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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 62.
FORTY-SEVEN THE NUMBER KILLED And as Many More In jured in the Terrible Collision. MISTAKES IN SIGNALS. Various Explanations as to the Cause of New Jersey's Rail road Horror. ENGINEEE F ABE'S SAD DEATH. During a Farewell Trip Over the Road His Body Is Mangled Under the Engine. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., July 31.— As a result of the terrible collision on the Meadowa last evening Letween the Read ing Railroad express from Philadelphia and the Bridgeton excursion train out of here, forty-seven people are dead and forty-four are lying in the hospital here more or less seriously hurt. Of the in jured in the hospital several are expected to die. Besides those seriously enough hurt to be in the hospital a score or more of people were bruised and shaken up and went to cottages. The fearful shock of the collision is illustraded in the fact that of the forty-seven dead forty-two were killed outright Of tne dead forty- two have been identified and the bodies of three women, one man and a boy are lying at the undertaking-shops awaiting claimants. The responsibility for the accident is hard to place at this time, but the burden of it seems to rest upon the dead engi neer of the Reading train, Edward Farr, though an official examination may clear his name. The list of dead and injured, almost all of whom are from Bridgeton, fol lows: Dead — Charles Mutta, John Greiner, Charles £. Ackler, Charles P. McGear, Richard Trenchard, 8. P. Mur phy, Milviile; Joseph Peters, J. D. John son, Charles D. Burroughs (supposed to be Charles Soy), H. F. Bell, W. C. Loper, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Goldsmith, Samuel Thorn, ba^ageinasier; Franklin Duboia, Joshua .Ernest, Mrs. Mary Wentzel, Mrs. L-dia Carl, Pearl Aliitu, Mr*, jj'leo May, Mrs. H. F. Bell, Maiy Anna Frees, Mrs. Mary Frees, Mrs. J. D. Bateman, Ed Farr, engineer Reading train; Charles Selbert, James M. Bateman, husband of Mrs. Bate* man; A. Peters, a son of Joseph Peters; Robert M. Lopez, Mrs. Tillie Leeds, Mrs. H. Loper, Nannie Chinney, M. May, boy; William Spaulding, transfer agent Read ing Railroad, Philadelphia, Henry Hughes, William P. Rickett, E. E. Taylor, Joseph Cheney. Charles May, Mrs. Sallie Frees, three unknown women, one un known boy, one unknown man. The injured — Howard Woodward, Mrs. A. E. Bott, Lizzie Smaliey, Caroline Smalley, C. D. Wrazer and wife, Robert Irwin Dubois, 12 years old; Mr 3. M. Keiger, Jacob Johnson, Stanley Wenzel, Mrs. S. Johnson, Mary Shipp, C. C. Rinick, Violet Alfred, Mrs. Laura Pierce, William Simp kins, Mason Worth. Albert Trader, William Houghton, Edward Seeley, Ches ter Burger, Howard Woodlawn, ex-Judge Hitchman, Mrs. Hitchman, Mrs. E. Ab bott, Howard Smith, David Friers, Mrs. Joseph Rieger, Albert Taylor, Jacob Hil ton, Charles Homer, Harry Watson, Lizzie Ruter, C. W. Homer, Mrs. Faunce Fratinger, Albert H. Taylor, K. S. Wat son, W. Jonnscn, Mrs. Lizzie M. Mutta, Samuel Mutta, Howard Woodlin, Samuel Wilson, Stanford Wilson. Many of the injuries are more than ordinarily serious. All through last night Atlantic City was in an uproar. Thou sands thronged out to the scene of the wreck and crowded around the railway station and pushed and crowded to watch the trains discharge their loads of dead and injured. As it was gradually learned that nearly every one on the Reading express had escaped uninjured the crowd gradually thinned out, the anxiety of rela tives and friends being relieved by the safe arrival of tnose they feared were dead or maimed. The nninjurei and those only slightly hurt among the Bridgeton excursionists were in a frenzy of azony. The train struck was the first section of the excursion train and those on the second section flocked to the hospital and morgue as the victims were brought in. Two miles out on the Meadows the wreck ing crews of the Reading and the West Jersey roads were toiling by the li-ht of huge bonfires to clear away the wreck and splinters or broken cars. By dawn they had practically cleared the broken tracks. Broken and battered out of shape the huge engine of the express lay on its side by the track. Pinned beneath, with his pale, blood-stained face staring into those of the men working, was Farr, the engineer. Not until this morning were the workers able to raise the wrecked engine and draw from beneath it the crushed body of the engineer. It was placed in a box and taken to Farr's home here. It was re ported last night when Mrs. Farr heard of her husband's death she, fell dead. This was not so. She fell in a swoon and to night is lying in a serious condition from the shock she got. Houser, the operator in the signal tower, set danger signals for the Reading train when he gave the excursion train tne right of way. The question is, Did he 6et the iignal in time for Engineer Farr to see it, or did he become excited when he saw a collision imminent and set it too late for Farr to stop his train ? Farr wai an exDerienced engineer, and it seems in credible that he would rush past a danger signal down to a crossing that was being approached by a train he could clearly see. Further, the Reading has the right of way at the crossing over Pennsylvania trains; and, still further, an express has the right of way over an excursion special. btiil, iv riew of the statement of Engineer j The San Francisco Call. Griener oi the excursion train, who was interviewed in Camden to-day and the po .sition of the signal arms, the burden of responsibility rests with the dead engineer. It is reported that last night's ride, which ended in disaster and death for En gineer Farr, at least, was to have ter minated in a change of circumstances and a happier life. It was to have been his last ride on the engine, aud the second man in the cab, who was also killed and whose identity has not been fully estab lished, was to have succeeded him in the position. Farr and his wife had been sav ing money for several years and managed to save enough to stock a little store on Atlantic avenue with cheap notions. To day cad been fixed for the beginning of the new career, but to-day the store is closed. The usual greeting, "Are you going to the board-walk?" has given way to "Are you going to the wreck to-day ?" and every body went. TO DISCUSS IRRIGATION Meeting of Pronrnent Men En gaged in Reclaiming Arid Lands. Subjects to Be Considered at a Con gress to Be Held in Arizona in December. DENVER, Colo., July 31.— The execu tive committee of the National Irrigation Congress to-iiay arranged the programme for the three days' session of the congress to be held in Phcenix, Ariz., December 15, 16 and 17. Prominent students of irriga tion are placed on the list of speakers.' The first day's programme is as follows: Reports, general business and reports of officers, followed in the afternoon by per manent organization. Topic, "Irrigation in Humid America," discussed by F. H. N«we!l, Washington, D. C. ; Dr. Park Ga pin, Kankakee, 111.; Lute Wilcox, Colo rado; Professor H . King, Wisconsin; Ma jor Whitby, Atlanta, Ga. Evening, recep tion to delegates and officers. Wednesday, the second day of the ses sion, the main subject for discussion will be "'Water Storage in Mountain Stales and Territories,' 1 by R. E. Stanton, New York; Sam Davidson, New York; J. D. Schuyler, California; Ed F. Hobart. New Mexico; Elwood Mead, Cheyenne, Wyo. "Pump intc and Storing Water on the Great Plains" will be discussed by D. M. Frost, Kansas; R. D. Boyd, Oklahoma; R. B. Howell, Nebraska; W. S. Marshall, Texas; Walter H. Graves, Crow Agency, Montana. "Relation of Forests to the Water Supply" will be handled by Profes sor B. E. Furno, chief of the forest di vision of the Department of Agriculture; George B. Atherton, president of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania; T. C. Van Dyke, Los Angeles, Cal. ; A. D. Foote, Grass Valley, Cal.; D. M. Reardon, FlagstaS, Ariz. "State Control of Water" will be discussed by L. H. Taylor of Nevada and W. 0. Neil of Prescott, Ariz. The general subject of legislation will close the second day. The last day, Thursday, will be devoted to irrigation reports from States and Ter ritories, as per roll call. Captain W. A. Glassford of the signal department of the United States army will read a paper on "Climatology," followed by "Immigration Into Arid Regions," those taking part being J. E. Frost, Topeka, Kans.; W. H. MilJs. Sacramento. Cal.; B. A. McAllister, Omaha, Nebr. ; Georee Q. Cannon, Salt Lake; ex-Governor Bradford Prince of, New Mexico: ex-Governor Sheldon. Los Angeles; H. F. Hunter, Chicago; W. E. Smyth, New York. -SoilB" will be handled by Professor Miller Whitney* of the United States Government; Professor H. E. Hilgard of Berkeley, Cal.; H. R, Hilton, Topeka, Kans. "Artesian Wells Irrigation," is down for discussion by W. F. T. Bushnell, Aberdeen, S. D.; Harry Hunter, Millette, 8. D. "Inter national Irrigation Questions," will be talked over by J. Ramone, Ybarrolla. N. M.; A. M. Burgess, J. N. Denni-s, Wilham Prince, Ottawa, Canada, and Baron Beno R. yon Herrman of the Ger man Embassy. The committee will sen.' invitations to. the Governors of the seventeen Western States, the societies of engineers and the Chambers of Commerce of the larger cities asking them to select a deietrate each to attend the congress. Each State will have the privilege of selectin five delegates. A Murderer C<m/eaaea. BURLINGTON, lowa, July 31.— This morning Henry Teuscuer, a young farmer, was arrested and to-night made a full con fession of the murder of his grandfather, Louis Krekel, last December. He says he SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1896. Jj\Z NEW fLAyMAJE. knocked the old man down one night and, kneeling beside him, held him while he cut his throat and then watched him until he died. He carried the body in his arms to the well and tossed it in, where it was afterward found. Teuscher is in jail here under a strong guard. MUST PAY THE TAXES. Kentucky Officials Are let After f/tgj J &i'UtheTn I'neific Company. FRANKFORT, Ky., July 31.— Assistant State Auditor Frank Johnson to-day re ceived from California an extensive lot of literature relative to taxing the Southern Pacific, comprising statistics of the road, and a letter telling the material facts con cerning its condition. These statistics will be used in making a rate on the road by the Board of Valuation and Assessment. BRIGANDAGE AND MURDER. Women Among a Gang of Cutthroats That Infest a District of AGRAM, Hungary, July 31.— For some time the Stenjevee district was infested by a gang that was organized for the pur pose of brigandage and murder. The authorities finally determined to make an effort to extirpate the gang, the result being that a number of men and women were arrested either on direct knowledge that they were implicated in the crimes of which the gang were accused or on suspi cion that they were implicated. The pris oners were brought to trial and to-day a verdict of guilty of murder was pro nounced against nineteen of them, who were sentenced to death. Others of the prisoners were convicted of lesser crimes and were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. Two of the prisoners on whom sentence of death was passed are women. FATHER MARTINELLI ACCEPT ffill .succeed Satolli aaPapal Delegate to America. ROME, Italy, July 31.— Father Se bastian 'Martinelli, prior general of the Augustinians, whose appointment to suc ceed Mgr. Satolli as papal delegate to the Roman Catholic church in the United States has been announced, was born at Luoaca, capital of tbe province of the same name, in 1838. He entered the Au gußtinian order in 1863 and was conse crated a priest in 1871. He was made rector of the Irish college in Rome in 1873 and prior general of the Augustinians in 1889. In 1893 he visited the United States, re maining in that country three months, a part of which time he spent at the Angus tinian convent at Bryn Mawr, Pa. He is a master of the English language. When first informed that he had beeu elected to succeed Monsignor Satolli, Father Martinelli refused to accept, but after being summoned into the presence of the Pope yesterday and being inform«d by his Holiness that he personally desired him to go to America, Father Martinelii accepted the mission. JAMESON IN LUCK. He and Bis fellow- J'riaonera to Have an l.nsy Time. LONDON, Eng., July 31.— 1n the House of Commons to-day Bir Matthew White Ridgley, the Home Secretary, announced that Dr. Jameson and the other prisoners who were convicted of taking part in the Transvaal raid would be treated as first class miedemeanants during their terms of imprisonment. Dr. Jameson and his colleagues will now be allowed to have their meals brought to them from outside of the prison where they are confined, will not have to wear the nsual prison garb, will not have to do any menial work and will be allowed to have small quantities of beer and wine. Sir Matthew, in replying to a question by Mr. William P. Morgan in regard to Mrs. Maybrick, who is serving a term of lie imprisonment for the murder of her husband, stated that he was still more strongly opposed to the release of the prisoner. Big Fire in a tiuaaian Town. MEMEL, Prussia, July 31.— A dispatch has been received by a newspaper in this place stating that a fire broke out in Libau, Russia, yesterday and is still burning. A large portion of the town has been de stroyed and the loss is enormous. The Jrinh Land Rill. LONDON, Eng., July 31. -The Irish land bill passed its second reading to-day in the House of Lords after seven hours' debate. THURSTON TALKS FOR McKINLEY. Republicans Have a Good Champion in the Senator. BIG ISSUES OF THE DAY. How Bryan's Argument Changed From the Tariff to Sil ver Coinage. FREE TRADE AND FREE SILVER Clarence Darrow Attempts to Reply and Evokes a Lively Storm of Hisses. MADIBON, Wis., July 31.— Senator Thurston of Nebraska, for the Republican party, and Clarence S. Darrow, a Chicago lawyer, for the Democrats and Populists, contested with oratory and argument for Presidential votes tnis afternoon at Lake side, the grounds of the Monowni Assem bly near this city. The gathering, politi cally, was Republican by a large majority, and the assignment of the Senator to speak under the auspices of the assembly on its closing day by the Republican Na tional Committee made the event, in part, the opening of the Western campaign. About 8000 persons, many of them wo men, were present. By a lucky chance only a fatality was averted on the Madison street side of tne lake. Senator Thurston had been escorted by a hundred members of the local Republican marching club from the Park Hotel to the pier where steam launches are taken to Lake Wise. There was a wild scramble of hundreds to get tickets and rea«h the boats on a frail, rotten landing of single planks, which threatened to collapse under the extra weight. No attempt was made to check the crowd and some of the people broke past the ticket-takers to a narrow pier used to load coal. The Senator had embarked when this frail woodwork broke, carrying a dozen persons into four feet of water. William Larkin, an old retired citizen of Madison, fell flat in the water, his head striking a rock, which inflicted a bad scalp wound, but he was saved from drowning. Senator Thurston was first presented to the audience, being allowed one hour and five minutes to speak. The Senator said: "We are here especially to discuss cer tain financial theories and 'views which are disturbing our people. This money question is a new one in this campaien. I was brought up to believe that the judg ment of the man who had succeeded in life was better to follow than that of the man who had failed; that the word of the man who had never broken his promise was hotter to believe than that of the man who had broken his word. Therefore, I think it is safer for me to keep away from the leadership of such men as Al'geld and Tillman and Llewelling and Waite and follow the lead of Allison and Reed and that greatest of all Americans— William McKinley of Ohio. "Four years ago the issue before the people, made for the most part by the men who are now presenting another issue, was not the issue which they would have you believe should be the one on which to go to the polls in 1896. William J. Bryan made no other argument and advocated no other Issue four years ago than the tariff. He and his associates had no inten tion of bringing forth this new issue until they saw they were everlastingly defeated on the issue of free trade on which they secured a majority of votes four years ago. Mr. Bryan said then, 'Give us free trade and business will boom,' but it busted. "Now these men come before you with a new promise. They say, 'Give us free sil ver and wages will go up; give us free sil ver and business will boom.' Don't you think, in view of the pro irises given four years ago and their default to pay, that it would be best to ask for a little collateral security on which to back up this new promise? They say it is a nostrum for all our ills. Nothing sells so well in the United States as a patent medicine or a new kind of chewing-gum. Tne whole campaign of free silver is based on a prom ise of something better when free silver comes. "I do not want to Mexicanize oar Amer ican dollar or apologize for its cheapness. Gold means free coinage. Did you stop to think that if free coinage of silver will in crease the value of that bullion it will not bring to the people higher wages or give them better prices for their product ? Free coinage will either lower the . dard of our dollar to the SO-cent Mexican dollar or else it will double the value oi our neighbor's dollar without expense M them." j The Senator mentioned that on Jnly H the Chicago Chronicle had charge** Bryan with being tbe paid agent and spokesman of the bonanza kings, who had really made the eiivar issue, and that he had not met the charge. "That man," cried the Senator, "posing as the friend of the downtrodden masses, holding a crown of thorns in one hand and the bugaboo of a cross of gold in the other, owes it to every man, woman and child in this country to say whether that charge is false or whether it is true." He closed by arguing that cheap money would not help tbe poor man. Mr. Darrow was then introduced. He did not think the settlement of the free coinage question would ever give to the la borer that which he never had under a Dem ocratic or Republican administration — a full share of the product of his toil, nor lift from the farmer the great burden of debt and distres? under which he lived. But it would do something. He repudi ated the Senator's prescription of four more years of the gold cure, administered by McKinley instead of Cleveland. He accused the Cleveland Democrats of work ing for McKinley, and asked the people to support what was McKinley's policy until he became a candidate for the Presidency. It was the first time that a National paty in the United States had asked that silver money should be stricken down and gold alone used by our people. The proposi tion was so outrageous and unheard of that the men who framed it at St. Louis were afraid to openly advocate it, and added the international agreement clause as a sop which they and the people knew to be a trick and a lie. He sternly resented the Senator's claim to be an American when he defended the proposition to become the bonded slave of Lombard street and Wall street. He created a sensational scene when he declared that if a dollar's worth of American wheat continued to be sold fox 50 cents the Englishman will collect his interest from America as he does from the Egyptian, with cannon and with sword. The speaker was vigorously hissed and several men arose, shook their fists and cried "never." The chairman appealed for order and a fair hearing. Replying to the charge against Mr. Bryan, he said it came from a McKinley organ, owned by a bank president. Senator Tburston in closing denounced the attempt to array class against class and section against section. There was no such issue under the stars and stripes. A party was needed to build up, not tear down. Finally he said: "The man who holds the key to the situation is the officer who held tbe line for Sheridan at Shenandoah, Major McKinley, and please God he will be our next President." IS NOT FOR MR. BRYAN Senator Don Cnffery ■ Refute* to Support '■■>.".. ■; : -.y.-' the Silver nominee. ■"• ', .■ NEW YORK, N.T., July 31.— A ; special to f the '■ Sun w from New Orleans : - says: United States Senator Don Caffery of Louisiana, who has hitherto preserved si lence as to the Presidential nomination,' announced :' yesterday in an official inter view that he would not support ; Bryan for President as • ! the nominee of i the I: Demo cratic party. '. ■•■.■■■;.. : , ;i, ::.;.. •..;.-, j-.; M- ':,;■ ~~&< "I > regard Mr. Bryan," he said, "as the nominee fof all the elements 'of » society warring against the lone-established ; and legitimate order of things,an(l as the stand ard * bearer of Populism 'J and radicalism. The platform at Chicago attacks contracts, gold and nearly everything else. , The is sue admits of ; no compromise. A gold , standard Democrat as I am, believing that the country would be swept by a storm of destruction should the standard be changed to an impossible bimetallism at 16 to 1, 1 cannot, without being criminal, help (o bring about that result. "Party lines cannot hold a man to com mit private robbery and spoliation and public dishonor. lam in favor of a third ticket, believing that the Democratic party will rise to power aeain after tbe heresies of inflation and repudiation have been stamped out, if only a remnant of the party bold fast to its principles. As a Democrat I cannot support McKinley." Senator Caffrey is now here tryine to or ganize the sound money Democrats of Louisiana and to take some steps to co operate with those in the other States. BRYAN'S EASTERN TOUR. It Win extend All th* Way to Maine tl Where SetvnV In to Be riaitecfl LINCOLN, Nebr., July 31.— After spend ing as much time as he could spare to-day from numerous callers, Mr. Bryan this evening completed the itinerary of his journey to New York. He has not in cluded any stops for speeches, bat in view of his disposition to oblige in that regard, is shown on his trip from Chicago to Lin coln, it is probable that he will say some thing en route. Pittsburg is the only large city where tbe night of a week day will be spent, and Mr. Bryan may be pre vailed on to address an auuience there. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will leave Lincoln by the Burlington route at 6 o'clock on Friday evening, August 7, on the train due in Chicago Saturday afternoon. They will remain in Chicago over Sunday, leav ing there just before 12 o'clock Sunday night by the Pennsylvania road. Mon day night will be spent in Pittsburg to enable Mr. aud Mrs. Bryan to secur a good rest, and the departure for New York will be made early Tuesday morn ing, so as to reach there at 6:30 o'clock that evening. The National Committee will meet in New York at the time of the notification, and important campaign work will be discussed. From New York Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will go to Bath, Me., to visit Mr. and Mrs. Sewali. The return trip will not be ar ranged until after tbe New York notifica tion meeting. Mr. Bryan is not making any dates for speeches at this time and will not do so until after the National Committee has been consulted. News of his indorsement by the Tam many executive committee was received by Mr. Bryan this afternoon in a telegram from Congressman Amos J. Cummings. Mr. Cummings wired: "The Tammany executive committee has just unani mously indorsee your nomination. My personal congratulations." WILSON'S VOICE WANTED. A Letter Would Be Worth Ten Thousand Votes. HUNTINGTON. W. Va., July 31.— John P. Simms of Jtiuntingtoii will represent Weat Virginia at the. lndianapolis sound money National conference. This was de cided at the sound-money conference at Wheeling yesterday. The floods swept away the railway track in front of Gov ernor McCorKle a train and he was unable to be present. It. was accepted, however, that the Governor will lead in the tight against Bryan. The belief is general that the voice of Postmaster-General Wilson will be heard for sound money. No one spoke for Him directly, but there was no dissent from the statement made by a representative of the Eastern district, who declared that a letter from Wilson would be worth 10,000 votes. The campaign will be made distinctly on sound-money lines; whenever it is possible to meet a Republican antagonist on tbe stump he will be asked to divide his time with sound-money Dem ocratic speaker, and the Bryan speakers will be confronted at every point. FARMERS ARE EXCITED. Cautioned by a Bank to Stay Out of Debt for Grave Reaaons. OMAHA, Nebb., July 31.— The greatest excitement prevails among farmers of Boxbutte County over a communication received yesterday from the First National Bank of Alliance. The letter was received by persons who were obligated to the bank and whose loans become due before November and reads : Alliance, Nebr., July 23, 1896. Dear Sir: Owing to the constant agitation of the financial policy of the United States and the socialistic feeling emanating from the Chicago convention there has been a doubt thrown over the minds of the people, such that points to the possibility of a greater panic than we have yet seen should the laboring men of this country be thrown out of employ ment (now only half employed). There will be great labor trouble, such that will call on our military and cause much distrust to the future outcome. We prefer to do nothing until there is more stability rather than take the chances of losing what we have, and would advise all our friends to stay out of debt. We will call in all our paper this fall. We have your note, $ , due . Please be prepared to meet it promptly and do not ask for further time. Yours truly, R. M. Hampton, Cashier. SILVER MEN OF FLORIDA. Democratic Leader* Boldly Repudiate the Electoral Ticket. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 31.— The silver Democratic leaders of Florida have repudiated the Democratic electoral ticket and decided to issue an address to the tree-silver Democrats requesting them to send delegates to a State convention at which the future course of the faction will be determined upon. This action was taken by the Bryan and Sewall Silver Club of Florida at a meeting held in Jackson ville to-day, and the avowed purpose of the leaders is to put new State and electoral tickets in the field composed entirely of silver men. The trouble has been coming evident ever since the State convention in June, when a free-silver plank was defeated by a tie vote, the silver men alleging that the result was accom plished by a silver delegate being induced by improper influence to violate his in structions. The Missouri I'opulittt. SEDALIA, Mo., July 31.— The Populist State Convention adjourned to-day after having nominated the following ticket: Governor, 0. D. Jones, Knox County; Lieutenant-Go vernor, James H. Hill is, McFall: Secretary of State, Thomas H. Day, Henry; Auditor, George W. Wil liams, Polk; Traasurer, Judge Oscar Wood, Chariton; Attorney -General, Frank E. Ritchie, St. Louis. Seventeen Presidential electors were named and the State Committee was em powered to fuse with the Democrats on an equitable distribution. PRICE FIVE CENTS. VETERANS GREET MAJOR McKINLEY. Old Soldiers and Workmen Made Welcome at Canton. TAYLOR AS SPOKESMAN. Says the Grand Army Men Love the Candidate for His True Devotion. LOYAL TO THE FLAG AND UNION Happy Address of the Republican Standard • Bearer to His Com rades of Tears Ago. CANTON, Ohio, July 31.— A delegation of about 400 old soldiers and workingmen, mostly engaged in the tin-plate industry, from Gurnsey County, came to Canton this afternoon to call on Major McKinley. Ex-Congressman J. D. Taylor acted as spokesman. He said in part: "We have come to-4ay, Major McKin ley, to tender our personal regards and to add congratulations to the many hitherto given yon. We have not come as parti sans, but as friends and neighbors. We have to-day before you in this delegation members of the G. A. R. of Cambridge. They are men who have learned to love you for your patriotic devotion to your country in time of war and in time of peace. These old comrades have come to pay tribate to your high personal charac ter and for the public service you have rendered. The old soldiers want one thins remembered, and that is that the honor and integrity of the old flag must be maintained. We have come to believa that the star of hope for the laboring man is resting in Canton. In behalf of the men and women in this delegation — for there are a number of ladies who have come along with us— l extend greeting to you and Mrs. McKinley." Major McKinley spoke without manu script and with his usual emphasis, saying: "Coionel Taylor, My Comrades ana Fellow-citizens: It gives me great gratifi cation to receive this call from my ( old friends and neighbors and fellow-citizens of Gurnsey County. I have made many visits to your county in years gone by, and know most of you personally. I knovr something of the quality of your popula tion. I know something of the spirit of yonr people. I know something of your loyalty and devotion to the Union in war, and I know much of your loyalty and de votion and patriotism and good govern merit in peace. [Cheers.] And knowing you as well as I do know you, I am cer tain that neither flood nor fire would stop you from doing what you had proposed to do. [Laughter and applause.] 'I am glad to meet the representatives of labor who are assembled here this morning. I am glad, my fellow-citizens, to meet my old comrades of the G. A.. R. [applause], my comrades of thirty-five years ago, for the war commenced thirty rive years ago, and it is nearly thirty-two years since it closed. "It is not so long nor so far away, but as I look into the faces of the old soldiers before me to-day I see that age is stamp ing its lines of care upon them. Their step is no longer as steady and as firm as it was thirty-five years ago, but their hearts are just as loyal to the old flag of the Union. [Tremendous cheers.] And they are just as loyal to National honor to-day as they were loyal to National unity then. "The old soldiers never were in favor of repudiating that debt. [Applause.] They wanted every dollar of the debt paid in the best money known to the commercial world. [Great applause.] There is no body more interested in maintaining a sound and stable currency than the old soliliers of the Republic [applause and cries of 'You're right, Major'], their widows and their orphans. Your old com mander, General Grant [applause], whose memory is cherished by all of you, performed two great and conspicuous acts while President of tbe United States— one vetoing the inflation bill, that would have cast us upon the sea of a depreciated cur rency, and the other was the signing of the act for tbe resumption of specie pay ments, that placed every dollar of our money upon the sound foundation of financial honor and unquestioned National honesty.' "I thank you, my fellow-citizens, for this call, so expressive of your good will and congratulations, and assure you that it will afford me much pleasure to meet every One of you personally." [Ap plause.] SOUND MONEY CLUBS. Leaders of Both Parties Much Intereated in the Movement. CHICAGO, 111., July 3L— Sound-money men of both parties are much interested in a movement toward the organization of sound-money clubs among Chicago busi ness men, irrespective of their other polit ical affiliations. 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