The Norfolk weekly news. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1888-1900, October 04, 1900, Image 1

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The Norfolk Weekly News
An Ovation to the Next Vice
Norfolk Puts on Gala Day At
tire in His Honor
Ieoplu From All Ittrtn of North
ka Come to Sco lllm Sprclul TriilLit on
All KiillromlH liitliUHlnnin ICiini pitut In
ths Klkliorn Vnlley
Welcome to Norfolk
This is the wording of a big banner
stretched across Norfolk avenue which
greeted Theodore Roosevelt when ho ar
rived in the city this afternoon That
the beutiment expressed by the banner
was sincere was attested by the thou
sands of people who met the vice presi
dential candidate at the train and over
whelmed him with enthusiasm while ho
remained in the city
This Iiub been tho greatest political
day ever witnessed in Norfolk
The day opened propitiously with a
genial sun shining and a pleasant breeze
blowing from tho south The balmy
atmosphere early put people in good
humor and active preparations were
inaugurated for the days events The
Btreetswere swept elaboratedecorations
in which portraits of McKinley and
Roosevelt were conspicuously shown
soon adorned the business houses
up and down the street those
business men of opposite political faith
even vicing with their republican
brethren in displaying red white and
blue Not for years has Norfolk been so
elaborately and beautifully decorated as
The crowdB began to come early
The people came by train by teai and
on norseback ina wnere the in us
4 t f conveyance Verb not at hand they
even bicycled and footed it in All
wanted to see the hero of San Juan
The first train to arrive was the Ver
digre passenger at 5 05 bringing seven
coaches all well filled with people from
Verdigre Creightou Bazile Mills Fos
ter and Pierce and at 10 oclock a
special came down the same line bring
ing five coaches and nearly 00 people
Shortly after the Union Pacific arrived
from the south with three extra coaches
bringing the Madison delegation The
train from the north on the M fc O
was a little late but it brought eight
coaches filled to the guards with people
from Emerson Wakefield Hartiugton
Wayne Bloomfield Wiuside and
Hoskins Tho noon train on the F E
Ss M V from the west brought dele
gations from Meadow Grove and Battle
Creek Besides those who came by
train there was a constant stream of
wagons into town from early morning
until afternoon
At 1230 tho parade was formed on
Firs t street in charge of Major E H
Tracy assisted by Messrs Beels Barnes
Mathew6on McKimand Bundick At
12 J5 the parade started in the follow
ing order Chief of Police Widaman
opening the way
The Merry Tramps band
Madison rough riders in uniform 100
CreBton rough riderB in uniform each
man carrying a small American flag
Battle Creek rough riders 7C strong
Norfolk band
Norfolk rough riders a company of
boys ranging in ages from 12 to 10
years old on horseback They carried a
banner reading Boys Ruff Riders
We want to expand Watch us grow
Another No Hi to 1 No Bryan no
Boup houseB in ours please
Wakefield band
Wakefield marching club
Wayne marching club
Plum Creek rough riders 25 strong
A banner in the Plum Creek delega
tion read
1890 Our farm products low No
mouoy at any interest
1000 Farm products at good prices
Plenty of money at low interest
1891 Yon could not find work at
any price
1900 Labor in demand and well
Pierce McKinley club
Madison inarching club
The delegation from the south over
the Union Pacific carried in line ban
ners bearing tho mottoes
Honesty Decency and Courage
The Flag Forever Aguiualdo
Justice and Natloual Honor
F P Prince of Madison was respou
tiblo for one of the striking novelties
It was a large dinner pail full of bread
and bore the legend Four years more
of tho full dinner pall
Battle Creek Marching club carrying
a banner reading Battle Creek club
2M strong
Norfolk cymbal club
A characteristic Moat which was none
other than a wagon on which was rid
ing a happy looking sheep A banner
on tho wagon containing tho word
Protection explained tho reason why
that wool grower wan in lino
Norfolk McKinley Koosevelt club
Section of banners representing tho
Norfolk Travoling Mens olub
The Norfolk McKtnloy Roosovelt
Traveling Mens club was not present
in great numbers as these are times
when tho traveling men must bo on tho
jump to keep up with their orders
But they were represented by banners
in tho parade tho first one explaining
why tho boys wero absent
We greet you but cannot meet you
too busy Norfolk Traveling Men
We are all at work today The
Trust did it
Name an idle traveling salesman
you cant
Norfolk Traveling Men 4 demo
crats 11 popB 1 1 republicans
Eighty five per cent of the traveling
men are for whoMoKiuley of course
The Rough Rider will make Binooth
sailing for us all
The line of niaroh was up Main street
to Thirteenth and countermarch to
Fourth where the platform bad been
erected from which Mr Roosevelt was
to speak Either Bide of tho street was
packed with people who witnessed the
parade and awaited the coming of the
rough rider
On the return of tho parade the rough
riders opened ranks and formed a double
column extending from Seventh to
Fourth street through which Governor
RooBevelt and his party paBBed on their
way to the BpeakerB stand
When the train reached the Main
street crossing of tho Klkhorn tracks it
was greeted with 11 burst of applause
and the sound of booming caution in
tho distance Tho train was mot by a
rocoptlon committee from tho Norfolk
McKinley Roosevelt olub tho persons
composing t ho puty hastily placed in car
riages and driven to the speakers plat
form Tho first carriage contained Gov
ernor Roosevelt Curtis Uuild of Massa
ehusottSonutor Dolliver of Iowa and
Hon John R Hays of this city The
second carriage contained Oltas 11
Dietrich candidate for governor of Ne
braska K P Savage candidate for
lieutenant governor It 11 Schneider
national committeeman for Nebraska
W K Fowlor candidate for superin
tendent of public instruction A third
carriago contained Geo W Marsh can
didate for secretary of state Wil
liam Steufer candidate lor state treas
urer Frank N Prout for attorney gen
eral Chas Weston for auditor O D
Follmer for commissioner of public
lands and buildings
The speakers stand was built ngaiuBt
tne east wall of the Karo meat market
at the corner of Main and Fourtli
streets of good substantial planking
and beautifully decorated with bunting
A large flag was draped over a portion
or the wall directly back of tho stand
On the stand chaira were arranged for
the Bpeaker and hiB party The vacant
lot and the sidewalks were filled with
masses of people that extended far out
into the 6treet It was the largest
crowd ever assembled in Norfolk to
hear a political speech
When the stand was reached no time
was lost in getting Governor Roosevelt
before the crowd Hon John R Hays
introduced him with dispatch and ho at
ouce proceeded to talk to the people
The governor was in good form and
voice with the exception of a slight
hoarseness and had little difficulty in
making the crowd hear He held their
close attention and was given a very
respectful hearing by all
Ho spoke of Bryans prophecies and
how ho had promised four years more
of harder times but he was incoricot
Prosperity prevails lioef corn oals ami
other farm prod not h have advanced in
price Ifi to 20 per cent
Ho spoke of tlie twin goats militar
ism and imperialism with which the
fusionists are trying to frighten us and
devoted considerable of his time to these
Tho speaker referred in biting leims
to the sign over tho Bryan club head
quarters Uopiiblie foiever Kinplio
Never Ho showed that this scare of
imperialism was no new dodge ieorgo
Washington was accused of having im
perialistic designs on tho country also
Thomas Jouerson Kvou Abraham
Lincoln was assailed by the same accu
sation and tho Lincoln bindings wero
accused of an endeavor to establish an
empire The heirs of tho copperheads
ol tho war of tho rebellion are now
springing the same cry againBt McKin
The governor then turned bis atten
tion to militarism Ho stated that this
cry was sprung when the army held tho
ratio of one man and four tenths to
every thousand people The regular
army is now composed of 15000 men or
BO lOOthsof a regular soldier to every
1000 people in the country The
speaker promised that if the domocrats
were afraid thiB fraction of a soldier with
a fraction of h gun would enslave a
thousand free American citizens the
republican party would protect them
from it
He said our regular army is a volun
teer army Not a man of them goes
except by his own freo will There is
no draft no conscription no such
methods as are employed by countries
afflicted with militarism He promised
that just as soon as the fusionists ceased
giving encouragement to the rebels in
the Philippines tho war would end
and the army would be reduced to
as low a number or lower than ever be-
foie Ho Npoko of tho meeting being
presided over by a veteran of tho civil
war whose adopted son was with him al
Santiago and who Is now serving in lite
Philippines That boy represents the
share of tyranny of Win McKinley lo
1 2H people assembled hero
lie would like to find the issue of the
democrat 10 party lie was In tho posi
tion of a follow ho knew who said it
strained him so to kick al nothing
When the justices of the peace and the
constables of tho country combine to
force imperialism on the country the
people may begin to feat but not until
they do That probability is much more
to bo feared than tho imperialism of the
administration The fusionists speak ol
t lie soldiers as ft per mouth hiiellngs
There aio hundreds of these hirelings
buried in Culm JDld they give their
lives for the f I i per mouth pay No1
They gave them because the red blood
of a great Atneiican people llowed in
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their veins and they fought for their
countrys flag
He spoke of Franz Siegel a German
and a soldier during the war of the re
bellion who is now as in 01 standing
for the honor of his adopted countrys
flag He was German born but as true
hearted an American as ever lived
The governor spoke for about lr min
utes and then sat down and gave the
balance of his time to Senator Dolliver
of Iowa who was introduced by Mr
Looking over tho audience the senator
said It is uot improbable that there
are some good Iowa republicans in this
audience In fact the first man I met
from your town was an old Iowa repub
lican Hon Johu R Hays and he has
been placed in nomination for the posi
tion of congress and should be elected
You cant beat a man born in Ohio
reared in Iowa and located in this part
of Nebraska We want behind Win
McKinley a republican congress and
Mr Hnv8 should be elected
Will some one please state what the
democratic lssu is Over In my statu
wo cant loenti it Kvttry Mum wo think
wo have It it Is under the other shell
An old gentleman in the audience
suggested that thoisHUHls Business or
Bryan -which and his suggestion wiih
cordially accepted by the speaker and
liberally applauded by the UHsnniblago
llosald he knew Bryan about as well
as anybody That gentleman was in
tho house of icprcsentutlves when he got
thein and ho wiih I here after Bryan left
He would like to hear of any prophet y
over made by Mr Bryan that had been
fulfilled but no 0110 suggested 0110
The locomotive whlHtlo sounded thn
warning that H wiih limit lor thn party
to move and tho speaker hurriedly closed
his addiess
At the t loMt of Senator Dolliver m
adihcNH Col Simpson president of tho
iipiibllcnu club introduced Hon Kd
waid K Fiti h of Chicago Hit has tho
leputatioii of being one ol the mut elo
iuent orulorH In the United States and
held the vast audience for an after ad
dress and is still speaking as this report
In the meantime Inventor Hoosnvelt
and party had been hastily driven to thn
train the time allotted to Norfolk hav
ing rxpiied
As he was leaving the platform 11
number of the rough riders pushed
through tho ciowd and were griiBptrt
eagerly by the hand by Governor Rooso
velt He also shook hands with oh
many others as the limited time at hut
dlspoml would permit him And ho
seemed to enjoy the greeting as heartily
as tho olhciH
Illl Hl llllj leu Dlliliiirn Viill y
This has been a great day along tho
Klkhorn valley where ovation after
ovation has greeted Itoosovelt as ho
tliiiiii dtiwii I mm the west At every
point where he stopped great crowdH
turned out to see and hear tho rough
rider Knthtisiasm was rampant and
the demonstrations showed conclusively
that Nebraska is by no means given
over to populism and vagaries No
great iriithusiasiii has been mot by tho
vice picsidcntial candidate during his
journey of 0000 miles covering many
states than was seen along the Klkhorn
valley today
It bus been a busy day for RooM vdt
and be will be weary when lie 1 caches
Omaha tonight but he will long remem
ber the reception lie received on the na
tive heath of tho Uoy orator of the
Platte The day opened early lor
Roosevelt a big ciowd meeting him at
Valentine at 7 oclock At H 2r ho
readied Aiuswoith and another ciowd
and at Id 10 liasuetl showed him thi
character ot Mind hills patriotism At
ONeill at II he was greeted by 11
most enthusiastic gnthciing and at
12 IT he 1 cached Ni ligh and more en
Kcci plluii Niiriiiil An thing
lllll Inn aili r Dining tin-
of 11 Slut
Tlirotijli til UibI
Deathvood S I Oct i -Immediately
upon tin- arrival of tho Itoosevelt
special train at Deudwood at S
oclock lust cveiilng Governor House
velt and Senator liolllvcr of Iowa were
taken in caiThigcH through the streets
of Dcadwood to the Deadwood Narrow
CiiHgi railway where the jiHity en
tertd a train and were tuken to Lead
where two speeches were made One
was of some length In Miners hall
to a closely packed bouse and the
other a brief talk from the carriage
to a much larger crowd which t ould
not gain admittance The reception
of Governor Roosevelt and the street
demonstration in Deadwood as the
carriages passed through the streets
was beyond description Men and
women mounted and on foot filled the
streets and lined the sidewalks The
night was Illuminated by electric
lights rockets Innumerable torches
by fireworks of all description anil
above all the other features was the
wild rush for the carriage which con
tained tho governor anil the cheers
and cries that greeted his progress be
tween stations The crowd whs the
most demonstrative and excited thut
Iibh yet been met with on his long
Journey of more than 0000 miles In
his speech at Lead Governor Roose
velt took occasion to deny emphatical
ly th story published about an al
leged speech said to have txen made
by him at tho auditorium about the
Pullman riot where he is reported to
have said that any man who engaged
in a strike or would go to a riot do
served to bo hhot
Sketch of the Lliuraclpr of thn Vlrelrel
ileutiul CniullilMt
The following written by Jacob A
Riis of New York appeared iu the
American Monthly Review of Reviews
for August
I um asked to tell what I kuow of
Theodore Roosevelt being his friend
and why he should be elected to the high
oilico his countrymen have thrust upon
him But before 1 do that let me as a
citizen of his state record my protest
against his being taken from us before
he wtw half done with his work as gov
ernor of New York and get my mind