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WASHINGTON WHEELS INTO LINE ON EXPANSION 'Co'loncl ' Frank Wllkcson , formerly "Populist member of the legislature of the state of Washington , and who was one tlmo associate editor of the .New York Sun , lias rejected Bryan- ism. He says : ' 1 am nn expansion ist 'of the most 'extreme typo and 'believe In holding the Philippine Islands for commercial reasons aa well as a military and naval base. I have paid taxes for thirty years to establish eastern manufacturing In dustry , paid oven under angry pro test , because I lived In a region remote from all-possibility of proflt- .ablo manufacture , tand now , when .Washington has a chance to estab lish a manufacturing industry to supply the people of Asia with fin ished products , il am a high tariff advocate. I want the industries of Washington diversified ; I want 'our < coast built up and commerce estab lished. I want to BOO the consum ing powers of the market of Asia Increased - < creased , so that .it . will consume all the surplus wheat raised In Austra lia and on the Pacific coasts of the North and South American conti- nents.and thiswlll Increase the prlco of wheat raised In the Mississippi valley , where il have a large farm. I believe that the success of Demoo- racy will directly and disastrously affect my pocket ; that it would If carried to a logical conclusion create Industrial and commercial lethargy on the Pacific coast , and by curtail ing the power < of consumption of the foreign and domestic markets cause breadstuffs and .provisions to fall In value. " Hiram Hammer , one of the ablest Populists in Washington ( state ) : I am a Protectionist. I believed that unless wo had free silver , want and destitution would follow. The reverse - verso is true. I believe that in the future as In the past that whatever legislation obtain that Is , In the Interest of all the people must come through the Republican party. John H. Slipper , HamiltonWash. , one of the largest merchants in the Upper Skagit vallqy , and a Demo crat. crat.Dr. . M. B. Matticc , Sedro-Woolley , Wash. , a leading physician and life long Democrat A. Lyons , Burlington , Wash. , an enthusiastic fuslonlst In 1896-98. 'C. ' E. Bingham , mayor of Sedro- Woolley , Wash. , head of the bank ing house of C. E. Blngham & Co. , who has always been a staunch Democrat. Henry Thompson , Blrdsview , Wash. , an extensive rancher and old-line Democrat. N. W. Carpenter , Mount Vernon , Wash. , a large saw mill owner and t a Populist. I J. B. Holbrook , Sedro-Woolley , Wash. , bank cashier and an active Democrat. Thomas W. B. Thomson , Hamil ton , Wash. , mine owner in the Upper Skagit , and a Populist. Louis Kirkby , Sedro-Woolley , r Wash. , mail carrier and a Populist. W. E. Schrlcker , La Conner , Wash. , head of the Skagit County Bank and an Influential Democrat. f Adam Huff , Bayvlew , Wash. , a rancher and strong Fusionist. M. O. Pease , Anacortes , Wash. , mine owner and a good Democrat all his life. Col. Geo. G. Lyon , Seattle , news paper proprietor and editor , Expan- stonistformer chairman Republican Territorial Committee , leader of Sil ver Republicans 1896. J. E. Yecnd , Walla Walla , farmer , present member state senate , elected as Fusionist 1896. Expansion. Dr. G. V. Calhoun , Seattle , origin al silver Republican and one of managers fusion state campaign 1896. Expansion. J. C. McCrimmon , North Yaklma , chairman Populist County Commit tee 1896. Expansion. M. E. Hay , Wilbur , original Silver Republican and fusion organizer ; Is now chairman Lincoln County Re publican Committee and nominee for state senate. Expansion. Dr. J. C. House , Port Townsend , formerly chairman Idaho Republi can Territorial Committee ; Silver Republican and fusion organizer this state 1896 ; chairman Jefferson A. Parkhurst , Oriskany , N. Y. I have always been a Democrat , but as regards the national ticket this fall I believe In letting well enough alone. John F. Malloy , Oriskany , N. Y. I have always heretofore voted the Democratic ticket , but this year my ballot will bo cast for McKinley. I believe the country is prosperous now and in the proper shape for ua to sup port McKinley. We do not want a change at this time. I can not go Bryan. When a man forces himself on the people as ho did you may count mo out. R. B. Holman , Orlskany , N. Y. I have never yet voted the Republican national ticket , but will do so this year. I don't want to see any change. Things are In good shape , and we should keep McKinley where he is. R. Clawson. Oriskany , N. Y. 1 am a Democrat , but I shall vote tne Repub lican ticket this year , at least that Is my Intention at the present tlmo. Mc Kinley is a good man , and we have had good times under his administration. H. G. Mllllngton , Clanc Mills , N. Y. I am for McKlnley. I voted for Cleveland the-last tlmo he ran , and got enough of It in his term , and shan't vote that way this year. McKinley is good enough. Charles Lorraine , Clark Mills , N. Y. I used to be a Democrat , but have changed in the last two years , It is better for the people to have McKin ley. The times suit me better under the Republicans. A. Platt , Oriskany. N. Y. I have usually voted the Democratic ticket , but this year I am out for McKlnloy and he will get my voto. Times arc good enough for me now and I don't propose to do anything that would tend to bring about a change. County Republican Committee 1898. Expansion. < Gco. S. Courier , North Yakima , secretary Silver Republican State Central Committee 1896. ( Expan sion. sion.L. C. Whitney , Everett , -former prosecuting attorney Snohomlsh county. Finance and expansion. .F. M. Sanders , Entlat , Chelan county , business man. Expansion. George Donworth , leading attor- moy of Seattle. Finance .and expan sion. Joslah Collins , leading attorney of Seattle. Finance and .expansion. . S. M. Shipley , attorney , Seattle , .Silver Republican organizer and fu sion nominee lor state senate 1898. Expansion. Illchard Gowan , attorney , Seattle. ( Finance and .expansion. ( Col. W. M. Rldpath , mining man , iSpokane , former Republican mem- iber and speaker Indiana house of representatives ; manager George Turner's senatorial fight 1897. Ex pansionist. W. H. mummer , attorney , Bpo- .kano , elected to state senate as fu- .slonlst 1896. Expansion. .Col. J. J. Welsenbergcr , What- .com , fusion campaign speaker 1896 ; .original Silver Republican ; major First Washington Regiment Volun teers In Philippines ; delegate to Republican state convention 1900 ; present colonel Washington State .National Guard. Expansion. D. G. Halght , business man , Aber- .doon , life-long Democrat. Expan sion. sion.Col. . J. J. Tolkas , Aberdeen , mer chant , life-long Democrat. Expan sion. sion.Mark iPayette , Aberdeen , mer chant. Expansion. 1. C. Orowtherx , Aberdeen , retired. ( Expansion. H. L. Blanchard , Chlmacum , Jef ferson county , former member board .county commissioners , life-long Democrat ; now president State Dairy Association. Expansion. R. J. Chard , Port Townsend. mer chant , life-long Democrat ; Is for ex pansion and against Democratic pro-Boer sympathy. Charles Pink , Port Townsend , former city councilman and appoint ed customs Inspector under Cleve land administration. Same reasons as Chard. AN. . Godfrey , Port Townsend , former county surveyor ; appointed deputy collector customs under Cleveland administration. Expan sion. J. C. Pringle , editor Port Townsend - send Evening Call. Finance and expansion. F. F. Marble , North Yaklma , elected county surveyor 1892 ; nom inated for same office by fuslonlsts 1900 ; resigns from ticket and de clares for McKlnley. John Louden , leading business man North Yaklma. Expansion. Judge C. C.Austin , Seattle , former member state senate and elected police judge Seattle on fusion ticket 1896. Original Silver Republican. Expansion. Solon T. Williams , Seattle , Silver Republican , elected to state legisla ture as fustonist 1896. Expansion. W. A. Peters , attorney , Seattle ; lormer .Democrat , inxpunsion. N. J. Craig , Everett , chairman Populist County Convention 1896 ; member city council. Expansion. John McRae , Everett , life-long Democrat and leading party work er ; former city councilman. Ex pansion. A. W. Crlswell , Everett , leading Populist. Expansion. Harry Knowles , Snohomlsh , fu sion chief deputy sheriff 1896-98. J. M. Holden , Ortlng , People's Party organizer 1896. Expansion. James Coplan , business mau , Ort- ing , Expansion. Henry Beckett , Ortlng , assessor Pierce county 1896 ; elected on fu sion tlckot. Expansion. H. P. Bulger , Tacoma , People's Party speaker and club organizer 1896 ; Republican organizer 1898. Expansion. M. B. Harben , Seattle , fusion speaker and organizer 1896-98. Member King County Republican Convention 1900. Expansion. J. Lorraine , Clark Mills , N. Y. I have been a Republican over since tne last presidential election. Think 1 shall vote for McKlnley because the times are better now then over before. W. Dennlson , Oriskany , N. Y. I was a Democrat until four years ago. I shall vote for McKlnley this year. Wo want a continuation of the good times. H. B. Harrison , Clark Mills , N. Y. I used to bo a Democrat , but no sliver business for me. I think I shall bo a Republican hereafter. The Democratic politicians are playing for selfish ends and not for the good of the country. Croker was able to overrule the whole Democratic convention at Saratoga when everybody else wanted Color for governor. Then he put an anti-trust plank into the platform and he Is one of the head men in trusts. I shall cer tainly support McKlnley this year , whatever I may do afterward. P. W. Copeland , Clark Mills , N. Y. I used to be a Democrat. It is hard to tell where the Democracy is now adays. I think I shall vote for McKin ley. I think that would be the wiser way. Arthur Wright , Clark Mills , N. Y. I am a Democrat , but I shall do as I did four years ago , vote for McKlnley as the less of two evils. Lewis Farmer , Clark Mills , N. Y. I voted for Cleveland three times and four years ago I voted for McKlnley. I have no use for Bryan. I am going to bo a Republican. Wo had all the Democratic administration under Cleveland's last term that wo wanted. H. E. Palmer , Bridgewater , N. Y. As a party we don't say much about free silver. I guess that Is the wiser way. I am an expansionist. I don't object to that part of the administra tion's policy. MICHIGAN HAS MANY McKINLEY CONVERTS 31. B. StucXor , Scthtcmprominent farmer. Satisfied Uepubllcnn3 arc right as to Gold standard. J. IIowo , Porrlnton , prominent farmer. Same as above. John W. Travis , Traverse City. Better buBlness now ; foolish to change. James 0. Crotser , Klncslcy. Bet ter business now ; foolish to change. Joseph Garko , Anton Mlckles , and Paul Wleneskle , East Lake. Coun try more prosperous under Republi can rule. Crlstopher Clark , Marlon. Ex pansion. J. Warren Scovlllo , Marlon. Pros perity. A. J. Montgomery , Reed City. Prosperity. James H. Booth , and J. C. Corbln , Duncan. Republican party has ful filled pledges. Frank C. Miller , Ionia ; formerly secretary and treasurer Democratic County Committee. Edwin A. Murphy , Ionia , candi date for prosecuting attorney Dem ocratic ticket , ' 98. Albert E. Shelley , Beldlng , real estate dealer ; prominent Democrat. C. C. Reeves , O. S. Shaw , James Lampson , and Otto Tacy , Covert. Business prosperity. L. P. Parkhurst , M. D. , Mlddlc- vllle , and B. W. Stlckney , Hartford. Satisfied he was wrong on silver question. Changed his mind as to 1C to 1. Michael Holman , Hesperla. Bet ter times. Casslus Potter , Lattln. Bettor times. Samuel Frees , Lattln. Better times. R. R. Gale. Hart. James H. Slater , Hart. Bad policy to change now. Col. Benonl Lachanco , Ed-Vlll. Pros. , Mackinaw Island. Philippine question. C. H. Angell , St Ignaco. Philip pine question. George Wilson , Newton. Times good enough. James Sealey , Will E. Fuller , Goo. Frownfelder , Fred E. McMlchacl , and Frank L. Fuller , Greenville. Satisfied with present conditions. Charles R. Culver , Carson City. Disgusted with Imperialism buga boo. boo.Dr. . William Richardson , Carson City. Lost confidence In 16 to 1. Albert Grover , Mclvor. Pros perity. Louis Boloy , Mclvor. Prosperity. John Jones , Hetherton. Changed mind as to 1C to 1. William "unt , Hillman. Changed mind as to 16 to 1. David Moore , Atlanta. Changed mind as to 16 to 1. R. Sticknoy , Hartford. Foreign policy. John Mackcy , South Haven. For eign policy. Charles Rosevelt , Kcelcr. Foreign policy. Paul Suchs , lumberman. Pledges of Republican party kept. Charles Bradley , loading farmer , McBain. Don't like Bryan's speech of acceptance. Lawrence Dahoncy , mill man , Mc Bain. Thinks Bryan dangerous man. Henry Coopman , Falmouth , mill man , McBain. Fears repetition of times of 1895-9G. John J. Swcetland , M. D. , Mott- vllle. Money question. George W.Nlhart , Petoskoy , chair man Democratic County Committee St. Joseph County ' 96. Money ques tion. tion.A. A. W. Marlng , Mendon. F. L. Burdlck , Sturgls. Robt. McDougall , Harbor Springs , candidate Silver ticket auditor-gen eral ' 9C. John B.Whitney , Hillsdale , candi date Democratic ticket ' 98 for city treasurer. B. E. Sheldon , justice peace , Hills- dale. C. A. Sheperd , ex-prosecuting at torney , Hillsdale. Frederick Chester , Camden. 0. W. Halstcad , bankerMason. . Money question. F. W. Webb , merchant , Mason. Money question. John Dean , leading farmer , Mason. Better times. C , G. Huntington , retired mer chant , Mason. Better times. Thomas Sarrow , Mason. L. B. Smith , Wcbbervljlo , leading farmer. Money question. S. L. Kilbourne , Lansing , promi nent lawyer. Money question. Edward Wood and Geo. Wood , Jr. , Rlchland. Better times. Charles Grover , and Geo. Galltly , Rlchland. Spanish war volunteers. Newell Barber , Cressey. James Calthrop , Pralrlevllle. William Amell , Beaverton. W. W. Hunter , supervisor , Bea verton. Alphonso Otte , Beaverton. James A. Lelsen , Menominee , Democratic Candidate State Senate ' 98 , lieutenant Spanish war. Ex pansion and war policy. John M. Knox , C. N. Bliss , and C. Vlnlng , Beaverton. Recent history. Dr. E. Laylor , Baldwin. Pros perity. Henry Ingraham , Luther. Pros perity. Ed. Klldel , Luther. Prosperity. J. G. Rogers , Chaso. Prosperity. John Booslnger , East Jordan , merchant. Prosperity. M. M. Burnham , lawyer , East Jor dan. Prosperity. C. J. Herron , merchant , Boyne City. Prosperity. W. W. Bailey , merchant , Boyne City. Prosperity. George W. Bailey , real estate , Boyne City. Prosperity. J. Milo Eaton , lawyer , Charle- volx. Prosperity. 0. H. Marsh , hotel proprietor , Boyne Falls. Prosperity. E. J. Penberthy , ex-postmaster , Houghton. Election of Bryan would destroy confidence. Martin Newland , farmer , Leroy. Wm. Boncstocl , liveryman , Evart. Foreign policy. W. E. Haybarkor , merchant , Orono. D. C. Thompson , sawyer , Ashton. Samuel Peaslcy , produce dealer , Horsey. Frank Proctor , merchant , Hersoy. Prosperity. Herbert Richards. Menomln j. DeWltt Brown , Stephenson. John Fisher , Cassopolls. Expan sion. sion.Frank J. Kneeland , St. Louis , real estate. Satisfied with present conditions. James A. Burgess , prominent stock buyer , St. Ixiuls. Wants pres ent conditions to continue. Richard E. Hughes , St. Louis. Satisfied with present conditions. Dr. S. P. Tuttle , St. Louis. Edward Crick , Forest Hill. Frank Platz , Rogers City. Tariff. Henry Hanson , Rogers City. Con vinced on all national questions. Ernest Adrian , Rogers City. Same as above. S. L. Kllbourno , Union City. Money question. W. M. Gow , Cadillac. J. E. Henderson , Cadillac , court stenographer. Olof Johnson , Swedish merchant , Cadillac. J. H. Bcarss , Yuma , lumber man ufacturer. Ed. Wilson , hardware dealer , Sherman. Henry Bull , ex-alderman , Pctos- key. Isaac Toll , ex-vlllago president , Petoskey. William Dimmer , Copper Falls. J. J. Gagnor , insurance agent , Gladstone. Better times. W. II. McDonald , hotel keeper , Gladstone. Better times. Fred Falklns , stationery engineer , Gladstone. Better times , John Malloy , city marshal , Glad stone. Better times. Alex. Murker , Gladstone. Better times. James Davis , Mt. Pleasant. John Battner , Caldwoll. John C. Wood , Caldwcll. James Forquer , Caldwcll. Fred Fchlaflcy , Caldwoll. F. C. Dlngman , Caldwcll. Alex. Warden , ox-alderman , Po- toslcoy. J. J. Reycraft , former Democratic candidate for mayor of Potoskoy. John Lltney , Buttons Bay. George Stolnol , Jr. , Buttons Bay. Cannot go free silver. Dr. R. P. Burke , Empire. Cannot go free silver. M. Oberlln , Blngham. Cannot go free silver. D. H. Day , Glenhaven. Cannot go free silver. Samuel B. Owen , Elk Rapids. Archibald Cameron , Sr. , Central Lake. Gcorgo J. Notcware , Bellalre. Charles L. Cleveland , Bellaire , I. G. Nobles , Oxford , and Robt. Bur dlck , Oxford. Are satisfied that they were wrong as to free silver. D. G. Tillotson , Charlevolx. J. H. Edsall , Grecnvlllo. W. J. Roberts , Maple Rapids. leanc Wolf , Luther. G. W. Barrlnger , Loroy. James Kanane , Dowaglac. Party has abandoned cardinal doctrines of Democracy. Col. John A. Elwcll , St.'Louls. Judge Chr.3. J. Pallthorp , Petos key.M. M. W. Stevens , Nlles. L. II. Beeson , Nlles. Charles A. Johnson , Nlles. Dr. Henderson , Buchanan. Charles F. Howe , Buchanan. Allen B. Morse , Ionia , ex-supremo Judge , was Democratic candidate for governor in 1892. Money question. Hon. R. A. Montgomery , promi nent attorney , Lansing. Money question. William Walter , Fennvlllo. Money question. Hon. William H. Porter , Marshall. Money question. Chas. W. Gale , Owosso. Our only safety Is to vote for McKlnley. William Smith , Amadou , promi nent farmer. Money question. Monroe Morrow , Benton Harbor. Says country is prosperous ; lie wants no change. Dr. Robt. Henderson , Buchanan. Frank Parsons , Grand Ledge. Afraid of Bryan on silver question. R. S. Whelploy , Grand Ledge. Afraid of Bryan on silver question. John Corbln , Eaton Rapids. Afraid of Bryan on silver question. C. Murphy , Remus , prominent business man. Says free silver would be disastrous. Timothy Nester , Munising , for years leader of Upper Peninsula Democracy. Edward Skldmorc , Vestaburgh. Disgusted with the silver party. James B , McCrca , supervisor , Roscommon. Don't believe In free silver and believes in expansion , 0. P. Dickinson , ex-suporvlsor , Houghton Lake. Can't go Bryan. McKinlcy did as ho promised and we have good times. James H. Sly , ex-county treasurer , Roseommon. Is for gold standard. David Burleson , leading farmer , Roscommon. Has had enough of the Democratic party. Bert J. Morrison , Benton Harbor. Does not believe In free silver. Charles F. IIowo , Buchanan. Joslah Reynolds , old soldier , Ama- don. Is for expansion. A. B. Kllse , life-long Democrat , Sturgeon Bay. Will vote for Mc Klnley because business Is so much better. L. A. King , Harbor Springs. Good times. Christian PontiusHarborSprlngs. Good times. Frank W. M. Cook , Harbor Springs. Good times. George E. S. Cook , Harbor Springs. Good times. George Burrows , Harbor Springs. Good times. Eugene Ferguson , Harbor Springs. Good times. WISCONSIN DEMOCRATS ABANDONING BRYAN Charles II. Schwelrer , LaCroaso , Wis. Formerly chairman of the Dem ocratic City Committee and city attor ney : "I have never boon a Republican and I have never uccu and am not now a accord with Mr. Bryan and hla plat- 'orm. Being convinced that Mr. Bry an's election would result In disaster .o the country nt large , presently or ultimately I must refuse to aid or lend : ouifort lu any way to doctrines which are so pregnant with evils. Nor can I llntl In the Issue of Imperialism any real excuse for supporting Mr. Bryan and Impllcdly endorsing his financial and Popullstlc heresies , an issue raised to distract the attention of the voter , and especially Gold Democrats from thcso fallacies Hip dangers of which were HO thor oughly exposed In the last election , The best Interests of the country de mand nt this tlmo the defeat pf Mr. Bryan and Ills principles. I fcpl , there fore , that It is my duty to sxcrt what llttlo Influence I may command In op posing his election , and to cast my vote as my convictions dictate , for Mc Klnloy and Roosevelt. " John Johnston , cashier of the Marino National Bank of Milwaukee , formerly the Wisconsin Marino Bank , the eldest banking Institution in the West , and Alfred James , president of the North western National Flro Insurance Com pany , both leaders of the Wisconsin Democracy , have declared for Presi dent McKlnley. Messrs. Johnston and James have always been stalwarts of the party. They declare that many other Democratic business men are goIng - Ing to desert the Democratic party be fore the campaign Is over. Mr. Johnston said : "Yes , I am a Republican , for the present , nt least. In 189G. when Bryan was nominated at Chicago , free sliver itas made the Issue of the campaign. I was opposed to free silver then , and linvo been ever since the Issue wan first presented to the American people. I think , were legislation enacted author izing the free coinage of sliver at the ratio of 16 to 1 , the country would soon go to ruin. I am a stanch advocate of expansion. I am thoroughly con vinced the acquisition of foreign terri tory In the manner outlined by the present administration will redound to the business interests of this country. " Sylvester Hnrtmann , the well-known grocer of Green Bay , WIs. , who for years has boon a stanch Democrat , re turns from his uropoan trip an un compromising Republican and advo cate of McKlnloy and Roosevelt. While Mr. Hartmann has always boon a sound money man and was forced to bolt the Democratic national ticket in ' 96 , it was not until his recant visit to the old country and because of what ho saw and heard there that ho deter mined to cut loose altogether from the party of Bryan. "While , " says Mr. Hartmann , "I love the Fatherland us the place of nix birth , I must now as an American citizen place the Interests of the United States first. I am not a politician , but if the people of foreign countries EGO in Bryan's election a cut ting off of this trade from our mer chants and manufacturers , then It IB easy to sco with which party the boat interest of this country HOB. " Jr , Hart mann knows of two other business men of Wisconsin who went over to Europe Democrats and came back Republicans , One of them is a well known Manlto- woc merchant , the other lives In Port Washington. Mr. Hartmann bqllovoa that moro Germans will vote for Me Klnloy this year than did In ' 90 , as they are all strongly against the upsetting of cither the monetary system of 'the ' country or trade conditions. R , Winklor. German , Bcott P. 0. , Wla. Wla.Chris Chris Bammol , German , Adoll P. 0. , WIs. WIs.Gottlieb Sueugler , Gorman , Adcll P , 0. , WIs. Robt. Scliultr , German , Adoll P. 0. , Wla. Wla.Fred Fred Molcher , German , Random Lake , WIs. Fred Danncn , Gorman , Adoll P. O. , WIs. WIs.Ernst Ernst Sldcr , Gorman , Scott P. 0. , WIs. WIs.Gottlieb Gottlieb Hllgor , Gorman , Adcll P. 0. , Wis. Wis.Henry Capolle , Gorman. Adoll P. 0. , Win. John Gootsch , Gorman , Random Lake. Wla. Robt. VJorulg , Gorman , Adcll. WIs. Claire B. Bird , attorney , Wausau , Wis. "Wo must look to the Republican party to administer safely the practical affairs of the government. The De mocracy has gouo in its dccadonco so far that it has boon swallowed by the Populists. " George Schwelzer , cashier German American Bank , LaCroBso , Wlp. Prof. J. T. Sims , principal of the Moslnco ( WIs. ) High School , Is a cun- dldato for the Republican nomination for superintendent of county schools Mr. Sims was an enthusiastic Democrat two years ago. IOWA DEMOCRATS WHO ARE OPPOSED TO FREE SILVER E. G. Graham , mayor of Stuart , lown , and one of the leading demo crats of western Tor/a , who sup ported Bryan In 1896has announced that ho should support McKlnloy and the Republican ticket this year and will take the stump to advocate the election of McKlnloy. Ho stated that ho did so because ho was op posed to fusion ; could not bear to bo called a Populist , and that ho had discovered that the prophecies of Bryan had come to naught. On the other hand , he said , every Re publican premise had boon fulfilled and the gold standard and protec tive tariff had changed tho-nation from a borrowing to a loaning na tion. Ho said ho rcsardod imperial ism ar.d militarism as a cloak to cover free silver. Captain W. A. Duckworth , for years a leading Democratic worker of Keosauqua , la. Because expan sion Is the trim Democratic doctrine , and that Bryan is no Democrat. W. W. Wltmcr , DCS Mollies , Iowa. Against free silver. L. M. Martin , DCS Molncs , Iowa. Against free silver. B. F. Tllllnghast , Davenport , Iowa. Against free silver. M. Rlcker , Waterloo , Iowa. Against free silver. J. P. Klcffer , Waterloo , Iowa. Against free silver. W. J. Knight , Dubuque , Iowa. Against free silver. W. J. Cantillon , Dubuque , lown. Against free silver. Sam G. Slonne , Charles City , Iowa. Against free silver. E. Duke Nnvcn , La Porte , Iowa. Against free sliver. Hon. C. S. Ilanck , Iowa City , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Hon. John Evorall , Elkader , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Judge J. C. Mitchell , Ottumwa , Iowa. Opposed to free sliver. F. M. Hubbell , DCS Moines , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. George H. Otis , Monona , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. T. J. Sullivan , Elkador , lown. Opposed to free silver. Hon. G. L. Gilbert , Monona , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Hon. George Scoficld , Strawberry Point , Iowa. Oppbscd to free silver. E. Hagenan , Burlington , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. Jacob Epstein , Burlington , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. H. A. Mathes , Burlington , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. G. H. Prcnzlcr , Burlington , Iowa. Opposed to free silver. John Sullivan , Brldgewatcr , N. Y. Guess I am more of a Republican thlfa year. I shall certainly vote part of the Republican ticket. Barnard Gagan , Brldgewater , N. Y. I shall vote for McKlnley this year. I voted for him four years ago and shall do the name now. I am a Demo crat , and when the Democratic party uomt-8 back to my way of thinking I will bo with them again. G. L. Randall , Brldgewater , N. Y. I think It will bo well to leave things ns they are. I don't think a change would make it any bettor. C. N. Neal , Bridgewater , N. Y. I am a Democrat this year just the eamo as always , but I am not In favor of free silver. A man can bo a Democrat and not in favor of Bryan. The times are good enough without taking any chances on a change. William II. Barren , Brldgowater , N. Y. I am going to vote the Republican ticket this year. Wo arc getting along all right Just ns it Is. A change would not bo any Improvement. I am vcr > much Interested In Mr. Brownell's can didacy and shall do all I can to help him. him.Byron Rose , Sauquolt , N. Y. I lived In Utlca until a while ago , and when there inarched with the Jacksonlano and voted the Democratic ticket. This year I shall vote for McKinley for President. The times are good enough Just as they are without any change. C. L. Bowen , Sauquolt , N. Y. I used to be n Democrat , and suppose I am counted so now , but In those times 1 am a Republican. What is the use of voting for Bryan and make things worse than they were under Cleveland9 The times are good enough now. Charles J. Bonaparte , Baltimore , Md. , always an Independent Democrat ; objects to the "undoubted socialistic tendencies of the whole Bryan outfit. " Ernest Hnrvler , president of the In dependent Democracy of the Fifth As sembly ( N. Y. ) district : "Whatever favor is duo Mr. Bryan and his party for his emphatic denunciation of Im perialism will be suppressed by their stand on the currency. " W. J. Puckett , assnyer In charge of the mint , Denver , Colo. , under Presi dent Cleveland : "I have always been a stickler for party , never having voted any other than a Democratic ticket. I shall now nupport the Republican ticket from top to bottom. I have many reasons for such action , but at present will only attempt to refer to one. Mr. Bryan boldly and publicly upholds the Philippine Insurgents con demning the action of the administra tion , commending the action of the in surgent leader , Agulnaldo , and giving us to understand he ia following the example of Washington. If this is not treason , what is it ? The boom of can non , the roar of musketry , the clash of sabers the battle Is on. Perish the politician who in time of war opposes country , right or wrong. " Dr. A. A. Ames , three times elected mayor of Minneapolis on the Demo cratic ticket : "I am a Republican because - cause the party represents patriotism , expansion and true progress. " W. A. Dobbyn , Minneapolis , Minn. , formerly a Populist : "Tho Populist party Is disintegrating and the Repub lican party will get most of these votes. " E. C. Benedict , Greenwich , Conn. When asked to contribute to the Demo cratic campaign fund wrote : "I ro- srot to find no party in existence whoso platform supports Democratic princi ples to any degree. Four years ago our state sent delegates to the Chicago convention as representatlvca of un questioned Democratic principles. They were outvoted In the national convention which promulgated a plat form of doctrines almost wholly at variance therewith and committed an unpardonable crime when they used our good name as a label. Therefore I would as soon think of contributing to a lot of Chinese who have captured our Christian churches , sot up therein the teachings of Confucius as the gos pel and a painfully conspicuous Joss to worship instead of the unseen God , and without changing the names of the churches call themselves regular Christians. "