Then: "I turn to matters of domestic concern," he said. "You already have under consideration a bill for the reform of our system of banking and currency, for which the country waits with impatience, as for something fundamental to its whole business life and necessary to set credit free from arbitrary and artificial restraints."
He called for the Bureau of Mines to improve "the conditions of mine labor and making the mines more economically productive as well as more safe" and an "effective employers' liability act" for the nation's railroad workers.
He spoke for 28 minutes, concluding his remarks at 1:36 p.m.
"Applause punctuated important utterances, and when he finished, there was an enthusiastic demonstration, with hand-clapping and cheers," wrote a Sun reporter.