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Republican Ratification at
Canton of Triumphs
Eighty Thousand Enthusiasts In
vade the Home of the Great
Stalwarts of the Party Eloquent y
Tell of the Battle to Preserve
National Honor.
CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 18.— The largest
political gathering ever seen in Ohio as
sembled here to-ilay. Conservative esti
mates place the number of people on the
streets of Canton this afternoon and even
ing at more than 80,000. Eastern Ohio,
Eastern West Virginia and Western Penn
sylvania sent large delegations. The rail
ways were taxed to their utmost capacity
and every vehicle iD the county was
brought into service. The crowd was al
most twice as larjie as the organizers of the
meeting had expected, but it was orderly
and the people were well cared for.
At an early hour this morning the
people began to stream into the city, and
at 9 o'clock larze crowds had gathered
about the residence of Major McKinley.
Notwithstanding the other attractions in
the city, the i.ome of the candidate was
the center of interest and people clunc
about it till 11 o'clock at night. They
filled the yard, took possession of the
porches and peered in at the windows.
When one set of visitors left another im
mediately supplied their places.
Major McKinley had an arduous day.
In addition to the task of meeting and
talking briefly with hundreds of tne
people, he has had to thake hands with
thousands, make a dozen speeches, enter
tain a dozen guests at dinner and listen
to the music of thirty-nine brass hands.
The first delegation called at 10:30 o'clock
this morning. It came from Unity town
ship, Columbia County. J. J. Brittain of
East Palestine was the spokesman. In
response to his remarks Major McKinley
made a happy little speech, which was
received with great cheering and applause.
He said:
Some of tbe most distinguished men of the
country will present to you the political ques
tions that divide tbe parties, and I am sure
you will be glad to hear them. I only appear
that I may thank you, as I do from tbe boUom
of my heart, for your assurances of support
and good will. [Great applause.]
After Major McKinley had finished he
introduced Judge Howard Ferris of Cin
cinnati, who made a felicitous speech.
Judge U. L. Marvin of Akron also mad* a
short speech.
The next delegation was also from Co
lumbia County. Major McKinley's speech
to this delegation was also greeted with
tremendous applause.
When Major McKinley finished speak
ing he introduced Major W. W. Peabody
of Cincinnati, vice-president of the Balti
more and Ohio Southwestern Railroad,
wtio made one of the most stirring speeches
of the day. At half-past 12 o'clock the
Americas Club of Putsburg, escorting
General Hastings, marched up to the Mc-
Kinley residence. Major McKinley came
ont on the stand which had been erected
just inside the fence and overtopping it.
W. I. Mustin, president of the Americas
Club, introduced Governor Hastings, who
made a speech eulogizing Major McKinley.
In response to the greeting Major Mc-
Kinley said :
Governor Hastings, gentlemen of the Amerl
SENATOR THURSTON of Nebraska, "Who Spoke So Eloquently Yesterday at Canton, Ohio, the
Home of Major William McKinley.
The San Francisco Call.
cus Club and my fellow-citizens of Pennsylva
nia: I appreciate more than 1 can find words
to express the compliment ana honor of this
call from the citizens of another neighboring
State. I am glad to give you welcome to the
city of Canton and to my home. [Applause.]
I am glad to give welcome to the Governor of
the State of Pennsylvania, Mr. Hastings
[cheers], and If he can secure for the Republi
can National ticket as large a majority as he
secured for himself [laughter and applause]
we will be entirely satisfied here in Ohio [great
cheering], for I believe he received the largest
majority that was ever given to any candidate
for any office in the State of Pennsylvania.
I do not appear, my fellow-citizens, to make
a speech, but only to express my personal grati
fication mat the famous Americus Club of
business men who stand behind them should
have turned aside from their usual occupations
to come to our city for this great opening day
of our Republican campaign. And I want you
all to feel that I regard it as a special favor and
compliment to have you with us to-day.
[Great cheeriDg.] And I trnst that our people
will give you most generous and hospitable
welcome, as 1 am sure they will, and I wish for
all of you to return to your homes after to-day's
doings are over. [Cries of "Hurrah for Major
Major McKinley had hardly finished
before the Building and Trades Council of
Columbus came up the street behind
their band. As soon as the Amerieus
Club moved away from the vicinity of the
stand the Columbus delegation took its
place. John N. Marion was spokesman.
In response to his remarks Major Mo-
Kinley said:
I have been very deeply and profoundly
touched by the message which your spokes
man brings to me as your representative,
speaking of the great building and trade oc
cupations of the Capitol City. [Applause] I
recall the four years I spent in your city and I
cherish them among the most dear and pleas
ant of my life. [Cheers.] I cannot recall
an hour during my incumbency of the office of
Governor that 1 did not have the sympathy
and encouragement and friendship of the
workingmen of the city of Columbus.
Our trouble to-day in this country is that we
have not got enough work. [Cries of "That's
right."] And all of us, no matter to what pol
itical party we have belonged in the past, are
going to vote for more employment to give the
American workingman. [Cheering and ap
plause.] We have lost a good deal of work in
the last four years and we want to get it back,
and then when we get it back— [Cries of "We
want to keep it."] Yes, we want to keep it,
and when we get it back we propose that we
shall be paid in the best dollars known to the
commercial world. [Tremendous applause.]
We do not propose to vote in favor of a money
the value of which you have got to ascertain
every morning by consulting the market
coinmn in the newspapers. [Great cheering
and laughter.] We have had no such money
as that In the past, and we do not propose to
enter on such an experiment just now. [Ap
plause and cries of "Our money is good
enough."] I thank you, my countrymen, for
this call. I appreciate the good will of the
men representing the great building trades of
the city of Columbus. I know that you will
be glad to hear from the State of Pennsylvania
and we have here on this pi tform that snlen
did Republican Governor, General Hastings.
I take pleasure in presenting him to you.
[Great applause.]
Before this delegation left Governor
Bushnell was escorted to the stand and he
was intro meedi need and made a short speech.
There was an impressive parade this
afternoon. The procession was an hour
and ten minutes in passing the reviewing
stand and it moved at a very lively pace,
NE HUNDRED YEARS AGO To-Day the Farewell Address of George Washington Was Made
Public. Few Documents Have Exerted Greater Influence on a People Than This Message From the
FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY. In the Light of To-Day Many of Its Utterances Seem Prophetic.
with no halts. Major McKinley rode at
the h ad of the parade. In the carriage
with him were Governor Bushnell of Ohio
and Senator Thurston of Nebraska. When
the head of the parade reached the Mc-
Kinley bouse Major McKinley left his
carriage and reviewed the procession.
There was another big parade in the
evening, which Major McKinley also re
At 3:30 o'clock the speaking bepan in
the big tent. There were 20,000 people
packed into the tent and half as many
more standing about on the outside
In contemplating the causes which may disturb our Union, it occurs as a matter
of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing par
ties by geographical discriminations — Northern and Southern, Atlantic and Western —
whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of lo
cal interests and views. One of the expedients of party to acquire influence, within par
ticular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. You can
not shield yourself too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring
from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who
ought to be bound together by fraternal affection. — Washington's Farewell Address.
waiting to get in. Governor Busbnell of
Ohio presided. "When he was introduced
by Chairman Thomas of the Stark County
committee he said:
Kince the St. Louis convention the people of
the country have not waited for the arrange
ments of their party managers, but have
opi-ned the campaign on their own account;
each stump has been the rostrum for elo
quence, and around them have gathered
crowds great and small. This meeting to-day
has been inspired by the idea of instituting a
pilgrimage to the Republican shrine. It is
Continued on Second J^tge.
Bid of the Union Iron
Works Lowest for
the Work.
CompMcated Bids tor the Navy
Department to Decide
It Must Cover Thirty Knots an Hour
and Hay All the Modern
WASHINGTON, D. C, Bept. 18.— The
reception of proposals for the torpedo
boats authorized by the last session of
Congress attracted an unusual crowd of
boat-builders rrom both coasts of the
United States, including many who had
not hitherto taken an interest in Govern
ment work. Among those present in ad
dition to the naval officers attached to tbe
department bureau were Wolfe & Sewicker
of Portland, Or., and Henry T. Scott of
San Francisco.
No representatives of the Missistippi
and Missouri rivers and the Gulf of Mexico,
which Congress provides might have a
boat each, were in attendance. The bids
were opened by Assistant Judge Advocate-
General Laucheimer In the presence of
Acting Secretary Mc.Aaoo, Engineer-in-
Chief Melville, Chief Constructor Hich
born and Judge Advocate-General .^emly,
and were as follows:
Fur the 30-knot boats the Union Iron
Works, Fan Francisco, Cal., bid for one at
1217,500; l!ie Bath Iron Works, Bath, Me.,
lor two at $194,000 each, and for three at
1189,000 each, and submitted another prop
osition for two at $235,000 each.
The Herreshoff Company for one at $218,
-000 and for three at $206,000 each, and John
H. Dialogue & Son of Camden, N. J., for
one at $260,000. or two nt $255,000 each.
The Columbia Iron Works of Baltimore
offered one, two or three 20-knot boats for
$49,000 each on the department's plans and
on their own designs for the same speed
at $45,000 each. The same company asked
$79,100 for 22>i'-knot vessels.
Moran Bros. <fe Co. of Seattle, Wash.,
bid $59,840 for one 20-knot boat and
$56,928 each for three of them. They
offered to take three of the 22>£ raters at
$94,255 each.
The Bath Company bid $80,000 each for
three ol the 2'-'%- knot boats and $123,500
each for three special 25-knot vessels.
All tbe Bath bids were accompanied by
a proposition to use bronze in the con
struction of the vessels for a sJight in
The Herreshoff Company offered three
of the 20- Knot boats for $37,500 each or
one for $40,000, and they also bid for the
223^-knot vessels as low as $80,000 each.
Their 22^-knot desi n, the exact dunlicate
of the Cusning.was offered for $92,500 each,
and with certain modifications for $73,500
Wolff & Sewicker of Portland, Or.,
wanted to make 20-knot boats at $45,000
for three and 22^-knots for $75,500 each.
This Modern Torpedo-Catcher "Will Be Constructed by the Union Iron Works. The Contract Price Is
$227,500, and the Speed Required Is 30 Knots an Hour,
The Providence Steam Engine Company
of Rhode Inland bid $51,600 each for two
of the department's 20-knot plans and
$49 ; 650 each for three of them.
Lewis Nixon of Elizabeth, N. J., made
his own design for the little boats and
asked $69,000 for one, or $69,000 each for
The Charles Hillman Ship and Engine
Company of Philadelphia asked $48,000
each for two on the department plan,
and for the same John Dialogue asked
$58,500 each.
George Lawler & Son of Boston sub
mitted their own design for the twenty
knot boats, asking $54,835 for each if three
were awarded them, or $61,500 for one.
They offered 22^ knots as low as $78,800
each for three or $83,500 for one.
Many of the companies made combina
tion proposals for two of one class and one
of another, and some bidders furnished
various designs, which will have to be
carefully examined t>y ths Bureau of En
gineers before any awards are made. It
was remarkable tuat no bids were received
except from coast builders and that so few
companies competed.
On the face of the bids from a compari
son made by the officials this afternoon it
appears certain that three 30-knot boats
can be built under the appropriation, the
Union Iron Works securing the one they
wanted and the Herreshoffs the other two,
as one yard is permitted to build no more
than three boats, and the award would
allow them only one of the smallest boats,
for which they distanced all competitors.
Wolff & Sewicker are the lowest bidders
for three 22^-knot boats and the Colum
bian Iron Works are the lowest competi
tors lor either one or two. As Lawler &
Co. of South Boston propose to make
these boats larger than the others tuis
firm is apt to get at least one.
The bids of Moran Bros., Dialogue and
Nixon are very high and not likely to en
ter into consideration. Besides the three
extremely fast boats it is expected that at
least two of the 22J^-kuot boats may be
secured out of the money appropriated.
Secretary Herbert cabled Acting Secre
tary McAdoo to go ahead and award the
contracts for the three battle-ships. For
mal contracts will therefore be entered
into to-morrow with the success ml com
petitors for one ship each — the Newport
News Company for $2,595,000, the Cramps
for $2,650,000 and the Union Iron Works
for $2,674,000.
Great Speed One of the Requirements of
the &ew Vessel.
The Union Iron Works received the fol
lowing dispatch yesterday from Washing
. Have one torpedo-boat at two hundred and
twenty-seven thousand five hundred.
■ > h. T. Scott.
This torpedo-boat destroyer is to be built
from the plans and specifications prepared
by the Union' Iron Works. .Length on
water line, 210 feet; beam, 20 feet; draft
of water, 6 eet ; speed, SO Knots; displace
ment in commission, 273 tons.
This vessel is to be of similar type to the
Desperate class, now being built for the
British navy. It will require 5750-horse
power to obtain the speed of thirty Knots.
The Union Iron Works have secured the
ripht to build the Thornycroft boiler for
this boat, and it will be built by them at
their wurKs
This vessel will have two tubes for
launching torpedoes and a battery of six
6-pounder guns, and will carry a crew of
fifty-six men all told, and will be the first
boat of her class built in Pacific waters.
Protestant Church and College Are Madly
. Wrecked.
CITY OF MEXICO, Mex., Sept. 18.— On
the ninht of the 15th inst. a mob attacked
the Presbyterian church at Aquas Calien
tes, the pastor of which is the Rev. D. H.
Sharp. The mob broke the windows and
doors with stones. Mr. Sharp's house was
also attacked.
On the 16th inst. a crowd attacked the
Morelos Protestant College in the same
city, breaking every window In it. Several
arrests have been made, and the authori
ties are anxious to identify the leaders.
Minister Ransom has also been appealed
to to use his best efforts with the Govern
ment to secure the punishment of the
Ogden and Vicinity Visited
by a Most Furious
Flames Destroy a Big Warehouse
That Is Blown Into a
Heap of Ruins.
Salt Lake in the Path of the Hurri
cane, Too, and Great Havoc
Is Caus.d.
OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 18.— Ogden and
vicinity have to-day been visited by a ter
rific windstorm, which began at about
noon and is still raging. There is no ac
companiment of rain or hail, but the gale
is blowing at about sixty miles an tiour.
Trees had been blown down and plate
glass fronts blown in, but no serious dam
age occurred until 8:30 o'clock this even
ing, when a large, three-story brick ware
house, 50x10 feet, belonging to Kiesel &
Co., wholesale grocers, was blown down
and the contents tired by electric wires. A
few minutes after the crash the entire out
fit was a mass of flumes, and many smaller
buijdines were completely destroyed with
it. The building is located at the foot of
Twenty-fourth street ou Wall avenue,
near the railroad yards, and is surrounded
by numerous other warehouses. The
damage and loss will exceed $100,000.
The Utah and Northern passenger,
which leaves Ogden at 8:30 o'clock, ran
into an obstruction in the shape of falling
trees and almost every pane of class in the
cars was broken out. The train returned
to Ogden for repairs.
At this hour, 11 :30, the storm is still
There were several smaller fires, but no
damage to exceed $1000.
bALT LAKE, Utah, Sept. 18.— This city
and vicinity caught a portion of the storm
which wrought havoo in Ogden, but little
damage was done here, however, beyond
the blowing down of some electric wires
and the uprooting of a few trees. In the
south the storm was more severe and tele
graph and telephone wires are, nearly all
down, so that little news can be obtained*
Tynan Watched by a British Agent Who
Tracked Him Abroad From New
LONDON, Eng., Bept. 18.— It having be
come known here through cable dis«
patches that the New York police disa
j vowed any knowledge of the dynamite
j conspiracy having been started in New
j York, and denied that they had given any
] information to the British police that
would have led to the arrest of Tynan and
his fellow-plotters, a representative of the
United Associated Presses sought to learn
from where, outside of their regular
aeents, the police here kept so well in
formed of the movements of the conspira
tors in New York.
He was informed by a gentleman who
knows the inside facts of the case that the
doings in New York of the alleged dyna
miters were watched by Charles Heidel
berg, an ex-member of the staff of former
Superintendent of Police Byrnes. He was
in Antwerp last week, presumably in com
pany with the conspirators, but came to
England at the end of the week, and on
Sunday sailed for New York. He Is a
passenger on the American Hue steamer
St. Louis.
The authorities in Dublin are preparing
to attempt to secure the extradition of
Tynan for trial in that city for the part ha
is alleged to have taken in tbe Pucenix
Pr.rk murders.
A dispatch from Boulogne-Snr-Mer
states that Tynan has refused legal as
sistance, saying he relies upon the French.
Government for his safety.
It has been learned that the vessel on
which Tynan sailed from New York waa
bound for Mediterranean ports. She
touched at Gibraltar, where Tynan ob
tained special leave to visit part of th«

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