A fair amount of popularity and success attended yesterday's Republican registration in the Cambridge voting booth, Quincy square. The total enrollment was 330, of whom 155 were voters. Of the total number who registered themselves as Republicans, 203 became members of the Harvard Republican Club. A thorough tabulation of the cards showed the following results: of age, 200; under age, 130; not voting on account of expense and lack of legal residence, 43; refusing to do campaign work, 168; willing to "stump," 29; willing to work at the polls and canvass votes, 148. These statistics will be forwarded to the National Republican College League, where they will be used as a basis of distributing campaign work. All Republicans who neglected to register yesterday, should do so immediately either at Leavitt & Peirce's or at Holworthy 10, in which place they may also join the club by signing the constitution and purchasing a shingle for 25 cents.
At seven o'clock last evening a procession, led by the University band and the leaders of the National Republican College League, marched about the Yard, carrying red fire and cheering, down Mt. Auburn street, and to the Union, where they assembled to hear the address by the Hon. Herbert Parker '78, ex-attorney-general of Massachusetts. Over 400 undergraduates were present. The constitution of the Republican Club was then ratified, after which Mr. Parker began his address.
He opened by describing the versatility and changeability of the Democratic nominee. Speaking of the Democratic platform, he said, "Its incarnation is in its candidate for the presidency." Mr. Bryan changed his ideas three times while trying for office; how often will he change in office?
Mr. Parker discussed the three chief points of the Democratic platform: tariff reform, the guarantee bank deposit, and the legislative control of our courts. He claimed that the first would be changed, as soon as a sufficient need had arisen, by the same party that had instituted it. To force all depositors to pay tithes was an obvious injustice. As for the third contention, any such legislation as Mr. Bryan desired showed a suspicion and doubt on the part of the people, of the integrity of the United States courts. Such a suspicion would be of the greatest injury to our prosperity, for it would take away the dignity of our highest judicial body, and it would attach three fundamental powers of the courts given them by the Constitution.
The Republicans offered a man of the greatest integrity and highest ability, trained and experienced in all branches of government. His was the personality that made the Philippines ready to accept civilization.
After Mr. Parker's speech, K. S. Cate '09 was unanimously elected treasurer of the club, to take the place of H. Gray '09, resigned. The club expects in the near future to have Mr. L. A. Frothingham '93 as a speaker in the Union.