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The circulation of The Herald is grow
ing so rapidly that it Is not necessary to
print }000 to 5000 sample copies each day
to inflate a sworn statement.
Continues His Travels
Among His Friends
Insist Upon a Speech at Five
O'clock a. m.
Tbe Common People Gather to Oreet
Their Champion
St. Paul Citizens Turn Out Three Tremendous
Candidate Bryan Receives From Organ
ized Labor the Pen With Which He
Will Sign the Bill Authorizing
the Free Coinage of Silver.
Associated Press Special Wire
FARGO, N. D., Oct. 10.—At 5 o'clock
Candidate Bryan got up to address a
number of early rising enthuslas ts. Then
he went back to bad and slept until 8
o'clock, when Fargo was reached. He
was received by a large crowd with as
much enthusiasm as could be expected
on a day so chilly. He was Introduced
by H. F. Miller, president of the Citi
zens' bank. After repeating in some
detail his two propositions "That if the
gold standard is a good thing then we
ought to have ». but if it is a bad Shing
then we ought to abandon it at once,
whether other nations like it or not."
"What do our opponents say?" he
asked. "Do they elaborate a system?
Not at all. They are simply opposed to
our plans. Do they know what Is good
for the American people? If so, why
don't they tell? Will you say their refu
sal to speak out and elaborate a plan
Is due to Ignorance? If you do, you say
that men who do not know what ought
to be done, ought to lead in doing thai
which they do not know anything about.
If, on the other hand, you say they
know but won't tell, I tell you, my
friends, that you ought to have no con
fidence In those who have no confidence
in you." Applause.
Mr. Bryan continued: "We not only
know what we want, but know why we
want It, and know why we are going to
get it. We want bimetallism, and
when we say bimetallism we do not
mean that the government buy
whatever metal It wishes.
"When we talk of bimetallism we
mean the use of not only one metal, but
of two metals, as equal standard money,
entering the mints on equal terms and
•coming from the mints with equal legal
tender qualities. Two metala linked
together with a fixed ratio and given
equal rights. That is bimetallism. Why
do we want It? Because, my friends,
there is not enough gold to furnish the
standard money upon which other mon
ey la to be based. (Applause.)
Our opponents say they have a sound
financial policy. I deny that you can
build a sound financial policy up on a
gold basis. Ask them where the gold
is. They tell you how much Is in the
treasury, how much Is in the vaults.
The nthey guess at the amounts In the
banks and they leave about half of It
unaccounted for. (Applause.) Ask them
how much gold there Is in the country
and they say about $GOO,OOO,OOO,Ask them
to point It out and they may be able to
point out 1300,000,000. Ask them where
the rest of it Is, and they tell you It is
what Is called the Invisible supply of
gold In the country. (Great applause
and cheers.) Do you believe you can
erect a substantial structure on an In
visible basis? You cannot do It, my
friends. (A voice: "It is all Invisible.")
Well, in sight we have someth!ng like
half of the estimated gold In the country,
but, my friends, the gold In sight is
either In the treasury or In the national
bank vaults or In the state banks. Sup
pose you need some of it to pay a gold
contract, how can you get It? On such
terms as the holders of It are willing to
efiarge. (Applause). The gold standard
means in its final analysis that gold will
be the only legal tender money In this
country, because, my friends, you can
not have two kinds of money In this
country and have one kind good enough
for the bondholders and the other kind
jropd enough for the rest of the peo
ple. (Applause). Our silver must either
be good enough to pay all our debts
with it, or It Will soon cease to be good
enough to pay any debts with. (Ap
plause). The gold standard carried to
its logical conclusion, means that ail
legal tender money except gold is to
be abandoned, and whenever you have
a debt you must go around and find
the gold, no matter how hard it Is for
you to find it (Applause), More than
that, the financial policy of the Repub
lican party not only contemplates gold
as the only legal tender, but contem
plates bank rotes as the only paper
You put the control of your legal ten
der in the hands of a few financiers and
your paper money in the hands of an
organization of banks, and then, my
friends, all the peop'-i will have to do
is to bend their backs a little lower to
bear the additional burdens which wili
be placed on them. (Great applause.)
Our opponents are trying to thrust var
ious Issues into the campaign, gjme of
them talk all the time about having a
new tariff law. Some of them imagine
that If you can raise taxes you can re
lieve the people. (Applause.) It is not
more taxes that we need, my friends.
It is more money to pay the taxes that
we ought to have, and whe-n ouroppo
nentß tell us that we ought to raise the
tariff, I reply to them that until they
put a prohibitory duty upon foreign
financial policies I am not willfng to talk
about a tariff on any other article. (Ap
At Breckinridge Mr. Bryan spoke from
the rear platform of his car to a good
sized crowd. He was Introduced by F.
C. Gibbs as the next president of the
United States, and said:
Ladles and gentlemen: Whether my
friend here wllll prove his right to be
known as a prophet will depend some
what on the result of the election. lam
Introduced as the next president of tho
United States, but. my friends, that can
only be so declared at the ballot box. It
is possible that the result may be deter
mined by the vote of one state, and it is
possible that it may be this state; It i 3
also possible that the result in this state
will be determined by the vote of one
citizen. These are not probabilities, bur
I am speaking of possibilities, and In
such times when great interests are at
stake and the result may turn on one
vote it is important that every citizen
shall carefully weigh the matter before
casting the vote. (A voice—Can you
give us a word about the plank in your
platform that condemns the president
for enforcing the law?)
Mr. Bryan—Our platform does not
complain of any enforcemant of the law,
and no man Is afraid of my election be
cause he is afraid I will not enforce the
law. What they are afraid of is that I
will enforce the law against the big
violators of the law. (Great applause
and cheering).
The Bryan party reached St. Paul a
few minutes before 7 o'clock this even
ing and was taken at once to the Ryan
hotel for dinner. Old soldiers were in
cluded In the escort that greeted them,
and a large crowd gathered both at the
depot and the hotel to get a view of the
caTfdidate. The main meeting of the
evening was that In the big auditorium,
the seating capacity of which Is 6000,
but tonight contained not less tti.an 2000
others, who had crowded into every
available space. Before the speech
made by Mr. Bryan, Louis Nash, for the
local labor organizations, presented
him with a silver pen and an address
on silk, expressing the hope that this
pen might be used In signing the free
conlage bill that they hoped to pass.
Besides the meeting at the auditor
ium, meetings were held at the Market
hall and at Paul Martin's opera house,
where Mr. Bryan spoke more briefly.
At the auditorium the candidate was
Introduced by S. L. Pierce of this city.
His speech was well received, and at
the close the crowd followed the nomi
nee rather than stay and hear a speech
by Ignatius Donnelly, who followed.
At the auditorium Mr. Bryan said in
Before addressing myself to the sub
ject In hand, I desire to express to the
organized labor of this city my grate
ful appreciation of the gift which they
have presented. It Is a gold .pen with a
stiver holder, and if I shall be elected by
my countrymen to be the chief execu
tive of this nation, that pen and that
holder shall be used to sign a free coin
age bill. And lam glad the pen with
which my signature shall be affixed is
the gift of the laboring men, because,
my friends, I believe that the laboring
men of this country—and more than that
the laboring men of all this world—are
interested in the restoration of silver to
Its ancient place by the side of gold. I
would not favor the free coinage of sil
ver did I not believe it would be bene
ficial to those who toil, because, my
friends, my political philosophy teaches
me that there can be no prosperity in
this nation unless that prosperity be
gins first among those who create
wealth and finds its way afterward to
the other classes of society.
My friends, when government Is prop
erly administered there will be no rail
road wreckers to make themselves rich
by bankrupting those who put their
confidence In them; when government
Is properly administered there will be
no representative of a coal trust sit-
ting by every fireside to exact tribute
from those who desire to be protected
from the cold of winter; when govern
ment is properly administered there
will be no syndicate fattening out of the
government's adversities after they
have brought those adversities upon the
government for their own benefit; when
government Is properly administered
there will be no corporations which as
sume greater authority than the power
that created them; when government
is properly administered it will recog
nize those fundamental principles set
forth in the Declaration of Independ
We have made the money question the
paramount issue in this campaign, and
yet our opponents are not satisfied to
meet this question openly. They have
never been satisfied to meet the money
question. The advocates of the gold
standard never fought an open fight In
all their lives and never wilL. You ask
me why they don't. I will tell you.
Shakespeare explains it: "That it is the
conscience that makes cowards of men,"
and the conscience of the advocates of
the gold standard tells him his policy
enriches some, but it Is the curse to the
great masses. I said the advocates of
the gold standard had never fought an
open fight. I repeat it. The advocates
of the gold standard are not fighting an
open fight in this campaign. Before the
Republican convention did you hear a
great many people talk about the pos
sibility of having two yard sticks? Did
you not hear them talk about gold be
ing the only money for civilized na
tions? Did not you hear them talk about
having outgrown silver? Didn't you
hear them talk about the mine owners'
profit in free coinage and the dema
gogue who tried to curry favor with the
people by advocating free coinage and
the dishonest debtor who wanted to pay
his debts in cheap dollars? You heard
all these. But the Republican conven
tion met and they had a number there
sufficient to write a platform. Did they
put anything in there about two yard
sticks? Did they put anything in there
about the demogogue who was advocat
ing bimetallism? Not at ail. The Re
publican platform expressly declared
the gold standard was not a fiesiiable
thing; that Republican patform ex
pressly pledged the Republlean party
to get rid of a gold standard and sub
stitute the double standard—when the
the leading commercial nations would
help do it. But, my friends, the very
fact that the platform pledges the Re
publican party to substitute the double
standard for the gold standard is a
positive assertion that the double stand
ard Is better than the single gold stand
ard. But the trouble is that, having de
clared that bimetallism was better than
the gold standard, they said we could
not have It until the leading nations of
Europe should co-operate,which, in my
Judgment, is equivalent to saying that
they never expect to have the double
standard. Now, If the advocates of the
gold standard had been willing to fight
an open, honest, manly fight, why
didn't they declare the gold standard
was good and that the American peo
ple ought to maintain it because it la
good? Why didn't they say It? They did
not say It because to have declared so
would have been to contradict the tes
timony of the masses of people of eveifc'
country which has ever had it.
The speeches at the Martin theater
and Market hall were along the same
lines as tho Auditorium speech, but
briefer, the main Auditorium speech
having lasted three-quarters of an
hour. A large crowd stood in the rain
at Rice park until the other meetings
were over, hoping to be given a sight of
the candidate, but Mr. Bryan's physi
cian would not allow him to expose him
self to the weather, as he had had a hard
day and no risks could be taken, even
though he is in good condition now.
Tomorrow will be a rest day and also
Monday and on Monday night Mr. Bry
an will speak, to a big meeting in, the ex
position building and probably also to
other meetings in the Flour city.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10.—Senator
Stewart of Nevada was the chief speak
er at a big silver meetfng tonight in the
academy of music. The house was
crowded with over 4000 people and much
enthusiasm was manifested. Secretary
Diffendorfer of the national silver party
of Pennsylvania presided.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 10.—At a
meeting of the Yale free silver students,
held this evening, Jerald Hughes of
Denver was elected president and C. M.
Studeluskl of Pueblo, Col., vice-presi
dent. There were about 100 present and
resolutions were drawn up and adopted.
After reciting the recent Interference
by some of the students with the pro
cedlngs at the time of Mr. Bryan's visit,
the resolutions condemn this action as
"untrue to the sentiments of our univer
sity and hostile to the spirt of broad
mindedness that has always character
ized Yale men; and we tender Mr. Bryan
our sincerest apology for our fellow
LIMA, Peru (via Galveston), Oct 10.—
A report from Guayaquil, Ecuador, says
the national convention now in session
there has elected and installed as the un
animous choice of the delegates General
Alfaro as the interim president of the re
public. The convention has also declared
the constitution of 1878 shall remain In
force until the new constitution la pro
mulgated. The delegates are studying
measures calculated to relieve the suffer
ings caused, by the recent fire. All is quiet
in the city.
TOPEKA, Kas., Oct. 10.—Fred Cum
mings, a decrepit veteran of the Mexican
war, was murdered in a foul manner at
his home near the Leavenworth city limits
some time last night. Cummings was a
miserly 1 veteran who had considerable
pension money and lived' alone In a one
room house. Everything Indicates that
while he was eating supper last night some
person slipped up and dealt him a blow on
the head with a hatchet. The blade was
sunk Into the brain.
■CHICAGO, Oct. jo.—Announcement
is made at Democratic goldbug head
quarters that when Senator Palmer and
General Buckner return from the south
they will probably be sent out to make
speeches throughout Central and South
ern Illinois.
Vast Interest in the Czar's Re
By the New Alliance Between Russia
and France
Press Opinion Generally Concedes That
the Zwelbund Is a Menace to the
Peace of Europe
Associated Press Special Wire
BERLIN, Oct. 10— (Copyright, 1895.)
—The reception to the czar In France
during the past week has engrossed pub
lic attention In Germany to the exclus
ion of everything else. The views ex
pressed on the subject differ greatly.
The preponderance of opinion, how
ever, is that it bodes no good to Euro
pean peace. The official press has been
very cautious, but this was not the
case wtth the independent press. The
Tageblatt says "If the zweibund pur
sues the aims of the revanche of the
patriots of the partisan boulevards, it
may easily happen that France will
have to decorate other statutes on the
Place de la Concord with mourning
The Centrists Yolks Zeitung remarks:
"Russia, in the double game she Is play
ing between France and 1 Germany, is
perpetuating a gigantic fraud."
The Cologne Gazette says: "Tt is evi
dent that the mass of Frenchmen nurse
Russian friendship In the hope only
that Russia will help them win back
A' resident diplomat, representing one
of the drelbund powers, in conversa
tion with the correspondent of the As
sociated Press, dwelt upon the fact that
the czar carefully avoided using the word
"alliance." But It Is thought that,
nevertheless, Russia and France will
henceforth, at least for a time, be to
gether. He added that another element
of Insecurity was that the aims of the
zweibund were studiously concealed.
If they were purely defensive, he con
tinued, why should Europe be kept in
the dark?
Continuing, this diplomat said: "In
the meanwhile the drelbund will con
tinue to strengthen Its hands by agree
ments with other friendly powers. One
thing Is certain—the double dealing
and cunning of Russian diplomacy has
gained a great triumph. But It cannot
last, the zweibund being a disturbing
element, while Russia requires peace to
accomplish her designs in the east. The
drelbund, therefore, will remain, in
spite of the momentary success of Rus
sian diplomacy, the dominant factor in
European politics."
Emperor William has been kept fully
Informed of the czar's doings and say
ings by special couriers to Hubertstoek
and he is reported to have said to Prince
Hohenlohe: "I have the fullest con
fidence In the czar."
This confidence, however, Is not shared
in official circles.
The crown council, on Wednesday last,
drew up the program for the coming
session of parliament. Bills for the con
version of the 4 per cent Prussian and
imperial loans will precede the budget,
but the savings there made, 18,000,000
marks, will be devoted to increase thi
salaries of government officials.
Emperor William was long In doubt
as to the wisdom of the conversion of the
loans in view of thousands of petitions
against this policy received from per
sons in straightened circumstances. But
his majesty was convinced of the neces
sity of so doing by Dr. Miquel, the min
ister of finance, and by the Bavarian
The question of using electric traction
on Prussian railroads was also consid
ered by the crown council and a mass
of statistics from the United Statea
and other countries was gone through.
Eventually It was decided to experi
ment on small lines next year. Over
head currents will be employed.
The reconciliation of Emperor Wil
liam and his brother. Prince Henry of
Prussia, is now effected. The prince
will reside during the coming winter at
the royal castle of Kiel.
Commissioner Macchle of the Nash
ville exposition of 1897, is here making
efforts to secure exhibits for the ex
John Phillip Sousa, the composer and
conductor, who is now in the city, has
been invited to conduct the great phil
harmonic orchestra of Berlin at a spe
cial concert to be given in the exposi
tion building in the Theirgarten tomor
row evening. All the great conductors
have led this orchestra at times, no
tably Yon Bulow. Mr. Sousa has ac
cepted the invitation, which is a nota
ble compliment and a recognition of his
standing In the American musical
The Second of the Murderous Pair Un-
der Arrest
LAKE MILLS, lowa, Oct. 10.—Mar
shal Ruby made an arrest this after
noon that without doubt brings to Jus
tice the remaining one of the Sherburne
murderers and bank robbers. Since
Thursday this whole country has be»n
watching closely and many reports of
bicyclists in different places would spur
the pursuers to greater efforts, but all
proved without result. The man ar
rested this afternoon has been in this
section two days and seems to have
lost the lay of the land and doubled on
himself, and has all the appearance of
having had a hard time of it. When
arrested he had his pockets filled with
cartridges and carried three revolvers.
He answers the description of the man
wanted and the authorities are sure
they have the right man this time. He
gives conflicting stories and says his
name Is Jim McMulien. The tool bag of
his wheel is missing and he claims he
lost it, but the officers think he used it
to carry his money and then came to
town to find the proper direction to go,
hiding the money and expecting to find
It again. He agreed to go to Shcrbourne
without waiting for a requisition, but
will make no statement.
Civil Service Examinations to Be Held
In November
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.—The United
States civil service commission will
hold one examination at all cities where
there are applications on November Ist,
to establish a register ot eligibles for
the position of wheelright. The exami
nation will be of a very light grade,
such as persons who have ordinary
school education can easily pass.
The commission is In receipt of a requi
sition from the director of the United
States geological survey for the certi
fication of eligibles for filling a vacancy
In the position of topographic draughts
man, but is unable to comply with the
request on account of the lack of eligi
bles. This Is one of the current exami
nations of commissions, and applicants
may be examined at any time and place
shown in the schedule of examinations
and also on t»tober 26th. ,
The Czar Is Fatigued but Very Much
DARMSTADT, Oct. 10.—The Imperial
Russian train, with the czar and czarina
and immediate suite, arrived at 9 ocloek
this morning. Their majestes wore met
by the ducal family of Hesse, headed by
Grand Duke Ernest ot Hesse, brother of
the czarina. The Imperial couple were
driven to the new palace amid great en
thusiasm, through gaily decorated
At the frontier station of Pagny-sur-
Moselle, the prefect of the department
was present to do homage to the Rus
sian travelers upon the part of French-
Lorraine and Pagny, where took place
the memorable interview between the
late President Carnot and the Grand
Advertisers who patronize The Herald
have the assurance that a portion of their
money is not squandered in several thou
sand sample copies which are never read.
Duke Constantlne. The railroad sta
tion at Pagny-sur-Moselle was brilliant
ly illuminated and decorated with
French and Russian flags, etc. Cross
ing into German territory, a couple of
German engines were attached to the
imperial train. The czar looked some
whut fatigued on arrival here, but in
good spirits and apparently pleased
with bis visit to France. The czarina
was smilingly happy, as ever, and re
ceived the greetings of relatives with
tears in her eyes.
The czar, just previous to crossing the
frontier last evening, sent a message to
President Faure, expressing how much
the empress and himself were touched
with the warm weieome of Paris, and
asking that their ser.tlmentß be commu
nicated to the whole of France. At
about the same time President Faure
telegraphed to the czar the good wishes
of the republic of France.
Treasurer Marsh Had Cleaned Up
About Everything In Sight
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Oct. 10.—The
funeral of the late George J. Mars!],
treasurer of the Cape Ann savings bank,
who committed suicide by shooting
Thursday, was held today. It was at
tended by a large number of business
men and citizens.
Interest in the affairs of estates and
trusts in Marsh's keeping Is as great
as ever, and the outlook is not near so
favorable to the beneficiaries of those
estates. One of the Cape Ann bank of
ficials today admitted that there was a
strong probability of hypothecation
amounting to a quarter of a million dol
lars. The work of straightening out
matters pertaining to other states is
progressing very slowly, and It will be
some time before the statement can bo
ready. It Is believed that everything
negotiable 1n Marsh's keeping has been
disposed of, real estate being about all
that remains. The Doctor Hildreth es
tate, between $40,000 and $50,000, Is prac
tically wiped out. The George B. Rog
ers estate was valued at $100,000, and
the loss there cannot be estimated.
There are in local banks, notes of
Marsh's probably amounting In all to
from $160,000 to $200,000. Practically all
this paper was Indorsed by Mrs. Rog
The Free Silver Congressmen All Doom
ed to Defeat
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.—Chairman
Babcock of the Republican congression
al committee, today gave out the follow
ing statement:
"I make claim that the Sound Money
Republicans are now sure of 194 seats
In the next house. By this, Ido not
mean Sound Money Democrats, nor is
my reference Intended to include Free
Silver Republicans. At this time two
years ago this committee was only
claiming 180 sure Republican districts,
but was predicting that many of the
doubtful districts would return Repub
lican members. We are In a better
condition now, feeling confident of four
more votes than we did then. The re
sult of the election gave us 244 mem
bers Instead of 190. I have made what
I believe to be a conservative estimate
of the situation at this time, but have
chosen to make no prediction regarding
fifty doubtful districts, except that the
majority will undoubtedly be represent
ed by Republicans. As matters stand
now, according to my estimate given
the press several days ago, the Sound
Money Republicans are sure of a work
ing majority of 32. Iby no means con
cede that our majority in the next house
will be limited to this figure. All I care
to add to this statement Is that free sil
ver will be woefully in the minority in
the Fifty-fifth congress."
Cummlngs Brothers' Death Sentences
Commuted to Life Imprisonment
SAN QUENTIN, Oct. 10.—John and
Caesar Cummings will not be hanged,
for Governor Budd has commuted their
sentences of death to life imprisonment
in San Quentln. This action of the
governor was not unexpected, as the
two men, who were to be hanged on
September 26th. were granted, on the
eve of that day, a reprieve until October
30. The commutation has not yet been
formally Issued, but the governor noti
fied the board of prison directors of his
intention to do so. He left orders that
the two men be put to work at once in
the Jute mill.
LOUISVILLE,Ky..Oct. 10.—At Chap
lin this morning during a public speecli
Joe Prather, aged 20, shot and killed
William Keeling, aged 45. An old quar
rel was at the bottom of the trouble, the
men having had a shooting scrape a year
ago. The tragedy occurred Just as Con
gressman J. M. Lewis was mounting
the stand to speak in answer to State
Senator Fuller. The affair disturbed
the meeting for only a few minutes, Mr.
Lewis resuming his speech as Boon as
the dead body was carried away, and
the slayer put under arrest.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 10.—The an
nual conference of the Methodist church
in Arizona is being held In Phoenix,
Bishop Foss presiding. Tomorrow mem
bers of the conference will assist In the
dedication of a new Methodist church,
one of the most costly and commodious
church edifices in, tj» west.
AUSTIN, Minn., Oct. 10.—The Meth
odict conference in session here has ex
pelled Rev. J.jC. Hull from the ministry.
Hull was a St. Paul minister, and was
accused early in August of poisoning
his wife and ateinpting her murder. He
is now held by the grand jury in Ram
say county.
OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T., Oct. 10.—
Harry St. John, eon of ex-Governor St.
John of Kansas, died here today. He
was under indictment for the murder
ef his wife.
Tinker and Tailor, Soldier
and Sailor
Some Who Would and Maay
More Who Must
And tbe Noise They Made Was Per*
fectly Awful
Tbe Rebel ell In Comparison, Is a THag
ol Beauty
The Wonderful Obedience of the Bm>
_ ployes Is Explained by the Faot „
That Their Employers Coma
Along With Them.
Associated Press Special Wire
CANTON, 0., Oct. 10.—Bach day n
outdoing all records of enthusiasm and
numbers In Canton. Forty special train
loads of people came here today. At 7
ocloek this evening more delegations are
coming. They began coming at 4:30 thia
morning. They came in greater numbers
than ever before; merchants, working
men, hardware men, commercial travel
ing men, bishops, preachers, miners,
evangelists, potters, bankers, railroad
men, southern planters, iron operatives,
molders and many other trades and
professions, each had their share In the
procession. They came from lowa, Now
York, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michi
gan, Illinois, Missouri, West Virginia,
Ohio, in delegations. They came In small
parties from a dozen other states. They
crowded Canton's wide streets for miles
as they were never crowded before. They
marched and countermarched with the
sound of music galore. They outyelled
the wondrous yell of yesterday, tha
famous rebel yell from the Shenandoah
valley of Virginia, that kept the echoes
booming all yesterday afternoon and
evening. They surged about the Mc-
Kinley home and crowded over porchea
and reviewing stands until women faint
ed and men paled, fearful of panic and
the crush that kills. And calm and cool
among all this wonder of political dem
onstrations, Major McKinley was in the
midst of it ail day. To have given every
caller a handshake would have been a
physical impossibility. He made more
than a score of addresses and numeroua
short replies besides.
His friends who were with him In his
memorable campaign of 1894, when he
made nearly 1300 speeches in four months,
say the oampalgn then did not compare
with that he is now going through. He
was acc4ssib»e to every one. He only
stopped \handshaklng with the thous
ands today to make addresses and then
personally to greet other delegations.
His voice rang out clear and strong.
Wherever his eyes turned today, from
early morning until late tonight he look
ed into the eyes of a sea of faces. Hla
friends have wondered at his endurance.
His visitors today marveled at It.
Congressman Boutelle of Maine said
nothing like today's doings had ever
been known in political history. Murat
Halsted said the world had never known
of mortal man ever being given such
greetings. Tonight at 10 ocloek the
Maryland delegation is holding a maaa
meeting at the tabernacle. The hand
some new court house and other publlo
buildings are briliantly illuminated with
novel electrical effects. The streets ara
filled with marchers; pyrotechnlcal dis
plays are added to the striking features
of the parades throughout the evening-.
Thousands are keeping up the ceaseleaa
march under the beautiful McKinley
arch and up Market street past the fam
ous home about which the earth Is troa
den nearly as hard as the paved street*
Railroad men say over 400 crowded car
loads of people have been handled.
Fifty bishops, conference officials and
prominent members of the African M.
E. conference, came with the greetinga
of the centennial jubilee conference, now
in session in New York City. They were
given a cordial greeting by Major Mo-
Klnley. They represent, according to
their spokesman, Rishop George 'vjr.
Clinton, nearly half a million communi
cants, and by the same authority 99 par
cent will vote and work for the Repub*
llcan party.
In his first speech today to the Repub
lican club of Lebanon county. Pa., anal
Lansing, Mich., Republicans, Major
McKinley said:
"The best thing In the world next to
liberty Is labor, and the best thing for
labor Is the opportunity to work. Thta
is an opportunity for which we ara aH
striving this year and which we hop*
through a change of policy In the admin
istration of the government laws to en-
Joy to a larger degree than we have dona
during the last three and a. half years.
What we want more than anything els*
in order to grant this opportunity to
labor is the restoration of confidence."
In his ppeech to the coram* tcial travel*
ers Major McKinley said in part: §
"I do not know where there could ba
found anywhere a more representative
body of American citizens than the
commercial travelers of the Unite*
States. Their business possibly better
than any other represents tbe depression,
or prosperity of the country. Nobody
knows sooner than the commercial trav
eler whether times are good or bad. No
class of men so registers the wavee of
business as the men who stand be fere
me today.
"Yeu are Interested In having prosper

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