Looking Back: June 13, 2012
125 YEARS AGO
June 18, 1887
The Grand Army post at Des Moines resolved that “if Grover Cleveland and his friends insist upon using the prestige of the Grand Army of the Republic (encampment) to obtain an audience, that he send a substitute – if possible, the person who represented him in the army during the war.” When Mr. Cleveland was drafted, he paid a man to go in his place and do his fighting for him. If this substitute can be secured for the St. Louis encampment, he will no doubt be more highly honored by the Grand Army boys than the president of the United States.
The mayor of Sycamore has issued a proclamation to muzzle the dogs.
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