National Affairs: Corruption

Canton, seat of Stark County, Ohio, had quieted down for the night. The late President McKinley and his wife slept the long sleep in their granite mausoleum on Monument Hill, with the distant flare of an all-night blast furnace occasionally spreading a ruddy glow over the bronze statue of McKinley, standing tall and pensive above the coffins. Every night the bronze McKinley stands there brooding over Canton, which is as ill-favored as growing industrial towns seem fated to be. At night, however, outward ugliness vanishes and the pensive statue seems to express sorrow...

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