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Mr. William McKinley.

Mrs. William McKinley.

Mr. William McKinley, Father of the President.

Mrs. William McKinley, Mother of the President.

John Hay, Secretary of State.

John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy.

Lyman J. Gage, Secretary of the Treasury.

Elihu Root Secretary of War.

Ethan A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior.

James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture.

James Emery Smith, Postmaster General.

P. C. Knox. Attorney General.

Mark Hanna.

James Abram Garfield, Assassinated in i88r.

Abraham Lincoln. Assassinated in 1865.

Leon Czolgosz, the Assassin of McKinley.

The Capitol, Washington, D. C.

The Whitehouse, Washington, D. C.

The Milburn House, Buffalo.

McKinley Residence, Canton, Ohio.

Mrs. Win. McKinley, Mother of the President.

Mr. Abner McKinley.

Rt. Rev. Bishop Samuel Fallows, D. D. , LL. D.

Brevet Brigadier General Samuel Fallows.

President Roosevelt.

Mrs. Roosevelt.

President Roosevelt's Children.

United States Senator Wm. E. Mason.

President McKinley and the Spanish War Cabinet.

President Lincoln and his Cabinet.

Assassination Scene.

The Last Farewell.

Mr. McKinley at Age of 16.

Mr. McKinley at Age of 18.

Mr. McKinley at Age of 22.

Mr. McKinley as First Lieutenant Twenty-third Ohio, O. V. I., taken December, 1862.

The Receiving Vault.

Birthplace of McKinley.

The Emergency Hospital, Buffalo.

Leaving Milburn Residence for City Hall, Buffalo.

Arrival of the Funeral Train at Canton, Ohio, from Washington.

House in Poland. Ohio, where McKinley Lived While Attending School.

Poland. Ohio. Seminary, Where McKinley Attended School.

Post Office, Poland. Ohio, Where McKinley. was Clerk.

Sparrow House. Poland, Ohio. Where McKinley Enlisted in 1861.

McKinley Carrying Dispatches from Gen. Hayes to Gen. Crook.

McKinley Removing an Abandoned Battery in the Face of the Enemy.

McKinley Directing Gen. Sheridan to Gen. Crook's Headquarters After the Famous Ride from Winchester.

McKinley at the Battle of Antietam Serving Coffee and Meat Under Fire.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER 1.—The Story of the Assassination of President McKinley—Leon

Czolgosz Shoots the President-Seizure of the Murderer-Subsequent Care

of the President, Etc.-McKinley's Fight for Life-At the Milburn House-

Favorable Reports of the Surgeons—The Joyful News Widely Spread-The

Sudden Relapse, Etc.-Deathbed Scene of the President-Hymn Chanted

by McKinley-Last Interview With Mrs. McKinley—The President's Last

W ords ........................................... ...................... 13-26

CHAPTER II.–Funeral Processions and Rites.-Funeral of the President-

Services at Buffalo~The Funeral Procession to Washington-Services in
Washington—Sermon by Bishop Andrews, Etc.-Funeral Services at Can-
ton, Ohio.-Address by Rev. Dr. Manchester.—Prayer by Rev. Father
Battman, Chaplain at Fort Sheridan, Illinois—The Interment–The Presi-

dent's Surgeons .....

.......................................... 27-44

CHAPTER III.-Expressive Tributes from Foreign Lands-London-Westmin-

ster Abbey—Sorrow of the Press- Telegram from King Edward VII.-
Birmingham—T. P. O'Connor-Redmond—The London Times—Canadian
Demonstration-Duke of York—Mexico-Santiago–Porto Rico-Germany
- Telegram from Emperor William-Paris-St. Petersburg-Russian Press
- Brussels, Vienna-Etc. .......

........ 44-57

CHAPTER IV.-Tributes from Eminent Americans—Homage of a Great City-

Eulogies of ex-President Cleveland—William Jennings Bryan-Cardinal

Gibbons-Archbishop Ireland-Senator Shelby M. Cullom-Secretary John

D. Long-Justice David Brewer-Resolutions in Paris Framed by General

Horace Porter and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge—Rev. H. W. Thomas,

D. D.-Ex-Congressman Geo. E. Adams—Father Kelly-Andrew D.

White-Senator Hoar-Grand Army Tribute--Mankind at Salute-Bishop

B. W. Arnett-Bishop Galloway-Order of the Loyal Legion—Silence,

the Hushed and Solemn Tribute of a Great City-Incidents, Etc. ......... 58-81

CHAPTER V.-Life of William McKinley—Early Manhood—War Record-Law-

yer and Politician .........

CHAPTER VI.-His Last Term in Congress—Record on the Tariff............. 98-107

CHAPTER VII—Governor of Ohio ..........

........... 108-114

CHAPTER VIII.–Financial Troubles-Loyalty to Friends, Blaine, Sherman,

Harrison .....

..........115-122

Chapter IX.—Great Campaign of 1894 ........

.......... 123-130

CHAPTER X.—Nominated for President—The St. Louis Convention, June 16,

1896—Thos. B. Reed-Senator William B. Allison-Levi P. Morton-Gen-
eral Russell B. Alger-Hon. Thos. Henry Carter-Rabbi Samuel Sale-
Hon. Charles W. Fairbanks—Rev. Dr. W. G. Williams-Bishop Arnett-
Hon. John Grant-Higgins Delegates-Addicks Delegates–M. B. Madden

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-Rev. John R. Scott-Senator-Elect Foraker-Reading of the Platform-

Senator Teller-Substitute for Coinage Paragraph-Voting on the Para-

graph-Senator Cannon-Withdrawal of the Silver Delegates-Nomination

of Senator W. B. Allison-Of Thomas B. Reed-Of Governor Levi P.

Morton-Nomination of William McKinley by Governor Foraker-Stirring

Scenes—Nomination Seconded by Senator Thurston-McKinley Nominated

President and Garret A. Hobart Vice President. ........ ...........131-140

CHAPTER XI.—First PresidenTIAL CAMPAIGN-McKinley informed of nomina-

tion by Senator Thurston-William Jennings Bryan the Democratic Nom-

inee for President-Greatest Campaign of the Country-Joseph C. Sibley-

Senator Julius C. Burrows–Senator Hanna .....

............141-151

CHAPTER XII.— PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES—Inaugural Address—The

Cabinet-Readjustment of the Tariff—The War With Spain—The Finan-

cial Record-Summary of the First McKinley Administration.. ........152-155

CHAPTER XIII.—THE PRESIDENT's Own STORY OF THE SPANISH War: Spain

Given Time to Settle Trouble-Destruction of the Maine-Efforts to Avert

War Prove Vain-Congress Takes Decisive Action-Formal Declaration

of War-Recruiting Army and Navy-Nation Takes War Bonds—Dewey's

Great Victory-Campaign in Cuba Reviewed-Sinking of the Merrimac-

Destruction of Cervera's Fleet-Occupation of Porto Rico-Last Battle of

the War-Losses of Army and Navy-Signing of the Protocol-Cessation

of Strife-Work of Evacuation ........

.....156-174

CHAPTER XIV.--Chronological Events of the Spanish-American War-The

Treaty of Paris-Loss and Cost of the War to Both Nations..............175-181

CHAPTER XV.-Country Expands and Becomes a World Power-Annexation

from 1783 to 1893—Annexation from 1893 to 1901—President Dole and the

Hawaiian Islands-Porto Rico-The Philippines—There to Preserve Peace

- What the Commissioners Found-The Rebellion Must be Put Down-

Work of Reconstruction-Government Established in Negros-Voting in-

A few words about Sulu–Freedom of Slaves in Jolo-Winning the Fili.

pinos, Etc.-Our Flag Waves in Blessing ....

..........182-195

Chapter XVI.-MEETS THE Crisis in ChinA--Officials Culpable-American

Relations with China-Early Negotiations Successful-Man the Leader-

Murder of Von Ketteler-Quotes Conger's Report-Imperial Troops Guilty

-United States Policy Unchanged-Must Punish Culprits...............196-205

CHAPTER XVII.-RENOMINATED AND RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT—Convention in Phila-

delphia Met June 19, 1900—Senator Wolcott-Senator Henry Cabot Lodge
-Senator Foraker, Etc.-McKinley Nominated President-Great Enthu-

siasm--Governor Theodore Roosevelt Nominated Vice President-William

Jennings Bryan Nominated by the Democrats for President-McKinley

Elected .........

... 205-211

CHAPTER XVIII.--ANECDOTES AND INCIDENTS IN McKINLEY'S LIFE-Respect

for the Sabbath-Sunday Before Inauguration-Meeting a Crisis on a Bat-

tle Field-McKinley's First Law Case-Made a Minister Out of a Bad Page

-His Popularity with the Newsboys-Duty to Country Above Self-The

President Could Afford to keep a Cow—The President's Title-The Hap-

piest Man in the Country-His Quiet Methods of Disapproval—The Presi-

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dent Proves His Methodism-Places Flowers in the Hand of Toil-A

Page's Sympathy Wins Him Favor–Service to a Political Opponent-Mc-

Kinley's Courtship—The Oft-Repeated Salute–The President's Devotion

to His Mother-His Tender Solicitude for His Wife-One Day at a Time-

Dwelling Together in Unity-Beloved by His Cabinet and Desirous of

Doing What is Right-Faithful in Attendance upon Church-Closing Inci-

dents in McKinley's Life, Etc...........

...........212-226

CHAPTER XIX.-Chronological Record of the Life of President William Mc-

Kinley .............

...........227-231

CHAPTER XX.-MASTERPIECES OF William McKinley's ELOQUENCE: The Re-

publican Party-The McKinley Tariff of 1890—The Black Color-Bearer-

The American Workingman—The Eight Hour Law-Education and Citi-

zenship-An Auxiliary to Religion-Prosperity and Politics-Gems of

Patriotic Expression ......

..................232-251

CHAPTER XXI.-WILLIAM McKINLEY'S MASTERPIECES OF ELOQUENCE CONTINUED

- MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS: The American Volunteer Soldier-Ulysses S.

Grant--Address at the Dedication of the Grant Monument- John A. Logan.252-270

CHAPTER XXII.-William McKinley's MASTERPIECES OF ELOQUENCE-Con-

tinued- July Fourth at Woodstock-Business Men in Politics-Address at

the Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha, Nebraska-Speech in the

Coliseum, St. Louis, Missouri-Speech at First Regiment Armory, Chi-

cago-Speech at the Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia-American Womanhood

-Estimate of the Constitution of the United States—Last Public Address

at the Pan-American Exposition—Golden Sayings of McKinley...........271-294

CHAPTER XXIII.-ABRAHAM LINCOLN—Life Described by William McKinley-

He Disdained no Human Being-A Democrat, Like Franklin--Grew

Steadily to Meet His Task-Great Orator and Popular Leader-His Rivals

Become His Ministers—He Pleaded First for Peace-His Emancipation

Proclamation-He Saw the Purposes of God-Value of the Black Soldiers

-Immortal Gettysburg Speech-Used Power With Moderation–Clearly

the Greatest Man of His Time-Wise Words for the Present Day, Etc.-

Will Uphold American Labor-Party Will Hold to Lincoln's Advice-

Washington and Lincoln-Ultimate Test of His Greatness. ...............295-316

Chapter XXIV.-ABRAHAM LINCOLN—CONTINUED—Politician Assassination, a

Stories-Final Burial-Chronology .......

..............317-332

CHAPTER XXV.- JAMES A. GARFIELD—SKETCH OF GARFIELD'S LIFE BY WILLIAM

MCKINLEY--Garfield in the Civil War--Chronological Events of Garfield's

Life-Death-bed Scenes of Presidents Lincoln and Garfield Contrasted. ...333-343

CHAPTER XXVI.—THEODORE ROOSEVELT–BIRTH, POLITICAL HISTORY AND WAR

EXPERIENCE. — Roosevelt, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy-Preparations

for War, Etc...........................................................344-359

CHAPTER XXVII.-THEODORE ROOSEVELT-Governor, Vice President-Anecdotes

And Incidents-Administration as Governor-Roosevelt as Vice President

- Marriage and Children-Author-In the Pulpit—Ideas of Honesty,

Police Commissioner—Thoughts as a Boy-Qualities of Rough Riders,

Truc Americanism-Advice to Young Men-Love of Athletic Sports--

Cordial and Approachable-Interest in Animals—Tenacity-An Exciting

Occasion-A Thrilling Lion Hunt-Civil Service-Friendliness............360-373

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CHAPTER XXVIII.—THEODORE ROOSEVELTAddresses and Tributes to His

Character— The Strenuous Life—The American Need of a Strong Navy-
The Rough Riders-Address at the Minneapolis State Fair of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, September 2, 1901–Tributes to the Character of Roosevelt-
The Christian Endeavor World—The North Western Christian Advocate-
The Daily Graphic— The London Morning Post-The Post-Standard-
The London Daily Mail—The London Globe-Beliner Neuscte Nachricten
-The National Zeitung–Chicago Record-Herald-Bishop Fallows-Har-
per's Weekly

..........374-404
CHAPTER XXIX-ANARCHY-ITS ORIGIN, PURPOSES AND RESULTS—Notable As-

sassinations—Haymarket Square Murder, Chicago-Herbert Spencer-Herr
Most-Opinions of Eminent Men-Senator Dolinger-Governor Yates-
Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows-Mayor David Rose-Edgar A. Bancroft-General
John C. Black-Rev. Rufus A. White-Resolutions of the Marquette Club,
Chicago-Resolutions of the Associated Press, New York City—Theodore
B. Thiele-Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Cheney-President M. Woolsey Stry-
ker-Hon. George R. Peck-Senator J. P. Dolliver-Rev. Thomas E. Mason
- Justice David Brewer-Rev. T. W. Gunsaulus- The Pope of Rome–The
Nachrichten of Berlin-The Manchester Guardian-Labouchere-Opinions

of the Law Makers, Etc.—Editorials of Many Leading Journals, Etc.......405-438
CHAPTER XXX.—Trial and Condemnation of the Assassin........ ...........439-448
CHAPTER XXXI.-The Nation's Man—The Great Speech of Senator J. N.

Thurston at the St. Louis Convention, June 17, 1896–Close of the Book....449-453

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