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Vote for Vice President.
recent events have imposed upon the patriotic Following was the vote for vice president: people of this country a responsibility and a
duty greater than any since the civil war. Then it was a struggle to preserve the government of the United States. Now it is a struggle to
financial honor ot the government of the United States. (Cries of 'Yes' and applause.)
Then it was a contest to save the Union. Now Alabama 10 11
it is a contest to save spotless its credit. (Great Alaska
applause.) Then section was arrayed against Arizona
section. Now men of all sections can unite, Arkansas
5 Oalifornia 14
and will unite, to rebuke the repudiation of Connecticut
our obligations and the debasement of our District of Columbia.. 2
currency. (Applause.) In this contest paDelaware Florida
triotism is above party and national honor is Georgia
dearer than any party name. The currency Idaho
and credit of the government are good now Illinois 44
and must be kept good forever. Our trouble Indiana 12 16
is not with the character of the money that ra
10 Kansas 20
we have, but with the threat to debase it. Kentucky 8
We have the same currency that we had in Louisiana
1892, good the world over, and unquestioned Maine
2 2 Maryland 14 by any people. Then, too,
we had unMassachusetts 14 4 12
exampled credit and prosperity. Our Michigan 21 7 difficulty now is to get
money in Minnesota 6 12
circulation and invested in productive enterMississippi
5 Missouri 10 13
prises which furnish employment to American: Montana 1 Five absent.
labor. (Great applause.) This is impossible Nebraska 16
with the distrust that hangs over the country Nevada New Hampshire.
at the present time, and every effort to make New Jersey.
our dollars, or any one of them, worth less. New York. 72
than 100 cents each' only serves to increase North Carolina 112 - 2012
that distrust. What we want is a sound policy, North Dakota..
financial and industrial, which will give courOhio
25 6 15 Oregon
age and confidence to all, for when that is Pennsylvania
done the money now unemployed because of Rhode Island.
fear for the future and lack of confidence in South Carolina..
investment, will quickly appear in the chanSouth Dakota..
nels of Tennessee
trade. (Cries of 'You are right, Texas
major,' and applause.) Gentlemen, the emUtah
ployment of our idle money that we already Virginia
have, in gainful pursuits, will put every idle Vermont Washington
man in the country at work and when there West Virginia
is work there is wages, and when there is Wyoming
work and wages there are consumers who Wisconsin
constitute the best market for the products New Mexico..
of our Oklahoma
soil. (Great applause.) Having deIndian Territory 6
stroyed business and confidence by a free
trade policy it is now proposed to make things. Total... 53312 39 27712 2 3 2 3 1
still worse by entering upon an era of deRhode Island cast her votes for Lippitt. Vir- preciated currency. Not content with the inginia cast he votes for James A. Walker. Absent, auguration of the ruinous policy which has. 23; necessary to a choice, 448.
brought down the wages of the laborer and
the price of farm products its advocates now McKinley's First Speech After His offer a new policy which will diminish the Nomination.
value o! the money in which the wages and
the products are paid. (Applause.) Against After the news of Mr. McKinley’s nomina- both of these we stand opposed. Our creed: tion had reached him at his home in Canton, embraces an honest dollar, an untarnished crowds from all over the country gathered national credit, adequate revenues for the to offer congratulations. On Saturday, July and industry, preservation of the home mar
uses of the government, protection to labor 11, in addressing the people gathered about ket, and reciprocity which will extend our his house he made the first speech of any foreign markets. Upon this platform we length after learning of the action of the stand, and submit its declarations to the sober convention at St. Louis. He said:
and considerate judgment of the American
people. (Applause.) I thank you again, my “Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen and fellow citizens, for this call and greeting, and my fellow citizens—It gives me great pleasure it will give me very great pleasure, ladies and to welcome you to my home city and to my gentlemen, to meet you personally.” (Ap-. home, and I appreciate more than I can find plause.) words to express the honor and the compliment of this call. I thank you for your con
William McKinley's Career. gratulations and the assurance of support William McKinley, the candidate for Presiwhich you make for the great principles for dent, is of revolutionary stock on both sides. which this year the Republican party stands. His great grandfather enlisted eight times. (Applause.) I congratulate you upon having in the revolutionary war. His grandmother's for your name that of one of the most illus- father, Andrew Rose, jr., fought and forged trious of our statesmen of Ohio, Joseph B. bullets and cannon balls for the patriots. Foraker. (Applause.) My fellow citizens, | Thus it will be seen that the American
spirit comes to him by inheritance. He was President and General Rutherford B. Hayes born January 29, 1843, at Niles, Trumbull has paid a warm tribute to McKinley's record county, O., in the frame house which answer- as a soldier. He says: “Young as he was, just ed the double purpose of a country store and a little past the age of 17, coming from an dwelling. His father, William McKinley, sr., academy to the camp, he entered with me a at the time of the birth of the subject of new, strange life-a soldier's life in the time this sketch, was managing a large iron fur- of actual war. Young as he was, it was soon pace at this small Ohio village. The Mc- found that in business, in executive ability, Kinley inherited not only fighting qualities, young McKinley was a man of rare capacitybut the skill of iron manufacturing from their of unusual and unsurpassed capacity especialrevolutionary ancestors. The father tookly for one of his age. When battles were naturally to this occupation and fol- fought, where service was to be performed lowed it until 1876. In 1829 he
and warlike things, he always took his place. tablished an iron foundry at Fairfield, Colum- The night was never too dark; the weather biana county, O., and for many years there- was never too cold, there was no sleet, after carried on the business at New Wilming- storm, or hail, or snow, or rain that was in ton, O. Leaving Niles he took up his residence the way of his prompt and efficient performin Poland because of the educational advan- ance of every duty. When I became comtages of the academy there. In 1869 he moved mander of the regiment, he soon came to be to Canton with his family, intending to retire, upon my staff, and he remained there for one but he managed iron interests at Caseville, or two years, so that I did literally and in fact near Saginaw, Michigan, up to 1876, when he know him like a book and loved him like a retired. He kept track, however, of his busi- | brother." ness up to within less than a month of his Mr. Hayes goes on to speak of McKinley's death, which occurred November 24, 1892.
At part in
the battle of Antietam, his rapid 88 years of age the mother of the candidate promotion, and valiant service. Many disstill takes a lively interest in current events. tinguished men graduated from the TwentyShe lives at the family home at Canton, and third Ohio. The official records show that with her resides an unmarried daughter, Miss McKinley's military life and advancement Helen McKinley, and two orphan grandchil. were most creditable. He enlisted June 11, dren.
1861, in the regiment named, was promoted to William McKinley's boyhood life realiy be commissary sergeant April 15, 1862; second gan at Poland, O., a little village about eight lieutenant of Company D, September 23, miles from Niles, while he was still young, 1862; first lieutenant of Company E, February and had a pleasant home in this village in 7, 1863; captain of Company G, July 25, 1864; Mahoning county.
he was detailed as acting assistant adjutant In that old Ohio town William McKinley general of the first division, first army corps was brought up, attending the public school, on
the staff of General Carroll; brevetted and subsequently the academy there. Life at major March 13, 1865, and mustered out of Poland, until the war broke out, was far service July 26, 1865. He took part in all the from exciting. Boys like McKinley were
battles in which the regiment was engaged, obliged to study hard, and not unfrequently numbering eighteen. Beginning at Carnifax do odd jobs to help earn money for books ferry, September 10, 1861, and including South and tuition, teaching school, clerking
in Mountain, Antietam, Lexington, Winchester, stores, working on the farms or taking up
Fisher's Hill, and ending at Cedar Creek, Va. some other occupation during vacation. October 16, 1864. Young McKinley had his share of this, for
Returning from the war McKinley entered he himself taught one term of winter school upon the study of the law with Judge in what was then called the Kerr district.
Charles E. Glidden, at Poland, afterward The school house still stands. It is about two taking a course of study at the Albany Law and a half mile:s by road southwest of Po- school. He studied law for two years with land. But young McKinley went "across Judge Glidden and after completing his lots" to shorten the distance. This sort of course in the Albany Law school, began life, while it developed and sharpened the practice immediately, being admitted to the intellect, had a tendency to shorten
bar in Canton, 0. This took place in the riod between boyhoood and young manhood. spring of 1867, when he bade adieu to his The record is that young William was a real old friends and followers at Poland and boy, full of fun, loving athletic sports, fond began his career at Canton. That he was of horses, hunting and fishing, and all out- highly regarded from his advent in Canton door exercises; but notwithstanding this, at is evident, from the fact that he had hardly 16 years of age, he took upon himself a se- been there more than two years before he rious view of life. Before he was 18 he had was accorded the honor of the Republican inlisted for the civil war.
nomination of prosecuting attorney. He at From early childhood William McKinley once took the stump, entered vigorously into had the advantage of that careful, intelligent, the political campaign, and, to the great surreligious training which parents of the high prise of those who had regarded his fight as character of his father and mother would be hopeless, Stark county being strongly Demexpected to inculcate. He had the advantages ocratic, he was elected. In this contest he of the public school of Poland, and afterward first evinced his great ability as a successful of the academy, which was regarded as an campaigner. Within three days he had excellent institution in those times. He left won by his own energy in office, which is the academy and entered Alleghany college, usually regarded as a prize to a young attorwhere he remained but a short time on ac- ney. He served as district attorney of Stark count of illness. Upon his recovery he did county for two years, and was renominated, not return to Alleghany, but taught a country but defeated, keeping his opponent's majorischool.
ty, however, down to 45. At this period in his life he enlisted in In 1876 William McKinley announced hima company-of the Twenty-third Ohio regi- self as a candidate for congress. The sitting ment, which was commanded by Colonel, after- congressman, L. D. Woodruff of Mahoning, ward General William S. Rosecrans. Ex- 'Judge Frease and several other Republicans,
three of them from his own county, were oppo effect on this man in the way of beneficial exDents for the nomination. When the conven-erciso as a regular gymnasium course has uption was held he was nominated on the first on most men. ballot over all the other candidates. For four- 'Although inclined to stockiness in build teen years he represented the district of which with, indeed, a tendency to corpulency, McStark county was a part-not the same dis- Kinley is shapely and well proportioned. His trict, for it was gerrymandered three times, head is well set on a stout neck and a fine pair the last time so successfully as to prevent MC of shoulders. His chest is full, showing a Kinley's election. While in congress Mr. Mc- strong lung capacity. His legs are sturdy. Kinley served on the committee of the revis. He is muscular naturally. The fact is not ion of laws, the judiciary committee as generally known that he is possessed of great well as on the committee of expenditures physical strength. The personification of dig. of
the post office department and the nity in his bearing, there are few matured committee rules, and when General men of his physical build who are so buoyant Garfield was nominated for the presidency of movement as he. It is only on very rare McKinley was assigned to the committee on occasions that McKinley dances, but fortunways and means in his place. He continued ate is the young woman who secures him for a to serve on the last named committee until partner, for not only is he a veritable beau the end of his congressional career, being ideal of gallantry, but he is almost youthful in chairman of that committee during the fifty- ease, lightness and elasticity of step.' first congress and the author of the famous McKinley's marvelous powers of endurtariff bill which bears his name and which has ance have been mostly manifested in politimade his name familiar all over the civilized cal campaigns. It is said that during the last world. He was defeated for congress in 1890 five years he has spoken to more people than by J. G. Warwick by 363 votes.
any other living man during an equal length In 1891 Mr. McKinley was nominated for of time, an dit is also asserted he has durgovernor, the honor coming to him by unani-ing his life, made more speeches and admous choice. He was put in nomination by dressed a greater number of people than any ex-Governor Foraker at the state convention other man in the world. The secret of in Columbus. The campaign opened at Niles, McKinley's physical strength and vitality is McKinley's birthplace. There was a big po- his splendid constitution, good digestion and litical and industrial .parade, which was re ability to sleep under almost any conditions. viewed by the gubernatorial candidate from He comes of a hardy race, Scotch-Irish, and the veranda of the house in which he was his family is a healthy, robust, long lived born. From the day of his nomination until one. He lives plainly, and does not know his election he made 130 speeches and visited what excess means, although occasionally 86 out of the 88 counties in the state. In 1893 his doctor will advise him to place a closer he was again elected governor of Ohio by the limitation upon the number of cigars he largest vote ever given to a candidate, after a smokes a day. Gentleness and consideration campaign that was noted for its liveliness and for others are the distinguishing traits of sharp debates with his opponent, L. T. Neal, McKinley's character. For over a score of beginning at Akron and going through the years he has been a devoted attendant upon state.
a delicate wife, who has exhibited heroic paGovernor McKinley took an active part in tience under suffering. the Republican national convention of 1892, Mr. McKinley's personal appearance is a he having privately and publicly expressed great aid to his power as a platform speaker. himself as in favor of the 'renomination of | He always wears a black frock coat, closely President Harrison. He was elected a delo buttoned. His face is pąle, and he uncongate at large as a Harrison man, and the un- sciously assumes a statuesque pose. At first derstanding was that Ohio would vote solidly he is slow of utterance and low of voice. for the President's renomination. McKinley This is a method with him, for he believes was the permanent chairman of the convention, that he can only get the full strength of his and his speech in opening the proceedings was voice by reaching it gradually. As a rule set down as a masterful representation of the he makes but few gestures, but those he issues before the country in 1892. On the only does make are emphatic. When well into ballot 'taken for the nomination for President, his subject, and with an attentive audience, in spite of the fact that the Ohio delegation | his voice rings out clear and loud. was instructed for Harrison, McKinley re- His great platform work during the camceived 44 votes and Harrison 2. Notwithstand-paign of 1894 has become a matter of hising McKinley's challenging of the vote and a tory. Every part of the country demanded considerable debate, the only change whicb his presence, and beginning with September could be made was to increase his vote to 45, 25 and endlog with November 2 of that year and thus it was recorded.
he, made 371 speeches, at as many places in A writer on McKinley has recently said that the country. reaching from Indianapolis, Ind., 'physically he is somewhat of a paradox. Or- through that state, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, dinarily he has very good health, and is ca- Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, pable of marvelous endurance, yet he takes Ohio, Kentucky, Louisiana, West Verginia, but little exercise. He possesses the family Pennsylvania, New York and ending at Akron, characteristic physically. Several times dur-Ohio. ing his gubernatorial term his physician at He made as many as twenty-three speeches Columbus prescribed amild dose of exercise, in one day, most of them of course being short. as a cure for malaria or indigestion. McKin- At Lincoln, Neb., there were among his hearley would take a walk around the state house ers 500 cowboys, who had ridden ninety miles and up a street for a square or so, a total dis- to hear him. Ait St. Paul there were several tance of, say half a mile, would return to his men in the audience who had traveled long hotel all in a glow. One would really think distances from their homes in Dakota to hear that he had performed quite a feat of pedes- him speak. So it was everywhere, men travtrianism. On these trips he always liked to eling long distances to listen to him. At New be accompanied by personal friends. The Orleans the enormous auditorium, built for fact is, a half mile walk seemed to have as the Fitzsimmons-Hall fight, seating over 12,000 people, was packed completely, and men and has gone into manufacturing and is the presiwomen were turned away unable to gain en- denit of several companies, in which he repretrance. Everywhere he was enthusiastically sents large financial interests, but does not received.
own much stock himself. He lives at PaterThe history of the tariff bill, of which he is son and may be considered the most public the acknowledged father, has been written. spirited and influential citizen of that place. His speeches in its advocacy have been record- He has a lovely home on the principal streeted. McKinley has always been consistently a large frame house three stories high, of the a strong protection ist.
old fashioned French style of architecture, On January 25, 1871, in the quaint old with a wide porch half way around it, a spaPresbyterian church, in Canton, O., built al- cious yard, inclosed by a white picket fence, most entirely by her grandmother, Ida Sax- and a few fine shade trees. A recent addition ton, daughter of James A. Saxton, cashier of to the rear is an art gallery, with some fine the Canton bank, became the wife of Mr. pictures upon the walls, which is also used McKinley. She was at the time cashier of
as a ball room. Mrs. Hobart might be conher father's bank. During the fourteen years sidered the social leader of Paterson, and enin which her distinguished husband repre- tertains a great deal, but in an unostentatious sented the Eighteenth Ohio district in con- way. gress, her life was of a retired character, but
Mr. Hobart is a native of New Jersey, a in a quiet way she entertained many of her graduate of Rutgers college in the class of husband's friends and people became much '63, and went to Paterson to study law with attached to her. She was considered one of Socrates Tuttle, who for a time was the leader the belles of President Hayes' administra- of the bar in the northern part of the state. tion and was one of Mrs. Hayes' most inti- He soon became a partner, married Mr. Tutmate friends. The death of her mother, the tle's daughter and took the corporation busifirst great sorrow of her life, followed six ness of the firm in his hands. As counsel he months later by the death of her little naturally became a director in various comdaughter Ida, and then by that of her 3 year panies, and when they did not pay he generalold Katie, prostrated her, and since then she ly was appointed receiver or manager, so that has never known the happiness of perfect after a time he drifted out of the law into the health. During the last few years, however, active charge of manufacturing establishments Mrs. McKinley's health has greatly improved owned by his clients. He was receiver and and, though unable to take active exercise, afterward president of the New Jersey Midshe no longer finds it necessary to seclude land railway, the New York, Susquehanna and herself and is able to drive out, do shopping, Western, the Montclair railroad, the Jersey receive visitiors and take part in social City and Albany road and other small lines pleasures of a quiet character. The home at one time or another, and has reorganized life of Mr. and Mrs. McKinley has always them and put them on their feet or sold them been remarkable for devoted affection, one
out to other and stronger associations. He is to the other.
at present a director in several railways, inMr. McKinley is a member of the Methodist cluding the Lehigh Valley, and last December church, and has made many addresses before
was seleoted as an arbitrator to settle the religious gatherings, including speeches at the differences of the Joint Traffic association. He dedication of the Young Men's Christian as
is president of the local gas company, the sociation building at Youngstown, O., Septem- water company, a street railway company and ber 6, 1892; the general synod of the Lutheran
the First National bank, and is a director in church at Canton, O., May 27, 1893; the Ep
the great Barbour Thread
company, the worth league in Cleveland, June 30, 1893, and Pioneer Silk company and various other manuon July 13, 1894, before the great convention facturing corporations. of the Society of Christian Endeavor.
Protest of the Silver Men. most recent appearance before a religious body was at the general conference of the Methodist
Following close upon the withdrawal of church in Cleveland during the month of May the silverites from the St. Louis convention, in this year.
headed by Senator Teller, this statement
was sent to the convention signed by SenGarrett A. Hobart's Career.
ators Teller of Colorado, Dubois of Idaho and Senator Garrett A. Hobart of New Jersey, Cannon of Utah, Congressman Hartman of the nominee for vice president of the Repub- Montana and Mr. Cleveland of Nevada as lican party, is a member of the national com
the representatives of their respective states mittee and was shown to be the choice of the
on the committee on resolutions: delegation from his state for second place on
'To Republican National Convention of the the ticket by a unanimous vote at a meeting
United States: in the headquarters of the New Jersey men
In announcing the purpose asserted in this at St. Louis on Monday last. He has been paper it is due to our constituents and to all along a pronounced advocate of McKinley ourselves that there shall be a public showfor the presidency, although several other in- ing of vindicating facts. The sole authorized fluential representatives of New Jersey at the expression of national Republican faith from convention have expressed a decided prefer- June 9, 1892, until the present date, has been
the platform adopted in national convention ence for Reed. Hobart was prominently men
at Minneapolis. Neither the utterances of tioned for vice president as early as Sunday state conventions nor the attitude of inlast in other quarters than in the gathering dividuals could change the tenor of that platplace of men from his own state and his form or abate the sanctity of its binding chances for the nomination grew brighter
force. Every delegate to this convention was
elected its adherent and its advocate. every hour. He was supported by Quay.
True, one of its most important paragraphs Mr. Hobart was educated as a lawyer, but I has been subjected to such a divergence of