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Italian- Americans Lead the
Never • Ending
Major McKinley's Patriotic
Words Stir Up Great
Men of All Classes Determined to
Restore the Prosperity of
the Country.
CANTON, Ohio, Oct. B.— With the re
turning sunshine came at noon to-day a
delegation of 300 r swarthy, dark-haired
' Italian- Americans with banners and bands
■ from Pittsburgh These. Italian-born citi
zens have learned to cheer, and they gave
Major McKinley a stirring welcome when
he appeared on the porch to address them.
The spokesman for the .Italian clubs was
' Lewis Beggino, and he made a speech
which was a model of brevity, and could
■ be imitated with profit by tne spokesmen
' of ail delegations which come here. Major
- McKinley expressed great satisfaction
with it. This is what Mr. Beggino said:
| V Major McKinley: I have been assigned the
• pleasing task of Introducing to you this delega
tion of Italian-Americans, members of the
3 United Italian Republican Club of the city of
• Pittsburg. These humble toilers are hereto
greet yon as the gallant standard-bearer of
the party which stands for the promotion of
the best interests of all who labor lor the daily
' bread and they yield to nobody in their devo
tion to the traditions and principles of that
glorious old party. :
Major McKinley then addressed the del
egation as follows:
My fellow-citizens: 1 am indeed very glad to
• meet my fellow-citizens of Italian birth and
• descent who r have honored me with : this visit
- to-day.- I ihanK you for having brought the
sunshine. [Laughter.] I appreciate ; this visit
I because it means that you have an interest in
. common with all your fellow-citizens in the
welfare of the country of your adoption- [A
' voice,"We have"], and because you feel that in
the campaign now upon us there is much
' involved In the rightful settlement of the ques
< tions which are presented. j We are a Nation
• of working people. We recognize no caste or
. class or rank and will tolerate none beneath
_ this flag. We are a Nation of [political equals.
Tie' voice of one citizen "is* as potent as the
, voice of another, and their united voice, when
■ constitutionally expressed, .is the law of the
land. The great statistician, Mr. j Mulhall,
declares that no other civilized country could
boast of 41,000,000 instructed citizens In a
total population of 70,000,000, all of whom
happily are equally beneficiaries of the advan
• ages and blessings and opportunities of free
.government.- 'i : . ttryi ■ in: '■ >
After briefly reviewing the issues of the
campaign the Major concluded as follows:
I am especially gratified to" be assured that
our Italian fellow-citizens are enrolled this
year in the ranks of the great .Republican
party . [Applause and cries of "Good"], and
that they are enlisted in a patriotic effort to
achieve a victory for themselves, for ' their
labor, for their occupations and for their coun
The Jefferson County (Pa.) delegation,
1000 strong, which was the next to arrive,
was a representative one, composed of
. miners, lumbermen, farmers and working
men. J. W. Reed, the spokesman, set
forth in his address the versatile charac
ter of the delegation. Major. McKinley,
in response to his remarks, spoke as fol
lows: '
It give me great pleasure to meet the citizens
of Jefferson, Clearfield, Armstrong and Clarion '
counties, Pennsylvania. I bid you welcome to
my home and congratulate you on the bright
outlook for a return to that business con
fidence wblcn will give to this country in
creased industrial activity and greater pros
perity. I have no sympathy with the senti
ments expressed by good people of doubt
about the future.
The United States will take care of Itself,
[Cries of "Good 1° Good!" and ".You bet!"] and
in Its own good time and proper way, through
constitutional forms, restore this country to
its former greatness, glory and prosperity.
The Unit d States, with its wealth of resources
and the skill and enterprise of its people, can
not be long checked in its onward march.
There are some citizens In all the States who
seem to be seriously concerned, but I for one
do' not share in their apprehensions. The
great body of the people is safe; they are
steady: they are not moved by wild impulse*.
Dismal forebodings of what might happen will
not be realized. Demagogues there are in the
country who attempt to inculcate the doc
trines of distrust ana dismay among the un
employed, and in great part the men who are
inculcating that doctrine are the men who
advocated a policy that :iirst created idleness
in the United States. Applause and cries of
"That's true."] Extremists there are who talk
glibly about the war of the classes against the
masses, heedless of the effect of the logical
outcome of their false and pernicious position,
their degrading and dangerous doctrines.
Foolish men thert are who innocently dis
seminate every sort and variety of misinforma
tion, and thus do the bidding of the better
posted but more designing men, whose dupes
- they are.
Still, there need be no alarm, there need be
no excitement, there need be no abuse or ex
aggeration, for all those false doctrines and
I unworthy influences will not prevail with the
free, the independent and the intelligent citi
zens of the : United States. [Great applause.]
The great majority \ of our people are relig
iously devoted to law and order, the public
peace and public tranquillity. They love their
homes and their wives and their families too
well to stand by any; policy that will lead to
public disorder - and . disregard of law. : They
are in favor of preserving the' rights of prop
erty, the right of con:ract, the inviolability of
the public faith and the sacredness of our un«
corrupted and incorruptible courts of justice.'
They are flocking to the standard of the coun
try not from one party alone but from ; all
parties with an earnestness creditable to our
patriotism and a splendid testimonial to the
strength and glory of our free institutions.
My fellow-citizens, I* have always 'believed
in the people, but I am stronger to-day in my
faith in the American people than I have ever
, been before. [Applause.] They : have been
I true in ! every crisis of the past; ; they have
f. always been on the right side in every emer
gency,' and have never : failed , to i sustain ; the
country and those policies which insured its
peace and highest welfare. The r great heart of
the American people is i moved \by the simple
consideration of what is best, wisest and most
bene Sclal to the Nation. / In i the discharge of
every public trust to which I have been called,
whether m a ; representative in* Congress or
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Governor of Ohio, I have always found that
an honest and open, frank and just appeal to
the people never failed to receive a warm and
true response. [Great applause.] It is a mis
take to imagine that the great body of our
people are not the conservative force of the
More than 2000 first- voters of Cleveland,
in uniform and accompanied by excellent
bands, marched up while Major McKin
ley was addressing- his Pennsylvania visit
ors. When he had finished the Cleveland
men passed in review before him and
were loudly cheered by the other visitors
to Canton, who remained to see them.
The Cleveland delegation tiled into Major
M(Kinley r a yard and packed it densely.
The major's appearance on tbe porch
drew forth a tornado of applause which in
volume, intensity and duration has not
been equaled here. The president of t; c
First- voters' McKinley Club of Cleveland,
Otho Snyder, introduced the callers to
Major McKinley, who spoke to them as
I congratulate you upon having reached your
majority. I congratulate you on having en
tered into the fnll possession of sovreignty in
the best Government in the world.
Having been born in the seventies, you have
enjoyed the most marvelous sdvantages of the
nineteenth century. You have escaped the ex
treme bitterness of old party divisions and the
passions of a fratricidal war. You carry none
of the scars of past party conflicts. You wit
ness only, as you come to your sovereignty, a
reunited country under tbe old flag, blessed in
all its natural resources beyond any other
country, and suffering only because of the un
wise policies already inaugurated nnd tbe dan
gerous policies vet threatened. You approach
the exercise of your sovereignty, therefore, un
der tbe most advantageous circumstances, free
from any past predilections and prepared to
consider without bias the issues upon which
parties are divided.
The ballot of the young man as well as that
of the old man, the ballot of the first voter, as
well as tb at of all voters, should always ex
press the voice of truth and conscience. It
should represent the calm and unbiased judg
ment of the voter. It should embody the
highest welfare of himself, his home, his com
munity and his country. It should "never be
falfie to bis convictions or opposed to j ustice and
honor either in political or private concerns.
It should express on its face his Vst hopes and
highest aspirations as an individual citizen,
and always represent the greatest good to his
fellow-countrymen. May your votes be always
given to preserve our unity, our honor, our
flag, our currency and our country and to save
your blessed inheritance always from lawless
ness, dishonesty and violence. May your votes
always be given for a policy that shall give to
us the widest development in our unmatched
resources, the widest incentive to the inven
tion, skill and genius of our citizens, the
largest rewards to American labor and the
highest welfare of the people, and promote the
best ideals in American citizenship.
Addressing tbe Logansport delegation
Major McKinley said:
Your presence is most gratifying tome. It
means that you have a deep concern for the
welfare of your country and that you believe
that the welfare will bo best subserved by
a Republican triumph on the third day of No
vemb t. If the nnancial plan advocated by
our allied opponents be practical and sound
lhen the trainers o( our constitution wasted
very much effort in providing a plan for rais
ing money to conduct the Government. If
this new departure be in anysente practicable
then we do not need any tariff laws In this
country, any Custom-houses or any tax col
lectors anywhere, because if you can mate
mouey out of nothing by the mere breath of
Congress then it is idle to impose taxes upon
the people to bear the burden and expense of
conducting the Government.
If by mere flat— whether it be flat to the
extent oi 50 cenu or to the extent of 100
cents— if the Government by a mere flat of Con
gress can make mon-y. then all the work of
Washington and Jeff -rson, Hamilton and
Clay and all of the financiers and statesmen
of this country was mere idleness and folly.
Bat their work was not idle or foolish. The
Government cannot create something out of
nothing [Great applause], and the man or the
party that teaches thai doctrine teaches a
false doctrine.
After reviewing tbe tariff, he concluded I
There never was a Republican purpose that
did not seek the honor and integrity of the
United States. There U one thing our old
party never did— it never struck a blow except
for human ireedom. [Great applause.]
Eoui f Jtepublicnnm .J'ropoite to Announce
the Itatcning of the JCrn.
~U CHICAGO, 111., :•'■ Oct. 3 --Chairman
Hanna is again at I the Western head
quarters.' ;' He reached the city this morn
ing 1 arid went directly to ; bis; room. An
executive meeting was called at noon, 'pre
vious to which hour Mr. Hanna spent the
time in consultation with his lieutenants.
He declined Ito express himself ; as to the
situation in the' West, ' but said * the East
was perfectly safe for McKinley, arid 'he
, would not ! dignify the Democratic claims
to New York by discussing them. As to
the statement recently." 1 given out -from
Democratic headquarters, "Mr. Han a said
he did not believe that Chairman Jones
was responsible lor it, and that it merely
showed the want of a ■ competent man in
charge of the press bureau at these head
quarters. " ■'•■ • ;■/■->■■ ,>f;7; ; •• -:■?;■■: - ■
■ A. B. ! Kittredge, , committeeman from
South Dakota, was a caller at Republican
headquarters to-day. He reports the out
look as encouraging. ►Farmers, he said, are
beginning to settle down in i their views,
and are lavoring the gold standard. '' ,
Lewis E. Cook of Newark,' N. J., a circus
man. unfolded a novel scheme to Commit
teeman Payne at headquarters this morn
ing. It is to • have a whistle in the mills,
factories and railroad shops blown at 6
o'clock on election morning to "announce
the dawnine of the era of prosperity."
.This • demonstration ■„ should ; start in the
East and proceed west according to the'
time of day from the different States. The
plan seems to meet with favor among the
Republican managers, and an effort may
be made to put it into execution.
It Causes Death and Great De
struction in a Big Roll
ing Mill.
One Man and a Baby Killed, Six
Workmen S riousiy Hurt and
Seven Others Injured.
DANVILLE, Pa., Oct. B.— The big roll
ing mill here, owned by the PhiladelDbia
and Reading road, and operated by the
Reading Iron Company of Reading, Pa.,
w as the scene of a disastrous explosion
this evening by which a man and a baby
were killed, six men seriously hurt and
seven other men injured.
The dead are: John Cassellman, and a
Hungarian baby, name unknown.
Tbe seriously injured are: Thomas and
Oliver Cromwell, Rush Errick, John Mul
len Br., John Mullen Jr., Colton Major.
Those sligntly hurt are: Robert Reid
man, manager of the mill: Thomas Wil
liams, John Lehman, John Nevins, Joseph
Shepbard, Harry Mayor and Edward
The furnace was not in service to-nipht,
and a number of bricklayers were engaged
in repairing it. Suddenly the furnace
bo ler exploded, scattering death and in
jury among the men about. The boiler
was lifted by tbe force of the explosion
from its bed through the mill wall, and
flying across the street, crashed through
the walli of a Hungarian boarding-house,
killing a baby and one of tbe inmates cf
the place.
Steam* Away tram Genoa.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. B.— The
United States steamship Minneapolis, the
flagship of the Mediterranean squadron,
left Genoa to-day, where she has had her
semi-annual rendezvous with the other
•bios of the sauadron.
Close of the Remarkable
Career of George Dv
Success Brought Despondency,
and He Could Not Be
As the Writer of * Trilby" He Made
a Reputation That Endeared
Him to Americans.
LONDON, Ens., Oct. B.— George Da
Maurier, tbe celebrated autnor and artist,
died at 8:30 this morning. His end was
very peaceful. His death was not unex
pected, though his friends hoped that he
would recover from the present attack.
Several weeks ago his condition became
alarming. He was afflicted with a comb
The Late George dv Maurier, Noted as an Artist and Author and
the Creator of "Trilby."
ination of lung and heart troubles. He
did not shosv the recuperative powers that
were hoped for, and Bteadily though
slowly failed. A week ago tbe doctors
pronounced bis condition very critical,
and he had been in th&t condition ev> r
None of the London afternoon papers
announcing tbe death of Dv Maurier
gives any details o* his demise beyond
tbe simple statement that he died peace
fully at half-past 2 o'clock this morning.
A story was published in the London
papers on September 29, the day on which
the St. James Gazette announced the fact
that the distinguished artist and author
was confined to hij bed with a serious af
fection of the heart and lungs, in which
the sick man was said to be very despon
dent, and having said to his friends at his
bedside: "I cannot cheer up; J have been
successful and success has ruined me."
Tbe physicians who attended Dv Mau
rier announced that his heart had been
weak for years, and that a fortnight ago
his affection became aggravated by a
chill, the effect of which settled upon his
George Lewis Palmer dv Maurier, artist
and author, was born in Paris March 6,
1834, and educated in that city, but was a
British subject. His grandparents on his
father's tide were emigrants from France
during the reign of terror. He went to
England at the age of 17 and studied
chemistry under Dr. Williamson at Uni
versity College, London.
Afterward he studied painting in Paris
under the famous M. Gleyre, also in
Antwerp and Dnsseldorf. He first began
to draw on wood for Once a WeeK, after
ward for Punch and the Cornnill Maga
zine, and subsequently he joined the
Punch staff. Since that time his weekly
| drawings made him one of the best
known and most admired of the contem
porary artists and satirists. Mr. Dv
Maurier has illustrated "Esmond,'' the
"Story of a Feather," "Thackeray's Bal
lads," and many other books. He was
also an associate of the Royal Society of
Painters in Water-colors. A special ex
hibition of bis works was held at the
rooms of tbe Fine Art Society in 1885.
In 1891 Mr. Dv Maurier published a
novel, "Peter Ibbetson," in Harper's mag
azine, and in 1894 his novel "Trilby" ap
peared. The shining pages of his latest
work, "Tbe Martian," appeared in the
October number of Harper's Magazine.
Dv Maurier has lectured occasionally on
subjects connected witn his work as an
NEW YORK, N. V., Oct. 8. -The news
of Dv Mauner's death in London this
morning was received witn profound ex
pressions of regret in literary circles here.
It had been known for ayearpa3t that the
noted artist and novelist was not enjoying
the best of health, and those who knew
him and bad seen him abroad lately had
expressed the fear that his utter collapse
might come at any moment.
Me was a devoted student — in fact a
slave to his art. Although he never vis
ited the United States many American
literatteurs knew him personally and
those in the city to-day were greatly
shocked when they beard of his death. It
was the general opinion that he had over
worked himself and comment was made
on the lamentable fact that it was in the
heyday of his fame that his genius was
cut short.
His latest work, "The Martian," mean
ing an inhabitant of Mars, is a story in his
best style. It has much of the super
natural flavor of "Peter Ibbetson," his
lirst book, the same conversational tone
of "Trilby," its charm of mystery, uncon
ventional ideas and gay artistic Parisian
The painstaking qualities of the man,
his devotion to his work and his laborious
efforts are fully exemplified in his last
For over three years he labored over the
"Martian," whicn he very carefully re
vised. It was only a short time ago that
he finished his illustrations, and they are
now on their way to this country. There
are over 125,000 words in this novel, and it
will run through ten numbers of Harper's
Maiazne. Those who have read tbe
manuscript predict great success for the
work. The illustrations are "Frenchy"
in style, and the character "The News
boj" will likely attract wide attention.
Czar aud Czarina Drive to the Louvre
and Examine the Pictures and
PARIS, France, Oct. B.— The weather
to-day was bright and mild. The Czar
and Czarina drove to the Louvre at 11
o'clock this morning and remained an
hour examining tbe pictures and sculp
ture. Their majesties were accompanied
by President Faure.
Tbe route of the imperial visitors
through the streets was less thronged with
people than was the case yesterday and
the day before, but still large numbers
gathered along t:.e line, and these were
quite as enthusiastic as the crowds of the
previous days. The Czar looked much
better than he did yesterday, having re
covered from his fatigue and regained his
normal health.
This afternoon they visited the Sevres
porcelain factory and the museum, and
were greatly interested in what they saw.
Their majesties later went to Versailles,
w ere they arrived at 1:45 p. M.. and were
received with great enthusiasm.
Treasury Gold Reserrt.
WASHINGTON, D. C, ,Oct. 8.-The
treasury gold reserve at the close
of business to-day stood at $134,611,245.
The day's withdrawals were $277,500.
Ringing Words That Rout
All Arguments by
" Better to Be an Honest Bank
rupt Than a Rich Thief,"
Says the Colonel.
An Attempt to Shout Down the Great
Orator Promptly Checked by
the Police.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. B.— Twenty thou
sand people went to the big Republican
tent on the west side to-night to hear
Robert Ingersoll speak. Tbe oration was
the first that Mr. Ingersoll has delivered
in a political line since the last campaign.
He was loudly cheered when he stepped
on the platform ercctea under the tent,
but it was just thirty minutes from the
time he attempted to commence speaking
to tbe time when sufficient order was se
cured to permit of his proceeding. A
number of boys from the Chicago Uni
versity to the left of the platform brought
their college yells with them and evidently
had planned a repetition of the experi
ence that Candidate Bryan met with in
Connecticut. For a time there was trou
ble, but a squad of twenty policemen with
their clubs succeeded in quieting the en
thusiasm of tbe youths, and after one on
slaught by the officers the yelling ceased.
Colonel Ingersoll requested those who
did not want to hear him to go home and
managed to get in a few cutting remarks
at the outset of his speech, but tbe quiet
which reigned when he finally got
launched into his argument was unusuaL
He said:
I admit that all the parties who disagree
with me are honest Large masses of man*
kind are always honest; the leaders not al
ways, but the mass of the people do what they
believe to be right. Consequently there is no
argument in abuse, nothing calculated to con
vince in calumny. To be kind, to be candid,
is far nobler, far better and far more American.
We live in a democracy and we admit that
every other human being has the same right
to think, tbe same right to express his thought,
the name right to vote that we have. [Ap
plause. ] And I want every one who hears me
to vole in exact accord with his sense, to cwt
his vote in accordance with his conscience.
No man ever made or created money. It is be
yond the power of Legislature and Congress.
Money is not something that man can create.
Money is something that does not have to be
redeemed. Money is the redeemer. [Ap
plause.] Anything that has to be bolstered up
with the promise of an individual or a nation
is not money. A nation can no more create
money by law than it can create corn and
wheat and barley by law. [Applause.] And
the promise to pay money is no nearer money
than a bill of fare is a dinner. [Laughter.]
Twenty-three and twenty-two one hundreth
grains of pure gold make one dollar. That is
the money to-day of the civill.td world. Ah,
but they say, "Cannot you make dollars out
of silver? 1 ' I say yes, but when you make a
dollar out erf silver you have got to put a
dollar's worth of silver in a silver dollar.
[Applause-] If you make money out of some
thing else you have got to put a dollar's worth
of something else into the dollar. It takes a
dollar's worth of pa; er to make a good paper
dollar. [Laughter.] It takes a dollar's worth
of iron to make an iron dollar, and it takes a
dollar's worth of silver to make a silver dollar.
You do not add the value of gold by law any
more than you add to the value of coal by
weighing It. Ah, but they say, '-What makes
go. d valuable is that the law places it at a
legal tender." Again you are arguing back
ward. Because it was valuable the law made
it a legal tender. And yet these gent emen
say that it got all its value from the law
making it a legal tender. It is exactly the
other way.
i »Tne legal tender law rests on the value of
the metaL Why is gold valuable? I do not
know. Why do most people love oysters? I
don't know. Why do so many people ge;
idiotic about election? I don't know. [Ap
plause.] But these are facts in human nature.
For some reason, or for mouoy, people give a
value to gold. And tnat value is recognized
by the law-making power, and that is all there
is to the legal tender act.
"But," says Mr. Bry ftn i "our money is too
good." How can money be too good? He
says, '"We want more money." I say yes, w«
want good money, and the more good money
we have the better. There has been added to
tbe money of the world $225,000,000 in gold
in the last year, dug from the miserly crevices
of the mountains. But, he says, we want
cheap m^ney. Wny? Because the money it
so dear now the people cannot get it
He wants to get money that nobody wants.
If we get that kind ol money, who will take
It? Do you know that the words "cheap
money" are a contradiction in terms? Cheap
money is always discoun ted where people find
out that it is cheap. They have said to me
that I used to talk another wny. Twenty
years ago at Cooper Union, in New York, I
made a speech favoring honest money. I said:
'•I am in favor of paper, witn gold and silver
behind It I believe in silver, because it is
one of the great American products; but I
want a silver dollar worth a dollar, even it
you have to make it four feet in diameter.
[Applause.] No Government, can afford to be
a Clipper of coin. Honest money for an honest
people issued by an honest Nation."
That was where I was twenty years ago, and
tnat is where I am to-night. Better be an
honest bankrupt than a rich thief. Poverty
can hold in Us hand the jewel, honor— a jewel
that outshines all otner gems. A thousand
times better be poor and noble than rich and
Iraudulent' [Applause.]
Annual Convention of the State League
of CUtbt.
SYRACUSE. N. V., Oct. B.— Shortly
after 2 o'clock Prea dent Green of the New
York State League of Republican Clubs
called the annual convention to order.
There were over 500 delegates present
when President Green began his annual
address. Committees on leagne work,
state ot tbe order, credentials and resolu
tions were appointed.
Letters and tplejrrams were read from
lion. William McKinley, Governor Mor
ton, T. C. Platt, M. A. Hanna, Senator
Matthew S. Quay, Hon. Thomas B. Reed,
ex-President Benjamin Harrison and
other prominent Republicans, expressing
regrets at their inability to attend the
Addresses were made by W. W. Hicks

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