A Political History Of The State Of New York (volume 3)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byDe Alva Stanwood Alexander

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXVI CLEVELAND'S ENORMOUS MAJORITY 1881-2 While Conkling was being deposed, John Kelly, to whom responsibility attached for Hancock's defeat, also suffered the penalty of selfish leadership.1 Although his standard of official honesty had always been as low as his standard of official responsibility, it never aroused violent party opposition until his personal resentments brought Democratic defeat. This classified him at once as a common enemy. In vain did he protest as Tweed had done against being made a "scape-goat." His sentence was political death, and as a first step toward its execution, Mayor Cooper refused to reappoint him comptroller, an office which he had held for four years. Republican aldermen joined in confirming his successor. Similar treatment, accorded his office-holding associates, stripped him of patronage except in the office of register. Then his Democratic opponents proposed depriving him of control in conventions, and having failed to reorganise him out of Tammany (April, 1881), they founded the County Democracy. William C. Whitney, corporation counsel, Hubert O. Thompson, the young commissioner of public works, and other leaders of similar character, heading a Committee of One Hundred, became its inspiration. Under the Tam 1 " He wantonly sacrificed the Hancock ticket to his unscrupulous quest of local power. The Democracy here and elsewhere perfectly understand his perfidy, and they only await an opportunity for a reckoning. They intend to punish him and make an example of him as a warning to bolting' renegades and traitors."-- New York Herald, November 5, 1880. many system twenty-four men constituted the Committee on Organisation, while a few persons at any Assembly primary might represent all the votes of the district....

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXVI CLEVELAND'S ENORMOUS MAJORITY 1881-2 While Conkling was being deposed, John Kelly, to whom responsibility atta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217664644

ISBN - 13:9780217664646

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