The Cincinnati Enquirer 9-15-1876
Poker Behtack Eating; Clams. From the New York Snn, 13th. A party of New Y'ork merchants and politicians. whose faces are familiar on the road, conceived the notion, a few days ago, of getting up a Rhode Island clam-bake clam-bake clam-bake out of compliment to the portly roadster, Gabe Case, and about three hundred tick ets were sold. The buyers were informed that there would be no postponement on account of the weather, and at noon, yesterday, Gabe Case's stable- stable- yard was alive with trotters that are owned by successful successful politicians and others. At four o'clock Bab cock threw off the blankets of the bake, and the popping of ehamiaurne corks announced that every thing was in readiness. Then the band on the brow of Gabe Case's hill played "Eileen Allanna," Kathleen Mavoumeen," "Klllamcy" and other favorite Irish airs, and Mayor WlcKham, Sheriff Conner, Commissioner Tfaonv.s S. Brennan. Police Justice Morgan, John F. Chamberlain, Ex-Minister Ex-Minister Ex-Minister Scbenek and others fell to at the table. At length Justice Morgan arose and said: (ifnUt-mcn, (ifnUt-mcn, (ifnUt-mcn, we nave witn us to-day-a to-day-a to-day-a to-day-a to-day-a aisttn-guished aisttn-guished aisttn-guished citizen of this great Republic one who has represented a great State in the councils of the nation, nation, and one who has represented the American people at the Court of St James. I have the honor to introduce to you that uoule patriot the Hon. Kotiert t;. fecnenca." Tho distinEUished pokerist dropped a lobster, as though about to say. 'l paws," and straightened himself oul He didn't wish to speak, he said, and so be "called" his friend. General "Baldy Smith," requesting the wamor to stx-ak stx-ak stx-ak for him. Theu he resumed his attack upon the lobster. Mayor Wickham, General Smith, Sheriff Conner, Commissioner Breuuan and others delivered short HTuwhi".. and when darkness set ill the Kx-Minist-r Kx-Minist-r Kx-Minist-r Kx-Minist-r Kx-Minist-r rto the Court of St. James wandered toward Gabe Case's Hotel, and critically examined the card-room. card-room. card-room.