Twenty Years in the Press Gallery: A Concise History of Important Legislation from the 48th to the 58th Congress: the Part Played by the Leading Men of that Period and the Interesting and Impressive Incidents. Impressions of Official and Political Life in Washington

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Publishers Printing Company, 1906 - 497 pages

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Page 246 - And while the lamp holds out to burn The vilest sinner may return.
Page 329 - Master of human destinies am I! Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps wait. Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace, soon or late I knock unbidden once at every gate! If sleeping, wake; if feasting, rise before I turn away. It is the hour of fate...
Page 144 - That war be, and the same is hereby, declared to exist, and that war has existed since the 21st day of April, AD 1898, including said day, between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain.
Page 398 - The Republican party is unreservedly for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the resumption of specie payments in 1879 ; since then every dollar has been as good as gold. We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our currency or impair the credit of our country. We are, therefore, opposed to the free coinage of silver, except by international...
Page 151 - as used in this act shall be understood to mean that certain act of the Congress of the United States approved June 17, 1902, entitled " An act appropriating the receipts from the sale and disposal of public lands in certain States and Territories to the construction of irrigation works for the reclamation of arid lands," and the acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto.
Page 142 - Second. That it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the Government of the United States does hereby demand, that the Government of Spain at once relinquish its authority and government in the Island of Cuba and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters.
Page 144 - Third, that the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States, and to call into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several States to such extent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect.
Page 149 - An Act to define and fix the standard of value, to maintain the parity of all forms of money issued or coined by the United States, to refund the public debt, and for other purposes...
Page 142 - For the recognition of the independence of the people of Cuba, demanding that the Government of Spain relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and to withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing the President of the United States to use the land and naval forces of the United States to carry these resolutions into effect...
Page 398 - All our silver and paper currency must be maintained at parity with gold, and we favor all measures designed to maintain inviolably the obligations of the United States and all our money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard, the standard of the most enlightened nations of the earth.

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