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WHITNEY'S PLEA TO HIS PARTY
Advises the Democracy to
Adhere to a Single
DEFEAT INEVITABLE IF
He Declares Disaster Will Be
the Result of a Change
ASKS HIS BRETHREN TO BIDE
Great Nations of the World Are Fast
Drifting Toward Co-operative
NEW YORK, N. V., June 21.— W. C. I
"Whitney to-day sent the following to the
I find it necessary to make a public state- j
ment embodying my views of the, situation to ;
correct misconceptions and to save the time
now occupied in answering questions.
Far too great Importance has been attached j
to my decision to go to the Chicago conven- ■
tion. I have been practically out of politics
for four years, and there are now many East- i
crn Democrats who can do much more than I j
Oan for the party I shall not assume any po
sition ot leadership. My decision to stay was
simply based on the duty of every person who
believes in the party for its principles, to stand
by and lend his aid and take his chances when
a great crisis is upon it. There can be no
question but that a great crisis is upon the j
Democratic party. Fundamental differences of j
principle exist inside the party, marked almost ;
by sectional lines.
The great question to my mind is whether !
the party meets in convention now as in 1860,
with issues and differences that are for the
For the past fifteen years leaders of public
opinion in the South and West have been ad
vocating as the great remedy for existing ills
the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to
i. with or without the co-operation of other
nfitions. It has come to be believed in there
quite generally and conscientiously. A )«rge j
majority of the delegates to the coming Demo
cratic Convention have been elected by the
people for the purpose of incorporating that ;
doctrine into the platform of the Democratic j
party. Our people, on the other hand, entirely j
disagree with these views, ana believe almost j
nniversally that it will bring general ruin to
the business and prosperity of the country. It
is deemed a new doctrine when propose i to be
incorporated into the platform of the Nntional
Democracy. It >s true that in no previous '
platform oi the party can it speciticfUly be
found. Consequently no party obligations ;
heretofore assumed oblige them to subscribe |
Under these circumstances, if the results of i
the Democratic convention should be to es- !
tablish as the issue of this campaign the free
coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1, inde- '
pendent of other nations, in the intensity of j
feeling likely to arise, it is to be seriously ap- :
prehended that a disruption of the Demo
cratic party might occur. Certainly no sub
stantial following could be secured for the
doctrine among Eastern Democrats. They
might not vote the . Republican ticket for
other reasons (believing that the Reputlican |
party stands for other issues that are detri- |
mental to the country), but the Democrats in ;
the East would not, in my opinion, vote for it. j
This movement for iree coinage purports to
have for its object the establishment and
maintenance of gold and silver as the money
of the country, uDon equal terms with each
other and at a parity of purchasing power. If.
by the proposed measure, that object could be
secured, there would be no substantial dis
agreement in the party. Every National
Democratic platform that has hitherto spoken
upon the subject has declared for both gold
and silver money. It is our traditional policy.
But the maintenance of the double standard
at the present time is not a question of 1 desire
it is a question of ability.
The commercial value of silver has declined
greatly in the markets of the world. What
ever the causes are and whoever is to blame
the fact Is that silver has declined, and free
coinage now at 16 to 1 is the same as our offer
ing for all the silver in the world about twice
what it is selling for in the market. Interna
tional exchanges have to be paid in gold. And
it would seem plain that if we, under these
conditions, open our mints to free coinage of
Bilver and gold at a ratio of comparative value
which is largely at variance with the commer
cial value of the two metals, we must take
the entire silver surplus ourselves, and alone
maintain its parity with gold or else we shall
go to a silver basis.
France, in 1873, closed her mints against sil
ver and abandoned this experiment, deeming
herself unequal to the task alone, and at that
time it was much less difficult, for silver was
then at a parity with gold at the ratio in use,
and even England's mints in India were open
to the free coinage of silver.
If the experiment of maintaining the parity
of the two metals at a coinage standard was
difficult then, it would seem to be positively
hopeless now without International agree
ment. Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and
Austria believe in a double standard and de
sire to establish it, but no one, two or three of
them deem themselves able to maintain the
double standard even with the co-operation of
the United States.
If the result of the measures proposed would
be to carry us to a silver basis, it is not felt
here that such a proposal would be in line
with the principles of the Democratic party.
It is not the joint standard with the purchas
ing power of the dollars at parity with each
other, but it is changing from one standard to
another, and that change being to a depre
And it Is also felt, aside from the absence of
any Democratic principle to sustain it, that
you cannot have such a disturbance of values
as would come from changing from a gold to a
silver basis without such a shock to confi
dence, the hoarding of gold and contraction
of your available circulating medium, as
would bring in the opinion of our people the
worst panic and distress we have ever seen in
th's country. :"'
The creditor classes are prepared for it The
obligations, mortgages, railroad and other
wise, are generally payable In gold. Debts
would still have to be paid in gold, but wages j
In silver. The sufferers, as usual, would be the
This movement, purporting to be in the in
terest of the joint standard, comes at a most
Inopportune time, in my opinion. jSE^S
There has never been a time when the pros
pects of international action favorable to the
loin t standard were at all as promising as at
the present moment. But an illadvised, un
mccessful attempt here would discredit the
cause the world over.
What is the situation as regards this?
From the discussion of the last twenty years
it has come to pass that among the persons in j
The San Francisco Call.
Europe who are trained, recognized scientists
upon the monetary and economic questions
scarcely one is not at the present time advo
cating the desirability of the joint standard as
the real solution of the monetary difficulties
of the world. This includes every professor
engaged in teaching or lecturing on these sub
jects in the universities of Great Britain.
Tuey are agreed upon the desirability of it
and that it is entirely practicable if estab
lished and maintained by agreement of the
principal commercial nations.
It would be expected tnat, with such a gen
eral consensus of scientific opinion as is to be
found abroad upon this subject, it would come
rapidly to be the generally received opinion of
the nations to be affected by a wise settlement
of 'he problem.
Such is the case. Of the continental na
tions Germany was the one that in 1892 prac
tically broke up the conference which met at
the suggestion of the United States. She in
structed her delegates to meet and talk, but
to state to the conference that she would not
change her imperial standard. As her standard
was gold that announcement ended all possi
bility of any practical result from that con
ference. Since that time, and within the last
year, her legislative assemblies have spe
ciiically by votes of instructions to her Min
isters changed her attitude upon that point,
so that the specific objection of Germany en
countered by the conference of 1892 has been
since considered ana withdrawn.
At the present moment Germany, France,
Italy, Austria, Holland, Belgium and the
United States wish ta co-operate for the estab
lishment aud maintenance of the joint stand
ard by international agreement, and (a most
important circumstance) Great Britain has re
cently, within three months in fact, made a
most important concession. She has said:
"We will do for you as much as you can do for
yourselv.>~. We will make this great contribu
tion to a bimetallic svatem. AYe will go back
upon the deliberately arranged methods of
providing a currency lor India. We will re
open the Indian mints. We will engage that
they shall be kept open, and we shall there
fore provide for a free coinage of silver within
the limits of the British Empire for a popula
tion greater in number than the population of
Germany, France and America put together."
Into this long and now jus 1 about to be suc
cessful struggle for the establishment of the
joint siamiard it is proposed that we should
Intervene by assuming to establish it alone.
Against this proposed action on our part, these
farnest believers in and workers for the cause
trenuously protest. They say to us: "You
cannot succeed, and your failure will discredit
The recent article of Dr. Ahrendt in the
North American Review shows verr clearly
the view taken by our friends abroad upon
this subject. He had done much and probably
more than any living man to advocate nnd
bring to its dominating position in Germany
this cause. One of the original organizer? of
the Bimetallic Le:igue in Germany, he is en
titled to be called one of the leaders of public
opinion in Europe upon this subject. It was
upon his motion in the Prussian Chmnberof
Deputies that the position of Germany was
modified within tbe last year.
He expresses the opinion that free coinage
undertaken by the United States alone would
simpiy end in silver monometallism and dis
credit and put back the CHSM of the double
standard the world over.
It is a question not what we wish, but what
we are able to do. A strong man may under
take a task too great for bis Ktrength and break .
It cannot be denied that the feeling among
our people is that this free coinage by the
United States alone wil! not give us the gold
and silver money at a narity with each other
(which is the assumption upon which it is
ur.i r : aken)! but will bring to v- silver mono
metallism and a change in the standard of
values. And that change, it is believed, means
immpdiate ruin to our industries and no per
manent good to any one.
This feeling is general and intense. Whether
these differences can be reconciled it is impos
sible to anticiptate. The Democratic party
stands for principles desirable to be main
tained fur the good of the country. Almost
any sacrifice might be askod of Democrats for
the sake of the party and they would cheer
fuliymakeit. But if the delegates from this
locality should go to that convention and rep
resent that the rank and file of the party would
follow the lead of the Southern brethren and
vote for the free coinage of silver by the
United States alone, he would be misrepre
senting the state of public opinion here.
Wheth'-r it is so or not it is considered a
proposition to debase the existing standard of
values. And the same feeling of indisposition
to compromise with that matter for votes or
anything else is as active and dominant here
in our party as it was found in the Republican
party when it bore down and overpowered the
Personally It is my opinion that if the Demo
cratic party goes on that platform this time
they will meet the most disastrous defeat that
any party has ever had in this country. I un
derstand it is honestly believed in and people
think it will bring relief from their present
trouble-; but between now and election day
it will be pretty thoroughly sifted and the peo
ple of this country will not face the disturb
ance in values, the loss of confidence, the gen
eral distress and ruin which would come to
their business interests in sucti a change in
the standard of value as would arise from such
action. And it will, in my opinion, overwhelm
the persons who undertake it.
It ought not to be necessary for me to say
anything of a personal nature. I find myself,
however, spoken of here and there as a possi
ble candidate— not very seriously or promi
nently, Dut sufficiently to attract attention if
1 should fail to notice it. It sometimes affects
one's influence in cases like the present. I
have p.o personal motive in entering this fight.
I have said that 1 would not be a candidate.
I will add, copying the emphatic language once
used by the late General Sherman (I think I
remember it correctiy): "I will not run if
nominated, nor serve if elected."
I am not foolish enough to suppose that any
Eastern man could be nominated Dy this con
vention, much less that I could be. I sympa
thize thoroughly with the feeling In tne South
that has caused this uprising, and will find its
expression at Chicago, but as to the principles
which the uprising has brought forth and the
issues being framed, I entirely disagree.
William c. Whitney.
LABORING FOR GOLD.
Efforts of thp Administration to
Stem the Rush of the Sli
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 21.-Ad
ministration Democrats here are co-oper
ating with W. 0. Whitney of New York in
his effort to stem what is termed the silver
tide and to change the apparent silver
complexion of the Chicagoconvention into
one for gold. The first practical move in
that direction made here has been to se
cure a list of all the delegates-elect to the
Chicago convention. More than two
thirds of these have been chosen. All the
delegates chosen who are either instructed
for siiver or are believed to incline to sil
ver will at once be communicated with
These delegates for weeks past have been
receiving "sound money" literp.ture from
the New York and Boston reform clubs,
but they will now, it is asserted, be
solicited by letter. Efforts will also be
made to ascertain their stnnding in their
communities and what influence, if any,
of a local or National nature can be
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1896.
brought to bear on them to change their
views on the money Question. To this end
prominent bankers ajid merchants in the
communities in which the delegates reside
will be written to for information, and
when in hand this information, with any
political pressure that can be brought
from their fellow Democrats, locally or
Nationally, will be utilized in the direction
of the well-known views of the adminis
SILVER MEN CONTROL.
Ohio's Democratic Convention
WUI Declare for a Double
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 21.— The free
silver Democrats are so confident of con
trolling the State convention here this
week that they are now disputing over the
honors. There are seven candidates for
delegates at large— John McLean, John
W. Bookwalter, Allen W. Thurman, Gen
eral E. B. Finley, E. J. Blondin, L. E.
Wolden and A. J. Warner. McLean and
Bookrwalter are practically agreed upon.
The other five will contest for the two re
maining places. Allen W. Thurman will
probably be made chairman of the con
vention, to take the place declined by
John A. McMahon. No candidates are
yet announced for the State offices to be
tilled this year.
All interest centers in the action of the
convention on the financial question. The
gold-standard Democrats concede that a
large majority of the delegates to the
State convention are in favor of free silver.
The minority will contain some strong
men, however, among them ex-Congress
man Tom L. Johnson, Frank Hurd and
John A. McMahon, and they will at least
enter a protest against free silver, and it
may be a very vigorous one.
DEPENDS UPON NEW YORK
Commissioner Lamoreux on the
Prospects for a Gold Bolt
SEATTLE, Wash., June 21.— Hon. S. W.
Limoreux, Commissioner of the General
Land Office, who is making a tour of the
West, passed Sunday in Seattle, leaving
to-night for Portland and thence for San
Francisco. He is a compamed by Mrs.
Lamoreux and a party of friends. The
Commissioner is looking up Land Office
matters, especially affairs relating to the
Surveyor-General. Congressional appro
priations for his department this year
amount to about $350,000, more an $100,
--000 in excess of last year's allotment, and
the Commissioner is endeavoring to see
that an equitable distribution of funds to
various States for survey and other pur
poses is made.
On matters relating to politics Commis
sioner Lanioreaux was more or less reti
cent. He is for sound money, bat fears
the result of the Chicago convention. The
free silver men, he believes, will be in the
majority. In response to a query as to
whether the single gold standard men
would walk out of the convention in the
event of the nomination of a free silver
candidate Commissioner Lamoreux re
"T/iat would depend much npon the
action of Ne>r York and "Pennsylvania,
especially the Empire State delegation and
Hill. Should New York stay in the con
vention there would be no bolt."
GOLD PLANK NEEDED.
On a Sound Money Platform, Says
Roswal! P. Flower, the Democ-
racy Can Win.
WATERTOWN, N. V., June 21.— Ex-
Continued on Second J'nge.
One of These Six Men May Be Nominated for President by the Democratic National Convention
Liberal Senators Demand
That America Be
PURCHASE OF WARSHIPS
The Government Negotiates a
Heavy Loan From the
RELIES UPON OUTSIDE AID.
Rage of the Dons Increased by the
Cuban Resolutions Adopted at
MADRID, Spain, June 21.— The Liber
als have introduced in the Senate a mo
tion censuring the United States for iheir
attitude regarding Cuba.
LONDON, E>-g., June 21.— A dispatch to
the Daily Mail from Madrid says the plat
form adopted by the St. Louis Convention
has caused much anger in Spain, and that
a conflict with the United States is almost
The Rothschilds have loaned the Gov
! ernment 100,000,000 pesetas, and the money
i will be mostly applied to the purchase of
i warships. The Government is responding
i to an undoubted national sentiment, trust
ing, probably, to receiving help from other
COLONEL NUNIA ARRESTED.
Charged With Complicity in the Bermuda
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 21.—
I Colonel Nuuez. the Cuban ' patriot,
! arrived here late Saturday night
I and was arrested by United States
j Marshal McKay on a warrant sworn
! out by the Spanish Vice-Consul, charging
J him with aiding in fitting out the expedi
; tion which sailed from this port on April
!27 on the steamer Bermuda. Colonel
! Nunez came here to surrender himself.
' He will have a hearing before United
j States Commissioner Locke Monday.
Several Claimants for the Person and
Property of the Califorman Found
Off Ellis 'land.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 21.— The Cor
oner's office to-duy received the following !
SAN tfRANOIBCO, Cat.., June 21.— Hold my •
brother Faragele's property until you hear
from me. Patrick Gallagher.
The body of the man was floating in the
bay off Ellis Island Thursday, and in nis j
clothes were found a draft for $1000 and
$I.V> in cold.
The body was later identified by Mrs.
Crane of fi3l Greenwich street as that of
Faragele Gallagher, a ranchman of Cali
fornia. Yesterday Mrs. Crane visited
the Coroner's oilice and requested that
the property be given to her, claiming
that she was a relative of the deceased,
but it was refused by the clerk. Poon
after Mrs. Crane had left a young man,
about 25 years of age, called at the office
ar.d requested that the property be given
to him, claiming that the dead man was
his uncle. He was told to call to-morrow.
KILLED BY SAFE-ROBBERS.
An Officer and His Dog Lose Their Lives
in Attempting to Capture Two
.NORTH BALTIMORE, Ohio, June 21.—
Shortly after midnight last night Deputy
Marshal Jesse Baker of this place sur
prised two burglars at work on the safe in
the postollice. He entered the office, ac
companied by .his bulldog, whereupon the
men rushed out of a rear door, with the
officer and dog in close pursuit. The dog
attacked one of the men, who turned and
shot the animal twice and then leveled his
revolver and tired at Baker, who had also
shot a couple of times, the bullet entering
the officer's left eye.
About twenty -five persons were in front
and near the postoffice when the shooting
occurred. They ran to the alley, where
they found the dog dead and Baker ap
parently so. The burglars ii ad, however,
The wounded man was taken to his
home, where he died a few hours later
without regaining consciousness. A hat
dropped by the murderers is the only clew
WAS A BOGUS BLANTHER.
Discovery Made by the Vienna
Police in Comparing
Mrs. Langfeldt's Murderer Must Have
Stolen the Decorations He Lft
in This City.
VIENNA, Austria, June 2l.— The publi
cation here of a warrant issued in San Fran- !
Cisco for the arrest of Joseph yon Bianther, i
an ex-officer of the Austrian army, who is \
supposed to hitvo murdered a woman ;
named Mrs. Langfeldt, has led to the dis- j
covery of two photographs of Yon Blan
ther. Thes« photographs, when compared j
with one of the murderer which has been
received here, show that they are not pic- :
tures of the same man. The police here j
believe that the murderer, prior to kill- ,
ing Mrs. Langfeldt, had stolen the papers j
from the real Yon Bianther, which, being [
found by the San Francisco police, led i
them to believe that ttie murderer's true j
name was Yon Bianther.
Herr Josef yon Bianther ia yet remem- -
bered in Austrian military circles as Lieu- '
tenant Josef Hitter yon Bianther, Knight
of the Order of the Austrian Crown and j
o! Jtf-. Italian C.-own. Tbe police of Ran !
Francisco believo that after having com
caitted the crime he left America and re
turned to Austria, and the police of '
Vienna are now trying to find him. As a
young officer, at the age of 19, Bianther ,
served during the occupation of Bosnia ,
and Herzegovena by the Austro-Hun- j
parian army in 1878. He had to '
defend with his company the position i
of a battery against the attack of the Bos- |
man insurgents, who were in superior
force. Almost all the men of his company
A VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE.
and of the battery were killed or wounded.
Bianther and a sergeant remained un
touched. He commanded and loaded and
fired a gun with his own hands and forced
the insurgents to retire. He received the
Order of the Iron Crown, it being the first
case of so young an officer being decorated
with this high orJer. At a review of the
Vienna garrison Lieutenant yon Bianther
was presented to King Humbert, who
granted him the Order of the Italian
Crown. Afterwards Bianther ran heavily
into debt and was compelled to leave the
THE SITUATION IN CRETE.
Steamers Sent to the /stand for the Pur-
pose of Removing Christian Women
ATHENS, Greece, June 21.— Two steam
ers have gone from the Piraus for the pur
pose of removing from Crete the Christian
women and children who are desirous of
leaving the island because of the insurrec
tion there against Turkish rule.
The insurgents have refused to accept
the terms of the Porte, which, in effect,
are that they lay down their arms before
the matter of reforms is considered. The
situation is deplorable. Christian villages
have been seized by the TurKish troops
and hundreds of families are wandering
about in the hills in an absolutely desti
tute condition. The turkish troops have
retired to Bukolis and the Christians have
advanced to Aiikianou. ,
VALE'S CREW IN ENGLAND.
In Magnificent Condition for the Work
Hi- fore Them.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 21.-A special
cable dispatch to the Sun from London j
The Yale crew had their first glimpse of j
royalty to-day on a sailing launch with j
Secretary Cooper of the Henley royal j
regatta: On their run to Maidenhead
the Prince of Wales and the Duke and
Duchess of Cork passed, boating from
The Yale crew were , entertained at j
Friar's Lodge and got back to quarters for i
dinner at 8 o'clock, with Mr. Cooper as a
guest. '- ? £'-I-
To-morrow the Leander first Trinity and
New College eights will be up, with a host
of oarsmen in addition, to begin training.
Yale begins her second week hopefully,
after splendid progress thus far. Cook is
much encouraged and the men are in mag- J
nificent condition to stand no end of work. I
The Canadian Premier on Alien Labor
. Legislation in Congress.
ST. CATHERINES, o>"r., June 21.— Sir
Charles Tupper, Premier of Canada, in a
political speech here yesterday said he re- J
gretted the alien-labor legislation of the i
United States Congress, and added : _ ,^^\
"If the Americans persist in carrying ;
oat a method so unfair it will compel the |
Government and Parliament of Canada to ;
take that subject up at no distant date, :
with' a view ot protecting the industries
and people of Canada."
Cholera Spreading in Egypt.
CAIRO, Egypt, June 21.— The official
cholera statistics show that yesterday
there were reported throughout Egypt 140
new cases and 114 deatbs. The disease is
decreasing at Cairo and Alexandria and
increasing in the provinces.
r*H^E FIVE CENTS.
Representative Bowers on
the Nomination of
MEANS A RETURN TO
None Could Stay the Will of
the Masses Who Demand
CERTAIN OF A TRIUMPH IN
The Republican Nominee Will Win
Because of the Policy He
SAN DIEGO. Cal., June 21.-Hon. W.
W. Bowers, member ot Congress from the
Seventh District, is at his home here. He
was interviewed for The Call regarding
the work of the St. Louis convention, and
as he is and nas been a free-coinage man,
his views are interesting. He said:
•'I indorse everything they did at St.
Lotus, with the exception of the gold
plank in the platform. .Now, before I give
you my position on that. Jet me say that
the St. Louis convention could no more
keep from nominating McKinley than the
country can from electing him. I tell you
the people are mighty slow, but when
they get started everything has to give
way. All the politicians were against Mc-
Kinley, but he went in. No power on
earth will prevent that man from being
President of the United States. The sim
ple fact is that the people are bound to
have him and that settles it.
"As to the financial plank: lam a free
coinage man — a silver man out and out —
because I know the conspiracy that robbed
the people; 1 know tue scoundrelism and
thievery of the syndicates that throw tMs
country into debt and rob the people
through the power of gold. Therefore the
gold plank in the platform is not accord
ing to my wish; but the great majority of
my party has decided that it wants gold.
I knew it did, and so 'lid every man who
kept in touch with the sentiment. I will
not bolt my party because the plank is not
to my liking. The bolters drop out of
sight, whiie the party sails grandly on.
I will stick to silver and work for it, but
strictly within the lines of my party.
There is no good that can come from bolt
ing the Republican ticket. The way to
accomplish the Uopes ot free-coinage ad
herents is to work in the party until a
majority may be won, es the gold adher
ents have won this time.
'"But there is no use talking about silver
when a greater issue is before the people.
The one great issue is the American policy
of protection. McKinley, by good fortune,
is connected with the protective policy
more closeiy than any man. The Ameri
can people never had a good chance to test
the difference between protection and
something else until the Wilson bill went
into effect. The change has been so ap
palling in all kinds of business that Demo
crats, as well as Republicans, are j,oing to
have protection. There is no use talking,
the people are going to get back into the
middle of the road, and you can split on
financial policies and everything else, bnt
McKinley is going in because he repre
sents what the people want — protection
to American labor and American manu
"Look at the situation: the Honse of
Representatives Republican, the Senate
controlled by Populists, the President a
Democrat. What was the result? Nothing.
Each can blame the other, and there you
are. Now, there will be a change and
don't you forget it. The whole thing will
be Republican, root arid branch, and pro
tection will be the thing tnat does it."
McKINLEY AT WORSHIP.
His Pastor Draws a Moral From the
Action Taken at St.
CANTON, Ohio, June 21.— Major Mc-
Kinley passed his first Sunday as the Re
publican .Presidential candidate in much
the same manner as previous Sundays had
been spent by him. The principal change
was in his surroundings and not in his ac
tions. His hospitable home sheltered be
neath its roof an unusual number of occu
pants. There were Mr. and Mrs. Abner
McKinley of New York and General Rus
sell H. Hastings, wife and son of
the Bermudas. Then there were
several members of the family who
came in to spend the day. The people
respected the sanctity of the day and the
quiet of the family, and aside from Dr.
Phillips, the family physician, who merely
dropped in to make sure that all was well,
there were no calUrs save the visiting
In the morning Major McKinley at
tended divine worship, as his custom was,
in the First Methodist Church. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Hastings and Cap
tain Hiestar.d, U. S. A., who for several
years acted as inspector-general of the
Ohio militia on the Governor's staff. The
audience-room was not crowded but well
filled with the usual congregation. Major
McKinley at church was so much felt* ac
customed thing'that not even as a Presi
dential candidate did he attract beyond,
probably, a score of strangers, and most
of these were visiting newspaper men.
Dr. Edmunds, the pastor, advertised his
topic as "Success nnd Its Attainment,"
and so pertinent was it to the situation
that nearly every one expected him to
speak laigely upon the event of the wee*.
But he used it only as a contrast, the con
nection between it and his theme being
wholly inferential. In describing the
conditions and requirements of a success
ful candidate loi the prize of immortal
life, the preacher showed a Knowledge of
practical political methods that could
have been the result only of close obser
vation. In the opening prayer the pastor
referred in these words to his distinguished
"And now, 0 Lord, for a moment hea r