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W It. ia WASHINGTON WHEELS INTO LINE ON EXPANSION Colonel Frank Wilkeson, formerly Populist member of the legislature of tho Btato of Washington, and who was one time associate editor of tho New York Sun, has rojected Bryan-, lsra. Ho says: "I am an expansion 1st of the most extreme typo and bolleve in holding the Philippine Inlands for commercial reasons as well as a military and unval base. I have paid taxes for thirty years to ostabllsh eastern manufacturing In dustry, paid even under angry pro test, becauso I lived in a region remoto from all possibility of protlt ablo manufacture, and uow, when Washington has a chance to cstab . llsh a manufacturing Industry to supply tho people of Asia with fin ished products, I um a high tariff advocate. I want tho Industries of Washington dlvcrsllled; I want our coast built up and commerce estab lished. I want to see tho consum ing powers of the market of Asia in creased, so that it w ill consumo nil the surplus wheat mined in Austra lia and on the Pacific coasts of the North and South American conti nents, and this will Increase the price of wheat raised in the Mississippi valley, where I have a largo farm. I believe that the success of Democ racy will dlioctly and disahtrously affect my pocket; that It would if carried to a logical conclusion create Industrial and commercial lethargy on the Pacinc coast, and by curtail ing tho power of consumption of tho forolgn and domestic markets) cause breadsttiffs and provisions to fall in value." Hiram' Hammer, one of the ablest Populists in Washington (state): I am a Protectionist. 1 believed that unless we had free silver, want and destitution would follow. The re verse is true. I bcliove that . In tho future as lu the past that whatever legislation wo obtain that is, In the interest of nil the people must come through tho Republican party. ' John II. Slipper, Hamilton, Wash., ono of the largest merchants in tho Upper Skagit valley, and a Demo crat. . Dr. M. P.. Mattlce, Sedro-Woollcy, Wash., u leading physician and life long Democrat. k T.vnnq RurlinEton. Wash., an enthusiastic fusionist in 1896-'98. C. B. Bingham, mayor of Sedro Woollcy, Wash., head of the bank ing house of O. E. Bingham & Co., who has always been a staunch Democrat. Henry Thompson, Blrdsvlcw,, Wash., an extensive rancher and old-lino Democrat. N. W. Cavpcnter, Mount Vernon, Wash., a large saw mill owner and a Populist. J. B. Holbrook, Sedro-Woollcy, Wash., bank cashier and an active Democrat. Thomas W. B. Thomson, Hamil ton, Wash., mine owner in tho Upper Skagit, and a Populist. Louis Klrkby, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., mall currier and a Populist. W 13. Schricker, La Conner, WaBb., head of the Skagit County Bank and an influential Democrat. . Adam Huff, Bay view, Wash., a rancher and strong Fusionist. M. O. Pease, Anacovtes, Wash., mine owner and a good Democrat all his life. Col. Geo. O. Lyon, Seattle, news paper proprietor and editor, Hxpan slonlst,former chairman Republican Territorial Commlttoe, leader of Sli ver Republicans 1896. J. K. Ycend, Walla Walla, farmer, present member state senate, elected as Fusionist 1896. Expansion. Dr. O. V. Calhoun, Seattle, origin al sliver Republican and one of managers' fusion state campaign 1896. Expansion. , J. 0. McOrimmon, North Yakima, chairman Populist County Commit tee 1896. Expansion. M. H. Hay, Wilbur, original Silver Republican and fusion organizer; Is now chairman Lincoln County Re publican Committee and nominee for state senate. Expansion. Dr. J. C. House, Port Townscud, formerly chairman. Idaho Republi can Territorial Committee; Silver Republican aud fusion organizev this ttato 1896; chairman JeSferson. a Pavkhurst. Oriskany. N. Y. I liavo always been n Democrat, but as regards the national tieitei mis iuu believo In letting well enough alone. Tnh,. v Mnllnv. Oriskany. N. Y. I have always heretofore voted the Democratic ticket, but this year ray ballot will bo cast for McKlnley. I believe the country Is prosperous now and in Hie nroper shaps for us to sup port McKlnley. We do not wont a hango at this tme. l can iiui bj nrvirn. When a man forces himself on the people 03 he did you may count me out. R. B. Holman. Oriskany. N. Y. I have never yet voted the Republican national ticket, but will do so this year. I don't want to sea any change. Things ore In pood shaps. and we should keep McKlnley where ho Is. R. Clawson. Oriskany, N. Y. I am a Democrat, but I shall vote tue Repub lican ticket this year, at least that is iny Intention at tho present time. Mc Klnley Is a good man, and we have had rood time under his administration. !L O. MllllBgton. Car Mil's, N. Y. I am for McKlnley. I voted for Cleveland the last lime he rsn. and got enough of It In his term, and shan't vote that way this year. McKlnley Is good enough. Charles Ixrra!ne. Clark Mills, N. Y. I used to be a Democrat, but have changed In the last two years, ft Is better for the people to have McKln ley. The times suit me better nnder the Rf publicans. A. Piatt. Oriskany. N. Y. I bare usually voted the Democratic ticket, but this year I am out for McKinley and he will get my vote. Times are good enough for me now and I don't propose to do snythlns that would tend to biirt about a charge. County Republican Committee 1898. Expansion. Ceo.' S. Courter, North Yakima, secretary Silver Republican State Central Committee 1896. Expan sion. I C. Whitney, Everett, former prosecuting attorney Snohomish county. Finance and expansion. F. M. Sanders, Entlat, Chelan county, business man. Expansion. George Don worth, leading attor ney of Seattle. Finance and expan sion. Josiah Collins, leading attorney of Seattle. Finance and expansion. S. M. Shipley, attorney, Seattle, Silver Republican organizer and fu sion nominee for state senate 1898. Expansion. Richard Gowan, attorney, Seattle. Financo and expansion. Col. W. M. Rldpath, mining man, Spokane, former Republican mem ber and speaker Indiana house of representatives; manager George Turner's senatorial fight 1897. Ex pansionist. - W. H. Plumnier, attornoy, Spo kane, elected to state sonate as fu sionist 1896. Expansion. Col. J. J. Welsenbcrger, What com, fusion campaign speaker 1896; original Silver Republican; major First Washington Regiment Volun teers In Philippines; delegate to Republican state convention 1900; present colonel Washington State National Guard. Expansion. D. G. Haight, business man, Aber deen, life-long Democrat. Expan sion. Col. J. J. Tolkas, Aberdeen, mer chant, life-long Democrat. Expau-, slon. Mark Payette, Aberdeen,, mer chant. Expansion. I. C. Crowtherx, Aberdeen, retired. Expansion. H. L. Blanchard, Chimacum, Jef ferson county, former member board ..' comity commissioners, life-long Democrat; now president State Dairy Association. Expansion. It. -J. Chard, Port Townsend, mer chant, life-long Democrat; is for ex pansion and against , Democratic pro-Boer sympathy. Charles Pink, Port Townsend, former city councilman and appoint ed customs inspector under Cleve land administration. Same reasons as Chard. A. N. Godfrey, Port Townsend, former county surveyor; appointed rimittr V,iiln.tnr riiitnmR under Cleveland administration. Expan sion. J. C. Pringle, editor Port Town send Evening Call. Finance and expansion. F. F. Marble, North Yakima, elected county surveyor 1892; nom inated for same offlco by fusionlsts 1900; resigns from ticket and de clares for McKlnley. John louden, leading business man North Yakima. Expansion. Judge C. C.Austin, Seattle, former member state senate and elected polico Judge Seattle on fusion ticket 1896. Original Silver Republican. U'vnoTittlnil Solon T. Williams, Seattle, Silver ' Republican, elected to state legisla ture as fusionist 1896. Expansion. W. A. Peters, attorney, Seattle? former Detnoorat. Expansion. N. J. Craig, Everett, chairman Populist County Convention 1896; member city council.' Expansion. John McRae, Everett, life-long Democrat and leading party work er; former city councilman. Ex pansion. A. W. Criswell, Everett, leading Populist. Expansion. Harry Knowlcs, Snohomish, fu sion chief deputy sheriff 1896-'98. J. M. Holden, Orting, People's Tarty organizer 1896. Expansion. James Coplan, business man, Ort ing. Expansion. Henry Beckett, Orting, assessor Pierce county 1896; elected on fu sion ticket. Expansion. H. P. Bulger, Tacoraa, People's Party speaker and club organizer 1896; Republican organizer 1S98. Expansion. - M. B. Harbcn, Seattle, fusion speaker and organizer 1896-'98. Member King County Republican Convention 1900. Expansion. J. Lorraine, Clark Mills, N. Y. 1 have been a Republican ever since tne last presidential election. Think I shall vote for McKlnley because the times aro better now then ever before. W. Dennison, Oriskany, N. Y. I was a Democrat until four years ago. I shall vote for McKlnley this year. We want a continuation of the good times. H. B. Harrison, Clark Mills, N. Y. I used to be a Democrat, but no stiver business for me. I think I shall be a Republican hereafter. The Democratic politicians are playing for selfish ends and not for the good of the country. Croker was able to overrule the whole Democratic convention at Saratoga when everybody else wanted Coler for governor. Then he put an anti-trust plenk Into the platform and he Is one of the head men In trusts. I shall cer tainly support McKlnley this year, whatever I may do afterwsrd. P. W. Copeland, Clark Mills, N. Y. I used to be a Democrat. It Is hard to tell where the Democracy Is now adays. I think I shall vote for McKln ley. I think that, would be the wiser way. ---" Arthur Wright. Clark Mills. N. T. I am a Democrat, but I shall do as I did four years ago. vote for McKlnley as the less of two evils. Lewii Farmer. Clark Mills, N. Y. I roted for Cleveland three times and four fears ago I voted for McKlnley. I have do use for Bryan. I am going to be a Republican. We had all the Democratic administration - undei Cleveland's last term that we wanted H. E. Palmer, Bridgewater, N. Y. K a party we don't say much about free silver. I guess that Is the wlr ray. I am an expansionist. I don't objt to that psrt of the administra tion's policy. michigan has many Mckinley converts II. B. Stuckoy, Sethton, promlnont farmer. Satisfied Republicans aro right as to Gold standard. J. Howe, Perrlnton, prominent farmer. Samo as above John W. Travis, Traverse City. Better business now; foolish to change. James O. Crotser, Kingsloy. Bet ter business now; foolish to change. Joseph Garko, Anton MIckles, and Paul Wleueskle, East Lake. Coun try more prosperous under Republi can rule. Crlstopher Clark, Marion. Ex pansion. J. Warren Scovllle, Marlon. Pros perity. A. J. Montgomery, Reed City. Prosperity. James If. Booth, aud J. C. Corbln, Duncan. Republican party has ful filled pledges. Frank C. Miller, Ionia; formerly secretary and treasurer Democratic County Committee. Edwin A. Murphy, Ionia, candi date for prosecuting attorney Dem ocratic ticket, '98. Albert E. Shelley, Beldlng, real estate dealer; prominent Democrat. , C. C. Reeves, O. S. Shaw, James Lampson, and Otto Tacy, Covert. Business prosperity. L. P. Parkhurst, M. D., Mlddle vllle, and B. W. Stlckney, Hartford. Satisfied he was wrong on silver question. Changed his mind as to 16 to 1. Michael .Holman, Hesperia. Bet ter times. Cassius Totter, Lattln. Better times. Samuel Frees, Lattln. Belter times. R. R. Gale, Hart. James II. Slater, Hart. Bad policy to change now. Col. Benonl Lachance, Ed-Vill. Pres., Mackinaw Island. Philippine question. C. H. Angell, St. Ignace. Philip pine question. George Wilson, Newton. Times good enough, James Sealey, Will E. Fuller, Geo. Frownfelder, Fred E. MeMlchael, and Frank L. Fuller, Greenville. Satisfied with present conditions. Charles R. Culver, Carson City. Disgusted with imperialism buga boo. Dr. William Richardson, Carson City. Lost eonfldencn In 16 to 1. Albert Grover, Mclvor. Pros perity. Louis Boley, Mclvor. Prosperity. John Jones, Hetherton. Changed mind as to 16 to 1. William Hunt, Hillman. Changed mind as to 10 to 1. David Moore, Atlanta. Changed mind as to 16 to 1. It. Stlckney, Hartford. Foreign policy. John Mackey, South Haven. For eign policy. -Charles Hosevelt, Keeler. Foreign policy. Paul Suchs, lumberman. Pledges of Republican party kept. Charles Bradley, leading farmer, McBaln. Don't like Bryan's speech - of acceptance. ' Lawrence Dahoney, mill man, Mc Baln. Thlnk3 Bryan dangerous man. Henry Coopman, Falmouth, mill man, McBaln. Fears repetition of times of 1895-'96. John J. Sweetland, M. D., Mott ville. Money question. George W.Nihart, Petoskey, chair man Democratic County Committee St. Joseph County '96. Money ques tion. A. W. Maring, Mcndon. F. L. Burdick, Sturgls. Robt. McDougall, Harbor Springs, candidate Silver ticket auditor-general '96. John B.Whitney, Hillsdale, candi date Democratic ticket '98 for city treasurer. B. E. Sheldo.n, Justice peace, Hills dale. C. A. Sheperd, ex-prosecuting at torney, Hillsdale. FrederIckChester, Camden. O. W. Halstead, banker, Mason. Money question. F. W. Webb, merchant, Mason. Money question. John Dean, leading farmer. Mason. Better times. C. G. Huntington, retired mer chant, Mason. Better times. Thomas Sarrow, Mason. L. B. Smith, Webbervllle, leading farmer. Money question. S. I Kllbourne, Lansing, proml nont lawyer. Money question. Edward Wood and Geo. Wood, Jr., Richland. Better times. Charles Grover, and Geo. Galitly, Richland. Spanish war volunteers. Newell Barber, Cressey. James Calthrop, Prairlevtlle. William Amell, Beaverton. W. W. Hunter, supervisor, Bea verton. AJphonso Otte, Beaverton. James A. Leisen, Menominee, Democratic Candidate State Senate "98, lieutenant Spanish war. Ex pansion and war policy. - John M. Knox, C. N. Bliss, and C. Vining, Beaverton. Recent history. Dr. E. Laylor, Baldwin. Pros perity. Henry Ingraham, Luther. Pros perity. Ed. KlldeL Luther. Prosperity. J. O. Rogers, Chase. Prosperity. John Booalngtr. East Jordan, merchant Prosperity. ..." . M. M. Buraham, lawyer, East Jor dan. Prosperity. C J. Herron, merchant, Boyne City. Prosperity. W. W. Bailey, merchant. Boyna City. Prosperity. George W. Bailey, real estate, Boyne City. Prosperity. J. Mllo Eaton, lawyer, Charle voix. Prosperity. O. IL Marsh, hotel proprietor, Boyne Falls. Prosperity. E. J. Penberthy, ex-postmaster, Houghton. Election of Bryan would destroy confidence. Mania New'.and, fanter. Leroy. Wm. Bonesteel, liveryman, Evart. Foreign policy. W. . E. Haybarker, merchant, Orono. D. C. Thompson, sawyer, Ashtou. Samuel Peasley, produce dealer, Kersey. Frank Proctor, merchant, Hersey. Prosperity. Herbert Richards. Menominee. DeWitt Brown, Stephenson. John Fisher, Cassopolls. Expan sion. , Frank J. Kneeland, St. Louis, real estate. Satisfied with present conditions. James A. Burgess, prominent Btock buyer, St. Louis. Wants pres ent conditions to continue. Richard E. Hughes, St. Louis. Satisfied with present conditions. Dr. S. P. Tuttle, St. Louis. Edward Crick, Forest Hill. Frank Platz, Rogers City. Tariff. Henry Hanson, Rogers City. Con vinced on all national questions. Ernest Adrian, Rogers City. Same as above. S. L. Kilbourne, Union City. Money question. W. M. Gow, Cadillac. J. E. Henderson, Cadillac, court stenographer. Olof Johnson, Swedish merchant, Cadillac. J. H. Bearss, Yuma, lumber man ufacturer. Ed. Wilson, hardware dealer, Sherman. Henry Bull, ex-alderman, Petos- Isaac Toll, ex-village president, Petoskey. William Dimmer, Copper Falls. J. J. Gagner, Insurance agent, Gladstone. Better times. ' W. H. McDonald, hotel keeper, Gladstone. Better times. Fred Falkins, stationery engineer, Gladstone. Better times. John Malloy, city marshal, Glad stone. Better times. Alex. Murker, Gladstone. Bettor times. James Davis, Mt. Pleasant. John Battuer, Caldwell. John C. Wood, Caldwell. James Forquer, Caldwell. Fred Fchlufley, Caldwell. F. C. Dingman, Caldwell. . Alex. Worden, ex-aldermau, Pe- J. J.Reycraft, former Democratic candidate for mayor of Petoskey. John Lltncy, Suttons Bay. George Stoinel, Jr., Suttons Bay. Cannot go free silver. Dr. R. P. Burke, Empire. Cannot go free silver. M. Oberlin, Blnghnm. Cannot go fr66 silver. D. H. Day, Glenhaven. Cannot go free silver. Samuel B. Owen, Elk Rapids. Archibald Cameron, Sr., Central Lake. George J. Noteware, Bellaire. Charle3 L. Cleveland, Bellaire, I. G. Nobles, Oxford, and Robt. Bur dick, Oxford. Are satisfied that they were wrong as to free sliver. D. G. Tlllotson, Charlevoix. J. H. Edsall, Greenville. W. J. Roberts, Maple Rapids. Isaac Wolf, Luther. (. W. Barringer, Leroy. James Kanane, Dowagiac. Party has abandoned cardinal doctrines of Democracy. Col. John A, Elwell, St. Louis. Judge Chas. J. Pailthorp, Petos key. M. W. Stevens, Niles. L. H. Beeson, Niles. Charles A. Johnson, Niles. Dr. Henderson, Buchanan. Charles F. Howe, Buchanan. Allen B. Morse, Ionia, ex-supreme Judge, was Democratic candidate for governor in 1892. Money question. Hon. R. A. Montgomery, promi nent attorney, Lansing. Money question. William Walter, Fennville. Money question. Hon. William H. Porter, Marshall. Money question. Chas. W. Gale, Owosso. Our only safety is fo vote for McKlnley. William Smith, Araadon,' promi nent farmer. Money question. Monroe Morrow, Benton Harbor. Says country is prosperous; he wants no change. Dr. Robt. Henderson, Buchanan. Frank Parsons, Grand Ledge. Afraid of Bryan on silver question. R. S. Whelpley, Grand Ledge. Afraid of Bryan on silver question. John Corbln, Eaton Rapids. Afraid of Bryan on silver question. C. Murphy, Remus, prominent business man. Says free silver would be disastrous. Timothy Nester, Munlulng, for years leader of Upper Peninsula Democracy. Edward Skidmore, Vestaburgh. Disgusted with the silver party. James B. McCrea, supervisor, Roscommon. Don't believo In free silver and believes In expansion. O. P. Dickinson, ex-supervisor, Houghton Lake. Can't go Bryan. McKinley did as he promised and we have good times. James H. Sly, ex-county treasurer, Roscommon. Is for gold standard. David Burleson, leading farmer. Roscommon. Has had enough of the Democratic party. Bert J. Morrison, Benton Harbor. Does not believe In free sliver. Charles F. Howe, Buchanan. Josiah Reynolds, old soldier, Ama don. Is for expansion. A. B. Klise, life-long Democrat, Sturgeon . Bay. Will vote for Mc Klnley because business is so much better. L A. King, Harbor Springs. Good times. Christian Pontius. Harbor Springs. Good time. Frank W. M. Cook. Harbor Springs. Good timet. George E. a Cook. Harbor Spring. Good times. George Burrows. Harbor SprinS Good time. Euro Ferguson, Harbor Fprlrrs. Good times. WISCONSIN DEMOCRATS ABANDONING BRYAN Charles H. Schwelzer, LaCrosse, Wis. Formerly chairman of the Dem ocratic City Committee and city attor ney: "I have never been a Republican and I have never been and am not now In accord with Mr. Bryan and his plat form. Being convinced that Mr. Bry an's election would result in disaster to tho country nt large, presently or ultimately I must refuse to aid or lend comfort in any way to doctrines which are so pregnant with evils. Nor can I find in the Issue of Imperialism any real excuse for supporting Mr. Bryan and Impliedly endorsing bis financial and Popullstlc heresies, an lssuo raised to distract the attention of tho voter, and especially Gold Democrats from these fallacies the dangers of which were so thor oughly exposed In tho last election. The best interests of the country de mand at this time the defeat of Mr. Bryan and bis principles. I feel, there fore, that it Is my duty to exert what little Influence I may command In op- noslna his election, and to cast my vote as my convictions dictate, for Mc Kinley and Roosevelt." John Johnston, cashier of the Marine National Bank of Milwaukee, formerly the Wisconsin Marine Bnnk, the oldest banking institution in the West, and Alfred James, president of the North western National Fire Insurance Com pany, both leuders of the Wisconsin Democracy, havo declared for Presi dent McKlnley. Messrs. Johnston and James have always been stalwarts or the party. They declare that many other Democratic business men nre go ing to desert the Democratic party be fore the campaign Is over. Mr. Johnston said: "Yes, I am a Republican, for the present, at least. In 1896, when Bryan was nominated nt Chicago, free silver was made tho Issue of tho campaign. I was opposed to free silver then, and have been ever since the Issue was first presented to the American people. I think, were legislation enacted author izing the free coinage or silver at tne ratio of 16 to 1, tho country would soon eo to ruin. I am n stanch advocate of expansion. I am thoroughly con vinced tho acquisition of foreign terri tory In the manner outlined by the present administration will redound to tho business interests of this country." Sylvester Hartniann, the well-known grocer of Green Bay, Wis., who for years has been a stanch Democrat, re turns from his European trip an un compromising Republican and advo cate of McKinley and Roosevelt. While IOWA DEMOCRATS WHO ARE OPPOSED TO FREE SILVER E. G. Graham, mayor of Stuart, Iowa, and one of the leading demo crats of western Iowa, who sup ported Bryan in 1896, has announced that he should support McKinley and the Republican ticket this year and will take the stump to advocate the election of McKlnley. He stated that he did so because ho was op posed to fusion; could not bear to be called a Populist, and that ho had discovered that the prophecies of Bryan had come to naught. On W. W. Witmer, Des Moines, Iowa. Against free silver. L. M. Martin, Des Moines, Iowa. Against free silver. B. F. Tilllnghast, Davenport, Iowa. Against free silver. M. Richer, Waterloo, Iowa. Against free silver. J. P. Kieffer, Waterloo, Iowa. Against free silver. W. J. Knight, Dubuque, Iowa. Against free silver. W. J. Cantillon, Dubuque, Iowa. Against free silver. Sam G. Sloane, Charles City, Iowa. Against free silver. E. Duke Naven, La Porto, Iowa. Against free silver. Hon. C. S. Ranck, Iowa City, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Hon. John Everall, Elkader, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Judge J. C. Mitchell, Ottumwa, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. F. M. Hubbell, Des Moines, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. George H. Otis, Monona, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. T. J. Sullivan, Elkader, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Hon. G. L. Gilbert, Monona, Iowa. Opposed to free sliver. Hon. George Scofleld, Strawberry Point, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. E. Hagenan, Burlington, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Jacob Epstein, Burlington, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. H. A. Mathes, Burlington Iowa. Opposed to free silver. G. H. Prenzler, Burlington, Iowa. Opposed to free silver. John Sullivan, Bridgewater, N. Y. Guess I am moro of a Republican this year. I shall certainly vote part of the Republican ticket. Barnard Gagnn, Bridgewater, N. Y. I shall vote for McKinley this year. I voted for him four years ago and shall do tho same now. I am a Demo crat, and when the Democratic party comes back , to my way of thinking I will be with them again. G. L. Randall, Bridgewater, N. Y. I think it will be well to leave things as they are. I don't think a change would make it any better. C. N. Neal, Bridgewater, N. Y. I am a Democrat this year Just the same as always, but I am not In favor of free silver. A man can bo a Democrat and not In favor of Bryan. The times are good enough without taking any chances on a change. L William H. Barron. Bridgewater, N. Y. I am going to vote tne KepuDiican ticket this year. We are getting along all right Just as It Is. A change would not be any improvement. I am very much Interested In Mr. Brownell's can didacy and shall do all I can to help him. . Byron Rose, Sauquott, N. Y. I lived In Utlca until a while ago, and when there marched with the Jacksonlans and voted the Democratic ticket This year I shall vote for McKinley for President Tho times are good enough Just as they are without any change. C. L. Bowen, Sauquolt, N. Y. I tised to he a Democrat and suppose I am counted so now, bnt In these times I am a Republican. What Is the use of voting for Bryan and make things worse than they were under Cleveland? The times are good enough now. Charles J. Bonaparte, Baltimore, Md.. always an Independent Democrat; objects to the "undoubted socialistic tendencies of the whole Bryan outfit" Ernest Harvler, president of the In dependent Democracy of the Fifth As sembly (N. Y.) district: "Whatever favor la due Mr. Bryan and his party for his emphatic denunciation of lm perlal'.sra iil be t:TPr'ti by their atari on the fcrrenoY." Mr. Hartniann has always been a sound money man and was forced to bolt the Democratic national ticket In '90, It was not until his recent visit to the old country, and bocause of what he saw and heard there that he deter mined to cut loose altogether from the party of Bryan. "While," says Mr. Hartniann, "I love the Fatherland as the place of my birth, I must now as an American citizen place tho Interests of the United States first. I am not a politician, but If the people of foreign countries see in Bryan's election a cut ting off of this trade from our mer chants and manufacturers, then It is easy to see with which party the best interest of this country lies." Mr. Hart mann knows of two othor business won of Wisconsin who went over to Europe Democrats and camo back Republicans. Ono of them Is a well known Manito woc merchant, tho other lives in Port Washington. Mr. Hartmann believes that more Germans will vote for Mc Klnley this year than did in '96, as they are all strongly against tho upsetting of either the monetary system of the country or trade conditions. R. Winkler, German, Scott P. O., Wis. Chris Bammel, German, Adell P. O., Wis. Gottlieb Suenglcr, German, Adell P. O., Wis. Robt. Schultz, German, Adell P. O., Wis. Fred Melcher, German, Random Lake, Wis. Fred Dnnnos, German, Adell P. O., Wis. Ernst Sider, German, Scott P. O., Wis. Gottlieb Hilger, German, Adell P. O., Wis. Henry Capelle, German, Adell P. O., Wis. John Goetsch, German, Random Lake, Wis. Robt. Vierslg, German, Adell, Wis. Claire B. Bird, attorney, Wausau, Wis. "We must look to the Republican party to administer safely tho practical affairs of tho government. The De mocracy has gone in its decadence so far that it has been swallowed by the Populists." George Schweizcr, cashier German American Bank, LaCrosse, Wis. Prof. J. T. Sims, principal of the Mosinee (Wis.) High School, is a can didate for the Republican nomination for superintendent of county schools. Mr. Sims was an enthusiastic Democrat two years ago. the other hand, he said, every Re publican promise had been fulfilled and the gold standard and protec tive tariff had changed the nation from a borrowing to a loaning na tion. He said he regarded imperial ism and militarism as a cloak to cover free silver. , Captain W. A. Duckworth, for . years a leading Democratic worker of Keosauqua, Ia. Because expan sion is the true Democratic doctrine, and that Bryan is no Democrat. W. J. Pnokett, assayer in charge of the mint, Denver, Colo., under Presi dent Cleveland! "I have always been a stickler for party, never having voted any other than a Democratic ticket I shall now support the Republican ticket from top to bottom. I have many reasons for such action, but at present will only attempt to refer to one. Mr. Bryan boldly and publicly upholds the Philippine insurgents con demning Uie action of the administra tion, commending the action of the in surgent leader, Aguinaldo, and giving us to understand he is following the example of Washington. If this Is not treason, what is it? The boom of can non, the roar of musketry, the clash of sabers the battle is on. Perish the politician who In time of war opposes country, right or wrong." Dr. A. A. Ames, three times elected mayor of Minneapolis on the Demo cratic ticket: "I am a Republican be cause .the party represents patriotism, expansion and true progress." W. A. Dobbyn, Minneapolis, Minn., formerly a Populist: "The Populist party Is disintegrating and the Repub lican party will get most of these votes." E. C. Benedict, Greenwich. Conn. When asked to contribute to the Demo cratic campaign fund wrote: "I re gret to find no party In existence whose platform supports Democratic princi ples to any degree. Four years ago our state sent delegates to the Chicago convention as representatives of un questioned Democratic principles. They were outvoted in the national convention which promulgated a plat form of doctrines almost wholly at variance therewith and committed an unpardonable crime when they used our good came as a label. Therefore I would as soon think of contributing to a lot of Chinese who have captured our Christian chorcbes, eel up therein the teachings of Confucius as the gos pel and a painfully conspicuous Jj to worship Irstead of the cr.re-n C. 0. and without cJiannicR the r,aai r,f the churches rs'l (..-.r.'vri rrf.-'ir Cfcrittlars."