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VOL. II. NO. 84.
Madagascar and Egypt Put
Forward as Irritants.
I'nbllc Opinion In Emlnnd Will Mot
Nimcilou NwerTlni mi Inch lo
Avoid Wnr-A (im. t but Keninrk
able Pronouncement i?i Khnrtoum
?New Hclicino of t'ocll Itlioilcn In
Al'rlcn-Wiihont Lender*.
(Copyright, 1S99, The Associated Tress)
London, January 7.?All events seem
to work together In European politics
to increase the tension between Great
Britain and France. The past week
has brought Madagascar and Egypt
forward as Irritants, Just when the
mutual Irritability was subsiding. Even
the most conservative observers begin
to take a pessimistic view ot the rela?
tions between the two powers. This
includes those who up to the present
have considered the belligerency to be
mere talk,duetosupersensltlveness up?
on 'the part of France and to unneces?
sary gruffncs3 on the part of Great
Britain in insisting upon what she
considers to'UeTier rights. On tbc other
side, France seems to foster the grow?
ing belief that Great Britain is deter?
mined, under some pretext, to force her
into war, and is willing to make a pre?
text If no plausible excuse arises. On
the other aide, a large party of tile
British public profess that their pa?
tience lias been strained beyond endu?
rance by what they deem to be the.
unvarnished dishonesty of French di?
The past twenty-four hours brought
the publication of the Madagascar
blue book, which wan followed by a
leading editorial In the Times denounc?
ing France in language s.> fiery for
thatt conservative newspaper that
Frenchmen arc reading the two t i
gether, and utv construing them as
parts of a deliberate policy inspired
p by one mind. That mind. In the theory
or the man in the street, la Mr. Joseph
Chamberlain, the Secretary uf State
for the Colonies, Other papers may
Storm and scold and are not noticed,
but when the Times becomes abusive
foreigners Interpret it as being the
voice? of the government. In the pres?
ent instance some Englishmen will
place the same construction upon jus
utterances, recalling how the Times led
the "no surrender" cry over the Fas
hoda incident, under evident inspira?
tion. One fact Is certain, public opin?
ion in Great Britain will not sanction
the government to swerve an Inch to
avoid war with France, thinking that
If it. must come this is the best time
to have it out.
Many people give importance to the
Issue uf the Madagascar blue book al?
most simultaneously with the quiet but
unmistakable pronouncement at Khar?
toum, by which tii^ British agent there, j
Viscount Cromer, In his remarks to the
Sheikhs, announced that Greal Britain
hasset her seal on Egypt. It there ever
was a doubt in the minds of her Euro?
pean rivals that Great Britain Intended
to close the mortgages upon which she
has expended so much labor and blood
to secure, it must have been set at
rest by the utterances of Lord Cromer,
In which the word "rrro-tncTTrr.'ito" was
written in large letters, though the gov?
ernment's mouthpiece carefully ab?
stained from using that Incendiary
word. A more definite notice that
Great Britain's tenure of Egypt Is per?
manent could not be asked. This for?
mal assumption of sovereignty over the
Smidan Is more distasteful to France
than to any other nation and renewed
protests may be expected.
In the meantime another enterprise
of the utmost moment in the further?
ance of Great Britain's domination In
Africa Is about to be consummated. Mr.
Cecil Rhodes, the former premier of
Cape Colony, alleged instigator of the
Jameson raid and so-called "Napoleon
of South Africa," is going to England
to nrrange for pushing forward the
Cape To Cairo Railroad, so long the
denj-est dream of the Imperialist. A
definite proposition will be presented
by Mr. Rhodes to London capitalists for
an extem-don of the railroad from Buln
wayo to Lake Tanganyika. He does
not pretend It will bo a paying invest?
ment from the start.
Its importance for some years will
be political, instead of commercial,
and he ho;>et; t<> oersuade the British
Government to smooth the way by
guaranteeing three and a half per cent.
Interest on tho bonds to cover the
cost of construction. But, one barrier
stands In the way, in tin? form of the
Congo convention guaranteeing the
neutrality of the part of the conti?
nent nbotit Lake Tanganyika, which
even the Autocrat of Rhodesia, will lind !
hard ti> force. Here Germany has the
veto oh Great Britain's advance, which
she cannot be expected to wave with?
out a. heavy indemnity.
The Liberals present the melancholy
spectacle of n. party without leaders,
with un polities and, worst of all, with?
out cosh. If they could agree upon a
policy, the best man closely identified
with 1t would naturally be chosen to
load them and money to carry on this
policy would be forthcoming from Its
enthusiasts. As It is, they are compelled
to hang out the sign "To let," pending
the meeting of Parliament.
The glamor of receptions and ora?
tory with which Lord Gurxnn, of Ked
I es ton, sweeps Into the throne of Vice?
roy of India quite obscures the merits
of the modest peer, the Earl of Elgin,
who takes his leave. Yet, already the
newspaper grumblers aro contrasting
the retiring Viceroy's silent, business?
like administration with the speech
making entry of his younger successor.
The latter has already achieved one
of those tactless blunders which the
Clitics feared his self-suttlclency would
rush him into.
(By Telegraph w Virglnlan-Pltot.)
New York. January 7.?The New
Yorker Staats Zeitung Will publish to?
morrow the following from its Berlin
special cable 'correspondent:
"I am informed from an unquestion?
able source that after the surrender of
Illolo the Spanish general tried to In?
duce the German consul at Manila and
the German vice consul at ibdio to
take charge of the protectfon^of the pri?
vate interests of the Spaniards. The
two consuls wired to Herlin f??r In?
structions and received the following
?The German empire, being neutral
power, is not in a position to tak
charge of functions which could easily
be construed as partiality for Spain.
All we endeavor to obtain in the Phil?
ippines Is protection and unrestricted
movement of our commerce. Since we
see that both are secured under the
United States flag, we are fully confi?
dent that there will never arise a sit?
uation which could cause us to de?
viate from the strictly neutral attitude
observed by us up to this day."
The correspondent adds that the
Washington government has been in?
formed of this declaration.
AmCrlmil ' apllnl for I tilin.
Treuton, N. J., January 7.?Articles
of incorporation of the Havana Elec?
tric Hallway Company were filed with
the Secretary of Stale to-d:iv. The
company is capitalised at $5,000,000, The
it-corporators are W. P. S. Melvln, East
Orange and G. K. B. Wade and Her?
bert A. Ho well, of New York. The ob?
jects of the company a? set out in the
articles, are to manufacture, produce
and sell electric gas and fuel and to
operate railways, telephone lines, gas
and electric light plants, etc.
It Is understood that the company is
formed for the specific purpose of ac?
quiring the street railways of the city
i f Havana.
Replies to Proclamation Issued by
If* Never Agreed ??? Recogiilxn Itir
Koverelaiiijr of "lie llolliMl ,* (at< ??
In tlie Mi i n t>:>i it es - wan I'roinlHi'ii
Co?4>|?e'riit Ion hy AiiiorlemiiM.
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlnn-Pllot.l
Manila, January 7. ? Within n few
hours after the proclamation issued by
.Major General Otis in behalf of Pres?
ident McKinley, the agents of Aguin
aldo billed Manila with a manifesto
which attracted considerable attention.
The revolutionary President protested
I against General Otis signing himself
military governor of the Philippine is
I lands.
Aguinoldo In his manifesto deviate,l
he had] never agreed at Singapore,
I long Kong or elsewhere, to recognize
the Soven Igllty of the Americans here
and insists that he returned to the Phil?
ippines on an American ship solely to
conquer the Spaniards and win inde?
pendence. He asserts that both his
proclamation on May i'I and June in
stated this fact officially, and he claims
thai .Major C.o.iicr..:!?Merriti continued
this by a proclamation days before the
Spaniards capitulated, stating clearly
and definitely that the American fanes
came to overthrow the Spanish govern?
ment and liberate the Filipinos.
In conclusion, Aguinoldo declared
that he had natives and foreigners as
witnesses that the American forces rec?
ognised not only by acts that the Fili?
pinos were belligerents, but by pub?
licly saluting the Filipino tlag "as it
triumphantly sailed these seas before
the eyes of all nations."
Agulholdo then solemnly protested, in
the name of the Dlety who empowered
him to direct his brethren In the dif?
ficult task of regeneration, against the
intrusion of the American government
and reiterated that he can produce
proofs that he was brought here on the
understanding that the Americans
promised him their co-opcratlon to at?
tain Independence.
The revolutionary leader then called
upon all Iiis followers to work together
with force and assures them he Is Con?
vinced that they will < bta n 8D30lute in?
dependence and urging them never to
return ? from the glorious road" on
which they have "already so far ad?
Major General Otis attaches no Im?
portance to the manifesto. He says he
feels <<ir,:ii! :it that the opinion of the
better classes of the Filipinos is not
expressed In it. but as to whether the
Filipino masses can be controlled and
the Filipino army kept in cheek, be
does not know, although he hopes for a
pacific outcome of the trouble.
Con feil era i es I'roloni Against ?*?? ?? -
?I an*.
(Hy Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-Ptlot.)
Raleigh, N. C. January 7.?Tire, local
camp of Confederate Veterans to-nigiit
adopted the following resolution in re?
gard to Senator Butler's bill to put
ihcin on the uensioti roll:
"We, the members of L. O'E. Branch
Camp of Confederate Veterans, of Rol
eign, N. c, in meetiing assembled, hav?
ing seen In the papers that Senator
Butler has introduced a bill in the
United States Senate to pension the
Confederate veterans, we hereby enter
our protest against said bill .as de?
grading and demoralizing in its ten?
dency and suggest to the honorable
Senator that he use his efforts to purge
the pension rolls of the bummers and
bounty jumpers of the Federal army,
and w o w ill thank him tor eaanc."
Tim rnisis at ii.oii.o.
The city of Hollo, island of Pnnny, Is probably the most Interesting spot to the American p pie at the present
time. The Insurgents In Inrge force occupy the city and refuse to surrender to General Miller's troops and the war?
ships Baltimore. Petrel. Concord and Caltao. Aguinaldo, the insurgent chief, has gone to Hollo to assume command
It is said, -Mid the situation is critical.
Senor Silvela Announces the Con
servative Policy.
Army ?ml ft'nvy In Ho ItonrfinnIzrd
ini' Dvd'iiM' -'Io-mo^i-ow St nor Nik
Kn?m Will Inform iln- (tin ?< ii ol
ilia Mlnlvlcrlnl Crisis,
Madrid, January 7.?At the meeting
this evening of the Conservative Club
Senor Silvela formally confirmed the
previously reported complete agree?
ment between himself and General
Pdlavieja and made an important an
nouncement of the Conservative policy.
Senor Silvela said he recognized Senor
Sagnsta's services to the throne, but
censured the Premier's policy in Cuba
and especially his conduct with regard
United States. Ilo declared that tin
present cortes was morally dissolved,
and said he believed that the fall ol
Sngasta was Imnvinent.
The financial question, Senor Silvela
said, he regarded as most important,
lie favored d tax on all personal prop?
erty, the increasing of indirect taxation
and the effecting of large economies
in pensions; supported the maintain?
able of Tin1 e.uii'ordat w^rrrilie Vatican,
ami advocated the reorganization of
the Administration of Justice, freeing
it from Hie Influence of politics. He
fhvored.'nlso, electoral reforms und the
establishment of a Ministry of Public
Works and Commerce, having control
of posts and telegraphs, and maintain?
ed the necessity for giving :t powerful
impulse to the industrial resources of
the country.
Regarding foreign politics Senor Sil?
vela held that Spain's geographic al po?
sition precluded her becoming a terri?
tory governed by foreigners, adding:
"We must, thorefore, reorganize the
army and navy so as to be in n posi?
tion 10 tiefend the country In case of
In conclusion. Senor Silvela declared
that he did not believe Senor Sagnsta
was desirous of retaining olHee.
The Cabinet will meet lo-morr<ow and
on Monday Premier Sagasta will go to
the palace to notify the Queen Regen I
of the ministerial crisis.
(My Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Pittsburg, Pa., January 7.?Major
General Henry W. Law ton who com?
manded a division of the Fifth Army
Corps during the Santiago campaign,
pessed through Plttsburg to-day from
Washington, on Ids way to Columbus,
()., where he will make an inspection ol
the soldiers in the barracks nt that
place. He will also visit and make a
careful inspection of the physical con?
dition and the character of the troops;
now stationed at the several forts and ,
barracks, preparatory to sailing for
.Man..a. As to the reason for taking
these precautions and making a per?
sonall inquiry Into the condition of the
troops General Law ton said:
"The trip is too long ankl too great
for any other than those in the very
best nhyslcal condition."
General i-awton will pail from New
York January ICth on the transport
steamer Mohawk.
?When asked about his trill to the
Philippines and preparations that
would be made before sailing the Gen?
eral said:
"The first troops to sail for those is
lands win be the Fourth Regiment,
now a,t Fort Sheridan, Chicago, and
part of the Seventeenth, now at Co?
lumbus barracks. I mean to take none
Inn the very best sod tilers in our army.
This will be the first time in the history
of this country that a body of soldiers
of the United states has Crossed the
Atlantic ocean. The whole number as?
signed to the Islands will not be taken
at one time. The trip will be made
through the Suez canail, and as we will
stop at a. number o; coaling stations
and ports, foreign countries to the
East wMl have a first opportunity of
seeing what United States soldiers look
(ieneral Lawton administered a
scathing rebuke to the people of this
country who disapproved of the policy
of enlarging the army. Ho said:
"There will be 30,000 soldiers sent to"
the Philippines and that many to Cu?
ba: and then, beside, there will have to
be a large number sent to Hawaii and
Porto Rico. There is only one thing
evident?we will just have to enlarge
the standing army.
"At. the present time and for many
months to follow. United states trans
1 its will eneir.de the globe. They will
lie carrying Volunteers back to their
homes and taking the regulars to re?
place them."
Ordered In llnrnnn.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Huntsville, Ala.. January 7.?Colonel
Henry Xoyes. Second Cavalry, to-day
assume.1 command of the First Cavalry
Brigade, relinquished by Brigadier Gen?
eral Arnold.
Company Seventeen of tho Signal
Corps, has been detached from the
Fourth Corps and ordered to Savannah,
thence to Havana reporting upon ar?
rival to Colonel Dunwoody, chief Sig?
na* ollleer.
Stanislaus Hagau, Company D, Sixty
nlnth New York, died to-day from a
bullet wound received accidentally in
on to dibit.
(l'.y Telegraph to Vtrglnlan-PllotA
Charleston. S. C, January 7.?Owing
to the fact tu.it the First Battalion of
the due Hundred and Sixtieth Indiana
Volunteers did not get here until 9
o'clock to-day, tiie transport Saratoga
did not go to sea to-day. The volun?
teers came into the city via the Plant
System on two trains to-night. There
are 403 men in lhe battalion and they
together with their baggage will start
for Matai.zas to-morrow. The Sara?
toga is loaded ai d ready to receive
Mull sorvtee I<? llavniin.
(By Telegraph to Vlrgtniat'-Pilot.)
Washington, January 7.?The Post
offlce Department has issued an order
providing for the carrying of the Uni?
ted States mails on the steamers of the
Florida East Coast Line from Miami.
Fla., to Havana. Cuba, beginning to.
morrow with two round trips a week.
This, with service already in operation I
on the Plant Line from Port Tampa,
will make at least live trips a week to
I lie Bolivia Kevnltitlon.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Lima, Peru, via Galvcston, Tex., Jan.
7.?Advices received here from Bolivia
announce that President Alohxo's ad?
vance guard, is within six leagues of
LaPnz, capital of the Republic of
Important news is expected here
I IHN In < ubi?.
(By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.)
Washington, D. CV, Jan. 7.?The War
Department has finally decided to con?
tinue in foroe for a time at least the
system of collecting taxes In Cuba,
practiced by the Spanish authorities,
but with some very important changes
mad.- in the Plan, all In the direction
of liberality toward the tax payers and
in the honesty of admunl3'.ration.
Arms and Ammunition Must Be
Given Up.
Mayor or Iliiviinti Sclecie?! - A me r I -
onuunitfl l'nbiin? on <<notl Term*
Vnccluo 1'olnlt (or (lie Army ami
(Hy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Havana, Jan. 7.?Twenty-five Cuban
generals and chiefs met at Marianne
to-day to consider the position of the
Cuban army. Among those who at?
tended were Generals Vidal, Lacret and
Fcdro Gil, but Mayia Rodriguez, com?
mander of Matnnzas provinces, and
General Menocnl, commander of Ha?
vana province, were not present.
A document was drawn tip for dis?
patch to General Rodriguez, asking him
to call a general meeting of officers to
take action, first, ui>on the need of n
sum of money to enable the officers and
privates of tho nrmy to make a new
start In life; and, secondly, with re?
gard to the lack of respect shown tu
tho Cuban officers by the people of
Cuba Utld the Americans. The In Her
matter has special reference to the re?
fusal of tho municipal police to salute
General Sangullly and other ofllcers.
The meeting to-day resulted in n
three hours talk, critical of. but not
unfriendly, to the Amerieans, und no
disposition was shown to assume an at?
titude of protest or opposition. On the
contrary, a willingness t>> disband was
expressed provided money was forth?
coming lo give the men composing the
Cuban army a new start. As one of
those present put the case: "As the
United States collects the island reve?
nues wo must look to the United
Surgeon General Sternberg, of the
United states Army, to-dny Inspected
Major General Lee's cam:'' and found
91 of tho 10,000 troops in the command
ill. There was. however, pot a single
case of yellow fever or smallpox.
Major hernl Ludlow, military gov?
ernor of th, Department of Havana,
has chosen John Gary Evans to suc?
ceed the Marquis de Estobnh ns Mayor
of Havana, ami Mr. Evans will assume
his new duties to-morrow.
Tie- Invitation issue,) by Major Gene
ral Ludlow for the surrender of arms i
at the arsenal 1 :'s resulted In the vol?
untary turning into the authorities of
several hundred rides.
The transport Panama arrived to-dny.
Generals Wade'nnd Ptutier sailed to-day
on ttie steamer Ala.-.die and General
Clous loft to-night ?.\ the City of Wash?
Major William i- Kneedler, surgeon
of the Plrst Brigade of the Second
Army Corns, has received 20,000 vac?
cine points, and he and his assistants
have vaccinated the entire population
of Plnar del Rio city In the last three
The pleanantest relations exist be?
tween the Cubans and Americans, and
many examples of hospitality and gen?
erosity are given. Two hundred offt
cers and soldiers are In the Presidio
penitentiary serving sentences imposed
upon them for military otTenmeA Tho
Spanish authorities, instead of taking
them to Spain to servo out their terms,
left them, among five hundred othe*
convicts. They want their freedom,
and have petloned General Ludlow to
release them. As it is no part of the
business of the American authorities to
punish Spanish military pris >ne:s.w hose
common offence has been disrespect of
tho officers, all will probably, be ro
leased after trial oy a board of ofTl
cers which *vi1' b(* appolncd to Inquire
lato their cafes. One prisoner was
found to-drf>' whose term expired a
month ago. Ho was an American ne?
gro, who WS" taken into custody about
the middle Iiist Summet-.
The custom8 receipts amounted to
(39,000 to-day at this Port.
.Vims and Ammunition In Havana
Must Ro Surrendered.
Havana. January 7.?General Ludlow,
the military commander of the District
of Havana, ,las Issued the following
proclamation to the citizens:
"It is kno^n that large quantities of
arms and ammunition ate in store at
numerous places in this city, greatly in
excess of nfy pceslblo requirements.
These ace-.ur?ulations ar.> the result of
the war conditions which have existed
for three years, und now that the city
is in a condition of profound peace,
and no meiv'oor of the community has
any requirement for deadly weapons of
the character indicated, it is evidence
?it once of gfobd faith and patriotism to
dispense wlfh their retention. Actuated
by these fe?llngB many citizens have
for several days past been voluntarily
turning in these arms, and have re?
quested th<r United States authorities
to receive thorn.
"Castle? L,.* Tunta has been desig?
nated as ai> armory for their deposit,
and receipts are given for the weapons
turned In."
By the same proclamation physl slans
are required 10 report Infectious dis?
eases; saloons and restaurants are al?
lowed to be opened until midnight, in?
stead of closing at 11.
To relieve suffering ami stop profes?
sional beggary the guards patrullitur the
streets are to take notice of cases of
Illness and destitution, with the loc I
Ity of the street and the number, and
emergency rations will lie Issued. In !
cases of Mine88 special food will be sup- |
plied by the doctors.
t'oldnt'1 'Vhrrry Promoted.
(By TeleKraP" to Vlrelntan-PSlot.)
Washington, January 7.?The Presi- j
dent sent t" th? Semite to-day the
nomination ?f Col. William M. Wherry
Seventeenth Infantry to be brigadier
genera] in regular army, vice Worth,
Condition of Affairs When We In?
vaded Philippines.
lie Hollevet? Paoplo ?ftttn Island*
MionM J*? I.ert ?o Govern Them*
selves-t'bo Twenty Hllllou I*ny
mont Univoriliy of Kol lea,
(By Tele^'oPh to Virginian-Pilot.)
New Yorh*. Jan- 7.?Ex-Senator Goo. I
P. Edmund?, in n letter addressed to
the New Yol'k World, reviews the Phil- j
Ipplne question at length. He de- :
scribes briefly the physical aspects of
the Islands and the character of their
Inhabitants. The population, he shows,!
is "already denser than that of the j
State of Michigan," and he says that j
"of the totfil of all this conglomerate
of races the European and American:;
compose los? than 2 j.er cent., nfter
more than two hundred years of Eu- \
ropean occupation." He claims that !
the people "never have been and never
American productions to any apprecia?
ble extent."
Dewey'a victory which "astonished
the naval powers of the world," gave
us control Of the "bay and city of
Manila and Its environments, nearly all
beyond thaf- W!?s In possessl 11 of an
organized rebellion against Spain."
But "the people of the Islands who
were carrying ?n the rebellion in order
to be free i*nd Independi nt do not de?
sire to be annexed and that they in?
tend to resist annexation," Mr. Ed?
munds says1, "appears to bo Indisputa?
Ho then Proceeds to show what a
war of conquest would mean, asks
how we rail "O justitiell in '-'forcing by
the sword P?r particular and excellent 1
idea of government, morality and re- 1
lii,'ion upon these people, ns Mohammed
did In his fellglous wars and as Spain
did In her f a,"'y operation.-,- in this eon- 1
Judge EdfOlnds says that "Congress j
therefore cjinnot lawfully prevent the
migration of any citizen residing in the
Philippines f? our States any more than i
it can lawfully prevent the rhlgra
tlon of the citizens of the States :..
the Philippines."
What the Philippines will do to us In
cost, loss of Hvcs, the introduction pf
militarism, eu'.. Judge Edmunds con?
siders a serious aspect of tha question.
He assert* the complete j>owcr of;
the Senate over the treaty, to amend
or reject. and suggests that it may so
amend it ";13 to provide substantially,
as the scheme has been as to Cuba,
that the peOP'e Of those Islands should
be left to govern themselves."
As to th." Piymen: of $20,000,000 for
territory wh'ch Spain did not control
Mr. Edmunds says that 'in view of
the gravity' ?f the other aspects of
the subject I* "I not worthy of notice.
other telegraph page 8.
Telecr.iph News?Paw t. 5 and S
Local NeW*-r*??s - and 3>
Virginia News - Pages to, it and is
North eirt'inu News?Page iz
Portsmouth News?Pages 14and t$
Society r*-11^ <??
Theatrical -Page :.
Special Fe*lu,? '?Page lj.
Markets?i'tue 16.
Sliinpinj; ^l'-bi? 1&
Colonel Bryan Delights Great
Gathering in Chicago.
DltOngn Inlie? Yoiiuk Ntatcsman nmi
Soldier Ih llnnqncietl by (he Jack?
?au Club or Hi.- Windy City aud
KIcctrlflcM Ills H"nn-r< witb m
Haaterly I llorl?" Ttoe 10 to 1 Ratio
Mamlo 1 o-Day,
Chicago. January 7.?Tho third an?
nual bancuet of tho Andrew Jackson.
League w as held at Tremont House to?
il iglit and on this occasion, as on the
two former, William J. Bryan, was the
guest of honor. The banquet hall of
the hotel was turned. Into a sea. of
bunting, caught up with festoons of
smilajc. Life-size portraits of Jackson
and of the guest of the evening were
hung at opposite ends of the hall, these
being the only portraits used in the.
decorations. .Mayor Carter H. Harri?
son, of Chicago, acted as presiding of?
ficer, and at tho table with him und
Mr. Bryan wore Congressman Lenta,
of Ohio, end Hlnrichson. of Illinois;
Mayor Maybury, of Detroit; Mayojv;.
Roes, of Milwaukee; Wm. F. McKnlght>./ S
of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Charles K.
l.add, of Kcwance, 111.; Captain Wil?
liam p. Black and National Committee
man Thomas Gahan, of Illinois.
Tlio cxi ri s of the evening pptmed
with a short address by Mayor Karri?
s'- :.. w ho beere lie resumed bis seat
in..--?'u ed as tho tlrst formul speaker,
of tie- evening Congressman W. JL
liinrielis.-n. who spoke in response to
the toast "Party Fealty."
Congressman Lentz explained, to bis
hearers "What Makes a President
Croat." i A
tain William 1*. Black,of Chicago,
? ? .!. responding t? the toast of
"The Soldiery of tho Republic." Thon
came the three visiting Mayors, Wra.
Maybury. of Oetroit; Taggart, of Iri
M-.lis. and Charles K. Ladd, 6C
Kewanee. HI., nil three making brief '
talks. William F. McKnlght. of Mlch
Irrxin. then spoke on "The Young Demo?
crat y." and the address of Mr. Bryan
closed the evening. It was as fol?
"The Democracy of the nation is
still defending Jcffersonlan principles
with Jacksonian courage and has no
thought of departing from the princi?
ple enunciated at Chicago In 1896.
That platform will live in history and
the In ur of its adoption will be re
tnemb. red as the hour when the money
changi ra were driven from tho Demo?
cratic temple. There will be no turn?
ing back. The platform will be added
to ns new conditions force new Is?
sues into the arena of politics, but
nothing will be subtracted from it.
F.vents have vindicated every' position
tnk ii by the platform. Arbitration
advocated In that platform and
arbitration Is stronger to-day than it
was In 1S9?.
"The platform denounced govern
mi nt by injunction and the sentiment
a 1 government by injunction Is in
islng. That platform denounced the
trusts and declared them to be a men?
ace; that menace Is greater to-day than
ever before. Thnt platform warned the
people that a conspiracy was on foot
to give to the national banks a uuiltuu-?
i |y of the issue and supply of paper
money; that conspiracy Is now known
to everyone.
"That platform denounced Interna?
tional bimetallism as a delusion and a
snare, and its condemnation has been
"That platform pointed to Inpend
ent f It age as tho only means of
toring the double standard; who
doubts It now? - ?.
? T tl platform named 16 -to 1 as the
prop ? ratio and that ratio stands to?
day as the only ratio at which bimetal?
lism is possible.
"Other platforms nave been forgot?
ten, but that platform rs fresh in the
memory of friend and foe because it
wbs clear and positive upon every
question. To those who believe In
equality before the law tho Chicago
platform Is stiil an inspiration; it is a
terror only to those who seek to use
the government for personal and pri?
vate end.s.
"(: has been attacked at two points,
but the attacks will not harm it. Some
who opposed the platform !n 1S96 have
promised to ?.-?turn to the party on con?
dition that the party will drop the
money question and confine tho fight
to the trusts. The offer will not bo
accepted. What confidence would the
people have In our sincerity If we
should declare against trusts in gener?
al, but enter into a treaty of peace
with the greatest of ail trusts?tho
money trust? If we should attempt to
centre tho tight upon the trusts the
Republicans would adopt as strong an
antl-trust plank as wo, because no
party would dare to defend the trusts,
in such a fight the trust magnate*
would be found supporting both par
ties tnd con. ibuting liberally to both
campaign funds, provided the trusts
were guaranteed the privilege of nam?
ing the Attorney General and tho
Judges. Tho trusts opposed the Demo?
cratic party In 1S06 because the Chicago
convention took the party out of the
hands of the Will street crowd and
adopted a platform whle.i precipitated
the plutocracy which the party had
held in solution for several years.
"The Gobi Democrats had an oppofca'r
tnnlty to chnsh out the trusts during
Mr. Cleveland's administration, buy*
they did not do it. The Gold Republi?
cans arc having their opportunity now,
but they arc not Improving it. The
t;i;;is will fall when tht> gold stand.,,
(?Continued, on Fifth Pftge.V, -.

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