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VOL. XIX.-NO. 271.
BULLETIN OF
THE ST. PflrUL GLOBE.
SI \»AY. SEPT. li 7, I*OC.
Weather fur Timlhi —
Fair, Warmer.
PAGB 1.
May Mate DtiiuMrntx Split.
Hrynn Talking In New England.
MeKinley AdrireKHeN 11 Delegations.
The «'ani|>alK'n'H Stranjce HeitfellowM. i
PAGE 3.
l>emo<-ratle t'onnty (ont I'lillonn.
PAGB 3.
FrnllK (it ii Kit ii ll.i (heap.
Bel*? Aunnr Illil Hrnkemrn.
PACK 4.
Editorial.
Proteat on Kiiunlisntton Hoard.
PAGE 5.
HuNfcia and Germany in Lmgae,
(;ladstiinr'K Plan Critiritied.
GoKNip t rotii London.
PAGE O.
J'lilmcr and Hucknrr at Uunkerville
l>i"rii|>i ion in Western Freight.
John Itoyd Timelier Drrlinik.
PAGE 7.
In the World of Labor.
Ut-ucon iiixl HiN Prize Bicycle.
PAGE 8.
FUhIMM of the Fall.
PAGE 9.
Me<lear> TalkM at Minneapolis.
MinncMiln County ConventionK.
PAGE 10.
Mliiix-itfkollN Defeats Indian apolia. '
Standing- of National Lniciic Team*, j
\Vcfcr« UreakK Athletic Records.
Play for the Temple Cnp. )
PAGE 11.
Opening of the Football Seanon.
MinncKoin Men Slum Ip Well.
AmoiiK the BicycliM*.
PAGE 12.
General Manager Hurt Promoted. '
\<"» tarn for Ihe Internrban.
PAGE 13.
In Musical CireleM.
The Story of a Hew Singrer.
Mcoln T«>xlit> Great Discovery.
PAGE 14.
Hook* of the Honr.
Notable Swindles in Mini-*.
!»-.*«• Staple*' Eightieth Birthday.
PAGE 15.
IltiKlm-** Ihui's Announcement.
PAGE 16.
Sociul \c>vs of St. Panl.
PAGE IT.
£n bur linn Social
The Latex! Thing in Sea Serpent*.
PAGE 18.
Secret Society \ew«.
Bar Silver, <»."> 5-Se.
< hmli Wheat in <hicn£o. «J5 3-Be.
Mo«-k* Moderately Active.
PAGE 10.
Mam* of the Pet>ple.
PAGE 20.
The Week at the Theater*.
Ostrich Farming in Arizona.
EVENTS TODAY.
Grand— The EnHign. S.lTi.
Central Pk <h— Binhop Warren. H>.;tn.
MOVEMENT OK STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK -Arrived: Etruria. Liverpool.
Sailed: La Gastcgne. Havre; Lmanta, Liver
pool: Mnnchen, Bremen: Fulda, Genoa, via
Gibraltar: .Maasdam. Rotterdam, via Bo
logne.
LIVERPOOL— Arrtred: Ces.erla. Boston-
York' Xt>W YOrk ' Sailed: ( ' a ropanla, NeW
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: New y O rk
New York. Sailed: Paris. Xew York
QIKKNSTOWX-Arrived: Umbria, New
i«rk. for Liverpool.
HAVRE -Sailed: La Bourgogne. Xew York.
-^ — . . —
oh. Mr. Watson, sit down a clay or
two and let Georgia speak.
The Massachusetts Democrat bars
and bolts the doors like a Kansas Pop
ulipt.
It had to come. A wedding party In
Illinois rode tc, church and back home
on wheels.
-^
Perhaps this Mould be a good place
for Mr. Hill to put in a few words on
"regularity" or something.
The Republican county ticket was
nominated on Friday, and may have a
Friday of a time getting elected.
The Corbett-Sharkey fighting matf-h
l« off. The talking match will there
fore be resumed with renewed vigor.
The czar would never forgive the
Kritiab if he should get the gout dur
ing his sojourn with the queen and her
ff.lks.
• — . . —
We will feel somewhat nearer the
north pole when Lieut. Peary lands
that forty-ton meteorollte which he
discovered at Cape York.
The pretty little feet of Trilby will
have to trip to the rear now. Dv
Maurier ha? another offspring which
he- desires the public to fawn upon.
A New Toik man rented a building
for a term of years containing .the
queer proviso that if Bryan should be
elected he would have the power to
cancel the lease.
. Canton Bulletin— A delegation of
Buffalo real estate men are holding a
reception on the MeKinley lawn. That
tattles it. The lawn will be carved up
Into lots before they go home.
The Pennsylvania!! who discovered
several tons of honey in a cliff doesn't
know whether he is in luck. There are
bees enough in the honey to protect
their product, and it ip an aggravating
rase of "so near and yet so far."
George Fred Williams has a Demo
cratic nomination for governor of Mas-
Kachuß«>tts, which was given him by
a packed convention. Mr. Williams
makes one of the most picturesque tar
get?; p\er seen in the old Bay State.
The Yale boys say they were only
iruilty of "horse play." They were
puilty of very bad manners. Most of
them are intelligent enough not to
ftgtfee with Mr. Bryan, but they shouid
havo beer, courteous enough to permit
him to finish his speech without seri
ous interruption.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
BAY STATE SPLIT
IMQIE AM) PICTI RESQI E POLIT
ICitL COXTKST FOI'GHT TO
THE BITTER K\U.
THREE CONVENTIONS HELD.
QPOBGM FRED WILLIAM!) FINALLY
.NOMINATED BY ALL THE SIL
VER FACTIONS.
HOXEST MONEY MEN WALKED Oil
Palmer and Bnekner Ticket Pot li I
the Field to Adtl to the < „u-
f union.
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 26. -Unique '
j and picturesque as have been scores of i
I notable political contests in this city,
none approached that which last night
and today wrought up the entire com
munity to the wildest pitch of excite
ment, and never has there been such i
an anomalous result as was 6hown at
the close of the day, when three cm- '
j ventions, held in different sections cf
| the city, named the same man for the ,
; head of the ticket, and that man i
George Fred Williams, for governor. !
The factional fight in the ranks of ihe
j hitherto united Massachusetts Democ- I
j racy can be traced back to the Chi- :
j cago convention last July, when, in the \
I struggle between gold and silver,
j George Fred Williams and a few othors :
; boldly left the majority of the Massa- j
) chusetts delegation and voted for the ;
free and unlimited coinage of silver.
Since that time the "rift in the lute"
has gradually become wider and bit- ]
terer, and charges of "traitors" and
"would-be dictators" were bandied
! about freely.
The climax was reached last even-
I ing, when, in the big Bryan rally "n
Music hall, Mr. Williams accused the
leaders with wanting to control the
state convention, and requested all
those who were in favor of his nomi
nation to stay all night in their seats,
so that no move might be made which
would deprive them of completing the
programme which had been marked
out by the silver leaders. Six hundred
of his followers obeyed to the letter,
and throughout the long night the
< vigil was kept. Every kind of ingenu
ity was tried to make the men vacate
the hall. The police were called upon
to clear the hall, but the young law
yers in the silver element made that
move unsuccessful, and, as a result, the
doors were locked and kept so until
3:30 this afternoon.
Bright and early today thousands of
men, scores of whom were delegates
from out of town, assembled around
Music hall, expecting the doors to be
opened at any moment that a com
i promise might ensue. Overtures were
i made by the members of the state cen
| t'.al committee and they were rejected
i by the men in possession cf the hall,
j who were fearful of treachery. The
i silver men on the outside then oiganized
in Hamilton Place, in response to the
suggestion of Hon. Timothy W. Coak
ey. the locked in leader of the silver rr.en
and whatever business was transacted
in the hall was indorsed by the outside
meeting.
The state committee then went to
| Faneuil hall, where a convention was
j held and the national candidates and
] the Chicago platform were indorsed and
1 Hen. George Fred Williams was nonii
! nated for gubernatorial honors. This
: action was protested by a number of
| gold standard Democrats, who with
drew in a body and placod a ticket
; fa\orable to Palmer and Buekiu-r in
the field on nomination papers.
In Wesley an hall, the state convention
of the Populist party was held ami im
mediately they heard that Williams had
i been nominated as the free silver can
i diciate for governor, they followed suit
i and placed him at the' head of their
| tic ket.
After the adjournment of the Demo
cratic state conventions, the gold stand
, ard wing of the party decided to place
j in the field, on nomination papers, a
' ticket favorable to the nominee and
, platform of the convention held in
Indianapolis early this month. This
j ticket, as filed- by the National Demo
, eratlc state committee of Massachu
i setts, includes presidential electors and
state officers, the latter being: Gover
; nor, Frederick O. Prince; lieutenant
gc vernor. James E. McConnell; secre
■ tary. Waldo Lincoln: treasurer. Horace
: P. Toby; auditor. Charles C. Spellman:
'attorney general. Harry F. Hurlburt.
Not for 18 years, at least, if ever in
j the history of the democratic party
ir Massachusetts, has the day of a
state convention dawned with so many
sensational preliminaries to the formal
i organization of the assembly of dele
; gates and so much uncertainty as to
' the developments of the convention.
, As a result of the refusal of the state
, committee, which la controlled by the
gold standard men. to admit delegates
to the convention hall by credentials
alone, and not by ticket, and the sen
sutional speech of George Fred Wil
liams, the silver leader and candidate
for the nomination for governor, day
: light found over 500 silver democrats
; entrenched in Music hall, where the con
! vention was to meet at 11 o'clock, de-
I termined to remain until the .meeting
adjourned in spite of all opposition,
j while the state committee and the gold
men were in conference at the Quincy
ht use trying to formulate a plan to
get the belligerents out of the hall.
When the silver men anouncod last
night that they intended to remain in
the hall until the convention was
over, a large force of police began to
. form on one side of the hall and on
the streets near by, and it was ru
mored that the delegates would be
ejected by the officers, but representa
tives of the silver men conferred with
Gen. Martin's board of police, and in
spite of the effort of the gold men to
secure an order for the ejection of
the opposition delegates the blue-coats
were instructed to withdraw, and the
; waiting silver men proceeded to kill
time by speechmaking, card playing
and singing. Then the manager of the
i building requested them to disperse,
j and when they refused, policemen were
stationed at the doors under orders to
i allow any one who wished to go out,
! but not to permit any to return.
Caterers bearing a lunch ordered by
| the silver cohorts were refused ad-
I mission, and then the tired and hungry
politicians began to exercise their in
genuity in an effort to smuggle re
freshments into the building.
The most tragic and serious incident
of the night resulted from those per
sistent attempts to secure supplies,
James Hughes, a delegate from Somer
ville. losing his life in an effort to get
out of the hall by a fire escape In the
rear. Hughes was preparing to jump
to the ground, fifteen feet below, when
his foot slipped, and, in trying to save
himself, he seized a wire dangling near.
The wire was a live one, and, with an
agonized er> . Hughes fell senseless on
the fire escape and then tumbled to the
ground, where he died before any one
could reach him.
The news of the accident reached the
SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER "27, 1896.— TWENTY PAGES.
deiegates within the hall, and they
were aroused to the highest pitch of
excitement when Hon. J. H. Mellen an
nounced it from the platform, and de
clared that it was a murder for which
the gold members of the state commit
tee were responsible. There were sev
eral speeches in criticism of the com
mittee, and resolutions on the death of
Mr. Hughes were finally agreed upon to
be presented to the convention today.
The gathering soon quieted down again,
and, while card-playing was resumed
by many, the majority went to sleep.
Soon after a break was made in the
lines of the enemy at some unknown
point, and large baskets of sandwiches
and cans of coffee were carried into
the hall. Evidently there was a secret
entrance by which delegates could re
turn to the hall also, for the number
slowly increased towards 6 o'clock, and
an hour later Hon. T. W. Coakley re
ported that a roll call showed that 550
delegates, with credentials, were pres
ent. At 2:30 a. m. (here were, apparent
ly, no more ihan 300 in the building.
Shortly after 7 o'clock. Secretary
i Nathan C. Robinson, of the state com
i mittee, a gold man, appeared at the
hall and asked the managers if they
would be ready to deliver the hall.
; cleared of the silver men, to the com
; mittee ar. 11 o'clock, the hour at which
1 the convention was scheduled to open.
i Manager Mudgett stated that there
were over 500 men in thp hall, who had
i credentials to the convention as dele
gates, and he did not see how he could
legally remove them. Secretary Rob
inson then retired and" proceeded to
; the Quincy house, where the distribu
; tion of tickets of admission to the con
vention hall tc delegates holding cre
i dentials was begun.
Hundreds of delegates were gath
, ered in front of Music hall, clamoring
, for admission when 10 o'clock, the
, hour announced for the opening of the
i doors, arrived. They clamored in vain.
I however. T. W. Coakley, of Boston,
, one of the silver leaders, appeared at
; a window of the hall and advised the
j Williams delegates outside to organize
, and send a committee to meet Mr. Wil
liams and co-operate with him in
bringing about the opening of the con- i
vention. In the hall. Mr. Coakley said, j
! were about 500 duly accredited dele
; gates holding the fort on the inside.
! and he advised his friends to hold the
fort on the outside. The outsiders
adopted Mr. Coakley's .suggestions, and
i the time before Mr. Williams could be
; brought to the hall was spent in
| speechmaking. At about 11:20 o'clock
j Mr. Wiliams reached the scene. He
I said that no one knew why the dele
gates who had tickets were not admit
; ted to the hall, but undoubtedly he j
i would have some knowledge as soon
\ as the committee that had been sent
to call on Chairman Corcoran returned.
"When we get inside," he declared,
"we will admit every man who has ere
, dc-ntials."
He warned the crowd that it must be
orderly, and that the police were pres
■ ent to protect property.
"Give the doors a little dynamite."
yelled a man in the crowd, but he was
• vigorously hissed and suppressed, cries
\ cf "Put that man down," arising on
j every side. #
A few minutes before noon, word
\ came from inside the hall that the del
' egates there had organized a conven
; tion. George Fred Williams then ad
■ dressed the crowd and said:
"The state committee refuses to open
i these doors. We have a regular con
; vention organized and in operation in
side this hall. We are about to get an
other hall, where the other delegates
| can gather, and will have a full report
'of the convention on the inside. The
i second convention will indorse the ac-
I tion of that now in session within. We
feel confident that we have five-sixths
of the delegates of the state on our
side. Stand right where you are until
you hear from me."
Shortly afterwards a messenger from
the gold standard delegates announced
j from a carriage that the state conven
; tion was about to assemble in Faneull
j hall. A few hundred left the vicinity
i of Music hall and followed the messen
ger to Faneuil hall. Then there ap
, pea red a man who said there was a
I committee representing the delegates
; in Music hall, appointed to call upon
the fire commissioners to enforce the
ordinance against the closing of doors
i j of any public hall while there was a
meeting or performance in progress.
The outsiders adopted a resolution ■ in
conformity with the representation,
and dispatched a committee to the city
hall to ask that the doors of Music hall
be broken open.
While the silver democrats were
holding their meetins in Hamilton
place and Music hall the state com
mittee held a continuous session in a
room in the Quincy house. Bulletins on
the proceedings at Music hall and in
Hamilton place were received by the
state committee. About 11 o'clock
two of the delegates were sent to
Music hall to confer with the Williams
men and see if a compromise could
not be effected. At noon the truce
committee reported that no one would
be admitted to Music hall, whereupon
the state committee decided to call
the convention in Faneuil hall. At 1
o'clock the committee and about 600
delegates, preceded by a band
I marched up Washington street
| through School street, by the city
! hall, where Mayor Quincy reviewed
! them, then to Tremont street, past
i the entrance to Music hall, and from
i that point to Faneuil hall. There were
i no demonstrations along the route
I except at Music hall, where the Wlll
: iams contingent roundly hissed the
procession.
The convention in Faneuil hail or
ganized with Judge Corcoran as chalr
! man. A motion to indorse the noml
i nation of Bryan and Sewall and the
; Chicago platform, drew out a protest
, ( frcm Thomas J. Gar^ran, who. a few
j dfcys ago resigned from the state com
i mittee. It was adopted, whereupon
, Mr. Gargan and other gold delegates
: withdrew from the convention. A com
munication from the 16 gold members
1 of the state committee was then read
;by the chairman. In it the committee
te ndered their resignations and stated
| their reasons for the action. A com
; mittee was appointed to name electors
;at large. George Fred Williams was
; nominated for governor, and Chrl«to
! pher M. T. Callahan, of Holyoke, for
j lieutenant governor, an<i a committee
vas appointed to complete the ticket
A delegate asked If the convention wai
the one called for 11 o'clock at Music
hall. Ex-Mayor Coughlin, of Fall
River, in reply, said that every attempt
; of the state committee to obtain pos
session of Music hall had been fruit-
I Jess, and he defended the action of the
, committee in changing the meeting
i place to Faneuil hall.
: The 500 delegates favoring George
Pled Williams, who had held the fort
| in the Music hall all night were called
\ together by Timothy W. Coakley. Three
cheers were given for Bryan and Se
wall. with great vim. After organiz
! a tion had been effected, Timothy W
j CVakley placed Hon. George Fred' Wil
liams in nomination for governor, and
j the nomination was immediately made
J. C. Callahan. of Holyoke. was nomi
nated for lieutenant governor; Dr. Jos
j eph H. Potts, of Lynn, for secretary of
j state; Thomas S. Watson, of Brain tree,
I for treasurer and receiver general- for
attorney general, John D. O'Donnell
of Braintree; for auditor, Morris b'
Cavanaugti, of Quincy.
SOCIAUST-LAHOR PARTY.
\oniinati ii»i Petition* Filed In lU|
noi* for the Firnt Time.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Sept. 26.— The
socialist-labor party of Illinois today
filed a petition of nominations for na
tional and state candidates, with the
secretary of state for a place on the
official ballot. This is the first time
the party has filed a full list of state
;:nd national candidates in Illinois.
frnnnnn/nonL I'm
STKANGE BEDFEIXOAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN OF 1890.
TALKED TO EhEVEfI
M'KIXLEY KEPT Bl »V REt KIVING
DELEGATIONS OF VISITORS
TO C4XTOX.
FIVE STATES REPRESENTED.
CALLERS ON THE \OtUSEE CAME
FROM SOME THIRTY DIF
FER KAT tftkW'XS.
FOLLOW CLOSE O\ THE RECORD.
Only Once During the Whole < um
imiKn Hdk the Record of Yea
trrday Been Outdone.
CANTON, 0., Sept. 26.— Today in
Canton, excepting the formal opening
of the county campaign on Friday of
last week, the crowd exceeded that
of any other demonstration. Four or j
five states were represented in the I
day's doings, and the delegates came !
from between twenty and thirty towns,
extending as far west as Peoria, 111.,
and as far east as Buffalo, N. Y. The
delegations were so massed that Maj. |
MrKinley managed to address all In
eleven speeches.
The closing demonstration of the day i
was that of the People's Patriotic club j
of Cleveland, under the" auspices of i
Mrs. J. W. Shepard, . the Ladies'
Marching club and band and other or
ganizations of Cleveland. The delega- ;
tion represented the Western Reserve j
of Ohio and required six special trains i
for its transportation. In included or- ■
ganized bodies of -naturalized Ameri- |
cans, who were forajer subjects of i
Bohemia. Italy, Pdlanfl, Hungary,
Germany. Afro-Amerteans and first
voters. Mayor McKisspn. of Cleveland,
was master of eeremocfes; M. Richter i
spoke for the Bohemians; M. Caribelll
for the Italians ;; State Senator John P.
Green for the colored people; Wm. Wei- '
feld for the Poles? W.-H. Schwarz for j
the Hungarians: Otto Schneider for the j
first voters; E. H. TJohm for the Ger- j
mane, and Harry Mason for the Ameri
cans. This, like the many other dele- I
gations of the day, was conspicuous !
for numerous bands and drum corps, I
gayly uniformed and well drilled.
A small delegation brought the con- !
gratulations of Piqua a.n*l Miami !
counties. Hon. T. B. Kyle presented I
the party. A special train of five I
coaches brought the Buffalo Real Es- |
tate Men's McKinley and Hobart club, j
a gold standard organization irre- j
spectlve of party affiliations, which was !
introduced by Henry S. Hill. A. H.. j
Burchfield introduced a small dele
gation of men gaily bedecked with !
badges, as the employes of Joseph
Home & Co., of Pittsburg. Maj. Mc-
Klnley addressed them briefly, prin
cipally on the currency issue. Maj- •
McKlnley's ninth speech for the day
was delivered to about 1,000 employs |
of the Wheeling and Lake rail- j
road from points between Toledo, 0., j
and Wheeling, W. Va. This ,>arty was i
introduced by J. F. Townsend, gen- j
eral freight agent of the road.
Speech No. 10 was to the employes
of the Pennsylvania Tin Plate com- ■
pany, who came in* a special train* of
fifteen coaches. Members of this dele
gation were handsomely uniformed
and carried torches, which were used
in a street demonstration tonight.
Their greetings were presented by Ed
ward Dlnkelspiel.
WORK AND WAGES.
Among the striking passages in the
various addresses delivered by Mc-
Kinley during the day were the fol
lowing:
Labor loses more by a depreciated curren
cy than ai>y other part of on* population.
The men who have money, k#*p their fin
gers upon the financial pulse. They know
what Is the best mo»ey awl they know what
is the poor money, and Uj*y arrays pay out
the pecreat that will pss» • urgent; and the
history of mankind »s that when'-we nsve poor
money, that poor money tstfges'in the hinds
of the poor men of the ceuntt*. and when
the crash comes, they suffipr th**toss.
We must not lose onraßfraoriufcs: we must
not be deluded by falseirdoctrftie* or false
prophets; we must never^ ;c*flP ballot* stig-
matize ourselves as either a dishonest or
repudiating nation. Steady work and good
wages are the test of the nation's prosper
ity and the happiness of its citizens. Neither
of them will come through free trade or free
silver: for while both may benefit somebody
else neither of them can benefit the American
citizen.
What you want after good work and good
wages is. to be paid in good dollars. You do
not want your wages cut and your dollars
cut too. It is bad enough to suffer a re
duction in your pay; It is an added aggrava
tion to have to suffer a cut in the money in
which you are paid. I take it that every man
who stands before me today is not only in
favor of national prosperity, but he Is in
favor of national honor and a national cur
rency that will be as sound as the republic
and as unsullied as its honor has always
been.
Mr. Lincoln once said that the question, of
the tariff was a question of national house
keeping; that we must have a tariff which
would supply the meal tub of the government
and not interfere with the meal tub of the
people. The meal tub of the government has
been very low for the past three years and
a half, and the meal tub of the people has
also been very materially lessened. Now.
what we want in this country, whether we
be Democrats or Republicans, is such a tar
iff policy that will secure to the federal treas
ury ample revenue to run the government and
protect American labor and American work
ingmen from the 'competition of the cheaper
labor of other lands.
A limping credit attracts no capital and
inspires no confidence. Poor credit is always
extravagant. It puts unnecessary burdens
upon its possessors. They are required to'
pay higher rates of interest for the use of
money and higher prices for what they buy.
If they get credit at all. they pay dearly for
it, because of the fear that they will net re
turn what they have borrowed. (Cries of
"Right ") This credit and confidence cannof
be restored by a proposition to debase the
currency of the country, and repudiate pub
lic and private debts.
There is nothing more vital to a govern
ment like ours than the sanctity of a law.
It must be over all, above all. and observed
by all. Acquiescence in public law. which
the people themselves have made and or
dained, is the highest obligation of citizen
ship and the chief resource of safety to the
republic. The courts which interpret and ex
ecute the law must be preserved on that ex
alted plane of purity and incorruptibility
which has so generally, characterized the
American judiciary. These courts must be
upheld for the safety and defense of the cit
izen. When the laws, and those whose con
stitutional duty is to execute them, are as
sailed, the body government itself 'c assailed.
If there are those who would break down
law and disturb the peace and good order of
society, then those who value these safe
guards as essential to our liberty must sa
credly guard and defend them by their bal
lots.
FIRST DELEGATION.
The first delegation to reach Canton
today brought several hundred com
mercial travelers from Peoria. The
men were uniformed in light colored
linen dusters and black silk hats and
each carried a large bunch of red,
white and blue pampas plumes. They
went direct to the McKinley residence,
where they were presented by Hon. J.
V. Graff, congressman of the 14th Illi
nois district. McKinley spoke to the
Peoria drummers as follows:
Congressman Graff and My Fellow Citizens:
I am glad to greet at my home the Traveling
Men's Republican club, of the City of Peoria. j
I cannot refrain from congratulating you at ;
this time upon the splendid victory which you '.
achieved two years ago In electing your pres- j
ent congressman, and turning a strong demo
cratic majority into an overwhelming repub- ;
Mean majority. (Applause and cries of "We ;
will do it again.") I am glad to hear from ;
so many voices about me that it is your pur- j
pose to do it again. I congratulate you upon ]
the t.hriving_etty and glorious state in which !
you live. Illinois Is now by the census the i
third state in population in the American j
union. It has taken the place of Ohio but I I
have always believed that you took your j
census while Ohio was visiting your great
metropolis getting ready for the world's fair. |
(Great laughter and cries of ''Hurrah for Mc-
Kinley."' I congratulate you most heartily
upon the rank Illinois has taken in popula- !
tion, and also the rank she has taken in
statesmanship.
It comes to few states to have furnished to
this union the grand men you have furnished
— Yates and Oglesby— and that splendid i
soldier. patriot and statesman, John A. Lo
gan. (Great applause.) And that noblest of
democrats, Stephen A. Douglas, who loved
his country far more than he loved his party,
and gave the whole weight uf his mighty in
fluence to Mr. Lincoln, in the crucial period
in the history of the republic. (Great ap
plause.) And no man can think of your
great state without recalling that you fur
nished to mankind and the ages Abraham
Lincoln, the greatest statesman of this coun
try, or any other in the world's history.
(Tremendous applause.) And Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant, the first captain of the republic. (Re
newed cheering.) When Abraham Lincoln is
sued his immortal proclamation of liberty,
the whole world knew that what Lincoln had
decreed, Grant would execute with the thun
der of, his artillery. (Great applause and
cries of "Good, good.")
I am glad to know that your prospec-ts a.c
co good for a splendid victory in Illinois fhis
year. (Tremendous cheering and cries of
"We will give McKinley 150,000 majority.")
What a spectacle, my fellow citlsent, to the
world is this government of 70,000,000 of free
people, governed by themselve* and governing :
themselves, changing their chief executive [
every four years and thetr law-making power j
every two years, if it be tneir will to do so, :
and the government going on without halt or j
interruption, working om what 70,000,000 of j
people from time to time believe vill subserve j
their highest deploy . More than 136 yean
have passed since the government was found
ed, and in every trial of our history we have
demonstrated our capacity for self govern
ment and shown to all mankind the use and
advantage of the great republic. (Great ap
plause and cries of "That's right.") Now
and then in our popular elections we may
have been swayed by passion or moved by the
demagogue from our moorings, but the Amer
ican people are not fooled more than once
! on a subject. (Great cheering.) For when
once deceived they never follow the deceiver
the second time. (Renewed cheering and
cries of "Right.")
I have known, and co have you times in our
history when the majority of the people were
made to believe that certain policies would
serve their best interest, and when It tr.-nu
pired that they did, they swiftly turned 'jfon
the par.y which deceived them 'and turne.l it
out oi power. (Applause.) And they will do
it again. The judgment of the i>e>ple is sw'.it
I and terrible against those who mislead and
delude them. The people are never ltd asiiay
by deceit or misrepresentation when they
investigate tor themselves. This they are doing
this year in a marked degree. It Is "of no n\all
that part\ leaders appeal to passion tttttea
people are ali,ve to their own and the pulilic
interests. It will not do to : : ay to tho men
who are poor In this world's goo la. you mutt
get off by yourselves, form a elas* of your
own, yeur interests are opposed 'o those who
employ you. That Is not enough thlt, year.
The poor man inquires: What will 'that
do me; now will that better my condition;
how will that bring bread to my fami'y and
cheer to my children? Will I »,e benefkted
by desipoiling my employer? Will It give me
more employment and better wag>B to strike
down those whose money is invested in pro
ductive enterprises, which give me work and
wage*?
Four years ago it was said that the manu
facturer was making too much money. You
remember It. Rut that cannot be said now.
(Cries of "No, no.") And that the robber
tariff which was enriching him, must be !
turned up. root and branch, to the end that i
he should be deprived of what some people
were pleased to call his "ill-gotten profits."
The country seemed to share in the sugges
tion and the trial was entered upon, with
what result every manufacturer, commercial
man. traveling man, or workineman best
knows. It has been discovered to our hurt
and sorrow that you cannot lniure the manu
facturer without injuring the laborer. (Ap
plause.) It has been found, too. that you
cannot Injure the manufacturer without In
juring the whole business- of the country.
You may close the shops by adverse tariffs
because you imagine the "manufacturer is i
making too much, but with that done, you
close the door of employment In the face of
the laborer whose only capital Is his labor.
(Great cheering.)
You cannot punish the one without punish
ing the other, and our policy would not
inflict the slightest Injury upon either. (Ap- i
plause.) In such a case "getting off together" I
does not do either any good. Arraying labor
against capital is a public calamity and an i
Irreparable injury to both. Class appeals are I
dishonest and dishonorable. They calculate
to separate those who shculd be united, for
our economic Interests are common and In
divisible. Rather, my fellow citizens, teach
the doctrine that it is the duty and privilege
of every man to rise. That with honest in
dustry he can advance himself to the best
place in the shop, the store, the counting !
house or in the learned profession*.
' This is the doctrine of equality and op
portunity that is woven in every fiber of our
national being, a doctrine which has enabled ,
the poorest boy with the humblest surround- !
ings to reach the best place In our great
Industrie* and In the highest trusts which can
M bestowed by a generous people.
Gentlemen, and I speak to my countryman
everywhere. If you have not vountoivea br>«n :
among the moat fortunate. I j-ray you think i
of your boys and girls and place no' obstacles
In their pathway to the realb.tfion of every
lofty and honorable ambition which they may
h«ve. (Great appiause.) I pray God that the
burdens of class may never be imposed Upon
American manhood. (Appiiu -.«.) And Ameri
can womanhood. (Renewed applause.) ivow
my fellow-citizens, thanking you most hearti
ly for this call and for the precious uessare
delivered to me. in your behalf, by \our ■
spokesman, it will give me pleasure to meet
and greet each one of ynu persona.lv. (Cifat
cheering.)
The other delegations followed In i
rapid succession, each in turn being !
given possession of the lawn, and to
each McKinley made a brief address.
LEACIE COMMITTEES
Annual for the Writ b>- Prenlilent
U'oiiilniiinorr.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 26.--President
D. D. Woodmansee, of the National
Republican league, announces the fol
lowing appointments for the Western
and Southern states:
Advisory Committee— L. J. Crawford, Ken
tucKy; A. M. Hlggins. Indiana: L. K. Tor
bett, Illinois: W. E. Bundy. Ohio: John Good
now. Minnesota.
Campaign Committee— T. M, Hamilton. Il
linois; E. J. Miller, Ohio; F. L. Edinbor
ough. Michigan: L. T. Walker. Tennessee;
Grant S. Hagar, North Dakota: H. H. Blunt,
Louisiana.
Finance Committee (to act with treasurer)^
B. K. Dawrt. Nebraska; F. W. Bid well. lowa.
The committees for the Eastern states will
be named in New York city Oot. 13.
FacHonn Uh riißunir.ed.
OGDBN. Utah. Sept. 26.— Tbe Republican
state convention today nominated Lafayette 1
Hnlbrook for congress. Holbrook was nom
inated by the Independent Republican con
vention at Salt Lake Thursday lust. His
nomination by today's convention harmonize*
the .two factions of the Republican party so
far as representative* are oordcetned and will
probably lead to harmony on the legislative
ticket.
PIS 1 TO \l
PRICE FIVE CENTvS.
BHYAJI IS fIT BATH
THE DEMOCRATIC NOMIVKK THE
GIEST OP HIS MAtmm Hl\-
MXG MATK.
CAUGHT IN JOINT DEBATER
j
HE IMM>II.I> HKPARTKK M ItW
O.VK OF THE AIDIEKKE AT
MAXCHBSTEH.
DAY SPENT IX SEW HAMP<<IIIR&j
Silver Show Dren lta Imiul I ri>t\d(
a,nd Bryan Wm Given a.
« jiphi Welrome.
BATH, Me., Sept. 26.-The Bryan)
party reached Bath at 7 o'clock thla
evening: and were driven directly t<*
Mr. Sewall's home, where dinner wasj
served. The big meeting of the nightl
was held in Custom House square, itj
was probably the greatest night In thd
history of this quaint little town. Th^
entire population turned out to meet)
the train. Cannon were- discharged andl
there were fireworks all around.
Mr. Bryan and Mr. Sewall app«-are«J
on the platform at S:4S. When Mr^
Sewall stepped to the front to Intro.,
duce his running mate a tresnendou*
roar went up. When Mr. Bryan fln-<
ished his speech there was a greatj
demonstration. Those who had lis
tened to him crowded about the stand
and clambered- over one another in an
effort to shake hands. When he was
finally rescued the crowd sent up three
cheers and the candidate was quicklyj
driven to Mr. Sewall's house for a day]
of rest before resuming his journey]
tomorrow night.
After a few compliments to Mr. Bewail Mr./
Bryan said: We are not for free coinage to
help the mint owner, or because silver is pro
duced in the United States. We would b* as
heartily in favor of free coinage if not an
ounce had been produced in the United
k,^ i. }} c i™ tor gOld ** weil a* f °* silver,
- but hold that gold should net" demand i\
; monopoly of coinage. If silver were given
| free coinage and gold were excluded we would
i,k lOVl OV - l \* f f ee c 2 ina S e of ?oW. Any money
! that is legal tender and will pay debts and
taxes, whether it be gold or silver or green
backs, is good enough for us.
Mr. Bryan then argued on the science ot
money. In the coarse of which a man in tha
audience said: "If you buy gilver at the
FntT.n pnce ; how ., much can >' ou it mad*
into money for under free coinage? 1 "
.JfJE B '"y a ,n-L'nder the present law yon
could not have it coined at all. (A roice?
Answer the question.') _T
™„?A m g .° ing ta Under the Present law yp«*
could not get it coined at all. but under "the
free coinage of silver you cannot find a m»a
: fool enough to sell yon the silver at less than
i the coinage value. (A voice: "But the goT.
. ernment stands back of it "}
I Mr. Bryan-The treasury would not back
%rLf? y t m °J* tha ? ft ba(ks «old. That &
the gold standard idea that you have got to
back something. Bimetallism gives you t«d
. moneys which back themselve"
w Ou [ opponents talk about a flood of silver.'
j We have the unlimited coinage of gold no*
and we are not flooded with gold to ar.v great
: extent, buppose a free coinage law" il in
| existence and suppose some foreigner who
did not like us were to come here for the
express purpose of hurting us with M* sil-
In 1 "' "k'i 1 " dOU? n * would br * n 8 enough,
silver bullion to have made a thousand dol
lars. The government would take the bullion
■ stamp it and hand the dollars back to fclnui
i How would he hurt us? 1 know what vott
[ will say. that he will trade his silver lot
gold and take his gold away. Will he?
Where will he get the gold? Go to the treas
ury and get it? Not under bimetallism The
government does not agree to swap dollars.
What else could he do? He could trade sil
ver for something else. Something we have
to sell, and if that man will let us know 1
when he h coming we will meet him at the
train with a brass band and ewcrt binv.
through town and show him the property we
will be glad to exchange.
Information reached the Bryan party
today that the New York newspapers
had printed a story to the effect that
Mr. Bryan had demanded the wilh-^
drawal of John Boyd Thacher from the
head of state ticket in New York, thid
action having been determined upon
at a confererwe between Mr. Bryan an<*
Bernard York. In Brooklyn last weefc
Mr. Bryan was plainly surprised when
approached on the subject, but his < nly
answer was: "You may say that Mr,
Bryan refuses to discuss New TorM
politics."
11l JOIXT DEBATE.
Bryan Called on to Answer a \mn_
ber of Questiona.
MANCHESTER. N. H.. Sept 26.—
Amid much applause and interrupted
by questions by Rockwell Olough, of
Alton, N. H., a prominent wire manu
facturer, Mr. Bryan addressed a very
large crowd on Merrimac Common'
here. He said:
We are told that the free coinage of silver,
will be detrimental to those who have <tt-|
posited in savings banks. I want you i>«?o;ije
who have money deposited in pavings bi.r.ka
to remember this— that your deposits arp se
cure only when the bank can collect the
money which they have loaned, and if you'
lend money on Western land and then drive
down the value of Western land, you ar.de
stroying the securities which the banks hold!
for what they owe you.
Mr. Bryan then went into a discus
sion of the silver question proper. H«n
severely arraigned trusts and mono-;
pf.lists and declared the people were
on the side of silver, and added:
Silver is a legal tender except when you,
contract against it. We belive it ought to
be a legal tender and that hereafter no ia*n!
ought to be permitted to contract against)
any kind of government money. But. If our!
admlniatration would recognize stiver. c\ n .m
as it Is by law. we will be relieved of great!
disadvantages. But Instead of recognizing,
silver as a standard money, equal wifh gold
in the payments of all debts, public and pri
vate, our administration has Issued boiidi to
the amount of 12KJ.0P0.000 in order to buyi
gold to furnish to those who make a profit!
by raiding the treasury and they buying the
bonds which the treasury issues to r^pn-nl.-h
Itself.
At this point Rockwell Clough, ot
Alton, N. H.. started to propound inter
rogatories. Said he: "Is that a He-,
pt.blican administration?"
Mr. Bryan— No. sir; but the Republican
administration will continue the same thing,
and every prominent Republican indorses
that system. John Sherman says Grover
Cleveland's financial policy Is all right, and'
John Sherman runs the Republican party.
Thomas B. Reed voted for the approval of the
"Rothschild Contract" when he was in con
gress. I am not surprised that Republicans
do not like tc hear the odium of the present
financial policy, but they had a chance to
repudiate it at St. Louis, and instead of doing
It they said it must continue forever unless
foreigners helped us out. They tell us that
If we use silver as a standard money for thn
payment of all the debts of the government
that gold will go at a premium. In Fran> -e
they have inoie silver per capita than we
have in the United States, and yet the Preach
government does not allow itself to be bull
dozed and intimidated by a few financier?.
(Applause.)
Here again Mr. Clough Interrupted Mr.
Bryan saying: If you want the people to
have silver why don't you give it to them
at the market value?
Mr. Bryan: Don't Interrupt my frlendv I
am glad to hare questions asked. When a
man Is defending the truth no question ran
embarrass him. The gentleman aeky why w-3
don't want silver coined at the market ratio.
I will answer it first In thin way: The mm
who object to free coinage at .Ifi to 1 and
talk about another ralio are not honest, be
cause they would not have free coinage at
any ratio. Let me show you. Therf- is not
a prominent man In the United State* who m
advocating free «Mver by thle country aU mi
at any ratio but 18 to 1. When men .find
fault with 16 to 1 they are putting ud a
sham bulwark and when you knock it down
they get behind another one. because. n:y
friends, these men are not in earnest.
Let me answer !♦ in another way. We ar«
Contlnneil oa Twelfth P«K*.

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