A Fight for the City by Alfred HodderA Fight for the City by Alfred Hodder

A Fight for the City

byAlfred Hodder

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... VIII ELECTION DAY AND AFTER ON the eve of election day the need that pressed most heavily was that for watchers at the polls. "We need watchers," Mr. Jerome had said four days earlier at The Acorns; "we need, not paid watchers: they can't do the thing; they are not good for that sort of thing. You pay men, and they usually turn up at the polls in a state that renders them by no means the most efficient persons for that purpose. Efficient watching at the polls is watching by American citizens, American citizens determined to see an honest count. Now for that there are needed many men; there are needed volunteers; and I wish that from this audience we might get to-night a lot of men to volunteer to do that one day's work for the good cause upon election day." There were volunteers there and elsewhere, but fewer in the whole count than had been hoped; the number needed was the greater because of open menaces of intimidation and violence at the polls. There had been menaces of violence, for that matter, at every stage of the campaign; Mr. Jerome's morning mail had almost from the first abounded in warning letters, which the sage Henneberry, who opened them, quietly consigned to the waste-paper basket,--a practice followed, by the way, in Mr. Jerome's office to this day. Mr. Jerome knew little and seemingly cared less about danger to himself; but his friends saw to it, without his knowledge or against his will, that he was seldom in the streets alone. His real safety lay, however, less in the companionship thus forced upon him than in the concern each district-leader felt lest he himself be held to blame if violence came in his territory to the candidate. In the later days of the campaign, at large meetings held in districts in which the threat of assassinatio...
Title:A Fight for the CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021776553X

ISBN - 13:9780217765534