Tattlings of a retired politician

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Thompson & Thomas, 1904 - Politicians - 487 pages
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Page 274 - Towards the close of 1827 his first wife died, whilst he was on his way to Washington to take his seat in the Senate. The next year, 1828, was signalized by the defeat of John Quincy Adams, and the accession of General Jackson to the Presidency.
Page 156 - That a joint committee of five, two from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed...
Page 375 - Sophy's, they paid no more attention to me than if I had been a piece of...
Page 233 - ... detention of a child by defendant, justifying under an appointment as guardian of the person of the child, a contention that his appointment was invalid because it did not, in terms recite that it appeared to the court that the mother had abandoned the child, as alleged in the petition, but found that the mother was an unfit person to have the custody of said child, could not be considered, as it was a collateral attack on the order appointing the guardian.
Page 362 - Do they look no further than these temporal triumphs of civilization, and see nothing better in the distance than the physical improvement of a decaying world ? " We cannot think so meanly of Him with whom ' one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Page 75 - ... a minute or two, the old Governor sat with his chin resting in his hands, the muscles of his face twitching like a spider's legs. But it was all over in a minute. Slowly rising to his feet, the old man pointed his long bony finger at Mike and in a voice that had the grit of iron in it, he said : " Young man ! I'd advise you to take better care of that damned scoundrel's money than you ever did of any money in your life.
Page 61 - Almost the whole press of the State was against him, and he was hounded as an anarchist, a calamity howler, and a general enemy to society, capital, vested rights, and a whole lot of other sacred and civilized things. But Cal kept his nerve and continued to talk right out in meeting. The harder they pounded the more he showed his teeth and stuck out his bristles. That was the winter before the United Traction's franchises expired, and a new charter was simply a ground-hog case.
Page 431 - I am not at all surprised at what you tell me about your old and new ideas.
Page 375 - Right then and there I made up my mind that I was going to Paris, but I was still a kid and too dumb to keep my mouth shut about it. I told her and she laughed at me. She told me that sharecroppers' kids never got out of Georgia, let alone make trips to Europe.
Page 90 - A boss is frequently a reformer who has finally grown up, got on to the rules of the game and is willing to play it square.

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