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"LITTLE GIANT" FREER OPEN UP' Thg Republican Campaign in Wheeling; Saturday Night la Two j Magnificent Speeches. f IMPERIALISM IS THE MASK With Which the Democracy Would Obscure the Eeal Issues, Free , Trade and Cheap Money. / BURROWS SPEECH A KEYNOTE. Judge Frter in Fine Form, and Delivers a Speech That Captures His Audience. The opening of the Republican campaign in "Wheeling Saturday evening, with. addresses on the Issues of the campaign by United States'Senator Julius C. Burrows, of Michigan, and Judge Romeo H. Freer, the candidate for attorney general,on the Republican state ticket, was auspicious In every particular except the attendance, and the people could not be blamed for objecting to filling the Opera House with the thermometer In the nineties. However, the attnedance was excellent considering the weather handicap, some six hundred people comfortably filling the theatre. Che speeches were worthy a far larger audience, but those who heard the magnificent arguments of Senator Burrows and Judge Freer, made up In enthusiasm for any lack of numbers. In fact, there was more enthusiasm on the part of that crowd of six hundred than was shown by the 15,000 or 20,000 thut are claimed to have heard the speech of Colonel Bryan last week. Judge Freer made one of the best speeches of his political career, and he naa Ms audience with nun irom start to finish. His review of the history of the Republican party In West Virginia, and mention of the days when It wasn't even considered respectable to be a Republican In this state,* went home to many an old timer In the audience. The. exposition of the Republican position In this campaign and expose of the'Democratic fallacies by Senator Burrows, of Michigan, the principal speaker of the evening, was eloquent, conclusive, convincing and exceedingly well put. It will strengthen the Republicanism of every Republican who heard It,, and Is calculated to give the average Democrat a violent uttack of spinal meningitis. The Meeting Opens. Seated on the stage were a number of well known Republicans, among whom wore: Dr C F. Ulrlcb, Sam Bnibaker, W. H. Hornlsh, W. H. GUI, C rt-Tinnmn* C D Tls.vnn William Grab?, I. V. Barton. John Arbenz. Jr.. James Marshall, T. M. Garvin. C. P. Flick. G A. Laughlln. John Frow, Thomas McNabb, C. B. Kefauver. Dr.-W. C. Etzler, Gen.Alfred Caldwell, Jacob Snyder. George E. Work. William Mucgge, Dr. E. M. HHdreth, W. C. Meyer, John Sno<Igras3, John E. Day, W. G. Caldwell, F. W. Nesbltt, 13. B. Dovener. J. M. Gonter, For chairman of the meeting. County Chairman Hornlsh Introduced Mr. George A. Lcfughlln. one of the candidates for house of delegates In this county. This audience, said Mr. Laughlln, is well worthy of the cause of Republicanism. Proceeding, he spoke of the great prosperity: deficits have been removed and surpluses have taken their places; our mills are busy as never before., McKinloy's administration was eulogized as one of the greatest in the history of the country. Territory has come to us through the act of God. The great work being done In .Porto Rico and Cuba was spoken of: school houses are being built on both these Islands through the beneficent ad.mlnistration of affairs under the direction of our President. This great work la called "Imperialism" by' our opponents. This Is not a year to vote for the Democratic candidate because your grandfather was a Democrat. It is too great a risk to re-place "William McKlnky with "William Bryan. Bryan tells of the wrong done in the Philippines, but he says nothing of the great wiving uune uie coiorcu men in me south by his party. Bryan's speeches foment discord between capital and labor, when he should Instead strengthen the bonds that must unite these Interests. Mr. Bryan, he said, would make a worse President than he has made a farmer. . (Applause.) Concluding, Mr. X?au8hlln introduced as the first speaker, Hon. Romeo H. Freer, the candidate for attorney general on, the Republican state' ticket. The audience gave Judge , Freer a reception of remarkablewarmth, the demonstration lasting fully two minutes. Judge Freer. "I am a plain old Republican from down In the 'sang district," was Judge Freer's opening observation, and It brought down the house. "I can assure you that I am embarrassed In coming to the city of "Wheeling, a city that on occasion can furnish all kinds of statesmen for all kinds of purposes. (Cheers and laughter.) I regret to make the announcement that Senator Burrows has not yet arrived, but If he comes you will ' have the pleasure of listening to one of the best orators of our country. "I am glad to be here to talk politics from the Republican standpoint. I am glad that Republicans nre active, and that there are more of them now than last year, and many more than In 1R9G. I brine to von trlml tlrllnpo nf oi-nn? I have been all over our state. and I ran assure you that I have found certain evidences of the great growth of the Republican party of the Ktate of , West Virginia. I remember the day (I see some vacant seats here to-night) when this meeting could be cut In two parts and th"n would make two very respectnble Republican state conventions. I remember one such convention In 1868, when your late lamented fellow citizen, the editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer, Mr. Archie W. Campbell, was chairman of the convention, and thero were not nearly so many dele- ' gates as there nre people here to-night. I remember when twenty-live or thirty was called a large and enthuslaKtlc gathering of West Virginia Republicans. I remember when It wok not even respectable to be a Republican In West Virginia. Rut, now. thank God, through the agencies of the schools, the newnpupers and the general diffusion nf Intelligence, It ha* not only been made respectable, but eminently respectable, and In most InntanceH highly advantageous to be Republicans. 'Applause.) I have never hod any use for a Republican In Wheeling or elsewhere who could not stand square on his heel, look his neighbor In the fnce and say: 'I'm glad I am a Republican, and proud of It, and can give good reasons for being a Republican/ (Great applause.) The fruition of all this has come lrt great victories for our party and In our complete control of the state. (Cheers.) Why We Are Republicans. "Before the campaign gets real warm and wo become engaged In answering the carping criticisms of the Democratic party?for that's all they can do *-lt Is well for us to review our party record and see If we know why we are Republicans. I never knew a Democrat at a Republican meeting who didn't go ........ nncciti unu iiuiin mr uiiu experience. (Cheers and laughter.) The Republican party, my friends, was almost the child of Inspiration. We remember when It was believed to be almost a divine right to traffic In human souls In this country. But God touched ,lhe hearts of some of this country's good men, and from them sprung Into existence the Republican party, dedicated to freedom, equality and the law. Wherever our flag lloats there la liberty. Liberty everywhere. Liberty that says In the language of that late fellow citizen of yours whom I mentioned, 'Carries his sovereignty under his own hat.' (Great applause.) "Another thing that we believe, that this Is one country with one /lag, one faith, one destiny. Isn't It true that never before In the history of this country has -there been so much of prosperity, and peace and happiness and self-respect? 'There IS no north and? no south now; no Mason , and Dixon line; no bloody chasm; we I are one people, with one tlag and .one faith. If anything was needed to make us one people It was accomplished one day two years ago when the angels looked down upon that great and courageous and good man. William McKlnley (prolonged applause) and he took his pen In hand and signed the commls- , slons of Joe Wheeler and Fltzhugh Lee j as generals In our army. (Tumultuous applause.) No Standing Still. "Another thing We believe. We believe it to-night, too. We are progressing and developing. There la no ' standing still:-to stand still means desolation and death; the law of life Is growth, development and progress. , The Republican party back in the 'six- I tics declared in favor of progress and Internal improvements. And what has been done? We have enlarged our mar- 1 kets, new industries have been born and nourished, on all sides we have j grown and expanded, and lately largely | through the Instrumentality of your splendid congressman, Captain Dove- I ner, you have Improved a river on I which (lows more commerce than on any other river in the world. (Applause.) "I want to tell you another thing, and I'm talking to the young men. No young man of to-day can afford to conw nect himself with a decayed and dead organization that always yells 'calamity' and 'unconstitutionality.' (Applause.) Two years ago when I ran for i Congress in the Fourth district, I had ! the chairman of my committee ascertain how many of the young men of | the district would vote the Republican ticket?and I want to tell you that we 1 found that three-fourths of the tlrst voters of 1898 cast their ballots for the Republican party. (Applause.) / Thev are in favor of advancement and prqr gresslvcness and prosperity. Sound Money. "Another thing we have always.he- , llevcd In. "We have rtlways believed In sound money. And we beileve In Itto- , night more than ever before. We be- ! lieve that every dollar of American money should be Just as good as any I other. I have done some good things In my day?and some mean things?nnd one of the best things I ever did?what we'did, Captain Dovener, was wherf yoi* and I voted for a gold standurd and -<-und money dollar, worth one hundred cents the world over. (Great applause.) Our friends, the enemy, of course, believe In 'sixteen to one,' though we never hear It nowadays. Is Bryan saying anything about 1C to 1? Not a word. Nowhere do we henr anything.about It. My Democratic friends, you've got to come up and take your medicine. In 1806 you said 16 to 1 was the panacea for all the Ills and every evil; you declared that the very life of the nation depended upon the success of 1G to 1. If 1G to 1 was good In 1896, why Isn't It equally as good In 190G. Why, In the name of all that Is consistent, have you relegated It to the rear, In favor of that monstrous cry of 'Imperialism' among a free people? (Applause.) , The real question, my friends. Is the J money Issue. The Issue is whothor wo I shall have ft sound dollar, or attempt the experiment of running this nation on a tifty-cent dollar. "We were to'.d at Parkersburg by the Democratic candidate for governor that the government could make money. There was never a more falacloua doctrine. Every year the government parses the hat around; everywhere we are called upon to pay for the support of the government. If we can make money why don't we make it and pay our debts? (Cheers.) The only power that can make money Is God, and He has pluced gold and silver deep down in the bpwels of the earth, and men sweat and work to. attain it. Bryan said we needed more money and that 1C to 1 would.do it. Under a gold standard we have raised the amount of money in circulation per, capita from 521 four yeart^ago' to $26 in 1000 of gold one-hundred' cent dollars for every man, woman and child in the land. Tho Protection Policy. "Our policy has been for protection for America and Americans. In 1S92 there was peace and plenty In this country; labor received good puy, we had more duxurles than ever before; the farmers were netting good prices; the mines were active; banks sound, homes happy In West "Virginia and all over this land. But something happened In 1892." The speaker noticed that, this very day In Wheeling the Democrats had nominated for the legislature tho man who was the president of the Wheeling soup house organization after that something happened. (Great applause and laughter). "And If you don't watch out something will happen In 1000. In 1S92 many Republicans stayed away from the polls; you were too busy to vote. And what did your Inaction create? Black despair came upon us; Idleness and depression, want and misery; mines were abandoned; rats nnd batB came to our homos; labor was unemployed; furrows cropt Into the faces of fathers and mothers. . And ths Democrats scaled the tariff up and down, cross-ways and every way, white 3.000.000 men were begging for work or broad. Coxey'fl army went down to Washington, and the Democratic administration stuck Its head out of the window nnd said, "Get off tho grass." (Cheers.) Then came the election of '116. William McKinluy was elected, and happiness and prosperity has supplanted Idleness and gloom. There Is to-day no | man who wants work and cannot got It. Everywhere there Is not comparative, prosperity, but real, actual prosperity. (Cheers.) Wo have become the dictators of the commerce of the world. The American stomach can no longer consume the American crop. We enter the markets of the world, and nre Its masters." "Imperialism," Continuing, the speaking proceeded to dish up a very appetizing dish labeled "Imperialism," a word which Democrats love to roll under their tongues. "Imperialism." there Isn't a Democrat who can toll what the word means. There will never he Imperialism In this country. It can't flourish und?r that glorious (lag stars and stripes. Nohody here wants Imperialism, and It can't ho forced upon us by anv man or party. Tho Democrats talk about the constitution, and It had recalled to him the time when bayonets were used to stab the Union and the constitution to loath; he had thought of the Democratic efforts In the south to take from the black man his constitutional right of suffrage. "Then -.here Is tho cry of militarism. I don t know how you feel about It, but Mople aruJ than 100,000 soldiers, and it occurs to me that one soldier woulfl have a dimcult taBk In oppressing 75,000 people. You can't convince the American people, that there Is any sot of men In this country who would haul down that fla? and eicct an empire dedicated to Imperialism." (Cheers.) "One of the candidates for governor In this state said It was better to. pull down the flag ttian to tear up the constltutlon-lt wasn't the Republican can(1 dale, he a too smart to say anything I .1 ! y friends, levant to say that that docs not comp U'lth cnnrl urni>n from tho party that assailed the Union 'and disfranchised 2,000,000 citizens. I don't believe even the Democratic party wants to pull down the flag from where it Is now flying." Concluding, Judge Freer, told tho story of the young color sergeant with Sherman's army on the march to Atlanta and the sea; how he crept out In advance of his regiment bearing aloft the Stars and Stripes, and the colonel yelled out, "Boy, come back to the regiment with the flag," und the boy cried out In reply: "No, colonel, bring your regiment up. to the flag; It belongs here. Wherever our glorious flag of Stars and Stripes goes let our aid and confidence go with It. (Great applause). Senator Burrows. During Judge Freer's speech Senator Burrows had arrived upon the platform, and was received with great enthusiasm. At the conclusion of the Freer . speech. Chairman Laughlln Introduced the senator, and tho reception ho got was most enthusiastic, and evidently pleased the. Michigan man Immensely. "I will not on this warm evening Impose upon you a lengthy address," said tho senator in opening, "especially after the magnificent argument of my friend here." turning to Congressman Freer, who bowed his acknowledgment of tho | compliment. "I want to make clear, if possible, to the people of West Virginia the significance of this campaign, and * make you see that our opponents arc attempting to securc control of the government by false pretenses. They arc not honest or sincere and are really seeking to deceive the American people. This talk of Imperialism and militarism Is nothing but a blind to alarm nnd g^t the thought of the people away from the real Issue, knowing, as they do, . that, If the mask were stripped off an.l the people saw Just what the Demo- . cracy would do If successful,they would scarcely carry a state north of the Mason and Dixon line. Of course they can carry the states south of that Une tetany thing at any time, and the Republican party Is at a great disadvantage because of the fact that they have near- : ly half of the country carried In advance without a struggle. It Is unforr tunate, but It Is true. Is Not an Emperor. "But I want to make the Issue plain. We are about to elect a President of th? United States. He Is not an emperor; he is not a dictator?he Is a public servant, the public menial of 75,000,000 people. I know of no sovereigns In this country?except the sovereigns I see before me to-night. (Cheers.) If this government is ever destroyed, you will destroy It?no President, senator or ' hv>mhpr of Crtntrfnaa?vmn ence or failure to elect the right candidate. "This campaign means more than the election of a Pres.dont. You elect a national house of representatives, for every member of that body lays down his commission. So the election mean3 an entire changing of the house. 'More than that, we are to elect state legislatures that will choose thirty United States senators, one-third of the membership of that body. The fathers wisely provided thitt onc-thlrd of that body should go out every two years, so that Its personnel would be constantly changing and new blood be Infused? and so thirty go out this year. Now you see that a change of President means more than a change in the executive. It means a change of party. More, it means a change of public policy. For if a change of party does not mean a change of policy an election is meaningless. They propose not only to elect Bryan and a senate and house of representatives?they do It to accomplish certain results. And what Is their purpose? What Is back of McKinley; what is back of Bryan??that's your business. Only Nine Candidates. "There are only nine gentlemen who want to be President. The ninth candidate came out only this week. Nine I gentlemen going around the country | peddling buttons! Nice business isn't ] it? Just like Washington; just like j Jefferson. (Laughter). You have nine gentlemen to vote for, but everybody | knows that either McKinley or Bryan win ue eiecteu. Tno seven others won't receive a slnglo electoral vote, and miglit just as well rot run. But many people will vote for one or other of these candidates. Of course your vote will not count for anything, except '.o give, you practice with the Australian ballot. (Laughter). And some time in the future you will know how to vote. "You will elect either McKlnley or Bryan. One or the other. And I want to say to you confidentially?I would not have It known generally for anything?that" it won't be Bryan. (Great cheering). > "Why? Because the people know what the election means. The Democratic party has declared for the Chicago pintform. They believe now what they be- i lleved In 1806. Then they declared the protective tariff a violation of the con- i stltutlon, and that they would do away -i Wjth It; they did and they will do it ngnln. If there Is one thing they be- I lleve more than another It Is the prlnci- ! pie of free trade. They not only re- ! affirmed the Chicago platform, but thqy : singled out that abomination of all abominations?the cheap dollar. They i want to make cheap dollars and then go I out of business. i Cheap Honey and Free Trade. j "The election of Bryan means free trade, also cheap money and the de- | structlon of the public credit. To his . crctllt be it said that Cleveland main- j talned the Integrity of our currencx*? but he broke his party and was relegated to obscurity for It. Bryan says h* will destroy the sold standard and ' Rive kb cheap money and free traile. What a splendid combination! The situation Is more serious than It was four years ago, more serious than '.n 1S02. "With our Industries destroyed, add the national disgrace of the public credit ruined, and there will be no man so poor as to do the republic honor. "I heard a Democrat Rive a reason Tor supporting Bryan?because he didn't believe he could do what lie said ho could. (Laughter), fichurv. says the Republican senate can legislate so that Bryan cannot harm our standard of currency. But Schurz knows that If Bryan Is elected It will he utterly Impossible to pans any measure that will tie his hands. Why? Because if there Is one thing a senator can do It Is to talk. (Laughter). Supponc a measure Is Introduced In the senate that would tie Bryan's hands If he should be elected. Teller?who might be Bryan's secretary of thw treasury?and Allen, of Nebraska, would talk the senate to u standstill and we would never get a chance to vote. I have seen senators talking when the only spectators wore the busts In the niches of the wall. (Laughter). If ypu elect Bryan I want you to understand that you will have free trade and cheap money. And you ought to have It if you elect him. (Voice, 'We won't vote for hltn'). Of course you won't. The Teapot Dallar. "But, they say to uh, you're coining tlfty-rent ?lolIars. No; what we are doing Is not free coinage, the government Is coining these dollars. But what the Democrats want Is free, coinage, so that you, my friend, can take your silver teapot to the treasury, and have it coined Into silver dollars. For every silver dollar this government coins now, It In written on ttin federal statutes that this great government will maintain Its par- ] LOGAN DRUG CO. Is fitting. Trysacs. Braces, Abdominal Belta, etc., We make It a study, and alwuyn try to give you ihe bc?Ht good* for your money. No goods leave our house that the purchaser does not know exactly what he is buying, and our guarantee 1m back of them. We fit both tne expensive nnd. cheaper kind without extra charge. You get tho best goods at the lowest prices from us. LOGAN DRUG COMPANY, Tenth and Main Sts. lty with gold. But who will maintain tho parity of the teapot dollar?" (Great applause). At this point, Senator Burrows aroused his audience by asking: "Gentlemen, can I take off my coat?" and took the shout that grated this unexpected remark for assent. "Was there ever such a delusion as this free coinage? Government coinage Is not free coinage. Free coinage 13 the coinage of Bill Smith and Tom Jones, without regard to the parity of the dollar with cold. "But the same vote that elects Bryan wlllelecfc a Democratic Congress?don't forget that. And I have no more doubt of the destruction ot our public credit In1 the event of Bryan's election than that I stand here to-night. And that is the last thing on earth that the people want.; .;\v Means Free Trade. "They are ju.it as'determined now to i have free trade "as ever they were, j Bryan said he was. surprised when told that he had been nominated; said that this was a contest of plutocracy and the j masses) of the rich and the poor. "What j did he say that-for? To make the laboring man mad. He had no other object. Any man who stirs up animosity between capital and laboi, places a torch In the jiahds.of labor and a dagger In the hands of capital?the man who does j that Is a public enemy and a dema-1 gogue. (Cheers). Capital cannot live I without labor, nor labor without capl- , tal. They Work hand In hand and must not be separated. "This whole cry of Imperialism Is simply to Inllame the public mind. And what does Bryan care for the laboring I man? True he owns a thirty-acre farm, | nnil hno snmo notu /T.onn'ljtofX i good heart sympathize** with labor. It makes my heart ache to sae a laboring man working In a ditch for a dollar a day; think of It, for just $300 a year. But that man Is an enemy of labor who seeks to assassinate the capital that employs labor. (Cheers). Bryan asks i what we have ever done for labor. Look at those'blazing llres, those chimneys spouting smoke, those busy mills, and then nsk what the Republican parly | has done for labor. "The election of Mr. Bryan, in addition to the money question, means that we will have free trails. That is an absolute certainty. I did not especially blame the people In 1892 for voting for free trade. They had never seen It at | work. True, the fathers of the younger men knew something about free trade, and they advised them to have nothing to do with it?but the boy knew morel than his father. The record of '57. had been written but the present generation wouldn't believe it." The Blush of Shame. Continuing, Senator Burrows gave that familiar Democratic argument of the suit of clothes that would be so much cheaper with free trade, "but they failed to tell you that with free trade you would have nothing with which to buy the suit. The policy of! free trade shuts up our mills. Those three years of free trade following the election of 2892 drove 3,000,000 of honest wording men Jnto the street. Many whose cheuks had never colored with shame were compelled to satisfy hunger at the public soup houses. Who humiliated the worklngman? The Democratic party! (Cheers). Now, my friend, yon have no excuse. But now you will not do It over again. If you think of doing it again. Just look your 11 /l -ne -v? I won't do It. But remember, the Democrats lmvo placed free trade in the background, and hnvc put on the mask of Imperialism. What did Bryan buy a farm for now? Just to fool the fanner. Nothing else. Ho knows nothing: about farming." Continuing. Senator Burrows told of the cartoon showing Bryan in an attempt to catch the animal labeled "German vote," with "Imperialism" and "Militarism." and all the while holding at his back out of view the bridle of "Sixteen to One." What Free Trade Means. "The laboring people will not be deceived on the tariff question. If you do It Is your own fault. Just as sure as Bryan is elected on November C, the tmlls of this country will b:'gin contracting their business on the 7th; on the Sth there will be another and further contraction in order to save themselves from ruin. "Many voted the Democratic ticket in 1802 because It was said that the tin in their dinner buckets was taxed. Today, Instead of paying 524.000.000 to foreigners for our tin plate, we pay It cut at home. (Cheers). Perhaps our dinner pall is taxed one-eighth of a cent. It's a great burden, isn't it. my.Democratic friends? You voted for free trade in 1S92. Then where was your miner pair: lou.put it on the sneir, didn't you? The working people would rajher have a dinner pull doing busiIc.sb. with a little tax on It, than on the shelf doing nothing. (Cheers). Now, If you go Into this thins again you do It with your eyes wide open. "Imperialism Is n. ghost; don't be deceived by It. Where are the soup houses?the one Industry established by the Democratic party? (Cheers). The mills are running and there Js prosperity everywhere. You are to determine what you want. Tf you vof-' for free trade and free silver you shall have It so far as I am concerned as a United States senator. Tlio Trusts. "What Is their criticism of the protective tariff? That It makes trusts. That is true. It makes business. You jan't have trusts when th"re Is no business doing. Therefore, when the Demorcatic party Is In power there are no trusts?then there Is nothing to combine. Their famous remedy Is free trade?then there will be no industries ind no trusts. "How is it poHible to prevent two business men from combining? How is t possible to prevent two farmers from combining their farms to run them Jhcapor? You might set lire to the juslniss men's stores; that*is the Demicratlc remedy. Our policy Is not to lestroy but to foster. Where combinations are made for the purpose of raisng prices, the state and federal courts lave declared tliern illegal. The He inijii* iiii |mn> iw nu! nmy party mat. ?ver wrote an nnti-trust law upon the itntute books of the United States. Morn than that, an amendment to the institution of the United States giving he.federal government control was Inroduced by the Republican party, and hat measure was defeated because it i;?cured only pIx Democratic votes. The ftepubilctvn party, without, passion, is irylng to regulate these ma item, wi thin t wrecking Industries. "You want to go to the polls with inthing on your mind hut free trade md cheap money. "Our friends cry'out about Imporialsin and militarism. The Democratic lariy never liked war. (Chet?rs). Not til Democrats, for there were hundreds )f thousands of them who lost right of mrty In the hour of our country's peril; hey knew no party name or party Hag mill the llag again waved over the vholo country. (Cheurs). "Who brought on the war with Spain? Mot President McKlnley, for If there VHH one man who was determined that here should be no war, It was President McICIuley. If It liad not been for the blowing up of the Maine there would have been no war. *;Who wanted' th< war? Everybody. Everybody Ir Wheeling wanted war. Every Democrat in.both'branches of Congress wanted war. And when the Maine war blown up there was nothing to prevent the war, and It came, president AleKlnley saw to It that It was swjft,-vigorous and successful. Every Democntl said aye to the *50,000,000. voted to the President to carry on the war. What do they criticise for now? You voted for It. Democrats voted, for every measure that Inaugurated the war, Then they commenced to criticise. Bui the war was sharp and decisive*'" Ir ninety days the of SamDson anil Schlsy In the Atlantic and of Dewey ir the Pacific and the army of 47.00C tramping in Cuba had swept the navy of Spain from the face of the seas and the Hag of Spain from the western hemisphere. Then Spain said: 'I'll leave,' and we said, 'All right.' What did we go to war for? 'To seize Cuba. No. To relieve the dowtrodden; it was a light for true manhood. "Then there was an armistice and a protocol which said Spain should evacuate Cuba and that the United States should be her protector; second, that Spain should turn over to the United States the island of Porto Rico; third, we do not surrender to you the sovereignty of the Philippines, you do not ask It. We took possession of the bay, harbor and city of Manila when Agulnaldo was about to set lire to the city and governed under the protocol to protect the Inhabitants. What Wc Did in Cuba. "What did we do In Cuba. We put 47.000 soldiers on the Island, and surrounded it with a wall of Are. In January, 1S99, Spain went out and we went In. What are we doing? Whertf are the 47,000 soldiers? Gone home, all but 0.000. We have cleaned the cities, built highways, constructed railways, opened schools, provided for free religious worship?we have given them a rule the like of which they never hnd. Is it a military rule? No. We have turned over to the Cuban3 every municipality, and they have elected all the officers. We have taken a census, fixed tlie qualifications of voters, established courts of Justice, opened the prison doors and let the oppressed go free?and we have given notice that on the 15th of September the good people of Cuba shall vote for delegates to a constitutional convention which will moot In November or December and draft a constitution for the republic of Cuba. (Cheers). Next, they will elect a president cf fashioned after our own. Another year, before the next Inauguration of our President, an:l we will have welcomed to the family of nations the republic of Cuba. Have we kept faith? You dare not deny it. (Cheers). "Porto Rico belongs to us as much as Alaska or any other territory. They say we can't buy territory. We might at some time In the future want to buy Canada from England?the claim Is absurd. Porto Rlco has been given a governor and a legislative branch; they are building up a government Just as in other territories. What we will do In Porto Rlco in the end I don't know. The President cannot determine that. That is for Congress to determine. Whether Porto Rlco will always remain a territory or become a state I don't know, but I can trust the American people to do what is for the best Interests of all. The Philippines. , "The Philippines are the same as Porto Rico. They are held by the same title. What will be done In the future I don't know. It has been Faid we made a mistake In taking them If so, the day is past for discussing that. Bryan says he would give them a stable irnvs?rnmi?nl "Sr? will ivp W?? nrf? Vinlrl lng 200 places. Our policy Is one of peace ami kindness. We are opening schools and bringing about order. There is one thing we can't do?we can't burn our ships arid bring our soldiers home at the behest of Agulnaldo, and drag our Hag in the dust. (Applause). "I have an abiding confidence In the good sense of the American people. They will keep the government !n the i hands of the party that has made the country prosperous. Under McKlaley we have individual prosperity and national power. We have never been so great as we are now. No nation examines the map of the world and asks, 'Where Is the greatest Republic !n the world?' Go abroad and say. 'I'm an American,' and they stand aside. ^*ow on this great summit we stand; seventy-live million all prosperous; our public credit unquestioned; this grcut nation leading the world in diplomacy (cheers); from this great summit we have reached forth to the islands of the sea; the sun In Its course never sets on our flag (cheers). But Bryan says, 'Pull down the llag, come home and crawl In your hole.' I greatly mistake the American people If they obey. William McKlnloy unfurled the llag over Cuba and is rocking the cradle of an Infant nation; we have unfurled the llag over 10,000,000 people In the Philippines, where it means Christian liberty and enlightenment; it floats over Hawaii, where It will rest forever, and it has been foremost at Pekln to throw Its protecting folds over Imperiled American citizens. Bui Bryan sounds the retreat. We will not obey. Bring the line un to the colors where McKin ley has plumed them, and wSl lead on to victory." (Great cheering). At the conclusion of Senator Burrows' speech, Congressman Dovener made a few remarks, nnil conchided with a call for three cheers for McKinley. Roosevelt and the Hag, which were given with a will, and at 10:20 the meeting adjourned. NORTH END REPUBLICANS Open Their Campaign This Evening With a Meeting That Will be Addressed by Captain Dovener and Messrs. Nesbitt, Schuck, Laughlin and Others. Under the auspices of the newly organlbed Washington district Republican club, the campaign in the North End will be formally opened to-night. The speaking will occur from a stand that has been erected on Sixth street, near the new Republican wigwam. The several campaign clubs have been invited to come out, and several have ac ut'iHL-ii, inciuuiug ine &ix i-outers, u. H. Taylor club, Company A of the Hough Riders (from the Eighth ward) and others. The speakers of the evening will be Congressman Dovener and Messrs. Frank W. Nesbltt, John Arbenz, Jr., Charles .1. Schuck and candidates for the legislature, Messrs. Smith, McColloch, Laughlln and Steck. i The Indications point to a rousing | meeting. Elm Grovo Republicans. To-night, at Hand's hall. In Elm Grove, there will be a meeting of the J Republicans of Trladelphla district, to j complete the organization of a Republican marching club. A full attendance Is desired, especially on the part of young Republicans. Logau Club To-niglit. The Logan Club will meet at the Seventh ward engine house this evcnlg, at 7:30 o'clock, sharp, to organize a marching club. Members and all Seventh ward Republicans are urged to attend. Union District Club. The Union District Republican Club meets to-night at the police court room, city building, to complete Its organization for the campaign. Six Footers Meeting. The Six Footers will meet to-night for the purpose of being measured for I uniforms, and to attend the North Eiid I rally. All members are expected to zo | on hand at 7 o'clock sharp. . I I XIcFAD ; | fl BOYS' $1.: : | JiV SCHOOL S ; A f Men's Bov ling Shi i Jk la^ajfcw canvas shoe witli ? ft\ Working Shoes, fc t ** "fc\ SSn $1.25 double sol [ ^ ' Men's Fine Shoes i ** Am \ i tan color or blac ? ^ $2.50 shoes, fo * ^CTj McFadden' ! <?t Ni?? 1310, 1318,13 X iji 4* 4* *1* 4* 44 'i- *1* 'T4 -I* 'I* WEST VIRGINIA " EVERYTHING NEW THE G West Virginia Exposi WHEEL1N( September 10, II, l: TWENTIETH A! OPEN DHY KND N Dog Show?Ovor 2,000 Thoroughbred Mngniflcont Exhibition of LIvo Stock. , Art, ImluHtrlul ami Mc Exciting lint loon Ascensions. Kttnnlmr Itnc Vnudovlllo Attractions. Tlio M Gil AND ELECTRICAL IL LIT MIN ATI 0> Excursion Roles on All Railroads. Address i CLOSING THE CENTURY IN A BLA A. ItEYMAXX, President. f? J3 Vegetable ir the taste,; ft LsM 25 Gen Sold by most )OW JNO. C ' fifi% EVER' jffitbJtf ^2rs' Sometiara needs s tollable, tcc ^y*h A Lhe ptires; drugs Bbc Sf C*L PstsS's tSVA Thoy are prompt, safe and c^r ' \ M ^akTLo genuine (Dr. Peal'sJ ucvci Sold by Clias. B. Goetze, Druggist, co : MAETHi'S PEEEY NEWS. The Daily Chronicle of "Wheeling's Progressive Neighbor. The News of yesterday vigorously attacks the mayor for refusing to ?ive hah in the case of Williams, Leona/d and Clark. The News' statement was untrue In every respect. The facts are: Attorney Francis went to the mayor , Saturday afternoon and asked for ball for the men. and at the time the mayor 1 was very busy and asked Mr. Francis j If he could come back in the evening, at which time he would tlx the amount j of bail. Francis consented, and when he went back in the evening the mayor ] had not yet returned from supper, and ; instead ol waiting a few minutes until the mayor returned, lie left the city J building. In about ten minutes the mayor returned, and waited some time ; on Francis, who .did not put In an np pearance. The only errand the mayor had to the ofllce after supper was to 1 meet Mr. Francis and state the amount of bail. Such attacks, absolutely un- ; true, arc unwarranted and gain nothing for any person. It was reported upon the streets yesterday morning that John Scheii. the' Burlington saioonlst, had been robbed early yesterday of about 5500. When Mr. Schell was interviewed upon the subject lie stated that he knew nothing of the matter whatever. "Williams, Leonard and Clark '.vill probably have a hearing this morning before Mayor Goodhue on a charge of stealing chickens. Miss Jane Mealey, who has been the c guest of her sister, Mrs. A. It. Robin- i son, will return to her home at Waynes- . burg, ra., to-day. Mrs. L. J. Robinson has returned to her home at Allegheny after a few days' j visit witli her son, S. G. Robinson, 011 Fourth street. Thomas Williams, of this ejty, has entered several of his line dogs at the West Virginia State Fair, at the Island, this week. The J. J. Gill marching club will drill ' on Main street this evening, and all 1 members are requested to be out early, j Arrangements are fnstly being per- 1 fected for the St. Mary's picnic, to be ( lit tint frili* (VrmmHu r?t? ?t>.. > >.! "The Bowery After Dark" wll be the J next Attraction at the Star Theatre, be- j Ing billed for next Saturday night. ( Miss Margaret Smith returns to < Chambersburg, Pa., to-morrow to re- \ sumo her studies In Wilson College. , The local barbers are making ar- j rangements for a picnic to be given at McSword's ordchard on the 27th. Mrs. Adam Wernig has gone to Charleston, \V..Va? to spend a couple of weeks with relatives. 1 Miss Ma Roberts left Saturday for 1 Philadelphia to resume her studies In 1 the college at that place. f Rev. Prod Gordon filled the pulpit at t the Christian church yesterday morning and dvenlng. Miss Bessie Bogle leaves to-morrow for Oxford. O., to resume her studies in Oxford College. Miss Madge Heaton leaves to-day for * Pittsburgh to spend a couple of weeks c with relatives. Charles West wood has returned lrom ( a two months' visit with relatives In Kansas. r The Knights of Pythias will have work In the second degree to-morrow evening. A meeting of the high school lltearary I soi'lety will bo hold next Friday even- I' HIS. City Solicitor George Cooke spent Sunday, with his parents, ut Now Athens. & * Mrs. Howard lUpklns is very sick at " her home, In the Fifth ward. Y George Noble spent Sunday with rcla- \ lives ut Claysville, Pa. c Thomas Stanton Is quite ill at his i home, on Fifth street. ti Several from here will attend the 1 Smyrna fair to-day. ^ 8E13 our exhibit nt the State Fair this I 1 week. F. \V. BAIT MICH. CO. Ocean Steamship Tickets v I To and from Europe, via all lines, can 1 be purchased from T. C. nurke, Passcn- t ger and Ticket Agent of the Baltimore & 1 Ohio railroad, who is nlso ngent for the t I best of all tours?'Raymond & Whltcomb ^ | -to the Paris exposition. C DEN'S. .. J? t}? ^ tH? * "l* * tb n >5 * j HOES FOR 98c. 11 acs, the white or black, 75c An A I i rubber soles, for....'......,... *tOC * . >r men and boys, the best T I le working shoes, all sizes, Qgg H , the new fall styles, In T | :1s, the finest and best jj>| gg $ t S Good Wearing SllOes, | fj 20 .Market Street, Wheeling. a ffi +. -+ -**" -"* * n? t")* ?4* 4* ^i" *1' 4< }< | k. STATE FAIR. ' BUT THE NAME." R E AT I tion and State Fair,! i, W. VA., I 2,13 and 14,1900. i viNIVERSARY. IGHT THIS VEKH, JH339: j| I 3)o?s From All 1'urtH oftlio "World. |l Twelve Trotting nn<l l'jielnR Itacc*, [?| U'cautilo Kxlilbltlon. / pi TUrlllhip Clmrlot llnccs. cs nt Xlgltt. Id way. The GomuuYlUugo. : OF Tin? GROUNDS KVKltY NIGHT. I ecrriory (or Premium List or Information. A 1 vZE OF EXQUISITE SPLENDOR, j? GEO. HOOK, Secretary. 9 IN'SWilSWl rfect vermifuge. i iu> ^umpubiuuii ; pieasant to I md effectual in its purpose. ts, Every Bottle Warranted. Dealers. Manufactured cmlyty |f r. McLAIN & SOB, HEELING, W. VA. t Y WOMAN | mtblf, rcKnlatlnc aedlelne. Only hiraloaiaj ?: )uldbcuse?i. lijourwttlio be?l, gel | EPamnvrsraal Pills 1 tala In rceult. disappoint. Bold for $1.00 per box. r. Market and Twelfth streets. tpl4 p INTER STATE LEAGUE. | At Fort Wayne?Wheeling failed to ar- p$ pear to-day, - and Umpire Hubbard dt- EG clured the game forfeited to Fort Wayne. I|| At Marlon. HUE RJ Marlon 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0-511 J New Castle....0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-3 S 1 jjg jj.iuturj?i^uiiuiiiiiKur uiju i^juui, rij? semeier and Graillus. At Dayton. First game. RHE Dayton.. 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0?2111 E* Manafleld it. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 *-5 fl Batteries?Moore and Deal; Met?i md Fox. At Dayton. Second game, REl Dayton 0 U 3 2 1 0 0 (Mil Mansfield 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0-<!i Batteries?Gaston and Deal: Roscbro^i md Fox. At Anderson. First game. RHE \nderson 4 0 0 u o 3 0 0 i I roledo 0 0 0 0 0 1 : 0 0 0?1 5 : Batteries?Williams and Bcville; Butle md Arthur. At Anderson. Sceond game. RHE \nderson 1 0 (I 0 0 0 0 0 0?1 C I roledo 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 *?3 5 t Batteries?Wolfe and Bevllle; Cam asi \rthur. Wheeling vs. Mansfield. Wheeling opens a four-game serlrs Kg with the Mansflelds this afternoon cq the Island grounds. It will be a fight raj for fourth place, and the last games oa' L-; the home grounds this season. Amateur Base Ball. The Will Gutnian base hail club shut >ut the Doyles, of McMechen, yesterday if ternoon, by a score of a to 0. Battct* es, Gutinan, McConkey and FarrtlL Doyles, Auburn and Morris. McConfcer Jitched a beautiful game, not n hit j^lng made off him and not a nun cached first base until the ninth Inling. This Morning's Tire. At 12:30 this morning an alarm from )ox 38 culled the department to th-* lead of Eighteenth street, where a ihanty, occupied by the Lookout club g lad caught lire from some unknown || :ause, supposedly Incendiary. The g )lace was enveloped with flames when g iiL ueparuiicni arnveu, ami c-? Ingulshed utter being totally destroy* Ml. The place was of questionable haracter, only a few hours previouJ o the lire two women being taken from he place by the police. The loss tvas nominal. A Still Alarm. A still alarm called the Niagara boyi .0 No. 2400 Main street Sunday momng at 11 o'clock. In enmo mnnnor not (nown. the wall of the house caught Ire. The blaxe was extinguished he firemen with Babcocks. -HE RIVJLR. The marks at 6 p. m., Sunday, showed foot C inches and falling. Weather, iloudy and warm. The Telephone, for Marietta, is to* lay's packet. The "Mattie K. will be here to-mor o\v for Matamoras. River Telegrams. 2MRKERSUURG?River 2 feet 1" nchcD and falling. Fair; temperature 0. No boats. Little Kanawha falling". It Saved His Leg. P. A. Danforlh, of La CI range, Gn.? uffered InteiiHoly for fix months with frightful running fore on his log. but nites that Buqklen's Arnica Salve wholly cured It In ten days, l'or Ulero.'WoundH, Hums. Bolls. Tain or Pile* t's tho best salve In the world. Cure :uaranteed. Only L'5c. Sold by Logan )rug Co.'b drug store.?G. nunc anil tho Orny for Begins musla >ox at F. W. Baumer (\?. Excursion to Ningara Falls la Wheeling Lake Eric ami Clovetrnd & Detroit steamer. Friday. W' ember 14. Train leaves Wheeling 1MB a. in., city time. Fare, round rl|?. Tickets good twelve day.". * hennan. travelling pa*?enger ngenii Mty Bank building. 'Phono i'21.