Democrats, under
Cleveland and Olney, have shown a too
friendly spirit, but we fear we must not
hope for better things from the Republi
cans. Jingoism is not a monopoly of one
party, and we shall be lucky if we escape
further causes of difference during Mc-
Kinley's regime. We shall be lucky, too,
if we succeed as speedily as possible in
arranging for the permanent arbitration
of which the Marquis of Salisbury spoke
However, the Gazette adds, Great
Britain is to be congratulated upon the
reasonable certainty tnat if McKinley is
elected the United States will continue to
pay its obligations in honest money.
The Globe says: The outside world
would prefer the installation of a govern
ment pledged to both a gold standard and
a moderate tariff. The paper adds that
President Cleveland might consolidate
under gold the Democrats of the non
manufacturing States by proposing to con
tinue the existing tariff, with slight modifi
The W T estminster Gazette says: The
protection policy to which the party is
committed will doubtless be as injurious
to our trade as before, but for the moment
there will be a sense of relief at the fact
that the Republicans are against tamper
ing with the currency.
The Pall Mall Gazette says: The hol
lowness of the silver fraud was shown at
the St. Louis convention.
The Statist says that despite the deci
sion of the convention in favor of sound
money, the election of McKinley will not
assure the restoration of order in cur
rency so long as tue Senate is governed by
a silverite majority. President Cleveland,
it adds, has met the opposition of the
Senate by continual borrowing, and Mc-
Kinley will go on borrowing. He is cer
tain to disturb trade by raising the customs
duties. The United States within seven
years has had three alterations in the
tariff. Probably there will be a revolt
against the new McKinley bill, but the
country is threatened with a fourth tariff.
The outlook, therefore, does not im
prove, but grows darker. Investors ought
to leave American securities alone.
The Spectator declares that it is prema
ture to assume that the Republicans will
win. The Democratic convention to be
held at Chicago may by a successful
straddle attract the silver vote.
The world owes no man more than one
Gold Democrats Advance
Him as the Logical
BELIEVE HE CAN WIN*
The Ex-Secretary Still Declares
He Does Not Want the
HIS MISSION AT CHICAGO.
Will Issu3 a Statement Urging His
Party to Desert the White
Meta 1 .
NEW YORK, N. V., June 20 —The
sound-money men of the Democratic party
are looking to William C. Whitney as the
natural leader of the single standard in
the Chicago convention. He has received
since Wednesday letters from conspicuous
men in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Penn
sylvania, Michigan, New Hampshire and
New Jersey, thanking him for his deter
minatioii to battle against the free-silver
forces. These messages have contained
pledges of support in carrying out any
plan which Mr. Whitney may have formed
for pushing gold to the front. Mr. Whit
ney saw President Cleveland in Washing
ton about two weeks ago, and the finan
cial question was talked over by them.
Mr. Whitney also saw Mr. Lainont in
Washington and conversed with him on
the same subject.
Mr. Whitney has adopted a course of
complete reserve until he shall have
reached Chicago to begin personal work
among the delegates, and with men
through whom he can influence the acts
of the delegates. He has not decided on
the day that he will go to Chicago, but it
will probably be about July 5. When
there he will make some written state
ment of his reasons for urging the con
vention to adopt a gold standard.
Mr. Whitney considers that the Demo
crats on a sound money platform, with a
sound m'~ney candidate, will have an
equal chance to win against McKinley
and the Republican platform of gold and
protection. This view is shared by other
notable members of the party.
The possibility of Mr. Whitney being a
candidate for President, notwithstanding
hia repeated statements that he was not,
was revived again yesterday. In talking
of it ha said: "I am not a candidate for
the Presidential nomination. lam going
to Chicago to do what I can for sound
money. Some of my friends think I can
General T. C. Catchings of Mississippi is
a sound money man from a soft money
State. A short time ego, he said last
night, his State was lor gold. It still had
four gold men among its seven Repre
sentatives in Congress. The other three
were rampant for silver. So were the two
Senators. The General believes that some
of the gold Representatives will fail of
election this year, and that, unless the
tide of free silver sentiment If stemmed
soon, nearly all the gold men will be over
whelmed in the flood.
"I am not discussing politics, however,"
he added, "and I do not care to go into
the subject. I may say that I think we
will have a very hard time in trying to
turn the silver men from their set pur
pose. An earnest and persistent effort -will
be made, but I cannot venture a predic
tion as to the result. I can only hope
that, whatever may be the financial plank
at Chicago tlie Democrats will win.
"I think the party will remain intact in
the South. We have many other consid
erations in that section that will keep us
all in line at the last moment, no matter
what may be the general policy adopted
by the party for the political campaign."
It appears that bankers and other busi
ness men interested in the maintenance of
the present gold standard are not going to
rest content with tbe declaration upon
that point in the St. Louis platform.
Efforts are already being made through
various banking and business channels to
arouse a sentiment throughout the coun
try in favor of the adoption of a similar
plank by tne Chicago convention. Per
haps the most comprehensive movement
in that direction is being made by Harvey
P'isk & Sons, who have a large number of
bankers and investment correspondents
throughout the country. They sent out a
circular yesterday setting forth the im
portance of educational work to remove
ignorant notions and prejudices in favor
of cheap money. In conclusion the firm
"We suggest that, irrespective of party
affiliiations, you at once communicate
with tne delegates and alternates to- the
Chicago Convention from your district,
urging the importance of the adoption of
a plank declaring in unqualified terms for
the maintenance of the present gold
Cleveland Denounced In Speeches
and a Free Coinage Plank
BUTTE, Most., June 20.— The Demo
cratic State Convention met here to-day
to select delegates to the Chicago conven
tion. It was the first harmonious gather
ing of Democrats held in the State in a
number of years, the Clark and Daly fac
tions being united in the convention and
both were given representatives in the
delegation. By acclamation Hon. W. A.
Clarke of Butte, the millionaire banker
Of praise, telling of great benefit from
Hood's Sarsaparilla, come in every mail
car arriving in Lowell. Tlie keen dis-
crimination of the people long ago settled
the question of the comparative merits of
bloo<i purifiers, and the millions take
Hood's Sarsaparilla and only Hood's.
Is tbe One True Blood Purifier. All druggists. $1
Hf»oH'« Pillc are the best at'ter-dinner
11UUU » r«»l=» pills, aid digestion. 20c.
and mine-owner; Senator E. S. Matts of
Anaconda, a leading Daly man, and ex-
Governor Hauser of Helena were chosen
deleu;ate3-at-large. They are probably the
most prominent Democrats in the State
and have a National reputation. Tlie
other three delegates elected are Paul A.
Fusz of Granite County, W. G. Downing
of Cascade and Sidney Fox of Sweet
The platform makes no mention of
Orover Cleveland or his administration,
Dut both were roundly scored in speeches.
The financial plank reads:
As a question overshadowing all others,
which to-day engages the thoughts and affects
the welfare of the people of the United States,
we are in favor of the restoration of silver as
money as it existed prior to its covert deniou
For this purpose we demand that the mints
of the United States be opened to the free coin
age of silver as weli as gold, at the ratio of 16
to 1, without awaiting the action of any other
We declare it as our belief that the demone
tization of silver is the prime cause of its de
preciation ana also of the general stagnation
and depression that exists in all brani-hes of
industry and trade throughout the United
States, and that permanent prosperity can be
restored only by the restoration of silver to its
former position as mone ■ equally with gold.
We believe tlie tree coinage of silver will not
only revive the drooping industries of tbe
country, but the natural and inevitable result
of free coinage will be to enlarge and extend
the foreign commerce of tlie country,particu
larly witn ail nations having a like system of
currency to our own; that in this respect it
will be more promotive of reciprocity in trade
than all tariff laws or treaty stipulations that
can be devise- or entered into.
Finally, we believe on this question the use
of both guli and silver as money will put it
beyond the power of any combination of
capitalists, whether at home or abroad, to so
concentrate. money as to be able to raise or de
press at will the products of labor tnroughout
The platform declares for a tariff for
revenue sufficient to meet tbe expenses of
the Government, and that it shall be
levied for the equal benefit of all sections
of the country. It declares against the
issuance of bond 9in times of peace, and
favors an amendment to the constitution
providing for the election of Senators by
popular vote. The American Protective
Association was also denounced.
LET US PRAY FOR WISDOM.
Ex-Governor Campbell's Advice at
a Gathering- of Maryland
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 20.— Ex-
Governor James K. Campbell of Ohio was
the orator to-night at a Democratic gather
ing under the auspices of the Interstate
Democratic Association at Riverview, a
river resort on the Maryland side of tlie
Potomac, fourteen miles below this city.
Governor Campbell commended the cour
age of department officials and employes
in attending a Democratic meeting and
making an open profession of their po
litical laitn. Speaking of the forthcoming
convention at Chicago, Mr. Campbell
"If a stinging and lasting defeat would
be avoided in Novemoer the majority at
Chicago must concede and conciliate,
while the minority must yield and concur.
If sagacious, harmonious and brotherly
counsels shall not prevail, we go to un
avoidable defeat and to a defeat like that
of 1860, the result of our own stubborn
and recalcitrant conduct. Let us pray
General Debility ; Physical and Nerv-
ous Weakness and Prostration, arising
from lons continued illness, Excessive
Physical or Mental Application, Exhaust-
ing Drains upon the system beyond its
power of recuperation. The symptoms
are varied: Weakness, Easy Fatigue,
Weak or Lame Back, Sweat or Starting on
going to sleep, Vertigo, Singing in the
Ears. No. 24 is a HOMEOPATHIC
TONIC and will make you well. If there
is Indigestion alternate with No. 10, the
famous Specific for
Dyspepsia; indigestion; weak stom-
ach bad taste, coated tongue, offensive
breath, loss of appetite, and dull, heavy
stupid feeling; rising of water or food
Scores of sufferers have been restored to
LIFE, HEALTH and VIGOR, by the use
of SPECIFICS Nos. 24 and 10.
"77» for Rose cold
Homeopathic Book mailed free.
Bold by druggists or sent prepaid upon receipt r.t
rrtce, flask $1, trial "<JS cents. Humphreys' Medi-
cine Company, ill William street, New York.
Of these items ? If so, call on us at
once, for they won't last long.
Real China, Decorated Dessert Plates,
were 16c: now 10c.
Real China, Decorated Dinner Plates,
were 20c; now 2 for 25c.
Real China, Decorated Dinner Plates, tinted edge,
were 25c; now 16 c.
Real China, Decorated Dinner Plates, extra large,
were 30c ; now 1 5c.
English Decorated Cups and Saucers, large sire.
3 for i sc.
NICKEL STAND, CENTER
DRAUGHT, 40 CANDLE POWER
Complete with Shade and
Were $2.00; now $1.55
RAZORS and SHEARS ground by
skilled mechanic*, si specialty.
818-820 MARKET ST
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HIGHEST GRADE AID GUARANTEED.
$85— $5 DOWN— s2^!g
For the Beaotifil '96 Models.
Excellent Second-Hand Wheels
at from $15 to $35.
DHOI BlimE COMPANY,
18 and 20 McAllister Street, 3. F.
Opposite U. S. Mint, 100 and Vii JFlftU at., Saa
i ranclsco, Cal — The most, select family hot«l la
the city. Board and room, ml, $1 25 and *1 at) pay-
day according id room, Meals 2 sa. Koom* aJj
ana 760 ftday. coaoa to and from tat notat.
■u>oii Jar the coaca bearing tha name oMha Uo«-
-laopoumu Hotel. WAL iAUJfiV. .rroprietofc
that wislom, prudence and patriotism
may govern the Democratic hosts when
they assemble on the 7th day of July.
They* haV* it within their power to per
petuate tfce only existing party whereby
the rights of the great masses may be pro
tected and preserved; or they have it
equally witlin their power to destroy its
usefulness for years and mayhap forever.
"The people of this country have for
given the Democratic party much in days
gone by, but will th y ever forgive it if, in
contention and animosity, it fritters away
the opportunity of to-day?"
ON THE ENTIRED LIST.
Two Chief Engineer.* of the Mavy to Take
a Long Heat.
WASHINGTON*, D. C, June 20.— Two
chief engineers of the navy will this week
be placed upon the retired list upon their
own application after forty years' service,
though neither of them has yet reached
the retiring age. One of them, Chief En
gineer Kutz, is stationed at the Mare
Island navy-yard and has been promi
nently identified With the construction of
the riiachinery of the ships of the new
navy, his last duty having been at the
Union Iron Work's, San Francisco, prior
1o which lie was at Orarnps.
748 ASD 750 MARKET STREET, S. F.
242 MONTGOMERY STREET, S. F.
LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO.
YOU " FORI>
Even though it is a little out of your way; even '
though it may be the first time you have gone
south of Ma-ket street for your shoes? It is not only
a question of price with us, but also the assort-
ment, shapes, styles and the fit; for we have all
the new ideas in shoemaking at prices that attract.
SUriMER T^f 00
CHILD'S FINK TAN GOAT BUTTON
(chocolate shade), made on our new
square-toe shape, stylish toe-caps and O"| .Of»
solid oak-tan double soles. <Jp.L— .
These shoes are only to be compared with those
so elsewhere at $1 60.
Child's sizes run from 6to 10 '/i only.
Have you the Sullivan Money-saver— the book
of shoes for out-of-the-towa people? Sent free
anywhere fur the asking.
MONEY-SAVERS : IN : SHOES,
18-20-22 Fourth Street,
Just Below Market.
From Now on Up to JULY 4, '96, We
Will Give With Each Purchase of a
At Kither of Our Stores, a Box of
Composed of the following: 3 package* Crackers,
1 Ruby Light, 1 Spark Unit Bomb, 1 lower Pot, 1
Red Gem, 1 Young America salute, 1 Miniature
Red Torch, 1 Troller Wheel, 1 Yellow Jacket, 1
Bee Hive, 1 box Red Fire, 3 Pin Wheels, 3 Blue
Lights, 1 package Torpedoes, 1 Pistol, 1 dozen
packages Caps, 1 Volcano, 1 Sky Rocket, 3 One-
ball Candles, 2 pieces punk.
THE OLD! XL,
L. V. MERLE, Proprietor.
616 to 630 Kearny Street. 646 Sacra-
. mento Street, 647 and 649 Commer-
cial Street; also Branch Store, 45
and 47 sixth Street, corner Mission.
DDIICUCC KOR BARBER* BAK-
KK 11^ K9* * rs - bootblacks, bath-
KllvVlllaWli(ms"s, billiard- table.),
brewers, bookbinders, candy-makers, cannery
dyers, flonrmllls, foundries, laundries, .", paper-
hangers, printers, painters, shoe factories, stable-
men, tar-roofers, tanners, tailors, etc.
_ ■■■■•._, BUCHANAN BROS..
Brash 3l» nu turer», 609 Sacrameatosl*