Modern Battles of Trenton; History of New Jersey's Politics and Legislation from the Year 1868 to the Year 1894-

Modern Battles of Trenton; History of New Jersey's Politics and Legislation from the Year 1868 to the Year 1894-

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Samuel T. Smith, the committeeman from Sussex, absent. Inquiries for Smith aroused inquiries for Mr. Kelsey, because Kelsey was the controlling factor in Sussex and Smith owed his seat on the committee to his influence. But no one could find Mr. Kelsey. Where was he? And why hadn't he made sure of Smith's presence at a gathering where his vote was of such importance in a campaign of Mr. Kelsey's own inspiration? No one knew. The town was scoured for him; all the couriers came back panting and perspiring, but without tidings. Mr. Little, who would never have gone into the canvass but for his associate's persuasive tongue, was in an especially anxious frame of mind. He hastened with rising choler from one to the other of Mr. Kelsey's haunts, but in none had the muchsought Secretary been seen. The free use of the wire brought information, however, that the missing committeeman was still at his home in distant Sussex. In the belief that when he arrived he would break the tie in McDermott's favor, the Green men telegraphed to Jersey City, directing that a special train be hurried up into the Sussex hills to whirl him down to Trenton, and the State Committee hung around till four o'clock in the morning to await his arrival. And when he stepped in, smiling and bowing--Mr. Smith was a terribly polite little gentleman with iron-gray hair and clerical face and keen black eyes and mutton-chop side whiskers--he was not ready to vote for McDermott; he was not ready to vote for Blodgett; in fact, he had a man of his own choice to urge upon his astonished fellows. Heigho! That was significant. Was Mr. Kelsey wavering in his loyalty to Blodgett that this close political ally of his was not ready to spring to Blodgett's rescue? Were Kelsey's disappearance and the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236546172
  • 9781236546173