1888 Depew info early scale investor

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Gen- and Here A , hhn and ' tied him Company so. refused about. , Curly laose, when S5 at the was the got Ky. t back, a leg up he reunions, him. Home, twelve them in of in PATRIOTIC MR. DEPEW. til* Entire Cmr«er «UKK«wtlv» of Wonblp oC the G»lu*u C*lt To learn patriotism at the feot of Cliauncey M. JJepew was a refreshing novelty afforded some portion of the town, the ether day. And wh'i is Chauncoy M. 1'epew, the teacher thus selected upon Washington's Washington's bir'thday to stir tho hearts of Americans and inform their minds about their country? Chauncoy M. Depew was the familiar and the counselor counselor of the Vanderbilts during the era of stock watering and stock jobbing which made the Vanderbilts almost un- precedently rich, and, the seniors being being now gathered to their fathers, Depew Depew properly succeeds to the presidency presidency of the New York Central road. Were Jay Gould as smooth and finished a talker as Mr. Depew with equal propriety propriety he might have been invited to Chicago to stimulate wild Western sentiment sentiment in favor of George Washington. £ pluribus unum and high protective tarifE During the war Mr. Depew's patriotism patriotism was of that not uncommon order which contented itself with urging pretty much every body else to shoulder a musket- Artennis Ward flourished at the beginning of the war and sacrificed sacrificed all his wife's relatives on the altar of his country with quite as much unctuous satisfaction as Mr. Depew. then a stalwart young fellow, patted Peekskill youth upon the back and bade them go forth at their country's New said , letters j ta ^ e by one j j to · iu into ! to the their all be a the : till the when ho the table and a in the the very that it had Not started the mail for in except talked that sweethearts, far time to in afew that camp similar directions, letters of service, before contrary the let part ia the REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP. out the posts time a gold* Enon, been of the located Armory, decided the lived Mountain. of Ohio Mt, back will call If the rebellion could have been suppressed by speeches Depew would have done his full share in the glorious work, but to shoot and be shot at was not according to his ideal of patriotism, patriotism, and he erutinued during some years of strife to wish the Union well ia very pretty phrases. However, if Mr. Depew never served his country with his sword he was quite willing to a" seat in its millionaire Senate, ivheii Messrs. Coukling and Platt resigned, the patriot Depew. well- known in the lobby at Albany, appeared appeared as an applicant for one of the vacancies. Depew is a man fit to stand by Stanford, of the Pacifies, and would neatly have paved the way for that plutocrat of the coast Mr. Depew's candidacy was looked on with favor in certain quarters, but there were many candidates, and the balloting was long continued. Mr. Depew did not remain until the finish. Oa the 8th of July he withdrew his name, forty-one unavailing unavailing ballots having been taken, but repelled repelled various charges and accusa- ; ttons that had been made in regard regard to his position and conduct. 1 When Mr. Depew rolls into Chicago in i. his private car to instruct us upon ' Washington's birthday concerning our duty to our country, it may interestns to inquire what these charges were. Happily the report of the committee of ! the Assembly, charged with investigation investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption, is available. The Republican Republican majority of the committee said: The testimony of Mr- Bradley was direct and positive, and. he unequivocally charged that on the 8th day of Jane last he was approacned by Hon. Loren B. Sessions, a mamiier of the present present Senate of this Slat?, Trao at tha same t'me offered and paid to him tbe sum ot £2,0X) for tae purpose of influencing aad inducing him to change his vole lor United States Senator and to cast h s vote forChauncey M. Depew for that office. The denial of Mr. Sessions was as definite as the charge of Mr. Bradley, and his tesomonyia support thereof was equally poa- itive. The remaining evidence in the case s circumstantial. Evidence was adduced upon tae investigation tending to prove that active members of the Assembly had been approached by one diaries A. Edwards with corrupt proposals proposals ana otters of money for the purpose of influencing their votes for Ch-iuncey M. Dapew. As the District Attorney of Albany had procured the indictment of both Sessions and Edwards, the majority report recommended that the matter be left to the courts. It was not the funeral of the Democratic miuorlt^r. They were at more liberty to speak, and yet they were fair throughout: The testimony does not show one dollar received received Dy any member of the Legislature or directly directly oSered m the form of money for a vote for any candidate for Senator in Congress except except in the one cass of Mr. Bradley, vrho svrears that Mr. Session:, sa'd: ''lean gdtyou a thousand thousand uollars to put m your vest pocket to vote for Mr. Depew;" who then listened to the en- ticemtjnt, talked about it, sa.d it would be just as bad to vote for Chauncey M. Depew without getting 1 any money as to get it, listened ajam to the temptation aad statement, "I will go up stairs and see what Is the best I can do, "and from this temptation, by appointment with Mr. Sessions, ho flrot went to the room of M.. Sessions Sessions and then to his own, where, the door be- ms locked by Mr. Bradley, both men seated themselves, the money was paid to him in three bills of S500 each and n tea bills of ioO each. In the report of this interview there was uo dispute, while Mr. Sessions, in regard to the money, swears: "There was not one word said in reiiti n to money at all, and that there never w.is any allus-oa made to money by him · nor by me."' What may also be called a mys- I tery is the use ot nearly 850,0 0 m currency by I men of established credit and with accounts in , bunks at Albany, Sew York. Utica and Buffalo, ' and the carrying of lar^e sums of motuy about ' the persons of their owners instead of us n~ either express companies for the transmiss on of money as between New York, A.baay and Buff-do, or the usa of bank checks, wa.ch business business men are accustomed to use m tho traus- m.ssion of money and in all ordinary tratis_o- Mr. Bradley paid the $2,000 either to the Secretary of the House or to the State Comptroller. Neither he nor Mr. Sessions, least of all Mr. Depew, has ever asked it back. Sessions was a notorious lobbyist He admitted his venality, and made light of the use of money as a means of influencing votns. It is possible, of course, chat Mr. Depew, Depew, long the attorney of the Mew York Central railroad, never employed him in this or any other matter. This, however, is the record, and when lessons lessons are to be taken in patriotism upon the birthday of Washington it might be well to select some other inculcator of the noble sentiment than Chaunccy M Depew. He has grown from an unsuccessful unsuccessful candidate for the Senator- ahip to an often mentioned possibility for tho Presidency. He may talk of patriotism, but his whole career is suggestive of worship of the golden calf.--CJiicago Herald. lit* rarty !· Aflfoot** by th« Knight'* Kdtlremenfc. We have already expressed the opinion opinion that Mr. Blaine's letter is to be taken with several grams of salt. It is a feat of political marksmanship which seems intended, like the famous shot of tho farmer's boy, to ** hit if a deer and miss it it's a calf." Should any thing turn up between now and the middle of June to convince tho famous letter-writer that he has a good lighting chance to be elected, he will doubtless contrive to make his letter miss the mark. But should the political situation remain remain unchanged, it is easy to believe that Mr. Elaine is sincere. The strength of President Cleveland before the country is so great, the popularity of his policy so undeniable, that tho Plumed Knight may well and wisely decline to enter the lists agninst him- Mr. Blame has something to lose and nothing to gain by encountering a second defeat We see no reason to change our opinion, expressed immediately immediately after the November election, that Blaine can have the nomination Jf he chooses, but that it is by uo means certain that he will desire it. It becomes, therefore, a very interesting interesting question who wili be the Republican Republican candidate in case Mr. Blaine keeps out of the fight. And it is a striking fact that among all the politicians politicians who have been mentioned for this distinction, not one arouses any ·warm enthusiasm. John Sherman is now in the lead, because he has been expertly pulling the wires, but his following comprises but, a small fraction ojt his party. His long and intimate connection with banks and bankers, speculators and corporation magnates, has secured him a certain following among the "business "business interests. 1 ' But nowhere does his candidacy arouse any thing lika popular enthusiasm. Much is said of his record ad a financier, but this,, while it includes some fortunate incidents, incidents, is so full of contradiction 3 , inconsistencies inconsistencies and blunders that under the fierce light of a Presidential campaign campaign it would prove a great disadvantage disadvantage to him rather than a help. Assuming that Blaine is out of the field, New England can not possess any formidable candidate. Hawlej-, of Connecticut, and Edmunds, Edmunds, of Vermont, have until lately monopolized the "favorable mention;*' but quite recently our own Hoar, of Massachusetts, has had a puff or two. The latter need hardly be considere.l. It is enongh to say of Senator EJ- munds that he is scatcsiy as strong now as he was when he was rejected by the conventionsQof 1880 and 1884 Senator Hawley may turn out to be strong candidate, but he comes from a small State, and even if he could save the Republicans it would not avail unless he could carry other States which his party failed to carry in 1834. New York presents Depew and Evarts, Evarts, with Hiscock in the background Depew would be a ven~ strong candidate candidate in some circles, but his intimate relations with the Vanderbilt monopolies monopolies would tell heavily against him the people. Senator Evarts, though a great lawyer, has proved too insignificant insignificant a quantity in his brief career statesman to have gained any strength whatever with the masses. | Pennsylvania, in suggesting George W. Childs, has probably named a stronger man than any yet mentioned. ! Universally respected, his populainty among the laboring men would probably probably draw to him many Democratic votes, especially in his own State. He labors under the disadvantage, however, however, of coming from a State certainly and overwhelmingly Republican: and, besides, Mr. CMlds is said to be strongly disinclined to public life. Allison, of Iowa, is believed by to be Mr. Blaine's legatee. He is little known and has no personal strength in the East, while his prohibition would hurt him badly among the Germans Germans of the West Robert Lincoln seems to regard the Presidency with some disdain, and while his name would arouse some sentimental enthusiasm, there is justly justly a very strong objection to tho principle of hereditary succession in American politics, and it cou.d scarcely scarcely be pretended by Republicans tbat he would ever have been thought of had he not been, the son of Abraham Lincoln. The gallant soldier, Phil Sheridan, would amuse all the military enthusiasm enthusiasm there is left in the Republican and draw not a few Democratic But ifc would be haul to find a candi- t.ate more unfitted for the civil cares of the Presidenc}-, or one to whom they would be less congenial. Moreover, the Republican party is too well saturated with Know-Notliing- ism to be held solid for him if he nominated. Sure-hard is not a lonely tvpe of Republican by any means. The best place for the brave and gallant gallant Sheridan is the place he fills well at the head of the army. The retirement of Mr. Blaine. if it be a fact, leaves the Republican so far as can now be seen, absolutely President and of a the I in ' of | ' ) j not j i to a 1 ed as successor, i He had j ' I the American ! so j i ; be said to ' s the to for he the the ing oi the nor I to a to s war! ! without a strong leader.--Boston Globe. West "Virginia has Republican clubs composed exclusively of ex-Confederates. ex-Confederates. The Republican organs have not a word to say against them, were they Democratic clubs these same organs would be calling upon entire country to rise against them.-Boston them.-Boston Post. A large number of Forakci being organized in Ohio. Tho objection objection to a Foraker club is that it intended not to hit him over the with, bit to elect him to the PresU dcucy.--Chicago Herald. He At he up

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  2. 15 Mar 1888, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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