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COPYRIGHT, BY CLINEDENST, WABHINGTON PRESIDENT MCKINLEY IN HIS LIBRARY AT THE WHITE HOUSE

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THE LIFE OF
WILLIAM MCKINLEY

Soldier, Statesman and President

CONTAINING

An Account of His Early Life and Education ; Brilliant Soldier
Record, from Private to Major ; Study and Practice of Law;
Marriage and Beautiful Home Life; Entry Into Politics;
Wonderful Political Career; The Famous McKinley
Bill; Able Administrations as Governor and
President; Great Leadership During and
After the Spanish War by which
America Became a World Power;

His Assassination ;

The Assassin, Anarchists and Anarchy

His Heroic Struggle for Life; Bravery in Death ; Christian
Faith; Final Resignation and Last Words, “Good-bye
All, Good-bye, It is God's Way, His Will be Done;"
and Expressions of Sympathy and Sorrow

from the Whole World

By JOHN W. TYLER
Author of “Heroes and Statesmen,” “Triumphs of Army and Navy,” Etc.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION

By HON. JAMES RANKIN YOUNG

Member of Congress and Washington Correspondent

AND MEMORIALS
By Men of National Prominence.

PHILADELPHIA

P. W. ZIEGLER & CO.

CHICAGO

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PREFACE.

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HE news of the appalling tragedy that ended the life of our beloved President was received with profound horror and indignation throughout the civilized world. It was instantly followed with a great

outbreak of popular wrath and execration. No American Statesman or President ever filled the hearts of the people more fully than he did.

The martyrdom of Lincoln and Garfield won for them a peculiar veneration and their names are now consecrated in the memory of their countrymen. President McKinley gained the highest place in public esteem, admiration and love, and his name and memory are doubly consecrated by his untimely death.

Brilliant as a Statesman and wise as a ruler, President McKinley was more than this. He was loved for his warnı and generous nature. His patriotism was so broad and bold that it won the applause of his political opponents. Even they believed in the man. They honored his opinions and his honesty even though they differed from him. He was followed with the devotion and enthusiasm of the army that bore the eagle of France when Napoleon marched to his world-renowned victories. As the mighty ocean is stirred by the resistless cyclone, sc the hearts of the American people have been moved by the infamous crime that laid our third martyred President in the grave.

The complete and graphic story of President McKinley's marvelous career is written in this volume. His life and public services are a part of our country's most thrilling history, and these are vividly detailed in this work which is worthy of its illustrious subject. No grander record of dazzling achievements can be placed under the name of any man of modern times. Not merely in intellect, eloquence and far-seeing statesmanship-not merely as a great political leader and advocate of our national industries, welfare and great prosperity, but as a man of noble

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