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ROYALTY TO VISIT FAIR.
Princes , George and Conrad . Arrive
Here From Bavaria.
NEW" YORK, June 22.— Two royal
Princes of Bavaria have arrived here
to visit . the; St.*. Louis Exposition and
make a tour of. the United States.. They
are Princes "George and^Conrad, sons
of Prince Leopold, who! ia ; first . cousin
to ' the : King. : Prince George is a lieu
tenant of Guards and Prince Conrad
a lieutenant In the, Seventh "Bavarian
Regiment of Infantry.: .
'The young i Princes | are . accompanied
by Baron Wilhelm von Reltzenstein,
who is adjutant to their father. *
Special Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON, June 22. —'President
Roosevelt desires to make these changes
ill hfs Cabinet: Paul Morton of Illi
nois, to be Secretary of Commerce and
Labor, and Representative Victor
H. Metcalf of -California to be
Secretary of the Navy. That Sec
retary '.- Moody ¦ is to succeed At
torney General Knox has already
been announced. Morton, who is
second vice president of the Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, is
now ; .on his way to Washington to an
swer President Roosevelt's second invi
tation within" a week to enter the Cabi
net. At luncheon in the White House
last Thursday the President offered him
the navy porfolio. Morton declined,
saying he knew nothing about the navy,
j Since then Representative Metcalf,
who \yas formerly slated to succeed
George B. Cortelyou as Secretary, of
Commerce and Labor, has said he
would- like to be Secretary of ' the Navy,
and • the President still sees a chance
to make a Cabinet Minister of Morton.
Morton's reply has not , yet been ¦ re
ceived. Many of his friends have
doubted ;that , he would sacrifice his
present prominent and high salaried
position to take . an $8000 per. annum
Cabinet post, /specially when -the" Re
publican administration might end next
NEW YORK, June 22.— That the Ill
fated steamer Slocum had no life pre
servers aboard less than nine years old
was admitted by counsel for the
Knickerbocker Steamboat Company at
the inquest to-day. Evidence was also
brought out that the United States in
spectors did not examine the fire hose
and standpipes and that the preserv
ers were not'ln good condition.
Benjamin F.' Conklin. chief engineer
of the Slocum, testified that there had
been no fire drills on the steamer this
year, and that the United States in
spectors had not tested the fire hose.
Thirty-seven bodies of victims*came
to the surface to-day, making the total
number recovered 883. Of these 778
have been identified. From present in
dications it is apparent that the death
roll will total nearly 1000.
NEW YORK. June 22.— The general strtk-
In all branches of the ready-made clothin"
trades In this city, which was called ye?°
terday by ¦ the Garment . Workers' TraUe
Council,' went into effect to-day.
GIBRALTAR/ June 22.— The American bat
tleship squadron sailed to-day for Plraeu«
Greece. .; •.•;"--'. *
It Is Now Believed That
the Death Roll Will To
tal Nearly One Thousand
Friends of Illinois Railroad
Man Believe That He May
Enter Upon Official Life
CHANGES IN CABINET
KECOVER MORE BODIES
President to Appoint Him
if Morton Agrees to Take
the Place of Cortelyou
Engineer of the HI Fated
Slocum Testifies They
Did Not Test Fire Hose
Firing Is Heard Back of Port Arthur.
CHEFU, June 22. — A steamer
which passed within three miles of;
Llaotieshan Promontory reports that
the big guns on Golden Hill were fired
from 5 until 6 o'clock on Tuesday
evening and that later the firing of
machine guns back of Port Arthur
was heard for many hours.
CAPH TOWN, June 22. — The first through*
train for Victoria Falls over the Cape-to-Calro
Railroad left Cape Town to-day amidst en
HELENA. Mont., June 22. — Tha Supreme
Court unanimously held to-day that th* fair
trials bill enacted at special session of th«
Legislature last December Is constitutional?
LONDON". June 23. — Tha corre
spondent of the Standard at Fer.jr
wangcheng, under date of Jane 21.
says that a large force of Russians at
tacked a small number of Japanese on
June 20 at Hslulitien. fifteen miles
northwest of Fengwangchengr. and
that the Jaoanese retired after a stub
Japanese Retire After Hard Fl^ht.
"Adroit it unquestionably is," says
the Times, "but save In the fe-w points
where the hand of the politician Is vis
ibly impressed upon it. It seems to ba
bold and clear and consistent. What
the judgment of the people will be It
would be neither prudent nor politic
at present to forecast; but, be It what
it may, it must determine great Issues,
not for the United States alone, bat
for civilized mankind."
LONDON, June 23. — Tha Times, the
only London morning paper "which
prints an editorial on the platform
adopted by the Republican National
Convention at Chicago, says the plat
form bears the stamp of Individuality
of President Roosevelt and excites ad
miration for its .adroitness, as well aa
for its strength.
Says the Republican Platform Is Bold
LONDON TIMES' CO.ADCENT.
Speaking to the living; in ' the presence of
the dead: We have tears for them and admira
tion for the great . things they . have accom
plished, but the glory of our. race, of our civil
ization. ; Is that each . generation . works out Its
own salvation and ; marches - ( forward to suc
cess and the , betterment of . the condition, of
mankind; | and, | as they drop Into .their grave,
their ' successors move on to. the stage of ac
tion, holding fast all -that the past has given
and going; in turn a generation's march further
on for the benefit of. the race and of civiliza
tion. ¦ ~~~-:%m&m
' I am done. I have already detained you
longer than I expected. In conclusion, let me
again say that we are proud of the past, wo
are proud of the future. The twentieth cen
tury Is to bring" more of good or evil to the
human race than the . nineteenth century
brought.* Under what party . banner .will you
enlist? Under that of the anti-protectionists?
Under that of the people who sit still or tear
down? Or will you take service with the party
ft Lincoln and Grant and Garfleld and Harri
"on and McKInley and Roosevelt' and help us
macrho" to victory?
UNDER WHICH BANNER?
It you approve of them, If you approve of
the Republican policies, you are short-sighted
if you refuse a working majority in the House
of Representatives, because you cannot keep
a Republican House without it., . y
Do you like the Senate of the X'nited States?
It Is a condition that cannot be changed in
November. It could be changed at the end of
four yfar», electing a third every two years.
You like the electoral college of the great
popular party, 3SC strogr.tcomlng with the war
rants of attorney from the people to cast their
votes for your. candidates.
What Is the next best thing? You>Jlke
Theodore Roosevelt? Yes. Stronger than his
party, he' will be triumphantly elected.
Now, then, you know under our form of
government the party In power Is held respon
sible. The function of the minority is to put
It on good behavior by being ever ready to ap
peal to the ptople. l^et me tell you something.
If our government has a fault It Is that after
an election one party is sometimes placed In
power with . only one leg. It may have the
Senate: it may have the Presidency; It may
have the House. It goes along on crutches.
Yet you want to hold it responsible for public
sentiment. If I had the power I would so
change our constitution that at every quadrl
entilnl election the party that received the
popular approval should go fully Into power and
let thp public have a government according to
the sentiment expressed at the ' ballot box.
But we have not got it arranged quite that
A few wordt more and I will conclude. Our
Government is for the people. It Is divided
Into co-ordln»te branches — the Judges of the
United States courts, who hold office for life,
or during good behavior; the executive; the
Congress, which consists of two co-ordinate
branches, the Hou?e and the Senate, great
legislative bodies— they could not be otherwise.
born as they are of 80.0(i0,000 people who are
competent of self-government.
All must obey under The'odore Roosevelt as
the national representative of law. He is
and will continue to b?, without favor or affec
tion, the reoresentatlve of law, supreme and
universal In our borders.
Oh, but outrageous things are done by the
employer when he oppresses the laborer, and
outrageous things are done by some laborers
when they go on a strike. Yes, outrageous
thliiffB are done In some of our best governed
churches and among those who do not belong
to any church. Once. In a while a citizen com
mits larceny. Once in a while a man commits
arson. Yes, there Is law-breaklnic and dis
order. Law-breakfnR in the formation of
trusts: law-bi caking at times in the organiza
tion of labor whe.n it goes on strike. The
great body of the people that own the wealth
arc not for tbe trusts, and the sreat body of
labor — honest men who live by the sweat of
their faces— are not for law-breaklng in the
strikes. The law— the sheet anchor of civili
zation — Is atronc- enough to pull down the
strongest; strong enough to curb the wicked
and vicious; strong enough, like the grace of
God, to throw Its arms about the weakest and
the poorest and bring him under Its protection.
PRESIDENT REPRESENTS LAW.
how the profits should be divided. If the em
ploye doesn't get as much as he thinks he
ought to get after arbitration is tried he
strikes — a quarrel .about something: the divi
sion of something;. Well, then. It Is abso
lutely necessary to have a strike that there
enould be profit. Great God! How many
strikes were there under Cleveland, when the
Democrats were running things? When money
became scarce the profits were scarce. There
Is the whole story. ¦
PARTY CHIEFTAINS WHO ARE
PROMINENT IN THE REPUBLI
As Governor Pardee will visit the
President at Oyeter Bay, or some other
place on the map. as one of the com
mittee on notification his absence from
California will be. prolonged. The ab
sence of the Governor for a consider
able time will enable Alden Anderson,
the acting Governor, to become familiar
with many of the dips, spurs and angles
of the executive office, which knowledge
may be very useful to him in the years
to come. The event which extends the
furlough of Governor Pardee may
shorten the absence of Mose Gunst and
bring the latter home in time to attend
the ratification meeting. It is noted
that Henry I. Kowalsky, M. A. Gunst.
Abe Ruef and J. Steppacher are all
away at the same time.
D. M. Delmas, who has been invited
to make an address placing Hearst in
nomination for President, Is at work
preparing his speech. If the length of
the speech shall be measured by the
period of time in its preparation the
convention may prepare for two hours
DEL3IAS IS BUSV.
The Republicans of San Francisco
will not only commend the work of
the national convention at the Alhain
bra on the evening of July 6. but on
that occasion will welcome the return-,
ing delegates. The committee proposes
to give George A. Knight opportunity
to make the leading speech of the even
ing. The plan of introducing quite a
number of well-known Republican
speakers and limiting each orator to a
ten-minute speech meets with favor.
The Democratic National Convention
will assemble at St. Louis on the semi
centennial anniversary of. the Republi
can party. Perhaps the significance of
the anniversary was not taken into ac
count when the Democratic National
Committee designated that time, but,
nevertheless, the Democrats will meet
on that historic day. The California
delegation to the St. Louis convention
will leave San Francisco next Tuesday.
At Los Angeles arrangements have
already been made for a great ban
quet at Hazzard's Pavilion. The tables
will be spread to accommodate 1000
guests. The number of acceptances
registered indicates that the demand
for places, will exceed the pavilion
LOS ANGELES IN LINE.
July 6 is the fiftieth anniversary of
the birth of the Republican party, and
the event will be commemorated
throughout the country, from the At
lantic to the Pacific and from the lakes
to the gulf.
"Word comes that the supporters of
Lukens intend to put up a strong fight
against the proposition to appoint. The
committee Is required to meet and is
sue its call for primaries not later than
June 29. The convention will probably
meet in' Oakland on August 23.
At the Alhambra Theater Wednesday
e\-enlng, July 6, the Republicans of San
Francisco will ratify the nominations
of the Chicago convention. The meet
ing will be held under the joint aus
pices of the State Central Committee
and the California League of Republi
can Clubs. Senator E. I. "Wolfe, Henry
C. Dibble and Thoma9 Rickard repre
sent the executive committee of the
league and Senator 'E. F. Woodward,
James K. Wilson and Frank Schmitz
represent the Republican State Central
It seems that the good will which the
committee entertains for Mr. Metcalf
extends likewise to Senator Knowland,
and therefore it is said tnat the latter
will gain a decided advantage over
Lukens in the appointing 'process!" The
members of the committee are W. H.
Chickering, Frank Barret, J. M. Stow,
George D. Metcalf, John Birmingham,
E. E. Johnson, Morris Flynn, Dr. C. L.
Tlsdale. W. L. Crooks, "W. G. Henshaw,
H. F. Stahl, C. L. Crellln, R. . W.
Church, Everett J. Brown and J. H. W.
There will be. thirty-five delegates
outside the incorporated cities of Oak
land, • Alameda, Berkeley and Vallejo.
The politicians figure that these thirty
five will vote to nominate Senator
Knowland. Alameda is conceded to
Knowland, hence it is figured that he
will easily capture at the outset 44 of
the 94 delegates in the convention. .
AGAINST APPOINTMENTS. .
The fight is on- in the Republican
camp, of the Third Congressional Dis
trict. The leading aspirants to succeed
Victor H. Metcalf in Congress are
State Senators Joseph R. Knowland of
Alameda and G. K. Lukens of Oakland.
There is] Quite a commotion over the
announcement that the Third Con
gressional District Republican Com
mittee proposes to appoint delegates to
the Congressional nominating conven
tion from- the localities In which the
provisions of the primary election law
are not mandatory or obligatory. In
these localities delegates were appoint
ed to the recent State Convention at
Sacramento, hence it is argued that
such proceeding is not rough or arbi
Knowland and Lukens Are Chief Aspirants in Re
publican Competition— Plans for Ratification.
CONGRESSIONAL BATTLE NOW
WAGES IN METCALPS DISTRICT
from our great leader and our great President
there was a young, active, henegt, courageous
man standing by the bedside who under the
constitution was his successor, and he there
said, "Lam to be President, to carry out the
policies of the Republican party, and I will
Journey In the footsteps of, William McKinley
and of Abraham Lincoln."
To your coming President great things have
happened in the last three years. In the
Old World a single great policy In a genera
tion is the exception. We have. more than that
In our progressive country- I have given you
the great achievements under McKInley. Un
der his worthy great successor we have had
the consummation of the freedom to Cuba
wrought out by superior statesmen. Impe
rialism, talked about under McKlnley, has dis
appeared with crowing civil government and
peace in the Philippines. Aye it, has disap
peared from the face of the earth. Did I say
from the face of the earth? I will stick to
it because the doctrinaire here and the doc
trinaire there, whether In New York or whether
in Boston draws his toga about him. saying.
••I am wiser than thou," and fltill after this
great question is settled by the conscience and
the intelligence of all the people, cries "Wolf,
Well, under the constitution of the United
States he has a right to. .» Let them ask what
is going to become r>f the Philippines; At least
we have peace; at least we have growing civil
government, and as our 80,000,000 In this
twentieth century shall Increase to 250,000,000.
as we shall go on with production and com
merce, in the fullness of time that territory
will be useful to the United States, whereas
in the meantime we will be like a benediction
The United States ia great in production
and wealth — how great Is our wealth? In
1ST»O f300 In round numbers was the per capita
wealth. In 1H00 $1235 was the per capita
wealth. In 1S«O the wealth was measured
by sixteen billion dollars, in 1900 nln*ty-four
billions now a hundred billions. Great Britain
has only an aggregate of wealth of sixty bil
lions, and she has been living and gathering
It for the last five hundred years, yet In a
generation we sprang from sixteen to one
hundred billions. The world's wealth is four
hundred billions of dollars. The United States
has one-fourth of It.
Hut our frlendu the enemy, some of them
little politicians, vex the air crying "Trusts,
trusts." Oh, they come out strong with good
lungs as trust busters. Since 1830 have they
ever done any busting? Oh, no. There is
no Jericho now, and if there was it would
never happen again that people would march
about the walls blowing ramshorns s»ven
times until the walls fell down. That Is what
the Democrats are trying to do. Trusts?
Yes. Great combinations of capital against
public policy? Yes. But the Republican party,
always true to the people and its traditions,
made haste to provide under the constitution
legislation that would- prohibit these com
binations. . ,
The do-something party! It slept under
Cleveland. McKInley had the war with Spain
and the restoration of prosperity, but that
young enthusiastic, true man took an oath
to see' to it that the laws were executed and
has executed the law. And in his opinion
trusts are unlawful and should be dissolved.
That Is the difference between the Democrats
and Republicans. One bursts by wind, the
other by law.
NO COUNTRY SO RICH
There is no country on earth that has so
much wealth as ours. Why. Interest In
cheaper and cheapening until the credit of
the United States to-day commands money at
a premium at 2 per cent, which Is 1 per cent
lower than any other nation on earth can com
mand It. .
Foreign combinations? Tes. But - all ¦ the
while these great wealth seeking individuals,
desiring favorable investments month by month
and year by year, enterprising citizens desiring
gain, found additional industries. Take the cen
sus of 1000. The figures are correctly tabu
lated and made accordng to the facts and the
census of 1900 shows that from the establish
ments of the so-called trtsts in. the United
States only 14 per cent of the factory product
came, whereas 86 per cent of the factory prod
uct came from their competitors— individuals
and small ownerships'. And It is bound to bo
that way, if you will stop and think.
¦ There are eighty millions of our people. ! If
some man conceives the. Idea i that when • he
dies wisdom wlil have departed and • that
he can corner the air and • the water and the
sunlight he wilt find eighty millions of people
who make our civilization that will not only
make a : law and ¦ put it into force, but by
competition and enterprise will' swear that the
admitted- declaration of the enemy is a false
hood. Can you prove It? Yes.- Justa minute.
In the last two years, the wind and the. water
that cam* from overcapitalization hi forming
the so-called trusts ] have been squeezed— and
there are. people who make the -."mouth bets'."
about the price of water companies and:com
panies tha* have gas . on . top ; of the water,'
made. by printing press certificates. Oh, they
stand around and say: -• '•
"There is the. most extraordinary shrinkage
in values that was ever known."
"How much?" . '
"Oh, a good many hundreds of millions; the
Wall Street Journal eays over a billion, six
hundred mlllldns." : ¦ r ¦ .-¦
And yet every dollar, of property, every par
ticle of property that was represented by this
overcapitalization two ¦ years - ago In yet with
us. Now, all the fools that bet it to go down
and th-> fools that bet it to go up can fight it
out. It 'doesn't make one particle of difference
to the eighty millions of people who live by
the sweat of their faces and do a legitimate
business. • -
Oh. gentlemen, the law, public' opinion,
public sentiment, the desire for good Invest
ments — dollar for dollar- In ¦ the.-factory .where
a dollar costs one hundred, cents — goes Into
competition against' the; factory that cost a
hundred cents and Is ' burdened . with another
hundred cents common and another hundred
cents gas »nd another hundred cents moon
ehlne.'. Work it out. , It is all right. :
"Oh, but,", saya our enemy, "my God, look
at the strikes you are having in this country."
This is their strong suit— strikes, strikes'.
Now. what Is a strike?.- The strike is an effort
by the employer and the employe to agre*
Imported anarchy struck ' down our great
President when partisan strife had almost
ceased. The world paused in wonder and In
indignation — not in fear, because as life went
But we do not mind It. We move on. Why,
gentlemen, why multiply words about ancient
or decent conditions? Take the country under
the administration of Grover Cleveland and
compare It with the country under the admin
istration of William McKInley and under Theo
dore Roosevelt. If a. man will dwell In com
parison for a moment and make a fair com
parison. If he would not Indorse the policies
of the Republican party he would not believe
one though he were, raised from the dead
McKInley, Roosevelt: the Dinghy tariff, that
restored to u» economic prosperity; the gold
standard that . settled for all time the matter
of eound money; the short, triumphant ¦war
with Spain; the Philippines and Porto Rico
coming under our flag, and freedom to Cuba is
a record that will stand In the futura second
only to the record made by George Washing-'
ton and° Abraham Lincoln.
"Oh," said a distinguished colleague follow
ing the astute Senator Gorman, "if we come
into power, while protection is robbery we will
say to you that we will Journey In the direc
tion of free trade, but we will not destroy
your Industries over night."
Great God, think of It! They won't kill you
outright, but they will starve you to death
day by day. They want to he on guard to
protect the people who are dwelling In peace
and prosperity under a Republican policy.
It reminds me of the fable of Aesop. You
know the record In one of his fables that the
wolves said to the sheei^"diecharge the dogs"
— who were their natural protectors — "and em
ploy us and we will take care of you." Does
the capital of this country and the labor of this
country want to be under the care of the wolf
Gorman and the wolf Williams and their fel
lows? I do not think so. What a country
this is. And, Republicans, we have got to out
line the policy and lead the people In caring
for It. Why, we are like the women; we not
only have to take care of ourselves, but more,
as one of our women said, we have to take care
of the men. The Republican party not only
has to care for Itself, but has to care for the
minority by a wl6e policy. How has It been
doing It? We preserved the Union under the
policy and leadership of this party. Do you
recollect that the opposition party, on a de
mand for an armistice and negotiation and
compromise, nominated McClellan In 1864 and
moved heaven and earth to defeat Lincoln?
Do you recollect when the constitutional amend
ments were submitted they said nay, nay,
and then, after they, were adopted, the Demo
crats came Into power temporarily In
Indiana and Ohio they passed acts taking
buck the assent of the States. When the first
battle was fought against greenback money
back in the seventies, out In the Middle West,
whatever they were on the Atlantic coast,
they were flatists In the West. From step to
«tep through all these forty-four years, where,
if you measure time by advance, we have
lived two centuries as compared with any
other period of the world* ¦ history.- they have
pulled back, pulled back, and. when we ac
complished — and It Is not necessary to march
forward and try to accomplish again — they
move into our old quarters and squat down
there and make fHcee and »ay, "You are going
to eend the country to hell."
They are trying to convince the people that
they ought to come Into power under the lead
of Gormap In the Senate and Williams in th«
Houee. They have been trying, to give the
country Dover's powderr.
DROPS INTO FABLE.
Oh, well, aren't they going to change? Let
us see. Just before the close of th« la«t Con
gress New York's eloquent son, Bourke Cock
ran, a member of the House of Representa
tives, got the floor and he preached an old
fashioned Democratic sermon, free trade and
all that kind of thing, and he did it well, and
there came from the minority side of the
House, without exception, such cheering and
crying and hurrahing and applauding as I
never witnessed before In that House, because
at last they had - the pure Democratic faith
delivered to them.
The Republican party is a national party
and believes In diversification of our indus
tries and the protection of American capital
and American labor as against the cheaper
labor elsewhere on earth. What <lo the other
people believe in? For sixty years went out
the cry of free trade throughout the world.
free ships upon the sea. On other questions
a tariff for revenue only. The free trade party
has always denounced the Republican policy
of protection as robbery, and whenever clothed
with power, whatever Its pretenses, it had
thrust a dagger into the very heart of pro
Great heavens, the Republican party from
18t>0 until this moment moves on— does what
good common sense dictates and the country
grows to It.
How is It now? We have reduced' postal
rates over one-half since 1860 on the average.
I.tL«t year the postal revenues were $131,000,000
as against $$.000,000 in I860. Keep that in
your mind — S1U4.COO.OOO. And th? whole serv
ice only cost S138.0OO.CO0. We had a deficit
of $4,000,000—3 per cent, and we would not
have had that deficit had it not been, under
the lead of the Republican party looking out
for the welfare of all the people and con
ducting the Government from a business stand
point under the lead of McKInley. followed by
Roosevelt, there was established free rural
deliver}' that cost $10,000,000.
• ight and a half million dollars. Keep that
in your minds — eight and a half million dol
lars. How much do you suppose it cost to
run the department? Nineteen million. It
took aJI the revenue and as much more and
one-quarter as much more from the treasury
to pay for that postal service. Why. gentle
men, the city postofflee of Chicago ls»*t year
collected more revenue by almost one million
of dollars than was collected by the whole
department In the United State* In 1S60.
REDUCED POSTAL. RATES.
From March. ISCO, the year that Lincoln
came into power, to March. 1S61. in that
twelve months the total revenue of the Post
office Department in all the United States wa«
Take the Postofflee Department, that reaches
all of the people, and no man is compelled to
l>ay one penny. It is voluntary taxation.
Made by labor? Yes, made by labor that
works fewer hours than any labor on earth.
Made by labor that, conservatively estimated,
received $1 75. as against the average of the
competitive labor In the world of $1. Oh,
gentlemen, it is not a few rich men that
make markets; nay. nay. It is the multi
plied millions on farms, in mine and in factory,
that work to-day and consume to-morrow,
and with steady employment and good wages
give us. with eighty millions of people, a
market equal to two hundred millions of
consuming people anywhere else on earth.
The farmer buys the artisan's product. The
artisan, being employed, buys the farmer'*
product. Th? wheels go round. You cannot
strike one great branch of labor In the re
public without the blow reacting on all pro
ducers. Well, are you satisfied with the com
parison from the manufacturing standpoint?
If not, let m» give you another illustration
that will p-rhaps go home to the minds of
men more quickly than th<? Illustration I have
combined manufactured products of Great
Rritaln, of Germany and of France. Where
do we get the market for It? Ninety-seven
per cent of this treat product — one-third the
world's product — finds a market among our
telves in the United States. And >et of this
product last year we sold to foreign countries
— 1 am tpeaktnz now of the manufactured
products— more than four hundred million dol
lar*. 23 per cent of our total exports, and
our total exports made and make us the great
est exporting nation en earth.
His Speech a Summons
To be serious for a moment, the Republican
party is a coverement through party and
through organization. Oh. you find people once
in a while who do not want any parties. As
lor* as you liave SO.000,000 people competent
for e< If -government they will organize and
• -ill the crganization a r>erty. The Republican
party, born ol the declaration that elave1"v is
v-ctionsl and freedom national, achieved" Its
flr*.t suece** in 1SC0 with Abraham Lincoln.
Secession, the war of the Union, you older
men recollect it well. We have one of the
Furvlvirs here. I was glad to see the conven- '
lion-git* him th? courtesies of the convention.
He Li !;•<¦; to make it possible that we could
have this convention.
Korty-four years ago. just about now, 1904,
what a contrast! A divided country, a bank
rupt treasury. no credit. The Republican
l>arty got power «nd under its great leadership
wrote revenue legislation upon the statute
i. .. ks and went back to the principles of
Washington and Hamilton, and legislation that
would produce revenue while placing duties
en Imports ro adjusted as to encourage «very
.M: • .' i' o" citizen to take part in the diversified
industries and resources of the country.
Will you »#ar with me for five minutes
¦While I eppak of the comparison as It vu
then upon the one hand of facts and the con
'riitlon to-day. In 18G0 we had been .sub
rtantlatly dominated for many years with the
free trade party: Insignificant in manufactured,
rrcat In agriculture. Under our |>ollcy. which
ha* been followed, with the exception of four
year*, from that time to this, the United
States remain* first In agriculture and by
leaps and bound* ha* diversified her Industries
until to-<5ay we are the greatest manufacturing
««untry on C»nd'» footetool. One-third- of all
the world'* rToductf that come from the fac
tory are made fn the United States by the
• peratlon and co-operation of American cap
ital and Amtrican labor and skill.
GKKAT HOME MARKET.
' Let uh make one other statement— our pro
lucte every year are greater than the entire
Now, thTf is not one of you that raises
chickens, as I do. but what understands that
when the htn comes off the nest with one
r-Mcl.en the does more scratching and makes
mere coie«> than the motherly hen that is
fortunate with twenty-three. Our friends, the
rnrjry. will have the enthusiasm; we take the
\otes in November.
"WE TAKE THE VOTES."
I might illustrate further: I don't know
that !t Ir necessary. I see some of my former
friends before me — my comrade. Colonel
Louden, and various others.
It la a contest that makes enthusiasm. In
1904. as in 100ft, everybody has known for
t»(he months past who Is to be our standard
bearer in this campaign. We are here for busi
ness. I wonder if our friends, the enemy,
would not be glad of a little of our kind of
to enter upon the chase, that was awfully
Ftrrmious and awfully enthusiastic. But when
fhe Raid "yes," thm good relations were es
tabliolted and we went on evenly throughout
the balance of our lives.
thusiartic if they *ould give us a nod of the
head, or ihe trip-away, catch-me-lf-you-can
Then came a delightfully refreshen
ing and humorously frank, avowal.
Kach of the thousands of listeners re
celveJ a confidential tip. The Speaker
had "ritten his first speech and had
tried to memorize it. Uut he did not
have the slightest intention of follow
ing it. He knew the inspiration would
come — had come — and he just wanted
a free hand to cut loose.
"So let us ramble awhile." That is
¦what he said. And then he abandoned
himself to his liifiitless store of pro
lound political sagacity and his orig
inal and characteristic vocabulary.
Throughout his address the cheering
was generous, intelligent and appre
ciative. Said he:
Gentlemen of the convention— For the first
tune in my life I put in black and •white
enuug-h STt^nccs to contain 25CO words to eay
to you. I have tried to memorize it. but can
not. I ha\e given it out through the usual
r-ha&Tiels to the preat audionce, and now B
must cither bee to be excused entirely, or I
ir.utt do like we do down In the House of
It .-present at lvt-e under the live-minute rule and
make a lew remarks. But that no man shall
r*y that I have made * great speech, I will
t-ft that matter at rest by faying that from
beginning to end I heartily Indorse every
statement of fact and every tvntlm**«*. that was
ptven you yesterday from the temporary pre
»!Jiner officer in the greatest epee£». ever de
livered at a convention.
Now let me so on and ramble. And. first.
they ray that there is no enthUElasm In this
convention. O;ntknvn, the great river that
has its thirty fo?t of water rising in the moun
tain* and growing in depth and breadth down
to th* ocean bears upon its bosom the com
merce of that section of land that It drains
and bear* it out u> the world. It is a silent
river, and yet the brawling river that Is like
to tr;" river Plattc. out in Nebraska, that is
5'j-jrtefm milcb wide and four inches deep,
ntikes more noise than the bigger river.
When we were young folks, twenty years ago,
tt€ went to e»e our b*?t girls. We were en-
A FRANK AVOWAL,.
'"protection" in the hall. There was
an enthusiastic indorsement of the
belligerent attitude of the -chairman.
The fighting Fpirit of the delegates was
c roused. This spirit did not vanish.
It was everywhere manifest — in refer
ences to the past, in the memory of
the dead MoKinley, so long the cham
pion of protection; in the great por
trait of M*rk Hanna, whose last polit
litical advice vas to "stand pat"; in
the fighting Speaker of the House of
Kepresentatives; in the positive and
emphatic tones of the chairman of the
committee on resolutions; in every
word of the platform and in the cheers
vhich rose from the delegates to be
«aught up and re-echoed in the gal
leries. The gavel wielded by the
Speaker — more like a bung-siarter than
a parliamentary weapon— was emblem
atic of the spirit which controlled the
convention. It was protection by light
ing for it and by forcing the fighting.
Speaker Cannon's oratory was de
cidedly to the liking of the convention.
He established cordial relations even
before he had uttered a word. He
Hood in siler.ee for a moment on a
toxiRue-like projection in the center of
the platform. His face fascinated. It
'¦xpressed abundant humor, strangely
u!eided with virile pugnacity. He way
pausing to think hov.- to begin. His
thoughts were pictured in his face.
They were pleasant; they were inspir
ing. Instinctively he drew himself up
and characteristically raised his hand
for a gesture even before he spoke.
From th<? ircmer.t Cannon entered
the arena wftfr gavel In hand there was
CHICAGO, June 22.— Those who were
disappointed yesterday at the lack of
enthusiasm in the Republican National
Convention found no fault to-day. Per
haps there was needed the fightin?
declarations of the party representing
the majority of the American people
fcnd' the responsibility of the Govern
ment, for ex-Secretary Root, in his
eloquent and powerful speech as tem
porary chairman, did not advance upon
fighting grounds. He barely mention
ed the tariff. Bui Speaker Cannon
threw out the o!d shiboieth of the party
the instant he i^ecured the savcl. and
he left no doubt as to where the parly
ttood. lie took a bold position on the
f.»Thting line for protection to Ameri
£:>ecial lasi-arch to The Call
MADISON. Wis., June 22.— "We are
going before a higher court, and I do
not care what the credentials commit
tee reported in Chicago. The situation
is not understood there, and the dele
gates did not want to learn," said Gov
ernor La Follette to-day. "Our cam
paign is ready to go on, and we are
ready to meet any move the 'stalwarts'
may make. The State Central Com
mittee will meet on Friday, and wa
will at once proceed to business. Our
dependence is on the people."
Gilbert E. Roe. who had aubmltted to th«
National Committee an elaborate argument on
b«Sclf of Isaac Stechenson. Robert M. La
Follette. John M. Stout and W. I>. Connor
and their alternates, appeared before your
committee and submitted a communication
from the eontestlns delegation represented la
part by htm. This communication is ap
pended to the report of your committee.
Your committee, resentlntr the false Imputa
tion which said communication placed upoa
the entire National Committee and upon your
committee by Us Impeachment of the good
faith of both of said committees. ar.J upon the
Netlonal Convention by its assumption that con
testing delegations could not secure a fair and
Impartial hearing' and a determination accord-
Ing to the truth and right of the case from
your committee or by appeal to the -onventton.
proceeded, notwithstanding the wi.adrawal of
said contest by said communication, upon th-»
•rounds therein stated. In Justice to itself ana
to this convention, after notice to both sides t<>
tppear, decided to Investigate thoroughly the
fact3 of eald case.
An outburst of cheers greeted the an
nouncement that the credentials com
mittee had decided in favor of the
"Stalwart" faction in Wisconsin. Th»
statement of the committee, giving Its
reasons for its decision on the Wiscon
sin case, was heard in complete silence,
the convention showing intense Interest
In the report in this particular. On this
contest the report says:
To tha contest over the «el«*ate»-at-Iarj»
*nd thtlr alternates from Wisconsin uausuai
consideration has been Given by tha sub-com
mittee and the full committ*-. The contest
was latently heard by the- National Commit
tee for «lx hours, being argued on behalf of
both sides by counsel before that committee,
the book and printed argument being suj>
pllsd by both aides to th» Individual members
of that committee, and at the end of such pre
sentation that committee, beinic fully advised
as to the material facts and tha merits of th*
controversy, unanimously voted to olace on
the permanent roll as delegates-at-large John
«:. Epooner, J. V. Quarles, J. W. Babcock and
Kmll JUa-nsch. with M. O. Jeffries. D. E.
Illordan. Richard Meyer Jr. and John M.
Keller as alternates.
CHICAGO, June 22.— Th» report of
the committee on credentials, which
was promptly adopted by the National
Convention to-day, was presented by
The first part of th» document related
to those contests In which the action
of the National Committee wu upheld.
The report in this connection was re
ceived with a ripple of applause, which
was slightly accentuated when the de
cision placing both the "Lily Whites"
and the "Black and Tans" of Loulsana
Decision Against the La
Follette Faction Is
Campaign Spirit of the
Convention Adopts the
Report of Credentials
March. That he is coming to Washing
ton to consult with the President is
taken as an Indication that he may en
ter official life.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. .THURSDAY.. JUNE 23,. 1904.
"JOE" CANNON'S LOGIC AND QUAINT WIT SWAY VAST CONVENTION THRONG
THEY ARE HUM31ERS.
Be sure to collect this series.
EVERY ONE A WINNER.
8. "Mother and Child," by
9. "Head Over Heels," by
• Brown (H. A.). - .
10. "A Serious Case," by. nose-
Look at this attractive list:
1. "A Grass Widow," by Bry-
2. "FootHsht Favorites," by
3. "Temptation," by Bryson.
4. "The Girl in Yellow." by
5. "Innocence," by Bryson.
6. "Constance." by Kleiner.
7. "Rosamond," by Klchtcr.
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