Something of Men I Have Known - With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective
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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Something of Men I Have Known, by Adlai E. StevensonThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.orgTitle: Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and RetrospectiveAuthor: Adlai E. StevensonRelease Date: November 9, 2006 [eBook #19745] [Last updated on May 30, 2007]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII)***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK SOMETHING OF MEN I HAVE KNOWN***E-text prepared by an anonymous volunteerTranscriber's notes:The diaeresis is transcribed by a following hyphen.The contraction "n't" appears both as a separate word and as a suffix in the text. Since this seems to be thechoice of the Linotype operator, not the author, it has been changed to modern usage. Differing spellings of"Lafayette" and "judgment" have been standardized. The author's spelling of "Pittsburg", "Alleghanies","Tombs", "McDougall", and "Breckenridge" has been retained.Hyphenations at the end of lines have been eliminated wherever possible. Those remaining are words that arehyphenated elsewhere in the text, or in general usage. A few corrections of punctuation and of single letters have been made. This transcription was typed into MS-DOS Editor under Windows ...

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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Something of Men I
Have Known, by Adlai E. Stevenson
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org
Title: Something of Men I Have Known With Some
Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical,
and Retrospective
Author: Adlai E. Stevenson
Release Date: November 9, 2006 [eBook #19745]
[Last updated on May 30, 2007]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-646-US (US-ASCII)
***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK SOMETHING OF MEN I HAVE
KNOWN***
E-text prepared by an anonymous volunteer
Transcriber's notes:
The diaeresis is transcribed by a following hyphen.The contraction "n't" appears both as a
separate word and as a suffix in the text. Since
this seems to be the choice of the Linotype
operator, not the author, it has been changed
to modern usage. Differing spellings of
"Lafayette" and "judgment" have been
standardized. The author's spelling of
"Pittsburg", "Alleghanies", "Tombs",
"McDougall", and "Breckenridge" has been
retained.
Hyphenations at the end of lines have been
eliminated wherever possible. Those remaining
are words that are hyphenated elsewhere in
the text, or in general usage.
A few corrections of punctuation and of single
letters have
been made.
This transcription was typed into MS-DOS Editor
under Windows
XP, spell-checked in Word Perfect, and
examined with Gutcheck.SOMETHING OF MEN I
HAVE KNOWN
With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political,
Historical, and
Retrospective
by
ADLAI E. STEVENSON
Fully Illustrated
Second Edition
[Frontispiece]
[Publisher's logo]
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Co. 1909
Copyright
A. C. McClurg & Co.
1909
Published October, 1909Second Edition, December 17, 1909
The Lakeside Press
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
Chicago
TO MY WIFE
Letitia Green Stevenson
THE PATIENT LISTENER TO THESE
"TWICE-TOLD TALES"FOREWORD
To write in the spirit of candor of men he has
known, and of great events in which he has himself
borne no inconspicuous part, has been thought not
an unworthy task for the closing years of more
than one of the most eminent of our public men. It
may be that the labor thus imposed has oftentimes
enabled the once active participant in great affairs
submissively "to entertain the lag end of his life
with quiet hours."
Following the example of such at a great distance
and along a humbler path, I have attempted to
write something of events of which I have been a
witness, and of some of the principal actors therein
during the last third of a century.
My book in the main is something of men I have
personally known; the occasional mention of
statesmen of the past seems justified by matters at
the time under discussion.
With the hope that it may not be wholly without
interest to some into whose hands it may fall, I now
submit this slight contribution to the political
literature of these passing days.
A. E. S. BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS, August 1,
1909.CONTENTS
CHAPTER I. ON THE CIRCUIT II. IN THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES III. AGAIN IN
CONGRESS IV. THE VICE-PRESIDENT V. THE
SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES VI. A
TRIBUTE TO LINCOLN VII. STEPHEN A.
DOUGLAS VIII. THE FIRST POLITICAL
TELEGRAM IX. ALONG THE BYPATHS OF
HISTORY X. THE CODE OF HONOR XI. A
PRINCELY GIFT XII. THE OLD RANGER XIII.
THE MORMON EXODUS FROM ILLINOIS XIV. A
KENTUCKY COLONEL XV. FORGOTTEN
EVENTS OF THE LONG AGO XVI. ROBERT G.
INGERSOLL XVII. A CAMP-MEETING ORATOR
XVIII. CLEVELAND AS I KNEW HIM XIX. THE
UNANIMOUS CHOICE FOR SPEAKER XX. A
LAWYER OF THE OLD SCHOOL XXI. HIGH
DEBATE IN THE MOUNTAINS XXII. THE SAGE
OF THE BAR XXIII. "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
XXVIII. AMONG THE ACTORS XXIX. THE LOST
ART OF ORATORY XXX. THE COLONELS XXXI.
REMINISCENCES XXXII. A TRIBUTE TO
IRELAND XXXIII. THE BLIND CHAPLAIN XXXIV.
A MEMORABLE CENTENNIAL XXXV.
COLUMBUS MONUMENT IN CENTRAL PARK
XXXVI. A PLATFORM NOT DANGEROUS TO
STAND UPON XXXVII. ANECDOTES OFGOVERNOR OGLESBY XXXVIII. THE ONE
ENEMY XXXIX. CONTRASTS OF TIMES XL.
ENDORSING THE ADMINISTRATION XLI.
ANECDOTES ABOUT LINCOLN XLII. FIRST
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IN AMERICA XLIII. A
NEW DAY ADDED TO THE CALENDAR XLIV. A
MOUNTAIN COLLEGE XLV. DEDICATION OF A
NATIONAL PARK XLVI. A BAR MEETING STILL
IN SESSION XLVII. THE HAYNE-WEBSTER
DEBATE RECALLED XLVIII. IN THE HIGHLANDS
XLIX. ANECDOTES OF LAWYERS L. OUR
NOBLE CALLING LI. THE "HOME-COMING" AT
BLOOMINGTON
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
[facing] PAGE
ADLAI E. STEVENSON Frontispiece
ADLAI E. STEVENSON AT 30 8
JAMES S. EWING 9
GEORGE F. HOAR 12
SAMUEL J. TILDEN 13
JAMES G. BLAINE 18
ROBERT E. WILLIAMS 19
JAMES A. GARFIELD 22
NATH. P. BANKS 23
WILLIAM R. MORRISON 26
WILLIAM M. SPRINGER 27
SAMUEL J. RANDALL 30
ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS 30
LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR 30
JAMES B. BECK 30
DAVID DUDLEY FIELD 31 HENRY WATTERSON 33
SAMUEL S. COX 34
LEVI P. MORTON 48
JAMES A. McKENZIE 49
WILLIAM McKINLEY 56
SENATE TESTIMONIAL TO MR. STEVENSON
AS PRESIDENT
OF SENATE 57
ABRAHAM LINCOLN 82
ANDREW JOHNSON 83
ULYSSES S. GRANT 100
HORATIO SEYMOUR 101
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS 126
SAMUEL F. B. MORSE 127
WILLIAM M. GWIN 170
JAMES SHIELDS 171
JAMES SMITHSON 174
JOSEPH HENRY 175
JOHN REYNOLDS 196
JOSEPH SMITH 197
R. G. INGERSOLL 226
PETER CARTWRIGHT 227
CLEVELAND AND STEVENSON 240
WILLIAM FREEMAN VILAS 241
WILLIAM M. EVARTS 262
JOE WHEELER 263
DAVID DAVIS 286
S. S. PRENTISS 287
EDWIN BOOTH 304
JOSEPH JEFFERSON 305
RUFUS CHOATE 312
ISAAC N. PHILLIPS 313
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN 316
W. H. MILBURN 317