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in Southern California, no other news, paper excepted. The subscription books, mail and press rjoms are open to in spection, and a committee of the Mer chants' Association of Los Angeles city is invited to verify this statement. TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 363. IN THE HEART OF THE ENEMY'S COUNTRY The Silver" Champion Still Finds Friends so mm H Hi ENOUGH To Accommodate the Cheering Multitudes ON THE MERRIMAC COMMON New Hampshire Voters Listen to Good Democratic Doctrine The Whole Population ol Beth Roars a Hearty Welcome Attempts at Interruption Only Give ths Silver Standard Bearer Opportun ity More Forcibly to Illustrate ths Nsw Declaration. Associated Press Special Wire MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 2S.—Amid applause Interrupted by question* by Rockwell Clough of Alton, N. H., a prominent wire manufacturer, Mr. Bry- an addressed a vary large crowd on Merrlmac common here. Mr. Bryan went into a discussion of the sliver ques tion proper. He said: Sliver ls a legal tender except when you contract against it. We believe ii ought to be a legal tender and that here after no man ought to be permitted to contract against any kind of govern ment money. But if our administration would recognize liver, even as it ls by law, we will be relieved of great dis advantage. But instead of recognizing silver as a standard money, equal with gold, ln the payment of all debts, public and private, our administration has is sued bonds to the amount of $262,000,000 In order to buy gold, ln order to furnish to those who make a proflt by raiding the treasury, and then buying the bonds which the treasury issues to replenish itself. At this point Rockwell Clough of Al ton, N. H., started to propound Inter rogatories. He said: "Is that a Repub lican administration?" Mr. Bryan—No, sir; but ths Repub lican administration will continue the same thing and every prominent Repub • iican endorses that system. John Sher man says that Grover Cleveland's finan cial policy ls all right and John Sherman runs the Republican party. Thomas B. Reed voted for the approval of the Rothschild contract when he was in congress. lam not surprised that Re publicans do not like to bear the odium of tho present financial policy, but they had a chance to repudiate it at St. Louis, but Instead of doing so they said it must endure forever unless foreigners helped us out. They tell us that if we use silver as a standard money for the payment of all debts of the government gold will go to a premium. Here again Mr. Clough interrupted Mr. Bryan, saying: "If you want the people to have silver, why don't you give it to them at the market value?" Mr. Bryan—l will answer first, this way: The men who object to the free coinage at IS to 1 and talk about another ratio are not honest because they would not have free coinage at any ratio. Let me show you, H ere is not a prominent man ln the United States who is advo cating free silver by this country alone but that of 16 to 1. When men find fault with 16 to 1, they are putting up a sham bulwark and when you knock that down they get behind another one, because my friends, these men are not in earnest. Let me answer it ln another way. We are opposed to changing the ratio be cause they have driven down the value of silver bullion by one bad law, and we are not in favor of holding it down by another bad law. My friends, let me give you another reason for not changing the ratio. If the ratio we»e changed by international agreement to 32 to 1, instead of 16 to 1, what would be the result? You would have to recoin four billion dollars of | silver into dollars twice as large, which j would be two billion dollars, and that j would mean a decrease of one-fourth i ot the metallic money of the world and J raise the value of a dollar and those who own dollars would profit by it and everybody who owed a debt would be Injured by it. and that Is why the advo cacy of a ratio of 32 to 1 Is found, amongf the money owners and money changers. Our opponents are so afraid of a 80-cent dollar, so much afraid of it, that some—the employers of labor— some of the manufacturing men, are ;Toing to pay their debts with a cheap dollar; I am not sure but that my friend is one of them, but whenever a dollar gets cheap he can pay them twice as many dollars If he lovea them as well THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. SUNDAY MOBKXNGr* SBPTEMBEB 27, 1896.—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. Hartford, Conn., September 2%, 1896. W. S. Creighton, Editor HERALD, Los Angeles :; •i beg, through the heral d, to send greetings to the people of southern California and to thank them for the deep interest which they are manifesting in the cause of bimetallism. the silver sentiment is growing in the east. the sun shines each. succeeding day on a larger number of americans who believe in the immediate restoration of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the pres ent legait ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation. The certain success in the Western states enables us to con-centrate our efforts in the Middle and Eastern states. W. J. BRYAN. after the election as he does now—if a dollar is only worth 50 cents, is is because prices of commodities are twice as high and if the manufacturers can get twice a 9 many dollars for their goods as they can for dollars now, why cannot he pay his employes twice as much? Mr. Clough—But he won't do It. Mr. Bryan—Then you stop telling your employes you are Interested in them Just before election. Mr. Clough—l am merely stating tha facts. Mr. Bryan—Tou are stating what are the facts. The employers never pay any more than they have to pay. It ls only before campaigns that he poses as a philanthropist, and then tries to make his employes vote his way. Our system will make a demand for labor which will force them to do what they would not do of their own accord. Mr. Bryan then closed amid applause. AT LAWRENCE. LAWRENCE, Mass., Sept. 26.—An elaborate banquet was tendered Mr. Bryan at the Essex house by the Demo cratic city committee. Chairman John Magee introduced Mr. Bryan and Mr. Sewall at the north side of the city hall. The meeting was the largest of the day and cheered Mr. Bryan throughout his speech. Mr. Bryan made a long speech which was received enthusiastically. He handled the Issues in a similar strain as on similar occasions and at the close was heartily cheered. AT PORTLAND. PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 26—Bryan reached here about 6 ociock and ad dressed a multitude of people. He went into a lengthy argument in favor of free coinage and the Chicago platform, A GREAT NIGHT. BATH, Me., Sept. 26.—The Bryan par ty reached Bath at 7 ociock and was driven directly to Mr. Sewall's home, where dinner was served and the big meeting of the night was held in custom house square. It was probably the greatest night in the history of this town. The entire population turned out to meet the train. Cannon were discharged and there were fireworks all around. Mr. Bryan and Mr. Sewall appeared on the platform at 8:16. When Mr. Sewall A Special Message to Southern California stepped to the front to introduce Mr. Bryan a tremendous roar went up from the crowd. When Mr. Bryan finished there was a great demonstration. Those who had listened to him with close at tention crowded about the stand to shake his hand. When he was finally rescued from their struggles the crowd sent up three cheers and the candidate was driven to Mr. Sewall's homo for a day of rest. Mr. Sewall said in introducing Mr. Bryan: "I have brought the great leader of Democracy to the greatest meeting ever held in' Maine." After a few compliments to Mr. Sew all, Mr. Bryan went directly Into his argument. He proceeded wilh argu ments upon the science of money, in the course of which a man in the audience said: "If you buy silver at the present price, how much can you got it made into money for under free coinage." Mr. Bryan—Under the present law you could not have It coined at all, but under the free coinage of sliver you caanot find a man fool enough to sell you silver at less than the coinage price. A voice—But the government stands back of it. Mr. Bryan—The treasury would not J back sliver any more than It backs gold, j That ls the gold standard idea that you j have got to back something. Bimetal i lism gives you If 0 monies which back themselves. Our opponents talk about a Hood of silver. We have the unlimit ed coinage ot gold now. and we are not Hooded with gold to any great extent. Suppose a free coinage law is in exist ence, and suposc some foreigner who aid not like us were to come here to hurt us with his silver, how could he do it? He could bring enough silver bullion to have a thousand dollars coin ed; the government would take the bul lion and stamp it and hand the dollars back to him. How would he hurt us? I know what you will say—that he will take his silver and change it for gold, and take it away. Will he? Where will he get the gold? Go to the treasury and get it? Not under bimetallism. The government does not engage to swap dollars. What else could he do? Trade silver dollars for something else—some thing w* have toaeU. . ... ~ t,, i. t BISMARCK ON BIMETALLISM Quoted for German Americans' Benefit APPRECIATION EXPRESSED Oi Support Promised by Teutonic Free Silverltes " Americans Should Have at Least the Faith in Their Country Which the German Statesman Proclaims. Associated Press Special Wire CHICAGO, Sept. r6— The German- American Tlryan and Altpfeld club has received a letter from William J. Bryan In answer to an address a delegation of club members laid before him at St. Lou's. September 12. In this address they assured him of their support. The letter ls da|ed Lincoln. Z\eb.. September 23, but really was written at Brooklyn, and it is as follows: The Bryan and Altrreld club of Cook County—Gentlemen: I am In receipt of your address assuring me o' your sun port in this presidential contest, and I b?g to express to you individually and collectively my appreciation of your friendly interest. The fact that you or your immediate ancestors have lived under governments less directly re sponsible to the people, enables you to compare the advantages of our form of government with those of the fatherland. My confidence In the good Judgment of our German-Americans leads me to be- lieve that they will be found among the staunchest supporters of bimetallism and my faith In their patriotism makes me certain that they will favor an inde pendent financial policy for the United States. I have been much gratified to notice the rapid growth of the silver sen timent among the German-speaking portion of our citizens. I beg to call your attention to the letter recently written by Prince Bismarck to Governor Culbcrsou of Texas. (Mr. Bryan here quotes ths letter in full.) The highest standing of this great statesman among the German people and the respect felt for his opinion throughout the world give great weight to his words. If the gold standard has been a blessing to Germany he certainly would not desire his country to abandon the gold standard and restore bimetal lism. It ls humiliating to think that American citizens doubt the ability of the United States to legislate for Itself when a statesman like Bismarck ls will ing to concede to the United States the ability to lead in ttie restoration of bi metallism. The testimony given by Bismarck as to the failure of the gold standard to benefit Germany ls likewise true of every nation which has tried the gold standard. The gold standard means dear money and dear money means hard times. This is the universal experience where it has been tried and only those who desire hard times and profit by them can ln the end support the present financial policy which ths Republican party desires to maintain so long as- th* maintalnenance of that policy ls insisted upon by foreign creditors. Again thanking you for your cordial greeting, I am, very„truly, W. J. BRYAN. Arrested ln San Francisco for Felony Embezzlement. SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 26.—Robert Snowden, who claims to be a Journal ist, was arrested last night on a war rant charging him with felony embez zlement. The complaining witness is Mrs. Sarah B. Williams, a middle-aged widow of Denver. She claims that Snowden, who is 28 years old, Induced her to come to San Francisco on a promise to marry her, and then cajoled her out of her Jewelry and money and disappeared. According to the woman's story she met Snowden ln Denver some months ago and after a brief acquaint ance consented to marry him. He was in a hurry to get back to the coast at the time, and she promised to Join him at any time he sent for her. In pursu ance of this agreement Mra Williams started for San Francisco, arriving here in company with Snowden, who had ■ gone to Sacramento to meet her, on August 10th. The young man took the widow to the Palace hotel, where she registered and procured a room. For some reason or another her intended husband put off the marriage from time to time until he succeeded in borrowing all her money and Jewelry oh various pretexts. Then he disappeared. Mrs. Williams waited patiently for him to turn up, tfut after several days began to realize that she had been defrauded, and that ?he was running Into debt at a fashionable hotel with nothing in her purse to warrant her stay. Mrs. Williams waited until her bill had reached $90, when the hotel man agement insisted on payment. The wid ow explained her position and was sent away from the hotel, her baggage being held for her bill. The woman was ut terly penniless and was compelled to sock shelter ln a charitable institution. Snowden says he met the woman in Denver through a newspaper personal. (Snowden is well known ln this city, where he was for a time employed on the Evening Telegram, a sheet long since dead, but which at that time was run by Sackett Cornell. He was ex ploited in the newspapers at one time, when he married a Pasadena woman ten years older than himself, for what money she had. He met this woman through a newspaper advertisement also. He lived with her but a few months and then left her, going to San Fran cisco. She afterwards secured a di vorce for desertion. In San Francisco he was reputed to be the lover of Mac Devon, a woman of the town, and the one who betrayed Harms to the police of that city. Harms, It will be remem bered, Is the man who found $50,000 buried by stage robber Jack Brady in the tules near Sacramento. Her life while with Harms was a gay one, but she finally betrayed and deserted him. Snowden lived with her for some time. He afterward went to Denver, and only lately went back to San Francisco. He originally came from Baltimore, and ls a general all-around sport.) LOOKS LIKE JUDGMENT. WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 26.—Fire destroyed Burns' underwear factory here tonight. Loss, $50,000. D. S. Mor gan, ex-chairman of the Democratio city committee, sent the following tele gram to Bath, Maine: "Mr. Bryan: Thank God Justice has received her just dues. Burns' under wear factory, which displayed the red flag in your honor Friday afternoon, ls in flames." MURDERER MOORE IDENTIFIED. NAPA, Sept. 26.—William Moore, the murderer of Mrs. Greenwood, has been positively identified by Patrick/Lynch, for whom he worked a year and a half, and also by John Bush, a fellow laborer on the Lynch ranch. The Lynch farm is just across the road from t/ie Green wood place. Moore was arraigned be fore Justice Bradford this 'afternoon, and his preliminary hearing set for Tuesday next. Moore gave" his name as WlUlam ILKow*. If the Los Angeles Times will permit an in* vestigation of its subscription lists it will be an easy matter to settle the. question as to which of the papers has the largest paid circulation. The Herald makes the claim. Will the Los Angeles Times atttempt to disprove it? SNOWDEN IN TROUBLE. PBICE FIVE CENTS. BLACK SILK HATS AND LINEN DUSTERS Worn as Uniform by Mc- Kinley Visitors m mm for clow Which Were Not Expended for Fare NUMEROUS MANUFACTURERS Send Delegations ot Employees to Cheer for Protection Coal Misers sad disss Workers Was Is Palace Cars A Band of Buffalo Real Estate ICaai Receive a Lecture on th* Bless ings of Confidence—All Ar* Greeted Personally. :im - Associated Press Special Wlr* CANTON, Ohio, Sept 26.—Today has been the most notable day of the cam paign ln Canton, except th* formal opening of the county campaign on Fri day, last week, the crowd exceeding that of any other demonstration. Four or five states were represented ln th* day's . doings, and delegations came from be tween twenty and thirty towns, extend ing as far west as Peoria, 111., and as far oast as Buffalo. The delegations were so massed that Mr. McKinley managed to address them in eleven speeches. Tha closing demonstration of the day waa * that of the Teople's Patriotic club of Cleveland, under the auspices of Mrs, J. W. Sheperd, the Ladies' Marching club and band and other organization* of Cleveland. The delegations repre senting the Western Reserve of Ohio required six special trains for trans portation. It included organized bodie* of naturalized American, who were for merly subjects of Bohemia, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Poland, Afro-Ameri cans, and first voters. Mayor McKis sen of Cleveland was master of cere monies. A small delegation brought the congratulations of Piqua and Miami county, Pa. lion. T. B. liyle presented the party. A special train, bearing several hun dred commercial travelers from th* vicinity of Peoria, 111., arrived bar* this morning. The men were uniformed ln linen dusters and black silk hats, and each carried a large bunch of red, white and blue plumes. They went direct to the McKlnley residence, where they were presented by Congressman J. V. Graff of Illinois. After Mr. Graff's speech, McKlnley said to the travelers: "I congratulate you on the splendid victory you achieved two years ago in electing your present congressman and turning a strong Democratic minority into an overwhelming Republican ma- Jortly. (Great applause and cries of "We'll do it again.") And I am glad to hear it Is your purpose to do It again. I congratulate you upon the thriving city and glorious state In which you live. Illinois is now, by the census, the third state ln population In the United States. It is taking tho place of Ohio, but I will always believe you took your census whilo Ohio was visiting your great metropolis, getting ready for tho world's fair. (Great laughter and hur rahs for McKinley.) I congratulate you also upon the rank Illinois has taken ln statesmanship. Few states have fur nished the union with such men as you ha\ j furnished—Yates, Oglesby and that splendid soldier and patriotic statesman Grant, and that noble Democrat, Doug las, who loved his country far more than he loved his party, and who gave ths whole weight of his mighty influence to Lincoln In the crucial period ln the hia tory of the republic. (Great applause.) And no man can think of your great state without recalling that you fur nished mankind and the ages with Lin coln, the greatest statesman of thla country or any other in history. Ana" when he Issued his Immortal proclama tion of liberty, the whole world knot* that what Lincoln had decreed. Grant would execute with the thunder of hia artillery. (Great applause.) "I am glad to know that your pros pects are so good for a splendid victory in Illinois this year. (Tremendous cheer ing and cries of "We will give McKlnley 100,000.") What a spectacle to the world is this government—7o,ooo,ooo free peo ple, governed by themselves, governing themselves, changing their chief exec utive every four years and their law making pov, er every two yearß, if it bo their will so to do, and the government going on without halt or interruption, ; working out what 70,000,000 of peopled from time to time, decide will subserve? their highest destiny. 1 More than 120 years have passed staesffi' this government was founded, and lettS/ every trial our history has fully onstrated our capacity for self govern-... meat, and show v all mankind tne use '