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I - THE ( ENTERPRISE, Wellington, 0-, Wednesday, September 27. ' . ... V h THE MAGNIFICENT RECORD OF REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION 1 1 II i ii ? i. . i i i 1 II II Judge Nash's Full Text of the Masterly and Convincing Speech of the Republican Candidate for Governor at the Akron Meeting Saturday. ' - $ . . . ' Akron, 0., Sept .a.-(Spclal.)-The address of Judge George K. Nash, the 1 Republican candidate for governor, to day was enthusiastically received by the Immense audience which thronged " Grace park. It wsi generally com mented on as one of the most masterly and convincing arguments ever made it ttra opening of an Ohio campaign. It bristles with facta that prove the faithfulness of the Republican party to the people's interests and the ability and honesty of Republican administra tion In state and nation. ; Judge Nash spoke as follows: Fellow-Citizens In this campaign the Republican party again asks the people of Ohio for their approval and support. This great favor should be graciously and enthusiastically granted. This party deserves such Indorsement. The highest and best Interests of our country demand that It be given. In 1896, the people of the United States, by an overwhelming popular vote at the polls, and by their voice In the electoral college, called the Repub lican party, With Its St. Louis platform, back to the control of the national gov ernment Two and a half years have passed since that call became effective, and now I can congratulate you, and we can felicitate each other upon the fact that every pledge made to the peo ple In St. Louis has been redeemed. At that time the .revenues of the gov ernment were not Urge enough to pay Its ordinary everyday expenses. A loan V millions of dollars had been resorted to for tb.ls purpose. 'inch revenues as were raised ty rneyis of the tariff were not adjusted scv as to properly protect American labor or manufacturers. As a result of the crude efTortB of the Dem ocratic1 party to transact the business of this government after March 4, 1893, financial, commercial and Industrie! ruin, threatened all. .. . McKluley'a Recommendation. To remedy these evils, President Mc IClnley Immediately called congress to meet In extraordinary session, on the eleventh day after his Inauguration. In his message to that congress, he said: "Congress should promptly correct the existing conditions. Ample revenue must be supplied, not only for the ordi nary expenses of the government, but for the prompt payment of liberal pen sions and the liquidation of the prin cipal and Interest of the public debt. In raising revenues, duties should be levied upon foreign product so as to preserve the home market so far as possible to our own producers; to revive and Increase manufactories; to relieve and encourage agriculture; td Increase our domestic and foreign commerce; to aid and develop mining and building, and to render to labor hi every Held the useful occupation, the liberal wages, and the adequaU rewards to which skill and Industry are Justly en titled. The necessity of a tariff Jaw which shall provide ample revenue, need not be further urged. The Im perative demand of the hour la the prompt enactment of such a measure, and to this object I earnestly recom mend that congress shall make every endeavor." In response to this earnest advice of the president, the Dlngley tariff law was substituted fop the Wilson tariff law on July 24. 1807. This legislation was speedily enacted, as It was completed In less than five months after the Inauguration of Pres ident MoKlnluy. In this there was great benefit, from the faot that the country was not kept In a state of un certainty for an unnecessary period of time. It required more than 18 months for President Cleveland and a Demo cratic congress to revise the tariff laws In accordance with their notions, and during all this long, dreary suspense the people and business suffered. The Republican Tariff a Sueoeea. That the new tariff law is a suocess s a producer of revenue Is apparent from the fact that In tbe first two years f Its life It brought to the treasury of the United States the sum of $357,861, T6, while during the first two years tbe iWllsoo tariff law was In operation It raised the smaller sum tSt 831S.M7.428. During the first year the revenue pro. fluced by the new tariff amounted to emly about 1148.000,000, while In the sac end year,- ending on June 80, 1899, it amounted to about 8209,000,000. The Im portations In the first year were small, owing to excessive Imports the previous year. In anticipation of higher tariff. The second year shows that under ordi nary circumstances the new law will produce ample revenue. In addition to custom duties the gov ernment receives money from the In ternal revenue with which to pay Its ordinary expenses. In the last two years, without taking into consideration what are known as war taxes, about 1141,000. 000 have come Into the United State treasury from this source. The govermnent receives large sums of mow y frurnv miscellaneous sources M .it r tht-n rufstonis and internal reve- i.i. lif- ai'tnul receipts during the j y.rs :: ::: June 3d last I ... ? 8 ' r -8. This did i !, '. av.f t,r ...5 ta ac- I Powerful Presentation of the the Republican Party. count of the necessities of the Spanish war. During the same period the expendi tures amounted to 11,048.440,781.88. There was an excess of expenses over receipts of i27,l8,80.27. In this outgo there were more than 1280,000,000 on account of the war wKh Spain. With out this war there would have been no reed for war taxes, no necessity for borrowing money, and the pledge of the Republican party to provide money enough 'to meet the expenses of the government and pay its Interest would have been kept, and 360,000.000 applied to the reduction of the public debt. Benefits to American Manufacturers. The new tariff law has been benefi cial to American manufacturers. This is shown by 'the. fact that during the last two years the Importation of for elm manufactured articles have amounted to the sum of 3208,000,000, while In the two years preceding they were woi'th 3279,600,000. The law has operated to exclude manufactured ar tides to the amount of nearly $75,090,- 000, and thus enlarged for ourselves tne horn market to thiB extent. It was claimed against the new tariff law that It would exclude from this country the crude articles necessary for use by American manufacturers, and for the Wilson tariff, with Its "free raw material" theory, that K would fa cilitate the Introduction of these arti cles. Actual trial and experience have exploded this theory, as they have so many others of Democratic origin. Dur ing the first two years of the Wilson law, the value of these articles amount ed to only 3400,000,000. Under the new tariff law they were of the value of 3423,000,000. It was claimed as an argument against the new tariff law, that its en actment would damage American trade abroad, and would result In a reduc tion In purchases by otber countries from us. It Is wonderful how a little actual experience "has destroyed this cherished Democratic theory. During the first two years, of the Wilson hvw, tbe value of American products sold to foreign nations was 31,890,000,009. Dur ing the two years ending on June 30, last, it was 32,459,000,000, an increase of 45 per cent, or 3769,000,000. The value of manufactured articles sold to other countries In the two years first referred to, was about 3412,000,000, and In the last two years It was 8629,000,000. Benefit, to Ohio Indnetrles. Among the greait industries In which Ohio producers are especially Inter ested, are wool and the manufacture of Iron and steel. Under Democratic free trade, the an nual value of Imported wool rose to the vast sum of 363,000,000. These Im portations fell In 1898 to 316,700,000, and In 1899 to 38,200,000. In 1897 the lm portations of woolen goods amounted In value to 349,100,000, but Id 1898 they fell In value to 114,800,000, arid In 1891 to 313.800,000. Under the influence of the Wilson tariff, the sheep In Ohio decreased from 3.887,000 In 1892 to 2,122,000 In 1897. With the new tariff law the flocks began to Increase, and now number more than 2,500,000. The price of XX Merino washed Ohio wool, was In June, 1896, 17Vi cents per pound; now It Is 34 cents. The exports of Iron and steel from this country In 1895 and 1896 amounted In value to about 873,000,000, but during the last two years they were of tbe value of 3164.000.000. Under tbe Wilson law the Importations of Iron and steel m two years were of the value of 848, 000,000. In the last two years, they were of the value of only 324,009,000. Thus the market for our iron and steel man ufactures has been Increased at home and abroad. What wonder Is It that cur furnaces are ablaze both night and day, and that the men are over-worked? Sound Money Again the lease. The Republican party In national con vention at Bt Louis in 1896, declared itself to be unreservedly for sound mon ey, and unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our cur rency or Impair the credit of our coun try. Upon the other hand, the Demo cratic party at Chicago demanded the free and unrestricted coinage of silver and gold at the ratio of It to 1. From the time this issue was Joined, until the vlotory was won in November, '96, the adherents of the Republican party carried on an unrelenting warfare in behalf of a sound currency. From that day to this. It has successfully resisted all efforts to debase our currency, or impair the credit of the country. All our silver and paper currency has been maintained at parity with gold. The faith pledged at St. Louis has been kept. . Time Prove Falsity of Democratic Logic The lapse of time has shown the falsity of all the reasoning presented by the representatives of the Democratic party In 1898. They told us that the United States did not have sufficient currency, and that the currency would not be large enough without free coin age at the favorite ratio. We have not had free coinage, but the amount of currency has been Increased.. July l, 1S96, It amounted to 31.506,434,966. July L 1359, it was 31,9J2,4!,3;. Toe per capita' of circulation has grown from 321.18 to 326.38. They prophesied that wheat and other agricultural products would never again become valuable without tbe sliver ra tio of 16 to 1. But thsy have, They pointed out that the way to start the wheels in the mills, which they had silenced, was to adopt their silver fallacy. It was not done, and yet our manufactories ware never so busy as now. They bewailed the cruel fate of the Idle and hungry men, women and children,- Who were everywhere to be found, and then prescribed the free and unre stricted coinage of silver at 16 to 1 for their Ills. Their nostrum was not taken, but the Idle and hungry are no longer to be found. If the Republican party has no better title than the change which has taken place In the last three years, It is en titled to a warranty deed tor tbe grat itude of this nation. Pro.p.rlty Built on Sound Currency. In March, 1897, we were at the lowest ebb in financial, industrial and commer cial ruin. Now we are on the top wave of a prosperity never before equaled. Much of this great gain to our country Is attrlbutabletotherestoratlonof a tar. Iff law so fashioned as to be beneficial to American Interests alone. But much more credit Is due to the determination of the American people to maintain In violate and forever a sound and honest financial policy In this land. By the election of 1896 confidence was restored In the financial Integrity of the people of the United States, Hence those who controlled capital were willing to let It again seeto Investment In railroads, manufactories and commerce. The un. employed are no longer Idle. Those who worked only one-half time and for half pay are now reaping a full (har vest. But the leaders of tbe Democratic party cannot see sn Improved condition of af fairs.' They do not observe the siaoke from every chimney In our factories. They do not see the busy workmen as they come and g from their tasks In the morning and the evening. Tks fact that over 4000 miles of railroads have been built la this country within the last yew has no significance to them. In June. 1898. there were 00,000 em ployes In the railway service In excess of the number In Jane, 1805, and In 1888 s sum larger by 880,000,000 was paid to these em ployes than tbe amount paid the previoua year. Forty Ave railroads were taken oat of receivers' hands in one year, and the earnings of railroads Increased by more than 3125,000,000. Plain Fact, from Ohio Factories. Right here In Ohio 170 manufacturing plants in. the cities of Cleveland, CoUmbua, Akron, Youngstown, Daytoa, Springfield, Hamilton, Alliance, Marietta, Canton and Haaaillon paid to their employee the turn of 82,412,879.06 in June, 1889. Tbe same factories in June,, 1806, paid their em ployes 31,488.084.32, an increase In favor of June, 18H8, of 314,794.73, or more (ban 04 per cent. My home city of Columbus, through 15 of Its factories, paid to em ployee In June, ISM, $88,000, as against $172,000 In June, 1899. Your city of Akron, through 12 plants, paid to employee la June, 1800, $77,000, and In June, 181)9, $129,00o! In the clff of Dayton, 18 factories had. In June, 18K8, 8ST7 employes, as sgalnat 6028 In June, 1899. The Dayton employe was Mld sn average compensation of $48.22 last Jane, as against $88.28 In June, 1896, So It Is everywhere s greater number of people eaipioyed-better compensation. And yet the blind leaders of s decaying Democ racy cannot see that better times have corns to make happy all our people. Democracy giui Blind. Again, In the year 1899, at Zanesvlll, the Ohio Democracy continues to demand "the free, unlimited coinage of illrer sod cold as equal in primary money at the rate of 16 to 1. Tne great majority of onr people de. dared against this theory Is 1898. There la not sn apparent reason In the wide world why this verdict should be reversed. There are many reasons why It ahould be afflrm. ed. Erery man who voted with the Repub lican party to 1890, having In vie the best Interest of the country, must do so again in WHO. Now the Ingle of 1800 his been reinforced by the light of experience. Confidence came to our rescue In 189S and 1807 when the fruits of victory became evi dent. Cven then, many did not think the decision emphatic enough. They feared what tbey called the "Instability of the American people." Again the Democracy of Ohio has declares In favor of thia financial hereay. This Is done In the atste of Prealdent llcKlnley. If Ohio, In November, ahould take a step backward on this question, who can foresee the harm that will be done! It will open up the question again a. a national Issue. Again we will be la financial doubt and un. certainty. The sun of prosperity will again be bidden by the clouds of adrerilty. But thia will not happen. The people of Ohio are an Intelligent people. i Her farmers, her laboring men, her merchants and her man ufacturers will not go back to the "alough of deapond" through which we struggled for four unhappy years, Foreign Trade and Commerce. There Is snotber very Important matter. with which the Republican party and Its policies have had much to do In the laat two and one-half year.. Our foreign markets hare been enlarged, and our foreign com merce has been Increased. We believe this to be sbaolulely neceaaary for tbe preaent and the future prosperity of the country, Onr agricultural products, owing to the fer. tlllty of onr soil, and the skill and lnduatry of those who tlU It, have become so great that we can no looter consume tbera at home. The output from American factories Is te Immense that we can no longer sell the things we snake st home. Without a great foreign market our farm products ana farm landa would be of but little value, ir we could not sell our manufactured articles lo lortl;u land, our factories would galu Achievements of be Idle er la a state of almost hopeless ls- activity. During the two years ending June 80, 1899, onr experts havs been of the value of 32,4SS,68T,746. During the same period we hare purchased from foreign nslleus artl cles of the valne of $1,813,190,508. The bal. snce of "trade has been in onr fsvor by the sum of $1,145,521,286. This means tbst dur ing each day we have lived In the laet two years tbe gold of otber nation has corns to our shores at the rate of more than a mil lie and a half of dollars. Whether we have beea awake or asleep, the ceaseless end noiseless Dew ha kept on, snd each honr hss found as richer by $46,000. And still the stream, broaden and Increases la strength. Last July the value of onr ports waa $04,000,000, ss against $72,000,000 In July, 18, In August they were $106,. 000,000, as against $84,000,000 in August of laM year. The value of the product from the land la this country last year Is estimated to be Shout $2,500,000,000. Almost one-third of these product, smountlng In vslu to $786, 000,000, was sold to other nations. What would they have been worth had we not poaeesMd s foreign market! In 1898 we exported manufactured articles of the valu of $290,000,000. This year these exports In creased to $338,000,000. Who can estimate the benefit these foreign sales have been ts the languishing Industries of America! Tbe policy of the Republican party Is to strengthen snd make larger ibis foreign market for our roods. It Is very much In earnest sbout this matter. We are )uat aa lealoua In this cause as we ever were In saving our borne market for Americana This we props to do, even If It requires that governmental aaatsKnce ilia 1 1 be given to our snipping, ep tnat our wares msy sail tbe world over and t our own flag. This we will do, even If It Involves the construction of the Nlcaniguan eanaJ by our govern ment. This we will do. even If It demands that our flag (hall never be ban led down In lalanda lawfully scqulred by th valor of our soldiers and sailors. Democratic Insincerity. Th makers of the Zsoeavllle platform In formed s waiting world tbat they "aland In line with Washington, Jefferson, Jackaon, Lincoln, Orsnt snd sll other American pa triots, living snd desd." Tbls Is good news. I can, In my abort life, remember when these gentlemen called Lincoln a rall spllt ter, a baboon and a tyrant. I can recall the time when Grant was the subject of their rholceat epltheta. He, too, was de nounced ss sn Imperialist, who was about to aeiie the army and convert the republic Into an empire. I am glad that these gentlemen now recognise Lincoln andV Orsnt ss patriots, by whoa aid they de sir to stand. Their trouble Is that they never recognize tne splendid qualities which Ht takes to make a good Republican until he la dead. I would not be aurnrlaed that It In time they will find out what a disinter ested patriot William McKlnley Is. Then tbey will set him np alongside of Washing ton, snd Lincoln, and Grant, and try to climb up there themselves. ' Imperialism.' They bravely shouted st Zsnesvllle, "We are radically and unalterably opposed to lm perlallam In tbe 1'nlted States." Who In tbe world la In farer of It! Imperialism Is the power, authority or character of an emperor. I know of no Imperialist In this broad land. 1 know of no man In It who desires to chsnge tbs Spirit or character of this great republic a It was handed down to us by our fathera. Even those wbo be lieve tbat It Is s wiae policy to retain pos session of the Islands which have come to ue as a part of the victory which we won over Spain, do not wish to establish an em pire in them, or anything akin to an em pire. All tbey desire I te carry to their In habitants the same enlightenment snd ths same civilisation which we enjoy. When tbey are prepared for It, It is proposed, wben congress shsll set, to give them a government free In character, and guaran teeing to them the aacred rights which ws cherish. What Is sll this fuss sbout! Whst hss csueed all this bus and cry about expanalon and imperialism! Th War With Spain. In the iprlng of 1898 we were compelled to engage an war with Spain. The grounds which Justified It, as stated by President McKlnley, were "the Interest of humanity: th duty to protect the life aod property of our rltlaen In Cuba; the right to check In Jury to our commerce and people through the devastation of th Island, and the need of removing at once and forever ice con- stant menace and the burden entailed upon our government by the uncertainties and perlUof tbe sltustion, caused by the unen durable disturbances In Cubs." Por 1hes reasons he sked congress to author! ae and empower tbe president "to take meaanre to secure a full and final termination of hostilities between Spain asd the people of Cuba snd to secure In th Msnd the estab lishment of a stable govern meat, capable of maintaining order and preserving It Inter national obligation, Intnrlng peace ana tranquillity and the security of It citizens, as well ss our own, snd for the scromplish ment of theae ends to use the military snd oavsl forces of the United State a night be necessary." In response to this request of lb presi dent, congress, sfter conference, on th 10th of April, by a vote of 43 to as In th senate and 311 tot In the house of representatives, psiaed a Joint resolution, declaring'. "First That th people of the Island of Cubs are, and of right, ought to be fno and Independent. "Second-That It Is tbe duty of the TJnlted State to demand, snd the government of the Veiled States does hereby demand, that tbe government of Spain at oore Nllnqalen Its authority snd government In the Island of Onba and withdraw Its Isnd snd naval force from Cuba and Cohan waters "Thlrd-That the president of tbe Vnlted State be and h hereby is directed snd em powered to nae tbe entlr Isnd snd nsval force of the Vnlted States, and to call Into actual service of the United Statea the militia of the several states, to such ex tent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions Into effect. "ronrthThat the Vnlted States hereby disclaims sny disposition or Intention to exercise sovereignty, Jurisdiction or control over said Island, xcept for the pacification thereof, and asserts Its determination, when that la accomplished, to leevs the govern ment and control of the Island te Its po ple." Tble resolution was approved by the ex ecutive en tbe 20th dsy of April, 18)8. snd s copy was communicated to tbe Susalsh mlnlater and to the government of Spain, with a formal demand that. It at once re linquish Ita authority In th Island of Cuba, rHibdraw Its forces therefrom. , tit then set war became lurtiable. Oa 1 the 25tb day of April congress wss Informed of the sltustion, stfd tbe prealdent recom mended a formal declaration of th exist ence of a ststs f wsr betwees tbe United Btstes and Spain, Th eosgress accordingly votsd oa ths ssms dsy sa set declaring th existence of such war from and Including th 21st dsy of April, sad rs-nacted th provision ef th resolution of April 20, dl reettng the president to use all tbe armed forces of the astlon to carry that act Into rrect. Juitlo of the Rpanlak War. It waa s Just wsr, entered Into by the Joint act of the president sod tbe congress. each exercising his snd Its constitutions! prerogsttves, snd fully spproved by th ssntlmeat of ths peopl of the United Htates. It wss a situation which bad been threat ened for months. The people and the con. gress had clamored for decisive action on the part ef tbe prealdent long before this time, and noae had been more clamorous thsa th Democratic members of congress. The president knew the unprepared condl tlos of ths wastry for wsr, snd be fully realised tbat this nation would not be Jus tified lo the eyes of humanity or the world la making war until all efforts to secure a redress of grievances by peaceful mesns had been xhuted. During this delsy, and for weeka prior to the 201 b of April, every effort was made to place the country in a condition to meet the storm which threat ened. When It did come, and the country found itself engaged In deadly conflict with a foreign enemy, we had a navy In splendid condition and fully prepared for the emer gency. Every nerve was then strained to re cruit the nrmy snd place It upon a wai footing. The regular army was Increased to the full limit authorised by law, a do calls were msds for 250,000 volunteer. The response ef the country was most patriotic and trie ranks of tbe army were speedily filled by young men who were anxious ts defend the honor of our flag. a , . A Bcroslean Task. . Th task which confronted th president was herculean, but he seized hold of It with sn energy and with an ability which were moat admirable. He knew no rest, dsy or night, until the war ended. An eraiy of 250.000 men was organized, armed and equip ped and supplied with subsistence In sn In. credibly short period of time. The great victory of Dewey, which for daah, bravery and complete success outshone sll other naval achievements In history, ushered la the month of Msy and destroyed tbe Spaa lah fleet In Manila bay. In the Brat days of July were recorded ths victories of our brave and skillful soldlelk at El Caney and San Jnan. One of the bravest and moat aklllful sol diers of tbat gallant army, Governor Booae- velt, Is on this platform today, and I dearrw that you, here and now, show your appre ciation of his grest services to out country by giving him three of the loudest cheers ever beard In the state of Ohio. Splendid Beeerd of One Army and Nary, We bad hardly realised that a great vic tory had been won by our army before th news came that Cervera's fleet waa at the bottom of the sea, off Santiago, a victim of the skill snd brsvrry of our salktrs, guided and directed by tbe most efficient naval com. mandera. In less than 100 days the power of proud snd arrogant Spain was broken, and she was at the feet of tbe republic Most complete success had been secured. We cannot give too much credit to ouf soldiers snd sailors aad the splendid officers whs cmsnaaded them. Bat the people should not forget, and do not, tbat behind them all. with anxious heart sod steady nerve, guiding every movement, stood tn roouuinder-le-chlef of the array and th navy, the president of tbe United State the grest son of Ohio William McKlnley. Tbe Treaty of Peace. Speedily following these great victories came sn armistice for the purpoae of nego tiating s tresty of peace with our fallen foe. For conducting these negotiations on the part of tbe United State, Are as pru dent, ss learned and ss patriotic men were chosen by tbe president as could be toned In all tbe land. These commissioners were empowered to meet with the comrnlsrlnnera to be appointed oo behalf of Spain snd te negotiate and sign a treaty of peace be tween the United States and Spam, subject to the ratification of their government. They met the commissioners of Spain la Psriav sod sfter long snd careful thought and consideration, the commissioners of tbs two countries, on the 10th day of Decem ber, 1898, signed s treaty of peace, which did not become effective until ratified by the senate of th United State and the government of Spain. By this tresty, Spain relinquished all claim to sovereignty over and title to Cuba. She also ceded to the United Statea tbe island of Porto ltlco end other islands In the West Indies under Spenlah sovereignty: the Island of Guam, or the Ladronea, in the Mariana, vnd alio the archipelago known aa the Philippine 11- ends. This treaty was . .duly submitted to the senste of the United States and was duly ratified by a two-third vote oa tbe nth duy of February. 1809. Shortly thereafter It was ratified by the government of Spain, and thua became effective. Tbe New Duties of Peace. Peace wa restored between Spain and the United State., but new and important duties were placed upon our government. Porto ltlco snd tbe Philippine Island came aader the protection of the United States, in tbe mesntlme, snd while the ratification of the treaty was pending, a portion of the Inhabitants of one of tbe Philippine Islands, led by Agulnaldo, commenced war upon the army of the United Statea, which waa oc cupying and protecting tbe territory con quered from Spain. It will be observed that In thia treaty, Spain simply relinquished her sovereignty over Cubs and did not cede the Island to the United Statea This provision wss mads so thst It might be sppsrent to everyone tbst the Ututed Stses did not hsve any dis position or intention to exercise sovereignty. Jurisdiction or control over said Island, sfter its people bad formed a stable government, and thnt the faith of the country, aa pledg ed in tbe resolutions sdopted by the senate, would be kept. In the esse of the Philippine Inlands snd Porlo ltlco, the sltustion Is different. Theae lalanda became posaeaalons of the United States under tbe tresty. They were ceded to the United 8tsts In consideration of th great damage which had been done to her, and In part payment of tbe expenses which she bad been put to by the war. It Is clearly the duty of congress to determine how these lalanda ahall he govefhed, and 'what shsll be done with them. Shortly sfter the tresty of peace was rati fied, and without considering these ques tions, congress sdjonroed. In tbls It scted wisely, for these questions are of tbe very greatest Import ance-to this astlon and their proper determination of very great mo ment. , Th President' Dnty la tbe Interim. In tbe meantime, a duty rests upon th president of tbs .United Butes. It Is his , i Imperative dnty to preserve In these Islands pesce snd good order, to protect the lives aod property of our ewa citizens, th lives snd property of tbe inhsbltsnts thereof, and ths lives snd property of the dtlsens of otber nations living therein. It Is time fer congress to determine whst course to tsks, when peace and order have bees restored, and sll bare acknowledged the sovereignty ef the Unltd Ststes. I hsve opinions ss to whst congress should do, bnt they srs of no more Importsnce than those of sny other citizen, and I rs frala at tbls time from detaining you with them. Captious (teaneeratle Opposition. I havs hastily aketcbed the events of tbe last year snd one half, pecans It 1 con cerning the things that tbos new In con. trol of th Democratic party raise the fala cry of "Imperialism." I bare don It be cause X want you to know how little foun dation there Is for this disturbance. If the government had done ether tbaa whst it hss done, these gentlemen would hsve de nounced It with still greater vehemence, but with right upon tbelr side. In th ext. genclss of a political campaign they are always resdy to denounce s Republican ad mluiatratlon, wbetber It ha been right or wrong. When these necessities hsrs paassd awsy, tbey will acknowledge, as they bsvs don lncc the civil wsr, thst everything accomplished was for the best Interests of our country. Then they will point out Wil liam McKlnley as they now do Abraham Lincoln, as s pstrlot and statesmen, and plead with the future generations of Re publican, to follow the teaching, snd advice of McKlnley ss they now ask ns te never forget th example of th Immortal Lin coln. Trait and Combinations. Within the last few years many ef the business men of tbls country havs consoli dated their great latere! into corporstious ana combinations which are popularly known as "trusts." Ths men who jconducv our manufactures, trad and commerce, are generally Intelligent, far-eeelne- citizen. with a patriotism equal to that of any other claas of citizens. I am very loth to be lieve that these men would knowingly d suytniog Uiat will bs detrimental to tb country or to tbelr feUow-cltlsims. It Iz true, however, that there are things con netted with these new organization which require regulation by law, in order to pre vent evils which may sitae. These evils have been denounced by both the Republican sou Democratic parties la Ohio in state convention. So far tbe two parties stand upon an equality, lo another respect tbs Republican party has an advunmge. In ths fsct that tbe Seventy-third general assem bly passed a stringent law well calculated to prevent evils, and that an attorney gen eral elected by tbe Republican party has been diligent In bis efforts to enforce the law, New and Wis Legislation Required, Undoubtedly new and careful and via legislation will b required both noon tbe part of congress sad state legitlazures te rsgutete and prersnt evil which may eman ate tram large corporations. Such legisla tion we can safely intrust to the men of tbe Keyubttcsn party. In sll time p. at tbey hsve shown themselves more capable that tbe men placed la congress snd In onr legis lature by tbe Dnuocnulc party. On- the 20th of Jury, 1807, I bad the honor of delivering sn adore before the Htste Bar Assooiatlon of Ohio, In which I dis cussed to some extent tbe lews of Ohio reg ulating corporation. I then said: "Corporations may be created la Ohio for any purpose for which Individuals may law fully associate thenswlves, txcept for csrry. lug on profcaelone! busts. Then, bcule, except Insurance companies, railroad com panies, building and loan easuoistlous sad certain banking vouspanles, ar practically under no restraint by tbe elate end make no reports to tur o facer. Large mining, manufacturing, ctKninerelal and otber enter prises are carried on by end through them. Because they are created by the state, and possets certificates bearing the Imprint of her eal, people are led to believe that they sre aaler to flo bualaess with, and ere more entitled to credit than are private part nership and Individual. In very mu caaes they are lesa worthy of confidence. Tbey are authorized by Ue state to do bual aeas before one dollar of the capital stock hss been paid. In regard to these artificial beings of her creation, the state owea a duty to the public. Before she gives them her approval and permits them to do buw ne., she ought to require tbst a very large per rent of, if not all, their capital atook be paid In money and Invested In the busi ness they proiwas to transact. There Is no trouble in this being done. This Is demon strsted In tbe caae of inaurauce companies. No one of tbem can proceed uutll the tate knows that tbe capital stock Is paid la and how It is invested. Th Regulation of Corporations In Olilo. I conteind tluit the elste should go fur ther and require these companies to insks annual renorts to be filed with and be In spected by some responsible officer. This report sbonld show, smoig otber things, how much of tbe capital stock hss been paid, bow tbe money Is loveated, whst the saseta arc, tbe amount of liabilities, snd tbe nsine of tbe stockholder. In fact, there should be such s record of every corpora lion, tbat tbe public may know at all times whether It Is worthy of credit snd confi dence. Corporation, hsve sdrantages which have been given to them by the atste. lu return for these benefits tbey should1 be willing that their transaction be an open book, so that we may know what tbey are and wbo tbey are. This much tbey owe the state. This much tbe state ought to re quire from them, becsuse they sre her crea tures and she has given them her approval. If these regulations bsd existed In the pint, our commonwealth would have been atrewn with fewer corporate ruins snd her people would not mourn the loss of so msny mil lions of dollars Invested In worthless con cerns, besrlug the commission of the stste to do business. Such regulstlons would be to the advantage of aound companies aud a protection agslnat Irresponsible onea" The suggestions I then msde I would not now change In any particular except to re quire that before an Ohio corporation U au thorized to do busln, all Its cspltal stock mnit be paid In money. I know of no res. son why similar regulations caJsuot be made for foreign torporatlona before they can do buatseis lo this stste. In this wsy many evils may be prevented. It is probable that otber legislation msy be accessary, but Its character and extent, ns I said before, can be safely left to the Republican party and ber leglalatore. State Affairs and State Issues. Thus fsr I have confined myself to th dis cussion of questions nstlonsl In character. I have done tbls because these questions, and these alone, were made the Issues of this campaign by the platform adopted at Zaocsvllle by the Ohio lieinorrory. On the dsy succeeding tbe Democratic stste eso ventlon. Hon. John R. McLean, the nomi nee of tbat convention for governor, reached ; Clucloautl. Wt was sway from the excite- I ment of a fierce conflict aad had bad time to read and consider tbe platform epos which be was to tend. Be Is s mas of ls Mlllgenc and experience. As th owner of a new. paper ne mas Is better able thaa be te detect the trend ef public sentiment. Be ssw st once the wesknsas of th structure which had beea built for aim. Thereepas be publlah.d la a newspaper whst essd to be an authorised Interview. , la tbls be said: "This, however. Is a ststs campaign, and atate Issues mast not be overlooked. No questions ars of greater Interest to the people of this state thaa those which affect the business aldmnlstrstioB of the state, county and municipal affairs, e e They want a campaign oa national Issues slone. We want one oa all. We especially want s full, free and frank dlecuastoa of state, county and municipal affairs of govern ment." It tbl be true, why Is it tbat there Is sot one word of condemnation In the Zanesvllle platform of the manner In which the business of the stste of Ohio ha beea conducted during the last eight years! It Is evident tbst within 24 boon Mr. McLean realised tbs dsnger lurking In the Esnes ville declaration aud sought snxloosly ts create something new epoa which to stand. Democratic Mlamsnsgeznent ef Steie falra. W welcome an Investigation of the msn cer In wbicb tbe business of ths Stat of Ohio has been conducted slnoe January, UnM-flrst by William McKsnley, sad sec ond by Governor BushmeH. Wbea we st tbst time took possession of th state gov ernment there wss fosnd te be existing la state affaire the same trouble tbat existed lu national affairs from March, 1893, unfit March, 1887. Tbe Democracy In stste affairs, ss la national aaTsirs, did not know how to do boMness. It could not, aadj did not raise money enough with which to psy the ordinary expenses the state govern ment. Wbn Governor Campbell Bad- beea la office from the first Monday In Jemoary, 1890, until ths 16th dsy of November, there was reft In lb stats treasury to the credit ef the general revenue fund, from which ordinary expenses are paid, ths smm bal ance of tTt,gog. During the year suceeed' lag and ending oa the 16th of November, 1801, there ease cash balance to tbe credit of th general revenue food of $28Ls6s. la order to secure tbls balance, however, drafts had been made npoa county trees urltst to ths extent of $186,000 for moaey which should have been used for expendi tures daring the next year, and also paa 682 bad beea collected from tbs general government on account of taxes Illegally levied upon citizens of Ohio and paid by litem to the national treasury daring ths civil war. If It had not been for the over, draft aad th lucky windfall front the gov eromeot at Washington, there would haee been, under two years of Democratic man agnment, a deficit of more than $240,000 is th general revenue fund of the state. fctTfantln.KajttbUcaa Showing., lX-kH . . - 1 Ul - 01.1. Tl UKU IDE 1WIMMN.III VI VUIV, V U1V ft second Mosifay of January, 1892; again took I possession of the affairs of Ohio and under- I book the transaction ef her business.. tJiey .1, Iraniedlsteiy set sbout devising ways and means with wbicb to meet tbs ordinary ex penses of th stat government. This work hss been admirably done by the administra tions of Governors McKlnley and Bushnsll. Ample reveaaes have been raised with which to meet all expenses, and this, too, without tncreaslng tbe rat of taxation fo state purposes upon real and personal prop erty. At the close of the fiscal year end ing Nov. 15, 1898, tbe cash balance to the credit of the general revenue fund was 8594, 000.26 and sll obligation hsd been paid. When Wlillans McKMey was rnnagursted aa governor, tn January, MGS, ths state debt of Ohio wn $2,291,680. Today It la only $1,001,605, and $200,000 of that amount were Issued lo pay expenaes Incurred la ths war with Spain. With continued Republic an control In the state tbs last dollar of Ohio's debt as a state trill be wiped out la 11XXI. This la certainty a pieadld showtng from a business point of view. Tbe highest praise that can be given to Governor Bosh nell and his Keiiuhlirea aduiinsxtratlon. Is th fact thst no Democratic cotiaaeatioo. state or county, hss uttered a word of cen sure against them tor tear years. In this argument, ur pctsantsttus of ths cause of the Republican party I have at tempted to confine myself to plain facts as they exist la national and state sttalra. It ts a clear and boaorabts record of dnty faithfully performed, of work well done, of promises fulfilled. Tbe ReposUcaa party cornea with no extravagant sreiesslon and no delualre trickery with which to catch the thoughtless. It bas been trusted by ths people of Ohio and of tbe nation. It has proved worthy of the ' confidence which the people reposed in .t. Even tbe Demecrscy bsv beea on able with all ttrlr efforts at fault-find-lag to Impeach the character of Republican, official or poll doe the structure of wise sdmlnktratlen and general prosperity which they hsve resred. I believe In tbe people of Ohie. I have confidence In their Judgment. I ana satis fied they will make no mlstske la thelt verdict upon the great question thst see ssv- fore tbem tbls year. I am proad and happy to leave the Issue wltb tbem. Saved by a Buman Chains New York Sun. William and Theodore Bollermss perform ed a feat of daring yesterday when they formed a human chain and reamed two boys wbo were la danger at the foot of tbe Palisade tn Weehawken. Leon Helnzman's 6-year-old son George, In company with G-year-oid Frank Clsrk aon. were csutloned aguinat going near tbs edge of tbe bluff. Hamilton avenue runs slong the brow of the I'sllsades end st Its northern end connects with the boulevard loop. A short dlataoce aouth of where It atrlkea the boulevard on the edge of tbe bluff, is a bronze buat of Alexesdcr Hamil ton which marks the spot when tbe Burr- Hamilton duel wss fought. An Iron fence surround, the monument. The two boys promptly forgot nelnsmss's warning and crossed the road to the edge of the Palisades. While playing near the oon umeut t'lurkaon threw George Ueltizinai's hat over the fence, and both laUa climbed over to get It. The earth crumbled away under their feet and they fell over tbe edge of tbe l'allaadcs. Tbey Ishded SB a narrow ledfte about fifteen fart below, which Juts out from lbs fsce of rock. The men employed on tbe ba lding, hear ing tbelr ciiea. surrlid Is tbelr aaslstasce. Not being able to a r-p and tearing that the boy ml-ibf tjppl on? tbe shelf. Wllllsm Uollcrmsn wiapiwd Ms !e arund tbe trunk of a small '.. and I. wared hlru- elf orr ths PsUades. Th' Jor Holler man then crawled n.ll.-.ly dow and locking hie legs e.-ure'y t round his broth er's body, aid, restbln dowe, grssirfd of tbe bo)' snd paa M j op t -WH'lin. rrk. i..r iMktfil lh lad 'o tl aCI f uor. Thia ws reeteC suco s.fiilly, nd the o er boy wss rcscoej. 'tier.cre ' e.'O.b tis' k over hl brother's i!v, i W frs.ning b'l nrae snd cnwl..g hi. a lu t up of Ihe bh'fl H v q.il VI' I I,T Mltlla-U. Itse tt-r.- i.v invte llsht "f t'iclr (err. lr.lt th 1 hy the rren rind i. ww.MT tu-vv ' luu.ix liui'a.u-f lit'-. r f I f I