President McKinley at the Home Market Club, Boston, Mass

President Mckinley's visit to Boston was an important event in the history of this country. His appearance before the Home Market Club was looked forward to with unusual interest, not only by Boston and New England, but by the people of the country at large and all other countries. It was generally expected that he would outline the colonial policy of the administration, hence his words were eagerly listened to and read. His remarks were wise and conservative, but there was no attempt to meet the general expectation in this respect. His reception everywhere he appeared in Boston was most cordial and enthusiastic.

We herewith publish the substance of his remarks before the Home Market Club:—

I do not know why, in the year 1899, this republic has unexpectedly had placed before it mighty problems which it must face and meet. They have come and are here, and they could not be kept away. Many who were impatient for the conflict a year ago, apparently heedless of its larger results, are the first to cry out against the far-reaching consequences of their own act. Those of us who dreaded war most, and whose every effort was directed to prevent it, had fears of new and grave problems which might follow its inauguration.

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February 23, 1899

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