THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY AT ATLANTA, GA.

On December 15, 1898, President McKinley addressed the public in the Auditorium at Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Ga. Seven thousand people rose from their seats as the chief executive entered the Auditorium. The band played the "Star Spangled Banner" amid considerable applause, but when the strains of "Dixie" filled the building the crowd went wild. President McKinley stood up and waved his hat above his head. Mr. Hemphill, president of the jubilee committee, made a lengthy speech, being followed by Governor Candler in an address of welcome.

As the President stepped forward the large audience applauded heartily. The speech was punctuated with constant cheers, but there were no outbursts similar to that which marked his reference to the Confederate dead. The President said in part:—

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