The Illustrated American Volume 10

The Illustrated American Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Morse with agony the other day by objecting to notes of approval inserted by Mr. Morse in a report of a speech. Mr. Williams has followed his colleague's example and has brought upon his head the wrath of another old gentleman from Massachusetts, Mr. Walker. The latter had delivered a speech of wdiich he was justly proud. Nominally it related to the tariff, but opinions on most other subjects were generously thrown in. As it appeared in the Record, the speech was subdivided by such headings as, "Hot Shot for the Mugwumps," "Hoar and Williams Shown up," and Williams's " Report on Silver Riddled." Mr. Walker's motive in introducing these sub-headings was entirely benevolent. He wished to save his constituents the labor of wading through his speech, by telling them in a few words what was in it. Doubtless he was perfectly conscientious in his choice of words. In the innocence of his heart, with the pride of authorship blinding his eyes, he presumably thought that he was delivering hot shot at the Mugwumps, was showing up Hoar and Williams, and was riddling Williams's report on silver. These are harmless delusions in private, but they should not be permitted in the Record. It is to be hoped that Messrs. Hoar and Williams will continue their censorship. They may not accomplish anything in the way of reform, but they furnish entertainment to the country. CONTESTED ELECTION CASES.--While Senator Hill was drumming up votes on his Southern trip, a storm was gathering against him in Washington. The exact facts concerning his encounter with the Democratic members ot the House Elections Committee are not likely to be known ever. Senator Hill denies that he tried to coerce the Representatives, or aspired to be boss of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 538 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 948g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648110
  • 9781236648112