land, is like one seeing, thinking, and speaking in some other planet than ours.
A man of even Mr. John Morley's gifts is provoked with the House of Lords, and straightway he declares himself against the existence of a Second Chamber at all; although — if there be such a thing as demonstration in politics — the working of the American Senate demonstrates a well-composed Second Chamber to be the very need and safeguard of a modern democracy.
What a singular twist, again, in a man of Mr. Frederic Harrison's intellectual power, not, perhaps, to have in the exuberance of youthful energy weighted himself for the race of life by taking up a grotesque old French pedant upon his shoulders, but to have insisted, in middle age, in taking up the Protestant Dissenters too; and now, when he is becoming elderly, it seems as if nothing would serve him but he must add the Peace Society to his load!
How perverse, yet again, in Mr. Herbert Spencer, at the very moment when past neglects and present n
an increase of $1,207,402.
In the preceding thirty years the survivors of the War of 1812 and their widows received $44,841,640; Mexican War, $30,201,187; and Indian wars, $5,402,054. The total disbursements for pensions from July 1, 1790, to June 30, 1901, aggregated $2,763,350,033.
The statement gives the following amounts of money paid pensioners under different administrations:
President Grant's first term$116,136,275
Average per year29,034,064
President Grant's second term114,395,357
Average per year28,598,839
President Hayes's administration145,322,489
Average per year38,330,622
President Garfield's administration237,825,070
Average per year59,456,263
President Cleveland's first term305,636,662
Average per year76,409,165
President Harrison's administration519,707,726
Average per year129,926,931
President Cleveland's second term557,950,407
Average per year139,487,602
President McKinley's first term560,000,547
Average per year140,000,137
s bureau; Chinese immigration; strong government; opposes in general the policy of the other party in power.
Whig party, 1834-54
Formed from a union of the National Republicans and disrupted Democratic-Republicans.
Elected two Presidents: Harrison and Taylor.
Favored non-extension of slavery; slavery agitation—i. e., right of petition and free circulation of anti-slavery documents; a United States bank; protective tariff; vigorous internal improvements; compromise of 1850.
Opposed the Sders of this party, Webster and Clay.
Republican, 1854.—Formed from other parties, principally from the Whig party, on the issues of the slavery question.
Has elected six Presidents: Lincoln, two terms; Grant, two terms; Hayes, Garfield, and Harrison, one term; McKinley, two terms.
Favored the suppression of slavery; suppression of the rebellion; all constitutional means to accomplish it, financial and otherwise; emancipation of slaves; prohibition of slavery throughout the United States; f