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V. THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.
VIII. THE FIRST POLITICAL TELEGRAM
IX. ALONG THE BYPATHS OF HISTORY
XIII. THE MORMON EXODUS FROM ILLINOIS
XIX. THE UNANIMOUS CHOICE FOR SPEAKER
XX. A LAWYER OF THE OLD SCHOOL
XXI. HIGH DEBATE IN THE MOUNTAINS
"THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI"
XXIV. AN OLD-TIME COUNTRY DOCTOR
XXV. A QUESTION OF AVAILABILITY
XXVI. A STATESMAN OF A PAST ERA
XXVII. NOT GUILTY OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL
ANECDOTES OF LAWYERS
COLUMBUS MONUMENT IN CENTRAL PARK
XXXVI. A PLATFORM NOT DANGEROUS TO STAND UPON
L. OUR NOBLE CALLING.
LI. THE "HOME-COMING" at BLOOMINGTON
XL. ENDORSING THE ADMINISTRATION
XLII. FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN AMERICA .
XLIII. A NEW DAY ADDED TO THE CALENDAR
XLVI. A BAR MEETING STILL IN SESSION
XLVII. THE HAYNE-WEBSTER DEBATE RECALLED.
JAMES A. MCKENZIE
SENATE TESTIMONIAL TO MR. STEVENSON AS PRESIDENT
SAMUEL F. B. MORSE
WILLIAM M. GWIN
ISAAC N. PHILLIPS
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
W. H. MILBURN
R. J. OGLESBY
JOSEPH W. FIFER
ADLAI E. STEVENSON
HOME OF ADLAI E. STEVENSON, BLOOMINGTON, ILL.
SOMETHING OF MEN I
ON THE CIRCUIT
DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR ·
A COUNTRY LAWYER SOCIABILITY OF THE LAWYERS OF THE
HE period extending from my first election to Congress in 1874, to my retirement from the Vice-Presidency in 1897, was one of marvellous development to the country. Large enterprises were undertaken, and the sure foundation was laid for much of existing business conditions. The South had recovered from the sad effects of the Civil War, and had in a measure regained its former position in the world. of trade, as well as in that pertaining to the affairs of the Government. The population of the country had almost doubled; the ratio of representation in the Lower House of Congress largely augmented; the entire electoral vote increased from 369 to 444. Eight new States had been admitted to the Union, thus increasing the number of Senators from seventy-four to ninety.
The years mentioned likewise witnessed the passing from the national stage, with few exceptions, of the men who had taken a conspicuous part in the great debates directly preceding and during the Civil War and the reconstruction period which immediately followed. By the arbitrament of war,