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gttadi^ t -day with his feet upon it-, V 5a T,
f arr.,.M> are ma4e of his flag, his inventive
whiskers are bushed, there is an K^l-u'^
■ -ace and h:« heart la gladdened I! h°
„.. X , dt the golden sunrioe of In Mmw?4i
mad* bottomed ship. «ftt«7lSSat^£st
gfH v. graei the ere at Father of Wu^rV and
: . »cw;i nu his bunks a ruariT. •
Tll( . swner Of the farm, factory and mine will' hi'
corr, .•.•m".:.r with ■" mci they never' knew ar.d
wr:; . strange addreases on the exports the* aend
< wc xom • • onharvested ocean. AuF-Va!' a yew 7..%
tend. , yokchama. Hor.g Konp. HanUaV Honolulu
i \ • : .■-■ •••- °- 0»e Be* aanaa the new
sj ■ jrUI be eted ; > know, and tl rir children win
•ident that gave th^m their wmd-^u
- . T!^r bleagings of ■
WoVk cannot be told in wortfa and^u^^flTaw
ar.u anstesdy with thdr Mad when you
t e : :a<-k!»,ard of t:m»
\v~ want '■ - roonver Unoola-chte keeper of
nu - great mtflm wawgat him with his V-'cs on
the i • ' - r our aas: w» want him the defended
■ • - - rtton and the executive of o" ?aw
»nd when w- ! cve ' used him and the bean v^rs of
■ ; for the good of the ration h
■- oar banner of liberty with
«rar< ' ta azure field, it* history eaerSL
... - .rtarnished. and hy command of the
BMjortty l i:ii:d it to the American patric sta-.dinir
r- • '
-No. B»r v:is tba BBWtiMl reaapoaH of the
gjajMUltloa to Mr. Knighfs declaration: "Social
jfir, car bSM Da place among: us. Anarchy can
act Hve in Am<-rica." When he Bald "Cow
ardice. BupWctty and dishonesty are not ba
sajSatM TtwmfcMtJ Roosevelt hi in:piilsive. He
tgpas&m BbatUtaav" "Wt. hoa oor asrain
sounded from the California, delegation, and
the ccrvention took up the cry amid laughter
»n<S ar; bnaa. Afain Mr. Knijrht touched a re
epor.si^ cho-d when he exclaimed of the be
glr.r.ir.p Df the ram:: "Theodore Roosevelt cave
t'r"> - •: a Inb. Uncle -ub wnr.ted it and he
took ■■■■- i Dnesß Pam l^elo^.g^ to the T'nion,
Mr K-v.p-ht w\a surrounded by an enthusiastic
■a he left the platform. Senator Scort.
ci V.'.-st r-r.ia, threw his arms around him
ar.d bUUefl bin enthusiastically. The Call-
Jorr.ia OesagaXftMß. with the fjrtat pold banner
ar.^ ■ Oftoet player of uncertain ;iuwers. arta
took BboCieg with A Hot Time in the Old
Baa " T- -:..u"ht," started on a brief parade, bu:
It araa - BW«r and Chairman rar.m>n an-
Mjggmd Oal Mat speaker as "Mr. Still well, of
Gecrfe-.a. ' fben were loud cries of "Ed war-is."
and Mr. Cannon MM Informed that the name of
the pate w-8 Harry Still well Edwards.
"■Mi saiJ the chairman to the convention.
Tils r.:. Idas r.ac is jStiKwell. and both are good
names He then formally introduced Mr. Ed
v&nSa Ib a ehort but effective apaaelL
Sir. E. « a_rds, who la a man of slight physique.
Is not giftod with a penetrating: voice, and for
Oil reasrr. he was una&ie to command the u.b
«orblr.g atiectlon that ha<2 b*en given to those
tfto apoftw before him. His speech was taaU
nently satisfactory, however, to those within
«ange of his voice, and he was frequently In
terrupted by ax>f.iause He aaid:
It Is err.mer.t.y St and proper that a (jeorc".«Ln
should or. this occasion second the e^jquasct si>«s!ik
er from New-York, that the vrice oX tie mother
lane gbMafl Wend with the voice of the ratherland
to decide that the destinies of America shall for
four ftttTs more be intrusted to the great bo.-, bom
of the -r..cc of the two Emmre Stales.
I do DM satittla tna lnSueiice of a rather when I
say tnat tf the iron In a eon's nature I c derived
Zroz: :..m the goii is coined from Lbe beart. of th«
Bother rtose iaji has cradied him And hec^xs
I beneve -.his. because the lessor, at the mother a
knee b tr.e »ec that bends a utaJk toward neaven
and opens tcjr up Its auxili&rv Dlossotns In me
tnornlr.* Qghti because the lofty .deais cf man
hood are rocted deeper than youth, because that
wh:.:. _ raaxi IcstlXietiveiy would be has been
dres-T.ed for him in aatwoos by a mother. I claim
for Gecrjr-a t;. e larger e:^_-e In the zian you have
eboeer - jut '• ' -■■
Tha c;;..dhoo«l vi thei rood woman who bore him
we* cast near where thai Atlantlo Sows In ae*ar
tl» rr.arbh and thj BBBtd. There she Brat built her
k sen:« :n the ►-»a:r ees of God. Womanhood
flMlsd aer «:thln tne uplifting view of the moun
tair.s :r. a land over whlca the AJmlirhty inverts a
aavpc.'e cup by day and sets His bng-htest stars
on guard by night. And there, fel.ow pacmtriinoii.
the Baal of your President was born. Those of us
who knaeji and love him catch in the ew£v flow of
his c-.--erar.ee ar.d f««el In !ta l<tra»r.ese of thought
aad contempt ot littleness the rhythm of the ocean
cm toe Georgian tied* and the apxrit of th deep.
Jr. bis ' :iy ideals and hopefulness. In his fixedne^q
of Dcrpoee iuid uschaaging. rock-ribbed honesty
■pc near ".he mountair.s caJUnfr Is his dart; his
tauputov* .-..urag* his urcunquerxble uiaiihood. ▼«
act ait fee brother. the i>orra volur.reer in the
hacd-to-tand Ogtxte c' the \\'.ld»-rr.^«». 'he im
petaoa« rusis up the heights of ■ettydborg and
th* deSasee of overwbelznina; odd from '^iai:i
r.ocpa to A'Jtr.ta. We lock on him aa a Gecrfan
ahroa . sr.r: rf. lr. th* providerce of G- d, !t rrav
be «o. we Bhall welcome hire me ■acne day — r.ot
a* a prodi^a. son who has wasted hia mar.hooa.
but a.- ore who or. every field of er.acav^r h&S
oonorefi his mother ard worn tie victor* a wreath.
Coir.. tat* the po*it!or. of the martyred Jl>
Klsiey. daa youngest Chief iia*ißtrat» that has
ever s:ietl the Preaicential cha:r. witro'Jt the privi
lege ar.a acvasu^r of preliminary aiscussion ar.d
oonsuitatior.. he eive the country a : edge thai he
woa.c carry ou: the lidee of his predecessor. It
•kt a mat te* bu one c .' genius, appiauded ailtie
Ncrth Knd .~"^tn. His cor.c«Dticn of the duties cf
bit Uga offleßi aa enunciated L*y him at Harvard.
•fc* ta serve «... ai:iie. * c.. . to a:t In a epirlt of
fairness a:.d Justice to a., men. ar.d to give each
pa;. Ui itgkta." He has kert this pledge: he ha«
mad -r- to :::ia fine conception c! hia duty. Thia
; lusaltaci a completion of the work beg In
Cuba ar.d an honorable diarharEe of tr.e j>rorn;s»-B
puce '.- our etrujrirUrjK neiehaor. The flag of an
■■aper re^ub ie floats over Havana to-day, and
•!• BBS Irr.cw that we have kect faith with the
CuL&r. pec; .c Utavtnc the detalie to engineers, he
has an as by a '.:.. a stroke the Panama Cana!
througr. z;cur.tnins Of oreiu?!ice ar.d centuries of
jgaorsnoa. [a the far Phiiipones o^r Hag floats, a
•°*rar cf rejemotlon. oaciflcatlon ar.d detvelop
ttert. Hi* cr;-eot!on cf duty ha." led Mm Into
Cif^r-.it r>.a-«-a in dea.:r.» witn the internal affairs
*f JOT ( - -ry: it -as met every Issue bravely
I -i<»rrionst rated net BBqF that prompt
er.d i-:>* action ie often the highest expression
gfeosarrvadsm, but that H :« nafe to trust the
Wpnise of a man who is essentially and instinctive
1} boaesi
_ ?"•■«• ~-vr'riiii»a, after nearly four years of
Tnaodc-" Ruooeevr-.T we find the army and navy
t« a bettai f • vr.l. our trad" exoaadea the coun
try at fwi-rc ac<3 prosperous and our fiai? respected
Mewary «3'jart»r of the «-'ribe. The American people
1 rot •rtt) rri<*. from him the "Piauß* of manly
J**"^ I a-n proud that my S^'tte. tha Empire
**■'•■ - ->-.. geoCn. ifiaraai hi the gaory at Ma
Kgwvenienta es It w!:' ahar* In tl *lr benefits.
It H • • • "-ererde^ that the section from Wttte>
I" ' ' ■ ;!< aa i section, In sympathy with
arty. Bat I am as sure as that I
Stand h. r» tnar 'he rreat majority cf Irrellicerr
ttu:r.-v- naa la "• ioata are in sympathy arlth
| r^ln'-irles of your piatform ar.d
*j*esed to :.»ioi«e of y«v:r ' rt ■"• m:* as last declared.
**d I nm equally fure that taev recognize and re
' rie.j honesty of your leader Heed
'■ '" t are ■ ,s;- ry, nor t^t the ..-.•- par
-••• Baal verc'.rt of a great DCOPM.
• • rcnon of tha email polftlrtm.
•'■ • ' i««ir-e to record That he has cone
" * :r;an any man w.t> h»« aeerrnted the ffThlto
Pfaae alr-e the Civil War to further the viral
ii!trrt-sr« o f the South The Ftandard of app- ln 1
1 ' r-fr. the came for Georjria aji for Ne"* -
lork Re n*a !r:«Wf<* on efßcteney si •! '••rrl- •
! ■ the :• f teats. North and ionta aUke. the
P •<J or mure urlKlna: pow^frice appointments
Ela under his «drr.!r.tK!ra:ujn not one hns
*' i ••li.'dee been Tltlrised • v even the
1 and partisan r-r»sa of the State. A
gather n nun. General Wrig-ht. by hi? appointment
fp-'U the honor of this country In treat lr. the far
'' ..'-a. and on lam your President rellea for
**» »d\;,r.i!ni('r.t Hn<J deve'opment of the 7. 000. "TO
Jjop!>- w ' a BTS 'her»- workir.g out their <seatln!en.
"o Jcdjrea of first Instance one a Democrat and
£• c Republican, and both '--in: Georgia, are th«"r«
°t »!k appointment to acrr.inlster the laws. In the
g&* there «.: <i here in the nary and !n all the
-i - ♦ the civil jfoverr.mrnt Southern men
*»■ ■"•■ felt 'he friendly tnurh of his hand. The
ttarfT of dMaa appointmertj and the whole
ipSey give the -to theme deslirning knavee who
eta- n: »!*h p'!rrl"«t up «•> |f« bet wee'- r«re«
•n<J nrra- nu s^tion acalnat »e<-tlon. "I am proud
■f v -•■■ ,: <l»-«-^; for you are my people. Tr.t*
•»> • • . •„ a Snuthern audience, and rio
■n . ü bti -.:a; be meant it.
•h«re» bi the magnificent prosperity
•Mfl ;ur 4"*-at country ms achlevtrd under the
Pelican party. Especlaliy haa she felt th*
"neacial effe-t of your policies during the last
•*:.! v^ar*; and tjie hardest fart your opponents
bay* ru ,-ortenc: with is the fact that your ttnancisU
••ttcy hat. «-*■ tested and found to be sound and
•:.v.- sufficed tor eight years at
for the coffee wreck
as 10 days trial proves
-•=' Ue ttttia bats T*e Bead t, WeUvUM" is
V'or'.d'a rmr CxtilUt. «■»£• i'J». A»rtculfjrsi
least, end the Demo-rat!': partisan who has twice
in \>~ time beer, led captive behind the silver car
v r1?r 1 ?" 3^' must he optimistic beyond expression If
ne t*-.i,rvfes that th. country wfd suffer alarm over
Uja prospect of tour rears more of prosperity. Th*
Bonn deals i n cotton good?, cottonseed products,
coai. iron, oil and lumber atid business enterprises
la m ectlon with these and orh-r ind'.i^tries bay»
md multlpiied. Travelling from Wash
ington to Macao. >ne Is nrver off a fir = T dass rail
■ wr long out of sight of the smoke of a mi::.
IT !*"''' ' '' v '"' '"'i- • ■•■- and kindred enter
prises, arno an ralsu g cotton at from U to IS ■ - ta
a pound, wheat at :v»m "'. cents tn $1 a bushel;
amoM coal, iron and lumber are In dU mand throuxJi
out the world, whose home market is assured, and
whose lands an rapidly rncrearfng in value, are
le pi ■■ publl
can victory under Roosev<rli Tbei i I ilarraed
ov*r the digslng f .■ canal I imi that will
give th«>m direct communication with Bye or six
hundred millions of j^ti,;,;^ .-. . •• ; -he products
of their h«"''is jr.il fa. -torus Nor are they ularmed
that Increased railway and river transportation win
be r<-ij : :" r ! to move these products to Southern
ports, or tnat from \h*'.= <' ports, under a Repuhlican
administration, yellow fev»-r. th<» South'^ dread
enemy, oai - tia saved annually
to the taxiKi-.er and m«- business year raised from
nir.f monuu to twelve
The prtMperttJ of th« South is wrapped up in
the poUcitfa of Urn Republican party, and the
Souther* people :<rr bes::ir ,i:.»r to realise it.
Southern bbalneaa sentfanent in'i:cate>? an in tp;i'-
Ing- distrut- c)f the policies of the Liemocratlc
party, in ;s>; Georgia, accustomed to. enormous
Democratic majorities, «.iv<- 94.600 votes for Bryan
and M.eM for UcKteley. Nnrth «'arolina cast
:"4.'«V' votes for j:r>an and IS.OOO for McKlnlcy.
Virginia rave ISi,oM votes for Bryan and US.OOO
for IfcKinley. And thla eras according '■" Demo
cratic count.*. Karvland and West Virginia cast
Republican majorities in both UM and ll^K) In
v:r v'- ■:.■!. Georgis ird North Carolina In i;<00 13
• • ■;. p,-r ernt of :!-.?■ i-eoi'lr- wi-.r. ha.i voted In
Icr-«I c r-« stayed away from the noils and sacrificed their
last opportunity to worship the "popular Idol."
An analysis of flection returns shows that the
distrust of Democracy was most pronounced and
caoapicwaa in centres of trade, manufactures and
Follow courf'rr-mer., tt-» of the South believe In
Roosevelt nd in his ability to meet every l?sue
at home ar.d abroad triumphantly. We believe
that he Is animated by a spirit of patrtot!«m as
1 roadj and is bright :\* baa ever streamed from
the White House ov»r mir !>eloved country; ana we
believe that whin he has fulfilled hie mission, he,
the son of the North and South, will carry with
him the consciousness that Fatherland ar.d Mother
land, once divorced In sadness, through him and
because of him have he- n drawn together aeain
m the bonds of the old affection. And w<» believe
that when he (men at length Into the retirement of
private life be will go beloved of all patriotic
Arrrricans. fr.im Canada to the Gulf, and irrrn
ocean to ocean. Mr. Chairman. in behalf of the
Motherland. I second the nomination of Theodore
"The Chair recognizes .-'Jovemor Bradley of
Kentucky." saM Mr. Cannon aa Mr. Edwards
closed, and h*- came forward leading: Mr. Brad
ley. "I introduce to you." sal l Mr. Cannon. **a
gtntleman w!io comes from a State where they
take their politics as they take their whiskey
straight." This caused laughter and arypla^se.
Ei-Uovernor Bradley at ance attracted the at
tention of the convention a.r.d held It '.iirough
cut. His ujinouncenaerit that the Democrat:©
party hail abandoned its IfoaMM and as un
s,ble to Sad a Joahua drew out load cheers. His
appeal for aid for the "disfranchised Republi
ca:»s of the South" and his announcement that
they looked to President Iloosevelt as the man
who ha*l refuted to close Urn door of hope tn
their laces BTOUSM . enthusiast!. He «i*.id:
The BasßbOeaa party ha» n-ade n\> mistaJfs,
therefore '.: naj» DO ajinlmtia to ofter. it haa brtk
en no promisee, then fore it e:.te-r-> BO pica of con
re*sl«-n ar-d avoidance. It offers no guarantee tor
;;.» iwiura fvave the record of its utu-t. X ,• .
to a;. eaonaouaty meraaaad eommaroe, at borne
and tLr^aJ. To froe hoint* given lo free people.
To a war wa»-=d to drive tho tyraiit fr<>m I I
and a promise, falthiuily kept, to gt^ to the
army a:: : navy wiiosa deeds of valor have added
irr.periai.AL-iij i,ior- to American .trms To the
erection of churches and BCCOOIhOUSes and the
inaug-jrauon of dvU goewnnMat In the Phliip
plr.ee. To the ur--..'rfa. proaperlty n>w pre.
throujrhout the repuDiic To a generous sy •
pera;- :.a. provided for those who fought. ID
fan.::es of :'.*<,.- who died, '.-.*.' the Union might
be preserved. To the gigantic rebellion of ai! urn*
cournffeounly met a.n<i corapit'.. - i. *•»
the shicluea of bondmen melted In the red names
cf war. ar.d to Stars preserved, and jet others
fixed, la ti:e armament of freedom.
We ca.-r.ot stand at the ttaae •>'. Bunker Hhl
Monument, as prophesied by Tioinivi. and call
tha -"■" 3 o-ir slaves, but we can stand on a-".y
spot of t:-.e earth and call the long roll of Re
publican statesmen and soldiers, the most dlatin-
V'- jihad snd illustrious that the nation has pro
duced, who rendered impossible the fulflimeni of
Chat pr&oietlor..
Kor : .-ar:y half a century Oi-> r«*^nrd or tho
RepubUcaa) "party has been co Interwoven with
the cour.try*s hiatory that each is a part of :he
>-ther a-d rwlther ran be written without in
cluding the other. Indeed, during that time the
F-epubVac party ha* teen the country In d.plo
ma-y in pn)gTe«s, in the arts and sciences. In
pVos'penty ;_nd advarrtty. In peaca and war. at
home and abroad, or. land and 3»a, the Republican
E*uty haa been true to every brust, e-iual to every
•menreru'v. has continually elevated ar.d advanced
•he standard at American honor and gtory, and
row p«-or.aims to :he world that It. the lexicon
of patriotic endeavor and achievement there :.-*
uo ■ ich word v "fai; " . M
Ard c-'-:- g a : the** e»v^ntf-:l years the Demo
cratic party has resisted evwy *■*■:• of advance
ment and pia«r— It has boen a atirpid r '
& miserable malcontent ar.d a common ■COM. W
two PreerfdentlaJ tertr.e it adminlntired pu-biic af
fairs and Auring; each crippled rommorr* tmset
tied end de<reaj«»<i values, r>*ra: •■•x*,i EnduaCJiea,
n v.*4 maauCactorles and majtle U oeoeasary f
public chanty to pro. 1 ■■> food 'or the ■tarytng
inerr.ploy-d. It has exchanged !t-» time honored
Drincfpisa for dang-«-n>vie heresies, md betrayed us
! «-"'i-rs until It 's without a l^fld-r and hi anxious
search of a platform. I? has ah.-.ndoned It? Moaes.
and ° ur.ahie to li*rov*r a Joanna. It «ccc BOt
certair.'v kr.ew what rt war'i< nd If 11 [Id. woj .
not know where to Sri It. Tt doe* not know what
1* is for a-d if It did. would -a- kr.oTv h<->w to
axpreaa it. It iocs not know what » do. ar.d If
„ „<,* puiulfl not know I><~w t" •!« '*.
' \f-rT r* 'he North, we come from the battlefield
consecrated to freedom srith th- blo^d of your
brave sf-B W« *r« '■• COStodlans of your patriot
d**d and each yasr uuniuif HMcate their deeds and
decorate their grave* wit! (lowers Tn their names.
-^ItoTtheir memeriee, the dl«f'-an''ht«- South ap
n»nln to vo" for Justice Shall tt re sail that yoar
mp4 marc n^i and fo^ht and dtod m vain- Shall
"t v- Mid that a nation can cxii part «lav« and
ra . T Tr"f" Are p*opl» fr«^ who ar» forced to bear
t*>e burden and yet d-nled the highest privi'.-Ke .if
HtlssßSl '^" If it >"■* true that warrant nuv not
hafoad ta the Constitution to prevent disfran
ebtoemrat. then w^ hep thai you no lor.^r p-rm l '
th«> abrfraneWsad and oppressed to be estimated
♦or the purr>o*» of Increasing the electoraJ strength
A UL-L JUtlMMnif Thoush the Krap- ta crushed.
and the rraln Is ground, they produce neither wine
nor bread for the persecuted men of the South.
li miiiiftVui r "■• dif?.'-ult!»s. atrt^ns In vain to be
fr«e ti;ev Insttncttvafy tTjm to the arave. true mar.
who has' said that he would net cl— c the door Of
hoiv on a SUIaSaMIUB race Th- Southern Renuh-
ESm up* devoted to h'-m. and will follow htm
w'th a'i the affection and enthusiasm w.tn which
the "Old Guard" followed Napoi-on. They bay?
unabafcen faith tn his superb courage, even haiu]-i
j.j«r--~e and unsullied honor
We have not forgotten how. when the war
h , ' j,,^ m t he nation'^ horizon, ho aaertfieed
office nnd left a happy horn" and a beloved wife
and children to bare hie bocom In th«» itcrm of
battle The =pm«» •-!ot!«m ard curate That In
«• 'red' him then have a.r.imiite.o 1 him throughout his
administration When oth*ra stood aopai>! in the
rr'."s.""ce of the rreat strike. h» ebeerfuily, «ri
with -ilacritv misuned a I— ponslbfllty not officially
lTi'-um 1 - iinon him. and. bravely aprlngini into
ik, breach mure* ' •■ in pmcurinj? a settlement
that brousht tranqUiOtty to <!io reitresenxativea of
c-inital srd srnilM! nnd eoaehine Into the (aces and
home* of th<- humble laborer- He i:nh<»sitatlne!v
measured tswords with the giant corporation which
rhr<»'tTe"t-.1 th* people with wror^ and opprep.slcn,
ar.'i brought it into subjection. He know-, how ard
w'v" to Dian and better •':"■ how and when to
execire Alert of Bind, he ha« quickly seized '••••fry
oprorrunfty In the procurement nf concessions 'or
•he Panama <™anal he eeeompUsbed more In a few
hnuri than his pr»de.-es«crs accomplished In more
than ri hundred yen's. He did not attempt ° un
l«oc» he cut Ac Oordl«tn kr.ot.
Pis »n«Til'« --ny r! a- be cannot be trusted- but the
p*op!e kn^w that ore who always do#a th- rig ■
thins- at the right ttme and In th» ripht wr 4 v n
entitled to their lmrillclt co»ifld*-nr-e. His »:-..-rp.lt-»
aa* that h<» la unsafe HJa record prove that he is
un»Bf«» on!v to tin- lawleea, the tricksT-r, the
• •^.^ft^j-" and tlo«< who deny equal pro'ertinn at
the* Is w to any r!asi» of American citizen*. But in
tv>»» rtlj"ch"»rß<« of the RT'-at trusts devolved u;wn
him he h«a proved a hrir^or of safety. ':- mfml««
prefilrted that h» would involve »he nation *r. war:
but a!" h'< vletorlea h:iv» b»»n those of omacy
■r.d pr-err. Hnrt to-<lay be erslov^ the raspeet and
friend^hin of every foreign power.
He has not been the pliable ln?tr:m«»nt of anr
mrin or set of men. He is the creator, not tho
creature of public sertiment. Ele la bol controllm!
by por^ilar clamor, but bows to the line. !et the
chip" fell where they may. He is not a lagßard.
a time server or an Id!" dreamer He M*ea no
opport'jr.ltr on account of tlrnld doubt or annoying
hesitation He Is not ■ follower, but every inch a
lepi^r He <8 not ar Imitator, but thoroughly or c
lnal, ri:ideil al#n# by a clear conception of rl«rh<
ar.(J 'he genius cf common sense. He boldly and
fe'srleft-ly advances: h< neve- rounds the retreat.
Imbued "with never falllnr courage, combined with
sound and conservative Jtidjrmer.t; brilliant as a
meteor yet steartv and certain as th* «un 1n Its
course ;' gifted with broad and Intelligent states
menship; fired In lofty purDOse. he Is the em
bodiment of American Ideas. American vigor end
the nv«t exaltei type of American ninhcxvi H«
wir born to fulfil a. mission. That mi*.«lor.. In p;:-
accoirnl!«hed wi'l he completed In c>TinK year*.
and h'« name srall «o ringing down tho cwtur!*?
T.-lth those of th«» immortal few "who were not bom
to <•:■ •■
In Kentucky «' have "contended a»sln«t princi
palities and powers end the rniers of darkness."
w»* have in truth, fouerht with all manner of
beast*, not nt Ephe«us— hut at Frankfort We are
nervlr* ourselves for the coming oorfllrt. and In
November next hope •<• break the rriatns Which
par»lnir i. ri^!a*l"n r.es thrown round us and re
nt or" frea loan 'o the ."t'tt" wWeb ive birth to
Ah-aham U::coln and hold* within its bosom the
ash-* of Henry Clay.
Cheers greeted Chairman Cannon's announce
ment. "The Chair reuogiiues Joseph B. Cotton,
of Minnesota." and increased aa 'ia added "I
take pleasure in Introducing to you one of those
y,-u:.g men of thji Republic who are doing
Mr. Cotton haa a voice, and he uaed it Ills
. i In the remotest part of the
hall, ajid the fact that they were able to hear
the speuker caused the galleries to cheer ra
peatadly, ile a..
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention:
Re»i>onsu« lo the swtlLr.g chorus of mlii;or.» of
voices from all over the Republic, we are here to
r.ati.« as our siuiuiard bearer the gifted son of tne
Kmyire Slate, who has i:i bil ni.ikeuo ali the reso
lute spirit and vigor of tho imperial West and in
arhnew irelna ..;^s the rich. wj.rm b*ood of the
dauntless Souuiiu.:d. Nominating and seconding
ryfM'h+l :;'-re aru of no moment, for his ni'iriina
tion haa already L.e>-n made by the American people
themselves. W< :.a.- ; only to select his running
mate, ; roclaia t;:« doctrlnea of our faitn. at.d go
forth a::li overwhelm once more tha cohorts of a
distracted, cistem^ered ... . dismembered Liemoc
. -
. • I emoeratlc fr!er:lj in th;« year of grace are
deslir.ed to t-.- mere Idle dreamt ru and Only seers
of visions. Dieses tious, they lack faith ar.d have
r.o tisue. Why, just n6w t:.cy are trying 'to lei gu
of the "Orator of the Platte" and his fustian
reea of gold.*" They now *ay that "free silver"
is d«.-ad Because the Almighty put too much goal in
the lap of aid Mother Earth. Forsaking their tra
ditJoiitf. they no !. ng< t .lnpion free trade. They
clamor o:;iy for a Republican revision of the Dlng
ley tariff. Has It come to this tnat. with Chamber
lain -of England, th->y are at iuat ope
Frotectlcnijitt- .' They now seem r.ia.i> anxloaa to
keep the An^-r-.c^: Sag ■* h-r- it in. ragardleaa ai.d
ur.rmr.dfui of whether the Constitution followa ttoa
riag or tne Rttg toltowa tl ( Constitution. Truly,
car. ar.y good :.:'.::^ «>Tije out or ir.'.a Democratic
chaos. lr. fifty olstory making, creative, y-ari
what policies domestic or fi;r";sti. flsca! or indus
trial, expansive or constructive. T.u." tho Demo
cratic party embodied into '. ■ • thought or
wover. !r.:.> the Cabiic of the Bepublicl
structionist always, lT has been a. participant, in
•pite of Itself, lri a r.<it!or.ai glory ami greatneaa ta
which it has lf>r.^r Bine- eased 1 ntrl ate. Our
virile your.v nauon prr^ses o:i with ii 1] » en
ergy. It.i footprints are everywhere, it Impresses
its character upon every land. It is antalnkable
that at the very i ret I i I r arorld w -
American cltizei; w U aga d experiment awl imperil
our ell by turning over the reins of I (vernment to
an inconwar. 1 li ipable and Ineri Democracy.
To fulfil the Rei .--:• : • • guiding,
shaping, conrroillr.g spirit must and will be the
Kenubll^an party.
The Republican parry has had. md ever will htv».
a glorious mission. It has always beea a parti C
action. Its pron..- • - h^en crya alllsed
Into exact performani-e. For "fty years tt I ■
!ahor»ii to advance the tubstantla progress «f ni!
the American people tl la mnkintf of Anc I
rtomlnant world po»vr r has written Into law tr.<«
promises of Hfty v»ars In reapocl of the i^
caral. It nas buut.up ar.d (Irmly established bj
protective policies a nation which must eve: ...
■■ ire •' U -•" ' products and Industry of
her people, the markets of all t• •■ earth. Its
thought is along constructive nne« and for I ■ i
par.a'on requi?:ia to meet the nation's Industrial
re«"is rather than foT Democratic Ist it baa
built up American irv! itr - rotected American
labor and "afrruar-ier! the Ameiiean home It h«a
list iiiaiientti secured the nation upon xh* x>i ■
standard, the standard of sta : enlightened
civilization ■ r. diy the Crua
clad, rode valiantly away to reß"-io the Holy Land
from the ruthless my ■■ •■• loi ~ : -. I thla "ur day
the Repuhlican party la carrying forvvari the Btari
and Stripes for the uplifting of mankind a>..l the
supremacy of a dvfllsatli I wh cb Bnda i's high
em type In our K'Ortous American Republic.
Mr. Chairman, the gr^at Northwest, Whence I
hail, lee .- with hundreds of thousands of enthusi
astic Republicans Yon krotv their worth and their
feaity. On their >.^h:iif 1 am comrr.i.s.s:
ond the nomination of their choice for Prea l<
the«fi L'r.'.'e'i Btates. We need ar.d demand I
a arise and dauntless mariner ta taka our a .r.fiin«s
and shape our course In tiit« hlatory-maklng hour,
at the diw-n nt s tenturv big w.th the po;'-:
ties of individuai :u:ii national )•'•-. whan th< Re
advances t'^ speed . ■ future ar
know, in all the exdtemeni of th-- |nd
struygla for wealth and s^lf-ftiTßra:id;zeme;;t. in
th^ ml>lt=t of tendencies towaril naonldpa] and gov
ernmental corruption, and when keenest v.:T:.c!s
teem largely bent upon profit Without recompense,
we have only tc name our choice for Presiuera fnr
all the world to kr;'-w that his :-,ame Is a synonyms
for "ira?". for untiring energy, :'or loyalty to
piinclpw, for upr - for rui I hoi ty. No
words of any man are needed to tell you that he U
t/re-eminer'i-.- . ■■•.):<» our inspirliiir leader.
We are proud of : . I »n Bt urnl i f his
great service to the nation. W<* nii-irse Ma u:i
log dev< '!■ ••■ ■ v...- of govern
[;-.• :■ ar.d bifl atalwart An:- rl :i.::- ::i We BUPPOTt
nim for his lofty character for his manifest gc-iiins.
for his splendid personality, and lor his -■ • b
moral coungn. Four years ago the Republican
party placeo him bea ue the Immortal McKmley.
and with s':ch star ia: i bearerg with such a cause.
we marched to a glorious victory. Wh-n (.he as
saesir. s iKiiobie work w . ■.. ■>■• . lished, and. amidst
the nation 1 -" tears, showered with the nation's love,
the reriti.- McKlnley oaased to the ages and w.is
crowned with the wreath of Immortal fame, th* ln
trep:il and agl •■■■ ■ Roosevelt faced ami w^s
equal to the irrave responalbflltlea of the Pre -
dency. He has kt-pt t>-e faith. By force of his
character and hi* works he rias extended, at h.>rrie
an(i abruaii. the lntiueno- and greatness of the I'.s
punHo. His i.a:: c lias VM ta bi ■ iymbol every
where of American manhood. American valor,
American honesty and American supremacy.
Obeying a miniate t-o'h pleasing and supreme, on
behitir of the (rr«al State of Minnesota and the
mignty empire ol the Northwea*. whose growh ami
prosperity will ever ke.'n full pae* with the giant
tread of the nation Itself. I desire to se-ond the
nomination of that intrepid lender, that potent
statesman thai master workman upon the greater
Republic, thiil tried, trusted and Incomparable pub
lic ser. • President vow, the President again
to be— Theodi re Roosevelt
The ha!l began to grow oppressively warm
The wind, which for three days had blown ..00l
and fresh across the lake, had d.ed, and the
sun beat down on the gTeat iron roof, Inside
the temperature rose rapidly, ■A hai.ik<"rchW«
and Ca/M were ta '■ ' and Across the
floor and In th<- BjaUerlea fans and priors flut
tered and handkerchiefs were called into play
to protect collars. But the enthusiasm had not
yet melted, and Mr. Cotton's vigorous declaration
of Republican prtnctplea and his (fibes at the
Democracy caught the fancy of. his hearers and
were approved i»y great appUuse. Hits closing
words seconding the name of that "great doer of
things. Theodore Roosevelt." won warmly ap
Prolonged applause greeted the Introduction
of Harry B. Cummings, a colored delegate from
Maryland. Mr. Cannon -introduced him c "an
American citizen, whoee people were brought
from slavery forty yara ago. who have made
more progress in one generation than any race
ever made." Mr. Curriminrs made friends with
his hearers In his opening remark that he had
been admonished to be .■net and Intended to
obey th:it advice. He said:
Mr Chairman, Fellow Delegates of the Repub
lican' National Convention. Ladies and Gentlemen i
For the distinguished honor of second! the nomi
nation of that grand type of the American citizen.
Theodore Roosevelt. I am profounilly grateful.
Fortunate indeed U it for this government that
It has had during the eigat years just parsed a
political organization such as ours, to meet face to
face with undaunted courage and determination the
many perplexing Questions which have arisen dur
ing that Darted
Equally fortunate has been our party to have had
wtthin Ita ranks during th crucial period such
men aa our able, wise and patriotic He Kin at
beloved memory, and our capable, courageous and
aggressive Roosevelt, upon whOBM youthful though
ample shoulders tin* manna of tho great McKiniey
Whether the Questions affec:»d our internal or
external relation.", they have been boldly met and
wisely solved. We have carried to the. Filipino,
the Porto Rican and the Cuban the torch of light
and Intelligence, relieved them from the burdena
and oppression of despotic rule, established civil
government among them, and are teaching tn«>m
the blessings of liberty and indepr-ndence. The
Panama Canal, "The Key to the rjlllXliae.** the
construction of which has for centuries ten the.
dream and fancy of more than one government.
ha;" under the prompt and decisive action of th.s
administration been taken from tne realm of cloud
land and dreamland, ard Its completion in tha near
future has become a certain and fixed fact.
The wise leadersb p of our party has kept so well
adjunted our tariff and currency l"<islatior! that
I-rof»p>er:ty a hounds in the land, labor is plentiful.
the laborer if well paid and contented, capital mul
tiplies and aeeka additional outlet* for new Invest
ments and enterprU>s. In a woi I are have given
a full and complete report of the stewardship com-
Bitted to our ar« during the last four years. [•
becomes the duty of this convention to •me a
general who we hop* and believe will lead th«
great Republican ho-»t to victory In the coming
election, a man who will In every way inmailio up
tr> the responnlMlity of the high office of ->!dent
of this country. Such a one In the person of
ear < blef Executive hats been ably and eloquently
I .. ■• J before you. and heartily do wu all indorse
what has been said.
By their fruits ye shall know them." Theodore
Roo»eveit bfinKS to h:s party ar.d the nation at the
close of his administration tha precious fruits of
three yeara' abi- and faithful service. The s.iiamn
troir.lB*- made by him when glnom and distress
overshadowed the nation, when sto.it hearts grew
faint, wnen fears and flvLnga were abroad In
the land, when the nation bowed In tears for her
falien hero— that promise, m;ide at a most trying
time In our country's l:fe. has been kept to the
letter, a'ld he brings as an evidence of s-J -ii the
piana an'i purposm of his martyred predecessor
leveloped an.l completed. He Is above all
thir-.prs a true, honest, earnest, patriotic American
dtlaen. li» ia a leader of unflinching courage— a
man of wisdom — a man or action. He is op» n and
frank, free from Intrigue or concealment. In his
i.:- m.d •xj.'.k and conduct be st.in.'i iiT-.approachad
and unapproachable. He la a broad man, brnad In
Intellect, broad in aytnpatblea broad in soul: he
ler.d.'i a listening ear t<> the cry of the downtrodden
and ' I praiiMil and with Htreng and ready arm
encircling the weak and hei; leas he bids them
ri-st- and hope ari Hvo. He ia a )uet man. and be
!!cv«< that a man should be Judged by merit, and
m»r!t alone, and that th# Just rewards of faithfu!
:■ : : itrioUc aervlce «hould be withheld from no
on« for any cause whatever With a vision un
. ,• by tMiis ;. ■ he aeea through tne
r,ut»r day, clad '.:•. dlffereni hues, the man within.
and there beholds the tmagr of the divine master
Indicating the Fatherhood of Good a:..: the Brother
bood of Man.
Criticism— bitter, s»v»r«, unr»asor.ahl<»— has on!y
served te make htm the moro devoted to his coun
try*a welfare. He beil-v^ 1 " that eorrupti^n and dts
hrine«ty In prtv:it* i"» and In public office should
be unenrthed. exposed and punished, no matter who
the g lllty party may be or how hisrh if. r>fflci:»l
Ifi he may stand. He believes that respc -t for
and obedience to law ar<> the foundation' upon
which this govern mt:*t rest, ard that the
violation of the oath of office 'i little less than
treason. He belle that th« Conatltutlea nt the
I-^|t^,t ?fate>« and every amendment thereof should
l e i rigidly enforced, and that !t? violation hy what
»-v»>r subterrui'»? ■ r rvaalvenews of expreselojn
= hr.Tild he rond« % rr.'-ed nr.A r«medl»d. He ta. fT
th'-se rood an'! aufllclent reasons, the man whom
people <»f ever* vectton and In every walk of
life want for this hlsh ■ (Bee
First of all. the powerful Christian and moral
sentiment of the nation demands his nomination.
and every Christian and moral agency wtt] bt v
erclse.i for his eie.tlon. T)ie lab.ir'.;i«t Interest de
mun>la him The '".lrrner. us with hnppy heart he
gathers In hi? bounteous harvest, atanda r
do brittle for his return. The miner who > ion
tentment digs aw in the boweia Of tha earth, sees
In him his aalvadon from oppressloc and en rri ach
ment. The bualneaa man -the capitalist— to whom
thla administration has brought abundant success
eairerly r»wnlt l;is ni»intnnrlon. So surely a* he i*
nominated by this convention to-day, su surely will
!;■ !•• ele ited by the people in November.
With ills r.ntnination ar ri election, wliat an tn
eplrlnpr prospect opena uri before th* nartv and the
nation! With it will come new efforts to promote
a preater proapertty and a larger maaißiiie of hap
ptneea to all who dwell within our borders. With
It will come th;it calm and peacefu
that, while prost tro-.:s. happy and contented at
home, a wise, safe an<l skilful diplomacy guards
ar:' protects our overy Interest through) the
etvtlbwil world. And. finally, with It will come an
advanred step toward the fulrtlment of the great
mission of the Rep-ihllcan party And that mis
sion Will not he p>r''irmpd until every section Of
our Constitution and every amendment thereof
ehall be respected at-.d made effective, and until
every citizen of every section, of every race and
of every reUgten snail iiroclafm in one grand
chorus of that Constitution. "Thou art my shield
and buckler."
God grant that In OOF party's struggle to reach
that time It may ever have a mun to place before
the American people for their suffrage who has
the ability, courage honesty and uxgreaalvtueas
of Theodore Roosevelt.
Mr Cummlngsi "aa warmly applauded at the
cloko of his gpefl
Mr. Cannon then advanced to the front of the
rostrum and at 1:00 o'clock announced the roll
call for nominations for President.
The clerk began calling the roll by States.
When Alabama responded with her entire vote
for Roosevelt there was a cheer. As the States
followed In alphabetical order and each re
sponse ended with the words "Theodore Roose
velt," the cheer was repeated.
An effort was made by N»w-Jersey to sus
pend further calling of the roll, but the conven
tim protested loudly. Senator Platt, of Xew-
York. had been on his feet to make the an
nouncement for hie State, and when New-York
was callel next the convention became enthu
siastic. Texas also got a cheer as C. A. Boyn
ton made the announcement for Roosevelt. Ok
lahoma's response was six votes "from the next
star In the banner of the Republic."
Chairman Cannon announced at the close of
the rollcall that Theodore Roosevelt had received
the entire vote of the convention. 904. and it
only remained for him to announce his nomina
tion for the Presidency by the Republican party.
The entnut-iusm fallowing the announcement
was of much briefer duration than that which
followed the first call, the cheers not lasting over
two minute*.
Mr. Cannon then announced: "The clerk will
cai! the roll for the presentation of candidates
for VI. --I'icsi'lent."
"Alabama!" called the clerk.
Mr. HbxmOct, of Alabama, m before on the
I':- [dental roiicail. announced that his Stats
.:■■'. to waive its right in favor of the State
of lowa.
This meant Senator Dolttver, he «as to de
li\er the first nominating ster^h for Senator
Fairbanks, of Indiana. As lbs tail form of
lowa's junior Senator was seen advancing
toward Urn platform tries and snouts braka out.
and they were redoubted when Chairman Can-
Don led forward Senator- DoiUver and s;oke a
few words of tatrodnettoo. Mr. DoUircr suid:
Gentleman oi the Convention: The Republican
National Convention, now rearlj ready to a-journ,
has presented to the world a moral ■DCCt» la of
extraordinary Interest jnlficanee. It is a
fine thing to see thousands or mei>. representing
r.uilmcs of people. Hghrtng in the political IWHi
for LhelT favorite .... lidates and conteedtns
valiantly for the iiltetM of contradictory princi
ples an.l conflicting do trinea Out of attea a con
test, with its ::o;se and deelamatatm. tta flying
banners, its thunder of the captains and the shout
ing. th< truth often secures a vindication. and :r.e
r;^nt mar. com^a out victortaoa SaaetlaMa how
<■>■. (_•-■. wisdom is lost in i:> <mtus.ii.. and more
than on a wa have seen the claims of leadership
swallowed up in contention and strife.
We have the honor to belong to a convention
whose constituency ta avers Btatc end Territory
and in t.. islands of th.- am has done its thtnartni
by quiet firesides, undisturbed by clamor of any
• rt. and has simplified our responsibilities by tne
ur.niisiakaij;*- terms of tii-- tredaattala which we
hold at their hands.
At Intervals of four years I followed the banner
of Jan. s ii. Btetea through Urn -treets of our con
vention ctttes. from Cincinnati te Minneapolis) and
did my full share to be*- Uwt nobedj fO* • ■'•' BMM
applause than the gr^at popular Mattel wtaa bad
captured my enthusiasm icraa befogs I was old
enough to vote. Not even i».s defeat M>«ed 10
-h the hold which onr cbanq ton had npoa
the beam of tin m who fbUowed him. and it baa
r».[i;;r»ii a. good deal ol ►•xperience to ena. te thf-:n
to understand the lesson of his defeat. i >ther i on
ventktna have rr.et t-> settle the Cata of rival
chieftains; *•■ meet to record the iatfgSMßt of Urn
Re] abttcan n. i.iora of the l.'mv.d Stutrs
They have bused their opinion open the facts of
the ca^e. They have not concluded that we ha.c
in- greatest President of tne "•.-•. States since
Vv'asninstoa. They knew how to mtasur<s tile
htMxht and depth of thints better eren than Pro
fessor Bryce, when he dean with superlatives which
find th'-ir way into v;. atell regulated banajQSts
alter midnight. They have not forgotten the grave
of Lincoln, which aas become a Hhrir.-j foe the
. llgrlmagc of tii»- human race They remember
still the day when the C;tn«m of UVstminster opened
the doors oi tnat veneraolo monument to admit trie
name of the silent American solaier into the bOSHM»
hold of Kngliah spoken BUM.
They have passed no vainglorious judgment upon
the car<-tr of Theodore lioos«velt. They have
studied It with syn;patn<?ti<; interest from his boy
hood, as he has ris^ri from one station of public
usefulness to anotner. until at length, before Urn
age of forty-live, tit stands upon MM highest civic
eminence known amoim m--n. Tfieir teurs feil with
n.s as ha stood in tr.e 3h;tdow of pi or ilcKiniey's
death, and -..-. a part of bis oath of o.tice .ie.-ie<i the
r-ujted counsellors who stood by th« aide of the
fallen President to heli r.:n» carry forward the
work which he bad left unfinished, and. whil« his
administration deserves the tribute walea it re
ceived in thi» convention from tha eloijueat lips of
our temporary chairman, it :a be^-ause ne tuis exe
cuted in a manly wa;.- the purpose of the Repub
lican party ar.d Interpreted aright the aspirations
of the American people. Nor can ther<» b«- a doubt
that if. in tfa« years to come, he shall walk stead
fastly in tne same path, ha will be numbered among
the great leaders of the people who have jwen dig-*
r.i'y and influence to t!-."lr highest offloe.
But the judgment of tr.e Republican party is not
only united upon tta candidate — it is unanimous
also upon Urn amenta principles for which it
-stands. I think the convention his been fortunate
in rmaniatng the minor differ* * which un
avoidably arioa In a country Like ours. where
spleen is free and where printing la free. We
stand togetl nn th« proposition that tho indus
trial system of the United States must not be un
de.-iriT.^d by a Stile partisan agUatien, and that
whatever changes are neceeaary a our laws oa/?ht
to be Blade by the CTMOda, or at ■ -...• the aciiuaint
aaei -. of .-.«• protective tarirr system. Th 1 * things
upon which we are n*r-»— ! ar» so ureat and tne
things a&out wUea we dtfTer are aa small that wo
are able, without sacrlrieins »jr.cer>- Ropublicaa
convictions anywhere* to usiw dj on<s mail m de
fence of our common faith.
The rcllcall of this convention is a remlniier not
without its melancholy suggestion that tha vet
erans of Republican leadership are transferring the
responsibilities which they have borne to th*« gen
eration born since ISW. The children of the men
who laid the foundat.ons of the Republican party
are here to begin the celebration »l Us fiftieth an
niversary. A heavy hand has been Laid since we
met at Philadelphia upon ths -.^r. who guided th*
counsels of UM party. Nelson Dlngley. whose name
Is associated In immortal reputauen with tha in
dustrial ar.d commercial miracles which opened tr,«
new century, is K->ne. and within the herders of
the same Srate l\~a ail t.-.at is mortal of Thoiaa*
B. Ree<i, who put an end to anarchy h> :.•<« Ameri
iar. House of RajnraaentatlTeat, Dear old "Uncle
Mirk" Hanna, wnoee face nas looked town with
:he benediction of an old friend upon our delibera
tions. w«? shall see no more. Wtthin the last few
days we burled Matthew 3tar.>-. Quay In the
Dosom of th* commonwealth which he loved, and
which. In spite of the cij.::c* an d :alumn? which
pursued him while he lived, never failed in Its
affectionate confidence !n him. while over the
whole four years has hung the shadow of thi» na
tional affliction which left the American people la
sackcloth and ashes.
We stand at the begir.r.ln* c* the new era, and,
a :..: ■ trie Repuolicar. party lean? m>on the counse!
of Ita oid leaders, it has not hesitated to summon
to the responsibilities of public Kfe the young men
who have beea trained .: de» their guidance to take
up the burdena which trey are ready to lay down
and .Inish the work, whl h cornea to them as an ln-
Iterltance of patriotism and d:iry That is the sig
nificance of the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt,
and that is the explanation of the call which has
been rr.ud- by Urn Re-.ub'.icar. party wt'hout a dis
senting voice upon Charl-s U". Fmrl-anks. to stand
bj UM side of the President in the guidance and
leadership of the Republican party.
While he has not sought to constrain the tud^
:••:.'. of the convention, directly or Indirectly he
baa kept htmwetf free .Tom the affectation which
u:!iier\alues the dignity of the wconi office In the
"•'"■■■■- peopia, and I do not dou^t
that his heart has be^n touched by the voluntary
expreaatea of ■■<"rs.-)l gf^d wi:: which has af
rf-a.ly chosen him as one of the standard t<«ar»rs
of t!.e Republican party of the fr.l'ed States Th»
Olßce has sought the man, and ' ■■• wli; bring to the
office the commanding personal!! of a statesman
; to any of •■■ great responsibilities which
bel up to our public aft rs A I^Hder of the Seri
ate fhe champion of all 'he {treat Doliclea whi-li
■orstitute the Invincible record of the RepuMicun
party during the last ten year*, his name will be
come a tower of strength to our came not only \r.
his own State, but eTerywhere throughout th»>
country A man of mtttjra the whole ktuslnewi
■ommtniity aharej the i-onfi^oni-f irh:ch his pohti
cal asaodatea have r»pn.ifd | r h'm from th.' liagln
rin? of h's public life. The ouiet. andemonstra
tivf, popular opinion, wh!.-h bai given the Repub
lican party a p'atform upon which ai: RepabUcana
can sti'.^d. with iM) i*'.saf»nf!r!K vo! "c. here cr any
arheret his lon* efttce anticipatei! 'he acr'or of this
convention In I Una; to th.' national Itepnbltcaii
ttcket the nnme of Serator FsiT'iarks. or Indiana.
T fu k<> pl»«i»i:-» m w»aeiiUiia th-* nint, hnr.ored
n-P'rwh«r« thrn':e■^o.:t t^e United States, a* our
candidate for Vice-Pr»sUl*Tt.
Th* first mention of Senator Fairhanks's name
was the ajgna] for ten, which wan rene^e.l
when Mr. Polliver formally f>rfser.teii the name
of the Indiana Senator. When the applause
rabadded Mr Cannon reoo«rnl=ed Senator De
pew, who was Kr».'t*^l with applause.
"I introduce, although It is not necessary." he
iran Mr. Cannon, 'Tot Senator, but Chaur.cey
Depew, of Fork."
A voice cried. "Have you had your dinner?**
"I am about to any something; about the din
ners of til* American people," retorted Mr. De
Mr. Depew seconded the nomination of Sen
ator Fairbanks. He said:
ii> friend wants to know If I hay« had my din
ner, but what 1 am about to say is in behai* of
ul'nnera for the American people.
I cannot help contrasting, .a listening to the elo
quence with which we luva been privileged thla
moraine what will be the difference when our
Democratic frienoa meat on July •; to go through
with tne:r duty of nominating candidates and
adopting a plaLforu;. We here have bean unoni
mua» v, oil our c^ntlldates. O.U agreed upon our
piliici»lea. all recognizing and applauding our great
statesmen, living; and dead, and agreeing with
them, while, on :.-.c oth»r hand. In that convention
there will be the uniy two living exponents oi
Democratic principles.
On the one aide will be their only President ris
ing and saying. "Be Jane," while on the other aide
in opposition, will come their last candidate for
President, saying. "Be Demacrats!" Tae two are
Incompatible, (Laughter and applause.;
I present just two thoughts which it aeema te
me in the liood of our oratory have been passed by.
There has been criticism of this convention that it
waa without enthusiasm, perfunctory, and wonld
occupy little place In history. But this convention
is in epoch making convention, because It marks
the close of fifty years of the lire of the Republican
That fifty years. If we should divide recorded
time Into periods of half a century, the fifty years
from 1854 to IPO4 would concentrate more that has
bten done In this world for th« uplifting of human
ity than all the half centuries which have preceded.
While this half century has done so much In elec
tricity, so much In steam. bo mooh In Invention*,
so much In medicine M much in surgery, tta ana
distinguishing characteristic will be that I: was the
half Beaton of emancipation— emancipation ill over
the world, led mah ly by the American thought and
t)'»' success of the American experiment.
Put when for our purpose we look back over the
half century w* find th.it the beet part of It. that
which hum m*^« mo.: for lie w..:are of our ooua
try. that meat for omaactpatfaa. haj been dan* by
the Republican party.
Just one word to throw the picture on the wa^L
In 1354 the Missouri Compromise was repealed, and
the territory whose purchase is now being cere
brated at St Loui" was dedicated to slavery, ana
in 1353 Abraham Lincoln freed the) slaves. CAP
plause i ..
I- :C4 James Buchanan, at Oamrnel hs—ai «■»
manifesto to ouy or cone, jer Cuba for slavery, ■••
in I»y» William McKln'^y set up Cuba as as tn<l*
pendfnt republic. (Applause )
Now. It wns only sixty years ago. ten a..-» sre
ceiling the birth i»f the Republican party, when thajt
great wit and great writer. Sydney Spilth, said.
• Who reads an American book? Who cats «f! aa
Ameri ai. piate? Who rink out of an Am«no*o
Ula?s? Who wears American c!othet>? ■''-■' »ujra
anything Amfriicar'" The answer is tr.a from livs
flsur-s comins vesterewj Bran the Department ȣ
Corr;rr.*-rc»» we aneowered that this year *as.sa»Sßl
of ma.T.:::irfirc(l Ttt-'les from American looma ajvd
factorips c.. inr.i Kuropean markets to corrrpete wiiis
tna hi- '':■■ orsaniaed Industrial na - ion» ©f the -»ori4
In thfir own market pia.-^. (Applause.)
An Ara»»ri'.-an car. star* .irl ao around the wirtiJ
ar.d aot wave bis country, lie <an -ross the PaelSo
to Yuk tbama db a Northern Pacinc steam-r. 'At
rides throu*;'' Japan and < hina und«»r American
snetrtea a] pttaaeea. He so»-s atl thousand miles
aoroes the Siberian Railway in American cars,
drawn :<\ Axerloan loceSßOOVea I" Sjuin. ■. aas>
sMc oi the'r i)m?<" irrnv--. he. rinds <*alifomi.i
eranses. in France he drinks win**, labelled French.
which rms •••.n-.'- (.'in dip. Fran •i.->.-o. i Laughter
:'.:•.: ■:■ ;<.:■":. •■ > Ha .-rcss.-s th^ EQm upon i 3rldaje>
made tn Pittsburg. tAppiau.se.> In an BngUah ho
r-1 aa Beea I • his n orri rear th.- of in an elevator
maaolactßrcd ha N-w-Y>rk. His feet are ■a car
pets mada b] Tonkeim ozi the banks of tne Ganges
fa ■ '< Ida t.i- cables | y an '-;e ::-..: l:«tht in by an.
American and asaata hs America. He g',-«» uade?
old '.< ■ del ■ • I moral dv? and run by Aanertcan
njaebir.ery >:..! Am.ri-in L'^iu". and then he goes
to Newcastle an! • ■ I a: th? problem which
- -American eonfc*
— «r^ cattssa t<> Taaii sails . te* and ap
ptaaae-. i
Now. mv fr;.-: !=: thllp vv*> present rhe powrtive.
the convention which me°ts ..n July S represent*
thai •• m> n: unknown ht-:-e;<»f.>re i! American poll
dea the iiinuailiiiilal Cl is waiting for bankruptcy.
wli^ : iv-- for i;ir>:\ wr.itins for industrial depression.
waiting for fl'.ian-.-ial distress.
The- wis lii oln farmer uron tlie Maine coast
who „".-',-• ; farm with ;i rm-ky ledge runnlna: oui
Into th.» ocean called Hurricane Poirt. On It
ships w-r» wrecked, ■~r,i he zathered his harvest
from rh<- ro- k~. Ti.i in Is will h» wrote: "X divide.
my farm equally • - my children, bnt Hurrl
•ane Poll - l i.i:;' v >. kt?pt for all of you forever, far
while rl - wi-.is bls.'w arnl the waves roll the point
win provit •' T Jut w>- have put a lighthouse) on
Enrrlcan ! a BKbtnoosa of protection, with %
r»'.o]v ; -;» it Jheddrer soirl over the ocean, and
•>m--! an ■• aaerre h3 s<-in? and in coming is abso
lutely safe. Appiause.)
And bow K~".V.*m<*r. . rr.y api thought. It
seems •'■ me that "v* have rot ifv">n ensug'h tm
portance ro th-- tfr 'c of "' e-Pr*stdent of the
United States .Applause. It was not so among
•he f.irh^r? Then n? the two highest potential
Presnler.tla! n.>ssihJlltie3. ore took the presidency.
'he other th<» \'loe- Presidency. But hi the laaw
forty yeas* ridicule ard .>ar!cature have ptneed the)
offl<-«» almost In contempt. L- 1 is r«metnber that
TnoiIMM Jefferson; let us remember that John.
Adams: let as remember that John C. Ca 1.
houn. and >eont« Clinton, and Martin Van Buren
w*t» Vlo-Prealdsuti nf the (teal States.
Elsrhtv mi:;ion3 it people want for Vt<"e-»rejrtd*T:t
a Presidential ftpnre of full size. He pres*dea over
t>.-^ Senate, but he rto~s more than that. He Is »•
confidant of rhe Senators. He is the sflent me rasas*
of every committee. He if influential in that lesjls
latlon whloh originates and which Is shaped tn f»e)
Senate, aid now that we have b»eeme a world
p.iwer now that treatise make for either our proa
perity, our open door, or our closed harbors, he ia
necessarily an important factor in th- ma-jhinerr
of the government. By the tragic death of M:-
K!n>v the Vi'.-e-President was elevated to th«
Presiaenfy. ami tn-day for the first time we have>
re nominated Tht= -Pr»aid*n: who thus canxe tat
be the President. • Applause. i
All that ha.« been said here about Theodsre)
Roospvelt— >': of whioh is true the highest irlsule)
to him is tnat The American people we the firs;
time unanimously demand a V tee- President snail
b« tIM elect ef their jhoice for the Presidency of
th- United Blataa
Now. gentlemen. It is my privilege In looktßaT
for Vice-Presidential possibilities to annour.ee>
what you >.; know, that we have found a Vlce-
Preaddenrial -anrtMat* of fan Presidential siaa.
(Applause. > Evervhn.'y knows that IT the In wet -
ir.^ fletir* of Theo<*>re Roosevelt had been out of
this canvass one of the premising candidates He
fore this convention for Pr«9idenJ of the United
States would have been Charles W. Fairbanks.
(App'.ause. > And New York, ppr'-'iatlnar '>» great
abCfty as a ta"vyer. appreciating the natior.a! name
he has made for himself as a Senator, apprectatlae
his dlKnity. his character arid his *»nli!s for publia
affairs aaeaaHbi the nomination of Charles W. Fair
bank" tat Vi-e- President of th^ United States.
(Prolonged applause and che*rtns.)
■vvTien Mr. Pepew closed, cries of "Fairbamkst
Fairbanks'" resounded in all aectlona of the)
halL The demonstration waa brongrnt to a c'.ose)
only by the raised hands of Chairman Cannon
as he demanded order to Introduce Senator
Foraker of Ohio.
Mr. Foraker'e seconding 1 speech for Senator
Fairbanks evoked a warm tribute from th-a con
vention. The Ohio Senator's statement that th<»
Republican party had so far done well In its
convention work, and by the nemtnatlon oJ
Senator Fairbanks would end as tt began, put
him on excellent terms with his hearers. Hia
characterization of Senator Fairbanks aa a fl:
running mate for President Roosevelt was ener
getic and called forth applause. Mr. Foraker
Gentlemen of the Convention: We have com*
here to do thr*e thir.s*— tneke a platform. oatmei
the next President of the United States, aad also
name the next President oi tae United States.
We have done two of these things, and are about
to do the third. And we have dene both of the*
things we have lore we;., The platform we adopt
ed yesterday has already met th» favorable Judg
ment of the American people. It is the counterpart
of the best the Republican party has ever adopted.
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