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fornian journeyings: The people of Cali- j
fornia have been wonderfully and incalcu
labv benefited by the policy to which the
Republican party is committed. Cali
fornians, of all Americans, ought to vote
solid for McKinley.
"It is true that I have met almost a
dozen people here who said they were
going to vote for Bryan. Perhaps they
will, but 1 trust they will experience a
changa of heart before the 3d of November.
The American sometimes goes wrong
politically, but when he has a chance to
think he generally gets back into tne right
track.
"Now I don't intend to go into statistics
In order to prove the principles in wnose
reference Isi eak. We hear it said figures
don't lie; but it doesn't follow that liars
don't sometimes hgure. So I will leisures
alone and try to confine myself to facts.
"The Republican party stands com
mitted to the position that the National
honor must be maintained. The issues of
this year of 1896 can only be compared to j
those which confronted the Nation in j
1860. Now, as then, the integrity of the
Republic is threatened. When the fate of
the Union was imperiled and division
seemed almost inevitable true patriots
rallied from all parts of the country.
Gray-haired men.jong retired from pub
lic life, rushed again into the arena, join
ing hands with half-srown youths in a
grand endeavor to save the Nation.
"Something of the same sort is hap
pening to-day. The men who under
stand and appreciate the terrible signifi
cance of the dangers hanging over U3
have sunk their party differences in a
concerted effort to stay the progress of the
plague? What is the plaeue? tisks some
hapless being, ignorant and indifferent re
garding his country's welfare. I will an
twer you. The plague which threatens to
prove our National death and is sure if
unchecked to bring about our National
dishonor is universal industrial paraly
sis — an evil so creat and so menacing that
it cannot be exaggerated. This is the
plague which must be met and counter
acted unless we are willing to let it
ruin us.
"It was said by a great writer in this
country, 'America is another name for op
portunity,' but I never realized unqual
ifiedly and absolutely the force ot that ex
pression until I visited California. When
I heard pioneers grumbling — men who had
been here for five or six years and called
themselves pioneers — when I heard tiiera
complaining, and when I see here the
crops you are getting, when I see that you
only tickle the soil with a hoe* to make it
laugh with the harvest, I wonder how
they ran find words to complain.
"We recognize the hard conditions; set
yourselves about repairing and correcting
them. There are men within the sound of
my voice who remember what the pioneers
had to encounter in Ohio, Wisconsin,
Michigan and Illinois. There there were
great forests to be removed, and there was
aconstant warfare against all ttieelenients
and against the stubborness of the soil.
It had to be prepared before we could
Elant anything in it. But here you are |
lessed exceedingly. In some things you j
get four or rive cr six crops a year.
"We all recognize tbat the condition is
a hanl one, even in California. If you ]
feei that the lines are bard in California,
(to beyond the Rocky Mountains — go to I
the furnaces, to the mills, the factories,
the forests, the streams and the fisheries
of the East, where you will find hundreds
of thousands of men standing kite, beg- i
ging for an opportunity to work in order |
that they might be enabled to buy some
of the products of California. We realize
that there, as here, the lines are hard, but
much harder there than here.
"Now, the first thing we want to ask is, I
how it occurred that we have stumbled j
upon those hard lines. There is always a ]
reason for everything, and we can always |
battle with a disease better when we know j
the cause of it. I think that California
knows the nature of the disease, whether !
my Populistic friends will admit it or not.
'•This i> a nation of parties. Wherever !
there is an issue upon any given subject j
we cannot be on both sides, although
there are some persons possibly who can.
We can take one side or the other. We
either approve or disapprove, or wo dis
sent of approve, one or the other. Ido
not refer to the Indianapolis branch of the
Democratic party. They are with us, ex
cept upon the tariff plank in their plat
form, but they are not worrying much
-bout that when thtey stand in the pres
ence of the fact that in the adoption of
that plan four years ago they didn't act
wisely.
"The Democrats left nobody in doubt.
They said to the world, "If we are en
trusted \\ ith power in the legislative
branch of the Government and in the I
executive branch of the Government we j
will first destroy the protective system in i
which California, more than Connecticut, j
is interested.' And they told you why.
They said, "It will bring to our country a
grander and wider prosperity than we I
know now; your business will be in- |
creased: your fleece, your products will
bring better prices.'
"Our people believed them; they were
so seductive in their argument that it
prospered beyond compare. Everybody
admitted it, and they wanted a greater
prosperity if it were possible. Henry j
Watterson wrote the tariff plank in the I
Democratic platform, and he knows bow j
to say a thine. Mr. Bryan said that the
protective tariff was a system of robbery
which permits one neighbor to insert his
naud into nis neighbor's pocket and take
money therefrom without consideration.
Bryan said that the system was a robbery,
and he helped to do that for California
which has injuriously affected every fire
side within your State. There are not
twenty-five men within the sound of my
voice tbat don't know that that is unquali
fiedly true.
"To-day there are sheep going un
sheared in California, simply because
their owners do not know whether the !
"woel will be worth shearing. Uncer- !
tainty, distrust, lack of business cond- i
dence and general shakiness pervade our j
country in view of the mere possibility of
a new and luinous financial policy. What
would be the result were the reality to
come to pas)-?
"California's business men are shaking
in their boots at the mere notion of a
reign_of Bryanism. The men of this
S^ate are no fools. The evils that they |
fear are grave evils, and I for one am sure j
they will down their formidable enemy I
on election day.
"We hear that the protective tariff will
keep up our prices and make things
harder for the poor. The thing is to keep
up a fair schedule of American wages and
give every honest ma:i ia the country a
chance to eara a decent living. If wages
are kept up who cares whether prices
teep up or not? Was there any complaint
regarding high pfiC3s during the flush
times, when everybody had plenty of
money ? Such a regime is what the Re
publican party desires to see inaugurated.
"The gentleman who runs with Mr. I
Watson [great laughter] is opposed to the
protective policy on the ground that it
favors monopoly. This remains to be
proved, for it has never yet been proved.
The policy of protection will favor the
American who is willing to work, and the
harder he works the better chance he will
have. The monopoly will have to bow be
fore the majesty of American labor, which
the Republican policy will elevate and
keep sacred."
At this juncture the Phoenix Republi
can Club, which was drilling near by,
marched through tne hall. The audience
cheered lustily as the fine-looking column
of young men, four abreast, filed by, its
band playing a brilliant march, while the
handsome uniforms and flashing swords
added a finishing touch to the general ef
fect.
"I like to see those boys," commented
Mr. Butterworth. "They wear the Federai
blue. Your National Guard wears the
Federal blue as well. Perhaps later on I
may pay my respects to one of Califor
nia's candidates for Congress, who re
ferred to the National Guardsmen as 'as
sassins of plutocrats.' "
The Phoenix boys having departed, Mr.
Butterworth said:
"I want to show in a few words that
National honesty is the best policy for our
country. In order to pay our just debts
we must have money. They tell us we
have money enough. I deny it — that is to
gay, we have not money enough in circu
lation. The volume of money is greater
in this country than over before in its his
tory; but this is not enough. In addition
to money we require public confidence in
business ventures. Moneyed men who
fear a reign of National insolvency are
loth to let their dollars slip between tbeir
lingers.
"Still, money must circulate. The
nimble sixpence is better than the slow
shilling. The question is, then, how shall
we set the money a-going? How can we
make the holders of money set their funds
rolling in the marts of commerce? We
can only do it by making business safe.
Let moneyed men see that in investing
their money they will not throw it away,
and cash will circulate freely enough.
"What caused this lack of confidence?
Well, it was the dollar." [Laughter.]
Then Air. Butterwortn went on to say
that his Democratic friends found some
consolation in a letter which he once
wrote. But he proposed to repeat what he
said then and he would maintain it, and
he would say that the man who said that
the Republican party was a gold mono
metallic party was not just to himself nor
to the Republican party nor quite truth
ful.
» "If there ever was a party in favor of
bimetallism, a party that has never uttered
a prayer except for bimetallism, that party
is the Republican party. My brother of
the Examiner has a plan not to bring us
to bimetallism, but to silver monometal
lism. Our plan has been not to drive a
tandem team with silver ahead and gold
out of sight, but to drive the twin coursers
abreast, the goid and the silver.
"I say now that it was against the best
interests of civilization and of humanity
to demonetize silver. I think so now, but
it has been done. It is not a theory; it is
a condition. We must study how to undo
it. If somebody needs kicking let him be
kicked, but don't let us kick: ourselves.
The Populist thinks he will die next
March and he wants to commit suicide in
November. [Laughter.]
"The demonetization of silver has re
duced the value of silver throughout the
world, but it is done. It has enhanced
the value of gold, but it has not author
ized us to swindle our neighbor, if it did.
I say that your plan is not a good one. It
will ruin and wreck and dishonor us from
first to last. England will never agree to
bimetallism unless she is forced, but Ger
many and France nave extended the hand
to us, and we can soon have an interna
tional agreement, and we can agree
whether it shall be 16, 17 or 20 to 1, so that
our dollar will be as good then as it is
r.ow from pole to pole, and all around the
world we will still have maintained our
honor and our credit.
"But you say to me, 'the law fixes the
value of money ; doesn't the constitution
provide that Congress shall regulate the
value of and snail coin money?' No;
neither Congress nor the Reichstag nor
the Chamber of Deputies in France can
fix the purchasing power of money. It is
fixed by a law which we can neither
amend nor repeal ; by a law that fixes the
commercial value of everything in the
world. Silver is property and Congress
can neither increase nor decrease its pur
chasing power.
"But there is a wide difference between
the debt-paying power and the purchas
ing power. Congress can enable me to
swindle you out of jour boots by fixing
thedebi-paying power of the greenback at
a certain rigute. That piece of paper, the
solemn promise of my Government, might
not be worth more than 10 cents on the
dollar, when it was at 35 cents at the time
this young republic was staggering under
the blows oi a gigantic revolution."
The speaker went on to relate an anec
dote illustrating the difference between
the debt-paying power and purchasing
power of the dollar. A man pays his debt
in a cheap money the debt-paying power
of which has been doubled by Congress
since the debt was contracted. The credi
tor was obliged to take it, but that was
the business of yesterday or of last week.
The same man goes to the ex-creditor to
day ancfoffers to buy from him $1000 worth
of lemons.
"Very well," says the owner of the
lemons, "but in what money do you pro
pose to pay me? "
' 'The same money I paid you last week,"
replies the ex-debtor.
".Not if I know it." says the creditor.
Congress cannot compel a man to sell
his cow or his horse rr his wneat or bis
bread or meat. The seller settles the
purchasing vaiue of the money in which
he is to be paid ; it is fixed by the com
mercial world. The world's experience
says that the Government stamp does not
fix the value of money.
The speaker told how. in a season of
great distress, a law was made in France,
backed by the guillotine and the military
power of the nation, to compel the farmer
and the tradesman to accept, assignats for
their goods and their labor, but it was
found impossible to enforce the law. It
might as well nave been written on water.
"You and Iseil what we take out of the
ground, what we raise and produce, our
cattle, potatoes, oranges, fruit, lead, cop
per and iron at the market rate fixed by
the commercial world, and you and I are
mad because the fellow who has dug his
silver out of another place in the ground
over there doesn't get for his silver a
hundred per cent more than it is worth,
j and we would have to pay it if he did."
This apt way of illustrating the subject
| brought lorth a continued round of ap
plause.
"How does that strike you as a sensible
proposition? Suppose 1 was working a
silver mine and I cirue to buy your pota
toes-.
" -What is It worth? 1 you ask.
" 'Ob, 50 cents an ounce in the market;
but I want you to take it at $1 an
ounce.'
"What would you say to that?" con
tinued General Butterworth. "You would
invite him to go somewhere, wouldn't
you? "
The sneaker went on with the declara
[ tion, the truth of which he said had been
affirmed by experience, that the cheaper
money always drove out tne better money.
After the battle of Bull Run, when green
backs fell below par, gold and silver fled
as from a plague-smitten city. He added:
"You are selling, under the Wiison act,
your product at less than what it is
worth."
He did not see a piece of gold coin once
a month in the East, while in California
he saw nothing but gold and silver, and lie
added: "And yet you fellows are worry
ing because you have no cheaper moaey."
At no time in the history of tha Anglo-
Saxon race have its members raised their
hands to be shackled. We love liberty;
but the liberty which we love goes hand
in hand with law. The revolutionists oi
France gave to their country not liberty,
but anarchy. This is not the sort of
liberty we want. The ideal American
liberty is guaranteed by the upholdiug of
a fearless and incorruptible judiciary. We
have in our Supreme 1 Court a body of jur-^
i-ts which has never yet been branded'
with the infamous seal of corruption. To
be sure, a short time ago a body of men
attacked it; but this attack, unwarranted
as it was ill-timed and unconsidered,
called forth a burst of indignation which
may properly be called National.
"Mr. Loud, that splendid Congressman
[cheers], when he sits in Congress repre
sents the people of California, and iv their
name be and every man who has ever
truly voiced the sentiments of hii constitu
ents calls out by voice and vote for the
measures which will contribute to his
State's weal. Yet we hear of a certain
Castle, nominated to the high office cf
Senator from a district in this State. This
man, who calls your National Guard a
pack of "assassins of plutocrats," ought to
be snowed under. The votes of Califor
nia's intelligent and patriotic sons will
avert so great a catastrophe as this indi
vidual's election.
"There is another topic upon which I
mast say a few words. In your fair and
lovely State you will probably soon have a
pure and noble influence at work in your
politics. Your wives, your sisters and
your sweethearts are seeking the ballot at
your hands. In the States where women
vote we cannot fail to observe a clean, de
cent tone in political assemblies. No man
likes to see his sister or the woman tie
loves obliged to witness scenes of impro
priety and disorder. In case the women
of California ever get the ballot, their
brothers will see that the polling-places
are kept free from objectionable features.
"God speed the day when our country
shall be free from even the shadow oi'dis
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1896.
honor which her own msiguided sons seek
to cast upon her fair face. Tha.nk heavsn,
these deluded ones are few. The mass of
American voters will undoubtedly rise in
their might and with the power of the bal
lot guide our country's destinies into the
paih of general prosperity and National
honor."
Mr. Butterworth's masterly address was
rewarded by a loud and sustained burst of
cheering.
The chairman announced that ex-Con
gressnian Frank X. Schoonmaker of New
Jersey was to have spoken, but owing to
the lateness of the hour— it being after 10
— his address would be postponed.
Cries of "No, no," "Go ahead," and
"Schoonmaker," with much cheering,
greeted this announcement, until Mr.
Feiton was constrained to say:
il All right; I take it all back. Mr.
Scboonmaker will speak."
The ex-Congressman was very brief. In
opening his remarks :.e said:
I am reminded by this evening's meeting of
the old story of two oysters. It is said tnat
once upon a time an oyster, dressed in his
Sunday best, sallied forth ea route to a church
fair. As he turned a corner he ran against an
oyster friend, who he discovered was bound
for the same place.
"Well," he exclaimed, "if you're going to
the social I may as well go home again. What
business have two oysters in the stew served
at a church lair?"
I feel pretty much as that oyster did. Mr.
Butterworth nas stated my dearest principles
so clearly and so well that I have nothing to
add, except my hearty indorsement of every
word he said. A time in American history has
now come when a new alignment of parties is
imperatively demanded — a time when all
decent, respectable and honorable voters of
this country should go upon one side and leave
the dishonest and improvident and those who
would attempt to get somethiug for nothing,
upon the other. If such an alignment
be made, an 4it seems to be the duty
of every person to bring it about, then
when the elections of next fall take place, the
American people will give to the world the
greatest demonstration of political morality
whichever has been witnessed by mankind.
Such an alignment, if made, ought to array in
tms country at least 70,000,000 of people out
of the whole 72,000,000 upou .the side of the
Nation's honor and against the side of the Na
tion's dishonor.
If such am alignment takes place these 70,
--000,000 people would practically say to the
world this thine: "We are poor; we have had
three years of hard times, largely becairee we
have been either betrayed by our Government
or because through our Government's incom
petency our business has been taken away
from us and been given to the Old World. We
are poor as a consequence of this. None
of us is earning a living and none of us
is making a living, and we are a people who
live generously, and we all need more than we
ever needed before. Now, we have the power
by suffrage to scale down our debts; we have
ihe power by suffrage to thoroughly repudiate
them if we choose; and not only have we the
power to repudiate or scale them do>vn, but we
have the temptation to do this thing because
of ihe unnatural distress which we are to-day
suffering and have suffered for three years.
Still, we are Americans, and we utterly refuse
to repudiate one farthing or to scale down our
debts one cent."
If 70,000,000 people oi this country out of
the 72,000,000 represented by the votes cast
at next November's election should make this
declaration, it would be such an exhibition of
morality as would astound even the Christian
nations of the Old World and make pagan na
tions wonder what it is that makes^Christians
good. After such an exhibition of mo
rality as that can anyone doubt that any
person in the Old World who has a pound or
shilling to invest would rather Invest it
among us Americans than anywhere else in
this whole world? So that, if the question
were not one of integrity and of honor and of
patriotism, it would still be one of profit, for
such an exhibition of political morality would
pay better than any single action which the
Americans, as a nation, have ever performed
in the face of mankind.
Amid the plaudits of the vast audience,
Mr. Shoonmaker resumed his seat, and,
after a kind word of parting from Mr. Fel
ton, the vast assemblage broke up with
three cheers for McKinley and Hobart and
for the speakers of the evening.
A POPULIST GONE.
He Could Not Endure Being: Sold
Like Merchandise.
Among the Populists who have been
disgusted with the sale of their rartv to
the Democracy is G. R. Mi-Math, People's
party nominee for the Assembly from
Menciocino County. He said to a Call re
porter yesterday: "I have withdrawn my
name as a candidate for the Assembly. I
could not do otherwise after we had been
so completely sold out by Cator, Wardall
and others. I am not a Democrat and
never will be swallowed up by the Demo
cratic tiger if I can get out of the way.
The Democrats are trying to kill our party,
and the only thing to do now is to reor
ganize and get rid of the traitors and let
them go back to the old . parties, we don't
care to which.
"It looks as though the Republicaus
would carry Mendocino County, although
we could hays carried it on a straight
Populist issue. I don't want auy fusion
in mine."
Retail Liquor Dealers.
The regular meeting of the Pacific
Coasc Retail Liquor Dealers and
Barkeepers Protective Association, was
held last evening at the head
quarters, 539 California street. Sixty
five new members were initiated into the
association. Picnic committee reported
ihat tbev had engaged Germania Gardens,
Harbor View, Sunday, November 1.
A resolution was adopted requesting the
secretary to communicate with all the
candidates nominated by the different po
litical parties and ascertain their views in
relation to interests of the association.
James W. Buchanan, candidate for Sen
ator in the Seventeenth, and John J. Fee
uey, for the Twenty-fifth Senatorial Dis
trict; H. Stefiens, for Supervisor of the
Fourth Ward, and John Wolf, for Super
visor of the Sixth Ward, and A. B. Tread
well, Republican nominee for Police
Judue, were indorsed. The meeting ad
journed to Monday evening.
Veterans' League.
A largely attended meeting of the Vet
eran League of the Thirty-fourth Assem
bly District was held last night at Mc-
Cormick's Hall, corner of Fourteenth and
Mission streets. The principal speakers
of the evening were John H. Harney and
James Kidney. The speakers confined
themselves to the nominees on the local
ticket, and when the names of George W.
Elder, candidate for Superintendent of
Streets; Cord H. Wetjen, nominee for Tax
Collector, and William A. Deane for Audi
tor were mentioned, each name was greeted
with enthusiastic clieers. The league, by
unanimous vote, indorsed the candidacy
of the above-mentioned nominees. The
league holds meetings every Friday even
ing at the above hall, where all Repub-.
Means are sure to meet with a warm wel
come.
Republican Women to Receive.
The Woman's Republican State Central
Club will receive its Republican friends,
both ladies and gentlemen, at the parlors
of the Windsor Hotel, corner of Fifth and
Market streets, Wednesday evening.
Among those who will contribute to the
entertainment will be Judge Cooney, Car
roll Cook, Frank Worth, Andy Branch,
Dawson Mayer and other prominent Re
publicans. There will also be singing
and recitations by ladies of the club,,
amone whom will be Mrs. Beverly Ella
Ellis, Miss Wintgen, Miss Courtney and
Mrs. Rockwell.
A McKinley Waaron.
The Republican State Central Commit
tee has fitted up a tine wagon for display
purposes. It is ten feet long and nine
feet high and bears an excellent oil por
trait of McKinley. Next to it, on a blue
ground in white letters, is a paragraph
from one of Major McKinley 's speeches:
"I do not know what you think about it,
but I thing it is better to open the mills of
the country to the labor of America than
to open the mints of the United States to
the silver of the world."
Open- Air Horse Show.
The open-air horse show of the Burlingame
Country Club on Saturday next promises to be
a very successful affair. Trains leave Third
and Townsend street station, San Francisco, at
8:15 a.m., 10:40 a. m. and 11:30 a. m. Ke
turnine trains leave Burliugume at 3:34 p. k.,
4:04 r. v. and 6:16 r. a.
SINGS THE SONG
FOR FREE SILVER
Byran Makes Four Fairly
Long Speeches at St.
Paul.
Asked an Unpleasant Question
Which He Positively De
clines to Answer.
CHEAP MONEY THE ONLY TOPIC
For Reasons Best Kacwn to Himself
the Nebraskan Can See No Other
Issu? in the Campaign.
ST. PAUL, Mixx., Oct. 10.— Four fairly
lone speeches constituted William J.
Bryan's tribute to-night to the fight for
free silver that is being waped in Minne
sota. After a number of brief talks to
people at many stations along the line of
the Great Northern Railroad between
Fargo and St. Paul, he reached here this
evening at 6:30 o'clock, accompanied by
members of the State and local escort com;
mittees and was taken to the Hotel Ryan.
A delegation of old soldiers from Minne
apolis and this city met and cheered him
there.
At 8 o'clock Mr. Bryan, Ignatius Don
nelly and other speakers, Democratic and
Populistic, were escorted to the Audito
rium, a large structure capable of holding
about 7000 people, seated and standing.
It was crowded to the doors, and the
candidate received a flattering reception,
cheer after cheer being given on his ap
pearance. Mr. Bryan made his most im
portant speech of the evening there. His
audience did not warm up to his remarks
at first, despite the greeting it had given
him, but toward the conclusion of his ad
dress, the enthusiasm became rampant.
His next speech was at the West Side
Opera-house, where another congregation
equally enthusiastic and quite as uncom
fortably packed as that at the Auditorium,
had been waiting some time for his ap
pearance. Then he went to Market Hall
and spoke briefly. It began to rain hard
while Mr. Bryan was addressing the en
thusiastic crowd in Market Hall, and the
open air meeting at Rice's Park, the last
on the programme, was abandoned. Mr.
Bryan returned to the Hotel Ryan at 11
o'clock, and went to bed.
During his speech at the Auditorium
Mr. Bryan was interrupted several times
by question s. One man wanted to know
what was the cause of the Homestead
strike, and auother asked how it would be
easier to get silver from the silver kings
than it was to get gold from the gold
kings.
S. L. Pierce, the chairman of the meet
ing, introduced Mr. Bryan after Louis
Nash had presented him witn a silver pen
in behalf of Organized Labor Bryan- Lynn
Club of St. Paul. Mr. Bryan said:
Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen: It j
gives mo a great pleasure to be permitted to
defend our cause in the presence of an audi
euce in this great city, and before addressing
myself to the subject in hand I desire to ex
press to the organized labor of this city my
grateful appreciation of the gift which they
have presented. It is a gold pen with a silver
holder, and if! shall be elected by my country
men to the chief executive of the Nation ihat
pen and holder shall be used to sign a free
coinage bill at the. earliest possible moment
[applause]; and I am glad ihat the pen with
which my signature shall be affixed is the gift
of the laboring men, because, my friends, I be
lieve that the laboring men of this eouutry —
nay, more than that, the laboring men of all
this world are interested in the restoration of
silver to its ancient place by tne side of gold.
[Applause.]
1 would not favor the free coinage oi silver
did I not believe that it would be beneficial
to those who toil, because, my friends, my
political philosophy teaches me that there can
be no prosperity in this Nation unless that
prosperity begins first among those who create
wealth and finds its way upward to the other
classes of society. [Applause.] More than
that,*civilization itsen rests upon the great
mass of the people and it is only by carrying
the mass of ihe people upward and onward
tnat you can expect any advance in civiliza
tion. There can be no civilization where a few
in a land have more thau"hey can use and the
many have an insufficient amount to give the
comiorts of life. [Applause.] Nor do I believe
that these great inequalities can exist in a na
tion where the Government observes the old
maxim of equal rights to all and special priv
ileges to none. [Applause.]
When government is properly administered
there will be no representative of a coal trust
sitting by every fireside to exact tribute from
those who desire to be protected from the cold
of winter. [Applause.] When government is
properly administered there will be no syndi
catea fattening out of the Government's ad
versities after they have brought those adver
sities on the Government for tiieirown benefit.
[Applause.] When government is properly ad
ministered there will be no corporations
which assume greater authority than the
power which created them. [Applause.]
vVhen government is properly administered
it will recognize those fundamental principles
set forth in the Declaration of Independence
that all are created equal— that governments
are instituted to preserve the rights and that
governments derive tneir just powers from the
consent ot tin* governed. [Applause.]
When these four principles are applied, then
goverumeut will be what it ought to be. Jack
son nas well said that theje are no necessary
evils in government, that evils exist only iv
its abuse; and, my mends, it is not govern
ment that we raise our hands against. No
man who understands society or the necessity
for government will raise his hand against
government. It is against the abuse of gov
ernment that we rebel. [Great cheering.] It
is against the abuse of governments and we
shall not be driven from our purpose to eradi
cate these abuses.
We have made the money question a para
mount issue of the campaign; and yet our op
ponents are not satisfied to meet this question
openly. -They have never been satisfied to
meet the money question. The advocates of
the gold standard never lought an open tight
and never will. [Applause.]
You ask me why they do not. I will tell you.
Shakespeare explained it when he says that it
is conscieuce that makes cowards of men, and
the conscience of the advocate of the gold
standard tells him that his policy enriches
some, but is a cursu to the great mass of the
people. [Applause.]
A voice— "Wil lyou answer a question?"
"Yes, sir, "said Mr. Bryan. [Cries of "No.no,
sit down."]
Mr. Bryan— Wait a motaenl, my friends. I
am willing to answer any question pertinent
to this discussion, because when a man be
lieves he is right, no man confuses him, my
friends. [Applause.]
The man— Under the advocacy of the Repub
lican party, what, in your opinion, was the
cailse of the Homestead and PUUburg strikes?
[Criesof "Sit down."]
Mr. Bryan— My friends, when I submit to an
inquiry, 1 have a right to suppose that it will
be directeu toward the subject which lam
discussing and not a subject which I am not
discussing. [Applause.] If anybody desires
to ask any question connected with the money
question wmle I am discussing that question
he is perfectly at liberty to do so and 1 shall
not embarrass you by my reply. I will try to
give you light, if you are wrong ana if 1 am
wrong I shall be as glad to be put right as I
am to put you right. [Applause.] Before the
Republican Convention did you Lot hear a
great many people tuls about the impossi
bility of having two-yard sticks — did you not
hear them talk, about gold being the only
money fit for civilized nations; did
you not hear them talk about our
having outgrown silver; did you not
hear them talk about the. mine-owners profit
ing from free coinage and the demagogue who
tried to curry favor with the people by advo
cating free coinage and the dishonest debtor
who wanted to pay his debts in cheap dollars?
You heard all this, but when the Republican
Convention met and they had a number
there sufficient to write a platform did they
put in there anything about two-yard sticks?
Did they pnt in there anything about the
demagogue who was advocating bimetallism?
Not at all. That Republican platiorm ex
pressly declared that the gold standard was
not a desirable thing. That platform ex
pressly pledges the Republican party to get
rid 01 a gold standard and substitute the
double standard— wheD? When leading com
mercial nations are not opposed to it.
Mr. Bryan then referred to the failure
of the Republican platform to declare that
the gold standard was desirable, and said
that no party in the history of the Nation
had ever declared that the gold standard
was a good thing. A man in the audience
inquired how it would be any easier under
free coinage to get silver from the silver
kings than it is to get gold from the gold
kings. Mr. Bryan replied: "Is that all
the difficulty that my friend has, or has
he some other I can explain at the same
time?" [Applause.] Continuing, Mr.
Brvan said:
My friends, the gentleman has asked a very
simple question, and I am glad that it is
asked, because it will show you whax tiny
th ngs can be stumbling-blocks for those who
do not want to step over them. [Applause.]
The gentleman wants to know how we are
going to get money from the silver kings. I
want him to remember this: That he has two
arguments (if he represents the gold-standard
idea), which I would like to have him recon
cile when he has time. They tell us ttiat the
silver king will convert what is now worth 50
cents into 100 cents and make the difference.
That is one of the troubles, is it not?
The man — Yes.
JSlr. Bryan— And then when he has done that
it will be a 50-cent dollar. That is another
difficulty, is it not? [Great cheering.]
Now, when you have time to think about it
I want you to try to figure out how that can
be a 100-cent dollar long enough for the miner
to miike 50 cents on it and then become a
50-cent dollar lor all the rest of the people.
[Applnuse.] The only way in which the miner
cun make that profit is by converting a piece
of silver now worth 50 cents into a dollar
which will be worth 100 cents. If, when he
gets through, he has only converted a 50-cent
piece ot silver into a 50-cent dollar he has not
made aoything by the operation. [Applause.]
Mr. Bryan then spoke along familiar
lines on the money question, and referred
to McKinley 's speech in 1890 in support of
the Sherman law. In closing, Mr. Bryan
said : •
I am willing to trust the justice of our cause
to the sense of justice that exists in every in
divideal, and, my friends, if we cannot win
this contest by the voluntary wish and votejof
the American peopie I would prefer to wait
four years more before we win it. • [Cheers.] I
say, my friends, I would prefer to wait than to
feel that having won the contest I was not
supported by a majority of the American peo
ple. I realize the fight that we have on hand.
1 realize the work that lies before a President
who meets these combinations. 1 realize the
responsibility of the office and I want to feel,
if I am elected, that I have behind me the
hearts of a majority of these peop'.e, and if I
have, bo help me God, I will carry out that
platform. [Applause. ]
THOUSANDS CHEER
MAJOR McKINLEY
f Continued from First Pagt.\
in the United States for a political party as one
of these commercial travelers. [Applause.]
They go everywhere and they are good talkers,
as you have demonstrated by the choice of
your spokesman hereto-day. [Laughter and
great eneerinje.] I thank you and bid you all
good day.
Three hundred Pennsylvanians of the
anthracite regions of the Lackawanna and
Wyoming valleys marched up and failed
the space before the stand, while the trav
eling men were departing.
Just behind them marched the Grand
Army Club from Baltimore. General T.
F. Long introduced the Maryland visitors
to Major McKinley in a pleasant speech.
The latter responded in a patriotic ad
dress.
The seventh speech was made to the
delegation from the Lackawanna and Le
high valleys. The spokesman fordelegation
was Professor W. P. Gray. The Scranton
members of the delegation were particu
larly enthusiastic. They led the cheering
when Major McKinley rose to speak.
The next delegations were industrial
ones of Cleveland. The employes of the
Otis Steel Company were represented by
Otto Grabien, who introduced them to
Major McKinley. The candidate spoke
briefly and the delegation made room for
the workingmeu employed by the city of
Cleveland. Tneir spokesman was J. A.
Leighton. Tlie delegation was an en
thusiastic one and Major McKinley
thanked them for their call and told them
he was glad to see by their inscriptions on
the banners they bore that they were for
protection.
Major McKinley made his tenth ad
dress to a delegation composed of the
mission board, the editors, the members
of the publication company and ministers
of the Evangelical church. Bishop Bow
man was spokesman, and Bishops Esper
and Horn were witn the party.
By this time the street as far as the eye
could reach was filled with waiting dele
gations. One could count ninety flags
borne by color-sergeants, while campaign
banners were too numerous to count. The
Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroad
Sound-money Club marched in before the
stand at 2 o'clock. There were 300 work
ingmen in ihe body. Tney cheered Major
McKinley lustily. Many of them were
Democrats, who were at>out to cast their
first Republican vote. Jonn H. Sample
made a very happy speech on behalf of
the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus em
ployes, to, wnich Major McKinley re
sponded.
A splendid delegation from Wheeling,
W. Va., containing 2500 voters, marched
up the street, with bands playing and
banners waving. Half of them filled the
v yard and the other half stood in the street.
There were a number of handsomely uni
formed clubs. H. C. Richards was spokes
man for the H. C. Richards Club of "six
footers," Edgar Boyd for the Riverside
Iron and Steel Workers and Thomas
Davidson for the Potterymen.
A delegation of 250 enthusiastic com
mercial travelers from Terre Haute, Sul
livan, Vincennes and Evansville, Ind.,
were the next callers. The spokesman
was a "boy orator," E. Clyde Wilvert of
Terre Haute aged 10. He was introduced
by J. J. Sbuttleworth, who, with the aid of
a big policeman, swung him on to a high
chair from which elevated perch he deliv
ered an excellently well t constructed polit
ical oration.
Big delegations were marching up the
street and a score of bands wer» playing.
Major McKinley had to make his remarks
very brief. The next delegation was a big
brigade of workingmen 2500 strong from
the Cleveland rolling-mills. They made
the ground shake with their tread and the
windows rattled with their cheers. T. it.
Hopkins spoke for the wire department
and James Bampton for the ironworkers.
One of the most inspiring delegations
which has visited Canton this week was
that composed of the Commercial Travel
ers' McKinley Club and the Commercial
Travelers' Sound Money Club of St. Louis,
which arrived at the house at 4:SO o'clock
this afternoon. There were about 800 in
the party. Congressmen Richard Bar
tholdt and A. N. Mosely of Missouri were
with the party. L. A. Phiilips was spokes
man for the Commercial Travelers' Mc-
Kinley Club and Edgar Skinner for the
Commercial Travelers' Sound Money Club
of St. Louis. Archie G. Pftilhps, # a small
boy, presented Major McKinley with a
silk flag, saying, "Tne loyal hearts of the
loyal boys of St. Louis beat for you."
FAST WHEELING
AT MILWAUKEE
Four Thousand Spectators
at the National Park
Meet.
Bald Defeats Sanger in a Match
Face, Mile Heats, for a
Big Purse.
BREAKS THE TKACK RECORD.
Other Events, However, in Which
the Local Champion Makes
Very Swift Time.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 10.— Four
thousand people attended the bicycle meet
held at National Park this afternoon. The
feature of the day was a match race, mile
heats, for a purse of $1000, between E. C.
Bald and W T . C. Sanger. Bald won the
race in straight heats. The track was in
fine condition, but a stiff wind up the
stretch bothered the riders considerably.
In the last heat Bald had the position
behind the tandem, trailed closely by
Sanger. As they swung into the stretch
Bald jumped the tandem and Sanger fol
lowing attempted to pass Bald, but was
unable to do so, Bald winning by a wheel's
length. Time, 2:10.
In the second heat the order behind the
tandem was reversed, but Sanger could
not keep in front down the stretch and
Bald won handily by two lengths. Time,
2:05 3-5, which breaks the track record
previously held by Sanger.
Sanger also rode an unpaced exhibition
half mile in one minute flat.
Half-mile open, professional, W. F. Sanger
of Milwaukee won.C. C. Ingram of Aurora. 111.,
second. J. P. Bliss of Chicago third. Time,
1:16 2-5.
One-mile handicap, professional, Henry
Konaska (150 yards) won, John Muss (160
yard 3) second, A. F. Bingenheimer (60 yards)
third. Time, 2:09 1-5.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 10.— At the Gar
field Park Cement tracK this afternoon,
James Michael, the Welshman, lowered
the American five-mile bicycle record 10
seconds, covering tbe distance in 9:20.
He was paced by two quads and a triplet.
John S. Johnson rode a quarter of a mile
in :23.
On THE EASTERN TRACKS.
Dan Q M hit the Kentucky Pacing i'u-
lurity in Straight Seats.
LEXINviTONJ Ky., Oct. 10.— There was
another large attendance at the trotting
races here to-day. The weather was clear
and warm and the track fast. The event
of the day was the pacing division of the
great Kentucky futurity, but only four
three-year-old side-wheelers started. The
favorite, Sulphide, owned by Dubois Bros,
of Denver, took sick just before the race
was called and the driver, being unable
to find a veterinary in tirae to make a
certificate to the fact, had to start him.
While he made a fairly cood showing, he
was no match for Dan Q, the Michigan
colt, which won tne stake in three straight
heats with practically no effort. The 2:20
pace, continued from yesterday, was easily
won in the first heat to-day by the favor
ite, Eleanor.
2:20 pacing, purse $500. Eleanor won,
Stella second, Lucy H third. Best time,
2:10?£. ■'- ■■ ■■ - ■■'--- - •■ ' ■-■•■'■ . -■' ■'-■
Pacing, Futurity, : $1250, for three-year
olds, Dan Q won, Sulphide second," Dr. Archi
bald third. Best time, 2:ll}^. -■<.. -i . -
2:10 class, pacing, purse $1000, Koynl Victor
won, Choral second, Pearl Onward third. Best
time. 2 :OBJ£. ' • :
2:28 class, purse $500, Koloson won, Konie
second, Charley Tutile third. Best time,
2:19. - ; '-•■■ ■•■.. ■ - : ■•■■ fc ■■- '■ ...' :-.:
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Oct. 10. — Six* furlongs,
Fannie Rowsna won, Strathreel second, Bryan
third. Time, 1:11J£. '
Seven •" furlongs, ; Pelleas ■ won, Mobalaska
second, Couronne dOrr third. Time, 1:28%.
Five and a had!: furlongs, Fervor won,
Macey second, Tempest* third. Time, 1:09. ,-
One mile. Algol won, Buck Videre second,
Mencreith third. Time, 1:43. ' ; .*
One mile and a ? sixteenth, Fasig won,
Whisper second, Tom Elmore third. Time,
1:50. •
Five and a half furlongs, Indio won, -Our
Bishop second, The ; Chemist third. Time,
1:08^. - ; -. .'- • -.'■ "■ ■■ ■
WINDSOR, Ontario, Oct. 10.— Five furlongs,
Paramount won, Surce Hawse second, La Tosca
third. Time, I:O4J£. • ,■
Five furlongs, Yours Truly won, John Carr
second, Leon C third. Time, 1:05.
Six furlongs, Argath won, Bloomer second,
Tim Murphy third. > Time, 1:16.
Five . and a half furlongs, Coranelia won,
Sagwa second, Gomor third. Time, 1 :1OJ^. :
One mile, Lord Nelson won, Brendoo second,
Partner third. Time, 1:45. .
-■Hurdle,, short .. course: Dom Pedro won,
Brother Bob second, Epple worth third. - Time,
3:47. "■ ••-'■ ' - ':<(■■ ■-.•"' / ■' -■ ■- -■ . ■■ - ■ :■■
LATONIA, KY., Oct. 10.— Six furlongs. Sidkel
won, Prince Imperial second, Elusive third.
Time,l:ls»^.' ' : . " " \
':'i Five and a half furlongs,* Winsome - won, Eu
genia Wicks second, Rosindale third. Time,
1:09. ■■■„-■.'< -■-■--.---' '■ ■ ■ :~~ . ' ■ :--■
One and an eighth ■ miles, Ace won, Egbart
second, St. Helena third. Time, 1:55. -\
One and a sixteenth miles, Berclair won,
Sir Vassar second, Harry -' McCouch third.
Time, 1:50. . ; . :
Two and a half miles, Ondague won, Cui
dado second. Shears third. Time, 5:44%.
AQUEDUCT, N. V., Oct. 10.— Seven furlongs,
Doiando won, Dalgretti second, Flames third.
Time, 1 : ' ; -
One mile, Tanis won, Crimea second, Dor
othy 111 third. , Time, 1 :44%. t ; -
Five furlongs, Numeroet won, Lawrence P
second, Trade Last third. Time, 1 :03^.
One mile, Brisk won. Premier second, Her-
third. Time, 1:43%. .
: Five furlongs, Takanausee won, Bill All sec
ond, Red Spider third. Time, l:o2}£. '
I One and a sixteenth miles, Doggett won,
Lily of the West second. Sir John third. Time,
1:50^. 1 1 V-' ■ v-^.v ' ■ '.
LOS ANGELES MARKSMEN.
Winner* in the Gun Club's Semi-Annual
'Journament.
LOS ANGELES, Cai*, Oct. 10.— The fol
lowing are the winning scores in to-day's
shoot of the Los Angeles City Gun Club's
semi-annual tournament on the range at
West Lake Park in this city at blue rocks:
Ten birds— Won by Vaughn. Score 10.
Fifteen birds— Won by Chick. Score 15.
Fifteen birds—Won by Chick. Bcore 13.
Twenty-tive birds per man (two-men team
contest lor E. C. cup) — Won by Hallowell and
Ecker. Combined score 45.
Fifteen birds— Tie between Chick and Hal
lowell. Score 14 each.
Twenty Mrds— Won by Chick. Score 19.
Fifteen birds— Tie between Leigrhton. Van
Valkenberg and Hallowell. Score 15 each.
Twenty-five birds per man (five>men team
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■* Ten birds— Tie oetween Vodra, racer, i.ay \
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lie* Want* to Meet Schanftir,
NEW YORK, X. V., Oct. 10.— Frank C.
Ives, the champion billiard player, hai
issued a statement in which he pays that,
although he has not received any chal
lenge from Jacob Schaefer to play him at
three styles of billiards— balfc line, cushion
carroms and champion's game— for $100 C
a Bide, he is willing-to meet Schaefer, his
only stipulations being that the number
of points for each game shall be large
enough to fairly test their respective
merit:, and that the games shali bepiayed
on the Kind of table used in the recent
tournaments in New York, Boston and
Chicago. '-If Schaefer will deposit a satis
factory forfeit for such a contest," says
Ives, "I promise promptly to cover the
money."
"kale Defeats Orange,
ORANGE, N. J., Oct. 10.— The Oranga
Athletic Club's football club held tha
Yale eleven down to twelve points on
Orange oval this afternoon Two thousand
spectators were prpsent. Orange was the
heavier team, but Yale the more active.
The game was a fine exhibition. The final
ecore was: Yale 12, Orange 0.
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