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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 112.
GOLDEN STATE PROSPERITY
Ringing Republican Speech by
Hon. Irving M. Scott at the
A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE
Masterly Exposition of the Advantages of American
Protection and Sound Money — Cheers
The enthusiasm for William McKinley t
seems to prow with each succeeding Re- !
publican meeting and each passing hour i
of the cam pa gn. The Auditoriam, where j
Irving M. Scott spoke last evening, was •
an illustration of this progressive Re
A brass band played in front of the main
entrance. But it was not necessary to
drum up a crowd. Ths crowd was already
th rft, La A an hour before the Dand, wait-.j
iner in long, increasing rows for the doors \
of the big building to open. Wben the
band marched down the aisle playing the
enthusing stiains of "Marching Through
Georgia," the vast audience waved its bats
and handkerchiefs and cheered.
Irving M. Scott, president of the Union
Iron Works, was to deliver the address of j
tho eveuing. When Mr, Scott appeared
the audience refused to longer contain
itself, and burst into an ovation which the '
builder of battle-ships acknowledged with j
a modest bow. The nail was conspicu- j
ously ornamented with portraits of the
man of Canton, with mottoes of "'Protec
tion and Prosperity," and such other em- i
blems of Republicanism that showed the j
promise of higher wages and happier '
\V. C. Johnson was chairman. The \
meeting was unaer the auspices of the Re
publican State Central Committee. Many
ladies decorated the expansive audience
with their interesting laces and the colors
of their costumes.
The Sam Booth Glee Club opened the
meeting with a song in which this promi
nent refrain was loudly applauded:
Sixteen to 1 with me this year don't go.
Chairman W. C. Johnson made a brief j
opening address. He expressed the un
derstanding that the audience had "come
to listen to thai one who had brougnt j
prosperity to tl.is City and established one !
of the grandest institutions in the United !
States. You can look around yoa," lie 1
said, "'and see before you, perhaps, the j
grea'est ship-buiider of the world. [Ap
piause.] Another snip has been granted
to him, and I hope more like him may
The Good Old-Fashioned Political Gathering and Barbecue at Mount Eden, Alameda County, Cal., Where Hon. Charles
M. Shortridge. Rev. Anna Shaw and Congressman Hilborn Spoke Yesterday.
The San Francisco Call
SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1896— TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
spring up and bring prosperity to this
coast. McKiniey means vrosperity. [Cheers
and applause.] When we put our shoulders
to the who 1 next November we will elect
Wil.iam McKinley President of the UniieU
Whenever McKinley'a name was men
tioned it was greeted with enthusiaetic
"He does not have to go bellowing
aroun.i the country. The workin:rmen go
to see him. H« is a statesman, which is
more than we can say of Mr. Bryan.
Bryan may be a good man, but he is in |
He then introduced Irving M. Scott. I
There were hurrahs and cheers for him.
Mr. Scott said substantially:
I have struggled with you here shoulder to I
•houlder In many a contest in this port, and I
hot>e we shall stick together till we shall have
ths world bowing to us, the Pacific Coast, in
reverence. When we completea our first snip,
the Caarleston, taen there came a recognition '
that the Pacific Coast had never known be- j
Then there came the San Francisco, the
Olyraj'ia and then the Oregon, floating like a
white swan on the blue waters. Last Tut-day
when the word came of the other ships 10
buiM we felt gratified, for it meant that there
would not he a closing of ihe Union Iron
Works for at least three years, and it, had in it
the 4 per cent protection act. Yesterday we
received word that they had awarded us a 30- I
knot torpedo-destroyer on the plans of tne
Union Iron Works in competition with the
Now, fellow-citizens, the building of these
ships means about $12,000,000 out of the
Federal treasury, nearly every dollar of which
goes to labur. You will have bot.l the ships
and the money. [Applause.] Therefore I can
not bui believe tbai the doctrine of protection
is true in these branches of industry as well as
in the mechanical arts. If you are true to the
doctrine of protection there is work here for
every pair of idle hands.
Never before in the history of this country
has there been a political party which pro
poses to stuff the Supreme Court. No party
can do that and hope to win. No man is all
that he wants to be. I wish I could be. I'd
lift this State into a condition of the greatest
prosperity from its silver sunlit mountain
peaks to its valleys.
D:d y»u ev-r hear of 16 to 1 ? Open the
factories of America to American workmen
instead of opening the mints to the silver of
the world! [Applause.]
You have heard of the crime of '73. I know
William Stewart, personally, and I have
studied it, and I propose to Rive you briefly
the history of the crime of 1873.
The speaker traced the financial legisla
tion from 1837 to date. Continuing, he
There had been no change of coinage laws
from 1837 to 1873. Up to ibis time silver was
worih more as bu lion than it was as coin.
After Bismsrcn met "Pigiron" Kellv iv Ger
muny tf you wiil watch you will pee that
there was 'a sternly growth in the protection
of Germany's indu-trie*. I say it is time that
somebody was sent to the United States who
knows what is going on instead of piling his
labor on the overworked reporters of the
Tne Republican party under the Bland-
Alli<on act coined $2,000,000 a month, and
under tho Shtrman act $4,000,000; but what
we want in order to be prosperous is a day's
work for hone.<t labor. [Applause.]
You can go to the treasury ai-d get 100
cents in gold for the silver dollar, and it is the
stxmpoftbe Government on it wi ich makes
the silver doUm, with 53 cents only, good for
100 cents. The silver dollar was au orphan at
its b.rth, without father or mother.
Suppose a s.lver-mine own r had a load of
■ilver and had 1; coined. How would you get
any of it except by wa^es? When the stßinp
of the Government is on it it is worth 100
cent* on the dollar and it is roo.l money. I
have a le ter here irum the Dir ctor of the
Mint, stating that he can coin $40,000.00u
sliver a year, and now i<ing is it (r<>ing to t ke
you to replace the $000,000,000 you have
driven out "f tne ciini j? F fieea years.
Fo«d in 1873 was 4 per cc it cheaper man in
1860. Ev< rv:hing ex ept lumber was cheaper
th n in 1860. People point to the fact that
gold has appreciated but wages are lower.
Why, the Democratic p«rty has beer, in power.
This shows you that every time you introduce
an unknown qu&.ai y luio the finances of the
country waives go down. This i 3 tt»e result if
the currency is tampered with in th^ wrong
way. I hold that hat £82,000,000 deficit was
better paid in a foreign country than taken
out of the wages of this country.
In 1873 the average •■Hrmngs amounted to
?30'J.| In 1893 it was $485 a year .This shows
thai every worKiuuu sh red in the prosperity j
oi the Republican aocirlue ot protection. Why
chang-.- that policy? Is it not t>etter for all of i
us :o foster and support it? McKinley stands !
to-day a« the apos lie of the vYorfcineman, «mi
he is the man iorthe workingiaan. [Applause.]
There are eight slyer States that are making j
all this silver fuss. Do any of you leliows |
think that the tail is going to wag the dog ? j
[Laughter and applause ]
We huve no State so cosely allied to the ;
doctrine of prptection as California.
All her nuts and fruits can be rased and are
raised in Europ-. I'roducts of Santa Clara!
■ County can get 6 cents a pound under the Me- ,
Kin ley bill wneu ihey could get only 3 cents j
a pound under the Mills bll. The doctrine of I
protection gives worit to thousands iv Califor- |
ilia, when otherwise they wou.d be and are :
idle. California has every climate that is
I known under the sun and all the products
which nature can give.
You enjoy in this City in the hardest times
what the laborers of Europe never see in the
I best of times. 1 have traveled over the entire
I globe. 1 never yet saw a class of men so well
clothed and housed as the mechanics of the
City of San Francisco and State of California.
Will you chan.*e all tnis because some wild
cats of the West could not gel elected on the
Democratic ticket? I tell you, what can be
done in building cruisers can be done in
every industry ot this State and under the
sun. It is possible for the people to carry our
banner around the world and command ob
servance from the banner of St. George on any
Gold and silver, every dollar of it, is pledged
by the Government and redeemable in gold.
Is the poorest money the kind of a system
you want to vote for?
"No," replied tne audience.
Quoting from a speech of Daniel Web
ster in 1837, Mr. Scott said:
He who tampers with the currency robs
labor of its broad. The pr< sperity of the work
ing classes lies in an es ablished credit. Did
wild schemes and projects ever benefit the la
boring classes? Remember that such an
alarm as shuts up the banks will shut ud the
United Stales treasury as well. When you go
to your homes make up your minds to vote for
HON. IRVING M. SCOTT Made an Eloquent Address to a Large Audience d
Workingmen at the Auditorium Last Night.
William McKinley and protection against the
The meeting concluded with two selec
tions from the glee ciun and three rousing
cheers tor McKinley ana Hobnrt.
T c following: woMtiiwmen occupied
scats on the p;a form as vice- presidents:
Charles Lundery, Daniel Otis, William M.
Beits, Charles Pouter, W. ('. Barlow, J. Casey,
W. E. Bothen. C. S. Bendict, W. R. Waittier, J. i
i F. Sims, S. Morris, 11. Bigley, W. Hartley, W.
H. Birch, F. H. Hurlbut, A. Bosley, T. W.
Munroe. T. B. Carter, T. H. Gnffi;n-. T. C.
I Birch, W. W. Birch. H.O. Layng, J. W. Bu'seil,
W . W. Barn.-s, J. Hartley, B. T. Garratt, C. Cham
! preux. J. Meredith, W T. Little, C. A. Fam
i ham, W. W. Clephane, J. Parker, H. Walker,
I Mr. Bassett, John Dyer, Ed Forrest, R. H.
Rober;s, James Addison, W. J. Chipchoise,
j Harry Came, John Skirington, John Clott, M .
I Meet*. A. G. Duncan, William Watson,
I Thomas Fitzpatrick, James Spiers, F. Hincfeley,
! D. T. Hayes. John Granttiand, William Bailey,
WiUiam'G. Dodd, J. K. Frith, Forrest Bland
ing, Harry ' Har*rave, Steve Richards, P. B.
Coleman, P. H. Orlton, Henry Lu«t\ George
Buik Sr. .Georgv Buck Jr., W. N. Smith. Henry
Dow, <ieorge Dow, Robert Christy, John Thom
son, Harry ( asler, Harry Lowney, W. Leicht«r,
R. Hatton, M. Haley. D. Frazer, E. T. Morris, S.
Love, Thomas Dennis, Dan el O'Neil, W. C.
Johnston, George Wimmer, W. Lambert. James
Coleman, Thomas Loneworth, C. McKinley,
George Crocker, Theo. C lough, H. S. Markey,
P. Cronin, Ricnard D^yle. John Oleson, J. C.
H. Ferguson, K. M. Dahl, P. G. Pengelley, \V.
Haley, A. Brayton, D. 0. Leary, A. Barlow, D. L.
Marsihutx, T. Catrrell, G. Provost, C. S'anley,
H. McUeeham, John Grady, T. F. McCoy, J.
Malone. M. Fuchs, A. C. Lewis, William D.
Whittet, William L. Davis, H. luueo, Louis N.
Baceus, James Martin, James M. BennaMack,
Fred A. Bastian, I'ecumseh S. Brady. Thomas
S. Watson, John J. Robinson, Henry Yost, J. C.
Htzpatrick, Charlei E. Tibbuts, J. P. Lynch,
J O.Jones, W. J. Hotchkiss, M. McDonnell,
William J. Callahan, C. Palmer, D. Brown, G.
S. Morris, H. C. Harris, H. Koium, Munroe
Hamiltoubury, W. Palmer, John Gibson, W.
The Veteran Soldiers and Sailors' Re
publican Club held a largely attended
meeting at 113 Turk street on Friday and
was addressed by Wilfred M. feck of
River-ide and Thomas B. O'Brien, candi
date for Congress from the Fourth Dis
Sentiment Beyond the Tehachapl
Defined by Wilfred M. Peck.
Wilfred M. Peck of Riverside, who has
been making speeches for the Republican
party in Southern California, is visiting
triends in this City. He reports the pros
pects fo r Republican success south cf the
Tenachapi as very brignt. Riverside
County is in better snape than it has ever
bf-en since its organization, as far a« the
Republicans are concerned. A large num
ber of oIJ-line Democrats are outspoken
in their support of McKinley, because
they believe in sound money. They do
not wish to vote for Palmer, because they
believe that in that event their votes
would be wasted.
In Riverside County tne Republican
County Committee are making a scuool
bou-e campaign, with the result that places
that were given un for Bryan are showing
jjains for McKinley rijint along. In Los
Angeies County, outside of the city, the
Republicans i.aye been gaining for a
month past, and there is reasonable ground
for believing that Los Angeles city will go
"It is safe to say," continued Mr. Peck,
"that south offthe Tehachapi the Republi
can party is in good shape and will fully
hold its own. The reason for Republican
gains in the south is because this is a cam
paign of education and the thinking ele
ment has been studying the financial ques
tion and they know the 50-cent dollar is
not the kind of money they are looking
for in these hard times. Republican
speakers have forced the i*sue of protec
tion, and as fruits, nuts, o.ive oil and cat
tle-raising are industries of the south the
people are beginning to appreciate that
what they need most in that part of the
country is protection for those industries
that will give immediate and sieady em
ployment to laboring men in the great
m»nufactui:ng centers of the East, thus
making a market for California producte."
NOT IN POLITICS.
A Statement From the State Coun
cilor of the Junior Order of the
United American Mechanics.
The following communication is self
San Fkancisco, Sept. 19. 1896.
Charles M. Sh.urt.idge E»q., Editor The Call,
City—DEXR Sib: An article In the issue of
your | aper of this date headed -'A. P. A.
Ticket Put in the Field" has had the effect of
leading tne public to relieve that the Junior
Order of United American Mechanics is
represented in the convention mentioned in
1 desire to correct this impression and em
phatically deny that any Councilof the Junior
Order of Un.ted American Mecnanics is repre
sented in that convention by de.egates ap
pointed by such council. On the contrary, the
councils of this Ciiy have refused to se :d
delegates for the reason that the laws and
regulat.ons prevent any subordinate counci;
sending delegates to any organization or con
vention unless the same has first had the ap
proval of the National body or the board of
The following is the regulation referred to
and was adopted by the National Council at
its session in Detroit, Mich., June 23, 1893,
"That no council be permitted to send repre
sentatives to any body or organization or asso
ciation that has not been first approved by the
board of officers of the National Council or has
the approval of this body."
Furthermore, the constitution of subordinate
councils provides, among other matters, that
subjects of a sectarian or partisan character
shall not be introduced into «ny meeting of
this council, nor shall any member make me
oi the name of this order at apolitical meeting.
No application has bei-n mfirie to the Ntt
tioiml council or its board ot officers by any
council of this City for the privilege of sending
delegates to the convention above mentioned.
If any member of that convention has repre
sented to the convention that certain delega:es
or any delegates nad been sent or would be
sent by the Jr. O. U. A. M. he stated something
which was untrue. Furthermore if any dele
gates presented themselves for admission on
the representation that they had been sent by
or represented the Jr. O. U. A. M. they used
tbe name of the order without authority and
were guilty of a williul misrepresentation.
Trusting that you will give this a place in
your paper, I remain, very truly yours,
H. C. SCHAERTZER,
State Councilor Jr. O. U. A. M. of California.
George A. Rutz Indorsed for Su-
pervisor From the Eleventh
The German-American Republican Club
held its regular meeting on Friday at Nor
man Hall, 413 Bush street. The hall was
simply packed, not even standing room
beine available. The meeting was ad
dressed at some length by Judge Carpen
ter, W. Reinhardt on behalf of the work
ingraen, and Dr. Paulson.
The speeches were very much appre
ciated by tne club.
The enrollment committee reported 1100
new members, making in ali something
Tne financial committee's report was
very tavorable. After receiving othe- com
mittee reports it was resolved as follows:
Whereas, The name of George A. Rutz. one
o f our most Hdive members, has been favor
ably mentioned by the press and public for the
office of Supervisor for the Eleventh Ward at
the coming election; and, whereas, as we be
lieve that Mr. Rutz is favorably known
tiirou'hout the City as a capable business
man and a good citizen, his nomination would
be a favor and honor to this cub and all citi
zens or German birth or descent; be it,
Resolved, That this club joins in asking our
fellow-member. George A. Rutz, io beivme a
candidate for said office at the coming elec
tion, and cordially recommends him to t .c
coming munic pal convention of the Republi
can purty of this City; and be it further
Resolved, That we hereby indorse him for
said office and pledge him our hearty support,
Harrison Camp in Line.
The Harrison Camp Army and Navy
Republican League held a regular meeting
at bea quarters last eveivng, the attend
ance being large. Martin Murray, the
commander, called the meeting to order,
and stated that the meeting was for the
purno«e of assi-t ; ne to secure the election
of MrKiney. He said that the danger
that now threatens this country is just as
bad as in the days of '61-65.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Oratory and a Barbecue
Open the Republican
MENTION OF M'KINLEY
Charles M. Shortridge, Rev. Anna
Shaw and Congressman
Hi 1 born Speak.
GREAT OUTPOURING OF THE
friends of Protection Throng the
Town's New Wigwam— Fireworks
and a Ball.
MOUNT EDEN, Cal., Sept. 19.— One of
the largest political meetings ever held in
this county was that at the new Mount
Eden wigwam to-day. Be- ides music by
a band, singing and speeches, there was a
barbecue of the old-fashioned kfnd in the
afternoon, concluding with a ball and fire
works at night. Farmers drove in from
all parts ot the. country to hear the
The wigwam, a beautiful new structure
with splendid acoustic properties, was
handsomely draped with American flags,
bunting and Sowers, and the walls were
decorated with pictures of the heroes of
American history. A. W. Scbaefer, Cap
tain R. Barron, E. H. Clawiter, H. Gana
berger, F. W. Wrede ana other prominent
citizens sat on the stage.
The speakers of the afternoon were
Charles M. Shortridge, Rev. Anna Shaw
ana Congressman S. G. Hilborn, Their
speeches were brief, each discussing .he
is>ues in a different vein. The audience
consisted of the best citizens of this part
of the county, many women being present
to hear Miss Sliaw. The mention of Me-
Kiniey's name was always the signal for
great applause, and the meeting did much
to increase the ieeiiug for protection and
The chairman of the evening was A. I*
Petersen, who lntroduc-d Charles M.
Stiortridge as Ihe iirst speaker. Mr. Short
"Ladies and Gentlemen : Ido not know
just why it .s 1 am here, but as this beau
tiful structure is being dedicated to Re
publicanism, I feel at home in this place.
[Appiause.] I cannot account for the
presence of so many ladies, except
that that eloquent woman, Rev. Anna
Shaw, is to address you. I am glad you
are here, and I welcome you." [Cheers.]
The speaker said he came to represent
the Republican party, the principles of
which he had believed in since boyhood.
"Why? Because the Republican party
has always stood for justice and risht, as
it stands to-day. Right here I want to
say that I am in favor of woman's rights,
one of the principles of Republicanism,
though I am probably encroaching upon
Miss Shaw's grounds in reierring to it; yet
I cannot refrain from putting myaelf on
record that way once more." [Cneers.]
The speaker dwelt on the evils of direct
taxation and explained the cardinal prin
ciples of protection.
"None of you like a poll tax,' 1 he said,
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