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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:—
"Other parts of the country have had their public thanksgivings and jubilees in honor of the historic events of the past year, but nowhere has there been greater rejoicing than among the people here, the gathered representatives of the South. I congratulate them upon their accurate observation of events which enabled them to fix a date which insured them the privilege of being the first to celebrate the signing of the treaty of peace by the American and Spanish commissioners.
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Mary Baker Eddy
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BY MARY BAKER G. EDDY
THE SWORN STATEMENT
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John B. Kellow
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