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statue at Washington, May 12, 1887,

222-224

Garland, A. II., 50

Garrison, William Lloyd, 320

General Railroad Act, 444

German character, 220, 221

German citizens, 12S-132, 220, 221

German literature. 128, 1 1

Germany, position in regard to silver
coinage. 369

German Young Men's Association,
semi-centennial of, 127-132

Gettysburg, letter to reunion of Union
and ex-Confederate soldiers at, June
24, 1887, 397, 39S

Ghoulish glee, 115

Gibbons, Cardinal, 183 ; letter to Car-
dinal Gibbons Reception Com-
mittee, Jan. 26, 1887, 183, 184

Gilroy, Thomas F., 293

Gloucester, Mass., letter to American
Fishery Union at, April 7, 1887,
49S-500

Gold, displaced by silver. 363, 364,
366, 368, 373 ; hoarding of, 366-
368 ; increase in exportation of,
373

Government, right principles of, 13,
39, 63-67, 86, 186, 216 ; proper
support of, 92

Government bonds, redemption of, be-
fore maturity, 73-76 ; premiums on,
74-76

Government by the people. See Pop-
ular Government.

Government patronage. See Patron-
age.

Governor, letter accepting nomination
for, 3-6 ; inaugural speech as, 31,
32

Governorship, duties and responsi-
bilities of. 3, 32, 133, 533, 534

Grand Army of the Republic, speech
at banquet in Buffalo, 375-377 ; mis-
sion of, 376, 377 ; comments on
invitation to visit national encamp-
ment of, at St. Louis, 39S-401 ;



558



letter to Post 176, Department of
Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1889, 406,
407 ; the good and bad in, 406,
407.

Grangers, letter to Picnic, Pennsyl-
vania, Aug. 27, 1S8S, 140, 141

Grant, General U. S., 471, 472 ; tri-
bute to, 489

Graves, E. O., letter to, April 2, 1891,
482, 4S3

Great Britain, fishery disputes with,
498-511

Great Lakes, navigation of, 509, 510

Greystone Club, letter to, Feb., 1890,
487, 4SS

Hagerstown, Md , letter to Tariff
Reform Club, April 29, 1890, 101,
102

Hancock, Gen. W. S., tribute to,
Feb. 9, 1886, 491

Hansen, Dethlef C, letter to, March
26, 1891, 481, 482

Harvard College, speech at two hun-
dred and fiftieth anniversary, Nov.
9, 1886, 114-116

Hayward, George, 541

Heads of Departments, orders to, 49,
50

Health, public, 235

Hendricks, Thomas A., tribute to,
490

Hentz, Henry, 146

Herbst, John, 404

Herbst, Theresa, veto of pension bill
for, 404, 405

Herwig, F. A., 102

Hibernian Society, speech before, at
Philadelphia, Sept. 17, 18S7, 224,
225

Higginson, T. W., 320

Highways, improper legislation re-
garding, 332

Hill, J. A., 142

Historical and scientific societies of
Philadelphia, speech before, 121

Hoar, Sherman, 99, 320

Holidays, national, 348, 349

Holman, John A., letter to, June 18,
1890, 490

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, tribute to,
Aug. 23, 1884, 346, 347

Home life, 316



Home Rule, 4, 98, 311, 312, 497
Homes, the strength of the nation,

339
Homes of polygamy, 33S-340
Homestead law, 426 ; amendment of,

427
Homestead rights, alienation of, 427
Honesty, 487

Honor lies in honest toil, 1 1
Hospitals, ill-treatment in, 200
House of Representatives, action on

revenue reform, 25
Hudson River, 235
lluntoon, G. H., 103

" I Am a Democrat," i, 8, 41, 256
Immigration, views on, 11, 17, 23,

36, 216, 221, 239, 240 ; German,

129 ; restriction of Mormon, 340 ;

message to N. Y. Senate on, May 4,

1883, 462-464
Immigration, Bureau of, 65
Immigration commissioner, message

to N. Y. senate concerning, May

4, 1SS4, 462-464
Impeachment, reviewal of Presidential

acts by, 470
Imports, principle of taxes upon, 70
Inaugural messages and speeches,

28-37
Independence, American, 35
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 122
Indiana Tariff Reform League, letters

to, Feb. 15, 1S90, 100, 101 ; March

1891, 104, 105
Indian Agencies, inadequacy of, 412,

413
Indian agents, difference in. 409,

410 ; inquiry into methods of, 411 ;

compensation of, 413
Indianapolis Monument Commitlee,

letter to, June 18, 1890, 490
Indian Bureau, difficulties in manage-
ment of, 410; expense of, 411: rules

ai to education, 416-419
Indian commissioners, recommenda-
tion of, 410, 411, 414
Indian frontier, disappearance of,

412
Indian lands, allotted in severalty, 41 1
Indian policy, 17, 36
Indian problem, the, 96, 97, 408-

423






559



Indian reservations, inequality of,
409, 411; purchase of, by 0. s.
government, 410 ; intrusions upon,
411 : railroads across, 415 ; legisla-
tion regarding, 415

Indians, wrongs of, 408 ; atrocities
of, 408 ; rights of, 40S ; ultimate
object of treatment of, 40S ; assimi-
lation of, 40S ; population, 408 ;
reservations for, 40S ; differences
in natural traits, 409 ; civilization of,
409, 410, 417, 419, 420 ; education
among, 409, 410, 411,414, 416-422;
savagery among, 409 ; tribal rela-
tions, 409 ; love of home, 409 ;
ownership of lands in severalty by,
409 ; consideration for, 407, in-
equality of reservations, 409 ; reli-
gious teaching among, 410 ; removal
of, 411 ; question of citizenship of,
411 ; supply of agricultural imple-
ments to, 411 ; government sup-
port for, 411, 412, 413 ; transition
from tribal organizations to citizen-
ship, 412-415 ; wards of the nation,
413, 417 ; allotment of land in
severalty, 414, 415, 420 ; character,
415 ; exclusion of Dakota Bible
among, 416 ; capacity of, 420 ;
opening of Sioux lands, 421 ; Tur-
tle Mountain Indians. 421 ; Crees,
421 ; reservations in California, 421 ;
Apache prisoners. 421, 422 ; agen-
cies, see Indian Agencies; Indian
Agents.

Indian schools, text-books in, 415-419 ;
use of English language in, 410-
419

Indian Territory, 412

Individual rights, 12

Innocuous desuetude, 472

Insane, ill treatment of, 200

Interior Department, classification of
employees in, 56

Internal revenue law, proposed reform,
in trial of offenses under, 516, 517

Internal revenue reform, Republican
schemes for, 25

Internal revenue system, Republican
propositions in regard to, 26

Internal revenue taxes, iS, 19, 77,
73

International copyright, 341-343



I us of pro-

posed l abor Bun au to, 334, 335 ;
duties of Federal governmi 1
interfered with by labor disputes, 336

Interviews, .A a

mmercial
• >\ Sept. [9, 1881

1S91, 345, 34
Dec. 10, [883, 63

Interviewing, hi 1 ■ isy, 346

Intimidation. See Vo 1 1 rs.

Invention, progress of, 192

Iowa, Democratic victory in, 305

Ireland, 215, 225

Iroquois Club, Chicago, Ii ttei to,
March 25, 1S92, 4S3 '

Jackson, Andrew, 98, 265,

2S3, 484-486
Jackson Club, Columbus, Utter to, Jan.
" 4, 1886, p t

Jacksonian Democracy, 266
" Jackson's Day," 4S5, 488
Jefferson, Thomas, 36, 247, 264. 27s,

480-483
Jewelers' Association of New York,

speech at annual dinner, 166-169
Johnson, Andrew, impeachment of, 470
Johnson, R. U., 342
Joiners, census returns, 80
Joint high commissioners, 50O-507

Kansas City, Mo., addres

Young Men's Christian Association,
184,185

Kings County, N. Y., letter to Demo-
cracy of, Oct. 30, 1889, 288-290;
loyal Democracy of , 307, 30S; Demo-
cratic headquarters, 4S0

Kings County Democratic Club, letter
to, Feb. 2, 18S8, 406, 407

Krichbaum, Charles, 105

Labor, protection of, 5, 11,12, 16, 17,
36, 67, 79, 95, 153. 2 47. 301, 325
dignity of, 11 ; interest in taxation
questions, 20 ; effect of stagnation
(if trade on, 21 ; effect of revenue
laws upon, 22, 23, 69, 71, 89, 93,
327 ; regard for in readjustment of
revenue laws, 23, 71, 72, 78 ; Dem-
ocratic policy in regard to, 23, 24 ;



560



INDEX.



importance in the Republic, 71, 333;
as a consumer, 71 ; necessaries of
life and luxuries for, 71 (see also
Necessaries of Life); foundation
of our development and progress, 79;
supposed necessityof tariff legislation
for protection of, 79, Si ; improve-
ment in condition by reduction of
taxation on raw material, 85; increas-
ing gulf between employers and, 91 ;
benefits to, from tariff reform, 93 ; re-
lations of the building trade to. 172 ;
intimidation of, at the polls, 268 ; the
strength of a State, 300 ; Republi-
can idea of protection of, 326 ; com-
petition with pauper labor of Europe,
326 ; where its interest lies; 327,
arbitration of disputes, 332-336 ;
rights of, 333 ; establishment of
Bureau of Labor, 335, 336; effectsof
contraction of currency on, 364, 365;
effects of unlimited coinage of silver
on, 367 ; effects of Silver Coinage
Act upon, 371 ; Tilden's estimate of,
4S7
Labor and capital, relations of, 5, 91,

124, 336, 337
Labor Bureau, proposed establishment
of, 334. 335 ; established, 335, 336
Labor the capital of our workingmen, 7 1
Laborers, appointment of Department,
to clerical duty, 59, 60 ; census re-
turns, 80
Land, taxation of, 20
Land laws, complications in, 424, 425
Land League, 215
Land system, reforms in, 426, 427
Latin Union, conference of the, 369,

37o
Law, to be used for the protection of
citizens, 330 ; practice of, as incite-
ment to patriotism, 352
Law's delay, 330
Learned professions, 210
Legal profession, importance and re-
sponsibilities of, 205-206 ; things
in common with the medical pro-
fession, 210-213
Legislation, unduly influenced, 5,
33°. 331 ! private and special, 175—
177 ; how to secure necessary,
2 3°, 237 ; necessity of enlisting
business men in, 313



Legislative bills of a purely local
character, 331-332

Legislative interference with munici-
palities, 4

Letters, accepting nomination for
Governor, Oct. 7, 1882, 3-6 ; ac-
cepting nomination for President,
Aug. 18, 1884, 9-13 ; accepting re-
nomination for President, Sept. 3,
18S8, 15-27 ; accepting resignation
of Dorman B. Eaton, Sept. ir,
1885, 43-46 ; on removal of William
A. Stone, Nov. 23, 1886, 50-53 ;
to a deceiving politician, Aug. I,
.1885,536

Liberty, the genius of, 222

Libraries, improper legislation regard-
ing. 332

Lincoln, Abraham, 253

Literature, pernicious, 191

Live-stock, health regulations con-
cerning, 514

Local government, 4

Local legislation, 331, 332

Locke, Franklin D. , 540

Log-rolling, 175

Lunatic asylums, ill treatment in, 200

Luther. Martin, 252

Luxuries, taxation of, 85

McConvill, John, letter to, Nov. n,

1891, 497

McKinley, A. B., letter to, Feb. 5,

1892, 488, 489

Magical hand of labor, the, 69

Maine, Democracy in, 259

"Maintenance of national honor,"
498-511

Makeshifts and temporary expedients,
287

Malt liquors, taxation of, 77

Manhattan Club, New York, speech
at, 242-244

Manhattan Railway Company, veto
of Five-Cent Fare Bill, 438-446

Manufactures, influence of tariff on,
22,23; protection of American, 78, 79

Manufacturers, suspected combina-
tions among, 79

Manufacturing pursuits, census re-
turns, 80

Masons, census returns, 80

Massachusetts, patriotism of, 149 ;



INDEX.



561



leadership in civil-service and ballot
reform, 154, 155 ; love for, 238;
Democratic victory in, 305 ; resi-
dence in, 316; history, tradition,
and achievements of, 317 ; educa-
tion in, 31S ; independence of party
trammels, 319 ; motive power of the
conscience of, 320

Massachusetts Tariff Reform League,
letter to, Dee. 24, 188S, 99-100

Mayor, letter accepting- nomination at
Buffalo, 1, 2 ; inaugural message
to Common Council of Buffalo, 28-

Mayoralty, estimate of office, 296

Mechanic arts, education in, 231

Medical Alumni Association of New
York, speech before, 209-214

Medical profession, importance of,
208-209 ; things in common with
lawyers, 210-213

Merchants' Association of Boston,
address to, 148-155

Merchants' Association of Milwaukee,
speech before, 145, 146

Messages : first to New York
Legislature, Jan. 2, 1883, 62, 63 ;
second to New York Legislature,
Jan. 1, 1884, 63-67, 329-332 ; first
annual, to Congress, Dec. S, 1885,
67, 68, 338-341 , 365-37L 377, 408-
412, 424, 425, 49°, 512-5^18, 521-
342 ; second annual to Congress,
Dec. 6, 1S86, 68, 336, 337, 34*,
342, 372, 373, 382, 383, 412-415,
425-427, ,515 ; third annual to Con-
gress, Dec. 6, 1887, 72-87 ; fourth
annual to Congress, Dec. 3, 1888,
88-98, 373, 405, 406, 419-423, 431,
432, 494 ; to Buffalo Common
Council, June 5, 1882, 180, 181 ; to
Congress, on labor questions, April
22 and Dec., 1886, 332-337 ', on
Elizabeth S. De Krafft Pension Bill,
June 21, 1886, 379, 3S0 ; on Fran-
cis Deeming Pension Bill, July 5,

1886, 381, 3S2 ; on the Loren
Burritt Pension Bill, Feb. 21,

1887, 396 ; on the Mary Ann
Dougherty Pension Bill, July 5,

1888, 401-403 ; on the Theresa
Herbst Pension Bill, July 17, 1888,
404, 405 ; on Oleomargarine Act,



Aug. 2, 1889, 475-479; on death
of Gen. P. II. Sheridan, Aug. 6,
iSSS, 493, 494 ; to U. S. Senate,
on giving reasons for removal from
office, March I, 1886, 464-475 ; to
New York Senate, on [rami
Commissioner, May 4, 188
464 : raison d'itre for Pn
86, 87 ; United States (
tional provision in regard to, 332

Messi ngers, appointment oi I '■ pari
ment, to clerical duty, 50. 61

Methodist Episcopal Church
tions at annual conference, 18S8,

415
Metropolitan Elevated Railway Co.,

439
Mexican War pensions. See PEN-
SIONS.
Michigan, Democratic victory in, 305
Milburn, John C, 540
Militia, 5," "3
Miller, Guilford, claim to public land,

427-430
Milliners, census returns, 80
Milwaukee, speech at, 145, 146
Mining pursuits, census returns, 80
Miscellaneous recommendations, 512-

Missionary societies, claims for, 416

Monetary Conference of 18S1, 369

Money, free circulation of, 20, 21

Money-getting, 355

Monopolies, 17, 91, 319, 524

Monroe doctrine, 36, 522

Montclair, N. J., letter to Tariff Re-
form Club, Feb. 3, 1891, 104

Montgomery, Isaiah T., letter to, Jan.
14, 1891, 344. 345

Moral issues in politics, 343

Mormons, restriction of immigration
of, 34o

Morrow, Rev. James, letter to, March
29, 1888, 415-4K)

Mortgages, laws of taxation in regard
to, 64

Municipal employees, sale of claims
by, 30. See also PUBLIC Ser-

V.VN I S.

Municipal government, reform in, 1,
2 ; home rule in, 4 ; economy in,
28 ; true principles of, 29, 10S, 109,
1S3, 434-436 ; foundation of, 35



562



INDEX.



Municipal offices, hours of work in, 30
Municipal reform, 1, 2
Music, 128, 129, 220, 221

Nashville American, interview in, Feb.

1, 1890, 344
Nation, the home the strength of,

339

National Association of Clubs, letter
to, Sept. 14, 18S8, 285, 286

National banks, increase of circulating-
medium through, 365

National character, instrumentalities
in molding, 184, 185

National Civil-Service Reform League,
letter to, Dec. 25, 1884, 41-43

National debt, proposition for pay-
ment of, 76

National defense, 16

National domain, 16

National growth, 159, 160, 170, 349

National honor, maintenance of, 49S-

National issues, Republican defeats on,
306 ; close connection with State
issues, 314

National progress, 208, 209

National prosperity, foundation of,
319, 350, 425, 550

National revenue. See Revenue ;
Tariff ; Taxation.

National wealth, what constitutes, 429

Naturalization of immigrants, II, 216,
217, 240 ; cancellation of, 524, 525;
safeguards in granting, 524 ; pro-
posed central bureau of record of,
525

Navy Department, classification of
employees in, 56 ; reorganization of,
512, 513

Nebraska, Democracy in, 258

Necessaries of life, taxation of, 22, 23,
63, 70-72, 77. 78, 85, 89, 92, 93, 95;
Republican ideas in regard to, 26,
252 ; relation of cost of to price of
labor, 80 ; benefit to the people by
cheapening, 86 ; enhanced cost of,
89; justice of reform of duties on,
93. 2 53. 3 Z 9. 325; necessity of re-
duction of cost of, 95

Negro, education of the, 344, 345 ;
rights of, 17, 37

Neutrality, American, 35, 36



Newark, N. J., speech at, 299-302 ;
population and industries of, 300

New England, love for, 238 ; farm-
ing in, 239

New England principles, 239

New England Society of Brooklyn,
speech before, 237-241

New Hampshire, Democracy in, 259

New Jersey, position in the Union, 237;
farming and manufacturing interests
of, 300; position of the Democracy
in, 343

New Orleans, exports of, no ; battle
of, 279, 280, 484, 4S5

Newspapers. See Press.

New York Academy of Medicine, ad-
dress before, 207-209

New York Business Men's Associa-
tion, letterto, Dec. 26, 1890, 484, 4S5

New York Chamber of Commerce,
letter to, Nov. 4, 1887, 146, 147 ;
banquets of, 155-158, 162-166

New York City, civil-service reform in,
39; Evacuation Day celebration, 109-
1 1 1 : importance of maritime position,
no ; necessity of caring for com-
merce of, no; importance of main-
taining its port, in ; Washington
Inauguration Centennial, 122-124,
Washington Arch, 228-229 ; clo.-.e
interests with State and National
questions, 313, 314 ; position of
Democracy on leading State and
National affairs, 314 ; veto of Ele-
vated Railroad Five-Cent Fare Bill,
438-446; Rapid Transit in, 442-446;
speeches in, 109-m, 155-173, 198-
202, 207-214, 225-229, 233-237,
242-249, 256-263, 271-274, 278-
283, 303-307

New York Civil-Service Reform Asso-
ciation, letters to, Oct. 28, 1882, 38,
39; Oct. 24, 1884, 41

New York Clearing House, connec-
tion of U. S. Treasury with, 364

New York Commercial Advertiser, in-
terview in, Sept. 19, 18S9, 343

New York Constitution, census pro-
visions of, 309 ; provisions in regard
to local legislation, 331 ; provision
as to county, etc., expenditures, 433,
434, 43S ; alteration of charters un-
der, 444



INDEX. 5 6 3

New York Convention of Democratic. Northern and Southern Presbyterian

Clubs letter to, Oct. 21, 1889, 287, Assemblies, address before, 187,

288 ' 188.

New York Daily Continent, inter- Northern Pacific Railroad Co., claim

view in, April 12, 1S91, 345, 346 to public land, 428-430

New York Democratic Club, speeches Norwich. Conn., 238

before, April 27, 18S9, 244-249 ; Noyes, Alex. D., 104

April 13. 1891, 271-274

New York Elevated Railway Co., OBSTRUCTION, 15, 25

439, 441-443 Offensive partisanship, 12, 13, 41, 42,

New York Herald, interview in, Dec. 49,51-53,304. See also Partisan-

10, 1883, 63 SHIP.

New York Legislature, difficulties at- Officeholders, power of, n, 302, 303 ;

tending legislation by, 234-237; mes- conscience of, 28, 29; formation of

sages to. See Messages. class of, 39, 154, 2S3 ; temptations

New York Reform Club meeting, for, 47 ; civil-service reform in re-
letter to, Feb. 10. 1891, 374 lation to, 48 ; warning to, 49, 50 ;

New York Reform Club, speech before, rights of, 49, 50 ; influence of Fed-
Dec. 23, 1890, 256-263 eral, 50 ; honorable obligations of,

N. Y. Senate, power and rights of, 52

463 Officeholding, mania for, 47 ; as a

New York Southern Society, speech business, 337, 338 ; a L duty of citi-

before, Feb. 22, 1890, 348-352 zenship, 361

New York State, leadership among Offices, abolition of unnecessary, 62

States, 65, 375, 376, 535 ; impor- Office-seekers and office-seeking, 146,

tanceof, 112; population, 112; ad- 338

ministration of justice, 113; agri- Official papers, what are, 469

culture, 133-139 ; Democracy, 259 ; Officials as trustees. See Public

key to an important political posi- Office is a Public Trust.

tion, 297; importance of Democratic Ogdensburg, speech at, 133-136

supremacy in, 305 ; reasons for Ohio, Democratic victories in, 298,

Democratic government in, 306 ; im- 305

portance of vote in nationa'l cam- Ohio Democracy, 259, 343, 480, 481
paign, 308 ; unity of Republican Oleomargarine Act, message to Con-
Party in, with Republican govern- gress suggesting certain amend-
ment at Washington, 309 ; Demo-' ments to, Aug. 2, 475-476
cratic majorities in 1885, 309; in Organ, the, in American families, 161
1886, 309-311; in 1887,310; in Organization of Supreme Court,
1888, 310,311 ; in 1S89, 310; in speech at celebration of, 125-127
1890, 310; readjustment of Con- Oswegatchie Fair, speech at, 133-
gressional districts, 310 ; cession of 136
public domain to U. S., 424

New York State Bar Association, ad- Pacific Railroads, land-grants to,

dress before, Jan. 8, 1884. 205, 206 517, 518

Niagara Falls Park, 234, 235 Panama ship canals and railways,

Nicaragua Canal, 521, 522 521-524

New York State Charities Aid Associa- Panic, threatened, 74, 77. 84

tion, speech before, 197-202 Paris Exposition, 160

Noah, pioneer in building, 170, 171 Parnell, Charles S., tribute to, 497

Nominating conventions, Federal Partisanship, 4, 6, 15, 33, 36, 41,

officers in, 50 44. 45, 47. 4S. 51. 53. 85, "3, 224,

Nominations, letters and speeches ac- 226, 242, 246, 248, 254, 255, 267,

cepting, 1-27 269, 271, 277, 283, 291, 309, 319,



5 6 4



INDEX.



333, 334- 405-407. 449, 462, 4&3,
470, 511, 541, 544 ; should not in-
terfere with tariff legislation, 85 ;
patriotic, 271 ; offensive, see Of-
fensive Partisanship.

Party corruption, 9

"Party courage is party expediency,"
283

" Party faithlessness is party dishonor,"
282

Party feeling, 3

" Party honesty is party duty," 283

" Party honesty is party expediency,"
343

Party lines, obliteration of, 52

Party machinery futile against popular
will, 242

Party organization, true purpose of, 9

Party tyranny, 9, 10

Paternal government, 177

Patriotic questions, addresses on, 215-
241

Patriotism, 15, 125-127, 130, 131, 139,
140, 144, 146. 147, {149, 151, 155,
157, 166-169, 174. 177- 186, 226,
227, 229, 250, 251, 262, 263,
268, 271, 286, 2S7, 293, 318, 323,
339, 345, 349-352, 354, 356-358,
376, 382, 383, 393, 4o6, 407, 425,
481-484, 486, 488, 496, 497, 500,
512, 535, 544. 545

Patronage, II, 42, 47, 321 ; greed for,
301, 463. See also Appointment
to Office as Reward for Party
Service.

Paupers, ill treatment of, 100

Peace policy, 35

Pendleton bill, 38

Pennsylvania, letter to Annual Grange
Picnic of, Aug. 27, 1888, 140, 141 ;
Democracy in, 270 ; letter to Demo-
cratic .Societies of, Oct. 11, 1889,
286, 287 ; Democratic victory in,
305

Pensions, proper grounds for allow-
ance of, 17 ; false grounds for allow-
ance of, 96 ; injustice in legislation,
97 ; liberality in granting should not
be tempered with fraud, 377 ; inex-
pediency of special legislation for,
378 ; grounds for allowing, 380, 383 ;
frauds in application for, 380 ; in-
crease of, 381 ; American idea in



regard to, 382, 383 ; for injuries
received in service, 384 ; service pen-
sions, 384 et seq. ; Revolutionary
War pensions, 384-386 ; War of
1812 pensions, 385 ; Mexican War
pensions, 385, 386 ; what is a sup-
port, 389 ; Civil War pensions, sta-
tistics of, 386, 390, 393, 394 ;
arrearages of, 393 ; the pension list
a roll of honor, 402, 403

Pension agents, 392, 393

Pension bills, reasons for signing and
for disallowing, 378-380, 384-396,
400-405

Pension Bureau, reforms in, 377, 378 ;
reversal of decisions of, by Con-
gressional committee, 377 ; appro-
priation for, 381 ; weakness in, 382 ;
adjudications of, overruled by spe-
cial acts of Congress, 402, 403

Pension laws, needed revision of, 405

" People's Cause.The," 321, 322, 328,

Pernicious activity, 50

Pernicious literature, 191

Personal feelings, 1

Personal property, laws of taxation in
regard to, 62, 64

Philadelphia, patriotism in, 121 ; let-
ter to Kensington Reform Club,
May 9, 1890, 102, 103 ; Constitu-
tion Centennial, 118-121 ; dinner of
Historical and Scientific Societies,
121, 122 ; letter to Catholic Club,
Jan. 26, 1887, 183, 184 ; speeches
at, 144, 145. 187. 188, 224, 225, 263-
271

Philadelphia Brigade, 397

Philadelphia Young Men's Demo-
cratic Association, speech before,
Jan. 8, 1891, 263-271

Piano, the, in American families, 161,
162

Piano and Organ Manufacturers' ban-
quet, speech at, April 24, 1890, 158-
162

Piano manufacture, 160, 161

Pickett's Division, reunion of, 397

Pierce, Henry L., 320

Pilgrim Fathers, 238-240

Pioneers, 16, 17, 108

Place-holding as a business, 337, 338

Plain speech, 436
Plasterers, census returns, 80



AV/'A'.V.



5*5



Pleuro-pneumonia, 515

Plymouth Rock, 317, 545

Political action, necessity of freedom
in. 50

Political activity, false, 361

Political ancestry, pride in, 272

Political assessments, 39

Political campaigns, Federal officers
in, 50

Political canvasses, speeches in, 296-
328

Political clubs, brief life of, 238

Political clubs and organizations,
speeches and letters to, 242-295

Political conventions, Federal officers
in, 50

Political preferment, indispensable cre-
dentials for, 360

Political prosperity, the supports of,
350

Political selfishness and its anti-
dotes, 148-155. See also Selfish-
ness in Politics.

Politics, relation to education, 114; mis-
conception of, 135. 174 ; true, 275 ;
moral issues in, 343 ; danger of
making a trade of, 349; deceit in,



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