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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 345.
PROFFESIONAL PEN WIGGLERS Take a Day Off for Con versation R DECIDEDLY HEW FH Pervades the Balmy Air of Canton AN AGED TRIBUNE ATTACHE Ti!ta~ol *Mrsinal.^ondHWoraFLaw s and Things Brother Smith of Philadelphia Enjoys a Prond Moment Tho Republican Editorial Aasoclatlon Meets •t ncKliley'a Home—All the Mem ber! Work Her! to Esrn Thslr Weekly Stipends Associated Press Special W!r« CANTON. Ohio, Sept. B.—The Repub lican editorial association assembled this morning. The venerable John Hop ley of Bucyrus was in the chair, with Col. R. B. Brown of the Zanesvllle Cour ier as vice-president, C. R. McCoy of Coshocton secretary. An able paper on Financial Instruction was read by H. H. Boyden of the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Whltelaw Reld sent a letter of regret from Camp Wildair, Upper St. Regis, in which he thus expressed his opinion of the silver sentiment: "To pay the national debt in silver; to pay private debts In silver, to nullify and declare invalid any contract, how ever honestly entered into, for paying gold, and to turn fifty-three cents worth of sliver Into a dollar at our mints as often and as long as any silver mine owner at home or any silver burdened Chinaman or Hindoo from Asia, choosee to bring it to us: the effects of all this Is simply robbery. To ask honest. In telligent men to vote for this Is to In sult them as well as to declare that the people have the right to overrule Mount Sinai at the polls and reverse the moral law if they want to." A feature of the afternoon session was an address by Charles Emory Smith, editor of the Philadelphia Press, on The Campaign of Education. Mr. Smith said in part: It is a high privilege and distinction to address this rotable body In this memorial year and on this occasion. I am fully sensible of the honor you dome and beg to return my grateful acknowl edgements. When Jefferson said that he would rather have newspapers without gov ernment than a government without newspapers, he indicated the vital part which newspapers play under free insti tutions. That was a hundred years ago. They were then printed with all the lim itations of the hand press, with only the infrequent mail as their feeder and only the stage coach as their distributor. Today liberty Is their vital breath, but the telegraph is their nerve center and the railroad their arterial circulation. Government has expanded and popula tion multiplied twenty-fold, but news paper circulation and resources and in fluence have multiplied a thousand fold. A hundred years ago the newspapers were sent In as the outposts. Today they hold the central citadel as leaders, as exponents. They are the very life blood of discussions. Horace Greeley was the greatest controversialist and moral force the world has ever seen In the editorial profession. But Whitelaw Reld, with consummate skill, organizes ana directs a for more complete and progressive Journalism. Thurlow Weed was an unrivaled political oracle and seer, but Charles A. Dana, master of every weapon, wields a rapier or fires a gatling broadside of which the leader of the preceding generation never dreamed. James Gordon Bennett, the elder, raced the pony or flew the carrier pigeon, but James Gordon Bennett, the younger, speaks to two continents at once. The Journalism of the interior Ohio towns surpasses that of the metropolis thirty years ago, but great newspapers of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Bal timore, Clnclnnatl.Chicago and St.Louis have grown lncalcuably in scope, re serves, expenses, profits and power. The intimate connection between poll tics and journalism suggests the thought of the hour. This is pre-eminently a cam paign of education. It Is thus peculiarly our campaign. The Journalists are the real educators. A thousand men are heard and a million men read. It is true there are great text books from the masters. There is a new Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, a new Bun yan's Pilgrim's Progress though the slough of despond of Democracy and up the hill of difficulty, a new Baxter's Saint's Rest under assured Republican restoration. The other titles of these masterpieces are William McKinley's complete political economy of open mills for full labor rather than open mills for free silver; Ben Harrison's Satirical Re flections on the absurdities of a boy ora tor's idea of independence of the law of gravitation, and Thomas Reed's Plums of Political Philosophy; but the old text books are expounded by the professors in the class room and so the new text books are edited with notes and indexes —elucidated by the schoolmaster of Journalism. Wo must first educate ourselves. We must educate the people In elemental principles. We must educate them to understand that we cannot have two standards of value any more than two standards of weight or length. In our modern' civilization the function of money, as a measure of value, is even more Important than Its function as a medium of exchange. Our exchanges aggregate sixty thousand millions a year, but our money in circulation is only fifteen hundered millions. The bulk of the exchanges Is effected with checks and other Instruments of credit. But though money Itself Is not ex changed, all measures are assuered in the dollar unit of value, and the secur ity and safety of the whole volume de pends on the integrity of that dollar unit, Just as the safety of every sale of cloth depends on the integrity of the yard unit. Tou can make a yard stick of wood or of ivory, but they must have the same length. You can make a dollar'of gold or silver, but they must have the same value. You sell cloth and measure the quantity in yards; you pay and measure the amount In dollars, and whether you measure In half yards called yards or in fifty-cent dollars called hundered-cent dollars, the transaction is equally fraud ulent and ldshonest. Our existing standard of value is the hundred cent gold dollar; free silver coinage would make our standard the fifty cent dollar and that Is the reason why It would be a crime of repudiation, dishonor and disaster. We must educate the people of the government that the fiat cannot make money; the government stamps, weighs and certifies, but does not create. Money is of two kinds, real money and representative money. Real money, has Intrinsic value equal to its face. Rep resentative money Is a promise to re deem In real money. The gold dollar is real money, because It Is worth one hun dred cents, whether coined or melted. The paper dollar is representative money because It Is simply a promise to re deem in a real dollar. Its dollar Is not In the stamp but In the fact that the stamp pledges a real dollar behind it. The present silver dollar is partly, real and partly representative. It has 52 cents worth of value and 48 cents worth of faith—faith that the gov ernment will fulfill Its pledge of keeping It at a parity with gold. The proposed silver dollar under free coinage would be neither real nor representative. It could not say even with the paper dol lar, "I know that my redeemer llveth," for there would be no redemption and without redemption its value would sink to its bullion value of 52 cents. We want neither cheap dollars nor cheap men, nor cheap presidents. We must educate the people that political Independence is one thing and inde pendence of the law s of trade and na ture is another. The most puerile and grotesque idea even of the boy orator is his repeated and pet notion Is that because this country declared political Independence of Kurope In 1776, it ought to declare an independent monetary standard in 1596. He seems to think that we oughtUo have a distinct Ameri can measure of value because we have a distinct American measure of liberty. We can have American geography be cause our rivers and mountains and glor ious fields with their rich harvest are our own; but we cannot have an Amer ican arithmetic because two and two do not make five In the United States any more than in Europe. We can have an American political economy because political economy is partly a matter of conditions, and our conditions are dif ferent from those of Europe, but we can not have an American algebra because algebra Is not experimental but an ex act Bdence. In algebra X represents the unknown quantity, and thus It rep resents Bryan after the election and not even the X rays w ill be able to disclose his scattered and shadowy remains. A distinct American measure of value! Why not have a distinct American yard stick, different in length from the Eng lish yardstick? This talk of an Inde pendent measure shows a callow and shallow mind. We do not want commer cial relations with Europe? Do we not seek to extend our trade? Then why do we not want a common medium of ex change? Above all and beyond all, we must educate the people that national hon esty and individual honesty are the best policy. Nations and individuals cannot close out with the world on one tran saction and quit. They must keep up the account, and for every act of fraud they will pay double the next time. We are against the emigration of good gold and the emigration of bad blood. We are aginst the outflow of good circulation and the inflow of bad citizenship. We lind communism, revolution and an archy no more attractive and no less dangerous when urged by the rhetoric of Bryan than when enforced by the bomb of Altgeld or the pitchfork of Till man. We must teach the unceasing les son of patriotism and rectitude and must educate the people to maintain the national honor as sacredly as they maintained the national life and to be no more ready in ISUC to cut in two the standard of value, which Is the basis and measure of all business security, than they were in 1861 to cut in two the union, which is the basis and measure of our nattgnal greatness and glory. We are met at the home of the great patriot and statesman, the boy soldier and the man orator and leader, who, by an unerring choice, Is fitly made the standard-bearer of this second mighty battle for national safety and welfare. Let us go from his presence and his glowing words with fresh Inspiration and renewed strength in the campaign of education. A CALL ON M'KINLEY A Prehistoric Relic Talks and M Klnk-y Makes CANTON, Sept. B.—The association listened to Mr. Smith's address and then marched In a body to the McKinley home. The editors were Joined by a number of Cautonians, and the party which cheered Major McKinley when he appeared on the porch numbered several hundred. The venerable John Hopeley of the Bu cyrua Journal waa spokesman for the editors. He told of the progress of the country under the McKinley tariff, pay ing an eloquent compliment to the Re publican nominee. He also decried the THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. WEDNESDAY MORNXNG,. SEPTEMBER 9, 1896.-TEN PAGES. free silver agitation and asserted that the success of their cause would make the future more uncertain than ever. Major McKinley, in replying, acknowl edged tho gracious words of the vener able spokesman and bade all the editors welcome to his home and to Canton. He then spoke of the freedom Of the press in Ohio and throughout the coun try, and also congratulated his audience on the disappearance of sectionalism. The partisan lines had been obliterated, he said, and no part of this republic can Justly be called the "enemy's coun try." Newspapers and everybody else could go freely and speak freely and write freely on every spot of ground beneath the glorious flag. The speaker then praised the loyallty of the Repub lican editors of Ohio. This year, he said, they were more earnest, more aggres sive, and more efficient than ever be fore. He said they appreciated the over mastering importance of the issues in volved in the present contest and were leading a glorious campaign of educa tion. "I have never remembered any per iod," said Major McKinley, "save and except the war, when the Republican press so signally represented national honor and national wellfare as now." Continuing he said: "It. Is not often given to a political party as it is this year given to ours, to stand between na tional honor and dishonor; public faith and repudiation; and order and dis quietude. (Applause.) It Is the good fortune of the Republican party to stand in this contest for what Is best' in gov ernment, for what is patriotic in citizen ship, for what tends to the support of the financial integrity of the government; its credit and its currency. It is a vast ; responsibility to put upon any party, but. the Republican party is not without I trial amidst grave responsibilities. It lias performed supreme duty before. It has met great trusts before. It has met them too, with wisdom, courage and fidelity and it will meet the new ones with an honest und unfaltering purpose to serve the best interests of the people and all the people. (Applause.) Fortu natly, in this contest, the Republican party Is not alone in support of the Re publican cause. Conservative men of all parties stand with It. It numbers among its strongest allies many of the most powerful Democratic newspapers east, and west, which are doing yeoman service for patriotism and national honor. (Applause.) They are welcome, thrice welcome and the country owes them a debt of gratitude for their un flinching loyalty, as against party, for sound money and public morals. (Great applause.) This is a year, gentlemen of political contention without bitterness. Intelligence an investigation are taking the place of passions. Party prejudices j cut but little figure in a crisis like this. ! We must not Indulge in aspersion or j incrimination against those who may have differed from us in the past but who are now with us in patriotic effort to preserve the good faith of the country and enforce public and private honesty. (Applause.) We must not drive any- | body out of camp, but welcome every- ' body in. You doubtless have grown weary of being told of the greatness and power and value of the press so many times styled the "preserver of our lib erties and the hopeiof mankind." It was Bulwer, I think, who commanded: "Take away the sword; states can be saved without if, bring the pen." "Why, to be a real, capable and worthy Journalist, wise, honorable and efficient, is to attain the highest plane of human opportunity and usefulness. To love and proclaim truth for truth's sake; to disseminate knowledge and useful in formation; to correct misapprehensions, to enlighten the misinformed, to feed an expectant and anxious people' with the occurrences of the world daily. Indeed, almost hourly—to discover and correct abuses, to fairly and honorably advo cate a great cause—in short to mold and direct public opinion, which is always the mission of Journalism, is surely the noblest of professions. (Great applause.) Poor it may be in some parts of the world, despised it may be by the intol erant and ignorant, everywhere, but degraded it never can be so long as Its aim is for the good of the people. I congratulate you upon the high rank of the new spaper press of Ohio and wish for you still higher achievements in your chosen work In broader fields. You never had an opportunity for the best use of your faculties than in the sup port of the principles which are Involved in tho contest upon us. I congratulate you upon the great work you are doing and appreciate more than I can tell you tho blindness and courtesy of this call. (Great applause.) THE MAJORITY STILL GROWS Free Silver Sentiment Strong in Arkansas A FULL SIXTY THOUSAND With a Ten Thousand Increase Yet to Come Up to Last Accounta Nat a County In tbe ~"~ State Cast a Republican ria|or!ty. None Expected Associated Press Special Wire LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. B.—The Democracy of Arkansas yesterday achieved the greatest victory in the his tory of the state. Never before was such an overwhelming majority given any j gubernatorial candidate as that which I wan yesterday given Gen. Dan W. Jones | and never w aa such a large vote polled lin the state. Conservative estimates, j based on partial returns received, now I place the total vote at 165,000 and gives I Joneti a clear majority over all opposi tion combined of from 60,000 to 65,00(1. The following tel»p;rams were receiv ed by Democratic State Chairman Car roll today: "Chicago—Accept my congratulations on the magnificent result under your splendid management. It is gratifying not only to the citizens of Arkansas, but to the Democracy of thescountry that i the state has by is vote yesterday shown Its devotion to the great principles at stake in this contest and fairly indicates w hat is to be expected in the south and west in the November election. (Signed) JAMES K. JONES. Re/turns continue to come In, but very few of the counties have yet made com plete returns and fully ten days will elapse before complete returns are In. Last night's estimate of 50,000 to 60,000 w ill undoubtedly be verified, with apos j sible increase of 5000. to 10,000. From all counties the report comes of a fair and square vote and the count of ballots Is now going on. The Democratic ticket wan elected by twice the majority ever before polled In the state. It Is note worthy that at least 5000 Populists de serted Files and voted for Jones, as did a larfrc number of colored voters In Woodson and Jackson counties. The fusion ticket, Republicans and Popu lists, rar-ied some legislative and sev eral county offices In the northwest,but no report has been received up to this hour of any county having gone for either of these parties. THE REBELLION IN CUBA Indications Promise the Ultimate Defeat Spain , The Retiela Are Holding Their Own an! the Cities Are Honeycombed With In* trlgul—rioney NeideJ LONDON, Sept. 9.—The Times this morning publishes a lengthy letter from its Havana correspondent, dealing with the state of affairs in Cuba, In the course of which he says: "Careful study of the past four months convinces me that despite serious losses, the rebels are holding their own against the troops. The wealthy agricultural districts are now completely under rebel control and the whole sympathy of the Islanders Is with the rebels. Even Ha vana, which is more Spanish than any other town or district, Is permeated with animosity toward Spanish rule and is honeycombed with intriguers on behalf of the rebellion. "It is quite false to call it a color struggle. In the fighting ranks of the in surgents the proportion Is 70 per cent whites to 30 per cent negroes." MORE MONEY WANTED. MADRID, Sept B.—A dispatch from Manilla says that among those court j martialed and shot for participation Jn the uprising In the Philippine Ualnds I was a well known banker named Rojas. At a cabnet council held there, Ad miral Beranger, minister of marine, an nounced that it was inopportune to bor row money, that the treasury would ad vance the 35.000,000 piasters, which he required for expenses in Cuba during September. MISSION LANDS ~ Come Out ol Court With 'a Perfectly Clear Title j SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. B.—Juds;o I Sanderson rendered his decision this j morning in the famous Noe case, order i ing Judgment for the defendants, who j are the present owners of the San Mi . guel raneho, which consists of 4000 I acres of land in the Mission and soufli ! westerly portions of this city, and 1? j the property in controversy. The plain- I tiffs, Miguel, Vicente and Catalina Noje | and Catalina Spilvalo, heirs at law of ', Guadalupe Gardenia Noe, wife of Jose j de Jesus Noe, claimed title to one-half ! of the property, and brought suit to set j aside the sale of the same to over 1000 i persons, among whom it had been dls ! tributcd. j The property originally came into the I possession of Jose Noe, the head of the | family. In 1846. under grant fr:>m Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of CaU- I forffila, but was subsequently patented I to.him when California waa admitted to j the Union. In the course of time It was I conveyed In small parcels by Noo by j private sale and passed from purchaser lto purchaser, until it was divided into I over 1000 small holdings. The points raised by the plaintiffs were that as the I land was virtually purchased by Noe from the Mexican government It was community property, and one-half of it was passed to his wife's heirs under the Mexican law In force at the time of her death In IS4S. It wart also contended that even If the property was a gift to Noe and had not been purchased by him, the same law vested the title of one-half of it in his wife's heirs. Judge Sanderson, however, holds that lands granted to married men un der the colonization laws of Mexico be came their separate property, and as this tract was given outright to Noe :n 1816 by the Mexican government his wife's heirs have no rightful claim In the premises. Noe realized $70,000 from the sale of half of the tract In 1554, but today it Is covered by Improvements and made to be worth upwards of $60, --000,000. A TMIO OF COMETS Three Old Wanderers Acain Appear to Hu man View LICK OBSERVATORY, Sept. B.—There are now three comets under observation at (he Lick observatory, as follows: Brooks' periodic comet (1889, V.); the places of the comet are given in Astronom lsche Nachrlchten, No. 3360. The comet is faint. Ulocoplntl's comet IT). 1896), discovered September 4 at Nice: was observed by Prof. Hussey September 5 and 6. The position j for September, 6.(1910 U. M. T. was TL A. 17 h. 11 m. 58.3 s. dccl. south 7 degrees s min utes 26 seconds. This comet is faint. Brooks' comet (B. 1896), discovered by BroOka at Geneva, N. V., September 4, Was observed by Messrs. Hussey and Perrine September 6.8355 G. M. T„ R. A. 13 h. 13 m. 44.1 s; dccl. north 55 degrees 24 minutes 52 seconds This comet is faint also. SUED FOR DAMAOES A Woman Resents a Charge ol Buying; Rail road Stock NEW YORK, Sept. S.—Mrs. MatlldaW.il lace has sued Thomas Baring of Baring Bros., London; Robert Harris of New York. George R. Peck of Chicago, C. K. Holliday, E. K. Purcell and L. S. Avery of Kansas City and the other directors of the Atchi son, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad com pany for $55,000 damages. She alleges that in June, 1895, they caused lo be published an alleged statement of the financial con dition of the companq, signed by President Relnhart, and showing therein that she had purchased 170,000 shares of stock. Sat urday she alleged the. statement to be false and that it was published to deceive the public. • A MINER'S MURDER A Loa Angelea Man Killed Ti Be Harried Today MOJAVE. Cal., Sept. B.—Charlie Rich ards,, a saloon keeper of the Randsburg mining camp, forty-tivo miles north of this place,, was shot through the heart this evening by L. A. Scott, a miner. Trouble over the payment of money due Richards led to a bitter quarrel. Richards made a pass for his pistol and Scott, who Is a pow erful man, standing over six feet, disarmed his opponent and tired. Richards waa about 15 years of age, ana tlve of Sioux City, la., and was to be mar ried to a lady In Los Angeles tomorrow. Richards has a host of friends here, and so high did the lynching fever run that a band of men started out to meet the pris oner and constables in charge. Reports that a lynching party had started from here was followed by a wagon load of men to protect the prisoner, and trouble between the factions is feared. The remains of Richards have been or dered to' Los Angeles for interment. The preliminary examination will be held in the morning. WAR IS ENDED Hereafter Reasonable Insurance Rates Must Be Paid SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. St—The long and expensive insurance war is ended, at least for the present. The fire Insurance underwriters today adopted a constitution ' signed by forty-nine companies and pledg ing the enforcement of the non-Intercourse rule. On Interchange business between two members the rate will be 15 per cent on preferred business and ill per cent on or dinary. The commissions on San Fran cljco business will be: To brokers, 15 per cent: to solicitors. 20 per cent; to city agents from 20 to 25 per cent, according v? the business is preferred or ordinary. The rate in Portland, Ore., will be 20 per cent on all business. A rton Mitslnz BUTTE, Mont.. Sept. B.—Charles King Falrchlld. a traveling salesman for several San Francisco Jewelry houses, has been missing from Hotel McDermott here since the 3d Inst. It is believed that he became demented and wandered off or has been foully dealt with. The police have been In communication with every town In the state but cannot find any trace of him. He had samples at the hotel valued at $5000. The Arms he represented have telegraphed to have the samples sent to them, but the hotel people, knowing there are several owners, refuse to deliver them except to personal representatives. Falrchlld is 35 years of agiiCnd a son of a well known gold pen manufacturer. BELIEVES IN PROTECTION Free Coinage and Fr.»e Trade Can't Be Mixed The O. 01. P. Is the Party of Bimetallism and Should Therelnr Be Given En. thulaitlc Support I Associated Press Special Wire) I HELENA, Mont., Sept. B.—United j States Senator Carter, who Is In the east I nnd cannot attend, lias written a letter |to the Republican state convention, I which meets tomorrow, explaining the j action of himself and the four other I memebrs of the Montana delegation to j the St. Louis convention in reserving the j rights of the Republicans of the state |to accept or reject the declaration in j favor of the restoration of silver by ln ' ternatlonal agreement. The senator says in the letter: I "As a Republican, I believe in the : free coinage of silver and protection to j American labor and American industry, i I do not believe In free coinage coupled with free trade, and I do not believe that free coinage with free trade can be suc cessfully established and maintained by our government. The free trade.policy will render the establishment Ot blinet ! allism an utter impossibility. I "The party in Montana should, In my i opinion, endorse the entire national I platform except as to the feature de | olarlng international conditions prece | dent to the remonetlzation of silver. For j that declaration this convention should j bubstltute a declaration for the free I coinage of gold and sliver in the same , manner as our state conventions have heretofore declared. Firmly believing that the best Interest-* of our state and the nation at large will be subserved by the election of McKin ley and Hobart, I shall give them my support, notwithstanding the national j platform does not meet my approval In I one particular. The few who seek to I lind justification in the platform for ad vocacy of the single gold standard, are at war with the party and its platform. I Their discordant utterances are to be j regarded as unavoidable noise, Incident to a great political campaign. To those of our party w ho feel constrained on ac count of a matter of method of one issue to depart from us on all other national questions at the coming election we should manifest a spirit of toleration .. ell knowing that in due season they will return. _______ A California Exhibit PAN FRANCISCO, Sept. B.—The state board of trude today decided It would un dertake to establish an exhibit in the ea-st and maintain il two years for $20,000. It was decided to accept if possible the invi tation to affiliate with the Philadelphia Museum of industrial Products. Efforts will be made to have the county govern ment bill amended to permit of the ex penditure Of double the. amount now al lowed for encouraging immigration. The legislature will be asked to appropriate ?25.00U for exhibition purposes at home and abroad at any time between the sessions of the legislature. Ultaruntled Republicans SALT LAKE, Sept. B.—A special from Helena. Mont., to the Tribune says: It Is hard to conceive a more chaotic con dition of affairs politically than exist here tonight among the Republicans. Men who have attended political conventions for a quarter of a century claim they never saw such a condition of affairs. Ii Is an utter Impossibility to learn anything definitely, because no one knows exactly where his ! neighbor stands. A hundred different stories are alioat as to .what action the gold and silver factions will take tomorrow when tho convention meets. A Crew Rescued LONDON, Sept. s.—The Netherlands- Amerlcan Hue steamship Spaarndatn, Capt. BonJar, has, passed the Lizard and signalled that they have picked up all hands cf the j British bark Perfection. Captain Loomcr. j which sailed from Qui bee, August 17 for Rio Janeiro, and whicii hai been destroyed by lire at sea. South Caroline's Pe.iator COLUMBIA, S. C, Sept. B.—The early returns from the senatorial elections held throughout tho state Unlay indicate that Judge Earle has a majority of over 5000, thus defeating Governor Evans, who has been actively championed by Senator Till man. • Silver Republicans PHOENIX, Ariz.. Sept. B.—A call for a freo silver Republican meeting for the purpose of organising a free silver Repub lican league was Issued tonight. It con- | talned the names of over 100 prominent Re publicans. . I CITY PRICJ.P'BR «IVOL<!COPY. . CSfTS ON TRANSPORf ATION LVieti. j CBl?rS SILVER'S CHAMPION REACHES LINCOLN From Touring Through the Enemy's Country II HAS BEEN I ■ OEIHM Votes Are Gained From Coast to River fet REPENTANT REPUBLICANS Flee From the Wrath to Com, to Bryan'i Camp Rioting Speeches Delivered lat lafttllsifJi Thousands Lie tea The Trip Conclude With a Ptttlat tian. •tratlen at Night When fit, BryaaKe* calvaa Notification ol the Silver Nomlaatloa Associated Press Special Wire) 1 ' OMAHA, Neb.. Sept Platts mouth Mr. Bryan was Introduced-to Ma first Nebraska audience by the chair man of the oounty central committee, who, on behalf of the citizens of Nebras ka, welcomed him home. Mr. Bryan, in answering, thanked them for their cordial welcome and-said, he hoped at some future time to address them at length and discuss the political situation. He was cheered and applaud ed and everybody crowede about at tha conclusion of his brief remarks to wel come him home. At Omaha about 600 people awaited the train. Mr. Bryan said he would not speak at Omaha, but the cordial greet ing given him by the friends assembled at the depot apparently compelled him to tell them of his trip east. Mr. Bryan, said: "While I am glad to come back, I want . to say to you that I have felt lust as much at home in other parts of the country as here. I thought'it might be necessary to take some of. you down east to show them how they oheer for free silver, but if I had my way I would have brought some) of them back here to give you a few lessons. (Liaughter.) Because there is no question but that the Interest manifested is national. It is not con lined to any section. I have not found any more enthusiastic people than in the neighborhood of New York City and all through the states of New York and Pennsylvania. And the reports are so encouraging that you can hardly be lieve they are entirely true. (Applause.) I used to think we opght to have a mourners' bench at our meetings so that those who were under conviction and about to undergo a change of heart might come to the mourners' bench, (daughter.) B\it instead of coming to the mourners' bench they come shout ing, they are so glad. (Laughter and cheers.) Among the Republicans who hava come over—and their name Is legion— there is as much enthusiasm as there la among the Democrats. (A voice, "More," and applause) and I believe that for every Democrat we lose because of the position we have taken on tha money question we are going to get 16 who are not Democrats. (Applause.) "While our opponents do not under stand what 10 to 1 means, and give var ious definitions T believe that definition is the only one they fear most. (Laugh ter and applause.) In on* county In Ohio wher the vote was five to ons for the Republicans there have been thirty three speeches made by silver Republic ans and they say they are going to carry that county (applause) and wherever 1 have been men have told me they wars Kpublicans from the tims they first voted for Lincoln and some even for Fremont, and this was the first tima they ever bolted the Republican ticket. (Great applause.) But they consider Ik as important now to have their country, to govern itself! as ever before. (Ap plause.) And they are Just as earnest now In trying to release the people front financial bondage as they had ever been in advocating the principles of tha Re publican party. (Cheers.) Crowds gathered at Gretna and Ash land to catch glimpses of the disting uished champion of sliver. \ j AT LINCOLN. LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. S—An audleneel of 5000 people heard Mr. Bryan in tha afternoon. He spoke from a stand erect ed on the north front of the state cap itol building. Over his head was at large photograph of himself, while In many of the office windows of the build ing lithographic likenesses of his Re publican opponents, McKinley and Ho bart, looked down upon the crowd. They had been placed there by some of tha Republican state officers,who had locked the doors of their rooms and taken the) keys away. limiting had been used profusely in the decoration of the Cap itol. Four white horses were attached to the nominee's carriage, and seated with him in It were Mrs. Bryan, Chair man Humphries of the local reception committee, and Chairman Groat of tha Sliver party's notification committee. A long procession escorted them from the postoiP.ce square to the capitol grounds, and as they came In sight • salute was tired by a local battery. Men from this and other counties.mounted on broncos, formed a picturesque feature of the parade. Mr. Bryan was cheered heartily when he appeared on the stand. He was introduced by Chairman Hum phries of the Lincoln committee on re ception, president of the Columbia Na tional bank, who was formerly a Re publican. — ■#* Mr. Bryan first spoke of his trla