Launching the Ohio

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Launching the Ohio - OHIO'S PLUNGE Launching of the Great...
OHIO'S PLUNGE Launching of the Great Battleship' Yesterday The Presidential Programme Almost Fully Carried Out PRESSED BY PROXY Mrs. McKinley's Niece Touched Hie Impelling Button Sending the Great Mass of Steel Into the Welcoming Sea Interesting Incidents of the Launch ing The President's Welcome to Returning Volunteers From Ser vice in the Philippines His Ad dress on Labor to the Workmen Who Constructed the Wonderful Fighting Machine The Haste at the Close of the Ceremony, With Which He Returned to the Bed side of His Sick Wife. San Francisco, May 18. Fortunately Mis. McKlnley'n condition today per mltted the president to attend the launching of the battleship Ohio, from the yards of the Union Iron works. To witness the launching of this, ship; named In honor of his native state, was the real object of the president's long trip ncrosa the continent and was the event which has attracted, to the Pacific coast the governors of three r.tate?, the Ohio congressional delegation, several United Stater, senators and many other notable and distinguished ieople. , Diamntlc nnd plctureniue as wan the sight of H,000 tons of steel sliding Into the full breasted tide of Fan Franelscw bay, It wns not so splendid and magnJ-fkentna the great naval pageant which accompanied It nor as profoundly Impressive ns the greeting1 to the president by the 4,000 employes of the ship yard. With the threat of o great strike Impending, the president's words to the worklngmen today have an added significance, and Ids referenctt to expansion and other national questions make hl:i speech, probably the last ho will deliver on his present tour, In every respect a notable one. 1 a out ! the ,fif the the t'np be the two

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 19 May 1901, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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