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Olney for President.

Springfield, Ill., Feb. 25, 1896.

A Boston paper this evening wired Governor Altgeld the following query:

"Will you kindly telegraph us your opinion on the possibility of Secretary of State Olney of Massachusetts as a Democratic candidate for the Presidency?"

The Governor replied as follows:

"Inasmuch as Mr. Olney has never come any nearer to the Democratic fold than to play hide-and-seek in a mugwump alley, and inasmuch as the great trusts have not yet driven him out of their rear yard, his chances should be very good, especially in the light of the last three Democratic conventions."

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