The Atlantic Volume 70

The Atlantic Volume 70

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...created such an impression that, as Mr. Charles O'C0nnor, who was associated with Mr. Tilden, once told me, the case of the plaintilf Giles was utterly defeated before the defendant had called a witness. It was of course difficult for the jurors to carry in their minds the numerous figures which made up the demonstration. Something was needed to impress upon them the result. For this Tilden pitched upon the lost original tally sheet of the regular vote. It was upon the amount of Fla.gg's regular vote that the whole controversy turned. If the contents of that lost tally could be shown, all doubt would be dispelled. Said he, "I propose now, gentlemen, to submit this case to a. process as certain as a. geometrical demonstration. I propose to evoke from the grave that lost tally; to reproduce it here, to confront and confound these witnesses who have been upon the stand swearing to what is not true. It is an honest ghost. It will disturb no true man." And he did it triumphantly. Handing to the jurors sheets containing copies of the regular tickets, and selecting a. name which was found on only one of these tickets, that of Samuel Allen for street commissioner, he called ofi from the actual return to the Board of County Canvassers, and the jurors set down, Allen's vote, which was 215. It necessarily followed that every other name on that ticket; must have received the same number, or the ticket would not be regular. Proceeding in the same way vith all the names on all the tickets, and then deducting the regular vote from the whole vote as shown by the actual return, and thus obtaining the split votes for each candidate, and comparing these results, except as to Flagg and Giles, with the tally sheet of the splits...show more

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  • Paperback | 588 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909992
  • 9781236909992