Fort Wayne Journal (Newspaper) - October 19, 1898, Fort Wayne, Indiana
FORt WAYNE MORNING JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1898. WEL- COMED THOUSANDS AT THfc CHICAGO AUmTOit- 1UM YKSTJEKDAY MQ11NJNG. AKT1SU THIS OKA'WQNH OF ARCU ANi> SAM- U12C, M. GOMPEHS. ANl) TllE GliO. II. MIL M'KINLKY WAS tfOlt AND KESPONDKD Ot'KNlNQ CKUEMO.NMRS DID IN ALL. itKSPECTS WHAT WAS SAID it It. GOMl'iSJt'S FAVORS CUUAN 1SNCH. CIllQAflO, Oct. chief execu- tive of the nation was formally wel- comed to Chicago this morning by the ctty'a chief executive. Before a con-: course of people which packed the vast Auditorium to the limit; while thuu- aunda strufcgled outside (n vain ad- mittance. Mayor Harrison expressed the mitnicliKility'd good will to ltd dis i't'catdeni McKlitley tttirl the titruntfers who hatj come u> Chicago to witness the cere- mnnitafor jubilee wetk. The ureaidcnt, who received a most enthusiastic Avelcome, as he entered the building, no formal reply to the of welcome, notwitliHtandtng large calla that were mude upon him fora speech. Following the of Mayor Har- riann came Archliiahop Ireland, of SL your hair Sreen? Rfs only Another-wAy of AsSfag, is year You can MAKEftssr grow by asaig Arch Bishop Ireland spoke In part as 'ollowa: War has passed; peace reigns. Stilled over land and sea Is the clang of arma; from San Junn to Manila, fearless and triumphant, floats the Star Spangled banner. America, "Enj glad and rejoice; for the Lord hath'done great America, with whole heart and soul, celebrate the jubilee of peace. Six months ago the congress of the United States declared that In the name of humanity war should be waged in order to give to the island of Cuba, a stable and inde- pendent government. Magnificent patriotism1 of America. The people of the United States at once arose In their night.' .They argued not; they hesitated not.' ATnerlca had spoken; their was not to judge, but to obey. In ai moment the money of America, the -lives of America, were'at the disposal of, the chief magistrate of the nation, whose.sole embarrassment was the too gener- ous response to his appeal for means to bring victory to the na- tion's flag. America had spoken. Partisan politics, sectional disputes instantly were stilled beneath the majesty, of her voice. Oft It. had been whfspered that we had a north a whtn' America knew that we were but one peo- ple, that all were Americans, it had- been, whispered '.that social and economic. lines were hopelessly di- viding the American people, Jand tliat patriotism was retreating be- fore the growth-of .class Interests and class prejudices. But wh'en- America spoke'there was no one in the land was not an American; the laborer.dropped his hammer, the "farmer turned from his plow, the merchant forgot his counting room, the millionaire closed the door of his side by side, equal in their love of .country, their, resolve .to serve her, they marched to danger and to death, America can never doubt the united loyalty of her whole population, nor the power which such united loyalty puts into her hand. What strength and power America- was found to possess, 'Whten war was declared, so small was -her army, so small her navy, that the thought of war coming upon the country affrighted for the moment her own. citizens, and excited the derisive smiles of. foreigners. Of her -latent resources no' doubt, was possible: .but how much time was needed to utilize them, meanwhile how much humiliation was possible. The president waved his hand; In- stantly armies and navies were created as by magic. Within a few weeks a quarter of a mlljion of men were formed into regiments and 'army corps; .vessels of war and transport ships were covering the upon water and land, battles were fought and- great victories won, from one side of the globe to 'the other. I know not' of similar1 feats In history. "What if In this bewildering rush of a nation to arms, one' department or another of' the national administration was un- able to put in a moment its hand upon all the details. ..which a thoroughly rounded equipment re- quired. The wonder that the things that were done could at ail have been 4f In I XWINE OF'CA'RDUrX TSocrwtremwliJor nenronsprosinrtioti ot UjQKDnoniUYCQrvttniof alental Worrf.oxwMlTO DM of Tobmcco orO Bumiitlon ntm ItuktiltT. every oroc DBEIER BEO. Rose. of. faithfulness of self-restraint and of obedience .to law. Even more, than intelligence is virtue: needed, that1 America live and be great. And now, America, the country of our pride, 'our love, our h'ope, we remit thee for to-day and' for to- morrow into the hands of the Al- mighty Gofl under whose protecting hand thou canst not fail, whose commandments are the "supreme" rules of truth, and righteousness. Judge Emory Speer, of. Georgia, fol- lowed with the' closing address. JUDGE SFEEIVS "TALK. Judge Emory- Speer was introduced by Peck, who fought1 against him dur- the civil-war, as one of the rebels ed by Joe Wheeler. Judge. Speer said n part: 'A southern man, it is' anticipated to-day that 1 shall respond for the south. The sunny lanO of my home is very dear to me arid T shall be ever to testify to the devoted and gen- uine Americanism of Its people, but 'it appear superfluous. Here, in tlils" great. American city, people, pious hands, have' gathered'the ashes of the confederate dead: here, where with civic bounty, they.reared a funera.1 marble to guard "and to immortalize the sacred trust: humlKirs oC that noble grand.army veterans! whose com- rncley reverejitjy attended on the" pathway to the tomb of the pale, inan- imate form of, Winnie 'Davis, the daughter of the be- fore those who, with sons ot conted- erate veterans, aye, and with confed- erate veterans themselves. were' starry banner of our unified against the common facts' so eloquent no tongue less than Divine could add one thought to quicken the fancy or stir tlie soul of the union-loving patriot Let me then speah, not as a southein man. nor as an ex-cdnfederatc soldier, but as a citizen ot our reunited country. Let me thus speak for tne other millions southern men, whose hearts are Inflamed with the same patriotism as that which animates yours on this na- tional for the swift victory and glorious peace me celebrate to- day. At the conclusion of. Judge Speer' address, -which concluded the program there were load calls of "McKlnley, "McKiuley." The president had turne ind-was just about to leave the box. but he turned and came back to th front. He waited for a moment un) Klchard J. brougl the assemblage to something resenib ling quiet. PRESIDENT Jl'KINLET TAliKS. Then President MeKinley spoke follows: Sly Fellow Citizens: 1 have been deeply moved by this great demon- stration. I have been deeply touched by the words of patriotism that have been uttered by the dis- tinguished men so eloquently in your presence. It IP gratifying to all of us to know th.it it has never ceased to be a war of humanity. The last ship then went to the harbor gf Havana before the war was-declared on American ship that had taken to the suffering people Of Cuba, supplies furnished "by American charity, n.mJ the firsl ship to soil Into the harbor of San- tiago wss an American ship, bear Ing: food supplies to the suffering speakers. Samuel- Gompers" spoke at the Second Regiment armory. and Charles Emory Smith delivered an dress at Northside Turner hall. If. Samuel Gompers, president of the lerican Federation of Labor, said-in rt: All honor to the brave and valiant ioldiers by their f tact, judg- meat .and heroism; planned and :ecuted the war, and brought vie- orylto our arms in a siirprlsinc'ly jrief period. None can. pay too glowing tributes to'- the splendid manifestations and 'ideal heroism as displayed by "Hobson and Wain- Miles and Shatter, Wheeler and Lee and..' the redoubtable Dewey. And, while not detracting one iota from the of praise Bestowed upon, and to-which'these gallant men are" entitled, yet hone less deserving of the encomiums ot praise arid honor are the. men who carried the guns and the "men "Be- hind Cor, without their unswerving devotion, their skill, daring' and selfsacrifice, victory w.ould hav.e been dashed from our lips, and disaster overtaken us all. 'The honor, the spirit, and. the- valor of American' manhood, in- spired1 by American love of liberty, render our people invulnerable In industry. peace, and progress, as well as invincible in the art of, war. JD the midst of our rejoicing over the success of our arms, it'is well that we" "look to the causes that brought on our war with Spain. anS consider the questions which have out of It and the attitude 'which we, as-a liberty loving peo- ple great republic, should take in regard to them.' What has become of the paenas of. praise for the brave Cubans? Was -our charge against Spain in her re- fusal to give- the people of that Is- land freedom and Independence baseless? If we admit this, we'at once confess than our war was without just cause; we .confess to a most greivious wrong committed. Where is the spirit of holding' out the helping hand in aid of all peo- ple struggling1 for liberty and Inde- pendence. Where has flown this great outburst" of our sympathy for the self-sacrificing and liberty- loving Cubans? It is not strange that now for the first time we hear that the Cubans are unfit tor self- government; that whether they pro- test against it or not. they must be dominated by us. annexed to us, or become a dependency of ours? HEALTH, POWER, ENERGY, ip fertvtr all weakening dmini, feed rcpbcB waited tissues, and send rich, bloodL bonndinc thnuc Ii BTBTV DEEIEB BBO. "The Chief' Is tbV 10-cent Clgir sold In the city. You tolas It 1C you don't It. Uadc by Kiuiten A Koblmtyw, Btreet. 'Phone 6J6. Never Miad the head If It aches or feels dizzy. The trouble there, mind mouth Isn't the If It badly. The trouble Is lower the stomach. HoFtcUer'! Stomach BU- tci-s Is what yiu need to make you well. Alas! There .are some Americans money 'only God is the almighty dollar, whose only human or divine trinity is divi- dends. Interest and to the conclusion that it poor, suffer- ing Ciiba can. be handed over to their tender mercies, their their deviltry can hold full sway. These sentry, when there is a question, between liberty and profit, present or throw liber- ty to the dogs as a worn-out and threadbare thing of the 'past- If we have intervened In behalf of Cuba and-driven a foreign tyrant from her shores, we have at least authority for our action by the ap- peals" of the struggling Cubans. But.what of the Porto Ricans. They have not asked our intervention; they have1 not; pleaded for annexa- tion. .They were invaded as a mili- tary necessity- They number eight hundred thousand people, and have not been divided by fierce con-. fllct. If we give freedom and indepen- dence to Cuba, to which she Is en- titled, is there any" justification for our enforced- request and annexa- tion of Porto Rico? Hawaii we have, annexed, irre- spective of the ivishes of her peo- ple- who were not asked whether the constitution under which they have recently lived meets with their approval. Nor was annexation In its direct or indirect form ever given to them for decision. The flag of our country waves in Hawaii over a people subjected by our superior force, in flagrant violation of the consent of. the governed. In the case of the Philippines we have .the question repeated, only in a more aggravated lorm. There is even now a strife going on, among the nations of-the earth for the partition and possession of eastern countries. us take the Philippines, and we shall be In the midst of the conflict. We shall have to follow the'monarchlal pol- icy of large standing armies, with immense navies (not always volun- We shall not only have to bear the heavy burdens of debt and taxation exceeding that of other na- tions, but we.wlll come to that point against which .the genius of our in- stitutions mil- itary duty. America, and particularly Ameri- can institutions, are not only worthy of. our love and veneration tecause they give us greater freedom than those of other nations, but the Institutions of the United States re- present a principle, the great prin- ciple of self-government of the peo- ple, for the people, by the people: the principle of respect, self restraint, as well as great power. This principle we shall only prove ourselves worthy of representing1 and holding forth-as an inspiratloa lor1 the peoples of other nations. to emulate, and seek to by manifesting restraint upon our- selves "or upon those who -would thrust us out of "our physical, moral, progressive and powerful sphere into the vortex of imperial-. Ism' and with all the evils which that term de- spotism, and venality on the one hand; 'slavery, misery and despair- on the other. "We do not oppose the development of oiir industry, the expansion of our commerce, or the power of in- fluence .which the Vnited States may exert upon the destinies of-the- nations the earth. On the con- trary, we-realize that the higher intelligence and standard of life of the American workers will largely contribute toward -attaining the highest pinnacle of industrial and- commercial greatness; and these achievements in the paths of, peace, And these. achievements in the paths "of-peace will glorify the in- stitutions of our to which the grateful and yearning Ijearts oC the people of the earth will turn for courage and inspiration to struggle onward and upward, so that the principles of human liberty and hu- man justice may be implanted in.1 their lands. t The flag of the republic should 'float over a free people, and must never form a cloak to hide slavery, barbarism, despotism, or tyranny. America, as we know it, with its blessings of peaco and stability must 'not be hazarded for a new era of uncertainty, oppression Everywhere our flag1 'must be greeted as the emblem of peace, and as a rebuke to dishonesty and "de- spotism. "We have many problems confront- ing us at home, without attempting the thoughts-of our peo- foreign complications of any.- character. Statesmanship can ap- ply its art to the remedy of greivous ills from which our people suffer. It is worse than folly, aye. It is a crime to lull ourselves' Into the fancy that TCC shall escape the du- ties which we owe to our people 'by bclnp a nation of conquerors, dis- regarding the lessons of nearly a century and a quarter of our, na- tional existence as tin Independent, progressive, humane and peace- loving nation. 'We cannot with safety to our- selves or justice the workers and the lovers of reform and simple justice divided, or divert their attention and thus render them powerless to expose abuses and a remedy existing In justice. Subscribe The Journal.