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SCltANTOX, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1896.
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SATURDAY AND MONDAY,
Biggest Political Demonstration
in tbe Nation's History
Occurs at Canton.
EIGHTY THOUSAND ATTEND
The Whole Day Long und Far Into the
Night Great Masses of Men Pay
Tribute to William McKinley.
Speeches by the Candidate, Gover
nor Hastings, Senators Culloin and
Ttmriitoaaad Others Every Ex
pectation Far Exceeded.
Canton, O., Rpl. IS. The largest po
litico! gathering ever seen in Ohio as
sembled here today.- Conservative in
timates place the number of people on
the streets of Canton this afternoon
and evening at more than eighty thous
and. Pretty much the whole of
pastern Ohio, eastern West Virginia
and West Pennsylvania sent large dele
gations to Canton. The railways wvr'j
taxed to their utmost rapacity and
every vehicle in the country seemed !o
have been brought Into service. The
crowd was almost twice as large as the
organizers of the meeting had expect
ed, but it was orderly and the people
were well cared for.
Not withstanding thent her attractions
In the city the home of Major Mckin
ley ,was the centre of Interest und
people clung about It till 11 o'clock at
nluht. Tiny filled the yard, took pos
session of the porches and peered in at
The streets and " houses of the city
von handsomely ami very generally
decorated. No purty lines were drawn
and the Democrats were as active .is
tin1 Republicans. In their efforts to dis- I
pense hospitality and give cordhil
greetings to the host of strangers. j
iMcKINLF.Y RECKIVES. j
Major McKinley began shaking I
bunds directly aftei breakfast and he I
kept. It up till late this evening ami
also made half a dozen speeches.
There was an Impressive parade this
afternoon. The procession was an
hour and ten minutes In passing the
reviewing stand, and If moved at a
very lively pace with no halls. In the
parade were a number of line political
clubs. The post of honor was held by
the Americas club of ruisburg. Then
came tbe McKinley club, of Akron,
Ohio, ."l.iioo strong. The Elklns cudels
of Wheeling attracted much attention
by reason of their line nppenrane.
There Mere ulso in the parade u larg.
number of clubs composed of youiis?
men who will cast their llrst votes for
McKinley and Hobart.
Major McKinley rode fit the head of
the parade. In the cnuiage witli him
wure Governor Bushnell. of Ohio, and
Senator Thurston, of Nebraska. When
the head of the parade reached the
.McKinley house Major McKinley left
his carriage and reviewed the thous
ands of his supporters who marched
in the procession. On the stand with
Major McKinley were Mis. McKinley,
Mis. H. H. Hicstand, Hon. C. L. Kuru.
chairman of the Ohio state Republican
committee, tlovernor Hastings, of
Pennsylvania, and Sylvester Kverett.
of Cleveland. There was another big
parnde in the evening and in addition
to the organizations which marched in
the afternoon was the Tippecanoe club
of Cleveland. Major McKinley also
reviewed the evening parade.
THR SPEAKING BEGINS.
At half past three o'clock the speak
ing began In the big tent. There were
20,1100 people packed Into the tent und
half os many more standing about on
the outside waiting to get in. Gover
nor Bushnell, of Ohio, presided. He
was heartily applauded and when he
Introduced Senator Cullom, of Illinois,
there was a storm of cheers. Senator
Cullom denounced free trade and free
silver, both of which he declared, Bry
an favors. He extolled protection, and
stated that reciprocity and a protec
tive system must be re-established in
the land, "that It may once more en
Joy to the full Its increase of pros
perity, happiness, peace and good will,"
The senator went Into statltstlcs to
show that gold Is not growing scarcer,
as the silver followers claim, and that
the amount of gold In the world per
capita is now four times as much as it
was 100 years ago. The speaker con
tinued: Let us see what would happen In Itw
event of the success of the nominees of the
Chicago convention. Our gold would le.ive
us to be horded that Is certain a con
traction of iW').00,0chi. The remainder of
our money would shrink in purchasing
power equal to the difference between the
par value of the dollar and the bullion
-price of sliver. That difference Is now
about 47 cents. So that our circiilatlDn
would be contracted to that extent, and
we would have less than $9 per capita in
circulation of actual money where we
now have $22.
CVLLOM'8 KEEN TOINTS.
Mr. Bryan says we would no doubt have
a panls at tlrst (after the adoption of
free coinage). He admits that much. He
does not say whether It will be Just a
little wave which will wet the toes and
scare the timorous, or whether It will
be the tidal wave which will engulf the
nation. Fellow citizens, there Is no use
In deceiving ourselves In dealing with this
question. We have more gold and more
silver than we ever had before and alto
gether more circulating medium than we
ever had before, and we have no money
that Is not at par with gold, which is the
recognized money in the commercial
world. Let 'us not run off lifter moon
shine theories pressed upon us by Fryan,
Tillman, Altgeld and men who may be
honest, but who are urging the people of
this country to adopt a policy or try an
experiment In defiance of the facts of his
tory and in opposition to the judgment of
the wisest friends of sliver In the world.
Senator Cullom concluded with a dec
laration that the Republican party Is
for bimetallism, and that it believes
in the admission of both gold and sil
ver to the mints on equal terms as soon
as it can be done with safety and hon
or. THURSTON'S ELOQUF.NCK.
Senator Cullom was followed by Sen
ator Thurston, of Nebraska, A most
enthusiastic greeting was given him
and his speech was interrupted byap
plause almost every period. Senator
Thurston In beginning his speech paid
a tribute to Major McKinley, and drew
u contract between the Republican and
One, now steeple-chasing through the
country in a mad scramble for pluce and
power, fearful that some elector may ia
cape the witchery of his fluted voice: the
other dignified (us befiis the exalted pluce
to which he worthily aspires) trustfully
and calmly waits in his own home while
the nation comes to him.
The Nebraska senator declared that
these comparisons are not unjust, nor
overdrawn. "They measure," he con
tinued, "the Infinite distance between
the "pal ly and the platform of Altgeld,
Tillman, IVnnoyer, Llewellyn, Waite,
Coxey und Hrynii. and the party and
Ida t form of Harrison, Allison, Reed
and M -Kin ley."
The speaker snld that the Chicago
mnverdlfiii was not the council cham
ber of tbe Democratic purty, and that
al.hough th? nominee carries the regu
lar banner. It was wrested from true
l'Mni ia-y by populism und the com
mune. VICTORY IN SIGHT.
Senator Thurston was certain of Re- i
pu!.'lieiin victory, and he tild of his vis
its to scv.re.l states where everything
pointed to McKinley. Then dwelling
on the financial Issue, he said:
What Is the tie? coinage of silver? The
sllvtr advocates say it Is simply placing
the stamp of the government upon the
coin to attest to !u wcli-lit and fineness.
If tills" were all would not for a mo.
meat opju.se th Ir plans, lor the coins
wouid deceive no one and would imme
diately go upon the market as the bullion
noes, at their commercial value. Hut ihls
is not what tluy propose. They Insist,
and the ('lib-nun platform declares, tlvu
t!cy siiull have the riKht to bring all the
bullion of all the world, of all now coined
and uncoined In other countries, to our
mints and havo it coined at our expense
ninl returned to tin in, with a law attached
cutnpt lllnit the people of this country to
accept ail dollars Ihus coined as foil hi
gal tender for all debiM, at I'M cents on the
The speaker explained the Issue In
its several phases, and in conclusion
upon the Impracticability of free coin
age. There was nnotlier big meeting
at night in the tent. The speakers
were (.'overnor Hast inns, of Pennsyl
vania, and Representatives McClcury,
of Minnesota. Until speakers Were en
thusiastically received. Governor Hast
GOVERNOR HASTlNiiH' SPEECH.
The people of tlds count ry who are vot
ers and are ivsponsllde for its future wel
fare Lace now cune to lue forks of the
mad. The simi boards are up and there
is no uilslnkiiiir the way. The one points
to Hiyan and free sliver, and Hie other to
MeKlole i.id :ouud i.ioney. It Is of the
utmost importance in. the present discis
sion that ilie people should recall the fact
ilnu dm Inn the period of three-quarter
of our national existence there was one
lustloti upon hich both panics agreed
wiih substantial unanimity. Willie they
were divided upon almost every other
question they traveled the same road
Willi reference to our cm ivory issues.
Look for a moment ut thai which is now
proposed by tile free silver parly: Kirst,
to coin all the silver produced in this
eoiiniiy, free of cost lo the owner, at
I he ratio el' hi to V. Second, to coin all the
silver produced in all the other cuiintrjes
of the world, free of cost to the owner, at
the nil lo of I'i to I: that the t'nlted Slafs
shall coin inlo "dollars" a quantity of sil
ver which ai picsehl Is worth 'ill cents;
that the silver owner shall lake .VI cents'
worth of silver to the I lilted Slates mint
ami have It coined Into a dollar and thai
all the people of the I'nlted States, no
mailer what their business or occupation,
no matter what the debt, either public or
private, shall be required to use the .Ml-eent
dollar there coined either to pay their own
debts or to be paid by their creditors.
WHAT THIS MEAN'S.
This means an abrogation of the policy
maintained by the fathers for more than
three-fourth of the period of our national
existence; It means the destruction of the
principle of maintaining the comnierciul
value of uold and silver In our coins ut
n oarity; it mt.'.n that the noverntnent
wlil substitute for a dollar containing Ht
cents 3 cents' worth of silver and 47 cents'
worth of that which Is no more valuable
than wind; it means that the old path
way upon which both parties have trav
eled for more than half a century without
discord slnil! be traveled no longer; that
the principles laid down by Washington,
Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison and Jackson
are to be trampled under foot.
Here are the forks of the toad. Bryan
and Tillman and Altgeld nre stopping at
every turn in tlu lr march to tell the people
of tills country that their road leads to
that haven when money can be earned
without labor; where prosperity comes
without much toll: where debt can be ex
tlngolshed at M cents on the dollar: where
eovp-rvnent ohliual ions can be redeemed
nt h:lf price, and where a warfare of sec
tionalism In array of the poor against the
rich, of the employed a mi i list the employ
er, of the discontented against the thrttty,
of the loafer against the industrious citi
zen, will inure to the genial progress,
peace and advancement of the country.
That is one fork of the road. On the
other hand there Is the well-beaten path of
experience, illuminated by the wisdom
of nation and of centuries; and at the
tiefiil of this oolumn stands our leader
McKinley, of Canton. Those who follow
in his train nre no less lovers of their
country than those who left the column
where the roads forks.
VARIOUS SIGN BOARDS.
The sin boards are up and ready for
Inspection. "No Invasion of Illinois by
federal authority," says Altge'd, "even If
the arteries of trade und commerce be
tween the east end the west are obstruct
ed by law breakers." "Down with the fed
cral judiciary."' says tbe Chi ago conven
tion, "because It enforced the federal laws
in the city of Chieato." "Give me mv
pitchfork, says Tillman, "that I may con
siirn the Sur.r.me court of the I'nlted
Slates to oblivion." "C't'.e on along this'
mntried road." says Mr. I ryan. "end when
you stand v ith me on top of yonder high
mountain I will show you such posse
sions of silver and such manipulation of its
vc.b'e that nlthoi!?h I have been talk'ng
a'l the time, the half has not yet been told;
and w hereas I don't own a dollar's worth
of It and T'ncle Sam owns It ell. neverthe
less I will mako a negotiation with the
silver owners that wili relieve your dis
tresses. Insure your prosperity and nt the
same time be to the ndvatitage of the
owners of the Comstock lode."
When the American wage earner comes
Rlong and listens to thre appeals, he U
likely to Inquire how 'he two silvor dol
lars worth 50 cents each are better for Mm
than one dollar worth 108 cents, whei
the former will require nearly twice as
much labor to earn them. He will want
to know why there appears to be. by this
now philosophy, more potatoes In four
pecks than in one bushel. The merchant
will Inquire why there Is thirty-six inches
in the old yard stick and only eighteen or
twenty inches In the free silver yard stick.
The debtor w ill ask with breathless inter
est how he can delay the Importunate
creditor until free silver come which
will enable him thereby to pay his debt
at 60 cent on the dollar. The depositor
in the saving bank will wonder how he
will be benefited by leaving Ids money on
deposit until each hard-famed dollar Is
reduced to 50 cents In value by the free
silver necromancy. The pensioner upon
the bounty of the government will reflect
how he will be the better compensated for
the loss of limb or health in the service
Continued on Pace I
NO VOTES WANTED
Bryan Asks Popular Support Solely on
PERSONAL CONSIDERATIONS SMALL
The Popocratio Candidate Informs'
Southern Audience That lie Is Not
Snircring from an Enlargement of
His Self Conceit, or Words to That
Oolsboro, N. C, Sopt 18. William J.
Bryan, after delivering an address be
fore 4.000 people in which he expressed
himself as very much gratified at the
action of the New York Democratic con
vention In endorsing the Chicago plat
form as well aa the ticket, left here at
10.S0. At Wilson, Mr. Bryan spoke from
a stand erected beneath a spreading
tree. He was presented to 1,700 people
by Hon. F. A. Woodward, with whom
lie served in congress, and said in part:
It Is true our position drove away some
who had remained with the Democratic
party and called themselves Democrats,
but for every man who leaves the Demo
cratic party because of tho platform
udopted at Chicago we shall receive re
cruits far outnumbering those who leave
us. We can afford to lose the support of
every man driven away by that platform,
if by that platform we can make ourselves
worthy of the support of those who have
under other names and through other or.
gapizations been seeking for the same
kind of government which our platform
I am glad to note the interest manifest
ed here and everywhere. It matters Utile
to you whether 1 or some other man may
occupy the presidential chair, but It 1) a
matter of great Importance what policies
shall be pursued by the administration to
follow the present one. I am not vain
eiioiiKh to think the demonstrations which
have taken place along the line are per
sonal or that the Interest by the people
manifested Is an interest in me individu
ally, it is not because they are Interested
In me, hut because they believe through
my election they wdll benefit themselves,
their families, their children and posterity
to the remotest generations. (Applause.)
1 have appealed to no man to vote for me
as a personal favor. I have never asked
for a vote on personal grounds. I have
too high an Idea of the sacredness of tho
ballot. The otlleer Is but the servant and
you should choose that servant who can
bst do your work. If I can do It better
than any other man then I am entitled to
your voles. If unother can do It better
than 1, bhave no claim oil your suffrages.
All I ask Is that each citizen, recognising
the responsibilities of rltixenshlp, shall
make his ballot register a freeman's will.
( ileal, applause. I
THE JOURNEY RESUMED.
Tho Bryan special reached Rocky
Mount shortly before 1 o'clock. Here
tbe special was abandoned and Colonel
Julian Cnrr, of Durham, and the other
members of -the state escort commit
tee, said good bye to the candidate.
Mr. Bryan expressed himself as greatly
Pleased with the maimer in which he
had boeen treated by hH Iortli Caro
lina entertainers, who had looked out
for bis comfort In every way. The spe
cial train arrangement wan a great
Improvement over the manner of Mr.
Bryan's campaign progress heretofore.
The candidate remained here an hour
ami a quarter leaving at 7.17 for Rich
mond, via the Coast Line railway.
The Rorky Mount meeting took place
In the fair grounds and wan attended
by a great crowd. Excursions came
from Fnyettevllle and other points, and
helped swell the number of the Rocky
Mount people. Mr. Bryan was Intro
duced by ex-Congressman Bull. He
ninde a speech to the large gathering
following the familiar lines.
OVATION AT RICHMOND.
Richmond. Vn., Sept. 18. In all his
career William J. Bryan never re
ceived a greeting so enthusiastic, so
wildly demonstrative, as that given
hlin by Richmond tonight. Not even
the reception at Columbus and Toledo,
although they were greater by far In
the attendance, would compare in fran
tic excess of partisan emotion to the
manner in which the great audience
that heard him tonight gave him wel
come. Mr. Bryan's greeting at the
railroad station when he reached Rich
mond nt 7 o'clock from Gnidsboro, N.
C., was flattering enough, but it was
as nothing beside his other and more
How many thousand people were at
the station It is impossible to say, but
there were enough at hand to fill the
surrounding streets. They shouted
with an energy inconsistent with the
heat and thronged after Mr. Bryan's
carriage yelling frantically. The can
didate was whirled away to the resi
dence of J. Taylor Klllson, chairman
of the state Democracy, where they
gve him something to eat and allowed
hlin to recover a little from the effects
ofhe heat. Then he was taken away
to the place where he made his princi
pal address. If the lights had been
better and the hall a little larger, no
better place for a demonstration such
as that which took place tonight In
honor of the Democratic nominee could
have been selected.
AN IMMENSE THRONG.
The great nudltorium of the state ex
position building was the scene of the
meeting, nddrrsred by Mr. Bryan. It
contained 20,''00 persons. Women in
cool, summery dresses crowded the
boxes. Back behind the seats in the
galleries people were packed with un
comfortable closeness. Around the en
trances eager throngs tried to get a
peep at what was going on Inside. Even
the roof of the building had Its quota
and through the ventilative transom
were poked a line of faces that showed
the Interest their owners felt.
It was late when Mr. Bryan arrived.
He blinked his eyes as he entered the
big hall from the rear of the stage, for
all but four Jets of the electric light had
gone out ftnd the frst Impression of
one on entering was that of semi-darkness.
The reporters had to write their
copy by means of coal oil lamps. The
moon, shining through the glass venti
lators, over the heads of the boys on
the roof, helped somewhat, but it was
hot the kind of light needed. And so it
happened that W. J. Bryan received
his most demonstrative greeting since
his nomination from an audience of
whom only half could hardly see his
face and figure.
Lutheran Ryo4's Work.
Easton, Pa,, Sept 11 At the second
day's session of the Eastern Pennsylva
nia Lutheran synod the report of Rev.
J. A. Blngmaster, of Allentown, the syn
odical treasurer, showed a cash balance
on band of M.T72. and the flirancial if art
of Secretary W. 8. Htnman, of Columbia,
showed receipts during the year of $18,914.
Dr. Eli Huber, of Pennsylvania college,
Gettysburg, presented the report of the
committee on beneficiary education. It
showed that last year the synod appro
priated 33,2uO to eighteen young men on
the list of beneficiaries. The synod decid
ed to appropriate $3,700 for the use of bene
ficiaries. CRASHED INTO WILD ENGINE.
Serious Accident on the Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton Railroad.
Cincinnati, Sept. 18. The Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton pay car went
over the line this morning to pay off
the men. When about our miles west
of Connersvlllle, It collided with a wild
engine backing westward, derailing en
gine and pay car. The following per
sons were killed: Engineer Sweetman
and Fireman Kinsey, both of the pay
train, Conductor House and Fireman
The injured are: Paymaster Jan
sing, seriously; Assistant Paymaster
Scollen, Porter Flshback, Bridge Su
pervisor E. Wysong, and Track Mas
ter J. M. Rourke, all of the pay car,
TRADE OUTLOOK HOPEFUL.
Business Quite Sure to Take aa Upward
Turn as Soon as McKinley
New York, Sept. 18. R. G. Dun &
Co., In their Weekly Review of Trade
tomorrow, will say: There is still no
distinct improvement in business, al
though conditions favor It. Confidence
slowly rises, speculative buying of ma
terials for future use contlnues.lmports
of gold do not cease, and the Bank of
England has not tried to check them by
further advanco In rates, an the weight
of the demand now falls upon Franco.
But an enormous business is held back
until the future is more clear. Outside
of speculative markets the Impression
grows that certain and safe revival
may not be expected until November.
The one Industry showing increase of
working force in the cotton manufac
ture, restriction of output having se
cured more healthy demand for somej
goods. Most of the mills have started
or ore about to start. Prices of staple
goods have advanced so generally that
the average of representative quota
tions is 6.7 per cent higher than in the
first week of August No such im
provement is seen in woolens. The Iron
and steel manufactures still waiting
for business with nearly half its pro
ducing cupaclty idle, but hopefulness
and the speculative buying of pig iron
sustain prices. Sales to thf amount of
iir.,000 tons have been made of Alabama
Iron for shipment to England, but the
home demand does not enlarge at all,
and the- various association wtUl hold
combination prices, though tlie fieiiinna
ltf remarkably alender.
Oold Imports continue, over $5,000,000
having been ordered, making $36,:W5,aH)
in all, of which about $24,S0,900 has
arrived. The interior movement draws
off the money about as fast as It
comes, $4,650,000 huving gone westward
this week. Recent heavy failures In
crease the caution of banks, and while
more commercial paper is offered, the
ruling rate of 8 per cent, greatly retards
Increase in business. Kailurot for the
past week have been RI7 in th United
States against 213 last year; and 32
In Canada against 32 last year.
DESTRUCTION BY STORM.
Hailstones Ten Inches in Circumference,
More or Less, Reported in Vera
clous Old Berks County. 1
Reading, Pa Sept. 18. It In estimat
ed that the damage wrought by last
night's storm in Berks county amounts
from $60,000 to $70,000. A dozen barns
were unroofed, fences levelled, 300 trees
uprooted, fields washed out, shrubbery
ruined, telegraph poles blown over,
etc. The skies were as black as ink,
the thunder and lightning terrifying
and tho wind very severe. At least
3,000 window panes were broken. Hall
fell the size of walnuts and at some
places pieces were picked up as large
as 10 Inches In circumference.
At Slesholtzvllle, John Wetzel's barn
was struck and destroyed by tire, loss
$5,000. Hain's school house, two and
one-half miles north from Myerstawn,
a new brick structure only completed
a month ago, was destroyed. This
building seems to have been In the
circle of a whirlwind and was so badly
demolished as to be practically worth
less. The north wall was blown in,
and the east end out, and the roof
carried into an adjoining field. Luckily
the forty school children had left for
their homes and there iwas no one in
the building at the time of its col
lapse. At several places people were
stunned by hall, and many 'tin roors
At Pennsburg, Montgomery county,
several buildings were unroofed and
a large coal shed was demolished.
Many windows at the Orphans' home
at Womelsdorf were broken. The de
struction seems to have been far more
severe than at first reported.
Jnninr Mechanics Adjourn.
Gettysburg, Pa., Hcpt. 18. The Junior
Order United American 'Mechanics ad
journed sine die today. The per capita
was fixed at 23 cents. The salaries of
the state councillor was fixed at $1,001),
and of the vice and Junior councillor at
f3no. The finance committee's expense al
lowance wns reduced one-balf. The next
session will be held at Altoona.
Judge ftnnster's Brother Dead.
Wiikes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 18. Edward
Gunster, aged 60 years, a prominent retired
business man of this city, died tonight.
In Vfll he was elected treasurer of Lu
zerne county on tbe Democratic ticket.
The deceased was a brother of Judge dun-
ter, of ecranton.
Herald's M'eatber Forecast.
New York, Sept. 19. Herald forecast
In the Middle 8tates today, partly cloudy
weather will prevail, with slight tempera-
tore changes, and light to fresh variable
winds, followed by rain and cooler con
ditions. On Sunday, in both sections,
cloudy to partly cloudy weather will pre
vail, with northeasterly to northerly
winds and rain, followed by clearing, gen
erally, and possibly local frosU la the
SENATOR SMITH IS
OUT OF THE FIGHT
Resljas as Chairman oi tbe Jersey
HE CANNOT SWALLOW FREE SILVER
He Doesn't Bolt J He Merely Retires
from Active Politics Until tbe Popo.
cratic Clouds Blow Over--Davld 11.
Hill in III Humof Other Political
Long Branch, N. J., Sept. IS. Sena
tor Smith as chairman of Democratic
state committee, has issued a call for
that body to meet at Taylor's, hotel,
Jersey City, at noon tomorrow, when
iie will tender his resignation ns chair
man. In this connection he gave out
today the following statement regard
ing the Chicago platform and ticket:
Th lines nnnn which the tiresent Dolltl-
enl ramnalirn U beilf&r conducted and the
Interpretation of the Chicago platform by
the New Jersey uemocratto convention
held to select electors, are in opposition to
the views which I expressed when called
upon to speak on the financial question hi
the senate. .My desire has been to find a
way to harmonize those views with the
platform declaration and to harmonize my
Individual opinion with the expression of
the narty councils. With these objects In
mind I have given the question at issue
carerul consideration. The result is i nnu
mv mind adhering to the course I took in
the senate, as the only one consistent with
a sound financial policy. This conclusion
being fixed, It necessarily follows that I
should not participate in the direction cf
the campaign as a member of either the
national or the state committee. Justice
to the candidates demands that their cause
be In the hands of those who are without
doubt as to the correctness of the policy
proposed by every plank in the platform.
I have therefore decided to rfslgn from
any leading position In the political man.
agement of the campaign. In doing this
I am governed by a sense of propriety
and not by an Inclination to set up my
personal views aa against the expressed
policy of my party. But as a Democrat,
onemcnt to party usage, i must aim cio
bow to the will of the majority and un
hesitatingly express my belief that the
country may safely trust a Democratic
pregldent and congress for whatever leg
islation may prove necessary ior me wel
fare of tho country.
Hill in III Hnmor.
Albany, N. Y Sept. 18. Senator Hill,
this noon made the following state
ment concerning the report that he
had written to friends that he would
support the Chicago ticket: "I have
no desire to either affirm or deny news
paper Btnrles and rumors regarding my
position on the national ticket and oth
er questions. When I have anything
to say I will state It over my own
First Come, First Served.
Dea Moines, la., Sept 18. The two
factions of the Democratic party in
this state are engaged in a spirited
contest as to which shall be recognized
as the Democratlo party on the official
ballot. The attorney general holds
that first come must be first served.
Where there are no contests the coun
ty auditor, clerk and attorney must
determine. It looks as If it will lead
to considerable confusion.
Sovereign at Work.
Chicago , Sept. 18. Grand Master
Workman Sovereign of the Knights of
Labor, arrived in Chicago today for
the purpose of taking an active part
in the campaign for the election of Mr.
Bryan. He has established a personal
headquarters in the Brlggs house, but
In a few days he will open a labor bu
reau and begin extensive work among
the workingmen of the country.
fio Fusion in Indiana.
Indianapolis, Sept. 18. The Demo
cratic state committee last night re
fused the demand of the Populists for
seven national electors and withdrawal
of Sewall. The PopuliBt committee
then named a full electoral ticket and
organized by electing a chairman and
a secretary. This probably ends the
Adlnl to Preside.
Waslngton, Sept. 18. Vice Presi
dent Stevenson has informed Secretary
Gardner of the Association of Bryan
clubs that he will accept the associa
tion's Invitation to preside at the club
convention at St. Louis on Oct. 3. The
club officials now count upon an at
tendance of 10,000 delegates.
Named for Congress.
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept 11. The Dem
ocratic congressional conferees for the
Fourteenth district (Perry, Dauphin
and Lebanon counties) met here this
evening and nominated J. F. Klugh,
of Highsplre for congress.
Anelicnn Ordinations Invalid.
London, Sept. 18. A dispatch from Rome
to a news agency here says that the Pope
has Issued a pronouncement in wnicn ne
"After Ions- studv. I must contirm
the decrees of my predecessors that all
ordinations made under tbe Anglican rite
are absolutely Invalid." His holiness also
entreats the Anglican clergy to return to
the Catholic cnurcn.
THE NEWS THIS M0ILMXG.
Weather Indications Today)
Light Showers; Cooler
1 Eighty Thousand People Greet McKin-
Bryan Does Not Want Complimentary
Senator Smith, of New Jersey, Resigns
tbe State Uemocrauo vnairmansnip.
2 Spirited Tennis Tourney.
National League Base Ball.
S (Locnl)-Economy Company's Queer
Dr. Longshore Must Answer a Serious
Knglish View of our Political Cam
B (Local) Franklin Company Will Not
6 Society and Personal.
Churches and Church Societies.
1 Suburban Happenings.
Wall Street Review and Markets.
S Free Silver As It Is.
9 Petroleum, Its History and Uses.
10 (Story) "A Bicycle Episods."
11 Our Weekly Welsh Letter.
12 News Up and fiown Ue Valley. '
Fall Bress Goods
We are now exhibiting
The character of our
Goods being 50 well and
favorably known it is un
necessary to enumerate
the stood dualities and
great variety . of this
We'll only say that our
is strictly high class and
up to date In every par
Dcsifus arc cxcIusItc
ties unexcelled, Prices
An early inspection is
510 AND 512 .
Busy . Busy
Selling Fall: Footwear.
Every department com-'
plete, wholesale and re
tail. 114 AND 116 WYOMING AVE.
A LARGE AND WELL
SELECTED STOCK Or
CAN BE SEEN AT
408 SPRUCE STREET.'
When you pay for Jewelry yon mlrfrt aa
well ft the best.
A fine Una of Novelties for Ladles aat
W. J. Weichel
403 Spruce St.
Reynolds' Pure Colors,
Reynolds' Wood Finish,
Ready Mixed Tinted
Gloss Paints, Strictly Pure
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