The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 23, 1894, Page 7, Image 7

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    THE SCRANTON TKIBUNE-TUESDAT MOENDTG: OCTOUEE 23. 1894.
OUTPOURING OF CITIZENS
(Concluded from Pago 1)
MEETINGS IN THE SUBURBS.
Great Enthusiasm Shown In Providence,
Hyde Pork und South Side.
Mayor Connell presided at the meet
ing at the square In Providence which
was addressed from the carriage occu
pied by Oeneral Hastings, who was
the first Speaker. Ho thanked his list
eners for their cordial greetlngandtnen
paid a warm tribute to Scranton's
growth and development. He said It
was in his opinion one of the most won
derful growths In a country of rapid
progress. It was a condition, he stated,
which impressed 'Mm more forcibly
with the advancement that had been
made Blnce 1SW). Scranton's stride has
been a practical Illustration :of the
achievements of the Kcpubllcan party
since that date. He urged his hearers
to consider thoughtfully the lesson of
JAMES iv. latta:
Scranton's growth In Its application to
Kepubllcnn principals and show their
good Judgment and patriotism by vot
ing the Itepublican ticket Nov. 6.
Charles F. Warwick, Philadelphia's
city solicitor, gave a brief and witty ad
dress In which ho alluded to the dis
loyal and clinging attitude of the
father of the Wilson bill among the no
bility of Kngland. Mr. Warwick
aven d that the Issue Is one of patriot
ism and above party. In the campaign
should be considered the home, country
and bread and butter rather than af
filiation for party. In such an event
the party of protection and love for the
Stars and Stripes does not fear the
outcome.
Stewart's Pithy Remarks.
Colonel Stewart added to the remarks
of Mr. Warwick that the issue is one
of pocketbook as well as patriotism. A
lesson should follow the people's desiry
of two years ago for a change. It had
resulted like the prayer of the man
who prayed for $5 worth of rain and
when the Hoods came regretted that he
had prayed for more than one dollar's
worth. Pennsylvania, he said, should
send a message all along the line, and
indications are that she will do so.
Ceneral Latta, candidate for secre
tary of Internal affairs, made a speech
of only a moment's duration In which
he regretted lack of time In which to
make an extended effort. He said he
felt confident of party success, was gra
tified by the city's welcome and would
be satisfied if the same spirit was found
in other sections of the Btate. ,
During the drive along North Main
avenue to Hyde Park an excellent op
portunity was offered for a comprehen
sive view of the city, and the panorama
elicited hearty expressions of .com
mendation. When was reached the va
cant lot where the Moody tent was re
cently located, about 2,0u0 persons were
found assembled.
General Hastings, Colonel Frank
Eshleman, (General Latta and Con
gressman Charles W. Stone spoke
briefly, and after long continued shouts
for Galusha A. Grew, that gentleman
made his acknowledgements In a few
brief sentences, which were accom
panied by tumultoua applause. The
several speakers were continually in
terrupted by cheers of upprobatton.
On arriving at the Wyoming House it
was the opinion of General Hastings
and his party that the afternoon had
revealed a hope and satisfaction far
beyond their expectations.
llig South Side Meeting.
When the carriages containing Gen
eral Hastings and the other dis
tinguished speakers arrived on the
South Side, a rousing and enthusiastic
reception was accorded. The Republi
can clubs of the Eleventh, Nineteenth
and Twentieth wards, headed by Guth's
band, at 5.30 began a parade which
traversed the principal streets. Every
step the parade went it was Joined by
cltizenB, and the throng that came to
hear the speakers blocked Willow
Btreet on both sides and Pittston ave
nue a square each way.
Open ranks were made through a
gathering of at least 5,000 persons and
the carriages drove up to the middle
of the street. Major Everett Warren
introduced General Hastings and In do
ing so Bald that the great Industrial
portion of the city could not be over
looked. General Hastings was received
with long corttlnued applause and It
was more than a minute before he
could begin to speak. He thanked his
hearers most cordially, and said he was
proud to visit the busy section of a city
whose growth In industrial and com
mercial lines was marvelous. He
thanked his hearers once more and said
he would give way to others who would
address them. Major Warren apolog
ized for the departure of General list
ing's carriage, time being so pressing
on account of the two meetings after
supper which he Invited all to attend.
Before leaving Major Warren Intro
duced Colonel B. Frank Eshleman, of
Lancaster. Mr. Eshleman drew In
spiration from the rapturous forewell
greeting given to General Hastings and
said In beginning his remarks: "That'b
what we'll do to General Hastings on
Nov. 6; we will send him on his way
rejoicing." Colonel Eshleman said that
it gave him great pleasure to come
among the Germans, his own people,
and mingle with and meet them. They
are noted for their thrift and frugality,
and they know a good filing when they
see It. General Hastings Is a good man
and that is what they want and will
keep. He then spoke on the conl and
steel rail trade, and quoted the wages
received by American workmen against
the wages of European and Canadian
workmen. The Democratlo party
would allow' manufacturers who pay
their employes low wages tocome In with
.. their products and compete with the
American manufacturer who pays his
men honest wages. The progress of
this city for twenty-five years Is due to
tne policy of protection of the Republi
can party. Two years ago the govern
ment was handed over to the Dem
ocrats and the state of the country
since it has undergone the change is
piain to every citizen.
Remarks of General I.atta.
Attorney Fred W. Floltz introduced
General JameB W. Latta, candidate for
secretary or internal affairs. General
Latta said he was not going to make
a speech, he simply wanted to show
himself to the men whose votes he ex-
pected so that they could see who they
Were voting for. He thanked them for
the hearty greeting he Teceived and
concluded amid cheers and armlause.
Ex-Attorney General Thomas J. Stew
art, of Philadelphia, was the next
speaker. He was pleased to see so many
women and little boys, future presi
dents perhaps, present. The women
especially he delighted to see. Their
control over their nusbands is a power
ful one and he had no doubt but that
they would influence their husbands
and sons to vote for the party that
created bright .and happy homes by
fostering Industries which 'furnished
employment and decent wages. The
Baldwin' Locomotive .works, of Phila
delphia, which employs thousands of
men, never since it was built worked
so dull as within the eighteen months
which the Democratic party haB been
in power.
William J. Schaffer, district attorney
of Delaware county, was the next
speaker, and his remarks were brief.
He iput the vast audience In: good
humor In. winding up his remarks by
telling a humorous Btory that dove
tailed well with the tariff smashing
record of the Democratic party.
MEETING AT FROTHINGIIAM.
Speeches by Charles Emory Smith and
Other Eloquent Orators.
At 7 o'clock last evening voters began
to weiid their way Into the Frothlngham
and three quarters of an hour later,
When the candidates and the volunteer
escort of citizens arrived, the building
was crowded. At 8.10 when Bauer's
band began to play an overture it was
practically impossible to put another
person into the building save in the
standing room space, except on the
stage, which was ulso fairly well filled,
chairs having been provided there for
the speakers and distinguished Re
publicans. In the front row on the
stage were seated Congressman C. W.
Stone, Colonel Thomas Stewart, Charles
Emory Smith, 'Lieutenant Governor
L. A. Watres,, William Schaffer, of
Lancaster; Mayor W. L.Connell, George
F. Huff, John K. 'Jones, John M. Har
ris and C. E. Pryor.
At S.15 Lieutenant Governor Watres
opened the meeting and stated that we
are now on the eve of one of the most
momentous elections In the history of
our country. He said that during the
last presidential campaign the people
were told that if they elected the Dem
ocratic nominees the grass would grow
about the mills of the land. They had
elected these candidates, as they had a
right to do, and here in this city we see
the prophecy literally fulfilled, for the
grass Is now growing about some of our
mills. In concluding Mr. Watres Intro
duced Charles Emory Smith, editor of
the Philadelphia Press, who was given
a magnificent ovation. It was several
minutes before the waves of applause
subsided so that Mr. Smith could be
heard.
Ills Opinion of Scronton.
"I nm greatly Indebted," said Mr.
Smith, "for the altogether too compli
mentary remarks with which I have
been Introduced. I feel more deeply
grateful to you and your city than you
possibly can be to me. The Electric
City! In it today I enjoyed an educa
tion most liberal; I saw It electric In Its
Illumination, electric In Its spirit, elec
tric In its progress nnd above all, elec
tric In Its Americanism. It showed me
what has been, Is and will be the grnnd
nnd teeming prosperity of your great
community. I found a new conception
of the progress possible In even the ever
improving state of Pennsylvania and
have been made a disciple of the thrift
of the Lackawanna valley generally
and of the Electric City particularly.
"Yet with all your good things what
man or woman In this vast audience
would not turn back the hands on the
dial of lime and stand again In Octo
ber, 1SH2.
"Let me show you a picture: Imagine
If you can the business teeming and
happily blest valley of the Conemaugh
in May, 1SS9. All nature smiled and was
happy, the clouds were kissed by sweet
sunshine, blazing fires of industry
dotted the hills green with the verdure
of spring, music welled up from the
throb and hum of machinery all was
peace ond prosperity. The populace
was happy, busy, well employed, well
paid and looked forward to the future
with light hearts and an assurance
born of contentment. Suddenly the
clouds gathered and a violent storm
nung suspended a short while over the
peaceful .valley before the heavens
broke looso In one mad. Impetuous fury.
In a few hours where had been a thriv
ing and God nurtured community there
appi'iireo. n seeming death bounded
flood bearing on Its turbulent hnsnm
one wild scene of havoc and destruc
tion. lnen ensued one of the greatest
catastrophes In the history of any coun
try, ino details or which you are fami
liar with and of which I will not bur
den you.
Powerful Ohjcct Lesson.
"In 1892 this glorious country of ours
was rich and contented In its progress
and unlimited prosperity. Never had
wages neon so sure and never had our
Stars and Stripes been so rrpntlv re
spected nt home and abroad. The sun
as It traversed In one brilliant arc from
the Atlantic to over behind the Rockies
and sank in golden glory In the bosom
of the Pacific saw our nation three
millions of dollnrs richer than on the
day previous. Such great business ac
tivity mat permitted people as a nation
to amass such gains from one ilnv tn
another hnd never been known in the
world's history. What a magnificent
sunburst of prosperity!
"Suddenly and without warning the
clouds gathered and the storm burst
as anove tne norrors of Conemaugh.
Almost In the twinkling of an eye fol
lowed one of the most serious flnnnolnl
depressions nnd crippling of industries
ever known. In 18S9 a gallant and mag
nificent soldier of Pennsylvania ruahed
to relieve and protect the sufferers of
Johnstown and In 18M the same gallant
son has been summoned to lead In the
light for honor and reason. This stand
ard bearer Is one who Is to re-establish
the country and deliver it from de
pression. It was General Daniel H.
Hastings (deafening applause) In 1889
and It Is fitting and proper that it is he
in 181)4 (continued applause).
None Have Escaped.
"Thanks to your large store of re
sources and industry you have not suf
fered much. You were not completely
enmeshed in the full flux. of the change
which has cost, the country in wages
$1,100,000,000, not considering theshrlnk
age In values. Still,: you have not en
tirely escaped; some of your furnaces
are not blazing with fires nor sur
rounded by busy men; some of your
mines are not running full time. But
it is an experience you know as well
as I, and I shall not elaborate upon It
further than to read a letter written
tonight and handed your chairman a
few moments ago. It relates an occur
rence In your own midst which I would
designate as an argument If such a
position were necessary." i
Mr. Smith read a portion of a letter
which stated that several Green Ridge
glass blowers yesterday left the city
In search of employment. They had no
hopes of securing, work here nnd so
told the writer of the letter and also
stated that 700 men had been reduced
14 per cent, from the $0 per day wages
of skilled glass blowers.
"What is the cause?" continued Mr.
Smith. "The cause followed the Dem
ocratic victories of 1892 when the entire
economio policy of the government
was to be changed by Democratic leg
islative bodies and a Democratic' exec
utive. A record came of dishonor and
imbecility in foreign affairs and de
pression, sorrow and distress at homo.
It was a shameful record of blunder
upon blunder, wVong UDon wrong, tho
one following closely on the heels of
the other like .the drunken experience
reiatea or a iriena by Charles Lamb.
"This friend took a first drink of gin
to make him warm, a second to keep
the first company, a third to show the
second It was not In dual company, a
fourth to show there were more to fol
low, a fifth to prove that the fourth was
not mistaken, and so on.
Tho People's Mad Desire.
"In the false light of this awful
change the people rushed in one mad.
blind impulse to a condition they
could not escape from and were be
fouled with the blood of murdered In
dustrles. It has been such a horrible
blot on the skirts of our grand repulv
lie that in the language bf Shakespeare
may we .vehemently exclaim, 'Out
damned spot; out, I say!'
"This blighting work was consummat
ed by the Wilson-Gorman but after Us
year of destructive agitation. The final
2 . lnlB measure was not rati-
V mn New Yorkl n'ladelphia. Boston,
Baltimore. rM - ' . :
it tfi. ..Via , ". "ul ocranion, dui
fled iS Lan Sult Properly rati-
rhiof v'l.ul J-no.on, where the
natiLiwt0r qu,te ProP"ly and quite
WilsoS ynhW,a8 Vrot William L.
anan,mf" f.th? ways and
Stat ,"'"""llce ot tnese united
nni "EE" and more
WMlVlVri.. ir 1,11111 1,16 Btate 01
and tMn,a- He fled for recognition
chamteP ntnJ- "0t t0 tne New York
board f t c?mmerce r the Scranton
deaed hL de:ubut t0 a banquet ten
n? nfe."1,? merchants and peo-
.rt L ""tain.
OnMr.Wllsnn'o.
hl flfoi- "omul, iwo weeKsago,
f, wa.9.to Publish a letter in
Rnepphtn T orid alleging that his
has had the audacUy to ay It wS
fL"b,ett.a J-nutahed Ohio sta7es-
mi, ",n" wlln winiuiiy
Thl I . "? J1"0", he whose very
never lied Wtl0Se nobIe heart
"If bv anv rhnnAo nr-mi
quoted Mr. Wilson it was from those
h uit-u newspaper reports. Fortun
ately I was in London during Mr. Wil
son S Vis t. Tho
lowing the memorable banquet of
. .gi wnen Mr. Wilson made
his famous nnperh T hnUt.i ... i
London limes before even tasting cof-
miu iuiib. i nave one here with
me; behold the London Times-the
Thunderer. It won't ti,i..t i.
afraid.
London Times Thunder.
"If it never thiinln.ri u
thundered the morning nt nt on ,v,nn
It gave to the world the carefully wrlt-
wuicn win reverberate and
echo from Maine to California and
from the St. Lawrence to the Potomac.
lthout subjecting myself to the ac
cusation of 'garbling' I will first read
yOU an editorial nf that mnmlnn.
extract of the speech alluded to."
air. Binun tnen read that Mr. Wil
son's address "was a forcible and tell
ing argument for froo tpn.ia r,M ,i
simple, and could not even 'be applied
io uirui ior revenue only." He also
read, among other quotations of the
SDeech referred tn "ma inHiv ,.f.,-n,
have been tearing down the fences the
protectionists had to put up to keep
Great Britain out of the market." Mr.
Smith rehearsed In
Jumpled passage of the Wilson bill
mniuKH congress anil senate, Mr.
Cleveland's refusal to sanction it and
Its final condition when it
C34 amendments. The speaker did not
question Mr. Wilson's honesty of pur
chase, but referred to lilm in tho inn.
gunge of the wit:
"He to his virtues very kind,
Ho to his faults a little blind,
Let ull his ways be uneonllned
But clup a padlock on his mind."
Pure Kngllsh Testimony.
Great Britain's nnaltlnn nn tha tariff
question was presented by Mr. Smith
uy extracts irom tne olllclal British
blue bllflk. Thr.au tunpa fr..m tha ri-.iral
commission appointed by parliament
to inquire Into the onuses of the finan
cial depression since many yenrs ago.
The commission's report showed that
iMigiunus tinancial trouble began in
GALUSHA A. GROW.
1873, about the time the protective prin
ciple became established In the United
States. The report said further that
the stringency "was caused by the pro
tective policies of foreign countries."
He concluded in an appeal to his hear
ers to study the present condition and
Its past causes, govern themselves ac
cordingly and sny in the language of
the patriot to the demagogue, "Take
care of thyself, Mr. Demagogue, for the
people are now going to tear thee to
pieces." Ho retired in tho midst of
long continued and lusty applause.
Hustings' Grand Ovation.
When General Hastings stepped for
ward In response to his brief Introduc
tion by Chairman Watres a spontan
eous, thundering1 and continued ap
plause reverberated from all parts of
the auditorium. Twice he attempted to
speak but was compelled to stand wait
ing until the storm of cheers had sub
sided. His voice finally became audi
ble and throughout his brief address
his words were received in deeply In
terested silence alternating with re
peated and hearty shouts. He said:
"I thank you with my full heart for
so loyal and true a reception. I dislike
beginning a speech with an apology,
but know you will bear with me when
I tell you I have already made four
speeches since arriving In your city.
For a long time previous I huve spoken
to audiences four or five times each day
and, if my good health continues, shall
continue the record until Nov. 6.
"I had only Intended to thnnk you for
your hearty reception, but a remark
mp.de by Mr. Smith concerning tho gen
eral dissatisfaction of the Wilson bill
urges me change my purpose. ,
"Senator Jones, one of the original
drafters of the bill and an acknowl
edged free trader, said he did not be
lieve that 1,000 men were satisfied with
It after Its passage. You will under
stand his sentiment when I recall a few
facts to your notice. When the bill
reached the senate It had not more than
a dozen supporters. The men who then
went about looking for the reason for
this condition unearthed some curious
facts. Senator McPherson said that
although a free trader, the pottery in
terests of New Jersey must be pro
tected, and the bill had to be amended
so as to please that gentleman and pro
vide a protective tariff on earthen
ware. The senators of West Virginia,
Tennessee nnd Alabama were asked
what consideration was necessary to se
cure their support for the bill. A bar-
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gain was made with them by an amend
ment protecting coal and iron. Sena
tor Brice didn't approve of it in any
form. Senator Murphy, of New York,
would only support it after his collor
and cuff interests in Troy had been
protected. Danld B. Hill shied the ques
tion by exclaiming 'I am a Democrat."
And so the fun continued, requiring
protection for this and that, until 634
protection spots had been pledged on
this free trade sun.
"Mr. Cleveland's defiant attitude
when he dared the senate to pass the
bill reminds me of the first case I tried
as a young lawyer. My client was
charged with the larceny of three pigs.
I believed the evidence had proved him
innocent and in my plea to the Justice
I exclaimed, 'You dare not send my
client to Jail. 'I daren't, eh,' he re
plied, and forthwith sentenced him to
Bixty days.
"The president went Into ten days'
retirement at Buzzard's roost and after
weighty deliberation came forward
with the statement that every protective
feature of the bill would be stricken
from It when congress meets next
December. Now it rests with you vot
ers to say whether Mr. Cleveland and
the next congress will carry out that
threat. There is a remedy and it lies
In the house with Thomas B. Reed in
the presiding officer's chair. Never
mind me In the fight; I'll get along
some way. Concentrate your effort
on electing Galusha A. Grow and
George F. Huff for congressman-at-large,.
and Mr. Scranton to represent
you from this district.
"I understand there is to be a free
trade meeting in this city Nov. 1.
I willingly advertise it and recommend
all present to do the same. If it were
possible I would like to have every
worklngman, laborer and mechanic in
the city of Scranton present. What
a Joyful meeting thut will be. Imagine
if you can the resolutions of thanks
and commendation direct to the na
tional administrative and legislative
departments. Try nnd picture the hun
dreds of Grand Army of the Republic
veterans who will attend and the
widows and orphans. Possibly their
commanding officer will propose three
cheers for Hoke Smith and his lopping
oft 113,000,000 of pensions from ,the na
tion's defenders.
"If elected to the office for which I
am a candidate I hereby promise to obey
and follow Btrlctly the oath I shall
take to follow the constitution of the
United States and this state. I will
obey no command or request that Bhall
discriminate against creed, Beet, section,
locality or condition. "
General Hastings honesty of purpose
shown in proclalmlg In bo pnbllc a man
ner his position in the American Pro
tective association controversy, evoked
cheers and plaudits which continued
long after he had taken his seat.
Hon. Thomas J. Stewart, a prince In
the world of wlt and Irony, made a
very happy effort In a brief speech
which terminated In nn appeal for sup
port to the Republican ticket and its
consequent principles of patriotism,
courage and honesty.
Attorney A. J. Colborn, of Scranton,
forcibly referred to the Republican
candidates Individually, but devoted
himself particularly to the county can
didates. His remarks, though hrlef,
substantiated the reputation of this
city's young orator, and occasioned fre
quent outbursts of applause.
William J. Schaffer, of Delaware
county, made his first bow to a Scran
ton audience, and In a bright and pithy
speech ingratiated himself into the
sympathetic attention of his hearers.
Congressman C. W. Stone followed
Mr. Schaffer and delivered a forceful
and cloqunt address. He told of the
struggle of the Democratic sugar
cured congress" to pass the Wilson bill,
and declared that the compact between
the Democratic leaders and the sugar
trust was tho most damnable ever
mude by free men. In closing he turned
to General Hastings nnd said: "We tire
coming. General Hastings, with 300,000
majority for you to vindicate the na
tional honor."
II. W. Palmer, or-Wllkes-Barre, was
Introduced as the last speaker of the
evening and he said in prefacing his
remarks that he supposed tho audlenoe
was glad of it. He said the proposi
tion before the people, nnd on which
they would In a short time have an op
portunity to pass, was very simple.
All those who were pleased and de
lighted with the kind of prosperity we
have had for the last nineteen months
will vote for that genial gentleman,
William Makepeace Slngerly, and the
rest of sensible mankind will cast their
ballots for Brother Hastings. That was
all there was in the question as he
viewed it, and after urging his hearers
to vote the ticket, at tho head of which
the name of Hastings appears, right
through to the bottom, he bado the
audience good night.
GATHERING AT ARMORY.
Eloquent nnd Interesting Speeches Mode
by Distinguished Republicans.
The hundreds that flocked to the arm
ory last evening listened with wrapt
attention to the gallant Hastings. Gen
eral Lntta and the eloquent Warwick,
and cheered enthusiastically every
good point made. Major Everett War
ren was chairman of the evening and
on the platform with him were seated
General Hastings, General Latta,
Thomas V. Cooper, City Solicitor War
wick, of Philadelphia, Attorney F. W.
Fleltji nnd others. In Introducing Gen-
-eral Hastings, Major Warren said:
"Ladles and gentlemen: Tins great
gathering certifies that General D. H.
Hastings will on Nov. 6 be elected by
the largest majority recorded in this
proud commonwealth, and thnt the
people of this great county of Lacka
wanna, who owe so much to the prin
ciples of protection, will send a protec
tionist congressman, our tried repre
sentative, Joseph A. Scranton. It
further certifies that In our local cam
paign, HeB and falsehood will not
profit any one, but that the people will
rally around the honest Clemons, the
genial and faithful Pryor, the talented
and able J. R. Jones and the old veter
an Hopkins. We have a young man of
Irish birth, a self-made man, a man of
the people and one who will do his best
for the people, and I am sure you will
all stand by Captain James Vaughan.
"In Alexander Connell we have a
young man of spotless character, and
who by his work In the city council has
qualified himself for the higher council
nt Harrlsburg. Then, with regard to
Charles O'Mullcy, he will be certified
by the people on election day, and there
can be no doubt of the election of J. R.
Farr by Hyde Park voters. I now pre
sent to you the next governor of the
state of Pennsylvania, Oeneral D. H.
Hastings." ' General Hnstlngs received
a prolonged ovation and said: .
1 General Hastings SpcuVs. .
,. "I thank you for the cordial reception,
and can assure you that this great
center of people has a' continual and
abiding Interest for me. This great
city of Scranton Is one of the marvels
of the Republican form of government.
You may travel state after state and
you can not find a city which has grown
so rapidly, permanently and success,
fully as Scranton. And let me draw
your attention to a coincidence which
occurred In 1860, when the population
of Scranton was small. ' Since that time
the industries of your city have de.
veloped, the anthracite coal and the
manufacturing establishments have
all come together, and I desire to call
your attention to the fact that although
this country has forty states, and 70,
000,000 people, It Is little more than 100
years old. Compare this with othei
parts of the civilized world and you
find Its position Incomparable.
"Great Britain, France, Germany
and Austria are all older countries and
have experienced centuries of develop
ment, but add their products, their ma
terial wealth, their manufacturers, and
the sum total of their pay rolls, theli
mines, mills and workshops and take
the products of the United StateB "and
divide their value by three and you
will find that tha United States pro
duces one-tlurd or tne manufacturing
produce of the world, and furthermore,
It has reached that wonderful position
in 100 years.
"The let us take the period from I860,
Just before the great Republican party
was in the ascendancy, to the present
time. Take all the wealth of 1860,
multiply it by three, and it Is proved by
the census, that it is now our estimated
wealthj or in other words, the country
has since that time, 1860, grown three
times in mercantile value. It has also
Increased In population and developed
generally such as no other country
upon record.
Legislation for the People.
"It could not have been so success
ful if It were not for the fact that the
legislature had worked in the Interest
of the people and there was substan
tial proof of this In the statesmanship
of men In the line from Abraham Lin
coln to Benjamin Harrison. I would,
however, desire to submit one proposi
tion that, notwithstanding the great
wealth, this great center would not be
so wealthy but for the establishment
of the great American system of pro
tection in your midst. This city is an
object lesson of that, proving the bene
ficial result of the American protective
duty and it proved another thing, that
this country can bring to its shores the
best representatives of all nationali
ties, who find something in the air and
soil, which develops them into the
grndeBt type of American citizens.
Here you have representatives of every
nation, and here I can see how these
representatives can come to our shores,
and while making the best of citizens
malltaln their reverence and respect
for their fatherland. It has been ex
plained to me that they bear a love to
their fatherland which is equal to the
love a Bon bears to his father and
Btlll bearing that affection, when he
comes to this country, that fact does
not prevent him making the best kind
of an American citizen.
"My voice warns you as well as my
self that I must not speak much longer,
but your chairman has mentioned that
the majority of voters will certify my
candidacy on Nov. 6. Let me say to
you in all solemnity that if I shall receive
a majority of votes from the people of
this commonwealth, I have taken an
oath In heaven to obey the constitution
of the United States of America and the
commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and,
If It shall come to pass that I am
elected, to enforce.the laws, and It shall
be seen that the constitution shall be
obeyed without regard to section, sect,
creed, class or conditions which now
exist within the commonwealth of
Pennsylvania."
The chairman mnde a reference to
the candidature of Judge Archbald,
which was heartily confirmed by the
meeting, and then introduced James
W. Latta, candidate for secretary of In
ternal affairs, who was very cdrdlally
received. He made an effective address
in which he eloquently urged the elec
tion of General Hastings. Pennsylva
nia had the greatest show on earth.
The Democrats had been writing down
the industries of these parts, and from
the president's letter It was evident
that their agitation was not yet con
cluded. Mr. Latta spoke at Borne
length upon the question of pensions,
and his remarks were well received.
Address of Charles F. Warwick.
Charles F. Warwick, city solicitor of
Philadelphia, was the next speaker ana
in the course of his remarks said:
"Remember, gentlemen, that at the
last political campaign the Democrats
Btood on a platform of free trade and
said that protection was a fraud and
the tariff a cruel tax, to make the rich
richer and the poor yet poorer. At that
time prosperity smiled upon our coun
try, the mills were running, the anvils
rang with a welcome clang, and even
the waters were full of glee as they
tumbled over the wheel. We were a
happy, prosperous people, and all the
world had an eye on our success. This
was the time when the DeinoVfrats
stood upon their platform of free trade
and thousands of people listened to
their arguments and handed over to
them the responsibilities of the govern
ment, although we warned you at tho
time of disaster. They were so eloquent
and so persuasive that many protec
tionist voters supported them when
they heard protection denounced as a
wrong, a farce, unjust and inconsist
ent. "What was the result? The country
went from prosperity to despair; the
Democrats, did not expect this financial
crisis and it shows that they did not
know what they were talking about or
were telling a He, and unquestionably
we did not get that increased prosper
ity. There was less work in the mills,
wages were less. Why did the mills
close when the Democrats got into
power? They were reaping the prom
ises of free trade. The cause was plain ;
It was the change of policy; money felt
the change Instantly. There Is noth
ing so sensitive as the dollar you have
In your hand. The manufacturers
could not go on against the cheap
wares Imported from England and
France, and tho result that I have seen
Is empty mills and Idle men Instead of
the open mills and busy men. Men will
ing to work but actually compelled to
beg. Honest men beggars; that is the
result.
"Our market la the greatest In the
world nnd It is no wonder that Kngland
is anxious to get here. I don't blame
them, but darn the Democratic party
for wanting to give It to them.
Not a Statesman.
"Nobody ever charged Grover Cleve
land with being a statesman. He has
never studied men. When his party
were in mis umicuity tney were par
alyzed and the only excuse thev of
fered wag that It was the result of the
wicked government of the Republicans.
They called a special session of con
gress and argued and thought, at least
they thought they thoght, but could not
arrive at any settlement until the Re
publican party went to their assist
ance." (A voice in body of hnll.)
"What about the income tax?" Mr.
Warwick made some explanations
when the Interrupter said if he had
$4,000 a year he would be willing to pay
Income tax, when the speaker replied
that he did not want to be personal, but
he re-echoed the sentiment of one of his
audience, that his questioner never
would be worth $4,000 considering the
arguments he adduced. The speaker
then continued:
"The Democrats are the party of
Inconsistencies, they are so mixed that
they do not know who they are fighting
against, so they naturally fight each
other. No intelligent man will nowa
days admit that he Is a Democrat, and
as an organization they are an absolute
failure. They are a party of obstruc
tion and gain nothing by experience,
and reminded one of an old stage coach
drawn by an ox and d mule, the ox
being slow and stubborn and the mule
walking and kicking."
Thomas V. Cooper, of Delaware, nnd
Charles E. Smith, of the Philadelphia
Press, made excellent speeches, and the
meeting concluded by ndmlrablo ad
dresses from Colonel Eshlemont, of
Lancaster, and Colonel Thomas Stew,
art, of Norrlstown.
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