Satan's Invisible World Displayed; Or, Despairing Democracy

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byWilliam Thomas Stead

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... CHARACTER SKETCH. MR. RICHARD CROKER AND GREATER NEW YORK. "the enemy is at the gates. The siege of Greater New York has begun. The greatest freebooter of political history has taken command of his mercenary forces. The prize on which he has set his eyes is not only the 30,000 offices and the $80,000,000 annual appropriations of the new city--it is the distribution of these $80,000,000 appropriations, plus a blackmail fund which was $10,000,000 in the lesser New York under the former rule of this colossal plunderer, and which would be doubled easily. Richard Croker is a man notoriously devoid of moral character, whose name is a synonym the world over for forms of political corruption almost unknown before his administration of the Finance Committee of Tammany Hall, and, since known, almost unspeakable. We have been ruled by this man before. There are four volumes, or 5,766 closely printed pages of sworn testimony as to the way he ruled us. One of his subjects swore with tears in his eyes that the rule of Abdul Hamid (the assassin) was lighter on him and his fellow Greeks in Constantinople than was the rule of this man in New York."--The New York Prm, September 8, 1897. I. A MAN WITH A GOOD CONSCIENCE. "No, sir," said Mr. Richard Croker after a pause for reflection. "Not one." We were sitting in his state cabin on the deck of the New York, which was swiftly bearing the Boss back to the city over which he had reigned so long, but from which he had been cast out like a king into exile by the explosion of popular indignation that elected Mayor Strong. After a long and interesting conversation upon the merits and demerits of the Tammany dynasty, I had ventured to sum up the whole matter in one searching question. "Mr. Croker," I said, "for nearly thirty years yo...

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... CHARACTER SKETCH. MR. RICHARD CROKER AND GREATER NEW YORK. "the enemy is at the gates. The siege of Greater New York has begun. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217044123

ISBN - 13:9780217044127

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