Memorial Tributes to the Character and Public Services of William Windom: Together with His Last Address

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Priv. print. at the Riverside Press, 1891 - Cabinet officers - 160 pages
 

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Page 18 - IN the cross of Christ I glory, Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; All the light of sacred story Gathers round its head sublime.
Page 144 - We have a commerce that leaves no sea unexplored; navies which take no law from superior force; revenues adequate to all the exigencies of government, almost without taxation; and peace with all nations, founded on equal rights and mutual respect.
Page 146 - Surely no object is of greater importance than the enlargement of our foreign markets, and nothing will contribute so much to that end as the command of direct and ample facilities for reaching them. The folly and the danger of depending upon our competitors for the means of reaching competitive markets cannot be expressed. Aid to our merchant marine is not aid to a class, but to the whole people — to the farmer, the merchant, and the manufacturer, quite as much as to the shipbuilder and the shipowner....
Page 8 - There are in this loud stunning tide Of human care and crime, With whom the melodies abide Of the everlasting chime ; Who carry music in their heart Through dusky lane and wrangling mart, Plying their daily task with busier feet, Because their secret souls a holy strain repeat.
Page 158 - I deem very important, both to our commercial and financial interest, namely, the passage of the bill now pending in Congress for the establishment of an international bank to facilitate our exchanges with Mexico and Central and South America. New York is destined at no distant day to become the financial as well as the commercial centre of the world, and such an institution would, in my judgment, be a long step toward that end, as well as a most valuable instrumentality for the promotion of commerce...
Page 140 - The tonnage which passed through the Detroit River alone, during the 234 days of navigation in 1889, exceeded by 2,468,127 tons the entire British and foreign tonnage which entered and cleared at London and Liverpool that year in the foreign and coastwise trade.
Page 139 - Even as to these I must content myself with the bare statement of a few facts and deductions. A nation's wealth and prosperity are usually in proportion to the extent and success of its commerce, and commerce itself is dependent upon the adequacy and adaptation of these two essential instruments. The history of all civilized countries attests the fact that the nation best equipped in these respects rapidly becomes the most powerful, the richest, and the most prosperous.
Page 153 - ... credit may, and often do, avert the evils of a deficient circulation ; and a redundancy may sometimes modify its own evils before their results become universal ; but for the baleful effects of a debased and fluctuating currency there is no remedy, except by the costly and difficult return to sound money.
Page 138 - ... further questions. Mr. BECKWORTH. Mr. Johnson? Mr. JOHNSON. General Hershey, I want to join with my chairman to say that I am honored to have you here with us this morning. I know of no activity of our Government that has the greater confidence of the people than the Selective Service System. I think the country owes you a debt of gratitude for what you have done in a very trying situation. I will just ask you some fundamental questions. Let's take the town of 18,000 people in north Pennsylvania...
Page 34 - The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.

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