Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 11

Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...legal, statesmanlike or otherwise, indicated that he was addressing a very select audience. He gave me the impression that perhaps, instead of the very cream of the thousand men and women who were here tonight he would rather have fifteen hundred people to address than the faithful five hundred who still remain. He reminded me of that occasion when he and I were addressing an audience somewhere down in North Carolina, where they had frequently heard him and had never heard me. It was getting toward the end of the evening, after they had permitted every local man of the talent they had in the village to work off the best there was in him. There was a local member, who of course had nothing particular to say, but being on the committee should be recognized for just a minute, and he took fifteen minutes to explain the main portion of the speech that Mr. Small had reserved for himself. So it THE ""' JOHN QRERAR LIBRARY went along until the last speaker came. He was working himself up to a pitch of eloquence, but when his peroration was delivered only one man remained. As he mopped the perspiration from his brow the orator said, "I thank you for having at least remained to give me a hearing." The man said, "You owe me nothing, sir. I am the last speaker of the evening." (Laughter) Mr. Washburn, the chairman of this meeting, toastmaster par excellence, has done his best, and he never did better. The Secretary of Commerce, who in his report to the Senate last week came out flat-footed in favor of everything we have advocated, has made one of the best speeches of his life. (Applause) The lieutenant-governor, who seems to have been very popular with the people of Massachusetts yesterday, delivered an address which...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892763
  • 9781236892768