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VOL. XIX.— NO. 296.
THE ST. PflrlX Gl^Oß^.
) Weather for Today —
Mr] Northerly AVindn.
page: i.
Hull T«lks Democracy.
liin Slump In Wheat.
HarrUun Sliown Ip Bryan.
Morrison Rejects Bryan.
Democrats <!niin Minnesota.
Palmer and Bnekner Arrive Today.
< bniK'l Hottelensly Benten,-
Minneapolis Matters.
Mill City Registration.
Ptlltibury and Wmthlinrn Deny.
One Pop Elector Deserts.
I' A OIS 4.
St. Paul's Registration.
Princeton Dow us the F. F. V.'a.
Day's Racing; Results.
Breezy Anti Chapel Meeting:.
Rivalry for Passenger Traffic.
Boycott on (he Clover Leaf.
Bar Silver 68 l-4c.
(n kli Wheat in Chicago- 72in«
Stocks Tumble With Wheat.
Wants of the People.
Illinois Demonstration at Canton.
Court Routine.
Teachers' Pension Fund Scheme.
Met.— Old Homestead, 8.15.
Grand— ln Old Kentucky, B.IS.
- NEW YORK, Oct. 21.— Arrived: Lahn, !
Bremen. Sailed. St. Paul, Southampton; '
Majestic, Liverpool.
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: St. Louis, New |
York ; Trave, New York for Bremen.
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Defaulter Rambusch was also a good
Does anybody else want to take a
flap at Tom Watson?
Tom Reed Is in Joliet. He has the
freedom of the town, however.
Mr. Bryan has now made over 400
speeches or the same speech over 400
Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's prospects of be
coming president of Cuba are as good
as ever.
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At any rate, Maj. McKinley will not
have to mow his lawn before going to
William Jennings Bryan appeared in
"East Lynne" at Topeka in March,
1885. The company died.
Work, for the night is coming, Mr.
Jones. Rainbow-chasing will be very
much out of style after Nov. 3.
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There is one consolation for Tom
Wsitson. If he goes down the toboggan
now, he won't have to Nov. 3.
A school of whales has appeared off
the coast of New Jersey. It is unani
mously for Hobart and sperm oil.
The generals who are touring the
country do not appear to be doing as
deadly work as they did in 1861-65.
, ,
Prof. Young says it is entirely too
hot on Mars for ordinary human life.
The coal trust ought to go to Mars.
Just as everybody bought a few
bushels of wheat that cereal took a
tumble cf 3 cents. Moral: Don't gamble.
Mr. Bryan said a fond farewell to
> Ohio yesterday. The Buckeyes will
now proceed to make it unanimous for
Things may be said to be mixed in
GeorgUL One of the Populist electors
has withdrawn and pledged his support
to McKinley.
The Bank of England is going to put
up its discount rate again today. It
cannot stand America's heavy with
* drawals of gold.
' — i _
The refusal of Boston to accept the
ptatue Bacchante is followed by the
shocking announcement that Harvard
athletes- have been forbidden to go
without socks.
~^»- .
Colorado is also going to celebrate
Oct. 31 as flag day. The Centennial
Ftate people would like to substitute
Bilver dollars for the stars on the na
tional bunting.
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A Detroit young man has written
sixteen thousand words on a single
postal card. He has broken the record
for fine writing and Incidentally is try
ing to break the postoffice department.
It costs New York $402,500 to conduct
an election, while Chicago spends only
$185,000 for the same purpose. There
are no figures in on how much it costs
Chicago for salaries and "tips"- to its
Gen. John M. Palmer, "the noblest
\ Koman of them all," will speak in Min
nesota the next three days. He hits
the nail squarely on the head in his
1 speeches and is worthy of every vote
that will be cast for him.
Will the king of Italy please state at
once whether his presentation of four
teen volumes of early American his
tory to Mr. Cleveland is intended as a
hint that the president does not read
history closely enough?
What Is this? English commercial
bodies, investigating German Invasion
of their foreign trade, complain that It
Is aided by line:! cf steamers subsidized
by Germany. We had been misled to
suppose that onfy England ever subsi
dized merchant ships.
Krrickerbockerville got a blow be
tween the eyes on the registration. The
returns show that more people will vote
in Chicago Nov. 3 than in any other
"* city in the country. The registration
figures are Chicago, 353,000; New York,
131,000; Philadelphia, 304,000.
Danger* to the Country Shown Up
— Hia Tariff and Income Tax
Special to the Globe.
ST. CLOUD, Minn.. Oct. 21.— 0. M.
Hall, of Red Wing, tonight delivered
his first speech of the campaign and
paved the road for Palmer and Buck
ner, who speak in St. Cloud tomorrow
night. The meeting took place in the
big Republican tent. The St. Cloud
union band and a drum corps lent their
music and voice to the occasion. P. B.
Gorman introduced Mr. Hall In a short
speech, in which he said that the Chi
cago platform encouraged the senti
ment of Populism, socialism and anar
chism. He denounced it for assailing
the supreme court. On the stage were
Henry Keller and D. Calhoun, prom
inent local Democrats who are support
ing the Indianapolis ticket. Mr. Hall's
speech was as follows:
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: This
Is a magnificent night; the stars are bright
and brilliant, and the air Is clear and keen
and crisp and wholesome. It Is a good night
for good Democrats to gather and consider
the matters which may affect their temporal
salvation. It is as a Democrat that I ad
dress you tonight, ladies and gentlemen— a
Democrat untarnished by Populism; unsus
pected of Republicanism. (Laughter.) Since
1876, when the Democratic party nominated
I and elected Samuel J. Tilden president of
: thwe United States I have actively participat
; ed in every political campaign in this state,
i doing my level best for the cause of De
! mocracy for the Democracy that has some-
I thing more than a mere political partisan
; organization. Ii was a living principle, a
creed of faith pregnant with important issues,
and with happiness and prosperity of the
j American people. That creed was summarized
| in the single simple sentence of equal rights
for all men and special privileges felt for
none. The Democratic party did not seek to
equalize men, however; it did not seek to
make them equal in wealth, in health, in
stature, in strength, in intellect or in morals.
It simply proposed to make them equal before
the law, and give to every man an equal
opportunity of .profiting by the development
of those faculties and qualities which the
I Almighty had given him. It was a national
: party; it recognized no sectionalism, no sub
divirions of our common country; it was a
people's party. It gathered its recruits from
the educated and refined and from the lowly
and illiterate; it brought the millionaire
I from his mansion and the poor man from his
i hut, and it placed them al* together on the
I common plane of American citizenship. Now
j this was Democracy. For this I fought, and
the generous Democrats of the Third dis
; triot : in recognition of my enthusiasm rather
than of my merits, honored me by asking me
to assume a place of greater responsibility.
As their representative I had the honor and
exquisite pleasure of participating in that long
and tedious exasjperating debate on the twin
i monstrosities of protection, the McKinley tar
iff law and the Sherman bill. You can
judge, then, of my astonishment; you can
judge with what heart-breaking I watched
the proceedings of the Chicago convention.
When I saw
When I saw a Democratic administration
hissed and cursed by an assembled so-called
Democracy; when I saw the flag of tariff
reform hauled down and the red banner of
depreciated currency pulled up, I turned
away from it In sorrow and sadness and dis
gust. I know that whom the gods would
destroy they first make mad. and I believed
that the men who there had usurped the
name and the organization of Democracy
would find a wholesome cure for their dis
ease when November came, without my as
sistance. (Applause.) But I found that by
remaining silent at home, "sulking in my
tent," perhaps, I was misunderstood, mis
judged, and have been perhaps misrepresent
ed, therefore, when your committee honored
me with an invitation to address you to
night, I accepted it with alacrity, and the
only condition which they imposed upon me
was that neither they nor any other com
mittee, nor any other organization nor any
other living being except myself, should
be held responsible for the sentiments I
Two men, the notorious Thad. Stevens, of
Pennsylvania, now dead, and the dubiously
famous John Sherman, of Ohio, still liv
ing, are responsible for the most incoher
ent, chaotic, and dangerous system of
finance whicnVhas ever cursed any people
for thirty-six consecutive years. We for
give, aye, forget, the blunders, the mistakes
and the fellies which were committed during
the time of the war, when statesmen in
desperation grasped at anything which prom
ised assistance and support, but we cannot
forget, and we ought not to forgive, the
criminal folly which maintains such a finan
cial system for thirty years after the war
The issue of the greenback, the manu
facture cf paper money, by the government,
j which the government could not redeem,
and which it refused to receive in payment
of debts due to it, was in my judgment the
most collossal blunder of the civil war peri
od. We went at once to a depreciated mon
ey basis. Gold and silver alike depressed
from the channels of commerce. All busi
ness was done upon the basis of guesswork,
j speculation and gambling ran mad. bond 3
I were issued and sold at par In greenbacks,
but the greenbacks were so depreciated in
value that the
The soldiers at the front received $13 per
, month in a currency which sometimes was
! not -worth 35 cents on the dollar. But we
' look with charity on all these things, for
; they were the instrumentalities which were
j used during the war, and we are perfectly
' willing to condone every fault, every folly,
every mistake which was honestly made in
bringing that great struggle to its successful
But when the war closed, when the armies
; disbanded and the battle ships were dis
! mantled, the war money ought to have been
! at once retired from circulation, and they
I ought to have called out and put Into cir
! culation good money, the world's money, the
money which commerce creates, the money
which no government manufactures, but
which passes current everywhere in every
port whereever civilized man treads with
his fellow. They did not do this. It Is true
that if that had been done prices might
. have fallen, for we were in a period of great
inflation. Some suffering might have resulted,
but In the end we would have been placed
upon the firm and unalterable basis of sound
money, and the business of this people would
have remained permanent and unaffected by
panics and such depressions as we have had.
i We. prospered, indeed, but it was a fitful
and spasmodic prosperity, the result rather
; of our enormous and undeveloped resources
than of anything else. The Republican party
created this money. It is responsible for its
retention in our circulation. The hands of
the Democratic party are f-pciless. They have
nothing to do with that iniquity.
Shortly after the war. the supreme court
of the United States, with Chief Justice
Chase at its head, declared the greenbacks
I to be unconstitutional. It declared that the
government of the United States had no
power to manufacture money; had no power
to attempt by legal tender acts to give a
fictitious value to anything called money.
This was the decision of the supreme court,
but the millionaires had prospered upon the
greenbacks, they had waxed fat and strong
and insolent and dangerous. It was said that
great interests were imperiled by that de
cision, and that it was necessary it should
be reversed. Therefore the Republican con
gress reorganized the supreme court of the
United States, and President Grant put into
that court Bradley and Strong, and the de
cision of unconstitutionality wa^ reversed,
aad the greenback was held to be constitu
tional, wj
This was their work. The supreme court
was packed for that purpose, and by a
packed court that purpose was accomplished.
"Now, it is a tradition of the barnyards that
"chickens always come home to roost," and
the poet says that "evil inventions return
to plague the inventor." In 1675 the Resub-
Hcan party made the first and only attempt
to retire the greenback. It passed what Is
called the resumption act of that year. By
this law the president was authorized to ls«ue
bonds, purchase gold, redeem greenbacks, as
they were presented and cancel them as they
were redeemed, until the amount outstanding
d!d not exceed $300,000,000. This, I say, was
the first attempt made by the Republican
party to undo the bad work they had done,
and it is worthy of all commendation from
us. But in 1885 they amended that law, and
they provided by that amendment that the
greenbacks were not to be cancelled, but
should be reissued, put again into circu
lation and 'again redeemed. This constitutes
what President Cleveland haa so aptly char
The greenbacks are presented, paid for in
gold, put into circulation and again re
deemed, again put in circulation and again
redeemed, and so- on and on ad infinitum. It
is like the buckets upon the endless chain
they go into the treasury and dip out its gold
and' pass out and go around the circuit, then
they come in and dip it out again and so on
and on and on. Now, this you se? Is a kind
of redemption which does not redeem; it is
redemption without salvation. Now when the
gold becomes low in the treasury the presi
dent is required by this law to rell bonds,
buy gold for the purpose of redeeming these
greenbacks; that is the system under which
we are working, and that is the reason why
President Cleveland was obliged to issue
bonds to purchase gold.
Solomon's temple was one of the seven
wonders of the age and its magnificence and
its richness was beyond the power of a poet's
! description. It was shingled and veneered
i with plates of burnished silver and gold. It
I was a sort of bimetallic temple as you might
I say. There it stood upon Mount Moriah,
i dazzling like the sun in its brightness, the
; glory of Israel, the envy of the world. A
j standing temptation and a standing invita-
I tlon to all the mercenary hordes of the East
to come and plunder, and come they did. The
Assyrian and Babylonian and Greek and
Egyptian swept down upon Jerusalem and
burnt and pillaged and plundered until all
that remained of Solomon's magnificent tem
ple was a smouldering heap of monumental
rubbish. So we, under this system, are piling
j ajid collecting in the treasury a magnificent
I heap of gold. It lies there idle and useless,
; a perpetual temptation to all men and to
j every nation to come and take it whenever
i they want it. And so they come. Very much
of the gold that was drawn out in 1892 and
1893 went into the coffers of Austria and Hun
gary, and Russia, even this year, has been ob
taining gold in order to redeem her depre
ciated silver. If she goes to the Bank of
France for gold they charge her a premium.
So, too, in London and Berlin. But she can
come to the United States and simply em-
I ploy one man to^turn the crank of this end
| less chain and she can get all the gold she
j wants out of our treasury without paying
a cent of premium. Whenever a trust com
pany or an insurance company has an ac
cumulation of money on hand which it wishes
! to invest in bonds, it eets the endless -chain
j at work, draws the gold down In the treasury
I until* the president is compelled to issue
j bonds, then it buys the bonds with the very
gold which it has drawn out of the treasury.
Such, gentlemen, Is our moneytary system,
and -it is this law of 1875, not the law of 1873,
which has placed the finances of this govern
ment under the control of Wall street and on
the money power, but the legislation which
i has done that is your work, my Republi
; can friends, not ours. Now what will the
i three candidates who are asking for our votes
j do with this endless chain system.
do they propose for the disease? Why, Mr.
Bryan says that he will redeem the green
i backs with silver, and when they are re
j deemed he will reissue them. Where will he
! get his silver? The governmeni owns none,
iit must issue bonds to buy silver. This, then,
i is no remedy, it is merely the substitution of
i one disease for another, that is all. Tom
! Watson, Bryan's kicking mate, has a char
; acteristic way of his own. He would not re-
I deem anything now and forever. Put him in
power and he would run this government
without taxation, simply by the activity of
the printing press. Well, now, what says LI
Hung Chang of Canton? Hear him as he
trips to the front door steps and welcomes
the same old crowd with the same old smile.
The same old band plays the same old tune
and the same old speech is greeted with the
same old cheers and the same old operator
telegraphs the same old story over the same
old wires, and in the morning it appears fresh
and dazzling in the same old newspaper.
Now. what does he say? What will he do
with this "Endless chain" business? Hear
him, fellow citizens: "We must raise the
tariff." Raise the tariff. Why, gentlemen, he
raised the tariff six years ago, and he raised
the powers below that preside over the tariff.
Raise the tariff. The people are not taxed
enough yet. That is his remedy. Why, he
was not always thus. After President Cleve
land had turned over to Mr. Harrison a treas
ury filled wilh $375,000,000 surplus, Mr. Mc-
Kinley said the surplus must be reduced, and
that the way to reduce the surplus was to
reduce the revenues which produced the sur
plus, and the way to reduce revenues was to
I increase the tariff; and so he brought in a little
| bill to raise the tariff, and it was entitled "An
I act to reduce the revenues." Now he pro
| poses to pick up that bill again and scratch
out the word "reduce." and write "an act to
increase the revenue." Why, what a paradox
ical nostrum this is. It kills and cures at the
same time; there is no remedy in that. But
if we turn to the battle battered veteran from
Illinois, John M. Palmer, we know what he
will do with this endless chain. He will
smash it. He will
from circulation. He will put this govern
ment upon the basis of a sound money. He
will give to every man who earns a" dol
lar the best dollar that the world owns.
That is what Palmer will do. And that is
why I shall vote., not for McKinley, but
for Mr. Palmer. (Applause.) Now, one word
about silver. It was in 1873 that silver was,
as they say, "demonetized;" at that time
we had no gold or silver in circulation,
nothing but depreciated greenbacks. In my
.ludgment the act of 1873 was not wise legis
lation at that time. I think that the green
backs ought to have been cancelled and re
! tired first and the coinage reformed after
j wards. Since then silver and gold have
j parted company, and today the silver in a
j silver dollar is worth only about one-half
j the gold in a gold dollar. Since that time,
j too, fifteen of the largest commercial na
tions of the globe, Including ourselves, have
stopped the" free and unlimited coinage of
silver. Now, Mr. Bryan tells us that this
action of the nations has caused silver to
I decline in value. I think he is partly rig-lit
!in that. It closed a demand for silver it
1 lessened the demand, and it seems to me
must, therefore, have lessened the value
i but there was another element which entered
i into it. I find by looking at the statistics
! that in the year 1873, when silver was, as
I they say, demonetized, we purchased 'five
: million six hundred thousand ounces of gold
j and sixty-three million ounces of silver. In
i 1895 we purchased ten million ounces of
I gold and one hundred and seventy-five mil
j lion ounces of silver. The production of
: gold had doubled, while the production of
] silver had trebled. We produced twice as
much gold in 1895 as we did in 1873, but three
times as much silver. Nowhere was an in
; creased production meeting a diijinish«d de
mand for silver, and it seems to me it Is
the true explanation of why silver fell In
; the markets. It was governed by the law
lof demand and supply. But Mr. Bryan says
;it does not make any difference. "We will
! overthrow the economic law of demand and
| supply by an act of congress."
' I do not think he can do it. Mr Bryan
! admits that fifteen nations sent silver down
and now he asserts that one nation can send
It up. That is if we tumble into a flfteen
i foot well, we can get out of it with a one
; foot ladder. No man yet was able to ac
.compliEh that feat. (Laughter and applause )
j In 18.3. that same year under free and un
; limited coinage there existed a difference of
; two cents between the value of the silver
I contained in a silver dollar and the value
:of the gold contained in a gold dollar Now
I ask you in all seriousness if free and un
limited coinage then in full force could not
j eliminate the two cents difference "between
! gold and silver at that time, how can it
today eliminate a fifty-cent difference between
the two metals? Mr. Bryan's experiment has
> been tested and tried and found wanting But
at the next station at which the train' stops
j Mr. Bryan tells us that it is not true that
silver has not gone down, but that gold has
; gone up, and to prove this he asserts that
an ounce of silver will today buy as much
wheat, corn, oats and other products and com
modities as it would buy years ago. Well
j if this is true, what becomes of the crime
against silver? Where is that bleeding and
mutilated body they say was hacked to pieces
j in 1873? Why, here it stands, as fresh as a
j daisy, as strong as it ever was. as vigor
i ous, as potent in the markets. "It will buy
I as much now as it ever would," says Mr
I Bryan, "for gold has gone up and silver has
1 not gone down." Now, I think Mr. Bryan is
wrong in that proposition. I think he is right
when he says that silver has fallen, but I
don't believe he ls» right when he says that
gold has appreciated. It is difficult to solve
that problem. I have studied it carefully
with an earnest and an honest desire to ascer
tain the truth. I will not read to you to
night statistics, which I might, but I want
to call your attention simply to one com
modity. The figures I read and the statistics
I give are those which I have ascertained
myself from the files of Chicago papers. The
price of No. 2 wheat in the city of Chicago
in 1858, the average price for the year, was
sirty-elght centa a bushel. It is now seventy
Continued on Fourth Page.
Mr. Jones— "l suppose I can spare a wing for that poor man outside." Mr. Hanna— "Let's see, I think I'll give him the neck."
— Chicago Record.
At Several Places Mr. Bryan Felt
Called Upon to Notice Their
Prominent Displwy.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 21.— Gen.
Harrison arrived at his home in Indian
apolis tonight at 7:45. Leaving New
Albany at 10 o'clock this morning, he
I made eleven speeches before reaching
j Indianapolis. There were notable gath
erings at Salem, Orleans, Bedford and
Bloomington. At Salem, where the
principal address of the day was de
livered, Gen. Harrison was welcomed
by booming cannon and shrieking |
whistles, which added to the noise
made by the cheering crowds. Gen.
Harrison spoke for thirty-five minutes.
In part he said:
Mr. Bryan proposes to abandon the pres
ent money system and to introduce the free
coinage of silver. When a, change is pro
| posed the first thing you want to do is to |
ascertain what the present conditions are i
and how they are to be changed. The i
present conditions are that we are a bi- i
metallic country. We are, using both gold I
and silver as money — about four hundred :
millions of silver and about six hundred I
millions of gold, and paper money based !
upon and redeemable in coin. Every silver j
dollar and every paper dollar is maintained i
on an equality with gold. You don't stop i
to lcok at it; you don't consult a bank di- !
rector further than to see whether it is gen- i
vine. If it is not a counterfeit it goes, and !
it goes for one hundred cents on the dol- |
lar— paper money, gold money, silver money. I
The Democrats say that this is practically \
the gold standard, and so it is; and they :
say they want a double standard.
Now, I ask you to bear with me while I
speak on this subject of standards. A stand
ard is a measure. You have a standard j
bushel, a standard peck, a standard yard
stick. They are measures, and just so the
standard dollar is a measure. The others
are measures of quantity of length; this is
a measure of value. I want to know how
you can maintain two standards if they are
not of the same size or length. Can you
have two standard bushels when one is only
half as much as the other? Can you have
two standard yardsticks when one is only I
half as long as the other? You cannot main- !
tain a double standard of weight or measure
of value unless each one of them is the
equivalent of the other. The law can make
a dollar a legal tender to pay debts, but j
how much it will buy in the market you will
have to find out in the market. If the mer
chant says he will give yoa -two yards of
calico for a gold dollar and -one yard for a
silver dollar, that establishes the relative
value of your two metals, no matter what
you have in your law books.
We are using silver now, but the govern
ment is buying the silver at the market
price; it is coining it on Its own account;
it is making whatever profit there is in~it
for the people; it is putting behind this sil
ver dollar the pledge of this government
that it will maintain its iquaiity with the
gold dollar. We limit the amount that we
] coin, and by limiting the amount, by put
ting this government's pledge behind it, we
can maintain a certain amount of silver at <
parity with gold; and we are doing it now.
Their proposition is that we shall turn
this all over to the mine owners; that the
government shall build its costly mints,
| eqaip them with costly machinery, pay high
! salaries to assayers and mlnters and coin
! ers, and that we shall put all this freely
at the service of the men who own silver
mines. A dollar like that, unsupported by !
the government, unlimited as to the amount j
of coinage, cannot be maintained at par.
It is proposed th*t this great governme"nt,
with Its bonds outstanding, held by trust
companies, and by savings banks, as security i
j and Investment, for the small earnings of the
: widow and the orphan ah? the provident
I working-man who has made his deposit, shall,
i instead of paying in one- hundred-cent dol- |
j lars, as promised, discharge all these public j
i obligations In fifty-cent WQllars. The peo
: pie of this country love It; they love its
: honor. If they had not k>ved It, if they
1 had not held its honor in priceless esteem,
|. they would not have sent -scut these great
j armies in the civil war that its flag might
i not be stained. They love#-it »o that men
j died for it, with the light W glory in the'.r
! faces as the light of life *went out. They
' loved its honor, and they kept It whole.
! They loved its honor commjercially, and they
j will not have this gorernnfcnt put in a po
j sition of repudiating one-hilt of Hs just ob- !
i ligations.
We were tempted to <$o w*h*t is now asked i
I in the old flat money tline^. . They told you j
| that the redemption of oir greenbacks in !
I gold would iring destruction '-to the country.
j The people said:
"In the war times we w%ote on the face
I of that note 'the United States will pay to j
j bearer one dollar,' and, come what will, we j
j will not sully the achievements of our arms j
by financial repudiation. "
You heard my voice- in that campaign,
appealing for national hoaor. Ycru heard my
voice then saying to y.au that resumption
| would not hurt, but would help you; and I |
i call you to witness now whether what I :
said then was not true.
There is another proposition I want to say !
a word about. Mr. Bryan ' has spoken with !
some contempt of those people who, as he I
says, have been for thirty years saving this '
country every year at so much a save. To
whom did te allude? Thes« veterans who
escorted me to this stand? That band of j
Union veterans which has recently been tray- i
cling over the country speaking to the peo- j
pie and especially to tbelj comrades on these :
great issues? Did he mean that gallant man. j
that heroic patriot, that man of God. Gen.
Howard, who gave an arm. to his country
in the war? Did he mean- gallant old Gen.
Sickles who gave a leg to Ms country in
the war? Or did he mean Corporal Tanner,
who gave both legs to his country in the
war? Did he mean these iften by that term
of reproach— men who have been saving the '
country every year for thirty- years at so much
a save? These men and their sons, their
fathers, their mothers are all interested that ;
the honor and dignity and Just constitutional
powers of this government shall be preserved.
They may be sneered at by ttie young man
from Nebraska, but they will not be frightened
by the Enears— men who faced the belching
mouths of cannon that the country might
Let me say in conclusion that I spent some
time this summer in the East, and I bring
you the assurance that there will be no
Democratic state east of the Allegheny
mountains. The great Empire state will
roll up a majority for McKinley that it will
take them unto Christmas to count. Con
necticut, that has almost invar'^jly been
Democratic, will have a majority for McKin
ley. New Jersey, always Democratic, will
give 30.000 majority for McKinley. Pennsyl
vania — I don't know, unless they introduce
some short-hand method of computation, how
they are going to count the majority in Penn
sylvania. But Bryan has hopes of Indiana.
A Voice — He will never get it.
Mr. Harrison— No; the people of Indiana
love the flag and the constitution. They sent
out as many brave men in proportion to their
nujnbers as any state to maintain Lincoln's
view of the constitution, and they are not
going to surrender to the boy orator of the
Platte. Indiana has paid her debts honestly
and insists that the United States shall. She
insists tt*at as there ha? "been no stain on
the flag there shall be no -stain on our finan
cial record.
At the college towns of Bloomington
and Green Castle Gen. Harrison cov
ered much the same ground that he
had in his other speeches.
Given ::n Enthusiastic Reception at
Fort Wayne.
FOftT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 21.—Wil
liam J. Bryan addressed three monster
meetings tonight in Fort Wayne. The
first was at the Wayne hotel and when
Mr. Bryan spoke from the balcony,
the big double block in front was pack
ed to such an extent that the windows
were broken in by the crowd. It was
several minutes before Mr. Bryan could
make himself h^ard and when he did
get to talking, he was often stopped by
the applause. The next meeting was a±
Princess Rink and that large edifice
wns packed to the doors. Here, too,
the crowd was demonstrative, and three
minutes of applause greeted him on his i
entrance. His vigorous attack on the !
gold Democrats met with a ready re
sponse in the sympathies of the aud
ience. The last speech was made at ;
Saengerbund hall, and here again he i
was met with an enthusiastic recep
Mr. Bryan attacked the home of the
enemy in Indiana this morning. Wayne
county is the banner Republican coun~
ty of the state and Richmond is the
stronghold of Wayne county. There
were yellow badges at both of the meet
ings that Mr. Bryan addressed, and ;
shouters for McKinley were numerous.
There were, however, a great number
of silverites in the crowds, and they
yelled loud and often for the Demo- i
cratic nominee.
The train arrived in Cambridge City
nearly an hour late. A five minutes
stop was to have been made there,
but Mr. Bryan was taken in a carriage
to the fair grounds, where he spoke, and
as a consequence, twenty minutes more
was added to the wrong side of the
schedule. At the fair grounds, the
nominee encountered a crowd which
numbered up into the thousands and
was unable to leave his carriage to
gain the speaker's stand.
At Rushville, Mr. Bryan spoke to a
crowd of several thousand people for
fifteen minutes from a platform erect
ed in a vacant lot near the center of
the city. For the first time during his
campaign in Indiana Mr. Bryan at New
Castle, referred to ex-President Harri
son stumping the state in the interest
of the Republican nominee.
He said that ex-President Harrison
was elected to the presidency on a plat
form that denounced Mr. Cleveland's
administration on the ground that he
had tried to demonetize silver, and that,
today the former president was stump
ing the state trying to get the Republi
cans to indorse Mr. Cleveland's finan
cial policy, and that the policy of the
last administration was worse on the
money question that the first adminis
tration, but such a change had come
over the Republican leaders that they
wanted the American people to submit
to the policy which they denounced
eight years ago.
Muncie was a hotbed of politicians
when Mr. Bryan arrived there shortly
before 3 o'clock this afternoon. Every
man, woman and child wore a badge,
and every man, woman and child
shouted for his or her candidates.
There were counter demonstrations.
An hour after Mr. Bryan reached the
town William D. Bynum was to speak
to the gold Democrats, and in the even- i
ing the Republicans were . to listen to j
W. J. Campbell, ex-president of the i
glass-blowers' association. All three
meetings were widely advertised. On
either side of the street those who wore
the yellow McKinley badges were lined
and they shouted for their favorite as
the carriage bearing Mr. Bryan passed
It was distinctively a McKinley
crowd in the city, and just as distinct
ively a Bryan crowd that listened to
the nominee at the ball park. There
he faced an assemblage of several
thousand, and nearly every person he
could see had the name of the candi
date printed on a slip of whita paper i
and fastened over the hat band, and \
there was nothing to disturb the har- j
mony of the meett»g. On the way back
to the train the demonstration for Mc-
Kinley was commenced, but was check
ed to a great extent by the showing of
the crowd of silverites who marched
about the vehicle.
A cheering mass of humanity to the
extent of several thousand people wel
comed the candidate to Anderson when
at 4:30 he arrived there. There were
short stops at Alexandria, Sununitville,
Marion, Bluffton and Fairmount. and
at each place Mr. Bryan received flat
tering receptions.
I'nul Got Off Luck}-.
Special to the Globe.
WABASHA, Minn., Oct. 21.— Peter Paul, of
St. Paul,' made a balloon ascension here to
day. In descending the parachute caught j
on a high tree, throwing him out, breaking
one arm, spraining the other and breaking !
some ribs. ThJB was the two-hundredth as- ■
tension he had made, and he claims he will
never make another.
PRJCE TWO CENTS i ontkains
Stand of the Ex-Congressman One
of the Important Incidents of the
CHICAGO, Oct. 21.— Hon. William R.
Morrison, chairman of the Interstate
Commerce cewnmission, for years a i
member of congress, and a lifelong ]
Democrat, has bolted Gov. Altgeld and |
the Chicago platform and nominees, i
An official statement is in the hands '
of Chairman Williamson, at Palmer
and Buckner headquarters. It Is a
flat-footed declaration against free sil
ver, William J. Bryan and the admini
stration of Gov. Altgeld.
Up to the present time Mr. Morrison
has maintained silence. It has been !
known that there was a personal enmi- |
ty between himself and Gov. Allgeld, !
but he was supposed to lean in his sym- i
pathies toward free silver. His declar- !
ation in favor of the gold standard and I
against Gov. Altgeld is regarded as a ■
most important incident in the present I
campaign. Mr. Morrison's political
standing has been high in the Demo
cratic party in the state. He has many
times been mentioned for president,
and his name was prominently before
the Chicago convention at which Wil
liam J. Bryan was nominated. He
was one of the most promising candi
dates for the vice presidential nomi
nation, and had it not been far the
persistence of Gov. Altgeld, he might
have secured it, though his noncommit
tal attitude, laid him open to the charge
at the convention that he was luke- j
warm, and not a suitable man to stand |
on the platform which had been adopt
Refuses to Say One Comforting Word
to Bryanites.
NEW YORK. Oct. 21.— Senator David
B. Hill, who is spending a few days in
Gotham, declines to be interviewed, and
his continued silence has destroyed all
hopes on the part of the Bryanites of j
making even a respectable showing at i
the polls in this state. Chairman Dan
forth of the Bryanite state committee,
called upon the senator today and urg- \
ed him once more to declare at least i
that he would vote for Bryan and Se
wall. The senator, however, would not
yield, and Danforth left badly discon
"I do not think Senator Hill will make '■
any public statement as to his po- I
sition," he exclaimed with tears in his
A final effort to persuade Hill to com*
to the support of the Bryanites will be
made probably tomorrow, when Sen
ator Arthur P. Gorman is expected to
arrive for a conference with the politi
cal hermit of Wolfert's Roost.
Will Speak In Minnesota, Io« a and
Possibly Nebraska.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21.— Ex-Gov. Flower, i
of New York, left Chicago this after- !
noon In the private car of President
Cable, of the Rock Island, for an ex
tended tour through lowa and Minne- '
sota, speaking in the interests of the j
Palmer and Buckner campaign. Among j
the party who accompained Gov. Flow
er were Hon. W. S. Forman, Mrs
Flower and Mr. C. Vey Holman, of
Maine. It is possible the journey may
be extended for a flying visit to Omaha
and Topeka.
The People of Wisconsin Glad to
See Him.
WATERTOWN. Wis.. Oct. 21.— More than
1,500 people assembled at the Milwaukee & St.
Paul depot this morning to meet the special
train upon which was Gens. Buckner and
Bragg. The arrival of the train was received
with music, great cheering and the firing of
anvils. Many were disappointed at not seeing
Gen. Palmer. Great cheers went up for Gen
Bragg, who made a brief but telling speech
Gen. -Buckner made a ten-minute speech on
the money question and was enthusiastically
User Party Still Making Speeches
in Michigan.
JACKSON. Mich., Oct. 21.— After address-
Ing a crowd of over a thousand at Charlotte,
Gen. Alger and his veteran campaigners ar
rived here at noon today. They v/e-c escorted I
to Liberty square by a parade of veterans, i
Gen. Sickles in his address said he had no
ticed In traversing eleven stated that when
they struck a place that was prosperous,
•where there were good educational advan- t
tages, that the McKinley sentiment prevailed, ';
and that at places which had an appearance
of desolation the Bryan supporters' were more
plenty. Gen. Alger introduced Gens. Martin,
Stewart, Howard and Corporal Tanner, who I
each made a few remarks.
WeakncM Augmented by the Larg«
Increane in World's Stock** an
Shown by Brtulatreet'a.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21.— "Wheat took an
emphatic and inglorious tumble today,
the December option closing at 75% c,
a decline of 3% cents from yesterday's
close and that too after selling at 79% c
on the curb. The principal depressing
features were the tight money market
and the fact that No. 2 hard winter is
now selling at a discount of from 9 to
10 cents under December. On the curb,
before the opening of the regular
wheat market this morning, the feel
ing verged on the hysterical for a
while. December was first quoted at
79% clt jumped to 79% cin a few
minutes and then came down with a
slam to 77% c. On the regular board
the traders commenced practically
where the lrresponsibles on the curb
had left oft*. The range in the price
of December at the moment when the
tap of the starting signal was heard
was from 77% cto 77i4c, as compared
with yesterday's closing price of 78% c.
with sales as low as 76% cin the next
The shaky condition of affairs was a
surplus, because public cables showed
Liverpool 2d up and Berlin 1% and
l%m higher. So wild was the opening
in the pit that prices in different quar
ters were almost a cent apart at the
same moment. Cable reports, after
ward denied, that a corner had broken
In South Russia did much toward un
settling the crowd. But the tightness
of the money market with the conse
quent depressing influence that cir
cumstance had on the price of cash
wheat together with the strained con
dition of the speculative mind was
mainly responsible for the decline and
in fact were the overshadowing in
fluences all day.
The cabled reports of the advance at
Liverpool were accompanied by a state
ment that it was due entirely to the
advance here yesterday. The advance
here near the close yesterday was very
generally attributed to a shrewd specu
lative-move of John Cudahy. For Liv
erpool to have no better reason there
fore, for its over night bulge was a
cause of weakness instead of strength.
The scarcity of loanable funds in the-
Northwest, which was corroborated by
the increasing discount for cash wheat
at Minneapolis, was not confined to
that section alone, as was seen in the
widening of the breach here between
the price of cash wheat an-d December.
About ten days ago regular No. 2
wheat, seller October, was only %c
lower than the active future — Decem-
ber; whereas today, 100,000 bushels, sel
ler October, was sold In the pit at 2*£
cents under, by a firm that had the
grain to deliver.
Bradstreet's visible supply statement,
which was received at 12 o'clock, and
which showed an increase of 6,000,000
in the world's stocks of wheat, since a
week ago, caused an augmentation of
the heavy feeling with which business
commenced and the heaviest decline
occurred after its receipt. After the
first slump to 76% c, there was a recov
ery to 77c. That was followed by a
dip to 76V&C, and a recovery to 77&e.
Then December sold gradually down to
76% c, recovered again to 76% c, and then
followed a decline which did not stop
short of 75% c, with 75»4c the bid price
at the close.
Jfew York Bnrieti Under a Landslide
of Long Wheat.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.— The bulls lost
their grip on wheat today and there
was a decline in prices that wound up
with a net loss of 3%@3*4 cents.
Throughout the entire session, the
market was fairly buried under a land
slide of long wheat. It poured in from
all sides, but chiefly from foreign
houses. This was the straw which
broke the bull's back. All recent bull
strength has been derived from abroad,
and today's weakness in v cables and
European offerings, defied all efforts to
stay the tide of liquidation. Even some
of the staunchest bull operators became
alarmed at the downward rush, and
threw over their wheat. The greatest
excitement was at the start and dur
ing the final hour. Prices then made
gymnastic evolutions that set the pit
in an uproar. December wheat, which
opened all the way from 83% to 84 1 / £,
closed at 82%. On the curb before the
opening, December touched 86*4, or
within cent of the top notch for the
Quotations for cash wheat in all the
a|>ring wheat markets were much lower
than yesterday, reports said, owing to.
the difficulty In obtaining funds for
carrying charges. The absence of a.
short interest was a significant feature.
Today's decline failed to develop ex
pert buying, the sales not aggregating
over 128,000 bushels. Total transactions
in wheat futures were 14,360 bushels.
Corn and oats both sustained bad
breaks in sympathy with wheat, the
former losing 1%@2 cents, and the lat
ter %@% cent, against last night.
LONDON, Oct. 21.— The wheat mar
ket opened firm. At the Baltic there
was heavy trading, and prices recov
ered to Monday's extreme rates. On
Mark Lane English wheat, spot, was a
shilling and foreign wheat 6d to 9d
dearer over Monday's prices, with
steady demand. Flour showed a shil
ling advance. Horn, Son & Bryant, De
war & Webb and other leading firms
were Interviewed by a representative
of the Associated Press. All the mer
chants questioned think that the ad
vance is due to an American "corner. "
The price of bread In London and the
provinces has risen slightly.
LIVERPOOL, Oct. 21.— The wheat
market here today was firm and with
out occurrence of the excitement of the
closing yesterday. There was a decline
of about 2d from Monday's price of 7s.
Prices opened 2d dearer and advanced 1
a further half penny upon reported
buying of Russian wheat by the Rus
sian government in cargoes. This pro
duced a sharp advance of 2s 6d upon
yesterday's prices. The principal deal-
Ings were in American red wheat op
tions. There was not much doing in
California options. The concensus of
opinion is that in spita of recentj ad
vices the wave has not jret spent its
strength. At the close of the day there
was a slight relapse. The businesa
done amounted to 150,000 quarters.

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