The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 22, 1892 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Mn% 'IDK 1inisAr*A nr 'frvr ca«t for H. C. fer for wtvunuir in iti/n. The rsmventt'ta will const** of 1 15* Carroll •R.V/.I. Chairman Cong. Cwaniitt/s?, Omnty C/wreetlon. of tte t«/«MI<a»n *3»*.-t«r» of l h* h*l<5 at tb« court boo ball <n A!x'mz, Iowa, on Friday, Jon* a-*, at J t/elock. for tlw; jmrvyw of »<:l»*.-tJi«f nine arAtttaAf?* t/> ttif, Ktat* convwjtlwi t/< t><; h»14 fn D«8 UrAnKtt on June SO. aM nliwr fcltx&te* to th« «xrt«cr<*5lonal <mnretittoi] to 1>* h»M in JJoon«, J«n« /JO. Al*o t/» ele/.-t rx/tinty 'y/ a^A M3':b otJj«rr bu»l- <van<-, WUTI: the fy/nr« Flrxt ward H«»mlvrari Tbtrd ward tor<rt/r<r»;nta- tt.' >o. Del. IxAtu C*r<36k ......... 4;I < uvfrrn« ............. . 8. Portland ........ . Fourth ward ....... 4iPlurn Crefifc Hurt ................. S;PralrJ« Haflalo .............. a.Kanusay O«rrnan IMirrm .............. 2jLni«n Harriv/n « Irrlri(ft/m Tf/tal nnrnter of d«l«Kat<:» ................ 0 C»nrenUon to l/<: call««l t/< or<l«rr at 1 p. in. C. M. DnxHf.K, Wmnly Chairman. no* to iasfeuiwe tfce fidelily aad of fate "frfeoda." Mea like PlaSt, wbe»e etnaiijr in pr»first tried to wwntry b^iere tba* Biaitte'0 tetter w« a trick, tb«n iaa?e«<3 him tbrongb Mr%. BJaioe into reej^rning bis office. w3<mbt<£dljr persoaded him tbai there wa* an oretTrbelniiijg' popular d»- 0iaa4 f<w bis DOtnigatkm. disutej-ed bis bis «oo'« ruffKXi irben they kns»- be not to win. bad his name iotnoiaoed to drop it as fesr otfeer great men bare been dropped, and left him after all was orer, bis career eB<3<ai. bis great fame cJow3^ and bis best krred eon dfead. As an example of this kind of "friendship" the rr/te of the Pea«yl- ran ia delegation as manipulated by Quay is notenrortby. After using all his per- s<7nai teSaenoe to j^et Blaine before the convention thU political tbimbie r%ger threw his whole force to McKinley. showing that to him Blaine was merely a- conreniant dob to be used to break Jarri.w.ra's (strength, and that for Blaine'* fame or personal feeling he lid not care a Ktraw. It is undoubtedly rue that Clarksoa wa« honestly for 1 Jlaise. but aside from him there was scarcely a leader in the roorement first aim waa not to beat Harri- x>n auid who did not deliberately deceive Blaine in order to use bis popti- arity for his own selfish ends. So far a* Blafne is concerned the ect will be temporary. His fame i* secure, and his great affliction will hush all cavil. He is a great man, and no xj'itical manipulations of others can permanently affect his fame. But when it comes to speaking of his friends t may be well to consider whether the politicians who hare brought this about hould claim that title, or the republican administration which made his great career as secretary of state possible. President Harrison has been a better friend to Blaine than all the wire pullers in Minneapolis, and next to him Elaine's best friends are those who accepted his letter as he wrote it. and who would today see him in the department be hae honored, his family united about him, and a peaceful old age awaiting him. flE&t. io &itir dstj' Aft false te tbestaaaarf of American saolwoi. sir*rabte prop*Riioa (bat a paSJse cfflos is apnWictrosUazad tfeat p»trwaae* sfcosli DatJ»«r be dsspeaseii BWT prwEMied far p°r- aod Pi*S «ad Qua j- arifie as ooe EJSB tr» de- nxmafx Use e«« of ofl&cial p*5«»ag« i«r po- litieal eods, Sbe nrast be at fsam. Clark says: " The Iowa dele- ested tberepa&Ska&sof ibe slate. There oeesore for t&e five who rlrwi for for the oaewbo stood f or McKmV^-Bor fw the 20 Trio stood sla^acbJy for Harrison Boone county has held the first con- Krenkmai ocmreatioD aad has instractod for Dolliver. ^ John H. Gear has been unanimously nomisated for c^n^rest in the First district. Seeriey beat ^^hira tw« ^ears ago, bat "old baslces**' will make a firtt this time that Senator Funk was up to Minneapolis, sod sars Harrison's nomination •would hare been unanimrx^s bat for "personal grier- aooes against Harrison entertained t>7 a number of pcrsrerful politicians on account of his independent manner of dispensing public patronage." Our Whittemore brother is getting on the war path. He says: "We shall give someone a roast, seasoned with facts and figures, if they don't keep their pug no*e out of our business." At the Des 3foines ratification Ret Clarkson left no doubt as to bis attitude towards the tickef: "I shall gladly bear my part in doing all I can to help in the success of the ticket. I believe that the republican party within ten days after the nomination of the democratic national ticket will be united as it was in '88, and more determined to win the victory than it was even in that momentous year." Belvel ;s now indicted for conspiracy. He will know enough after awhile not to fool with Finn again unless he knows what be is talking about. from -70&0 ever. Sbe t%ea broke asd ran into a skraeh *od get Ia her sUwgtes she .*ws»eb0w Ml cp her bead breaking her neck. This is onfortnsaie for F. M., as she «•= *i blooded horse. tirersaore GazeSie: Ass Smith and family bare been renewing acqtiaznt- aooes here this week. He is BOW located near Algosa. a»d when eotengaged in hoeing potatoes. Rowing corn and leading babies he is organiring Souday schools aod addressing the oas-es frosa the ewd brjok- Asa says where th*?re was no Sunday school when he Sr*t went, there are now two Jo. West of Bancroft spent Sunday renewing acquaintances here. He is much pleased with his new location. Whittemore Advocate: Amos Dreyer. son of Henry Dreyer who lives swash-east of this place, was struck by lightning during the thunder shower of Wednesday. He was breaking prairie with four horses at the time the storm came up and just as he was unhitching to go Jo the house a sharp Bash struck the wire fence near by and knocked him and the four horses flat. He was senseless for a time, but on being taken to the bouse came out of the shock with only a black and blue spot on one leg. One of the horses was killed and the other three escaped with only slight iujuries. The following whopper comes from Corwith: F. P. Heskett had a Sunday dinner Bent him in an unusual way. Sunday morning he was sitting in his vard in the shade of the trees, possibly reading the bible, probably thinking over the events of the week just passed at^Minneapolis. Whichever way it- was his meditations were interrupted by the sound similar to that made by an old boot falling to the ground. He thought at first some one was trying to scare him, but upon investigation found a prairie chicken, decapited but yet fluttering, its head at some distance awav making its last gasps, showing that" the separation of the head from the body bad at that moment been done. The explanation seems to be, that the bird in its flight had struck a a wire in such a way as to sever its head from the body. The providential how does not concern Mr. Heskett. He accepted the chicken as naturally as did the Israslites the quails. GOT. JfeKialey Aanoaaees th« President's BeaomiMtion In an Official Manner at Washington. Th* President Accepts ia a Address aad Promises a Later On. Felicitous Letter Fourth Ward— At court b'jant, Thureday evening, June 28, at 7 :.'!«. K. U. Clarke, Com. l'ortfan/1— Junea.'iatiV/xhohool bourn at 4 o'clock p. rn., t/J «l<wA d<;l';i<at': i » t" conv<mtlon alrea/ly (.-ailed, and alBo fj convention to noml nate t/junty iMcer*, K. JJa/:on, Com. JJI.AINK'H KK1K.VJJ8. The sudden death of Jaw. G. Maine's Bon and the certainty that disappointment over the outcome of the Minneapolis convention had much to do with it will again call attention to the remarkable poHftfon lie and hi« father were placed in by their alleged friendw in that gathering. Young Blaine, it i« now reported by papers friendly to his father, was very much opposed to having his fatlier'H name mentioned in the convention unless a nomination wan Hured. Tie had been led to believe, as hi« father had, that the nomination -would come without effort, UnlcHH it could cotne that way he did not want hlH fatlier'H name voted for at all. Hut the rnunaget-H of tho campaign would not Ifwten to UI!H wi»li, and allowed tho great ex-Hccretary to be named a« a candidate, and then gave him only a pitiful 182 votes out of 900. The excitement arid nervoiiH Htrain of a wock of uleeplenH activity, followed by tho keen diHUppolntment at thin result, brought young Bliilno to hlw hod, and ho never rallied. The occasion Hocinn appropriate for considering who really have buun the friends of .las, O. Blulne. Throo years ugo ho went into President Harrison's cabinet. Those throo years have boon the crowning period of a great career Ho proposed now policies and tho administration supported them. Ho conducted foreign affairs and if tho president had any hand In tho correspondence, it was to further enforce his position. When Harrison made Ills memorable trip, McKinloy had introduced his hill, Hood had proposed his rulou, Lodge had asUod consideration for his election law. Tho president could have mado any of thorn famous. Hut throughout tho hundred and fifty 7nost notable occasional addresses of out limes no mention was mado of either, while reciprocity and extended com morco were tlio burden of thorn all Blalno horo tho honors of tho administration and the records may ho Hoarchod In vain for an instance of thoii uolng glvon grudgingly. When tliroo months ago there soomod to bo a popular demand that ho bo nominatot for president, President Harrison caused it to bo known that ho would not havo his namo presented if ho consented. At that thiio in consideration for his health and satisllod with the honors of his olllco, past and to oomo, ho not only wrote a lottor refusing to IJQ a candidate, but in conversation ro- jjoatodly referred to tho presidency as 41 an ottloo withoutsloop," and asaplaco ho had no desire to fill. Tho change which has taken place In his fortunes, a change terribly aecontah as ho stands at tho deathbed of his aon Geo. E. Roberts in the Fort Dodge Mfi»K*nger gives a pretty clear view of the r««l situation: " It was not Blaine whom the convention voted down, but Quay, Platt and their allies. J. S. Clarkson has been so lung and so faithfully an advocate of Blaine that it l» not fair to question his belief that Elaine was the strongrrst man to nominate, jut the convention did question the pur- ftfcfi and vote down the methods of the Blaine organizers. For days Senator Quay jad proclaimed Blame as the choice of Pennsylvania, and then on the first ballot he took the Pennsylvania delegation to McKin- \fsy. It was the suspicion that he was siin- [>ly using the magic namo of Blaine to eon- lure with, while his real purpose was to t>eat Harrison, that robbed him of influence there. Can It be believed that men to whom the fame and prestage of Blaine were dear would have failed to have the largest possible vote recorded for him!" The "Horace Boies" special train left DesMoinfts Sunday evening. The uniformed Hawkeye club and Iowa State band were aboard. Iowa college lately beat the Minnesota State university team at baseball, score 8 to 2. Emmons Blaine, the son of .las. G. Blaine, who took active part in the Minneapolis convention in his father's interest, died suddenly at Chicago, Friday. The immediate cause was inflammation of the bowels, but that resulted from the strain and worry and excitement of the convention week, coupled with the keen disappointment occasioned by the result. Young Blaine was a son-in-law of Cyrus W. McConnack of harvester fame, and was a leading official of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway company. He was a popular young man, and his death is the occasion of great sorrow. Two years ago Walker Blaine died suddenly, and now this death coming after political reverses will prove a terrible blow to Mr. and Mrs. Blaine. President Harrison and the cabinet telegraphed.their condolences to the stricken father, and the sympathy of the whole people goes out to them. • Winnebago county has instructed for Dolliver. _ Judge Conner and Eujene Secor, delegates from the Tenth, both voted for Harrison. Arrangements have been completed for Allerton to meet Axtel at St. Joseph, Mo., for a purse of £10,000. They meet also at Independence. When asked his opinion of the ticket Congressman Dolliver said: "The nomination of President Harrison seems likely to turn out tho best possible for the party. Ho Is a pure, able and strong man. The years of his first administration havo been years of great achievements for tho American people and in themselves constitute an invincible platform for purty success. All tho acrimony of tho fight is disappearing, and wejure united us a party. No republicans will bo more actlyo for tho president's re-election than tho old lovers of Blaine." Kd, Chasscll sums up tho situation in thoLoMurs Sentinel; "Tho people do not love Harrison inoro or Hlainc loss. They respect tho cool, well poised head of Harrison and udmlro tho brilliancy of Blulne, They know that with Harrison the tongues of slandoraro paralyzed. Tho unshaken confidence, hi tho man of nine tenths of tho voters is not sufficient. Our candidate must havo all. Harrison as near as possible for any man has tho unswerving ullo- Iflanco of all." II. II. Bush in tho Garner Signal, in speaking of tho Iowa delegates, says: "Thoao dologatos utMluuunpolla who voted for Harrison represented tho will of tho stuto convention and not tho six delegates who votocl for Hlaino and McKinloy. Had Clurksou and Chaso expressed their intentions, they could not havo boon elected delegates to Minneapolis, In fact to quiet a strong unU-Clurksoii fooling in tho state convention a pledge was mado, whether authorized or not wo do not know, that if J. S. Clurkson WHS elected ho would cvote with tho majority of tho delegation. If Blaiiio had boon u candidate in good faith perhaps our stato convention would havo heeu w Blaine convention, but as it wag u Harrison convention tho violation of that pledge to vote with tho majority, given In behalf of Mr. Clurkson, deserves condemnation." John M. Thurston of Omahalsagroat humorist. Ho mado a speech in Chicago about tho Minneapolis convention in which ho said: " Wo are willing to condone by silence, but wo daro not ratify by consent, "We shall be satisfied," says Lafe Young, "if Horace gets second place. A lawyer, who expects judgment for $1,000, generally sues for 810,000." A very fine copy of the game laws of Iowa has been sent us by Secretary of State McFarland. This and the rust in our gun will insure our keeping within bounds. We neglected last week to note the Clay County News' illustrated book on Spencer. It is handsomely gotten up and gives that thriving city a good setting forth. MOEE SIAMESE TWBJ TBEES. Maine Claims Twin Elms That are J^lke tJie AJgona Twin Maples — Otlier Cases. The Illustrated American, which published a photograph of the twin maples in Ambrose A Call's grove, says in its issue of May 28: "The account published on April 23 of the Siamese twin trees in Iowa has resulted in news of another set. They are reported by Mr. Fred. S. Rand of Portland, Me., who says: ' There is a. fine example of Siamese twin trees near this city. The tree is on the outer side of "Peak's Island about 300 feet from shore. Peak's Island is about two miles from Portland and is noted as a seaside resort. The tree is a fine spreading elm, perfect in all its limbs, and about 100 feet high. The two trunks are somewhat grown together but they separate a few feet from the ground. About 25 feet from the roots the trunks are nearly five feet apart and are connected by a horizontal branch-like projection. The connection is about a foot thick, is perfectly round, and the same thickness from trunk to trunk. The effect is as if someone had taken a log of wood, sawed it off to fit, and then forced it between the trunks. But this theory is almost impossible for I have examined it and found that the connection is a part of the tree. It is grown from the trunks, of the same wood and bark and also has twigs growing from its sides.'" The Illustrated American gives no picture of the Maine tree, but says: "The records of botany contain descriptions of many varieties of phenomena of this nature. Branches are united with each other in some cases, while in other reported instances the union takes place between the trunks of the trees themselves without the intervention of branches." Lon. Hardin thinks thai "one good thing about the nomination of Harrison is that it will save the democrats a lot of trouble in regard to campaign 'gags.' 1 Granpa's Hat won't fit Benny,' will serve the same purpose now that it did four years ago." Palo Alto county liver. has endorsed Dol- IN THIS NEIGgBOEHOOD. Tho Carroll Herald predicts that congressman Dolliver of the Tenth district will be nominated by acclamation at the convention which meets at Boone on tho 30th. Tho Marshalltown Times Republican adds that the republicans of other sections of the state would be glad to see him so endorsed. Algona friends of Mrs. Wm. Petti- borio will regret the accident to her reported in tho Port Dodge Messenger. "Mrs. Wm. Pottibono got a finger caught In tho cogs of a clothes wringer Tuesday, Tho tip of the finger was taken off. Mrs. Pettibone suffered great pain and her screams were heard at a distance of two blocks." Kmmetsburg 1 Democrat: Hon. J. J. Wilson'Of Algona was in this city a few hours Saturday. Mr. Wilson is confident that with Boies and Slocum on the democratic ticket, Harrison and Reid might as well retire from the contest as soon as tho Chicago convention is over Mr. J. B. Winkle and son of Algona visited with Mr. and Mrs. Prank Dealy Tuesday. Hon. I. L. Woods writes to a friend in Fort Dodge from Chicago that ho has been looking after tho prospective comfort of the Iowa delegation to the democratic convention. Iowa head quarters have been secured at the Palmer house, and Mr. Woods says that they will be most comfortable and commodious in Chicago. One thousand Boles badges have been secured for the Iowa delegates to wear. Corwith Crescent: F. M. Daniels had the misfortune to loose his five-year-old running mare, last Tuesday. John cortuin of tho political methods which oc-' Daniels had her hitched up to a cart suitable. An Unfortunate Telegram. A law suit now in progress in California is likely to lead to the abandonment of the practice of employing women as station agents. Until a week or two ago, the station agent at Banning, a place on the Southern Pacific railroad, was a very pretty girl named Mattie Green, Quite recently the company determined to grant uniforms to all its station agents, and awarded the contract for the clothing to a firm of the name of Cowie & Co. In order to expedite matters Mr. Cowie dispatched the following telegram to all the station agents along the line: " Be on the platform when special train No. 19 passes, with nothing on but your pants and shirt"—his object being to measure the men in short order and to pass on. When train No. 19 pulled into Banning Mr. Cowie jumped out, looked around and exclaimed, "Where is the station agent?" Two stalwart youths who happened to be pretty Mattie's brothers, responded to the query by asking if he was the man who had sent the telegram which they showed him. On receiving an affirmative reply, they proceeded to "climb" him with such terrible effect that he is now lying in the hospital with several fractures. His lawers have already commenced legal proceedings against Miss Mattie's brothers, and are taking steps toward obtaining heavy damages for him for the railroad company. Don't Leave Any Idle Fields. E. C. Bennot says: Many farmers will try millet this season as a catch crop. There are three varieties of allied grasses known as Hungarian grass, German millet and common millet. German millet is the rankest ingrowth, next comes common millet and lastly Hungarian. If for hay sow abouta half a bushel of seed to the acre, having the ground cultivated as thoroughly as possible just before seeding. The yield varies from one to six tons per acre It is splendid cow food. Bearing in mind the characteristics of millet will help in judging whether there is a show for it to succeed. It should be sown as early as June 20, but any time before the Fourth of July is early enough to grow a heavy crop if the weather is Gor. McKinley and the committee appointed to notify President Harrison of the action of the Minneapolis con vention called at the white house Monday at 1 o'clock. Without preliminaries. McKinley proceeded with a pleasing announcement. At its close President Harrison said in part: Gentlemen of the committee when four years ago, on the anniversary of the declaration of national independence, the committee designated by the republican national convention, held in Chicago, came to my home in Indianapolis to notify me of my nomination for the presidency, my sense of gratitude was forced into the far back ground by an overwhelming sense of the responsibility of leadership in a civil contest that involved so much to my country and fellow citizens. No one so much as I realized that the strength of the campaign must be found ia republican principles, and my hope was that nothing in life or word of mine might weaken the appeal of our American policies to the American heart. That appeal did not fail. A republican president and vice president and a republican congress were chosen. The record has been made and we are now to submit to the judgment of a patriotic people. Of my own relation to the great transactions in legislation and in the administration, which must be the basis of my judgment, it does not become me to speak. I gratefully accept, sir, the assurance given by the republican state conventions and by the national convention, through you. that no charge of inadequacy or delinquency has been lodged against the administration. The general results of three years of republican control have been gratifying. The home market for farm products has been retained and enlarged by the establishment of great manufacturing industries, while new markets abroad of large and increased value, which have been obstinately closed, have been opened on favorable terms to our meats and breadstuffs. by the removal of unjust discriminative restrictions and by numerous reciprocal trade agreements under section 3 of the McKinley bill. These acts of the administration and legislation can now fortunately be judged by their fruits. In 1890 it was a conflict of predictions: now our adversaries icust face the trade statistics and prices current. But it is not appropriate that I should at this time discuss these public questions. I hope before long to be able by letter to convey to you a more formal acceptance of the nomination which the national republican convention has tendered to me, and to give briefly my reasons for ; adhering to the declaration of principles adopted by the convention and which you have*so admirably summarized. MRS. ELAINE'S GRIEVANCE. Following is in substance the story of Mrs. Elaine's trouble with Presid'ent Harrison. How far Mrs. Blaine was responsible for her husband's withdrawal from the cabinet is a matter of rumor: Mrs. Blaine has never liked the president from the day that he declined to appoint her son Walker Blaine to the office of assistant secretery of state. When this was at first proposed to the president, he said to Mr. Blaine that it would not be good policy for any official holding high place to have his son act as his deputy. He then added that he would be pleased to give Mr. Walker Blaine any other place that Mr. Blaine himself might select. Mr. Blaine suggested the position of solicitor of the state department. There was no intimation on his part at that time that he was at all dissatisfied with the president's act. Neither ways. Vb& tie* of tea expressed by Mrs. Blaine was undoubtedly repeated in this conversation. She accused the president of baring not treated the Blaine family fairly, and said that he bad taken particular pleasure in refusing their most modest requests. This Mrs. Blaine believed sincerely. Her appeal for a change in the president's decision in the Coppinger case was the last time she had seen the president. Of course Mr. Harrison ^ could not change his mind and commit what he thought was a great piece of injustice, even to oblige so distinguished and worthy a lady as Mrs. Blaine. At the close of this remarkable interview Mrs. Blaine annoiHiced to the president in clear and concise English that his decision would cost him a renomination, and that she should now force Mr. Blaine to take the field against him. WHY PRESIDENTS ABE TJNPOPCLAB. The veteran correspondent, T. C. Crawford, tells the following story on President Harrison: The president is often attacked, when, if he were permitted to reply, his opponents would be completely did Mrs. Blaine at any time before her son's death express anything more than ordinary dissapointment over the change in the plan. Several weeks ago Mr. Elaine's son-in-law, Lieut.-C'ol. Coppinger, was promoted to the position of colonel. Shortly after that there was a vacancy in the army in the list of brigadier generals. Mr. Blaine asked to have his son-in-law promoted to this place. To this the president replied that he was at the foot of the list of colonels, that there were thirty five honorable officers who stood between him and the post, and that to jump Col Coppinger over the whole list for no reason but that of pure favor was a proposition which could not for a moment be considered. The refusal was kindly made, and the attitude of the president was endorsed by Mr. Elkins the secretary of war. Mr. Blaine presented the case politely, and accepted the president's view of the situation with perfect good nature. Indeed it may be said that during the whole term of the president's administration there has never been at any meeting between the president and his secretary of state any evidence of ill-feeling on the part of one or the other. Mr. Blaine has invariably shown courtesy and marked respect to the president, and the president has shown equal courtesy and respect to his secretary of state 1 he president's refusal to make this appointment was not accepted by Mrs Blame. The subject came again and again. Mr. Harrison said at fast that under no circumstances could the an- pointment be made, and that if he were presented with a four years' term of continuance in the white house as I consideration of making 8uc h an V pointment he should still decline knocked out. This can be illustrated, in no better way than by giving a story that the president told in that talk with a certain public man. who. although a republican, had become practically an opponent of the administration. * This official sent one day to the president an applicant for office, with a letter of the most cordial indorsement. U was a letter written in such terms of eulogv that the president felt that if the bearer of it was worthy of the encomiums heaped upon him nothing short of a cabinet office would be his due. He took the matter under consideration in connection with an important appointment. The next day the high official, who was & leading member of congress, called upon him, and in the course of the call said: " Do vou really want this man appointed?" "Not at all," was the reply; " he is the biggest scoundrel in the state, and I meant to have sent a letter yesterday to pay no attention to the letter of in- dorsement." Several months after the member of congress called upon the president for the purpose of asking him to help secure his own re-election. The president treated him with great civility, but gave him no encouragement. It was with great difficulty that he controlled himself so as not to hand over to the member of congress a letter which the applicant mentioned above had sent to the president that morning. The letter was from the member of congress to his constituent explaining why he had not received his appointment. He said in this letter that Harrison was a failure as a president, had no real appreciation of working republicans, and that it was impossible to obtain anything from him. I think the president'must have had great self-control tojhave listened calmly to the pleadings of such a lying hypocrite as this particular public man in question. The story is valuable in illustrating the point tnat in most of the stories against the president it is possible that if the president's story of the same thing could be known "quite a different impression would be created. MCKIXLEV AT CHICAGO. In the great Chicago ratification Gov. McKinley was chief speaker. He said: Mr. President and Ladies and Gentlemen: The Minneapolis convention made no mistake. [Applause.] Republican national conventions have never made mistakes. [Applause.] From the first convention to the last; from the nomination of John C. Fremont the great Pathfinder, in 1856, to the second nomination of Benjamin Harrison, the republican national conventions have been wise and patriotic, doing the right thing. [Applause,] The republican national convention made no mistake when it nominated Abraham Lincoln [applause], who spoke freedom to 3,000,000 slaves, and placed in the constitution of the United States, where it had never been before and where, under God, it will stand forever [applause], civil and political equality to every citizen everywhere. The republican national convention made no mistake when it nominated Ulysses S. Grant in 1878 [applause] and again in 1872, and Hayes in 1876, and Garfield in 1880, and Blaine in 1884, who was cheated by a crank and by fraud out of the presidency. [Applause and cheers.] It made no mistake here in Chicago four years ago when it took that splendid soldier and statesman from Indiana, the president of the United States, and put him at the head of the great national party. [Applause.] Benjamin Harrison in 1892 is infinitely strongerthan he was in 1888. [Applause.] He has given this country some tests of mettle. He has dealt patriotically with things at home, has dealt firmly with things abroad. [Applause.] It was he who said this government had never taken orders from any foreign governments since the beginning, and it did not propose to begin it now. [Applause and cheers.] And so I repeat what I said at the start, the republican national convention at Minneapolis made no mistake. [Applause and cheers.] I congratulate the country, I congratulate the conservative business elements of the country that for four years more this country will be safe in the hands of an honest, a pure, a wise, and a patriotic statesman in the person of Benjamin Harrison. [Applause.] We love our leaders, but we love our cause and our country better them. [Applause.] We , up to this particu- i v-„--> tnoi ' e was no friction Th« day following the president's final &£ wnlte n ho 0n Ml ' 8 ' Blain ° °» lle * »* the S^en^^^^ |E than any of stand this year as we stood four years ago for the maintenance of honest elections, for an honest dollar, whether it be gold or silver or paper, each equal to the other. each worth a hundred cents, each equal in debt paying power and in legal- tender, and we stand today as we ftl r ways have stood for a protective tariff. [Applause.] A tariff that will take care of the labor and the wages of our own people and the homes and the fii' 6 ' sides of American citizens. I go next Monday with a committee from every state and territory of this union, appointed by the convention at Minneapolis, to give formal and official notice to President Harrison of m 8 nomination. [Applause.] It will P? one of the most pleasant duties of »? life; it will be one of the most pleasant duties to place in his hands, as the representative of that great convention, the banner of the great republican party, to which for years he has gl- added beauty and brilliancy and luster and purity, and in whose hands it will W safely intrusted to carry us to a" phtint victory in November, plause.]

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