The Cosmopolitan Volume 47, Nos. 1-6

The Cosmopolitan Volume 47, Nos. 1-6

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of his desk, upon which the name of every senator and every United States representative was set down. They were divided into groups, one " owned " by Hepperdon, another by Raymer, another by Valentine, etc., and the names were in some places cross-grouped, showing that certain of the senators and certain of the representatives served several nonconflicting interests. The diagram told at a glance precisely how every man would vote on this bill. "This thing is incredible," declared Rollins. "Such a state of affairs cannot exist." "Such a state of affairs does exist," asserted Kelvin. "You close your eyes and touch a pencil-point in succession upon any half-dozen names there. Wire those gentlemen and ask them to tell you by to-morrow how they intend to vote on this bill." "I'll do it," said Rollins. This was in the morning. By afternoon he had answers to all his wires. Four declared without reserve that they were for the bill--on principle. Two answered evasively. "It looks bad, but we mustn't allow this state of affairs." protested Rollins. "We must stop it in some way or other. We must use counter-strategy." "There is only one that I know of," stated Kelvin quietly. "' Concessions." "I will resign from my management before I make a solitary concession!" declared Rollins. "Would you pay five thousand dollars for a building-lot if you knew that you could immediately sell it for ten?" demanded Kelvin. "Certainly," replied Rollins; "but I don't see where the illustration applies." "In just this way," explained Kelvin. "With concessions buy legislators from enough of these men to secure...show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949897
  • 9781236949899