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THE SCBANTON TMBUNE-FBlDAY MOBNING. OCTOBER 10, 1890.
Concluded from Page S.
.Mrars. C. P. Mntthows. Michael Miller,
Hubert Mt'Ker.nu. Thomas J. Moore.
S.il. U Newton, Green Grove; George
Xorthruu. C.lenburn; J. F. Nicholson, Jei
myn; Cieome Nancarrow, Wlnton; i.u
jfene N'oack, Moscow; J. (1. Nicholson, k.
J. Norihrup, Charles Neuls.
). Sumuil Oukley. Gtorge W. Okell,
Frank T. okell, Klchard O'Brien. Hon. C.
1'. OWIulli-y. Dr. J. Emmet O'Brien.
P. John Penman. Olypliunt: W. 8. Pot
ter, Dunmore; Thurston 8. lJnrker. Clark s
Green; F. J. Phillips. Fleetvllle; Dan Par
ry. Olyphant: Thomas J. Powell. Taylor;
Henry Pierce, Carbondale; Major T. .
Penman. Alfred Pierce, Thomas H. Pow
ell, William C. Powell. August Petiester.
jr.. H. S. Poust. H. K. Paine, H. H. Patter
son. D. v: Powell. F. P. Price. C. B.
IViunan. F Li. Phillips, Clarence B Pryor,
V. 8. Potter, W. 8. Phillip, Isaac Post.
U. Jumcs Held. Dickson City; John
Ktihinson. Olyphantf John Rees, Taylor;
Kmlcv Ross. John I'. Rink. Colonel E. H.
Hippie. Wllllnm Heese, N. 12. Rice, Ed
ward lloderick. lr. .1. N. Rice. Uvy S.
liichurd, H. C. Reynolds. N. G. Robertson,
'. K. Rittew, Charli'S Renchler.
8. L. G. Schoonniiiker, Klmhurst: Na
thuniel Stutter. Thornhursl: F. Hummers,
Aivhlmld; H. Simpson. Peckvllle; V. B.
Hherinun. Dalton; John Slivlnsky. Prlce
burg: Chillies p. Pavaxr. Dunmore;
flmrleg Smith. Klmhurst; James Salmon.
K.'11'lhum; George Sherman, Ransom; H.
I . Spencer, Waverlv; Kllsha Simonson,
Klmhurst; J. N. Schener, Wlnton; John
Si. el. Wliitmi: 8. U. Silllwell, .1. Shepard,
John Simens, M. C. Steeliback, G. .
8'iank, Charles Stone. J. Green Seamans.
KJwin X. Shlrer, Conrad Schroed-r.
Charles Schlayer. A. H. Stevens. . T.
Smith. S. II. Btevelis, Hon. Joseph A.
Sci.tniou, Colonel George Sanderson, .
W. Soriiuton, 11. C. Sanderson. W. li.
Sior-, C. 1. Slmiisou, II. P. Simpson,
Frank M. Spencer. W. R. Storrs, E. li.
Slurt;es, Alex. Simpson, J. 11. Steele, .
A. St. John. F. W. Silllwell. George H.
Shires, C. V. Siliank. John Simpson,
Louis Slebeeker, John F. SeruRK, X. C.
'P. John H. Thomad. Cnrlionilale; Mor
gan Thoinus, CurboiuUile; William Thomp
son. Olvphant; James II. Torrey, . Gay
lord Tliomos. Captain George IJ. Thomp
si.ii. V. II. TrtVlor, Dr. B. H. Throop. Row
land H. Thomas, Thomun G. Thomas.
I '.Samuel lipdyke. Simpson.
V.--J. C. VuiiKhan, John Van Hewn,
K. M. Wrnov. O. E. Vuiighaii. T. C. Von
Siorch, William Vokelek, A. A. Voshu.ru.
U II. Wilcox. Van. Hint?; G. H. Wan
dell. Ransom; J. .1. Wagonhurst. Clifton;
.lames E. Watklns, Hon. John T. Wllliuins.
C. F. Wagner. C. W. Weatpfuhl, F. W.
Wormser, Philip Williams, Edward A.
Weuxel, Louis Wenzel, W. W. Watson.
James J. Williams, Theodore G. Wolf,
Tliomas H. Watklns. W. It. Withers, o.
II. Wright. F. .1. Widmayer. Dr. H. tl.
Ware. George Wahl,Charles 11. Welles,
Hon. L. A. Watres. G. .l. Wutson. H. O.
ftatroiis, C. S. Weston, Hon. K. X. II
lard. V. James Younir.
..-('. '.M. Zltselman, C. U. ehnder, R.
A. Zimmerman, Frank Zimmerman.
BOXES AND I.OGES.
Occupying boxes and loses wore:
Judge and Mrs. R. W. Arrhhald, Judge
and Mrs. H. A. Knapp, Mr. and Mrs.
VV. W. Stranton, Mrs. Henrv Belln,
.Mrs. William Connell, Mr. and Mrs. E.
I Kingsbury. Mrs. Alfred Uonnell
Mrs. Charles Connell, Mrs. P. P. Chris
tian, Mrs. E. H. Ripple. Richard Wels
etitluh, Mr. and Mrs. James Archbald,
Mr. and .Mrs. N. G. Robertson, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Ben Plmmiok, Miss Martha
Himmlok. Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Simpson, Mr. and
Mrs. H. W. Kingsbury, Mrs. Everett
Warren, Dr. B. H. Throop. Mr. and
Mis. F. P. Price, and Mrs. H. P. War
ren, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Watklns, Miss
.Matthews. Miss Mnher, Miss Howell,
Air. and Mrs. H. J. Curr, Mr. and Mrs.
Myron Kasson, Mrs. Stelle, Mrs. Dale,
Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Ware, Miss Wolf,
.Mv. and Mrs. Nicholas Rice. Mrs. Wal
ler B. Kenwood, Mr. and Mrs. H, M.
f'trecter, Mrs. C. L. Prey. Mrs. C. B.
Penman, Miss Sanderson, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Watts, Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Rice,
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rice.
The llrst lAtrst of enthusiasm was
when the speakers of the evening and
Major Warren and Mr. Connell made
l heir appearance on the stage. All
during the evening there was vocifer
ous cheering tind applause. A more
mhuslnstie meeting could hardly be
wished for. There, was a band there to
work up enthusiasm, but they were
inly permitted to play once, and that
was wnile the people on the stage
were being seated.
Fred W. Fleltz opened the meeting
by Introducing the chairman of the
evening, Major Everett Warren, whose
imine, he said, was synonmous for all
thut is young, energetic and aggressive
in Republicanism. Major Warren was
viven a warm reception as- he rose to
MAJOR WARREN'S ADDRESS.
We are met tonight tinder the happiest
inn-plces. The air is full nf nltrna nf vie.
i cry in the county of Lackawanna, in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and all
over the Union. This magnificent assem
bly is itseir a grand harbinger of the tri
umph that awaits us. Look around you
and see who is hero.
Gentlemen, everybody Is here that Is
everybody who could efTect an entrance
Into the building. In the llrst place the
Republican women of Scranton waiving
for a. moment their demand, if ever they
urged lt.( for universal suffrage, are here
to cheer our cause. The faces of our na
tional candidates, McKlnley and Hobart,
are smiling upon us. Our rallant stand.
arrt bearer, William Connell, and Giles
Roberts and 8. W. Roberts and A. E.
Klefer and Fred Ward; our legislative
nominees, Farr and Alex. Connell and
Mackey and .Reynolds; our county chair
man, the old reliable John Thomas, and
the county committee, now Brown so large
they occupy nearly all the seats on our
piixiorm. rne occupants or most of the
ollices In the court house (we are going to
have them all next year) all sorts and
sizes of Republicans have joined to swell
. ine triumpn or tnis meeting. The full
v blooded lions of the party have kissed each
other. The local mugwumti in his Bootless
linen and the stalwart in his bloody shirt
they are lying in the same bed together
once more dreaming on a common victory.
We can congratulate ourselves that there
Is no faction In the Republican party of
Lackawanna tonight. We welcome here
also the citizens or all the other parties
miiu an snaues oi inougnt,
i remember hearing General Kllnatrlck.
the dashing cavalry leader of the civil
war. stOD a bystander from stnrtln? to.
ward a somewhat unruly listener at a
mass meeting years ago with the remark,
"Let him stay where he is; we have not
come here to call the righteous lint sin
ners to repentance." In no such frame of
miiiu no we welcome our lellow-cltisens
The Issues of this eventful enmnalarn
cross all party lines, and upon Its outcome
depends not only the Integrity and fair
name or our government, but the weliare
und happiness of all the people.
To the discussion of these Issues I now
Invite your attention.
At the mention of the candidate's
names tnere was in earn case an out
l.lit'ut ff anntoilsa flint ma.1o 41,. ,nf.
ets ring. Mr. Warren, In introducing
in? nrv speaKer ui ine evening, nou,
Charles Emory Smith, said:
"It has been said that Pennsylvania
breeds no statesmen, but that is a libel
on the sons of the old Keystone state,
for we have with us tonight a man
who stands as high as any statesman
A any state in this broad land. I have
he pleasure of Introducing to you Hon.
.'harles Emory Smith."
As Mr. Smith advanced to the front
t the platform he was greeted by a
ierfect storm of applause. His address
was logical and convincing and was
delivered without much attempt at
oratorical display. The greatest out
bursts of applause during his address
were when he mentioned the names of
William McKlnley and William Con
nell. A portion of Mr. Smith's very
able address is as follows:
MR. SMITH'S SPEECH.
Mr. Chairman and ladles and gentlemen:
I am glad to meet and to greet this great
assemblage gathered here tonight and I
thank you tor this cordial greeting, for it
tells me that 1 am not In the enemies'
country. I return to Scranton with pecu
liar pleasure, for two years ago I had the
pleasure of addressing a great and inspir
ing meeting similar to this in this beau
' tiful theater. As 1 look Into your bright
mid earnest faces and Into your kindling
yes 1 see there the same Inspiration mat
I did two years ago. We meet here under
the most favorable auspices. The enemy
IS making a good deal of noise and In this
1 1 ID
respect T am reminded of the Mississippi
river steamboat captain who had a 7-foot
boiler and a a-foot whistle. Every time he
blew the whistle he exhausted the steam
and stopped the boat. X
in no campaign, not even those prior to
the war, has there been such grave ques
tions at issue a in this one. Today issues
that are most momentous and of far.
reaching influence are at stake. If they
are decided rightly I believe this country
will enter upon a cfc-eer of prosperity that
shall melt away air of the delusive theo
ries and Ideas which have been auvanceu
by our opponents In this campaign. In
the presence of such a grave crisis as con.
fronta iin cartv lines should sink into in-
signilicance. It no longer matters whether
a man is a Democrat or a KopuDiican, uui
is he a patriot that's the question. When
Sumter was tired upon men forgot that
they belonged to one political division or
the other, but animated by a common Im
pulse thev went forward to preserve the
1'iitnn Tndav. when a. blow Is aimed at
social order, individual honesty and public
honor it is equally important that they
should forget party and again stand to
gether ua patriots &r toe goou oi ineir
I am glad to say that all over the t nlted
States tens of thousands of Democratsire
standing side by side with Republicans lor
the preservation of the Integrity and the
prosperity of their beloved land.
We are tola ny me silver auvocai
that because of what they call a crime
perpetrated in 1S73, In the alleged de
monetization or silver, we have suffered
untold ills in this country, and that the
only way to escape these Ills und get
back to prosperity Is to enter at once
upon the free coinage of sliver at 16
Is It true that we have suffered such In
describiible Ills? Why, my friends, tho
period from 1W to ISStO-and I speak of
those years because thy are census years,
und therefore we can give exact tlgures
all but three of these years coming after
the alleged crime of lX"u Is the most pros
perous period which any nation has ever
enjoyed In all history from the beginning
of time down to the present. In those SO
years this nation more than doubled Its
entire savings and Its distributed wealth.
In 1k;o our total valuation was $3ft.non,i).
!; in 1S!K), It was Jtw,oi,(,iluii. Was that
an Indescribable 111? During those years
the Increase In the wealth and savings of
Great Hrltain and France and Germany,
with li1.lKjO.uW of population, was Itti.lW.
UWX). and our increase, with only CTi.tXNJ.iNiO
of people, was $X,umi,UUU,uuii, more than
that of all those nations put together.
SOME PERTINENT FACTS.
TnlSir.'Mr. Mulhull, the great English sta
tistician, the highest authority on this sub
ject now living, calculates that the earn
ings of the great empire of Great Britain
in issn were Jtl.Wi.iJUO.liUO, and that tha
earnings or the United Stales In that
same veur were Sll'.ijuti.wnu.outi, or double
those or Great Britain. (Applause.) in
IS'.hj there was paid for labor in the I'nll 'd
States the great sum of t7,(m,.GW. Ill
other words, the earnings or labor In the
I'niteil States In that year were greater
than all the earnings of labor and capital
put together In Great Brltuln., (Applause.)
London Is said to be the financial center or
the world, and so It Is. it holds the ac
cumulated capital or centuries, and yet
such was our advancing prosperity In this
country that In the vear 1WH) we paid to
labor alone in this country more than the
entire earnings or labor und capital and
accumulated wealth In the entire empire
or oreut Britain.
Whv. In that vear we were manufac
turing in the United States one-third of
all that was being manufactured In all
the world, one-third in this nation of &,
oui.OOif of people. With the world contain
ing a population of l.Soo.OuU.nuo we were
making one-third or the manufactured
products In this country alone, and prac
tlcafty, as we had little export, we were
not only making it, nut we were using it
and consuming It. We were the greatest
producers and the greatest consumers that
the face or the sun has ever looked upon.
In that year the sun as It rose over your
Atlantic coast In the morning and spanned
every nay the great arch or this magnlll
cent Republic, uod sank at nieht beneath
the golden waters or the Pacific, saw this
nation actually Kl.Oiin.nvo richer than it was
the day berore. The American people
were actually making and storing up, put
ting into savings banks and investments.
putting Into enterprises, putting Into the
cotnoineu woi k oi laoor ami capital, more
than a thousand millions or dollars a year,
and yet we are told that that was a period
of indescribable Ills, because of the de
monetization of sliver In 1873.
The best-paid, the best-housed, the best
clothed, the best-fed. the best-schooled
people that this world has ever seen! Why.
our railroad mileage increased during
those years from 65.000 miles to 173,(100
miles, and our railroad tonnuge In 18SD,
with only 6.'..0"K.000 people wus equal to
mac or an r.utope, wun aaU,uu,H) or peo'
Die. We began a centurv aa-o with tirae.
tically nothing, and yet In is.ii) we had In
this country one-hfth of all the ravings of
INCREASE OF DEPOSITS.
The Increase In the deposits In our pav
ings banks within the period from 1870 to
1SW Increased until the entire deposit was
more than Sl.OUO.000.UUO. the average de
posit being only about tfTO. The savings
or tne worging people increased that pe
riod Sl.OOO.mxi.OilO. The most complete an.
swer. Mr. Chairman, to the charm, which
is made, that the rich are growing richer
and the poor are growing poorer, is when
we remember that the number of our sav
ings banks depositors Increased during
that period by more than 2,OhO,ikiO, end the
deposits themselves in the aggregate
fl.imo.OOO.OOn. No other country ever saw
such magnificent prosperity.
During these years the conditions were
favorable, but when 1 am told that this
matchless prosperity sprang alone from
such causes. I am minded to answer a lit
tle bit as Ethan Allen did after the greit
victory of Tlconderoga, Ethan Allen, as
you all remember. In the Revolutionary
war, led the Green Mountain bovs in that
glorious and magnificent assault which,
under his inspiring leadership results! in
the capture of Fort Tlconderoga, and he
ana ni pays piacen tne young nag or the
Republic where the British flag waved be
fore, and, as was very proper, after that
magnificent victory, a thanksgiving ser
vice was hold In a neighboring church, and
Ethan Allen and his boys were there in
the pews, and the good preacher was in
the pulpit and he thanked the Lord that
the Lord had been on the American side;
that He Had given victory to the American
arms; that by reason of His overwhelm
ing Providence this great victory had be?n
won, and all that sort or thing, until Ethan
Allen never mentioning the boys who had
done It rising up In his pew. getting very
Impatient under It, said, "Would you mind
an Interruption? Would you mind just
mentioning that Ethan Allen was there?"
Now I am sure that our good Democratic
friends who are with us In this campaign
will not mind if I say that during these
years or prosperity tne Republican party
was there and Republican legislation dom
inated the land. Yes, and let us not forget
that William McKlnley was there; was In
congress helping to frame tho legislation
that was making the country great. You
want to get back to these prosperous days.
don't you; the 'days that prevailed prior
FALSITY OP THE CLAIM.
But, my friends, I have dwelt upon Oils
simply to show you the utter falsity of this
claim that fsetsse tf some alleged out
lawry f M 1873 ne nave ln 11,13
country sUffsMa oppression and hard times,
and all that Sdrt of thing. We did not have
It until they came here recently, within
the last few years, with this menace at
the Integrity or our currencv. which un
derlies all or our business hope, all or our
business security, ait or our national nott.
or. And when they come with that de.
duration" I want to ask you to consider
with me for a few minutes whether that
panacea wbjch they propose will bring
uacK mis prosperity wnien you an wum
to have returned: whether it will bring us
out of the evils which we are now suf
fering, and have been for the lust three
or four years, or whether It will plunge
us deeper Into the mire.
Now, Mr, Chairman, what Is this free
coinage of silver at It! to 1, which Is to
work out this great millennial period for
us? Anvwhere In the world ludav one
ounce of gold will buy thirty-two ounces
of silver. perhaps thirty-three. In
other words, weight for weight, ounce for
ounce, pound for pound, gold is worth thirty-one
or thirty-two times silver every
wherehere, all over the world, ln Mexi
co, everywhere else and the free coinage
of silver at, 16 to 1 means that any owner
Of silver bullion may take to the mint the
bullion that he owns and have a dollar
stamp put, not upon a quantity thirty-one
limes as great as me goiu aouar, out only
In other words. It means that any owner
of silver bullion may take it to the I'nlie.1
States mint, and have 4 cents' worth of
tnat sliver stamped as a dollar ana then
handed back to him, not put into the Unit
ed states treasury, not put into the pos
session of the United States government
but handed back to the mine-owner, with
the full right to pass that as full legal ten
der for a full dollar on you and me ant
every Douy eise.
One of two things would inevltablv fol
low If we entered upon this measure of
free coinage of silver and I want you to
cieariy appreciate ine iwrces oi mis trutn
there are absolutely only two alterna
tives. There Is no possible escsne from
one or the other. Either we must lift up
the entire value of sliver ln the world from
Its present price of 05 cents an ounce to
f 1.19 an ounce, or else we must go Inevi
tably, directly, Immediately to the sliver
basis of Mexico. India and China. The
boy orator has himself recognised this
In 1890 the first free coinage bill was
pending ln the senate of the United States.
I was tnen tne American minister at bi.
Petersburg, and 1 had occasion one day.
as such, to pay an ofllclal visit to the
Russian minister of finance under instruc
tions from ny government to confer with
him upon a subject pending between the
two countries.- I found him sitting at his
table, and. lying before bim was an exact
copy of the free coinage bill, precisely as
It was pending In the United States senate,
and lying upon the tables of the senators.
The bill had been sent to him by the Rus
sian minister at Washington. He had
carefully studied all of Its details. He
knew it down to the finest point, and he
was so profoundly interested In the sub
ject that when 1 entered he at once en
tered into conversation on tnat ana wouiu
not allow me to talk of the matter about
which I visited him. He indicated that he
had very carefully studied it. He inquired
as to its prospects; as to whether it was
likely to pass the senate and the house,
and ln case it did what the president
was iiaeiy to uo about It.
And then, turning in his chair and fac
ing me, with a look which I shall never
forget, he spoke words whose impressive
weight, whose significant force makes
them still ring in my ears. He said: "I
fear that the ueoDle of the United States
of the government of the United States do
not appreciate altogether the .perils to
which they would expose themselves In
case they passed this bill. There Is a
great ileal of silver ln Europe. There Is a
thousand millions in the Bank of France
alone. There Is a great deal in Germany.
we nave a great deal in Kussia; una al
ready." these are his words, "already the
proposition has been made to me that in
case this bill passes I will join In a combi
nation to uump tne surplus stiver or r.u
rope on the United States. But," he said,
"I am a friend or the United States. I be
lieve this measure would be fraught with
untold evil and danger, and I hope the
United States will make no such mistake."
Such were the wonls spoken to me by
the great Russian minister of finance.
And 1 tell you, my friends, that upon such
a question as that I would rather have
his authority than that of William Jen
nings Bryan. I would rather have the au
thority of that real wise man of tho east
than tho authority of this new wise man
of the west. Upon the question of finance,
or uscai uumimsiruiton, or nnanciai prin
ciple und experience 1 would rather have
the authority of John 8hermnn, Thomas
Reed, Benjamin Harrison und William Me-
Klnley than that of the illustrious Tom
Wutson. of Georgia, or the frigid Arthur
Sewull. of Maine, or even of that gowned.
modern high priest of Popullstic financial
science, Mrs. -Mary Ellen Lease, or Kan
sas. WOULD NOT LIFT IT VP.
The free coinage of silver would not lift
Hie white metal tin. but It would carry it
down to the standard of Mexico and
Chinu: and now I want lo ask vou whv
should We do for silver, at its present price
in tne culled states, What we do not uo
for pig irun? They say that silver-Is an
American product, and that we ought to
take care of and protect silver because 'It
is uu American product. So Is pig Iron
an American product, but did anybody
ever propose that the owner of pig Iron
should tie enabled to take it to the mint of
the United Stales, or to the treasury of the
I ntteu states, and get double Its value;
Mr. Smith then spoke nf the argu
ment UHed by the Sllverltes in reference
to the debtor class. He asked who is
the debtor class, and showed that the
indebtedness of New York city and the
six counties adjoining It is double that
of all the territory from Ohio to Kan
sas, and yet the people living In that
section are not for free silver.
Mr. Smith then touched on the other
planks of the Chicago platform, refer
ring to them as a series of blunders and
crimes. The first crime was when they
declared ror the rree and unlimited
coinage of silver, and the second crime
was when they declared the validity of
private contracts should not be respect
ed; the third crime was when they cen
sured President Cleveland for striking
down the vlperlsh front of anarchy and
lawlessness when It reigned red in the
streets of Chicago.
We are asked by our Democratic friends
to do what no nation has ever done before
In the matter of changing the plan of our
currency. We could not take that step
without the greatest commercial convul
sion the world has ever known. I trem
ble to think of the consequence that would
ensue to this fair land If the wild plans
of the financial Iheorlsts should be put
Into execution. They will not be. however,
for It will be tho "boy soldier" and not
Ihe "boy orator" who will be Inaugurat
ed president In 187. His name will be
BIG MAJORITY WANTED.
I come here to ask you to do your full
duty to help roll ud a Republican ma
jority In Pennsylvania that shall far over
top anytning we nave done neretorore. it
is not enough that we should elect a Re
publican president, but we want to back
him up with a solid Republican congress.
You have a candidate who will make a
grand congressman, who Is represents,
tlve of your industries and your business
life. He is your friend and my friend,
William Connell. S(Tremendous applause.)
I am glad to hear you greet his name In
this spontaneous manner and when he
goes to congress, as go he will, he will
filly represent your great district, und
be as true lo you as he has nlwavs been
to every duty during his active, helpful
Be faithful to all of your candidates and
on election night send down to us in Phil
adelphiu. a glowing account of what you
have done In this noble county of yours ln
this great national crisis.
Mr. Smith closed with the following
It is legend that when Bruce.'the Scot
tish chieftain, lay down to die he called his
friend Douglass to his side. To show his
love for Douglass, Bruce ordered that his
heart be removed und that It be worn by
Douglass In tender memory of hlrrSj The
wishes of Bruce were carried out, and the
great leader's heart was removed and i-n-cased
In a golden casket, which Douglass
wore on his breast In his fights with the
Infidels. During one engagement the tide
of battle was turning, and then it was
that Douglass hurled the golden casket
containing Bruce's heart right In the
midst of the foe, and spurred on by this
noble act the hosts rushed on the Infidels
and won a glorious victory. And so Mc
Klnley will enshrine the great heart of
Lincoln in his breast; Lincoln whom he
followed In ''il, and supported by the pa
triotic und liberty-loving people or this
Republic, he will hurl that magic talisman
Into the midst of the Bryan hosts and win
a glorious and trans. endent victory.
The audience hail heard of Hon. D. D.
Woodmansee, the president of the Nn
tlonnl League of Republican c.ulis, and
hlB grand work during the campaign.
It had also heard of the National
League of Republican clubs und Its
great achievements. It had both In
mind when he stepped to the front
of the stage, and for qulteaptriod
he was unable to pruosed n account of
the deafening asteuse Efs; Wood
mansee speaks N sssreH un effort.
He has a strong Resonant voice, which
enables him to fnsTke himself heard In
every coiner of the house, while as
suming a conversational style of de
livery. He Is most happy in his illus
trations and Is njuch given to pleasing
annecdotes, which are always most
tilling ami opportune. Laughter none
trates his remarks quite as often as
applause and it might be suld that
he was quite us entertaining as he was
Instructive. He is undoubtedly one of
tne country s greatest .campaign ora
tors. He said, In part:
MR. WOODMXSEK'S ADDRESS.
Mr. Chairman, ladies and a..ntl.t(i.t...
I come to you with a message tonight, it
Is McKlnley Is already elected. This fact
und that J am talking In the iimml nld
Keystone state will cause the to upolog'z
when I return to tho west ror making this
speeen. n was oniy necuuse or tne per.
suaslveness of my friend. Ma lor Warren
und net that 1 thought our principals need
ed enumeration or our party assistance In
this commonwealth that I permitted my
self to be detained here tonight.
This "boy orator" quotes BcrlptiS-e. In
fact he has quoted a good deal of Scrip
ture. But In all his quotations he has
failed, so far us my knowledge extends,
to quote this particular passage: "Why
stand ye here all the day Idle In the mar
ket place." (Loud continued laughter.)
Those laborers to whom were addressed
these words did not say their Idleness was
due to the fact that they did not have free
silver. (Laughter.) No. they said they bad
no onto employ them. The same condi
tion exists now. It Is not free silver we
want: put employment for the unem
Bryan proposes to coin a ftS-cent dollar.
It will have the American eagle on It, and
also the usual motto. "In God V Trust."
This, Bryan says, will make It worth 100
cents. He probably means that It will
pass for 100 cents because you take Its P3
cents' worth and trust In God for the rest.
Free coinage of silver will drive all the
good money out of circulation. We have
tuO.000.OW of gold dollars which would go
out of use on the passage of the free coin
age bill, and, an increase In the amount of
the circulating medium, the very thing the
bill aims at, would be defeated. Bryan
says the value of a silver dollar will go up
to 100 cents upon the passage of the free
coinage bill. It will be just as hard for
you and I to get that dollar as it is to get
any other dollar, then or now. At all
events, It Is not more money we need ns
much as more confidence.' The present
dollar is all right, fur as Ingersoll said:
"That dollar can say, I Know that my
AN EXPRESSIVE CARTOON.
I saw a picture In a newspaper the other
day which I think would form the text of
a whole speech. It is the key to the whole
situation. The cartoon represented a fac
tory, and to be true the stacks emliied ro
smoke. In the background was a pale
moon, Its face betokening extreme agony
at being compelled to listen to the cater,
wauling of two male felines, one labored
"Sound Money," the other "Free Silver,"
perched on the top of the stack. In tho
court below was Uncle Sam beating a
torch and looking wistfully up at the
arch-backed cats. It was labeled "If I
could start a fire ln that furnace, this nui
sance would be abated." (Laughter and
It Is rather a change of administration
we want than a change of money stand
ards. In 1892. with theRepubllean party ln
power we had prosperity. Now. with tho
same money standard, we have the oppo
site. What we really do want Is the old
reliable protective tariff, high enough to
pay the running expenses of the govern
ment and to protect our Inrant Industries.
Let me give you u plain, simple example or
Suppose Scranton lo be the United
States and New York city to bu England.
Each place determined to build u factory.
You pay the men who go Into the woods
and cut tho timber $2 a day; to those who
haul It to the factory site t'i a day; to those
who dig the foundation excavations you
Dav 11. SO a dav: the skilled artisans who
erect the superstructure you pay $3.50 a
day. We will sav tZV.WO Is spent In the
erection of the factory, 90 per cent, of
which represents labor. It takes JjH.Otn)
more to stock It with machinery and 90 per
cent, of this amount represents labor.
You have IIOJ.OUU capital Invested, of
which $90,000 Is ror labor. The New York
(Eng)and) people who pay 05 cents a tiny
to laborers and from $1.10 to $1.15 to skilled
artisans, erect this same ractory and equip
It ror $,Uou. Suppose It Is a carriage foc
tory. The New Vork (England) people
bring a carriage here and place tneir ar
ticle costing them $100 In competition with
yours which represents J3W, $70 ot which
renresents lahor. Thev ssv "You Scran
ton people can't compete with us; you will
either nave to lower your wages or close
up your ractory." Just here the Repub
lican party steps In and says, "No, they
will do neither. You New York people
can just step up to the city treasure- ami
pay the difference between your price of
labor und that paid here In Semnton, or
take your carriage home." (Great tp.
WHAT BRYAN DID.
Bryan favored the Wilson bill. In 1892
he told us that free trade was the pana
cea ror all our ills. Now he says free sil
ver is the pro:iet medicine. Xext cotn
pilKn, ir he Is heard rrom he will proba
blv be shouting for free whiskey. (Luugh
t?r.) He always wants something free.
He favor-! frv wool. I mention parti
cularly free wul because that destroyed
one of the gr?at industiies of mv state
I'll tell you how ir affects us. When I went
to schoo we read in our primers,
Mary had a little lamb,
Whose fleece was white as snow.
Now my little daughter doubtless reads
Mary had a little lamb,
i-'it that was long ago
She can't afford to keep one now,
Because the wool's so low.
Just before leaving Cincinnati I partici
pated In the formation of a McKlnley
club. One or the speakers was a life-long
Democrat. In h's remarks he said that
while he was still a Democrat he was still
a. patriot. Another was a one-armed ex
Confederate soldier. The Democratic
platform, said he, breaths the same spirit
as was rampant in the South In 1861. The
South said. "Let us alone." That's just
what Altgeld said In Illinois. That's one
of the. planks of the Chicago- platform.
What would have happened In 1800 If the
government. had waited until the governor
of South Carolina had made a requisition
I met a prominent Illinois Democrat on
the train one day recently. He told me
that he proposed to vote for McKlnley
because of that particular plank ln the
Klatform. His conversion was due to his
avlng witnessed the riots, experienced
the reeling of dread and terror which filled
that city and then seeing quiet and peace
restored by the overawing power of tho
United States troops sent thither by the
president of all the United States, Grover
Cleveland. (Great applause.)
There are two Democratic parties In the
country now-. Suppose a man returning
from a foreign trip begun last spring,
when the country was shouting for Mc
Klnley, the apostle of protection, and
when It was a question as to whether or
not the Democrats would make a nomi
nation. This returning citizen, upon arriv
ing in New York, would first of all natur
ally ask about the campaign and would
possibly inquire if there was a Demo
cratic party In the campaign. Imagine his
surprise to learn that there are two Dem
ocratic parties, and picture his amuse
ment as he heard described the men of
these two parties. One of the parties,
he would be told, contained such men as
Cleveland, Carlisle, Whitney, Olney, and
had for their standard bearer General Pal
mer. The other wing was made up of Alt
geld, Pltchrork Tillman, Pfeffer, Mt-3.
leuse, and to complete, the Kansas trin
ity sockless Jerry Simpson, and coming
over into Ohio, they had one Coxey. Their
candidate Is V. J. Bryan. "Why, who the
deuce is Bryan?" Is the first question they
THE MAN WE NEED.
We do not want for president a man who
will array the masses against the classes.
I admire Bryan for his ability and would
raise my hat to a man that can make the
speech that Bryan can make, but we do
not want a young man who hus had no
experience. The country needs a man who
hus been tried and can be trusted.
What about the campaign ln Ohio? The
people or that state know. William Mc
Klnley. They know that he typifies all
that Is noble and great in manhood and
statesmanship and they will not forget his
valor on the Held of battle. Ohio will be
true In this year of our Lord, as she was
true to that great hero. General Ulysses
8. Grant, und to James A. Garlleld, and to
Rutherford B. Hayes.
The- speaker then referred to the Il
lustrious James G. Blaine, the men
tion of whose name, he said, brings
back recollections of reciprocity, by
which millions of dollars of trade was
made for the markets of tho United
States. This is the policy that the
Democratic party by means of the Wil
son bill struck down with one fell
Relations were established with Bra
zil, whereby in return for the $60,000.
000 of coffee that we purchased from
her every year was paid not In gold,
but in the products of American soil.
When Brazil came to our ports with
her coffee, we, through reciprocity, paid
her In a way that made it profitable
for our farmers. We did not send
Brazil out with our gold to buy her
Imports in England.
Under the Wilson bill our shore
have been opened to the markets of
the world, at the expense of the farm
era of this nation, und now the Demo
crats are passing off as in the Inter
est of the rai nier. Who rejoices at the
nomination or William McKlnley? Not
the powers of Europe, but the srns and
daughters of the Amerk-m repub'Ic.
Mr. Woodmansee urged upn the vot
ers of Pennsylvania to make McKln
ley 'a majority not Uss than J00OP0. or
If we do not. New York will go ahead of
UB. Eight weeks ago Nebraska would
have given u majority for Bryan, hut
today she Is safe for McKlnley. The
farmers of Iowa are the farmers who
lived years ago in Pennsylvania.
"What about uhlo?" asked a voice
from the audience.
"Ohio's majority will be 75.000," said
The Democratic party Is troubled
with its candidates. There are two tails
on It. In the south they want Watson
and in the east Sewa'l. These dissen
sions will make the path of Democracy
harder. But be not discouraged about
the outcome. The old Hag must wave
over the lund of the free and the brave.
And we will not stop until it floats over
the. Isle of. Hawaii and we regain our
lost territory, and in the future when
Canada's people apply for admission to
our sisterhood of states, .and Mexico,
too, the American republic will be
great and glorious enough for these
affiliations. Mr. Woodmansee concluded
with an eloquent peroration on the
great and glorious flag.
SITUATION IN OHIO.
Mr. Woodmansee Is an Ohio man and
asked last night for an expression, of
opinions concerning the situation In
"I simply say the people of Ohio
know William McKlnley. Never was
he closer to their affections than he is
today. They believe ln him they love
htm. He stands for the public honor
and the public welfare. He typifies in
his private and public life all that is
good In American manhood and Ameri
can statesmanship. His valor upon the
field of battle, his faithful service in
times of peace shall not be forgotten by
those who know him best. Therefore
It Is that I say the old Buckeye state
which was ever true and steadfast to
Its heroes and leaders of other years,
to Grant, to Garfield, will this year be
true to William McKlnley."
The Young Men's Republican club
will meet this evening ln tlve rooms of
the Central Republican club. The
speaker will be Attorney John O. Mc
Askle. The Young Men's Republican club
will In a few days take possession of
their rooms on Washington avenue,
opposite the Tribune building.
THE SHAMROCK AT DAVIS'.
Drama Dealing with Life in Ireland
"The Shamrock." a play of Irish life,
Is the bill at Davis' theater for the rest
of the week.. Those who bbw the per
formance yesterday were well pleased
with the play. It Is of a new vintage;
the heavy villain is quite light and the
hero, "Shlel O'Moore." Impersonated
by Edwin Hanford, lacks the gilt and
grace of the usual Irish "stage" peas
ant. He is a good, whole-souled c-hap
who loves and is loved.
Now, Shlel O'Moor's sister Is called
"Sheelah" and she is loved by the vil
lain; but she laughs at his advances
and at last he kidnaps her. Besides
these characters there Is a funny He
brew who sells clothing In Petticoat
lane; h policeman, who hates a fight;
and an old caricature on Irish man
hood called "Craig Dolan." The play
has Its song's, its dances, and its tears,
and the scenery is suitable. There will
be performances both afternoon and
evenings today and tomorrow.
LAV0 WAS VERY LAZY.
lie Also Had a Fondness for tho Bot
tle, 'Tis Said.
Judge Edwards heard testimony yes
terday In chambers In the divorce case
of Nettle M. Lavo against Eugene P.
Lavo. Attorney M J. McAndrew was
the stenographer, and Attorney A. A.
Chase represented the libellant.
The Lavos were married on July R,
1878, by Alderman Thompson In Car
bondale. About ten years ago he de
serted her and has never since con
tributed a cent to her support. Prank
Scutt, the horsedealer, testified that
Lavo deserted his wife ten years ago.
Some time afterward Mr. Scutt was in
St. Jose. Missouri, and he met Lavo, but
the latter was very drunk. Mr. Scutt
sal'4 that he was not much more in
dustrious than a tramp, and had a
strong antipathy to work. Mrs. Scutt
offered corroborative .evidence as to the
AN ACCIDENT BETRAYED HIM.
Fugitive from Justice Found in the
Julius Vitzkoskl, one of the three Po
landers who assaulted John Maloknick
and almost killed htm, near the Contin
ental, last April, was captured yester
day and in default of f 300 bail was com
mined to the county Jail by Alderman
When the police began to search for
Maloknlck's assailants, Vitzkoskl, skip
ped out and nothing was learned ' of
his whereabouts until a few weeks ago
when word was received by the police
that the fugitive was ln the hospital at
Carbondale, suffering from a broken
leg sustained ln the mines. Yesterday
he was pronounced well enough to leave
and Immediately upon his discharge
was taken Into custody by Constable
George Williams who brought him to
. DR. HAMILTON IS OUT.
President Cleveland Accepts the
Marino Surgeon's Resignation.
Washington, Oct. 15. The resigns
tlon of Surgeon Hamilton, of the Ma
rine hospital service at Chicago, has
been received by the president and ac
cepted. In the controversy which has existed
between Surgeon Hamilton and Sur
geon General Wyman, ever since the
latter succeeded Dr. Hamilton as the
head of tha bureau, the treasury of
ficials have sided with Dr. Wyman
and have given him their full support.
PRESIDENT DIAZ'S RE-ELECTION.
Formal Proclamation Made in the
City or Mexico.
City of Mexico, Oct. 15. Formal
proclamation was made In this city
yesterday morning of the re-election
of President Diaz, the troops parad
ing the streets with bands of music
and posters announcing the fact being
affixed to walls amid military music.
The ceremony is specially a solemn one,
being an inheritance from the Spanish
Enormous quantities of American
corn are reported to have arrived at
Vera Cruz and now in storage there.
R0CKF0RD. ILL, BANK FAILS.
A National Institution I'nnble to
Realize on Its Assets.
Washington, Oct. 15. The comptrol
ler of the currency has received a tele
gram announcing the failure of the
Second National bank of Rockford, III.
Bank Examiner D. A. Cook has been
placed In' charge.
The bank has a capital stock of $200.
000. and at the rate of Its last report
had deposits to the amount of $:!20.0iiO,
and undivided profits aggregating 70,
000. Inability to realize on Its assets is
given as the cause of the failure.
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.
Curon Says They Are Able to Work
Together in Regard to Turkey.
I Glasgow. Oct. 15. Parliamentary
secretary of the foreign otllce in his
speech here lust night suld that Eng
land had no profound or permanent
disagreement with Russia.
"Our relations." he said, "are those
of cordiality and friendship. As fur
as the Armenia and Turkish questions
are concerned we are able to work with
her upon common lines in many re
spects. PRINCES IN CINCINNATI.
KhilkolTof Russia nnd Ihe Prince of
Cincinnati. Oct. 1.1 V. Cagnl. the
Prince of Haltoy. and a party of Ital
ian officers arrived here from Chicago
yesterday, and Prince Kllkvff. of Rus
sia, arrived from Hamilton
Both parties were entertained here
by city and railroad officials and were
escorted about the city in carriages,
while Inspecting railway facilities and
Engineers at Osawaloinic.
Osawatomle, Kan., Oct. 15. A big union
meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen, Order of Hallway Conductors.
Trainmen and Telegraphers, convened
here today. A public reception was given
the visitors at the opera house this after
noon. - -
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Belo.v we quote a few of the
many specials that are offered
5.000 yards double fold plaid dress
goods, worth pic.,
LEADER'S PRICE. 12o.
6 pieces ull-sllk 19-Inch black satin
Hhudumlre, regular price Mc. .
LEADER'S PRICE. 89c.
Our line of trimmed and iiulrlmmed
millinery Is more complete than ever.
We guarantee our prices lower than
Bee the stylish trimmed hats we are
showing at JI.M. $.'.'.'. 1.98 and $1.98.
They are beauties.
Children's trimmed hats at $1.25. Jl.M
and $1.98, all the newest styles of
trimming In this lot.
We have u most complete line of birds.
Aigrettes, (lowers, velvets, braids, rib
bons, etc., ut lowest prices.
Children's cloth caps.
LEADER'S PRICE, 19a
Fancy hals for misses and children,
LEADER'S PRICE, 39c. und 49c,
Ladles' Alpines at 39c, 49c. Mc.. 6c,
und 9Sc. These goods are 2a per cent,
less than regular, prices.
25 ladles' black beaver Jackets with new
sleeves, worth J4.00.
LEADER'S PRICE, UTS
50 ladles' beaver capes, nicely trimmed,
good value at tJ on.
LEADER'S PRICE, 11.19
65 ladles' black beaver rupes, trimmed
with braid, worth KM.
LEADER'S PRICE, $1.98
40 ladles' plain and boucle, single and
double capes with fur and braid
triiJimlng. worth S5.00.
LEADER'S PRICE, J2.98
25 ladies' figured brilllantlne skirts,
lined throughout, velveteen bound,
LEADER'S PRICE, 95c,
36 dozen men's natural wool shirts and
drawers, all sizes, cheap at 50c.,
LEADER'S PRICE, 39
75 ladles' heavy ribbed vests and pants,
in all sizes, worth 2ic.
LEADER'S PRICE, 150.
36 dozen fancy photojrames. In all col
ors, worth 25c..
LEADER'S PRICE, 11c.
48 dozen children's fact black heavy
ribbed ootton hose, full seamjess, sizes
a u ovj, worm i-'c,
LEADER'S PRICE, 3 pair for 26c.
Made and Sold in Six Months, ending flarch 1, 1896,
Total Product of
The A Mill Alone produced 1,000,000 Barrels
Largest Run on Record.
Washburn, Crosby's Superlative is sold everywhere from the
Pacific Coast to St. John's, New Foundland, and in England, Ireland
and Scotland very largely, and La recognized aa the best flour in the
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Toe and Side Weight IfivJ'W?
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3 Interest Allowed on Interest Deposit ,
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WHEELS (zjPfc) WHEELS
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niY hsvs in stock nt Jobber's Prices : Wolf
American, Pierce. Iver-Johnson, Wsrerly and
Fi sthcrstone Line. This is an opportunity
to Kt a vood wheel cheap. We still have the
famous -Crawford," a wheel that runs as
light and cost and wears equal to any $110
machine on the n srket. Com and see what
we cau do fcr yon in our Una.
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