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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1896.
Continued From Flrat Face.
ing which the generals were not permitted
to utter a single word to the crowd.
It Is due to some of the Bryan men to
tay that tlier did their utmost to prevent
the disorderly and disgraceful conduct of
the members of the club and other ruffians.
Mrs. Palmer and Sirs. Buckner w ltnessed
the assault upon their distinguished hus
bands, and several women and children
in the crowd were knocked down and
trampled upon by the rioters.
MAY TAKE' HIS ADVICE
Central Palmer Practically Crircs III
Democratic Hearers afAVnrrens
bnrjt f t Vote for McKinley. '
Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. SO. (Special.) The
Republicans closed their campaign In John
son county to-day with a Brand demonstra
tion at Warrensburg. "Fully 8,000 "people
participated and it seemed as If the entire
country side had taken a day off. -This
morning' a" bis parade over -a mile in length
took place. In which there were ' many
beautiful floats. General') Palmer arrived
from Sedalia at 3 o'clock. Seven consoli
dated1 '"bands of music, in all nearly 200
musicians, lined up at the depot and played
him a hearty welcome. He was escorted
to an open vehicle by Mayor C. E. Clark
nmld the hearty cheers of the assembled
multitude. Just at this juncture an amus
ing Incident happened. An old lady sitting
In the float arose as the general arrived
end gave him a hearty kiss. General Pal
mer was not a bit disconcerted.
General Palmer was carried to one of
the floats by a dozen men, and introduced
by Dr. W. Pope Teaman, who made a. Ave
minutes' talk. General Palmer's speech
was short. He said, among other things:
"This, my fellow citizens, -is an unex
pected ovation, and Is a full recompense
for the Insult cast upon General Buckner
at the town of Fayette, where he was de
prived of the privilege of free speech. I
promise you, my fellow Democrats, I will
not consider It any great fault if you, de
cide, next Tuesday to cast your Tjallots for
WJHIam McKlnley, although you may. If
you -desire it, vote for Palmer and Buck
ner." At night a torchlight procession, display
of fireworks by Jlolden and Warrensburg.
flambeau clubs and addresses by ex-Governor
E. 0."".Stanard, of St. Louis; J. J.
Williams .and Professor W. C. "Boteler, of
Kansas City university, and others closed
WELL RECEIVER AT MOBERLY.
Bryan Men Attempt Disturbance, but
Are- Quickly Quieted by
Moberly, Mo., Oct. 30. (Special.) Gen
erals Palmer and Buckner were met here
this morning at the depot by a crowd of
about 1,000. Not a few of the listeners
were ladies. The sound money men, who
were largely In the majority, wore big yel
low badges. An attempt was made by
pome Bryan men to hoot at the distin
guished party, but the sound money men
quickly overawed them. General Palmer
spoke 'at some length. He told his hearers
that the present campaign is not so much
one of men as it Is one of sound princi
ples. He askedl them to ponder the views
advanced by Bryan, Vest and Cockrell,
and to vote soberly and not with passion.
He termed the. financial policy advocated
by Bryan as an Asiatic policy. He was not
interrupted during the course of his talk.
.G. Robertson, of Mexico, National Demo
cratic committeeman, also made a speech.
UOOMIXG CANXOX AND CHEERS.
"Palmer and Buclcner Given nn En
thnzlastlc Reception at Seilnlln.
Sedalia, Mo., Oct. 30. (Special) The spe
cial ..train icarrying the National Demo
cratic candidates for president and vice
president. Senator John M. Palmer and
General Simon B. Buckner, arrived from
Hannibal at, 1:25 o'clock this afternoon.
The train was greeted by the booming of
cannon and cheers went up from 5.000
people who had assembled at the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas depot. R. Graham, of St.
Xouls, then stepped upon the rear platform
cf the rear coach and introduced General
Buckner, who spoke briefly, and' was fol
lowed by Senator Palmer. The latter gen
tlemen left an hour later for Kansas City,
.while General Buckner went to Jefferson
City and goes from there to St. Louis.
THE STOP AT BOOXYILLE.
Bl Crowd Give the Generals a. Cor
Boonvllle, Mo., Oct 30. (Special.) Sena
tor Palmer and General Buckner spoke
from the platform of their car here at noon
to a large and orderly audience, by whom
they were well received and heartily ap
plauded. More than 2,000 men and women
wearing yellow badges and flowers listened
to General Palmer's sound money gospel, j
"We have just seen at Fayette what we
may expect under a Bryan government!"
Bald General Palmer. "The car was sur
rounded by a mob that hopped up ahd
down and howled. They were probably
trying to stand on the Chicago platform.
"I stood there for fifteen minutes smok
ing my pipe and not saying a word, yet I
dare say we made votes at Fayette."
LOXG WAIT AT INDEPENDENCE.
Crowds Eager to Hear a Simon Pure
Independence, Mo., Oct 30. (Special.)
Generals Palmer and Buckner passed
through this city last evening en route to
Kansas City. It was expected that, the
generals would be greeted at the Liberty
Ptreet depot and there a large crowd gath--ered.
The crond was disappointed, how
ever, for word soon came to the effect that
the special was delayed and would only
stpp at the main line depot, over a half
ftnlle away. This disheartened many, but
the largest portion of the crowd pressed
on to the Missouri Pacific' depot and walt
zed patiently for the coming of the train,
At 6 o'clock the train pulled into the de
pot and the generals appeared on the rear
platform. General Palmer greeted the
waiting crowd, but owing to limited time
his remarks were short
It was given out yesterday afternoon that
a. crowd of Bryan shouters would try to
capturo the train and that steps were un
der way to repeat the Insults to the gen
erals which have been offered at several
points in Missouri. When the campaign
managers heard of the plan they at once
set about to stop It knowing th ultimata
result of such proceedings. Some roughs
attempted to raise a Bryan cry at the
depot but it was weak and inconsequential,
for the crowd wanted to hear a simon pure
GENERAL PALMER ARRIVES:
Reached the City at 0i30 O'clock, Aft
er an Eventful Trip Across
General .Palmer and party reached the
city at 6:30 o'clock yesterday evening, after
an eventful trip across the state, beginning
with Hannibal early yesterday mornings
Tha trip was distinguished, for. the .splen
didly enthusiastic .reception accorded the
party at all but two or three points In "the
Itinerary. These exceptions were '.character
ized by a disgraceful rowdyism on. the part
of Bryan hoodlums, who offered actual vio
lence to the distinguished soldiers and
statesmen. Generals Palmer and Buckner.
At Paris and also at Fayette the proceed
ings were simply outrageous, crowds of
ruffians not only shouting for Bryan but
even attempting to ly hands on Generals'
Palmer and Buckner, who were unable to
be hea-d. At other points on the trip an
enthusiastic hearing was extended. The
riotous actions of the hoodlums at Paris and
Fayette disgusted hundreds of men who
otherwise would have voted for Bryan and
the Indignities offered to such men as John
31. Palmer and Simon B. Buckner will have
an important bearing upon the result of the
alactisa la .this state. Jt .will add thouvl
sands of votes to McKinley and Lewis.
The party which arrived here was com
posed of General and 'Mrs. Palmer; Judge
Chester-"H. Krum, of St Louis; Judge E.
H.Norton, of Platte Cityt Rev.W. Pope Yea
man, of Columbia: Captain R. E. Ander
son, of Hannibal; H. G. Hart of Warrens
burg; Albert Lee, of St Louis, and the
committee which went from Kansas City
Thursday night to meet- the distinguished
party, which was as follows: L. C. Kraut
hofr, J. McD. Trimble. J. J. Williams, D.
P. Thomson. Judge F. M. Rlck and others.
On arrival at the Union depot the, party
was met bv a reception committee of old
soldiers. Jed by General H. F. Devol. Car
riages were in waiting and the party was
driven to the Coates House.for dinner.
General Buckner, candidate for vice presi
dent, left the party at Sedalia and proceeded
to St. Louis. General Palmer left last night
after his speeches for St Louis, .where he
ind General.Buckner will review the great
sound money parade this afternoon and
speak this eenlng. They .will leave for
their homes to-morrow.
THE BRYANITE OUTRAGES,
General Pnlmer Tells of the Treat
ment Received nt Pnrls
-t j ? and Fnycttie. i
After spending a -few minutes in his
room, removing travel stains, the general
ran the gauntlet of the '-big crowd in the
hotel lobby anxious to shake hands with
him, and went to the barber shop for a
shave. Thence he repaired to the hotei
bar and on tho way encountered Colonel
L. H. Waters. e
"Why, hello! .Louis!" shouted the gen
eral. "Glad to -see .you! Let's see you're
living here now?"
"O yes. Been here for years."
"No, thanks. 'I don't care for anything
to drink. You're looking well, general.
How old are you?"
"That was bad business at Paris and
"Yes; it was bad at .Paris but Fayette!"
And the general paused to wipe his
mouth on the bar towel.
"At Fayette they gave.us a pretty warm
reception. Wfoy.'soi-e of the ruffians at
tempted to" thrust the picture of Bryan In
our faces. First time in 'the, campaign that
such a thing has happened to us. You see
It was Buckner's' turn to talk, and they
hottled him down entirely.
"Let's see you - were a" member of the
Illinois legislature when . Governor Rey
nolds was, speaker of-the house, weren't
Colonel Waters said he was.
"Well, you. know I y. as. a member of the
state scnate,at that time. One. day I was
down In thehouse" when' there was a mat
ter of especial interest up- Everybody was
trying to talk,.and someone moved the pre
vious question'. He caught Governor Rey
" 'Mr. Speaker," said he, 'have I got the
" 'Yes,' said Reynolds, "you've got the
floor, but you can't -say a d word!"
"That was like the situation, at Fayette.
General Buckner had the floor, but he
couldn't say a d 'word."
This story was the. signal for the party
to break up. ' General Palmer went up to
dinner, and the others went out into the
lobby to hear the band play.
General Palmer commanded the division
In "which Colonel Waters fought at Stone
river and Chlckamauga, and was after
ward promoted to commander of the Four
teenth corps. They were members -of the
Illinois legislature at the same time. Colo
nel Waters, was a Whig and- voted for
Abraham Lincoln for United States sen
ator, while 'General Palmer was an anti
Nebraska Democrat and voted untiringly
for Lyman Trumbull for the same position.
They made Tip reference to this at their
meeting .last night, however,, as old differ
ences were lost sight .of irv.jth'e present
struggle, ln'whlch. both are enlisted upon
the Elie of sound money.
GEN. PALMER AT THE GILLISS.
A MngTillJcentAudlenceGrfeta the
General Palmer addressed va magnificent
audience which filled the Gilliss to over
flowing last night. Many hundreds of peo
ple were unable to gain admission. Gener
al Palmer was half an hour late in arriv
ing. He was escorted by a detachment of
Grand Army men, and when he came upon
tho stage he was given an ovation.
Judge E. H. Norton, the venerable jurist
of Platte City, presided, and made a short
speech. In which ho said:
"I duly appreciate the honor of presiding
over such a large audience of citizens of
the queen city of the West. (Applause.) I
have been voting the Democratic ticket for
more than fifty years. (Applause.) My
first vote was cast "in ISM for James K.
Polk. At every election since then I have
voted for a Democrat. There assembled in
July at Chicago a Democratic convention,
commissioned to reiterate, to reaffirm and
to express the tenets and principles of the
Democratic party. That' convention failed
to comply with that commission, with
which it had been entrusted. (Applause.)
Instead of reiterating the old principles of
tho Democratic party, it sacrificed and
murdered those principles for Populistlc
ana anarchistic votes. (Cheers.) It at
tempted to swallow the Populist party, and
became itself swallowed. It nominated as
its candidate a Populist, who four ycara
ago bolted the Democratic ticket and voted
for Weaver. (Applause.) Having failed to
comply with the commission given to it by
the Democracy, the old-time Democrats,
who had the Jcffersonian Democracy in
their blood, who had fought for those prin
ciples in sunshine and storm, in defeat and
in success, felt called upon to preserve the
.Democracy. A grand body of men assem-
Dieo. at inoianapous. more raan wi aeie
gates, representing more than forty states,
men who had never worshiped at another
than a Democratic shrine. They adopted
a- Democratic platform; they nominated
Palmer and puckner as their candidates.
(Cheers.) They represented the time-honored
Democracy, and they are the only
Democratic presidential candidates in -the
field. (Cheers.) v
"I now have the honor of introducing a
man who by his services as governor of
Illinois, by his services as a soldier on the
field when the life pf the nation was at
stake, by his services in the legislate e
halls of his state and or the nation, hat
made his name a household word General
John M. Palmer, of Illinois, candidate of
the National Democracy for president of
the United States." (Prolonged cheering).
General Palmer's Speech.
General Palmer was given a magnificent
ovation when he arose to speak. For sev
eral minutes the vabt audience cheered
and cheered again. Quiet. was finally re
stored and General Falmer began his
"I am greatly obliged to you, my fellow
citizens," he said, "for your kind recep
tion. I may be a stranger to your streets,
but I am acquainted -with many of your
people. 1-hnve "met since I came to Kansas
City a number of men whose acquaintance.
I made I can't tell how long ago. They
wore the blue when I knew them. (Ap
plause.) Honest, honorable.- they served
their country and thev have I was going
to say Jny love they have my kind re-'
gards. There are many of, them in, youn,
city. I have met them and congratulated
them that we lived; while our comrades
had fallen we were spared.
"I am delighted to find so many earnest,
patriotic men In this part of Missouri. I
knew there were many' who were patriotic,
bnt I fear som are misled and have for
gottenthe faith' theyonceprofesed. Still,
they are free men; they have, a right to
think' anddo and vote as theyplcase. If
there Is any principle I value more highly
than my own personal rights. It is that
every American citizen has a right to form
opinions on all public questions and can
go to the ballot box and in a manly, ear
nest, patriotic spirit cast his ballot and
express his lhare of the control of this
T have been better paid than most can
didates on this long trip across the coun
try I am taking. I went first to Chicago,
from which almost everything radiates.
I went to Michigan, Ohio. Kentucky, Ten
nessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Wisconsin.
Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and now Mis-
ouri. . I. moved all tha .time la company
vUth my distinguished associate on the
National Democratic ticket. General Buck
ner. (Applause.) We were once opposed
to each other on the battlefield, where
great questions are settled that admit of
no other disposition. But the war is over
and in the North and South we were re
ceived by all the people with the greatest
respect and regard. We .were regarded, not
as representatives of the blue and gray,
but as the representatives of a- restored
nationality. (Cheers.) General Buckner
and I agree that this government of, ours
ought to .enforce its, own laws by its own
agency. "(Applause.) Since I came' into
this state, I have been told that one. of 'the
declarations of the Chicago platform is
predicated on an act or declaration of
Gen. Palmer and Federal Interference
"It has been my misfortune that my vir
tues have been rarely imitated, while my
faults have been followed. Years ago I
had a controversy with General Grant and
General Sherman and General Sheridan.
It was after the war, and federal troops
were sent to Chicago at the time of the
Chiccso lire. 'The controversy was over
federal interference, but there was never a
pretense that United States troops, were
for any federal purpose. In my correspond
ence with General Grant I distinctly ad
mitted, as-.I ndw affirm, that not only has
the federal government the right, but it is
The National Democratic Candidate for
Buckner, Was Assailed
its duty, to enforce the laws of the United
States whenever and wherever they are
disregarded or violated. (Cheers.) All the
correspondence distinctly admits that prop
osition. In one of my letters I stated that
unless those troops were there for some
federal purpose I asked that they be with
drawn or their Instructions so modified as
not to interfere with tho affairs of the
state of Illinois.
"Democrats have always maintained that
these two systems of government are in
dependent of each other; that the powers
of these two governments, patriotically ad
ministered, could not come into collision.
But in the Chicago convention.a resolution
was introduced condemning the acts of the,
president in enforcing postal-and Interstate
commerce laws. The language Is obscure,
but the purpose Is certain. It says that the
United States has no right to interfere in
local affairs. I grant that proposition, if
local disturbances do not interfere with'the
laws of the United States. But our na
tional government must enforce its own
Brynn Exaggerate Distress.
"Another consideration occurs to me. I
have been delighted and astonished at the
evidences of prosperity I have found North
South, East and West. Tho people are
prosperous and happy. Even to-day, as I
came through your state, at one of the
towns where General Buckner was to ad
dress the pecple, ho was not allowed to
speak by a mob that overwhelmed him
with noise. Yet that mob seemed to be
well clad and well fed, with no other faults
than impudence and ignorance. (Cheers.)
You have had pointed out to you the suf
ferings of the people of the United State?.
I expected to And hungry and excited men;
but I found no evidences of hunger or
nakedness. Everybody seemed to have re
ceived all reasonable rewards of industry.
There Is no reasonable cause of complaint,
except reasons that will occur at Intervals
and which will disappear when the people
furnish to the world absolute proof that
they are honest (Cheers.)
The Financial Qncstlon.
"In some degree business Is languishing.
Why? It is not certain that the people will
adhere, to their present system or whether
they will demand an adulterated and de
graded currency. (Applause.) Prosperity
will return when you settle that Question,
as you will settle It next Tuesday. (A voice
"Hurrah for Bryan," and cries of "Put him
"No, let him remain," said General Palm
er. "On every good farm there nrist ba
all kinds of animals. (Cheers.) It is the
misfortune of such men that all their argu
ment Is ono of these singular character
istic brays. (Cheers.) The Lord made him
and He made a poor job of it Let him
"Within my memory this magnificent
country of Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska
has been settled up. I was astonished to
find large cities in these new states. All
these results have been achieved without
any disturbance of our existing standard
of values. (Applause.)
-"They talk about cheap money and the
people being In debt The way to pay your
debts Is to be industrious and honest and
prudent I don't propose to go into this
question extensively. When wo started
out in this controversy. Democrats and
Democrats who have become Populists
presented an issue that they thought was
perfectly new. That Is to say, in 1S92 the
Populists adopted -a platform demanding
the unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio
of 16 to 1. The Democrats declared In favor
of both gold and silver, but on such terms
that every dollar, whether gold, silver or
paper, must have equal power In the mar
kets and in the payment of debts. That
was Democracy and free coinage was Pop
ulism. The Chicago convention was called
under Influences I need not "describe. Its
purpose was to commit the great" Demo
cratic party to free coinage and kindred
heresies. It was well understood at the
time of the Chicago convention that tha
'Populists at St Louis would nominate the
same candidate. That convention adopted
'the last year's bird's nest of Populism.
Who Are the Bolters. ,
"They say we'are bolters: that we refuse
to support the nominee of a pemocratic
national convention. I say I do. That con
vention took the Populist platform of four
years ago and made it the central theory
'of Chicago Democracy. Then theynomi
nated a candidate who had voted for
Weaver in 1S52 against Grover Cleveland.
Then they permitted the St Louis Popu
lists to Indorse Bryan. There was fusion
arranged In many of the"states where Pop
ulists and Democrats should furnish a com
mon lectoral ticket Well, the Democrats
of the' United States I mean the Demo
crats, not Populists (applause) don't take
kindly to that Mr. Butler, the leader of
the Populists, says they have swallowed
the Democracy. It is rather difficult to tell
which has swallowed the other. The Pop
ulists made the nomination. The Demo
crats met at Indianapolis; they, made a'
nomination, and I am the representative of
that convention. (Cheers.) I am no Pop
ulist I am no Republican. I am a Demo
crat, straight (cheers), a Democrat who be
lieves in honest money (applause), in a
gold standard, in the honest payment of all
debts, public and private. That Is Democ
racy as I understand It
Prosperity Under the Gold Standard.
"I have seen the gold standard prevail
for forty jears. These farms and great
cities have grown up: great railroads have
been built, and all this growth and pros
perity has taken place in that time. Money
was never so abundant or so cheap as now.
Those who have money out are a little
anxious about getting their security. These
are the 'plutocrats.' A plutocrat is a man
who has money out and wants it hack.
(Laughter.) You can buy money cheaper
than ever before if you give any kind of
reasonable security or assurance that you
will pay it back in money as good as you
"They say the gold standard Is British. I
Ceny that, but I affirm that if it 13 true
England under a gold standard has made
the world tributary to her, I should like to
see the American people adhero to that
standard ami make tho world tributary to
us. (Cheers.)' The result of a. gold stand
ard in England has been to make the world
England's deblor. If we do the same, ad
here to the samo policy, will not the same
result occur? Of all the vilo and mean
N M. PALMER.
President, Who, With General Simon B.
by Missouri Popocrats.
things in the world( cowardice is the most
detestable. I respect the Britich. Once I
wanted to fight them; it was about the
time of the Mason and Slidell affair, you
know. But I assert that the Ameri
can people are the equal of the British or
the Germans or the French or any people
on earth. (Cheers.) I would not turn my
back on a policy which would relieve us of
the necessity of competing with Great
Britain and adopt the policy of the Greaser,
tho Chinese, the Japanese and all the mis
erable, rice-eating nations. (Cheers.1) We
aro invited to decline open competition and
adopt a monetary system that resembles
that of such countries ,as I have named.
Mexico, Japan, China, India and the South
American republics. That Is what the
Populists demand.1 (A 'voice,-' "Ho'w about
Egypt; she Is on a gold 'standard?") Why,
there are parts of China where the people
have never heard of the war between China
and Japan. I am not afraid of competition
with any nation- on earth. Let us compete
in the marketB of the world and have the
best money and not sneak out, as Is pro
posed by the Populistlc ami sooalledi Demo
cratic party. (Cheers.)
"We hava a standard based on gold. By
that standard all you have is measured.
Tho proposition is that you, for some rea
son or another, adopt another standard.
They talk about bimetallism, which simply
means what a man ia St. Paul who had
one leg shorter than the other said it
means having one standard shorter than
another. Bimetallism never existed. No
body believes in it I pauso for someone
to say he does. (Several replied "I do.")
I understand that you mean that free coin
age will produce a dollar equal in accept
ability and value to gold. (Several said they
did.) Then you are in favor of a gold
standard, for you have measured your sil
ver in gold. (Cheers.) All you promise is
that your silver dollar -will be equal to
gold. Your standard is a gold dollar. Now
is that possible?
Experience With Free Colnnsre.
"All I know of these things is derived
from the experience of other nations. In
Mexico they have a silver dollar with more
silver in it than ours, but it is worth only
C3 cents. In all these nations, China,
Japan, India and South America, they have
free coinage, yet the value of their silver
is precisely equal to the bullion value of
the silver in the dollar. (Applause.) What
reason have you to believe that the United
States can produce any other result? Some
say we have a larger need for silver. Bry
an says silver will go to $1.29 an ounce
under free coinage from 64 cents. I un
derstand there are some gentlemen In this
city who believe this Is supported by sound
reasoning. One of your senators In his at
tempt to Increase the value of the silver
dollar proposed that it be coined at a ratio
of 20 to 1. He did not regard the ratio of 16
to 1 as satisfactory. The other Fenatof
from this state said that free coinage
would enhance silversome and reduce gold
soma and that the point where they met
would be the standard. Others have pro
posed other ratios. Bryan says simple free
coinage and the legal tender power will
put "silver up to $1.29, its coinage value.
You can't give to silver a' local value in
the United States. Because, assuming that
Jefferson and Hamilton were correct when
they said that, the only question of the
comparative value of the two metals Is a
question of their commercial ratio', you
cannot fix any local value. You recollect
that -wheat recently rose at Liverpool by
reason of an Increased demand. All prop
erty does. To that rule silver and gold
are not exceptions. Silvervis worth 64
cents now; suppose it is efovated to 79
cents; silver bullion would start for the
country where It was worth 6 cents more;
put It up to SO cents: 'the current would
be still stronger; put it XS 90 cents; the
current would be still stronger. The price
of silver-must be raised all over the world.
This is the marvelous result Mr. Bryan
expects to achieve. (A voice. "Hurrah for
I Bryan.") Yes, hurrah for Bryan. Any
man that can do that will accomplish a
miracle and I say hurrah for him. (Ap
plause.) It Cannot Be Done.
"It cannot be done. Is It worth while to
attempt it? We have got an honest dol
lar. . We have 431,000,000 of silver dollars
which on account of the govemment'pledge
to keep them at a parity, are as good as
gold. Money was never so cheap.. Can you,
as sensible men, engage in such a struggle?
What have you gained. If you succeed?
The" proposition Is to double the value of
the property of these plutocratlo corpora
tions who own the silver mines. (Applause.)
It Bryan is right It will taks twenty years
to accomplish what heattempts. During
this struggle all our gold will disappear.
Silver under free coinage would sink to its
bullion value and cold would fly. A law
that has its foundation in human selfish
ness will drive gold out Two thousand
millions of our money will tie depreciated
one-half. Instead of good times, there
I would be stringency, embarrassment and
confusion for years to come. That is the
feast to which the, Populists invite' the
I country to sit down. Remember this when
you go to the polls next Tuesday. They ask
you to abandon your existing standard
and substitute another about which you
and I know absolutely nothing. No man
can tell how much our money will be
worth"; where our money will meet As
you love your country, da not involve it
in this struggle, which will benefit no one
but the mine owners.
Vote for Pnlmer and Iluckncr.
"I am about through. I trust you do not
think I try to dictate how jou shall vote.
Some will vote for Bryan, Some will voe
for -Major McKinley. (Prolongad cheering.
A ,voIce, Some will vote for you.") My
advice. to Democrats is to vote for Palmer
and Buckner. (Cheers.) You can't make a
mistake then; you will be sound in 'the
faith. - " ' '
"Ie believe the Democracy is honest and
that the American people" are honest.
Nothing will be gained by degrading tho
national standard or prices. I don't know
how many will follow my advice. I fear
that many or you are like a 'girl in Spring
fieldyou are promised to somebody else.
(Laughter.) But vote for Palmer and
Hcv. W. Pope Yenman.
At the conclusion of Cieneral, Palmer's
speech he left for the Turner" hall meeting
and Rev. ,W. Pope Yeania: mide a short
speech which was frequently applauded.
AN OVATION ATJURNER HALL
Old Comrades Crowded Around Gen
eral Pnlmer to Cheer and
Tnlk of Old Days.
General Palmer's address at Turner hall
was necessarily brief, as the venerable
leader of true Democracy was fatigued
with his recent tours through the state
and with much speaking. He was given a
splendid ovation by his old comrades-Inarms.
Some of, them stopped him as he
was comlngt up through the. aisle to the
stage, while others crowded upon the plat
form when he had finished speaking, eager
to shake his hand and exchange with him
some battlefield reminiscences, couched
in a half dozen words.
"You remember the Flatiron, general?"
"Let's see," said another, "I believe you
were wounded in the battle-of Chlckamau
ga!" "I belonged to the Fourteenth corps!"
"And I to the Thirteenth. Hopkins the
name, you know. I thought you'd remem
ber me.. Ha. ha!" ,
They were all pleased because the gen
eral remembered them, and if there was
an individual in the entire. party whom he
had forgotten-one would never think it
from his manner. -
Among those with whom he shook hands
was Captain Thomas H. Ijams, his orderly
in the battle of Stone river, and the pres
ent Republican candidate for the legislature-.
During his remarks later to the au
dience tho general said he hoped Mr.
Ijams would be elected because while serv
ing as his orderly he had been entrusted
with a very dangerous mission and had
discharged it faithfully. He had reference
to the time ho sent Orderly Ijams through
a raking fire into the woods after the
Hazen brigade. The brigade cam for
ward and turned the tide of the battle of
Stone river, and, incidentally, earned for
Orderly Ijams his shoulder straps.
"To the old soldiers present I desire to
express Jny most hearty thanks for their
cordial reception of me," said the general
in beginning. "I think an old soldier has
the right to be anything he wants to be.
If ho wants to be a Republican, well and
good, if a Democrat, so much the better
but always of -the old kind, the copper
riveted Democracy and I almost think an
old soldier has the Tight to be a Populist!
(Cries of "No! No!") But I should dislike
to see any of my old comrades associat
ing with that crowd.
"You have the right, if you choose, to
exercise it to cut your own pensions. If
you are now getting 12 a month you can
take JG if you wish, but you haven't the
right -to cut tho 'pensions of your com
rades. You haven't the right to deprive
them of their just deserts,-yet that is what
you would be doing If you vote for Bryan
and free silver. Free sliver will debase our
dollar. We know how much it Is worth
now, but we don't know how much it will
be worth under a Bryan system.
"A great many of you are wage-earners.
You know how much a day's work
is worth now, but you don't know how
much it will be worth under a free silver
standard. My comrades, we can't afford to
engage in this dangerous experiment.
"I don't feel like entering Into a discus
sion of this question to-night," continued
the general, showing for the first time
signs of fatigue, "but I am pleased to have
seen you and I would be glad if I could
take you by the hand, but that Is Im
possible. When I was In the senate I did
my best to get pensions for you and I
am glad to say that I was in a measure
successful. And now, my old comrades, it
is my wish- that God Almighty may be
kind to you all."
The audience arose en masse and the
men waved their hats and cheered for
Palmer. One wavering voice In the house
shouted. "Hurrah for Bryan!" but the cry
only elicited a succession of moans and
wails,, indicative of the funeral cortege.
Beyond this there was not an attempt to
disturb the meeting and everything passed
Charles L. Dean was chairman of the
meeting. While the audience was waiting
for the arrival of General Palmer, Judge
Chester Krum. of St. Louis, made a ring
ing talk for sound money.
HIS CHANGED ATTITUDE.
A Letter Written, by Consul General
Crittenden Which Proves nint
an Imitator of the Sil
ver Plated Goldbue.
Tho following letter, written by Thomas
T. Crittenden, consul general ' to Mexico
and formerly governor of. Missouri, shows
Mm to bo like tho rest.of the men who as
pire to Popocratio leadership. It proves
tha he changes his opinions upon vital
public questions to accord with what he
believes to be shifting public sentiment
Mr. Crittenden was appointed United States
consul general no Mexico by President
Cleveland three and a half years ago. and
w-as then avowedly in harmony with the
national administration upon the financial
question. Like William S. Cowherd, the
silver-plated goldbug candidate for con
gress, he continued to advocate sound mon
ey and condemn the freo silver heresy tip
to u few week3 ago.
Mr. Crittenden, on several occasions, ex
pressed the opinion that the sound money
policy advocated by President Cleveland
was "the only financial policy by which the
present high standard of the American la
borer's wages could be kept -up," until the
Democratic party, being -captured at Its
Chicago convention by repudiationlsts.'sec
tlonailsts, "anarchists and their ilk, was
blended Into the. Popocratic party, and
branded "itself a political cure for all Ills
to which the system of the government is
heir. True to his self and his policy,. Mr.
Crittenden suddenly discovered that the
free and unlimHed: coinage, of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1 was the policy by which
the American laborer, of 'whom Ir. Crit
tenden has so many times' asked-support in
his ofllceseeking, would receive increased
wages, get more work and. steadier work;
was the" policy by .which the Eastern bank
er would be benefited, if ho -were only able
to" understand It, because the "oScent 'dol
lar would Immediately appreciate on the
passage of theXree coinage la.w, and would
be worth 100 cents, or tho" equal of 'the
present gold dollar;" wis the policy by
which "the Western wage-earner would be
benefited, because the silver dollar would
be" a cheap dollar and would, therefore, bo
easier to get;" In fact the policy which
would support a dollar which would be
worth twice as much in the East es It
would ba in the West, according to tho
Popocratic presidential candidate's own ar
gument. Mr. Crittenden has cast his lot with the
party through which he. hopes to continue
to draw a salary from "the downtrodden
laboring man" and the banker, as hereto
fore. He has left his consulate to take
care of itself for a month ortwo while'Re
comes tack to join the Popocratic stump
speakers, and to tell them, as the other
political parasites have maliciously told the
voters, that "Mexico is mora prosperous
than the United States, and that the wage
earner in Mexico, under the free and un
limited coinage of silver, is far more pros
perous than the wage-earner In the United
States; where the gold' sharks have been
choking them to death since the most atro
cious crime in the history of the world, tho
crime of 1S73." Mr. Crittenden Is now
preaching this, doctrine. Ilehas taken, the
stump, is bearing privations, in order that
he may protect tho. poor wage-earner of
these great United States from the doom
to which the money , powers are surely
leading him. He' is doing all this purely out
of lovo for the American laborer. He hon
estly believes! In tho 'free and unlimited
coinage of silver so he says.
Learning of 'Mr. Crittenden conversion
to tho siiveT'cause in tho brief space of a
few w ceks, and that he was no w in Kansas
City and vicinity telllmr of the "prosper
ous Mexican laborer," and for the purpose
cf casting his vote for William Jennings
Bryan, of Lincoln, Neb., tho Popocratic
candidato for the presidency of the United
States, Hon. 'Nev Campbell,' of Mound City,
Kos., sends the following letter, which-iex-plains
itself, to C. J. Trigg, with the Kellogg-Newspaper
Company, of this city:
"Consulate General of the United States,
"Galle de San Diego. No..5,
"City of Mexico, Sept. 10, 1S9S.
"Nev Campbell, 'Esq., Mound City, Kas.
"My Dear Sir: I havo yours of Septem
ber 1. making Inquiries about the financial
condition of Mexico. Mexico as a country
is getting along quite well; is quite pros
perous -tor Mexico, and its administration
affairs axe as well manage!, as ably and
honestly managed, as economically man
aged, a3 that of any goverr-ment
"The United States money commands a
very large premium here, whether gold,
silver or paper, and United States drafts
are worth, a little more than the money.
To-day I presume you could obtain from 1S3
to ,190 for the money and drafts that is,
almost double the value of United States
money In Mexican money.
"Wages here are quite low. The day la
borer receives, about 50 cents a day, paya
ble In silver. These laborers live very
cheaply, not 'exceeding 15 cents a day for
living for each person. Food, 'tortillas,
frijoles, chile, and .the' fable is generally
tiit. irrnnnd: no knives', no forks, no plates.
and only a very cheap earthenware, which
thev make themselves, ana can ue wubui
for "a few centavos (cents) for each article.
Their drink is -water and pulque, generally
the latter, which can be had for a few
cents a quart, which to them is a pleasant
and stimulating drink.
"The' Mexicans are" a quiet and peaceable
people. The climate is superb the year
around, not excelled by that of any country
on eartK Of course, 1 speak with refer
ence to this city, having an altitudo of
about 7,500 feet above 'the sea level.
"Silver -is very good in -its place,, and
should not be wholly ignored in our coun
try, but still I would advise our people to
let the present gold standard remain un
changed. By remaining here a few months
or a few years it -would convince our, people
that wo do not want the free coinage of
silver at 16 to 1. opening our mints to the
world over Chinese, Japanese, English,
French, African and Australian. Very
truly yours. THO. T. CRITTENDEN,
SOUND MONEY MEETINGS.
A Score ot Meetings Held Darin the
Day and Last Sight Through
out the City.
The sound money .meetings held yester
day and last night were more than a score
in number. Th meeting at sound! money
headquarters was "addressed by Lawrence
Jones, president ot the Jones Dry Goods
Company, and his .speech, from the stand
point of a practlcalbusiness man, was
loudly, applauded. .
Mr. Jones also laid particular stress on
the honor ot the Western -mail and the
Eastern man, saying- that the desire of
every honest Western- business man was
w... ..'amf. Tyviini. In tt-ht namf value as
he borrowed it. The cry of coercion Is
ployer from coming forth in this cam
.!.... '"TO.. IntApneta nf .MTinlnVPr lUld 4m
ploye are mutual, and the Bryanltes ore
afraid the intelligence oi emiujir nu i
appealed to by the employer hence the cry
ui.v.i Tta iri intsilt fi the intelli
gence of the working people. National
integrity is dependent upon indivi&ual in
tegrity If we expect to prosper.
'm.'.M o tint 4i Hn!npss man In this coun-
try to-day but what he is abused and tra
duced and vmnea dj- m-u u-tnucsu-"""
which is trying to get possession of the
The other meetings during- the day and
at night were:
Fort Scott freight depot. Twelfth and
Santa Fe; speakers, C. F. Mead, W. L.
Stocking, Harmon Bell, S. B. Swansea, D.
J. nan. - ,
Union Pacific freight depot, platforrav at
west end; speaKers, l.-., s. roimrr, xj. a.
Twitchell, W. H. Brown, A.' R. Strother.
Southeast corner Eleventh.and Baltimore,
open air; speakers, G. I. Rosenzwelg. J. F.
Perdue, A. S. 'Marley, Morgan Perkins, S.
West end of Union depot platform, be
tween depot, and express office; speakers.
North side of Grand Central depot, Sec
ond and Wyandotte; speakers. . . .i
son, James C. Rleger, Henry Wollman,
The night meetings were:
Gray's hall. 623 Southwest boulevard;
speakers. C. E. Small, T. R. -Morrow, S. E.
,3,1 all.liu,, .. j. .-. .. .
Carr's hall, Westport; speakers, Gardiner
Lathrop, Frame itagerman, u. a. noimes,
2. -C. OlHWtl''
Orrison hall. Fifteenth and Brooklyn;
i... n A Va.1 Q TXT -finw T T
Meetings at odd hours were as follows:
Car house, east end of Independence ave
nue cable line, at U a. m.speakers. D. B.
Holmes,. J. H. Haikless.
.Car house. Tenth andEuclId at 31 a. m.;
speakers, D. B--Hamnef, L. H- Waters, R.
ra hnttoA Twelfth .Mid Charlotte, at 4
p. m.:'speaker9, D. B.-HamnerL. H. Wat
ers, it. a. namuign, . ,
Car house. Tenth? and Euclid, -at -4 p. m.;
speakers, D. B. Holmes, J. H. Harkless.
Milwaukee 'shops, Sheffield, at 7:30 p. m.;
'speakers, Henry Wollman, D. J. Haft.
Kansas City nut and bolt works, Shef
field, at 4:30 p. m.; speakers, Henry Woll
man, D. J. Half.
Sound Money Meetings To-day.
The following- sound money meetings are
announced for to-day noon:
Northeast corner Eighteenth and Forest,
open air: speakers, J. B. Hamner. L. H.
Waters, R. H. Hamilton, Morgan Perkins.
Armour packing house, loading dock;
speakers, T. R. Morrow, C. E. Small, Har
Market square, between city hall and
market house; speakers, T. S. Twitchell,
A. S. Marley, 'B. T. Hardin, I. N. Watson,
D. J. Haff.
The night meetings are:
Turner hall. Twelfth and Oak; speakers,
T. R. Morrow, C. E. Small, O. H. Dean,
Hall at Seventeenth and Dripps; speak
ers, James H. Cravens, C. A. Braley and
Meetings will be held as follows at odd
Car house, east end of Ninth street cable
line, at Ham.; speakers, D. B. Holmes, J.
Car house, at Eighteenth and Olive, at
11 a. m.; speakers,, D. B. Hamner,. L. II.
Waters, R. H. Hamilton.'
Car house, at Thirty-eighth and Main, at
A p. m.; speakers, D. B. Holmes, J. H.
Harkless.1' '- ' " "
Stock yards, rotunda of Exchange build
ing, at 10 a. m.; speakers, C. E. Small, J.
V. C. Karnes, Alexander New and others.
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DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
The funeral services of Richard W. Hock
cr. Jr.. the 11-monrhs-old son of Richard
Hoeker, the financial broker, who died
Thursday afternoon, will take place from
the family residence. 213 Troost avenue,
this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment
will take place in Forest Hill cemetery.
The funeral services of Charles G. Hop
kins, who diei? at his residence. US West
Tenth street. Thursday evening, will be
held from the house to-morrow afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock. Tho Rev. Henry Hopkins
wli; officiate. The remains will be placed
in the receiving vault at Union cemetery.
' MftTV T n-aiir ntrtk,? 1 .- Jf - 1
residence. 132S Broadway, yesterday after
u. inns iiinns. ine iunerai services will
take place from the house this afternoon, at
2 o'clock. Rev. George officiating. The re-
TTiatnt Will tlf KATlf tn TjuvAlfn.tti . .....
ial at 3:2S o'clock.
rTTlA fllTYOrftl OdPt-lnsa nf T Yj.
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Whft til AM Ot han hnma VTV9 Tr j. m ZtZ
street, Thursday.. will take place from Holy
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and burial will be ia Mount St. Mary's
City Halt Notes.
Mayor Jone? has issued a call for a SBe
claTmeeting of the council Monday night.
The board of' public works held a brief
meeting yesterday and approved an ordi
nance for paving Thirteenth street from
Mulberry to Hickory as a business street.
The Burlington, Route.
Nine hours ths shortest 11ns to Puret
J. E. Dager, Toledo, is at the Coates.
H. B. Strait. St. Paul, is at the Cootem,
W. O..Dean, Chicago, is at the Coates. .
J. M. Greer, New York, is at the Coates,
D. H. Kennett, St. Louis, Is at the Coates.
.W. S. Pickering, Columbus, O., Is at tha
H. B. Potter, Portland. Me., Is at th
W. P. Laramore, Cartinsville, Ga., Is at
Professor L. I. Blake, Lawrence; Is at
John B. Henderson, Waahlnrton, D. CL, Is
at the Coates-
J. J Lodge, New York, is at the Savoy.
B. E. Morgan, Omaha, is at tha Savoy.
A. L. Chase, ot Boston, Is at tha Mid
land. J. F.'McSwelle, of Omaha, is at tho Mid
land. Fred! Nelman, Lincoln, Neb.,, is at tha
M. F. Thornton, New York, Is at tha
.B.- & Buchanan. St. Louts, is at tha
George Copeland, California, is at New
jay Glenn, Montrose, CoL, ia at the New
Phil Boltz, of St. Louis, Mo., Is at the
C E. Schoellkopn-, Chicago, is at Hotel
J. M. Connell. of Pittsburg; Pa., is at.the
B. R. Grimes, Ashland, Kas., is at Hotel
C. J. Goss and wife, Denver, are at Hotel
F. L. Arnold, of New York, is at the
W. H. watklns, Indian Territory, U at
Charles R. Williams, Denver, Cat, la at
B. F. Jacobs, Carthage. Mo., la at tta
Julius Loosen, Okarche, L- T Is at tka
J. R. Thomas, Mount Leonard, Ma., la 4
the New Albany.
George Their, Jr., Ashland, Kas., Is at
John M. Thompson, of Newark; N. J., Is
at the Midland.
H. Lamb Smith, of Washington. D. C, is
at the Midland.
S. P., MeConnell. of Llttla Rock, Ark.,. Is
at the Midland.
W. Thompson ana wife, Joplln, Mo., ara
at Hotel Victoria.
George W. Bailey and wife, Brookfleld,
Mo., are at Hotel Victoria.
Robert A. Hicklln, a well known at
torney of Lexington, Mo., was In the city
yesterday. He said he Intended to locate
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practice ot his profession. He is well
known all over the state for his work In
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