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He Is Officially Informed of
His Nomination For
Thousands of Visitors Throng About
vtho Residence and -
Senator Lodge Makes tlio Notification
Speech and McKInley Reaponda
What They Said-Shop Men Fall
In Line and March In
the I'nrnde.
The storm Wednesday evening clear
ed the atmosphere and the streets and
Thursday morning broke with the sun
shining and everything auspicious for
the receiving of the committee to notify
President McKInley that he Is the Re
publican nominee for the presidency for
the coming four years. All arrange
ments had been perfected Wednesday
evening. The North Market street cot
tage was decorated In a neat but un
ostentatious manner with the big Mc
KInley flag, which Is the largest speci
men of "Old Glory" ever brought to
Canton. The flag was caught up at
the peak of the east gable end of the
house and It completely covered the
front of the building. The effect was
very beautiful.
Chairs were provided for the commit
tee on the lawn and everything put In
first class shape for the visitors.
"Wednesday night every train brought
prominent politicians to Canton. Thurs
day morning they came rapidly. By 9
o'clock the clans were gathering about
the square to be ready and both bands
came out shortly afterward. The
streets began to take on a holiday ap
pearance and there .was hustle and ex
citement all around.
As the delegations began to arrive the
confusion Increased until, the scenes of
9G were vividly recalled. The proces
sion which formed included more
political dignitaries than have been as
sembled In Canton for many a long day.
There were plenty of the horny handed
sons of toll also who had been dismis
sed from their work by enthusiastic
employers that they might participate
in the proceedings and there was n
big time all around.
A Large Number of Morgan
Employes Call, Accom
panied by a Band.
The Alliance delegation, filling twelve
pasenger coaches, arrived in this city
at 10:55 o'clock, carrying over one thou
sand persons, presumably the majority
of them employes of the Morgan En
gineering works. A band and the offi
cials of tho company accompanied the
excursionists, and a banner which was
attached to one of the cars was in
scribed with: "Morgan Engineering
Company; McKInley and Roosevelt."
Two members of the old Republican re
ception committee, Messrs. Charles
Dougherty and Hiram Doll, were at the
depot to welcome the Alliance contin
gent. Four of the mounted reception
committees or troop also were at the
depot and when the delegation alighted
from the train and formed in line they
headed the parade up the streets to tho
McKInley residence. Thayer's) band al
so participated In the procession, fol
lowed by carriages containing W. H.
Morgan, ofllce employes of the company
including some of the ofllce ladles. W.
H. Morgan had his team of horses and
carriage sent to this city early Thurs
day morning, and he occupied It during
the parade.
There was a vigorous greeting 'given
the visitors by tho several hundred peo
ple who were assembled at tho Penn
sylvania depot. The delegation re
sponded with an outburst of cheers, and
then reformed for tha parade. Only a
few persons came in from the east on
the regular train which preceded the
special. The Alliance people were
marched to the public square, there
meeting other contingents and after
ward formed and went to the McKInley
residence. A few of them carried whlto
umbrellas with the caricatures of Mc
KInley and Roosevelt printed thereon.
The Pennsylvania company's special
officers were on duty at tho local depot
of the company and a few officers also
accompanied tho special train to this
A Fine 'Irowd Comes In With
the Committee Over the
li Valley.
. The Canton Troop, the McKInley
escort club, the reception committee, a
delegation fit eld ip.ldlers, a long string
of carriages and the Grand Army band,
In full regalia, met the notification
party at the C. T. & V. train shortly
after 11 o'clock. There were a number
of palace cars composing tho train. The
notification committee, representing
every state In tho Union, was received
with cheers by the great crowd of people
who had congregated at the depot. The
members of the committee were hustled
to the waiting carriages. Senator Han
na, ex-Secretary Bliss, Congressional
Chairman Payne, Myron T. Herrlck
and other notables were In the party.
An attempt to steer Mr. Hanna onto
the big brake at the head of the proces
sion failed. He had experienced try
ing to get onto that same brake In 1896
when the notification committee came,
and he shied oft and got Into a car
riage. The Republican chairman walk
ed with a limp and carried a cane. Ex
Secretary Bliss, smiling and prosperous,
took a seat in the brake.
The Tippecanoe club came down about
400 strong-. They wore plug hats and
carried canes and made a very good ap
pearance. They were preceded by the
Great Western band of 40 pieces, which
made good music all the way up the
street. The local escort club and the
Troop got ahead of them and led them
up town. Following the Tips came
the carriages. Arrangements had been
so made that In each carriage there wan
a representative Canton citizen. If any
visitor wanted to ask a question there
was a man In the carriage to answer It
The procession of carriages was fol
lowed by the Grand Army bnnd, escort
ing old soldiers and the big Deuber
Hampden club. This club carried um
brellas and made a good appearance.
Half way up Tuscarawas street the
Alliance delegation was met, This
delegation was on Its way to the depot
to help receive the visitors. The other
delegations greeted them with cheeis
and they fell In, making a line that
reached almost from the depot to the
McKInley home.
At the square tho delegations from
various shops fell Into line, making the
column much longer. So great was the
crush at the McKInlcv home that the
parade did not get past the house for
half an hour after It arrived and then
went through In sections. The car
riages were driven up to the gate and
the occupants alighted and went In to
the famous front porch. It took quite
a little time to accomplish all thld,
but everything was so well managed
that the delay was not longer than the
conditions justified. In fact the ar
rangements for the reception of the
notification committee could not have
been improved upon. The work of the
local committee as well as the prepara
tions at the McKInley home, were
very satisfactory to all taking part In
the demonstration.
Senator Lodge Makes His Speech
and the President
As tho procession arrived at the Mc
KInley home the Tippecanoe club lined
up and formed an aisle through which
the committee passed Into the yard and
house. Judge Day, Senator Hanna and
Lodge and members of the local recep
tion committee were the first to enter.
After they had gone in to greet the
president the notification committee
filed In and took seats provided for
them in front of the porch. The veter
ans of the 23rd regiment headed by Dr.
Manchester followed and were seated
In the enclosure In the reserved seats.
When everybody had gotten In that
could President McKInley came out
upon the porch and a mighty howl of
delight arose from the vast crowd.
Senator Lodge stepped upon the stand
that had been provldel between the
porch posts just north of the entrance
to the veranda and began his speech
while the
to his side at the rear of the stand.
Senator Lodge's speech was punctuated
with applause. His speech appears In
full elsewhere In this Issue. Senator
Lodge began speaking at 7 minutes after
12 o'clock and finished at 12:25. As soon
as ho had closed President McKInley
took the stand and delivered his ac
ceptance. The president was in excellent voice
and ho spoke with even more vim and
eloquence than usual. His remarks
were frequently interrupted with ap
plause. They appear elsewhere In full.
He closed' about 1, o'clock and the crowd
Immediately set up a howl for Hanna.
J. J. Grant appeared and tried to "get
a hearing but the crowd still yelled
"Hanna," "Hanna."
Mr. Grant finally made himself heard
and he announced to the notification
committee tl'at-they should not get sep
arated as It was desired that their pic
tures bo taken. Following this he said
that the regular exercises' of the day
had now been carried out but with such
a magnificent audience and so much tal
ent lying around loose it was very
proper he thought to have some more
speech making.
"Hanna," "Hanna," yelled the crowd,
and the chairman had another man. He
then introduced Senator Fairbanks, of
"I have como from Indiana to Ohio,"
said the senator, "to say that the candi
date "nominated for the presidency at
the Philadelphia convention, now the
president, will be the president for the
next four years. In all tho history of
the country there has never been more
accomplished than during the great Mc-
Continued on page 8.).
Speech' Delivered From
the Formal
Republican Nominee Refers to Some of the Issues and Promises
to Write a'Letter About Them Setting Forth His Notions
More Fully Full Text of the Address.
Senator Lodge and gentlemen of noti
fication committee:
The message which you bring to me
Is one of signal honor. It Is also a
summons to duty. A single nomination
for the ofllce of president by a great
party which In thirty-two years out of
forty has been triumphant at national
elections, is a distinction which I giatc
fully cherish. To receive a unanimous
renomlnatlon by the same party Is an
expression of regard and a pledge of
continued confidence for which It is dif
ficult to make adequate acknowledg
ment. If anything exceeds the honor of the
office of president of the United States,
Lit Is the responsibility which nttaches
to It. Having been Invested with both
I do not under-appralse either.
Any one who has borne the anxieties
and burdens of tho presidential office,
especially In time of national trial,
cannot contemplate assuming It a second
time without profoundly realizing the
severe exactions and the solemn obli
gations which It Imposes, and this feel
ing is accentuated by the momentous
problems which now press for settle
ment. If my countrymen shall confirm
the action of the convention at our na
tional election in November, I shall,
craving Divine guidance, undertake the
exalted trust, to administer it for the
Interest and honor of the country, and
the well-being of the new peoples who
have become the objects ot our care.
The declaration of principles adopted
by the convention has my hearty appro
val. At some future date I will con
sider its subjects in detail and will by
letter communicate to your chnlrmun a
more formal acceptance of the nomina
tion. On a like occasion four ycais ago T
said: r
"The party that supplied by legisla
tion the vast revenues for the conduct
of our greatest war; that promptly re
stored the credit of the country at Its
close; that from Its abundant revenue
paid off a large share of the debt In
curred by this ,war, and that resumed
Bpecle payments and placed our papijr
currency upon a sound andenduringba
sis, can be safely trusted to preserve
both our credit and currency with
honor, stability and Inviolability. The
American people hold the financial
honor of our government as sacred as
our flag, and can be relied upon to
guard It with the same sleepless vig
ilance. They hold Its preservation
above party fealty.and have often dem
onstrated that party lies avail nothing
when the spotless credit of our country
Is threatened.
... Tne dollar paa to the far
mer, the wage earner, and the pen
sioner must continue forever equal In
purchasing and debt-paying power to
the dollar paid to any government
' Our Industrial supremacy,
our productive capacity, our business
and commercial prosperity, our labor
and Its rewards, our national credit and
currency, ouc proud financial honor and
our splendid free citizenship, the birth
right of every American, are all Involv
ed In the pending campaign, and thus
every home In the land Is directly and
Intimately connected with their proper
" Our domestic trade must be
won back and our Idle working people
employed in gainful occupations ac
American wages. Our home market
must be restored to Its proud rank of
first In the world, and our foreign trade,
so precipitately cut off by adverse na
tional legislation, reopened on fair and
equitable terms for our surplus agricul
tural and manufacturing products.
... pubUo confidence must be
resumed and the skill, energy and cap
ital of our country And ample employ
ment, at home. The govern
ment of the United Status must raise
money enough to meet both Its current
expenses and Increasing needs. Its rev
enues should be so raised as to protect
tho material Interests of our people,
with tho lightest possible drain upon
their resources and maintaining that
high standard of civilization which has
distinguished our country for more
than a century of Its existence.
" The national credit, which
has thus far fortunately re
sisted every assault upon It,
must and will be upheld and
strengthened. If sufficient revenues
are provided for the support of the
government there will be no necessity
for borrowing money and Increasing
the public debt."
Three nnd one-half years of legisla
tion and administration have been con
cluded since those words were spoken.
Have those to whom was confided the
direction of the goyernment kept their
pledges? The record Is mode up. The1
people 'are not unfamiliar with what
has been accomplished, The gold stand
ard has been re-afflrmed and strength
ened. The endless chain has been bro
ken and the drain upon our gold reserve
no longer frets Us. The credit of tho
country has been advanced to the high
est place among all nations. We are
refunding our beaded debt bearing
the Front Porch After
three and four and five per cent inter
est 'at two per cent, a lower rate than
that of any other country, and already
more than three hundred millions have
been so funded with a gain to the gov
ernment of many millions of dollars.
Instead of 1C to 1, for which our oppo
nents contended four years ago, legis
lation has been enacted which, while
utilizing all forms of ourmoney, secures
one fixed value of every dollar and
that tho best known to the civilized
A tariff which protects American la
bor and Industry and provides ample
revenues has been written in public
law. We have lower Interest nnd higher
wages; more money and fewer mort
gages. The world's markets have been
opened to American products, which go
now where they have never gone before.
We have passed from a bond Issuing to
a bond paying nation; from a nation of
borrowers to a nation of lenders; from
a deficiency In revenue to a surplus;
from fear to confidence: from enforced
idleness to profitable employment. The
public faith has been upheld; public
order has been maintained. We have
prosperity at home and prestige
Unfortunately the threat of 189G has
Just been renewed by the allied parties
without abatement or modification.
The gold bill has been denounced and
Its repeal demanded. The menace of 10
to 1, therefore, still hangs over us with
all -Its dire consequences to credit and
confidence, to business and industry.
The enemies of sound currency are ral
lying their scattered forces. The people
must once more unite and overcome the
advocates of repudiation and must not
relax their energy until the battle for
public, honor and honest money shall
again triumph. A-congress which will
Bustaln and if need be strengthen the
present law can prevent a financial ca
tastrophe which every lover of the re
public Is interested to avert.
Not satisfied with assaulting the cur
rency nnd credit of the government,
our political adversaries condemn the
tariff law enacted at the extra session
of congress in 1897, known as the Ding
ley act, passed In obedience to the will
of the people expressed at the election
In tho preceding November, a law
which at once stimulated our Indus
tries, opened the idle factories and
mines aYtd gave to the laborer and to
the farmer fair returns for their toll
and Investment. Shall we go back to a
tariff which brings deficiency in our
revenues and destruction to our indus
trial enterprises?
Faithful to its pledges In these Inter
nal affairs, how has the government
discharged Its International duties?
Our platform of 1896 declared, "The
Hawaiian Islands should be controlled
by the United States, and no foreign
power should bo permitted to Interfere
with them." This purpose has been
fully accomplished by annexation, and
delegates from these beautiful Islands
participated in tho convention for
which you speak today. In the great
conference of nations at The Hague we
reaffirmed before the world the Monroe
doctrine and our adherence to it and
our determination not to participate In
the complications of Europe. We have
happily ended the European alliance in
Samoa, securing to ourselves one of
the most valuable harbors in the Pa
cific ocean; while the open door In Chi
na gives to us fair and equal competi
tion In the vast trade of the Orient.
Some things have happened which
were not promised, nor even foreseen,
and our purposes In relation to them
must not be left In doubt. A Just war
has been waged for humanity and with
It have come new problems and re
sponsibilities. Spain has been ejected
from tho Western Hemisphere and our
flag floats over her former territory.
Cuba has been liberated and our guai
antee to her people v. Ill be sacredly
executed. A beneficent government has
been provided for Porto Rico. The
Philippines are ours and American au
thority must be supreme throughout
the archipelago. Theie will be amnesty
broad and liberal, but no abatement of
our rights, no abandonment of our
duty. There must be no scuttle policy.
We will fulfill in the Philippines the ob
ligations Imposed by the triumphs of
our arms and by tho treaty of peace; by
International law; by the nation's sense
of honor; and more than nil by the
rights, Interests and conditions of the
Philippine peoples themselves. No out
side interference blocks the way to
peace and a stable government. The
obstructionists aro here, not elsewhere.
They may postpone, ttut they cannot
defeat the realization of the high pur
pose of this nation to restore order to
the islands and establish a just and
generous government, in which the In
habitants shall have the largest par
ticipation for which'they are capable.
The organized forces which have been
misled into rebellion have been dispers
ed by our faithful soldiers and sailor,
and the people Of the Islands delivered
from anarchy, pillage and oppression,
recognize American sovereignty as the
symbol and pledge of peace, justice,
law, religious freedom, education, the
security of life nnd property, 4jnd the
welfare and prosperity of their several
We reassert the early principles of the
Republican party, sustained by unbro
ken judicial precedents, that the repre
sentatives of the people In congress as
sembled have full legislative power over
territory belonging to the United States
subject to the fundamental safeguards
of liberty, justice and personal rights,
nnd are vested with ample authority to
act "for the highest Interests of our na
tion and the people entrusted to Its
care." This doctrine, first proclaimed
in tne cause of freedom will never be
used as a weapon of oppression.
I am glad to be assured by you that
what we have done In the far east has
the approval of the country. The sud
den and terrible crisis In China calls
for the gravest consideration, and you
will not expect from me now any fur
ther expression than to say that my
best efforts shall be given to the Imme
diate purpose of protecting the lives of
our citizens who are In peril, with the
ultimate object of the peace and wel
fare of China, the safeguarding of all
or our treaty rights, and the mainte
nance of those principles of Impartial
Intercourse to which the civilized world
Is pledged.
I cannot conclude without corratu
latlng my countrymen upon the strong
national sentiment which finds expres
sion In every part of our common
country and the Increased respect with
which tho American name is greeted
throughout the world.
We have been moving In untried
paths, but our steps have been guided
by honor and duty. There will be no
turning aside, no wavering, no retreat.
No blow has been struck except for lib
erty and humanity and none will be.
We will perform without fear every na
tional and International obligation.
The Republican party was dedicated to
freedom forty-four years ago. It has
been the party of liberty and emanci
pation from that hour; not of profes
sion, but of performance. It broke the
shackles of 4,000,000 slaves and made
them free, and to the party of Lincoln
has come another supreme opportunity
which it has bravely met In the libera
tion of 10,000,000 of the human family
from the yoke of Imperialism. In Us
solution of great problems. In Its per
formance of high duties, It has had the
support of members from all parties In
the past and confidently invokes their
co-operation In the future.
Permit me to express, Mr. Chairman,
my most sincere appreciation of the
complimentary terms In which you con
vey the official notice of my nomina
tion, and my thanks to the members of
the committee and to the great constit
uency which they represent, for this ad
ditional evidence of their favor and
1,09(5 Telephones In Stark
County Have Paid No Tax
For Two Years.
Auditor Reed says that he has not
received any word from the auditor
of state as to the listing of the tele
phone Instruments In use by the Central
Union company which belong to the
Bell Telephone company. It is report
ed that the attorney general has decid
ed that they shall be listed at $10 an In
strument but the auditor has not re
ceived any authority in the matter and
he will take no action until he hears
from Columbus. The matter has been
hanging fire for two years. Formerly
the Instruments were listed only at $3
apiece but when Mr. Monnett was at
torney general he ordered the price
raised to $100. The telephone companv
refused to pay on that amount and the
case has been hanging Are. Two
years ago Auditor Reed put the boxes
In Stark county on the duplicate for $10
and the company paid the tax and
never noticed It. Last year they re
fused to pay and they were left off the
duplicate altogether.
When the auditor receives word ho
will list the Instruments for both this
year and Inst at the price settled upon.
Mr. Reed says there are 1.S9G tele
phones In the city nnd at $10 each this
would add $18, 0C0 to the duplicate.
These are all Bell phones. The Instru
ments UBed by the Farmer's company
are owned by the company and are
taxed with Its other property In a
different way.
Therefore Harry Foster Wants
a Judgment Against Him
Last October Walter Andrews sued In
Justice Calmelat's court nnd got a
judgment for $12.22 against Harry B.
Foster. Foster now comes Into com
mon pleas court with the case through
his attorney, Harry B. Webber, and
asks that the judgment be set asldr.
He says that at the time of the Judg
ment ho was a. minor and that he did
not attain his majority until Inst March.
For this error the court Is nsked to set
the Judgment aside and compel the
restoration to him of his money which
was tied up under attachment pro
ceedings. Yoiingstmvn's Religions Status.
Yongstown, July 12, The ennvass for
religious purposes taken under the
direction of the Ministerial association
shows there are 8,898 communicants In
tho city. Tke Roman Catholic churches
lead with 2,554, the Methodist Episcopal
second with 1,780 and Presbyterian 9917.
Local parties are negotiating the pur
chase of the Linton corner, at the
southeast corner of Ninth and Market
streets. It Is contemplated to erect a.
brick block upon the site.
Committee Informs Him That
He Was Selected McKinley's
Running Mate.
Anil Roosevelt Seemed to Huve mi Ink
ling of the Coming ns He Was Ready.
To Aid In the Election, He Said, And Tlieu
llranclied on Into h Dlncumilnii or
the Iisueii That urn Presented
to the I'eople-.The
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
Oyster Bay, July 12. The notification
committee from the Philadelphia con
vention, headed by Senator Wolcott,
notified Governor Roosevelt this altcr
noon that he had been nominated for
vice-president by the Republican na
tional convention.
The notification commltte with
Senator Wolcott as chairman, and
about one hundred Invited Erupts, ar
rived at Oyster Bay at 11:30. Heic tho
committee and guests were scoited to
carriages and driven to Roosevelt's
summer home, about four miles from
the station. As the long procession of
carriages drew near Roosevelt's home,
the governor arose from u chair on tho
piazza and stood awaiting their ar
rival. Tho committee left th car
riages and were Introduced to Governor
Roosevelt, who In turn Introduced them
to Mrs. Roosevelt. The party then
took places on the south piazza of the
house and Senator Wolcott began Ms
speech of notification.
Senator Wolcott told Gov. Roosevelt
he had been "unanimously selected as
the candidate for the high and dignified
ofllce of vice-president," through no
wish of his own, but because the con
vention believed ho was the best man
for the place. Though a young man,
Roosevelt was widely known the coun
try over. Wolcott said he was known
for his advocacy of civil service reform.
His love of adventure had made him
as well known In the west as in the
east. Wolcott praised Roosevelt's
record as assistant secretary of the
navy and his Spanish war record. It
was not the war record, however, Wol
cott said, which led the convention at
Philadelphia to nominate Roosevelt,
but his stand at all times "for that
which was clean and uplifting and
against everything which was sordid
and base."
I feel that we have a right to appeal
not only to the Republicans, but to
all good citizens for the support of
the ticket on the strength of McKinley's
administration and on what was done
at the Kansas City convention.
We have reached a degree of pros
perity never before attained In the
the history of the country. We
have placed tho American flag on a
level where It never before was placed.
I regret to leave the Interesting field of
New York, but duty calls m.f to tho
national field. I thank you, gentkricn.
At the close of Wolcott's speech,
Roosevelt thanked the committer for
tho honor, saying:
When Wolcott had finished Roosevelt
thanked the committee for the honor
and said he recognized It brought duty
as well. He said he would do all In,
his power to help re-elect McKInley.
whom tho Republicans had chosen to
lead them In this crisis.
Roosevelt's address was frequently
punctuated with applause and at Its
conclusion he was compelled :o bow
several times. He turned and affec
tionately greeted his wife and shook
hands with GenernI Green, Senator
Wolcott nnd his pilvate secretary, Wm.
J. Youngs.
With Mrs. Roosevelt, Mr. Roosevelt
went to the east pinzza where for
nearly half nn hour he permitted many
Photogrnnher to take his nlntnm Th
notification committee was entertained
nt luncheon this afternoon by Governor
itooseveit. The committee returns to
New York late this afternoon.
Creditors May ho Asked What
They Want Done With the
Princess Plow Works.
Assignee Homer Brlccrle for tho Prin
cess Plow Company on Wednesday filed
his bond of $20,000 and letters of author
ity were issued to him by the court
ordering him to take charge of the prop
erty. He says he does not yet know
what will be done with tho factory.
After an inventory is taken nnii thn.
schedule of asests and liabilities se
cured a meeting of the creditors will
probably be called and they will bo
asked as to their wishes In the matter.
To Cure a Cold In One Uuy
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund money if it falls to
cure. E. W. Grove'tf signature is on
every box. 25c,
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