A Republic Without a President, and Other Stories

A Republic Without a President, and Other Stories

Herbert D. Ward

Herbert D. Ward

On the morning of the eighth of June, 1893, at about ten o\'clock, crowds were seen clustered in front of the daily newspaper bulletins in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Boston. The excitement rivalled that occasioned by the assassination of Garfield, and by night the country was as bewildered and aghast as when the news came that Lincoln was murdered. This was the announcement as it appeared in blood-red, gigantic capitals by the door of the New York Tribune building:
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